17 episodes

Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.

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    • 4.6, 2.4K Ratings

Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.

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    • 1 min
    La championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)

    La championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)

    As a young PhD student, Viriginie Dhorne dreamed of becoming a brilliant academic. But after starting a family and finding herself stuck working in her husband’s cheese business, Virginie began to realize that the world of cheese—a world she once hated—was rich with opportunities for people with brains, ambition… and a fierce competitive streak.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min
    Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)

    Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)

    Kilian Belamri’s loitering habits weren’t much appreciated among the residents of his housing project in Malakoff, south of Paris. But when his neighbors found themselves in grave danger late one evening, Kilian and his friends did the unexpected—and became heroes overnight.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 18 min
    L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)

    L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)

    While on a day trip with his senior citizens club, Raymond Silvestrini survived one of the worst traffic accidents in France’s history. But after meeting Monique, a fellow survivor, his life took another unexpected turn -- this time, for the better.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 21 min
    Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)

    Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)

    As a nuclear engineer, David S. had a very serious job. But after discovering a passion for the French art of clowning, he decided to start leading a double life, doing everything in his power to keep his two different worlds from colliding.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 21 min
    La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)

    La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)

    After earning a PhD in nuclear physics in Europe, Dr. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli returned to her native Morocco to teach and raise a family. But when she learned her former colleagues were embarking on the scientific quest of the century, she hatched a plan to join them—and give her country the scientific credit it deserved.

    A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

victorj80 ,

Excellent stuff

I’m new to French, the intermediate English commentary helps to keep things in context. The selection of stories are simply great!

pranj0399 ,

Loved the podcasts

The podcasts were really interesting. I would really love to listen to more like these. Even without English in between is fine.

nih01 ,

Great, the perfect combination

The French was easy to follow but the combination of English helped clarify the story and the vocabulary that is not always recognizable. Tastefully done!

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