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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 • 4.4K 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.

    The Voice of France (La voix de la France) - Revisited

    The Voice of France (La voix de la France) - Revisited

    To celebrate France’s love of culture, we’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes featuring francophone artists and performers. This episode, the story of Simone, who unknowingly became the most “listened-to voice in France.” Stick around until the end for an update on what Simone has been up to since the first episode aired!
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/49R1BPW.

    • 29 min
    In The Spotlight with Jacques Brel (En scène avec Jacques Brel) - Revisited

    In The Spotlight with Jacques Brel (En scène avec Jacques Brel) - Revisited

    To celebrate France’s love of culture, we’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes featuring francophone artists and performers. This episode, the story of Arnaud, who launched a career impersonating one of France’s most beloved male singers, Jacques Brel. Stick around until the end for an update on what Arnaud has been up to since the first episode aired!
    Check out recordings of Arnaud’s live performances here. We also made a Spotify playlist where you can kick back and listen to some of Jacques Brel’s greatest hits.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3I7TkLW.

    • 24 min
    Traditions iconiques - Fête de la musique - Revisited

    Traditions iconiques - Fête de la musique - Revisited

    On June 21, 1981, the French government invented a new holiday. Ever since then, every summer solstice, anyone in France can take to the streets and perform music…and they do! But for Fanny, sharing her birthday with la Fête de la Musique was a bit of a curse…until she discovered how to help her favorite band take on the challenge of that special night.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3HYOEHZ.

    • 24 min
    La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique) - Revisited

    La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique) - Revisited

    To celebrate France’s love of culture, we’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes featuring francophone artists and performers. This episode, the story of Christophe, better known under his performer name Chassol, who developed a new musical genre inspired by the sounds of his home island of Martinique. Stick around until the end for an update on what Christophe has been up to since the first episode aired.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3w5nVa2.

    • 19 min
    La chanteuse des îles (The Island Singer) - Revisited

    La chanteuse des îles (The Island Singer) - Revisited

    To celebrate France’s love of culture, we’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes featuring francophone artists and performers. This episode, the story of Waaydah, a teenager from the French island of Mayotte who took the stage in her island’s first-ever opera competition. Stick around until the end for an update on what Waaydah has been up to since the first episode aired!
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/4bknOYf.

    • 26 min
    La comédienne de balcon (The Balcony Performer) - Revisited

    La comédienne de balcon (The Balcony Performer) - Revisited

    To celebrate France’s love of culture, we’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes featuring francophone artists and performers. This episode, the story of Marie, a stage actor who found a way to keep French theater alive during the Covid lockdowns. Stick around until the end for an update on what Marie has been up to since the first episode aired!
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/4ba190U.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

Terelah ,

In the Spotlight with Jacques Brel

I loved this episode. My father was a high school and college French teacher and Francophile. Although he was born in Vienna and immigrated to the US in 1927 as a 10 year old, and we heard German at home because my grandmother lived with us, he insisted we all study French. I am the only one of the 4 kids who speaks it. We grew up on Jacques Brel listening to his records on our stereo. And when the Broadway play, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris arrived, he took my mother and me to it at least twice! And after that, intermixed with Jacques Brel records we also listened to the stage recording of the play. This episode brought back many fond memories of my father who died when I was in high school. Thank you for this. Now I’m going to listen to both Jacques Brel and Arnaud! Teri Gruenwald

Danielaletelier ,

Duolingo

Amazing language .

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GREAT podcast

I do the Duolingo app to so it VERY helpful and it is REALLY fun too! And on the podcast you get to learn about culture! I recommend both the app and podcast!

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