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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 • 4.3K 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 Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine: L’héroïne

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine: L’héroïne

    Josephine embarks on perilous spy missions…and her wartime service brings her face to face with the man who inspired her to join the Resistance. With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3QUR3sq.

    • 28 min
    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la résistante

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la résistante

    With France under German occupation, Josephine takes refuge at her sanctuary, Les Milandes. Until the enemy comes knocking at the gates. With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3QNcpIh.

    • 22 min
    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, l'espionne

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, l'espionne

    With war declared in France, Josephine braces for the conflict and wonders how she can help…until a member of the French secret service knocks at her door and she begins a new chapter of her life. With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3MP6aBx.

    • 25 min
    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la cible

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la cible

    Josephine puts down roots in her beloved France while trying to find her place as an artist as the world teeters toward war. With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3tM0mlu.

    • 22 min
    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, l'icône

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, l'icône

    Josephine becomes an international sensation and adopts France as her home. But in neighboring Germany, Nazism is on the rise and threatens her newfound freedom. With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/4010Hg5.

    • 26 min
    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la danseuse

    The Secret Life of Josephine Baker - Josephine, la danseuse

    19-year-old Josephine Baker leaves her life in the U.S. behind and arrives in Paris to try her luck onstage. She falls in love with the city, but what will she have to do in order to succeed there? With Ariana DeBose.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/46I6I3s.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Mariangeles V ,

Merci d’une profeseur de langue

Salut! As a language teacher myself (Spanish, my native tongue), I can really appreciate the excellent craftsmanship Duolingo has put into these podcasts. The stories are engaging AND real. The speed of speech and clear diction are perfect for intermediate-level learners, plus Duolingo provides access to all scripts. What’s not to love?
Thanks, Duolingo! The podcast about Josephine Baker was amazing.

Mariangeles V.

mickey 1° ,

Joséphine Baker

I am so grateful for this magnificent story you presented to us. It evoked all sorts of emotions while telling a story I have not heard before. At the same time it is improving my French.
Please continue to give us more stories like this. Keep up the good work !

Best regards to everyone at Duolingo.
Robert L.
Detroit, Michigan
USA

OliviaRodrigoIsTheBest ,

Kim

I Loved Josephine Baker and Ariana DeBose and Duolingo
Best if the best
Je vous ADORE
Au revoir

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