Featuring exclusive interviews, FrancoFiles seeks to take every francophile in the U.S. on a transatlantic rendez-vous with notable French and American guests. Hear experts talk firsthand about their experiences of the collaborations and cultural crossover between two oldest allies. From the pre-revolutionary era to today’s modern tech movement, explore with FrancoFiles the ever-evolving relationship between France and the US. Brought to you by the Embassy of France, support from France-Amérique Magazine. Follow us on Twitter & IG @francofilespod, subscribe, review, and drop us a comment. More information about our podcast: www.franceintheus.org/francofiles
Constitutional Crossroads: France and America, with Jeffrey Rosen
Adopted 170 years apart, grown from similar philosophical roots, and shaped by different histories–a comparative examination of the French and the US Constitutions yields fascinating takeaways about the norms in the two nations.
Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center
Florence Hermite, Head of the French Embassy's Justice Department
Freedom of the Press & Tomorrow’s Journalism with The Texas Tribune boss Sewell Chan
Sewell Chan is the Editor in Chief of the nonprofit and nonpartisan The Texas Tribune newsroom. During The Texas Tribune Festival 2023, hear his thoughts on rising disinfo and the breakdown of local news as well as his hopes for the industry.
Nicolas Maubert: From the High Seas to Outer Space
From the depth of space to the far reaches of the Atlantic, Space Counselor to the French Embassy and CNES Representative in the US Nicolas Maubert is an expert in exploring the unknown. At his day job, he’s seen legends like Thomas Pesquet off into space, and in his free time, he’s explored the high seas on solo missions.
Listen to our conversation with this fascinating colleague, out now on the French Embassy's Podcast.
Behind the scenes at DC’s National Zoo lab: Bringing the next generation of species to life
Pierre Comizzoli specializes in preserving biological samples from wild animal species–for genetic analysis, for population management and to produce offspring.
He has a unique skill set, but his job threatens a special kind of pressure: the push for perfection when trying to ensure the next generation of the scarcest populations in the world.
On the FrancoFiles Podcast, find out what he does behind the scenes of the National Zoo to keep endangered species alive.
Aurélie Jean: Decoding Algorithms
A fascinating conversation with Aurélie Jean, accomplished computational scientist, entrepreneur and author who splits her time between the US and France. Aurélie has worked at both MIT and Bloomberg and wears many hats (consultant, researcher, teacher, tech and science advisor, board member, investor and editorial contributor) while using her platform to advocate for women in STEM.
On FrancoFiles Podcast, Aurélie decodes the daunting world of algorithms and artificial intelligence, debunking common misconceptions and shining light on potentially life-saving uses. From ChatGTP to TikTok to cancer detection, discover how this technology directly impacts and informs our daily lives.
Simone Veil: Woman of the Century, with Elsa Zylberstein
Season Four of FrancoFiles kicks off with the biopic, "Simone: Woman of the Century," featuring the film's star and creator Elsa Zylberstein. Discover the relevance of Simone Veil's story in today's political climate and Elsa's emotional connection to the role.
What a podcast!
Fabulous introduction, presentation and interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!
Very smooth way of linking her to France and French culture.
Host/producer is informed and dynamic, and connects in a joyful way with the great Nigerian writer.
I’m excited for season 2! Thanks for this great podcast (useful for my international studies too!)
Excellent host and great subject of discussions. Definitely recommend it !