Duolingo French Podcast

Duolingo French Podcast

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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.


La championne du fromage (The Cheese Champion)
Mar 16 • 23 min
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…
Héros malgré eux (The Unlikely Heroes)
Mar 9 • 18 min
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…
L’amour après le deuil (Love After Grief)
Mar 2 • 21 min
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…
Le clown « undercover » (The Undercover Clown)
Feb 24 • 21 min
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…
La chasseuse de la particule (The Particle Hunter)
Feb 17 • 23 min
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…
Le pouvoir du foot (Soccer Power)
Feb 11 • 20 min
Ever since France won the World Cup in 1998, Marine Rome yearned to play soccer, but felt excluded from the field. When she finally found her dream team in Paris, they decided to take a stand for inclusion at the 2019 World Cup. A transcript of this…
Comment je m’appelle ? (What’s My Name?)
Feb 3 • 19 min
Growing up in France, Hong Dagognet rarely spoke with her adoptive parents about her childhood in Vietnam. But after receiving a surprising letter, she set out to reconnect with her family and finally unveil the mysteries of her past. A transcript of this…
La mélodie de la Martinique (The Sound of Martinique)
Jan 27 • 19 min
In everyday sounds, Christophe Chassol hears the makings of a song. That refined ear led Chassol to become a renowned musician, and develop a new genre of music. But it was only by returning to his parents’ birthplace in Martinique that he would be able…
Trailer Season 2
Jan 21 • 1 min
The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting January 28, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!
Le surfeur sans limites (The surfer without limits)
Jul 29, 2019 • 19 min
Eric Dargent devoted his life to surfing — the bigger the waves, the better. He wouldn’t let anything get in his way of his passion, not even a life-altering shark attack. After losing half of his leg, he set out to pursue a new dream, for himself and…
Le paysan (The Countryman)
Jul 22, 2019 • 24 min
Cédric Herrou lived a quiet life as an olive farmer on the border between France and Italy until he began to offer shelter for hundreds of migrants struggling to cross into France. But when the French state took him to court for his actions, it would take…
Le vigneron rebelle (The Rebel Winemaker)
Jul 15, 2019 • 22 min
When Oliver Cousin’s grandparents passed away, he promised to honor the winemaking traditions they had passed down to him. But when the French state got involved with his product, he decided to fight to the end for his natural wine. Study materials and a…
Partir du paradis (Leaving Paradise)
Jul 8, 2019 • 20 min
Elodie Lauret yearned to discover what was beyond the island of La Réunion. But when she set off to Europe in search of better opportunity, she realized over time that the island would always be her place to call home. Study materials and a transcript of…
Entre deux mondes (Between Two Worlds)
Jun 24, 2019 • 21 min
For a long time, Paris was the only place Alexia Sena considered home. But when Alexia began to wonder how she would pass down her Cameroonian heritage to her mixed-race daughter born in France, she decided to move back to Cameroon with her family in…
Le magicien des baguettes (The Baguette Magician)
Jun 17, 2019 • 22 min
Mahmoud M’Seddi was born to bake. When M’Seddi was surprised to come in 7th place in the Grand Prix contest for Best Baguette in Paris in 2017, he knew that the next time, he had a chance to win. He would prove to his parents and an entire nation that he…
Trailer Season 1
Jun 4, 2019 • 1 min
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.