French Podcasts

posted Mar 16, 2011, 6:12 AM by Marc Snyder   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 4:21 PM by Amandine Revol ]

French podcasts

 

Major broadcasters

 

Radio France

http://www.radiofrance.fr/boite-a-outils/podcast/

 

France Culture

http://www.franceculture.com/podcasts/titre

Particularly recommended programmes:

Projection privée (‘good for film buffs’);

La Fabrique de l’histoire (‘Histoire des idées more than pure history’);

Les Pieds sur terre (100% verbal testimonials, in clear  everyday French);

Cultures d’Islam (‘a lay Muslim cultural trip’);

L’Invité du jour (‘short interviews’);

La Fabrique de l’humain (‘a little long but nicely edited’);

Les Nouveaux Chemins de la connaissance (‘French equivalent of ‘In Our Time’; ‘has got l'"ex de Carla" presenting it, but it can be quite good’);

Les Lundis de l’histoire;

Poème du jour;

Mauvais genres (‘all pop stuff such as polar, BD, sci-fi’);

Les Enjeux internationaux;

Répliques (with Alain Finkielkraut);

 

France Inter

http://sites.radiofrance.fr/franceinter/pod/

Particularly recommended programmes:

La Marche de l’histoire (‘the most downloaded podcast in France’);

Les Liaisons heureuses (‘if the guests are good’);

Le Masque et la plume (‘A real institution and fun to listen to’, ‘incredibly popular with Parisian arts/humanities students’ but ‘critics sometimes annoying’);

Le Grand Entretien;

Parenthèses

 

France Info

http://www.france-info.com/Podcast-0-78-89.html

Recommended: Le Sens de l’info (with Michel Serres)

 

Radio France Internationale

http://www.rfi.fr/lffr/statiques/accueil_apprendre.asp

Particularly recommended:

Le Journal en français facile (‘not so facile as all that’ but comes ‘complete with transcript, and a “fait du jour” with comprehension questions and answers’);

Géopolitique: le débat;

Autour de la question

 

France3

http://regions.france3.fr/podcasts/index.php?page=article&numsite=3059&id_article=6641&id_rubrique=3062

(local and regional news)

 

Télévision Suisse Romande

http://www.tsr.ch/services/podcasts/

Particularly recommended:

Geopolitis (international current affairs)

Nuovo (quirky current affairs programme, often with a focus on science and technology).

 

Le Monde

Radiozapping http://www.lemonde.fr/radio-zapping/

 

ArteRadio

http://www.arteradio.com/tuner.html

(I admit I found the website rather confusing and the podcasts not really podcasts.)

 

Other sources

 

Tous les podcasts (portal)

http://www.touslespodcasts.com/

 

Collège de France

‘most are lecture-length and meant for a university audience’

http://www.college-de-france.fr/default/EN/all/pub_pod/index.htm

 

Flenet

http://flenet.unileon.es/docauteurs.html

(Literature)

 

Culturethèque

http://www.culturetheque.org.uk/

 

Là-bas, j’y suis

http://www.la-bas.org/article.php3?id_article=2108