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The Podcast from Paris

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Back to School!

9/21/2019
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The schools have started again, the Rentrée is almost forgotten, yet the debate on how to reform the old fashioned and underperforming French education system is still raging. The OECD published a report comparing school systems around the World, and the French are not the best pupils. We go into detail of these findings with our special guest Juliette Buisson, Middle School Teacher in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. And also: Patrick Balkany is without a doubt France’s most colourful white-collar...

Duration:00:29:52

Threats and trees: Brazil gets personal with Macron

9/7/2019
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The crazy hot Europan Summer is over and that means we're back with So French! It is our fifth Season already. And we are recording in a brand new studio not far from the Eiffel Tower. In this week's episode: France is getting serious about violence against women, while Brazil is insulting Macron. Also: the families of the victims of Air France flight 447 were shocked to learn that the investigating judges will drop their inquiry into the causes of the crash. And: victory for Maurice, the...

Duration:00:23:44

Bastille Day Edition - special Guest: Lindsey Tramuta

7/13/2019
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A special guest: Lindsey Tramuta, from Lost in Cheesland

Duration:00:34:12

Baguette, bistro or bouquinistes?

5/15/2019
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Three French 'B’s' are competing for a spot on the World Cultural Heritage List. Will it be​ the baguette, the bistro or Paris’s bouquinistes that gets the official heritage stamp from Unesco's much-coveted seal of approval? We’ll try to make up our mind of what we think is the most important French tradition to preserve! France’s top political power couple since almost four decades goes on trial! Politicians Isabelle and Patrick Balkany accused of hiding...13 million euros! from the French...

Duration:00:35:34

After the fire, a flaming debate ignited on the future of the Notre-Dame

4/28/2019
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President Emmanuel Macron gave his first press conference since his election almost two years ago. We were there and give you a summary. The Notre-Dame trauma, turning into a Notre-Dame drama, with controversy regarding everything from the funds donated for its reconstruction, the state of the French heritage sites and WHAT the new Notre-Dame should look like French drug dealers taking on new methods to retain their clients, or how about a lottery for the most loyal clients - just like any...

Duration:00:39:44

S04E13: So Fake!

4/7/2019
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This week: While trying to fight fake news, Emmanuel Macron fell on his own sword. Facebook and Twitter resued a […]

Duration:00:28:02

So Fake! Macron fell on own sword while fighting Fake News. Special Guest: Jackson Webster.

4/7/2019
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This week: While trying to fight fake news, Emmanuel Macron fell on his own sword. Facebook and Twitter resued a European election campaign made by the French government because of breaking the new French Fake News law. Our guest Jackson Webster, a cybersecurity expert of Legalcluster in Paris, talks to us about the difficult relationship between social media and governments. Would you like to buy an appartment in Paris? Dream on! The average price of one square meter (just enough space...

Duration:00:28:02

S04E11: Summer or winter time? Chocolatine or pain au chocolat?

3/8/2019
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This week we try to find an answer to essential life questions like should we keep Summer Time or Winter […]

Duration:00:29:33

Summer or winter time? Chocolatine or pain au chocolat?

3/8/2019
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This week we try to find an answer to essential life questions like should we keep Summer Time or Winter Time? And do we say 'pain au chocolat' or 'chocolatine'? We also discuss the start of the conviction of the Cardinal of Lyon in a child's abuse case and Emmanuel Macron's start of the campaign for the European Elections. Recorded in Paris, March 7, 2019.

Duration:00:29:33

S04E10 - Säcrebleu! Scandinavian Cooks beat French Chefs

2/6/2019
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This week we talk about the controversy regarding French police’s non-leathal flash-ball weapons, about food and about France's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Duration:00:28:51

S04E10 – Säcreblø! Scandinavian CHEFS do it better

2/6/2019
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This week we talk about the controversy regarding French police’s non-leathal flash-ball weapons, about food and about Bilal Hassani, France’s […]

Duration:00:28:51

S04E09 - The Grand National Debate: brilliant or blabla?

1/13/2019
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To satisfy the yellow vests, Emmanuel Macron launched his Grand National Debate. But will it be enough to calm down the profound anger in French society? In the mean time, Renault's CEO Carlos Ghosn is still in a Japanese prison, are the French smoking less and less and was the country eating a lot of galette des rois... Recorded in Paris, 12 January 2019

Duration:00:32:00

S04E09 – The Grand National Debate: Brilliant or blabla

1/13/2019
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To satisfy the yellow vests, Emmanuel Macron launched his Grand National Debate. But will it be enough to calm down […]

Duration:00:32:00

S04E08 - Winter Writers: Agnès Poirier in Café de Flore

12/29/2018
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We are having a coffee with author Agnès Poirier in the fancy Café de Flore. She is a journalist and writer of “Left Bank”, a lively account of the intellectual and artistic life in post-war Paris.

Duration:00:35:45

S04E08 – Agnès poirier

12/29/2018
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We are having a coffee with author Agnès Poirier in the fancy Café de Flore. She is a journalist and […]

Duration:00:35:45

S04E07 – Yellow Vests and RED anger

12/23/2018
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Yellow vest protests have disrupted more or less everything in France’s everyday life. What happens now? Will the anger be […]

Duration:00:28:49

S04E07 - Yellow Vests, Red Anger

12/23/2018
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Yellow vest protests have disrupted more or less everything in France's everyday life. What happens now? Will the anger be back after Christmas? And in the middle of this, the environment weems to be the collateral damage. Over a million French now want to sue the government to force them to take action to save our planet.

Duration:00:28:49

SO4E05 – A Mysterious Birth Defect

11/7/2018
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The mystery of the babies born without arms. A new health scandal, and a possible cover-up by authorities? We’ll talk […]

Duration:00:27:30

S04E05 - A Mysterious Birth Defect

11/6/2018
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The mystery of the babies born without arms. A new health scandal, and a possible cover-up by authorities? We’ll talk you through the story that’s grappling France. Emmanuel Macron took some rest, he was allegedly very tired. Yet, making fun of the President, is a lucrative business. Tens of thousands of euros to migrants and homeless people thanks to Macron’s best - or worst - quotes.

Duration:00:27:30

S04E04 – Marcon’s Reshuffle & Mélenchon’s Kerfuffle

10/19/2018
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At least ten people said ‘non‘ to Macron, but after two weeks of looking for candidates, the French President finally […]

Duration:00:28:51