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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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Benji was an idealistic young man full of hopes for his future…until the 2008 financial crisis left him jobless. At a loss for how to lead a good life and earn a living, he decided to join an alternative community, la ZAD, in the west of France. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.
Simone Hérault had the gift of a unique voice, but as a child, she was too insecure to believe in it. Still, her talent and dedication would end up taking her places she never expected…until she became one of the most familiar and beloved voices in all of France. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.
As a teenager in Mali, Djénébou Danté dodged a string of marriage proposals to pursue her running dreams and represent her country on the international stage. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french.
At 30, Aliénor Le Gouvello set off to ride solo across Australia’s toughest trails. She gave herself one year to train wild horses and complete the journey. Riding ten hours a day, every day, Aliénor was determined not to quit — not for crocodiles, fire ants…not even for the handsome helicopter pilot she met along the way. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/french  
38 Gamins (38 Kids)

38 Gamins (38 Kids)

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When a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti in January 2010, one of the island’s most respected public health experts rushes to the aid of 38 abandoned children who have been left without a home. She decides then and there to take care of them, not knowing that the decision will change their lives — and hers — forever. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
At age 27, Matthieu Landri said goodbye to his family and shared one last beer with his friends…then began his new life as a Benedictine monk. He longed for a spiritual life of contemplation and prayer. But soon he found himself embarking on a new journey: reviving the lost French art of monastic beer-brewing. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
In Martine Gaussen’s childhood, traditional French santons — handmade nativity figures — were a key that unlocked the magic of Christmas. But decades after the magic has dulled and adult responsibilities have taken over, can Martine rediscover the curiosity and creativity that defined the holidays of her youth? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
A young boy in the south of France discovers an unexpected passion for bees and beekeeping. But he’s not prepared for the heartbreak he’ll face when he leaves his little buzzing companions over the summer... A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 5

Trailer Season 5

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The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting December 15, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!
After his grandparents’ deaths, 20-year-old Damien Bouché uncovers a family secret from World War II. He spends the next 10 years unearthing the past, from Vienna to the south of France, in a fight to regain his true family name. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
When Vincent-Gabriel Lamarre joined the Canadian Armed Forces, he knew he had found his calling. But a few years into his service, he realized he could no longer ignore the discomfort he felt about his gender identity. Would a gender transition be accepted in the military? After the episode, learn more about Vincent-Gabriel’s journey here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tigars. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
A young dancer discovers French Cancan in the 1960s, leading her to an exciting international career…and the love of her life. When a tragic loss rips the joy of dancing from her, cancan slowly helps her find a renewed sense of self. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
When a young attorney from Chad decided to take on the ex-dictator who terrorized her country, she knew she was going up against dark and powerful forces. But that didn’t stop her from dedicating her life to fighting for justice in her homeland. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Najib Nasary left his native Afghanistan in search of a fresh start in France. He had nothing, knew no one, and faced the threat of deportation. But when a village in France’s Cévennes mountains took him in, he finally found a new home…and a new passion for baking French bread. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
When Valérie Hirschfield lost her leg, she made a promise to her family that she would bounce back stronger than ever — a promise that would one day lead her to race up France’s most iconic monument. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Emel Mathlouthi left her home country of Tunisia so that she could sing openly about bringing freedom to her people. But that didn’t stop her from participating in the seismic revolution that was taking place back home. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Growing up in France as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Linh Lan Dao felt uncomfortable speaking up when she encountered anti-Asian racism. But after becoming a journalist and finding a community of like-minded people, Linh Lan discovered the tools she needed to stand up for herself and others. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 4

Trailer Season 4

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The Duolingo French Podcast is back with new episodes starting September 15, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!
Berthet One always loved drawing, but never saw a future in it. Until he wound up in prison and realized that drawing was the best chance he had at rebuilding his life. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Gratien Leroy is a small-town accountant with big culinary dreams. But when France’s most popular cooking show announces an open call for the country’s best amateur cooks, does Gratien have what it takes to join the ranks of his country’s top chefs? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
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elham mousavi

c'était super, je 'l'aime bcp

Feb 11th
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Dalal

what a life 😻 he is lucky

Feb 3rd
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Paulo Lavigne

J'aimé l'histoire!

Jan 27th
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shirin sheidaei

How may I access the scripts?

Jan 17th
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Dana Hemmati

It was great.

Jan 12th
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moonlight

a german one would be great

Jan 1st
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Mina Navas

why you don't learn any langueges on persian?

Dec 26th
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ID10280873

As someone with Asperger’s myself, I find this story very touching and inspiring. I completely identify with Valérie and I love her dedication to succeed in her karate lessons.

Dec 4th
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Shima yazdani

Merci 🤩

Dec 1st
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ssaneei

Merci pour cette histoire amusantes. Mais je pense qu’on a des vives de nous et de les consacrer aux ce que nos ancêtres avaient fait c’est pas juste. 🌱😇

Nov 30th
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Ítalo

Salut !

Nov 22nd
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Oscar

this page is not active enough like the Spanish Duolingo

Nov 13th
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Dean Simmons

Fantastic episode. Nice to hear some Canadian stories.

Oct 28th
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Nicole Ní Bhailtúin O'Gabhann

trés bien merci beaucoup Duo !

Oct 21st
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傅子轩

J'aime bien que ils parent lentement et clairement. Formidable!

Oct 21st
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Adriene Oliveira

This is the best podcast online! These stories are a treasure and should always be shared and heard! Congratulations for the beautiful work and thank you so much for making such amazing content that goes so far and beyond teaching a language!

Oct 15th
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Sana Tavakol Nia

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Oct 14th
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Dilupa Samarakoon

Great lesson Duolingo! I really enjoyed the story and hearing from a non-native speaker

Oct 6th
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Dean Simmons

Loved hearing a story from someone who learned French as a second language. Well done Duolingo!

Oct 6th
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Niloofar Tehrani

It was amazing and inspiring . Just enjoyed a lot.

Aug 31st
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