Selling fighter jets, saving the Earth, delivering two eulogies and being the king of Europe: this month, Macron’s agenda is fuller than a stuffed Christmas turkey.

Also, with independence à la mode in Europe, the French Corsicans are making their voices heard, voting for more autonomy.

One homeless man got very lucky this week, but most of the 140.000 ‘SDF‘, the homeless people, in France will face a rough winter.

The government wants to prohibit the use of mobile phones in classrooms, but will they succeed?

Maud Descamps brings us a fresh French Word of the week.

Recorded in Paris, December 15, 2017

Many women and some men, around the world have added their voices to a wave of complaints about sexual harassment. In France, the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan and the film director Roman Polanski were publicly confronted with their past.

The government presented a 1 billion euro plan to reform the French University System. But why? And how?

We’ll also take a closer look at the poetic qualities of the French President,

And of course, Maud Descamps brings us a fresh french word of the day!

 

In this week’s episode

  • We’ll take a closer look at how the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo hashtag has affected France
  • When the days are getting shorter, and the trees are losing their leaves, it’s not uncommon for Europeans to be a little bit sombre in this time of the year. The French seem to be the champions of depression. Two scholars claim to have found the culprit.
  • And what do you do when once upon a time you’ve been a well-known politician, but the media have forgotten you? That’s easy: You contact them yourself! At least that is what Jack Lang does.

Recorded in Paris on 20 October 2017.

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