This is our 50th Episode, and we thank you for listening to us. This week:

  • With strikes, bad approval ratings and a trolling former President all at once, Macron has little reason to celebrat his first anniversary.
  • We also talk about the Cannes Filmfestival and about the stratgeic interests of New Caledonia. 
  • And you probably thought this was done years ago, but it was actually only this week the last French telegram was sent. STOP.

Recorded in Paris, May the 4th (be with you)

 

Is the French government executing its own citizens abroad? We’ll walk you through accusations of targeted killings approved by the president himself in legal grey zones.
And after the 35 hour work week a legal right NOT to reply to work email. On top of that – a tax free year in France! Maybe the country is really turning into heaven on earth?

And of course, Maud Descamps brings us a fresh French word of the day. This week, Maud is being radical.

Recorded in Paris on January 6, 2017.

Since our last episode only three weeks ago, French politics has been shaken up. Old men like Sarkozy, Juppé and Hollande are leaving the scene, but will not be replaced by new faces.
In other news:

  • Parisians were suffering this week from a extreme pollution. There’s no solution in sight.
  • Beards are getting more and more popular in France
  • The country has a new space hero.
    Recorded in Paris on December 11, 2016.

The video of we were talking about in Episode 21, showing what really happened when Hollande gave its farewell speech:

The Summer of 2016 is over. So French is back, but also the many politicians who are hoping to become France’s next President.

We’ll tell you all about a scandal that shocked the ever so chic French world of art. And we tasted some coffee. Although Paris is world famous for its café culture, the coffee Parisians drink usually tastes like mud. But that’s going to change: quality coffee is slowly but surely conquering the city. And we talk about something So French: la rentrée. Maud Descamps explains this strange ritual.

 

Photo credit: Schill via Foter.com / CC BY

In this Episode:

Hollande’s reshuffle, a new candidate for the Conservative’s primary election, a homophobic football player and the word of the week is le remaniement, explained by Maud Descamps.

Hosted by Sara Bertilsson and Stefan de Vries; recorded in Paris, 17 February 2016.