France and Italy have traded insults, and that’s not the first time this year. We’ll also talk about how Autolib, Paris’ famous car sharing programme, could end up being an expensive affair for the tax payer, and maybe seen scrapped all together…

Speaking of tax money: a lot of presidential candidates have been throwing money out the window during their campaign last year.

And we’ll try to sort out the bizarre equation of how France’s most watched tv personalities is about to bring down the channel that broadcasts his show.

Recorded in Paris, June 15, 2018

In their first week, the Government is already involved in two potential scandals. Once again the French media revealed some embarrassing details about two politicians, both close to Emmanuel Macron. The new President has promised to clean up his country’s politics, so what will he do?

He is preparing a new law to ‘moralise’ politics, and moralisation is our So French Word of this episode, brought to you by Maud Descamps.

Our special guest is comedian Paul Taylor. Just like us, he is fascinated by the French and turned his amazement into a successful Youtube Channel, What The Fuck France.

And a homophobic presenter may cost his channel many millions in advertising revenue.

We talk about a new scandal that is threatening the very existence of iTélé, one of France’s 24 hour news channels. We also you about another scandal that took place 55 years ago this week, the massacre of 40 to 300 Algerian protester by the French police. It hardly ever gets into the media limelight. And of course we’ll discuss the start of the evacuation of The Jungle, Europe’s largest refugee camp in Calais.

Recorded in Paris, 24 October 2016.