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Les OGM

Un sujet aussi délicat et complexe que les OGM n'est pas de nature à faire peur à l'équipe de FrenchPod. C'est pourquoi, une fois le concept d'OGM bien défini, nous nous intéresserons dans la leçon d'aujourd'hui à des questions aussi sensibles que 'Sommes-nous face à une formidable avancée qui ne pr...

Topic: news, science

Published: December 20, 2013

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Cœur Artificiel

Le premier coeur artificiel autonome et intégralement implantable... Même si ce n'est encore qu'un prototype, comment ne pas être émerveillé par cette nouvelle avancée de la science qui permettrait de sauver des milliers de vies? Dans le podcast d'aujourd'hui, nous allons donc nous pencher sur les t...

Published: December 02, 2013

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La Renaissance des Jeux Olympiques

Le français est, avec l'anglais, la langue officielle du Comité international olympique et est largement utilisé lors des Jeux. Mais y a-t-il une raison derrière cela?  Par l'intermédiaire de deux journalistes présents sur place lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture, nous allons revenir sur leur réintrod...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: November 25, 2013

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Fender Bender

We hope you never have an experience, like a little car accident, where you have to defend why the mishap wasn't your fault, but obviously the other bonehead that didn't respect the stop sign. Just in case, though, in today's podcast you'll learn how to hold your own in French if it ever happens to ...

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: mishaps

Published: November 08, 2013

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Uninvited Guest : Part II

Now the soirée is over, and it is time to assess the damage that our uninvited guest has caused. In today's podcast, we learn how to politely ask a guest who has overstayed their welcome to leave in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: accidents

Published: November 01, 2013

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Sœur Emmanuelle

You've surely heard of Mother Theresa, but have you heard of her French equivalent, Sister Emmanuelle? We honor the recent passing of this great woman in today's lesson, where you'll learn some sophisticated French from two French nuns. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about someone who ...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: October 18, 2013

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Bastille Day

Every year, the French celebrate the day that the people stormed the Bastille, and set the winds of change from Monarchy to Democracy. In today's podcast, let's go back in time to the streets of Paris, to that day in 1789 that changed France, and the world, forever....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 02, 2013

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Very Superstitious

It's time for the Olympics, and in today's podcast, we learn what French people call them. We also have a lesson about how to talk about dates and numbers in French, as well as learn some vocabulary related to superstitions....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: sports, dates

Published: July 31, 2013

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La Rentrée

What is la rentrée? Find out in today's podcast, where you'll also learn some back-to-school vocab, as well as how to tell someone they are lucky in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 22, 2013

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The Rossignols Go to London

In today's lesson, the Rossignols take a trip across the channel to London, and we learn how to talk about les soldes (the sales) and how to give opinions in French on how your vacation is going. Later in the podcast, we have a discussion about the relationship between the Frogs and the Roastbeefs. ...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 01, 2013

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The Protest

There's nothing the French love more than a good protest. In fact, you could say that taking to the streets to voice one's opinion is a national pastime. In today's podcast, we witness first-hand one of these French protests and see what it's all about. You'll also learn in this lesson how to ask so...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 29, 2013

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Mr. President Of The European Union

In this lesson, learn what the European rotational system is all about. You'll learn in this lesson how to say some political and governmental lingo in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: March 18, 2013

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The First Time We Met

In today's lesson, we take a trip down memory lane with a French couple who recount the first time they met.....well, one of them does anyway....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: March 13, 2013

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What's Going On?

When there's a big hoopla and a crowd forming on the streets, who can resist going to investigate and finding out what all the commotion is about? In this lesson, learn how to ask like a French Marvin Gaye, "What's going on?"...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: March 11, 2013

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Did You See the Price of Gas?

Did you almost have a heart attack the last time that you went to the gas station? Well, the worst part about that was that you couldn't tell anyone about it in French. In today's lesson, we remedy that situation and teach you all the vocabulary you'll need to blame the near-death experience on OPEC...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: March 06, 2013

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Armistice Day

Armistice Day is an important holiday in Europe and so, in today's lesson, we're going to get a little historical and go back in time to the day the Armistice was signed and ended World War I. We'll talk a little about the Great War and also learn in this lesson some formal French that might be spok...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: January 21, 2013

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Did You Hear About Brad Pitt?

What do Brad Pitt, La Provence, and the French language have in common? Find out in today's lesson, where you'll also learn how to express shock in French, rapture in French and, later, some interesting details about one of France's major regions, La Provence....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: December 31, 2012

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Gallery Opening

Gallery openings...art exhibitions...people have all kinds of different reasons to go to these types of art functions. In today's lesson, we learn some new language from two such people who speak a sophisticated French, but are maybe not at this event for sophisticated reasons....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: food, art

Published: October 29, 2012

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Cannes Film Festival

May in France just means one thing : the Cannes Film Festival. Ten days of glitz, glamor, and red carpets...and films! In today's lesson, we learn how to speak in French about the cinematic Who's Who event of the year in the French Riviera....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 22, 2012

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