1. Julien Cernobori, Rives de Seine
Walk the streets of Paris with this audio documentary. Over the course of 12 episodes you’ll hear France Inter journalist Julien Cernobori walk along the Seine River as he describes and interacts with the city of lights. Produced by Binge Audio for the city of Paris.
Best episode: Quai Branly, déborder d’amour
La Poudre / Kaci Baum
2.Lauren Bastide, La Poudre
One of the first feminist podcasts to launch in France, La Poudre features one woman activist, artist, politician, mentor, role model per episode. The show is hosted by Lauren Bastide, a former Editor at ELLE magazine. Produced by Nouvelles Ecoutes.
Best Episode: Amandine Gay
3. Charlotte Pudlowski, Transfert
Transfert is one of Slate’s few French language podcasts. Hosted by Charlotte Pudlowski, each episode is a unique exploration into a personal temoignage. If you’re a fan of Radiotopia’s Love and Radio, you’ll enjoy listening to these deeply personal stories. Produced by Charlotte Pudlowski for Slate.fr.
Best episode: L’histoire d’un appel qui a changé une vie
4.Clotilde Dusoulier, Change ma vie
A weekly podcast with 10 to 15 minutes of simple wellness advice from the author of the food blog Chocolate and Zucchini. Her tips cover everything from how to deal with stress to remembering gratitude. Produced by Clotilde Dusoulier.
Best episode: La gratitude
Clotilde Dussolier / Chocolate and Zucchini – Céline de Cérou
Chanel’s 3.55, (In both French and English) is a collaboration between Chanel and Colette. Hosted by journalist Daphné Hézard, each episode features an interview with a different artist or musician and explores what it means to be an artist today. Produced by Nouvelles Ecoutes.
Best episode: Ibeyi, franco-cuban musicians.
Generation XX / Alexander Mils
6. Siham Jibril’s Generation XX
Siham Jibril’s podcast about the startup generation features French female business owners discussing how they got their start. Produced by Siham Jibril.
Best episode: Mathilde Lacombe, co-founder of Birchbox
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