Name of Podcast: Affaires étrangères (Foreign affairs)
What topics are covered: This podcast covers topics about geopolitical events happening in the world.
Why is it good to listen to? The host of this podcast is Christine Ockrent, famous Belgian journalist. She speaks very clearly, with a light Belgium accent. The experts participating in this podcast can have an accent, or speak a little bit faster than the main journalist speaks.
This radio show is held on France Culture, the national radio station for culture in France.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by searching “Affaires Etrangères” on iTunes, or through the links provided on this webpage: http://www.franceculture.fr/podcast/4896806.
How often are the podcasts updated? Every Saturday, a new podcast is released at 12:45 pm (Paris time).
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 42 minutes long.
Podcast Description: For each episode of the podcast, Christine Ockrent talks about a geopolitical topic. She invites experts to talk about the topic of the day; more or less four experts participate per podcast. They can be researchers, journalists, political specialists, diplomats etc. who can be in the studio or interviewed by phone.
At the beginning of the podcast, Christine Ockrent introduces the specific topic of the day. Then, each expert talks about it. This podcast is interesting since it gives several points of view from specialists. Therefore, you can learn new things about the topic and improve your capacity of understanding with French accents.
Summary: It is a quality podcast for those who like politics and economics.