Name of Podcast: Le téléphone sonne (“Phone is ringing”)
What topics are covered: This podcast is a radio show about the news, mainly French news.
Why is it good to listen to? The host speaks quite fast, however she uses clear French. Some guests participate in the show, and they can have various accents. This radio show is broadcasted on France Inter, a famous French radio station.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by searching “Le téléphone sonne” on iTunes, or through the links provided on this webpage: http://radiofrance-podcast.net/podcast09/rss_11176.xml
How often are the podcasts updated? Every day, From Monday to Thursday, a new podcast is released.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 45 minutes long.
Podcast Description:“Le téléphone sonne” discusses every night live a topic in the news. Listeners can interact by phone or email with several guests (journalists, academics, politicians, etc.) present in the studio or by phone. The host and the guests then share their ideas, their disagreements and debates on the topic. The discussions are usually very instructive since they cover a large amount of information and points of view. The guests are different everyday and are related to the topic of the day.
Topics covered in this podcast can be about education (e.g.: What should we teach to our kids?), economy (e.g.: crowd funding), society (e.g.: working outside of the office), politics etc…
This podcast is interesting because it provides information about the news, mixing point of views from specialists and from “regular” people. Therefore, you can learn new things about French society and culture, as well as improving your listening comprehension of debates.
Summary: Interesting podcast about the news.