Name of Podcast: L’Esprit public
What topics are covered: This podcast talks about politics.
Why is it good to listen to? The host speaks slowly and uses informal language. He has a deep voice.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by finding “Esprit public” on iTunes.
How often are the podcasts updated? The podcasts are updated on a weekly basis, on Sunday.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is one hour long.
L’Esprit public is a podcast broadcast on Radio France Culture. It is presented by Philippe Meyer, journalist and writer.After an introduction by Philippe Meyer, four analysts discuss two or three topics taken from the French and international news. These analysts can be journalists, writers (Max Gallo), politicians (Bourlanges, Michel Rocard), philosophers (Jean-François Revel, Yves Michaud), economists (Denis Olivennes, Jean-Claude Casanova, Bernard Maris), historians (Pierre Nora), etc.
More than a debate, this is a conversationin which participants express their analysis, then listen, respond and try toputthe events in perspective without worrying about what the others think. The topic is always related to politics, French, European or World politics. The topic can be for example the comeback of Nicolas Sarkozy in politics, the referendum in Scotland, the Islamic State or the European institutions. In Summer, the podcast takes the form of “thematic” episodes recorded in advance. In these specific episodes, a person comes to tell his opinion on one or more topics.
Summary: This French podcast is interesting for people who like to listen to debate and learn new things.