Name of Podcast: L’humeur vagabonde
What topics are covered: This podcast talks about the life of famous people, historical or contemporary.
Why is it good to listen to? In this Swiss podcast, the host speaks without any accent. He uses quite formal language, and many intonations that make the speech easier to understand.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by finding “Humeur vagabonde” on iTunes, or through http://www.rts.ch/pages-speciales/podcasts/?filter=espace-2&podcast=1424046.
How often are the podcasts updated? The podcasts are aired daily, from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, an integral podcast is available. Each episode stays online during 30 days.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 30 minutes long (two hours on Saturday).
Charles Sigel, the host of this podcast, presents a famous person in each episode. Through a game, he tells us stories about the person he is describing. He gives a lot of events and details that allow us to discover a lot about the character.
Each week, the presenter presents us a new person, who can be a historical person like Schubert or Talleyrand, but also more contemporary people such as Alia Kazan or Marguerite Duras. The persons he presents can be historical figures, artists, politicians etc. This podcast presents very eclectic and quite serious episodes, from which you can learn many things. On the podcast’s website, you can find articles and documents about the person of the week, and you can learn even more things on the subject.
Summary: This podcast is very interesting, even if it is at times serious and rather long. It is a great podcast for people who like history and is interested in biographies of famous people.