Name of Podcast: Radio des nations unies – Escales
What topics are covered: This podcast talks about the news and is broadcast by The United Nations.
Why is it good to listen to? On this podcast, the hosts change and various accents can be heard. They usually do not talk too fast and use formal language, since it is an institutional radio show.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by finding “Radio des Nations Unies” on iTunes, or through http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/french/category/features/escale/
How often are the podcasts updated? The podcasts are updated on a weekly basis.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 15 minutes long.
Podcast Description: The United Nations radio broadcasts weekly a magazine called “Escales” in the French language. In this podcast, the broadcasters mostly talk about news related to the work of the United Nations in the world, meaning issues related to poverty, immigration, human rights, global warming, health, the fight against terrorism, peacekeeping, sexual abuse, women and children in armed conflict.
The aim of this radio and more specifically this podcast is to promote the universal ideals of the United Nations, including peace, respect for human rights, gender equality, tolerance, economic and social development, and respect for international law.
This podcast can present interviews or documents, linked to the topic of the day. On their website, you can find written text that sums up the podcast, as well as the list of participants if you want to look for more information about their work.
Summary: This French language podcast is very interesting for people who like worldwide news and politics.