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Spotlight on France
Spotlight on France
RFI English

Interested in France? Let us be your ears and eyes on the ground. Hosts Sarah Elzas and Alison Hird introduce you to... more

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Episodes

Podcast: abortion rights, living in a cemetery, Walt Disney's French connection

As France's parliament passes a bill that would enshrine the right to abortion in the constitution, a new film explores... more

01 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Podcast: Bullfighting, civil disobedience, Vikings lay siege to Paris

A north-south divide over bullfighting, which holds an important cultural spot in many parts of southern France, but which opponents... more

17 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
Podcast: NFTs in Paris, Simone Veil on screen, fingerprint technology

A Paris art gallery embraces NFTs as a new form of expression, that can also make collectors very rich. A biopic... more

20 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Podcast: pregnant in parliament, opera in Paris' streets, Wallace fountains

As the French National Assembly gets younger and more female, some lawmakers say it's time MPs on maternity leave were... more

06 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Podcast: The royal spell, cancelling Russian culture, protecting journalists

France's fascination with Queen Elizabeth II and the British monarchy; being a Russian artist in France in the wake of the... more

22 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Podcast: France's energy woes, cheese in the shadow of Roquefort, left vs. right

As France faces an energy crisis, opposition to wind turbines is slowing a shift to renewables. Making sheep cheese in... more

08 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
Podcast: Revisiting green hydrogen, gay conversion therapy

Another summer special, where we look back on what has been called the world's first green hydrogen production plant. And... more

11 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
Podcast: Revisiting dying with dignity, baking Christmas in August

A special summer episode, in which we update last October's conversation with Jacqueline Jencquel, a member of the French Association for the... more

21 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Podcast: Paris attacks verdict, quidditch in France, Haiti's 'independence debt'

Reflecting on the end of the trial of those involved in the 2015 Paris attacks; developing quidditch in France, where some... more

30 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Podcast: France's healthcare crisis, 'deserting' agro-tech, fête de la musique

France's famously good public healthcare system is in crisis, as emergency services warn of shutdowns over the summer due to... more

16 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Spotlight on France
Podcast: abortion rights, living in a cemetery, Walt Disney's French connection
Spotlight on France