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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: 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
Podcast: Union of the left, SOS trees, celebrating Britain's 'francophile' Queen

A first-time candidate for parliament campaigns for the newly unified left. Why a Frenchman has set up camp in one of... more

02 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Podcast: France's female PM, protecting Marseille's Calanques, Battle of Rocroi

Does France's new female Prime Minister mark a victory for feminism? Marseille's creeks (Calanques), faced with degradation, limit visitors. The battle... more

19 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Podcast: Macron vs Le Pen, Mélenchon supporters protest, France's first elected woman

The two presidential candidates faced off in a three-hour debate Wednesday in which they tried to convince undecided voters. Did it... more

21 Apr 2022 · 19 minutes
Podcast: Yellow Vests' revenge, rising abstention, the end of France's brothels

Yellow Vest militants hope to vote Macron out of office. How younger generations are shifting their relationship to voting. And the... more

07 Apr 2022 · 34 minutes
Podcast: the hunting vote, France welcomes Ukrainians, non-binary Barthes

France's presidential candidates court the hunting vote; how France is welcoming Ukrainian refugees; and Roland Barthes – ahead of his time in... more

24 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
Podcast: far-right semantics, 'green' nuclear energy, French baby benefits

Dissecting the nationalist and racist language of presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, France's push to label nuclear energy as green. And the... more

10 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Podcast: training French Imams, funding women's startups, journalist of the Revolution

Imams-in-training learn about the roots of their religion, and the specific context of an 'Islam of France'. Breaking the glass... more

24 Feb 2022 · 24 minutes
Podcast: Bullshit jobs, vegan eggs, women's lib appliances

Does French work culture tolerate bullshit jobs for the sake of work/life balance? Developing a vegan egg in a country... more

10 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
Podcast: Paris Attacks trial drama, school bullying, French anti-intellectualism

France's biggest-ever court case continues with dramatic interventions from witnesses and defendents. A bill to criminalise bullying at school and university raises... more

27 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Spotlight on France
Podcast: France's healthcare crisis, 'deserting' agro-tech, fête de la musique
Spotlight on France