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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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Podcast: French union paradox, Tintin today, first Miss France

Why French unions are so prominent despite record low membership. How Tintin defied critiques of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism to... more

04 May 2023 · 27 minutes
Podcast: holding multinationals to account, Agent Orange on stage, ten years of gay marriage

France's pioneering 2017 law that made French-based multinational companies responsible for human rights and environmental violations wherever they do business.... more

20 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
Podcast: France and China, menstrual leave, the 'Picasso Papers'

France's evolving relationship with China; allowing women time off for period pain; and why artist Pablo Picasso never became French.

06 Apr 2023 · 27 minutes
Podcast: testing French democracy, surviving eco-anxiety, naming children

Is the French government denying people their democratic rights by passing its controversial pension reform without a vote in parliament?... more

23 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Podcast: French farmers post-Ukraine, fast fashion fallout, Life of Jesus

How French farmers are adapting since the war in Ukraine halted grain and seed exports. Why we need to buy... more

09 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Podcast: ChatGPT in French schools, Placard Man, first French pensions

How French educators are grappling with new AI-based technology, like ChatGPT, and how it will affect teaching, evaluating and learning.... more

09 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
Podcast: Pension reform fury, employment after 55, Paris Peace Accords

A majority of French people disapprove of the government proposal to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64-years-old. Women could... more

26 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Podcast: Senegalese riflemen, cryptocurrency woes, Napoleon III

Long-awaited recognition for France's colonial infantry corps. Who are the French victims of the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange?... more

12 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Podcast: Football frenzy, foie gras alternatives, Proust forever

Unpicking France's win against Morocco in World Cup semi-final; finding "ethical" alternatives to force-fed foie gras; and why it's worth reading Marcel... more

15 Dec 2022 · 34 minutes
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
Spotlight on France
Podcast: French union paradox, Tintin today, first Miss France
Spotlight on France