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Episode 38 – Where’s Marine?

Where is Marine? And what’s going on with the Front national? We also take a closer look at the leadership battle in the French conservative party. Who will lead the party – and will it be in opposition, or compliance with president Macron? And does Sara feel insulteed by Carla Bruni? Listen to a new […]

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Nieuwsbrief 37

Het is inmiddels een half jaar geleden dat Macron gekozen werd. Tijd voor sommige media om een tussenbalans op te maken. Het weekblad Time plaatste hem deze week zelfs op de voorpagina. VESTZAK, BROEKZAK Twee weken geleden (‘Boevenbende‘) schreef ik over het ‘staatsschandaal’ dat François Hollande veroorzaakte. Een vergissing die de huidige regering tien miljard […]

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Episode 37 – A Presidential Poem

Many women and some men, around the world have added their voices to a wave of complaints about sexual harassment. In France, the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan and the film director Roman Polanski were publicly confronted with their past. The government presented a 1 billion euro plan to reform the French University System. But why? […]

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Nieuwsbrief 36

Bonsoir ! Macron is op zoek naar een mol. En dat zou een stuk makkelijker moeten gaan nu de noodtoestand min of meer permanent is geworden. Scary? Trick or treat! NOODTOESTAND Op vrijdagavond 13 november 2015, om 23 uur 55 verschijnt een bleke en emotionele François Hollande op alle televisiezenders. Terwijl op dat moment de slachtpartij […]

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Nieuwsbrief 35

Rebonjour ! Het politieke seizoen is op volle stoom, en dus ontvangt u vanaf nu weer regelmatig deze nieuwsbrief over de Franse politiek. Met deze week: Emmanuel Macron moet gaan oppassen, want volgens een ‘gelauwerde misdadiger’ zou het wel eens slecht met hem af kunnen lopen… Bonne soirée ! GEVARENZONE Macron en oud-president Sarkozy hebben […]

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Episode 36 – Rat on your pig

In this week’s episode We’ll take a closer look at how the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo hashtag has affected France When the days are getting shorter, and the trees are losing their leaves, it’s not uncommon for Europeans to be a little bit sombre in this time of the year. The French seem […]

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So French

The Podcast from Paris is back! This week: Will the French Catalans join their brothers across the border? Who is Jihad Granny? And we will teach you some French swear words with the help of the foul-mouthed French President.

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Couscous, jihadi’s and sexy accents

So French! - Episode 34

After a long and very French Summer Break, we are back with our third season of So French! We discuss the falling popularity of Emmanuel Macron. His will sign his new Labour Bill this week and unions are taking to the streets. Couscous, the popular Moroccan dish, caused a political row. Maud Descamps gives us […]

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The Sun King, Startups and Simone Veil

So French! - Episode 33

‘Le Startup’ is the magic word in France since Macron became a president. This week he opend the world’s largest incubator, in the heart of Paris. Both President Macron and Prime Minister Philippe held long speeches this week to unveil their programme. One of France’s most beloved women passed away, Simone Veil (89). Who was […]

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Episode 32 – Macron keeps it cool during heatwave

As a heatwave hits the country, we dive into the muddy waters of European politics, and ask the question what Europe will look like under the new french president. Will Emmanuel Macron be a refreshing force, or will the warm relationship between Germany and France cool down once the UK leaves the union? Other topics: […]

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