French Podcasts - Listen in French!

Salut! Recently I found this brilliant podcast on the iTunes Store and I wanted to share it with everyone! It's called 'News in Slow French' and it's available on the Apple iTunes Store for free in the podcasts section and online at

The presenters Catharine and Rylan discuss various topics which have been featured recently on the news as well as French grammar (although this only takes up a small portion of the show), speaking slowly the whole time so that you are able to understand everything they say. The website also has the script so you can read along at the same time if you want to. They release new ones regularly. I think it's brilliant as it helps you immerse yourself in proper French being spoken and it is also quite interesting to listen to as you get a feel for the French language.

If anyone else likes this as well or knows of any other useful podcasts or video channels etc. please tell us! Thank you for taking the time to read this and happy learning! Enjoy Slow French!

September 15, 2013


vous pouvez essayer le "Journal en français facile" de la RFI (Radio France Internationale)

December 7, 2017
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Thanks for sharing - 'News in Slow French' is a great resource for this stage of my learning!

The "Katia and Kyliemac Learn French" podcast and web site is another that I have found interesting to follow:

September 17, 2013

I have used both of these podcasts and I also like the podcast called One Thing in a French Day.

September 18, 2013

Why doesn't Duolingo starts a Podcast series in French?

June 2, 2019

You guys can also try Coffee Break French! Just look it up at Apple iTunes. :D

September 16, 2013

Looks really great! On the website you can follow the text version with translations on hover for more advanced vocabulary.

One (tiny, really) bad thing is that the pronunciation is not error-free. A few slightly mispronounced vowels, liaisons that are missing... All it means is that when you get good enough that you wish they'd speak faster, it's time to note take all their pronunciation for granted any more (and check for native speaker speech). I almost feel bad for the negative feedback, as they clearly put a lot of effort in this, and as 99% of learners of French on duolingo will greatly benefit from listening to the podcast :(

September 17, 2013

I am a beginner and would like to know if anyone knows something easier

November 14, 2018

don't know a podcast but there's a show for french language learners called "Extra" - all the episodes are free on youtube.

January 21, 2019

I have tried news in slow French and coffe break French and I find them a little hard

November 14, 2018

How do I get duolingo plus? I already paid but I cannot get it

January 5, 2018
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