Our previous blog post about Podcasts in French generated much discussion in our library and online! In response to your comments and requests, here are some more podcast recommendations. These are easy to listen to on your phone or computer via iTunes or a streaming service like Stitcher, Spotify, or Soundcloud.

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French Your Way is a podcast made and edited by the same teacher behind French Voices. Unlike French Voices, French Your Way contains more English as she connects English and French through translations.


One Thing in a French Day offers a quick glance into the day of a French woman. This podcast is in French with a transcript available through their website and mailing list. Because these episodes are shorter than some other podcasts, One Thing in a French Day posts three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

If La Poudre or Un Podcast à soi are more your speed, check out :


Generation XX focuses on female voices in the creative sphere. Each episode introduces listeners to entrepreneurs and their creations. Some examples include Charlotte Husson and Mister K Fighting Kits for patients fighting cancer, Myriam Levain and ChEEK Magazine, Leila Echchihab and BLISS YOU to help with burn-out, Chrysoline de Gastines and Balzac Paris, and more.


Transfert is produced by Slate.fr and characterizes its podcasts as "personal journals." If you want to hear native French speakers talk about topics close to their hearts, this is the podcast for you! Topics vary from love and family to scary internet friendships and identity theft. There is a Transfert episode for everyone!


Exhale is a podcast created by Atoubaa for Francophone black women hosted by Marty and Adama. Each month, they invite listeners to take a deep breath and tackle the topic of well-being in all its forms using light and engaging conversation.

Waiting for another Le Bureau des Mystères ? Check out these podcasts!


Distorsion Podcast hails from Québec and is hosted by Emile and Sébastien. It features interesting stories of true crime, disappearances, catfishing, creepy pastas, and conspiracies in the digital era. On one recent episode, they even invited Charles and Mathias from le Bureau des Mystères as special guests.


Get the campfire ready! Ars Moriendi is another Québécois podcast about scary stories. Similar to the American podcast Lore, Ars Moriendi offers macabre tales of serial killers, sordid crimes, and unusual mysteries. This is definitely one to listen to with all of the lights on - these creepy tales and accompanying music are sure to cause goosebumps.


Less creepy, but featuring an equally gripping story, 1940, Winston devient Churchill is an audio-fiction inspired by the film “Darkest Hour” with Gary Oldman. Co-produced by Création Collective and Binge Audio for Universal Pictures, this well-produced podcast is a must-listen for history buffs!

Are Les Gentilshommes your coups de coeur? Listen to these podcasts next :


Do you like playing “would you rather” with friends? Les moins pires is a comedy podcast where hosts Thomas, Étienne, and Flavie (with the occasional guest) discuss dilemmas in the hopes of choosing the least horrible outcome.


Simone et les philosophes is a collection of discussions and exercises on the topic of philosophy in everyday life. With this podcast, Simone helps listeners learn how to think for themselves with the help of those who thought out of the box before us.

If you want to dive into a podcast like Bibliomaniacs, check out :

Relire Tintin is a podcast that does exactly what the title says : re-reads and re-examines Hergé’s Tintin BDs! Whether you read Tintin as a child or are discovering the series for the first time, this podcast will deepen your understanding of Hergé’s oeuvre.

Nova Book Box is a podcast for book lovers that describes itself as a “literary jukebox.” Published in conjunction with Radio Nova, each hour-long episode will include excerpts from novels, essays, poetry, BDs, and more!

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PodcaStore is a podcast in French about French Podcasts. Every two weeks, they release an episode with some invited guests in which they discuss news and coups de coeur in French Podcasts. This is a great way to discover even more recommendations for your listening library.

While French podcasts are available via American iTunes, it’s much easier to discover new selections using our library’s iPads. Curious about what else is out there? Come on in and browse!

Ingrid began her passion for French through the immersion program in Milton, MA, and has followed it around France and the world. She took a break from this first love to pursue a B.A. in English with a minor in Irish Studies at Boston College and a Masters of Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College. She is thrilled to meld her excitement for libraries and French language and culture in her position at the Center!

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