E22 Une histoire surnaturelle: le Horla - Intermediate French Podcast

September 21, 2017

Free Intermediate French Podcast with Transcript. Learn Authentic French in Context with these Fascinating Topics.

Un nouvel épisode un peu différent. Cette fois, je vous raconte une histoire...surnaturelle !

Connaissez-vous le Horla ? C’est une nouvelle de Guy de Maupassant, un des écrivains les plus célèbres de la littérature française. Elle parle d’un homme qui croit qu’une créature invisible l’observe la nuit quand il dort.

Il écrit dans son journal intime ses pensées, ses peurs, et les choses qui lui arrivent. Écoutez son histoire pour découvrir qui est le Horla...

 

Ce podcast s’adresse aux personnes qui apprennent le français et qui veulent améliorer leur compréhension de la langue.

Vous pouvez trouver la transcription ici : https://www.innerfrench.com/podcasts

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E21 Can we Trust our Brains? - Intermediate French Podcast

September 14, 2017

Free Intermediate French Podcast with Transcript. Learn Authentic French in Context with these Fascinating Topics.

I’ve always considered myself a very rational person. As an introvert, I like to think before I speak, to weigh the pros and cons, to analyze everything.

But I quickly changed my mind when I started reading Kahneman’s bestseller Thinking fast and slow. Suddenly my own judgment didn’t seem so reliable after all.

In this episode, I share with you some of the most striking lessons from this fascinating book.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics. 

You can access the transcript of this episode for free here: https://www.innerfrench.com/podcasts

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E20 8 tips to make progress in French + new name

September 10, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

I have some bad news: the Cottongue podcast is over.

But don’t worry because the innerFrench podcast is taking over!

I decided to change the brand for more clarity, but the concept stays the same.

This week, I want to share with you 8 tips to make your French learning routine more efficient. I hope you’ll find them useful!  

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics.

You can access the transcript of this episode for free here: https://www.innerfrench.com/podcasts

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E19 Are we Living under a Health Dictatorship? - Intermediate French Podcast

August 31, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Don’t eat too much fat, don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, be active.

Everyday we hear the same pieces of advice in the media, at work, or through the apps that we use. The more we hear them, the more they sound like orders. Some doctors and psychologists are starting to point at the negative effects of this constant pressure.

If we want to live a healthy and fulfilling live, we can’t take pleasure out of the equation.

By the way did you know that the oldest person ever was a French woman who died at 122 after smoking and eating chocolate her whole life?

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

 

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E18 Should we be Afraid of Uber? - Intermediate French Podcast

August 24, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

When I started using Uber a few years ago, I was thrilled.

Their app was so much more convenient than regular taxi service, and the drivers seemed a lot nicer while also offering cheaper rides.

But after some time and talks with disappointed drivers, I found out what was behind the fuss: an ugly business model coupled with unfair working conditions.

Unfortunately, many other sectors are now copying Uber’s model and this could radically change the way we work, for the worst.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E17 Xavier Dolan, a Directing Prodigy? - Intermediate French Podcast

August 17, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Very few directors shot their first award winning-movie at 19.

But Xavier Dolan did.

Now 28, the Canadian director, producer and actor has already been more rewarded than most directors during their whole careers.

Critics praise his mastery while the audience is often deeply moved by his emotionally charged scenes. However as a workaholic, he is not always easy to work with.

In this episode, I tell you everything there is to know about Xavier Dolan and which of his movies you should watch first and you have not seen any yet.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E16 Make Learning French a Habit - Intermediate French Podcast

August 10, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Every successful language learner will tell you that the key to acquire a foreign language is regularity.

And for once, French is no exception!

But we are all busy people with a lot on our plate. So how can we find time to squeeze 30 minutes of learning French everyday? The answer is simple: by making it a habit.

Luckily for us, we can use the findings of Charles Duhigg’s famous book (The Power of Habit) to do it without too much hassle.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to current topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E15 Going to School in France - Intermediate French Podcast

August 3, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Have you ever dreamed of going to school in France?

Probably not.

Mostly because people don’t know much about the French Education system, and because studying in your home country was already enough.

But what better way to understand a culture than to look at what young generations are taught at school? And let me tell you that France has its own way of shaping its sweet little angels’ mind…

In this episode, I relive my school years to give you a glimpse of the French Education system.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E14 How to create the Perfect Hero - Intermediate French Podcast

July 27, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

What do Luke Skywalker, Aladdin and Harry Potter have in common? At first sight, not much.

But what if I told you that their adventures actually follow the exact same steps? The scenery and characters might be different, but the plot structures are identical. This is why you probably had an impression of déjà-vu when you were watching one of these movies.

This recipe to tell the “perfect story” was found by Joseph Campbell, an American anthropologist who analyzed myths from all around a world and identified their similarities.

Do you want to know what are the ingredients to write a scenario worthy of Hollywood? Then let me take you through the different stages!

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E13 Lottery Winners’ Misfortune - Intermediate French Podcast

July 20, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Who never dreamed of winning the lottery? It’s easy to start adding up the millions in our head and to make a list of all the crazy things we would do with them.

Some actual winners probably had similar dreams when they tried their luck. But when they got the lucky ticket, their life changed in a completely different way than they expected...

To avoid these types of dramas, the company in charge of the lottery in France has put a team of experts to help winners and support them psychologically.

If you want to find out what kind of problems multimillionaires are facing, then this new episode is for you!

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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