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FrancoFiles: the podcast of the Embassy of France

FrancoFiles: the podcast of the Embassy of France

Dive into the diplomatic world with the Embassy of France!

Once a month, explore geopolitical issues and get behind the scenes of the French diplomatic and consular missions in Washington D.C.

Multilateralism, world powers, strategic affairs, diplomat’s daily life but also, expatriation, French-American cultural activities in Washington, fun facts… all of this and more will be in the mix on this podcast.

So turn up the volume or put on your headphones and be part of our new audio project.

The tracks

Episode 005 – May 14, 2019

Reflect on why Notre-Dame fire moved so many with WaPo Pulitzer Prize-winner & cathedral’s organist

IN DEPTH: The Embassy of France was deeply touched by the numerous messages of support received after the tragedy that hit the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer Prize-winning art and architecture critic of The Washington Post and Johann Vexo, organist for the choir organ at Notre-Dame cathedral, share their thoughts on why it moved hearts everywhere.


Episode 004 – April 30, 2019

IN SHORT: La Maison Française

Have you ever heard of "La Maison Française" or "The French House?" It is quite unique among the French diplomatic missions. Located on Embassy grounds, La Maison Française offers a rich and diverse cultural programming to many Washingtonians and great facilities to accommodate all sorts of events.


Episode 003 – March 30, 2019

IN SHORT: The Consulate

Do you really know what a Consulate does? Check out our new podcast for insiders’ perspectives. Plus, test your knowledge and see if you can figure out what’s true and what’s false when it comes to consular issues!


Episode 002 – February 28, 2019

IN DEPTH: African Americans in Paris

Learn about the history of African Americans in Paris from Dr. Tristan Cabello, Assistant Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Johns Hopkins University.


Episode 001 – January 17, 2019

IN DEPTH: The Crisis of Multilateralism

Get an inside look at "multilateralism crisis" from the Embassy of France experts, French Ambassador Gérard Araud and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Stewart Patrick.

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