French podcast publishers work together; Duolingo make a dual French/English podcast
June 18, 2019 · 3.2 minutes to read
In France, GESTE, a group of online publishers, has set up a 'Distribution of Podcasts’ working group, to “put in place the necessary agreements with rights holders (producers, journalists, dramatists, music etc)” and “to define best practice (indexing of RSS feeds, editorial presentation, access to statistics, respect for the integrity of the content etc)”.
Duolingo launch today what the company claims is the first of its kind: the Duolingo French Podcast, a dual podcast in French and English, aimed to help people understand French using compelling stories. It’s presented by Ngofeen Mputubwele, a journalist, lawyer, and podcast producer based in New York City.
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Conviction, a new book by Denise Mina, “stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true crime podcasts and decides, one day, to investigate one of the unsolved crimes herself.” It gets a positive review in the WaPo.
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