French Podcasting

Podcasting is a way of broadcasting audio on the internet. Listeners can download podcast episodes to their mobile or desktop devices using apps like Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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In France, 32% of the population aged 18-64 listened to a podcast in 2022. Currently, there are over 63,000 podcasts in french; about 58,000 of those originate in France.

Top french podcasts in France

  1. Les Grosses Têtes – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  2. Espions, une histoire vraie – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  3. Affaires sensibles – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  4. Les actus du jour – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  5. Choses à Savoir – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Top french podcasts from Quebec

  1. Deviens-tu c'que t'as voulu – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  2. Sous la fibre – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  3. Fascinant! – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts
  4. Les Pires Moments de l'Histoire – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify
  5. Le 5 à 7 Podcast – Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Podcasts can cover a wide range of topics, from comedy and current affairs to health and technology. Episodes are usually released regularly, like a TV series, and listeners can choose to subscribe to the podcast to automatically receive new episodes. Podcasts are often produced by hobbyists, but there are also large production studios that produce high-quality podcasts. It's a growing form of media that offers a new way for people to discover and learn about topics that interest them.

How to create a podcast – easy steps

If you want to start your own french podcast, and have it published on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc., you’ll want to follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio using a microphone connected to your computer, tablet, or phone. (If recording a guest remotely, use Riverside, SquadCast, or Zencastr)
  2. Edit your audio using software like GarageBand, Descript, or Audacity on the PC.
  3. Export your finished audio as an MP3.
  4. Sign up for a podcast hosting service: Transistor, Simplecast, and Libsyn are some of the top options.
  5. Configure a new podcast on your hosting provider: give your podcast a name and a description. Make sure you select "French" as the spoken language, so that Apple Podcasts other directories put you in their french language section.
  6. Upload your MP3 to your podcast hosting provider.
  7. Your podcast hosting platform will generate a podcast-ready RSS feed for you. Example:
  8. Submit your podcast to the various directories and players (Apple, Spotify, Google). You can find a list here. You only need to do this once!
  9. Now, when you publish your episode on your hosting platform, it will update your podcast’s RSS feed.

  10. The directories and podcast apps (like Apple Podcasts) will detect when you have a new episode in your RSS feed, and will automatically update.

For a more in-depth guide, read How to Start a Podcast

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