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What matters most to you? You, who see past the tourist hype and seek deeper insights into the City of Light. Paris Underground Radio is an online community where you can learn, explore, and chat about the things you care about most.
Paris Underground Radio's weekly podcasts will stimulate your imagination, highlight interesting and off-beat things to do, and showcase who's who and what's what in Paris. Once-in-a-while or special occasion podcasts will spice up the mix. If you have an idea for a podcast or one-off episode that you think will benefit and interest the community, please do get in touch.
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CULTURE & EVENTS SUNDAY
Explore. Relate. Play.
Curious to know the French became who they are? Craving a fun, new experience? In Culture & Events, learn how words can unlock an insight into the French, how experiences shape our identity, uncover secrets hidden in plain sight, and discover the best of what's happening in Paris right now.
We've all seen the Eiffel Tower, queued at the Louvre, and picnicked on the steps of Sacre Coeur. But a treasure hunt through the Marais? Drag queen bingo in Belleville? Graffiti art installations in abandoned warehouses in the 14th? Those are the unique Parisian experiences we don't want to let slip away.
The displacement, voluntary or involuntary, of Black people throughout history is what we call today the African Black diaspora. The purpose of the Life in Diasporas podcast is to figure out what it means to be black in your country. Through enlightened and well-thought discussions, we will decipher, analyze and understand what it means to be black in a European country in the 21st century.
From one Emily in Paris to another... just speaking French isn't enough to understand the intricacies of the locals, but it's definitely a good place to start. Famously defended by armed "immortals" of the Académie Française (no, we're not making this up) the French language is filled with clues that show interested outsiders what, exactly, makes the French tick.
Welcome to the Paris Cachée podcast! In each episode, we travel to a new arrondissement of Paris to reveal one lieu caché, a hidden place. It might be a mysterious monument, a quirky café, a secret garden or a shop frozen in time. No matter what it is, it will always be hidden in plain sight, and always have an intriguing story to tell.
REAL ESTATE MONDAY
Prepare. Determine. Conquer.
Baffled by French laws, rules, and regulations? Looking to buy, rent or sell? Not sure where to start? Get your most pressing real estate questions answered by local experts.
Inspire. Pursue. Connect.
Are you searching for creative inspiration? Where can you turn when you feel tapped out? What does it take to take a leap of faith and pursue your innermost dreams? Reignite that spark through personal exploration and eye-opening conversations in Creativity Tuesdays.
Inspiration and creativity meet in Paris, the City of Muses. From Pablo Picasso to Pablo Neruda, Josephine Baker to Julia Child, Christo to Christian Dior, artists and creatives have flocked to Paris.
Each week, join City of Muses host Jennifer Geraghty as she sits down with contemporary artists, poets, dancers, designers, and performers to explore what inspires them, what their creative processes are like, where their ideas come from, and how Paris has helped or hindered their dreams come true.
Life, love, and lingerie. Paris Undressed goes behind the seams of the lingerie capital to explore femininity and sensuality. We’ll talk to the influential designers and brands shaping our breasts and bodies. From bra stories to pajama parties our lingerie drawers reveal a lot about how we see — and feel — the world around us. You'll be surprised how the whisper of your most intimate voice can now be heard. Make yourself a cup of tea and join the conversation!
Laugh. Create. Imagine.
Pining for creative or romantic inspiration? Need a good laugh? In Entertainment, you'll have your imagination sparked. Go on an audio adventure, cozy up with contemporary authors with a French connection while they read to you, or laugh along to a guest's ridiculous story.
When former college roommates Joanne and Britt join up for a hike in the Colorado Rockies on Joanne's 25th birthday, they're prepared for a light, fun, 4-hour walk culminating in delicious birthday barbecue. But when they decide to follow a mysterious arrow in the woods, things take a turn for the bizarre.
With not much more than lipstick, dental floss and their own senses of humor to get them through, will they survive against Mother Nature, unexplained occurrences, and an abandoned town that may not be abandoned after all?
Since well before Victor Hugo looked up at Notre Dame and thought, "Huh... what if a hunchback lived in there?" authors have been inspired by Paris. The Storytime podcast will help keep this tradition alive with short interviews and readings from your favorite contemporary authors with a Paris connection.
Join expert wine teacher Caroline Conner, otherwise known as Wine Dine Caroline, as she laughs along with her friends for Happy Hour. This isn't your average wine podcast. It's a celebration of fun, friendship, and joy!
In each episode, Caroline will chat with a friend, they'll share a stupid, funny, or all-out ridiculous story, and Caroline will pair a wine with it. Cheers to Happy Hour!
PARIS JE T'AIME THURSDAY
Discover. Romance. Reveal.
Fascinated by the people and places that have shaped the City of Light? Curious to know more about the place you call home? Have a drink with a famous Parisienne from history, or discover the most romantic places in Paris on Paris Je T'Aime Thursday.
Have you ever dreamt of having a cup of tea with Marie-Antoinette in her Versailles boudoir, a hot chocolate with Coco Chanel in her Ritz suite, or a glass of rosé with Edith Piaf in her favorite Parisian bar? Wouldn't you love an intimate conversation, sharing witty thoughts and little secrets, with the most iconic Parisian women in French History? Well then, you won't want to miss Edith de Belleville's podcast about inspirational Parisiennes.
Join Paris’s leading romantic expert, Lily Heise of the blog Je T’Aime Me Neither, as we travel around the city to discover Paris's top romantic places per arrondissement. Many of these gems are lesser known, and each spot will have its own captivating story to tell. Perfect for lovers… or lovers of Paris!
Dance. Sing. Revel.
Where can you find the best live music in Paris? Who are the most compelling contemporary French musicians? Where do touring musicians love to go? Get the answers to all these questions and more on Music Fridays
Music industry expat Mollie Lehman has moved to Paris and taken her love of music with her! Each episode, Mollie sits down with local French artists or touring musicians from all over the world to talk about what’s going on in their careers and what inspires them.
Get insights on what these musicians love most about Paris, from their favorite haunts to places to play live, as well what new music and tours are in the works.
FOOD & WINE
Cook. Imbibe. Devour.
Hungry? Thirsty? Need an excuse to break out your best china and finest of wines? Head to Food & Wine for recipe inspiration and perfect pairings, to learn more about the food and wine culture in France, and to recreate your favorite dishes from back home with local ingredients.
Maybe the best thing to come out of lockdown is the surge in creativity of our home-cooked meals. We want to take these meals one step further and pair your new creations with the perfect wine and most complementary cheese. Hear from the home cooks themselves as they describe the dish and its inspiration. Then, our local wine expert Tanisha Townsend and cheese expert Emily Monaco will work their magic to show you how a simple recipe can be transformed from an every day at-home experience into a gourmet meal chez toi.
France is home to thousands of wines, thousands of cheeses, and countless recipes – almost all of which are inextricable from their local terroir. Terroir is a word that inextricably links foods, wines, and more to the places they're from and the people who make them. Let culinary journalist Emily Monaco and chef and wine expert Caroline Conner take you through the ins and outs of France's phenomenal regional richness.
The Transplant Kitchen
French cuisine is magnifique. It has a well-deserved reputation around the world. But when you're a transplant from another country living in France, sometimes you want to trade in that croissant for a cinnamon roll. Or a tartine for a taco. Join us at The Transplant Kitchen as we share recipes, stories, and tips on how to make the capital of gastronomy feel a little more like home.