1 – Generous
We are at home !, Binge Audio
If it sometimes lacks delicacy, this podcast from studio Binge Audio is not stingy with benevolence. Carried by the journalist and actress Sophie-Marie Larrouy, who baptized it with a slight impertinence, the project is simple but necessary: to travel through France and to interfere, for a few hours, in the homes of those in who never holds the microphone. There, between the discussions on rain, good weather, memories and projects, deep and existential questions slip in.
Each episode thus unfolds a story: the reality of a nurse from Hérault, the aspirations of a couple from Alsace or the daily life of a Jura herbalist who, when put end to end, draw the France of ‘today. These ten twenty-minute episodes are so many moving conversations – interspersed, raw, with some aside comments – which offer a generous journey into the France of the anonymous.
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2 – Tolerant
Passages, Louie Media
There is never only one version of the story: sometimes you just need to move the cursor – that of time, space, age or sensitivity – for the tale of the same event is transformed. Every other Wednesday, the “Passages” podcast takes hold of a memory, be it of friendship, family, war or love, and lets each of its actors tell it in their own way. This score in several voices plunges us, thanks to a careful narration and a refined aesthetic, in the meanders of subjectivity.
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There is, for example, a delicate chronicle of childhood delivered by Marina and her two deaf parents, Suzanne and Tarek, of which she was also the main interpreter. In this new series, launched in October by Charlotte Pudlowski and Maureen Wilson, the Louie Media studio reminds us of the benefits of tolerance towards others.
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3 – Decisive
Profiles, Radio Art
At the microphone, Leslie recounts how she discovered, following a DNA test, that her father was in fact her godfather, who was once her mother’s lover. Roisin, she returns on the day when she understood how the poetry of rock could be comforting, while fleeing the blows of her big brother. Gaël, finally, traces the thirteen and only days of existence of his son Roman, born prematurely and suffering from esophageal atresia.
These three stories have in common neither the plot, nor the place, nor the time. Not even the format. But they are, for sure, those strong emotional moments, those which turn an existence upside down. This is enough to link the slices of life gathered in the “Profiles” collection, proposed by Arte Radio and nourished by nuggets. Their whispered secrets, their delicate writing or their ideal soundtrack awaken in us, each time, a discreet empathy which allows us to recognize ourselves in these extraordinary stories.
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4 – Magnetic
In dangerous hollows …, Wow !
It is a sonic gem that we do not come out of unscathed. In the dangerous hollows, or the damaged wolf is the first movement of a concert-fiction in “five songs” telling in verse and alexandrines the history of each member of a family which breaks up. Author Florent Barat and composer Sébastien Schmitz, who founded the collective Wow !, in Belgium, immerse us in the emotional world of a tormented mother.
Masterfully set to music by a cappella voices taking up songs or the title of the work And you, where do you take your tears ?, this bewitching sound odyssey brings to mind the tumults of a woman’s soul. Fleeing with a crash “the grudge and hatred” which “overflows” the marriage bed, she knows loneliness and escheat and, like the wolf, wants to find her young. This first “song” – the 2020 Phonurgia Nova Awards for sound fiction – will be followed by self-portraits of the spouse and their children.
5 – Tender
The ripe age, The general post
What is left of a life? For Denise, 97, these are trinkets, postcards, a poem. Muguette, 98, keeps everything in mind and in the photo album that she browses while thinking of her ” great love “, rocked by France Culture. Patrice, 71, shares his life with his television and still wonders about his presence here since 1993. By asking the residents of La Seigneurie in Pantin, a large public Ephad in Seine-Saint-Denis, to describe their room, the artist Vincent Malone and journalist Félix Barrès unroll the thread of dense, joyful, painful or broken lives.
Their empathetic listening invites them to engage, philosophize, fight against the feeling of being “A little grain that we put somewhere … and that we forget”. After these confidences, in a joyful sound staging, trademark of the Poste Général (the podcast platform of the BETC agency), you will want to spend more time with elderly and isolated people who have so much to do. say.
The General Post. On lepostegeneral.fr/onair
6 – Sensible
Emotions, Louie Media
Louie Media’s radio nugget with 450,000 listeners is the dream companion to resist the gloom and approach 2021 with a better knowledge of oneself and of others. As the episodes go by, on self-confidence, guilt, anxiety or resilience, we find ourselves wondering what the world would be like if each of us gave an ear to this sound adventure chiseled by Cyrielle Bedu . This podcast is about emotions, that is, how an individual reacts to stimuli, but also questions the society that prioritizes them.
Each episode, from 38 to 55 minutes, is like an investigation, mixing testimonies and insights from experts. The journalist adds an extra soul to it by starting from her experience and her questions. As in the episode on “Is hypersensitivity a force?” ”, Where she asks if people moved by“ extreme empathy ”are not“ more human than others in a world that is not enough ”?
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