RFI The Sound Kitchen

The Sound Kitchen

Music, interviews, quirky listener essays ... you never know what you'll be served up on the Sound Kitchen where Susan Owensby is cooking. And remember, you can find the Sound Kitchen on Facebook.
Weekly English France TV & Film
243 Episodes
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Senegal’s 'slick goal'

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Africa Cup of Nations. There’s “The Listener’s Corner”, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and enjoy!  Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound…
17 Feb 24 min

France and the Academy Awards

Happy World Radio Day! Today we’ll celebrate WRD with your greetings and thoughts. There’s the answer to the question about France’s film submission to the Academy Awards, “The Listener’s Corner”, and Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that and the new quiz question too, so click on the “Play” button…
10 Feb 43 min

Belgium’s full plate

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about Belgium and the EU presidency. There’s “On This Day”, “The Listener’s Corner”, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, and Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that and the new quiz question too, so click on the “Play” button…
3 Feb 24 min

Words words words…

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about COP 28. We’ll travel to a 250-year-old festival in Japan, hear your answers to the bonus question on “The Listener’s Corner”, and enjoy a twist on music by Chopin on “Music from Erwan”. All that and…
27 Jan 25 min

Olympics on the Seine

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Opening Ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. There’s “On This Day” and “The Listener’s Corner”, loads of great music, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and…
20 Jan 22 min

France’s most prestigious journalism prize

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the French investigative reporter Albert Londres. There’s listener news and “The Listener’s Corner”, loads of great music, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and enjoy!  Hello everyone! Welcome…
13 Jan 20 min

Nobel Peace Prize winner runs for office

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There’s “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, loads of great music, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play”…
6 Jan 32 min

There’s Music in the Kitchen, No 32

This week on The Sound Kitchen, a special treat: RFI English listener’s musical requests. Just click on the “Play” button above and enjoy! Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly podcast, published every Saturday. This week, you’ll hear musical requests from your fellow listeners Debashis Gope from West Bengal,…
30 Dec 2023 15 min

Merry Christmas!

This week on The Sound Kitchen, there’s a special Christmas program from us to you.  Just click on the “Play” button above and enjoy! Hello everyone! Merry Christmas!Here’s what you heard on this week’s program: “Young at Heart” by Johnny Richards and Carolyn Leigh, sung by Jimmy Durante; the anonymous…
23 Dec 2023 9 min

Water, water, everywhere …

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the record-breaking floods in northern France. There’s “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above…
16 Dec 2023 35 min

The one and only official Swedish dictionary hits the shelves

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Swedish Academy. There’s interesting information about building with bamboo, “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and…
10 Dec 2023 27 min

Is a brutal former warlord in Liberia a 'king-maker'?

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about Liberia’s presidential elections. There’s “The Listener’s Corner”, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and enjoy!  Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly…
2 Dec 2023 20 min

A sea change in Poland?

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the mid-October elections in Poland. There’s “The Listener’s Corner”, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, so click on the “Play” button above and enjoy!  Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound…
25 Nov 2023 26 min

Mongolia and France team up

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the French / Mongolian joint venture. There’s a moment of nostalgia in store for you, “The Listener’s Corner” and “Ollia’s Happy Moment” with Ollia Horton, and Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that, and the new…
18 Nov 2023 30 min

'This I Believe': what makes a great photograph

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear a “This I Believe” essay from photograph collector, curator, and consultant WM Hunt. Just click on the “Play” button above and enjoy! Hello everyone! Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly podcast, published every Saturday. This week, you’ll hear the thoughts of WM…
11 Nov 2023 11 min

Deciphering Ancient Egypt’s hieroglyphics

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the French linguist Jean-François Champollion. There are reflections on keeping time, “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, and Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that, and the new quiz question, too, so click on the “Play”…
4 Nov 2023 24 min

Two-time champions Australia stay two-time champions

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about Australia and the Rugby World Cup 2023. There’s a scary Halloween interlude, “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, and Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that, and the new quiz question, too, so click on the…
28 Oct 2023 25 min

Roman monuments in southern French cities

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the French city close to Nîmes. We’ll welcome new RFI Listeners Club members, hear your answers to the bonus question on “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, and plenty of good music. All that, and the…
21 Oct 2023 22 min

Trade between Bangladesh and France on the rise

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about trade between Bangladesh and France. There’s “On This Day”, “The Listener’s Corner” with Paul Myers, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”, and of course, the new quiz question, too, so click on the “Play” button above and…
14 Oct 2023 26 min

African infused London-based jazz

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Balimaya Project. There’s a look at how an 104-year-old woman just broke a world record, Ollia Horton’s “Happy Moment”, and of course, Erwan Rome’s “Music from Erwan”. All that, and the new quiz question, too,…
7 Oct 2023 24 min
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