Dave and Paul are joined by travel writer Nick Inman to discuss Sarkozy’s bizzare cigarette rant, the terrorist threat to Lyon’s swingers’ scene, depressed chefs and the merits (or not) of a mystical approach to understanding France’s culture and history.

The WB is back (while the rest of France is on strike) to mull guns at Disneyland, review Sarkozy’s new book, wave the interior minister goodbye and is joined by French food expert Rosa Jackson of LesPetitsFarcis.com who explains the wonders of French markets and why there are so many burger joints in Paris.

The WB talk Pamela Anderson following her (in no way) historic visit to France’s parliament, explain why Hollande’s latest employment plan is a con, and dip into naked art, disastrous drug trials and hidden planets.

Also we boast a bit about being a new and notable on iTunes front page.

 

Dave and Paul talk kippas (not the fish), Life on Mars, ponder why France’sfootball league is so hopelessly uncompetitive and take a peak into the Bettencourt affair and its twisted history of secret tapes, night raids on journalist offices and political intrigue.

The WB takes a look at the twisted route that has led one of France’s wealthiest and most secretive families to a very public court case involving billion of dollars of art, tax dodging, infidelity and a woman who looks like a lion, calls out the govt. for posturing on stripping terrorists of their French citizenship and takes a look at the rise and rise of French Tech entrepreneurs.

Paul rails against the FN and France’s weasel politicians, while David suggests the regional election results could be the punch in the stomach that France’s political class needs. The pod looks at France’s first Secular Day celebrations and and ponder why some people don’t get climate change science – or science full stop.

Paul and David are joined for a COP21 special by Hugh Wheelan, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Responsible Investor (www.responsible-investor.com) to talk global warming, social warriors, the Tapie affair and why cheese matters.