Radio France FIP – adore the diversity

In the beginning just another tool in my ‘learn French’ kit, FIP became the everyday accessory for instant inspiration

The moment I decided to tackle (re)learning French, I knew that listening to radio was going to be one of the best and most effective ways of making progress. Secret weapon #1 has been my Kindle, and that needed a sidekick. Something I could use at work without being invasive. Now, one year and a half into this project, I’m not sure what were my first options in terms of radio stations. But I know where I stopped searching.

France Info is verbose. France Musique is often times pretentious. FIP is rebellious. Against time, lyrics, genre and roots. Continue reading


Musical training improves brain functions

A study made on people that had musical training revealed that they can rewire their brain in order to improve memory.

Twenty students had been selected for this experiment: ten of them had no musical training, while the other half took lessons from an early age. It was pointed out that in the latter group there were no professional musicians or people considered as gifted. Continue reading