Simon Badinter: the only French guy on American radio

I interviewed Simon Badinter, who is a really friendly French guy (originally from Paris), and is fluent enough in English to host a radio show every Sunday night on WGN Radio in Chicago. He's the only French person on American radio, and he's pretty excited about it.

I talked to him about how he learned English, what it's like to be totally bilingual, and how he got into radio. He also likes the US and Chicago, which is nice, especially because I've heard that French people aren't too crazy about the US. I'd also like to note that I was trying not to laugh, which is why you'll sometimes hear me snicker quietly :D

You can listen to the interview at this link (mp3 file).


ben gerid said...

glad i saw this on ChiTownRadio
good stuff

tho i hear his accent may not be real and this is all an act

Margaret Larkin said...

His accent is for real--he's really French. Nothing he's doing is an act--he's not a phony at all.

Anonymous said...

Great interview. He's much more down to earth than when he's on the air.

Margaret Larkin said...

He's a friendly guy and seems easy to talk to. Too bad I was shooting questions at him :D