By Kruti Fayot – A new monthly show focusing on the reality of expats and businesses in Provence

Whether you are a student, retiree, trailing spouse, working parent, or creative soul looking for a better quality of life, this show offers a place of resource with authentic conversations (and generous doses of inspiration) with people from all walks of life that are aspiring to not only survive, but SHINE in Provence. This new podcast & radio show available online and on WRP, speaks to not only English-speaking Expats & “Frenchpats” about their real lives, challenges and wins but also organizations and businesses here that affect the lives of all who call Provence their home.

Episode 2 : The Brave and the Crazy

Like the title describes, this episode speaks with people who have been left everything to pursue their dream country life in Provence. 

Hear interviews with Ashley Tinker, creator of @CuriousProvence, who moved to Mollégès in the Alpilles region 9 years ago with her British partner. With no real job, home or friends, their story is riveting and nerve-wrecking! As well as Rudy Giuseppi, a French man living near Manosque in the Alpes-Haute Provence who convinced his Irish partner to move with him to Provence just before Covid. The interview includes an interesting chat about love at first sight, snakes, scorpions, and faux pas in France. If you’re looking for real insight into life in France as well as laughter, you won’t be disappointed!

Episode 2

In the first episode we get an introduction to rose-tinted Provence through a different lens: SCIENCE.
The host Kruti Mawani Fayot, figured out that it’s not just the sun or wine that pulls people towards moving to Provence, but rather how science plays an important role in being one of the reasons why people gravitate here in search for a better quality of life. Speaking with Agathe Mattei, the regional coordinator of Fete de la Science, Laban Coblentz, Communications Director of ITER, Romain Bourgue, a special volunteer with Les Petits Débrouillards & officer at ITER and best of the all, the one that it all boils down to, Maxim, a 10-year-old science lover who will validate whether or not what the big organizations are trying to do hold weight. 

Episode 1