Religions: our podcast ideas to discover

With more than one in three Internet users (17 million French people) who say they listen to at least one episode per month, the podcast is becoming an essential medium in France. In the midst of a booming market, audio series on religions seem to be making a name for themselves.

Latest proof: the surprising success of certain Muslim podcasts, which rose to the top of the rankings on listening platforms during the month of Ramadan 2022, in April. Some Christian podcasts, which have experienced significant growth since the first confinement, also bring together thousands, even tens of thousands of listeners.

On the occasion of Paris podcast festival 2022, which opens on Thursday October 20 and will last until Sunday October 23, here is a (non-exhaustive) selection of podcasts on religions. Faced with the breadth of the available offer, we have chosen to focus on “native” podcasts, i.e. created specifically for digital, as well as on the main religions in France, effectively excluding (very) numerous podcasts of secular spiritualities and personal development. Feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments!


It’s hard to choose from the myriad of Christian podcasts. It all depends on the desired goal.

Listeners in search of pedagogyguided by the desire to deepen their knowledge of tradition and sacred texts, will be able to use the series “Off the Biblical”, fueled by the Vendée priest François Bessonnet. Through episodes of about twenty minutes, its author, sometimes accompanied by guests, dissects passages from the Old and New Testaments in an approach that is certainly Catholic, but also literary and historical. His sense of pedagogy and his passion for the Bible will seduce believers and unbelievers alike.

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Likewise, with ” At the beginning », carried out by the French Biblical Alliance (ecumenical network), listeners will find a good entry point into the biblical text, “through personal stories that enamel it”. The series is carried by real efforts of realization and narration, which make the text “live”.

In addition, we can cite the podcast of Father Jean-Philippe Fabre and that of Father Eric Morin, who both teach at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris: ” Listening to the speech “ and « Baladomelia ». If, by their approach and their vocabulary, these podcasts are aimed above all at Catholics anxious to deepen the texts read on Sunday at Mass, they can interest listeners simply wishing to enrich their knowledge.

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