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Tous métis
Tous métis

Sounds & podcasts

A podcast series created in partnership with Slate magazine.


Néandertal au quotidien (The everyday life of a Neanderthal)

Neanderthals came into being some 350,000 years ago and died out 30,000 years ago. How did they live? What did they eat? How did they manage to survive in a hostile environment? How did they adapt to their environment? Modern scientists are providing surprising and enlightening answers to these questions: our distant cousins were sometimes vegetarians, used natural antibiotics and enjoyed oysters.

Néandertal, un être social (Neanderthal, a social being)

Like us, Neanderthals were social beings, with their own forms of organisation, rules, customs and relationships between individuals. What were their taboos? Their rites?

Néandertal, l’ADN a parlé (Neanderthal, the DNA has spoken)

What can genetics tell us about Neanderthals? Over the past ten years or so, the development of Paleogenetics has provided access to the gene pools of extinct species, especially Neanderthals. We now know that we share between 1 and 4% of our genome (non-African populations) with this distant cousin!

Nous et les autres (Us and them)

Ce qu'est le racisme au quotidien (What everyday racism really is)

Welcome to the daily life of a black woman, for whom racism is an issue all day, every day, in both the private and public spheres.

A podcast in French by Émeline Amétis, produced by Alexandre Mognol.

Comment le racisme vous dépossède de vous-même (How racism robs you of yourself)

Victims of racism are reduced to their hair, body or an object and transformed by the gaze of others. That’s what American novelist Toni Morrison highlighted in 1975, when she explained, at a conference in Portland on Black Studies, that the function of racism, the main function, is distraction: it keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining over and over again, your reason for being.

Emeline Amétis spoke with Nadia, a university student, who suddenly found herself sidelined due to the colour of her skin, singled out by the professor, who could only see the fact she wasn’t white, oblivious to her first name and her status as a student and a learner.

A podcast in French by Émeline Amétis, produced by Alexandre Mognol.

Le racisme, un mensonge scientifique (Racism, a scientific lie)

At the exhibition on racism at the Musée de l’Homme, we can read that we all belong to the same species, Homo sapiens: “biological homogeneous because 200,000 years is not enough time to produce major differences between groups of individuals. Two individuals are 99.9% identical in their genomes. There are nearly as many genetic differences between two people from the same village in Europe as there are between someone from Europe and someone from Africa, or someone from Africa and someone from Asia.”

A podcast in French by Émeline Amétis, produced by Alexandre Mognol.

Us and them: music to discover each other

Do you like music? From the career path of Nina Simone, who wanted to be a classical pianist in segregated America, to French-Columbian rapper Rocca who splits his time between Bogota and Paris, not to mention Akli Yahiatene and Alan Lomax, discover some unique stories that say something about the workings of the world.

15 stories, 15 musical careers in harmony with the themes addressed throughout the exhibition Nous et les Autres, des préjugés au racisme (Us and them, from prejudice to racism).


A partnership with the Médiathèque musicale de Paris (Paris musical media library)