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A weekly history podcast that will cover France from 3 million years ago to present. Presented by Gary Girod, with contributions by numerous scholars.

The French History Podcast Gary Girod

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    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

A weekly history podcast that will cover France from 3 million years ago to present. Presented by Gary Girod, with contributions by numerous scholars.

    The Political Philosophy of Terror as read by Mickey Mouse

    The Political Philosophy of Terror as read by Mickey Mouse

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    • 18 min
    Political Crisis in Racine’s “Phèdre” by Ainan Liu

    Political Crisis in Racine’s “Phèdre” by Ainan Liu

    Gary: Today’s special episode is by Ainan Liu. Ainan is a PhD candidate from the French and Italian Department at Princeton University. His research interest lies in French theater in the early modern period. His current work focuses on 17th century playwright Jean Racine’s tragedies, in particular the reinvention of his classical sources. Today Ainan […]

    • 21 min
    The Art of Death by Dr. Kaylee Alexander

    The Art of Death by Dr. Kaylee Alexander

    Gary Girod: Today’s special episode is by Dr. Kaylee Alexander. Dr. Alexander earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, having defended her dissertation in February of 2021. Specializing primarily in nineteenth-century visual culture, Kaylee’s research interests include funerary material culture and the cultural economics of death […]

    • 23 min
    53 – The Kingdom of God

    53 – The Kingdom of God

    Gary: Quick announcement before we start the episode. The Intelligent Speech Conference is back. This April 24th top history podcasters like the History of England, Ben Franklin’s World, Wittenberg to Westphalia and others will deliver educational talks. Sign up for just $20 for 24 hours of content spread across four different streams. Interact with your favorite hosts […]

    • 21 min
    52 – Charlemagne’s War Machine

    52 – Charlemagne’s War Machine

    Quick announcement before we start the episode. The Intelligent Speech Conference is back. This April 24th top history podcasters like the History of England, Ben Franklin’s World, Wittenberg to Westphalia and others will deliver educational talks. Sign up for just $20 for 24 hours of content spread across four different streams. Interact with your favorite […]

    • 23 min
    Vaux-le-Vicomte: Power, Greed, Corruption and Versailles by Sophie Higgerson

    Vaux-le-Vicomte: Power, Greed, Corruption and Versailles by Sophie Higgerson

    Gary: Today’s special episode is by Sophie Higgerson. Sophie is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. Her research focuses primarily on the architecture and urbanism of French and German border spaces, socio-political identity in aesthetic movements, and critical heritage studies. She has previously held internships at the École Nationale […]

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

IndigoRaven Rock ,

French History

I just started listening to this podcast and really enjoy it. It’s interesting and easy to follow. I am so delighted there are so many more episodes to listen to!

Dylan_Rodrigues ,

Absolutely fantastic!

This product is extremely well produced, researched and presented. The host, unlike most history podcasts, is an academic historian and brings this perspective into the material. He also connects a lot of French history to recent times, which I found interesting, but YMMV. He also provides a lot of interesting information about an important country on that world stage. Frankly, I'm surprised no one has made a French history podcast before.
Anyways, definitely worth listening to this podcast! One of the best new podcasts of 2019.

melissajayne80 ,

Excellent

An excellent podcast with good production value.

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