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In a country like France, where tradition reigns supreme, even a suggestion of change or newness has long been met with scepticism by locals. This is no longer the case, offers writer and adopted Parisian Lindsey Tramuta in The New Paris podcast, a side dish to her bestselling book “The New Paris”. Here with an assortment of other local experts, she takes a closer look at the people, places and ideas that are changing the fabric of the storied French capital.

The New Paris Podcast Lindsey Tramuta

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In a country like France, where tradition reigns supreme, even a suggestion of change or newness has long been met with scepticism by locals. This is no longer the case, offers writer and adopted Parisian Lindsey Tramuta in The New Paris podcast, a side dish to her bestselling book “The New Paris”. Here with an assortment of other local experts, she takes a closer look at the people, places and ideas that are changing the fabric of the storied French capital.

    63: Running for Good with Liz Warner

    63: Running for Good with Liz Warner

    There are many different ways to be an advocate and support causes you believe in. For Liz Warner, an American in Paris, her advocacy goes hand in hand with her passion for running. She’s the founder of Run to Reach, a fundraising campaign that involved running marathons around the world to raise money for women’s organizations in local communities. Beyond the initial mission, the project aims to empower every runner to influence change by connecting locally with the places they run. On this episode, Liz talks about the catalyst for Run to Reach, where she ran, and where she runs in Paris-- in the moments she isn’t on the road.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Run to Reach: http://runtoreach.com/
    Beirut explosion: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/09/world/middleeast/beirut-explosion.html
    About the women's organizations: http://runtoreach.com/organizations/
    Liz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runtoreach/

    • 30 min
    62: On “The Margot Affair” with Sanaë Lemoine

    62: On “The Margot Affair” with Sanaë Lemoine

    I’ve been doing a lot of reading this summer and was delighted to discover the work of Sanaë Lemoine, a first-time novelist. Her book, “The Margot Affair”, was an editor’s choice by The New York Times shortly after it was released in June for its “lush, lyrical prose that perfectly captures the heightened emotion and confusion of being a young woman with a bruised heart and limited experience”. The book follows Margot Louve, the secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress as she drops this startling revelation that will shatter her family. It asks us all to consider how we would handle being part of a hidden family and how one decision can change the course of our lives. I’m thrilled to be joined by the author to talk about her process, the book’s inspiration, and her own journey from Paris to Australia to America, a few other places in between.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Buy “The Margot Affair” https://bookshop.org/a/3892/9781984854438
    Sanaë Lemoine’s work: https://www.sanaelemoine.com/
    NYT book review: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/books/review-margot-affair-sanae-lemoine.html
    Mitterand affair: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/books/in-francois-mitterrand-letters-an-intimate-portrait-of-the-other-woman.html
    Recipe from the book: https://smittenkitchen.com/2020/08/mathildes-tomato-tart/

    • 36 min
    61: Bringing Bourbon to France with Two Worlds Whiskey

    61: Bringing Bourbon to France with Two Worlds Whiskey

    I met today's guest 3 years ago this month, in Washington DC. I was in town to give a talk about The New Paris for Pineapple DC, a culinary-centric collective for women; women who work in food and beverage, are passionate about it, or have hopes of working in the industry. That’s where I met Ashley Donahey, a cocktails and spirits lover who was then considering a shift from her work in the U.S. State Department and into the world of booze. Two Worlds Whiskey, a bourbon brand she launched in April, is winning awards and a whole host of whiskey fans. On this episode, we'll be talking about her family connection to whiskey, why it’s the right time to bring this brand into the French market, and why the French are the right audience for bourbon.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Pineapple Collaborative: https://www.pineapplecollaborative.com/
    Two Worlds Whiskey: www.twoworldswhiskey.com
    La Maison du Whiskey: https://www.whisky.fr/en/
    (Book): Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage https://bookshop.org/a/3892/9780813141657

    Plus, my story about Two Worlds Whiskey for Fortune: https://fortune.com/2020/04/05/bourbon-whiskey-french-coronavirus/

    • 43 min
    60: A discussion about The New Parisienne

    60: A discussion about The New Parisienne

    On July 7, my second book, The New Parisienne, was finally released into the world. I’ve been delighted to participate in a number of virtual talks, including the hour with author Thomas Chatterton Williams as part of The American Library in Paris’s author program. That’s the conversation you’ll discover in this episode-- I hope both the book and this exchange inspires discussions in your own circles.

    Mentioned in this episode/Additional links:
    The New Parisienne book, order now! www.thenewparisienne.com
    This discussion on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPQ24MqB7mo&t=231s
    Vogue review: https://www.vogue.com/article/lindsey-tramuta-the-new-parisienne
    The Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/02/myth-white-parisienne-is-being-challenged-lindsey-tramuta-alice-pfeiffer-and-aissa-maiga

    • 57 min
    59: On France's Racial Justice Movement

    59: On France's Racial Justice Movement

    The last several weeks have felt like a sea change for much of the world. The fight for social and racial justice in America has awakened minds across the world, including in France where antiracist activists are being heard in a new way. What happens in Minneapolis, New York City, Atlanta, and towns big and small across the United States, matters to the world because the systemic hate is the same. The efforts to curtail miscarriages of justice are the same. Police brutality and unchecked power are also shared pains. In this episode, I highlight how the movement has erupted in Paris and what this might finally mean for the taboo discussion around race in France.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Jenna Wortham for the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/sunday-review/black-lives-matter-protests-floyd.html

    Rokhaya Diallo's Al Jazeera op-ed: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/france-denial-racism-police-brutality-200609133104476.html

    George Floyd Protests Stir a Difficult Debate on Race in France https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/16/world/europe/france-race-george-floyd.html

    Interview with me and Rokhaya Diallo, moderated by Pamela Druckerman https://youtu.be/jR6wR7WDAps

    Pre-order "The New Parisienne": https://www.thenewparisienne.com/

    • 7 min
    58: Disability rights and accessibility in Paris

    58: Disability rights and accessibility in Paris

    France considers itself the birthplace of human rights and yet many of the country's policies when it comes to the disabled population are severely lacking. This is one of the themes discussed with today's guest, Marina Carlos, a 31 year-old French-Portuguese disability rights' advocate. For the last several years, she's been creating French and English content around ableism, accessibility, and media representation of disabled people. Her self-published book ""I'll figure it out: How Ableism Impacts Disabled People's Lives" will be released this summer. She joins me to talk about how the pandemic has amplified ableism and what needs to happen for Paris to become a more accessible city.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Marina Carlos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarinaCpom
    Marina Carlos on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinacpom/
    Marina and her book: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_KPS3Gp0eJ/
    Background on ableism: https://www.nccj.org/ableism
    Ableism and the pandemic: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/opinion/coronavirus-disabled-health-care.html

    • 28 min

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