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
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Great insights into French history
I am French and living abroad. I love to listen to this podcast to learn/relearn about my country history. This podcast goes into details and is a great complement to any french history studies.
If you are planning for holidays in France this podcast will give you some detailed background and anecdotes that will make your holidays much enjoyable.
OK. You had me at Beziers. A small city on the South West of France I know slightly.
I have heard only your first podcast, a latecomer from David Crowther’s History of England.
But your introduction, comfortably casual yet erudite, makes me believe I am embarking on an intriguing series of lectures.
And you were in New Orleans, my favourite US City.
I think I am hooked already.
Great podcast thoroughly enjoying it 👌