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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.

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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.

    78: Learning French slang with Paris Phrases

    78: Learning French slang with Paris Phrases

    Mastering a language is a lifelong endeavour, one that can be complicated by the very fluidity and ever-evolving nature of language itself. Slang and idiomatic expressions change with each generation but require an education all the same. Understanding conversational and street French, for example, is a way into understanding who the French are today and their relationship to one another. Also, it’s quite fun. Divya Bala, an Australian fashion journalist, started Paris Phrase or (Paris Phrase in English), an account on Instagram as a way of documenting the expressions she hears and learns from friends, both in personal and professional contexts. She joins me to talk about the project and how amusing the experience has been thus far.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Paris Phrase: https://www.instagram.com/parisphrase/
    Divya Bala: https://www.instagram.com/divya_bala/
    C'est chelou: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHpfjQmBJ8y/
    D'acc: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHN9qbyD5uS/

    • 34 min
    77: Behind the food - Sunday in Soho

    77: Behind the food - Sunday in Soho

    What does it take to open and run a restaurant in Paris? What about building a brand that not only reaches a wider audience but that that may be protected from the unexpected and very disruptive obstacles, from protests to health crises? Ali Terry and Isabelle Cote have taken Sunday in Soho from a canteen they thought Parisians would enjoy to a nutrition-focused subscription option and product line, building off the insight that some of the best ideas really do come from listening to your customers. The duo joins me to talk about building the business, the success of their annual Thanksgiving feasts, and the future of Sunday.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Sunday in Soho: https://www.sundayinsoho.com
    Sunday on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunday_in_soho/
    Bespoke by Sunday: https://bespokebysunday.com
    Bespoke on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bespoke_by_sunday/

    • 46 min
    76: Meet Fed By A Frenchman

    76: Meet Fed By A Frenchman

    If there’s one thing that springs to mind when it comes to French lifestyle, it’s the importance of farmer’s markets. Few places in the world can claim to rival the multitude of marchés that are both destinations and fixtures of everyday life across France. And for many, they are a source of tremendous inspiration. That was certainly the case for Amy Feezor and her husband Pierre Haberer who started Fed by a Frenchman, a playful Instagram account to document market life and explore the lessons it (and in Amy’s case, living with a Frenchman) bestows. They join me to talk about the project and what they’ve learned from one another.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Fed by a Frenchman: https://www.instagram.com/fedbyafrenchman/?hl=en

    Amy Feezor: https://www.instagram.com/amyfeezor/?hl=en

    Amy's writing work: http://www.m-dashing.com/about/

    • 40 min
    75: Black History in Paris with Kévi Donat, Le Paris Noir

    75: Black History in Paris with Kévi Donat, Le Paris Noir

    How important is travel in our lifelong education? For Kévi Donat, founder of Le Paris Noir walking tours, it’s a crucial element to understanding a place, a culture, a past, and a present and above all, builds empathy. He chronicles chronicles the city’s connection to Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States, covering critical themes from colonization and immigration to the literary, political, and artistic figures that have influenced the course of French history. And today, we talk about what sparked his work, the ongoing tensions around discussions of race and identity in France, and the books and films you can watch to foster understanding while travel is on hold.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Le Paris Noir: http://www.blackpariswalks.com/en
    Le Paris Noir Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leparisnoir/?hl=en
    Gaston Monnerville: https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/monnerville-gaston-1897-1991/
    Victor Schoelcher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Schœlcher
    Michel Zecler: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/world/europe/Michel-Zecler-france-police-video-beating.html
    Marianne et le Garçon Noir book: https://www.fayard.fr/pauvert/marianne-et-le-garcon-noir-9782720215599
    Tout Simplement Noir film: https://youtu.be/2Uk15jDnJz0
    Le Tchip podcast: https://www.instagram.com/letchippodcast/?hl=en
    Lous and the Yakuza; https://www.binge.audio/podcast/letchip/lous-and-the-yakuza-pop-sans-filtre

    • 38 min
    74: The Paris Library

    74: The Paris Library

    "The Paris Library", the new book by novelist Janet Skeslien Charles is based on the true story of the heroic librarians at The American Library in Paris during WWII who not only kept the library alive but continued making books available to soldiers and Jewish members in hiding. The story follows Odile, a bibliophile who works at the library as the Nazis march into Paris. She joins the Resistance but grapples with the consequences of the choices she makes, with her friendships, and her relationship with her family. I’m thrilled to be joined by Janet today to talk about the library’s tremendous history and the role it plays today.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    https://www.jskesliencharles.com

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Paris-Library/Janet-Skeslien-Charles/9781982134198

    The American Library in Paris: https://americanlibraryinparis.org

    Moonlight in Odessa: https://www.jskesliencharles.com/other-writing

    Janet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jskesliencharles/

    Janet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skesliencharles

    • 30 min
    73: Pamela Druckerman on Storytelling for Kids (Season 4 debut)

    73: Pamela Druckerman on Storytelling for Kids (Season 4 debut)

    Many of us can recall moments from childhood when there was nothing more appealing than being anywhere but at home. Someplace more dazzling, someplace where every day life takes on a more special sheen; someplace like Paris. That moment is captured perfectly in Paris by Phone, the new rhyming picture book for kids by today’s guest, Pamela Druckerman.

    She is the author of five books including Bringing Up Bébé, a worldwide bestseller, and writes a column about France for The New York Times. She joins me today to talk about the whimsical world and life lessons she wanted to express with this new book, the particular challenges of writing for children, and what makes Paris special for kids of all ages.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Pamela Druckerman: https://pameladruckerman.com

    Paris by Phone: https://pameladruckerman.com/paris-by-phone/

    Bringing Up Bébé: https://pameladruckerman.com/bringing-up-bebe/

    Pandemonium U: https://www.pandemoniumu.com

    My talk with Pamela: https://youtu.be/jR6wR7WDAps

    Pamela's NYT Column: https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/pamela-druckerman

    Pamela on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pameladruck

    • 37 min

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