36 episodes

Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes are watching “A French Village,” about the Nazi occupation of a small town in France. While the show first aired in France in 2009 (and ran through 2017), it's finding a new audience in the United States now that’s it been released on Amazon Prime. If you love the show, you’ll love this podcast. If you don’t know the show, you’ll still love this podcast.

A French Village Podcast with Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes The Bulwark

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 426 Ratings

Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes are watching “A French Village,” about the Nazi occupation of a small town in France. While the show first aired in France in 2009 (and ran through 2017), it's finding a new audience in the United States now that’s it been released on Amazon Prime. If you love the show, you’ll love this podcast. If you don’t know the show, you’ll still love this podcast.

    S7: Episode 35: A French Village Christmas! (Part 1)

    S7: Episode 35: A French Village Christmas! (Part 1)

    Part 1 of Sarah and Ben getting a special visit from members of The French Village cast, Marie Kremer (Lucienne) and Constance Dolle (Suzanne), as well as Showrunner Emmanuel Dauce. Taped in-studio with translator Eve Gaumond.


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    • 43 min
    S7: Episode 36: A French Village Christmas! (Part 2)

    S7: Episode 36: A French Village Christmas! (Part 2)

    Part 2 of Sarah and Ben getting a special visit from members of The French Village cast, Marie Kremer (Lucienne) and Constance Dolle (Suzanne), as well as Showrunner Emmanuel Dauce. Taped in-studio with translator Eve Gaumond.


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    • 49 min
    S7: Episode 34: Fin (Season 7, Episodes 4-6)

    S7: Episode 34: Fin (Season 7, Episodes 4-6)

    Sarah and Ben close out A French Village podcast with the final episode (Season 7, Episodes 4-6).


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    S7: Episode 33: The End is Nigh (Season 7, Episodes 1-3)

    S7: Episode 33: The End is Nigh (Season 7, Episodes 1-3)

    Sarah and Ben discuss the first half of season 7, episodes 1-3


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    • 54 min
    S6: Episode 32: Season 6 Finale - Legal Purge (Season 6, Episodes 4, 5, & 6)

    S6: Episode 32: Season 6 Finale - Legal Purge (Season 6, Episodes 4, 5, & 6)

    Ben and Sarah wrap up Season 6 with the final 3 episodes.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S6: Episode 31: Season 6 (Episodes 1, 2, & 3)

    S6: Episode 31: Season 6 (Episodes 1, 2, & 3)

    Sarah and Ben discuss season 6, episodes 1, 2, & 3.


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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Quiet.1 ,

A French Village

Excellent! The podcast completely enhances my viewing of the show. Ben is too hard on Lucienne!

Hardcore library aficionado ,

Bulwark Listener

After hearing various hosts speak about A French Village during Covid, I have finally started watching the tv show and listening to the podcast. The podcast provides historical context, especially from Benjamin Wittes. Not sure why the podcast, starting in Season 3 is so difficult to access—I suspect it’s a cost issue—but I sure wish the Bulwark would respond to Bulwark queries about this issue. I treasure Sarah Longwell’s creation of this podcast, and in 10 years when her kids are older, I’m sure she’ll respond to our social media comments. 💙🙏🏼🗳️

PBGV4CSI ,

A French Village

Wow! I have no idea where this has been hiding, but it popped up with the Bulwark podcasts I’ve been listening to for a while now. This show is it ew, but I’m hooked so far. Sorry to hear further seasons are on another streaming source. Ugh.

Anyway, it’s super great to hear you two, each with individual interpretations and views. I’m a huge fan of historical novels and TV and theater period dramas. I’m a sustainer on PBS where Masterpiece has a great selection of intelligent and character driven series like Annika (modern times), Call the Midwife (50s into 60s), Endeavor/Lewis/Morse (60s-20th century) and a very long list of quality viewing. My favorite streaming sources are BritBox and Acorn. Since this show is over, I’d love to recommend a couple of similar WWII dramas - Line of Demarcation which takes place in a German village that is divided by a new line drawn dividing Germany between the Americans/Allies and the Russians. Powerful and gripping. Then there is the serious, but quieter-on-the-surface Foyles War, a detective story set in SE England during the war. Micheal Kitchen is superb as a Detective Inspector in charge of crime solving in wartime. Binge worthy!

Now, back to A French Village! Thank you.

From a big Bulwark fan.

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