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Join friends Kate Walker and Catherine Roehre as they chat, laugh, and learn together in Europhile - a podcast encompassing Europe and its appeal, cultural nuances, lifestyles, histories, figures, and any other topic that sparks their interest! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/europhile/support

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Join friends Kate Walker and Catherine Roehre as they chat, laugh, and learn together in Europhile - a podcast encompassing Europe and its appeal, cultural nuances, lifestyles, histories, figures, and any other topic that sparks their interest! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/europhile/support

    Episode 97- Germany - the Illuminati

    Episode 97- Germany - the Illuminati

    Coucou everyone!



    Ok yes we are all aware of the conspiracy theories and have probably seen/read The DaVinci Code...but do you know the real history behind the Illuminati? Started in the 18th century by an anti-establishment perfectionist, the Illuminati was a secret society that was almost forgotten, until the counter-culture of the 1960's brought it back and completely changed its image. Then let's pivot into something equally silly...medieval German divorce by combat...yikes!



    Main topic sources:

    Johann Adam Weishaupt: The Founder of the Illuminati

    What is the Illuminati conspiracy theory?

    Illuminati - Britannica

    The TRUTH About the Illuminati | COLOSSAL MYSTERIES

    The Eye of Providence: The symbol with a secret meaning?

    9 questions about the Illuminati you were too afraid to ask



    Mini topic sources:





    Kate's recommendation: ⁠Hermanas Housing

    Catherine's recommendation: @behindthemoons TikTok

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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 42 min
    Episode 96 - France - Moulin Rouge! (2001)

    Episode 96 - France - Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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    There was a boyyyyy...A very strange enchanted boy that went to the Moulin Rouge and got his life turned upside down. In Part II of our Moulin Rouge Series, we discuss the film Moulin Rouge! (2001) directed by Baz Luhrmann starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. This film is a delight for the senses and we explore some facts and our personal feelings about this film. So grab yourself an absinthe if you can-can-can!!



    Main topic sources:

    IMDB Facts

    Cinema Blend: Moulin Rouge: 11 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Baz Luhrmann Movie

    Mental Floss: 15 Things You Might Not Know About Moulin Rouge!



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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 54 min
    Episode 95 - France - The Moulin Rouge

    Episode 95 - France - The Moulin Rouge

    Coucou everyone!



    Can you cancan?? Join us this week as we cancan into the history of thee Moulin Rouge! From the the famous and infamous history, we dive into why the Moulin Rouge remains famous to this day. Cat then tells us about the humble origins of the French staple, the beret. So allons-y and hike up your petty coat to go to the Moulin Rouge!



    Hint: there will be a part deux!



    Main topic sources:

    The Grunge: The Untold Truth of the Moulin Rouge

    Moulin Rouge: Joseph Oller

    The Guardian: Painting the Town Rouge

    Best France Forever: The Kiss that Caused a Riot

    Come to Paris: History of the French Cancan

    Messy Nessy Chic: The Forgotten Elephant of the Moulin Rouge Garden Party

    Brittannica: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    Open Letters Monthly: Turning Points: Jane Avril in Paris

    Moulin Rouge: La Goulue



    Mini topic sources:

    History of the Beret

    THE SURPRISING HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM OF THE FRENCH BERET

    Beret wiki



    Kate's recommendation: Allie Goodbun Tiktok, dancer at the Moulin Rouge

    Catherine's recommendation: @davidlarbi TikTok

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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 49 min
    Episode 94 - France - Van Cleef & Arpels with Emma McDonnell

    Episode 94 - France - Van Cleef & Arpels with Emma McDonnell

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    We are so happy to present an episode of Laune x Europhile! Our friend Emma McDonnell is known for her excellent taste showcased in her creative endeavor, Laune. Laune is the place where Emma is able to compile thoughts, recommendations, conversations with interesting people - it’s inspiring in every sense of the word! This week Emma was able to come on the podcast to share the history of Van Cleef & Arpels (another example of Emma’s exceptional taste). Do you know what an Alhambra is???



    Check out Emma's site Laune and her Instagram!



    Emma's recommendation: Sisi: Austrian Empress (2021) on Amazon Prime



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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 27 min
    Episode 93 - Europe - Women Pirates

    Episode 93 - Europe - Women Pirates

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    Yo hooooo, alllll handsssss, hoist the colorssss hiiigh...come with us all over Europe as we learn about several women pirates! Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Jeanne de Clisson, and Charlotte de Berry were all baddies who we wouldn't want to get mixed up with. Then, Kate tells Catherine all about Salvador Dalí and venereal disease... :)



    Main topic sources:

    The lies and legend of Anne Bonny

    Anne Bonny wiki

    The pirate who disguised herself as a man

    Mary Read wiki

    Jeanne de Clisson: the Lioness of Brittany

    Jeanne de Clisson wiki

    Charlotte de Berry wiki



    Mini topic sources:

    American Journal of Psychiatry: Dalí (1904–1989): Psychoanalysis and Pictorial Surrealism



    Kate's recommendation: Yali Çapkini (2023)

    Catherine's recommendation: Find Me by Andre Aciman

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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 47 min
    Episode 92 - France - History of the Michelin Guide

    Episode 92 - France - History of the Michelin Guide

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    From bike tires to the most prestigious culinary rating institution, Michelin has a foundation that starts small and grows to be monumentally influential worldwide. And who exactly is Bibendum??? We then take a fashionable jaunt to discuss how the Marinière became synonymous with the typical french stereotype. So allons-y, off to France we go!



    Main topic sources:

    Michelin Guide: History of the Michelin Guide

    Britannica: Michelin

    Michelin: History of the Michelin Man Mascot

    Wiki: Michelin Guide



    Mini topic sources:

    La Marinière: an Iconic & Historic French Fashion Staple

    ⁠Marinière wiki



    Kate's recommendation: Irish folk band, Amble

    Catherine's recommendation: "Good Material," by Dolly Alderton

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    Cover art and logo by Kate Walker

    Mixed and edited by Catherine Roehre

    Theme song by Lumehill

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

shainarosee ,

My new ‘around the water cooler’ listen

Not only am I learning about artists, mythology, and bizarre euro facts that I never knew, but this duo makes it feel like I’m sharing gossip around the water cooler with old pals - even though we’re in quar + the gossip is about historical figures. A must listen. 🥳

chuzzz ,

10’s across the board 💯

Such a great podcast! I really enjoy listening to it in my morning commute. Topics are always fun and interesting. Keep it up Kate and Cat!

Arsene's Arsenal ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

During what feels like a never ending cycle of bad news/current events, this podcast offers a fun, light hearted reprieve from the daily grind as two friends dig into all things European (now and then). Kate and Cat offer a nice mix between cold, hard facts and fun personal stories/opinions..def worth a listen!

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