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Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.

French-Canadian Legacy Podcast French-Canadian Legacy Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.

    FCL News 1/19 & Lynne Levesque Preview

    FCL News 1/19 & Lynne Levesque Preview

    Melody is back with some blogs to check out and some virtual events to attend. Then Jesse lets you know about next week's guest Writer and Historian Lynne Levesque.

    News Links -

    Le Réveillon — A Look Back at Franco Holiday Celebrations - https://francomainestories.net/2021/01/04/le-reveillon/

    Montreal vaccinating homeless population - https://www.mtlblog.com/en-ca/news/montreal/montreal-will-vaccinate-the-homeless-after-reporting-over-170-cases-of-covid19

    Marie Pontonnier ~ Montreal Pioneer: The Arresting True Tale of the Strength, Perseverance and Abiding Faith of a "Mother of New France" - https://www.amazon.com/Marie-Pontonnier-Montreal-Pioneer-Perseverance/dp/1500881988

    Explore Québec City, One Virtual Tour at a Time - https://www.quebec-cite.com/en/what-to-do-quebec-city/virtual-tour

    Quebec lectures. Jan 14-17 - https://genquebec.com/fr/notre-programme

    Book Club: Hosted by Abby Paige - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/book-club-hosted-by-abby-paige-januarys-book-mill-town-reckoning-with-what-remains-by-kerri-arsenault/

    Virtual Valley Talks: “The People’s Martyr” and the Dorr Rebellion - https://www.rihs.org/event/virtual-valley-talks-the-peoples-martyr-and-the-dorr-rebellion/

    Buy Lynne's Book here - https://www.amazon.com/Jeanne-Chevalier-Fille-Roi-Story/dp/0997951605

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 8 min
    Episode 51 - Author R. Jean Mathieu

    Episode 51 - Author R. Jean Mathieu

    We think this week's episode is a good one because we don't talk to a lot of fiction authors from the west coast. R. Jean Mathieu is from California and let us know about his short story “Glâcehouse”. It's not something we'd come across normally but we're glad we did. R. Jean will talk about the inspiration of the story and about his very very interesting life.

    Learn more about R. Jean - http://www.rjeanmathieu.com/

    Grab a copy of Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters - amazon.com/gp/product/B07YW6HZQR/

    Check out his Patreon - www.patron.com/rjeanmathieu

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 22 min
    FCL News 1/5 & R. Jean Mathieu Preview

    FCL News 1/5 & R. Jean Mathieu Preview

    Melody starts off the show with some interesting blogs and an event to check out, then Mike gives a quick preview of what to look forward to next week. Then it's bonus question time with Jesse and next week's guest R. Jean Mathieu.

    News Links -
    An Attempt at a French-Canadian "Colony" in South Carolina - http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-attempt-at-french-canadian-colony-in.html

    The Flying Canoe Is A 19th Century French-Canadian Acid Trip....And We Love it! - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/the-flying-canoe-is-a-19th-century-french-canadian-acid-trip-and-we-love-it

    The Moderna Vaccine Has Arrived In Quebec & Officials Plan To 'Accelerate' Vaccinations - https://www.mtlblog.com/en-ca/news/montreal/the-moderna-vaccine-has-arrived-in-quebec-officials-plan-to-accelerate-vaccinations

    Virtual Valley Talks — History All Around Us: King Philip’s War - https://www.rihs.org/event/virtual-valley-talks-history-all-around-us-king-philips-war/

    Learn more about R. Jean Mathieu - http://www.rjeanmathieu.com/

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 8 min
    2020 News Wrap Up

    2020 News Wrap Up

    Melody is back to put a bow on 2020. She picks her favorite blogs, podcasts and even talks about some events that tried to distract us from the dumpster fire that was 2020. Just a note, Melody mentions Patrick's book was published but it won't be released until January but you can pre-order it below!!

    Ma famille canadienne-française / My French-Canadian Family - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/

    Moderne Francos Blog - https://modernefrancos.com/

    Pre-Order Patrick's Book - https://www.amazon.com/John-F-Kennedy-Politics-Faith/dp/070063049X

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 6 min
    Episode 50 - Christmas Stories

    Episode 50 - Christmas Stories

    Grab a slice of Pork Pie and sit down by the Yule Log and listen to some stories of how previous and future guests celebrate the holidays. You'll hear stories from New England, Quebec and Louisiana. Special thanks to Nathalie Hirte, Taalib Auguste, Jean-Phillipe L'Étoile and Robert Perreault for talking to us!

    Learn more about LACréole Show - https://creoleshow.com/

    Learn more about the Franco-American Centre - https://www.facnh.com/

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 45 min
    Episode 49: Maine Speaker of the House of Representative Ryan Fecteau

    Episode 49: Maine Speaker of the House of Representative Ryan Fecteau

    This week we're honored to be joined by Maine's youngest and first openly gay Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ryan Fecteau. Ryan is a proud Franco-America and he'll talk about growing up in Biddeford and how politics became part of his life. We hope you enjoy this special episode.

    Follow Representative Fecteau on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpeakerFecteau

    Maine just elected the nation's youngest House speaker - https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/politics/maine-youngest-house-speaker-elected/index.html

    Representative Ryan M. Fecteau - https://www.maine.gov/legis/housedems/fecteaur/index.html

    Ryan's Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Fecteau

    Biddeford Mills Museum - http://www.biddefordmillsmuseum.org/index.html

    Biddeford Mills Museum Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/biddefordmillsmuseum/

    Heart of Biddeford - https://heartofbiddeford.org/

    Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast

    You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

CornyPorn ,

Our culture shall survive.

This is a great way to learn more about the culture I hold so dear to my heart.
Keep it up my friends, keep it up.

DALinMA ,

Good Guests

I learn a lot with every episode. Keep those great guests coming! Lise Pelletier was particularly interesting. I’m half Québécois and half Acadian. I didn’t know much about that Acadian side until the episode with Lise.

Thundersaunt ,

Bingeing on it!

My BFF showed me how to find podcasts and I’d heard so much about this one, I downloaded all episodes at once. The good part? I binged out on them. The bad? I’m not terribly good at waiting for the next episode. The 4 minute teasers are a yummy torture for what’s to come! Can not wait for more episodes! Who knew there were so many cool and interesting people in the Franco community?!

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