30 episodes

French history podcast, by a Frenchman. Learn all about France's history: Charlemagne, The Hundred Years’ War, Jeanne d’Arc, New France, Louis XIV, the Révolution, Napoléon and much more! Artwork by Lucia Ceta.

La Fayette, We Are Here‪!‬ Emmanuel Dubois

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

French history podcast, by a Frenchman. Learn all about France's history: Charlemagne, The Hundred Years’ War, Jeanne d’Arc, New France, Louis XIV, the Révolution, Napoléon and much more! Artwork by Lucia Ceta.

    The French Wars of Religion - Faith in Destruction

    The French Wars of Religion - Faith in Destruction

    On one side, the Catholic majority, unwavering in their devotion to Rome. On the other, the Huguenots, French Protestants inspired by the teachings of Jean Calvin. Caught in the crossfire of this religious divide was the monarchy, struggling to maintain order amidst growing tension. But their efforts often only fuelled the flames of conflict.And so, in 1562, the first shots were fired in what would become known as the French Wars of Religion. Over the next three decades, France would be...

    • 55 min
    Napoléon : the Man and his Books, with Louis Sarkozy

    Napoléon : the Man and his Books, with Louis Sarkozy

    When we talk about Napoléon, we often talk about battles or politics, but we don't talk nearly enough about the man. Some dismiss him as a proto-Hitler, others adore him as they would a god. But few actually try to crack open the mysteries of the Napoleonic mind. Author Louis Sarkozy did just that, by studying Napoléon Bonaparte and his most important personal activity: his readings.Louis Sarkozy's upcoming book, Napoleon's Library, is both a fantastic character study and a thoroughly execute...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Camille Saint-Saëns and France's Music

    Camille Saint-Saëns and France's Music

    We often see history as a succession of dates, events, wars and political machinations. But we should not forget that history is also forged by culture and by art. Art reflects society's values and aspirations, but also helps create them and move people forward. It also elevates us and makes us better in many ways.Among the many art forms available to us, music is the one that transports us with the greatest strength. It surrounds us, lifts us and takes us to places we didn't know existed. Oh...

    • 36 min
    The First World War. The French Experience

    The First World War. The French Experience

    For France, the Great War is a serious and deep wound that she partially inflicted on herself. It is painful and has never fully healed. It is something personal, felt by all strata of the nation. From the humblest peasant to the richest industrialist, no layer of French society was spared in the great slaughter that the trenches were. The country itself still bears the scars of battles dating back nearly 110 years. Every city and village in France has a monument to the dead of the First Worl...

    • 52 min
    Nathanael Greene and La Fayette, Partners in Freedom. With Salina B. Baker.

    Nathanael Greene and La Fayette, Partners in Freedom. With Salina B. Baker.

    In this unique episode, we engage in a conversation with Salina B. Baker, an accomplished author of historical fiction, who has received multiple awards for her work. Additionally, she is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Victorian America.She has just released an outstanding novel titled "The Line of Splendor: A Novel of Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution." In our conversation, we delve into the intricate relationship between General Greene and his close Frenc...

    • 42 min
    The Dreyfus Affair. France's Shame

    The Dreyfus Affair. France's Shame

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité. This is the French Republic’s motto. Liberty and equality are also in the first article of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen" of 1789. The French are very proud of that heritage, of France’s struggle during and after the Revolution. They think of their homeland as the cradle of liberty in Europe, as a welcoming and understanding land, ruled by reason and intellect, rather than by prejudice and bigotry. Sadly, those clear and healthy waters ...

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

railrhoades ,

Cest si bon

Nerdy and perfect and i like hearing a French perspective.

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C’est bon

Enlightening to hear from a French perspective. Thank you for covering Nouvelle-France!

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Fantastic content!

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