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French history is wacky, wonderful - and seriously weird. If the only thing you know about French history is that you hated reading A Tale of Two Cities in high school, pour yourself a glass of pinot noir and get ready for a wild ride. Learn about the time France ran out of cows - and figured out how to eat zebras. Learn about the eccentric national hero keeping bees on top of the Louvre. Learn about the revolution which fought for brotherhood, equality, and a national holiday for marshmallows! New episodes every few weeks! /// Featured on iTunes Buzzed About, CBC/Radio-Canada, Bello Collective, and The Audit.

The Land of Desire: French History and Culture Diana Stegall

    • History
    • 4.9, 310 Ratings

French history is wacky, wonderful - and seriously weird. If the only thing you know about French history is that you hated reading A Tale of Two Cities in high school, pour yourself a glass of pinot noir and get ready for a wild ride. Learn about the time France ran out of cows - and figured out how to eat zebras. Learn about the eccentric national hero keeping bees on top of the Louvre. Learn about the revolution which fought for brotherhood, equality, and a national holiday for marshmallows! New episodes every few weeks! /// Featured on iTunes Buzzed About, CBC/Radio-Canada, Bello Collective, and The Audit.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

shrazzi r ,

Incredible

Diana is an incredible story teller, so much suspense and intrigue with each story. And the background music adds so much. This has just become one of my favorite podcasts

skhernan ,

Enjoyable

I was searching for podcasts about the French Revolution since I am watching the new PBS version of Les Mis and found this . She tells very interesting stories that I’ve never heard before and her voice is pleasant . Sometime the background music can interfere but otherwise I highly recommend it .

HokiePeg ,

Entertaining and educational

Love this podcast presenting historical info in a very interesting and entertaining way. I’m learning a lot and enjoying every minute.

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