17 episodes

Join host Claire-Marie Brisson as she explores French and Francophone history and culture in North America!

The North American Francophone Podcast Claire-Marie Brisson

    • Society & Culture

Join host Claire-Marie Brisson as she explores French and Francophone history and culture in North America!

    A Conversation with Patrick Lacroix: Voicing the Communities of "Those Other Franco-Americans"

    A Conversation with Patrick Lacroix: Voicing the Communities of "Those Other Franco-Americans"

    In this conversation, historian Patrick Lacroix discusses his current research with host Claire-Marie Brisson, including "Those Other Franco-Americans," a project that aims to give voice to minority Franco-American communities.

    • 24 min
    The Legend of Detroit's Nain Rouge

    The Legend of Detroit's Nain Rouge

    In this episode, learn more about Detroit's (in)famous Nain Rouge, the "Demon of the Strait." Join host Claire-Marie Brisson as she reads two chapters of the original 1883 story, published in "Legends of Le Détroit."

    • 39 min
    Cooking in Tough Times: Franco-American Historical Recipes to Warm Your Home

    Cooking in Tough Times: Franco-American Historical Recipes to Warm Your Home

    In this episode, Claire-Marie Brisson shares three recipes with us that are exclusively shared with listeners of this podcast, and will soon to be posted on thefrancophone.com. The recipes can be found at these points In the audio:• 4m 9s - Tarte tatin•...

    • 26 min
    Victor Séjour - Author, Playwright, and Abolitionist

    Victor Séjour - Author, Playwright, and Abolitionist

    Tune in to hear host Claire-Marie Brisson discuss Victor Séjour - the first known published African-American author who was originally from Louisiana. Claire-Marie compares contemporary scholarship to Séjour's work, with comparisons to Jacques Derrida...

    • 17 min
    Francophone North Americans in Uniform with Special Guest Jason Theriot

    Francophone North Americans in Uniform with Special Guest Jason Theriot

    French was an essential language during WWII. Tune in tomorrow afternoon to learn more about the North American Francophones who were essential to the Allied forces. With special guest, historian Jason Theriot.‬

    • 24 min
    Bilingualism: Reception, Perception, and Bias - Featuring a Special Interview with Télé-Louisiane

    Bilingualism: Reception, Perception, and Bias - Featuring a Special Interview with Télé-Louisiane

    In this two-part episode, Claire-Marie Brisson reflects on a recent op-ed she came across on bilingualism published in the Washington Post. Then, the conversation moves to an interview with special guests from Télé-Louisiane, featuring Will McGrew and T...

    • 28 min

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