Welcome to the French History Podcast

From Vichy to Alizée: Making The Modern French Woman with Dr. Sarah Fishman

Episode 13 • Mar 23, 2019

A conversation with renowned scholar Dr. Sarah Fishman on how French women under Vichy, who were among the most oppressed in the developed world, turned France into the most egalitarian major country on Earth.

The Munitionettes of World War I

Episode 12 • Mar 9, 2019

In this special episode, we examine the hardships, triumphs and transformation that women underwent in WWI while exploring why French women didn't receive the same rights as their British counterparts.

#MeToo and Roman Rape Culture with Darah Vann Orr

Episode 11 • Mar 2, 2019

Ancient historian Darah Vann Orr explains how modern feminist historians are re-evaluating Roman culture in the wake of the #MeToo era.

Gaul before the Fall

Episode 10 • Feb 23, 2019

Where we examine the Gallic kingdoms before the Roman invasion.

The Greek Empire in Gaul

Episode 9 • Feb 16, 2019

Anatolian Greeks establish an empire in Southern Gaul around Masallia, or modern-day Marseille.

Celts on the Warpath: The Sack of Rome

Episode 8 • Feb 9, 2019

A lover's quarrel spirals out of control and leads to a war between Rome and the Gauls.

The Celts

Episode 7 • Feb 2, 2019

The Celts are moving westward and bringing with them their culture, religion and art to France.

The Metals Revolution and the Revolution of Ideas

Episode 6 • January 26, 2019

The tools and minds of the early French undergo a tremendous leap forward.

The Indo-European Migration

Episode 5 • January 19, 2019

The Indo-Europeans are on the move and heading to Western Europe, bringing with them war, horses and apocalypse.

France and the Silver Screen Part 1 with Lyz Renshaw

Episode 4 • Jan 14, 2019

Film studies expert Lyz Renshaw takes us through the first forty years of French cinema history and gives us a list of titles to add to our Netflix queues.

Civilization Before Civilization

Episode 3 • December 8, 2018

In this episode we will examine the megalithic structures of France, which are among the oldest still-standing buildings in the world.

In the Beginning There Was France

Episode 2 • December 8, 2018

Long before there were people, France was a frozen tundra. This episode looks at France from 3 million years ago until the first humans arrived.

The Journey Begins

Episode 1 • December 8, 2018

In this first episode I introduce myself, the podcast and the fascinating journey we're about to take.