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April 29, 2022

Women Secret Agents in WW2 with Dr. Kate Vigurs

Dr. Kate Vigurs talks about the women secret agents operating in France, their heroism, sacrifice & service in the fight against Nazi Occupation.

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April 22, 2022

71: The Peace of God

With the country in chaos, faithful ban together to bring peace to France.

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April 15, 2022

Europeanization and the Algerian Question with Dr. Megan Brown

Dr. Megan Brown discusses how post-independence Algeria remained a part of a pan-European project, as it existed in a legal limbo following its independence.

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April 8, 2022

70: The Millennial Apocalypse

The Year 1,000 approaches. Signs in the heavens signal doom. French people prepare for the end of the world.

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April 1, 2022

Massacre at Clichy! with Dr. Chris Millington

A riot breaks out between left-wing & right-wing agitators and half a dozen are killed by police. What happened? Whose fault was it? Dr. Chris Millington talks about the heated political culture of 1930s France.

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March 25, 2022

Sophie de Grouchy: The most interesting French Revolutionary you’ve n…

Dr. Kathleen McCrudden Illert talks about one of the most fascinating revolutionaries you've probably never heard of and her impact on France.

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March 19, 2022

69: Robert II

Robert II ascends to the throne. The second Capetian, he must rule a kingdom even as many of his vassals consider him an illegitimate ruler.

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March 11, 2022

Haitians in French Colonial Africa by Matt Robertshaw

Dr. Matt Robertshaw explains how Haitians travelled through the French Empire and their impact on Africa.

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March 5, 2022

68: Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet inaugurates a new dynasty whose house and offshoots will rule France for 800 years.

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Feb. 25, 2022

Marianne is Watching: The Modern French Surveillance State with Dr. D…

Dr. Deborah Bauer talks about the emergence of surveillance agencies in France and the contradictions they represented in a liberal democracy.

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Feb. 3, 2022

67: Jihad in Provence

Islamic forces from Iberia conquer a fortress in Provence. Taking advantage of political weakness in France, they establish a state along the coast.

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Jan. 8, 2022

Ranking the Merovingian Kings with Ben from Thugs and Miracles Podcast

Benjamin Bernier of Thugs and Miracles joins the podcasts to rank the Merovingian kings, often called France's first dynasty.

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Jan. 1, 2022

The Festival of the Supreme Being (1793) by Maximilien Robespierre, a…

Mickey Mouse, er Robespierre, reads a speech on reason and the Supreme Being.

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Dec. 27, 2021

The Louvre Audiobook and the Monuments of France

An excerpt from an audiobook on France's greatest monument, exclusively for patrons!

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Dec. 24, 2021

66 – War for the Throne Part 2

Part 2 of War for the Throne sees the Carolingian House fail and a new dynasty take its place.

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Dec. 17, 2021

The Origins of the French Language by Olivier Robichaud

Olivier Robichaud talks about the origins of the French language; how Latin was it? How Gallic? How Frankish?

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Dec. 10, 2021

65: War for the Throne Part I

The Carolingian House enters a crisis that threatens its existence in West Francia.

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Nov. 13, 2021

64: The Great Heathen Army

A massive army of Odin-worshippers sail down the Seine and threaten Paris. With the Carolingians gone the Franks will have to fend for themselves.

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Nov. 6, 2021

63: Humor in Gaul and Francia

What made Gauls and Franks laugh? Hear some very very old jokes that made our ancestors' sides split.

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Nov. 2, 2021

Miss Dior with Justine Picardie

Many people know about Christian Dior, but have you heard about Catherine? Resistance hero, learn all about Miss Dior.

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Oct. 29, 2021

62: Childbirth

An episode on the wonder and woes of childbirth in the medieval period.

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Oct. 23, 2021

61: Carolingian Women: The Other Half of the Empire

An episode all about Carolingian women, their lives and impact upon Francia.

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Oct. 2, 2021

Hero of Two World Worlds with Mike Duncan

The legendary Mike Duncan talks about his book Hero of Two Worlds and the incredible life of Lafayette.

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Sept. 9, 2021

60 – Life in the Carolingian Empire

What was life like in medieval Francia? Learn all about it for the rich, poor, powerful and powerless.

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