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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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Aug. 27, 2021

59 – Charlemagne Junior

Charles the Bald inherits a kingdom in collapse. Yet, his indefatigueable spirit proves legendary.

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Aug. 14, 2021

Lament on the Division of the Empire by Florus of Lyon

A poem on the inter-Frankish violence by Louis the Pious' sons that tore apart Charlemagne's empire.

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Aug. 7, 2021

Silent Village with Robert Pike

A conversation with Robert Pike about Oradour-sur-Glane, which experienced a Nazi massacre in 1944.

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July 31, 2021

58 – The Empire in Pieces

Louis the Pious' sons each fight for what is theirs, tearing apart the Frankish world.

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July 23, 2021

Carolingian Poetry

A dramatic reading of medieval poems.

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July 16, 2021

French Mistresses with Dr.s Christine and Tracy Adams

Dr.s Christine and Tracy Adams. Christine Adams talk about the history of one of France's most important political positions: the royal mistress.

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