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Jan. 23, 2021

The French Far Right in the 1920-1930s with Dr. Chris Millington

Dr. Chris Millington talks about the rise of the far-right in France during the 1920s-1930s.

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Jan. 16, 2021

48 – Between Giants

Pepin the short seizes the throne and founds a new dynasty.

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Jan. 9, 2021

Marseillais Jews and Inter-Faith Commercial Relations During the Ange…

Arazoo Ferozan talks about Jewish merchant networks based in medieval Marseille.

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Jan. 2, 2021

47 – The Battle of Poitiers

What really happened at The Battle of Poitiers. Was it the cataclysm so many people think it was?

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Dec. 13, 2020

France and its Empire during World War 2 with Dr. Chris Millington

Dr. Chris Millington talks about the French Empire in WW2.

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Nov. 21, 2020

46 – France’s First Dynasty

A retrospective on France's 'First Dynasty.'

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Nov. 14, 2020

French ‘Corsairing’ in the Americas during the War of the Spanish Suc…

Mike LaMonica talks all about French naval adventure-seekers in the 17th-18th centuries.

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Nov. 7, 2020

45 – The End of the Merovingian Dynasty

The House of Merovech ends with a whimper.

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Oct. 30, 2020

The Prefect’s Purse-String: Jean Moulin and the Rex Mission by David …

David A. Foulk tells the story of resistance hero Jean Moulin.

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Oct. 24, 2020

The Occupation of Northern France in WWI with Dr. James E. Connolly

Dr. James E. Connolly talks about the Occupation in the Nord 1914 to 1918.

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Oct. 17, 2020

44 – The Last Great Merovingian Kings

Clothar II and Dagobert I rule as the last great kings of Merovingian Francia.

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Oct. 12, 2020

43 – The Medieval Transformation Part 5: Medicine and Mythology

A short episode on early medieval myths and medicine.

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Oct. 10, 2020

Syria and the French Empire from WWI to Present by Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins details the complex & contentious history of French Syria.

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Oct. 2, 2020

42 – The Medieval Transformation Part 4: The Salic Law

The Franks most important law and the foundation of their society is discussed.

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Sept. 26, 2020

Before Trans: Three Incredible Lives with Dr. Rachel Mesch

Dr. Rachel Mesch discusses three 19th century Parisian writers who transgressed against gender norms.

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Sept. 18, 2020

41 – The Medieval Transformation Part 3: Daily Life

A episode exploring daily life in post-Roman Gaul.

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Sept. 11, 2020

Four Royal Women’s Entangled Lives by Keira Morgan

Keira Morgan talks about four aristocratic women's remarkable lives and impact on France.

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Sept. 4, 2020

40 – Great Merovingian Women

A talk about the great Merovingian women of the Frankish kingdom.

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Aug. 28, 2020

Cistercian Monks, the Albigensian Crusade, and the French Conquest of…

Dr. Leland Grigoli tells the tragic story of the Albigensian Crusade & the political implications of the holy war.

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Aug. 7, 2020

Navigating Paris: What’s the flâneur got to do with it?

Lauren Quigley discusses a uniquely French and Parisian type of city-dweller and how they navigate the urban landscape of the beautiful city.

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July 31, 2020

Napoleon, Egypt and the Birth of Modern Egyptology with Dr. Tara Sewe…

Dr. Tara Sewell-Lasater talks Napoleon, the Rosetta Stone & the Egyptomania that gripped France, unraveled ancient secrets and created modern dilemmas.

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July 29, 2020

39 – The Epic of Brunhilda

Two rival queens fight a 50-year war that tears apart the Frankish world.

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July 18, 2020

French History Myths with the Fake History Hunter, Jo Teeuwisse

The Fake History Hunter and I smash myths about French history.

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July 10, 2020

38 – The Long-haired Kings

The sons of Clovis vie for supremacy, threatening the kingom their father left to them.

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