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The French History Podcast

English, History, 1 season, 222 episodes, 6 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes
About
A weekly history podcast that will cover France from 3 million years ago to present. Presented by Dr. Gary Girod, with contributions by numerous scholars.
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Mass Surveillance in France & Britain: The Age of the Masses

The history of mass surveillance in France and Britain from the French Revolution until the 1880s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202456 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mass Surveillance in France & Britain: The Aristocratic Age

Part 1 of 3 looking at the history of government surveillance in France and Britain from the Norman Conquest to World War I Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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77 The First Crusade Complete

An epic 9-hour long history of the First Crusade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20249 hours, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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77 Epilogue: How the First Crusade Changed the World

A retrospective on an event that changed human history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202428 minutes, 13 seconds
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77 Chapter 15: Remaking the Holy Land

The Holy War conquers the Holy Land. Caught between an empire and a caliphate, the lords forge their own path. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202428 minutes, 24 seconds
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77 Chapter 14: The Holiest of Holies

The holy war finally reaches its destination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202430 minutes, 5 seconds
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Napoleon's Library with Louis Sarkozy

Louis Sarkozy discusses Napoleon's little-known obsession with literature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20241 hour, 11 seconds
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Madame Tussaud and the French Revolution by Dr. Gavin Whitehead

Gavin Whitehead talks all about Madame Tussaud, the French Revolution and the oddities that ensue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202458 minutes, 36 seconds
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History of the Louvre Chapter 10: The Louvre under Siege

WW2 threatens the destruction of the Louvre and its masterpieces Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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77 Chapter 13: The Battle of Antioch

The holy war is starved and trapped by an army twice its size. Only a miracle can save the Western armies from dying thousands of miles from their home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202432 minutes, 5 seconds
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Occitania

A special episode about the land and language of southern France Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202417 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Desecration of Saint-Denis by Everything, Everywhere Daily

Everything, Everywhere, Daily talks about the French Revolutionaries' attack on one of France's most historic churches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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Breton Werewolves by Carlos A. González

Scholar Carlos A. González tells the story of a poem about monsters from Brittany. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202419 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Unseen Kingdom, France & Cambodia with Dr. Matthew Jagel

Dr. Matthew Jagel discusses the colonization of Cambodia, it's place in WW2 and the decolonial struggle against France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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77 Chapter 12: The Siege of Antioch

The Iron Men face their greatest challenge yet: an impregnable fortress on the way to Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Turks raise army after army to throw at the First Crusade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202446 minutes, 44 seconds
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Feed Drop: Philippe Petit Walks Between The Twin Towers by History Daily

History Daily tells us all about the Man on Wire who in 1974 walked between the Twin Towers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202422 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chapter 11: The Eastern Prince and the Bandit Lord

Two Western lords are already trying to make themselves masters of the East; but the Eastern Roman Empire looms over all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202321 minutes, 14 seconds
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The forgotten star: Kiki de Montparnasse with Dr. Mark Braude

Kiki was 'Queen of Montparnasse,' a superstar of her time. Who was she and why has she been forgotten? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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77 Chapter 10: The Battle of Dorylaeum

The Sword-Lion launches a trap that catches God's warriors off-guard. They will emerge as Iron-Men Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202319 minutes, 25 seconds
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77 Chapter 9: The Siege of Nicaea

After over a year of preparation and marching the Crusaders finally meet their foe. But the greatest enemy of the holy war may be its own leaders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202322 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fake History! with THE Fake History Hunter

The Fake History Hunter talks about things that never happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202358 minutes, 15 seconds
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77 Chapter 8: The Emperor's Gamble

Seven lords and an emperor vie for control of the holy war before it begins its conquests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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Terrorism in France with Dr. Chris Millington

A history of terrorism in France from the late 19th century to present. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202345 minutes, 41 seconds
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[Feed Drop} The Fench Revolution Podcast by Grey History: The Three Estates

The first episode of an incredible podcast on the French Revolution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202341 minutes, 50 seconds
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How France turned the Forbidden Fruit into an Apple with Dr. Azzan Yadin-Israel

Dr. Azzan Yadin-Israel explains the incredible story of how medieval French artists turned the Biblical Forbidden Fruit into an apple in Western iconography. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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War Angel Valérie André with Charles Morgan Evans

A talk about France's first female helicopter pilot, her many dangerous missions in the First Indochina War and the legacy she created. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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77 Chapter 7: Race to Constantinople

Seven armies trek across Europe to Constantinople, facing the storms, brigands and hostile forces to get there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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The French History Podcast & Fabulously Delicious talk France & Food

A conversation between two Francophiles on the finer things in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Story Of James Hemings with Fabulously Delicious

A collaboration with Fabulously Delicious about how French cuisine came to the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202320 minutes, 11 seconds
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Thomas Jefferson's Paris

A look into Paris as seen through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson during his 5-year stay just before the Revolution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202334 minutes, 35 seconds
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Imagined Realities: The 2010s Refugee Crisis in Fiction by Sara Rani Reddy

Fiction and reality come together in a modern crisis afflicting the Middle East and Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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Update on 77 Chapter 7 and other exciting things

A short update on what's been going on with the FHP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202311 minutes, 56 seconds
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French imperialism, Roman ruins & Algeria with Dr. Bonnie Effros

Dr. Bonnie Effros explains how French soldiers & scholars uncovered & destroyed Roman ruins in Algeria as part of their civilizing mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202354 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Feed Drop] Warriors in their own Words: Richard Coombs: Crawling Through the Sands of Omaha

Warriors in their own Words kindly shares an episode of their podcast following a soldier in the Normandy landings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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A brief history of modern Parisian literature from Baudelaire to Bellanger by Dr. Lauren Quigley

Dr. Lauren Quigley talks about modern interpretations of the City of Lights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rediscovering Georges de Peyrebrune by Marie Martine

Scholar Marie Martine talks about one of the most popular woman authors of the Belle Époque. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202324 minutes, 31 seconds
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From Les Damnés de la Terre to “Par les Damnées de la Terre’’ by Melek Chekili

Melek Chekili talks about the reinterpretation of Frantz Fanon's ideas in the post-Algerian War by one of Algeria's most famous writers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202334 minutes, 16 seconds
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77 Chapter 6: The Lords of War

We introduce the seven great lords who led the holy war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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We Didn't Start The Fire: Charles de Gaulle

"The General." "The Great Asparagus." "A man with the most oversized personality." Charles de Gaulle was President of France from 1959-69, and his near-mythological status had been building up for decades before then. His debut appearance in Billy's song is because of his critical involvement in the May 1958 Crisis, which saw Algerian Nationalists rise up and, after nearly 130 years of French colonization, fight for freedom. Dr Arthur Asseraf is an expert in modern France and North Africa, and grew up in France well aware of the near-mythological status that de Gaulle still adopts today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202345 minutes, 31 seconds
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André Malraux, the général De Gaulle, and Kylian Mbappé go to the Panthéon by Pierre Azou

Is it better to be a hero or great? What is the difference? What makes someone a hero or great in France? Pierre talks all about that and how to get into the Panthéon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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French Melodrama and Chinese Politics by Michelle Chun-Han Hsu

Scholar Michelle Chun-Han Hsu looks at what a Belle Époque play can tell us about France's understanding of China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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77 Chapter 5: The False Holy War

The pope ordered that only soldiers should fight God's enemies. But a mystic from Amiens leads unnumbered masses to holy war and their doom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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Marseille, the Mediterranean & the Sun King by Arazoo Ferozan

Arazoo Ferozan discusses how the Sun King remade the port city of the Marseille, France's gateway to the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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77 Chapter 4: The First Massacres

Pope Urban II's call to kill the enemies of God inspires zealots across France and Germany. Yet, many see an enemy amongst them that needs addressing first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Not-So-Accurate-History of France by ChatGPT

A humorous episode where we test the limits of AI creativity using French history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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77 Supplemental 1: Calling the Crusade: Myth, Memory and Legend in the Accounts of Pope Urban II’s Speech at Clermont

An examination of the world-changing speech at the Council of Clermont to discover what Pope Urban II actually said. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 37 seconds
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77 Chapter 3: Call to the Faithful

Pope Urban II calls a holy war like no other for motives that are...complex. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202345 minutes, 27 seconds
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France on Drugs: Opium, Morphine, Cocaine, Hashish, Chloroform & Ether in the 19th Century with Dr. Sara Black

Opium, morphine, ether, chloroform, cocaine and hashish. How did these drugs become popular in 19th century France, who used them & what were their effects? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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(Feed Drop): Gore: The Brutal History of Bullfighting by Conflicted

An episode by the podcast Conflicted, part of the Evergreen Podcast family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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77 Chapter 2: Fall of an Empire

The Eastern Roman Empire faces an all new threat that brings it to the brink of ruin. The situation becomes so hopeless that the Emperor begs the West for aid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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77 The First Crusade, Chapter 1: Holy War

The beginning of an epic saga about an Emperor, a Pope, a sacred city & a holy war that would change the course of history forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202335 minutes, 5 seconds
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Secrecy in the late Ancien Régime with Dr. Nicole Bauer

Dr. Bauer talks all about the lettres de cachet, conspiracies and the Bastille prison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Industrial Shipbuilding in Normandy with Dr. Mathieu Bidaux

The story of industrial seafaring ships, the men who made them, the World Wars and the decline of their garden city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202319 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nighttime in the 18th century French Caribbean with Adrian van der Velde

An episode covering night time culture in the French Caribbean Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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What happened to the French Communist Party?

We explore the spectacular rise and fall of the French Communist Party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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How many wars have France and England fought against each other?

We list every war between France and England (then Britain) and judge each whether it was a win, loss or tie for France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Has France ever had a civil war?

We examine what wars could be considered 'French Civil Wars' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202332 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why were so many French kings named ‘Louis’?

Find out where 'Louis' came from and why there were so many kings who bore that name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why did the Second Republic only last for 4 years?

Why did the Second Republic only last four years and was it doomed to fail? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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Chapter 12: Le Grand Louvre

An excerpt from our epic series on the Louvre! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Phoenix Queen with Leanda de Lisle

Best-selling author Leanda de Lisle talks about the princess from France who was also queen of England during its Civil War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202342 minutes, 18 seconds
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What happened to France’s other capitals?

An episode covering the history of all the capitals of France; it wasn't just Paris! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202324 minutes, 49 seconds
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When did the French Revolution end?

We examine possible end dates for one of the most important revolutions in human history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202321 minutes, 57 seconds
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How many governments has France had?

France has existed for over a millenia; how many governments has it had in that time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202338 minutes, 35 seconds
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76: Philippe I “The Amorous”

Philippe I "The Amorous" shows that all is fair in love in war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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75: Henri I: The Monarchy’s Lowest Point?

Henri I is known as the French monarchy's lowest point. But was he such a bad king? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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74: The Norman Conquest of the Mediterranean Complete

The completed series on the Norman Conquest of the Mediterranean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20238 hours, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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74: The World the Normans Made

Wherein we recount the incredible impact that Normans had upon the medieval Mediterranean world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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74 Chapter 12: Reconquista

Most 11th-12th century Norman adventurers went to Italy, but some went south to Iberia to join the Reconquista. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202335 minutes, 49 seconds
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74 Chapter 11: Eden’s End

Guillaume II dies, plunging Sicily into chaos. Norman rule gives way to German overlordship. The great kingdom declines but survives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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74 Chapter 10: The Golden Age of Norman Italy

Norman Sicily enters its golden age and becomes one of the greatest kingdoms in medieval Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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74 Chapter 9: Hidden Knives in Every Hand

Queen Marguerite of Navarre rules the Norman Kingdom of Sicily, but she faces constant conspiracies that threaten to overthrow the realm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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74 Chapter 8: Ifriqiya

The Normans conquer north-central Africa and create a new kingdom. But can it last? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202334 minutes, 28 seconds
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74 Chapter 7: The Emirate of Norman Sicily

The Normans create a kingdom in Sicily and rule as 'baptized sultans.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202353 minutes, 14 seconds
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74 Chapter 6: God’s Goliath

 Bohemond, the giant from Apulia, leads the armies of Christ eastward. But is it for God or his own glory for which he fights? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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74 Chapter 5: The Western Invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire

The Normans invade Byzantium as Robert Guiscard wants to leave his son Bohemond with an empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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74 Chapter 4: Breaking Byzantium

Norman mercenaries serve the Eastern Roman Empire against the Turks, but will they be Byzantium's salvation or its worst enemy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202236 minutes, 4 seconds
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74 Chapter 3: The Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily

The Normans conquer Southern Italy and Sicily, creating a new country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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74 Chapter 2: Greater and Lesser Brothers: Establishing a presence in Southern Italy

The Hauteville family conquers southern Italy, defying princes, popes and emperors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Remembering the Algerian War through Hip-Hop

Celine Mitchell explores how modern Algerian-French rappers recreate memory of the Algerian War and connect with France's youth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202222 minutes, 8 seconds
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74 Chapter 1: The Norman Conquest of the Mediterranean

Norman mercenaries travel to Italy for a better life. Soon they turn from swords-for-hire to conquerors who would rule states across the Mediterranean World. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202231 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ranking the Carolingians with Battle Royale: French Monarchs

Ben of Battle Royale: French Monarchs joins the podcast to rank the Carolingians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Strasbourg Dancing Plague of 1518

A Halloween episode about a lethal dance mania in Strasbourg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20226 minutes, 27 seconds
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73: The Norman Conquest

The Duke of Normandy dreams of a crown. When chaos engulfs England he seizes his chance with blood and iron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20222 hours, 49 minutes, 22 seconds
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Imagining Empire with Dr. Christina Carroll

Dr. Christina Carroll explains the ideological underpinnings behind the Second French Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/202246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen, read by Dr. Emma Kavanagh

Dr. Emma Kavanagh reads Olympe de Gouges' 'The Declaration of the Rights of Woman (September 1791),' a classic feminist document and critique of the RIghts of Man and of the Citizen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202217 minutes, 52 seconds
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Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen – 1789

A dramatic reading of one of the most important documents in modern European history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20228 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dangerous Ideas: Transatlantic Political Groups in the Age of Revolution with Dr. Micah Alpaugh

Dr. Micah Alpaugh talks about the revolutionary ideas that criss-crossed the Atlantic & overturned the old Atlantic World order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202238 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Old French Language with Olivier Robichaud

Olivier Robichaud returns to talk about how the Old French language came into being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202235 minutes, 57 seconds
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Imperial Connections: Syria, Lebanon and French West Africa with Dahlia El Zein

Dahlia El Zein talks about how colonial peoples travelled through the French Empire, interacting and changing their world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202233 minutes, 30 seconds
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72: The Viking Conquest of Normandy

The Vikings descend upon West Francia, first as raiders, then as conquerors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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Algerian-French Culture in post-Algerian War France with Dr. Richard Derderian

Dr. Richard Derderian talks about how Algerians in France maintained and developed their culture during decades of remarkable, violent change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20221 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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The Innocent Women Criminal Exiles of Louisiana with Dr. Joan DeJean

Dr. Joan DeJean talks about how climate crisis, the first economic bubble and meltdown and corrupt police forced innocent women into exile in colonial Louisiana and how they overcame incredible odds to survive and even thrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/202246 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202246 minutes, 27 seconds
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71: The Peace of God

With the country in chaos, faithful ban together to bring peace to France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202220 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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70: The Millennial Apocalypse

The Year 1,000 approaches. Signs in the heavens signal doom. French people prepare for the end of the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202221 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202251 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sophie de Grouchy: The most interesting French Revolutionary you’ve never heard of by Dr. Kathleen McCrudden Illert

Dr. Kathleen McCrudden Illert talks about one of the most fascinating revolutionaries you've probably never heard of and her impact on France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202240 minutes, 23 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Haitians in French Colonial Africa by Matt Robertshaw

Dr. Matt Robertshaw explains how Haitians travelled through the French Empire and their impact on Africa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202237 minutes, 5 seconds
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68: Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet inaugurates a new dynasty whose house and offshoots will rule France for 800 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202219 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marianne is Watching: The Modern French Surveillance State with Dr. Deborah Bauer

Dr. Deborah Bauer talks about the emergence of surveillance agencies in France and the contradictions they represented in a liberal democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Festival of the Supreme Being (1793) by Maximilien Robespierre, as Read by Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse, er Robespierre, reads a speech on reason and the Supreme Being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/20229 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Louvre Audiobook and the Monuments of France

An excerpt from an audiobook on France's greatest monument, exclusively for patrons! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202117 minutes, 57 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/202140 minutes, 38 seconds
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202133 minutes, 30 seconds
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65: War for the Throne Part I

The Carolingian House enters a crisis that threatens its existence in West Francia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202144 minutes, 43 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202133 minutes, 34 seconds
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63: Humor in Gaul and Francia

What made Gauls and Franks laugh? Hear some very very old jokes that made our ancestors' sides split. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202121 minutes, 21 seconds
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Miss Dior with Justine Picardie

Many people know about Christian Dior, but have you heard about Catherine? Resistance hero, learn all about Miss Dior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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62: Childbirth

An episode on the wonder and woes of childbirth in the medieval period. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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61: Carolingian Women: The Other Half of the Empire

An episode all about Carolingian women, their lives and impact upon Francia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202136 minutes, 57 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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60 – Life in the Carolingian Empire

What was life like in medieval Francia? Learn all about it for the rich, poor, powerful and powerless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202132 minutes, 49 seconds
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59 – Charlemagne Junior

Charles the Bald inherits a kingdom in collapse. Yet, his indefatigueable spirit proves legendary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/202156 minutes, 44 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202113 minutes, 37 seconds
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Silent Village with Robert Pike

A conversation with Robert Pike about Oradour-sur-Glane, which experienced a Nazi massacre in 1944. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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58 – The Empire in Pieces

Louis the Pious' sons each fight for what is theirs, tearing apart the Frankish world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202129 minutes, 54 seconds
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Carolingian Poetry

A dramatic reading of medieval poems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/202128 minutes, 1 second
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/202152 minutes, 4 seconds
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57: The First Louis

How will Louis the Pious rule the great empire left by his legendary father Charlemagne? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202120 minutes, 48 seconds
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Glory and Defeat: The Franco-Prussian War with Jesse Alexander and Cathérine Pfauth

A conversation on the Franco-Prussian War and an exciting project to bring it life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202141 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus

A dramatic readings of poems by the greatest poet of Merovingian Francia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202110 minutes, 37 seconds
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56: Charlemagne’s Legacy

What influence did Charlemagne have on Francia, Europe & the world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/202119 minutes, 20 seconds
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Notre-Dame in Adaptation: Louise Bertin’s La Esmeralda by Emma Kavanagh

Dr. Emma Kavanagh discusses a disaster of a play, and the incredible woman behind it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/202118 minutes, 51 seconds
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55: Mapping the Heavens

In the last episode on the Carolingian Renaissance I talked about how the Franks expanded their knowledge on nearly every major subject. One area I didn’t manage to get to is astronomy. At the time, calendars and general knowledge of the heavens were fairly crude. In fact, there are no surviving Merovingian works dealing with […] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202122 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte by Matthew McDonald

Dr. Matthew McDonald tells the story of how one of Napoleon's generals became King of Sweden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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54: The Carolingian Renaissance

A classic episode about one of the greatest periods of learning, construction & art in European history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Political Philosophy of Terror as read by Mickey Mouse

“The Political Philosophy of Terror” a speech by Paris Deputy of the National Convention Maximilien Robespierre, delivered to the Convention 5 February 1794. Read, by Mickey Mouse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202117 minutes, 6 seconds
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Political Crisis in Racine’s “Phèdre” by Ainan Liu

Ainan Liu details an important and historic play by the great Jean Racine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202123 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Art of Death by Dr. Kaylee Alexander

Death might be permanent, but resting places are not. Learn about the unique way French people died by Dr. Kaylee Alexander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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53 – The Kingdom of God

Charlemagne wanted to create a righteous empire and changed Christianity forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202123 minutes, 11 seconds
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52 – Charlemagne’s War Machine

An episode all about Charlemagne's military. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202124 minutes, 42 seconds
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Vaux-le-Vicomte: Power, Greed, Corruption and Versailles by Sophie Higgerson

Sophie Higgerson talks about a mansion so grand it made King Louis XIV jealous and inspired Versailles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202126 minutes, 46 seconds
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51 – Charlemagne: Becoming an Emperor

Charlemagne was already a king. Now he ascends still further and becomes the first emperor in the west in centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202122 minutes, 53 seconds
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French Mythmaking of King Arthur by Aaron Kestle

Aaron Kestle talks about how French mythmakers told stories of King Arthur and how he wasn't just an English hero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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50 – Charlemagne: Conquering Europe

Charlemagne launches wars in all directions and wins them all. Mostly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202131 minutes, 15 seconds
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49 – Charlemagne: Becoming a King

Charlemagne and his brother vie for power, but only one will become a legend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202119 minutes, 44 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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48 – Between Giants

Pepin the short seizes the throne and founds a new dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202130 minutes, 45 seconds
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Marseillais Jews and Inter-Faith Commercial Relations During the Angevin Dynasty by Arazoo Ferozan

Arazoo Ferozan talks about Jewish merchant networks based in medieval Marseille. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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47 – The Battle of Poitiers

What really happened at The Battle of Poitiers. Was it the cataclysm so many people think it was? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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France and its Empire during World War 2 with Dr. Chris Millington

Dr. Chris Millington talks about the French Empire in WW2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202057 minutes, 7 seconds
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46 – France’s First Dynasty

A retrospective on France's 'First Dynasty.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202022 minutes, 15 seconds
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French ‘Corsairing’ in the Americas during the War of the Spanish Succession by Mike LaMonica

Mike LaMonica talks all about French naval adventure-seekers in the 17th-18th centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202025 minutes, 1 second
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45 – The End of the Merovingian Dynasty

The House of Merovech ends with a whimper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202041 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Prefect’s Purse-String: Jean Moulin and the Rex Mission by David A. Foulk

David A. Foulk tells the story of resistance hero Jean Moulin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202014 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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44 – The Last Great Merovingian Kings

Clothar II and Dagobert I rule as the last great kings of Merovingian Francia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202020 minutes, 53 seconds
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43 – The Medieval Transformation Part 5: Medicine and Mythology

A short episode on early medieval myths and medicine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20206 minutes, 37 seconds
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Syria and the French Empire from WWI to Present by Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins details the complex & contentious history of French Syria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 36 seconds
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42 – The Medieval Transformation Part 4: The Salic Law

The Franks most important law and the foundation of their society is discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202021 minutes, 27 seconds
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Before Trans: Three Incredible Lives with Dr. Rachel Mesch

Dr. Rachel Mesch discusses three 19th century Parisian writers who transgressed against gender norms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202056 minutes, 15 seconds
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41 – The Medieval Transformation Part 3: Daily Life

A episode exploring daily life in post-Roman Gaul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202025 minutes, 17 seconds
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Four Royal Women’s Entangled Lives by Keira Morgan

Keira Morgan talks about four aristocratic women's remarkable lives and impact on France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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40 – Great Merovingian Women

A talk about the great Merovingian women of the Frankish kingdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202023 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cistercian Monks, the Albigensian Crusade, and the French Conquest of Occitania by Leland Renato Grigoli

Dr. Leland Grigoli tells the tragic story of the Albigensian Crusade & the political implications of the holy war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202027 minutes, 34 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202025 minutes, 39 seconds
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Napoleon, Egypt and the Birth of Modern Egyptology with Dr. Tara Sewell-Lasater

Dr. Tara Sewell-Lasater talks Napoleon, the Rosetta Stone & the Egyptomania that gripped France, unraveled ancient secrets and created modern dilemmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202023 minutes, 48 seconds
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39 – The Epic of Brunhilda

Two rival queens fight a 50-year war that tears apart the Frankish world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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French History Myths with the Fake History Hunter, Jo Teeuwisse

The Fake History Hunter and I smash myths about French history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 30 seconds
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38 – The Long-haired Kings

The sons of Clovis vie for supremacy, threatening the kingom their father left to them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202039 minutes, 37 seconds
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Intelligent Speech 2020 (audio only)

My talk for the Intelligent Speech Conference 2020. Let's talk camels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202016 minutes, 31 seconds
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France in Occupied Berlin with Iain MacGregor

A discussion with Iain MacGregor about the French Occupation in West Berlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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37 – The Medieval Transformation Part 2: The Birth and Spread of Monasteries

In an age of violence, the penitent flee from society and draw closer to God and each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202023 minutes, 28 seconds
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Louise Michel & the Radical Women of the 19th Century with Dr. Steve Shone

Dr. Steve Shone talks about the fantastical life of a radical revolutionary woman and her impact on world feminism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202036 minutes, 10 seconds
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36 – The Medieval Transformation Part 1: Cults, Miracles and Saints

In an age of anxiety early Christians developed cults to their saints. Power, politics and the fear of God remake Gaul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202040 minutes, 14 seconds
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35 – The Last Saints of Gaul

Hear about the last saints of Gaul before the Frankish invasion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202028 minutes, 40 seconds
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34 – Gaul No More

The Western Roman Empire falls. Gaul is no more, & three kingdoms vie to replace it. Antiquity ends & Clovis turns the land into the first great medieval kingdom: Francia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202030 minutes, 20 seconds
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33 – The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains

The Scourge of God descends upon Gaul. Aetius must rally what remains of Western Rome and unite with his nemesis Theodoric of the Visigoths. Together, they will fight Western Rome’s last great battle against Attila and his Huns.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202035 minutes, 22 seconds
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32 – Barbaria

Gaul is a battleground & Rome is on the retreat. The Visigoths, Burgundians and Franks vie for supremacy while Gauls are trapped in between them...yet maybe 'Barbaria' isn't as bad as it seems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202022 minutes, 14 seconds
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31 – The Long War: Rome and Francia

The Huns march westward, pushing uncountable numbers of Germans towards Rome. The Romanized Franks have to defend Gaul while the empire crumbles. But the more successful the Franks are the more they realize Rome needs them more than they need it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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Revolutionary Brothers: Lafayette & Jefferson with Dr. Tom Chaffin

In this interview with Dr. Tom Chaffin, we discuss his new book Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship that Helped Forge Two Nations. We talk about Lafayette and Jefferson's work in founding America, writing the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and their long friendship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202034 minutes, 44 seconds
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30 – God and the Gauls

Christianity finally comes center-stage! During the 2nd-3rd centuries Gaul gets a host of saints and miracles and becomes an important part of the Christian world. But state persecutions and heresy threaten the faithful. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202023 minutes, 26 seconds
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29 – Life in a Crumbling Empire

What was life like for ordinary people in 4th century Gallia? In this episode we're covering men, women, children, the family, culture, entertainment, language, medicine, the environment, food, barbarians & everything else that made up the lives of the Gauls during the Late Roman Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202039 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black Venus: African Women in 19th Century France with Dr. Robin Mitchell

In this special episode, I interview Dr. Robin Mitchell on her new book Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France. We talk about three African women, Ourika, Sarah Baartmann and Jeanne Duval, and how each women reflected and embodied different anxieties felt by France in its tumultuous 19th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202050 minutes, 43 seconds
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28 – In This Sign You Shall Conquer

Galerius rules from the East and Constantine fears for his life. One night the young man flees to Gaul to rejoin his father in the west. When Constantius dies his son becomes emperor. In the chaos that follows the ambitious man looks to the heavens and receives divine revelation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202033 minutes, 59 seconds
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27 – The Empire Strikes Back

The year is 285. Diocletian is the undisputed master of a Roman world in tatters. Gaul has fallen completely apart as its own people ravage the land looking for food while German hordes poor in. Diocleatian sends two emperors to save Gaul, but even if they can bring peace it will never be the same as Celtic Gaul declines and the Franks rise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202047 minutes, 13 seconds
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26 – The Gallic Empire

Rome is falling apart. It's being invaded along its entire northern and eastern borders. Emperors are assassinated. Usurper generals rise up every year to seize power. Plague devastates the empire. Out of this chaos a Gallic military commander decides to create a new Celtic empire and revive a free Gaul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/201927 minutes, 20 seconds
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25 -The Ancient Superpower and its Decline

Rome ascends to unprecedented glory by the time of Antoninus Pius. Then the unthinkable happens and the ancient superpower is hit with one disaster after another. Plague, civil war and invasion bring the glorious empire to its knees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/201948 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Phoney War with Cameron Zinsou

Dr. Cameron Zinsou talks about the tense waiting period known as 'The Phoney War.' Zinsou argues that despite no large-scale military engagements occuring a whole lot happened. French society had to reorganize for total war and that the political, social and military changes presaged the occupation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/201931 minutes, 33 seconds
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24 -The Two Lost Centuries

Nearly two centuries of Gallia's history go missing. What happened to the records and what happened in Gallia? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/201917 minutes, 45 seconds
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France, Haiti and the American Civil War with Dr. Matthew Clavin

The Haitian Revolution has often been described as an oddity that had little impact on the world. Since then, historians have challenged this narrative and argue that Haiti's victory over France had a huge impact on the Atlantic World. Dr. Matthew Clavin of the University of Houston argues that the Haitian Revolution had an enormous impact on the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/201944 minutes, 48 seconds
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23 – Three Gods, Four Emperors

The Year of the Four Emperors in the Roman Empire brings chaos and war. In Gallia, three people claim divinity as they revolt against the empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/201922 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Merchant of Revolution with Sarah K. Miles

Guest host Sarah K. Miles tells the fascinating story of how radical bookseller François Maspero spread revolutionary anti-colonial ideas from the left bank of the Seine. Listen as Ms. Miles recounts how Maspero evaded government sensors, created networks of subversives across the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/201925 minutes, 10 seconds
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22 – Twilight of the Druids, Madness of Emperors

Another revolt convinces Tiberius and later Claudius that the only way to civilize Gallia is to rid it of its druids. Gallia survives the madness of Caligula and then unites with Hispania to overthrow Nero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/201926 minutes, 41 seconds
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Disability and Disease in 19th Cent. Paris with Dr. Catherine Kudlick

Dr. Catherine Kudlick of San Francisco State University talks about a blind community in 19th century Paris. Furthermore, she talks about disability, disease and what those meant in French history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/201947 minutes, 20 seconds
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21 – The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Augustus decides to invade Germania and Romanize it as he did with Gallia. Family drama and an insurrection give the Germans a chance to revolt. What follows is one of Rome's greatest tragedies and a history-defining moment for Gallia, Rome and Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/201922 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jews and Jewish-Muslim relations in France, 1940-2019 with Dr. Ethan Katz

UC Berkeley's Dr. Ethan Katz talks about how Jewish Resistance Fighters captured Algiers for the Allies in 1942. Then we discuss the history and importance of Jewish-Muslim relations in France, which has the largest population of both in the EU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/201946 minutes, 55 seconds
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20 – The Tragedy of Drusus the Good Son

Gallia wasn't as peaceful as Augustus' propaganda would have you believe. Meanwhile, Germania's shadow stretched across the Rhine. Until the bold leader Drusus decides to march to the ends of the Earth for the glory of Rome and his place as Augustus' successor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/201920 minutes, 41 seconds
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Post-WW2 French Science Fiction with Prof. Annabelle Dolidon

Prof. Annabelle Dolidon talks about the history of French science-fiction and how it deals with questions of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, climate change, and other potential futures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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19 – New Gods, New Rulers and Togas: Augustan Gallia

How much of Celtic religion and culture remained during the Augustan reforms? Did the Romans wipe away the old Gaul? And how much did the Gauls influence Rome? All of these and more are answered in today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/201929 minutes, 38 seconds
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Energy and Power with Dr. Joseph Bohling

Dr. Bohling of Portland State University explains how France, a country with very limited fossil fuels, became an energy leader. Along the way he dispels myths about France falling in love with nuclear power and their position as a green country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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18 – Pax Gallia: Rebuilding a Roman Gaul

Caesar launches a civil war, then Octavian and Mark Antony launch another, and finally Octavian turns on Mark Antony. All the while the Roman wars leave Gaul in relative peace as the country heals. Octavian becomes the first Roman Emperor 'Augustus' and inaugurates a program of Romanization on the Gauls, starting with the resettling of veterans and the building of massive new cities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/201934 minutes, 7 seconds
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African American Soldiers in France with Taylor Marrow

In this very special episode I interview the man who inspired me to become a historian, Taylor Marrow. Marrow talks about African-American service in World War I and II France, how this impacted the United States, and what France means to African Americans today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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17 – A Bitter Peace

The Gallic Wars finally ends as most of Gaul submits to Caesar in a desperate attempt to bring peace to war-torn Gaul. Yet, a few tribes have hatched one final scheme to repulse the Roman invaders that may be even more painful than Caesar's brutal tactics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/201918 minutes, 44 seconds
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16 – The Gallo-Roman Apocalypse

52 BCE and Prince Vercingetorix unites Gaul in a war to the death with Caesar that will decide Rome and Gaul's fates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/201941 minutes, 45 seconds
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15 – Fate Meets Folly

It's 53 BCE and Marcus Licinius Crassus is tired of watching Pompey and Caesar take all the glory. Crassus raises an army to invade Persia, a gambit which determines Rome's fate. Meanwhile, Caesar's divide and conquer tactics reach new heights as he turns the Gauls against themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/201940 minutes, 33 seconds
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14 – A Year of Heroes: Lucius Vorenus, Titus Pullo and Vertico the Gaul

Caesar begins the year by invading Britannia and harassing Belgica. Meanwhile Celtica rises up and the Gauls surround two Roman armies. With doom approaching heroes are born as Vorenus and Pullo make an epic last stand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
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Between Throne and Altar: French Kings Versus the Papacy with Quentin Adams

The fall of Rome meant the rise of the Vatican as Europe broke up into small feudal states. But when France emerged as a major nation its kings were done taking orders from the Papacy. What followed was centuries of on-and-off conflict to decide whether God's Chosen Ruler or Christ's Vicar on Earth ruled Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/201935 minutes, 52 seconds
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13 – The End of the World and Beyond: Caesar’s Invasions of Germania and Britannia

Caesar's devastation of the Belgae opens up Gaul to a German invasion to the east. To the north, Britannia unsettles Gaul. To solve both problems Caesar will have to go where no Roman ever has and become more than a mere man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/201927 minutes, 41 seconds
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12 – Belgica: Between Caesar and Germania

After conquering Celtica, Caesar engages in two years of brutal war against the Belgae who are determined to maintain their freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/201929 minutes, 10 seconds
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France and America’s Cold War with Dr. Robert Buzzanco

One of America's leading scholars on the Vietnam War talks about how France and the US clashed during the Cold War, largely over Indochina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Notre Dame de Paris

Ph.D candidate Gary Girod tells Notre Dame's fascinating history from the first stones laid for the Roman temple to Jupiter, up until present and explains why there's hope for a complete restoration after the April 15, 2019 fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/201939 minutes, 39 seconds
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11 – The War Begins

A migrating wave of Celts from Switzerland gives Caesar the opportunity to invade Gaul. But things aren't so simple; to conquer Gaul he'll have to defeat a German king before he can bring over an overwhelming number of warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/201940 minutes, 38 seconds
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10 – Destiny Meets Opportunity

A crisis in Gaul sparks a war between civilizations a millenia in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/201933 minutes, 9 seconds
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From Vichy to Alizée: Making The Modern French Woman with Dr. Sarah Fishman

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Munitionettes of World War I

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/201934 minutes, 39 seconds
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#MeToo and Roman Rape Culture with Darah Vann Orr

Ancient historian Darah Vann Orr explains how modern feminist historians are re-evaluating Roman culture in the wake of the #MeToo era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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9 – Gaul Before the Fall

Where we tell the story of the Gallic kingdoms before the Roman conquest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/201936 minutes, 8 seconds
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8 – The Greek Empire in Gaul

Anatolian Greeks establish an empire in Southern Gaul around Masallia, or modern-day Marseille. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/201930 minutes, 35 seconds
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7 – Celts on the Warpath: The Sack of Rome

A lover's quarrel spirals out of control and leads to a war between Rome and the Gauls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/201929 minutes, 42 seconds
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6 – The Celts

The Celts are moving westward and bringing with them their culture, religion and art to France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/201922 minutes, 44 seconds
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5 – The Metals Revolution and the Revolution of Ideas

The tools and minds of the early French undergo a tremendous leap forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/201922 minutes, 1 second
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4 – The Indo-European Migration

The Indo-Europeans are on the move and heading to Western Europe, bringing with them war, horses and apocalypse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/201919 minutes, 23 seconds
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France and the Silver Screen Part 1 with Lyz Renshaw

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/201934 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 – Civilization Before Civilization

In this episode we will examine the megalithic structures of France, which are among the oldest still-standing buildings in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/201825 minutes, 3 seconds
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2 – In the Beginning There Was France

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/201834 minutes, 31 seconds
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1 – The Journey Begins

In this first episode I introduce myself, the podcast and the fascinating journey we're about to take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/201821 minutes, 57 seconds