History of France in English's Podcast

The History of France in English is a weekly podcast. Oddly enough, it's about the history of France and in the English language. Every week there is a larger piece on the history of France and a shorter, cocktail party slapdown that offers a bit of history that runs counter to the usual stereotyping of character the world attributes to this great country.

The Podcasts

This week's episode includes shout-outs to some of the people who expressed support to the podcast, a special Christmas in the New World focused on French colonies section, a look at an early New World Christmas carol, the wrap-up of the history of wine in France and another cocktail party slapdown with a look at the Battle of Grand Port, one of the biggest and bloodiest frigate battles of its time.

Direct download: historyoffranceinenglish2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

The first episode of the History of France in English features a piece on the history of wine in France, starting about 600 BCE and takes us through the Roman period. There is also a cocktail party slapdown for those of French heritage when challenged by some stereotypical babble on cheese-eating surrender monkeys. Offer this piece of French Naval history with a victory over the mighty British Royal Navy during the American Revolution.

Direct download: historyoffranceinenglish1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 7:30pm EST