History of France in English's Podcast (history)

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 we have more on the history of France with a look at the flood of Kymrians that entered Gaul ahead of a flood and bad weather in the 400s BCE, forcing more movement by the Gauls and an earlier wave of Kymrians. We also have George Washington's first defeat and a look at the early soon to be American revolutionary general in his earliest days as a commander when he loses to French Canadian forces in the backwoods of the frontier, not far from where Pittsburgh is today in western Pennsylvania. Oh and we have a new podcast called Seemed Like A Good Idea and it's about things that seemed like a good idea at the time and it's kinda funny and kinda informative and you can get it on iTunes or on libsyn or on Historylab.ca so give it a try! Merciiiiiiii.

Direct download: hofie8.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

This week in the History of France in English, Episode 5, we take a look at the copper age in what would become Gaul, specifically we'll look at the life and death and discovery of Otzi or Oetzi, the Ice Man of Austria and Italy. Otzi is the name given to the man found after glaciers melted in the Alps, revealing his body after 5,300 years. He was found in an area that Gauls would occupy later on in northern Italy when it was called Cisalpine Gaul. We'll also have another Cocktail Party Slapdown with the story of the French cavalry along with the Provincial Marine, riding to save the day at the Battle of Balaclava. For maps and more, check out our website, www.historylab.ca and click on Podcasts in the menu tabs.

Direct download: historyoffranceinenglish5.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

This week in the History of France in English Podcast we look at the prehistoric landscape of what would become France, the people and animals who called it home and how the folks lived way back then. Oh, it's homey. If you like roaving packs of vicious wild pigs, that is, if not, well, maybe hide in the cave, but watch for the cave bears!

Also, we have the return of the Cocktail Party Slapdown where Rommel meets a man called Marie who ruins the Desert Fox's day.

Direct download: historyoffranceinenglish4.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

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 EDT