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Featuring exclusive interviews, FrancoFiles seeks to take every francophile in the U.S. on a transatlantic rendez-vous with notable French and American guests. Hear experts talk firsthand about their experiences of the collaborations and cultural crossover between two oldest allies. From the pre-revolutionary era to today’s modern tech movement, explore with FrancoFiles the ever-evolving relationship between France and the US. Brought to you by the Embassy of France, support from France-Amér ...
 
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American-Parisian Elaine Sciolino has spent much of her career writing love letters to the City of Lights. An accomplished author and a former Paris Bureau chief for the New York Times, Elaine has spent many years chronicling French culture, life and politics for both French and American audiences. Her ability to translate concepts across cultures …
 
"The New French Revolution" that's the name given to La French Tech, a government initiative of France, one of the few in the world that has dedicated a national strategy to support French start-ups in hubs around the world, including in the US. The leader of this pro-business movement is Director Kat Borlongan, a Filipino-French citizen whose cros…
 
It's a noble thing to follow in the footsteps of your hero, and Julien Icher has taken this notion a step further. His nonprofit, the Lafayette Trail, retraces the 1824-1825 Farewell Tour of famed Franco-American hero General Lafayette. Julien is a French geographer and historian who is fascinated by the Marquis' visit that united the U.S. during a…
 
The world’s largest startup campus is a Franco-American marvel. In the heart of Paris in a renovated train station, STATION F is captained by Roxanne Varza, an Iranian-American who is passionate about getting young businesses the resources they need to thrive. She works hard to create an environment where unicorns can brush elbows with the world’s …
 
The American Library in Paris is a testament to Franco-American tenacity. Founded and maintained by bibliophiles committed to freedom of thought and open discussion, this institution survived great hardship to provide a haven to those in need. From famous expatriates like Stein and Hemingway to today's modern bestselling authors, the library has be…
 
Villa San Francisco is a French-founded international space for dialogue between artists and community seeking to connect innovative ideas to solutions that respond to global and local challenges. Today, we speak with Melanie Desliens Flint, a founding member of Villa San Francisco and an integral part of the international Villa Network's expansion…
 
IN DEPTH – “Is it a revolt? No, sire, it is a revolution!” Hop on this time-machine as we take you back to July 14, 1789 with special guest Gary Girod of the ‘French History Podcast’. Explore & understand the series of events leading up to the storming of the ‘Bastille’ and how it forever changed the tides of history. Learn about the profound socia…
 
IN DEPTH – Dive with us into the profound and differing experiences of African Americans in France and in the U.S. during World War I. Gain insight into this particular and important part of our shared history with guest curator, Krewasky Salter from the Smithsonian exhibit "We Return Fighting - World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity"…
 
IN SHORT – For the past 14 years, Michelin Guide has brought its team of incognito restaurant reviewers and experts to explore the delectable and wide-array of restaurant options in the United States. Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes episode with Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director for The Michelin Guide, as he reveals the how the re…
 
IN DEPTH – You’ve heard the word "biodiversity" countless times: on the news, on political speeches, in decisions-maker meetings... What does it mean? As voices for biodiversity and the planet continue to grow louder, we sat down with a French and an American scientist to know what is actually at stake. Fighting inequalities related to environmenta…
 
IN SHORT – You’ve most definitely heard about the events held in that amazing place! Located in the Kalorama area in DC, the Residence of France is one of the most impressive mansion in DC. The French tricolor flag has flown over the Kalorama Residence for more than three-quarter of a century. Its is a place of welcome and of celebration, but above…
 
IN DEPTH: “It was quite a day. When we approached, the entire horizon was red from bombing and bombs exploding, it was almost like a movie screen” veteran John Siewert, who was on the USS Satterlee on June 6, 1944 told us. We sat with History makers and tellers to revive memories of D-DAY, as President Trump and President Macron marked the 75th ann…
 
IN DEPTH: The Embassy of France was deeply touched by the numerous messages of support received after the tragedy that hit the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer Prize-winning art and architecture critic of The Washington Post and Johann Vexo, organist for the choir organ at Notre-Dame cathedral, share their thoughts o…
 
IN SHORT: Does "La Maison Française" or "The French House" ring a bell? You might not be familiar with the name -- but you've most definitely heard about the events. Located on Embassy grounds, La Maison Française celebrates the longstanding relationship between France and the USA. It offers a rich and diverse array of cultural, scientific, sport a…
 
IN SHORT: You've heard the word -- but do you really know know what a Consulate does? Get an insider's perspective and explore the world of consular affairs in this episode of FrancoFiles. Plus, test your knowledge and see if you can figure out what's true and what's false when it comes to consular issues!…
 
IN DEPTH: Uncover the rich history of African Americans in Paris and the beginnings of an African-American community in the aftermath of World War I. Dr. Tristan Cabello, Assistant Director of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Johns Hopkins University shares the story of how black culture was born in the City of Lights.…
 
In this holiday festive episode all the good boys watched The Night Before, starring James Franco. We did our best to get a seasonal/holiday episode in a timely matter and we finally succeeded for once! In this episodes the boys discuss the holidays, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and the Frankensian Perspective on the holidays.…
 
Welcome to the podcast! When Brody is away the boys will play (watch the WW2 movie The Great Raid, starring James Franco). In this podcast the boys struggle with the absence of Brody, the glorification of decimating the Japanese in WW2, the way Zack dresses, Nu Metal in general, and the realization of making a bad movie. It's all just okay.…
 
In this episode of Francophiles we come together to view a milestone of television history, S8, e8 of The X-Files, starring James Franco. Now some may argue that Franco isn't even in this, but we here at Satellite Commanders will not let any role go unseen, not even blurry-faced Police Officer #2. In this episode we discuss The 90's, Ask Jeeves, te…
 
Hello listeners. For this weeks podcast we delved into 90's classic, first feature role for our boy James, and formative film for Megan, our social media mastermind, Never Been Kissed. Topics discussed in the episode range from Shakespearean adaptations, reptiles shedding their skin, the cult classic Baby Geniuses and just how much this film has sh…
 
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