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This week we're joined by Author Rémi Francœur, who's working on an incredible project you're going to want to follow. Rémi grew up in Manchester, is the same generation as Jesse but his first language was French. Jesse and Rémi will talk about growing up in the same city but in different ways. Then we'll learn about The Last Franco American projec…
 
Ace FCL Correspondent Melody is here to let you know about blogs and events to check out, then Jesse gives a quick preview of next week's interesting episode with Rémi Francoeur. We hope you enjoy this week's bonus question....a return to talking about food!Follow Rémi on twitter - https://twitter.com/RemiFrancoeur1Follow Rémi's "occasionally" upda…
 
This week we’re joined by Denis Ledoux. Denis is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of The Memoir Network, a network dedicated to helping you tell your story. He’s also the Program Chair of the Franco-American Collection of the University of Southern Maine. Jesse and Denis will talk about the collection and some upcoming events but first ta…
 
Melody has a great list of articles, podcasts and events for you to check out and then Jesse give an intro to next week's episode with Author Denis Ledoux. We Were Not Spoiled: A Franco-American Memoir - https://amzn.to/3j2NCxhArticles and Events Melody Mentioned - A Farm & Family—The Lives of Women in Lower Canada. -https://francomainestories.net/…
 
This week we’re joined by Writer and Historian Lynne Levesque. Lynne’s story is an interesting so we’re glad she joined us on the show. After a successful academic and business career she was called to tell the story of Jeanne Chevalier, a distant relative. We’re glad she told the story but because it’s an extremely interesting one. We hope you enj…
 
Melody is back with some blogs to check out and some virtual events to attend. Then Jesse lets you know about next week's guest Writer and Historian Lynne Levesque.News Links - Le Réveillon — A Look Back at Franco Holiday Celebrations - https://francomainestories.net/2021/01/04/le-reveillon/Montreal vaccinating homeless population - https://www.mtl…
 
We think this week's episode is a good one because we don't talk to a lot of fiction authors from the west coast. R. Jean Mathieu is from California and let us know about his short story “Glâcehouse”. It's not something we'd come across normally but we're glad we did. R. Jean will talk about the inspiration of the story and about his very very inte…
 
Melody starts off the show with some interesting blogs and an event to check out, then Mike gives a quick preview of what to look forward to next week. Then it's bonus question time with Jesse and next week's guest R. Jean Mathieu.News Links - An Attempt at a French-Canadian "Colony" in South Carolina - http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2020/1…
 
Melody is back to put a bow on 2020. She picks her favorite blogs, podcasts and even talks about some events that tried to distract us from the dumpster fire that was 2020. Just a note, Melody mentions Patrick's book was published but it won't be released until January but you can pre-order it below!!Ma famille canadienne-française / My French-Cana…
 
Grab a slice of Pork Pie and sit down by the Yule Log and listen to some stories of how previous and future guests celebrate the holidays. You'll hear stories from New England, Quebec and Louisiana. Special thanks to Nathalie Hirte, Taalib Auguste, Jean-Phillipe L'Étoile and Robert Perreault for talking to us!Learn more about LACréole Show - https:…
 
This week we're honored to be joined by Maine's youngest and first openly gay Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ryan Fecteau. Ryan is a proud Franco-America and he'll talk about growing up in Biddeford and how politics became part of his life. We hope you enjoy this special episode. Follow Representative Fecteau on Twitter - https://twitter.…
 
Melody is back and has some amazing blogs, events and even a few new podcasts to check out. Then Jesse gives you a preview of next week's episode with Ryan Fecteau. Representative Fecteau recently became the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Maine and he's a proud Franco-American! Make sure you tune in next week for this amaz…
 
This week we're joined by Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge, Gary Gerstle. In 1989 Gary published the book Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960. It focused on Woonsocket R.I.Buy the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Working-Class-Americanism-1914-1960-Interdisciplinary-Pers…
 
Melody is here to let you know about all the blogs and events for the next couple of weeks and then Jesse gives a preview of next week's episode. Our guest next week is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge Gary Gerstle. For our bonus question we talk sports. Buy the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Working-Class…
 
This week's episode is a fun one. Jesse talks to Keene High School Senior, Amelia Opsahl. in June, Amelia won the Platinum Award in Le Grand Concours, the 2020 National French Contest. Jesse and Amelia will talk about that experience and her experience with the French Language.Keene Sentinel Article - https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene…
 
Melody is here to tell you about the blogs and events to check out in the coming weeks. Before Jesse tells you about next week’s episode, he talks to Melody about her new blog, a must read, Moderne Francos. Then Jesse let’s you know about next week’s guest Amelia Opsahl.Melody's Blog - https://modernefrancos.com/Keene Sentinel Article - https://www…
 
We were live on location at New England's Tap House Grille in Hooksett, NH. The owners, Dan Lagueux and Valerie Vanasse, sat down with Jesse and talked about growing up in Quebec and how they ended up with a fantastic restaurant in New Hampshire. New England's Tap House Grille website - https://www.taphousenh.com/Learn more about Hip Peas Farm - ht…
 
Melody is back at the news desk and she's going to let you know what to read, watch and virtually attend in the coming weeks. Then Jesse gives us a preview of next week's episode featuring Dan Lagueux and Valerie Vanasse, the owners of New England's Tap House Grille.New England's Tap House Grille website - https://www.taphousenh.com/Learn more abou…
 
Historian Pierre Lavoie joins us this week to talk about a paper he wrote about musicians from Quebec that would tour Franco-America Cities in New England. You'll learn about how most promotors saw New England as a normal part of the tour and not a different territory to visit. Check out Cheshire Carr on Bandcamp - https://cheshirecarr.bandcamp.com…
 
Melody is on vacation so Jesse is in charge of News and giving you a preview of next week's episode with Historian Pierre Lavoie. The bonus question is a fun one because Jesse found out Pierre is in the band Cheshire Carr. Stay till the end to hear their song "Remember When".Check out Cheshire Carr on Bandcamp - https://cheshirecarr.bandcamp.com/Fo…
 
This week's episode is a little different. Jesse sits down with Professor and Author Ernest Hebert. They'll discuss Ernie's series The Darby Chronicles and an essay he recently wrote titled "Sister George and What's in a Name". Then you'll get to hear Ernie read the essay. We can't thank him enough for joining us and reading this amazing essay. Don…
 
Melody is back with events, blogs and a podcast to recommend to you. Then Jesse gives a quick preview of next week's special episode with Ernest Hebert.Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast You can get your own FCL Face Mask, check out our merch on Teespring …
 
This week's guest is researcher Mikael Dumont. Mikael has been writing a paper about the Social Role of Celebration in the French Rural Communities of North America, 18th–19th Centuries. No one loves parties more than us at the French-Canadian Legacy, so Jesse sits down with Mikael to find out how our ancestors liked to celebrate. We hope you enjoy…
 
Melody is here to let you know what events to attend and which blogs to read and then Mike gives a quick preview of next week's episode with Historian Mikael Dumont. We hope you enjoy the bonus question and tune in next week to learn all about parties in the 18th and 19th centuries. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and …
 
Today's guest is author and McGill Professor Jane Martin. Jane moved to Montreal to learn and later teach and she discusses that experience with Jesse. They'll also discuss some of the stories she's written and even a couple of audio documentaries she worked on. Church Closing Documentary - https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1726186472Don’t forget to c…
 
Melody is first up and tells us about some events and blogs to check out then Jesse gives a quick preview of next week's guest Professor and Writer Jane Martin. Enjoy the bonus question and tune in next week to hear the whole interview with Jane!Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://ww…
 
This week Jesse talks to Claire-Marie Brisson, host of The North American Francophone Podcast. We'll learn about the Franco-American scene in Detroit and what inspired Claire-Marie to start a podcast. Follow The North-American Francophone podcast on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefrancophone/Or follow the show on Twitter – https://twitter.c…
 
Melody is back to let us know about interesting blogs and events coming up then Jesse gives a preview of next week's episode with Claire-Marie Brisson, host of The North-American Francophone Podcast.Follow The North-American Francophone podcast on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefrancophone/Or follow the show on Twitter – https://twitter.com…
 
This week we're join by Augusta native, Paul Lessard. Paul recently researched his genealogy and found an incredible story. He'll also talk about Franco life in Augusta and his membership in the Calumet Club. Read about Paul's interesting Revolutionary War story that he researched - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/11/franco-americ…
 
First up we have the Birthday Girl, Melody with the blogs and events you should keep an eye on. Then Jesse and Mike talk about a few milestones the podcast has reached. Then Jesse previews next week's guest Paul Lessard.Read about Paul's interesting Revolutionary War story that he researched - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/11/fr…
 
This week we are joined by Rhea Côté Robbins. Rhea is the founder and executive director of The Franco-American Women's Institute. She is also the author of Wednesday's Child and Down the Plains.The Franco-American Women's Institute Website - http://www.fawi.net/Join The Franco-American Women's Institute Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/5…
 
Melody is back to let us know the blogs to read and virtual events to attend and then Jesse is here to give a preview of next week's guest Rhea Côté Robbins.The Franco-American Women's Institute Website - http://www.fawi.net/Join The Franco-American Women's Institute Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/54847839133/#_=_Follow Rhea Côté Robbin…
 
This week we're honored to have writer and performer Susan Poulin. She'll talk about the creation of Ida LeClair her alter ego. She'll also talk about she was able to cross something off her bucket list by performing a Ted Talk in Portsmouth, NH. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!Susan's Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/s5fJ3z0WQ_8 Ida's W…
 
Melody let's us know what articles and virtual events are coming up. Then you'll hear about next week's guest Susan Poulin. You might have seen Susan's Ted Talk or you know her alter ego, Ida LeClair. Susan is an amazing writer and performer and we're honored to have her on the show next week!Susan's Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/s5fJ3z0WQ_8Ida's Web…
 
This week Jesse talks to Renee McMaster, owner of HotMess Poutine Food Truck. Renee talks about how she grew up in Quebec, worked construction in Florida to running a food truck in New Hampshire. Follow Hot Mess Food Truck on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/goeycheeseFollow Hot Mess Food Truck on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/goeycheese…
 
Melody is back this week to let us know about what blogs and virtual events to check out. Then we have our bonus question with next week's guest Renee McMaster, owner of Hot Mess Poutine Food Truck. Hot Mess Food Truck is part of the Poutinefest Roadshow, you can learn more about that event on last week's episode!Follow Hot Mess Food Truck on Faceb…
 
This week we’re joined by the founder of NH PoutineFest, Tim Beaulieu. Tim joins us to talk about the PoutineFest Roadshow, a new event that will help us support the businesses that have helped with PoutineFest during this different time. Jesse will also talk to Tim about other projects he’s involved in.PoutineFest Roadshow - https://www.nhpoutinef…
 
This week Jesse talks to the Director of the Museum of Work & Culture Anne Conway. In 2017 Anne was inducted into the American-French Genealogical Society Hall of Fame. Jesse and Anne will talk about some of the exhibits that you’ll see when you visit them Museum. They’ll also discuss the Franco Route Project.The Museum is currently closed until fu…
 
Melody keeps you up to date on the latest blogs and virtual events to check out and Jesse introduces next week's guest, Anne Conway, Director of the Museum of Work & Culture.Learn more about The Museum of Work & Culture - https://www.rihs.org/locations/museum-of-work-culture/Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to…
 
This week we are joined by the director of Réveil - Waking up French, Ben Levine. This documentary asks all the questions we've been asking while working on this podcast. Jesse talks to Ben about how Réveil came to be and what he learned while working on it. If you haven't seen this documentary we can't recommend it enough!Réveil - Waking up French…
 
Melody is back to let you know about all the Blog and Virtual Meetups happening and then Jesse returns to preview next week's episode with Filmmaker Ben Levine. Ben is the director of the brilliant Documentary Réveil – Waking up French. For the bonus question, Jesse gets to ask Ben something that's been on his mind since his Junior year of High Sch…
 
This week’s guest Jeanne Douillard the author of I Remember...Je Me Souviens. She’s been researching about the French in New England for over 25 years. Jesse and Jeanne will talk about some of the research she's worked on and explore "The Silent Presence" and ways to be not so silent anymore.Artists and Places Jeanne talked about - https://fclpodca…
 
Melody is back to tell you about interesting blogs to check out and then Jesse comes on to talk about next week’s guest Jeanne Douillard the author of I Remember...Je Me Souviens. She’s been researching about the French in New England for over 25 years. In the bonus episode she talks about people and places that are telling the story so we will no …
 
Query the Past blogger Patrick Lacroix joins Jesse this week to talk about something that we didn't know much about the 1837 Rebellion. Patrick will talk about the events leading up to the Rebellion, the Rebellion it's self and the aftermath. We hope you enjoy this historical episode. Follow Patrick's Blog - http://querythepast.com/ You can also fo…
 
Next week we’re joined by the person behind the amazing blog, Query the Past, and recent Birdwatcher Patrick Lacroix. Jesse and Patrick will discuss the 1837 rebellion, events leading up to it, battles during it and the aftermath. We’d like to thank Jesse’s sister for coming up with the topic and Patrick for joining us to discuss a topic we weren’t…
 
This week's guest is Bruno Paul Stenson. Bruno is a historian and musicologist and an educator at the Château Ramezay. He’s also a specialist on the social history of New France. Jesse and Bruno will discuss the history of New France before discussing historical events that happened at the Château. I’d like to apologize for the audio quality. Halfw…
 
Melody recommends some things to read and watch at home and then Mike previews next week's episode with Bruno Paul Stenson.Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcastIf you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fcl…
 
We're joined by the Assistant Editor, Mike's son for the intro and then you'll hear the last bunch of interviews. Thanks for listening and thanks to everyone who gave us their time to make this special episode.Part Three –Intro – 00:28Alan Casavant – 02:08Jane Martin – 5:40Lynee Levesque – 10:27Jason Newton – 15:23Susan Pinette – 20:35Jean-Philippe…
 
Melody and Mike let you know how they're doing before the second part of our COVID-19 Check In Episode. Part Two – 53:21Intro – 00:28David Vermette – 03:04Réjean Beaulieu – 07:03Sandra Goodwin – 14:29Claire-Marie Brisson – 17:41Calvin Fox – 20:37Juliana L’Heureux – 24:29James Myall – 32:06Rémi Francoeur – 34:05Rhea Côté Robbins – 39:56Patrick Lacro…
 
This week we thought we'd reach out to past and future guests, people doing amazing things in the Franco-American scene and a few friends of the podcast and ask them what their new normal is and if they have any tricks to help staying at home. So many people were nice enough to talk with us the episode had to broken up into three parts that will co…
 
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