French-Canadian Legacy Podcast

French-Canadian Legacy Podcast

Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England.

This is our story.

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Last month there was a new event sparking conversation in the Franco-American scene. Today we're joined by some of the people who put it together and attended. Daniel Moreau, Mélody Desjardins, Patrick Lacroix and Timothy St. Pierre are here to talk about the Young Franco-Americans Summit that was held at The University of Maine - Orono. Youth Summit Presentations - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAX5gzY2aFDG1G8QeOIbKa3w3XLL3vEuc Links for Daniel - Dawson Revisited Podcast - https://www.theunnamednarrative.com/ Dawson: A Story of a New England Mill City - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAX5gzY2aFDFlN-Lu9PLbi9jBu7KX9hvM Dawson Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unnamedwithdan/ Links for Melody - Moderne Francos Blog - https://modernefrancos.com/ Moderne Francos Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/modernefrancos/ Links for Patrick - Query the Past Blog - http://querythepast.com/ Follow Patrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/querythepast Buy - " Tout nous serait possible ". Une histoire politique des Franco-Américains, 1874-1945 - https://www.pulaval.com/produit/tout-nous-serait-possible-une-histoire-politique-des-franco-americains-1874-1945 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Nov 30

31 min 26 sec

This week we're honored to have the author of "Pourquoi la loi 101 est un échec (Why bill 101 is a failure)", Frédéric Lacroix. This is the first interview Frédéric has given in english about his book and we hope everyone will enjoy this interesting and controversial conversation he has with Jesse. Follow Frédéric online - https://fredericlacroix.quebec/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Nov 23

1 hr 6 min

Melody lets us know all the important things happening in the Franco world before Jesse talks about next week's guest, Frédéric Lacroix. Just a note, the book that Frédéric is talking about during the bonus question is "A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans" by David Vermette. Follow Frédéric's blog - https://fredericlacroix.quebec/ Buy "A Distinct Alien Race" - https://www.amazon.com/Distinct-Alien-Race-Franco-Americans-Industrialization/dp/1771861495 Articles: The latest issue of Le Forum: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/francoamericain_forum/100/ Les aventures d'un Québécois, Capsule no 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXxPOwqx9E Dawson: Revisited, Episode 2: Developing Communities with Abigail Smallwood: https://anchor.fm/unnamed-narrative/episodes/Dawson-Revisited---2-Developing-Communities-with-Abigail-Smallwood-e1a54tf Le Devoir article: https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/645741/histoire-retour-sur-l-epopee-franco-americaine Retour sur l’histoire politique franco-américaine: http://querythepast.com/histoire-politique-franco-americaine/ How the Remarkable Stories of these Acadian Women became Unexpected Legends: https://modernefrancos.com/how-the-remarkable-stories-of-these-acadian-women-became-unexpected-legends/ Plus, Moderne Francos is on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modernefrancos/ Podcasts: Lacroix AAFLFC interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofYq3vO5Gu8 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Nov 16

9 min 27 sec

Put on your Cleveland Naps jersey on because we're talking Baseball! This week we're honored to have Gregory Rubano on to talk about Woonsocket native and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie. Even if you don't love baseball, you'll enjoy hearing about "Nap" and his story. Nap Lajoie Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap_Lajoie MLB Hall of Fame - https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/lajoie-nap Before the Babe Book - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1499364075 In Ty Cobb’s Shadow - https://www.amazon.com/Ty-Cobbs-Shadow-Baseballs-Superstar/dp/0692649867 Greg on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Gregory-Rubano-author-309505162585425/ Woonsocket Little League Field Dedicated to Nap Lajoie - https://youtu.be/b_T1CDj37do 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Nov 9

1 hr 22 min

Melody is here to let you know about all the events and blogs to follow and then we'll get a bonus question with next week's guest Greg Rubano. Greg on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Gregory-Rubano-author-309505162585425/ Nap Lajoie Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap_Lajoie In Ty Cobb’s Shadow - https://www.amazon.com/Ty-Cobbs-Shadow-Baseballs-Superstar/dp/0692649867 News Links - Articles: Young Franco-American Summit Presentations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?app=desktop&list=PLAX5gzY2aFDG1G8QeOIbKa3w3XLL3vEuc&fbclid=IwAR3dd7lUqMMZxm5c7YsdHeb5giGkMz_bZ9twiDMOTeeQhFMthwWyfCAB_Gk UMFK welcomes new Acadian Archives director: https://fiddleheadfocus.com/2021/10/20/news/community/umfk-welcomes-new-acadian-archives-director/ Dawson: Revisited, From Farm to Mill with Dr. Patrick Lacroix: https://anchor.fm/unnamed-narrative/episodes/Dawson-Revisited--From-Farm-to-Mill-with-Dr--Patrick-Lacroix-e1988dt "Everything would be possible for us". A political history of Franco-Americans, 1874-1945: https://www.pulaval.com/produit/tout-nous-serait-possible-une-histoire-politique-des-franco-americains-1874-1945 French Canadians 100 Years Ago: May to August: http://querythepast.com/french-canadians-1921-part-2/ French Canadians 100 Years Ago: September to December: http://querythepast.com/french-canadians-1921-part-3/ Red Beard’s Kitchen takes home 2021 PoutineFest Championship Belt: https://red-beards-kitchen.square.site/ Manger de la Poutine: https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2021/10/manger-de-la-poutine Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways, Episode 6 - A Conversation with Steven Riel: https://anchor.fm/francopathways/episodes/Episode-6---A-Conversation-with-Steven-Riel-e19gken/a-a6q03au Events: Free-form Francais at Hancock Library: https://facnh.com/events/free-form-francais-hancock-town-library-2021-11-09/ Teen Pret-a-Parler: https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-2-2021-11-10/ Sounds of Québec and Acadia w/ Josée Vachon: https://facnh.com/events/josee-vachon-traditional-sounds-of-quebec-and-acadia/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Nov 2

9 min 52 sec

This week we're joined by the head of Transition Québec and candidate for Mayor, Jackie Smith. Jesse and Jackie will talk about Transition Québec's platform and important topics facing the voters of Québec City. This is a very interesting episode because you'll learn about the differences between campaigns in Québec and in America. We hope you enjoy the episode. Follow Jackie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackie_qc Transition Québec - https://transitionqc.org/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Oct 26

56 min 48 sec

Melody and the news returns and Jesse gives us a quick preview of next week's episode with Jackie Smith. Follow Jackie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackie_qc Transition Québec - https://transitionqc.org/ News Links Articles: Chalifoux, Part II: The Franco-American Who Won Boston: http://querythepast.com/chalifoux-franco-american-won-boston/ French Canadians 100 Years Ago: January to April: http://querythepast.com/french-canadians-1921-part-1/ Franco-Américains L’Encyclopédie Canadienne: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/fr/article/franco-americains French stories for children: Franco-American video: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/10/14/franco-american-news-and-culture/french-stories-for-children-franco-american-video/ Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways, Episode 5: Mapping Franco Lewiston, Part 2: https://anchor.fm/francopathways/episodes/Episode-5---Mapping-Franco-Lewiston-Part-2-e184o8b Events: Franco-American Programs, October 27, 7pm: Paul Marion and Steven Riel poetry reading (virtual): https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/paul-marion-and-steven-riel-poetry-reading/ Historical Society to have French-Canadian Program, October 28: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_thisweek/free/historical-society-to-have-french-canadian-program/article_4d985830-2db2-11ec-a0ab-f3847bb95c7a.html 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Oct 19

8 min 13 sec

This week we're joined by Kathleen Stein Smith. Kathleen is an advocate for the French Language and how important it is to learn another language. We hope you'll enjoy this important episode. This week we're joined by Kathleen Stein Smith. Kathleen is an advocate for the French Language and how important it is to learn another language. We hope you'll enjoy this important episode. Follow Kathleen on Twitter - https://twitter.com/KathySteinSmith AAFLFC YouTube Page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh3dBRDEPsXHzru4RVtrQxw Language Matters Blog - https://kathleensteinsmith.wordpress.com/ TBR Books - https://www.tbr-books.org/kathleen-stein-smith 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Oct 12

59 min 32 sec

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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Oct 5

6 min 34 sec

This week we're joined by the creative minds behind Franco-American Pathways, a monthly must listen to podcast. You'll hear from Julia Rhinelander, Anna Faherty and Maureen Perry about where the idea for the podcast came from and some behind the scenes stories about their first few episodes. We hope you'll enjoy this episode and check out the amazing work they're doing. Franco-American Pathways website - https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com/ Learn more about the Franco-American Collection - https://usm.maine.edu/franco-american-collection/franco-american-pathways-chemins-franco-am%C3%A9ricains-podcast-celebrating Learn more about Robert Sylvain - http://robertsylvain.com/ Boréal Tordu Saulnierville Station - https://youtu.be/TvK-edCME0E Radio Radio Jacuzzi - https://youtu.be/7cRPH4lb8UI 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Sep 28

1 hr 2 min

Melody has returned and the new is more powerful from an extra week off. Then she'll let you know about next week's guests Julia Rhinelander, Anna Faherty and Maureen Perry the hosts of Franco-American Pathways an amazing new podcast. Then we end with an interesting bonus question. Franco-American Pathways Website - https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com/ Articles: Franco-American Day in Maine celebrated in Augusta: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/09/09/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-day-in-maine-celebrated-in-augusta/ New York State: Elements of Historical Geography: http://querythepast.com/new-york-state-history/ Chalifoux, Part I: The Franco-American Rockefeller: https://querythepast.com/chalifoux-franco-american-rockefeller/ FAP Nov. 5 - Gregoire Chabot’s Celebration of Life info: https://www.facebook.com/UMFrancoProgram Have fun at PoutineFest on Oct 23! - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nh-poutinefest-spooktacular-2021-tickets-167109752769 Reaction to Le Carrefour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6YXxv1b0iE 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Sep 21

8 min 31 sec

We're giving Melody an extra week to prep the news so we're back with BREAKING NEWS. NH PoutineFest is returning in Spooky style. Tim Beaulieu talks to Mike about the event happening on October 23rd at the Budweiser Biergarten in Merrimack NH. Tim will talk about the history of the event and plans for this year's event. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am. Link to buy tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nh-poutinefest-spooktacular-2021-tickets-167109752769 NH PoutineFest Website - https://www.nhpoutinefest.com/ Le rêve de Gagnon Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/256162952081648 Ways to help the aftermath of Hurricane Ida - https://www.newniveau.com/post/2021-sept-ouragan-ida-ses-effets-initiales-et-continuants 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Sep 14

20 min 43 sec

This week we’re honored to have Daniel Quintanilla and Jessamine Irwin on our show. They are the filmmakers behind Le Carrefour (The Intersection). Jesse will talk to them about them about what inspired them to create this film and their backgrounds. If you listen to this show you’ll want to see this important documentary. Here’s the film’s description, “Cécile reconnects with the French of her childhood thanks to recently arrived Franco-African immigrants, like Tresor, seeking asylum in Cécile’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine. Cecile’s Franco roots tie her to the thousands of French-Canadians who came before her to power the local mills, and who suffered from decades of discrimination and oppression. As history repeats itself, Cécile and Trésor develop a close friendship that helps Cécile finally find her pride in being Franco-American.” Film’s Website https://lecarrefourfilm.com/ Support the Film - https://www.gofundme.com/f/2ukpv-film-fundraiser-le-carrefour Trailer - https://vimeo.com/567610579 Get an in-person ticket to see Le Carrefour - https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/films/the-intersection-le-carrefour/?parent=/ciff/films/?_ Get a virtual Ticket to see Le Carrefour - https://watch.eventive.org/camdeniff/play/61278ca1461d29002911f8fd/611a9cf1a26c240fba48e59d TV5Monde Maine Heritage Film Grant to ‘Le Carrefour’- https://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/12930-tv5monde-maine-heritage-film-grant Documentary ‘Le Carrefour/The Intersection’ to premiere at Camden International Film Festival - Documentary 'Le Carrefour/The Intersection' to premiere at Camden International Film Festival (bangordailynews.com) Documentary film connects two French cultures: Le Carrefour-The Intersection - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/07/22/franco-american-news-and-culture/documentary-film-connects-two-french-cultures-le-carrefour-the-intersection 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Sep 7

39 min 20 sec

Melody is here to let you know about Blogs, Podcasts and events to look forward to and then we have a preview of next week’s episode with filmmakers Daniel Quintanilla and Jessamine Irwin. They’ve been working on Le Carrefour and we can’t wait for you to hear all about it. Film’s Website - https://lecarrefourfilm.com/ Support the Film - https://www.gofundme.com/f/2ukpv-film-fundraiser-le-carrefour Trailer - https://vimeo.com/567610579 Articles: Meet Canadian film producer Lucie Tremblay in free virtual program - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/08/27/franco-american-news-and-culture/meet-canadian-film-producer-lucie-tremblay-in-free-virtual-program/ Othering the Madawaska in Travel Narratives - http://querythepast.com/madawaska-travel-narratives/ How Mill Girls and Working Mothers Redefined Franco-American Womanhood - https://modernefrancos.com/how-mill-girls-and-working-mothers-redefined-franco-american-womanhood/ Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways, Episode Four: Mapping Franco Lewiston: https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com/ Franco Foods: Taste of Acadia, Ployes (Acadian Buckwheat Pancakes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahCwvXisyVU Events: Labor Day Screening of Slatersville, September 3 and 4 at 1:30pm EST: https://www.rihs.org/event/labor-day-screening-of-slatersville/ Slatersville Website: https://www.firstmillvillage.com/ Meet Canadian film producer Lucie Tremblay in this free virtual program: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/08/27/franco-american-news-and-culture/meet-canadian-film-producer-lucie-tremblay-in-free-virtual-program/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Aug 31

7 min 6 sec

We first met Daniel Moreau at the Rassemblement in Orono, Maine. He was a fresh-faced kid who just got his training wheels off and was talking about a very big project he was working on. That project is now completed and it’s just as amazing as we hoped it’d be. Dawson: A Story of a New England Mill City, is a ten part series on YouTube and we’re happy to discuss it with Daniel. Watch Dawson on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF__6K2ZVXe5qTLEPJe-RmA New Website (work in progress) - https://www.theunnamednarrative.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/unnamedwithdan Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unnamedwithdan/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Aug 24

53 min 7 sec

Melody returns from her "tropical" vacation to let everyone know what blogs, events and podcasts to check out this week. Then we have a history making preview. For the first time in podcast history our guest, Daniel Moreau, asks Jesse a bonus question. Watch Dawson on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF__6K2ZVXe5qTLEPJe-RmA FCL News Links - Founders Cemetery at the University of New England: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/08/13/franco-american-news-and-culture/founders-cemetery-at-the-university-of-new-england/ Just my opinion: Can the Acadian Institute become an annual program? http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/08/06/franco-american-news-and-culture/just-my-opinion-can-the-acadian-institute-become-an-annual-program/ Les Aventures d'un Québécois. Capsule no 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk_kEKqWQIQ Maprofdefrancais with Genevieve Breton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjAT5QdatRA A French-Canadian Journey: Bellechasse to Sweetsburg: http://querythepast.com/lacroix-family-part-1/ A French-Canadian Journey: Saint-Césaire to St. Albans: http://querythepast.com/lacroix-family-part-2/ Where Did the Term “Franco-American” Come From? http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2021/07/where-did-term-franco-american-come-from.html 25th Anniversary of FAWI: http://www.fawi.net/ Franco-American Programs: In Celebration of Grégoire Chabot’s Life and Work On April 26, 2021, the Franco American community lost Grégoire Chabot, a prominent author, mentor, advocate, and friend. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Franco American Programs at the University of Maine would like to celebrate the innovation, creativity, and mentorship of Greg’s lifework. We invite writers, actors/actresses, and anyone touched by his work and creative energy to join us on Friday, November 5, 2021 (virtually or in person) to share a new work created in Greg’s spirit, a reading or performance of one of his writings, or a little bit of both. We also invite people to send us video testimonials talking about what his work has meant to them, which we will collect to be part of a video montage screened during the celebration. To be part of this celebration, please contact either Susan Pinette (spinette@maine.edu) or Lisa Michaud (lisam@maine.edu) by October 8, 2021. The exact timing of the event will depend upon the number and types of submissions we receive. We will post the specific details about the event once we learn about them. Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways, Episode 3, A Nation Within a Nation: https://anchor.fm/francopathways/episodes/Episode-3---A-Nation-Within-A-Nation-e156f0j Events: August 27-29, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Place Royale, Old Montreal. Part Of Old Montreal Is Transforming Into An 18th-Century Public Market This Month: https://www.mtlblog.com/montreal/18th-century-market-in-old-montreal-coming-back/pointe-a-calliere-18th-century-market-in-old-montreal 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Aug 17

7 min 19 sec

This week Jesse is joined by Thomas Lachine, creator of MTL JTM. Thomas will talk about his inspiration for the brand and talk about some of his most popular blog posts. Just a note that the MTL JTM site is currently down but will be back up soon. MTL JTM on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mtljtm/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Aug 10

36 min 20 sec

Melody is off celebrating her birthday, so Mike is here to give a real quick summary of articles, podcasts and events to check out. Then you'll learn about Thomas Lachine and the MTL JTM project. News Links - A French-Canadian Journey: Bellechasse to Sweetsburg - http://querythepast.com/lacroix-family-part-1/ Where Did the Term “Franco-American” Come From? - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2021/07/where-did-term-franco-american-come-from.html Juliana L’Heureux - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/author/jlheureux/ She didn’t get in a boat until age 30. Five years later, the Lewiston native won a kayaking medal at the Olympics - https://www.sunjournal.com/2021/08/01/she-didnt-get-in-a-boat-until-age-30-five-years-later-the-lewiston-native-won-a-kayaking-medal-at-the-olympics-2 At 1924 Olympics, Lewiston’s Bob Legendre leaped into history - At 1924 Olympics, Lewiston’s Bob Legendre leaped into history | Lewiston Sun Journal Franco-American Pathways - https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com Patrick Lacroix : John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith August 5 @ 6:30 pm - https://jfkhyannismuseum.org/event/patrick-lacroix-ph-d/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Aug 3

6 min 54 sec

This week we're honored to have Dr. Paul Leblanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Leblanc has been President of SNHU since 2003 and has helped the university prosper. Jesse will talk to Dr. LeBlanc about growing up in Canada and moving to the US at a young age and some of the amazing initiatives SNHU does. We hope you'll enjoy this episode. President's Corner - https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/leadership-and-history/president-corner Learn more about GEM - https://gem.snhu.edu/ Learn more about SNHU - https://www.snhu.edu/ Follow Dr. LeBlanc on Twitter - https://twitter.com/snhuprez 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jul 27

44 min 22 sec

Melody is back with the best articles and events and let's you know about next week's guest Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University. Presidents Corner - https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/leadership-and-history/president-corner Articles: Franco-American Fiddlers Rendezvous coming to Lewiston’s Kennedy Park: https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/07/10/franco-american-fiddlers-rendezvous-coming-to-lewistons-kennedy-park/ Yvon Chouinard shared his Franco-American heritage: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/07/15/franco-american-news-and-culture/yvon-chouinard-shared-his-franco-american-heritage/ Query the Past Review: Mayer, Congress’s Own: http://querythepast.com/review-mayer-congresss-own/ Les Aventures d’un Québécois, Capsule No. 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyxE_Dwvk4s Events: Franco-American St. Francis Walking Tour, July 24 at 10am-noontime EST: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/07/02/franco-american-news-and-culture/remembering-the-roots-of-our-st-francis-community-and-walking-tour/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jul 20

5 min 21 sec

This week we're honored to have the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Managing Editor of Le Forum, Lisa Desjardins Michaud. We first met Lisa at the 2019 Rassemblement but she's been a supporter of the Podcast since day one. Jesse and Lisa talk about all the amazing stuff she's doing at Umaine Orono including all the virtual events during COVID, the Rassemblement and Le Forum among others. We can't thank Lisa enough for coming on! Le Forum - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/centre/le-forum/ Franco American Programs - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/ The Franco American Digital Archive (FADA) -https://francoamericanportal.org Resonance - https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/resonance/ Recordings of Past Events - https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/francoamericain_occ_papers/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jul 13

30 min 17 sec

Melody is back to let you know the blogs, podcasts and events for the next two weeks and then she lets you know about next week's guest Lisa Desjardins Michaud. To learn more about the Franco-American Programs at UMaine Orono - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/ Articles: Trigger Warning: Poutine is Québécois https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/trigger-warning-poutine-is-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois Les Adventures d’un Québécois, Capsule No. 12 https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/les-aventures-d-un-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-6 Making a Statement with Franco-American Flags of the U.S. and New England https://modernefrancos.com/making-a-statement-with-franco-american-flags/ Franco-American Walking Tour of Saint Francis High School and College http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/06/22/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-walking-tour-of-saint-francis-high-school-and-college/ Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways: Episode 2 - Song Keepers https://anchor.fm/francopathways/episodes/Episode-2---Song-Keepers-e13bveu Events: FAC: Pret-a-Parler, July 6, 5:30pm-7pm EST https://facnh.com/events/pret-a-parler-3-2021-07-06/ Free-Form Francais: Hancock Town Library, July 13, 5:30pm-7pm EST https://facnh.com/events/free-form-francais-hancock-town-library-2021-07-13/ Slatersville Preview Screening: The War, July 13 from 7pm-8pm EST https://www.rihs.org/event/slatersville-preview-screening-the-war/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jul 6

6 min 3 sec

This week we talk to French Teacher Camden Martin. He's got an amazing story to share and he'll talk about the Lewiston-Auburn area, which we haven't covered much of. Alliance Française du Maine - https://afdume.org/ Museum L-A - https://www.museumla.org/ USM’s Franco-American Collection - https://usm.maine.edu/franco-american-collection 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jun 29

46 min 57 sec

As always Melody is here to tell you about blogs, podcasts and events to keep an eye on and she'll give a quick preview of next week's episode with Camden Martin. New Issue of Le Forum -https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1100&context=francoamericain_forum Franco-American renaissance mourns for a devoted mentor - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/06/07/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-renaissance-mourns-for-a-devoted-mentor/ Franco-Americans of Maine, Then and Now - https://francomainestories.net/2021/06/09/preserving-culture/ The Great Grammar Brawl of ’77 - http://querythepast.com/great-grammar-brawl-literature-1877/ A World of Lavender for Québec - https://modernefrancos.com/a-world-of-lavender-for-quebec/ UMFK is looking for a new Director of the Acadian Archives - https://umfk.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=69300&job=director-of-the-acadian-archives-acadiennes&collection=true&fbclid=IwAR2qi4bNu9cFHqkyHlEGwrsNAafEr8Q7KV8h8ICXWKlwuX7hWPFrbgPzNE0 Podcasts: Franco-American Pathways - https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com/ Events: St. Jean Baptiste Day Québec Flag Raising, June 24, 10am EST: https://www.facebook.com/events/162143872563215/ St. John Baptiste Day Prayer Service, June 24, 6pm EST: https://www.facebook.com/events/195228142498884/ Celebration of NH’s French Heritage - Nashua, June 24, from 11am-12pm EST: https://facnh.com/events/special-celebration-in-nashua/ Jeanne Douillard Presents: Silent Presence – The French in New England, June 24, 7-8pm EST: https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/jeanne-douillard-presents-silent-presence-the-french-in-new-england/ Québec National Holiday Virtual Concert with Genticorum, June 25, 7-9pm EST - https://www.rihs.org/event/quebec-national-holiday-virtual-concert-with-genticorum/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jun 22

9 min 30 sec

We started off telling the story of New England but as the show has grown, we've wanted to find similar stories across America. This week's episode is one of those stories. On October 30, 2020 a new National Historical Park opened in Missouri and we have lead interpretation ranger Emily Smithey on the show to tell us about it. We hope you'll enjoy this episode and schedule a trip to St. Genevieve National Historical Park! Ste. Geneviève national Historical Park - https://www.nps.gov/stge/index.htm Follow the Park on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/STEGENNPS Follow the Park on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stegennps/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jun 15

33 min 47 sec

Melody is back to let you know about some exciting events and informational blogs to check out. Then we'll learn about next week's guest. Ste. Geneviève national Historical Park - https://www.nps.gov/stge/index.htm News Links - 'The language connects us to our identity.' | Franco-Americans strive to keep the French alive in Maine - https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/aroostook-county/the-language-connects-us-to-our-identity-franco-americans-strive-to-keep-the-french-alive-in-maine-acadian/97-92df9579-9d8c-452c-8e52-175329e98245 Hauntingly Silent: Some Questions Concerning Maine’s English Education Bill - http://querythepast.com/maine-education-bill/ Memorial weekend visit to Saint Peter Cemetery of Lewiston, Maine - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/05/28/franco-american-news-and-culture/memorial-weekend-visit-to-saint-peter-cemetery-of-lewiston-maine/ From Time to Wine: Crazy World Records Held by France: https://facnh.com/from-time-to-fine-wine-crazy-world-records-held-by-france/ The Lumberman Bartender 𑁋 The Story of George Poulin: https://francomainestories.net/2021/05/20/the-lumberman-bartender/ Les Aventures d’un Québécois, Capsule 10: https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/les-aventures-d-un-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-5 Podcasts: Lesser Used French Canadian Resources at Ancestry.com, Part 3: https://maplestarsandstripes.com/mss-098-lesser-used-french-canadian-resources-at-ancestry-com-part-3/ Events: Teen Pret-a-Parler, June 9, from 6pm-7pm: https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-2021-06-09/ Celebration of NH’s French Heritage - Nashua, June 24, from 11am-12pm: https://facnh.com/events/special-celebration-in-nashua/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jun 8

6 min 41 sec

This week Jesse gets to talk to Scott Tilton & Rudy Bazenet co-founders of the Nous Foundation. If you don't know about the amazing work they're doing in New Orleans, you'll want to listen to this one right away. Jesse will talk to them about the creation of the Nous Foundation in Paris, how they came up with the name and Louisiana joining Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and other things. We hope you enjoy this episode. Follow the Nous Foundation on Twitter - https://twitter.com/nousnola Visit the Nous Foundation’s website - https://www.nousnola.org/ Follow the Nous Foundation on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nousnola/ Follow the Nous Foundation on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nousnola Nous Foundations Playlists - https://www.nousnola.org/publications/musique Eating Lisa Film - https://filmfreeway.com/EatingLisa-agp Organisation internationale de la Francophonie - https://www.francophonie.org/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

Jun 1

35 min 51 sec

Melody is back to tell you about Blogs, Podcasts, Events and a brand new GEOTOUR!! Then you'll hear a bonus clip with next week's guests the Co-Founders of the Nous Foundation, Scott Tilton & Rudy Bazenet. Visit the Nous Foundation’s website - https://www.nousnola.org/ News Links – New England Franco-Route Geotour - https://www.geocaching.com/play/geotours/new-england-franco-route Those Other Franco-Americans: The Madawaska Mirage? - http://querythepast.com/other-franco-americans-madawaska/ David Vermette interview with Radio Canada - https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/marc-labreche-un-phare-dans-la-nuit/segments/entrevue/356462/franco-americain-exode-etats-unis Franco-Americans in Maine: The History and Traditions of Mainers of French Descent: https://www.mainepublic.org/show/maine-calling/2021-05-06/franco-americans-in-maine-the-history-and-traditions-of-mainers-of-french-descent French Voices: Asian Dialects - https://facnh.com/french-voices-asian-dialects/ French Inventions - https://facnh.com/french-inventions/ Ma Famille Canadienne Francais, Les Aventures d’un Quebecois - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/les-aventures-d-un-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-4 Why Franco-Americans Should Be Embracing Their Culture Through Traditional Dress - https://modernefrancos.com/why-franco-americans-should-be-embracing-their-culture-through-traditional-dress/ Check out “Out of Time” by Laurie Graves. This is the third book in the Great Library series. The series is partially set in Maine and includes time travel, magical creatures, and Franco-American characters. Support your local author by getting the book online or at Barnes and Noble in Augusta, Maine. Amazon link - https://www.amazon.com/Out-Time-Laurie-Graves/dp/0997845368 Barnes and Noble link - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-time-samantha-graves/1100297408 Franco-American Pathways, a podcast dedicated to the history and culture of the Franco-Americans and the Francophonie of New England - https://francopathwayspod.wordpress.com/ AAFLFC Podcast Conversation with Jesse Martineau - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaMXRkOOLOQ FAC Pret-a-Parler, June 1, from 5:30pm-7pm - https://facnh.com/events/pret-a-parler-3-2021-06-01/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

May 25

8 min 23 sec

This week's episode is interesting because we get to finally talk about a project we've been working on for months. The New England Franco-Route is a super cool project that launched a couple of years ago and we've been wanting to spread the word about it. So working with The Quebec Delegation and Anne Conway from the Museum of Work and Culture we've put together the New England Franco-Route Geotour. The tour will launch May 21st and in this episode you'll learn all about it. New England Franco-Route Geotour - https://www.geocaching.com/play/geotours/new-england-franco-route NEFR Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/584649279178501 Franco-Route Website - https://www.francoroute.com/ Québec Government Office in Boston - http://www.international.gouv.qc.ca/en/boston Museum of Work and Culture - https://www.rihs.org/locations/museum-of-work-culture/ Moderne Francos - https://modernefrancos.com/ Query the Past - http://querythepast.com/franco-americans 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast​

May 18

27 min 43 sec

Melody is back to let you know about everything exciting in the Franco World. Then Mike talks about next week's episode about the New England Franco-Route Geotour. We have a virtual Launch event May 13th at 7pm est, we hope you'll register for and learn more about it. Register for the Geotour Launch Event - https://bit.ly/3gQPevc News Links - Articles: Franco-American veteran nurse Gabrielle Giroux - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/05/07/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-veteran-nurse-gabrielle-giroux/ Quebec’s Emigration Debates: 7 Takeaways - http://querythepast.com/quebecs-emigration-debates-7-takeaways/ The Most Socially-Distanced Village in Maine - https://myall.bdnblogs.com/2021/02/19/home/the-most-socially-distanced-village-in-maine/ FAC Blog https://facnh.com/lacademie-francaise-and-a-changing-language/ https://facnh.com/french-art-from-monet-to-van-gogh/ Moderne Francos: Discovering Our Story in the Franco-American Music Scene - https://modernefrancos.com/discovering-our-story-in-franco-american-music/ Events: Movie Discussion (mention you have to watch the movie BEFORE the event): The African Doctor, May 20 https://facnh.com/events/moviediscussion/ Workshop with author David Vermette (May 21, 2021): Family Stories and Documentary Research https://lescarnetsnordsud.blog/2021/04/30/workshop-with-author-david-vermette-may-21-2021/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

May 11

6 min 57 sec

This week we get to hear the history of another town and learn about a project that is working to keep that history alive. Dr. Robert Forrant is a professor in the History Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He's also been working on Le Petit Canada Panel Project, which he'll discuss with Jesse. We didn't know this part of Lowell's history and are excited to share it. Le Petit Canada Panel Project - https://lnei.uml.edu/little-canada-panels/ Dr. Forrant's faculty page - https://lnei.uml.edu/little-canada-panels/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

May 4

52 min 11 sec

Melody is here to let you know about everything you should be following this week and she'll give a quick preview about next week's episode with Dr. Robert Forrant and an exciting project he's been working on. Little Canada Panels - https://lnei.uml.edu/little-canada-panels/ News Links - Every Franco-American woman has a story - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/04/20/franco-american-news-and-culture/every-franco-american-woman-has-a-story/ Showdown in Chicago: Forming Franco-America - http://querythepast.com/chicago-convention-part-2/ French Voices: The Acadian Dialect - https://facnh.com/french-voices-the-acadian-dialect/ World of French: Switzerland - https://facnh.com/world-of-french-switzerland/ Changing a Present Focused On The Past - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/changing-a-present-focused-on-the-past Les aventures d'un Québécois - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/les-aventures-d-un-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-3 How 20-Somethings can promote the Franco-American Story to the Mainstream - https://modernefrancos.com/how-younger-generations-can-promote-the-franco-american-story/ Podcasts: How COVID-19 has people flocking to the suburbs and beyond - https://ten-three.libsyn.com/website/how-covid-19-has-people-flocking-to-the-suburbs-and-beyond The Marseillaise Quarantine - http://104histoires.com/la-quarantaine-marseillaise/ Events: French Culture in Northern NH, April 29 from 7pm-8pm https://facnh.com/events/french-culture-in-northern-new-hampshire/ Pret-a-Parler May 4, from 5:30pm-7pm - https://facnh.com/events/pret-a-parler-3-2021-05-04/ David Vermette: How were French-Canadian Immigrants Received in New England in the 19th and 20th Centuries? May 6, from 7pm-8pm - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/david-vermette-how-were-french-canadian-immigrants-received-in-new-england-in-the-19th-and-20th-centuries/ Je Ne Suis Pas Evangeline, from April 22-May 9 - https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/evangeline/ Free-Form Francais, May 11 from 5:30pm-7pm -https://facnh.com/events/free-form-francais-hancock-town-library-2021-05-11/ “How I stole my French back: My journey from 3rd generation “frog” to Madame Murphy” May 11, from 7pm-8pm - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/manage-how-i-stole-my-frenchback-my-journey-from-3rd-generation-frog-to-madame-murphy/ Teen Pret-a-Parler, May 12 from 6pm-7pm - https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-2021-05-12/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Apr 27

6 min 42 sec

Last summer Jesse noticed an essay that was being shared around social media titled, "Where do we fit? Too American to be French-Canadian, and too French-Canadian to be American" Seconds after finishing it he knew we had to have the author on the show and we are honored she'd come on and tell her story. Caroline Castonguay shares with us her experience and the process of writing this amazing essay. If you haven't read the essay we can't recommend it enough. We hope you enjoy this episode. Read Caroline's essay here - https://bangordailynews.com/2020/07/01/bangor-metro/where-do-we-fit-too-american-to-be-french-canadian-and-too-french-canadian-to-be-american/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Apr 20

42 min 54 sec

Melody is here to let you know about everything interesting to check out this week and then Jesse let's you know about next week's guest Caroline Castonguay. Read Caroline's article here - https://bangordailynews.com/2020/07/01/bangor-metro/where-do-we-fit-too-american-to-be-french-canadian-and-too-french-canadian-to-be-american/ News Articles - Acadians in documentary movies: http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/03/26/franco-american-news-and-culture/acadians-in-documentary-movies/ Showdown in Chicago: The Summer of ’93: http://querythepast.com/chicago-convention-part-1/ Can We Make SJB as Mainstream as St. Paddy’s? https://modernefrancos.com/can-we-make-sjb-as-mainstream-as-st-paddys/ Could a Spark of Romance Prompt Interest in Quebec Among Americans? https://modernefrancos.com/could-romanticization-prompt-interest-in-quebec/ Events: Pret-a-Parler for Teens: https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-2021-04-14/ French Culture in Northern New Hampshire: https://facnh.com/events/french-culture-in-northern-new-hampshire/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Apr 13

9 min 13 sec

This week we're joined by the Founder of Bilingual Bebe. "Bilingual Bebe was born to help parents get access to bilingual education as early as 3 years old wherever you live and whatever your child’s schooling situation is." This is a super cool project and we hope you'll enjoy hearing about how Anissa Bouderraoui came up with this amazing idea. Learn More Here - https://bilingualbebe.com/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Apr 6

27 min 39 sec

Melody lets us know about some blogs, podcasts and events to check out in the coming weeks then Jesse gives a preview of next week's episode with Anissa Bouderraoui, Founder of Bilingual Bebe. Bilingual Bebe Website - https://bilingualbebe.com/ News Links Announcing a French dictionary for the world - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/03/19/franco-american-news-and-culture/announcing-a-french-dictionary-for-the-world/ The Day Repatriation Died - http://querythepast.com/day-repatriation-died/ Franco-American Centre Blog - https://facnh.com/blog/ Can We Make SJB as Mainstream as St. Paddy’s - https://modernefrancos.com/can-we-make-sjb-as-mainstream-as-st-paddys/ Maple Stars and Stripes Podcast - Lesser-Used French-Canadian Resources at Ancestry.com-Part 2 - https://maplestarsandstripes.com/mss-097-lesser-used-french-canadian-resources-at-ancestry-com-part-2/ FAC Pret-a-Parler, April 6, 5:30-7pm - https://facnh.com/events/pret-a-parler-3-2021-04-06/ Kitchen Table Discussion: The Catholic Church and Me. Facilitated by Susan Poulin, April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/kitchen-table-discussion-the-catholic-church-and-me-facilitated-by-susan-poulin/ Salute to Spring ~ Bonjour Printemps. April 11, 3:00pm-5pm - https://www.rihs.org/event/salute-to-spring-2021/ 5th Annual Poutine Indulgence, March 15-April 11 - https://www.rihs.org/event/5th-annual-poutine-indulgence/ Free-Form Français – Hancock Town Library - https://facnh.com/events/free-form-francais-hancock-town-library-2021-04-13/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Mar 30

6 min 50 sec

When we first interviewed Jason, we were lucky enough to have him in the studio. After our interview with him, we starting talking and came across a topic all of us were interested in, Louis Cyr. So Jesse and Jason researched "The World's Strongest Man" and have an amazing episode for you. The facts about him may or may not be true but his legacy is a great one. We hope you'll enjoy this episode, it's a little different but we hope you love it. Follow Jason on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Jason_L_Newton Learn more about Jason - https://uncc.academia.edu/JasonNewton Louis Cyr Movie - https://youtu.be/R6JOn_fKurQ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Mar 23

51 min 58 sec

Melody is here to let you know about blogs, events and podcasts to follow and then Jesse will give a preview of next week’s exciting episode with returning guest Jason Newton. News Links – Voyage au Québec: An Inspiring Journey of Birthright - https://modernefrancos.com/voyage-au-quebec-an-inspiring-journey-of-birthright/ Heart of Nashua: Celebrating our city's Franco-American heritage by Joan T. Stylianos - https://www.unionleader.com/columns/heart-of-nashua-celebrating-our-citys-franco-american-heritage/article_50565450-a9bf-5a53-809a-4ef9c90af8e1.html Chevalier Nathalie Gorey: Francophonie Month & Int. Women’s Day - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/03/12/franco-american-news-and-culture/chevalier-nathalie-gorey/ Bake Memere L’Heureux’s blueberry cobbler for Int. Women’s Day - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/03/08/franco-american-news-and-culture/international-womens-day/ Query the Past: Quebec’s Emigration Debates (1867-1880): New Resource. - http://querythepast.com/franco-americans/ Life Along the Rails — Armand Vachon on Love & Work Between Quebec & Maine - https://francomainestories.net/2021/03/05/life-along-the-rails/ Call for Authors -- book chapters on on the French language and Francophone culture in the US. - https://francophoneusa.wordpress.com FAC blog: Francophonie Month - https://facnh.com/happy-francophonie-month/ Stuff You Missed in History Class: Les Filles du Roi - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-cl-21124503/episode/les-filles-du-roi-30207980/ French Canadian Expressions with Henri Vaillancourt & Robert Perreault. March 18 - https://facnh.com/events/a-conversation-with-henri-vaillancourt-robert-perreault/ The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages - https://maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GLExioQzRY2SOpCbhAGJ1A 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Mar 16

8 min 38 sec

Dr. Cynthia Fox sits down with Jesse with this for a really interesting episode, for multiple reasons. We've talked about the differences between Quebec French and France French but this week we're studying French-Canadian French and how it can be different within the same state. Also she'll touch on the Franco-American story of New York. Thanks for listening! About Dr. Fox - https://www.albany.edu/llc/faculty/cynthia-fox 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Mar 9

40 min 14 sec

Melody is here to let you know about blogs, podcasts and events taking place and then we have a preview of next week’s episode with Cynthia Fox from the University of Albany. News Links – Franco-Americans and ethnic diversity. - http://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/02/26/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-americans-and-ethnic-diversity Detective Eliot Stabler Is Franco-American And We're Loving It. - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/detective-eliot-stabler-is-franco-american-and-we-re-loving-it What Can We Do to Rebirth the Culture? - https://modernefrancos.com/what-can-we-do-to-rebirth-the-culture/ Call for Authors/Writers. - https://francophoneusa.wordpress.com/ Les Aventures d'un Québécois Capsule no 4.- https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/les-aventures-d-un-qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9cois-capsule-no-4 International travelers returning to Canada now face a mandatory 72-hour quarantine in designated hotels. - https://ten-three.libsyn.com/website/international-travellers-returning-to-canada-now-face-a-mandatory-72-hour-quarantine-in-designated-hotels The French-Canadian Origins of U.S. Credit Unions by Mark Paul Richard, Ph.D.March 3.- ​https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuceyqqj8sGtG6HdnT_hA82Bx1cuhlSMju%20 mois de la Francophonie. March 4.- https://frenchculturalcenter.org/events/mois-de-la-francophonie-2021-virtual-launch-celebration A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans. March 4. - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lRbLaMWwSwGpL9-r-z8Q2w Susan Polin: Making the Invisible Visible. March 8.- https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlduGgrTgrGdyU1aLQssn5aLiThUu4JUDO 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Mar 2

9 min 55 sec

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 project and how he came up with it. Follow Rémi on twitter - https://twitter.com/RemiFrancoeur1 Follow Rémi's "occasionally" updated blog - http://www.remifrancoeur.com/ Huffington Post Articles (in French) - https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/author/remi-francoeur 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Feb 23

27 min 12 sec

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/RemiFrancoeur1 Follow Rémi's "occasionally" updated blog - http://www.remifrancoeur.com/ News Links - A Political History of Franco-Americans: The Book - http://querythepast.com/political-history-franco-americans-book/ Franco-Americans paved a path for integrated baseball - https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/02/05/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-americans-paved-a-path-for-integrated-baseball/ New FAC blogs - https://facnh.com/cajun-food-culture-and-history/ https://facnh.com/the-foreign-music-phenomenon/ https://facnh.com/le-carnaval-de-quebec 4 Life Lessons We Can Learn from the Filles du Roi - https://modernefrancos.com/4-life-lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-filles-du-roi Virtual Valley Talks: Paper or Plastic? Legacies of Work, Family, Community. - https://www.rihs.org/event/virtual-valley-talks-paper-or-plastic-legacies-of-work-family-community/ French-Canadian Legacy Presentation for UMaine Orono - https://tinyurl.com/2njcd777 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Feb 16

7 min 55 sec

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 talk about writing memoirs and the memoir he wrote with his mother ‘We Were Not Spoiled’. If you’ve had any interest in writing down your story or someone else’s, this is an amazing episode to listen to. The Memoir Network - https://thememoirnetwork.com/ Buy We Were Not Spoiled:A Franco-American Memoir - https://amzn.to/3j2NCxh Other works by Denis - https://www.amazon.com/Denis-Ledoux/e/B001KC7QVI USM’s Franco-American Collection - https://usm.maine.edu/franco-american-collection 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Feb 9

37 min 25 sec

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/3j2NCxh Articles and Events Melody Mentioned - A Farm & Family—The Lives of Women in Lower Canada. -https://francomainestories.net/2021/01/26/a-farm-and-family/ Jack Kerouac: Franco-American and Lowell Celebrates Kerouac. - https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2021/01/22/franco-american-news-and-culture/jack-kerouac-franco-american-and-lowell-celebrates-kerouac/ SAP Labs Canada, Amazon Expanding In Quebec. - https://businessfacilities.com/2021/01/sap-labs-canada-amazon-expanding-in-quebec/ Canada’s Calling Podcast. - https://us-keepexploring.canada.travel/canadas-calling-podcast Dark Poutine Podcast - https://darkpoutine.com/ Canada Covered Podcast - https://ten-three.libsyn.com/website Pret-a-Parler for teens, Feb. 10. Theme: Valentine’s Day - https://facnh.com/events/teen-pret-a-parler-3/ Josee Vachon Mardi Gras Concert, Feb 16. - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/josee-vachon-mardi-gras-concert/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Feb 2

11 min 12 sec

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 enjoy the story as much as we do. Visit Lynne's website - https://www.lynnelevesque.com/ Buy Jeanne Chevalier, Fille du Roi: Her Story - https://www.amazon.com/Jeanne-Chevalier-Fille-Roi-Story/dp/0997951605 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Jan 26

41 min 49 sec

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.mtlblog.com/en-ca/news/montreal/montreal-will-vaccinate-the-homeless-after-reporting-over-170-cases-of-covid19 Marie Pontonnier ~ Montreal Pioneer: The Arresting True Tale of the Strength, Perseverance and Abiding Faith of a "Mother of New France" - https://www.amazon.com/Marie-Pontonnier-Montreal-Pioneer-Perseverance/dp/1500881988 Explore Québec City, One Virtual Tour at a Time - https://www.quebec-cite.com/en/what-to-do-quebec-city/virtual-tour Quebec lectures. Jan 14-17 - https://genquebec.com/fr/notre-programme Book Club: Hosted by Abby Paige - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/book-club-hosted-by-abby-paige-januarys-book-mill-town-reckoning-with-what-remains-by-kerri-arsenault/ Virtual Valley Talks: “The People’s Martyr” and the Dorr Rebellion - https://www.rihs.org/event/virtual-valley-talks-the-peoples-martyr-and-the-dorr-rebellion/ Buy Lynne's Book here - https://www.amazon.com/Jeanne-Chevalier-Fille-Roi-Story/dp/0997951605 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Jan 19

8 min 6 sec

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 interesting life. Learn more about R. Jean - http://www.rjeanmathieu.com/ Grab a copy of Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters - amazon.com/gp/product/B07YW6HZQR/ Check out his Patreon - www.patron.com/rjeanmathieu 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Jan 12

22 min 5 sec

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/2020/12/an-attempt-at-french-canadian-colony-in.html The Flying Canoe Is A 19th Century French-Canadian Acid Trip....And We Love it! - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/post/the-flying-canoe-is-a-19th-century-french-canadian-acid-trip-and-we-love-it The Moderna Vaccine Has Arrived In Quebec & Officials Plan To 'Accelerate' Vaccinations - https://www.mtlblog.com/en-ca/news/montreal/the-moderna-vaccine-has-arrived-in-quebec-officials-plan-to-accelerate-vaccinations Virtual Valley Talks — History All Around Us: King Philip’s War - https://www.rihs.org/event/virtual-valley-talks-history-all-around-us-king-philips-war/ Learn more about R. Jean Mathieu - http://www.rjeanmathieu.com/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Jan 5

8 min 11 sec

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-Canadian Family - https://www.myfrenchcanadianfamily.com/ Moderne Francos Blog - https://modernefrancos.com/ Pre-Order Patrick's Book - https://www.amazon.com/John-F-Kennedy-Politics-Faith/dp/070063049X 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Dec 2020

6 min 23 sec

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://creoleshow.com/ Learn more about the Franco-American Centre - https://www.facnh.com/ 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 – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast

Dec 2020

45 min 49 sec