Rank #1: The History of France in English Episode 4
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.
Jan 05 2013
Rank #2: The History of France in English Episode 38
Episode 38 is an overview of Gaul as the Gauls were before and after Roman rule. We look at how they dressed and looked, their art and culture and the impact of Rome on the Gauls and on the Romans as a result of the Gauls.
And of course, we have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with a shoutout to Zack Twalmey because hey, we're covering a battle from the 30 Years War. The Battle of Lens was the last major battle in the war. France won, of course.
Apr 08 2014
Rank #3: The History of France in English Episode 5
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.
Jan 09 2013
Rank #4: History of France in English Episode 39
Finally after a long, long, long break, HoFiE is back. We pick up where we left off - with a look at Caesar's Gaul and his relationship with a druid of some note. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown looking at a French calvary charge that captures a Dutch fleet. Yeah, you read that right.
Nov 12 2015
Rank #5: The History of France in English - Special Episode 20 - History of French Cuisine
The week is part one of the history of French Cuisine. Who eats with their fingers and who uses a fork. The greasy answer is inside this week's episode and more!
Apr 24 2013
Rank #6: The History of France in English Podcast - Episode 31 - French Contributions to Science - Part 2
We wrap up the look at France's major contributions to science and inventions with a lot of different things and people including work by Pasteur and Marie Curie. We also have the French contributions to the art of war with the Cocktail Party Slapdown and are played into that by a guitar-playing Stephen Guerra of History of the Papacy Podcast. He also intros us and silky-voiced Sandra announces to kick things off.
Sep 06 2013
Rank #7: History of France inEnglish Episode 22
We return to the chronological story of the History of France and head north to the centre of France or Gaul as it is known, and check out the resting place of a Gallic princess.
We also get back into the Cocktail Party Slapdown with the follow-up to George Washington's defeat to Canadien militia as he follows British general Edward Braddock back up the trail be helped build to aother defeat.
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May 11 2013
Rank #8: History of France in English Episode 21, Special Episode 2 - the History of French Cuisine
Part 2 of the History of French Cuisine wraps up the special two part series in the History of France in English podcast.
May 02 2013
Rank #9: History of France in English Episode #36
This week we take a break from the chronological history of France and take a look at the famous Gaul Claudius. Yeah, that Claudius. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with the Battle of Patay of the Hundred Years War.
Feb 24 2014
Rank #10: The History of France in English Podcast
This week in the History of France in English, we celerbate the life of a Frenchman who fought for the United States during the American Revolution, designed the first Congress building, the homes of the rich and famous of his new adopted homeland and designed the look of Washington, the capitol, Pierre Charles L'Enfant.
We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown - the Battle of Grenada, a French Naval Victory of the Royal Navy.
Aug 16 2013
Rank #11: History of France in English Episode 18
This week's History of France in English we look at the massive destruction of the Roman army at Cannae and the role the Gauls played in it. We also look at how they got there and why they were so angry when they did.
Apr 11 2013
Rank #12: The History of France in English Episode 7
This week in the History of France in English, we return to the Ligurian question, find Gauls, get back to Marseilles and head on down the oldest road in France.
Also we have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with a battle during the war of many names. The French under a commander named Luxembourg win, of course.
Jan 23 2013
Rank #13: The History of France in English Podcast - Episode 30 - French Contributions to Science - Part One
This week we start off a series of special podcasts on the history of France's contributions to science. We start at the end of the Dark Ages and wrap up this week with advances to the end of the French Revolution. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown examining French contributions to the art of war.
Aug 29 2013
Rank #14: History of France in English Episode 24
This week, we have a special guest with Sandra helping out with the presentation of the History of France in English podcast. We look at the loss of Cisalpine Gaul to the Romans after invasion by the Teutons and the Cimbri or Kymrians. As usual, some Gauls side with one side while some side with the other. The Teuton forces and the Cimbri are wiped out.
In our new feature, A River Runs Through It, the Loire, the longest river in France, is examined in all its glory.
Cocktail Party Slapdown takes a look at the French victory of Fleurus, which saw the French Republic forces beat back the royalist supporting First Coalition armies of Britain, Austria, the Hapburghs and Netherlands.
May 28 2013
Rank #15: History of France in English Episode 10
This week we look at the roaming Gauls as they head on over to Greece and Macedonia and meet Alexander the Great. Then they sack and pillage and finally get chased off and set up house in the area of the Hellespont.
Cocktail Party Slapdown is about the sea battle for Minorca and the classic match between France and the British Royal Navy. France wins this even match and a British admiral is executed.
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Feb 15 2013
Rank #16: The History of France in English Episode 8
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.
Feb 01 2013
Rank #17: The History of France in English Podcast Episode 25
This week, Sandra returns to help out Tom as he copes with the Roman and French names of this episode. We deal with Rome as it tries to settle things on its borders and improve relations with its allies. We also check out the latest episode of A River Runs Through It, and take a gander at the Rhone River. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown and this week it's another Battle of La Rochelle.
But it's all kicked off by When Diplomacy Fails, Zack Twalmey.
Jun 10 2013
Rank #18: History of France in English Podcast Episode 27
This week we look at the History of France in English in the year 73 BCE as the slave revolt erupts in the Italian Peninsula we see familiar faces with Gauls and Greeks and Germans all fighting Romans for freedom. We find out why Crixus and his fellow Gauls went to war on the Romans alongside Spartacus. First off, we're introduced by friend of the podcast, Stephen Guerra, host of History of the Papacy Podcast. The Cocktail Party Slapdown is a follow-up on the slave rebellion with a look at the battle by Mount Vesuvius.
Jul 09 2013
Rank #19: History of France in English Podcast Episode 28
This week we wrap up our look at the Gallic influence in the Third Servile Revolt or the Third Slave Revolt, featuring Spartacus and the Gaul Crixus. We also look at the Battle of Amiens in the Cocktail Party Slapdown but not before Zack Twamley of When Diplomacy Fails introduces the podcast and plays us in to the Cocktail Party Slapdown. Thanks Zack!
Jul 29 2013
Rank #20: The History of France in English Episode 32
This week, we return to the chronological story of the history of France as Gaul meets Caesar. Of course can't get enough of Gaul and so takes pretty much all of it.
We also see Charles 'The Hammer' Martel stop the Muslim expansion in Europe at the battle of Poitiers. He's very sneaky.
Sep 18 2013