Rank #1: 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 #2: The History of France in English Episode 3
Due to a publishing error on our part, we messed up somehow and this didn't get uploaded to iTunes. So we offer you a short but sweet episode of HoFie with some bits about Christmas, including the Christmas Clovis converts to Christianity. We'll be still doing our regular episode this week.
Feb 13 2013
Rank #3: The History of France in English Episode 9A
Due to a technical mix-up Episode 9 wasn't properly loaded. The technician has been 'dealt with' and will hamper operations no longer.
This week's episode, the Real Episode 9, but called 9A, has a piece about the Brits getting a French immersion program in 1066 and the Romans being taken to school by Brennus! There are also some shoutouts.
Feb 10 2013
Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: HIstory of France in English Episode 11
This week, History of France in English wraps up our look at the roaming Gaul's eastern expansion and their establishment of Galatia in what would become Turkey. We also check out the French progress in the Med during the Seven Years War as they push the Brits off Minorca and keep them off for the whole war.
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Feb 21 2013
Rank #7: History of France in English Podcast Episode 17
The Gauls and Hannibal's Carthaginians outfox the Romans again with the biggest ambush in history, which is good because the locals are getting tired of the big hungry army hanging around.
In Cocktail Party Slapdown, Montcalm's 3,000 French and French Canadians smash a British-American colonial assault force of 18,000 men in the battle of Carillon during the Seven Years War.
Apr 05 2013
Rank #8: 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 #9: History of France in English Episode 12
This week in the History of France in English we return to the Gauls out of Gaul and find our favourite people back in the Italian boot and looking for decorating ideas... in a weird way.
We also have a cocktail party slapdown and this time it's Vercingetorix vs Caesar.
We also have details on a new contest, so check it out.
Feb 28 2013
Rank #10: The History of France in English Episode 13
This week's History of France in English is a great example of just how complicated history can be. We have Romans asking Gauls for help while beating down on them in Italy. We have some Gauls helping Rome hold off Rome's greatest enemy while other Gauls are helping beat Rome. We have a Cocktail Party Slapdown with religious wars that sort of go beyond the bounds of religion and help forge a stronger nation. And we find out what those pointy sticks poking out of the water in a illustration on the History of Europe Facebook page. See here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=214831151996297&set=a.194279187384827.64990.178158845663528&type=1&theater¬if_t=photo_comment
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Mar 07 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 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 #13: History of France in English Episode 15
This week in the History of France in English, Hannibal and the Gauls are getting together to open a can of whupass on the Romans in Northern Italy. We also have a Cocktail Party Slapdown and check out Napolean as he bursts on the scene showing off his party dress and getting all fancy with math and stuff like he was Barbie... um. Yeah. He's at the siege of Toulon and he's working on the side of the Revolution, as opposed to the Rebellion.
Mar 22 2013
Rank #14: History of France in English Episode 14
This week we see how important the Gauls are to Hannibal and why as he moves through the Alps and into Italy, where he will see his greatest victories. Also we hear how the French dealt the first successful attack against the German blitz in 1940. Don't forget to rate us on iTunes or historylayb.ca/podcasts to be entered in a draw for a tee shirt or a labcoat.
Mar 14 2013
Rank #15: History of France in English Episode 16
The Gauls and Carthaginians are still showing no love for the Romans as they get down to business on the banks of the Trebia River. In Cocktail Party Slapdown we salute the French Fighter pilots who volunteered to battle Nazis on the Eastern Front. And we thank a fellow Canuck for some kind words at iTunes!
Mar 27 2013