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Paname will explore some of the unusual, forgotten or unlikely stories about Paris and the Parisians who lived there.

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Paname will explore some of the unusual, forgotten or unlikely stories about Paris and the Parisians who lived there.

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By Rue de Conde - Jul 12 2019
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Love the history and tales as well as the soothing voice. The sound effects are also a beautiful treat. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to manny more! Erik - Los Angeles

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By texasgirl57 - May 02 2019
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Everything you want in a podcast: educational AND entertaining. Marsha from Mississippi.

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
2
2
1
0

LAX to CDG

By Rue de Conde - Jul 12 2019
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Love the history and tales as well as the soothing voice. The sound effects are also a beautiful treat. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to manny more! Erik - Los Angeles

Paname

By texasgirl57 - May 02 2019
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Everything you want in a podcast: educational AND entertaining. Marsha from Mississippi.
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Paname

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Paname will explore some of the unusual, forgotten or unlikely stories about Paris and the Parisians who lived there.

Rank #1: 4. Bertillon

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Meet Alphones Bertillon, the French Sherlock Holmes. He revolutionised police work and his legacy lives on this very day and yet his stubbornness nearly resulted in the loss of one of the Louvre's most precious works of art. 

Music by The Owl: http://www.youtube.com/c/theowlmusic
and Poddington Bear.

Logo design by the fabulous Double Merrick: https://doublemerrick.myshopify.com
Jun 22 2017
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Rank #2: 3. Père Lachaise

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Let's take a walk through Paris' most famous cemetery and discover how, even centuries after their death, the tragic love story of Abelard and Heloise changed the fortunes of this cemetery, making it the number one place to be buried.

Music from 'The Owl' find more of her work here: https://www.youtube.com/c/theowlmusic

Logo designed by the talented Double Merrick; find more of his work here: https://doublemerrick.myshopify.com
Jun 13 2017
13 mins
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Rank #3: 5. The Morgue

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Between 1864 and 1907, behind the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Parisians in their thousands would go to visit the public morgue and see the unclaimed dead displayed behind a huge window. Find out more about this most macabre of activities and the beautiful 'drown Mona Lisa' also know as 'l'inconnue de la Seine' and how she became the most kissed person in the world. 

Music 'The Owl' http://www.youtube.com/c/theowlmusic

Further reading: 'Spectacular Realities' Vanessa R. Schwartz
Jul 04 2017
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Rank #4: 13. The Flood of 1910

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Paris has avoided destruction time and time again in her long history.  Saint Genevieve got down on her knees and, as if by miracle, Attila and his horde avoided Paris. Vikings came and went, siege, disease and urban planners all reeked havoc on Paris. Both World War I and II threated Paris with ruin. So it was surprising for me to learn that the Seine, the river that runs through Paris, fundamental to the cities identity, nearly caused its downfall in 1910 when it flooded.

For pictures, transcripts go to my website: panamepodcast.com

Music: The Owl, Dance Nostalgique

Further reading: 'Paris Under Water' by Jeffrey H. Jackson

follow me on Instagram to see pictures  @panamepodcast

email: panamepodcast@gmail.com

Mar 06 2018
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Rank #5: 9. La Cour des Miracles

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La Cour des Miracles, so named because each night, as if by miracle, the blind would regain their sight, the deaf hear their names being called and the lame regain use of their limbs. In this episode come with me to the slum of 17th Century Paris precariously perched between the city proper and the outside world;  a hidden den of thieves, outlaws and prostitues made famous by Victor Hugo in his novel 'Notre Dame de Paris.'

Music by The Owl

Oct 28 2017
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Rank #6: 15. The Bloody Barber of Rue des Marmousets

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Growing up in London I was familiar with the story of Sweeney Todd the bloody barber of fleet street who would cut more than your hair before despatching you to his neighbour Mrs Lovatt to turn you into a pie. So imagine my surprise when, on moving to Paris I discover that they have claimed this story as their own. Sweeney Pierre maybe?  I decided to investigate and see who really, if anyone owns this story and if I can find out if there is any truth in it.

see pictures on my website: panamepodcast.com

or follow me on instagram @panamepodcast

Mar 20 2018
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Rank #7: 12. A Whiff of Grapeshot

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Come with me to the Saint Roch church and  have a look at some of the scars left on Paris. These particular ones date all the way back to the Revolution and can blamed a certain young Corsican and, in the words of historian Thomas Carlyle, a whiff of grapeshot.

Music by The Owl

Find transcripts on my website

Revolutionary calendar

Further reading Andrew Roberts - Napoleon the Great.

Jan 28 2018
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Rank #8: 14. The Obelisk

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The obelisk, at over 22 meters high, made from rose Granit and weighing in at an estimated 227 tonnes sits proudly in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and at over 3,000 year old is Paris’ oldest monument. Come with me and lets find out about the fraught journey of the Obelisk from Louxor to Paris.

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You can also find transcripts, links to music and more on my website

Mar 13 2018
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Rank #9: 7. La Guillotine

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When the French talk of The Revolution of 1789 they might want us to think ‘Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité’ but most of us probably think of the Guillotine. Come with me as we find traces of her around Paris and discover how her status, stature and use changed over the 200 years that she was used as the means of execution in France. 

Sep 26 2017
22 mins
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Rank #10: 10. Saint Médard

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"God is forbidden by order of the King to perform any more miracles in the cemetery of Saint-Médard."

Find out why in this episode.

For pictures & transcripts go to panamepodcast.com

music by The Owl

Nov 20 2017
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