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French-Canadian Legacy Podcast

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Today, there are more than 2 million descendants of French-Canadian immigrants living in New England. This is our story. Welcome to the French-Canadian Legacy Podcast.
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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 School. For a limited time you can watch Réveil here - https://video.maine.edu/media/Waking+up+French--!+R%C3%A9ve%C3%ADl+-+Public/1_zb73lmqz Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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://fclpodcast.com/2020/05/05/jeannes-recommendations/ Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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 longer be known as the Silent Presence. The list of Jeanne's recommendations - http://fclpodcast.com/?p=1013 Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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 follow Patrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/querythepast Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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 that familiar with. Patrick's Blog - http://querythepast.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 If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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. Halfway through I realized I made a mistake. I tried my best to make the two halves sound similar. Château Ramezay Website - https://www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/en/ Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast Château Ramezay Website - https://www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/en/ News Links - During “2020 Year of the Nurse” we remember the life of Blanche Thibodeau Cyr “Tante Blanche” - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2020/03/20/franco-american-news-and-culture/during-2020-year-of-the-nurse-we-remember-the-life-of-blanche-thibodeau-cyr-tante-blanche/ Confinement: 10 French Films and Series to Watch on Netflix - https://france-amerique.com/en/confinement-10-french-films-series-to-watch-on-netflix/ Confinement: 10 Books for Francophile Readers - https://france-amerique.com/en/confinement-10-books-for-francophile-readers/ Marseille Soap: A Natural Product Against the Virus - https://france-amerique.com/en/marseille-soap-a-natural-product-against-the-virus/ On its 50th anniversary, the Francophonie can find new purpose despite mixed legacy - https://theconversation.com/on-its-50th-anniversary-the-francophonie-can-find-new-purpose-despite-mixed-legacy-133568 Those Other Franco-Americans: Cohoes, N.Y., Part II - http://querythepast.com/those-other-franco-americans-cohoes-n-y-part-ii/ Maple Stars and Stripes Episode 93 - https://maplestarsandstripes.com/mss-093-the-fur-trade/ Virtual Lecture: David Vermette: “Couldn’t Have Done It Without Us: How Franco-Americans Saved the U.S. Economy.” - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/virtual-lecture-david-vermette-couldnt-have-done-it-without-us-how-franco-americans-saved-the-u-s-economy/
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 – 00:28 Alan Casavant – 02:08 Jane Martin – 5:40 Lynee Levesque – 10:27 Jason Newton – 15:23 Susan Pinette – 20:35 Jean-Philippe L’Étoile – 25:01 Renee McMaster – 30:23 Elizabeth Blood – 34:34 Luc Trépanier – 40:41 Lise Pelletier– 45:05 Timothy Beaulieu – 50:49 John Tousignant – 53:26 Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
Melody and Mike let you know how they're doing before the second part of our COVID-19 Check In Episode. Part Two – 53:21 Intro – 00:28 David Vermette – 03:04 Réjean Beaulieu – 07:03 Sandra Goodwin – 14:29 Claire-Marie Brisson – 17:41 Calvin Fox – 20:37 Juliana L’Heureux – 24:29 James Myall – 32:06 Rémi Francoeur – 34:05 Rhea Côté Robbins – 39:56 Patrick Lacroix – 43:16 Monique Martineau Cairns – 48:33 Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
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 come out this week. Here are the guests that are on this episode. Part One – 00:27 -Intro 02:28 - Susan Poulin 08:29 – Abby Paige 12:23 - Ernie Hebert 16:01 – R Jean Mathieu 20:34 - Suzanne Desrochers 26:15 – Paul Paré 30:23 - Alexadre Chartrand 37:30 – Will McGrew 42:31 – Tonya Shevenell 47:33 – Robert Sylvain 50:58 - Daniel Boucher 54:45 - Josée Vachon Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - https://www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fclpodcast
Typically, when you think of conversations coming from a podcast it’s in the comments sections. This week David Vermette returns to the show to talk about something Patrick Lacroix talked about in his episode. After that Jesse asks him about a few of his recent blog posts. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content - www.patreon.com/fclpodcast If you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – www.teespring.com/fclpodcast Blog posts mentioned in episode Were 19th Century Canadiens Bad Farmers? - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/11/were-19th-century-canadiens-bad-farmers.html Occupations of Franco American Women - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/11/occupations-of-franco-american-women-1900.html Must French-Canadians be made to sing Yankee Doodle Dandy - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/2019/11/must-french-canadians-be-made-to-sing.html Smithsonian Article - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/french-canadian-immigrants-struck-fear-into-new-england-communities-180972951/ https://france-amerique.com/en/the-french-canadian-conspiracy-to-invade-the-united-states/
Melody is back to tell you about what articles to check out and what events may or may not be happening. Then we preview next week's episode with Author and Blogger David Vermette. We're honored to have David back on the show and we think he's back for an exciting reason. New Links - Maine charity working to preserve languages worldwide - https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/02/25/maine-charity-working-to-preserve-languages-worldwide Descendants of founder of Detroit didn't tell anyone they were going to visit city - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/descendants-of-founder-of-detroit-didn-t-tell-anyone-they-were-going-to-visit-city/ar-BB10U38G How Maine’s little-known war changed America forever - https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/10/news/aroostook/how-maines-little-known-war-changed-america-forever/ Behind the Scenes: The Notre-Dame Reconstruction - https://france-amerique.com/en/behind-the-scenes-the-notre-dame-reconstruction/
We've been recording for a year and wanted to do something a little different. This week you'll get to know the hosts more when Tonya Shevenell interviews Jesse, Mike and Jesse's Sister Monique and then Jesse sits down with his parents to ask them popular questions he's asked guests in the past. We want to thank each and every person who's listened to the show. It means so much that it connects with so many people. We hope to continue telling these stories for many years!! Please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll be able to hear both episodes unedited (Each is an hour long) and you'll also hear other bonus clips. All money goes to supporting the show. www.patreon.com/fclpodcast
This week we're joined by founder and CEO of Télé Louisiane, Will McGrew. Will and others are doing amazing work in Louisiana. They are making a multimedia platform dedicated to our culture and languages. Even though they are over a thousand miles away the story you'll hear is very familiar to ours. We love what Télé Louisiane is doing and we hope you'll find out more about them after listening. Website - https://www.telelouisiane.com YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnha23C2RAYKRTEXfgdEPnQ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/telelouisiane/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/TeleLouisiane
Melody lets you know about some amazing events coming up in March then you'll hear from Will McGrew, CEO and Founder of Télé-Louisiane. Jesse asks him about some Mardi Gras tips and tricks for the bonus question. Website - https://www.telelouisiane.com YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnha23C2RAYKRTEXfgdEPnQ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/telelouisiane/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/TeleLouisiane Mardi Gras in Louisiana: Carnivals Between the City and the Country - https://france-amerique.com/en/mardi-gras-in-louisiana-carnivals-between-the-city-and-the-country/ American-French Genealogical Society Calendar of Events - https://afgs.org/site/workshopsspeakers/ Francophonie 2020: Launch Celebration - https://frenchculturalcenter.org/events/francophonie-2020-launch-celebration/ “Beaucoup!” Franco-American programs and seminars - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2020/02/14/franco-american-news-and-culture/beaucoup-franco-american-programs-and-seminars/ 5th Annual Gala Dinner at the Bearded Frog - https://www.aflcr.org/5th-annual-gala-dinner-at-the-bearded-frog/ International Francophonie Day in Vermont - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-francophonie-day-in-vermont-tickets-84900863769
This week we're joined by Géraldine Guillermin, Thomas Renault and Christine Heitzmann to talk about the Ofalycee French American online school. Registration for fall classes is now open. Website - https://ofalycee.org/en/home/ Apply - https://mytads.com/a/ofalycee We have a Patreon where you can help support the show and hear extra bonus content. Please considering supporting us at www.Patreon.com/fclpodcast
Melody is back again to let you know about events and articles to read and then Mike gives a preview about next week's episode with three founders of the OFALycée Online School. Registration is now open for classes starting this fall. Check out the links below. OFALycée Website - https://ofalycee.org/en/home/ Apply to OFALycée - https://mytads.com/a/ofalycee News Links - Lewiston’s Franco-American Collection is hosting poet Steven Riel - https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/02/03/poet-steven-riel-appear-as-part-of-lacs-franco-american-collection-reading-series/ Franco-American artist Mercedes Gastonguay - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2020/01/24/franco-american-news-and-culture/franco-american-artist-mercedes-gastonguay/ The Bonfire of Destiny, a Parisian Disaster on Netflix - https://france-amerique.com/en/the-bonfire-of-destiny-a-parisian-disaster-on-netflix/ Maple Stars and Stripes Episode 91 The North American Francophone Podcast - https://maplestarsandstripes.com/mss-091-the-north-american-francophone-podcast/ FAC MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION & MASQUERADE PARTY - https://www.facnh.com/events/mardi-gras-celebration-2/
This week we are joined by author Suzanne Desrochers. She wrote the novel The Bride of New France and her and Jesse will discuss the book and the history of the Fille Du Roi. We hope you'll read the book and enjoy the discussion!
Melody points out some interesting articles and events happening in the Franco scene and Mike gives a preview of next week's episode with Suzanne Desrochers the author of The Bride of New France. Bride of New France on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Bride-New-France-Suzanne-Desrochers/dp/0393345858 New Links – Maine Voices: ‘Olive, Again’ makes it OK to hate French-Canadians again - https://www.pressherald.com/2020/01/11/maine-voices-olive-again-makes-it-ok-to-hate-french-mainers-again Tracing Salem’s history through its immigrants - https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2020/01/17/tracing-salem-history-through-its-immigrants/ASeYU3VjnP0xYWjaBEsBPO/story.html Where Trails Are for Skating, Not Hiking - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/travel/ice-skating-Quebec.html Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Winters - https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Gardens-Solarpunk-Sarena-Ulibarri-ebook/dp/B07YW6HZQR/ https://frenchculturalcenter.org/events/eat-well-live-well-january-2020/
This week Jesse talks to Musician Robert Sylvain about his amazing project Mémère’s Notebook. Robert will talk about his career and all the work that went into making Mémère’s Notebook a reality. You'll also hear two clips of a recent performance that Robert played. Mémère’s Notebook on Indiegogo - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/robert-sylvain-plays-memere-s-notebook--2/x/7361119#/ Robert's Website - http://robertsylvain.com/
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Thomas MacMillan

love the podcast!

May 15th
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Thomas MacMillan

great podcast!

Apr 21st
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