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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2020 News Wrap Up

2020 News Wrap Up

2020-12-2906:231

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
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
This week we're honored to be joined by Maine's youngest and first openly gay Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ryan Fecteau. Ryan is a proud Franco-America and he'll talk about growing up in Biddeford and how politics became part of his life. We hope you enjoy this special episode. Follow Representative Fecteau on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpeakerFecteau Maine just elected the nation's youngest House speaker - https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/politics/maine-youngest-house-speaker-elected/index.html Representative Ryan M. Fecteau - https://www.maine.gov/legis/housedems/fecteaur/index.html Ryan's Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Fecteau Biddeford Mills Museum - http://www.biddefordmillsmuseum.org/index.html Biddeford Mills Museum Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/biddefordmillsmuseum/ Heart of Biddeford - https://heartofbiddeford.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
Melody is back and has some amazing blogs, events and even a few new podcasts to check out. Then Jesse gives you a preview of next week's episode with Ryan Fecteau. Representative Fecteau recently became the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Maine and he's a proud Franco-American! Make sure you tune in next week for this amazing episode. News Links - Cookbook Season - https://francoamerican.bdnblogs.com/2020/11/20/franco-american-news-and-culture/cookbook-season-vieux-livres-de-cuisine/ Crossing a Closed Border in 1808, Part One - http://querythepast.com/closed-border-1808-part-1/ The Last Franco-American: A Real Life Franco Journey - https://modernefrancos.com/the-last-franco-american-a-real-life-franco-journey/ French Your Way ep. 224: Nouveau vs Neuf - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/fyw-224-nouveau-vs-neuf/id975097372?i=1000498058475 Coffee Break French: Have you ever eaten anything strange? - https://radiolingua.com/2020/12/cbf-to-go-2-09-as-tu-deja-mange-quelque-chose-de-bizarre-have-you-ever-eaten-anything-strange/ Museum of Work and Culture Virtual Tour - https://www.rihs.org/buy-tickets/ Follow Representative Fecteau on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpeakerFecteau 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
This week we're joined by Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge, Gary Gerstle. In 1989 Gary published the book Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960. It focused on Woonsocket R.I. Buy the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Working-Class-Americanism-1914-1960-Interdisciplinary-Perspectives/dp/0521361311 Find more books by Gary - https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Gerstle/e/B001ITVV5K%3Fr You can also find Gary on the Talking Politics podcast - https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.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
Melody is here to let you know about all the blogs and events for the next couple of weeks and then Jesse gives a preview of next week's episode. Our guest next week is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge Gary Gerstle. For our bonus question we talk sports. Buy the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Working-Class-Americanism-1914-1960-Interdisciplinary-Perspectives/dp/0521361311 Gary Gerstle's Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gerstle Find more books by Gary - https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Gerstle/e/B001ITVV5K%3Fr You can also find Gary on the Talking Politics podcast - https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/ Make sure to follow Melody's blog - https://modernefrancos.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
This week's episode is a fun one. Jesse talks to Keene High School Senior, Amelia Opsahl. in June, Amelia won the Platinum Award in Le Grand Concours, the 2020 National French Contest. Jesse and Amelia will talk about that experience and her experience with the French Language. Keene Sentinel Article - https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-high-student-outscores-rest-of-the-nation-on-french-exam/article_47812d09-5bbe-5f92-a525-c7e95a8a2838.html Le Grand Concours website - https://www.frenchteachers.org/concours/ Reading on the Road - readingontheroadkhs.wordpress.com Reading on the Road Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Readingontheroad.khs School year abroad - https://www.sya.org/ Putney Grammar School Vermont - https://www.thegrammarschool.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
Melody is here to tell you about the blogs and events to check out in the coming weeks. Before Jesse tells you about next week’s episode, he talks to Melody about her new blog, a must read, Moderne Francos. Then Jesse let’s you know about next week’s guest Amelia Opsahl. Melody's Blog - https://modernefrancos.com/ Keene Sentinel Article - https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-high-student-outscores-rest-of-the-nation-on-french-exam/article_47812d09-5bbe-5f92-a525-c7e95a8a2838.html Le Grand Concours website - https://www.frenchteachers.org/concours/ Reading on the Road - readingontheroadkhs.wordpress.com Reading on the Road Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Readingontheroad.khs School year abroad - https://www.sya.org/ Putney Grammar School Vermont - https://www.thegrammarschool.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
We were live on location at New England's Tap House Grille in Hooksett, NH. The owners, Dan Lagueux and Valerie Vanasse, sat down with Jesse and talked about growing up in Quebec and how they ended up with a fantastic restaurant in New Hampshire. New England's Tap House Grille website - https://www.taphousenh.com/ Learn more about Hip Peas Farm - https://hippeasfarm.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
Melody is back at the news desk and she's going to let you know what to read, watch and virtually attend in the coming weeks. Then Jesse gives us a preview of next week's episode featuring Dan Lagueux and Valerie Vanasse, the owners of New England's Tap House Grille. New England's Tap House Grille website - https://www.taphousenh.com/ Learn more about Hip Peas Farm - https://hippeasfarm.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
Historian Pierre Lavoie joins us this week to talk about a paper he wrote about musicians from Quebec that would tour Franco-America Cities in New England. You'll learn about how most promotors saw New England as a normal part of the tour and not a different territory to visit. Check out Cheshire Carr on Bandcamp - https://cheshirecarr.bandcamp.com/ Follow Cheshire Carr on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CheshireCarr 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
Melody is on vacation so Jesse is in charge of News and giving you a preview of next week's episode with Historian Pierre Lavoie. The bonus question is a fun one because Jesse found out Pierre is in the band Cheshire Carr. Stay till the end to hear their song "Remember When". Check out Cheshire Carr on Bandcamp - https://cheshirecarr.bandcamp.com/ Follow Cheshire Carr on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CheshireCarr 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
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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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