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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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James Myall Preview

James Myall Preview

2019-05-2100:09:51

Our interview with James Myall is out next week, so Jesse will give you a run down of what to expect to hear about. James runs the fantastic blog Parlez-Vous American?? Make sure you are following it and the bonus question is about Jesse’s favorite topic, Pork Pie. We also discuss our first contest for two free tickets to PoutineFest. Make sure to be following us on facebook, the post will go up Friday May 24th.Parlez-Vous American Blog - http://myall.bangordailynews.com/James's Twitter - https://twitter.com/JamesxMyallFCL Podcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FCLPodcast
This week we have Patrick Lacroix on to talk about Quebec in the 1840’s and what caused people to leave, including agricultural and non-agricultural reasons for immigration. Jesse asks when the story of Franco-Americans starts, Where the first settlers went in the United States and the Formation of the first “Little Canadas”. Patrick runs the amazing, must read blog Query the Past.Patrick's Blog - http://querythepast.com/Follow Patrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/querythepast
This week we are doing something a little different with our preview episode. This year’s NH PoutineFest sold out in under nine hours, if you missed out on tickets fear not! Jesse and Mike talk about an upcoming contest for two free tickets to Poutinefest. Then Jesse and Mike recap their trip to UMaine Orono to the annual Rassemblement. Jesse then talks about David Vermette’s talk at the Dana Center. Next week’s guest is Patrick Lacroix and Jesse will let you know some of the highlights of that episode and the bonus clip is about how to pronounce his name correctly.Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the NH Poutinefest contest - https://www.facebook.com/FCLPodcastQuery the Past Blog - http://querythepast.com/Query the Past Twitter - https://twitter.com/querythepastNH PoutineFest - https://www.nhpoutinefest.com/UMaine Franco American Program - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/studies/
Our full interview with David Vermette is now available and we think you’ll love it. David is the author of the hugely important and influential book A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife. David talks about where he’s from, how the idea of the book was formed and a few stories in the book that are important and are finally being told.Just a reminder that if you are within driving distance of Manchester, NH David will be giving a talk Friday May 3rd at the Dana Center at Saint Anslem College at 6pm. The talk is titled Fears of Conspiracy: How were FC Immigrants Received in NE. David is a fantastic storyteller and this talk shouldn’t be missed. French North America Blog - http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/Event Details - https://www.facebook.com/events/2064291390335218/Amazon Link for A Distinct Alien Race - https://www.amazon.com/Distinct-Alien-Race-Franco-Americans-Industrialization/dp/1771861495
David Vermette Preview

David Vermette Preview

2019-04-2300:10:08

This week we have the David Vermette preview episode and we have to be honest, this is a really big deal for us. David is the author of the hugely important and influential book A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife. From the very beginning of the project, we identified that David is someone we really wanted to connect with. In the bonus episode we learn that David is also a singer and we get to hear one of his performances. Blog - http://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/Baraka Books Website - https://www.barakabooks.com/catalogue/a-distinct-alien-race/Event in Manchester NH Friday May 3rd - https://www.facebook.com/events/2064291390335218/
This week our full discussion with Susan Pinette is here. Susan is the Director of Franco-American Programs at the University of Maine Orono. Some highlights of the conversation are what current UMaine students think of Cultural Identity, what classifies as French-Canandian Literature and they discuss the annual event Rassemblement held in Orono. This year Rassemblement is April 26th – 28th and we will be there to make a presentation about the podcast. We hope you enjoy the episode!Franco-American Programs at UMaine Orono - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/Rassemblement Website - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/rassemblement-gathering/
Susan Pinette Bonus Epiosde

Susan Pinette Bonus Epiosde

2019-04-0900:06:01

This week we have the preview of our discussion with Susan Pinette. Susan is the Director of Franco-American Program at the University of Maine Orono. Next week’s interview covers what current UMaine students think of Cultural Identity, what makes something French-Canadian literature and the annual event Rassemblement held in Orono. For the bonus clip Jesse asks about pork pie…and it doesn’t go as planned. Enjoy the preview and check back next week for the full interview.Franco-American Studies at UMaine -https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/Rassemblement - https://umaine.edu/francoamerican/event/rassemblement-gathering/
This week we have our full interview with Juliana L'Heureux. Juliana is a prolific writer who has published a new article every week for over thirty years. While thinking up ideas for the show Jesse came across an article she recently wrote titled “What to Call Ourselves”. He thought it would be a fantastic starting point for an interesting conversation."What to Call Ourselves" - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/01/11/franco-american-news-and-culture/what-to-call-ourselves-an-opinion/Maine Writer Blog - https://oneturkeyrun.blogspot.com/Articles for Bangor Daily News - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/author/jlheureux/
This week Jesse introduces our next guest Juliana L'Heureux. Juliana has been writing a new article every week for over thirty years. She recently wrote an article titled "What to Call Ourselves" and Jesse thought it would be a fantastic starting point for an interesting conversation. For a bonus clip he asks how to properly pronounce her name and she explains the meaning of her name. Check back next week for the full interview."What to Call Ourselves" Article - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/01/11/franco-american-news-and-culture/what-to-call-ourselves-an-opinion/Juliana's Blog - https://oneturkeyrun.blogspot.com/
This week we have the full interview with Tim Beaulieu. Tim is a trustee at the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, NH, and the Event Organizer of NH PoutineFest. He was recently named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty list. Tim discusses how he rediscovered his French-Canadian roots and dives into two upcoming events, NH PoutineFest and the Franco-American Heritage Game.Tickets for PoutineFest go on sale Saturday March 23rd.www.nhpoutinefest.comwww.twitter.com/nhpoutinefestwww.facebook.com/nhpoutinefesthttps://tinyurl.com/TB40under40https://www.facnh.com/baseball-en-francais/https://www.facebook.com/centrefranco
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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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