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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…
 
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/Fo…
 
This week's episode is a little different. Jesse sits down with Professor and Author Ernest Hebert. They'll discuss Ernie's series The Darby Chronicles and an essay he recently wrote titled "Sister George and What's in a Name". Then you'll get to hear Ernie read the essay. We can't thank him enough for joining us and reading this amazing essay. Don…
 
Melody is back with events, blogs and a podcast to recommend to you. Then Jesse gives a quick preview of next week's special episode with Ernest Hebert.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 …
 
This week's guest is researcher Mikael Dumont. Mikael has been writing a paper about the Social Role of Celebration in the French Rural Communities of North America, 18th–19th Centuries. No one loves parties more than us at the French-Canadian Legacy, so Jesse sits down with Mikael to find out how our ancestors liked to celebrate. We hope you enjoy…
 
Melody is here to let you know what events to attend and which blogs to read and then Mike gives a quick preview of next week's episode with Historian Mikael Dumont. We hope you enjoy the bonus question and tune in next week to learn all about parties in the 18th and 19th centuries. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and …
 
Today's guest is author and McGill Professor Jane Martin. Jane moved to Montreal to learn and later teach and she discusses that experience with Jesse. They'll also discuss some of the stories she's written and even a couple of audio documentaries she worked on. Church Closing Documentary - https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1726186472Don’t forget to c…
 
Melody is first up and tells us about some events and blogs to check out then Jesse gives a quick preview of next week's guest Professor and Writer Jane Martin. Enjoy the bonus question and tune in next week to hear the whole interview with Jane!Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://ww…
 
This week Jesse talks to Claire-Marie Brisson, host of The North American Francophone Podcast. We'll learn about the Franco-American scene in Detroit and what inspired Claire-Marie to start a podcast. Follow The North-American Francophone podcast on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefrancophone/Or follow the show on Twitter – https://twitter.c…
 
Melody is back to let us know about interesting blogs and events coming up then Jesse gives a preview of next week's episode with Claire-Marie Brisson, host of The North-American Francophone Podcast.Follow The North-American Francophone podcast on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thefrancophone/Or follow the show on Twitter – https://twitter.com…
 
This week we're join by Augusta native, Paul Lessard. Paul recently researched his genealogy and found an incredible story. He'll also talk about Franco life in Augusta and his membership in the Calumet Club. Read about Paul's interesting Revolutionary War story that he researched - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/11/franco-americ…
 
First up we have the Birthday Girl, Melody with the blogs and events you should keep an eye on. Then Jesse and Mike talk about a few milestones the podcast has reached. Then Jesse previews next week's guest Paul Lessard.Read about Paul's interesting Revolutionary War story that he researched - http://francoamerican.bangordailynews.com/2019/10/11/fr…
 
This week we are joined by Rhea Côté Robbins. Rhea is the founder and executive director of The Franco-American Women's Institute. She is also the author of Wednesday's Child and Down the Plains.The Franco-American Women's Institute Website - http://www.fawi.net/Join The Franco-American Women's Institute Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/5…
 
Melody is back to let us know the blogs to read and virtual events to attend and then Jesse is here to give a preview of next week's guest Rhea Côté Robbins.The Franco-American Women's Institute Website - http://www.fawi.net/Join The Franco-American Women's Institute Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/54847839133/#_=_Follow Rhea Côté Robbin…
 
This week we're honored to have writer and performer Susan Poulin. She'll talk about the creation of Ida LeClair her alter ego. She'll also talk about she was able to cross something off her bucket list by performing a Ted Talk in Portsmouth, NH. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!Susan's Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/s5fJ3z0WQ_8 Ida's W…
 
Melody let's us know what articles and virtual events are coming up. Then you'll hear about next week's guest Susan Poulin. You might have seen Susan's Ted Talk or you know her alter ego, Ida LeClair. Susan is an amazing writer and performer and we're honored to have her on the show next week!Susan's Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/s5fJ3z0WQ_8Ida's Web…
 
This week Jesse talks to Renee McMaster, owner of HotMess Poutine Food Truck. Renee talks about how she grew up in Quebec, worked construction in Florida to running a food truck in New Hampshire. Follow Hot Mess Food Truck on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/goeycheeseFollow Hot Mess Food Truck on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/goeycheese…
 
Melody is back this week to let us know about what blogs and virtual events to check out. Then we have our bonus question with next week's guest Renee McMaster, owner of Hot Mess Poutine Food Truck. Hot Mess Food Truck is part of the Poutinefest Roadshow, you can learn more about that event on last week's episode!Follow Hot Mess Food Truck on Faceb…
 
This week we’re joined by the founder of NH PoutineFest, Tim Beaulieu. Tim joins us to talk about the PoutineFest Roadshow, a new event that will help us support the businesses that have helped with PoutineFest during this different time. Jesse will also talk to Tim about other projects he’s involved in.PoutineFest Roadshow - https://www.nhpoutinef…
 
This week Jesse talks to the Director of the Museum of Work & Culture Anne Conway. In 2017 Anne was inducted into the American-French Genealogical Society Hall of Fame. Jesse and Anne will talk about some of the exhibits that you’ll see when you visit them Museum. They’ll also discuss the Franco Route Project.The Museum is currently closed until fu…
 
Melody keeps you up to date on the latest blogs and virtual events to check out and Jesse introduces next week's guest, Anne Conway, Director of the Museum of Work & Culture.Learn more about The Museum of Work & Culture - https://www.rihs.org/locations/museum-of-work-culture/Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to…
 
This week we are joined by the director of Réveil - Waking up French, Ben Levine. This documentary asks all the questions we've been asking while working on this podcast. Jesse talks to Ben about how Réveil came to be and what he learned while working on it. If you haven't seen this documentary we can't recommend it enough!Réveil - Waking up French…
 
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 Sch…
 
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://fclpodca…
 
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 …
 
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 fo…
 
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…
 
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. Halfw…
 
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/fclpodcastIf you’ve always wanted to have a French-Canadian Legacy t-shirt check out our merch on Teespring – https://www.teespring.com/fcl…
 
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 – 00:28Alan Casavant – 02:08Jane Martin – 5:40Lynee Levesque – 10:27Jason Newton – 15:23Susan Pinette – 20:35Jean-Philippe…
 
Melody and Mike let you know how they're doing before the second part of our COVID-19 Check In Episode. Part Two – 53:21Intro – 00:28David Vermette – 03:04Réjean Beaulieu – 07:03Sandra Goodwin – 14:29Claire-Marie Brisson – 17:41Calvin Fox – 20:37Juliana L’Heureux – 24:29James Myall – 32:06Rémi Francoeur – 34:05Rhea Côté Robbins – 39:56Patrick Lacro…
 
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 co…
 
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.…
 
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://w…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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.comYouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnha23C2RAYKRTEXfgdEPnQFacebook - https://www.f…
 
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/ofalyceeWe have a Patreon where you can help support the show and hear extra bonus content. Pl…
 
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…
 
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/0393345858New Links – Maine Voices: ‘Olive, Again’ makes it O…
 
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-…
 
Jesse gives you an update on what's going in the Franco-American scene around New England. He talks about popular events and blog events. Then Mike will let you know about next week's special episode. Thoughts on the Past — and the Future — from Eight 100-Year-Old Mainers - https://downeast.com/history/centenarians/Ethnic Politics in Rhode Island: …
 
We wanted to have a special episode about Christmas so we invited Juliana L'Heureux back to the show to talk to us about the holiday. She'll give us a language lesson about how to say Merry Christmas and tell us about her Noël theory. She'll also talk about the history of Pork Pie aka Tourtière. At the end you'll hear Josée Vachon's version of Jess…
 
This week’s guest is Sandra Goodwin. She’s the host of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. Sandra started the podcast in 2013 and she’s almost to episode 100. Jesse and Sandra will talk about how she got into Genology in 1992 and the differences between Genology today and back then. She’ll give some tips about how to st…
 
Next week we're honored to have Sandra Goodwin of the Maple Stars & Stripes Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast. She'll tell us some tips about getting into Genealogy and talk about how she got into it. Link to Blog Articles and Events - https://fclpodcast.com/2019/12/10/french-canadian-legacy-news-links-12-10/(opens in a new tab)Maple Stars and…
 
The city of Biddeford, Maine has come up in past episodes, so we decided to talk to someone in the know. Alan Casavant is the mayor of Biddeford and he’ll talk to Jesse about the past, present and future of this historic city. Biddeford Maine Official Site - https://www.biddefordmaine.org/Office of the Mayor - https://www.biddefordmaine.org/2276/Of…
 
Jesse lets you know about the best blog posts to read and what upcoming events are going on in the Franco-American world then Mike previews next week's episode with Mayor Alan Casavant of Biddeford Maine. Check below for all the links Jesse mentioned.Blog Links - Were 19th Century Canadians Bad Farmers? - https://frenchnorthamerica.blogspot.com/201…
 
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