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Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF -- science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.
 
Two millennials exercise their right to podcast about politics despite not knowing anything. They figure that since people across the country voted for Donald Trump despite the fact that neither he nor his voters knew anything either that the atmosphere is ripe for spreading the wealth of not knowing anything around.
 
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We've always said you should listen to the FCL Podcast with your family And this week it's all about family. The Mother & Son team behind the amazing YouTube channel Franco Foods sits down and shares their story to Jesse. Natalie & Oskar Hirte are making mouth watering videos and we'll learn how the channel came to be, some of their favorite recipe…
 
Today I speak with Kimberly Johnson, a PhD student in clinical psychology who specializes in perinatal, pelvic, & maternal health. As a former professional cyclist, Kimberly has dealt with her fair share of injuries. We talk about how those experiences relate to her postpartum recovery and what other moms can learn from their past experiences. Kimb…
 
Although he'll never admit it, one of the reasons Jesse started this podcast was so he'd have an excuse to interview his favorite podcast host. Michael Troy is the host of the American Revolution Podcast and we're honored to have him on the show. Jesse and Michael will talk about the role Quebec played in the American Resolution and some of the bat…
 
Today I speak with Kelly Kendall, a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Today, we talk about one of the questions I get asked most: how to workout and breastfeed at the same time and do both successfully. Kelly shares her personal experiences with breastfeeding and how that lead her to becoming an IBCLC.…
 
Melody is back "in studio" with the news this week and then Jesse introduces a new feature coming in future news episodes. Then you'll hear about Jesse's favorite podcast The American Revolution Podcast and it's host Michael Troy, who was nice enough to come on our show. Learn more about the American Revoultion Podcast - https://pod.amrevpodcast.co…
 
Today I speak with Dr. Jill Krapf, a board certified OB/GYN from the Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders. Today we are talking hormones and female sexual pain disorders. She is active in research and clinical experience in this area. Dr. Jill dispels some common myths, both as a professional and a mother of three. She transitioned from practicing as …
 
We've always said you should listen to the FCL Podcast with your family And this week it's all about family. The Mother & Son team behind the amazing YouTube channel Franco Foods sits down and shares their to Jesse. Natalie & Oscar Herte are making mouth watering videos and we'll learn how the channel came to be, some of their favorite recipes and …
 
Today I speak with Dr. Lisa Romanzo, a physical therapist, mom, and military veteran. We discuss what moms returning to run should be thinking about, who they should be paying attention to, and how to return to running safely. Lisa tells us about her experience in the military and how she worked with injured service members. Lisa has so much experi…
 
Sadly there's no news this week but Melody promises it will return in two weeks and be one of the best news segments ever!! But Jesse is here to thank the members of our Patreon and let you know about next week's episode with the amazing mother and son team behind Franco Foods.WillowField Productions - https://willowfieldproductions.com/Youtube Pag…
 
Today I am speaking with Allie Feras, a former competitive powerlifter and roller derby skater who still lifts and skates and plans to for life. She lives in Buffalo, New York and works in higher education data analytics. We first met when I was working at Georgetown hospital and Allie was working in the Georgetown library. As a National level powe…
 
This week we're joined by Kathleen Stein-Smith. Kathleen is an advocate for the French Language and foreign language learning. She's one of the editors of the new book "French All Around Us" and her and Jesse will talk about how the incredible project start and how she got so many amazing writers to contribute to it. Pre-Order French all around us …
 
Today I am speaking with Meredyth El-Amine, a former behavior analyst, she is now the owner of South Arlington Fitness and Nutrition. She shares her experience about what she sees with moms returning to CrossFit after having a baby and they problems they may face. With her background in nutrition and fitness, Meredyth shares her top tips for postpa…
 
Melody is live "in studio" with the news and then Jesse will let all about next week's special guest Kathleen Stein-Smith.Pre-Order French All Around Us - https://tbr-books.org/product/french-all-around-usArticles: Les Filles du QUOI? World Premiere Annoucement: https://abbypaige.com/2022/04/06/les-filles-du-quoi-world-premiere/ https://lostnationt…
 
Today I am speaking with Brianna Battles, the Founder of Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism. She teaches fitness coaches and practitioners how to understand the needs of their pregnant and postpartum clients (and sometimes their own bodies) so they can go out and be the expert in their community. As a strength and conditioning coach, she realized…
 
This week we're honored to have the Attachée Aux Communications Et Aux Affaires Francophones Marie-Josée Duquett. Marie-Josée works for the Quebec Government Office in Boston. She's been super supportive of projects we've worked on including the New England Franco-Route. This week you'll learn about the collaborations between Quebec and New England…
 
Today I am speaking with Kelli Berger and Lindsay Platky of SLAM MOMS (Sweat Like A Mother), a group dedicated to bringing women together, not as mom, but as athletes. They have affiliates located all over the U.S., as well as international affiliates. They also offer virtual training so no one is left out! SLAM MOMS puts communication at the foref…
 
Melody is back with a Franco News Round up and then you'll hear from Jesse to learn about next week's guest Marie-Josée Duquette. We thank Marie-Josée for her time but because of her busy schedule we didn't have time for a bonus question.Québec Government Office in Boston - http://www.international.gouv.qc.ca/en/bostonNews Links Articles: Who Are t…
 
Today I am speaking with Whitney Heins of The Mother Runners, a community for moms to connect with each other and gain valuable information about returning to run postpartum. They offer coaching and support for moms everywhere! Whitney started Mother Runners when she noticed the ack of information available about being a mom and being a runner. She…
 
We have discussed Jesse’s attempts to learn French many times on the podcast. However, for the first time ever, Jesse attempts to have an entire episode in French. Joining him is his friend Jean-Philippe L’Étoile, who he met through the podcast. As a warning, there will be many errors in grammar and vocabulary. Also, since Mike doesn’t speak French…
 
Today I am speaking with Danielle Hirt, also known as Coach D. She breaks down what type of support is available for new runners and moms who are looking to return to running. She helps new runners, triathletes, marathoners and everyone in between learn how to improve their running and strengthen their bodies. She addresses common questions runners…
 
Melody is at the news desk covering everything you need to know and then Jesse lets you know about next week's exciting and unique episode with special guest Jean Philippe L'Étoile. We hope you'll tune in next week, you won't want to miss this episode!Articles: Visions of Kerouac: http://querythepast.com/visions-of-kerouac/ Latest Acadian Archives …
 
Today I am speaking with Virginia Kinkel, trainer and bikini competitor, about lessons we learn as new moms. After earning a degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, she and her husband opened the first location of their gym Bodymass. She talks to us about her experience competing in different divisions within the sport of bodybuildin…
 
This week's a special episode because we're talking about one of our favorite topics....FOOD! Jesse sits down with the founder of KMG Foods Kristen Gagné. Last holiday season we were hearing about their Tukkay Original Blend. Mike was willing to do his own research and tried it and loved it. We've had a lot of discussions about what we call ourselv…
 
Today I am speaking with Dr. Shefali Christopher, a researcher and faculty member at Elon University. Most recently, she was supporting the USA Paralympic Triathlon team. She’a also a mom of two. Today we talk about her research in postpartum running and what we are learning from the data. In her clinical practice, she treated a lot of postpartum r…
 
Melody is no longer in the interview hot seat and back behind the news desk to let you know about the blogs, events and podcasts you should be paying attention to. Then Jesse will let you know about next week's guest, Kristen Gagné. Learn more about KMG Foods - https://www.kmgfoods.com/News Links - Articles: Cultural Costume Trends You See At Frenc…
 
Today I am speaking with Celeste Goodson a medical exercise specialist of ReCORE Fitness. A runner herself, she works with runners to help them strengthen their core before they return to running. She works with may elite and Olympic athletes to help them gain core strength. We discuss postpartum Return to Run expectations and how we both struggled…
 
Today I am speaking with Gráinne Donnelly, one of the authors of the Postpartum Return to Run Guidelines. She and her colleagues saw that there was nothing substantial to guide moms and postpartum professionals in helping them return to running after having a baby. Their work gave a starting point but showed that there is a large need for me resear…
 
You hear from her every other week as she keeps you up to date on Franco events and blogs but we've never had a full episode about. We finally fix that. Melody Desjardins is our guest this week and we're going to learn about growing up in Iowa, Why she reached out to us three years ago and her inspiration for her amazing blog. Moderne Francos Blog …
 
The Active Mom Postpartum Podcast is A Real Moms' Guide to Postpartum for active moms & the postpartum professionals who help them in their journey. This show has been a long time in the making! You can expect conversation with moms and postpartum professionals from all aspects of the industry. If you're like me, you don't have a lot of free time (…
 
Melody is here to let you know about articles, podcasts and events. Then Jesse gives a preview of next week's guest...Melody Desjardins!!Articles: UMFK Acadian Archive Director Publishes New Article on Acadian History: https://www.umfk.edu/news/acadian-history-article-2-2022/ Acadian History: From Colonialism to Reinvention: https://www.umfk.edu/ar…
 
This week we're honored to have Director Martin Cadotte on the show. Jesse saw some of Martin's amazing work while in Quebec City and wanted to have him on the show to discuss creating reality/documentaries. We hope you'll enjoy this week's episode and search out Martin's fantastic work. Website - https://www.productionsplayball.com/Instagram - htt…
 
Melody is here to talk about interesting blogs and amazing events and then Jesse will let you know about next week's episode with Martin Cadotte. There isn't a bonus question this week because Mike messed up and included it in the full episode. Tune in next week for a great episode!Where to find Martin Cadotte - Website - https://www.productionspla…
 
This week we're honored to have Joseph Dunn on the show. Jesse will talk to Joseph about becoming a Knight in the National Order of Merit, a tourist-cultural entrepreneur and one of our favorite Franco-Louisianan. Follow Joseph on twitter - https://twitter.com/louisianais1742CODOFIL Website - https://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/codofil…
 
Melody has finished ringing in 2022 so she's back with all the best articles and events the Franco world has to offer then Jesse will let you know about next week's guest Joseph Dunn. We hope you'll check back next week.Articles: French-Canadian history inspired Bend author's 'Daughter of the King' - https://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/french-ca…
 
Patrick Lacroix is back on the show to talk about his new book, "" Tout nous serait possible ". Une histoire politique des Franco-Américains, 1874-1945" Jesse and Patrick will talk about the inspiration for the book, what Franco politicians are in it and why he wrote it in French. Links for Patrick - Query the Past Blog - http://querythepast.com/Fo…
 
Melody is still celebrating the end of 2021 and the promise of 2022, so there is no news this week but that gives us more time to hype next week's guest, Patrick Lacroix!Links for Patrick - Query the Past Blog - http://querythepast.com/Follow Patrick on Twitter - https://twitter.com/querythepastBuy - " Tout nous serait possible ". Une histoire poli…
 
Melody is here to give you the gift of a news wrap-up. All the highlights of the past year in one place. We hope everyone had an amazing holiday.The best of 2021: February: Franco Foods - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTGHwLWMdqY7tThgwHSE5qwApril: The Paper Route - https://www.amazon.com/PAPER-ROUTE-Jacqueline-Nelson-McDonald/dp/B08XN7HXMS/May: …
 
Jesse made some good friends from all over the world while studying in Quebec so he's invited a bunch of them to come on the show and talk about why they went to Quebec City to study French and what holiday traditions they have. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon for extra bonus content and a way to support the show - https://www.patreon.com/fcl…
 
Melody returns to the news desk to give you the heads up about articles, podcasts and events going on. Then she lets you know what to expect from our International holiday special next week!News Links - Articles: FCL PF Wrap-Up: https://fclpodcast.com/2021/12/07/episode-76-nh-poutinefest-spooktacular-wrap-up/A Very Ida Christmas, video on demand ti…
 
This week we're going to make you hungry by talking about the 2021 NH PoutineFest Spooktacular. The event returned in October, it was a little different but just as amazing. Joining this week are Timothy Beaulieu, Mélody Desjardins and Timothy St. Pierre. Then we talk to the first back to back PoutineFest Champion and owner of Red Beard's Kitchen, …
 
Last month there was a new event sparking conversation in the Franco-American scene. Today we're joined by some of the people who put it together and attended. Daniel Moreau, Mélody Desjardins, Patrick Lacroix and Timothy St. Pierre are here to talk about the Young Franco-Americans Summit that was held at The University of Maine - Orono.Youth Summi…
 
This week we're honored to have the author of "Pourquoi la loi 101 est un échec (Why bill 101 is a failure)", Frédéric Lacroix. This is the first interview Frédéric has given in english about his book and we hope everyone will enjoy this interesting and controversial conversation he has with Jesse.Follow Frédéric online - https://fredericlacroix.qu…
 
Melody lets us know all the important things happening in the Franco world before Jesse talks about next week's guest, Frédéric Lacroix. Just a note, the book that Frédéric is talking about during the bonus question is "A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans" by David Vermette. Follow Frédéric's blog - https://fredericlacroix.q…
 
Put on your Cleveland Naps jersey on because we're talking Baseball! This week we're honored to have Gregory Rubano on to talk about Woonsocket native and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie. Even if you don't love baseball, you'll enjoy hearing about "Nap" and his story.Nap Lajoie Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap_Laj…
 
Melody is here to let you know about all the events and blogs to follow and then we'll get a bonus question with next week's guest Greg Rubano.Greg on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Gregory-Rubano-author-309505162585425/Nap Lajoie Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap_LajoieIn Ty Cobb’s Shadow - https://www.amazon.com/Ty-Cobbs-Shadow-Baseba…
 
This week we're joined by the head of Transition Québec and candidate for Mayor, Jackie Smith. Jesse and Jackie will talk about Transition Québec's platform and important topics facing the voters of Québec City. This is a very interesting episode because you'll learn about the differences between campaigns in Québec and in America. We hope you enjo…
 
Melody and the news returns and Jesse gives us a quick preview of next week's episode with Jackie Smith.Follow Jackie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jackie_qcTransition Québec - https://transitionqc.org/News Links Articles: Chalifoux, Part II: The Franco-American Who Won Boston: http://querythepast.com/chalifoux-franco-american-won-boston/ French…
 
This week we're joined by Kathleen Stein Smith. Kathleen is an advocate for the French Language and how important it is to learn another language. We hope you'll enjoy this important episode.This week we're joined by Kathleen Stein Smith. Kathleen is an advocate for the French Language and how important it is to learn another language. We hope you'…
 
This week we're joined by the creative minds behind Franco-American Pathways, a monthly must listen to podcast. You'll hear from Julia Rhinelander, Anna Faherty and Maureen Perry about where the idea for the podcast came from and some behind the scenes stories about their first few episodes. We hope you'll enjoy this episode and check out the amazi…
 
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