Do's and Don'ts at Restaurants in France, Episode 209
What does it take to get great restaurant service in France? It's pretty simple: some cultural awareness goes a long way and it's all in today's episode!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Episode 181
Ready for a refresher on the story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo? This is the episode that will have you see the Cathedral in a whole new light!
Notre Dame Cathedral Stories, Episode 180
How do you make a visit to a Cathedral enjoyable and stimulating for modern people who are not well-versed in the imagery of the Middle Ages? You tell them where to look so they too can see the stories, of course!
The Cannes Film Festival, Episode 110
Did you know that the Cannes Film Festival had humble and even scary beginnings? In today's episode we look back at how history gave this festival it's unique French flavor and discuss early winners because we love movies!
Voltaire the Freethinker, Episode 84
Love him or hate him (French people in his day loved him), Voltaire made a huge impact on French history and culture. But what did he stand for exactly?
From Ballet to Cabaret in Paris, Episode 53
A history of Paris seen through the lens of dance and dance halls in France
Secularism and Free Speech in France, Episode 51
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, Annie asks why is secularism so important in France.
July and August in France: Les Grandes Vacances, Episode 32
What you need to know about July and August in France. Which parts of France will be deserted and which parts will get mobbed? You can avoid unpleasant surprises by learning how French people operate on vacation in this episode!
Survival French with Todd Newman, Episode 30
Being in a foreign country where you don't speak the language well can be a challenge for anyone, but in France it doesn't have to be. French people are accommodating to visitors who are not fluent in French, on one condition: learn a few words!
Are French People Rude? Episode 9
Are French people rude or just unfriendly? And is there any truth to the ugly American stories? Listen to this episode to brush up on ways to make French people smile at you with a twinkle of delight in their eyes instead of a scowl!