Discovering the Northeast of France, Episode 496

Discover the hidden gem of Côte d'Opale in the Northeast of France. Explore its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and unique experiences.

Decoding Maurice Ravel, the Man Behind Bolero, Episode 491

Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin: Decoding Maurice Ravel: The Man Behind Boléro Episode

Discover the extraordinary world of Maurice Ravel, one of France's esteemed composers. Delve into his life, legacy, and iconic compositions like Bolero.

Exploring the Life and Art of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Episode 486

Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun Episode

Dive into Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun’s life, an artist who painted Marie Antoinette and challenged 18th-century art norms. A tale of talent, resilience, and revolution.

How Simone Veil Changed France, Episode 481

Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin discuss How Simone Veil Changed France

Explore the remarkable life of Simone Veil, a 20th-century heroine who shaped French law and co-founded the European Union. From her harrowing experiences in WWII to championing women's rights and prisoner welfare, Veil's legacy as a defender of human dignity and European unity is celebrated in this biographical episode.

D'Artagnan: the Man and the Legend, Episode 463

D'Artagnan and the Musketeers

Discover the real-life D'Artagnan, from his early years in Gascony to his service under Louis XIV. One for All, All for One Musketeers!

Jean Moulin, Standing Up to Tyranny, Episode 459

Jean Moulin wearing a scarf around his neck and a fedora hat

Explore the life of Jean Moulin, WWII hero and beacon of hope during France's darkest hours. Discover his indomitable spirit, political journey, and the legacy that still resonates today.

Jews in France: Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations, Episode 457

Hebrew writing and menorah: Jews in France episode

Discover the rich history of Jews in France, from Roman times to today. Uncover their struggles, triumphs, and influence on French culture.

Canadian WW2 Normandy Sites, Episode 452

Terri and Paul by a Canadian WW2 Normandy Sites

In this episode we explore Canadian WW2 Normandy sites with a trip report that includes a 3.5-day journey through must-see Canadian sites.

In Search of Joan of Arc in the Loire Valley, Episode 448

Kim Loftus and her husband: Joan of Arc in the Loire Valley episode

For this trip report we search for Joan of Arc in the Loire Valley with Kim Loftus. She loves to discover the places where Joan walked and had a great time in the Loire Valley.

First Frame: The Revolutionary Lumière Brothers, Episode 447

Photography of the Lumière Brothers

Join Elyse Rivin and Annie Sargent as they delve into the lives of the Lumière Brothers, the pioneers who revolutionized cinema.