The Land of Desire: French History and Culture

Diana Stegall

French history is wacky, wonderful - and seriously weird. If the only thing you know about French history is that you hated reading A Tale of Two Cities in high school, pour yourself a glass of pinot noir and get ready for a wild ride. Learn about th...Show More

37:10 | Mar 28th

This week, we’re taking an up-close look at the uglier side of French history: imperialism, racism, xenophobia, and the resilience of the communities who have had to survive under French power. The tale of the banh mi is a tale of oppression, revolut...Show More

44:50 | Aug 16th, 2018

Cheers! We're celebrating the 2nd anniversary of The Land of Desire with the world's favorite party drink: champagne! We'll explore the mystery and the myth behind this French classic. Why do we drink champagne at weddings? Why do we smash champagne ...Show More
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30:20 | Aug 31st, 2017

In Jazz Age France, anyone who was anyone could do anything and everything. Join Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and more aboard the Blue Train to paradise! SHOW NOTES:

21:31 | Jul 27th, 2017

A look at the most famous - and most mysterious - animal kingdom in French history. SHOW NOTES:
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