Episode Seven – Abby Paige

This week’s episode is fantastic and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we do. Abby Paige is a Writer, Actor and an occasional Standup Comedian. Abby wrote and performed the show Piecework: When We Were French, which you can now stream online. Jesse talks to her about growing up in Vermont and how much French-Canadian culture she experienced growing up. They talk about getting married and moving to Quebec and of course they discuss the show Piecework and the new show she’s working on. Make sure to follow her on Facebook for more updates!

Special thanks to everyone who entered our contest for two tickets to NH PoutineFest. Our winner was Angela Hall, we hope she has an amazing time!!

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Abby Paige Preview

After a quick update on the NH PoutineFest ticket contest, Jesse gives a preview of next weeks interview with the super talented Abby Paige. Abby is a Writer, Actor and she’s done some standup comedy. She wrote and performed the show Piecework: When We Were French, which you can now stream online. Jesse talks to her about growing up in Vermont, getting married and moving to Quebec and they discuss Piecework. You can also follow Abby on Facebook. Look for the full interview next week!!

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Episode Six – James Myall Interview

This week we have a fantastic interview with James Myall. James is a Policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy and runs the must-read blog, Parlez-Vous American(?), which Jesse and James discuss in detail including where the name came from. They also talk about the history and present of Lewiston, Maine. Also discussed is Frano-American politics in Maine and if it’s a positive to be a Franco politician in the state. James also works on the Follow 1894, Day by Day twitter project.

We also want to thank everyone who has entered the contest for two free NH PoutineFest tickets. Just a reminder that you must be a fan of our page to win the tickets. Hope you enjoy the episode!!

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James Myall Preview

Our interview with James Myall is out next week, so Jesse will give you a run down of what to expect to hear about. James runs the fantastic blog Parlez-Vous American?? Make sure you are following it and the bonus question is about Jesse’s favorite topic, Pork Pie. We also discuss our first contest for two free tickets to NH PoutineFest. Make sure to be following us on Facebook, the post will go up Friday May 24th.

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Episode Five – Patrick Lacroix Interview

This week we have Patrick Lacroix on to talk about Quebec in the 1840’s and what caused people to leave, including agricultural and non-agricultural reasons for immigration. Jesse asks when the story of Franco-Americans starts, Where the first settlers went in the United States and the Formation of the first “Little Canadas”. Patrick runs the amazing, must read blog Query the Past. This week’s episode is longer than normal. Let us know if you like longer episodes or if you’d want us to make them two parts going forward.

Please like and follow our Facebook page for updates on how you can win two tickets to NH PoutineFest.

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Rassemblement Recap and Patrick Lacroix Preview

This week we are doing something a little different with our preview episode. This year’s NH PoutineFest sold out in under nine hours, if you missed out on tickets fear not! Jesse and Mike talk about an upcoming contest for two free tickets to Poutinefest. Then Jesse and Mike recap their trip to UMaine Orono to the annual Rassemblement. Jesse then talks about David Vermette’s talk at the Dana Center. Next week’s guest is Patrick Lacroix and Jesse will let you know some of the highlights of that episode and the bonus clip is about how to pronounce his name correctly.

Please like and follow our Facebook page for updates on how you can win two tickets to NH PoutineFest.

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Episode Four – David Vermette Interview

Our full interview with David Vermette is now available and we hope you’ll love it. David is the author of the hugely important and influential book A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans: Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife
(available at AmazonBarnes & Noble and your Local Independent Book Store). David talks about where he’s from, how the idea of the book was formed and a few stories in the book that are important and are finally being told.

Just a reminder that if you are within driving distance of Manchester, NH David will be giving a talk Friday May 3rd at the Dana Center at Saint Anslem College at 6pm. The talk is titled Fears of Conspiracy: How were FC Immigrants Received in NE. David is a fantastic storyteller and this talk shouldn’t be missed. This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Franco-American Centre.

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