Every year Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is celebrated June 24th so we wanted to have an episode that focused on the history of the event. We were lucky enough to have James Myall back to teach us not just the history of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Canada but also in New England. We talk about the origin, how it was celebrated and why we don’t seem to celebrate it as much as we used to. Make sure to also follow James on Twitter
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is June 24, so we wanted to have an episode about the history of the event. Next week we’ll have the full episode but we wanted to give you a preview of what to expect. We were lucky enough to have James Myall back to talk about the history of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in Canada and New England. We talk about the origin, how it was celebrated and why we don’t seem to celebrate it as much as we used to. Make sure to follow James on Twitter.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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