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The Earful Tower: Paris

The Earful Tower: Figuring out France with guests who know best. 

Jul 31, 2023

F is for Floods - that is, the floods of the Seine River in Paris. And today we're paying particular attention to the game-changing Great Flood of 1910. 

Featured is the voice of Jeffrey Jackson, Professor of History at Rhodes College, and the author of "Paris Under Water:  How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood...

Jul 24, 2023

E is for the Eiffel Tower, the most iconic landmark in France, probably Europe, and maybe the world. 

This podcast episode features 10 facts about the tower, but you're going to have to try and guess them first. There are 10 points at stake, good luck.

Featured is the voice two people very dear to me. 

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Jul 17, 2023

D is for Deauville, a small town north of Paris on the coast of Normandy that has captured the attention of film-buffs, gamblers, beach lovers, and horse racing fans since the 1800s.

We visited with the help of the local tourism board for this episode.

Featured is the voice of horse-related storyteller and journalist...

Jul 10, 2023

C is for Chateaux - of which there are 45,000 in France. I've always been quite fascinated by French castles, and this episode takes a closer look at how they're financed. 

We all know they're expensive to buy and to run, so I looked into some exciting modern ways people are making French chateaux work.

Featured is the...

Jul 2, 2023

B is for Bievre, the river that once ran through Paris. This episode is about our pilgrimmage to track it, how I walked through it with an immortal count, and a word on the exciting future of the river. 

Featured is the voice of Lina Nordin Gee and the Comte de Saint Germain, who showed me the river in the suburb...