104 histoires de Nouvelle-France

Name of Podcast: 104 histoires de Nouvelle-France (104 Stories of New France)

What topics are covered: This podcast talks about history.

Why is it good to listen to? The host of this independent podcast from Quebec speaks with an accent. He uses quite informal language, and talks at a normal rhythm.

You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by finding “104 histoires de nouvelle France” on iTunes or through http://104histoires.com/.

How often are the podcasts updated? The podcasts are updated on a monthly basis.

Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 15 minutes long.

Podcast Description: 104 histoires de Nouvelle-France is an independent podcast created by Jean-François Blais. It is the first podcast on the topic of the history of New France. The first show was recorded in October 2008. The idea behind this series was very simple: presenting a historic moment. In each episode, the host presents known and unknown characters, anecdotes that we can rarely find in history textbooks and comic aspects of everyday life of our ancestors. For example, the host explains how we could send letters in New France, or what the origin of Saint-Laurent River’s name is. He can also present a song of this period.

Jean-François Blais narrates the podcast alone, without any guests or participants.
On his website, Jean-François Blais provides links about the topic he discusses in his podcast. This allows the listeners to know more about the fact presented.

Summary: This podcast is interesting because it provides information on the history of New France on subjects usually not discussed.


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