A French Village Podcast with Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

16 episodes of A French Village Podcast with Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes since the first episode, which aired on March 4th, 2021.

  • Episode 4: Is Heinrich the Bad Guy? (Season 1, Episodes 7 & 8)

    March 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    This episode involves gambling, prostitution, and spy rings. Gustav, Ben’s favorite character, is adorable, but can’t keep a secret to save his life—or anyone else’s. The Larcher brothers’ class differences intensify. De Kervern uses some, shall we say, enhanced interrogation techniques before setting up his spy ring. How did he know how to do that, by the way? Kurt and Lucienne’s relationship is “verboten.” Heinrich is a Gestapo officer, a drug addict, and... an interesting guy? Lucienne has her “Me too” moment, figuratively and literally.

  • Episode 3: The Booer War (Season 1, Episodes 5 & 6)

    March 19th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min

    Collaboration, Armistice Day and an especially gross kiss.

  • Episode 2: Who’s French? (Season 1, Episodes 3 & 4)

    March 12th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Who exactly counts as “French” in the French village? What happens to France after the German occupation? What are the Communists are up to? Who was that guy was who fell out of the sky?!

  • 1: Bienvenue! (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2)

    March 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 12 secs

    Join Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes as they discuss “A French Village” and why it’s the perfect entertainment for our political moment.