No video today, just a quick update to thank you for the 200 subscribers and let you know that I’m taking the month of December off to spend time with my family but also, hike in the Atacama desert. For photos, make sure to follow me on instagram: @this_is_barris While I will not be uploading
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For the first episode of The Roundtable Podcast, I had the chance to join my great friend at History Clarified to discuss French history, our obsession with generals and battles, how history is taught, presentism, and much more. I hope you enjoy it! Hi there! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most
The year is 2018 AD. French history is entirely occupied by the historians. Well, not entirely… One small era of indomitable Gauls still holds out against historical accuracy. And life is not easy for the history professors who garrison the universities of Primarysorcium, Archelogium, Clicheorum, and Propagandum. These Gallic myths fear nothing except maybe… me!
The problem with textbooks is that they teach you perfect French, but other than the old farts at “L’Académie Française”, no one in France speaks like that so here are 7 tips to butcher our beautiful language like a true local. Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life
For my channel trailer, I thought it would be funny to make a parody of ‘Foux Du FaFa’ by Flight of the Conchords. Original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuXdhow3uqQ Thank you to ‘weskimcom’ for letting me use his karaoke version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcutOWLO_jY Hi! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life in France and
Ah, the guillotine! From the get-go and to this day, it is the must-have accessory for any French protest or revolution. But how did that come to be? And could the #Guillotine ever be related to #StarWars? Well, let’s find out! Make sure to check out History House Productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HETStLU86KQ Hi there! This is Barris,
In 1790, amidst the fires, violence, and decapitations of the French revolution, The Marquis of Condorcet and his four science bros revolutionize the world. Hi there! This is Barris, a French – American that lived most of his life in France and is passionate about learning, exploring, hiking and cooking. It’s a vast and beautiful
The year is 1793, Louis XVI has just been executed. France is devastated by its civil war and is now threatened by the 1st Coalition. Paranoia and terror, oh, terror grips the country by its throat as the people ask for more and more purges. As a result, almost 17,000 are executed in just over
In France, on the 2nd of February, we celebrate “La Chandeleur” (Candlemas), one of France’s greatest holiday where we feast on crêpes for a whole day. So join me as I go over the History of Candlemas and then show you how to celebrate by making delicious crêpes! Crêpe Recipe – 3:15 Crêpe Flambé –
On the 9th of June 1943, Marie-Louis Giraud, mother of two, is found guilty of attacking the unity of the country, the State, and the people of France. For that, she will be guillotined on the 30th of July on that same year. Her crimes? Performing abortions. Hi! This is Barris, a French – American