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Learn French with Gaëlle, an experienced French teacher. 99% in French and designed for students with a basic level (A2) or lower intermediate (B1). Gaëlle speaks slowly to make it easier to understand. If you have an intermediate level, you can always increase the playback speed in your app. Each week, you’ll improve your French whilst also learning about French culture, society, history, and much more. Go to LanguaTalk.com/frenchpod to read an interactive transcript of each episode as you ...
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Caitheann Guthanna Gaelphobal solas ar an obair atá ar bun ag grúpaí pleanála teanga fud fad na tíre lasmuigh den Ghaeltacht. Guthanna Gaelphobal (Gaelphobal Voices) takes a look at the work being done by language planning communities across the country, outisde of the Gaeltacht. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaelphobal.fnag Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gaelphobal_fnag Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gaelphobal.fnag/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gaelphobal
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Gaelic Re-existence

Jimmy Ó Briain Billings

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The Gaelic Re-existence podcast is an accompaniment to my writing on Substack. The podcast features audio readings of my writing and will sometimes feature conversations. You can support this work by subscribing on Substack: https://substack.com/@gaelicreexistence or Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gaelicreexistence gaelicreexistence.substack.com
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Join musician and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea for a weekly conversation about creativity and resilience with a different guest artist every episode! What started as a response to the pandemic has morphed into a veritable talk show that features different musicians, poets, and writers from all over the country (and sometimes other countries). You can watch these conversations in full on YouTube and support Gaelynn Lea on Patreon.
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Facing Our History - The North American Gael

Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir

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Facing Our History – The North American Gael examines the role of the Highlander, the Scottish Gael, in the colonial and post-colonial history of North America, and how colonialism impacted the Scottish Gael. Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhóir co-founders, Scott Morrison and Rick Gwynallen will be interviewing Scottish Gaelic and Indigenous academics, leaders, and activists in North America to educate ourselves on our own history, and to use that fresh perspective to shape a path forward t ...
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In this episode, the boys talk about the notorious 1999 flop 'Wild Wild West' and how it sets the stage for Hollywood as we know now. Also talk about the UK elections, trouble in the house of Biden, Hollywood producer Jon Peters being fucking insane and how Will Smith is probably going to be O.J Simpson 2.0 Further Reading: https://www.youtube.com/…
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In this episode, Gaelle explains why you can sometimes say “la semaine prochaine” or “la prochaine semaine”. The adjectives “prochain” and “dernier” are trickier than others as they can be placed either before or after the noun and it will change their meaning. So if this subtlety is unclear to you, come and listen! Check out Langua, a cutting-edge…
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We find out what happened in the harvest service at Ronague when Isaiah Cregeen was struggling in the pulpit to answer a question put by his brother, Martin - better known as Fairy. This is the penultimate of Dorothy Manley's short stories under the title, Fairy's Ground, and we also move on to the opening of the final story. In our episode from Br…
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In this episode, the boys return to the world of James Bond to cover the Brosnan era. It starts so strong and burns out so fast. Although there is a lot of laughs along the way. Also talk of Biden's disaster of a debate, The U.S Supreme Court going rogue, 90s action movie nostalgia and how this era of Bond and easily the most frustrating of everyth…
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Dorothy Manley has introduced us to Isaiah Cregeen, one of the seven Cregeen siblings. Isaiah is a Methodist preacher, and his wife is very proud to take her place in chapel on a Sunday. However, she doesn't welcome the presence of the youngest of the brothers, Martin - known to all as Fairy, and who gives his name to the collection of short storie…
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In this episode, Gaelle interviews Yoann, to talk about the Olympic games that are going to take place in Paris at the end of July 2024. Yoann lives in the North of Paris, where most of the building sites are located and he tells us how, for the past 2 years, everyone in and around Paris has been affected by the preparations for the major event. Be…
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We finish the case involving the Trespass Jury in Dorothy Manley's short story, 'The Lawyer', involving Benjamin Cregeen and his brother, Jonah. The youngest brother, Fairy Cregeen, after whom Dorothy Manley names her collection, 'Fairy's Ground', is actually only mentioned completely incidentally. We then move on to the fourth story called 'The Pr…
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In this episode. The boys tackle possibly the gayest film of all time. Intentional or otherwise, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.' A film whose reputation needs no introduction in it's relation to LGBTQ+ cannon. Also talk on more troubles in the world of Israel and Trump, horror being a safe haven for queers and the fine line between…
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We've been introduced to the Cregeen family in the first of Dorothy Manley's collection, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales', told by her narrator, a young man training to be a teacher. The second tale concentrated on Joshua Cregeen, and in the third we become better acquainted with his brothers, Jonah and Benjamin. The figure of Matthew Cregeen, bette…
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In this episode, Gaelle touches a deep and difficult subject that agitates French society: the end of life and the right to die. Also known as assisted suicide or euthanasia, this topic is currently being debated in Parliament, with the prospect of a new law at the end of the year. You will understand the arguments on both sides, and the associated…
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In this episode. The boys kick off Pride Month with something a little outside our wheelhouse with Brideshead Revisited. The English literary classic turned into a critically acclaimed miniseries that's now an LGBTQ+ favorite. Lots of implications in this one. Also talk of Trump's legal issues, the downfall of Israel, queer coding in classic Hollyw…
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Dorothy Manley has made the narrator of her collection, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales', a young man. In the first story, 'The Chimney-Sweep', he was a young lad. The second story, 'The Farmer', has taken us forward by seven years, and the narrator is training to be a teacher - which he has become by the time of the third story, 'The Lawyer'. Profe…
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Dorothy Manley's collection, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales', contains five stories involving a character called Fairy Cregeen. In the second tale, Joshua 'Joss' Cregeen is working for a farmer called Charley Willie, where Charlie's daughter, Alice, takes on a lot of the work. As we move on through Bram Stoker's story, 'Dracula', Professor Van Hels…
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In this episode, Gaelle dives into history to tell you the story of one of the most iconic French landmarks: the castle of Versailles. You will understand the intricate link between the castle and king Louis. You will hear how it survived the French revolution and was later on saved from decrepitude by an American philanthropist. And to finish, Gae…
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In this episode. The boys return to the world of Todd Howard with some spicy takes on the new Fallout show from Jeff Bezos and Jonathan Nolan. The result is a very funny, super slick and surprisingly solid show in the realm of streaming shovel ware. Also talks of Trump's bad day at this year's Libertarian Convention, the upcoming ICC warrants again…
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Dorothy Manley's story, 'The Chimney Sweep', is the first in her collection called 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales and Poems'. In the 'Homely Tales' she creates a male narrator who brings the first tale to an end and embarks on a second, entitled 'The Farmer'. Jonathan Harker's journal is describing how he is pleased that his wife, Mina, is sleeping…
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This episode is the second part of the interview with Dimitri, a Greek citizen living and working in France, who explains to Gaelle the different steps to buy a property in France. We recommend listening to the first part before diving into this one. Warning: this episode is more challenging than usual because of the sound quality of Gaelle’s recor…
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We looked at the poetry from the booklet, 'FAIRY'S GROUND : Homely Tales and Poems : by Dorothy Manley', and now we turn to the first of the 'Homely Tales' which is called 'The Chimney Sweep'. In our extract from the translation into Manx of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', after the escape of Count Dracula from his house in Piccadilly, the five friends re…
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In this episode, the boys are once again joined by Snel to discuss the summer's most spineless movie, Civil War. A film that fails to say anything about politics, class, war, journalism, America or anything of substance. Also talks about the invasion of Rafah, Trump being BBF's with Hannibal Lecter, the Tiktokification of modern filmmaking and get …
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Dorothy Manley was brought up in Ramsey and from a young age became well-known for her recitation, winning awards for her dramatic interpretations, and widely praised for her acting ability. We hear her poetry from a booklet, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales and Poems'. In our translation into Manx of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the five friends are gathe…
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Having looked recently at a 1965 book of poetry by Barbara Cowley of Peel, 'More Poems of Man', there are some earlier poems which appeared in the pages of the Peel City Guardian from January to July 1963, and probably formed the basis of an earlier collection of Barbara Cowley, probably called 'Poems of Man'. In our translation into Manx of Bram S…
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In this episode, the boys finish off the behemoth that is Star Wars by talking about about the extra stuff like books, games, comics, television shows. Much like the films we started excited and left tired and broken. Also talk about chaos at American college campuses, American burning it's international reputation for war criminals, how 2004 was t…
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On 5th May 1830 Thomas Edward Brown was born in New Bond Street, Douglas. Dollin Kelly's one-man tour de force performance of T E Brown's poem, 'Betsy Lee', which he took to the Edinburgh Festival, was recorded by Charles Guard for the Manx Heritage Foundation in 1992. That is now available on the Culture Vannin website. We hear Dollin Kelly and th…
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In this episode, Gaelle interviews Dimitri, a Greek citizen living and working in France, who recently bought a house near Paris. Through this conversation, Dimitri explains the different steps you need to go through to become a homeowner in France. And you will see that it’s no picnic in the park! Warning: this episode is more challenging than usu…
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In this episode, the boys jump in with an extra long episode to talk about the most infamous and divisive era of Star Wars yet, the sequel trilogy. Getting into the fan backlash, behind the scenes drama and personal grievances. There's no coming back from this! Also talk about America's favorite murderer OJ Simpson, Screenwriters addicted to social…
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From the 1965 collection, 'More Poems of Man', we have pieces by Margery Robinson and David Marno, and even find one we missed by main author, Barbara Cowley, the sister of Margery and mother of David. The friends are about to leave Mina Harker as they go to Carfax, the adjacent house owned by Count Dracula, to make his daytime lairs of Transylvani…
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We again dip into the 1965 collection of 'More Poems of Man', in which we finish off the poems written by Barbara Cowley of Peel and hear one written by her son, David Marno. Professor Van Helsing has been saying that he himself, together with Dr John Seward and Jonathan Harker, will stay at Count Dracula's house in Picadilly whilst Lord Godalming …
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In this episode, Gaelle explains the more subtle ways to translate the adverbs “assez” and “bien”. Commonly understood as “enough” and “well”, they in fact have more meanings than that, which can sometimes lead to confusion. Listen to this episode to understand what French people mean when they say “elle a l’air assez sympa” or “il a bien raison”. …
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In this episode, the boys return to Star Wars, this time to discuss the prequel trilogy. Which is as awful as you remember it, regardless of childhood nostalgia or irony poisoning. Awful CGI, offensive racial stereotypes and enough tonal whiplash to break ones neck. These movies suck! Also talk of the fall of The Artist Formerly Known As Diddy, Elo…
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We're dipping into a booklet published in 1965 and called 'More Poems of Man', a collection of poems by Barbara Cowley of Peel, with other poems by her son and her sister. There must have been an earlier 'Poems of Man', but whilst that's not to hand, there are other poems which appear in the Peel City Guardian, so it's likely that they made up the …
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We hear of Dorothy Wordsworth's final week in the Island before she leaves at 11.50pm on 19th July 1828 to sail back overnight to Whitehaven. She seems to have been fortunate with the weather during her walking tour, but these last few days bring quite a lot of rain. However, she does prevail upon Joanna Hutchinson to see a doctor. An attendant in …
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In this episode, the boys tackle one of science fictions most prolific and divisive franchises out there. Star Wars, and all the baggage that comes with it. From it's creator and fans. Strap in for a wild ride. Also talk of Israel's 24 hours of madness that lead to the killing of half a dozen aid workers, and almost starting war with Iran, franchis…
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In this episode, Gaelle reveals a silent but important crisis in the world of French wines. If famous bottles of Chateau-Margaux are ever so expensive, the same story is not true of the more ordinary Bordeaux wines, which have been struggling to sell in recent years. You will understand why this crisis is hitting a lot of winegrowers hard and what …
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Dorothy Wordsworth returns from Ramsey to Douglas on a carrier's cart. En route she enters a clean but poor cottage in Laxey and is not impressed with the superficial sanctity of a fellow passenger, a young Methodist preacher. Back in Douglas she meets up with Henry Hutchinson and Willy Wordsworth again, and some friends, Mr and Mrs Putnam. Mina Ha…
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After spending the night in an attractive cottage at Ballure, Dorothy Wordsworth enjoys the pleasant setting once more before setting out with Henry Hutchinson and Willy Wordsworth for Maughold. There she leaves them to make their way back to Douglas whilst she returns to Ramsey. Dr John Seward has explained all that happened to Jonathan Harker, wh…
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In this episode, the boys close out Dune Month going through the lesser known entries of Dune as a franchise. Including the unmade Alejandro Jodorowsky movie, the 2000 Sci-Fi channel miniseries and some of the video games, old and new. Along with conversations about The US Government banning Tik-Tok, Jonathan Glazer being based, getting nostalgic a…
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In this episode, Gaelle talks about the woman behind the world famous champagne, Veuve Clicquot. The first woman to ever be at the head of a champagne company, in the XIXème century where men largely dominated, she is an inspirational figure. With this episode you will discover her incredible story and how her legacy is still alive nowadays. Check …
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Dorothy Wordsworth's walking tour of the Island in July 1828 has brought her to a cottage at the foot of Ballure Glen, where the hosts are Mrs Brew and Miss Trivett. After a walk out to Maughold, she returns to Ramsey. Professor Van Helsing and his friends have broken into the room ofJonathan and Mina Harker - only to find Mina in the fierce clutch…
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In the second installment of Dune Month. The boys discuss Denis Villeneuve's long awaited and delayed 'Dune: Part Two.' Does it live up to the hype? Yes it does! Spoilers everywhere in this one! Also talk about Trump not going to jail despite what Facebook tells you, the GOP's new favorite black friend Mark Robinson, Aaron Bushnell and Liam gets ve…
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We left Dorothy Wordsworth, Henry Hutchinson and Willy Wordsworth walking under the trees planted by Bishop Thomas Wilson at Bishopscourt after visiting the good bishop's grave at Kirk Michael. It's onwards north again now as they make a walking tour in July 1828. In our translation into the Manx Gaelic of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dr John Seward's pa…
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In this episode, Gaelle explains the importance of the Agricultural Show that takes place every year at the end of February near Paris. In the context of the farmers crisis this year, this event was especially important for the political world. With her explanations, you will understand where this tradition originated and why the French president a…
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In this episode, the boys decide to dedicate the entire of month of March to Dune. Starting with some thoughts on part 1 of Denis Villeneuve's adaption, thoughts on the books and Frank Herbert who sucks as a person. Also talk of Twinks getting swole, how drugs are actually good, Villeneuve's cinematic incel obsession and how much Paul Atreides and …
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Tuesday 8th July 1828 had been a tiring day's walk for Dorothy Wordsworth from Castletown to Port St Mary, over the Meayll to Port Erin, then up over Cronk ny Arrey Laa and down through Dalby to Peel. However, she's now up and ready for the next day. Professor Van Helsing is waiting for the right time to do a trepanning operation on the skull of th…
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To close out 9/11 month, Jordan returns to the pod after a short absence to talk about Stephen Gaghan's 2005 political thriller 'Syriana.' A film both about the price of doing business and politics for profit. Along with seemingly being designed to drive anyone with ADHD to the brink of madness. Also talk of based chad AMLO, actors playing against …
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We're joining Dorothy Wordsworth in July 1828 as she makes a walking tour which has taken her to Castletown, then on the next day to Port St Mary and Port Erin. Now she's about to climb up and over to Peel, through Dalby and Glen Maye. In an episode from Bram Stoker's Dracula in a translation into the Manx Gaelic, an attendant in the asylum run by …
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In this episode Jordan is incapacitated by the deep state. So Liam recruits returning guest Kyle to talk about Paul Greengrass' docudrama thriller 'United 93.' A genuinely great film you'll vary rarely watch twice. Also talk of the death of Alexei Navalny, Trump's golden shoes, Paul Greengrass and his films. All while our we both try not to get ext…
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In this episode, Gaelle explains how to pronounce the little word “plus” - which annoyingly can be pronounced 3 different ways: [plu], [pluS] or [pluZ]. You probably won’t be able to say it correctly straight away, but at least you will know the rules behind it. NEW: Check out Langua, our groundbreaking platform to help you become fluent in French:…
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Dorothy Wordsworth is out walking again during her visit to the Island of 1828, and we hear her description of the gardens around the Duke of Atholl's Castle Mona before she undertakes a walk from Douglas to Castletown and then to Port St Mary and Port Erin. In our translation into the Manx Gaelic of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dr John Seward forms the …
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This essay is an excerpt from my self-paced online course Decolonization in Ireland: unravelling whiteness and remembering the land. To learn more, including a lot of historical and theoretical context for what I talked about here, and possibilities for where to go from here, consider signing up for the course which can be found at my website gaeli…
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Dorothy Wordsworth continues describing what she sees on her walks in and around the Douglas area and the people she meets as she stays with Joanna and Henry Hutchinson on the South Quay in Douglas. Her nephew, poet William Wordsworth's youngest son, Willy, is also staying there this summer of 1828. Dr John Seward's asylum patient, Renfield, is cau…
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