Episode 20. Richelieu, the Salaud?

Episode 20. Richelieu, the Salaud?

This episode has been inspired by the book ‘Rue des Salauds by Oscar Lambert.’  The premise of his book is that many of the streets of Paris the ‘rue’ have been named after important or famous people thought history even though some of them have rather dubious characters. On his front cover he writes ‘l’histoire leur a donner une rue… et portante’ history gave them a street… and yet’ We might say that they rue day day that they named the rue after them. Since the first entry to the book is non other than our old anti-hero Richelieu I thought it might be a good opportunity to look a little at the man himself, discover if he was indeed a salaud…


Further listening: NPR, BBC Radio 4 In Our Time

Music: Blue Dot Sessions, Warm Fingers & Tuck and Point, Kevin Macleod: Baked Vibes Clean, The Owl: Dance Nostalgique, Kai Engel: Scenery

Episode 19. The Haunted Chair

Episode 19. The Haunted Chair