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The Thing About France: Pamela Druckerman

The Thing About France is a podcast where cultural figures explore the fascinating and complicated relationship between France and America. In Season 3: Americans in Paris, guest host Liesl Schillinger interviews Americans in Paris during the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom from her New York apartment.

Listen to the latest episode to hear American-French writer and journalist Pamela Druckerman talk about her world travels, quarantining with her family in the south of France, and what she calls the American "infidelity industry."

Druckerman grew up in Miami but later adventured in Brazil, Argentina, and Israel, before settling down in Paris with her husband. Since 2013, she has been a columnist for both the New York Times, exploring the cultural relationship between America and France, and 1843The Economist's bimonthly magazine. Druckerman's 2012 book Bringing Up Bébé, in which she shares French parenting "secrets," became an international best-seller, and she won an Emmy for her 2017 documentary The Forger.

In this episode of The Thing About France, she speaks about French parenting strategies, our two countries' differing attitudes towards aging, and how her childhood in Miami inspired her to move to Paris.

The Thing About France is produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.

Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundCloud, and at thethingaboutfrance.com.

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