This is The Siècle, announcement: Intelligent Speech.

Hey everyone. This is David, coming into your feeds for a quick, last-minute announcement.

This upcoming Saturday, April 24, 2021, there’s going to be an online history podcast conference, called “Intelligent Speech.” Dozens of your favorite podcasters are going to be participating, giving talks centered around the theme of “Escape.” So you’ll be able to hear podcasters like Jerry Landry of the Presidencies of the United States podcast talk about the attempts of Thomas Jefferson’s slaves to obtain their freedom, or Fry and Bry from Pontifacts exploring the Vatican City’s famous papal escape route, the Passetto di Borgo, or David Crowther of the History of England talking about that favorite escape of the English: alcohol.

There are so many more great talks on the schedule. But the specific reason I’m coming into your feeds today is that I am a last-minute addition to the conference. I’m preparing a talk right now called “You Can’t Go Home Again: French émigrés and the aftermath of revolution,” talking about the French émigrés and the difficulties they encountered when they returned home to France after years or decades abroad.

If you’d like to see my talk and countless others, and maybe ask us some questions, you can buy tickets online at Tickets are $30, which is a great deal for an entire day of great history presentations by some of your favorite podcasters, and perhaps some podcasters who are about to become your favorites. I took part in last year’s conference as an attendee and had a blast.

But as a presenter, I can offer you a deal: if you use the offer code “siecle” at checkout, you’ll get 10 percent off your ticket.

Just as a reminder: The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, April 24. I’m currently scheduled to talk at 2:30 Eastern, though if you’re interested in seeing me be sure to check the schedule for any possible updates. Visit to buy tickets, and use the offer code “siecle” for 10 percent off. That’s s-i-e-c-l-e.

I hope to see some of you there!