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On July 16th 2023, Tess Merlot interviewed Julien in her program Enchanté about his latest album Les Cahiers de Marinette. They discussed how this concept came about and what it was like for Julien to collaborate with his mother, the lyricst of this album.

The single Oncle Pierre was played at the end of the interview.

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The last song that was played before the live interview started was a song by Jane Birkin. Right after the interview the media shared the news that Jane Birkin had passed away.

Dennis Tardan hosted Julien and his mother in his podcast Reasonably Spontaneous Conversation. He interviewed them about Les Cahiers de Marinette, an intergenerational songbook that first came alive when Julien asked his mother about her writings in her early twenties.

The interview sheds light on the process of the collaboration, the stories behind the song, as well as celebrating musical influences like Barbara, Georges Brassens and Stromae.

In Feb 2023, Clay Boykin uploaded this new episode of his podcast In Search of the New Compassionate Male. An interview with Julien by Clay and his producer Dennis Tardan.

They spoke about winter swimming, the upcoming French album on which Julien collaborates with his mother Marinette, Obama (and Marinette’s connection to him), unconscious bias, Ukraine, Julien's beloved grandfather, intergenerational healing, languages, Julien's previous album “Both Sides of the River”, and Clay’s name.

Clay Boykin is a life coach, initiator of the Men’s Fellowship Network and author of Circles of Men (2018).

Clay Boykin (USA) invited Julien for a podcast interview to discuss his album "Both Sides of the River" and his experiences with men’s work.


Topics ranged from compassion, fatherhood, men’s circles and music to privilege, power structures and the social enterprises Julien works for.

Clay's podcast is ranked #4 in a list of more than 300 podcasts for men.

"Both Sides of the River" goes NYC


On July 28th & 29th 2022, a video with highlights of Clay Boykin’s podcast “In Search of the New Compassionate Male” was displayed on a building at Times Square/42nd Street in New York. Among the interview highlights was a fragment of an interview Clay did with Julien about his album Both Sides of the River and about his experiences with the men’s circle that he facilitates in Amsterdam. The video opened and closed with his song “Boy Alone”.

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