The history and future of Ukraine05/17/15
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of Ukraine, what led to the 2014 revolution, & the issues now faced by the nation Image Dzhygyr Anatol, 29/11/13
Gender, sex, and sexuality in modern Irish politics
Professor Ciaran Brady fills in for Patrick as 'Talking History' takes a look at how sexuality and gender have changed and been changed by modern Irish politics
The musical magic of Van Morrison
Patrick takes a look at the life and musical career of one of Ireland's greatest musicians, Van Morrison. What exactly makes Morrison's music so great and timeless?
The life and designs of Eileen Gray
Patrick talks to a panel of experts about the life & legacy of Eileen Gray, her time in Ireland and Paris, her innovative designs, and her role in the Modernist movement
The ancient writings of the poet Ovid
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life and works of the ancient Roman poet Ovid, how eroticism made him famous, and how his 'Metamorphoses' changed history
The life and legacy of Sitting Bull
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life of the great Lakota chief Sitting Bull & his lasting impact on history. Why is he still so revered as figure?
How should 1916 and Ireland's past be remembered?
In a special two hour discussion from the National Library Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the Easter Rising, commemoration, and how we should remember 1916
Grant versus Lee
Patrick and a panel of experts look at the military careers of Ulysses S Grant & Robert E Lee and ask which was the greater of these two giants of the American Civil War?
An Garda Siochana, the Guardians of the Peace
Patrick talks about the history of an Garda Siochana with a panel of experts. Looking at the good & the bad of the force we trace its history since its formation in 1922
The Six-Day War, a short conflict with a lasting legacy
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the 1967 Six-Day War, the origins of this conflict, and the lasting legacy of Israel's victory over Egypt, Syria, and Jordan
Richard Strauss, the Romantic Modernist
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life & music of celebrated 20th century composer & conductor Richard Strauss & the legacy he has had on music and culture.
A Knightly Order's journey through the Mediterranean
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the Soverign Military Order of Malta, its history as the oldest chivalric order, and military and hospitaller missions
What made Dante the father of the Italian language?
Delve into hell and paradise with Patrick as he talks about the life and work of Dante Alighieri with a panel of experts. What was life like for this giant of literature?
Stateless: Unrecognised at home and abroad
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of statelessness around the world. What exactly is statelessness? How does it happen? And what can we do to help?
Was Erwin Rommel the 'last knight of Germany'?
G. Lowe & H. Lewis-Jones 'The Crossing of Antartica'
Patrick talks with exploration historian, polar guide, and award-winning author Huw Lewis-Jones about this visual collection of the first expedition to cross Antarctica.
The melodic genuis of Louis Armstrong
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the jazz legend Louis Armstrong. What made Satchmo such a groundbreaking musician? And what was his life like behind the mic?
The Berlin Blockade, 1948-49
Join Patrick and his expert panel as they view the events of the Berlin Blockade which foreshadowed the onset of the Cold War
Toby Clements 'Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims'
Patrick was joined by Toby Clements to discuss his new book 'Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims' which was inspired by the War of the Roses
The History of the Red Cross
Listen in to this week’s 'Talking History' as Patrick and his panel give an insight into the history of the famous humanitarian organisation
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