How should 1916 and Ireland's past be remembered?03/23/15
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
Sean Boyne 'Emmet Dalton: Somme Soldier, Irish General'
Patrick was joined by Sean Boyne to discuss his biography of Emmet Dalton, who served in the British Army, fought for Irish Independence and became a notable film-maker
Michel Foucault and the philosophy of punishment
Listen in to this week’s ‘Talking History’ as Patrick and his expert panel address the work of Michel Foucault and his philosophy of punishment
Robert Forczyk 'Where the Iron Crosses Grow'
Patrick speaks with Robert Forczyk about his recent book which deals with the three year struggle for dominance in the Crimean Peninsula during World War II
Daniel Defoe: writer, trader, dissenter, spy
Listen in to this week's Talking History as we discuss the life and legacy of Daniel Defoe, a writer, trader, religious dissenter and spy from the early modern period
Robert Kershaw '24 Hours at Waterloo'
Drawing on first hand accounts from soldiers in the field, '24 Hours at Waterloo' by Robert Kershaw, is a gripping, blow by blow account of the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Ataturk: The father of modern day Turkey
This week, Patrick and his panel of experts will be delving into the life of Ataturk, listen in as they assess the legacy of the father of modern day Turkey
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