The turning point of the American Civil War?09/15/14
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as they examine the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863, one of the iconic battles in the American Civil War
'Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo'
Michael Kennedy talks with Patrick about his, and Art Magennis's new book 'Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo: A military and diplomatic history, 1960–1'
The life and legacy of Thomas Davis
Join Patrick and a panel of experts as the discuss the life and legacy of the Irish nationalist, writer and poet Thomas Davis
William Mulligan 'The Great War for Peace'
The war to end war ended in 1918 but was soon followed by a new breed of conflict. Patrick talks with Dr William Mulligan about movements for peace in the interwar period
Patrick takes a trip to the movies with a panel of experts as they look at the making of Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' and the lasting legacy of this cinematic masterpiece
Lincoln Paine 'The Sea & Civilisation'
Patrick talks with Lincoln Paine about his book which traces the maritime history of the world and the close relationship between human civilisation & the world's seas
The Empire of the Rising Sun
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the rise of Japanese Imperialism, from its roots in the 19th century to its emergence as a leading world power & eventual fall
Philip Ball 'Serving the Reich'
Patrick talks with historian Philip Ball about physics and physicists in Nazi Germany & his book 'Serving the Reich: the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler'
The life and work of Homer
Patrick travels back to ancient Greece with a panel of experts to look at the life, work, and legacy of the renowned poet and father of Western Literature; Homer.
Andrew Robinson 'India a Short History'
Patrick and Andrew Robinson travel from the ancient cities in the Indus Valley to the birth of the world's largest democracy as they look at the rich history of India
The Suez Crisis
Why did Britain, France, & Israel invade Egypt in 1956? Why didn't the USA support their NATO allies? And what was the legacy of the Suez Crisis? Join Patrick to find out
Jeffrey R. Cox 'Rising Sun, Falling Skies'
Patrick talks with author & historian Jeffrey R. Cox about his book & the little known Java sea campaign during WWII that saw the Allied navies suffer a decisive defeat.
The Three Louis
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV, & Louis XVI & traces the rise & fall of French fortunes during their reigns from 1643-1792
An interview with Father Jack Finucane
Patrick talks with Father Jack Finucane about his life, work as a priest & his role in setting up & running one of the world's leading charities today; Concern Worldwide.
Seán Enright 'The Easter Rising 1916: the Trials'
Tommy Graham talks with Seán Enright about his pioneering research that turned up the long lost trial records of 160 courts-martial that resulted from the 1916 Rising.
Erasmus, the Reformation, and the salvation of the soul
Tommy Graham, editor of 'History Ireland', stands in for Patrick as he & a panel of experts delve into the life of Erasmus and the legacy of his writings and spirituality
Laurence Fenton 'Frederick Douglass in Ireland'
Patrick talks with Laurence Fenton about his biography of the American social reformer and anti-slavery campaigner known as Frederick Douglass and his visit to Ireland.
Kursk: the greatest tank battle in history
Patrick talks to a panel of experts about the battle of Kursk, the outcome of this massive clash of Russian and German armour, and the impact this had on World War Two.
Richard Ned Lebow 'Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!'
Patrick talks with author & political scientist Richard Ned Lebow about what might have happened had Gavrilo Princip missed his target and World War One never broken out.
The quest to create an Artificial Intelligence
Patrick looks back at the history of our future as he and a panel of experts delve into the world of science fiction, fact, and the creation of artificial intelligence
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