The Armenian Genocide10/20/14
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as they dissect the unfortunate occurrence of the Armenian Genocide. What were the motivations behind this brutal action?
Ancient Rome’s greatest poet
Patrick and his panel of experts delve into the life and work of Virgil, viewing the political backdrop to his writing and how his work resonates today
Stephen Bull 'A History of Trench Warfare'
Patrick talks with Dr. Stephen Bull, author of 'Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front' giving a detailed account of life in the trenches during WWI
Richard Nixon and détente
Join Patrick and his expert panel as they unravel the thawing in international relations during the Nixon presidency. How significant was this period in the Cold War era?
Alexander Larman 'Blazing Star'
Join Patrick as he discusses the notorious life of John Wilmot with Alexander Larman, author of 'Blazing Star: The Life & Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester'
The history of sugar: sweet or sour?
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as the journey through the tumultuous history of sugar, from its tropical roots to the Atlantic slave trade
Martin Thomas 'Fight or Flight'
Patrick speaks with Martin Thomas about his recent book 'Fight or Flight: Britain, France and their Roads from Empire' which investigates decolonisation following WWII
Marcel Duchamp, a one man movement?
Join Patrick and his panel of experts as discuss the life and career of the French-American painter, sculptor, writer and chess player Marcel Duchamp
Jessie Childs 'God's Traitors'
Patrick speaks with Jessie Child's about her book 'God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England' which was recently longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnston Prize
The turning point of the American Civil War?
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
- Dublin, Ireland
Dublin 21890 453106