The History Show
Hugh Gough, Brian Cathcart and Jennifer Wellington discuss May's book club choice Waterloo - the Aftermath by Paul O'Keeffe.
Lorcan Clancy talks to Riks Smits about the history of left handednes. Prof Brendan Kelly talks to Myles about the topic as well as attitudes to being homosexual in the world of psychiatry over the years.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 17th May 2015
The shrinking playground of Dublin; American Civil War pension files; Gillian O'Brien on her book 'Blood Runs Green'; the band Public Service Broadcasting; love letters and sexual politics.
Jennifer Redmond, lecturer in 20th Century Irish History at NUI Maynooth talks to Myles about courting habits, class, religion, emigration and prostitution.
Rachel Breslin speaks to author Maeve O'Riordan about the relationship of two young people from the landed class at the turn of the century, which was recorded through letters.
Public Service Broadcasting
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy found out more about Public Service Broadcasting, a London band that evokes the past by sampling sounds from old archive footage in their music.
Blood Runs Green
Myles is joined by Gillian O'Brien, historian and author of the new book 'Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago', about a notorious 19th century killing, and its impact on Clan na Gael and Irish nationalism in the US.
Eamon De Valera's Tailor
Bernard Lynch on his memories of his father, Joe Lynch, who was a tailor to Eamon De Valera.
American Civil War Pension Files
Orla Rapple reports on the impact of the American Civil War on Irish families, and what the war pension files tell us about the Irish-American experience in the 19th century.
The Shrinking Playground of Dublin
Katia Tikhoniouk on her research into the history of play and playgrounds in inner city Dublin.
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy speaks to historical researcher Fiona Fitzsimons about the fascinating social history to be found in records from the workhouse system. Brian Donovan and Abigail Rieley from FindMyPast.ie talk about records from Dublin...
The Burberry Trench Coat
Historian Maurice Walsh on the trench coat, developed in 1914 for World War One soldiers, which later fell into the hands of the fashion-conscious IRA.
Auctioneer Ian Whyte
Ian Whyte, of Whyte's Irish Art & Collectables Auctions joins Myles to talk about some items of historical interest that went under the hammer yesterday.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 3rd May 2015
This week on The History Show, we tell the story of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on the seventh of May, 1915.
The Last Days of the Third Reich
Lorcan Clancy spoke to UCD historian Rober Gerwarth about life in Hitler's bunker in the final months of World War 2. Irish Times Deputy Editor, and former Berlin Correspondent Denis Staunton reflects on how the Nazis are moving from living memory to...
Mary Russell on the Armenian Genocide
Travel writer Mary Russell recalls cycling through Syria, and reflects on the fate of the Armenians deported there during the First World War.
Decco the Caveman
Bobby Aherne, author of the book 'D'you Remember Yer Man? A Portrait of Dublin's Famous Characters' with an anecdote about Decco the Caveman.
Irish Folklore Collection
Anna Bale of the Department of Folklore at University College Dublin talks about a 1930s oral history project. National school pupils spoke to older people in their area about how life was lived in the past, and wrote the information into school copy...
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 19th April 2015
To mark the centenary of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of World War One, Myles and guests explore this important episode of World War One and talk about how it is remembered in Australia, Turkey and Ireland.
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