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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it. Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it. Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Description:

Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it. Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Twitter:

@NewstalkFM

Language:

English

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Newstalk HQ Marconi House Digges Lane Dublin 2 1890 453106


Episodes

Best of April Books - Part 1

4/5/2020
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for April 2020. Books featured on the show include: 'Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific 1944-1945' with Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio, 'Brokering The Good Friday Agreement: The Untold Story' with Mary E Daly, 'Brooklyn: The Once and Future City' with Thomas Campanella, 'Fearless Women: Hannah Sheehy Skeffington, Feminism and the Irish Revolution' with Margaret Ward and 'Charlie: The Story of Charlie...

Duration:00:49:43

De Valera in America

3/29/2020
This week Tommy Graham, the Editor of 'History Ireland' and a high profile panel of historians, biographers and researchers discuss Eamon De Valera's iconic tour of America. Joining Tommy on the panel were: Dr Darragh Gannon, Queens University Belfast, Historian & Journalist David Mc Cullagh, Author of 'De Valera Volume 1: Rise 1882 to 1932', Gabriel Doherty, Department of History, University College Cork, Historian and Biographer, Joe Connell and Dr Padraig Mc Gonagle, Queens University...

Duration:00:50:34

Best of March Books - Part Two

3/23/2020
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for March 2020. Books featured on the show include: 'The Lion of the RAF: The Extraordinary Life of George Beamish, Second World War Hero and Rugby Star' by Paul Mc Elhinney, 'John Ferrall: Master of the Sligo Workhouse 1852-66', 'Conservative Revolutionary: The Lives of Lewis Namier' with David W Hayton, 'The Irish Civil War: Law, Execution and Atrocity' with Sean Enright and 'The Trinity College Harp: Ireland...

Duration:00:46:42

'Lady Ranelagh: A Life in Science'

3/9/2020
This week Tommy Graham, the Editor of 'History Ireland' explores the life and intellectual legacy of Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh. Joining Tommy on the show are: Clodagh Finn, Writer, Journalist and the Author of 'Through Her Eyes: A New history of Ireland in 20 women', Dr Eoin Gill from Waterford Institute of Technology and the Director of the Boyle Summer School, Dr Michelle Di Meo, Historian and Author of 'Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister' and Dr Evan...

Duration:00:49:59

Best of March Books - Part One

2/3/2020
This week Patrick covers the best of Irish and International books publishing for March 2020. Books featured on the show include: 'The Dead Sea Scrolls' with John J Collins, 'The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta and the Struggle for Ancient Greece' with Jennifer Roberts, 'Waterford Port and Harbour 1815-1842' with Mary Breen, 'A History of the Irish Red Cross' with Shane Lehane and 'George Higinbotham and Eureka' with Geraldine Moore.

Duration:00:47:21

The Aeneid: A History

2/3/2020
This week Patrick and a panel of esteemed scholars explore the cultural legacy of the great Latin epic poem - The Aeneid. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Charlie Kerrigan, Research Fellow, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Dr Elena Giusti, Classics and Ancient History Department, University of Warwick, Professor Philip Hardie, Trinity College Cambridge, Professor Christopher Mackie, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and...

Duration:00:51:14

Best of February Books Part 1

1/30/2020
This week Patrick looks at the best of Irish and International history publications for February 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'Churchill and Stalin: Comrades in Arms during the Second World War' with Geoffrey Roberts, 'Ireland's Revolutionary Diplomat: A Biography of Leopold Kerney' with Barry Wheelan, 'Don Eugene Boylan: Trappist Monk, Scientist and Writer with Thomas J Morrisey SJ, 'The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize' with Geir...

Duration:00:50:06

Best of January Books Part Two

1/27/2020
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for January 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer' with David Blake Knox, 'The Shattered Worlds of Standish O Grady' with Christopher Boettcher, 'On the Life of Galileo' with Stefano Gattei, 'Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea' with Jan Ruger and The Medlars Essay with Pol O Duibhir.

Duration:00:51:16

The Battle of Singapore

1/20/2020
This week Patrick an an high profile panel of historians, military experts and biographers discuss the Battle of Singapore 1942. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Ian Speller, Director of the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies, Department of History, Maynooth University & Author of 'Understanding Naval Warfare', Air Vice Marshall Dr Peter Dye, Author of 'The Man Who Took The Rap: Sir Robert Brooke-Popham and the Fall of Singapore', Professor Brian Farrell, Department of...

Duration:00:45:44

David Livingstone: A Life

1/15/2020
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, biographers and cultural commentators explore the life and legacy of the great Scottish Christian explorer David Livingstone. Joining Patrick on the panel include: Natalie Milor, Curator, The David Livingstone Birthplace, Blantyre, Scotland, Dr Justin Livingstone, Queens University Belfast, Dr Adrian Wisnicki, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Director of Livingstone Online, Dr John Lwanda, Social Researcher & Political Historian...

Duration:00:50:05

Best of January Books Part 1

1/6/2020
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for January 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today' with John Tolan, 'Dreadnoughts' with Gerald Toghill, 'Ireland's War of Independence' with Lorcan Collins, '1917: War, Peace and Revolution' with David Stevenson and the travelling National Museum of Ireland Exhibition - 'A Modern Eye: Helen Hooker O Malley's Ireland...

Duration:00:51:28

Best of December Books - Part One

12/9/2019
This week Patrick covers the best of Irish and International history publications for December 2019. Books covered on the show include: 'D-Day Through German Eyes' with Jonathan Trigg, 'The Shadow War: Michael Collins and the Politics of Violence' with Joe Connell, 'The Wild East' with Ian Hernon, De Gaulle's Visit to Ireland with Dr Sylvie Kleinman and 'Through Her Eyes: A History of Ireland in 20 Women' with Clodagh Finn.

Duration:00:47:31

Best of February Books - Part 2

12/2/2019
This week Patrick looks at the best of Irish and International publications for February 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'Enoch Powell: Politics and Ideas in Modern Britain' with Paul Corthorn, 'Renaissance Galway' with Paul Walsh, 'Rathcoole and the United Irish Rebellions 1798 to 1803' with Kerron O'Luain, 'Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology' by Paul Field and Dr Jeremy Jennings on the legacy of Benjamin Constant.

Duration:00:52:08

Leonid Brezhnev: A Life

12/2/2019
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, political experts and biographers assess the life and political legacy of Soviet political leader Leonid Brezhnev. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Mark Sandle, Author of 'Brezhnev Reconsidered', Dr Suzanne Schattenberg, University of Bremen, Dr Geoffrey Roberts, University College Cork, Dr Balazs Apor, Trinity College Dublin and Dr Judith Devlin, School of History, University College Dublin.

Duration:00:50:12

Polybius: A Life

11/25/2019
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, biographers and translators discuss the life and cultural legacy of ancient Greek historian Polybius. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Michael Fronda, Mc Gill University, Canada, Professor Brian Mc Ging, Trinity College Dublin, Professor Craige B Champion, Syracuse University, New York, Dr Philip De Souza, University College Dublin and Professor Tim Cornell, University of Manchester.

Duration:00:48:45

Best of November Books

11/18/2019
This week Patrick examines the best of Irish and International history publications for November 2019. Books covered on the programme include: 'The City-State of Boston' with Mark Peterson, 'The House of Government' with Yuri Slezkine, 'James Baldwin: Living with Fire' with Bill Mullen, 'Forging the Border: Donegal and Derry in Times of Revolution 1911-1925 with Okan Ozeker and 'The Spy in Moscow' with Eric Haseltine.

Duration:00:46:50

Jennie Wyse Power: A Life

11/11/2019
This week Patrick and a panel of esteemed historians, biographers and cultural commentators assess the life, campaigns and legacy of Jennie Wyse Power. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Mary Mc Auliffe, Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, UCD, Dr Ann Matthews, Author, Historian & Playwright, Dr Margaret Ward, Visiting Fellow in History, Queens University Belfast and Dr SarahAnne Buckley, Department of History, NUI Galway.

Duration:00:46:14

The Battle of Mogadishu

11/4/2019
This week Patrick and an esteemed panel of historians, military experts and political policy specialists discuss the Battle of Mogadishu. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Professor David Ryan, Head of the School of History, UCC, John L Hirsch, Senior Advisor at the International Peace Institute, New York City, Dan Schilling, Military Expert and Author of 'The Battle of Mogadishu: First Hand Accounts from the Men of the Task Force Ranger' Sepp Scanlin, Director of the 10th Mountain Divison...

Duration:00:50:27

Best of October Books - Part 1

10/21/2019
This week Patrick covers the best in history publications for October 2019. Books covered on the show include; 'She-Merchants, Buccaneers & Gentlewomen: British Women in Idia 1600-1900' with Katie Hickman, 'Louth: The Irish Revolution 1912-23' with Donal Hall, 'Last Train to Hilversum: A Journey in Search of the Magic of Radio' with Charlie Connolly, The ‘Labour Hercules’: The Irish Citizen Army and Irish Republicanism, 1913–23' with Jeffrey Leddin and 'Defending Trinity College Dublin,...

Duration:00:50:53

The Khmer Rouge

10/14/2019
This week Patrick and a panel of historians, political experts and cultural commentators examine the history of the Khmer Rouge regime. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Fiona Donson, Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork, Dr Ben Kiernan, Professor of History & The Director of the Genocide Studies Programme, Yale University, Dr Jennifer Wellington, School of History, University College Dublin, Dr Rachel Killean, School of Law, Queens...

Duration:00:49:43