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Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues.

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Conscription Crisis

4/15/2018
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Myles Dungan and guests Ciaran Wallace, Liz Gillis and Padraig Yeates discuss the Conscription Crisis of 1918.

Duration:00:48:44

Father Joseph Mallin

4/8/2018
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Father Joseph Mallin was the last surviving child of an executed 1916 leader. He died recently at the age of 104. A Jesuit priest, Father Mallin lived in Hong Kong since leaving Ireland for missionary work in 1948. Liz Gillis joins Myles to talk about Father Mallin.

Duration:00:03:49

Maamtrasna Murders

4/8/2018
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Myles is joined by Niamh Howlin from the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin, who was commissioned to review the Maamtrasna murders case in 2015 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Duration:00:10:42

John Patrick O'Sullivan

4/8/2018
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Marc McMenamin reports on the story of John Patrick O'Sullivan, a key figure in the Irish counter espionage unit during World War Two.

Duration:00:05:14

1968 US Presidential Election

4/8/2018
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Liz Gillis shares audio from the RTÉ Archives which illuminates the generation-defining US Presidential election of 1968.

Duration:00:11:22

Russia and Diplomacy

4/8/2018
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Judith Devlin and Geoffrey Roberts give a historical perspective on the current diplomatic crisis between Russia and the west.

Duration:00:17:29

The History Show 8th April 2018 - Full Show Podcast

4/8/2018
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Diplomatic tensions between Russia and the west; The US Presidential election of 1968; John Patrick O’Sullivan, a key figure in Irish WW2 counter espionage; The 1882 Maamtrasna murders; and we remember Father Joseph Mallin.

Duration:00:50:48

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

4/1/2018
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Lorcan Clancy visits the Irish Emigration Museum and speaks to deputy museum director Jessica Traynor and the museum's founder Neville Isdell.

Duration:00:06:26

Hurling

4/1/2018
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Aidan O'Sullivan and Liam Downey talk about history of hurling, and in particular what archaeology can tell us about our national game.

Duration:00:17:37

Claudette Colvin - The Original Rosa Parks

4/1/2018
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Claudette Colvin is a native of Montgomery. Alabama and a civil rights pioneer. Colm Flynn met with Colvin at her home in New York, and she told him her story.

Duration:00:11:51

Martin Luther King

4/1/2018
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Clara Rose Thornton talkS about Martin Luther King's legacy, her own family's connection with King and the role of black pastors in the civil rights movement.

Duration:00:11:43

The History Show 1st April 2018 - Full Show Podcast

4/1/2018
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The legacy of Martin Luther King; the story of American civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin; our national sport of hurling and what archaeology tells us about the history of the game; and we visit EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

Duration:00:49:31

The History Show 25th Mar 2018 - Full Show Podcast

3/25/2018
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The Nigerian Civil War; The Trial of Ulysses; Irish Women and the Indian Independence movement.

Duration:00:47:15

Irish Women and Indian Independence

3/25/2018
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Kate O'Malley talks to Myles about the radical Irish women who got involved in the Indian independence movement.

Duration:00:10:36

The Trial of Ulysses

3/25/2018
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Jonathan Creasy reports on the story of how Ulysses became the focus of an obscenity trial, after it was first published in the early 1920s.

Duration:00:09:31

Nigerian Civil War

3/25/2018
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Our March book club choice is 'There Was a Country' by Chinua Achebe - it's discussed by Alan Titley, Victoria Showunmi and Stephen Hancock.

Duration:00:25:34

Central Bank Archives

3/18/2018
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Catriona Crowe highlights some hidden gems from the Central Bank Archives.

Duration:00:12:17

Beyond 2022

3/18/2018
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Peter Crooks and Ciaran Wallace on the ambitious new project which is digitally recreating the Public Records Office at the Four Courts, destroyed in 1922.

Duration:00:15:24

Alcatraz

3/18/2018
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John Borgonovo on the history of the notorious prison island, and Colm Flynn reports from Spike Island, known as 'Ireland's Alcatraz'

Duration:00:15:12

The History Show 18th Mar 2018 - Full Show Podcast

3/18/2018
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The History of Alcatraz; How 'Beyond 2022' is rebuilding the destroyed Public Records Office at the Four Courts; and highlights from the Central Bank Archives

Duration:00:44:35

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