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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

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

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

Maamtrasna Murders

11/25/2018
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Margaret Kelleher talks to Myles about her new book 'The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth Century Ireland'.

Duration:00:14:19

Photographer Bill Doyle

11/25/2018
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Julien Clancy reports, he speaks to Anthony Farrell about the life and work of the late photographer Bill Doyle.

Duration:00:06:05

Oral History of North Inner City Dublin

11/25/2018
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Myles is joined by Aideen Leonard, Mary Kennedy and Sonya Shannon, all of whom have been recording interviews with local people in Dublin's north inner city, and collecting their experiences and memories.

Duration:00:20:08

Apartheid

11/25/2018
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Rhona Tarrant speaks to Thulani Mabaso, a former Robben Island inmate who is now a tour guide at the same prison.

Duration:00:05:50

The History Show 25th Nov - Full Show Podcast

11/25/2018
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This week ... one man's experience of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa; An Oral History of Inner City Dublin; Photographer Bill Doyle remembered; and we look back at the infamous Maamtrasna Murders case.

Duration:00:48:52

Explore Your Archive Week

11/18/2018
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Niamh Ní Charra and Catriona Crowe discuss Explore Your Archive Week which runs until next Sunday 25th November, with events taking place nationwide highlighting the value of archives.

Duration:00:08:10

An Immodest Proposal

11/18/2018
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Catriona Crowe shares an archive letter from the collection of suffragette Lucy Kingston - an 8 page marriage proposal from her suitor Samuel Kingston, which is remarkably frank in its discussion of sexuality.

Duration:00:11:05

U.S. Mexico Border

11/18/2018
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Jonathan Creasy reports from the Texas borderlands on the history of the frontier between Mexico and the USA.

Duration:00:06:24

Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution

11/18/2018
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William Murphy and Anne Dolan discuss their new book 'Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution'.

Duration:00:21:26

The History Show 18th Nov - Full Show Podcast

11/18/2018
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On this week's programme: Michael Collins - the man and the revolution; A look back at the history of the US / Mexico border; Catriona Crowe shares an 'immodest proposal' from the archives; and we hear about some of the events taking place for Explore Your Archive Week.

Duration:00:49:10

The History Show - Armistice Day Centenary

11/11/2018
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To mark the centenary of Armistice Day in 1918, we hear individual stories from World War One - and the reaction to the formal end of the fighting on the home front.

Duration:00:51:43

Housing and Ireland

11/4/2018
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Joseph Brady, Ruth McManus and Frank Quinn give a historical perspective on the housing crisis.

Duration:00:31:52

The Girl Who Sued to Play Baseball

11/4/2018
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Colm Flynn meets Maria Pepe, who fought to overturn the ban on girls playing Little League baseball in the 1970s.

Duration:00:14:22

Rediscovered Map of Georgian Dublin

10/28/2018
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Finnian Ó Cionnaith talks to Myles about a long forgotten map of Dublin from 1799, a critical moment in the history of Ireland.

Duration:00:06:23

Leonard Bernstein

10/28/2018
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Writer and musician Jonathan Creasy takes a look back at the life and work of Leonard Bernstein, and the influence he's had on some of today's Irish musicians.

Duration:00:06:32

Allenstown - Ireland's Lost Gaeltacht

10/28/2018
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Myles is joined by Martin O’Halloran, a native Irish speaker from Allenstown and the author of a forthcoming book called 'From Clonbur to Allenstown', telling the story of the Gaeltacht resettlement in County Meath.

Duration:00:13:30

America's Oldest Bowling Alley

10/28/2018
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Lorcan Clancy reports from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the old style corner tavern 'The Holler House' - the home of the oldest surviving bowling alley in the USA. We hear from the owner, 92 year old Marcy Skowronski.

Duration:00:06:28

Bram Stoker's Childhood on Buckingham Street

10/28/2018
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Hugo McGuinness and Mary Muldowney tell Myles about Bram Stoker's overlooked childhood years in Dublin's north inner city, and the local folklore that might have influenced the author.

Duration:00:14:20

The History Show 28th Oct 2018 - Full Show Podcast

10/28/2018
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Bram Stoker's childhood years in Dublin's inner city; America's oldest bowling alley; The story of Ireland's 'lost Gaeltacht' in Allenstown, County Meath; A look back the life and career of Leonard Bernstein; and we examine a rediscovered map of Dublin from 1799.

Duration:00:49:01

Influenza Pandemic

10/21/2018
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To look back at the Great Flu pandemic a century ago, Myles is joined by Ida Milne and Howard Philips.

Duration:00:15:56