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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.

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English


Episodes

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

Rosemary Smith

10/21/2018
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In our occasional series Here's the Thing, Julien Clancy uncovers the stories behind some of the objects on display in the Little Museum of Dublin. Tonight's piece is about a photograph of a remarkable & pioneering sportswoman - motorsport pioneer Rosemary Smith.

Duration:00:06:37

Northern Ireland Border

10/21/2018
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Darach MacDonald and Patrick Mulroe join Myles to talk about the history of the border, from partition to present day.

Duration:00:22:57

The History Show 21st Oct 2018 - Full Show Podcast

10/21/2018
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On this week's programme - the history of the Northern Ireland border from partition to present day; the story of motorsport pioneer Rosemary Smith; and we look back at the Great Flu pandemic a century ago.

Duration:00:47:59

Alcohol and Ireland

10/14/2018
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On this special episode, our subject is ‘Alcohol and Ireland’. From beer-drinking habits in the 16th century, right up to the lifting of the Good Friday drinking ban this year – we explore how drinking culture has interacted with our nation’s history.

Duration:00:49:57

Northern Ireland's '68

10/7/2018
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To discuss civil rights in Northern Ireland in the context of global revolt, Myles is joined by journalist Tom McGurk and Simon Prince of Canterbury Christ Church University.

Duration:00:16:53

New York's First Female Firefighter

10/7/2018
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Reporter Colm Flynn speaks to Brenda Berkman, the first woman ever to be hired by the New York City Fire Department.

Duration:00:08:19

The Sinking of the Leinster

10/7/2018
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Philip Lecane and Michael Kennedy join Myles to discuss the sinking of the mailboat the RMS Leinster in 1918.

Duration:00:20:30

The History Show 7th Oct 2018 - Full Show Podcast

10/7/2018
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The sinking of the RMS Leinster in 1918; New York's first female firefighter tells her story of discrimination and determination; and we look back at the Derry civil rights march of October 1968, in the context of the global revolt that year.

Duration:00:49:59

Frederick Douglass and Ireland

9/30/2018
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We hear some voices from the launch of Christine Kinealy's new book 'Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words', then historian Cecelia Hartsell tells Myles more about the abolitionist's life and work.

Duration:00:13:56

The Irish Independence Film Collection

9/30/2018
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Lar Joye, Kasandra O'Connell and Ciara Chambers discuss the Irish newsreel footage from the period 1900-1930, which is now available online.

Duration:00:18:39

Biafra and the Origins of Concern

9/30/2018
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Colette Kinsella reports, and Myles is joined by John O'Loughlin Kennedy, a co-founder of Concern.

Duration:00:13:27

The History Show 30th Sept 2018 - Full Show Podcast

9/30/2018
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On this week's programme - the origins of the charity Concern in response to the blockade of Biafra in 1968; we're setting up the projector and taking a look at the IFI's Irish Independence Film Collection; and the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglas, whose time in Ireland as a young man was hugely influential on him.

Duration:00:48:22

Dublin Festival of History

9/23/2018
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Maeve Casserly talks to Myles about some highlights from the Dublin Festival of History programme.

Duration:00:08:39

Humanology

9/23/2018
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Humanology is a new book which takes the reader on a journey across centuries and galaxies, to answer some burning questions about life and existence. To mark some scientific milestones covered in the book, Myles is joined by the author Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin.

Duration:00:09:17

The Hirschfeld Centre

9/23/2018
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Julien Clancy speaks to activist Toni Walsh who recalls the Hirschfield Centre, Ireland's first LGBT Community Centre.

Duration:00:06:55

14 Henrietta Street

9/23/2018
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We hear a report by Lorcan Clancy from Dublin's newest museum, then Myles Dungan is joined in studio by Charles Duggan and Ellen Rowley.

Duration:00:21:35

The History Show 23rd Sep 2018 - Full Show Podcast

9/23/2018
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Almost 300 years of Dublin's social history at 14 Henrietta Street; The story of the Hirschfeld Centre, a haven for Dublin's LGBT community in the 1980s; marking some scientific milestones from the new book 'Humanology'; and we explore some highlights from the Dublin Festival of History programme.

Duration:00:49:06

Marx Conference

4/29/2018
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Chandana Mathur give some details of an upcoming conference on Karl Marx taking place at Maynooth University.

Duration:00:02:50

What The British Did to India

4/29/2018
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Our April book club choice is 'Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India' by Indian historian and parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor. Myles is joined by Chandana Mathur, Dermot Dix and Kate O'Malley.

Duration:00:24:46