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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

Full History Show Podcast - 10th March 2019

3/10/2019
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Jazz in Ireland; the story of Irishman John McGrath who was imprisoned at Dachau concentration camp; the new book 'The Invincibles' by the late Shane Kenna; and the assassination of British MP Airey Neave.

Duration:00:48:43

Assassination of Airey Neave

3/10/2019
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To discuss the life and death of Airey Neave, 40 years ago this month, Myles is joined by Stephen Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Liverpool Hope University.

Duration:00:11:36

The Invincibles

3/10/2019
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Historians Ruan O'Donnell and Mícheál Ó Doibhilín discuss the book by the late Shane Kenna, entitled 'The Invincibles: The Phoenix Park Assassinations and the Conspiracy That Shook an Empire'

Duration:00:19:22

John McGrath

3/10/2019
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Marc McMenamin speaks to Tom Wall, author of the new book 'Dachau to the Dolomites: The Irishmen, Himmler’s Special Prisoners and the End of WWII'

Duration:00:05:44

Jazz in Ireland

3/10/2019
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Ruth Stanley joins Myles from Cork, to talk about her research on the history of jazz in Ireland, in the opening decades of the 20th century.

Duration:00:09:57

Full History Show Podcast - 3rd March 2019

3/3/2019
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We examine the newly released Brigade Activity Reports which shed new light on the Irish War of Independence; we visit Berlin and recount the origins of the famous Bauhaus school of art which was founded in 1919; and we remember the late historian David Fitzpatrick.

Duration:00:50:53

David Fitzpatrick Remembered

3/3/2019
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The late historian David Fitzpatrick is remembered by historian Roy Foster, Dr Fionnuala Walsh and Professor Eunan O'Halpin of Trinity College Dublin.

Duration:00:11:30

The Bauhaus Turns 100

3/3/2019
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Jonathan Creasy reports from Berlin on the story of the Bauhaus, which was founded a century ago in 1919. He speaks to Dr Annemarie Jaeggi, director of the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin.

Duration:00:06:27

Brigade Activity Reports

3/3/2019
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The latest release from Ireland's Military Archives is discussed by Cecile Gordon, Catriona Crowe and Diarmaid Ferriter.

Duration:00:30:40

Full History Show Podcast - 24th Feb 2019

2/24/2019
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We hear about the recently rediscovered archive of Commandment Joseph Barrett of the Mid Clare Brigade; memories of the Gentle Revolution at University College Dublin; and the extraordinary life of 18th century adventurer Buck Whaley.

Duration:00:50:19

Buck Whaley

2/24/2019
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David Ryan talks to Myles about his new book 'Buck Whaley: Ireland's Greatest Adventurer'.

Duration:00:13:00

The Gentle Revolution

2/24/2019
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Regan Hutchins speaks to Basil Miller, and Myles is joined by Una Claffey, to talk about UCD's 'Gentle Revolution'.

Duration:00:21:52

Joseph Barrett Archive

2/24/2019
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Historians Paul O'Brien and Robert Hartigan discuss the recently rediscovered personal archive of Commandment Joseph Barrett of the Mid Clare Brigade.

Duration:00:12:29

Full History Show Podcast - 17th Feb 2019

2/17/2019
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The history of the single transferable vote; memories of the 1971 'Contraceptive Train'; and the story of the 1919 Belfast Engineering Strike which paved the way for a shorter working week.

Duration:00:48:46

Belfast Engineering Strike

2/17/2019
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Padraig Yeates joins Myles to talk about the 1919 strike which brought the city of Belfast to a halt, and paved the way for a shorter working week.

Duration:00:16:50

The Contraceptive Train

2/17/2019
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Julien Clancy speaks to Nell McCafferty about her memories of the 1971 'Contraceptive Train', and historian Jennifer Redmond joins Myles to talk more about this event and the modern history of contraception in Ireland.

Duration:00:14:56

The Single Transferable Vote

2/17/2019
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To talk about how and why Ireland embraced the single transferable vote, and why it’s still going strong a century on, Myles is joined by Elaine Callinan and David Farrell.

Duration:00:15:22

Full History Show Podcast - 10th Feb 2019

2/10/2019
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Subjects include the Common Travel Area; the Liffey Ferry; the prison letters of Constance Markievicz; and a story of Irish Military Intelligence during WW2.

Duration:00:48:07

Luke Smith and Irish Military Intelligence

2/10/2019
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Marc McMenamin reports, he speaks to Luke Smith, whose father Luke P Smith worked for Irish Military Intelligence during WW2. Then, Marc joins Myles in studio to talk more about Smith and his recent book 'Codebreaker'.

Duration:00:11:54

Constance Markievicz - Prison Letters

2/10/2019
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Lindie Naughton joins Myles to discuss her book 'Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings'.

Duration:00:11:11