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Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Language:

English


Episodes

Full Show Podcast - 27th December 2020

12/27/2020
We'll revisit the documentary 'Curious Journey', an oral history of Ireland's revolution; and Cormac Moore joins us to talk about the Government of Ireland Act of 1920.

Duration:00:49:37

Birth of the Border

12/27/2020
To talk about the Government of Ireland Act of 1920, and the first steps towards partition, Myles is joined by historian Cormac Moore.

Duration:00:15:58

Curious Journey

12/27/2020
Timothy O'Grady shares two stories of revolutionary veterans featured in the 1970s documentary 'Curious Journey', and Liz Gillis also joins Myles to talk about the importance of this documentary work.

Duration:00:32:30

Full Show Podcast - 20th December 2020

12/20/2020
The origins of airline food; The life of Saint Nicholas; Three centuries of Irish country furniture and furnishings; and reflections on the Irish railway munitions strike of 1920.

Duration:00:48:43

Irish Railway Munitions Strike

12/20/2020
Alex White gives a personal perspective on the Irish Railway Munitions Strike of 1920.

Duration:00:05:30

Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings

12/20/2020
Design Historian Claudia Kinmonth joins Myles to talk about vanishing social history she found within Irish farmhouses and cabins. Her new book is 'Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings, 1700 - 2000'

Duration:00:13:40

Saint Nicholas

12/20/2020
Colm Flynn reports from Vatican City in Rome, he interviews Father John Wauck about the story of Saint Nicholas.

Duration:00:07:49

Food and Aviation

12/20/2020
Bryce Evans joins Myles to talk about his new book ' Food and Aviation in the Twentieth Century: The Pan American Ideal'

Duration:00:20:18

Full Show Podcast - 13th December 2020

12/13/2020
The story of The Lifeboat Mona; The Burning of Cork; Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental shares his childhood memories; And the career and disappearance of bandleader Glen Miller.

Duration:00:48:33

Glenn Miller

12/13/2020
Lorcan Clancy reports on the military career and disappearance of bandleader Glenn Miller, 76 years ago.

Duration:00:06:28

Tomi Reichental

12/13/2020
Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental tells our reporter Conor Sweetman about his experiences during World War 2, and why he decided to speak out about them in recent years.

Duration:00:09:27

The Burning of Cork

12/13/2020
Michael Lenihan talks to Myles about the Burning of Cork a century ago, one of the most infamous Crown Forces reprisals of the War of Independence.

Duration:00:19:41

The Lifeboat Mona

12/13/2020
Colm Flynn reports on the real life tragedy that inspired the song 'The Lifeboat Mona'. He speaks to folk singer Peggy Seeger and lifeboat captain Murray Brown.

Duration:00:12:10

Full Show Podcast - 6th December 2020

12/6/2020
Electioneering and propaganda from 1917-1921; The intelligence war against the IRA during the Troubles; And the story of the two Irishmen who joined the Waffen SS.

Duration:00:48:08

Hitler's Irishmen

12/6/2020
Reporter Marc McMenamin talks to Terence O'Reilly about the story of two men from Ireland who joined the Waffen SS during World War 2.

Duration:00:05:00

The Intelligence War Against the IRA

12/6/2020
Thomas Leahy joins Myles to talk about the intelligence war Against the IRA during the Troubles.

Duration:00:21:11

Electioneering and Propaganda

12/6/2020
Elaine Callinan joins Myles to talk about her new book 'Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917-21: Votes, Violence and Victory'

Duration:00:19:46

Full Show Podcast - 29th November 2020

11/29/2020
We preview the new major TV documentary on the Irish Famine; tell the story of the enigmatic skyjacker D.B. Cooper; and open up the new book 'Women and the Irish Revolution'

Duration:00:48:36

Women and the Irish Revolution

11/29/2020
Myles is joined by Linda Connolly, editor of the new book 'Women and the Irish Revolution: Feminism, Activism, Violence'

Duration:00:18:03

DB Cooper

11/29/2020
Colm Flynn reports on the story of the enigmatic outlaw who hijacked a plane and stole 200,000 dollars from the US Government in 1971.

Duration:00:10:40