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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

Maria Edgeworth's Letters from Ireland

1/14/2018
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Myles speaks to Valerie Pakenham, editor of the new book 'Maria Edgeworth's Letters from Ireland'.

Duration:00:08:58

The History Show 14th Jan 2018 - Full Show Podcast

1/14/2018
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Remembering the Tet Offensive, 50 years on; the notorious Cold War spy case of Alger Hiss; the letters of Maria Edgeworth which span 60 years of Irish history; and remarkable women who were involved in the Second World War.

Duration:00:47:58

Anniversaries Coming Up in 2018

1/7/2018
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Myles Dungan and guests discuss significant and interesting anniversaries coming up in 2018. The panelists are Katherine McSharry, Mark Duncan and Daniel Geary.

Duration:00:48:31

Alfie - The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne

12/3/2017
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This essay on the life and times of 'The Shaking Hand of Dublin' Alfie Byrne is written and read for us by author Trevor White. His book 'Alfie, The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne' is published by Penguin.

Duration:00:05:07

History Books as Christmas Presents

12/3/2017
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Full programme podcast for the 3rd of December 2017. Myles is joined by Paul Rouse, Alan Titley and Cathy Scuffil who share their picks for the best history books published this year.

Duration:00:47:56

The History Show 19th Nov 2017 - Full Show Podcast

11/19/2017
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The latest release from the Military Service Pensions Collection; How the common bed bug has survived and thrived over the centuries; To mark 'Explore Your Archive Week' we explore some of the gems in our country's archives; and we'll hear excerpts from an interview with Frank Thornton, rebel leader during the Irish War of Independence.

Duration:00:50:40

Frank Thornton

11/19/2017
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Historian and researcher Liz Gillis shares an interview she discovered in the RTÉ Archives with rebel leader Frank Thornton. In the interview, he speaks frankly about the tactics employed in the Irish War of Independence.

Duration:00:06:45

Explore Your Archive Week

11/19/2017
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Myles is joined by Donal Fallon, who has been looking at the collection of Dublin City Library and Archives, and Ross Higgins, chair of the The Archives and Records Association, who are organising this week of events. We also hear from John Walsh from NUI Galway, who talks about the Conradh na Gaeilge archive recently acquired by the University.

Duration:00:17:05

Bed Bugs

11/19/2017
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Lorcan Clancy talks to author and science journalist Brooke Borel about the rise, fall and rise again of the common bed bug.

Duration:00:06:02

Military Service Pensions Collection

11/19/2017
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As part of our occasional series 'News from the Archive', archivist Catriona Crowe presents stories of revolutionaries contained in the latest release from the Military Service Pensions Collection, which highlight the service of the women of Cumann na mBan.

Duration:00:17:15

Enniskillen Bombing

11/12/2017
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For a look back at the Enniskillen bombing on Remembrance Sunday 1987, and the effect it had on politics in the north, Myles is joined by Mark Brennock, Director of Public Affairs at Murray Consultants and a former Northern Editor for The Irish Times.

Duration:00:08:17

Exhibiting War

11/12/2017
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'What does it mean to display war'? This is the question asked by Jennifer Wellington in her new book 'Exhibiting War'. She joins Myles to talk about how museums in different countries tell different stories about World War One, and discusses the role state-funded art played at the time.

Duration:00:11:36

Phillip Orr on Remembrance

11/12/2017
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On this remembrance Sunday. author Phillip Orr reflects on how we remember the First World War in Ireland. Phillip is the author of two books about Irish divisions in the conflict - the 2005 book 'Field of Bones: An Irish Division at Gallipoli' and a 2008 work entitled 'The Road To The Somme: Men Of The Ulster Division Tell Their Story'.

Duration:00:02:39

Josephine Heffernan and the Lost Bracelet

11/12/2017
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Rhona Tarrant reports on the story of Josephine Heffernan, an Irish nurse who served in the American Army in France during World War One, and who is the subject of a new French TV documentary.

Duration:00:05:09

The Russian Revolution

11/12/2017
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To discuss the main events of the Russian Revolution, Myles is joined by historians Judith Devlin of University College Dublin and Molly Pucci of Trinity College Dublin.

Duration:00:18:36

The History Show 12th Nov 2017 - Full Show Podcast

11/12/2017
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On this week's programme: Explaining the main aspects of the Russian Revolution; The story of a long lost bracelet belonging to an Irish-American Nurse in World War One; How different countries exhibit and tell stories about that war; and a look back at the Enniskillen bombing of 1987.

Duration:00:48:37

The History Show 5th Nov 2017 - Full Show Podcast

11/5/2017
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On this week's programme: Assessing the life and legacy of Conor Cruise O'Brien on the centenary of his birth; We hear about the use of military tactics and the important role of intelligence in the Irish War of Independence; and David McWilliams joins us for some historical economics.

Duration:00:36:43

Economics and History

11/5/2017
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Myles is joined by economist David McWilliams who gives a historical take on neoliberalism, the changing fortunes of Britain and the situation in Catalonia.

Duration:00:10:14

Military Tactics in The Irish War of Independence

11/5/2017
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Myes is joined by author Joe Connell. Joe comes from a military background - he was once assigned to the 82nd Airborne division of the US army - and he brings that perspective to the tactics employed by Michael Collins and other rebel leaders in the Irish War of Independence.

Duration:00:12:10

Conor Cruise O'Brien and Northern Ireland

11/5/2017
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On the centenary of his birth, Stephen Kelly of Liverpool Hope University discusses the life and legacy of Conor Cruise O'Brien, and his attitude towards Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:12:24

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