16 episodes

The Field Day Podcast brings you the newest critical thinking and informed discussion of culture, history and technology from specialists and academics from Ireland. Along with the podcast, Field Day is busy in many fields of activity, including journalism, theatre and public lectures. See fieldday.ie to learn more or visit our youtube channel.

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The Field Day Podcast brings you the newest critical thinking and informed discussion of culture, history and technology from specialists and academics from Ireland. Along with the podcast, Field Day is busy in many fields of activity, including journalism, theatre and public lectures. See fieldday.ie to learn more or visit our youtube channel.

    27. Post-work and Busynesslessness, with Stephen Dunne

    27. Post-work and Busynesslessness, with Stephen Dunne

    When it comes to work, the coronavirus has changed everything, and changed nothing. We are more idle, and we are busier than ever. Some employers bring therapets (therapeutic pets), such as alpacas, into the office. It helps people get out of their heads, as Stephen Dunne explains in this episode. So, what’s wrong with our […]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    26. Cooperative Movements and Political Change in Ireland, with Patrick Doyle

    26. Cooperative Movements and Political Change in Ireland, with Patrick Doyle

    The history of rural life is a history of technology. In this interview, we explore the machinery, systems of distribution and technological innovations that transformed many Irish rural communities when they adopted the cooperative model in the late 19th century. Historian Patrick Doyle of the University of Manchester opens his account of the Irish cooperatives […]

    • 51 min
    25. Trust, Truth and Trolls, with Eileen Culloty

    25. Trust, Truth and Trolls, with Eileen Culloty

    I don’t trust newspapers. Half the time they lie. – Alex Jones, Infowars In this conversation, we talk about trust, truth and trolls.  Are conspiracy theories a new phenomenon? Do we believe authorities less than we used to? What is a Russian troll farm? Eileen Culloty is an expert in conspiracy theories, and she has […]

    • 49 min
    24. Pop Music and British Cities, with Karl Whitney

    24. Pop Music and British Cities, with Karl Whitney

    Does a city have a sound? It’s the question that set writer Karl Whitney on a unique musical pilgrimage around the cities of Britain. The result is his book, just out: Hit Factories: A Journey Through the Industrial Cities of British Pop. When Karl was back in his native Dublin recently, we talked about the […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #23: Seamus Deane on the Right to Have Rights

    Episode #23: Seamus Deane on the Right to Have Rights

    Hannah Arendt coined the phrase ‘the right to have rights’ in her 1958 book The Human Condition. In this lecture, literary critic Seamus Deane links Arendt’s phrase with the Irish immigration system, in particular the ‘Direct Provision’ centres. Since the first half of the the twentieth century, the condition of being stateless, of being a […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #22: Mark Dearey on Nuclear Power in Ireland and Britain

    Episode #22: Mark Dearey on Nuclear Power in Ireland and Britain

    How has the Irish Sea become the most polluted sea in the world? The answer lies in the north west of England, where the Sellafield site has poured millions of tonnes of nuclear waste into the sea since the 1950s. Like the history of nuclear power plants around the world, its history is one of […]

    • 51 min

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