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.
Full Show Podcast - 24th May 2020
The long and radical life of Margaret Skinnider; the history of the Stasi and the suppressive regime in East Germany; and the 'Forgotten Fallen', National Army Soldiers who died during the Irish Civil War.
Myles is joined by Dr Mary McAuliffe, author of the first biography of the rebel, feminist, activist and schoolteacher Margaret Skinnider.
Marc McMenamin reports from Berlin on the Stasi, the East German secret police, and how Germans today reckon with a history of surveillance and suppression.
The Forgotten Fallen
Historian James Langton talks about the National Army Soldiers who died during the Irish Civil War, who are profiled in his new book 'The Forgotten Fallen'.
Full Show Podcast - 17th May 2020
The story behind the recovery of Caravaggio's masterpiece 'The Taking of Christ'; War of Independence era munitions still around today; and Joe Joyce on the history that underpins his new novel '1691'.
The Lea-Wilsons and The Taking of Christ
Eithne Hand talks to Myles about Percival and Marie Lea-Wilson, and the story of how Caravaggio's long lost masterpiece was re-discovered.