History Now is a weekly history show, broadcast on Northern Visions TV in Belfast and presented by historian Barry Sheppard. A focus on Irish and world history, the show's host speaks with local and professional historians from across the world on a range of historical topics.
(All podcasts of History Now episodes are courtesy of Northern Visions Television Belfast).
Royal Irish Constabulary Commemoration Controversy 2020, Brian Hanley and Ida Milne
Recorded in February 2020, Barry Sheppard was joined by Dr Brian Hanley from Trinity College Dublin, and Dr Ida Milne from Carlow College to talk about the aborted commemoration of Royal Irish Constabulary officers who died during the Irish War of Independence, asking if this proposed commemoration impacted Fine Gael's 2020 election campaign.
Science vs Religion, and religious fundamentalism in 19th century Ulster, with Dr Stuart Mathieson
Barry Sheppard speaks with Dr Stuart Mathieson about the history of science vs religion and his Leverhulme Trust-funded project Fundamentalism as an Ulster phenomenon? Popular Protestantism, 1859–1939.
Canon John Hayes and 90 years of Muintir na Tíre
Barry Sheppard is joined by former National President of the rural Irish organisation, Muintir na Tíre (the People of the Land) to discuss the organisation and its founder Canon John Hayes, on the 90th anniversary of its first meeting (7 May 1931).
Sexual violence in the Irish revolution with Professor Linda Connolly
Professor Linda Connolly of Maynooth University joins Barry Sheppard to talk about her research into sexual violence during the Irish revolutionary period.
History Now Extra - Cuban Revolutions
Barry Sheppard is joined by historian and host of the History of the Cuban Revolution podcast, Nick Ramos.
A podcast series that covers the history of Cuba, from Columbus to Castro, focusing on the events of the Cuban Revolution of 1953-1959, its causes, and its repercussions.
Barry Sheppard welcomes Dr Elaine Callinan from Carlow College and Dr Martin O'Donoghue from University of Sheffield to speak about Irish election propaganda.