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.

The Field Day Podcast The Field Day Podcast

    • Society & Culture

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.

    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
    Episode #21: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – “A Terrible State o’ Chassis”

    Episode #21: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – “A Terrible State o’ Chassis”

    We are seeing Ireland north and south being sold to corporate powers Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is Ireland’s finest political orator, and a key figure in recent political history. In this lecture she takes as her theme a line from playwright Sean O’Casey, ‘A Terrible State o’ Chassis’, where chassis means ‘crisis’. While still a student […]

    • 52 min
    Episode #20: Seamus Deane on Georg Lukács

    Episode #20: Seamus Deane on Georg Lukács

    One of many prophets who forecast the disasters of modernism, but one of the few who did it from the left. Georg Lukács was one of the leading European literary critics of the 20th century. His life story was entangled with the political storms that swept across his native Hungary – communist revolution, reaction, fascism, […]

    • 47 min
    Episode #19: Ciara Chambers on Irish Newsreels

    Episode #19: Ciara Chambers on Irish Newsreels

    From the 1910s to the 1950s, newsreels were the only source of non-fictional moving images available to the public. Many samples of this forgotten genre survive. Now researchers are uncovering a whole new set of archival sources that nuance and illustrate the history of Ireland in the first half of the 20th century. Ciara Chambers […]

    • 51 min
    Episode #18 Roddy Flynn and Tony Tracy on Irish Film

    Episode #18 Roddy Flynn and Tony Tracy on Irish Film

    In 2013, Roddy Flynn and Tony Tracy had a bright idea. Why not make a statistical analysis of Irish film? This conversation explores the surprising things they found out. Flynn and Tracy’s data-driven approach focuses particularly on the Irish Film Board and the projects it has supported. In this insightful and entertaining commentary, they explore […]

    • 59 min

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