Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
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Best of May Books - Part One
This week Patrick looks at the best of Irish and International history publications for May 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Gladius: Living, Fighting and Dying in the Roman Army' with Guy de la Bedoyere, 'De Valera and Roosevelt, Irish and American Diplomacy In Times of Crisis, 1932-1939' with Bernadette Whelan, 'Biomedical Controversies in Catholic Ireland' with Don O'Leary, 'We Remember Maynooth' edited by Salvador Ryan and John Paul Sheridan and 'Wandering Wicklow with Father Browne' with Robert O' Byrne.
Best of April Books - Part 2
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for April 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'History of World Trade Maps' with Philip Parker, ‘Art, Ireland, And the Irish Diaspora’ with Eimear O’ Connor, 'The Return' with Harry Sidebottom, 'A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland, 1920-1925' with Alan Francis Parkinson and 'Walking Backwards to Heaven? Hope and the Catholics of Cloyne Diocese 1700-1830' with Martin Millerick.
Best of April Books - Part 1
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for April 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain' with Padraic X Scanlan, Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland 1917-1921' with Elaine Callinan, 'The People on the Beach: Journey's to Freedom After the Holocaust' with Rosie Whitehouse, 'Leitrim: The Irish Revolution 1912-23' with Patrick Mc Garty and 'You Talking to Me: The Unruly History of New York English' with E.J White.
The life and legacy of Sitting Bull
This week Patrick and a high profile range of historians, curators and biographers explore the life and legacy of the great Lakota leader Sitting Bull. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Gary Clayton Anderson, Professor of History, The University of Oklahoma and Author of ' Sitting Bull and the Paradox of the Lakota Nationhood', Bill Yenne, Author of 'Sitting Bull', Michael B. Moore, Instructor, Native American Studies Department, Sitting Bull College, Ken Woody, Chief of Interpretation, Little Bighorn Battlefield and Mark Halvorson, Director of Collections, North Dakota Heritage Center.
Best of March Books - Part 2
This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for March 2021. Books covered on the show include: 'Unconditional: The Japanese Surrender in WW2' with Marc Gallicchio, 'Whitman in Washington' with Kenneth M Price, 'Crime and Punishment in 19th Century Belfast: The Story of John Linn' with Jonathan Jeffrey Wright, 'The Tale of a Great Sham' with Margaret Ward and Dana Hearne' and 'Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dail Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence' with Patrick O' Sullivan Green.
Alexander Pushkin: A Life
This week Patrick and a panel of distinguished poets, writers, translators and literary scholars explore the life and intellectual legacy of Russian Poet, Novelist and Playwright Alexander Pushkin. Joining Patrick on the panel include: Professor Michael Basker, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, Literary Translators Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky, Dr Caryl Emerson, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, Dr Alexandra Smith, Reader in Russian Studies, University of Edinburgh and Dr Viktoria Ivleva, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University.
Sound Levels Again
Another great show, but the sound balance is terrible. Some of the participants dialing in are so low that I have to jack up the volume to hear but then I get blasted when the show moves on.
Surely it cannot be beyond the wit of man to fix this?
Best history podcast in the world
I listen in from Canada each week.
I podcast from Denver. Wow, a media show where I'm educated and engaged. How I hope this flame spreads.