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Have you ever been puzzled by history? Did people really only live to 40? Maybe you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones, cars or even proper roads?

Irish History Podcast Fin Dwyer

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Have you ever been puzzled by history? Did people really only live to 40? Maybe you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones, cars or even proper roads?

    The Legacy of the Spanish Civil War (Partisans X)

    The Legacy of the Spanish Civil War (Partisans X)

    This is the final episode in the series Partisans. While the Spanish Civil War came to an end in 1939 and the Irish returned home for many Spaniards, Basques and Catalans the conflict would not end for decades. To conclude the series I interview the expert Nick Lloyd for his insights into what happened after Franco took power. Nick explains what the Franco's regime was like, who were the winners and losers and how people resisted.


    Nick who is based in Barcelona is starting virtual tours of the Spanish Civil War - find out more www.thespanishcivilwar.com.
    You can follow Nick on twitter - https://twitter.com/Civil_War_Spain 


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    • 30 min
    The Final Battle & the Mysterious Death of Frank Ryan (Partisans IX)

    The Final Battle & the Mysterious Death of Frank Ryan (Partisans IX)

    This podcast, the second last in Partisans, looks at the battle of the Ebro - the last major showdown in the Spanish Civil War. While the show looks at how the war ended for the Irish fighters, it also tackles one of the great mysteries of the Spanish Civil War - what happened to Frank Ryan. This intriguing story continues to perplex and divide historians today.
    Research - Stewart Reddin
    Additional Narration - Aidan Crowe
     
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    • 33 min
    Paradise Lost (Partisans VIII)

    Paradise Lost (Partisans VIII)

    The enduring images of the Spanish Civil War depict armed fighters of one kind or another. This podcast, however, follows the story of a different Irish experience - that of Hannah Ormsby, an Irish nurse who arrived in Spain in the summer of 1937. The savagery of the war ensured she would be treated no different than other antifascists. Hannah had to work in appaling conditions often under fire from snipers.


    This podcast also looks at the wider war from 1937 - 1938. After the War in the North, the conflict was clearly not going well for the antifascists. To make matters worse what had started with idealistic hope was turning into a living nightmare for some. This episode podcast looks at how the growing influence of the soviet dictator Joseph Stalin lead to extreme paranoia, conspiracy theories and assassinations behind antifascist lines.


    Research - Fin Dwyer & Stewart Reddin


    Additional Narration - Aidan Crowe and Muireann Hogan


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    • 34 min
    The Bombing of Guernica & the War in the North (Partisans VII)

    The Bombing of Guernica & the War in the North (Partisans VII)

    The most notorious incident of the Spanish Civil War was the bombing of Guernica by the Nazi Condor Legion. Immortalised by Pablo Picasso's painting it was the first time in world history carpet bombing was deployed against a civilian population. It was part of an overall campaign called 'The War in the North'. This saw General Franco turn his forces agains the antifascist zone along the north coast of Spain. In this podcast we follow the story of the Dubliner Jack Prendergast, the only known Irish person to fight in this theatre of the war. The episode also looks at how Guernica influenced attitudes back in Ireland.


    Research by Stewart Reddin


    Additional Narrations: Aidan Crowe


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    • 29 min
    Bleeding for Spain (Partisans VI)

    Bleeding for Spain (Partisans VI)

    This episode continues Partisans - Irish Stories from the Spanish Civil War. In this podcast we follow the Irish in Spain into battle. The show begins with campaigns in Andalusia and takes you through one of the most famous battles of entire war - Jarama. We will see how the Blueshirts and the Antifascist International Brigaders fared when they faced the realities of war. This includes numerous first hand accounts of these battles.


    Research: Stewart Reddin


    Narrations: Aidan Crowe.


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    • 28 min
    The Blueshirts and the International Brigades (Partisans V)

    The Blueshirts and the International Brigades (Partisans V)

    This episode returns to the series Partisans - Irish stories from the Spanish Civil War. This show looks at the two groups of Irish fighters who traveled to Spain - the Irish Brigade better known as the Blueshirts and the antifascist International Brigades. Over the last eight decades they have been among the most controversial figures of 20th century Irish history. The podcast seperates the fact from fiction looking at who they were, why they traveled and how they got there.


    Research: Stewart Reddin
    Narrations: Muireann Hogan & Aidan Crowe


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

Heathcat123 ,

What a storyteller!

Fin Dwyer is a masterful storyteller! I’ve learned so much from this podcast, and I just recently discovered it. Thank you!

Alime038507 ,

Great podcast!

I have no ties to Ireland whatsoever, but I find this podcast very interesting. Also, the host’s voice is very soothing 😊

melaniatropez ,

Thank you

One of the best podcasts. I love how episodes are structured and the voice of the presenter.

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