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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  
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    Best of October Books - Part Two

    Best of October Books - Part Two

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for October 2020. Books reviewed on the show include: 'The Bloodied Field: Croke Park. Sunday the 21st of November 1920' with Michael Foley, 'DCU 1980 to 1920' with Eoin Kinsella,  'Athassel Priory and the Cult of St Edmund' by Francis Young, 'The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and the Atlantic Piracy in Early Seventeenth Century' with Connie Kelleher and 'The Decline and Fall of Democracy' with David Stasavage.

     
     

    • 43 min
    Montesquieu: A Life in Thought

    Montesquieu: A Life in Thought

    This week Patrick and a high profile panel of historians, political theorists and philosophers discuss the life and intellectual legacy of French political thinker and writer Montesquieu. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr Graham Finlay, School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, Dr Anthony Pagden,  author of ' The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters',  Dr John Robertson, Professor Emeritus of the History of Political Thought, Clare College Cambridge, Professor Jeremy Jennings, Kings College London and Dr Paul Carrese, Director of the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University.
     
     

    • 50 min
    Best of October Books - Part 1

    Best of October Books - Part 1

    This week Patrick reviews the best of Irish and International history publications for October 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'A Coward if I Return, A Hero if I fall: Stories of Irishmen in WW1' by Neil Richardson, 'Escape Artist: The Nine Lives of Harry Penny Robinson' by Joseph Mc Aleer, 'Irish Jesuits in Penal Times, 1696 -1811' by Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'Haldane' by John Campbell and 'The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book' by James Raven.

    • 46 min
    Celebrating Beethoven 250

    Celebrating Beethoven 250

    This week Patrick and a high profile range of musicians, composers, historians and musicologists discuss the life and musical legacy of Beethoven. Joining Patrick on the panel are: George Fleeton, Lyric Opera Productions, Dr Wolfgang Marx, Associate Professor in Musicology, School of Music, University College Dublin, Simon Taylor, Chief Executive, The National Concert Hall and Dr Michael Lee, Cultural Musicologist, Department of Music, School of Creative Arts, Trinity College Dublin.
     
     
      

    • 50 min
    Best of September Books - Part Two

    Best of September Books - Part Two

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for September 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'The Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland' by Cormac Moore, 'Stealth' by Peter Westwick, 'Dublin Moving East: How the City Took Over the Sea' by Michael Branagan' and 'Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters' by Nienke Bakker and Hans Luijten.

     
     
     

    • 49 min
    The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge

    This week Patrick and a high profile range of Historians, Military Experts and Biographers discuss the last German offensive on the Western Front in WW2 - The Battle of the Bulge.  Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr David Murphy, NUI Maynooth,  Dr Mark Jones, UCD Centre for War Studies,  David Turns, Cranfield University and Mathieu Billa, the Director of the Bastogne War Museum.

     
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Toronto Hot Sauce ,

Best history podcast in the world

I listen in from Canada each week.

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Wonderful

I podcast from Denver. Wow, a media show where I'm educated and engaged. How I hope this flame spreads.

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Thank you.

These are some of the most thoughtful, thorough, and enjoyable history podcasts I have heard. Thanks for the knowledge, Patrick and roundtable.

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