65 episodes

The Troubles were a period of time in Northern Ireland which many people today do not know a lot about. In this podcast we will delve into each individual bombing and attack that happened during the 30-year period. This is a non-partisan podcast that focuses solely on the facts and the accounts of the individuals involved.

The Troubles Podcast Oisin Feeney

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 401 Ratings

The Troubles were a period of time in Northern Ireland which many people today do not know a lot about. In this podcast we will delve into each individual bombing and attack that happened during the 30-year period. This is a non-partisan podcast that focuses solely on the facts and the accounts of the individuals involved.

    Life in the Irish Army During the Troubles: Kevin Owens

    Life in the Irish Army During the Troubles: Kevin Owens

    Here's the link to The Troubles Podcast live show in January 25th, 2024:
    www.puntcomedy.com/event-details/the-troubles-live-podcast

    In this episode, Kevin Owens talks about life in the Irish army during the Troubles, and explained what life was like... From searching in lakes for Libyan arms dumps to dealing with Gardai who may have been helping out the IRA. He then joined the US Army and ended up serving in Iraq and Afghanistan a number of times.

    • 55 min
    The Man Who Swallowed a Dictionary: David Ervine

    The Man Who Swallowed a Dictionary: David Ervine

    David Ervine began as a loyalist paramilitary but had a remarkable change of heart while in prison, and upon his release dedicated his efforts to political discourse, and acting as a political voice for the UVF. But it wasn't easy, and there would be many who wanted to take his life. This is the story of the man who championed constructive unionism.

    • 1 hr
    A Lifetime Reporting on the Troubles with Peter Taylor

    A Lifetime Reporting on the Troubles with Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor is a journalist who had an unparalleled level of access across the divided and sectarian communities in Northern Ireland. He has made multiple documentaires and written many books about the Troubles, and was trusted by paramilitaries to tell the world their stories.

    In this episode we talk about his life, his memories of Bloody Sunday, and meeting the leaders of the Provisional IRA and the dangers with being a journalist during the Troubles.

    We then discuss his new book, Operation Chiffon, The Secret Story of MI5 and MI6 and the Road to Peace in Ireland. This book tells the linear story of three decades of violence in Northern Ireland, with a focus on the secret peacemakers, the people who created back channels between the Provisional IRA and the British Government, in an attempt to broker peace.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fired Upon By the Provisional IRA: Chris Thrall's Story

    Fired Upon By the Provisional IRA: Chris Thrall's Story

    Chris Thrall deployed as a Royal Marine into Northern Ireland in 1989. He knew very little about the conflict in Northern Ireland before arriving, and it wasn't long before he would see first-hand, what the troubles was like for a member of the British armed forces. Republicans targeted his barracks with mortor bombs, and he was also fired upon while out on patrol one day. This is his experience of the troubles.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag and the UDA's Roaring Ninties: Part Two

    Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag and the UDA's Roaring Ninties: Part Two

    In this episode we will focus on the attacks associated with Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag, his fall from grace from the UDA and the circumstance which would lead to his eventual demise. This episode was written by John Livingstone, and you can find more of his writing by searching @TheTroublesArchive on Instagram.

    • 30 min
    Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag and the UDA's Roaring Ninties: Part One

    Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag and the UDA's Roaring Ninties: Part One

    This two-part episode focuses on Stephen 'Top Gun' McKeag, who was a prominant member of the Ulster Defence Association. He was also responsible for many killings of Catholics in Northern Ireland. This first episode will talk about how the UDA restructured in the early 90's and what led to the rise of C-Company.This episode was written by John Livingstone, and you can find more of his writing by searching @TheTroublesArchive on Instagram.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

oldjohnhall ,

Fascinating!!

Compelling & very well researched, put together, and delivered.
Especially prescient these days, great learning

DeanMcC ,

Troubles Podcast - Excellent

Is it coming back? I miss this podcast - excellent writing and delivery and without bias or favoritism. Highly recommend!

Rowan55 ,

Compelling from all angles

Just returned from a trip to Ireland that included Belfast. I had a very cursory understanding of The Troubles, and growing up in the 1970s in the States, one heard occasional news about unrest. I’m not Irish, nor a Catholic or a Protestant, but I cannot imagine how stressful and scary it was for everybody. I have listened to the first five episodes and I cannot put this podcast out of my head. It is a fascinating, educational and truly compelling podcast for which I am thankful I found.

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