Highlights from Talking History

Highlights from Talking History

Ireland

Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.

Episodes

The history of Ireland's ancient gods, and other books  

This month's book special looks at the gods who populated Irish myth, Haughey's relationship with Northern Ireland, a revision of the Russian Revolution, and others

"The greatest playwright of the 20th century"  

Few figures can illicit such praise as that heaped on Arthur Miller. Join Patrick as he talks with a panel about the life & legacy of this giant of the American stage

Violence, beauty, and revolutionising light  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life, art, and legacy of the controversial and provocative Italian artist, Caravaggio, who helped redefine painting

From Galway to India, the best history books  

Join Patrick as he talks with the authors of some of the best new history books

From Galway to India, the best history books  

Join Patrick as he talks with the authors of some of the best new history books

The voice of Scotland  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life, writings, and literary legacy of Scotland's greatest writer: Robert Burns

The voice of Scotland  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life, writings, and literary legacy of Scotland's greatest writer: Robert Burns

Berlioz, a history in romantic music  

Hector Berlioz towers over the musical Romantic movement, join Patrick as he talks with a panel of expert historians and musicians about the life of this French giant

Berlioz, a history in romantic music  

Hector Berlioz towers over the musical Romantic movement, join Patrick as he talks with a panel of expert historians and musicians about the life of this French giant

Helping the world stay awake for centuries  

Half the world runs on coffee, but what is the history of this miraculous bean? Join Patrick as he talks with a panel of experts about the history of coffee

Helping the world stay awake for centuries  

Half the world runs on coffee, but what is the history of this miraculous bean? Join Patrick as he talks with a panel of experts about the history of coffee

From Grub Street to the small screen  

This month's book show sees Patrick delve into the unfulfilled Operation Sea Lion, the life of Mary Lavin and Oliver Goldsmith, as well as the history of television

From Grub Street to the small screen  

This month's book show sees Patrick delve into the unfulfilled Operation Sea Lion, the life of Mary Lavin and Oliver Goldsmith, as well as the history of television

The life and times of Johnny Cash  

Join Patrick as he talks with a panel of biographers and journalists about the life of one of the icons of American music, Johnny Cash

The life and times of Johnny Cash  

Join Patrick as he talks with a panel of biographers and journalists about the life of one of the icons of American music, Johnny Cash

So good they named it twice  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of the Big Apple and how New York became an iconic metropolis

So good they named it twice  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of the Big Apple and how New York became an iconic metropolis

Thomas Aquinas, the Church's greatest thinker?  

Professor Ciaran Brady, standing in for Patrick, delves into the life, work, and legacy of St Thomas Aquinas, one of the Catholic Church's greatest thinkers

Thomas Aquinas, the Church's greatest thinker?  

Professor Ciaran Brady, standing in for Patrick, delves into the life, work, and legacy of St Thomas Aquinas, one of the Catholic Church's greatest thinkers

Why did Dickens write 'A Christmas Carol'?  

Charles Dickens helped shape the Christmas we all know and love today through his iconic 'A Christmas Carol'. Patrick talks with a panel of experts about this book

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