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

Cannibals, witches, and heartthrobs  

Patrick delves into some more brilliant history books with a look at a history of cannibalism, witchcraft, protestants in 1916, America's influence on Hitler, and more

1066, when England fell to the French  

An exploration of the Battle of Hastings, the resulting Norman conquest of England, and the lasting impact on Europe

Castro's Cuba  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of Cuba since Fidel Castro's rise to power in 1959

The Purging of Muslim Spain & other books  

Patrick takes a look at some of the best new history books, including a look at the life of Ronald Reagan, Lockheed's Blackbird, and the history of dating

Live from Cork: a history of the Rebel County  

Broadcasting live from Cork, Patrick talks with a panel of historians, both local and international, about the history of the amazing Rebel County

England expects that every man will do his duty  

Talking History takes a look at the life and legacy of Horatio Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar, and how history has remembered him

A history of financial speculation and other books  

Patrick talks with the authors of some of the most interesting new history books, including a history of financial speculation & how the human body has changed over time

Dying in the mud of Agincourt  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the monumental battle of Agincourt and its impact on history

An ancient highway of trade  

Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of the Silk Road and dispels some of the myths surrounding this ancient trade route

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

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