Geschiedenis – Ierland – Nieuwe podcasts

  • What's Amanda Knox up to these days? How's Jon Ronson getting on? And what does Richard Dawkins think of bath bombs? Award-winning BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews celebrities and quirky outsiders, from a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath. Joining them is a mix of celebrities...and a man who once had to eat his friends. 

    New episodes every Monday.

  • Political word of the week. Key political terms defined and explained with their origin, history, and current usage. Primarily from an Anglo-American perspective Email if you've got a term you'd like defined

  • Where two history buffs go far beyond the Freedom Trail to share our favorite stories from the history of Boston, the hub of the universe.

  • The Agent is the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War. Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice.

    The Agent is a production of Imperative Entertainment in association with Windjoy and is created, written, produced and edited by Jason Hoch. Narration by Alden Ehrenreich. Executive Producers are Jason Hoch, Jack Barsky and Alden Ehrenreich. Original score by Jasha Klebe. Sound engineering and additional editing by Shaine Freeman. 

    The Agent is a 12-episode series with new episodes launching every Monday.

  • The Aberfan disaster shook the world - 116 children and 28 adults died on 21 October 1966 when a coal tip engulfed a junior school and surrounding homes. How could this happen?

  • In 2011, veteran and journalist Elliott Woods embedded with the twelve Marines of Third Squad in one of the most violent parts of Afghanistan at the height of the war against the Taliban. Only eleven of the twelve would make it home. A decade later—with America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan looming—Elliott goes on a cross-country road trip to track down the Third Squad survivors, to talk about the war and coming home, and to ask: What was it all for? And where do we go from here? 
    Third Squad is a 12-part documentary podcast hosted by Woods and produced by Airloom Media. New episodes every Thursday starting October 21, 2021.

  • Comedian Shane Todd and author and director Hazel Hayes are on a mission to understand the colourful past of the island they call home. From the Bronze Age to Bono, Paganism to St. Patrick, every Tuesday they share a new tale from Ireland's history and have plenty of craic while theyโ€™re at it. So pull up a chair, pin back your ears, and get ready for an education in life on the Emerald Isle. 

  • “Fractured” is a set of stories about a fictional family living through the War of Independence and the beginnings of the Civil War in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. It is a Down at Heel production written by four Kildare based writers, Martina Reilly, Claire Joyce, Joe Bergin and Brendan Farrell who also acted as sound engineer. The project was sponsored by Kildare County Council through a Creative Ireland Bursary.

  • Where the beer is cold and the takes are old.

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  • The Mna100 Centenary Podcast will take an in-depth look at some of the women who helped shape Irelandโ€™s history. Dr Sinead McCoole, an Irish historian with expertise in the history of Irish women from 1880 to the present day will be looking at the years  1912 - 1923, as Ireland continues this Decade of Centenaries.

    Episode one will focus on the events of May of 1921 when 8 women were elected in Ireland, in parliament both north and south of a newly formed border.

    As we try to get a sense of who these women were, what information can be found? Helping in the search we will speak to Librarians, Archivists, Curators, Historians, and Education & Outreach Officers, at Irelandโ€™s National Cultural Institutions, who have gathered key documents, artifacts, and their personal belongings. What will they find and will they help us connect the past to the present?

    This podcast is produced as part of the Womenโ€™s Strand of Decade of Centenaries, Commemorations Unit, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. For more information go to 

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  • An informal but informative trip through all things historical, What's the History is a good craic podcast brought to you by Claire Cotter and Fi Barry, two history teachers who want you to learn and laugh. So grab a cup of tea and settle in as we bring you along with us on a tour of the grim, the great and the ghastly.

  • Spend some quality time with Cavan and its people by exploring the rich heritage the county has to offer.
    Commissioned by Cavan Heritage Office.

  • The stories in this series of podcasts are indisputable truths on the evolution of the Irish.
    However, all history of ancient times is to a greater or lesser extent hearsay, since the method of passing on the stories before writing began, was to incorporate them in tales and ballads which were told and sung at every gathering of the various Clans, passed on as legend in this manner from one generation to the next.
    Eventually, whichever version survived was available for scribes and historians to document when written records began to be compiled.
    Myth or Legend, this was no different for the old Gaelic and Milesian people on the Island of Ireland, before the advent of successive foreign invasions, which were numerous and varied and you will get a thorough account of the evolution of the Irish in this series, called ‘’Land of the Golden Sunset’’

  • Overdetermined: A Rethinking Marxism Podcast is dedicated to fostering and preserving discussions centered around the critical potential of Marxian economic, cultural, and social analysis. New episodes every month.

    Rethinking Marxism is a peer-reviewed journal produced by the Association for Economic and Social Analysis and published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

  • Turtle Bunbury discusses life and its learnings with Ireland's elders, celebrating voices of courage, kindness and humour for future generations. The Vanishing Ireland project was co-founded by Turtle and photographer James Fennell in 2001

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  • A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Written and edited by Deirdre Kelly and Aisling Dolan. Narrated by Aisling Dolan. Produced by Deirdre Kelly, Aisling Dolan, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan

  • Journey to the West is one of the most influential books ever written and has inspired countless stories, but is quite obscure in the West. Caoimhe Ní Chaoimh hosts a lighthearted chapter by chapter discussion of the novel with her friend, comedian MJ Stokes. New episodes come out every second Wednesday.

  • What happened on this day in history? Curious moments curated each weekday by Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina and Arion McNicoll. It's history, but not as you know it.

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  • Lies, spies, and betrayal led to the defining political scandal of modern Ireland, the Arms Crisis. What happened to the truth? Questions still remain... 'GunPlot' is a new 9 part podcast series - and TV documentary from RTร‰.

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