This unique and lively history show delves into some of the world's most important political, social and cultural events and the intriguing personalities behind them.
Presented by Dr Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, Talking History unravels the gritty, sometimes uncomfortable, side of our past, and what we can learn from it.
On this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan reflects on the assassination of Henry Wilson with reporter Ronan McGreevy, and also charts the life and times of Maria Theresa, The Habsburg Empress, with author Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, professor of early modern history at the University of Münster in Germany.
14 August Finished
On this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan reflects on the 75th anniversary of the CIA and its achievements and failures. Also featured is a discussion on the 40th anniversary of the first Aids case in Ireland.
7 August Finished
On this episode of Talking History, Patrick and his guests reflect on the life and work of Kerry storyteller Peig Sayers and why we as a society may not have the full picture of her - featuring Dr Katie Mischler from the Museum of Literature Ireland and a curator of their Peig exhibition, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide, Manager of the OPW Blasket Centre, and Dr Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Director of the National Folklore Collection at UCD.
31 July Finished
In this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan finds out about the life, music and legacy of JS Bach; discusses the last thousand years of female composers like Clara Schumann and why they have been silenced throughout history; and explores the story of a recently discovered self-portrait of Van Gogh. Joining him on the show are musicologist Markus Zepf of the Bach Museum, Classical Women author Dr Noel Culleton, and Professor Frances Fowle, Senior Curator of French Art at the National Galleries of Scotland.
24 July Finished
On this week's episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan examines what Irish artefacts mean to us as a nation and what Ireland's most interesting ones are. He's joined by Lynn Scarff, director of The National Museum of Ireland, Trevor White, director of the Little Museum of Dublin, Helen O’Carroll, Curator/Manager of Kerry County Museum and Jill Cousins, director of The Hunt Museum in Limerick.
17 July Finished