Oct 31, 2020
A special edition of the podcast, as part of this years digital Bram Stoker Festival, exploring the impact of Dublin city on Dracula's author. The links are sometimes surprising - from the parents of another Irish writer entirely, to the collections of the oldest library in the city. Guest is Frankie Gaffney...
Oct 30, 2020
The story of Dublin's cemeteries is the story of politics, body snatchers, changing fashions and contested commemoration.
What can we learn from walking around Glasnevin Cemetery, and how is it different from Mount Jerome? What Dublin cemetery is deeply connected to the Battle of the Boyne, and which honours a migrant...
Oct 21, 2020
On 21 November 1920, more than 30 people were killed or fatally wounded on the streets of Dublin. That is just about all there is total agreement on, even at the remove of a century. In the morning, more than fifteen men were shot dead or fatally wounded, while 14 civilians would die at Croke Park in later violence, and...
Oct 15, 2020
This is the story of the Irish Women's Franchise League, and an exploration of the similiarities - and differences - between the suffrage movement here and that on the neighbouring island. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Margaret MacCurtain.
Oct 8, 2020
In the eyes of the media, punk rock was born in 1977. It wasn't, but the foundation story is part of the tale. In Dublin, 1977 witnessed punk rock in the pop charts, The Clash in Trinity College and more besides.