History Episodes

Oct. 31, 2022

S4E10: Neil Jackman - Making Ireland's Ancient Past Present

Our 50th episode comes to you on the most ancient of Irish holidays - Halloween or Oíche Shamhna ( eee-ha how-na ) in Irish/Gaelic. It is the night that celebrates the transition from the old to the new Celtic year. …

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Aug. 8, 2022

S4E6: Flor MacCarthy - A Broadcaster in Pursuit of Unexpected History

Flor MacCarthy was born in West Cork and shares memories of one of Ireland's most idyllic regions. Her childhood was one rich in the indulgence of curiosity, filled with books, history, and fueled by a Russophile father. A Tr...

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Jan. 31, 2022

S3E11: John Greene & Maurice Casey - Telling the EPIC Story of Irish …

In this episode we explore the “roots” and “routes” of the Irish diaspora for a very “Global Irish Nation Conversation” with CEO Patrick Greene and Historian-in-Residence Maurice J. Casey Ph.D. of Dublin’s EPIC: The Irish Emi...

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Oct. 11, 2021

S3E3: Jim Walsh & Damian Shiels - Unearthing Diaspora History

How much of our history would remain buried if not for a few intrepid explorers of the past? In this episode we explore little known Irish diaspora stories buried in cemeteries over 1,300 miles apart in Colorado and Georgia. ...

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May 24, 2021

S2E9: Fin Dwyer - Host of the Irish History Podcast

Fin's Links Irish History Podcast Twitter Instagram Episode Details Fin Dwyer has always been interested in history. He grew up in Castlecomer, Kilkenny surrounded by the vestiges of the past and so when he went to college, ...

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May 10, 2021

S2E8: Peter Quinn - Interpreter of Irish America

With the republication of his epic novel Banished Children of Eve , the Bard of Hastings-on-Hudson Peter Quinn joins us for a sometimes serious, occasionally irreverent, always insightful look into the global Irish identity f...

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Feb. 15, 2021

S2E2: Ted Smyth: Diplomat, Corporate Executive, Influencer

Ted Smyth Links: Shameless plug => Glucksman House Gala Feb 23 Website => https://tedsmyth.com LinkedIn Twitter Viewing life as “something of a random walk,” Ted Smyth went from rural to urban, to international, from leadersh...

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Dec. 20, 2020

S1E7: Damian Shiels - Historian & Battlefield Archaeologist

For 10 years, Damian Shiels has mined the American Civil War pension files to tell the staggering story of Irish participation in that conflict. This archive is the richest source of early 19th century Irish social history. John Lee and …

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Nov. 22, 2020

S1E5: Geoffrey Cobb - New York Historian

Geoff Cobb is a New York City school teacher, a blogger, a columnist and a historian with a focus on the lesser recorded histories of the personalities and neighborhoods that constitute the seething ferment that is New York City. Our …

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Oct. 24, 2020

S1E2: Bridget Bray - Genealogy Expert

Canadian by birth, New Yorker by choice, Bridget Bray recounts her genealogical journey from avocation to profession as she blows the dust off the topic with her insights on internet and DNA research, how she followed leads a...

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