The History Show
Irish Folklore Collection
Anna Bale of the Department of Folklore at University College Dublin talks about a 1930s oral history project. National school pupils spoke to older people in their area about how life was lived in the past, and wrote the information into school copy books.
Decco the Caveman
Bobby Aherne, author of the book 'D'you Remember Yer Man? A Portrait of Dublin's Famous Characters' with an anecdote about Decco the Caveman.
Mary Russell on the Armenian Genocide
Travel writer Mary Russell recalls cycling through Syria, and reflects on the fate of the Armenians deported there during the First World War.
The Last Days of the Third Reich
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy spoke to UCD historian Rober Gerwarth about life in Hitler's bunker in the final months of World War 2. Then, Irish Times Deputy Editor, and former Berlin Correspondent Denis Staunton reflects on how the Nazis are moving from living memory to history, and the ongoing trial of Oscar Groening, the "Book Keeper of Auschwitz".
Book Club - Armenian Golgotha
Our book club choice is 'Armenian Golgotha' by Grigoris Balakian, an eyewitness account of the Armenian Genocide. Myles was joined by John Horne, Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College Dublin; Denis Staunton, Deputy Editor of The Irish Times; and Doctor Maria Falina of the Centre for War Studies at UCD.