The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Monday 5 June 2017

The History Show

The History Show

Please note: This series of The History Show has now finished for the summer, to be replaced by The Marty Squad for the duration of the GAA Championship.  The History Show will return at the start of October 2017.  The programme email address history@rte.ie will be unattended until September.  

Thank you for listening over the last year.

Irish Summers of note

Irish Summers of note

UCD historian, Paul Rouse and Met Eireann Deputy Head of Forecasting, Evelyn Cusack recall some significant summers in Irish history, including 1816 [the ‘Year Without a Summer’]; the bad summers of the late 1870s, and the implications for Irish politics and land agitation; and 1946 – the summer of Ireland’s ‘Harvest Emergency’ when civil servants were sent to farms to save the harvest.  The archive clip used was from the RTE documentary 'Harvest Emergency'.

Big American Summers

Big American Summers

Sandra Scanlon lectures in history at UCD, but is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia.  She looks at the Red Summer of 1919; the Freedom Summer of 1964; and the ‘Summer of Hate’ in 1968.

Why do riots happen in Hot Weather?

Why do riots happen in Hot Weather?

Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Brendan Kelly, gives an overview of scientific research which suggests that both interpersonal and group violence increase along with temperatures.

Greenore, Co. Louth, and its place in Irish tourist history

Greenore, Co. Louth, and its place in Irish tourist history

Elaine Keogh reports from Greenore, Co. Louth, on its place in Irish tourist history.  She speaks to local historian, Brian Larkin.

Significant European Summers

Significant European Summers

Heather Jones from the London School of Economics looks at the Summer of Innocence [1914] and Russia’s Revolutionary Summer of 1917.

The History Show 5th June 2017

The History Show 5th June 2017

On this week’s show – the last of the season – we’re looking at significant summers in Irish and world history: we hear why riots happen more often in hot weather; we hear what Ireland’s farmers in the summer of ‘46 really thought of the civil servants who helped them save the harvest; and we visit Ireland’s first purpose-built tourist resort, built in 1873.

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

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