The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 21 March 2021

The History Show

The History Show

The life and 1928 Presidential campaign of Al Smith; Criminal Irish women in 19th century America; and a global perspective on the Irish revolutionary period and the Decade of Commemorations.

Al Smith

Al Smith

Colm Flynn reports on the life and 1928 Presidential campaign of Irish-American Al Smith, the first Catholic to run for President as a major party nominee.

In this report, we hear from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, author Robert Caro, former New York Governor George Pataki, historian Terry Golway and historian Elizabeth Perry, about the life and political career of Alfred E Smith.

Our thanks to the Archdiocese of New York and the Al Smith Foundation for their support in the production of this report. 

Bad Bridget

Bad Bridget

Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Elaine Farrell join Myles to talk about their research into criminal and 'deviant' Irish immigrant women in 19th century America.

You can find their podcast Bad Bridget wherever you get your podcasts.

Global Irish Revolution

Global Irish Revolution

We're looking back now at Ireland’s revolutionary decade from a global perspective. 

Myles is joined by Dr Darragh Gannon of Queen’s University Belfast, who for years now has been researching how interactions across national boundaries shaped Ireland’s revolution. 

On Tuesday the 30th of March, he’ll be giving a lecture to the University of Toronto titled 'In search of Global Ireland: locating the Irish diaspora in the decade of commemorations’ Click here for details on how to attend the lecture via Zoom.

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.

A Pegasus production for RTÉ. 



Contact the Show

Presenter: Myles Dungan

Producer: Lorcan Clancy

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