Episode #10: Tina-Karen Pusse on Jordan Peterson, Identity Politics and the Online Culture Wars

The provocative and inflammatory punditry of Jordan Peterson is coming to Ireland. In this interview, Tina-Karen Pusse sketches and critiques the politics of libertarianism and the New Right and anti-feminism that will draw crowds to Dublin’s 3Arena on 14 July. ‘Winning the War of Ideas’ will feature Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Douglas Murray.  Anticipating

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Episode #09: Five Key Moments in the Presidency of Emmanuel Macron

How does a political outsider establish himself as the leader of a modern democracy? In this episode, historian Laura O’Brien of Northumbria University analyses 5 key moments in the short political career of Emmanuel Macron, the current president of France. O’Brien parses Macron as a choreographed confection who consciously echoes other grand homme leaders of

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Welcome to the Field Day Podcast

Jordan Peterson, the intellectual dark web, science fetishism and anti-feminism: Tina-Karen explains all in our latest episode here. Recent episodes … Joe Cleary of Yale University on the World Literary System and postcolonial criticism. Five snapshots of Emmanuel Macron, described by Laura O’Brien. Literary critic Seamus Deane on the influence of the Dublin-born statesman Edmund

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Episode #03 Merlo Kelly on Georgian Dublin

Architectural historian Merlo Kelly relates the story of Georgian Dublin.

Who were the developers? Who bought these houses? And what explains their slow demise over the centuries?

The leading authority on the history of the north side of the city in this period, Merlo Kelly puts these elegant buildings and streets in their social, aesthetic and political context.

Gardiner Place

Staircase in 12 Henrietta Street

Sackville Street, 1913

Plasterwork, 20 Dominick Street

North Cumberland Street, 1913




At upper left is the Royal Circus, which was never built.