Podcast Archive

All our podcast episodes in one place. Episode 22: Mark Dearey on Nuclear Power in Ireland and Britain Listen Episode 21: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – “A Terrible State o’ Chassis” Listen Episode 20: Seamus Deane on Georg Lukács: Listen Episode 19: Ciara Chambers on Irish Newsreels: Listen Episode 18: Roddy Flynn and Tony Tracy on […]

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Welcome to the Field Day Podcast

Our current episode is about philosopher Hannah Arendt’s concept of the right to have rights. One of the original Field Day members, the literary critic and novelist Seamus Deane, speaks about migration, stateless people, human rights and the Irish state’s deficient policies on people arriving into the country. Considerable advances were made in the wake […]

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Episode #20: Seamus Deane on Georg Lukács

One of many prophets who forecast the disasters of modernism, but one of the few who did it from the left. Georg Lukács was one of the leading European literary critics of the 20th century. His life story was entangled with the political storms that swept across his native Hungary – communist revolution, reaction, fascism, […]

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Episode #19: Ciara Chambers on Irish Newsreels

From the 1910s to the 1950s, newsreels were the only source of non-fictional moving images available to the public. Many samples of this forgotten genre survive. Now researchers are uncovering a whole new set of archival sources that nuance and illustrate the history of Ireland in the first half of the 20th century. Ciara Chambers […]

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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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