Podcast Archive

All our podcast episodes in one place. 27: Post-work and Busynesslessness, with Stephen Dunne Listen 26: Cooperative Movements and Political Change in Ireland, with Patrick Doyle Listen 25: Trust, Truth and Trolls, with Eileen Culloty Listen 24: Pop Music and British Cities, with Karl Whitney Listen Episode 23: Seamus Deane on the Right to Have […]

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In our current episode, we talk about how crowds present the authorities with a problem. To control the crowd is the job of the police, and using force is pretty effective. But, as we hear in this episode, they also strive to control the atmosphere of crowds. Listen to critical legal theorist Illan Wall on […]

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26. Cooperative Movements and Political Change in Ireland, with Patrick Doyle

The history of rural life is a history of technology. In this interview, we explore the machinery, systems of distribution and technological innovations that transformed many Irish rural communities when they adopted the cooperative model in the late 19th century. Historian Patrick Doyle of the University of Manchester opens his account of the Irish cooperatives […]

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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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