Podcast Archive

All our podcast episodes in one place. 29: Absence and Presence in Hollywood: On Polly Platt, with Aaron Hunter Listen 28: The Atmosphere of Crowds, with Illan Rua Wall Listen 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, […]

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28. The Atmosphere of Crowds, with Illan Rua Wall

Crowds create atmospheres. Police try to control those atmospheres. From the interaction between them, says Illan Rua Wall, emerges power. And that power can take the form of political upheaval and unrest, or the consolidation of pre-existing sovereignty. A lecturer in law at the University of Warwick, Illan Rua Wall pursues questions of police and […]

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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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