Welcome to the Field Day Podcast

The Field Day Podcast is going on a hiatus from November 2020. For our future plans, click here.

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Our most recent episode:

In the Covid lockdown of spring 2020, flour and buttermilk instantly sold out in Irish shops. In Paris, it was small onions that disappeared. In London – toilet paper.

In our current episode, Dorothy Cashman helps us figure out differences such as these. She is a food historian with an expertise in the recipe books of the Irish Big House. She talks to us here about how an understanding of food is essential to understanding the culture of the place that it comes from.  She explains the many ways in which food is always political, and what culinary history can tell us about the people we are now.

This episode is presented in association with the Dublin Review of Books. We heartily recommend the drb to supporters of Field Day. In the words of Seamus Deane: “The drb sustains a level of commentary on Irish and international matters that no other journal in Ireland and few elsewhere can reach.”


Discover all our previous episodes here.

Recent highlights

Stephen Dunne of University of Edinburgh on work and busynesslessness

Norah Campbell on Speculative Realism and Climate Change

Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies, about internet subcultures and the disruptions of online politics

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The Field Day Podcast is produced and presented by Cormac Deane, and occasionally presented by Feargus Denman. 

4 Replies to “Welcome to the Field Day Podcast”

  1. Joseph Chambers says:

    interesting piece of information, any more to follow

  2. Joseph Chambers says:

    all of these clips would seem to come from Pathe; is there anything from Movietone?

  3. Field Day says:

    Check the bottom of the page for the shownotes. Links there and more information. https://fieldday.ie/ciara-chambers-on-irish-newsreels/

  4. Conor Fitzgerald Deane says:

    Enjoyed this one. More economics, please. Knock David McWilliams off his parrot perch and take way his mirror.

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