Welcome to the Field Day Podcast

Our current episode is a media history of the compact disc.

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the technical standard of this revolutionary music format. We talk to music scholar Eamonn Bell about how it was designed, how it works, and the influence it has had on the music industry, and even music itself, in the intervening decades.

Source: diskdepot.co.uk

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.

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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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