Hello and welcome to Pieces of History. Join me as I delve into some renowned and lesser-known events throughout history. To listen to Pieces of History, simply subscribe from iTunes and Spotify and you can also get involved in the show by leaving comments and suggestions on the Twitter and Instagram pages at Pieces of History. Episode One coming soon.
3 May 2020
Episode One - The Black Death
Welcome to the first episode of Pieces of History. This week I will be looking at the Black Death which ravaged the medieval world during the 14th century.
13 May 2020
Episode Two - The Rise of Dubai
Welcome to the second episode of Pieces of History. This week, I will be looking at the Rise of Dubai from humble beginnings as a small fishing village on the Persian Gulf to one of the largest and most populous cities in the United Arab Emirates.
20 May 2020
Episode Three - The 'Ndrangheta: Italy's Third Mafia
Welcome to episode three of Pieces of History. This week, I will be looking at one of the most powerful and secretive criminal organisations in the world.
27 May 2020
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Episode Four - New Amsterdam
Welcome to episode four of Pieces of History. This week, I look at the origins of New Amsterdam and how it grew and developed into one of the most important trading areas of the New World.
3 Jun 2020
Episode Five - The StB
Spies, kidnappings, informants, phone tapping, blackmail, murder – The StB did it all. Join me as I delve into the murky history of the Czech Secret Service during the Cold War.
10 Jun 2020
Episode Six - King Leopold's Congo
Explorers, colonisation, plunder, slavery, exploitation, and the crumbling of an empire. Join me as I look into the dark history of King Leopold's Congo.
17 Jun 2020
Episode Seven - The Habsburgs and the Netherlands
This week, I am joined by author Heather Darsie to discuss topics such as The Reformation, Martin Luther, Charles V of Spain and Margaret of Parma to name but a few.
1 Jul 2020
Episode Eight - Objects and Material Culture
I am joined this week by Emma McAlister, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University in Belfast. Emma will be enlightening us on the topic of Objects and Material Culture including, The Shrine of St Patrick’s Hand, the Relic of St Anthony, Amsterdam’s Our Lord in the Attic Museum and the future of museums.
5 Jul 2020
Episode Nine - The Gaelic Athletic Association
Joining me to discuss the formation and early history of the Gaelic Athletic Association is Dr Richard McElligott from Dundalk Institute of Technology.
8 Jul 2020