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Pieces of History

A podcast that delves into some renowned and lesser-known events throughout history.

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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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. 

1min

3 May 2020

Rank #1

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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.

28mins

13 May 2020

Rank #2

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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.

30mins

20 May 2020

Rank #3

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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.

29mins

27 May 2020

Rank #4

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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.

20mins

3 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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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.

30mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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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.

26mins

17 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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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.

30mins

1 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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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.

35mins

5 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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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.

44mins

8 Jul 2020

Rank #10