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HISTORY'S Vikings Podcast is back, and host Liam Geraghty is taking you inside the world of the hit show. Featuring interviews with the cast, crew, and creators, and original stories from behind-the-scenes, HISTORY's Vikings Podcast will take you through the epic journey that goes into making the epic show, and get you ready for the premiere of Season 5 on Wednesday, November 29th at 9/8c.
 
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On 21 November 1920, more than 30 people were killed or fatally wounded on the streets of Dublin. That is just about all there is total agreement on, even at the remove of a century. In the morning, more than fifteen men were shot dead or fatally wounded, while 14 civilians would die at Croke Park in later violence, and 3 prisoners in Dublin Castle…
 
On 20 September 1920, the town of Balbriggan was besieged by Black and Tans. Their misfortune was to be the proximity of the town to Dublin city, and the atrocity would make its way to the House of Commons and the New York Times. This special edition of the podcast - produced quickly to mark the event - explores that day.…
 
Frank Harte, from Dublin's Chapelizod, was the son of a publican who became an architect, but who is best remembered as a collector of songs. From Anonymous to Zozimus, he gathered thousands of songs in his lifetime, and has been acknowledged as a central influence by Lankum and others. This is an introduction to one of Dublin's great voices. www.p…
 
Earlsfort Terrace (UCD) produced its share of radicals in the early twentieth century, from Todd Andrews to Sean MacBride, but there is one student radical remembered above all others: Kevin Barry. Immortalised in a ballad performed by all from Paul Robeson to Leonard Cohen, Barry's death was a major international story. www.patreon.com/threecastle…
 
In this episode we speak with the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Hugo René Ramos Milanés. Cuba’s response to COVID has been a model for the rest of the world. We discuss how the Cuban health services is dealing with COVID, the role of Cuban international medical brigades and advancements in Cuban medicines in the treatment of the pandemic.Connect …
 
Mick O'Reilly's memoir 'From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left' is a book about growing up in working class Dublin, and a book about labour and trade unionism in the capital. It is also the story of how a young man became involved in the communist movement, and how that faith was shaken by global events. We talk about some of the characters Mi…
 
Dublin's early experiments in suburbia post-independence were drastically different - from the Garden City model of Marino to the expansive Cabra and Crumlin. Some argued the answer lay in good quality housing in the city centre. This is the story of Simms, Suburbia and - Behan joked - Siberia. www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning…
 
Before Ryanair - or even Aer Lingus - there was Iona National Airways. From humble beginnings, and a familiar shed at Cross Guns Bridge, came an aerodrome in Finglas. Some of those who took to the skies would become the earliest pilots with Aer Lingus, while the story involves great names like Lady Heath. This is the story of how Dublin fell in lov…
 
Dublin's Theatre Royal was a legendary venue, though in its final incarnation it lasted less than three decades. From Paul Robeson to Judy Garland, it witnessed some magic nights. Its story goes to sometimes unexpected places. Conor Doyle, historian of the Theatre Royal, talks us through it. Support TCB: www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning…
 
We all know St Stephen's Green as a place we may go for lunch or a stroll, but the park has a remarkable history - from dueling in the Georgian city to the contested memory of the Boer War in Dublin. It's also one of few places in the city where women are honoured in a significant way. Learn a little more about this great park with Donal Fallon. ww…
 
The Forty Foot, to many, is forever associated with Ulysses. Others associate it with the women's movement of the 1970s, and the battle for full equality between men and women when it came to swimming in Dublin. But why is it called the Forty Foot, and how long are Dubs jumping into Dublin Bay? Support TCB: www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning…
 
To us today, it is the George's Street Arcade. Yet to Victorian Dubliners, it was the South City Markets. It opened at a turbulent time for Dublin, as the middle classes continued to move beyond the canals. Its beautiful red brick exterior is so out of place in Dublin now, but why? Thanks to Las Fallon, fire brigade historian, for contributions on …
 
Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc is the author of several studies on the Irish revolution, both local and national, but he is currently working on a study of one of the most controversial aspects of the revolution: The Disappeared. Incredibly, this story begins in Dublin's north inner-city. In the later stages of the Rising, sixteen civlians were brutally kille…
 
The Palace on Fleet Street has remained much the same through the decades, despite the streets around it being transformed several times over. The pub is forever associated with names like Flann O'Brien, R.M Smylie and Harry Kernoff, but what was it about this pub that attracted such literary minds- and where were the women? Donal is joined by Will…
 
It is fifty years this week since the death of Arkle, considered the greatest race horse of them all. His story is deeply entangled with Dublin - from Rathcoole jockey Pat Taaffe to a Guinness advertising career, and from Tolka Park to Dominic Behan. Thanks for listening and supporting Three Castles Burning. http://www.patreon.com/threecastlesburni…
 
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