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What this podcast is *not*: a rule guide on proper punctuation. We'll only conjure the ghost of grammar in order to put it to rest. What this podcast *is*: a journey through the weird behaviour of punctuation in the wild. Be prepared to amble on the placid path of the comma, get lost on the winding road of brackets, and arrive at the well-deserved rest of the full stop. Along the way, we'll explore the past & future of punctuation, why a comma sparked the Russian Revolution, how to earn mill ...
 
The Movements is a podcast history of the working class, anti-fascists, revolutionaries, women, people of color, and liberation movements. My history shows are narrative driven and audiobook style, with a focus on serious historical and materialist analysis.History Eps = Scripted Drama, Scholarly Analysis.Stallin' For Time = Opinion, Cuss WordsSupport the show by donating at https://www.patreon.com/movementspod
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date, Between 18 ...
 
Say it Right in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Arabic, Dutch, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean and Russian with one phonetic system based on English. Say it Right in any Language believes that pronunciation is everything. Say it Right language provides a simple and straightforward approach to speaking and learning a new language. It is a fun, fast and easy way to learn new languages using one simple phonetic system called I Say it Right Vowel Symbol Sy ...
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
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November 21st, 1920 was one of the most violent days in the War of Independence. It has gone down in history as 'Bloody Sunday'. While this episode explains the days events, it also introduces the man who was arguably the most important republican in the conflict - the IRA director of Intelligence, Michael Collins. Get your tickets for my live show…
 
This is the first of three back-to-back episodes that will take us through one of the most critical periods of the war. The Autumn of 1920 witnessed an intensification of the conflict as British Crown forces began to get the upper hand on the IRA. This lead to two key events in Dublin - the Fernside Raid & the Execution of Kevin Barry. While these …
 
Although frequently overlooked, the IRA and the wider republican movement in Britain played an important role during the War of Independence. While they were actively involved in gun running and several high profile jail breaks, their operations included some of the most controversial IRA actions during the war. In this episode I interview Sam McGr…
 
This episode introduces two forgotten but remarkable revolutionaries - Margaret and Rose Quinn. These two sisters operated a secret IRA prison from their home in a Dublin suburb. This was part of wider attempts to solve the problem of growing lawlessness in Ireland by the summer of 1920. As British authority disintegrated in rural areas someone had…
 
After a break of three months, the War of Independence Series finally returns! This episode takes you back to Ireland in the grip of war in 1920. Given it has been a while since the last War of Independence episode, this show eases you back into the story. Rather than recap previously covered material, the show looks at what wider life was like for…
 
Until recently few people had heard of Gortnacranagh in Co Roscommon. Then, in early August, archaeologists announced they had made startling discoveries during an excavation of what appears to have been a prehistoric sacred bog in the area. These included a large wooden pagan idol, human bones and animal depositions. While post excavation analysis…
 
April 1917 reminds us sometimes foreign affairs DO matter in domestic politics. --- The H2W related podcast appearances I mentioned: Based on a True Story with Dan LeFebvre. Great chat about Lafayette in film and TV. KPFA's Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich. This one is a video! Tides of History with Patrick Wyman. More of me and Patrick bei…
 
Ireland has literally thousands of amazing historic and archaeological sites that stretch back thousands of years. Many of the best of these are off the beaten track and do not feature on tourist trails. A few weeks ago archaeologist Neil Jackman took me to one of these - the vast sprawling ruins of Athassel priory in South Tipperary. In a wide ran…
 
Do beaches have a history? They very rarely feature in history books, however some of the most important chapters in our past began on beaches. This episode was recorded at Passage East in Co Waterford. This beach is arguably one of the most important historic landscapes on the island. The Norman Invasion began here as both Strongbow and Henry II m…
 
Comrade KG shows off months of training in long-form narration by re-recording the show's first episode from 2016. Plus an update on the future of the show. Skip to 7:59 to get straight to the content. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/movementspod)Door The Movements History Podcast
 
Nothing less than the salvation of your soul -- when it's about understanding the meaning of God's words, it's crucial to get it right. That's why all three "religions of the book", Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, have developed systems of punctuation in order to fix meaning and guide reading of their holy texts. In this episode, I talk to Profes…
 
You've probably heard of the Knights but did you know they had a long history in Ireland lasting nearly two centuries? In this podcast I interview Maeve Callan, an expert on the history of the Templars in Ireland. Maeve details this intriguing story from their first arrival in the early 12th century through to their dramatic and sensational downfal…
 
What's the right size of a dog? Do you look forward to being a pensioner? Are you using a basket for picknicking? What did you do at bandcamp? Do you mind my asking so many questions? If you're looking for answers, stop listening. If you are curious about the origin of questions and the questionmark, tune in. In this episode, I'm exploring the hist…
 
In this episode you will step back a century to experience life in a Victorian mansion. Kylemore Abbey is a stunning mansion located in the wilds of Connemara in the West of Ireland. While it hugs the shoreline of the remote Pollacappul lake, this stately home could rival any great house in Ireland. With over seventy rooms including a ballroom, the…
 
As Marxists, we follow the example set by the Russian Revolution of 1917, as the greatest event in human history - a milestone in the fight for a world liberated from oppression, exploitation and war. But we are also often told lies about what the revolution was and what it represented. In this episode of Revolutionary Ideas, we will be interviewin…
 
What was it like to it live in a castle? Were they luxurious? How similar were they to modern houses? Last week I visited Clara Castle and recorded an episode inside this 500 year old building. From toilets to secret chambers - castle living is not what we often think it was. Tune in to find out more... Copies of my book Life in Medieval Ireland ar…
 
673 years ago in Kilkenny, a Franciscan Friar John Clyn wrote one of the most famous accounts of the Black Death in Ireland. In this episode I am joined by D.J. Walsh and Eoin Tabb, the hosts of the podcast Snugcast, to see how this account shapes up against our experiences of the Black Death. While the Black Death was far more deadly, some of our …
 
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