Thu, 11 Jun, 2020
Sun, 07 Jun, 2020
Tue, 02 Jun, 2020
After in-depth explainers on Watergate and the Clinton affair in seasons one and two, respectively, Slate podcast Slow Burn took a left turn in its third season, leaving behind politics to look at the Tupac-Notorious BIG murders in the mid-1990s.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
A joke from the old USSR reported an exchange during a Politburo discussion about a ten-year plan that almost all those present thought was progressing satisfactorily. “Yes,” grunts a dissenter steeped in Marxist theology, “it’s very, very successful in practice, but the theory is all wrong.”
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
The Department of Education’s decision not have history as a mandatory subject in the Junior Cert still raises concerns that many students may not then study it in the Leaving Cert, and so as citizens may have big gaps in knowledge of our country’s past and its impact on today.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
JOHN Mindermann is part of an unusual fraternity. A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), now 80 and retired in his hometown, San Francisco, he is among the relative handful of law-enforcement officials who have investigated a sitting president of the US.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
Owing a significant debt to the Toy Story movies, (G) is an animated adventure in which a host of New York pets come together to form their own community as soon as their owners’ backs are turned.
Sat, 25 Jun, 2016
In late 1970 the White House received a request from someone who wanted to meet the President of the United States. That wasn't unusual but what made the situation a little more unique is who the request came from - none other than Elvis Presley.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
It’s nearly 40 years since Henry Kissinger held political office but he is still influential — and deeply divisive.says Niall Ferguson’s first instalment of his biography won’t change anyone’s mind about him.
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015