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RTE's History Documentaries

I am something of a radio fan. My morning schedule begins at 7am with Morning Ireland, skips the 9-10am slot because who can cope with Ryan Tubridy and recommences with the solid two hours of Today With Pat Kenny (I also enjoy the show when it is hosted by Myles Dungan, himself a noted historian). It continues with Lunchtime from Newstalk then back to RTE for the News At One. If I have time I'll also listen to DriveTime though I preferred it when it was 5-7 Live.

All of this is a precursor to talking about RTE's massively impressive site devoted to their radio documentaries. While I love great daily radio, a good radio documentary is something quiet extraordinary and RTE are past masters of creating well crafted and enjoyable documentaries for the radio. Even the selction of history documentaries will impress the toughest critic. To access that list, go here and read through. There is a particularly interesting piece on mass emigration featured called The Starry Frame. Even if that doesn't work for you, I'm certain you'll find something you can enjoy.


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