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James Connolly’s The Agitator’s Wife



In this episode Jim Slaven returns to hosting duties for a show on James Connolly. Jim chats to Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk, two of the Glasgow University researchers who (along with Maria Dick) recently discovered an anonymous short story from 1894 that they (and we) believe to be a version of James Connolly’s lost work The Agitator’s Wife.

They discuss what this discovery means for Connolly scholarship and our understanding of James Connolly, his life and times, and his political and cultural development. The full text of The Agitator’s Wife has kindly been reproduced by Cowgate Republic and listeners can read it here.

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John Maclean: The Scottish Lenin



For this episode of All Hail To The Pod Jim Slaven sat down with Henry Bell, author of the new biography of John Maclean recently published by Pluto Press. They discuss Maclean’s life, his politics and why John Maclean, the Scottish Lenin, is still relevant today.

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Ireland’s Global Revolution



In this episode Jim Slaven sits down with Brian Hanley from the University of Edinburgh to discuss Brian’s project which explores the international strategy of Irish republicans 100 years ago. During the discussion they talk about several fascinating characters from Liam Mellows to Marcus Garvey and places as diverse as Leith and Birmingham, Alabama.

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