It started in 1845 and lasted six years. Before it was over, more than one million men, women, and children starved to death and another million fled the country. Measured in terms of mortality, the Great Irish Potato Famine was one of the worst disasters in the 19th century-it claimed twice as many lives as the American Civil War. A perfect storm of bacterial infection, political greed, and religious intolerance sparked this catastrophe.
"Unforgettable, Haunting, and a Compelling Warning"
London in April, 1940, was a place of great fear and conflict. Everyone was on edge; civilization itself seemed imperiled. The Germans are marching. They have taken Poland, France, Holland, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia. They now menace Britain. Should Britain negotiate with Germany? The members of the War Cabinet bicker, yell, lose their control, and are divided. Churchill, leading the faction to fight, and Lord Halifax, cautioning that prudence is the way to survive, attempt to usurp one another by any means possible.
"A Vivid Account"
Josh Fashanu talks to Danny Kelly about his time in the game. The former centre forward served his time mostly at Wimbledon FC, in which he won the FA Cup in 1988 and scored more than 100 goals in all competitions. He is now a British TV presenter, and after retiring from the game he managed his own Sunday league football team for two years. Get his interview here.
Danny Kelly talks with former Liverpoool FC legend John Aldridge about his career in football and especially his time at Liverpool FC. John was a prolific scorer and his tally of 330 goals is still the sixth highest in English league football. John infamously also became the first person to have a penalty kick saved in a FA Cup final.
talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station, presents: John Wark, Scottish former footballer who spent most of his playing time with Ipswich Town. He won a record four player of the year awards before becoming one of the four inaugural members of the club's hall of fame. Interview by Danny Kelly.
Former Welsh professional football player John Hartson talks to Danny Kelly in the studio. The striker played for West Ham United and Arsenal during his 16-year career and remained the Welsh national team's forward coach until 2013. Find about his playing and coaching career here.
John Amaechi, retired English basketball player, joins Danny Kelly in the TalkSPORT studio. After a successful career in basketball, he then became the first former NBA player ever to come out as gay, along with representing England in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Listen here for his full interview.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Cardinal Peter Turkson, taped in Rome.
We conclude with a look at artificial intelligence with John Kelly, senior vice president of cognitive solutions and research for the IBM Corporation.
talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station, presents: British former Grand Prix motorcyle road racer and Formula Ove driver John Surtees chats with Danny Kelly.
You see your children every day. You have a handle on their lives, right? But do you know how to read the undercurrents? Can you spot the subtle signs of potentially addictive behavior? Is there a touch of violence hidden in your child? This book shows the exact key behaviors, activities, and personality changes to look for in your child that point to brewing trouble. Designed for every parent with teenagers today, this is the only book that provides honest answers to the questions you have about your child and drug abuse, alcohol and binge drinking, violence and bullying, gambling, and depression and suicide.
John McGovern and Danny Kelly talk everything football in the TalkSPORT studio. The player started his football career at the age of 19 and became the youngest player to play in all four divisions of the Football League. He then played more than 500 league games before turning to management in 1982.
One woman sued Donald Trump’s Miami resort saying she lost her job because she got pregnant.
On the first anniversary of the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump spent much of the day in a setting he knows well — a room full of high-priced lawyers battling out a civil lawsuit.
Danny Kelly talks boxing with John Conteh, the former World Light Heavyweight Champion. He retired from boxing in 1980 with a record of 34 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. John started boxing at the age of 10yrs old and at his peak was lined up as an opponent to the great Muhammad Ali.
Willie John Mcbride talks to Danny Kelly inside the TalkSPORT studio. The former Rugby Union footballer played as a lock for Ireland and the British Irish Lions.