Born out of the eponymous event series and presented by historian and writer Chris Kissane, Ireland’s Edge – The Podcast hosts and hears from a range of disparate and diverse voices all at the cutting edge of what they do. In series one, there were discussions of transhumanism, the Irish language, space exploration, economics, the hidden history of the banjo, Taylor Swift and chaos theory - and almost everything in between!

And after another tumultuous year, we’re back with a new series of thought-provoking discussions about the altered state of the world around us.

We’ll be talking about everything from the climate crisis to data privacy, and psychedelic drugs to the future of the art, with guests including Guardian US editor John Mulholland, writer Seamas O’Reilly, and global energy expert Dr Michael Dorsey.

Things look different from the edge.

Chris Kissane

Christopher Kissane is a historian and writer from Kerry. He is currently an Editorial Fellow with History Workshop, and has previously worked with the Royal Historical Society and at the London School of Economics. He was a BBC New Generation Thinker and his writing appears in The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and elsewhere. His book, Food, Religion & Communities in Early Modern Europe is out now in paperback with Bloomsbury.