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Bottom Dog - The Story of the Limerick Soviet 1919

6 EpisodesProduced by Cian PrendivilleWebsite

April 1919. Tanks on the streets of Limerick. Workers on strike. A soviet declared. The workers control prices and produce food. They even have their own police force and money. Listen to this amazing true story of popular revolt, betrayal, and a city that defied an empire.Hosted by Cian Prendiville… read more

6 Episodes | 2019

EP5 - Limerick Soviet 2.0?

May 5th, 2019

29:36

In this season finale we  look at the lessons from the Limerick Soviet for today, what can we learn from how unions organised low paid and precarious workers rapidly, how left and socialist ideas became commonplace, but …

EP 4 - The Road Not Taken

April 27th, 2019

24:55

In this episode we  consider other similar revolts across Ireland at the time, including the forgotten story of ‘Take Back the City’-style housing …

EP 3 - Revolution Betrayed

April 20th, 2019

17:11

In this episode we investigate the battles inside the Soviet, and in the trade unions and labour movement nationally, leading up to the ultimate …

EP2 - A New 'Boss' in Town

April 14th, 2019

20:27

This episode look at how the Soviet ran the city, produced food, printed money, set up their own police force and even brought down the price of …

EP1 - The Workers' Rising

April 6th, 2019

25:43

This episode covers the rapid growth of radical trade unionism and socialism in Limerick leading up to 1919, the opposition and resistance to the …

EP0 - Promo

March 27th, 2019

0:53

This episode is a small preview of things to come. Starting on April 6th, this podcast will bring you the story of the Limerick Soviet of 1919 over five weekly episodes, every Saturday. 

The podcast name pays homage to …

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