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Aoife Bhreatnach
Society & CultureHistory

Filthy-minded historian, Aoife Bhreatnach, explores books from the ‘censored in Ireland’ list. From great literature, mediocre reads, sex manuals, true crime and pulp fiction to memoirs of gay life, thousands of books were censored in Ireland. Were those ‘bad books’ indecent or obscene? Join Aoife as she reads like a smut-obsessed censor, looking for the rude bits in all kinds of books. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 51 ratings
  • A delightful romp through the Irish blacklist

    Reviewing books, and now plays and even magazines banned by Irish censors over the years, this podcast is a fun insight into the 20th Century Irish sensibilities, along with decent book reviews. Censorship Bingo to sum things up is fun but the very full review of each book is the fun of the pod, and I love how she puts things into context. 5 stars!

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    Goofy's pal Caleb
    United States2 months ago
  • Bold, Brash and terribly good fun

    An intelligent look at literature with more than a smattering of rudeness…topped with a gorgeous accent!!

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    footie i man
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • This is a wonderful podcast - the finest literature (sometimes) is raked through to unearth the smut that got it banned. Aoife is a brilliant host making a subject that could be mere titillation something of academic note. Well worth a listen for her really funny asides and guest banter.

    Colin Arnott
    a year ago
  • Such a fun insight into Irish cultural history !

    Love this podcast, clever and often smutty 🌷

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    United States2 years ago
  • So interesting

    What a brilliant podcast. Full of facts told in an amusing & clever way.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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