First Thought

By Galway International Arts Festival

First Thought invites you to discover new perspectives, people, and more. Tune into conversations on creativity and the issues of the day.  Based on Galway International Arts Festival's popular First Thought Talks series.

  1. 1.
    Vinyl Hours with Stephen Murtagh
    58:04
  2. 2.
    Vinyl Hours with Maureen Kennelly
    53:20
  3. 3.
    Vinyl Hours with Steve Wall
    48:21
  4. 4.
    Hughie O'Donoghue at GIAF 2020
    40:45
  5. 5.
    Dael Orlandersmith: Theatre and the Personal
    55:01
  6. 6.
    Vinyl Hours with Julie Feeney
    43:39
  7. 7.
    Mary Robinson: What Can We Do About Climate Change?
    32:00
  8. 8.
    Vinyl Hours with Liz Nugent
    42:56
  1. 9.
    A Conversation with Enda Walsh and Paul Fahy
    16:19
  2. 10.
    Vinyl Hours with David Brophy Part 2
    37:59
  3. 11.
    Vinyl Hours with David Brophy Part 1
    47:08
  4. 12.
    Climate: What Can Change? Minister Eamon Ryan, Tara O’Neill and Mai Sheehan and Dr. Rory Monaghan
    1:09:14
  5. 13.
    Does Culture Drive Human Evolution? with Gaia Vince and Maureen Kennelly
    59:53
  6. 14.
    What May the Post-Pandemic Future Hold? Fintan O'Toole in conversation with Catriona Crowe
    1:07:26
  7. 15.
    The State of the UK: Fintan O'Toole, John Lanchester & Martina Fitzgerald
    1:05:18
  8. 16.
    The Spanish Flu: Dr Ida Milne, Fergal Bowers and Dr Caitriona Clear
    59:35
  9. 17.
    Italia 90: Colm Tóibín, Eamon Dunphy and Mark Duncan
    58:52
  10. 18.
    Black Lives Matter: Experiences of Racism in Ireland: Tobi Lawal, Felicia Olusanya and Amanda Adewole in conversation with Róisín Ingle
    1:00:10
  11. 19.
    Brexit and the North: Glenn Patterson, MP Claire Hanna and Dave O’Connell
    1:03:44
  12. 20.
    COVID-19 in Ireland: Dr Luke O’Neill, Dr Catherine Motherway, Dr Paul Moynagh, Dr Mary Favier & David McCullagh
    1:03:21
  13. 21.
    Bloody Sunday 1920: Paul Rouse, Anne Dolan and Diarmaid Ferriter
    1:08:38
  14. 22.
    Samantha Power & Áine Lawlor: The State of the US
    1:05:31
  15. 23.
    Marion McKeone & Larry Donnelly: Will Trump Win Again?
    54:49
  16. 24.
    Tomi Reichental: A Holocaust Survivor Living in Ireland
    1:05:36
  17. 25.
    Ireland's Direct Provision System: Donnah Vuma, Bulelani Mfaco and Evgeny Shtorn
    47:05
  18. 26.
    Bee Wilson: Food, the Vital Frontier
    55:06
  19. 27.
    Fintan O'Toole: Brexit
    29:45
  20. 28.
    Kate Mulgrew: How to Forget
    54:09
  21. 29.
    Michael D Higgins: The Meaning of Home
    54:54
  22. 30.
    John Crumlish and Paul Fahy Introduce First Thought
    2:07

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