Ciara and Jeri discuss the life of St. Patrick. How he grew up in an aristocratic English family before he was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland where he was sold as a slave.
Naomi O'Leary and Tim Mc Inerney cover St Patrick's history, from his religious conversion to canonization as a saint. As it turns out, most of the myths associated with St Patrick stem from a historian who chronicled his time in Ireland and afterward.
What does the color green have to do with fairies? Which US cities recognize St Patrick's Day as a legal holiday? Do Irish people pinch each other on March 17 too? Find out in this snippet.
Travis and Teresa talk about some common misconceptions about St. Patrick's Day—like the color green being the original color associated with Ireland—and explain St Patrick's Day etiquette that everyone should follow, like not pinching people.
This snippet offers the beginning of the history of St. Patrick's day in 19th century Dublin. Ireland at the time was ravaged by famine. and thousands of starving Irish poured into the city, while the rich celebrated in style—stoking class tension to a fever pitch.
Tony and Cindy talk to chef JP McMahon about what constitutes real authentic St Patrick's Day food. In the chef's opinion, most modern-day St Patrick Day meals don't include a key component of Irish cooking: seafood.
The Michelin star-winning Irish chef, JP McMahon, gives Tony and Cindy his recipe for Irish soda bread and reveals a few tips and tricks for getting the dish exactly right.
Professor Buzzkill explains that most St. Patrick's Day celebrations actually started in America, not Ireland. The professor relates his experience with St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, which was a pretty subdued affair.
People say St. Patrick did a lot of things: bringing Christianity to Ireland, banishing snakes from Ireland, using a shamrock to explain the holy trinity. But there's one thing that St Patrick never did, and that was drink.
This extra-long St. Patrick's Day special highlights the Best Celtic Music of 2016 as voted on by you in the Celtic Top 20 with music from The Gothard Sisters, Heidi-Jane Schwabe, Ockham's Razor, Black Market Haggis, Stanley & Grimm, Sarah Marie Mullen, Skeleton McKee, Burning Bridget Cleary, Innisf