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Brendan O'Connor

English, News, 1 season, 704 episodes, 2 days, 15 hours, 56 minutes
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Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
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Medal-Winning Track Stars

Runners Chris O'Donnell and Sophie Becker talk to Áine about their historic medal wins at the European Championships, and the joyful celebrations and reactions from home.
6/15/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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Russell Crowe – Melancholy for Maximus, but warm wishes for Mescal.

Ahead of his return to Ireland for the Indoor Garden Party gig, award-winning actor and musician Russell Crowe talks to Áine about the music that shaped his lifefrom The Boomtown Rats to Etta James. Reflecting on his work with Ridley Scott on Gladiator, he extends warm wishes to Paul Mescal who steps into the iconic role of Maximus Decimus Meridius
6/15/202426 minutes, 18 seconds
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Be a better tourist

Residents of Menorca and Majorca have been protesting this week against over-tourism on their islands. So Lisa Regan, joined Áine with some tips on how to be a better tourist.
6/15/202410 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friendship from 911 adversity

A musical has just opened in Dublin: Come From Away tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of the 911 attacks. Over 300 of those people were passengers on an Aer Lingus flight, and Áine is joined this morning by two of the cabin crew from that flight, Angela Broderick and Adele Campbell.
6/15/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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All bow to the glorious taco

Chef Lily Ramirez-Foran, owner of the Picado Mexican Pantry and Cookery School in Dublin and author of the ‘Tacos’ cookbook gives us a primer on the ubiquitous folded Mexican snack, including the lesser-spotted ‘mashed potato taco’.
6/15/20246 minutes, 56 seconds
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Neil Jordan's Unconventional Memoir

Featuring poetry, photos, paintings, short stories and tonnes of Hollywood A-Listers, Amnesiac is the new memoir by Oscar winning director and writer Neil Jordan.
6/15/202426 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fanfic Goes Mainstream

Author Sarah Maria Griffin joins Áine to discuss the growing popularity of fanfiction, the good, the bad and the embarrassing - should we be embracing this amateur creative outlet?
6/9/202410 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Watch List

Dublin International Film Director Gráinne Humphreys and Dave O’Callaghan host of the From Here and Back Again podcast give their recommendations for what to watch on the big and small screens for the week ahead.
6/9/202410 minutes, 26 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Joining Áine to discuss what's making the Sunday headlines this week were; Iar Thaoiseach Bertie Ahern, Jennifer Bray, Political Reporter for the Irish Times, Gary Murphy Professor of Politics at DCU and Louise Bayliss, Founder of single parent organisation SPARK and Campaign Co-Ordinator for Focus Ireland.
6/9/202454 minutes, 23 seconds
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Independence Day?

Barry Lenihan joins Áine fresh from the RTÉ election centre, bringing us the latest on the local, European, and Limerick mayoral election.
6/9/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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“This tour is a love letter to Ireland” – John Bishop

Fresh from his nearly-complete, three-week motorbike tour of Ireland, comedian John Bishop, spoke to Áine about how marriage John Bishop “Back At It” Live at The 3Arena, Dublin October 5th. Tickets are €49.50 /€45 on sale Monday June 10th at 10am through www.ticketmaster.ie
6/9/202422 minutes, 52 seconds
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Will independents stage a breakthrough?

As the tally results start to trickle in from yesterday’s local elections, Barry Lenihan brings us the latest from up and down the country.
6/8/20247 minutes, 38 seconds
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Road trip recipes

Food writer Catriona Redmond gives Áine some tips, advice and recipes for the perfect goodies to bring on summer day trips- from sausage rolls to pizza muffins.
6/8/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Do you check your phone while driving?

If so, you’re 15-25 TIMES more likely to be in an accident. That’s according to Dr. Pete Lunn, head of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit, who came into studio to talk driver behaviour, after a really bad start to 2024, in terms of serious road collisions.
6/8/202415 minutes, 36 seconds
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Conor Niland on the highs and heartbreak of pro tennis

Irish tennis star Conor Niland talks about his new memoir The Racket which lifts the lid on the highs and lows and the sometimes-brutal reality of life on the court
6/8/202420 minutes, 38 seconds
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Gold for Ireland!

After a historic night for Ireland’s 4x400 mixed relay team at the European Athletic Championships, Áine Kerr speaks to champion runner, David Gillick, who was the post-race reporter in the stadium last night.
6/8/20246 minutes, 43 seconds
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“I hated working on building sites, so I turned to writing” Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is best-known for the Trainspotting series of novels, and the films they spawned. But the reason he’s returning to Ireland this month is to perform a DJ set at the Beyond the Pale Music & Arts Festival. So today he’s picking five pieces of music that remind him of big moments in his life.
6/8/202427 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bougie on a Budget – the rise of Dupe Culture

Writer and Fashion Law consultant Elaine Maguire O’Connor chats to Áine about the popularity of affordable alternatives and what this means for consumers and the big luxury brands.
6/8/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Joining Brendan to discuss the Sunday headlines this week were; Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant & Irish Times Contributor, Elaine Loughlin, Political Editor with The Irish Examiner, Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD Historian & Lecturer in Gender Studies and Larry Donnelly, columnist with thejournal.ie & lecturer in law at NUI Galway.
6/2/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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The song of the summer at the speed of social

As a viral TikTok 'joke' becomes a contender for song of the summer, Arts Journalist Louise Bruton talks to Brendan about this seasonal phenomenon.
6/2/20247 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Watch List

Broadcaster and entertainment journalist Sarina Bellissimo and TV and radio producer Eoin Sweeney share their tips on what to watch this week!
6/2/202413 minutes, 29 seconds
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Finding the Light

With just a couple of weeks left until the summer Solstice, Fr Simon Sleeman, a Glenstal Abbey monk has been thinking about light, and its meaning in our lives.
6/2/202428 minutes, 36 seconds
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Kevin Barry - The Heart in Winter

Author Kevin Barry's discusses his new novel The Heart of Winter, set in Butte, Montana in the 1890s. He also picked five songs that connect him to different moments in his life including writing poetry in Limerick graveyards as a teen and what the 'Walk Of Shame' meant in Cork in the 1990s
6/1/202430 minutes, 15 seconds
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Swim Safely

Today's the first day of the summer season for Ireland's beach lifeguards and Brendan is joined by Caroline Casey, Water Safety Development Officer for Cork County Council with tips on staying safe in the sea and on the sand this bank holiday weekend.
6/1/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Navigating Group Holidays

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan on how to ensure your holiday isn't a pressure cooker when you go away in a group with friends and family.
6/1/202426 minutes, 51 seconds
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No-bake desserts

Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House shares her ‘no-bake' desserts, from the simple to the sophisticated.
6/1/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Harvesting rainwater – making every drop count

With the warm weather, comes talk of water and conservation. Horticultural teacher Hazel Proctor tells Brendan how harvesting domestic, and rainwater can be a small, positive step many of us can take to futureproof our resources.
6/1/20246 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bluffer’s Guide to Metabolism

Why can some people eat what they want, and still never put on weight? What exactly is metabolism, and what can we do to alter it? Endocrinologist, Professor Mary Ryan, gives us a lay person’s introduction.
6/1/202412 minutes, 32 seconds
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Johnny Marr – Mancunian-Irish, and proud of it

Ahead of his summer gigs in Ireland, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr talks to Brendan about growing up through music, the influence of his Irish family, and about the guitars that come with ‘songs in ‘em’, as featured in his new book, Marr’s Guitars.
5/26/202426 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Watch List

Film Critic with the Business Post John Maguire and writer Esther O’Moore Donohue share their tips on what to watch in cinemas and on TV this week
5/26/202411 minutes, 35 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Louise Burne, Political Correspondent with the Irish Mirror; Oisín Coghlan, Chief Executive Friends of the Earth Ireland; Bobby McDonagh, Former Ambassador to the UK and EU and Larissa Nolan, Features editor at the Reach group of newspapers and websites.
5/26/202454 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Brat Pack Revisited

Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez… We’ll be hearing a lot more about those Brat Pack actors in the weeks ahead, because of a new documentary 'Brats'. Writer Anna Carey takes a look at the original 1985 New York magazine article which coined the term, and assesses how it impacted their friendships and careers.
5/26/20248 minutes, 11 seconds
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“I just started crying, and shouting, and roaring” - Mary Coughlan

Singer Mary Coughlan chooses five pieces of music that remind her of big moments in her life. Her choices included Bridie Gallagher, Chick Shack, Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Her new single, More Like Bridget, was released this week, and is on the RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends list.
5/25/202432 minutes, 9 seconds
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Summer entertaining: fail to plan, plan to fail

From setting the mood, to rustling up a light lunch, hotelier Noel Cunningham talks to Brendan about his fool-proof plans for entertaining at home this summer.
5/25/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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Preparing your teen for their first summer job

Leisha Redmond McGrath, chartered work and coaching psychologist, talks to Brendan about guiding teenagers towards their first summer job and the why we should teach this generation how to ‘earn a backbone.’
5/25/20246 minutes, 34 seconds
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“I got an idea, out of the blue, from nowhere” - Colm Tóibín

Fifteen years after his extraordinarily successful novel, Brooklyn, writer Colm Tóibín is back with a sequel, Long Island. He chatted with Brendan about being Irish abroad, about mothers, and about Donald Trump. More details about his readings at ColmToibin.ie.
5/25/202434 minutes, 33 seconds
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The 2 Johnnies are out the gap

In a week of departures from 2fm, Johnny B and Johnny Smacks talk to Brendan about the decision to bring their radio show to an end.
5/25/202415 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fr. Brian D'Arcy

Fr Brian D'Arcy picks out five songs that have meant something to him throughout his life from his early days as a young priest to his time in Nashville and meeting Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks.
5/19/202430 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Brief History: Public Art in Dublin

As the Portal ‘sleeps’ following some problematic behaviour in North Earl Street and New York, historian Liz Gillis talks to Brendan about the receptions given to public art in the Capital City in the past.
5/19/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Alice Leahy, Director of Services Alice Leahy Trust; Donnacha O Beacháin, Professor of Politics, DCU & International Relations Expert; Aisling Meehan, Solicitor & Tax Consultant and Political Correspondent at the Irish Times Harry McGee. Journalist at the Sunday Independent Liam Collins also joined the programme.
5/19/202454 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Watch List

Michael Doherty, Movie Editor for the RTÉ Guide and podcaster Cassie Delaney give their recommendations for what to watch on the big and small screens for the week ahead.
5/19/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Ultimate Steak

Food historian and Financial Times writer Tim Hayward talks Brendan through the best techniques for making the ultimate steak
5/18/20248 minutes, 39 seconds
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ChatGPT... but flirtier?

Open AI this week unveiled the latest version of their GPT tool. But what is it? Are we entering a brave new world of AI and when exactly will it arrive? Technology journalist, and host of the For Tech’s Sake podcast, Elaine Burke, reviews ChatGPT4o.
5/18/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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Eímear Noone on composing, conducting and homecoming

Conductor and composer Eímear Noone tells Brendan how her childhood in Kilconnell set her on a path to create soundscapes for film and video games. And, what it means to come home and to conduct in Galway for the first time.
5/18/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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Keep the burglars away when you’re on holidays

Should you buy a doorbell camera or not? What about motion-triggered security lights? Peak holiday season is upon us, so Peter Murray, from the Security Institute of Ireland, has tips for listeners on making your home unappealing for burglars while you’re away.
5/18/20248 minutes, 50 seconds
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Coping with a death by suicide

Fiona and Tim Tuomey remember their daughter Milly who died by suicide at age 11 in 2016. They talk about her life, their grief and trying to destigmatise suicide.
5/18/202428 minutes, 34 seconds
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Things Nobody Tells You - Cathy Kelly & Stefanie Preissner

Two women at different stages of life, writer and podcaster Stefanie Preissner and novelist Cathy Kelly, give each other advice about love, body image and navigating privacy in an online age.
5/18/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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Artist, Dorothy Cross - “The early days weren’t easy. I was broke as a church mouse!”

One of Ireland’s most celebrated artists, Dorothy Cross, talks to Brendan about how she has cultivated a true sense of freedom, her elemental need to live near the sea and why she’s repatriating a mummy from Cork to Egypt.
5/12/202429 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why Goth Will Never Die

With the success of Netflix’s Wednesday and the popularity of Eurovision’s Bambi Thug, Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive and ‘life-long’ Goth Kasandra O’Connell chats to Brendan about the darker side of the arts and why Goth is the most enduring subculture of them all.
5/12/202410 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Watch List

Freelance Culture Journalist Zara Hedderman and Dave O’Callaghan host of the From Here and Back Again podcast give their recommendations for what to watch on the big and small screens for the week ahead.
5/12/202410 minutes, 44 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Joining Brendan in studio to talk through the Sunday paper are; Sunday Times Columnist Alison O’Connor, Housing Policy Expert and Former Chair of Threshold Aideen Hayden, Chairman and CEO of the Flynn Group and Member of the Housing Commission Michael O’Flynn and CEO of ESRI Prof Alan Barrett.
5/12/202455 minutes, 15 seconds
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The secret to the perfect chicken fillet roll!

Grainne O’ Keefe, Chef from Mae Restaurant, talks us through how to make the perfect fried chicken, including a recipe for a posh chicken fillet roll!
5/11/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Eurovision Fever

Eurovision legend Linda Martin is live from Malmo to discuss all things Bambie Thug and the Eurovision experience.
5/11/20245 minutes, 8 seconds
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Irish Island hopping

Travel journalist Pól Ó Conghaile takes Brendan on a trip through Ireland’s Islands and the best they have to offer
5/11/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Propaganda Wars – Navigating the zombie internet

With online manipulation through AI becoming ever more sophisticated, tech innovator and entrepreneur Mark Little talks to Brendan about the disruptive but effective tools that are being used to manipulate and influence us all.
5/11/202417 minutes, 51 seconds
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An ED doctor on coming back from burnout

Dr Emily O’Conor, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, talks to Brendan about her experience of burnout and what we lose if we fail to value empathy in healthcare.
5/11/202426 minutes, 26 seconds
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Imelda May - ‘How can you pick five songs out of all the songs you love?!’

Singer, writer and actor Imelda May is tasked with picking some of the music of her life and talks to Brendan about tackling the role of Kathleen Behan on stage.
5/11/202431 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cuckoo by Rita Ann Higgins

Poet Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem Cuckoo.
5/11/20241 minute, 41 seconds
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Below the Belt? - Jake Paul takes on Tyson

Boxing writer for the Irish Sun, Kevin Byrne, takes Brendan through the latest novelty match between YouTuber Jake Paul and heavy-weight legend Mike Tyson
5/5/202412 minutes, 12 seconds
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"Mam went to surprise Dad after work, but never came home."

The families of those killed and injured in the 1974 Dublin-Monaghan Bombings will be marking the fiftieth anniversary later this month. Aidan Shields, Sharon and Paul Askin, all lost loved ones in the disaster. They're taking part in a new six-part documentary series on RTÉ Radio 1, The Forgotten, starting at 6.30pm on Tuesday May 7th.
5/5/202426 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Watch List

Grainne Humphreys, Director of the Dublin International Film Festival and Rory Cashin, Entertainment and Culture journalist, give their recommendations for what to watch on the big and small screens for the week ahead.
5/5/202413 minutes, 23 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today’s panel includes Louise Bayliss, Founder of Single Parent organisation SPARK & Campaign Co-ordinator of Focus Ireland; Pat Leahy, Political Editor at the Irish Times; Brendan Kelly, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin & Brenda Power, Columnist with the Irish Daily Mail and Sunday Times and barrister.
5/5/202455 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cáit O'Riordan - 'The Pogues changed my life'

Music legend Cait O’Riordan talks to Brendan about the music of her life and dealing with the loss of her friend and bandmate Shane MacGowan
5/4/202429 minutes, 45 seconds
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Food for a gathering

With Communion season upon us, food writer Lilly Higgins gives Brendan her top tips for hosting, and the best recipes to cook for a crowd.
5/4/20248 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yes, we raged against the war, but we helped elect Nixon

As US Campus protests head for their third week, author and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer talks to Brendan about her experiences of 1968, the year of revolt.
5/4/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tom Dunne’s guide for Southsiders heading to Croker.

Broadcaster Tom Dunne gives Leinster fans a few handy tips on crossing the Liffey for Croke Park.
5/4/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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Five-aside fever! Returning to sports without burning out

Physiotherapist Aisling Frawley talks to Brendan about the benefits of returning to sport as an adult, how to find the activities you love, and the best way to stay fit and injury-free.
5/4/202410 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr Gabor Maté on how trauma shapes us

World-leading expert in trauma and addiction, Dr Gabor Maté, is coming to Dublin's RDS on June 20th. He spoke to Brendan about collective traumas experienced by groups and countries, and how individual traumas can be as simple as unmet childhood needs. He also cautions that any suppressed trauma can contribute to poor physical health.
5/4/202435 minutes, 15 seconds
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"It makes sense of my life... but autism isn’t going to go away"

Nuala O’Connor, the celebrated author, talks to Brendan about her new novel, Seaborne, about the life of Anne Bonny. She also discusses her recent diagnoses with ADHD and autism, and how the discoveries have changed her life.
4/28/202429 minutes, 2 seconds
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Baby Reindeer – are TV fans taking it too far?

Online sleuths, armchair detectives and the rise of the confessional comedy. Podcaster Fionnuala Jones talk to Brendan about the mini-culture war swirling around TV series Baby Reindeer.
4/28/20247 minutes, 43 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today’s panel includes Oisin Coughlan, Chief Executive Friends of the Earth Ireland, Wendy Grace, Broadcaster and Columnist, Dr. Mick Molloy, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Louise Burne, Political Correspondent with the Irish Mirror. Senior Counsel Sunniva McDonagh also joined the programme.
4/28/202454 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Watch List

Irish Times Film Correspondent Donald Clarke and writer Henrietta McKervey give their recommendations for what to watch on the big and small screens for the week ahead.
4/28/202412 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stanley Tucci's Perfect Martini

Actor, food lover and style guru Stanley Tucci chats to Brendan about how to fix the perfect cocktail, the importance of dressing for dinner and his go-to risotto recipe.
4/27/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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Eat the sandwich! Ultra Processed foods – facts and fears

Registered Dietitian Sarah Keogh talks to Brendan about Ultra Processed Foods, dispelling the myths and allaying fears about some of our favourite meals.
4/27/20249 minutes, 38 seconds
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May Magic – Bealtaine Rituals

Pagan Priestess Deirdre Wadding talks Brendan through the rites and rituals of Bealtaine
4/27/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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“I could see this lake of blood all around me” - Salman Rushdie

Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie was subjected to a savage knife attack in 2022. The attack came 33-years after the Supreme Leader of Iran issued a fatwa calling for him to be killed, in protest at his novel The Satanic Verses. In his new book, Knife, Rushdie recounts the events of that day, and his ‘miraculous’ recovery.
4/27/202429 minutes, 13 seconds
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Preventing A Mid- Life Crisis With Psychotherapist Richard Hogan

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan on what a mid-life crisis is, who it strikes, how to navigate it and how to prevent one happening in the first place.
4/27/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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Themed Cruise Holidays

Michelle Walsh-Jackson from TheNovelTraveller.com outlines some of the themed cruise holidays available. From cruises for motorbike enthusiasts to cruises for lovers of Eighties music, there is a themed cruise for everyone and she also explains how mini cruises can be a cheaper way to sail.
4/27/20249 minutes, 22 seconds
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Peter Murtagh

Journalist Peter Murtagh talks to Brendan about his surprising retirement project - an epic journey by motorcycle from Chile to Alaska that he documents in his new book From Tip to Top.
4/21/202427 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Watch List

Entertainment Journalist and Broadcaster Sarina Bellissimo and Radio Producer and Broadcaster Eoin Sweeney discuss the best of what to watch in film and TV for the week ahead
4/21/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Celebrity Beefs

2fm’s Aifric O’Connell chats to Brendan about the good, the bad and the ugly of celebrity feuds from the historic Hollywood lore of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford to Taylor Swift and her love of Bad Blood...
4/21/202412 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Newspaper Panel

Joining Brendan to discuss the day’s newspapers are Dr Robbie Smyth, Head of Journalism, Media and Communications at Griffith College, Dublin, and former Sinn Fein General Secretary, Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner, Lorraine Sweeney, businesswoman and Dr Emmanuelle Schon-Quinlivan, Lecturer in European Politics at UCC.
4/21/202454 minutes, 33 seconds
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So, you’ve been phished

From phishing to smishing, it can feel like our devices are being hit with a deluge of scams every day. Joanne O’Connor, co-founder of Cyber Awareness Ireland talks to Brendan about the real risks and the best first steps if you’ve taken the bait.
4/20/202412 minutes, 23 seconds
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Martina Cox

It's been six years since Martina Cox's husband, Sean, was brutally attacked before a Liverpool match at Anfield that left him with brain injuries and in a wheelchair. She joined Brendan to talk about care provision in Ireland and how their family has changed in the aftermath of Sean's attack.
4/20/202421 minutes, 46 seconds
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Arun Kapil - Spicy Salads

Spice Expert Arun Kapil tells Brendan how to liven up your salads with a bang of spice and the best of seasonal vegetables.
4/20/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rita-Ann Higgins - music of my life

Poet Rita-Ann Higgins joined Brendan to talk about five songs that have meant something to her over her life. She also about being estranged from her siblings and how growing up poor in Galway influenced her poetry.
4/20/202423 minutes, 8 seconds
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John Boyne - Earth

Author John Boyne on his new novella, Earth, the second installment in his four-part Elements series that looks at sexual traumas from different perspectives. He also spoke about toxic masculinity, pile-ons and how he's now writing a new TV series.
4/20/202427 minutes, 25 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes David Quinn, Columnist for the Sunday Independent, Grainne Ní Aodha - News Reporter, Press Association, Kate O’Connell - Pharmacist and Former Fine Gael TD and Ciaran Mac an Bhaird – Head of the School of Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU
4/14/202454 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Watch List

Acting Editor of the Irish Times Magazine and Music Journalist Nadine O’ Regan and John Maguire Film Critic with the Business Post chat to Brendan about the must watch television and films coming up this week
4/14/202411 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bryan Meehan – The Park Hotel

Entrepreneur Bryan Meehan talks new beginnings as the owner of The Park Hotel, Kenmare and his role as steward of Dromgarriff Rainforest
4/14/202422 minutes, 35 seconds
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Life Lessons from Kids Movies

Actor and founder of the Glass Mask Theatre, Rex Ryan talks to Brendan about what films we should be watching with our kids and what lessons we can all learn from them
4/14/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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Working Well

Whatever your line of work, making time for movement can benefit your health enormously. Physical trainer and wellness coach, Karl Henry explains how 'movement snacks' and tech-free lunches could help us to get healthier at work.
4/13/20248 minutes, 34 seconds
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Baked Potatoes

What makes the perfect baked potato? Catriona Redmond, Irish Examiner food columnist shares her favorite toppings and tells Brendan why in her house the baked spud is the ultimate convenience food.
4/13/20246 minutes, 38 seconds
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Documentary: The Days of Trees

Brendan talks to Director Alan Gilsenan and producer Tomás Hardiman about their powerful documentary The Days of Trees which deals with Tomás’ personal experience as a survivor of child sexual abuse
4/13/202433 minutes, 4 seconds
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Maggie Armstrong

Writer Maggie Armstrong joins Brendan to talk about her debut collection of short stories 'Old Romantics' that explores the darker side of relationships, navigating the terrain of heartbreak, motherhood and modern life
4/13/202413 minutes, 15 seconds
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Marty Whelan

Broadcasting legend Marty Whelan takes Brendan through the music of his life, choosing some of his favourite songs that have soundtracked special memories and career highlights
4/13/202430 minutes, 30 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes John O’Brennan, Professor of European Politics at Maynooth University, Aisling Maloney, Political Correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail, Fergus Finlay, Columnist with the Irish & Board member of HSE and Aisling Meehan, Agricultural Solicitor
4/7/202455 minutes, 30 seconds
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Anne Walsh Donnelly, Poet

Anne Walsh Donnelly spoke to Philip about her marriage separation and depression which led to her realising she was a writer and coming out as gay at 50.
4/7/202422 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Watch List - 7th April 2024

Michael Doherty, RTÉ Guide Movie Editor and Aoife Barry, Freelance Journalist
4/7/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fifty years of The King of Horror

It's fifty years since Steven King published his ground-breaking horror novel, Carrie. Award-winning Irish author, John Connolly, came into studio to pay tribute to King, and explain his cult status to non-believers.
4/7/202416 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Watch List - 7th April

Michael Doherty, RTÉ Guide Movie Editor and Aoife Barry, Freelance Journalist
4/7/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Watch List - 7th April

Michael Doherty, RTÉ Guide Movie Editor and Aoife Barry, Freelance Journalist
4/7/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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Can we sustainably revamp our homes?

It's the time of year when people think about revamping their homes, but are there ways the do that with minimal impact on the environment? There are! As sustainability journalist, Joe Linehan, told Philip.
4/6/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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Parkinsons Awareness Week

Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Suzanne Timmons and Frank Mullen, who was diagnosed with Parkinsons last year at age 60, talk about Parkinsons which is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
4/6/202422 minutes, 29 seconds
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Phelim Drew

Actor and singer, Phelim Drew, talked us through the music that has soundtracked his life. His choices included tracks by UB40, Joe Jackson, David Lindley, Lisa Hannigan, and by The Dubliners, featuring Phelim's father, Ronnie Drew.
4/6/202425 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dominic West on ponds!

Actor Dominic West on playing Prince Charles in The Crown, Jimmy McNulty in The Wire and his experience of digging an organic pond which he'll also be talking about at the upcoming Festival of Gardens and Nature in April in Ballintubbert House, Co Laois
4/6/202422 minutes, 7 seconds
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Landfall! Storm Kathleen is here

Joanna Donnelly from Met Éireann gave us an update on the various weather warnings in effect this morning, due to Storm Kathleen.
4/6/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Breakfast Baking

If you've overnight guests to impress, or just fancy treating yourself, maybe it's time to try baking at sunrise? Caryna Camarino, owner of Camerino Bakery, has some tips and recipes.
4/6/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Watch List

Irish Times Film Critic and Writer Tara Brady and Dave O'Callaghan from the From Here and Back Again podcast chat to Brendan about the must watch television and films coming up this week
3/31/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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Music of My Life - Paddy Cole

Irish music legend Paddy Cole takes Brendan on a trip through his musical life and memories from the showbands to the bright lights of Vegas
3/31/202426 minutes, 12 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Louise Bayliss, founder of SPARK and Campaign Co-ordinator for Focus Ireland, Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist, Institute of International and European Affairs Lorna Fitzpatrick, Public Affairs Accounts Manager at Instinctif Partners & Member of the Labour Party
3/31/202455 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kurt Cobain's 30th Anniversary

Music journalist Eamon Sweeney talks to Brendan about the 30th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death and Nirvana's enduring legacy
3/31/202410 minutes
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Sleeping Habits & Ultra Processed Foods

Dr. Michael Mosley talks to Brendan about how to improve our sleeping habits and the dangers of Ultra Processed Foods
3/30/202417 minutes, 31 seconds
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Eggs

Chef and food writer Domini Kemp joins Brendan to talk about the versatility of the humble egg
3/30/20249 minutes, 18 seconds
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Possessing the secret of Joy

Brendan is joined by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Tony Bates, Life-coach, 'craic mechanic' Aoife McElwain and Champion Surfer John McCarthy to discuss all things joyous
3/30/202431 minutes, 36 seconds
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Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant

Author of the Skulduggery Pleasant books, Derek Landy chats to Brendan about his meteoric rise in the literary world, his humble beginnings on the farm and his continuing success
3/30/202428 minutes, 15 seconds
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Parent Survival Guide to Easter

Comedian Emma Doran gives her unique take on how to survive the Easter holidays
3/30/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Paul Muldoon

The world renowned and Pulitzer prize-winning poet shares songs with Brendan that have shaped his life.
3/24/202433 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Watch List

To look at what the week ahead holds for us on screens big and small, Brendan was joined by Donald Clarke, Irish Times film correspondent, and culture journalist Zara Hedderman.
3/24/202415 minutes, 11 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel was Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant & Irish Times Contributor; Alison O’Connor, columnist for the Sunday Times; Pete Lunn, Behavioural Economist at the ESRI & Razan Ibraheem, Irish Journalist originally from Syria.
3/24/202454 minutes, 43 seconds
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Reddit Goes Public

Jenny Darmody, Editor at Silicon Republic and presenter of the 'For Tech's Sake' podcast, tells Brendan about the successful public offering for Reddit, sometimes referred to as the 'front page of the internet'.
3/24/20245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Cooking lamb with Rachel Allen

It's spring, which is classic lamb season, and Rachel Allen has some alternative cuts of lamb to the traditional leg of lamb.
3/23/202410 minutes, 5 seconds
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Edel Coffey: In Her Place

Edel Coffey joined Brendan to talk about class, moving city, how not to sweat the small stuff and her new novel, In Her Place.
3/23/202426 minutes, 35 seconds
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Richard Hogan: Disturb Your Universe!

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan highlights the smothering effect of being over-scheduled, and inspired us to 'disturb our universe'.
3/23/202426 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bertie Ahern on the week in politics

After a seismic week in Irish politics, Iar Thaoiseach Bertie Ahern ran the rule over Leo Varadkar's resignation, and Simon Harris's ascension.
3/23/202419 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to make a household budget

If you have trouble making your money stretch to the next payday or coping with an unexpected expense then Michelle O'Hara, National Spokesperson of MABS, has advice on how setting a household budget can help
3/23/202412 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kate Middleton's Cancer Diagnosis

As the Princess of Wales reveals her cancer diagnosis, Royal Commentator Jennie Bond talks about the pressure on the Princess and the challenges ahead for the British Royal Family.
3/23/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Diarmuid Martin was Catholic Archbishop of Dublin from 2004 – 2020, and there’s much more to his life and career, as Brendan learned when the Emeritus Archbishop talked him through some of his favourite pieces of music.
3/17/202427 minutes, 56 seconds
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The “Where is Kate?” saga continues

Is the speculation about the British Royal Family’s edited Mothers’ Day photo acting as a ‘gateway’ conspiracy? Brendan speaks to the BBC’s Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent, Marianna Spring.
3/17/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today’s panel includes Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics, DCU; Dan Mulhall, former Irish Ambassador to the US; Cliona Ni Cheallaigh Associate Professor in Trinity College Dublin and Consultant in Inclusion health and infectious diseases at St James Hospital; Sarah Carey, Irish Independent columnist and Caitriona Perry,Chief President with BBC News
3/17/202452 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Watch List

To look at what the week ahead holds for us on screens big and small, Brendan was joined by Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director of the Dublin International Film Festival, and by TV and radio producer, Eoin Sweeney.
3/17/202411 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ableism in society

Among the strongest voices during the recent care referendum debate were those of Ireland's disabled community. To discuss ableism, Brendan spoke to Fiona Weldon, Capacity Officer at Independent Living Movement Ireland.
3/16/202421 minutes, 59 seconds
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Paddy’s Day Parades

Comedian Julie Jay talks Brendan through the dos and don’ts of surviving St Patrick’s Day.
3/16/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Six Nations

Jacqui Hurley gives us the latest on the Irish rugby team ahead of their decisive match against Scotland this afternoon.
3/16/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mitch Albom

Renowned author Mitch Albom joins Brendan to talk about his works, and the stage production of Tuesdays With Morrie coming to Dublin next month.
3/16/202431 minutes, 7 seconds
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St Patrick's Day Poem

Galway-based poet Rita Ann Higgins recites her freshly minted poem, St Patrick’s Day.
3/16/20242 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dermot Whelan

Meditation teacher, comedian, and sometime broadcaster, Dermot Whelan, came into studio for a catch up chat with Brendan about how life has changed for him since he stepped down from his daily Today FM radio slot last year. And has some mindfulness tips for listeners too!
3/16/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bakes for the tin

Ann-Marie Dunne, lecturer in Baking at TU Dublin, joins Brendan with ideas for cakes to graze on over the long weekend.
3/16/20249 minutes, 13 seconds
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Oscar Goodie Bags

Journalist Dee Molumby takes a rummage through the expensive goodie bags that will be handed to stars at tonight's Academy Awards.
3/10/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gary Stevenson: The Trading Game

Gary Stevenson was a hugely successful trader worth millions, but after burning out, he walked away from banking and now fights to change the system he thrived in. Gary's new book is called 'The Trading Game' and he joins Brendan to share his tale of 'greed, financial madness and moral decay'.
3/10/202431 minutes, 10 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Brenda Power, columnist at the Irish Daily Mail & Sunday Times; Aideen Heyden, housing expert and former Chair of Threshold; Jennifer Bray, Irish Times Political Reporter; Bobby McDonagh, Former Ambassador to the UK and EU and Dr. Margaret Kennedy, founder of Equality Not Care.
3/10/202454 minutes, 22 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Writer Henrietta McKervey and Michael Doherty, Movies Editor of the RTÉ Guide, take Brendan through their film and TV recommendations for the week
3/10/202413 minutes, 10 seconds
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What Do Chefs Cook At Home

Head Chef and owner of Myrtle Restaurant in London, Anna Haugh joined us to talk about cooking at home when she's off the clock.
3/9/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Walking Trail Holidays

Businesswoman and Solo Travel Queen Lisa Regan recommends some walking trail holidays and offers advice on how to approach them
3/9/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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Teens and Exercise

Prof of Clinical Exercise Physiology in DCU’s School of Health & Human Performance Niall Moyna talks about Teens and Exercise and how young is too young for the gym
3/9/202416 minutes, 37 seconds
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Comedian Mark Mehigan

Comedian and Podcaster Mark Mehigan charts his alcoholism and cocaine addiction in his book 'This Is Not A Self-Help Book - But It Might Just Help You'.
3/9/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Linda Martin

Eurovision legend Linda Martin picks five songs that have meant something to her throughout her life.
3/9/202424 minutes, 28 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Nadine O’Regan, acting editor of the Irish Times Magazine and Rory Cashin, entertainment and culture journalist take Brendan through their film and TV recommendations for the week
3/3/202411 minutes, 44 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Wendy Grace, broadcaster with Spirit FM; Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance; Brigid Laffan, Chancellor of the University of Limerick and Derek Mooney, Public Affairs Consultant.
3/3/202454 minutes, 33 seconds
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Armando Iannucci & Sean Foley

Satirist Armando Iannucci and theatre director Sean Foley on their new stage production of Dr. Strangelove staring Steve Coogan
3/3/202423 minutes, 28 seconds
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Paris Fashion week

Irish designers are having a moment at Paris Fashion Week. Baírbre Power, Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent takes us through the looks on show.
3/3/202413 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kate Middleton conspiracy theories

Finn McRedmond takes us through the rumour and conspiracy surrounding the Princess of Wales, who has not been seen in public since Christmas
3/2/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Poor Things

Irish film producers Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe from Element Pictures join Brendan in studio to talk about the enormous success of their latest film Poor Things ahead of the Oscars next week
3/2/202421 minutes, 15 seconds
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Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird reflects on his life and picks some pieces of music that have meant a lot to him over the years
3/2/202420 minutes, 5 seconds
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Baz Ashmawy

Baz joins Brendan in studio to talk about his irreverent new comedy 'Faithless'
3/2/202421 minutes, 48 seconds
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Classic pastas

Eileen Dunne Crescenzi gives tips for easy pasta dishes
3/2/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hormones for dummies

Consultant Endocronologist Dr Mary Ryan demystifies the world of hormonal health and gives advice on how to find balance in life.
3/2/202415 minutes, 36 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Entertainment Journalist Sarina Bellisimo and Host of ‘Here and Back Again’ Podcast and Dave O’Callaghan share their recommendations for what to watch this week.
2/25/202410 minutes, 43 seconds
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Denise Chaila

Singer, rapper and actor Denise Chaila joins Brendan and selects five pieces of music that have been important to her at different times in her life.
2/25/202433 minutes, 7 seconds
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AI Videos

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has just announced the halt of a planned $800million expansion of his traditional film studio citing the rise of Artificial Intelligence as the reason. Elaine Burke, Host of the For Tech's Sake podcast, explains why she thinks children's content and soap operas could be the first fully-AI-made shows of the future.
2/25/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Alison O’Connor, Columnist The Sunday Times, Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI, Louise Bayliss, founder of SPARK and Campaign Coordinator Focus Ireland and Oisin Coghlan, Chief Executive Friends of the Earth Ireland.
2/25/202454 minutes, 19 seconds
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Night Nurse

Hilary Neville has been a Palliative Night Nurse with the Irish Cancer Society for 26 years and reflects on her career of caring for the dying by night.
2/24/202421 minutes, 42 seconds
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Make the Perfect Pizza at Home

Ronan Greaney from Dough Bros in Galway – recently ranked fifteenth best pizza in the world - tells us how to make amazing pizzas at home, without any specialist equipment.
2/24/20247 minutes, 14 seconds
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Simple Minds

Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr talks to Brendan about 46 years of the band and their upcoming Irish tour dates.
2/24/202428 minutes, 37 seconds
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Reconnecting

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan is telling us why we should try to reconnect with a loved one from our past and how to go about it.
2/24/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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Energy Drinks

Several EU countries have banned energy drinks for people under-18s and now British politicians are considering something similar. They’re not banned here in Ireland, so registered dietician, Sarah Keogh, from Eatwell came in to give Brendan a deep-dive on energy drinks and health.
2/24/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Louise Burne, political correspondent, The Irish Mirror; John O’Brennan, Professor of European Integration; Fintan Drury, CEO Platinum 1 and chair Sport Against Racism and Drogheda-based journalist Alison Comyn discuss today’s newspapers
2/18/202450 minutes, 21 seconds
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Posso Entrare

Trudie Styler tells Brendan about about her love of Italy, growing old with her husband Sting and her latest film, ‘Posso Entrare’, a loveletter to the city of Naples.
2/18/202422 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mixtapes

Pop culture journalist Jenn Gannon on the joys of a bygone artform, the mixtape
2/18/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Culture journalist Zara Hederman and film correspondent at The Irish Times Donald Clarke go through the big and small screen releases of the week
2/18/202411 minutes, 26 seconds
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Inflammation

Dr Michael Mosley explains to Brendan about how chronic inflammation is thought to be at the root of many health concerns – and how to avoid it.
2/17/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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American Mother

Diane Foley and author Colum McCann tell Brendan about the life and death of James Foley, the American journalist whose killing by Islamic State in a public beheading that the whole world saw
2/17/202430 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fakeaways

Chef Gina Daly tells Brendan how to save money and eat healthier by making your favourite takeaway at home
2/17/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Community Living

Psychologist and Shaman Leisha McGrath talked to Brendan about how the lack of strong community connections is making life harder for many of us, and what we can all do about it!
2/17/202410 minutes, 18 seconds
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Music of My Life – Bressie

Niall Breslin AKA Bressie takes Brendan through some of the songs that mean the most to him, including his surefire insomnia cure and the song that inspired him to pick up a guitar
2/17/202430 minutes, 49 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Joining Brendan to discuss the newspapers are Fergus Finlay, former CEO of Barnardos and former Labour Party strategist; Hazel Chu, Green Party Councillor in Dublin; Cormac Lucey, Economics Columnist The Sunday Times Ireland; Olivia Kelly, Dublin Correspondent, The Irish Times
2/11/202451 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Super Bowl

From Las Vegas, Conor Brophy, host of The Irish NFL Show, previews the big game tonight between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs
2/11/20245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Writer Henrietta McKervey and TV and radio producer Eoin Sweeney go through the big and small screen releases of the week
2/11/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Hundred to One

Pat Sheedy, gambling addict and convicted conman tells the story of his compulsive gambling in his new book, A Hundred to One: A Hundred Convictions, One Million Euro, the True Story of a Compulsive Gambler.
2/11/202435 minutes, 17 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Bobby McDonagh, Pat Leahy, Niamh Hourigan, Allison Morris join Brendan to discuss the week’s stories
2/4/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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Science Fiction and Tech

Jamie Saris, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Maynooth University talks Brendan through examples of ideas from science fiction that have become reality – whether good or bad
2/4/202413 minutes, 38 seconds
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Swedish Death Cleaning

Writer Ann Ingle and decluttering expert Vera Keoghan talk about Swedish Death Cleaning, a method of decluttering to get rid of the stuff neither you nor your family needs after you pass away.
2/4/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Grainne Humphreys and Michael Doherty talk about the week’s releases on screens big and small
2/4/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Michael Fry

Michael Fry, comedian joins Brendan to talk about his life and career, and picks some of the music that means the most to him
2/3/202426 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fermenting

Val and Mihaela Ivancenco of the recently opened restaurant Fairmental join Brendan to talk all things fermenting
2/3/20248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Referendums on Family and Care

Maria Steen, writer and commentator on why she’s voting no to both of the upcoming referendums
2/3/202422 minutes, 12 seconds
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Money Mules

Criminologist Trina O Connor joins Brendan to explain a worrying trend where teenagers are being recruited by crime gangs to launder money through their bank accounts.
2/3/20249 minutes, 5 seconds
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Referendums on Family and Care

Katriona O Sullivan, author on why she’s voting yes – yes in the referendums next month
2/3/202421 minutes, 17 seconds
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Poem

Rita Ann Higgins reads a poem
2/3/20241 minute, 48 seconds
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Return to power sharing in the North

Northern Editor Vincent Kearney on the historic moment of a nationalist First Minister taking office in Stormont
2/3/20244 minutes, 17 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Sarina Bellissimo of The Bellissimo Files and Rory Cashin, entertainment and culture journalist run through the big and small screen releases of the week
1/28/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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Superman Revisited

A documentary on Superman actor Christopher Reeve just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Dr Harvey O'Brien, Head of Film in UCD, joined Brendan to remember the iconic 1978 Superman movie and Christopher Reeve.
1/28/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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Budgeting for the Year Ahead

Financial Planner Paul Merriman talks about his new book 'Money Made Easy' and offers some cost-saving tips for managing our own finances.
1/28/202425 minutes, 3 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Suzanne Lynch, Associate Editor, Politico Europe; Elaine Geraghty, MD Ardmore and Troy Studios; Aisling Maloney, Political Correspondent Irish Daily Mail and Colm O’Gorman, Human Rights Campaigner.
1/28/202455 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ivor Browne Remembered

Film make Alan Gilsenan and Writer Colm Tóibín share their memories of psychiatrist Ivor Browne
1/27/202416 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clair Wills

Cambridge Professor Clair Wills researches her own Irish family history and explores the ripple effects of unplanned pregnancies through the generations in her new book 'Missing Persons or My Grandmother's Secrets'
1/27/202432 minutes, 50 seconds
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Planning Holidays

Pól O'Conghaile, Travel Editor of the Irish Independent, explains how you can more than double your annual leave by stretching it across bank holidays weekends and offers some travel tips for where you might go, home and abroad.
1/27/20249 minutes, 10 seconds
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Anne Gildea

Anne Gildea, comedian writer and former Nuala chooses five songs that trigger memories of her life and career.
1/27/202427 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spice Up Your Food with Arun Kapil

Chef Arun Kapil joined Brendan with tips on how to spice up any meal!
1/27/20245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Journalist Nadine O’Regan and 'Here and Back Again' podcast host Dave O’Callaghan look ahead to the big and small screen releases of the week
1/21/20249 minutes
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High School film and TV

Author and Journalist Anna Carey explains why High School is the perfect setting for so many films and TV shows even if the student life they portrayed tends to be unrealistic to say the least.
1/21/202410 minutes, 45 seconds
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John Banville

Booker Prize winning author, John Banville, joined Brendan to share five pieces of music from throughout his life. They discussed ageing, writing, love and loss.
1/21/202428 minutes, 16 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Joining Brendan to go through today’s newspapers are The Irish Examiner’s Senior Correspondent Ciara Phelan; Longford Fianna Fail Councillor and Chair of the Longford Africans Network Uruemu Adejinmi; Professor of Politics at DCU Gary Murphy; and CEO of the ESRI Alan Barrett.
1/21/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tackling Obesity

Aoife Hearne, Registered Dietician and Lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Science discusses using drugs like Ozempic in the battle against obesity
1/20/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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9 o’clock

Oliver Callan announced as the new presenter for the 9 o’clock show on RTÉ Radio One.
1/20/202414 minutes, 25 seconds
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Traybakes

Caryna Camerino of Camerino Bakery in IMMA brings us recipes for easy and delicious traybakes: brownies, flapjacks and fruit & nut bars.
1/20/202410 minutes, 7 seconds
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COVID and Resilience

Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin – and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital, discusses his book Resilience and whether we are suffering from the mental strain COVID and the lockdowns put on us all
1/20/202422 minutes, 43 seconds
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D:Ream’s Peter Cunnah

Derry-born musician Peter Cunnah joins Brendan to discuss 90s megahit Things Can Only Get Better and being reunited with his biological mother
1/20/202422 minutes, 17 seconds
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Worth The Detour

What attractions are worth leaving the motorway for? Róisín Finlay, Editor and publisher of Outsider Magazine, tells Brendan about the hidden gems that are worth adding an hour or so to your journey for
1/20/20249 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bluey

Ten new episodes of the ‘Bluey’ cartoon dropped on Disney Plus this weekend - a Godsend for parents of young children, including writer, Edel Coffey, who joined Brendan to discuss the appeal of the Australian animated series.
1/14/20249 minutes, 52 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Brenda Power Columnist at the Irish Daily Mail & Sunday Times, Donnacha Ó Beacháin Prof. International Relations, School of Law & Govt, DCU, Jack Horgan Jones Political Reporter Irish Times and Aideen Heyden Housing Expert and Former Chair of Threshold.
1/14/202452 minutes, 57 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

John Maguire Film Critic with the Business Post and Zara Hedderman Freelance Culture Journalist go through the big and small screen releases of the week.
1/14/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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'Foundlings' in search of a sibling

Brendan heard the extraordinary story of three adults who were abandoned by their parents as newborns. Helen Ward, John Dowling and David McBride discovered as adults that they were full siblings and were reunited. Now they're searching for a fourth sibling they believe is out there. To get in touch - email [email protected]
1/14/202428 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chris De Burgh

As he celebrates fifty years in the music business, Chris de Burgh joined Brendan in studio and chose five pieces of music that have special meaning for him.
1/13/202431 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ardal O'Hanlon - 'The Last Priests in Ireland'

Actor and Comedian Ardal O’Hanlon chats to Brendan about his TV documentary, 'The Last Priests in Ireland.'
1/13/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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What to know about E-bikes

Greenaer’s Olivier Vander Elst tells Brendan everything you need to know about buying an electric bike.
1/13/20247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pulses and Legumes

Chef and food writer, Domini Kemp joins us to tell us why we should make our own humous and how beans, pulses and legumes can be a star ingredient.
1/13/20246 minutes, 6 seconds
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Habits – make or break?

Claire Gillan, Associate Professor in Psychology in TCD joins Brendan to talk about what makes us creatures of habit – and how to break our bad ones.
1/13/202412 minutes, 23 seconds
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Aviation Scare

One in five Irish people have already booked a holiday for summer 2024... but will our eagerness to fly be impacted by the news from the US this week that a large piece of a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane fell off mid-flight, at 17,000 feet? Brendan got an insight from top air accident investigator, David Gleave, from Loughborough University.
1/13/202410 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Sopranos at 25

Journalist Lise Hand joins Dearbhail to discuss the groundbreaking mob TV show, and to share the story of her own brush with James Gandolfini
1/7/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Author Henrietta McKervey and producer Eoin Sweeney go through the big and small screen releases of the week
1/7/202410 minutes, 14 seconds
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Life After Work

Bobby Mc Donagh former diplomat, now retirement coach, tells Dearbhail how to move from a life dominated by work to a life offering a great range of new possibilities
1/7/202426 minutes, 58 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Linda O’Reilly, Editor, The Anglo Celt; Louise Burne, Political Correspondent, The Irish Mirror; Lorcan Sirr, Senior Lecturer of Housing, Technological University Dublin; and Dr Ray Walley.
1/7/202455 minutes, 43 seconds
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Exercise at Home

Chartered Physiotherapist at Total Physio Jenny Brannigan gives us her top tips on getting fit without leaving the house.
1/6/20249 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nollaig na mBan / Night of The Dead

Author and archivist Catriona Crowe joins Dearbhail to talk her through the tradition of Nollaig na mBan, as well as James Joyce’s The Dead, which takes place on the night of the 6th January.
1/6/202413 minutes, 31 seconds
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Escape to the Country

Sabina Brennan, Don Mescal and Caitriona Bergin join Dearbhail to discuss ditching the city to live the good life in the countryside
1/6/202431 minutes, 21 seconds
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Meals in a bowl

Grainne O'Keefe of Mae Restaurant joins Dearbhail to talk soup and one bowl wonders that will fill and warm for the winter months.
1/6/20248 minutes, 5 seconds
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Stephen Rea

One of Ireland’s foremost actors, Stephen Rea, talks us through his relationships over the years with a litany of Irish writing and acting greats, and about his 12-year prep for his latest role in Beckett’s one-man play, Krapp’s Last Tape.
1/6/202428 minutes, 50 seconds
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Repairs

Is there a second life for that broken phone lying in a drawer? Steve Sherwood from Sherwood Tech Repair in Mullingar is in studio with Dearbhail to explain the possibilities.
1/6/202411 minutes
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Gráinne Ní Áodha, news reporter with PA; Brigid Laffan, Chancellor of the University of Limerick; Colm O’Gorman, human rights campaigner; Peter Brown of Baggot Investments and retired astronaut and author Chris Hadfield.
12/31/202355 minutes, 53 seconds
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Doc Martens

With the colder weather on the way later this week, Dearbhail explored the history of Doc Marten shoes, with Michael Doherty, who owns 20 pairs of Docs, and by late-adopter, Aoife Barry.
12/31/202312 minutes, 7 seconds
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Caoilfhionn Gallagher

London-based human rights lawyer, Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, joined Dearbhail to talk about her high-profile law career. She has worked representing the Hillsborough families; the 7/7 bombing victims, and the son of murdered Maltese journalist, Daphe Caruana Galizia, and many others. She is also Ireland's Special Rapporteur on Child Protection.
12/31/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Sarina Bellissimo, broadcaster and entertainment journalist & Donald Clarke, Irish Times film correspondent, go through the big and small screen releases of the week.
12/31/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cocktail and Mocktails

As New Year's Eve approaches, Darren Geraghty - mixologist at Hawksmoor Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar in Dublin has some recipes for listeners.
12/30/202311 minutes, 38 seconds
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Second Chances

On the cusp of a new year, Dearbhail McDonald speaks to two people who believe they have received a 'second chance' or a 'fresh start' in their lives. Paul Nolan overcame a massive heart attack a year ago while Aoife Cullinane talks about how St. Pat's saved her life after struggles with anxiety and depression.
12/30/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Monkey on the loose

Wicklow residents have been warned not to approach a capuchin monkey 'Charlie', who has escaped from Ireland's only monkey sanctuary. Willie Heffernan, manager at the sanctuary, spoke to Dearbhail.
12/30/20233 minutes, 54 seconds
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Summer Holiday Booking

New research this week shows that 20% of Irish people have already booked their summer holiday. Michelle Walsh-Jackson, travel writer at thenoveltraveller.com talked tips and trends with Dearbhail this afternoon.
12/30/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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Will 2024 be Trump's year...or Biden's?

On his second last day as Irish Times Washington Correspondent, Martin Wall, reflected on his stint in the United States which began in 2021.
12/30/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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Senator David Norris

In three weeks' time, David Norris will retire from the Seanad after decades at Leinster House. Here he reflects on his life, and selects some of the music that has accompanied him throughout his life, and some of the music which he would like played at his funeral.
12/30/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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Music in my Life - Liam Ó Maonlaí

Liam Ó Maonlaí shares some of the songs that take him back to different moments in his life.
12/23/202327 minutes, 55 seconds
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What makes a classic Christmas movie?

Movie guru Grainne Humphreys takes us through what makes a Christmas movie stand out from the crowd.
12/23/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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A masterclass on Christmas food & the necessary accoutrement

TV Chef Rory O’Connell gives us a masterclass on Christmas food and all the necessary accoutrements.
12/23/202312 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mark Patrick Hederman reflects on the year that was

Former Abbott of Glenstal Abbey Mark Patrick Hedderman talks about Christmas at the abbey and reflects on the year that was.
12/23/202322 minutes, 41 seconds
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Some outdoor options and activites over Christmas

Roisín Finlay from Outsider.ie talks us through some outdoor options and activites over the festive season.
12/23/20235 minutes, 21 seconds
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Rita Ann Higgins with her poem Sacred as a Sepulchre

Rita Ann Higgins with her poem Sacred as a Sepulchre
12/23/20232 minutes, 31 seconds
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The ups and downs of coming home for Christmas

Comedian Fiona O’Brien and author Séamas O’Reilly take us through the ups and downs of coming home for Christmas.
12/23/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Bronwyn O’Neill, digital editor at VIP Magazine and Dave O’Callaghan of the Here and Back Again podcast go through the big and small screen releases of the week
12/17/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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Princess Grace Documentary for TG4

Brian Reddin tells Brendan about his TG4 documentary on the life of Grace Kelly and the previously unseen footage he got from Prince Albert
12/17/202311 minutes, 41 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Alice Leahy, Director of Services Alice Leahy Trust; Ben Tonra, Prof of International Relations, UCD; Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent at The Irish Examiner and Lorna Fitzpatrick, Account Manager, Instinctif Partners
12/17/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Live Well to 100

Professor Christine Loscher tells Brendan her top tips for a long, healthy life
12/17/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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Money in Relationships

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan on how to manage family finances
12/16/202321 minutes, 4 seconds
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Malaysian TV Broadcasts Documentary on Nora Quoirin’s death

Meabh Quoirin tells Brendan about her daughter Nora being found dead in a Malaysian jungle four years ago
12/16/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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Celebration Food

Chefs Eamon De Freitas from Trinidad and Jeeny Maltese from Venezuela share their favourite special occasion meals
12/16/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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Multi-Award Winning Author Paul Murray’s Music Choices

Writer of The Bee Sting tells Brendan about the music that has marked different stages of his life
12/16/202324 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Win Boardgames

Mathematician Professor Marcus de Sautoy tells Brendan how maths can help you win everything from Scrabble to Connect 4 to Paper Rock Scissors
12/16/202313 minutes, 54 seconds
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Christmas no.2s

In what could’ve been and maybe even should’ve been, Radio Nova presenter Dee Woods takes us through a list of famous Christmas number two hits that failed to top the charts.
12/10/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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Davy Fitzgerald

Hurling Manager Davy Fitz talks all things leadership, motivation and community with Brendan.
12/10/202324 minutes, 7 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel included Political Correspondent with the Irish Daily Mail Aisling Moloney, Chief Executive at Friends of the Earth Ireland Oisin Coghlan, Dan O’Brien, Chief economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs and Niamh Hourigan, Sociologist at Mary Immaculate College Limerick.
12/10/202352 minutes, 7 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Rory Cashin, Entertainment Editor at Joe.ie and Zara Hedderman, Freelance Culture Journalist talk us through the latest and greatest on our big and small screens in the coming week.
12/10/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Power of the Reset

Chef, author and transformer Trisha Lewis talks Brendan through the power of the reset.
12/9/202321 minutes, 19 seconds
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Oliver Sears

Oliver Sears, founder of Holocaust Awareness Ireland, joins Brendan to talk about his life as the son of a Holocaust survivor, and to give a Jewish perspective on the debate surrounding the current war in Gaza.
12/9/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Neil Hannon

Neil Hannon, of The Divine Comedy, tells Brendan how he landed the gig to write music for the new Wonka film and gives us an eclectic mix of songs from his life. .
12/9/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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Showstopper Desserts

Donal Skehan has advice on managing your Christmas day food timetable and shares three show stopping dessert recipes.
12/9/202310 minutes
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Experienced-based Gift Giving

Fancy a go in a Rage Room? Or would you prefer a Walking Food Tour? Consumer journalist Siobhan Maguire joins Brendan to talk through some of the best experienced based gift ideas for Christmas.
12/9/20236 minutes, 20 seconds
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This is Spinal Tap

The iconic film 'This Is Spinal Tap' has announced a sequel in 2024. Producer Eoghan Sweeney takes a look back at the original and other famous mockumentaries.
12/3/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Freelance Journalist Aoife Barry and Movies Editor of the RTÉ Guide Michael Doherty discuss the releases of the week ahead
12/3/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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Generations Gathering at Christmas

Christmas get togethers with all generations are not far away, So Clinical Psychologist and Writer, Dr Maureen Gaffney, spoke to Brendan about how to manage expectations.
12/3/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel were Prof Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit at the ESRI, Louise Bayliss, founder of SPARK, Louise Burne, Political Correspondent at The Irish Mirror and Cormac Lucey, Economics Columnist at The Sunday Times.
12/3/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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Michael Harding

Author and podcaster Michael Harding picks five songs that that have meant something to him throughout his life.
12/2/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Shane MacGowan

Victoria Mary Clarke on her life with and love for her late husband, Shane MacGowan.
12/2/202345 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christmas Gifts: Hobbies

Sarah MacHale, founder of the Beady Eye Bargains Facebook site, on finding discounts and value and canny Christmas shopping.
12/2/20238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Darina Allen's Party Canapés and Finger Food

Darina Allen shares her recipes for finger food this Christmas
12/2/20239 minutes, 5 seconds
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Another Tumultuous Week for Elon Musk's X

After Elon Musk's outburst this week against big advertisers for boycotting X, Elaine Burke, host of the For Tech's Sake podcast, came to analyse what the comments might tell us about the future facing the social media platform.
12/2/20234 minutes, 40 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel included Political Correspondent Jack Horgan Jones, Chancellor, Brigid Laffan; Communications Account director Siona Cahill; Dublin City Councilor Hazel Chu; and risk, security and event manager Tony Gallagher. Reporter Fran McNulty and Former Detective Chief Superintendent John O'Brien, also joined the panel.
11/26/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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Girls Aloud Joins the 90s/00s Reunion Tour Bandwagon

Pop Culture journalist Jenn Gannon tells Brendan about the long list of bands who’ve been coming back together to tour
11/26/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Parenting an Adult with Intellectual Difficulties

Former diplomat and chair of the National Council for Special Education, Joe Hayes, tells Brendan about his intellectually disabled daughter Eavan and his concern for her future
11/26/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphries and Business Post film critic John Maguire discuss the releases of the week ahead
11/26/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dublin Riots

CEO Merchants Quay Ireland and former governor of Mountjoy Prison Eddie Mullins talks Brendan through his sense of what lies behind the Dublin riot on Thursday night.
11/25/202318 minutes, 3 seconds
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Reaction to the Rioting in Dublin

Dr Ebun Joseph, lecturer in Black Studies and Critical Race Perspectives in Education at UCD and founder of the Institute of Antiracism talks to Brendan about the riot in Dublin and her experiences of racism in Ireland.
11/25/20237 minutes, 6 seconds
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Grainne O'Keffe's Christmas Puddings

It’s Stir Up Sunday tomorrow and chef Grainne O’Keefe gives us some Christmas Pudding tips along with a lovely carrot cake with a festive frosting.
11/25/20236 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tom Dunne

Broadcaster and lead singer of Something Happens, Tom Dunne talks Brendan through some of the pieces of music that mean the most too him.
11/25/202329 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thalidomide survivor Finola Cassidy

Thalidomide survivor Finola Cassidy joins Brendan as her and other survivors continue their call for a state apology
11/25/202322 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Joy of Winter

Shaman and Work & Organisational Psychologist Leisha McGrath helps us make the most of our winter with tips on managing festive stress and a lack of sun.
11/25/20237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Brenda Power, columnist at the Irish Daily Mail & Sunday Times; Johnny Fallon, Strategy Director at Carr Communications; Colm O’Gorman, human rights campaigner; Rena Maycock, Chief Executive, Cilter child-protection software and former Chief Executive of iRadio and Liam Collins, Sunday Independent reporter.
11/19/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why the obsession with Napoleon?

As Ridley Scott's biopic opens in the cinemas, why is it that people are still so interested in the French leader, two centuries on from his death? Historian Laura O'Brien [Assoc. Prof. of Modern European History at Northumbria University] joined Brendan to answer the question.
11/19/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Music of My Life: Charlie McGettigan

Musician, song-writer, 1994 Eurovision winner, Charlie McGettigan, joined Brendan to tell him the story of his life, through five music selections.
11/19/202326 minutes, 1 second
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Entertainment Panel

Previewing the best on screens small and big this Sunday were Nadine O'Regan, Editor of the Business Post Magazine, and Dave O'Callaghan, Host of the Here and Back Again podcast.
11/19/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Richard Hogan - Teenagers and Phones

Psychotherapist, Richard Hogan joined Brendan to talk about ground rules for phone-use among teenagers, the dangers he sees playing out online and why talking to your teenager is always the answer.
11/18/202323 minutes, 53 seconds
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Extreme Overdoses

Last week's alarming spike in overdoses in Ireland has been linked to batches of powerful synthetic alternatives to heroin. Can anything be done to counter this trend, and what might it tell us about the expected arrival in Ireland of Fentayl, which has already caused havoc in the United States? Brendan spoke to Dublin GP, Dr Austin O'Carroll.
11/18/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Patter of Unwelcome Tiny Feet

Pest control experts are reporting an unprecedented surge in reports of mice and rat problems, Patricia Page, of Northwest Pest Control - also known locally as 'The Ratwoman'.
11/18/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Modern Love

Actress Clelia Murphy, Sociologist Tom Inglis and TV Presenter James Patrice joined Brendan for a frank, funny and very revealing conversation about modern love.
11/18/202334 minutes, 33 seconds
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Black Friday

Ahead of Black Friday, Cost of Living expert at the Irish Examiner, Caitríona Redmond, dispensed useful consumer advice about discounts, delivery dates and returns policies.
11/18/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Cheese Toasties

Food writer Tim Hayward takes a deep dive into the mysterious delight of the cheese toastie. What makes it so much tastier than the sum of its parts?
11/18/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. Marie Cassidy

Dr. Marie Cassidy, Ireland’s former State Pathologist on how she has made the move to writing fiction with her new book ‘Body of Truth’
11/12/202322 minutes, 22 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Louise Burne, Political Correspondent at the Irish Mirror; Justine McCarthy, Irish Times Columnist; Alan Barrett, CEO of ESRI; Ben Tonra, Professor of International relations and politics at UCD & Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
11/12/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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What The Simpsons tells us about who we are

In the week that Homer Simpson revealed he will go easier on Bart, Jamie Saris, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Maynooth University, reflects on the what the famed sitcom tells us about society.
11/12/202314 minutes, 1 second
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Entertainment Panel

Writer Henrietta McKervey and joe.ie Entertainment Editor Rory Cashin discuss the big and small screen releases of the week
11/12/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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So, this is Christmas

A new documentary film ‘So this is Christmas’ is set to be released in cinemas next week - Mary Byrne and Jason Phelan talked to Brendan about loss, loneliness, resilience and above all hope at Christmas time.
11/11/202328 minutes, 57 seconds
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Winter Fitness

Physiotherapist Jenny Branigan has advice on how to stay safe and seen exercising in the dark and dreary winter months.
11/11/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Molly Martens

Filmmaker and Journalist Brian Carroll on the evidence we didn’t hear in the sentencing hearing of Molly and Tom Martens.
11/11/202313 minutes, 54 seconds
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Music: David Brophy

Irish conductor David Brophy talks Brendan through some of the pieces of music that mean the most to him.
11/11/202325 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chef: Pies with Kevin Aherne

Chef Kevin Aherne explains why pies are a super comfort food and gives us tips on how to avoid a soggy bottom.
11/11/20238 minutes, 36 seconds
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Video Games

Sarah Maria Griffin tells Brendan that not every video game is about shooting something, and looks at the biggest selling and most relaxing games for all ages
11/5/20237 minutes, 44 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Grainne Ni Aodha, News Reporter with PA media, Paul Sommerville, Market Analyst, Bobby McDonagh, former Ambassador to the UK and EU Irish diplomat and Dr. Cara Augustenborg, Professor in Environmental Policy in UCD & Member of Climate Change Advisory Council.
11/5/202352 minutes, 13 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Broadcaster and entertainment journalist Sarina Bellissimo and TV and radio producer Eoin Sweeney discuss the big and small screen releases of the week
11/5/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Emotional Freedom with Gerry Hussey

Health Performance Coach, Gerry Hussey tells Brendan about his latest book ‘The Freedom Within’ and how we can reach emotional freedom.
11/5/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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Louise O'Neill

Best-selling author Louise O’Neill speaks to Brendan about inspiring teachers and the music that shaped her life
11/4/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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Three course meal with Chef Rory O’Connell

Chef and cookery teacher Rory O’Connell tells Brendan how to shop for, prepare and cook a three course meal for friends
11/4/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Society’s Child - Janis Ian

Tradfest will celebrate the life and work of legendary singer songwriter Janis Ian who wrote her breakthrough hit 'Society’s Child', at the age of 14 in 1965. It was the first charted song to speak about interracial romance and was banned in the US
11/4/202329 minutes, 9 seconds
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Taoiseach's trip to South Korea

After the Taoiseach's visit to Seoul this week, Brendan spoke to Denis Staunton, China Correspondent with The Irish Times, about K-Pop, cosmetic surgery, personality tests, and about cultural parallels between South Korea and Ireland
11/4/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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What’s Private Anymore?

Managing Director at recruiter Robert Walters, Louise Campbell tells Brendan about what employers can and can’t access on their employees’ devices
11/4/20239 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dementia and Music

Rose Anne Kenny, Regius Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin, and Mike Hanrahan, Musician, from Stockton’s Wing disucss the link between music and dementia.
10/29/202324 minutes, 7 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Jenn Gannon, Pop Culture Journalist and Donald Clarke, Film Correspondent for the Irish Times shared their tips on what to watch and stream this week!
10/29/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Todays panel includes, Sarah Kelleher, Director at Lourdes Youth & Community Services, Donnacha O Beacháin, Professor of International Relations at the School of Law and Government at DCU, Lorraine Sweeney, Businessperson and Hotelier,Mick Clifford, Special Correspondent with The Irish Examiner and Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor C4 News
10/29/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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DAFT Punk

Ray Cuddihy, Broadcaster and Daft Punk fan discuss the muscial acts refusal to open the Olympics next year.
10/29/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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John Boyne

Best-selling author, John Boyne, joined Brendan to talk about his new novella, Water, which was informed by John's personal experience of child sexual abuse at Terenure College in Dublin.
10/28/202329 minutes, 2 seconds
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger, self-help guru and author of 'Be Useful', chatted to Brendan about accent coaches, surviving a tough childhood and why nothing good ever came from having a plan B!
10/28/202320 minutes, 43 seconds
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Adjusting to clock changes

As the clocks change tonight Brendan catches up with bodyclock expert Annie Curtis.
10/28/202356 minutes, 17 seconds
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Midterm activities for kids

Schools are off and the midterm looms, Brendan is joined by Jillian Bolger, Food and Travel Editor of the Irish Examiner with some ideas to fill the week.
10/28/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Trinidadian Cooking

Brendan is joined by Trinidadian chef and owner of AA’s Cribbean Eamon Defrietas.
10/28/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Britney

Britney Spears' tell-all memoir officially comes out this Tuesday, the first time she's told her whole story in her own words. Karen Morgan, Visuals Editor of the Sunday Times and maker of the Pieces of Me Britney documentary, joins Brendan to preview the book
10/22/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Movies Editor of the RTÉ Guide Michael Doherty and freelance culture Journalist Zara Hedderman shared their tips on what to watch and stream this week!
10/22/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sir Patrick Stewart

Legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart chatted to Brendan about his new memoir 'Making It So', how he almost missed out on the iconic Star Trek role, and his secret Yorkshire accent!
10/22/202322 minutes, 8 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Alison O’Connor, Columnist Sunday Times, Brigid Laffan, Emeritus Professor, European University Institute, Oisín Coghlan, Chief Executive Friends of the Earth and Political Correspondent, Irish Daily Mail Craig Hughes.
10/22/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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Roisin & Ann Ingle

Mother and daughter Ann and Róisín Ingle talk dancing in the cinema, exercising when you don't want to, complimenting strangers and other simple ways to bring joy into your life
10/21/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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Soups

Food writer Lilly Higgins shares her go to soup recipes for this wet weather
10/21/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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John Grisham

John Grisham has written novels which have sold 400-million copies, and some - like The Firm and The Pelican Brief have been made into blockbuster movies. He spoke to Brendan about his Mississippi upbringing, his campaigning work on the death penalty, and his latest novel, The Exchange.
10/21/202322 minutes, 53 seconds
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Web Summit in Crisis

Amazon are the latest in a long line of tech firms to pull out of Lisbon's Web Summit over comments by Summit founder, Paddy Cosgrave. Tech Editor of the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler, explains the background to all this and where it might end up.
10/21/202310 minutes
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How to Save Energy at Home

How to save money on your energy bills Professor Aoife Foley, Chair in Net Zero at the University of Manchester gave Brendan all the tips on how to save money on your energy bills this winter.
10/21/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are we entering a post social media era for consuming news?

Tech Innovator and Entrepreneur, Mark Little joined Brendan to talk about a tipping point he sees playing out right now in how social media delivers news.
10/21/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Grainne Humphries, Director of the Dublin International Film Festival and Dave O’Callaghan of the There and Back Again Podcast tell Brendan about the big and small screen releases of the week
10/15/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel are John O’Brennan, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University; John Fitzgerald, member Climate Change Advisory Council; Lorna Fitzpatrick, Public Affairs Accounts Manager at Instinctif Partners and Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Irish Examiner news editor
10/15/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dawn French’s Tw*t Files

Comedienne and actor Dawn French tells Brendan about many of the sillier moments in her life
10/15/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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Heritage Rock or Geriatric Rockers?

The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Shakin’ Stevens, The Pretenders, Cat Stevens all have new music out this year. Stuart Clark from Hot Press examines the rise in so-called ‘Heritage Rock’.
10/15/202312 minutes, 35 seconds
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Michael Flatley backs the Boys in Green

Thousands of Irish are descending on Paris for this evening’s Rugby World Cup clash with New Zealand. One of them is Michael Flatley, who reports live from Paris.
10/14/20236 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mary Black

Mary Black talked with Brendan about the music that shaped her life
10/14/202323 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sunday Roasts

Aussie chef Damien Grey from Liath Restaurant in Blackrock gives his tips and tricks on how to level up your Sunday roasts.
10/14/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Going Infinite

Author Michael Lewis talks Brendan through the rollercoaster ride of his new book Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon about the catastrophic collapse of cryptocurrency superstar Sam Bankman-Fried.
10/14/202328 minutes, 57 seconds
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World Cup Rugby Preview

Ireland’s favourite Kiwi, Brent Pope, gives his green-tinged prediction for the Ireland/All Blacks World Cup quarterfinal show down.
10/14/20234 minutes, 51 seconds
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Teenage Discos

Irish Independent Columnist Mary McCarthy and broadcaster Keith Walsh talk about teen discos
10/14/202315 minutes, 11 seconds
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Home Security

Burglaries increase during the winter months, but home security expert Peter Murray explains why burglars might target your house and gives us some simple, cost-free fixes that might help deter them.
10/14/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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Portrait Artist of the Decade

Gareth Reid tells Brendan about winning one of the art world’s most prestigious prizes
10/8/202310 minutes, 2 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Brendan is joined by Peter Brown of Baggot Investments; Laura Bambrick, Head of Social Policy & Employment Affairs, ICTU; Christina Finn, Political Reporter with the Journal.ie and Alice Leahy, Director of Services Alice Leahy Trust. We also hear analysis on Hamas's attack on Israel from Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst.
10/8/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Shaping of Tony Bates

Clinical Psychologist Tony Bates tells Brendan about his book Breaking the Heart Open: The Shaping of a Psychologist
10/8/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Radio Producer Eoin Sweeney and Business Post Magazine Editor Nadine O’Regan discuss the releases of the week ahead
10/8/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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Luke O'Neill

Professor Luke O'Neill on his inspiration for entering science, recent scientific breakthroughs and his new book 'To Boldly Go Where No Book Has Gone Before' which charts the science of history.
10/7/202329 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to get rid of headlice

Laura Dowling, The Fabulous Pharmacist, gives advice on the best ways to prevent and treat headlice in children
10/7/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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Can a Marriage Survive an Affair?

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan tells Brendan about the many reasons people have affairs
10/7/202323 minutes, 59 seconds
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World Cup Rugby Preview

Jacqui Hurley talks Brendan through all the group permutations as Ireland take on Scotland for a place in the quarter finals
10/7/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Creeslough: One Year On

Creeslough GP Dr Paul Stewart talks to Brendan on the one year anniversary of the petrol station explosion that tragically claimed 10 lives in the Donegal village.
10/7/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Air fryer tips and tricks

Chef Gina Daly tells Brendan how to cook a chicken, chips and much more in an air fryer
10/7/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Naomi Klein

Award winning author, social activist and filmmaker Naomi Klein talks to Brendan about her latest book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World an exploration of truth in politics in a post-truth world.
10/1/202326 minutes, 57 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Film Critic and Journalist with the Sunday Business Post John Maguire and Entertainment Journalist and Broadcaster Sarina Bellissimo talk Brendan through the latest releases on the big and small screen
10/1/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Andy Warhol in Dublin

Barbara Dawson director of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin joins Brendan ahead of the new Andy Warhol exhibition 'Three Times Out' to discuss the life and times of the mercurial artist and his impact on pop culture
10/1/20239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Todays panel include Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant and Columnist with the Irish Times, Prof. Niamh Hourigan, Sociologist and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mary Immaculate College, Pat Leahy, Former Assistant Commissioner of An Garda Síochana and Louise Burne, Political Correspondent with The Irish Mirror
10/1/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gráinne O'Keefe's Cakes

Chef and owner of Mae Restaurant Gráinne O'Keefe shares some tips around baking and her recipe for chocolate cake.
9/30/20237 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mental Strength in Sport and Beyond

Former Performance Coach to the Irish Rugby Team Enda McNulty chats about the mental preparation during the team’s downtime and how to switch off during stressful situations
9/30/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pat Shortt

Actor and Comedian Pat Shortt takes Brendan on a trip through his life in music and his wide-ranging career
9/30/202328 minutes, 48 seconds
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Máiría Cahill

Máiría Cahill joined Brendan to talk about the complexities and contradictions of growing up in West Belfast in a republican family, the IRA's involvement in her life following childhood sexual abuse and why she chose to speak out.
9/30/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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Seasonal Sniffles

Dr. Edel Doorly talks to Brendan about how we can prepare ourselves for flu season and the best way to support our immune system
9/30/20237 minutes, 12 seconds
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U2 in Vegas

Dave Fanning joins Brendan from Las Vegas to give his review of the new U2:UV Achtung Baby show in the spectacular Sphere
9/30/20236 minutes, 25 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Professor Ronán Collins, Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine Tallaght University Hospital, Brenda Power Columnist Irish Daily Mail & Sunday Times, Hazel Chu Green Party Councillor and Daniel Murray, Political Correspondent for The Business Post.
9/24/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Writer Henrietta McKervey and Joe.ie’s Rory Cashin go through the big and small screen releases of the week
9/24/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rugby World Cup

Former Irish Rugby International & Manager Donal Lenihan spoke to Brendan about Ireland's win against South Africa last night
9/24/20235 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lol Tolhurst’s Goth History

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst tells Brendan about his new book Goth – A History, detailing the Goth subculture and way of looking at the world
9/24/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Exorcist at 50

The Exorcist turns 50 this year and a new sequel is due in cinemas soon. Horror Academic Dr Sarah Cleary discusses the iconic film.
9/24/20238 minutes, 11 seconds
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Psychiatry in Ireland today

Professor of Psychiatry Jim Lucey talks to Brendan about his 40 years in healthcare, taking up his new role as the Inspector of Mental Health Services and trying to tackle the crisis in CAMHS
9/23/202314 minutes, 14 seconds
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Feli Speaks

Felicia Olysunya AKA poet and playwright, FeliSpeaks talks about their new poetry tour and shares some of the songs that has soundtracked their life...
9/23/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rugby World Cup Preview

RTE Sport’s Jacqui Hurley previews the Ireland v South Africa rugby match
9/23/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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Managing Screen time

Elaine Burke host of For Tech's Sake podcast talks to Brendan about unhealthy habits with our smartphones and how we can manage our screen time to get the best out of our smartphones
9/23/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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One Pot Wonders

Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House tells Brendan about the wonders of one pot cooking
9/23/20235 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Last Devil to Die - Richard Osman

Richard tells Brendan about his fourth Thursday Murder Club novel
9/23/202328 minutes, 21 seconds
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Underground Empire

Author and Professor of Political Science at John Hopkins University Henry Farrell, joins Áine to talk about his new book 'Underground Empire' which looks at how countries like America attempt to exert global power in the digital age
9/17/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Irish National Opera

Development Manager at Irish National Opera Aoife Daly
9/17/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Kevin Doyle, Group Head of News at Mediahuis Ireland, Andrea Martin, Media Lawyer & Chair of refugee support group "Friends of Ascend", Lisa Ryan, Professor in Energy Economics in the School of Economics at UCD and Pat McCann, Business & Former President of IBEC.
9/17/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

David O’Callaghan of the Here and Back Again podcast and music journalist Zara Hederman with what’s on at the cinema, on streamers and TV
9/17/202311 minutes
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Energy Price Cuts Announced

Food and cost of living writer at The Irish Examiner Caitriona Redmond tells Áine how to cut costs as inflation remains high
9/16/20236 minutes, 46 seconds
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Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick encourages any child to follow their passion and has lots of advise for budding vets in his new book The Superpets (and Me!).
9/16/202321 minutes, 51 seconds
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World Cup Rugby Preview

Jacqui Hurley chats to Áine about Ireland’s chances against Tonga and their place in the tournament so far
9/16/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Holly Johnson

Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer and artist Holly Johnson talks about 40 years of 'Relax', pop controversy and his legendary musical career
9/16/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bike Safety

Paul McQuaid, cyclist and bike mechanic at The Good Bike Project talks to Áine about how to keep your bike safe!
9/16/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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Irish Cuisine

Chef Anna Haugh talks about the most popular dishes at her London Irish restaurant Myrtle
9/16/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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Women’s Heart Health

Prof Emer Joyce, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater University Hospital Dublin talks to Áine about women’s heart health
9/16/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Marie Mullen

Actress and Druid Theatre Co-Founder Marie Mullen joins Brendan to talk about her life on the stage and chooses some of her favourite songs
9/10/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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25 Years of Google

Brendan chats to freelance journalist and author Aoife Barry about Google’s 25th anniversary, its influence on our world and where the tech giant can go next
9/10/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Today's panel includes Louise Bayliss, founder of SPARK and campaign co-ordinator Focus Ireland, Dan O’Brien, Chief economist, Institute of International and European Affairs, Sarah Carey, Communications Consultant and Louise Burne, Political Correspondent at The Irish Mirror.
9/10/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys and RTE Guide Movies Editor Michael Doherty go through the big and small screen releases of the week
9/10/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jamie Oliver

Chef Jamie Oliver spoke to Brendan about his new book '5 Ingredients Mediterranean', the future of cooking at home and getting married for a second time!
9/9/202324 minutes
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School WhatsApp Groups

Comedian Emma Doran helps Brendan to navigate the school whatsapp groups that everyone loves to hate..
9/9/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rugby World Cup

Former All-Black and adopted Irishman Brent Pope speaks to Brendan from a sweltering Bordeaux in advance of Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup match against Romania.
9/9/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Phobias

Psychologist Dr John-Francis Leadershares his insights on how to deal with phobias whilst Gabrielle Cummins and Polly Barrett talk about their own experiences.
9/9/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Autumn City Breaks

Travel editor with Independent.ie, Pól Ó Conaghaile, gives some tips for lesser known city breaks and travel hacks for more popular destinations...
9/9/202310 minutes, 39 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

ESRI director Alan Barrett; columnist Alison O’Connor; BITE Programme Director Diane McSweeney; and restaurateur Gina Murphy discuss Sunday’s newspapers
9/3/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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Limitless - Nuala Moore

Swimmer Nuala Moore tells Brendan about her extreme swims around the world
9/3/202326 minutes, 21 seconds
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U2’s Vegas Residency

Bord Gais Energy Theatre manager Stephen Faloon tells Brendan about U2’s residency at the state-of-the-art ExoSphere in Vegas
9/3/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Entertainment Panel

VIP Digital Editor Bronwyn O’Neill and TV and Radio Producer Eoin Sweeney go through the releases of the week
9/3/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Deal With Bullies

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan talks to Brendan about bullying, not just in the schoolyard but also in other areas of our lives and how to deal with it.
9/2/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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Singaporean Food

Gerry Godley, owner of Breadman Walking, speaks to Brendan about the wonders of Singapore and its cuisine
9/2/20236 minutes, 32 seconds
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Faobhar an Fhómhair / Cusp of Autumn

Poet and author Doireann Ní Ghríofa recites a timely poem about the changing seasons, the overlapping of generations, and the Autumnal phase of life.
9/2/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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Road Safety

Broadcaster and hotelier Noel Cunningham joins Brendan to speak about the pain and loss he suffered after a tragedy on the road.
9/2/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sinéad Burke

Sinéad Burke, teacher, author and CEO of the accessibility consultancy Tilting the Lens talks to Brendan about music that is important in her life
9/2/202328 minutes
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How to Retire Abroad

Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager with taxback.com, talks through the practicalities of retiring abroad.
9/2/202313 minutes, 32 seconds
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John Connolly

Writer John Connolly chats to Brendan about his new book The Land of Lost Things and the songs that changed his world
8/27/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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Martin Beanz Warde

Journalist and stand-up comedian Martin Beanz Warde joins Brendan to talk about branching out into theatre with his debut play The Dead House.
8/27/202312 minutes, 50 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Donald Clarke, Film Correspondent for the Irish Times, and Sarina Bellissimo, entertainment journalist and broadcaster, discuss the big and small screen releases coming up this week
8/27/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Ciara Phelan, Irish Examiner Political Correspondent; Kate O’Connell, pharmacist and former Fine Gael TD; Karl Deeter, financial analyst and Prof. Gary Murphy of the School of Law and Government at DCU.
8/27/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett from The Diary of a CEO podcast and BBC's Dragon's Den shares some of his 33 tips for life and business from his new book, The Diary of a CEO
8/26/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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Eddie Mullins

Outgoing Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Eddie Mullins, on his 32 year prison career as well as his new job chairing a group tasked with making Dublin's inner city safer.
8/26/202331 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brother and sister among four killed in Clonmel crash

In the aftermath of a tragic car crash near Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Brendan speaks to Mayor Richie Molloy and local priest Fr. Michael Toomey.
8/26/202311 minutes, 11 seconds
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Knowing the risks for dementia

Professor Emer McGrath speaks to Brendan about the new Dementia Risk Study which has identified 11 key factors behind the condition
8/26/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Autumn Transition

Leisha McGrath tells Brendan how to navigate the transition from holidays back to the winter months.
8/26/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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From Mother Sauces to Fresh Herby Salsas

TV Chef Jeeny Maltese tells Brendan how to make sauces from around the world, like Bechamel and Chimichurri
8/26/20236 minutes, 39 seconds
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Concert Films

With Talking Heads celebrating 40 years of Stop Making Sense, Nadine O'Regan, music broadcaster and editor of the Business Post Magazine, joins Brendan to discuss the magic of the concert film.
8/20/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Film critic John Maguire and author Zara Hedderman tell Brendan about what’s ahead on our big and small screens this week
8/20/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue talks to Brendan about her new book Learned by Heart.
8/20/202325 minutes, 51 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Fintan Drury, CEO of the Platinum One Group and former Chairperson of the RTE Authority; Professor Niamh Hourigan, Sociologist and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Mary Immaculate College; Gráinne Ní Aodha, Dublin news reporter for the Press Association and John Halligan, former independent TD for Waterford.
8/20/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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Buying and Selling Secondhand

Kel Galavan, Money Coach and author of “Mindful Money”, talks to Brendan about the positives and the pitfalls of buying and selling secondhand stuff online.
8/19/20237 minutes, 46 seconds
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Holiday Food

Chef Lilly Higgins tells us how to keep our holiday alive by re-creating it at meal-times
8/19/20237 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ireland v England Preview

Gerry Thornley, rugby correspondent for The Irish Times, previews this evening's match as Ireland prepare for the World Cup next month.
8/19/20236 minutes, 17 seconds
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Body Image

Dr. Katriona O Sullivan, best-selling author, and lecturer in psychology in Maynooth University joins Brendan for a deeply personal conversation about the relationship women have with their bodies.
8/19/202332 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Guide to Meditation

Psychiatrist Brendan Kelly tells Brendan how meditation is the practice of letting your thoughts come and go, redirecting your mind
8/19/202314 minutes, 27 seconds
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My Life In Music: Louis Walsh

Pop impresario Louis Walsh joins Brendan to discuss his life in music and choose some of his favourite songs
8/19/202326 minutes, 25 seconds
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Storm Betty Update

Ralph Riegel, Southern Correspondent for the Irish Independent, reports on Storm Betty which has caused significant damage across the country.
8/19/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Travelling to 50 States by 50

Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor for the Irish & Sunday Independent, tells Brendan about the wonders of America and visiting 50 US States before he turned 50
8/13/202325 minutes, 29 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

RTE producer Kay Sheehy and 'Here and Back Again' podcaster Dave O’Callaghan tell Brendan what’s ahead this week on our big and small screens
8/13/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Brenda Power, columnist; Martin Cormican, Professor of Bacteriology, Medical School of University of Galway; David W. Higgins, Chief Economist at Carraighill; and Colette Bennett of Social Justice Ireland discuss the stories in the Sunday newspapers.
8/13/202355 minutes, 59 seconds
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Silence of the Lambs

Jorie Lagerwey, Associate Professor in Television Studies at UCD, joins Brendan to discuss the enduring appeal of Silence of the Lambs and how Airbnb are giving fans the chance to stay in Buffalo Bill’s house.
8/13/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Everyday Skin Care

Dr Eleanor Higgins, Consultant Dermatologist at the Institute of Dermatologists talks about protecting your skin in the sun and why you do need sunscreen even on a cloudy day!
8/12/20239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hozier’s Unreal Earth

Hozier - one of the nicest guys in showbiz - chats with Brendan about beekeeping, fan tattoos and how Dante’s Inferno inspired his latest album, Unreal Earth
8/12/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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Amanda Brunker

Writer Amanda Brunker chats to Brendan about the songs that have soundtracked her colourful career
8/12/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Retire Early

Michael Houghton, who is planning to retire at 43, reveals his tips and tells Brendan how the ‘Financial Independence, Retire Early’ movement is thriving.
8/12/202310 minutes, 31 seconds
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Harrison Gardner’s School of Lost Skills

Harrison tells Brendan about his Burren workshops on everything from stone wall building to soap and basket making, and fermenting  
8/6/202322 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Heads

Neuroscientist and professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin Shane O’Mara, talks to Brendan about his new book “Talking Heads: The New Science of how Conversation shapes our world”
8/6/202315 minutes, 13 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Columnist Sarah Carey; UL Economics Professor Ciaran Casey; Instinctif Partners’ Lorna Fitzpatrick; and Security Analyst Declan Power join Brendan to go through the Sunday newspapers
8/6/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Producer Eoin Sweeney and writer Henrietta McKervey tell Brendan about the big and small screen releases of the week
8/6/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Heavy rain as Storm Antoni passes over Ireland

Gerry Murphy, Senior Forecaster with Met Eireann, gives the latest update on Storm Antoni's progress as heavy rainfall hits the country.
8/5/20237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Students Living a Sober Life

Galway student Faye Ní Dhomhnaill talks about Sober Sally’s, a group she set up for those who want to enjoy alcohol-free socialising.
8/5/20237 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jack Whitehall

Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall talks about life as an expectant father and mining his family life for material.
8/5/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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Seasoning

Aishling Moore, chef and owner of Goldie restaurant in Cork City, talks about seasoning, seaweed and Basil Panacotta.
8/5/20235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rita Ann Higgins

Poet Rita Ann Higgins recites her new work, Lúnasa
8/5/20233 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ryan Hennessy

Ryan Hennessy tells Brendan about his musical influences and the new Picture This album 'Parked Car Conversations'.
8/5/202331 minutes, 49 seconds
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Family Summers

Jen Hogan, columnist on family matters with the Irish Times, discusses the pleasures and pitfalls of summer breaks with your family.
8/5/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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How To Spend Your Life

Preventive cardiologist at Blackrock Clinic, Dr. Paddy Barrett talks to Brendan about how we squander time and about the metric of soul-span in health
7/30/202319 minutes, 35 seconds
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Entertainment Panel

Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys and entertainment editor at Joe.ie Rory Cashin discuss the big and small screen releases of the week.
7/30/202317 minutes, 19 seconds
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Newspaper Panel

Peter Brown of baggot Investments; Niall Breslin, singer and mental health advocate; Christina Finn Politics Correspondent at The Journal; Hazel Chu, Green Party Councillor discuss the newspaper stories of the day.
7/30/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Twitter Rebrands As X

Elaine Burke, Host of the 'For Tech’s Sake' Podcast talks to Brendan about the rebranding of Twitter
7/30/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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All Ireland Football Final Preview

Jacqui Hurley, RTÉ sports presenter previews today's showpiece between old rivals Dublin and Kerry.
7/30/20234 minutes, 4 seconds
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Benefit of Isometric Exercise

Aisling Frawley, chartered physiotherapist and Movement Specialist from Elevate Physio, joins Brendan to explain what isometric exercise is, and why we should all do it.
7/29/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sinéad O'Connor Tribute

Andrea Corr and Phil Coulter remember the acclaimed music superstar who died during the week.
7/29/202317 minutes, 7 seconds
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Neil Jordan

Film director Neil Jordan picks five songs that have meant something to him over his lifetime, talks about his late friend Sinead O'Connor, and his 10th novel 'The Well of Saint Nobody'.
7/29/202333 minutes, 17 seconds
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Boundaries

Psychotherapist Richard Hogan on the importance of setting boundaries in our various relationships