Catch Up with Louise McSharry keeps you up to date on the week’s news and culture, from the lowest of brows to the relatively high. Armed with recommendations for music, books, telly and the rest, Louise takes you through the week’s events with the help of experts and relevant guests.
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Bye Bye Braverman, Young Hot Guys and Ryan's Big Move
* Send your thoughts, feedback or anything else you'd like via voicenote to 0892096423! *This week Carl Kinsella and I discuss Gaza once again, as well as the mess that is UK politics at the moment and the fact that renters are now spending more than mortgage holders. I catch up with Young Hot Guys (Killian Sundermann, Shane Daniel Byrne and Tony Cantwell) about their new podcast. Then, Emer McLysaght and I chat about Ryan Tubridy's big job announcement, as well as Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's romance and whether Nigel Farage will put us off I'm a Celeb.For more
17/11/2023 • 1 hour 26 minutes 8 seconds
Ryan Tubridy Goes to the Oireachtas, Aoife Drury, and Jonah Hill's Bad Behaviour
This week's episode begins with the usual news catch-up with Aoife Moore who takes us through the latest developments with RTE, as well as what's going on with the BBC. Then, we move directly into the pop culture catch-up with Cian Sullivan who gives us the lowdown on Jonah Hill's text messages, Britney Spears' recent troubles and the beauty of the Barbie promo trail. Our interview this week is at the end of the episode rather than the middle where it usually is because I thought it would be good to get some expert advice from a professional on boundaries, therapy speak and healthy relationships. Aoife Drury, pyschosexual and relationship psychotherapist did just that.Join me for my next live show at the Cork Podcast Festival - tickets are available here.To support the podcast and get extra episodes <a href="patreon.com/catchupw
14/07/2023 • 1 hour 24 minutes 19 seconds
The RTÉ Debacle, Mark O'Connell and well, more RTÉ Debacle
This episode is a little unusual as I decided it'd be best to combine the new and entertainment slots since the biggest story of the week straddles both worlds. Aoife Moore and I did out very best to explain what's gone on and why it's significant... obviously there are opinions too. In this week's interview I chat to the super-smart Mark O'Connell about his new book A Thread of Violence: A Story of Truth, Intervention and Murder in which he explores the crimes committed by Malcolm McArthur through conversations with the man himself. He also examines the moral implications of true crime becoming content via his unique narrative voice. It's great. He's great, and I hope you love our chat.Recommendations:Platonic<a href="https://www.kennys.ie/shop/aisling-ever-after-emer-mclysaght-and-sarah-breen-9780717182671"
30/06/2023 • 1 hour 29 minutes 15 seconds
Christy Dignam, Fruit and a truly BIZARRE set of entertainment stories
This week Aoife Moore tells us about Trump's indictment, insufficient ADHD series and the sad death of Christy Dignam. I speak to the creators of a new fictional podcast series about queer life in Dublin. James O'Hagan and I discuss Kelis and Bill Murray, a possible Oasis reunion, and Harry Styles at Slane.Climate podcast recommendations:Book of LeavesHot TakeHow to Save a PlanetTV reccommendation:<a href="https://www.sky.com/watch/title/series/e86a5c6e-bad4-4179-bbef-871a397f12d2/somebody-somewhere-e86a5c6e-bad4-4179-bbef-871a397f12d2/episodes/season-2/episode-1" rel="noo
16/06/2023 • 1 hour 27 minutes 39 seconds
The Price of Milk, Georgie Crawford and Another Eurofailure
We're baaaaack! Aoife Moore and I disucss the price of groceries and whether anything is going to be done about it, as well as what's happening in the Stardust inquest and a story that made me more angry than almost any other one we've ever discussed.Georgie Crawford and I chat about her new book Glow, and whether you can break out of the limitations your set yourself for your life.James O'Hagan and I question whether Euphoria could actually be filming in Ireland, as well as what went wrong with our Eurovision entry and what we think about the rumours that Patrick Kielty is the new Late Late Show host.If you have thoughts, concerns, suggestions or questions, voice note me on 0892096423. For bonus episodes check out the Patreon here. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noo
12/05/2023 • 1 hour 24 minutes 21 seconds
The Biden Visit, Saoirse Noonan and Aine O'Gorman and Ariana's PSA
This week Aoife Moore and I chat through the impact of the Biden visit, the tragic death of Geila Ibram and subsequent conversation around sex worker's safety, and catering returning to Irish Rail. I chat to Saoirse Noonan and Aine O'Gorman of the Women's National Team about how they're feeling in the lead-up to the world cup and the challenges that come with being a woman playing sport at this level. James O'Hagan and I find out what the real story is with Liam Payne vs. Tomy Fury and process Ariana Grande's message about body chat.ReccomendationsBeefSwarmPlease send feedback, thoughts or suggestions to 0892096423. For bonus episodes and to support the podcast, sign up to Patreon here. Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://
14/04/2023 • 1 hour 9 minutes 30 seconds
NASA, Erica Tierney and the Khloe and Tristan of it all...
Aoife Moore catches us up on the news of the week via excellent insight on the 12th of July's bonfire 'culture' and we attempt to talk about the images released by NASA this week. Let's just say science isn't our strong suit. Erica Tierney explains why women who experience cancer around child birth are being hard done by when it comes to maternity leave, and why things need to change. Esther O'Moore Donohoe takes us through the entertainment stories of the week, from Khloe and Tristan having another child to Jen Shah's guilty plea.Find Aoife here.Esther is here.Recommendations:Listen to Orla GartlandSubscrib