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Sunday with Miriam

English, Human interest, 1 season, 250 episodes, 2 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes
About
Miriam O'Callaghan presents an all-talking, all-singing, all-human-life-is-here show. Listen live every Sunday at 10am on RTÉ Radio 1.
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Shannon Murray

Chat with the woman who has many strings to her bow – she is an actor, a solicitor, a disability rights campaigner and her late father Frank Murray was the manager of The Pogues
5/26/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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Darren Coleman

In October 2020 Darren’s wife Nicola Keane was suffering with post-natal depression, she killed their baby son Henry and took her own life. Last week Darren received an apology from the HSE about the care of his wife. For anyone affected by this conversation: Pieta House 1800-247247 // Samaritans freephone 116 123 // rte.ie/helplines
5/26/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pádraig Jack

Live music and chat with the singer based on Inis Mór, about the influence of the west of Ireland on his music and performing in Irish and English Website: https://www.padraigjack.com/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
5/26/20246 minutes, 3 seconds
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Claire Bird

Miriam chats to Claire Bird about her late husband Charlie Bird and how he kept working despite his diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease. She reminisces about their lives together and their final upcoming documentary film: ‘Ransom 79’ which hits cinemas Friday 24th May.
5/19/202430 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nuala McGovern

Dublin-born journalist Nuala McGovern has landed a new gig, as presenter of Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 and while she’s home in Dublin she chats to Miriam about her career and her ambitions for the show.
5/19/202419 minutes, 19 seconds
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Niamh Cusack

Chat with the actress about her role in the Annie Baker play ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ at the Gate Theatre, her parents and the family acting dynasty and her early plans to be a professional flute player Further details: https://www.gatetheatre.ie/
5/12/202417 minutes, 15 seconds
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Laura Whitmore

Chat with the tv presenter about her high-profile career in the UK, London family life and acting in ‘2.22: A Ghost Story’ at the 3Olympia this summer Further details: https://www.3olympia.ie/
5/12/202415 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lisa McHugh

The Irish Country music star chats about her roots in Glasgow, combining pregnancy and motherhood with performing and the Nashville scene. Her new EP is ‘Black Mountain Sessions’ Website: https://lisamchughmusic.com/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
5/12/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jean Butler

Chat with the iconic Irish dancer Jean Butler about receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the TG4 Gradam Ceoil awards tonight, amazement that it has been 30 years since Riverdance and her Irish connections and her life now in New York
5/5/202419 minutes, 58 seconds
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Noriana Kennedy

Chat with the singer Noriana Kennedy about performing solo, also being in the band The Whileaways and her musical roots (accompanied by Fergal Scahill on fiddle/mandolin and Donogh Hennessey on guitar they perform: ‘The May Morning Dew’ and ‘Wandering Aengus’. For copyright reasons these full tracks cannot be made available in the podcast)
5/5/20247 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bryan Murray and Úna Crawford O’Brien

The two actors talk about life together on-screen (in ‘Fair City’) and in real life, and how they have coped in the 5 years since Bryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
5/5/202414 minutes, 18 seconds
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Denis Bradley

In his autobiography ‘Peace Comes Dropping Slow: My Life in the Troubles’ Denis Bradley recalls his years as a street priest and clandestine peacemaker in his adopted city of Derry. He talks about the terrible violence he has witnessed, but also the sense of fulfilment he has felt from making a difference to the lives of others
4/28/202424 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rod Stewart

Ahead of his concert in Kilmainham Dublin next month, chat with Rod Stewart about the significant songs in his long career, the causes close to his heart and what keeps him wanting to keep rocking.
4/28/202418 minutes, 29 seconds
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Corinne Bailey Rae

Chat with the English singer about growing up in Leeds, telling black stories through music and personal relationship tragedy. She will be in Dublin in May for ‘Rock Against Homelessness’ in aid of Focus Ireland Details: https://www.3olympia.ie/whats-on/rock-against-homelessness/
4/21/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Barry Ward and Sean McGinley

The actors chat about working together in the new Irish film, directed by Pat Collins, from the John McGahern novel ‘That They May Face The Rising Sun’
4/21/202414 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mary McAleese and Mary Kennedy

The former President and tv presenter are great friends, they’re walking buddies and they have recently begun hosting a podcast together called ‘Changing Times: The Allenwood Conversations’
4/21/202420 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sharon Corr

Chat with Sharon Corr about life in Madrid, being part of the phenomenally-successful band The Corrs and now being a skin ambassador for No 7 skincare
4/14/202419 minutes, 3 seconds
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Don O'Neill

The Kerry fashion designer chats about dressing clients likes Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Taylor Swift during his time as creative director at Theia, the intensity of life in New York, returning to live in Ballyheigue and writing a memoir
4/14/202414 minutes, 8 seconds
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Stephen Rea

Chat with the great actor about his career highlights on screen and stage and receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award this year from the Irish Film and Television Academy awards
4/14/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cathy Wheatley and Zlata Filipovic

The amazing story of how an Irish mother (Cathy) rescued the Ukrainian woman Ivana who was a surrogate to her twins; it is now the subject of a Netflix documentary ‘Two Mothers’ (by film-maker Zlata) (pic: l to r: Zlata, Miriam and Cathy in studio)
4/7/202419 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sinéad Gleeson

Chat with the widely-respected Irish writer whose debut novel ‘Hagstone’ has just been published to rave reviews (published by 4th Estate)
4/7/202419 minutes, 19 seconds
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U.M.A.N.

Chat and live music with singer/songwriter U.M.A.N. (aka Brian Flanagan). He chats about his blend of crossover pop and his inspirations. (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
4/7/20248 minutes, 8 seconds
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Roma Downey

Chat with Roma Downey, one of the most influential women in TV production in the US (and now back in front of the camera in a new series on Prime called ‘The Baxters’). But she is an original Derry Girl, growing up there during the Troubles
3/31/202418 minutes, 10 seconds
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John Connell

Chat with the award-winning author from Longford (also a documentary maker, a motivational speaker, co-founder of the Granard Booktown Festival and sheep farmer). He explains why sheep are at the heart of his new book ‘Twelve Sheep: Life Lessons from a Lambing Season’ (published by Allen and Unwin)
3/31/202416 minutes, 41 seconds
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Oisín Leech

Chat with songwriter Oisín Leech - known as one half of The Lost Brothers - who has just released his much-acclaimed debut solo album ‘Cold Sea’; he explains the inspiration and why he chose to record it in Donegal) (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
3/31/20249 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tracey Clifford

The 2fm DJ shares her experience of endometriosis, the often-painful condition that can affect a woman’s fertility. Further info: https://www.endometriosis.ie/
3/24/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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Alfie Hudson-Taylor

Live music and chat with Alfie Hudson-Taylor about embarking on a solo career, financial difficulties despite great success and exploring that in his podcast series ‘How To Break An Artist’ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
3/24/20249 minutes, 8 seconds
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Liam Cunningham

Chat with Liam Cunningham about having a 30-year career before hitting the big time with Game Of Thrones, his ordinary background and starring in the new Netflix sci-fi series ‘3 Body Problem’.
3/24/202421 minutes, 8 seconds
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Patrick Kielty

Describing himself as the “proudest man in Ireland”, Patrick Kielty is Grand Marshall of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade and he's live in Dublin city centre, preparing for the start of the big parade
3/17/20244 minutes, 47 seconds
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NOTIFY & Séamus and Caoimhe Ó Flatharta

Live music and chat with the 6-piece ensemble of Notify and acclaimed trad performers, brother and sister Séamus and Caoimhe Ó Flatharta (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
3/17/20248 minutes, 4 seconds
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Willie Mullins

The great trainer is still celebrating his spectacular success at this year’s Cheltenham, setting a record with 100 wins on the second day of the festival and also winning the Gold Cup for the second time.
3/17/202419 minutes, 45 seconds
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Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith

Iain Dale (LBC Radio broadcaster and former Tory parliamentary advisor) and Jacqui Smith (a former Labour Party MP/ Home Secretary) who together host the podcast ‘For The Many’ which is coming to the Laugher Lounge in Dublin next week Full details: https://laughterlounge.com/
3/17/20248 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tom Vaughan Lawlor

Tom Vaughan Lawlor chats about his two new films - ‘Baltimore’ (about English heiress Rose Dugdale who masterminded the Russborough House art heist in 1974) and ‘The Beautiful Game’ for Netflix. He also chats about the success of Barry Keoghan and Cillian Murphy, Marvel movies and Robert Downey Jnr and living in Ireland again.
3/10/202422 minutes, 48 seconds
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An Cosán

Tamara Kearns, Debbie Lee Byrne and Abosede Grace Ogunsanya explain why they each decided to pursue adult learning through An Cosán, an organisation that supports people through life-long learning, from basic literacy up to BA degrees. Official website: www.ancosan.ie (pic: Miriam and Tamara Kearns)
3/10/202411 minutes, 28 seconds
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Manchán Magan

Chat with the TV presenter, author, playwright and travel writer about his new series for TG4 called ‘Ag Triall Ar An Tobar: Journeying To The Well’, a series about the Holy Wells of Ireland
3/10/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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Emma Donoghue

The award-winning author of ‘Room’ and ‘The Wonder’ chats about adapting her novel ‘The Pull of the Stars’ for the Gate Theatre stage and her admiration for Dr Kathleen Lynn; she also talks about her family roots in Ireland and refusing to worry about whether her books will sell well
3/3/202417 minutes, 55 seconds
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Adrian Cummins

The CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland talks about something very personal today - being on dialysis and waiting on a kidney transplant Irish Kidney Association - https://ika.ie/
3/3/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sr Bernadette

Lively and uplifting chat with Sr Bernadette, the Sister of Charity nun and founder of St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music and the Arts in Crumlin, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year Official website: https://stagnesccma.ie/
3/3/202419 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ciarán Moran

Chat with rising singer/songwriter about finding musical inspiration from his roots in north inner-city Dublin and how he’s excited to perform abroad Facebook/Instagram: @Ciaranmoranmusic (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/25/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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Lorraine Kelly

Chat with the much-loved television presenter about her love of Orkney and why she used it as the setting for her first novel ‘The Island Swimmer’; she also chats about combining writing with her broadcasting career, ageing and navigating social media
2/25/202419 minutes, 56 seconds
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Éanna Hardwicke

The Cork actor chats about just winning a ‘Shooting Star’ award at the Berlin Film Festival, his career path on television and film and his future plans
2/25/202414 minutes, 31 seconds
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Kevin McAleer

The surrealist comic explains how novelist Anne Enright got his career started via the RTÉ tv show ‘Nighthawks’, playing uncle Colm in ‘Derry Girls’ and why he’s decided now is the time to retire from stand-up Final two venues: Vicar Street, Dublin https://www.vicarstreet.com/ and Whitla Hall, Belfast https://www.qub.ac.uk/
2/18/202410 minutes, 51 seconds
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Megan O'Neill

Chat and live music from Megan O'Neill, the singer/songwriter from Kildare who is also preparing to welcome her first child Official website: http://megan-oneill.com (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/18/20248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cathy Kelly

Chat with the hugely popular, best-selling author Cathy Kelly about her breast cancer diagnosis and how she is now out the other side after treatment, and her latest novel ‘Sisterhood’ (published by Harper Collins)
2/18/202425 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tommy Fleming

Live music and chat about discovering how much he likes life in Australia and why he’s now hankering after a quieter life even though he’s about to go on a nationwide tour Full details: https://tommyfleming.com/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/11/202412 minutes, 22 seconds
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Irish street artist Asbestos his father Matt

Irish street artist Asbestos his father Matt chat about their very personal family story that features in ‘Don’t Forget to Remember’. By documentary-maker Ross Killeen, it will be seen at the Dublin International Film Festival later this month Full details: https://diff.ie/ (pic: Miriam and Matt)
2/11/202421 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dr Bella de Paulo

Chat with the American social scientist, a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post and whose new book ‘Single At Heart’ helps explain why aged 70 she’s still happily single
2/11/202411 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rachael English

The broadcaster and journalist chats with Miriam about her latest (and seventh) novel ‘Whatever Happened to Birdy Troy’, her roots in Shannon, Co Clare native and her writing process
2/4/202422 minutes, 13 seconds
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Marina Carr

Chat with one of Ireland's foremost contemporary playwrights Marina Carr, whose latest work ‘Audrey or Sorrow’ has its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre later this month Full details: https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/
2/4/202411 minutes, 20 seconds
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KingfishR

Music and chat with Fitz, Eddie and McGoo from indie-folk band KingfishR, supporting big-name bands and the music industry and mental health Official website: https://www.kingfishr.ie/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/4/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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Lisa Dwan

Lisa Dwan chats about leaving Athlone in her teens on a ballet scholarship, moving into acting, and now life in London with her partner Paul and being a mother; she stars in the new RTÉ drama ‘Blackshore’
1/28/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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Barney and Dean Rock

Father and son - and legendary Dublin footballers - Barney and Dean Rock chat about their family dynamic, playing so successfully at national level and what it’s like leaving the game behind
1/28/202422 minutes, 32 seconds
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Music Network group - Niamh Dunne, Bróna McVittie, Cormac Breatnach & Seán Óg Graham

Music and chat with Niamh Dunne and Seán Óg Graham (from trad group Beoga), singer and harpist Bróna McVittie and whistle player Cormac Breatnach, who are on a Music Network tour all over Ireland in the coming weeks Full details: www.musicnetwork.ie
1/28/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hugo Weaving

Chat with actor Hugo Weaving about his film career in the likes of ‘The Matrix’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ and the upcoming play ‘The President’ at the Gate Theatre Full details: www.gatetheatre.ie
1/21/202420 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jessica Willis Fisher

The American country singer discusses the years of sexual abuse committed by her father Toby, leader of their family group The Willis Clan; her autobiography is ‘Unspeakable: Surviving My Childhood and Finding My Voice’
1/21/202420 minutes
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Paul Mescal

Chat with the actor about his role co-starring with Andrew Scott in the new film ‘All Of Us Strangers’
1/21/20248 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brendan Graham Special

Celebrating the great songs of Brendan Graham, with Paul Harrington, Charlie McGettigan, Seán Keane, Eimear Quinn, Cathy Jordan and more... 'You Raise Me Up – The Songs and Stories of Brendan Graham' - full details: www.nch.ie (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this show cannot be made available in the podcast)
1/14/202432 minutes, 59 seconds
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Stephen James Smith

Spoken word poet Stephen James Smith chats about literacy, mental health and the professional and personal adjustments needed after moving to Wexford; he curates the Therapy Sessions at the upcoming annual First Fortnight Festival Full details: https://www.firstfortnight.ie/
1/7/202415 minutes, 28 seconds
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Thomas Walsh

Singer/songwriter Thomas Walsh (previously of Pugwash and The Duckworth Lewis Method with Neil Hannon ) chats about making music, mental health and he also performs from his new solo album ‘The Rest Is History’ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
1/7/202415 minutes, 2 seconds
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George Clooney, Callum Turner and Joel Edgerton

Film director George Clooney and actors Callum Turner and Joel Edgerton talk about their latest film ‘The Boys In The Boat’, about a team of rowers from the University of Washington who make it to the Berlin Olympics in 1936
1/7/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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New Year's Eve with Miriam

Some highlights from interviews featured on the show this year, including conversations with Deepak Chopra, Eileen Walsh, Brendan Gleeson, Sandy Kelly, John Clarke, Al Porter, Nicola Hanney and Pat Jennings
12/31/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christmas with Miriam

Miriam welcomes Christmas morning with The Raines, historian Salvador Ryan, chef Paul Flynn and comedian Sinéad Culbert (and seasonal offerings from Derek Ryan & Emma Langford, Mick Lally, Fr Shaun Doherty, In Tua Nua and Midge Ure) (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the programme cannot be made available in the podcast)
12/25/202345 minutes, 18 seconds
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Emmet Brennan

The Dublin boxer chats about growing up in the North Strand, the disappointment of being unsuccessful at the Tokyo Olympics, going professional and his career plans
12/17/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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Paul Caruana Galizia

The journalist Paul Caruana Galizia talks about his mother Daphne Caruana Galizia, a campaigning journalist in Malta who was assassinated by car bomb in October 2017; her family have campaigned for years for justice for their mother, the subject of his book ‘A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family’s Quest for Justice’
12/17/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mary Coughlan

The former Tánaiste chats about just being elected the new chairperson of the Donegal GAA County Board, particularly when there are very few women operating at that level of the GAA
12/17/202316 minutes, 13 seconds
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Brigid Delaney

Chat with the Australian writer/columnist and author of ‘Reasons Not to Worry: How to be Stoic in Chaotic Times’ (published by Piatkus)
12/10/202313 minutes, 26 seconds
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Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Chat with musician Colm about playing at the funeral of Shane MacGowan on Friday and in particular duetting with Nick Cave on ‘A Rainy Night In Soho’
12/10/20237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Phyl Herbert

The actor/director/teacher/writer has written a memoir ‘The Price of Silence’ (published by Menma Books) about her life, which included getting pregnant by a married man, going to a Mother & Baby Home secretly and having to give up her only child for adoption, a daughter who contacted her 26 years later.
12/10/202318 minutes, 38 seconds
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Reverend Richard Coles

Chat with the Reverend Richard Coles, whose wide-ranging career spans pop music, being openly gay in 1980's London, finding the Church again and living with grief after losing his beloved husband 3 years ago. He is bringing his show ‘Borderline National Trinket’ to Dublin in January 2024. Full details: www.richardcoles.com/events
12/10/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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In Tua Nua

Chat with In Tua Nua, who burst onto the Irish music scene 40 years ago and, after a few years on hiatus, they are playing together once again and gigging around the country Official website: http://www.intuanua.com/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
12/3/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Saoirse Monica Jackson

Miriam chats with actress Saoirse Monica Jackson, best known for her role as Erin in Derry Girls but is now about to take on a more grown-up role in ‘The Doll Factory’ on Paramount Plus
12/3/20239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Nicola

Nicola tells what it was like being a victim of coercive control; her story is the subject of a powerful documentary on RTÉ One on Monday December 11th called ‘Taking Back Control’
12/3/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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Niall Rochford

The general manager of Ashford Castle lost his wife Stella to pancreatic cancer aged 55, and he now wants to raise awareness of the disease - how difficult it is to diagnose and to survive it
11/26/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sorcha Richardson

The singer/songwriter talks about her career trajectory, from writing songs in school to headlining at the National Concert Hall and finding a fan in Ellie Goulding Tour details: www.sorcharichardson.com (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
11/26/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tara Erraught

The mezzo-soprano talks about her career taking off thanks to the legendary singing teacher Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Dunne, losing her father to cancer, meeting fans and the advice she gives to opera students Performance details: www.taraerraught.com
11/26/202313 minutes, 34 seconds
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Broadcaster James O'Brien

Broadcaster and podcaster James O’Brien, spoke to Miriam about the state of U.K politics and his latest book; 'How They Broke Britain'. The book is published by WH Allen.
11/19/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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Designer Helen James

Miriam is joined by designer and creator Helen James. Helen's work is seen and sold in Dunnes Stores shops across Ireland. This interview was pre-recorded before the news of the death of Ben Dunne. Her book is entitled; Author: A Sense of Home.
11/19/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sandy Kelly

Chat with the country music singer Sandy Kelly about her new memoir ‘Sandy Kelly: In My Own Words’ and her new album: ‘Leaving It All Behind'
11/12/202321 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pat Jennings

The great footballer, who played in goals for Northern Ireland, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs, this week was back in his home town of Newry to unveil a statue in his honour
11/12/202314 minutes, 54 seconds
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Stephen Jones, creator of 'Northern Lights'

Actor/writer Stephen Jones and actor Elva Trill chat about their new Dublin drama ‘Northern Lights’, which starts on TG4 this week
11/12/202315 minutes, 5 seconds
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"Dirty Linen" by Martin Doyle

Martin Doyle has written a book called ‘Dirty Linen: The Troubles In My Homeplace’, telling a personal account of The Troubles through the lens of what happened in his own home place in the rural parish of Tullylish, Co Down
11/5/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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Steo Wall

Steo Wall brings us songs from his new album ‘Street Wisdom for Lost Souls’; he also talks about his traveller grandmother Sarah Doran and what he has learned from Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
11/5/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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Liz Nugent and Professor Richard Walsh

Author Liz Nugent and neurologist Professor Richard Walsh talk about how a condition called Dystonia causes her daily pain and the deep brain stimulation treatment that may help
11/5/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle chats about his contemporary Dublin take on Peter Pan, which is coming to the Gate Theatre in November Full details: www.gatetheatre.ie
10/29/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sonia O'Sullivan

Chat with Sonia O'Sullivan, one of Ireland’s greatest-ever runners. She chats about being a coach on Ireland’s Fittest Family and also, the latest generation of Irish athletes
10/29/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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John Clarke

John Clarke talks about coping since the death of his wife Marian Finucane in 2020 and why he wanted to write the memoir ‘Finucane & Me: My Life with Marian’
10/29/202324 minutes, 24 seconds
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Steve Backshall

Chat with the adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall, who is also a documentarian/adventurer-in-residence for the National Geographic Channel and Strictly Come Dancing contestant in 2014. He will be bringing his stage show ‘Ocean’ to 3Olympia, Dublin on 10th November Tickets: https://mcd.ie/artists/steve-backshall
10/22/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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Alan McBride

30 years ago Alan McBride lost his wife Sharon when she was killed in the IRA bombing of Frizzell's fish shop on the Shankill Road. Since then he has been engaged with rearing their daughter, peace-building and is a director of the WAVE Trauma Centre in Belfast
10/22/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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Zoe Conway and John McIntyre

Chat with musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre. Zoe is Associate Artist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and they will perform ‘From a Forest to a Fiddle’ at the National Concert Hall in November. Tickets at: www.nch.ie (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during this interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
10/22/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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Justine McCarthy

Chat with the political journalist who has collected columns from her long newspaper career for her new book ‘An Eye on Ireland: A Journey Through Societal Change’ (published by Hachette)
10/15/202338 minutes, 50 seconds
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Garry Hynes

Chat with the Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes, who has just been named Best Director in the UK Theatre Awards for DruidO’Casey staging of three Sean O’Casey plays in one day (The Plough and The Stars, The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock)
10/15/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Mount Cashell Divorce Case

Chat with Helen Goldin Mountcashell, Patrick Bergin and Noel Howard about the 19th century divorce case that caused a sensation in Ireland - that of Lady Louisa Moore Morgan and Captain Richard Morgan. It is the subject of Noel's book ' Terror, Tears and Tragedy: The Mount Cashells and the Notorious Divorce Case of 1876'
10/8/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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Stephen Walker

Chat with the journalist/author Stephen Walker about taking an honest look at one of the great Irish peace-makers of the 20th century in his biography 'John Hume: The Persuader' (published by Gill Books)
10/8/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rían Ó Braonáin

The very talented Dublin ballet dancer explains why he's turning his back on the Leaving Cert to go to the English Natioanl Ballet School in London Go Fund Me details: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-rian-train-in-london
10/8/20237 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oscar Blue

The singer/songwriter from Clare chats about his musical inspirations and preparing for his upcoming tour (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast) Official website: https://oscarbluemusic.com/
10/8/20236 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kate Garraway

Chat with the British tv and radio host about her book ‘The Strength of Love: Embracing an Uncertain Future with Resilience and Optimism’, about how her world changed in March 2020 when her husband Derek contracted Covid, from which he is still recovering
10/1/202323 minutes, 14 seconds
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John Grant

Chat with the singer/songwriter John Grant about loving the music of Patsy Cline, growing up in Michigan and collaborating with Sinead O’Connor Sligo Live details: https://sligolive.ie/
10/1/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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Joanne Ryan

Chat with the Limerick playwright Joanne Ryan whose play ‘In Two Minds’ is inspired by her mother who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder late in life. It is part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, produced by Fishamble Theatre Company. Full details: https://dublintheatrefestival.ie
10/1/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Deepak Chopra

Chat with Deepak Chopra, who is in Ireland this week as a guest of the Irish Film and Television Academy; he is one of the world’s best-known advocates for wellness and alternative medicine
9/24/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fiona Whelan Prine

Fiona Whelan Prine, the wife of the late American singer-songwriter John Prine talks about keeping his musical legacy alive with his record label Oh Boy Records, which has just signed Mick Flannery
9/24/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Stephen Brennan and Kate Stanley Brennan

Chat with actors Stephen Brennan and his daughter Kate Stanley Brennan about the family acting legacy and performing together on stage for the first time in the upcoming Abbey Theatre production ‘Somewhere Out There You’ by Nancy Harris
9/24/202316 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hannah Tyrell

Hannah Tyrell, former All-Ireland soccer and rugby player and sports pundit chats about her sporting career, her wife Sorcha, new motherhood and the importance of mental health supports in her life
9/17/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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Francis Brennan

The hotelier, tv presenter and author chats about walking the Camino and his new book ‘Age Is Just A Number: Making The Most of Every Decade’ (published by Gill Books)
9/17/202321 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gavan Ring and Patrick Rafter

Kerry tenor Gavan Ring and violinist Patrick Rafter chat about the songs made famous by Count John McCormack and Fritz Kreisler, which they'll perform in 'The Elements of Genius' at the National Concert Hall in October Full details: https://www.nch.ie
9/17/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Orla Tinsley

Chat with Orla Tinsley, the longtime campaigner and advocate for people living with cystic fibrosis and now a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from UCD
9/10/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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Patrick Kielty

Chat with the man preparing to take over the chair of The Late Late Show
9/10/202325 minutes, 15 seconds
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Paul Flynn

Chat with the chef/owner of The Tannery restaurant in Dungarvan about ‘Butter Boy’, a new collection of his weekly Saturday columns for The Irish Times
9/10/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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Anne Enright

Chat with author Anne Enright about the lockdown walks that helped inspire her new novel 'The Wren, The Wren' (published by Jonathan Cape)
9/3/202316 minutes, 55 seconds
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Al Porter

Six years ago, comedian Al Porter was at the top of his game before it all came crashing down in the most public way possible. He chats to Miriam about the drastic changes this prompted him to make to his life and returning in a stand-up tour 'Al Porter: Now'. Official website: https://alporter.ie/
9/3/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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Altan

Giants of traditional Irish music for almost four decades, we have music and chat from Altan For tickets for Altan's upcoming shows in The National Concert Hall, Denmark, France, England and more, visit: https://altan.ie/live/
7/16/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ann Napolitano

One of the most anticipated books of 2023, Miriam is joined by New York Times bestselling author Ann Napolitano about her Irish heritage and her new novel Hello Beautiful
7/16/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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Andrew Flynn

Ahead of the staging of Every Brilliant Thing at the Galway Arts Festival, we hear from theatre director Andrew Flynn on why he wants us all to compile a list of Every Brilliant Thing in our lives If you want to get involved and submit all the brilliant things in your life, email [email protected]
7/16/20239 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fr. Shaun Doherty

From DJ to priest, after 30 years on air with his popular chat show on Highland Radio, Miriam chats with the newly ordained Fr. Shaun Doherty
7/9/202318 minutes, 32 seconds
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Midge Ure

From a tenement slum in Glasgow to Ultravox and Band Aid, Miriam chats with Rock royalty for more than 50 years Midge Ure ahead of his visit to the Forever Young Festival.
7/9/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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The High Kings

Marking 15 years together, as they release their new album and new music, Miriam chats with The High Kings
7/2/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jessica Harrington

It’s Derby Day at the Curragh and as she returns to the racecourse following her cancer diagnosis last year, Miriam chats with racing royalty Jessica Harrington
7/2/202315 minutes, 58 seconds
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Eileen Walsh

“Epic, riveting and jawdropping”... As she takes the Abbey stage with Marina Carr’s new play Girl on an Altar, Miriam is joined by the Cork born actress
7/2/202313 minutes, 57 seconds
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Hugo MacNeill

One of Ireland’s greatest rugby players, Hugo joins Miriam to talk about his battle for those with intellectual disabilities in the workplace, his pride in being awarded an OBE and the forthcoming World Cup.
6/25/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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Róisín O

Music and chat from the talented singer songwriter who is about to hit the festivals around the country. (Offaly, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Laois, Derry, Kildare and Dublin). Full details: https://lnk.bio/roisino
6/25/202315 minutes, 40 seconds
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Prof Mary Hogan and Dr Laura Cuddy

Recognising the incredible achievements of the women of Ireland, Miriam chats with two of the recipients of the inaugural Women of Vision Awards
6/25/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Martha Wainwright

Chat with the American singer/songwriter, whose memoir 'Stories I Might Regret Telling You' was published earlier this year, and who perform at this year's Galway International Arts Festival Festival details: https://www.giaf.ie/ (for copyright reasons the full tracks featured during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
6/18/202311 minutes, 1 second
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Eileen Dunne

Chat with Eileen Dunne, one of our best-loved newscasters, who recently retired after 42 years on our tv screens (and who will be a guest at the Hinterland Festival in Kells next week) Festival details: https://www.hinterland.ie/
6/18/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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John King

Miriam chats with John King, CNN's Chief National Correspondent who will be speaking this week at the NewsXchange conference in Dublin Full details: https://www.newsxchange.org/
6/18/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Agnes O'Casey and Lisa Mulcahy

Chat with leading actress Agnes O'Casey and director Lisa Mulcahy about their new Irish psychological thriller 'Lies We Tell', which premieres at this year's Galway Film Fleadh
6/11/202313 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gena Heraty

Home from Haiti, which is in the midst of a plague of kidnappings and murders, we hear from the brave Westport woman battling for the most vulnerable children, in the Special Needs Programme in the Little Brothers and Sisters orphanage near Port-au-Prince To donate: https://www.nph-ireland.org/
6/11/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tony Connelly

Miriam chats with RTÉ Europe Editor about his grandfather, Galway man Michael Connelly, who was a constable in the RIC and is the subject of his documentary 'His Hidden History' on RTÉ 1 tomorrow, Monday 12th June
6/11/202326 minutes, 2 seconds
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Polly Toynbee

'An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals' is an enthralling family memoir from The Guardian columnist, as she recounts her family’s highly privileged background and their fight against the British class system
6/4/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Raines

Following the release of their debut album ‘Reverie’, live music and chat with Ruth Dillon, Yvonne Tiernan and Julianna Erkkonen from the Galway-based folk Americano band Full tour details: https://theraines.ie/live-dates (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
6/4/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cara and Noelle Dermody

Cara Dermody is the remarkable 12-year-old who will be sitting the Leaving Cert. Maths Paper 1 exam next week to raise funds for autism services in Ireland Support Cara’s Maths Challenge at Go Fund Me - https://www.gofundme.com/f/caras-extraordinary-maths-challenge/donate
6/4/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Steve Earle

Ahead of his return to Ireland, chat with Steve Earle, the writer of ‘Galway Girl’ and multi-Grammy award winner who returns to Irish shores as part of his upcoming European tour Tour details & tickets: http://www.steveearle.com/
5/28/202318 minutes, 1 second
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Georgina and Ken O’Shea

Miriam chats to the parents of Rylee O’Shea, a little girl born in Cork University Maternity Hospital last week who is especially precious, her mother having suffered 23 miscarriages over the previous two decades
5/28/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kevin Moran

Chat with the Dublin, Ireland and Manchester United football legend who is the subject of an RTÉ documentary ‘Kevin Moran: Codebreaker’ which airs 29th May
5/28/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stephen Nolan

Stephen Nolan, the BBC Northern Ireland presenter explains why he wanted to make his new documentary series ‘Feed Yourself Fitter’ in which he tries to learn to cook and understand healthy food
5/21/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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Siobhán McSweeney

Chat with Cork actress Siobhán McSweeney, who recently won a BAFTA for her role as Sr Michael in Derry Girls and next month will be on stage in Cork and Dublin in Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” Full details: www.landmarkproductions.ie/production/happy-days/
5/21/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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Barry Douglas

Renowned pianist Barry Douglas brings his Camerata Chamber Orchestra - formed at the time of the Good Friday Agreement - to the National Concert Hall on 1st June for their 25th anniversary celebrations Full details: www.nch.ie
5/21/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Imelda May

Imelda May chats with Miriam about preparing for her theatre debut in 'Mother of All the Behans', Peter Sheridan's story of Brendan Behan’s mother Kathleen (it opens at Dublin’s 3Olympia from August 15th / www.3olympia.ie)
5/14/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation celebrating 30th anniversary

This year the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation celebrates it's 30th anniversary and Miriam is joined by Hospice CEO Martina Jennings and hospice supporter Laurita Blewitt (who is, of course, Joe Biden's cousin)
5/14/202324 minutes, 2 seconds
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Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill

Iarla Ó Lionáird teams up with pianist Cormac McCarthy and clarinetist Matthew Berrill in a special and unique nationwide concert series (May 20-Féile Binn Éadair, Howth, Dublin/May 21-Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire/June 9-Kenmare Butter Market/ June 10-Doolin Folk Festival/Aug 9-Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Mullingar
5/14/202315 minutes, 34 seconds
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David Brophy

The renowned conductor explores the 'History of Soul' music with the RTE Concert Orchestra, at the NCH on May 18th Full details: www.nch.ie
5/7/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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Britt Ekland

One of Hollywood’s legendary film stars reflects on her long career and celebrates the 50th anniversary of her iconic film 'The Wicker Man'
5/7/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sandy Kelly

After the most important sunrise of the year, the 'Darkness Into Light' walk for Pieta, and following the death of her sister to suicide Sandy tells Miriam why it’s so important to reach out to someone struggling Samaritans Freephone: 116 123 Pieta House Freephone 1800 247 247 (or text the word HELP to 51444)
5/7/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mark Caplice

The multi award-winning songwriter, artist and producer joins Miriam to talk about his career and debut EP 'Brighter Side of Sorrow'.
4/30/202313 minutes, 14 seconds
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Donal Ryan & Andrew Flynn

Tipperary's finest writer and director on touring Ireland with the stage adaptation of Donal's acclaimed novel 'From a Low and Quiet Sea'.
4/30/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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Willie Mullins

Miriam is joined by the toast of Punchestown, Willie Mullins, who was crowned champion trainer for an extraordinary 17th time.
4/30/202323 minutes, 26 seconds
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Eoin Warner

From basking sharks to the almost-extinct corncrake, naturalist Eoin Warner joins Miriam ahead of his new RTÉ television series 'Ireland’s Wild Islands'
4/23/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Disha Bose

Chat with Disha Bose, the Indian-born Cork-based author of 'Dirty Laundry'
4/23/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Aedin Moloney

Miriam chats with Aedin, daughter of The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, as she pays tribute to her father and her adaptation of Joyce’s Molly Bloom (music composed by her father) Details and tickets: yesreflectionsofmollybloom.com/ Tours May 4th-June 17th: Wexford, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Galway, Drogheda, Sligo, Kerry, Limerick and Dublin
4/23/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pete Wharmby

Pete Wharmby tells Miriam how he was diagnosed with autism aged 34 and the everyday difficulties he addresses in his book ‘Untypical: How the World Isn’t Built for Autistic People and What We Should All Do About It’
4/16/202319 minutes, 34 seconds
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Claudia Boyle

Music to lift the soul - soprano Claudia Boyle, pianist Conor Linehan and trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan present the operatic greats, part of their current Music Network tour April tour dates: www.musicnetwork.ie Sun 16 - Weds 26, Roscommon, Dún Laoghaire, Limerick, Thomastown, Ennis, Freemason’s Hall Dublin, Bray
4/16/202310 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bronagh Hinds

Following President Biden’s visit this week, Miriam chats with Bronagh Hinds, one of the “pioneering women” and peace-makers he paid tribute to in Belfast
4/16/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brendan Gleeson

Home from LA, Miriam is joined in studio by the renowned actor as he reflects on Ireland’s golden era for filmmaking. In the second part of his interview Brendan lends his support for St. Francis Hospice following the death of his parents there Further information: https://www.sfh.ie/
4/9/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rory Carroll

Rory Carroll tells the extraordinary account of the 1984 Brighton bombing, when the IRA came terrifyingly close to killing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet
4/9/202322 minutes, 3 seconds
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Stella O'Malley, author of 'What Your Teen Is Trying To Tell You'

Advice for parents from psychotherapist Stella O'Malley on navigating the difficult teenage years, all of which is covered in her new book 'What Your Teen is Trying to Tell You'
4/2/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Simon le Bon

Music and chat from the living legend, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, ahead of their concert in Dublin next month
4/2/20237 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tim Attwood and David Kerr

Miriam chats with Tim Attwood and David Kerr about the defining image of the Good Friday Agreement, the famous triumphant moment when John Hume and David Trimble joined Bono on stage at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall
4/2/202321 minutes, 42 seconds
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Patrick Kielty

25 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, Patrick Kielty reflects on the problems that remain on the island for both sides and how a shared island might work for us all
3/26/202339 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mags Riordan

We hear from the inspiring Mags Riordan, who in 2004 founded the healthcare centre (Billy's Malawi Project) in her son's memory. 'In The Name of the Son', a documentary on Mags' work, will be broadcast Thursday March 23rd on RTE One at 22.15
3/19/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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Paula Rowan

Having opened her glove making business at the outset of the 2008 financial crisis, Paula Rowan has gone on to sell her products to Madonna, Lady Gaga and many more big names.
3/19/20239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Billy Magra

As he takes to the stage in his first one man show in nearly 40 years, we hear from the award-winning director and producer.
3/19/202320 minutes, 36 seconds
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Alan Shortt

The comedian and satirist-turned- communications specialist tells Miriam why he’s opted for a career change
3/12/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sina Theil

The German born country music singer on her love of Ireland and Irish music (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
3/12/202315 minutes, 18 seconds
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Caoimhe de Barra

As the humble Trocaire box marks 50 years in Irish homes, Miriam chats with their CEO Caoimhe de Barra about Ireland’s solidarity with those in the developing world Official website: https://www.trocaire.org/
3/12/202321 minutes, 20 seconds
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Marilyn O'Connor

As we’re asked this month to 'Drink Tea for MND', Marilyn tells Miriam of her determination to live life to the full following a diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease Full details of campaign on IMNDA website: https://imnda.ie/drink-tea-for-mnd-2023/
3/5/202320 minutes, 30 seconds
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Angela Rippon

From the BBC News to Come Dancing, presenter Angela Rippon chats with Miriam about her extraordinary career in broadcasting
3/5/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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Eimear Noone

The Irish conductor/composer chats about her new production 'Daughters of the Pirate Queen: The Spirit of Grace O'Malley' in the National Concert Hall (with Emma Langford, one of the 8 female performers in the show) (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
3/5/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jack O'Rourke remembers Brendan Behan

Music and chat from the hugely-talented singer/songwriter as he marks the centenary of the birth of Brendan Behan (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/26/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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Amanda Brunker and Fred Cooke

Amanda and Fred tell of their return to the Gaeltacht for a new RTÉ tv series 'Réaltaí na Gaeltachta', to relive bunk beds, the Bean an Tí and the no-Bearla rule
2/26/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Liam and Sinead Soffe

A story of courage and resilience in the face of near tragedy, Liam and Sinead chat with Miriam about their ongoing battle for justice for their daughter Elizabeth following a devastating fire in Qatar 9 years ago
2/26/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Barbara and Jane Brennan

Taking to the stage in Enda Walsh’s ‘The New Electric Ballroom’ at The Gate, Miriam chats with acting royalty (and sisters) Barbara and Jane Brennan
2/19/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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John Spillane

As he tours with his new album ‘In Another Light’, music and chat with renowned Cork singer/songwriter John Spillane (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/19/20237 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jemima Khan

Miriam chats with producer/screenwriter Jemima Khan about ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, the film inspired by her life in Pakistan when married to its former Prime Minister Imran Khan
2/19/202322 minutes, 46 seconds
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Joe Elliott

Ahead of their concert in Dublin as part of their biggest world tour yet, music and chat with Def Leppard’s front man Joe Elliott
2/12/202316 minutes, 39 seconds
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Professor Rose Anne Kenny and Mary Kennedy

Ahead of the documentary ‘Mary Kennedy: Fad Saoil’ on TG4 next week looking at ways of staying healthy and ageing well, chat with broadcaster Mary Kennedy and Professor Rose Anne Kenny, who is founder of the TILDA study
2/12/202322 minutes, 52 seconds
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Paul Costelloe

Showcasing his homage to Dublin as he opens London Fashion Week, chat with Irish fashion designer Paul Costelloe
2/12/20235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Victoria Smurfit

Victoria Smurfit talks about her nerve-wracking appearance on Celebrity Mastermind to raise funds for Fighting Blindness, and why this is a charity very close to her heart https://www.fightingblindness.ie/
2/5/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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Theo Fitzgibbon

Music and chat with the talented young singer songwriter, who has recently released his debut single 'Waterfall' (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
2/5/20237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kathy Donaghy

After suffering multiple miscarriages, award-winning journalist Kathy Donaghy explains how being pushed to the brink led to her writing her memoir 'Finding My Wild'
2/5/202329 minutes, 22 seconds
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Finbar Wright

Music and chat from Finbar Wright, recipient of an award as Cork’s No 1 performer over the past 30 years and ahead of his nationwide tour (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast) Tour dates: https://www.finbarwright.com/
1/29/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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the Watson family

Miriam chats with three generations of an Irish family who all work at the cutting edge in the fight against breast cancer - Gordon Watson, his son Bill and Bill’s daughter Louise
1/29/202321 minutes
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Paul Howard

Paul Howard, the creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly, chats to Miriam about his latest children's book 'Aldrin Adams and the Legend of NemeSwiss'
1/29/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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Damien Dempsey and Conor McPherson

The singer/songwriter and writer/director on their new play ‘Tales From The Holywell’ at the Abbey Theatre, which is based on a journey through Damien’s life and which is directed by Conor (for copyright reasons the full track performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast)
1/22/202316 minutes, 21 seconds
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John and Trish Boyce

Father and daughter John and Trish tell Miriam about the life-saving operation that’s brought them even closer together (pic courtesy Maria Pepper, Wexford People) If you support organ donation - tell family, carry an organ donor card, include Code 115 on drivers licence or use ‘digital organ donor card’ App. Organ Donor Cards - www.ika.ie
1/22/202317 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr Maurice Manning

As we approach the end of the Decade of Centenaries, Miriam chats with Dr Maurice Manning, the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations
1/22/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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Thin Lizzy Symphonic

Tom Dunne and Jack O’Rourke, two of the special guests who'll be joining the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for their tribute show Thin Lizzy Symphonic at the end of March (for copyright reasons the full tracks performed during the interview cannot be made available in the podcast) For concert details: www.nch.ie
1/15/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jason Byrne

Having had a sixth heart stent inserted before Christmas, the comedian Jason Byrne tells Miriam of his renewed approach to life
1/15/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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Norma Sheahan

Miriam chats to actress Norma Sheahan about playing Willy Russell’s iconic heroine Shirley Valentine at the Gaiety Theatre, and keeping fit and healthy For further details: www.gaietytheatre.ie
1/15/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mary and Michael Kingston

Miriam talks to Mary and Michael Kingston, whose son Tim died 44 years ago in the Whiddy Island disaster in Cork; their story is the subject of an RTÉ radio Documentary on One, ‘Fire In The Sky’ www.rte.ie/radio/doconone/1248106-fire-in-the-sky
1/8/202320 minutes, 51 seconds
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D Cullen and band

Live music and chat with D Cullen and his band, whose new album is 'Sing My Story, Tell My Song' (for copyright reasons the full music in the interview is not on the podcast) Official website: www.dcullenmusic.com
1/8/20239 minutes, 15 seconds
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John Carney

Film-maker John Carney, whose latest film ‘Flora & Son’ will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
1/8/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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Highlights of 2022

A special look-back to some of the guests Miriam spoke to during 2022 - Anne Enright, Brian Cox, Vicky Phelan with Vincent Devine and David Brennan, Kieran and Orla Walsh, Patrick Kielty, John Boorman with Brendan Gleeson, Phil Coulter
1/1/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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Working at Christmas

Miriam talks to Professor Kate Wall, community worker Tommy Coombes, garda Tim Allen and nurse Darren Hehir about how they will be spending Christmas Day
12/25/202220 minutes, 15 seconds
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Christmas reflection from Pat Storey

A Christmas reflection from Pat Storey, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath & Kildare
12/25/20222 minutes, 50 seconds
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Eating at Christmas

Suggestions from chef Wade Murphy (of the 1826 restaurant in Adare) for how to make best use of all the food in the house at Christmas
12/25/20227 minutes, 23 seconds
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Christmas scenes, read by Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín reads a Christmas excerpt from his own novel 'Brooklyn' and from the Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'
12/25/20226 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Christmas message from Fr Michael Collins

Fr Michael Collins reflects on how Christmas lights up the darkest part of the year
12/25/20224 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Christmas poem, from Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness reads his poem 'Buncrana, Christmas Eve'
12/25/20221 minute, 50 seconds
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Red Óg Murphy

Redmond and Geraldine, The remarkable parents of young Sligo footballer Red Óg Murphy who died by suicide in April, implore anyone in a dark place this Christmas, to speak with someone and talk about their problems.
12/18/202227 minutes, 42 seconds
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Gerald Peregrine and Prof. Luke O’Neill

We hear of the huge benefits of the COVID care concerts and have music from both.
12/18/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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Anna Geary, Love in the Country

Anna chats with Miriam about her new series helping rural singletons find love.
12/18/20228 minutes, 24 seconds
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Stefanie Preissner and Noel Byrne

As they celebrate their first Christmas with their new baby girl, Stefanie and her husband Noel tell of their joy at becoming parents following five miscarriages
12/11/202221 minutes, 49 seconds
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Professor Paul Muldoon

From Paul Simon to Bono, Miriam chats with the Pullitzer prize winning poet and lyricist
12/11/202212 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Coronas

Ahead of sold-out concerts in Dublin this Christmas, music and chat from the Dublin trio
12/11/20229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Angie Benhaffaf

Having been given little chance of survival after being born conjoined, as the Benhaffaf twins Hassan and Hussein turn 13 Miriam chats with their mother Angie about what life is like for the boys now
12/4/202222 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bernard Lynch

The former priest from Co Clare who, despite public fear and misunderstanding, worked with sick and dying gay people at the height of the AIDS pandemic in 1980's New York
12/4/202211 minutes, 30 seconds
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Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan celebrates the extraordinary life of iconic French chanteuse Edit Piaf in her show 'Piaf' Full details on the Gate Theatre website at: https://www.gatetheatre.ie/production/piaf/
12/4/202212 minutes
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Niall McCabe

The talented Clare Island musician Niall McCabe joins Miriam for music and chat Website: https://www.niallmccabe.com/
11/27/20228 minutes, 42 seconds
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Colette O’Shea

Chat with the extraordinary young mother, this year’s National Carer of the Year, who describes life caring for her husband’s dementia and MND Web: https://www.gofundme.com/f/5eg8q-help-kieran-oshea
11/27/202220 minutes, 33 seconds
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Joe Jackson, biographer of Richard Harris

Joe Jackson discusses his biography "Richard Harris: Raising Hell and Reaching for Heaven"
11/27/202216 minutes, 27 seconds
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Anne Enright

Miriam chats with the acclaimed Irish author who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022
11/20/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Chris Sherlock

Miriam chats with the young man who was forced to leave school because of bullying and who is now a DJ and mental health campaigner
11/20/202215 minutes, 49 seconds
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Eleanor McEvoy

Chat with the singer/songwriter who will soon be on nationwide tour with her latest album 'Gimme Some Wine'. Full details at: https://eleanormcevoy.com
11/20/202211 minutes, 25 seconds
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John Boorman

As he prepares to leave his Irish home after more than 50 years, Miriam chats with legendary film-maker John Boorman, with tributes from friends Brendan Gleeson, Paul McGuinness and James Morrissey
11/13/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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David Dimbleby

Chat with the BBC broadcasting titan, whose memoir 'Keep Talking: A Broadcasting Life' has just been published
11/6/202216 minutes, 19 seconds
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Claudia Boyle

Live music and chat with the acclaimed soprano Claudia Boyle, ahead of her starring role in 'La Traviata' at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
11/6/202212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ciarán and Orlaith Staunton

Ahead of receiving the Irish Presidential Service Award, Miriam chats with the courageous couple who, having lost their own son Rory to sepsis, tell of their campaign to make us all more aware of the life-threatening infection
11/6/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jared Harris

Jared Harris explains why the family wanted to donate the personal archives of his father, the great Irish actor Richard Harris, to University College Cork
10/30/202225 minutes, 25 seconds
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Katie-George Dunlevy

Miriam chats with Ireland's most successful paralympian, cyclist Katie-George Dunlevy
10/30/20229 minutes, 57 seconds
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Toy Show: The Musical

Toy Show: The Musical producers Jane Murphy and Katherine Drohan explain how they created this uniquely Irish musical
10/30/202212 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bill Whelan

Miriam is joined by celebrated composer Bill Whelan, whose autobiography The Road to Riverdance has just been published (for copyright reasons the full musical tracks within this interview are not available on the podcast)
10/23/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ros Hubbard

The Irish woman credited with spotting the early talents of stars like Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan and Orlando Bloom, Miriam chats with film casting director Ros Hubbard
10/16/202224 minutes, 36 seconds
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Lisa O'Neill

Live music and chat with Lisa O'Neill, who curates a special night of music at the National Concert Hall on the 26th of November - 'Tones That Are Tender and Tones That Are Gruff'
10/16/20229 minutes, 54 seconds
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Adrian Chiles

Broadcaster and columnist Adrian Chiles explains the reasons for writing his book "The Good Drinker: How I Learned To Love Drinking Less"
10/16/202213 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jean Butler

Ahead of the opening of 'What We Hold' at the Dublin Theatre Festival, chat with the world-renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Jean Butler
10/9/202214 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tragedy in Creeslough, Donegal

Fr John Joe Duffy, Parish Priest of Creeslough and John McAteer, Editor of the Tyrconnell Tribune explain how the community are dealing with this horrific tragedy
10/9/202219 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jack Lukeman

As he releases his new album 'Echo On', live music and chat with the singer/songwriter Jack Lukeman
10/9/202215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Red Hurley

From a Dublin childhood to singing for Oprah, Red Hurley marks 50 years in showbusiness
10/2/202222 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rachel McKenna and Sorcha Lavelle

Ahead of the Great Pink Run and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Miriam chats with two women who have battled breast cancer
10/2/202220 minutes, 2 seconds
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Clare Sands

Live music and chat with sixth-generation musician Clare Sands, whose self-titled debut album has just been released Official website for tour dates - https://claresands.com
9/25/20225 minutes, 43 seconds
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Deborah Somorin

Born into direct provision and with a difficult start in life, Deborah Somorin chats with Miriam about her determination to turn her life around; her autobiography 'Believe In Me' has just been published Deborah's charity Empower The Family - https://www.empowerthefamilyireland.com
9/25/202213 minutes, 27 seconds
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Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín chats with Miriam about the stage adaptation of his novel 'The Blackwater Lightship', the changes he has seen in Irish society and his opera 'The Master' being staged in Wexford Dublin Theatre Festival - www.dublintheatrefestival.ie Wexford Festival Opera - www.wexfordopera.com
9/25/202227 minutes, 42 seconds
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Frank McGuinness

Miriam chats with acclaimed playwright Frank about his early life growing up in Buncrana and how he decided to become a writer. His latest play 'Dinner With Groucho' will premiere at the upcoming Dublin Theatre Festival
9/18/202240 minutes, 7 seconds
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David Donoghue

Miriam chats with diplomat David Donoghue, whose book 'One Good Day: My Journey to the Good Friday Agreement' chronicles those historic negotiations that changed the course of history on our island
9/18/202213 minutes, 42 seconds
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Gillian Hussey

Retired District Court judge Gillian Hussey, whose memoir ‘Lessons From The Bench’ has just been published
9/11/202215 minutes, 55 seconds
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Gordon Snell

Gordon Snell, husband of Maeve Binchy who died 10 years ago and whose work is celebrated at the Echoes Literary Festival later this month
9/11/202214 minutes, 21 seconds
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NIgel Mooney

Miriam chats with Irish blues musician Nigel Mooney, whose latest album is ‘Mooney’s Blues’
9/11/202213 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mick Hucknall

Singer Mick Hucknall joins Miriam.
7/24/202219 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cathy Kelly

Author Cathy Kelly joins Miriam.
7/24/202215 minutes, 33 seconds
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Professor Helen Phelan

Professor Helen Phelan joins Miriam.
7/10/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Maureen Dowd

Journalist Maureen Down joins Miriam.
7/10/202225 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sara Hartigan

Irish Rugby fan Sara Hartigan joins Miriam.
7/10/20229 minutes, 46 seconds
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Myles O'Reilly

Myles O'Reilly joins Miriam.
6/26/202213 minutes, 3 seconds
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Evanna Lynch

Actress Evanna Lynch joins Miriam.
6/26/202223 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dr. Colin Davidson

Dr. Colin Davidson joins Miriam.
6/26/202212 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds join Miriam.
6/19/20228 minutes, 29 seconds
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James O'Brien

Author James O'Brien joins Miriam.
6/19/202216 minutes, 33 seconds
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30th Anniversary Of Make A Wish

30th anniversary of Make a Wish - Dr. Eoin MacCraith and Prof. Brian MacCraith join Miriam.
6/19/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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Barry McGovern

Actor Barry McGovern joins Miriam.
6/12/202215 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Whileaways

The Whileaways join Miriam.
6/12/20228 minutes, 5 seconds
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Padraig Jack

Artist Padraig Jack joins Miriam.
6/5/20227 minutes, 24 seconds
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Freedom Of Dublin

Kellie Harrington, Professor Mary Aiken and Ailbhe Smyth join Miriam.
6/5/202237 minutes, 49 seconds