Dave Fanning

    Saturday and Sunday 9 to 11am


    Sunday 7th February

    Dave Fanning Show: Dublin Film festival

    Grainne Humphries from the Dublin Film Festival chats to Dave about what to expect from The Festival

    Dave Fanning Show: www.theeffect.net / Tech Valentines Presents

    John Reilly from effect.net joiuns Dave to chats about Tech Presents for Valentines Day

    Dave Fanning Show: Beck

    Dan Hegarty chats about Beck and his Mutations Album

    Dave Fanning Show: Las Vegas Residency

    Conor Behan chats about Las Vegas Residency eg Jennifer Lopez /

    Saturday 6th February

    Fan Theories

    Most people watch a movie, say whether they liked it or not and leave it at that... but some become so invested that they create their own theories about what's actually happening.

    Making a Murderer

    Brendan Dassey's lawyer from the Center for Wrongful Convictions talks about Brendan and what is happening for him.


    American Football journalist Cian Fahey discusses Superbowl and Belfast Trojans player, Barry Keil talks about playing the game.

    Literary Characters

    Atticus Finch, hero of Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, is the most inspiring character in literature, according to a new survey of 2,000 UK adults.

    Sunday 31st January

    Spotlight Director, Tom McCarthy

    Dave spoke to 'Spotlight' director', Tom McCarthy.

    True Crime

    Dr Robert King from UCC talked about the public's obsession with True Crime on screen.

    Remembering Terry Wogan Part 3

    The death was announced this morning of broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan. He was remembered by Larry Gogan.

    Remembering Terry Wogan Part 2

    The death was announced this morning of broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan. He was remembered by Marty Whelan.

    Remembering Terry Wogan

    The death was announced this morning of broadcasting legend Sir Terry Wogan. He was remembered by Gay Byrne & Ryan Tubridy.

    Saturday 30th January

    Pieta House

    This month marks 10 years since Joan Freeman opened up a centre dedicated to suicide and self-harm prevention in Lucan. Since then, Pieta House has grown to nine centres, treating thousands of people every year


    For some however, going away can be a real hassle, especially if there is a dog involved…

    Zika Virus

    In the past week or so we have been hearing more and more about Zika Virus. Scientists are saying that the virus for which there is no vaccine could have “explosive pandemic potential”.

    101 Things to do Instead of Playing on Your Phone

    A recently published book 101 Things to do Instead of Playing on Your Phone by Ilka Heinemann helps us to set our phones down and gives us suggestions of things we can do instead

    Sunday 24th January

    Dave Fanning Show: autism-friendly campus.

    Adam Harris, AsIam founder, on DCU's autism-friendly campus.

    Dave Fanning Show: Cemetery Club

    Cemetery Club founder Sheldon Goodman.

    Dave Fanning Show: Brendan O'Driscoll

    Soundwave co-founder Brendan O'Driscoll on selling the Irish-created music discovery App to Spotify.

    Dave Fanning Show :Festivals 2016

    A round up of Festivals 2016 - Home and Abroad - Joe Harrington

    Dave Fanning Show:

    James Hyman on having the largest magazine collection in the world.

    Saturday 23rd January


    Movie Critic Paul Whitington talks about some of the new movies out this week including ‘The Big Short’, ‘The 5th Wave’ and ‘Ride Along 2’.

    All Things Tinder

    Tinder consists of a bunch of profiles of potential dates. When they come up you swipe left if you don’t like them and swipe right if you do.

    Irish Women's Soccer

    Maebh De Burca from the Irish Women’s Soccer team chats with Dave ahead of their friendly against world champions the USA tonight. She talks about the Irish Soccer team’s Euro’s campaign and also about how our female sports stars need your support too.

    Plastic is Taking Over the Ocean

    The World Economic Forum announced earlier this week there will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050. That’s a scary prospect. Clean Coasts Officer Olivia Crossan talks to Dave about what Ireland can do to help.

    Annie Mac

    Dave chats with Annie MacManus, an Irish DJ better known as Annie Mac. She has 2 million listeners with BBC Radio 1 and she talks with Dave about ‘Other Voices’ which starts tonight on RTE 2 at 11.15pm.

    Sunday 17th January

    Dave Fanning Show: Brian Gleeson

    Dave chats to Brian Gleeson about Rebellion

    Saturday 16th January

    David Bowie

    Following the death earlier this week of David Bowie, Dave revisits an interview he had with the man himself.

    Woody Woodmansy

    Woody Woodmansy is a drummer best known for his work with David Bowie in ‘The Spiders from Mars’.

    Tony Visconti

    Tony Visconti is one of the most important music producers in rock history. In the past Tony’s work includes several of David Bowie’s album’s ‘Young Americans’, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ and ‘Heroes’. Most recently Tony co-produced David’s newest album ‘Blackstar’.

    Sunday 10th January

    Dave Fanning Show: Train Journeys on a shoestring

    Manchan Magan on How to do Great Train Journeys on a shoestring

    Dave Fanning show: Child Safety

    Dr Grainne Kirwan on the Internet and child safety

    Dave Fanning Show: Tommy Pallotta

    Director Tommy Pallotta talks to Dave about making his movie The Last Hijack

    Dave Fanning Show:Marc O'Reilly on Eurosonic 2016

    Marc O'Reilly on Eurosonic 2016

    Saturday 9th January

    Movies for 2016

    Chris Wasser chats with Dave about movies we can look forward to in 2016 including 'Room', 'Independence Day 2 - Resurgence' and 'The Revenant'.

    John Bonham

    John Bonham made it to the semi-finals of the Voice of Ireland last year but tonight he is taking on an even bigger challenge as he tries to wow the Voice UK judges: Boy George, Paloma Faith, Will.I.Am and Ricky Wilson. He chats with Dave about the show tonight.


    Student Harry McCann is taking on the Education System, trying to get coding introduced into Irish schools to give students better job opportunities when they graduate.

    Bowie - Blackstar

    Dave talks to Gerry Leonard about David Bowie's new album 'Blackstar' and the festival this weekend.

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer is a 10 part documentary on Netflix. The documentary tells the story of Steven Avery, a man who was sent to prison for 18 years for a crime he didn't commit.

    Sunday 20th December

    Dave Fanning Show: The Corrs

    The Corrs are back after 10 years with a new album White Light. They dropped in to have a chat with Dave in studio.

    Dave Fanning Show: 'Robert Shaw - Jaws, Deoch and Deora

    Director Brian Reddin has made a documentary on actor Robert Shaw. Called 'Robert Shaw - Jaws, Deoch and Deora' it's out on TG4 this Christmas Day.

    Dave Fanning Show: Learn from other Countries

    Travel documentary-maker Manchan Magan on tips we could learn from other countries.

    Dave Fanning Show: Winter Solstice

    Dave chats to Niamh Shaw about the Winter Solstice

    Saturday 19th December

    Christmas is coming, be prepared...

    It seems hard to believe but Christmas is already round the corner. It’s not always fun and games, with stress, worries... and the dreaded in-laws!


    Movie Critic Paul Whitington talks about this weeks new movies, including 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'The Peanuts Movie' and 'Sisters'.

    Diarmuid Gavin

    Celebrity gardener and TV star, Diarmuid Gavin is putting down the rake to take part in First Fortnight, Ireland's only mental health arts festival. He tells us what it is and what is on.

    Sunday 13th December

    What is the new rude?

    What is the new rude? Journalist Larissa Nolan explains.

    Couturier Don O' Neill

    Couturier Don O' Neill from Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry on dressing Oprah, Taylor Swift and the Kardashians.

    Christmas Dinners

    Adrian King on the Christmas Dinners at the RDS

    Smart Thermostat

    Tony O'Reilly of The Effect.net on Smart Thermostats.

    How to Get this Podcast

    1. Download and Install Podcast Software You will have to download and install software to be able to subscribe to podcasts, and download the latest shows. There are a number of freely downloadable programmes that allow you to access podcasts. Some of the most popular applications are iTunes, Juice and Doppler, for a list of more options go to www.podcastingnews.com. RTÉ is not resposible for the content of external websites or applications.
    2. Subscribe to this Podcast Copy the URL from below or from the address bar of this page and then insert it into your podcast software, look for an ADD or SUBSCRIBE option and follow the instructions. URL: Your software will automatically inform you of any new editions to the podcast without the need to subscribe again. If you have iTunes installed you can use this One Click Subscription.
    3. Listen to your podcast

      The podcast will be downloaded in mp3 format or mp4 if it's video, once the download is fully complete you can simply listen to or watch the programme on your computer, or transfer the file to a portable device (mp3 player, iPod etc) and listen to it at your convenience.

    Dave Fanning

    Latest Show

    Dave Fanning on Twitter

    Dave Fanning

    Schedule Open Schedule