Dave Fanning

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    Saturday 4th July

    Films You'd Love Your Kids to See

    During the months of July and August, Lighthouse Cinema are presenting a season of films called 'Films You'd Love Your Kids to See' and they are showing a bunch of great children's movies on the big screen. TV and Film Director Brian Reddin, who has five children under 11 talks about the movies he would want his children to see.

    Live Aid

    Later this month is the 30th anniversary of Live Aid. Eoin Sweeney takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments.

    Music and Politics

    When Donald Trump recently used 'Rockin in the Free World' by Neil Young to launch his campaign for President, Neil was non too happy. Can music and politics ever really mix? John Meaghar shares his opinion.

    Gaeltacht Memories

    Comedians Dave McSavage and Joanne McNally reminisce over fond summer spent and great craic had at the Gaeltacht.

    Sunday 28th June

    Life After Music

    Chris Wasser chats to Dave about what some of our favourite musicians got up to after deciding to bow out of the music industry.

    Soda Bread Box

    Ronan Conway tells Dave about his new venture - Ireland's first no lights, no alcohol disco!

    Lisa Garvey and Sharon Mannion

    Dave chats to Lisa Garvey and Sharon Mannion.


    Ronan Casey joins Dave to tell the truth about the origins of Irish Slanguage.

    Mark Moriarty

    Mark Moriarty was crowned S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 in Milan on Friday night. He joins Dave to talk about his big win.

    Saturday 27th June


    Brian Lloyd was live in studio talking about what's hot in the movie world at the moment.


    Ahead of Wimbledon, journalist and tennis expert Donal Lynch spoke to Dave about both on and off court tennis antics.

    Unforgivable Cinema Sins

    Emer McLysaght gave us a run-down on what not to do when you go to the cinema.

    Motor Neurone Disease

    Since Paul Lannon was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2011, he has helped the IMNDA raise awareness and money for MND. Paul is speaking at The June Ball, which is taking place in the Double Tree by Hilton tonight and he joined Dave to speak about the event and his own experience with MND.


    2fm's Louise McSharry spoke to Dave live from Glastonbury.

    Sunday 21st June

    Female Superheroes

    Dr Laura Canning of the School of Film and Television at Falmouth University in the UK, talks about the evolution of female superheroes.

    David Bowie

    Dave chats with Tony Visconti about reuniting with Woody Woodmansey to preform 'The Man Who Sold The World' album along with a bunch of other Bowie classic songs from 1969-1973 at the Olympia.

    Father's Day

    Being a dad today is a whole different experience to what it was 20 years ago, so what kind of standards do dads now have to live up to, and do we fully appreciate them? Cain McGarrigle and Pat Fitzpatrick discuss.

    Women in Gaming

    Brianna Wu is one of the best knows Video Game Developers in the world and Co-Founder of Giant Spacekat. She talks to Dave about women in the gaming industry.

    Gay Engagement Notice in The Irish Times

    It's been exactly a month since Ireland voted YES to Marriage Equality. Leo and Mark talk to Dave about a gay engagement notice which was published in The Irish Times. The announcement received a lot of attention in the press.

    Saturday 20th June


    Brogan Hayes from hayesatthemovies.com & Movies.ie was in studio with Dave to talk about what’s hot and what’s not in the movie world at the moment.

    Donald Trump

    Political Satirist and musician Paddy Cullivan talks to Dave about Donald Trump, his background, various antics and his 2016 presidential campaign

    Gay Pride

    Dublin’s 2015 Pride Festival launched last night and this year is going to be the biggest one yet. Even Lonely Planet has featured Dublin in its guide to the best gay pride celebrations in the world. Chairperson of Dublin Pride, Jason Flynn & Chris Zeiher from Lonely Planet joined Dave to talk about their guide to pride.

    Make Love Not Porn

    Cindy Gallop is the founder of ‘Make Love Not Porn’ and describes herself as ‘the Michael Bay of business’. Cindy was in town this week speaking at Inspirefest and she dropped by to have a chat with Dave.

    Sunday 14th June

    Apple music streaming

    Tony Reilly editor at theeffect.net is in studio to discuss Apple's new music streaming service APPLE MUSIC.

    Rory Gallagher

    Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of the great Rory Gallagher; blues-rock musician, multi-instrumentalist and especially guitar-legend. Dave talks to Cllr Mary Shields and has a listen back to the archive.

    Pop Rivalries

    Chris Wasser took a look at some great pop rivalries.

    Suzanne O'Sullivan

    Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan is a consultant in neurology and she has written a book called ‘It’s All In Your Head’ which looks at our bodies emotional reactions.

    Saturday 13th June

    Movies and DVDs

    Movie Critic Brian Lloyd reviews Jurassic World which is new out at the cinema this week. He also checks out Whiplash and I Am Big Bird, both of which are new on DVD this week.

    Let Us Prey

    Let Us Prey is a new movie which stars Liam Cunningham as ‘Six’, a mysterious and silent stranger who is brought into a police-station in a sleepy, backwater town in rural Scotland in the middle of the night.


    The Republic of Ireland play Scotland this afternoon at the Aviva and this is a really important match for Martin O'Neill's side. Ken Early, columnist with the Irish Times, discusses how he thinks the match will go.

    Yeats in Pop Culture

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. Many of us haven’t gone near his work since we left school, but for many filmmakers, authors and songwriters he has proved a most consistent source of inspiration. Eoin Sweeney talks about the influence of WB Yeats on pop culture.

    Hell and Back

    Crawling through nettles...jumping into an icy bath, trudging through a swamp... how could these be anyone's idea of a good time? There are a crazy bunch of people who are doing all of these things today. Keith Walsh and Carl Mullan chat live from Kilruddery Estate and they are too getting ready for the challenge.

    Sunday 7th June

    IFI Open Day

    On the 20th of June the Irish Film Institute throws open its door for free! Ross Keane told Dave all about the IFI Open Day.

    The One Difference

    One business new to this country that donates literally ALL of its profit to charity is ‘The One Difference’, and it’s been brought over here by Tom O’Toole. Tom told Dave all about the initiative

    The Death Cafe

    Now, what’s the one single thing that is GUARANTEED to happen to all of us…. Death of course! So why is it such a difficult thing for us to talk about?! Dr Susan Delaney who is involved with the Forum on End-of-Life spoke to Dave to tell us a bit more about it, especially something called THE DEATH CAFÉ!

    Paul Fischer 'A Kim Jong II Production'

    Paul Fischer is the author of the recently published book ‘A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Film-maker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power’... Paul chats to Dave all about the book.

    Saturday 6th June

    Movies and DVDs

    Movie Critic Paul Whitington discusses 'Spy', 'Listen Up Philip' and 'Fortune's Wheel' which are all new at the cinema this week. He also chats about 'American Sniper' which is out on DVD this week.

    Urban Farming

    Being able to grow your own vegetables, or raising chickens or keeping bees is something that many city dwellers don’t normally have a chance to do. However right now there’s a movement happening in a bid to change all that.

    Fashion Flashbacks

    Dungarees have been spotted on catwalks, in fashion magazines, on celebrities and trend-setters all over Ireland and the UK. Fashion Writer Rosa Abbott explains...


    What does all this worldwide interest in Caitlyn Jenner mean for the life of transgender people in Ireland? Sara Phillips, who is a transgender person discusses what changes, if any, will it bring about.

    Sunday 31st May

    Ruth Vitale

    Ruth Vitale of Creative Future discusses how to tackle piracy.

    Books that have made great movies

    Arts Journalist Edel Coffey talks about books that have made great movies.

    The Pantone Color Institute

    Lee Eiseman is the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. She talks to Dave about the art of choosing colours.

    Woody Woodmansey

    Dave talks to Woody Woodmansey about his time as one of David Bowie’s Spiders from Mars.

    Saturday 30th May

    Reusable Bags

    Researchers from Harvard Business School and NYU’s School of Business have discovered that using reusable bag might have an adverse affect on you or your waistline. Uma R Karmarkar, an assistant professor of marketing explains...

    Kerry Condon

    Dave has a chat with Irish Actor Kerry condon from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Kerry has starred in many productions, both Irish and International, including The Walking Dead, Intermission and Better Call Saul.

    Table Quizzes

    Chances are you've been invited to a table quiz at some point in your life and you can usually find one no matter where you are in the country... Damien McEvoy, long time quiz master and Rick O Shea, winner of Celebrity Mastermind, discuss just what it is about table quizzes that keeps people coming back for more.


    We have more stuff than we could ever need, wardrobes full of clothes we don’t wear, houses full of items we don’t use... yet having all that stuff isn’t making us happier... James Wallman, author of the book 'Stuffocation - Living More With Less' explores how some people are now turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption.

    Sunday 24th May

    Warm Showers

    Michelle Hardiman and Julian Bloomer talk about Warm Showers, a community of cycle tourists who couch surf... a cheaper way to see the world.

    Ricky Hatton

    World Champion Boxer Ricky Hatton talks about his new book: Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales.

    Buying and Selling Art

    Last week a Picasso Painting sold at a record $179m. Frank Dunphy, Former-manager of Art-star Damien Hirst, talks about the financial side of art and about what makes art so expensive and worth the money.

    Saturday 23rd May

    Donal Og Cusack

    Cork Hurler and Gay Rights Campaigner Donal Og Cusack gives Dave his reaction to the Marriage Referendum.

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