Dave Fanning

    Saturday and Sunday 10am to midday


    Sunday 31st August

    Acting Skills

    Some stars aren't happy with their own previous acting chops, and Daniel Radcliffe is one of them! Chris Wasser joins Dave in studio to chat about this, and more!

    The Art of Eavesdropping

    You know when you’re sitting in a cafe on your own or at your desk in work, and someone beside you is having a private conversation, what do you do? Do you cover your ears? Do you walk away? Do you try not to hear what’s being said or do you lean in just that little bit closer to earwig in on the conversation? Larissa Nolan joins Dave

    A Banksy Painting has Saved a Youth Club!

    Banksy, the infamous mystery graffiti artist, saved a youth club in his home city of Bristol this past week, and all he did was what he does best - paint a picture. The centre's leader Dennis Stinchcombe joins Dave on the line.

    Weird Recording Locations

    Some of the most famous albums in the world have been recorded in some of the weirdest locations. From bathrooms to murder houses, there are are some strange ones, and Simon Maher joins Dave in studio to tell us more.

    Sunday 24th August


    Statistics have shown that depression, on average, is 50% more disabling than angina, asthma, arthritis or diabetes but what is the correct treatment for mental health problems? What can be done to prevent them in the first place? Co-Author of Thrive, David M Clark talks to Dave.

    Child Stars

    Rory John of showbizgeek.com tells Dave the whereabouts of all those who were famous as children. Where have they all ended up and what are they doing now?

    60's Youth Culture

    Dave chats with the Editor of History Ireland Tommy Graham about a talk on Youth Culture of the 60's which will be happening at Electric Picnic next weekend.

    Saturday 23rd August

    Movies and DVDs

    Gavin Burke from Entertainment.ie gives his movie recommendations if you're heading out or if DVD rental recommendations if you are staying in.

    Your Online Security

    The use of smartphones, tablets and public wi-fi services could put you at risk if you don't make sure your data is protected. Silicon Republic journalist Elaine Burke explains...

    Jeff Buckley

    20 years ago this very day, Grace, Jeff Buckley's iconic debut album was released. Grace was Buckley's only complete studio album he released, before he met an untimely death while simming in the Mississippi River.

    Sunday 17th August

    Fashion Trends

    Did you ever wonder what determines what’s in fashion each season, why certain colours are dominant, why certain trends are out or in… Fashion Journalist Annemarie O'Connor explains how fashion works.

    Sign Language Interpreter

    Dave chats with Catherine King, a Scottish sign language interpreter who spends much of her time interpreting comedy. Catherine has signed for a bunch of top comedians including Dara O’Briain and Tommy Tiernan.

    Barber on a Bike

    If you don't have time to go to the barber fear not! Barber Owen Crudge has the answer. He has taken to the highways, with his bike and his scissors, all for your convenience.

    Saturday 16th August

    Sunday 3rd August

    Clothes, Music, Boys

    In her new memoir 'Clothes, Music, Boys,' Viv Albertine details her upbringing, the excitement and mundanity of the punk years, and then takes us through the fallout of the Slits.

    Back from the Dead

    Often in a movie or TV show a character who has died comes back from the dead. With the news that Sigourney Weaver will be returning to the Avatar sequels despite her character dying in the first movie, Chris Wasser takes a look at some of the most famous ressurections on screen.


    Those of you who face hours of commuting time weekly will notice that many cars have just one person in them. This is a matter that was bugging Dragon's Den Entrepreneur Sean O Sullivan, so he delveoped a ride sharing App called Carma to help tackle the problem.

    Saturday 2nd August

    Cinema Call

    There was a time when a trip to the cinema was a magical experience... One person who has fallen out of love with the cinema is Andrew McCarroll and he’s written a blog post about it on followingthenerd.com.

    Bake in Black

    Eve and David O Sullivan are a couple who love cooking and music equally. They've decided to write a cookery book inspired by the best of rock and metal music.

    Bad is Good For You

    Every generation has their “bad” thing that sends parents into a panic... Authors Kevin C Pyle and Scott Cunningham chat to Dave about their new book: 'Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun' that shows, through illustration, various cultural freak outs that have happened throughout the decades.

    The Modern Bathroom

    Lloyd Alter, Managing Editor of Treehugger.com chats with Dave about the modern bathroom and why he thinks they are a total disaster, wasteful and even unhealthy.

    Jay Leno

    For 22 years Jay Leno presented The Tonight Show on NBC in America. Producer of the show Dave Berg chats about his new book 'Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show.'

    Sunday 27th July

    Ghostbusters is 30!

    There are some pretty hilarious horror movies out there, and one of the best (although Dave disagrees!) is Ghostbusters. John Byrne joins Dave from Cork!

    Online Comment Forums

    If you read the comments under news articles, you've probably seen that people can leave some pretty nasty comments. But do Journalists and Editors take it to heart? Una Mullally joins Dave from Cork.

    Lego Beach

    When you go for a walk on the beach, you'd hardly expect to find hundreds of pieces of sea-themed Lego! Well, it's happening in England and Tracey Williams has been keeping track of them.

    Saturday 26th July

    Sunday 20th July

    Made It

    Have you ever wanted to build an app, or get a book published or do something equally creative/technical, but didn't know where to start? Well, the Made It series of talks is for you! Emily Carson, one of its founders chats with Dave.


    Forget the metrosexual, the spornosexual is now a thing! Mark Simpson thinks that the metrosexual has evolved into the spornosexual - that is a man who is more concerned about having a toned body than your average metrosexual. Pat Fitzpatrick joins Dave Live from Cork.

    Saturday 19th July

    Sunday 13th July

    Festival Waste

    Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of waste generated at festivals? Well the people who organise Roskilde Festival in Denmark, one of the largest festivals in Europe are leading the way in making Festivals more environmentally friendly. Andreas Jacobsen of the Copenhagen Post is here to explain more.

    Netflix - how does it know what we want to see?

    Have you heard, Netflix are looking for a 'tagger'? They'll have have the awful task of watching films for their new role! But how do Netflix track what people watch, and how does their recommendation system work? Tod Yellin VP of Product Innovation at Netflix joins Dave on the line.

    Saturday 12th July

    Sunday 6th July

    Pierce Turner

    Irish singer-songwriter Pierce Turner joins Dave on the line to chat about his up-coming gigs and more!

    It Came from Connemara!!

    There's an intriguing documentary showing next week at the Galway Film Fleadh . It’s about a film director called Roger Corman who spent several years in Connemara making movies. The documentary is called It Came from Connemara, and the Director Brian Reddin chats with Dave.

    Music Charts and Streaming

    For the first time ever streamed music will count when compiling the weekly music charts in Ireland next week. Willie Kavanagh from IRMA joins Dave on the line.

    Saturday 5th July

    Movies and DVDs

    Gavin Burke gives movie recommendations if you are heading out to the cinema and DVD recommendations if you are staying in.

    Sir Henry's

    This summer UCC library is mounting an exhibition to document the distinctive history of Sir Henry's, a bar and nightclub in Cork which was renowned internationally for having a thriving music scene. Separately, a one-man play about Sir Henry's called DEEP is touring the country over the next couple of months.

    Garth Brooks

    Dave gives listeners a little snippet of an archived interview with Garth Brooks.

    Cillian Murphy

    With a string of huge movies under his belt... Inception, Batman Returns, The Wind That Shakes the Barley... our very own Cillian Murphy will be stepping away from the camera and going back to where he started, the theatre, where he will star in the new Enda Walsh play 'Ballyturk'.

    Sunday 29th June


    Eoin Sweeney, from the mudfields of Somerset, talks to Dave about this year's Glastonbury where he has been staying for the past week.

    Cliff Diving

    Dave chats with Keith Walsh of Breakfast Republic who is live from the Red Bull Cliff Diving event in Inismór.

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