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Wednesday 5th April

Review: the new podcast "S-Town"

Anna Rodgers reviews the new podcast "S-Town", about reporter Brian Reed and his hunt for a possible murderer in a small American town (from the creators of This American Life and ...

Tuesday 28th March

Robert Silvers, RIP

Daniel Geary remembers the literary career of the late Robert Silvers, one of the founding editors of the highly-influential New York Review of Books

Monday 27th March

Sing-Along Social, Mother's Day and ABBA

Sorcha Kenny reports from this month’s Sing Along Social event, celebrating Mother’s Day and the music of ABBA Official website:   www.facebook.com/pg/singalongsocial 

Thursday 9th March

"Young Blood: The Beats and Voices of Our Generation" for St Patrick's Festival Weekend

Aoife Woodlock and spoken word performers Felispeaks and John Cummins explain what audiences can expect at "Young Blood: The Beats and Voices of Our Generation", a concert celebrating Irish rap, ...

Wednesday 8th March

International Women's Day 2017

Sorcha Kenny reports on ‘A Celebration of the Arts’ event that took place this morning at the National Concert Hall, discussing women in the arts to mark International Women’s Day

Thursday 19th January

Celebrity and American politics

Daniel Geary looks ahead to the inauguration tomorrow of Donald Trump and examines whether being a celebrity helps you succeed in politics

Friday 6th January

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan and Maeve Brennan

Angela Bourke (writer and Maeve Brennan biographer) and writer Christine Dwyer Hickey , two of the writers contributing to the Irish Writers Centre/The Stinging Fly celebration of Nollaig na mBan ...

Wednesday 4th January

A profile of John Berger, RIP

Kelly Grovier profiles art critic, Booker-prize winning novelist and poet John Berger who died this week

Friday 30th December

Battle of the Box Sets

Arlene Hunt, Mary McGill, Stephen Boyd and Luke McManus with their choices of the greatest tv series of the modern age and the under-rated gems 

Thursday 29th December

Highlights from festivals 2016

Highlights from various festivals around the country this year – Temple Bar Tradfest, Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Hay Festival Kells and the Kilkenny Arts Festival

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