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    Celebrating the Dublin Book Festival

    Live from Smock Alley Theatre in conjunction with the Dublin Book Festival. Readings and conversation with authors Rob Doyle and Daniel Seery, poet Dimitra Xidous, author and illustrator Annie West and music from Hannah McPhillimy and Hilary Woods

    (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)

    Official website:  www.dublinbookfestival.com

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    Loves

    Author Deborah Levy explains why she loves the Kurt Cobain/Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"  

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    Loves

    Hugh Masekele explains why he loves the jazz great Louis Armstrong

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    Loves

    American stand-up comedian Michael Che explains why he loves the song “I Love It” by Icona Pop

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    Honouring John Count McCormack

    Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the new civic square and sculpture in Athlone to honour local hero John Count McCormack

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    Halloween special

    A look at the various literary, cinematic and musical works that terrify us - from ghost stories to horror films to spooky music, why do we continue to be repelled, fascinated yet still love the things that make us most scared?

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    LINGO spoken-word festival

    The programme tonight helps celebrate LINGO, Ireland's first festival dedicated to the spoken word

    (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)

    Official website: www.lingofestival.com

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    Nighthawks Arts Collective

    Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with Dublin band Buffalo Sunn, poets Kevin Graham and Alvy Carragher, singers/musicians Melanie Horsnell, Shane O''Fearghail, Clara Rose, Shane Hennessy, Death In The Sickroom and the writings of Stephen Kennedy

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