Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    coming up on Monday's show....poet-turned-author Conor O'Callaghan chats about his debut novel "Nothing On Earth" which has been described as 'strange, beautiful and quietly terrifying', Kay Sheehy's run-down of the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award continues with "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James and re-visiting the classic Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" 50 years after release 

    Arena Friday 23 May 2014


    Arts News

    with Sinead Mooney - there are 6 names on the shortlist for this year's Davy Byrne Short Story Award, Quentin Tarantino hopes to release extended version of Django Unchained as a 4-part tv series, Marianne Faithful planning a new album to include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earl amongst others plus a 12-month world tour to celebrate her 50 year career


    Philip Schultz, poet

    Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet talks about his latest work “The Wherewithal: A Novel In Verse” which tells the story of a young man translating his mothers diaries recounting the tale of a Jewish massacre in German-occupied Poland in the middle of World War II  (published by Norton)



    Peter Cook and Dudley Moore

    John Byrne reviews “One Leg Too Few: The Adventures of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore” by William Cook (published by Arrow Books)


    Binaural sound and RTÉ Drama

    Kevin Brew previews RTÉ Radio Drama’s weekend play “Spinstren” by Jools Gilson which is recorded and will be broadcast in binaural sound (which aims to transmit sound exactly as the human ear hears it)

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Early Morning Rain
      Composer: Gordon Lightfoot
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: A Letter Home, Reprise/WEA
      Duration: 0:50
    • Title: Money On My Mind
      Composer: Benjamin Ross Ash/Sam Smith
      Performer(s): Sam Smith
      Performer(s): Sam Smith
      Duration: 1:05
    • Title: Your Love Is Killing Me
      Composer: S Van Etten
      Performer(s): Sharon Van Etten
      Performer(s): Sharon Van Etten
      Album: Are We There, Jagjaguwar
      Duration: 1:35

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