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    Saturday, 7pm.

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    Saturday 4th May

    Off the Shelf, Saturday 4th May

    William Reville, Paul O’Grady and David McConnell discuss ‘Religion in Human Evolution’ by Robert N Bellah (Harvard)

    Saturday 27th April

    Off the Shelf, Saturday April 27th 2013

    Conor Brady, Colum Kenny and Helen Shaw on ‘Eminent Elizabethans- Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Mick Jagger’ by Piers Brendon (Jonathan Cape)

    Saturday 20th April

    Off the Shelf, Saturday 20th April

    Bride Rosney, Tom Garvin and Noel Dorr discuss on ‘Governing the World: The History of an Idea’ by Mark Mazower (Allen Lane)

    Saturday 13th April

    Off the Shelf, Saturday April 13th

    John Hughes, Fiona Palmer and Kevin O’Connell discuss ‘Conducting Business- Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro’ by Leonard Slatkin (Amadeus)

    Saturday 6th April

    Off the Shelf, Saturday April 6th

    Charles Lysaght, Alison O’Connor and Ronan Fanning discuss ‘Standing by the Republic: 50 Dáil Debates that shaped the nation’ by John Drennan (Gill and Macmillan)

    Saturday 30th March

    Off the Shelf, Saturday March 30th

    Julia Carlson, Adrian Kenny and Michael O’Loughlin discuss ‘Silent House’ by Orhan Pamuk (Knopf)

    Saturday 23rd March

    Off the Shelf, Saturday 23rd March 2013

    Patsy McGarry, Enda McDonagh and Finola Kennedy discuss 'Quo Vadis- Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law' by Mary McAleese.

    Saturday 16th March

    Off the Shelf, Saturday 16th March 2013

    David McConnell, Ruth Byrne and Paul O’Grady discuss ‘Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything’ by Philip Ball(Bodley Head)

    Saturday 9th March

    Off the Shelf, Saturday March 9th 2013

    Colin Graham, Bill McCormack, Eve Patten discuss 'The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Vol 3, 1926-1927' edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden (Faber).

    Saturday 2nd March

    Off the Shelf- 2nd March

    Dan O'Brien, Mary Corcoran and Patrick Paul Walsh discuss 'Winner Takes All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for Us' by Dambisa Moyo (Allen Lane).

    Saturday 23rd February

    Off the Shelf- Bernard Lewis

    Noel Dorr, Brigid Laffan and Francesco Cavatorta discuss 'Notes on a Century' by Bernard Lewis

    Saturday 16th February

    Off the Shelf

    Ronan Fanning and Martin Mansergh discuss 'Terror In Ireland 1916-1923' edited by David Fitzpatrick (Lilliput).

    Saturday 9th February

    Off the Shelf, February 9th

    Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Michael Cronin discuss ‘Rebel Act: Michael Hartnett’s Farewell to English’ by Pat Walsh. (Mercier Press) .

    Saturday 26th January

    Off The Shelf podcast 26 Jan 2013

    Andy O'Mahony with guests Shane O'Mara, Alison O'Connor and Terry Prone discuss 'The Political Brain' by Drew Weston.

    Tuesday 8th January

    Off The Shelf, 5th January 2013 'How Much is Enough'

    Jill Kerby, John Waters and Marie Murray discuss ‘How Much is Enough- the Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life’ by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky (Allen Lane)

    Off The Shelf December 22nd

    Julia Carlson and Derek Hand discuss John Banville’s novel ‘Ancient Light’ (Penguin).

    Tuesday 18th December

    Off The Shelf December 15th 2012

    Tom Garvin, David McConnell and Áine Hyland discuss What Are Universities For? by Stefan Collini (Allen Lane).

    Off The Shelf December 8th 2012

    Stephanie McBride, Bob Quinn and Peter Sheridan discuss In Glorious Technicolor: A Century of Films and How It Has Shaped Us by Francine Stock (Chatto).

    Friday 30th November

    The Right Kind of History: Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England

    Diarmaid Ferriter, Ciarán Brady and Deirdre MacMathúna discuss The Right Kind of History: Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England by David Cannadine, Jenny Keating and Nicola Sheldon. Diarmaid Ferriter, Ciarán Brady and Deirdre MacMathúna discuss The Right Kind of History: Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England by David Cannadine, Jenny Keating and Nicola Sheldon.

    P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

    Bill McCormack, Eve Patten and Colin Graham discuss P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Radcliffe. Bill McCormack, Eve Patten and Colin Graham discuss P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Radcliffe.

    Thursday 6th September

    Programme 3: Saturday 1st September 2012

    Andy O'Mahony meets Raymond Tallis, author of Aping Mankind.Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Programme 3: Saturday 1st September 2012

    Andy O'Mahony meets Raymond Tallis, author of Aping Mankind.Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Monday 25th June

    Off The Shelf 23rd June 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Pursuit of Italy by David Gilmour (Allen Lane) discussed by Finbarr McAuley and Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin.

    Off The Shelf 16th June2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Gerry O’Flaherty, Terence Killeen and Anne Fogarty discuss Gordon Bowker’s biography of James Joyce. (First broadcast 7th January 2012).

    Monday 30th April

    Off The Shelf 28th April 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The End: Hitler's Germany 1944-45 by Ian Kershaw (Allen Lane) discussed by Stephan Malinowski and Denis Staunton.

    Monday 23rd April

    Off The Shelf 21st April 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    From Big Bang to Big Mystery by Brendan Purcell (Veritas) discussed by David McConnell and Paul O’Grady.

    Monday 16th April

    Off The Shelf 14th April 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Margaret O’Callaghan, Frank Callinan and Charles Lysaght discuss Enigma: A New Life of Parnell by Paul Bew (Gill and MacMillan).

    Monday 2nd April

    Off The Shelf 31st March 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Power of Silence: Silent Communication in Daily Life by Colum Kenny discussed by Anne Fogarty, Rob Weatherill and Paddy Quinn.

    Monday 26th March

    Off The Shelf 24th March 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Julia Carlson and Niall MacMonagle discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.

    Friday 16th March

    Off The Shelf 17th March 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    A tribute to the late T. Jones Hughes, founder of the UCD Geography Department. A collection of his essays is discussed by Prof. Smyth and Prof. William Nolan. The book's title is Landholding, Society and Settlement in 19th century Ireland.

    Monday 12th March

    Off The Shelf 10th March 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Frank Duff: A Life Story by Finola Kennedy discussed by Lindsey Earner-Byrne and Charles Lysaght.

    Tuesday 6th March

    Off The Shelf 25th February 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Pale King: An unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace (Hamish Hamilton) discussed by Julia Carlson and Niall MacMonagle.

    Monday 5th March

    Off The Shelf 3rd March 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language by David Crystal (Oxford) discussed by Selina Guinness and Terence Brown.

    Wednesday 22nd February

    Off The Shelf 18th February 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose Vol. IV 1956-62, edited by Edward Mendelson (Princeton) discussed by Eve Patten, Colin Graham and Bill McCormack.

    Off The Shelf 11th February 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Fear of Barbarians by Tzvetan Todorov (Polity) discussed by Tom Garvin and Ivana Bacik.

    Tuesday 31st January

    Off The Shelf 28th January 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Listen to This by Alex Ross discussed by Ronan Guilfoyle and Ethna Tinney.

    Monday 9th January

    Off The Shelf 7th January 2012. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Gerry O’Flaherty, Terence Killeen and Anne Fogarty discuss Gordon Bowker’s biography of James Joyce.

    Monday 12th December

    Off The Shelf 10th December 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Whatever Happened to Modernism by Gabriel Josipovici (Yale), discussed by Anne Fogarty and Declan McGonagle.

    Friday 2nd December

    Off The Shelf 3rd December 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama (Profile) discussed by Elaine Byrne and Tom Garvin.

    Tuesday 29th November

    Off The Shelf 26th November 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    A tribute to the late P.J. McGrath, who died in August of this year. He was one of Ireland’s leading philosophers and spent most of his working life at UCC, but he began his career in Maynooth. (First broadcast October 2004).

    Friday 4th November

    Off The Shelf 5th November 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    This programme was recorded before the Presidential election campaign. President-Elect Michael D. Higgins, Brigid Laffan and Paul Gillespie discuss Why the West Rules - For Now by Ian Morris (Profile Books).

    Friday 28th October

    Off The Shelf 29th October 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Gerry O'Regan, Justine McCarthy and Liam Fay discuss Strictly English: How to Write Correctly by Simon Heffer (Random House).

    Monday 24th October

    Off The Shelf 22nd October 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford.

    Nerys Williams and Stephen Matterson discuss Saul Bellow: Letters, edited by Benjamin Taylor (Penguin Classics).

    Monday 5th September

    Programme 4: Saturday 3rd September 2011

    Derek Hand talks to Andy O'Mahony about the Irish novel. Producer: Bernadette Comerford. Derek Hand talks to Andy O'Mahony about the Irish novel, from its emergence in the 17th and 18th centuries to the present day. He is the author of A History of the Irish Novel (Cambridge University Press).

    Programme 3: Saturday 27th August 2011

    Andy O'Mahony talks to Deborah Mattinson, author of Talking to a Brick Wall. Producer: Bernadette Comerford. Deborah Mattinson is one of Britain's leading political pollsters. She has been monitoring public opinion since the mid-1980s, and helped transform Labour into Europe's greatest election-winning machine of the modern era. She is the author of Talking to a Brick Wall: How New Labour stopped listening to the voter and why we need a new politics (Biteback).

    Thursday 5th May

    Off The Shelf 7th May 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    Ita Daly and Tony Roche discuss The Grant Book of the Irish Short Story, edited and with an introduction by Anne Enright.

    Friday 29th April

    Off The Shelf 30th April 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    Ronan Fanning and Michael D. Higgins discuss "Conor Cruise O'Brien: Violent Notions" by Diarmuid Whelan.

    Friday 22nd April

    Off The Shelf 23rd April 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín (Viking) discussed by Julia Carlson and Maurice Devlin.

    Tuesday 19th April

    Off The Shelf 16th April 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    Selected Letters of Louis MacNeice discussed by Eve Patten, Derek Hand and Colin Graham.

    Friday 25th March

    Off The Shelf March 25th

    Catriona Crowe, Noel Dorr and Ronan Fanning discuss Crisis of Confidence: Anglo Irish relations in the Early Troubles by Anthony Craig.

    Monday 14th March

    Off the Shelf 12th March 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk discussed by Adrian Kenny and Julia Carlson.

    Monday 7th March

    Off the Shelf 5th March 2011. Presenter: Andy O'Mahony. Producer: Bernadette Comerford

    Joan O'Connor and Frank McDonald discuss Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture: The Authorised Biography by Deyan Sudjic

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