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Friday 16th February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Brian Redmund on the return of the dreaded dance off; Susan Ryan on facing down her fear of public speaking; Bernie from Bray on looking for love on First Dates Ireland; and Clare on her Lenten vow to tackle loneliness!

Denis Stone - Norway's Got Talent

Irish magician Denis Stone joined Ryan on the line from Oslo to talk about how he wowed the judges on Norway's Got Talent with a mix of magic and Irish charm.

Geraldine - Finding Love on First Dates

Geraldine was watching First Dates Ireland when she noticed someone she recognised. Judging by Twitter, viewers seemed to really take a fancy to blind-dater Sam, but none more so than Geraldine who decided to take a chance on love and track him down!

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 15th February

Rosalyn Sheehy - Loopy Loo: A Story of Beating Bulimia

Rosalyn's battle with an eating disorder inspired her to come up with an idea for a comic book with a difference. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about her experience with bulimia and her hopes for the book.

Loneliness

Studies have shown that 6-13% of people feel lonely most or all of the time. Ryan spoke to Clare in London who has taken an interesting Lenten approach to tackling loneliness!

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 14th February

Bernie - First Dates Ireland

Last night we watched Bernie's blind date with part-time football referee Dave. Bernie joined Ryan on the line to talk about her First Dates experience as well as the importance of having a good sense of humour to face the tougher times that life can bring.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 13th February

Susan Ryan - Overcoming a Fear of Public Speaking

For many years Susan struggled with a fear of public speaking but knew it was something she had to conquer. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about facing her fear and overcoming it with the help of Toastmasters. Susan is also a writer and her debut novel 'The King Of Lavender Square' came out last October.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 12th February

Brian Redmond - Dancing with the Stars

The Dancing with the Stars judge joined Ryan on the line to break down the psychology of switch-up week ahead of the return of the dreaded dance off!

Country to Country Competition

Europe's biggest country music festival is back for its sixth year from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th March 2018. We gave three lucky listeners the chance to win weekend tickets for the 3 Arena!

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 9th February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Maia Dunphy after her departure from Dancing with the Stars; Former Prison Governor Veronica Bird on coming face-to-face with infamous inmates like Myra Hindley and Charles Bronson; Dr. Niamh Shaw about her mission to Mars; and Stephen Byrne on why he's going back to repeat the Leaving Cert.

Dr. Niamh Shaw - Mission to Mars

Niamh joined Ryan in studio to talk about why there's currently a Tesla Roadster making its way through space and her own mission to track down Ireland's first astronaut candidates.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 8th February

Stephen Byrne - The Leaving Cert

With the mock exams already fast approaching, broadcaster Stephen Byrne joined Ryan in studio to explain why he's gone back to school to sit his Leaving Cert all over again.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 7th February

Karen Cleveland - 'Need to Know'

Karen Cleveland spent eight years working as an analyst for the CIA and spoke to Ryan about her debut novel 'Need to Know' which draws on her experience of working with one of the most famous organisations in the world!

Alexandra - First Dates Ireland

When Alexandra was on First Dates Ireland last night she gave us a tiny insight into what life is like for a Mormon living in Ireland. She joined Ryan on the line to tell him more.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 6th February

Veronica’s Bird: Thirty-Five Years Inside as a Female Prison Officer

Veronica Bird spent 35 years working in some of the UK’s toughest prisons alongside many of Britain’s most infamous inmates like Myra Hindley and Charles Bronson. She spoke to Ryan about her book 'Veronica’s Bird: Thirty-Five Years Inside as a Female Prison Officer' which tells the story of her incredible life.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 5th February

Maia Dunphy & Robert Rowinski - Dancing with the Stars

Last night journalist and broadcaster Maia Dunphy became the third celebrity to exit the competition. She joined Ryan in studio, alongside dance partner Robert Rowinski, to talk about her time on the tiles.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 2nd February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to rugby legend Tomás O'Leary after his departure from Dancing with the Stars; Geraldine about her daughter’s diagnosis with Asperger’s; Teresa and Maura Derrane on negative social media comments; John Doyle on living with ADHD as an adult; and Anne and Claire on the impact of visiting concentration camps.

Gok Wan - Fashion Brunch Club Tour

Ryan spoke to Gok Wan about his upcoming Irish tour and, of course, to get some fashion tips! The tour promises to be fun and uplifting as Gok shares style advice and industry secrets.

Breaking Bad

Ryan mentioned that he just couldn't get into Breaking Bad when he tried to watch it prompting an outpouring of support for the show from our listeners! We heard from Karen who told us about colour-coded characters and Christina who described the programme as 'the savior'!

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 1st February

The Holocaust

After Ryan spoke about the controversial Holocaust bill passed in Poland as well as the speech given at the UN by Eva Lavi, the youngest Schindler’s list Holocaust survivor, we heard from listeners Claire and Anne about the visits they made to concentration camps.

Ray Flannery - Moany McMoan: The Accidental Hero

Ray Flannery is a Detective with the Garda National Immigration Bureau and joined Ryan in studio to talk about how a chance meeting at Passport Control in Dublin Airport turned him into a children's author. Moany McMoan is available on www.bookhubpublishing.com and is soon to be available on Amazon.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 31st January

John Doyle - Diagnosed with ADHD at 38

John spoke to Ryan about being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as an adult and the influence it has on his day-to-day life and his first year studying law in UCC as a mature student.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 30th January

Asperger's

Yesterday we spoke to Geraldine about her daughter's diagnosis with Asperger's. Frances heard the conversation and thought it was like hearing her own life story. She joined Ryan on the line to share her experience.

Mean and Negative Social Media Comments

Teresa was shocked and angered after noticing a string of mean comments on Facebook about an outfit worn by Maura Derrane. What surprised her most of all was that these comments were being written by grown women! She joined Ryan on the line to talk about it and then we spoke to Maura herself to get her reaction to negative social media comments.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 29th January

Tomás O'Leary & Giulia Dotta - Dancing with the Stars

Last night rugby legend Tomás O'Leary became the second celebrity to exit the competition and joined Ryan in studio, alongside dance partner Giulia Dotta, to talk about his time on the dance floor.

Geraldine- Telling your 9 year old Daughter she has Aspergers

Geraldine sent us an email about a conversation she had with her daughter and joined Ryan on the line to talk about her daughter's diagnosis with Aspergers and how she used a book called 'I am an Aspie Girl' to broach the subject with her.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 26th January

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Norah Casey after her departure from Dancing with the Stars; Manuela Spinelli on food and football; Daniel Mallory, aka AJ Finn, on his debut thriller 'The Woman in the Window'; and listeners on the subject of children with smartphones.

Jimmy Hasty

After Ryan spoke about Vanity Fair's Photoshop blunder, where they inadvertently gave Oprah three hands and Reese Witherspoon three legs, Paddy got in touch to tell us about a one-armed football player for Dundalk who ended up with a second arm in a newspaper photograph.

Clara Rose Thornton - 'Get Out'

On Wednesday Ryan expressed a bit of surprise that ‘Get Out’ was nominated for four Oscars. Clara Rose joined Ryan on the line to explain why she feels the movie is an important piece of film-making.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 25th January

Daniel Mallory - 'The Woman in the Window'

Daniel Mallory, aka 'AJ Finn', spoke to Ryan about his debut novel 'The Woman in the Window'. Drawing inspiration from classic Hitchcock cinema, the thriller has become something of a publishing sensation in the US and Daniel spoke about what lead him to put pen to paper.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 24th January

Children and Smartphones

Yesterday we spoke about the use of smartphones by children which got a huge reaction from concerned listeners. Today we heard from Isobel Hynes, a 14 year old student from Cork who completed a study on Adolescent Internet Addiction. We also heard from Karen who noticed a troubling follower request on her daughter's Instagram.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 23rd January

Manuela Spinelli - From football to meatballs!

Manuela Spinelli joined Ryan in studio to talk about her work as interpreter for Irish football manager Giovanni Trapattoni and the unexpected fame that went with it. Sport and food are Manuela's two great passions in life and she told Ryan about working to put Ireland on the map as a destination for great food!

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Children and Smartphones

After discussing a troubling case making all of the papers today, Ryan asked if we really know what our children are looking at on their smartphones or who they are talking to? We had a huge reaction from listeners who got in touch to share their concerns.

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Programme Highlights

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia

McMafia is a new drama on BBC featuring a rich Russian family living in London. The series is based on a book written by Misha Glenny in 2008 but which he says is still very relevant with so many Russian oligarchs buying property and settling there

Blindboy Boatclub

Blindboy Boatclub, one half of the Rubberbandits has just published 'The Gospel according to Blindboy', a collection of fifteen short stories.

Tristram Hunt - Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's leading museum of art and design and Tristram Hunt a former Labour MP is now the Director. He talks to Ryan about the exhibitions they have run this year and what's lined up in the coming months

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