Miriams first guests have put Roscommon squarely on the map over the past few years. Its most famous son, Chris O'Dowd, is rarely out of the headlines - whether for his Hollywood successes such as the film, Bridesmaids; or TV hits like The IT Crowd and Moone Boy - created with Chris's collaborator and friend, Nick Vincent Murphy. It's been a busy week for the pair, Indeed, just this week, Chris was made a Freeman of Roscommon and it was also announced that Chris and Nick's unique TV series Moone Boy is going to be remade for broadcast in the US
This weeks music guest has an artistic pedigree that's beyond question: after all, he's the son of legendary musician, Leonard Cohen. Adam Cohen is currently on a European tour and he's dropped in to a studio in London to perform for us
Well parenting is one of those topics that everyone has an opinion on - but nobody agrees about. My next guest, Amy Chua, understands that more than most... Three years ago, her controversial defence of ultra-strict parenting - Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother - caused a sensation and brought her criticism and ridicule - as well as some praise too!