The God Slot

The God Slot

Friday, 10 - 10.30pm

The God Slot Friday 15 March 2013

The God Slot

The God Slot

A contemporary look at religious affairs worldwide

Welcome Pope Francis (extended podcast)

Welcome Pope Francis (extended podcast)

Dr. Jim Corkery SJ, Fr. Tom McCarthy OP, Anne Thurston, Abbot of Glenstal Mark Patrick Hederman with Fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP discuss our new Pope Francis.

‘We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.’

Those sentiments were expressed by the renowned Jesuit palaeontologist Teilhard de Chardin, and could form the motto for RTÉ Radio 1’s new Friday evening series, ‘THE GOD SLOT’ which deals with religious affairs, faith, morality, ethics, and, as the title and quotation might suggest, all that is seen and unseen in the world of spirituality. Chardin made the religious establishment of his day uncomfortable, and there could be an element of that in ‘THE GOD SLOT’.

Working on the premise that most people in Ireland practice a faith of some sort, the programme aims to cover news stories, report on events, feature round table discussions and one to one interviews, discuss books and films and present informed comment on all of the above items that have a religious or faith dimension in a lively, accessible and up-beat style. We are interested in stories of relevance to people of all faiths and none, and indulge in neither hatchet-jobs nor hagiography.

Presenter Eileen Dunne needs no introduction to Irish audiences, her face and voice being well known as one of RTÉ’s foremost newscasters. For more than 25 years she has worked on some of the biggest news stories, among them Queen Elizabeth’s recent Irish visit, the death of Pope John Paul II and the installation of Pope Benedict XVI. A fluent speaker of French, she is currently International President of the Association of European Journalists, a voluntary organisation for journalists with an interest in European affairs. Her clear headed, incisive style, attractive voice and microphone presence, and knowledge of and interest in the subject matter will prove to be great assets to the series.

Versatile producer Gerry McArdle has worked in almost every area of radio; as an actor, announcer, presenter, and has written a number of plays for the medium. He is also the proud owner of a Gold Disc for his adaptation and recording of The Pogues’ classic, ‘Fairytale of New York’, which spent several weeks in the Irish charts during the Christmas period of 2001, and raised £10,000 for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. His last series, ‘Outside the Box’, won the Inclusion Ireland Media Award. He has a fine track record in religious programming, as his was the mind behind several successful and noteworthy radio gems, including ‘People of God’, ‘The Pope’s Intentions’, ‘Holy Pictures’ and ‘Woman With the Wild Thing’s Heart’, and is delighted to return to a subject that passionately interests him.

The programme team is always interested in what listeners have to say, whether it be comments on what they have heard, or suggestions for future editions, and you can make contact by telephoning 01 2082039, emailing us at godslot@rte.ie, or writing to:

The God Slot,
RTE Radio 1,
Dublin 4.

If one accepts that everything in life has a spiritual dimension, then the only limits which might bind ‘THE GOD SLOT, each Friday evening just after the News at 10, are the limits of the programme makers’ imaginations.

The God Slot is repeated on Radio 1 Through the Night on Sunday mornings at 5.30, and at 10.30am on Sunday mornings on RTE Radio 1 Extra.

Below: Gerry and Eileen (Picture by Melina Prasse; The Irish Catholic)

Music Played on the Show

22:02

Title: Deadwood

Performer(s): Dirty Pretty Things

Duration: 2:40

22:03

Title: The Black Hills Of Dakota

Performer(s): Doris Day

Duration: 3:12

22:03

Title: The Deadwood Stage

Performer(s): Webster P.F./ Fain Sammy

Duration: 3:28

22:04

Title: Big Country

Performer(s): Moross, Jerome

Duration: 3:12

22:04

Title: Magnificent Seven

Performer(s): Elmer Bernstein

Duration: 4:10

22:05

Title: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Performer(s): Ennio Morricone

Duration: 2:51

22:05

Title: Once Upon A Time In The West

Performer(s): Morricane, Ennio

Duration: 3:36

22:06

Title: A Fistful Of Dynamite

Performer(s): Morricane, Ennio

Duration: 3:55

22:06

Title: A Fistful Of Dollars (Main Theme)

Performer(s): Morricane, Ennio

Duration: 3:11

22:10

Title: Jesse James (Live)

Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen

Duration: 5:50

22:10

Title: Soldier Blue

Performer(s): Buffy Sainte Marie

Duration: 3:31

22:10

Title: No Harm

Performer(s): The Boxer Rebellion

Duration: 4:15

22:11

Title: The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Performer(s): Ennio Morricone

Duration: 2:51

22:11

Title: Cowboy

Performer(s): Newman, Randy

Duration: 3:04

22:11

Title: Cowboy Man

Performer(s): Lyle Lovett

Duration: 3:02

22:11

Title: Cowboy Und Indianer (Komm Hol Das Lasso Raus)

Performer(s): Jux Fidelio

Duration: 3:25

22:12

Title: Western Eyes

Performer(s): Portishead

Album: Portishead

Duration: 4:11

22:12

Title: Western Bell

Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe

Duration: 3:23

22:17

Title: Cancion Misteca

Performer(s): Alvarez, J.L

Duration: 3:30

22:17

Title: Borderline

Performer(s): Cooder

Duration: 3:38

22:18

Title: The Sands Of Mexico

Performer(s): Cooder, Ry

Duration: 5:02

22:18

Title: A Meeting By The River

Performer(s): Cooder, Ry/ Bhatt, V.M.

Duration: 10:22

22:22

Title: How The West Was Won

Performer(s): Newman, Alfred

Duration: 3:35

22:23

Title: Apache

Performer(s): The Shadows

Duration: 3:11

22:23

Title: Apache Rose Peacock

Performer(s): Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Bonus Track Version)

Duration: 4:57

22:24

Title: Sisters Of Mercy

Performer(s): Cohen, Leonard

Duration: 3:49

22:25

Title: Indian Fight

Duration: 1:54

22:25

Title: Indian Massacre

Performer(s): Dan Sartain

Album: Too Tough to Live

Duration: 2:16

22:25

Title: Western Bell

Performer(s): Phelps, Kelly Joe

Duration: 3:23

22:25

Title: Indian War Whoop

Performer(s): John Hartford

Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Duration: 1:43

22:31

Title: Gunfight At The O.K. Corral

Performer(s): Tiomkin, Dimitri/Washington, Ned

Duration: 2:36

22:31

Title: Oh Virginia

Performer(s): Frankie Laine

Duration: 4:29

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