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    Friday 17th April

    Dog TV

    Yaov Zevee, the head of international distribution for dog TV spoke to Ryan about the channel.

    Fairview Park Attack

    Damien Deaton spoke to Ryan about the terrible attack on his son Paul, in Fairview Park on Wednesday.

    Captain Duncan Smith, Senior US Navy Seal

    Captain Duncan Smith joined Ryan in the studio to tell him the story of Michael P. Murphy a US Navy Seal who received a medal of honour and had a US Navy shipped named after him.

    I Know Stuff

    Sara O’Reilly from Athy, Co Kildare took on the 'I Know Stuff' challenge.

    Thursday 16th April

    The Jinx

    Geraldine McInerney spoke to Ryan about the recent HBO series 'The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst'.

    Situation-ships

    Maia Dunphy joined Ryan in studio to explain what a situationship is in real life.

    Michael Donohoe

    Ryan chats to Michael Donohue who is just back from Beijing, China after participating at the World Pole Sport Fitness Championships.

    I Know Stuff

    Porsche McCourt Flynn from Naas, Co Kildare took on the ‘I Know Stuff” challenge.

    Wednesday 15th April

    Joey DiJulio

    Joey DiJulio is from Seattle and a few months ago, he accidently ended up on an email chain of a group of strangers planning a stag party. The story of what happened next ended up published in the New York Times, The Washington Post and even Time magazine. Joey joined us on the line this morning to tell us the story.

    I Know Stuff

    Alisha Mooney from Sligo played ‘I Know Stuff’ today!

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

    Caitlin Doughty is a professional mortician, YouTube star and author. She joined Ryan to speak about her new book 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory'.

    Modern Day Penpals

    Melanie got in touch to tell us about a friend that she met by chance, when she was accidently added to an email by a stranger. Three years later, the two women are still in touch.

    April: A Mother & Father's Heartbreaking Story of the Daughter They Loved So Much

    Coral and Paul Jones spoke to Ryan about the tragic abuction and murder of their daughter April in 2012.

    Tuesday 14th April

    Dr Nina Byrnes

    Our resident GP Dr. Nina Byrnes joined Ryan in studio to answer listeners' queries about allergies, sinus infections, rosacea, sleeping problems and how to avoid lacerations during birth.

    Fast and Furious

    Stephen spoke to Ryan about the Fast and Furious movie franchise. He talked about why he loves the films so much and the tragic death of Paul Walker.

    Spinal Injury Story

    This time last year Jean and her partner were told that he might never have the use of his upper body again, after he suffered a spinal injury. It is a year and five months since his accident and he now walks small distances with a stick and has enough movement in his right hand to carry out some day to day duties. Jean spoke to Ryan about her partner’s road to recovery and how the accident affected them as a couple.

    Christine O’Connor

    26-year old Christine O’Connor spoke to Ryan this morning about the sudden arrival of spinal injury in her life as a result of her boyfriend David Griffin’s rock-climbing accident. Christine will be running the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in June to raise funds for both David’s recovery and the National Rehabilitation Hospital where David is fighting to walk again. Check out www.ifundraise.ie/davidgriffinfund.

    I Know Stuff

    Today, Romy Battle from Mayo knew tons of stuff!

    Monday 13th April

    Etsy

    Very often when you give someone a compliment on a piece of jewellery these days they respond with, “oh thanks... got it on Etsy”. The popularity of this online marketplace has exploded over the last few years and now the site has 30 million users worldwide. Fashion stylist and writer Justine King is a huge Etsy fan and she joined Taragh on the line this morning to talk about her top tips for making the most of the virtual craft fair.

    Dog Kennels and Catteries

    When booking summer holidays, one thing that can cause a problem is what to do with your dog or cat. Not to mention the trauma on the pet themselves when they go through an upheaval of being left alone, away from the family. Alan Rossiter of Blacklion Pet Hospital joined Taragh in studio to talk about what options you have when heading on your holidays.

    Ice Swimming

    Patrick Corcoran joined Taragh on the line to tell us what Ice Swimming is all about and how he won Bronze for Ireland at the International Ice Swimming Championships .

    I Know Stuff

    Today, Naomi Conlon from Moneygall, Co Offaly knew tons of stuff!

    Friday 10th April

    Competition in the workplace

    Competition in the workplace is something that the vast majority of us deal with on a daily basis... but as we know, competition can quickly turn to ruthlessness when it comes to promotions. Eoghan McDermott from the Communications Clinic joined us in studio to help us navigate the complicated world of getting ahead at work.

    Wall of Death

    It’s called Wall of Death and its taking place at Rua Red Dublin Arts Centre in Tallaght. There are amazing photos in the newspapers this morning of motorcyclists performing stunts and riding the Wall and Beccy Fitzpatrick from Rua Red joined us on the line to tell us all about it.

    Addicted to energy drinks

    What would you spend £11,000 on? A fancy car, a lump off your mortgage or several luxury holidays? For Jade Wimsey, that was how much she spent on energy drinks in just four years. And the heavy cost was not just to her purse but also her figure. Jade joined Taragh on the line this morning to tell us her story.

    The Grand National

    The most popular horse race in the world - The Grand National - takes place at Aintree tomorrow afternoon. Paddy Power joined Taragh on the line to give us a heads up on the hot tips for tomorrow's race.

    I Know Stuff

    This morning Jasmine knew lots of stuff!

    Thursday 9th April

    Underwear Fashion

    This morning we were talking all things knickers - trends, what’s in, what’s out, where to buy them and should the thong be banished forever? RTÉ Ten, journalist Sarah McIntyre is also a knicker enthusiast and she joined us in studio this morning to tell us why she’s passionate about pants and how to avoid knicker nightmares.

    Riyadh Khalaf

    Taragh chats to Riyadh Khalaf, YouTuber and radio presenter who recently made a video that received headlines all over the world.

    70 safety deposit boxes raided during burglary

    Enda Brady of Sky News reports on the Hatton Garden jewellery robbery.

    The Unemployables

    The Unemployables is back for a new series where Darren Kennedy and Jennifer Maguire take two unemployed young people under their wings and over a period of time make them employable! Darren joined Taragh in studio to tell us what to expect and offer advice to those who may find themselves in a similar rut at his protégé

    I Know Stuff

    Emma McNeal from Cavan played ‘I Know Stuff’ today!

    Wednesday 8th April

    Email Toxic Friendships

    Taragh read out an email from a listener who is looking for advice on how to remove 'toxic' friends from your life.

    Monica Lewinsky

    Who is the most humiliated person in the world? Put that question into Google and Monica Lewinsky's picture pops up. It is seventeen years since her affair with President Bill Clinton became public. But now she has made an attempt to re-write her story, and it is one that Philip Boucher-Hayes has been listening to and he joined Taragh in studio this morning.

    Break Shaming

    We've been talking about break-shaming with Taragh - feeling bad about taking breaks at work and being frowned upon by colleagues and bosses for stepping out for elevenses! Dr Ciara Kelly joined Taragh in studio to offer tips around dealing with daily stress and the importance of taking breaks.

    I Know Stuff

    Meibh Fitzpatrick, from Gorey Co. Wexford, took the 'I Know Stuff' Challenge today!

    Tuesday 7th April

    David Coleman

    Clinical psychologist, David Coleman, joined Taragh in studio to answer listeners’ questions; getting kids out of wearing Pull-Ups at night, compulsive hand smelling, starting twin girls in school, & hair pulling.

    Trendsetters

    You know those people who have seen EVERYTHING on the internet and are always one step ahead of the curve? Clare Cullen, Social Media Editor with independent.ie, joined Taragh on the line to take a look at the different types of trendsetters and whether it's best to lead or follow.

    Fast & Furious 7

    Niall Murphy from film website Scannain joined Taragh on the line to talk about the latest film in the franchise.

    I Know Stuff

    Grace Davis from Wexford knew lots of stuff today!

    Friday 3rd April

    Product Placement

    Product placement is part and parcel of our movie experience. A lot of the time we don’t even notice it, however there are other occasions when product placement has been enjoyable and a movie wouldn’t be the same without it. 2fm’s Amanda Fennelly joined Taragh to tell us more.

    Going Camping

    Around this time of year the weather starts to improve (...sometimes...) and people often think about going camping! Scout Leader Richie Reville joined Taragh to talk all about what’s involved.

    I Know Stuff

    Rachel Baldwin, from Co. Waterford played ‘I Know Stuff’ today!

    Thursday 2nd April

    Sexologist: Emily Power Smith

    Sexologist, Emily Power Smith joined Ryan in studio this morning to take a serious look at the types of sexuality that have been all over our newspapers in the last few months, particularly in reference to the Graham Dwyer Case.

    Life in LA as a Publicist

    Irish woman, Natalie Geday headed to LA about 10 years ago with big dreams! She now runs her own publicity company NMG Relations who look after the likes of Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. She’s home for a quick holiday so we couldn’t resist getting her into studio to tell us about her exciting life in LA.

    Jersey Boys

    Tubridy producer, Grace Callaghan was dragged into studio by Ryan this morning to talk all about Jersey Boys in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre!

    Renting Problems

    Ian emailed in to the show this week. He is looking for an apartment/house share with his boyfriend, however he feels they are not getting anywhere because they’re a gay couple. Ian spoke to Ryan on the subject this morning.

    I Know Stuff

    Bakewell bun baker Niamh Franks, from Co. Tipperary knew lots of stuff today!

    Wednesday 1st April

    'Match Attax' Mission

    This morning Ryan read a story from the Irish Examiner, about a young boy with special needs who was mercilessly bullied in Co Cork. Martha rang in asking if she could send ‘Match Attax’ cards to the boy as a present. We tracked down John, the owner of the local shop, to see what we could sort out!

    Louise Mc Sharry

    In August last year 2fm presenter Lousie McSharry came on to the show to talk about the fact she had just been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Last week, on Daffodil Day, she took the opportunity to let people know that she is now cancer free and on the verge of returning to work! She joined Ryan this morning to reflect on her tough year.

    Renting

    For many people renting accommodation is their only option but as rent prices shoot through the roof, it can be quite competitive to find a place to call home. And after all that stress, you’re faced with the realities of renting and the politics of a house share. Michelle McMahon, editor of Her.ie, has been navigating this world for some time now.

    Game of Thrones

    The American fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones, is heading into its fifth season. Before it is broadcast to the masses on Sky Atlantic on April 13, we sent Rua to the very first Irish Screening in the IFI last night. He gave Ryan his verdict this morning.

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