What to watch on RTÉ Player this week? The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week. 

What’s Trending?

The Tommy Tiernan Show

The Tommy Tiernan Show - Blindboy Boatclub
Blindboy Boatclub on The Tommy Tiernan Show

No doubt you’ve seen the reaction that Blindboy Boatclub has received following his interview on The Tommy Tiernan Show. If you haven’t had the opportunity to find out what all the fuss has been, watch the short clip now on RTÉ Player or the full episode here.  

For those of you unfamiliar with The Tommy Tiernan Show, it has all the ingredients of a normal chat show but with one catch – neither the host nor the audience know the identity of the guests until they walk out on stage!

Rubberbandit, Blindboy Boatclub, has host Tommy Tiernan literally swooning over his beautiful smile and twinkly eyes. If that leaves you wanting more, watch the interview with Ruby Wax. Spoiler alert! It. Gets.  Awkward.

What's New? 

First Dates Ireland

First Dates Ireland Extras - RTE2FM Chris and Ciara
First Dates Ireland Extras with Chris and Ciara

Our famous faces are back this week to share with us their opinion on the ‘L’ word when we asked the question Haddaway needed to know the answer to back in 1993 – What is Love?

In this brand new, bite size clip available only on RTÉ Player, Crystal Swing’s Mary Burke declares what love means to her while RTÉ 2FM’s Chris and Ciara tell it to us straight. Some call it a minefield, some declare it a sewer and some go so far to say it is soul crushing and depressing. Nice.

If you’re looking for more, watch the date that everyone is talking about as John-Charles from Offaly (27) who is deaf, checks out the body language of Stephen (25), reigning Mr Gay Ireland in First Dates Ireland first ever Sign Language date on RTÉ Player.

What Not to Miss?

The Best of Other Voices

The Best of Other Voices - Hozier
The Best of Other Voices - Hozier

Sixteen years on and the small, sleepy fishing village of Dingle is still welcoming hoards of music fans on their annual pilgrimage to see some of the worlds’ most talented musicians perform in the intimate surroundings of St. James Church for RTÉ2’s live music series, Other Voices.

RTÉ Player is celebrating these years by featuring some of the most notable performances from artists such as Mumford & Sons, Hozier, Willie Nelson, The xx and more for a limited period.

Reminisce on some of the most breathtaking performances from national and international artists in The Best of Other Voices available on RTÉ Player for a limited time only.

Documentary of the Week

Asking For It?: Reality Bites

Reality Bites - Asking For It
Reality Bites - Asking For It

With #TimesUp and #MeToo campaigns particularly prevalent at the moment it’s worth revisiting the one-hour documentary in which the acclaimed Irish writer Louise O’Neill forensically explores the issue of consent and the rise in sexual assault in Irish society today.

In Asking For It?: Reality Bites Louise investigates where Ireland stands on this highly emotive topic as she explores our entrenched attitudes sexual violence and related issues such as casual sex and slut shaming. 

This documentary will bring both O’Neill and the audience on a personal journey as Louise gets under the skin of the Irish psyche in 2016.  Watch it now on RTÉ Player.