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November 2011
Wednesday, November 30th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Star gazer Leo Enright on an auction of Apollo 13 memorabilia tomorrow, From France, Eve Irvine on why Tomato ketchup is being banned in schools there and time is running out on the millions of euro in unclaimed prizes from the National Lottery.. better search that sofa!

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Tuesday, November 29th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Star gazer Leo Enright on an auction of Apollo 13 memorabilia tomorrow, From France, Eve Irvine on why Tomato ketchup is being banned in schools there and time is running out on the millions of euro in unclaimed prizes from the National Lottery.. better search that sofa!

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Monday, November 28th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
The man of a thousand voices and star of Green Tea, Oliver Callan, will be live in studio. We are looking for three players in our Monday Quiz and Olan McGowan meets the Cork Woman of the Year.

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Friday, November 25th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Good news for Irish bogs as Bord na Móna's Diversity Plan motors along. We debate the practive of badger culling: a necessary evil to combat TB? Or a crime against nature? And, from bird migration to bats in hibernation, the coping strategies of our wildlife over the winter months.

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Thursday, November 24th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
the 20th anniversary of the death of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Rory Cowan (from Mrs Brown’s Boys) talks about meeting the dynamic performer; Dermot O’Neill answers your gardening queries and Ryan Tubridy drops in to talk about the 2FM St Vincent de Paul appeal.

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Wednesday, November 23rd 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
The scourge of many young students – homework – should it be abolished? Dr Naoise O’Reilly argues that it should. From New York, Lenore Skenazy asks “Is it ever ok for kids to talk to strangers?” and Brenda Donohue organises a day’s pampering for a lucky Mooney Listener

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Tuesday, November 22nd 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Mary Kingston and her historian dad visit the birth place of Michael Collins, Brenda Donohue reports from the Doras Buí centre for one parent families and Olan McGowan looks at the very best film music of all time.

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Monday, November 21st 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Philip McCabe from the Citizens' Information Service has the 12 Shopping Tips for Christmas; Brenda Donohue visits a jeweller who specialises in rings for same sex couples and we are looking for three players in Mooney's Monday Quiz.

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Friday, November 18th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
A new ultrasonic nozzle can dramatically increase the washing power of the water in your hose - the inventor explains how! We discuss some of the most common misperceptions of science. And, the deadly fungus creating havoc among frog populations worldwide.

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Thursday, November 17th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
After the hustle and bustle of another Guinness World record yesterday … on today's show from a quick marriage to a luxury apartment - Fergus Sweeney goes shopping in vending machines. Dermot O'Neill is on hand to answer your gardening queries and we have €3,000 of Mooney's money to give away.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Derek takes on Jay Leno! Join Derek Mooney, guests and about 300 listeners for a special record breaking programme from the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin. The Mooney Show attempts to beat the record held by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno for the largest gathering of people dressed as Leprechauns. And Guinness World Records will be there to adjudicate…

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Tuesday, November 15th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
From the Swiss Alps to Aras an Uachtarain - vet Andrew Byrne has advice for the new President as his Bernese Mountain Dog gets used to life in the park. Mary Kingston visits the birthplace of Michael Collins and gets some fresh insight into his early life and Brenda Donoghue brings us the build up to this evenings big match…

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Monday, November 14th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Brenda Donohue speaks to a Mooney listener who's already put up her Christmas tree. We hear about a very unusual museum in Iceland and we're looking for 3 players for our Monday Quiz...

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Friday, November 11th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
It's Friday, it's Mooney Goes Wild.... and we speak to the Irish researchers who have finally cracked the mystery of pink feathers in swans. One Galway woman's story of environmental education in Kenya. And, transvestite marsh harriers - we discover the incredible phenomenon of gender mimicry in birds.

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Thursday, November 10th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
We hear about the new website that will alert you when someone you've lost touch with dies. Dermot O'Neill will answer your gardening queries and showbiz reporter Noel Cunningham joins Derek for a chat…

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Wednesday, November 9th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
We talk to Irish Rail's Barry Kenny about the train service in Ireland and future plans. FAI chief Executive John Delaney tells us what we can expect from the Republic of Ireland's trip to Estonia and we hear from people who say gates and barriers on public walkways are a nuisance.

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Tuesday, November 8th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Do you have antiques, coins, stamps, postcards or family heirlooms that might be of value - collector and valuer Michael Kelly will be in studio to answer your queries and give expert advice… and how communities in Britain are taking over the running of their local pubs…

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Monday, November 7th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
How would you fancy being a live-in guardian - we hear how you can live in style in a former convent, a vacant hotel or even a church for as little as 30 euro a month; playwright and author John McKenna talks about his latest work and we're looking for 3 people to play our Monday Quiz…

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Friday, November 4th 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
the Mooney Goes Wild Panel examines the phenomenon of albinism in the animals. In preparation for another long winter, we give advice on how to take care of Ireland's bird population during the cold weather. And.... The carnivore versus vegetarian diet causes much debate amongst humans. But which is better in the animal kingdom?

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Thursday, November 3rd 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
We've a report from Carlow as local character "lill Miss Rent Allowance" takes to the streets with problem solving advice for shoppers. What your car says about you - motoring correspondent Michael Sheridan and psychologist David Carey have the answers and Dermot O'Neill will answer your gardening queries.

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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Is it a sixth sense or just coincidence? Author Colm Keane on his book about premonitions. Dream analyst Michael Murphy explores those connections and Fergus Sweeney reveals the extraordinary items that can be bought around the world from vending machines.

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Tuesday, November 1st 2011  Listen

On today's programme,
Was the MGM lion really from Dublin Zoo? Author Turtle Bunberry on Vanished Ireland and geneology and after weeks of anticipation, the latest Mooney Tunes Concert tickets go on sale…

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