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Wednesday, November 7th 2012

On today's Mooney,

Malahide milliner John Shevlin chats hats, we hear from a listener about life as a "digital nomad" in South Africa, and what's in a hug? We investigate the power of a good cuddle!

Chat Hat

On yesterday’s show we spoke to Consultant Dermatologist Gillian Murphy. And she was bemoaning the fact that nowadays very few people wear HATS. She explained that it would be a great help to prevent skin cancer, because 90% of it is concentrated on the head and neck. And she thought we should all get more “hat-happy”. Derek felt though that he would feel ridiculous wearing a hat.

Even Uncle Gaybo appreciates a nice warm hat in this chilly weather!
Even Uncle Gaybo appreciates a nice warm hat in this chilly weather!

Well following that, we received an e-mail we received from a John Shevlin. He said that he is a milliner from Malahide, he listened to yesterday’s programme – and found it interesting because he often makes hats for people for medical reasons. He also claimed that he might be able to “turn Derek's head” when it comes to hats. So he is in studio today to try and convince Derek of the merits of millinery...

A soft dove-grey deep crown trilby

Denim wool mix Trilby

Wool mix trilby in anthracite

A ladies cloche hat (cloche being the French for bell!)

JR, eat your heat out! Derek sporting a Panama hat with a leather trim. John Shevlin is the only Panama hat maker in Ireland

Leopard pint trilby (Jean Butler has often been photographed wearing her one!

John measures Derek's head

Ed Leamy, Digital Nomad

Last year, Derek presented a TV quiz show called Who Knows Ireland Best?, where teams competed to see who was most in tune with what the nation were thinking. And one of the contestants on the Dublin City University team was Student Union President Ed Leamy. And we realised that, if you close your eyes, Ed Leamy sounds a bit like Barry White. He had a deep chocolately voice, and when we invited him into studio our female listeners, in particular, were rather enamoured with his voice! Well Ed e-mailed us recently to tell us about working as a digital nomad in South Africa. A digital what? Well a digital nomad is someone who can do their work anywhere in the world by using a laptop and the internet. Ed is a Computers Graduate and designed websites for people while travelling in South Africa so was able to fund his trip that way. He met some American Digital Nomads while in South Africa too.

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Mooney Tunes

Mooney Tunes is back! Due to extremely popular demand, the next Mooney Tunes concert will take place at the National Concert Hall on December 18th. ***TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT HAVE ALL SOLD OUT*** Artists confirmed to take part include Mary Byrne, Eimear Quinn and Niamh Kavanagh, and of course the RTÉ Concert Orchestra - and we have some more really special guests that you'll find out about a bit closer to the time!! So send us in your choice of music, and why you would like it to be included, to mooney@rte.ie or to:

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The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Today's Podcasts

Being Held Up At Gunpoint
Chat Hat
Benefits Of Hugging
Digital Nomad In South Africa

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