Special features

Monday 29th December

"Whose Hamlet Is It Anyway?", a panel discussion

During the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, an Arena panel discuss Hamlet -the historical and personal context of the play and whether it has any relevance for contemporary audiences.  The panel were actor Marty ...

Wednesday 24th December

Christmas Loves

A range of guests talk about something they love about Christmas-time and what it means to them   (for copyright reasons this item is not available to download as a podcast)

Tuesday 23rd December

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio for a Christmas celebration from musicians, comedians, poets and writers including Minnie & The Illywhackers, Alison Spittle, Fiach Moriarty, Carol Keogh & The City Fathers, ...

Monday 22nd December

First Fortnight

Musician Kevin Nolan chats about his First Fortnight 'Hootenanny' taking place at St Patrick's Hospital on the 3rd of January 2015 (for musical copyright reasons this item is not available to ...

110th anniversary of the Abbey Theatre

As it prepares to celebrate its 110th anniversary, director and CEO of the Abbey Theatre Fiach Mac Conghail, literary director Aideen Howard and actor Pat Laffan look back on the history ...

Thursday 18th December

Jackie Nickerson, photographer

Jackie Nickerson explains what inspires her to travel to remote countries to take pictures of local communities, like her recent pictures featured in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award ...

Wednesday 17th December

Alternative Christmas songs

Abie Philbin Bowman with some alternatives to the usual Christmas songs

Thursday 11th December

The Moth

Neil Horgan tells his story on the theme of ‘busted’ from one of the recent The Moth storytelling nights in Dublin Official website:  http://themoth.org     

Wednesday 10th December


Author Lia Mills explains why she loves the Yeats collection at the National Gallery of Ireland

Thursday 27th November

PD James, RIP

Declan Burke takes a look back at the remarkable career of crime writer PD James who died today  



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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