Special features

Thursday 13th November

Irish design project "Second Skin"

Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to the curator and two of the designers about the “Second Skin” project where four designers were challenged to design, source and create a garment entirely on ...

Tuesday 11th November


Author Deborah Levy explains why she loves the Kurt Cobain/Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"  

Thursday 6th November


Hugh Masekele explains why he loves the jazz great Louis Armstrong

Wednesday 5th November


American stand-up comedian Michael Che explains why he loves the song “I Love It” by Icona Pop

Tuesday 4th November

Honouring John Count McCormack

Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the new civic square and sculpture in Athlone to honour local hero John Count McCormack

Friday 31st October

Halloween special

A look at the various literary, cinematic and musical works that terrify us - from ghost stories to horror films to spooky music, why do we continue to be repelled, ...

Wednesday 15th October

LINGO spoken-word festival

The programme tonight helps celebrate LINGO, Ireland's first festival dedicated to the spoken word (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast) Official website: www.lingofestival.com

Wednesday 16th July

Nighthawks Arts Collective

Nighthawks Arts Collective live in studio with Dublin band Buffalo Sunn, poets Kevin Graham and Alvy Carragher, singers/musicians Melanie Horsnell, Shane O''Fearghail, Clara Rose, Shane Hennessy, Death In The Sickroom and the writings of Stephen ...

Friday 20th June

Psychopaths in fiction

Declan Burke and Mary McGill discuss the most memorable psychopaths in literature and film Selections include:  Oliver Ryan from the book "Unravelling Oliver" by Liz Nugent, Achilles from Homer's "Iliad", Vee Parker in the tv ...

Friday 16th May

Gaiety School of Acting graduates

2014 graduating students from the Gaiety School of Acting perform live in studio, with their tutor Roger Gregg and the Bee Loud Glade Collective Official website: www.gaietyschool.com  (for copyright reasons this ...



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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