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Friday 31st July

Playback - August 1st

This week on Playback. Questions, clip boards, and airports – we unpack the pandemic unemployment payment travel saga. Might bats provide us with the key to fighting Covid 19? We join the vaccine hunters. And it’s ladies choice on the dance floor for John Bowman. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 24th July

Playback - July 25th

This week on Playback. Drivetime is examining the fine print of the Green List. Liveline is smuggling dogs into hotels. And as for Beo ar Éigean – they just want to go home. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 17th July

Playback - July 18th

This week on Playback. Liveline puts the Céad Míle Fáilte on hold for foreign tourists. We remember footballing legend Jack Charlton. And Arena gets up close and personal with some smelly hippies. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 10th July

Playback - July 11

This week on Playback. We discover which comets are cute and which are a disaster. As Donald Trump’s disgruntled niece spills the family secrets and the race for the White House hots up, we look at the rise and rise of political anger. And we remember composer Ennio Morricone. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 3rd July

Playback - July 4th

This week on Playback. Up, up and away – or not – we assess the risks of air travel. We explore the gender politics involved in feathering a sparrow’s nest. And Joe Duffy goes toe to toe on those coins. All on Playback with Sinéad Mooney.

Thursday 25th June

Playback - June 27th

This week on Playback. We learn about biting bees and the buzz of a restaurant kitchen. We get an insight into how TikTok is changing the music industry. And returning to the skies - we hear the pros and cons of airtravel. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 12th June

Playback - June 13th

This week on Playback. We get an insight into high fashion snubs on the red carpet. David Gray’s dad cosies up to David Bowie. And disposable, medical grade and fabric – we do a deep dive into the world of face masks. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 5th June

Playback - June 6th

This week on Playback. While US cities protest at racism, we hear from Irish people facing daily discrimination. We learn how Japanese cinema can be a salve for troubled times. And dating, the debs and intimacy - Covid style. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 29th May

Playback - May 30th

This week on Playback. When two becomes one – we dissect the great social distancing debate. Trump on Twitter. Lessons in Icelandic. And are bikes really the new toilet roll? All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 22nd May

Playback - May 23rd

This week on Playback. The CIA infiltrate the world of soft rock. Morally superior smug merchants, also known as runners, get their comeuppance. And Blind Boy’s plastic bag melts live on air. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 15th May

Playback - May 16th

This week on Playback. When is a pub, not a pub? Drinking in the time of Covid. Release the children – superspreaders no more – as far as we know. And Ray and Ryan engage in a socially distant conga. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 8th May

Playback - May 9th

This week on Playback. We pay tribute to the career of Seán O’Rourke. We learn how to keep a pigeon motivated. And is it a necklace or a chain – Connell’s jewelry gives an interview. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 1st May

Playback - May 2nd

This week on Playback. Joe serves up fornication and pornography on Liveline. We go trolling with Ryan while Ray calls time on comedy. And of course, we bring you the best of the week’s information and interviews on Covid 19. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 24th April

Playback - April 25

This week on Playback. From selfies to zoom shots and right back to oil on the canvas - we explore the art of the portrait. We eavesdrop on a room that is completely and utterly silent. And of course, the best of the week’s information and interviews on Covid 19.

Friday 17th April

Playback - April 18

This week on Playback. We talk mummified arms in Kildare pubs. Stalking Matt Damon in Dalkey. And we check in on the existential angst that is sourdough. As well as the best of the week’s information and interviews on Covid 19. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 10th April

Playback - April 11th

This week on Playback. We hear how artists relate to trees. Baking, painting and writing novels - are you feeling the pandemic pressure? And if you’re tuned in from your holiday home - Christy Moore will give you a slap.

Friday 3rd April

Playback - April 4th

This week on Playback. Decontaminating the shopping and should you wear a mask – the dos and don’ts of living with Covid 19. We hear the sound of cassettes both buried and burned. And sourdough starters spark domestic disharmony. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 27th March

Playback - Mar 28th

This week on Playback. We get to grips with the virus – its impact on our health, our wealth and out wellbeing. We learn the correct etiquette for joggers on our beaches And crochet, macramé and model airplanes – the joy of craft and creation. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 20th March

Playback - March 21st

This week on Playback. Scrubbing, social distancing and sitting in – we look at all of the measures in place to flatten that curve. WhatsApp begone - we get a master class in phone tapping from the 1980s. And might we have witnessed the end of the radio wars?

Saturday 14th March

Playback 14th March 2020

A compilation of the best of the week from RTE's audio services, presented by Philip Boucher-Hayes.

Friday 6th March

Playback - March 7th

This week on Playback. Covid 19 containment and mitigation - we’ll chart the week’s events and the reaction on the airwaves. Government formation – remember that – we’ll take comfort in the party political tussles. And Fergal Keane channels his inner fashionista. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 28th February

Playback - Feb 29

This week on Playback. We hear about the horrors of being single in Ireland of yesteryear. We get to grips with the low beast that is the bass flute. And we get the good, the bad and the ugly on Coranavirus Covid 19. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 28th February

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Friday 21st February

Playback - Feb 22nd

This week on Playback. We bring you the best of coalition formation in slow motion. Very slow motion. We go big on the weather with storm naming and the beauty of clouds. And berets in Paris, harps on tax envelopes and dancing deities – we hear the arguments for and against. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 14th February

Playback - Feb 15th

This week on Playback. We hear why thirty is the optimum year for our brains. What price love? Well quite a lot it turns out. We learn about romance fraud. And “Will you go with my friend?” The best of the election and government formation talks – with a disco soundtrack. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 7th February

Playback- Feb 8

This week on Playback. Sail, Rail or Plane. Could you possibly bear to park the jet? Forks down – knives up – the great dishwasher debate rages. And bookclubs, buggies and profanities. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 31st January

Playback - Feb 1st

This week on Playback. Bangers versus Beamers - what your car says about you. Gloves – a vital accessory for the discerning mass goer. And Brexit – it’s all over. Kind of. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 24th January

Playback - January 25th

This week on Playback. We learn about political satire in the age of the absurd. We get a life lesson from Don Quixote. And if your political party was a pizza, which topping might they be? All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 17th January

Playback- January 18th

This week on Playback. Evelyn Cusack vents about amateur meteorologists. Sean O’Rourke struggles with an advocate of a news-free life. And Election 2020 – it’s on. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 10th January

Playback, January 11th

This week on Playback. The Kerry Slug – an expert escape artist as well as being quite the lover. Hen Nights from hell courtesy of Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling. And we pay tribute to the wonderful Larry Gogan. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 3rd January

Playback - January 4th

This week on Playback. We get our wellies right down into the squelch of the bog. We learn where you can go to find a shift shack. And of course, we remember the career of broadcaster Marian Finucane. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 20th December

Playback - December 21st

This week on Playback. We get into bed with a locksmith. We get the low-down on the new film version of Cats – it’s not good. And we tuck into a full Irish breakfast - from a tin. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 13th December

Playback - December 14th

This week on Playback. We hear stories from migrants who now call Ireland home. We learn why only Culchies can keep turkeys as pets. And of course, we’ll cover events across the water. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 6th December

Playback, December 7th

This week on Playback. We learn why you can never turn your back on a herring gull. Seán O’Rourke grapples with some trust issues. And Graham Norton goes dating – courtesy of the Farmers’ Journal. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 22nd November

Playback Podcast November 22 2019

Parenting, farming, marriage, Trump, birds imitating machinery, Thierry Henry. It's all there - brought to you by Ronan Kelly

Friday 15th November

Playback Podcast November 16 2019

Nigerian remittances; RTE on Climate and the Toy Show; Cranberries songwriting and much more. Brought to you by Ronan Kelly

Wednesday 6th November

Playback podcast November 6, 2019

Happier memories from the Gay Byrne Radio Show

Friday 1st November

Playback Podcast November 1 2019

Border violence; Boeing 737 Max; Bruce Springsteen stories; Netflix and Paganini - and more. All brought to you by Ronan Kelly

Friday 25th October

Playback Podcast 25 October 2019

Dail voting irregularities; RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards; 'Boiled Broccoli Breath' and much more. Brought to you by Ronan Kelly

Friday 18th October

Playback Podcast October 18 2019

Billy Connolly, Fortnite blackout, Super Mario poetry and Brexit. Presented by Ronan Kelly

Friday 11th October

Playback podcast version - October 11, 2019

Annoying Bono by wearing a dress; the joy of a washing-machine box; the mystery 17-year old singing in 1969 as well as Brexit, Budget and backhanders for protection. Presented by Ronan Kelly

Thursday 3rd October

Playback Weekly - October 3, 2019

The man who Sophia Loren tried to pick up; tears in Japan; kids who think they're Superman and chickens who lay the same egg twice. All in a week on RTE Radio

Friday 20th September

Playback 21st September 2019

This week on Playback. We’ll hear the voices of young protestors on our climate emergency. We’ll work out the mathematical beauty of the music of Bach. And of course, we’ll have an itty bitty bit of Brexit. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 13th September

Playback - Sep 14th

This week on Playback. We get the low-down on Margaret Atwood and Billie Eilish. We hear how an Aisling never misses the hotel breakfast. And of course, we’ll squeeze the pips out of Brexit. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 6th September

Playback Sep 7th

This week on Playback. We learn the crossword habits of Dame Judi Dench – or the Dude. We hear about the best way to buff the nails on a heifer. And yes, we’ll be doing the Brexit boogey. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 30th August

Playback - August 31st

This week on Playback. We trace the rise, fall and rise again of feminism. We hear how woolly mammoths end up as snacks for hyenas. And yes, we’ll be getting our weekly dose of Brexit. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 23rd August

Playback - August 24th

This week on Playback. We’ll squeeze all the Brexit news into a pithy little shot of backstop wheatgrass - pungent but good for you. We’ll hear about the best way to meet your maker if you’re a Viking. And we’ll have a lesson in the Fosbury Flop. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 16th August

Playback - August 17th

This week on Playback. We’ll get an insight into the rise of far right extremism both here and abroad. We’ll learn about Beluga whale operatives in the world of espionage. And we’ll hear how drag queens get their frocks on. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

Friday 9th August

Playback August 10

This week on Playback. We’ll hear what makes a good political campaign song. We’ll get advice on love and gender politics from the archives – and today. And we’ll hear what happens with things go awry in the Gaeltacht.

Friday 2nd August

PLAYBACK - AUGUST 3

A compilation of the best of the week from RTE's audio services, presented by Sinéad Mooney. This week we learn why charming and charasmatic people are the ones to be wary of....We hear about the tricky audiences of Paris in 1861 and of course, we hear the latest on the 'B' word.

Friday 26th July

Playback 27th July 2019

This week on Playback, we’ll discover how Olivia Newton John kept love alive in Ireland. We’ll learn how a midnight phone call transformed one man’s life… And of course, we’ll hear from The Dude. That’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to you and me…. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

Friday 19th July

Playback - July 20th

This week on Playback we’ll hear about bank bashing, giddy golfers, difficult fathers and the problems of being a ginger goth. And we will hear how radio remembered the wonder that was the moon landing fifty years ago. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney

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