The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Thursday 15th March 2018

If we lose our memories, do we lose ourselves? This is the question Dr. Jules Montague sets out to answer in her book "Lost and Found: Memory, Identity and Who We Become When We're No Longer Ourselves".

Tuesday 13th March 2018

As a child Paul displayed a natural talent for football which lead him to Newcastle United, becoming their youngest-ever player in 1982 at the age of 16. However, a chance injury brought about an early end to his career as a player. "The Boy on the Shed" tells the story of Paul's path to the Premier League and everything that happened next.

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Tara grew up preparing for the End of Days in rural Idaho with radical survivalist Mormon parents. Isolated from other people, at the age of 17 she decided to educate herself as a means of escape.

Thursday 15th February 2018

Rosalyn Sheehy's battle with an eating disorder inspired her to come up with an idea for a comic book with a difference. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about her experience with bulimia and her hopes for the book. "Loopy Loo: A Story of Beating Bulimia" is written and illustrated by Dan Reynolds.

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Karen Cleveland spent eight years working as an analyst for the CIA and spoke to Ryan about her debut novel "Need to Know" which draws on her experience of working with one of the most famous organisations in the world!

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Veronica Bird spent 35 years working in some of the UK's toughest prisons alongside many of Britain's most infamous inmates like Myra Hindley and Charles Bronson. She spoke to Ryan about her book "Veronica's Bird: Thirty-Five Years Inside as a Female Prison Officer" which tells the story of her incredible life.

Monday 29th January 2018

Geraldine sent us an email about a conversation she had with her daughter and joined Ryan on the line to talk about her daughter's diagnosis with Aspergers and how she used a book called "I am an Aspie Girl" to broach the subject with her.

Thursday 25th January 2018

Daniel Mallory, aka "AJ Finn", spoke to Ryan about his debut novel "The Woman in the Window". Drawing inspiration from classic Hitchcock cinema, the thriller has become something of a publishing sensation in the US and looks set to do the same on our side of the world.

Thursday, 13th January 2018

Ryan spoke to Emma about the most boring sports to watch on TV and during the conversation he asked her what she was reading.  This book was highly recommended by her, said it was extremely well written and a great story.

Wednesday 12th January 2018

Ryan spoke to Misha Glenny, author of McMafia which has been made into a series about organised crime in London. He has also written a book Nemesis which focuses on the relationship between the bosses who control Brazil's favela’s streets, the drugs traffickers and the various police forces all of whom are on the take.

 

Programme Highlights

Claire Throssell

In October 2014 Claire's sons Jack and Paul were murdered by their father. Since then, Claire has been campaigning for vital, life-saving changes to the way family courts operate in the UK.

Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE

Acclaimed double bass player and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE spoke to Ryan Tubridy about the extraordinary and poignant story of how her Irish mother met her Nigerian father in the 1950's.

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia

McMafia is a new drama on BBC featuring a rich Russian family living in London. The series is based on a book written by Misha Glenny in 2008 but which he says is still very relevant with so many Russian oligarchs buying property and settling there

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