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Monday 13th July

Dementia

Lisa-Marie Berry joined Ryan in studio to talk about her father Willie who has dementia. She told Ryan about the first signs that something was wrong, the difficult decision to move him to a nursing home, and how the barrier COVID-19 created between them helped her embrace his new world.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 10th July

Best of the Week Podcast

The week Ryan spoke to musician Dave McCabe on navigating setbacks with unshakable optimism; Boxer Kellie Harrington on the long lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics; Marguerite Penrose on taking a stand against racism; And Designer Laura Egan on the world of 'fast fashion' and sustainable clothing.

Ashford Castle Competition

Pat took part in our competition to win a relaxing break at Ashford Castle in Mayo.

Sustainable Clothing

Niamh O’Donoghue is Associate Social Media Editor with British Vogue. After Ryan spoke to Laura Egan about 'fast fashion' yesterday, Niamh joined Ryan on the line to continue the conversation around sustainable clothing.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 9th July

Support Our Saoírse

Ryan spoke to Roseanna Ruane back in May who was raising money for the prosthetics her daughter Saoírse needs after undergoing life changing surgery. Roseanna joined Ryan on the line with an update on the money they've raised and the bands who have gotten involved in their online music festival fundraiser 'Saoírse's Summer Fest'.

Fast Fashion

After Ryan spoke about the world of 'fast fashion', designer Laura Egan joined him on the line to talk about sustainable clothing. Laura has started her own company and is committed to not buying new.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 8th July

Marguerite Penrose

Marguerite Penrose is someone who has embraced every challenge life has thrown at her. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about her story of adoption, her time in hospital as a child, and taking on the fight against racism.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 7th July

Kellie Harrington

Lightweight amateur boxer, and double world medallist, Kellie Harrington joined Ryan in studio to talk about the long leadup to the Tokyo Olympics, returning to work as a cleaner in St Vincent’s Hospital to help take the fight to COVID-19 and what lockdown life has been like over the past few months.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 6th July

Sculpture Dublin

This morning, Dublin City Council are launching 'Sculpture Dublin' and commissioning six new public sculptures for various parts of the city. Professor Paula Murphy joined Ryan on the line to tell him all about it.

Setbacks and Resilience

Dave McCabe is a young musician whose life has been turned upside down in recent months. The entertainment and music industry has been hit hard because of COVID-19 but Dave suffered another setback in March when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. He joined Ryan on the line to tell his story of incredible resilience.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 3rd July

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to author Liz Nugent on her first hairdo since lockdown; 'The Skin Nerd' Jennifer Rock on tackling 'maskne'; Rachel Gotto on overcoming trauma; Siobhán Killeen and Ciaran O'Neill on recovery from COVID-19; And Greg Dooley on leaving the world of banking for board games!

Ballina Manor Hotel Competition

Steve took part in our competition to win a relaxing break at the Ballina Manor Hotel in Mayo.

Into the Badlands Auction

After the actress Sarah Bolger was mentioned on the show, auctioneer Sean Eacrett got in touch to talk about the a programme she starred in called 'Into the Badlands'. Sean is currently selling props from the show and he told Ryan all about it.

30 Seconds

Earlier this week Ryan talked about the board game '30 Seconds', a game where you have 30 seconds to describe and identify names and topics like famous people, places, songs, movies and more. Greg Dooley is the man behind the game and he joined Ryan on the line to tell him how he went from banking to board games!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 2nd July

Veterans

Paul Clarke is a retired soldier and he heard Ryan's conversation with Ciaran O'Neill yesterday. Ciaran's father Noel had presented his son with his medals upon his recovery from COVID-19 and Paul got in touch to pay tribute to Noel and other veterans who have continued to assist in the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bournemouth Beachgoers

There were chaotic scenes at Bournemouth beach last week as crowds of thousands of people flocked to the seaside. Originally from Galway, Mary has been living in Bournemouth for the last ten years and she got in touch to share her feelings on the wreckless behaviour of these beachgoers.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 1st July

COVID-19 Experiences

Siobhán Killeen spoke to Ryan about her experience of contracting COVID-19, and the sense of guilt she felt in case she could have infected more vulnerable friends and family. And Ciaran O'Neill told Ryan about the harrowing effect COVID-19 had on him after he spent 16 days in an induced coma.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 30th June

Overcoming Trauma

Rachel Gotto is from Glandore in West Cork and is a corporate speaker and a rapid transformational therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. Rachel is no stranger to loss and adversity having dealt with the tragic death of her husband and battled Benzo addiction. She spoke to Ryan about overcoming trauma and helping others to survive.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 29th June

The Skin Nerd - 'Maskne'

“Maskne” is the new phenomenon that has seen people breaking out in spots as a result of wearing their face-masks all day. CEO and founder of 'The Skin Nerd', Jennifer Rock, joined Ryan in studio with some tips and advice on how to look after your skin in these strange times.

Hairdressers Are Open!

Hairdressers are re-opening around the country from today. Author Liz Nugent joined Ryan on the line, in the middle of her appointment at the salon, to tell people what they can expect!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 26th June

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Westlife's Kian Egan about 'RTÉ does Comic Relief'; Hotelier John Fitzpatrick on COVID-19's impact on the Big Apple; Colm Healy on life after prison; Professor Luke O'Neill on demystifying the confusion around COVID-19; And Eoin O'Sullivan on his lifelong love of comics.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Competition

Des took part in our competition to win a relaxing break at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin.

The Beano

After yesterday's conversation with Eoin O'Sullivan on his lifelong love of comics, Valerie got in touch to tell Ryan about her grandson's love of The Beano and how she's managed to send him an issue in the post every week during lockdown.

Children in Hospital Ireland Memoir

Maura joined Ryan on the line to talk about the memoir being compiled by Children in Hospital Ireland to pay tribute to the efforts of parents that brought the organisation together. The memoir will chart years of progress between hospitals, families, supporters and volunteers and Maura is looking for people to get in touch to voice their stories.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 25th June

Inisheer

The people on the island of Inisheer took a poll amongst themselves last week and, with a 92% majority, decided that they don’t want to open the island to tourists this coming Monday as travel restrictions are lifted as part of Phase 3. Una McDonagh is one of the island's residents and she joined Ryan on the line to explain why!

Lifelong Love of Comics

Eoin O’Sullivan wrote an email to the programme about his lifelong love of comics. He joined Ryan on the line to talk about the joy issues of The Beano and The Dandy gave him as a young boy, and how he spends his days and nights surrounded by art of a different kind as an Attendent in the National Gallery.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Wednesday 24th June

Professor Luke O'Neill - COVID-19 Questions and Answers

Immunologist and founder director of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Professor Luke O'Neill, joined Ryan in studio to demystify some of the confusion around COVID-19 and to answer listeners' questions on everything from masks to vaccines to foreign travel.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Tuesday 23rd June

John Fitzpatrick

President and CEO of Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, John Fitzpatrick, joined Ryan on the line from New York to talk about COVID-19's impact on the Big Apple and what the tourism industry will look like for the foreseeable future!

Sculpture of Charles Hamilton Houston

Alex Pentek is the Cork sculptor behind the statue remembering the kindness shown by the Native American Choctaw Nation to Ireland during the Famine. Alex has now been commissioned to create a sculpture in Washington in honour of black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, who helped end racist segregation laws.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Monday 22nd June

Life After Prison

Colm Healy spoke to Ryan about how addiction caused his life to spiral downwards and what it was like to be sent to prison at the age of 33. Now, six years later, Colm has turned his life around and has just gotten a Degree in Social Care Work.

RTÉ Does Comic Relief - Win Westlife!

Westlife's Kian Egan joined Ryan on the line to talk about his experience of lockdown, and to explain how people can donate money to the Community Foundation for Ireland and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive Westlife concert in a location of their choice!

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 19th June

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to CNN's Donie O'Sullivan on how fake news can be used to cause real harm; Conor Buckley on his experience of racism in Ireland; Nina and Katie on their lives as mums and carers; And RTÉ's Home School Hub's teachers on educating and entertaining children all across the country during lockdown.

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Competition

Brendan took part in our competition to win a relaxing break at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin.

RTÉ Home School Hub Graduation

With RTÉ's Home School Hub heading on its summer holidays, teachers Clíona, John and Ray talked to Ryan about educating and entertaining children all across the country during lockdown.

News Round-Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Thursday 18th June

Carers

We had an enormous reaction to our conversation with Nina yesterday on the reality of her day-to-day life as the parent and carer of a child with special needs. Katie Healy Nolan was among those who got in touch and she joined Ryan on the line this morning to tell her story of being a mum and carer to her little girl Penelope.

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Programme Highlights

Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci is the man behind 'The Thick Of It', 'Veep' and 'The Death Of Stalin'. His new film is an adaptation of the novel 'David Copperfield' and Armando spoke to Ryan about bringing his typically comedy chops to a Charles Dickens' classic.

Losing My Religion

Kamila Dydyna is a Polish actress and filmmaker. She joined Ryan in studio to talk about losing her religion and finding a new identity in Ireland.

Chris Hadfield

Commander Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space. He's a former Air Force fighter pilot and has undertaken three space shuttle missions. He joined Ryan in studio to talk about his fascinating life and career.

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