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Wednesday 19th September

Dr. Richard Shepherd, Forensic Pathologist

Ryan spoke to Dr. Richard Shepherd, a man whose job it is to unravel the mysteries of how people die.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 18th September

Legend Packie Bonner

Our goal-keeping hero Packie Bonner dropped into the Ploughing Championships studio to have a chat with Ryan.

Ploughing With the Stars!

Ryan was joined life from the Ploughing Championships by Dancing with the Stars contestant Anna Geary, partner Kai Widdrington and judge Julian Benson.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 17th September

Orla Tinsley - Living with C.F.

Ahead of the screening of, 'Orla Tinsley: Warrior,' tonight on RTE One, Cystic Fibrosis campaigner and writer Orla Tinsley spoke to Ryan about life with CF, her recent life-saving surgery, and the importance of being a donor. http://www.organdonation.ie/donate.html

Prof. Orla Muldoon - being heckled while jogging

Professor Orla Muldoon wrote a piece in the Irish Times today about being heckled while out jogging on U.L. campus. Ryan spoke to her about her experience, which prompted huge reaction from our listeners.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines that grabbed Ryan's attention.

Friday 14th September

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Linda Collins about her dad Gerry; Mark Pollock and Simone George about their relationship and quest; John Pender about his tragic family history and search for Fiona; And Marianne and Mary Power about self-help books - and mutual detest of the modern use of the word, 'Journey!'

Mick the Book

This weekend, Michael Kelleher will retire - after 43 years as one of the most well-known and well-loved librarians in Bray Library. We spoke to just two of the many people who contacted us to praise him, along with the man himself.

Anthony Keigher, a.k.a. Xnthony

Anthony joined Ryan to talk about growing up gay in Roscommon - the only county to vote, 'No,' in the Marriage Equality Referendum, ahead of his new show, 'Confirmation,' in the Dublin Fringe Festival.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Thursday 13th September

Marianne Power - Help Me!

Marianne Power followed the advice of a different self-help book every month for a year. She told Ryan how much things changed - or didn't whatsoever! - as a result.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 12th September

John Pender - the search for Fiona

In 1996 Fiona Pender, who was seven months pregnant, went missing from her home in Tullamore. Her brother had previously died in an accident, and since then, her father ended his life, and her mother has passed away. Despite all of this tragedy, her brother has vowed to continue the search for her. He shared his family's story with Ryan.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 11th September

Mark Pollock and Simone George

With over half a million views in one weekend, Mark Pollock and Simone George's Ted Talk has been described as, 'A love letter to science.' Mark and Simone also have their own love story. This inspirational couple joined Ryan in studio to tell him about their journey together through life.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 10th September

Filming crimes instead of intervening

Galway Lord Mayor Neil McNeilus intervened in an incident on Friday night, and was rewarded with - not just a punch in the face by the man involved - but with bystanders standing and filming instead of helping. He told Ryan the story.

The Man Who Moved the Nation

Gerry Collins was the face and voice of a powerful anti-smoking campaign in 2014. His daughter Lisa joined Ryan in studio to talk about the impact and the legacy her father had - not just on the nation, but on her, her siblings, and her mother. www.quit.ie

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 7th September

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Linda Collins about her brain injury after falling off her bike; Kendra Houseman about life in a London gang; Stephen Mullan about being the son of a preacher man; And Orla McAlinden about the women who were forgotten during the Famine.

'Late Late Show,' competition.

Ryan gave away two sets of tickets to the first, 'Late Late Show,' of the season, along with a stay in the luxurious Clontarf Castle Hotel, to lucky winners Eamon and Jason - but they had to prove their quiz-show knowledge first!

Colette Kearney - Mount Sion CBS choir

Teacher Colette Kearney works in Mount Sion CBS school for boys. She has taken a choir in the school (that nobody believed in) from nowhere to stardom - and all for charity. She told Ryan the story.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Thursday 6th September

Orla McAlinden - The Flight of the Wren

Orla McAlinden is an Irish author who tells the story of a chapter in Irish history that was left forgotten - or possibly ignored - until now. 'Flight of the Wren,' is published by Mentor Press and will be released in September 2018.

Life in the US - an Irish father's experience

Ross McDonagh spoke to Ryan about the email he got telling him to speak to his five-year-old about potential school shootings.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 5th September

Son of a Preacher Man.

Stephen Mullan is a comedian, and the son of a preacher man. He joined Ryan in studio to talk about growing up with a preacher father, how comedy saved him in school, and his battle with depression. His show will be on in the Fringe fest from the 17th - 22nd of September. http://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/son-of-a-preacher-man

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 4th September

Kendra Houseman - Out of the Shadows

Kendra Houseman, a.k.a. 'Blondy,' joined a London gang at the tender age of eleven. Her life took violent, and dangerous, twists and turns before she managed to turn things around. She now works with youths at risk. She told Ryan her story. http://www.outofthe-shadows.co.uk/

News Round Up Of the Day

The stories and headlines that grabbed Ryan's attention

Monday 3rd September

Linda Collins - Living With a Brain Injury

On the 31st of July 2014, Linda Collins' life was changed forever when she went over the handlebars of her bike and sustained a serious brain injury. She came in to tell Ryan about her journey back to health, and how life has changed since. http://patiencelivingwithabraininjury.com/

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 31st August

John Loyd

The producer of Blackadder - John Loyd talks about the many comedy series he has produced and his talk on dark comedy at Electric Picnic festival.

The Story of Hip Hop

Adam Fogarty explains how the Story of Hip Hop along with the RTE orchestra came about and what people can expect at Electric Picnic this year.

Best of the Week Podcast

Ryan spoke to Gemma&Megan Donnelly about their voluntary jaw surgeries; Gareth O'Callaghan about his devastating diagnosis of MSA; Lance Daly about his new film, 'Black 47;' And Susan McHugh and Wendy Parry, who were brought together through the Warrington bombing.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Thursday 30th August

Mother's Day - Wendy Parry and Susan McHugh

Dublin housewife Susan McHugh was thrust into the limelight when she publicly expressed her outrage at the Warrington Bomb in 1993. It set off a chain of events that she would never have foreseen. Susan and Tim Parry's mother Wendy spoke to us about new drama, 'Mother's Day,' based on these true events.

News stories of the Day

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

Wednesday 29th August

Black 47

Director Lance Daly came into studio to tell Ryan about his new, 'Famine Western,' 'Black 47,' which opens in cinemas nationwide on the 5th of September.

Sally, Oonagh, the Pope visit and social media

Sally's daughter's friend is a practicing Catholic. She went to see the Pope, put up pictures on social media and received huge backlash. Oonagh had a similar story about going with her 14-year old daughter to see the Pope in Knock. They told Ryan their stories.

News Stories of the Day

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

Tuesday 28th August

Top 10 rules for young people, by Warren Buffett.

10. Don't spend what you don't have. 9. Know when to leave. 8. You are not your job. 7. Keep in touch with friends. 6. Find a mentor. 5. Stay teachable. 4. Practice public speaking. 3. Networking is about giving. 2. Stay healthy and fit. 1. Read and write more.

Gareth O'Callaghan

Broadcaster, author and friend Gareth O'Callaghan joined Ryan in studio to share the devastating news of being diagnosed with MSA, and what his plans are now that he knows what's ahead.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 27th August

Neal Armstrong Way - Dick Spring

21 years ago, then-Tanáiste Dick Spring managed to convince astronaut - and notorious shy man! - Neil Armstrong to come to Tralee to open the Exploration of Space exhibition. With his nephew Graham Spring, mayor of Tralee, opening the Neil Armstrong Way today in Tralee, Dick chatted to Ryan about playing golf with the first man on the moon.

Megan and Gemma - jaw surgery

Megan and Gemma are two friends and cousins who opted to have voluntary jaw surgery to correct underbites. It has made a huge difference to their lives. They joined Ryan to tell him how.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 24th August

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Donegal-based author Andrea Carter about her writing career; Oliver Peyton about adventures in catering; David Icke about his life&beliefs; And Galway nurse Claire Dolphin about saving the life of Limerick fan George on the Luas.

A tale of two gigs

What do you get when you cross visiting the Pope with going to see Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols? Danny McElhinney's weekend, that's what! Music columnist Danny spoke to us to tell us about his exciting - and varied - few days ahead.

Eithne Shortall - house-hunting hell

Writer Eithne Shortall came on the line to update Ryan on her desperate - but recently successful! - search for a home in Dublin.

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Programme Highlights

R.I.P.Burt Reynolds - revisiting Ryan's interview with the legend

Burt Reynolds, who recently passed away, was one of a kind. In 2015 he spoke to Ryan about his life, loves and acting career.

Ron Suskind

Award-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind dropped in to studio to talk about autism and his Oscar-nominated documentary "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks Heroes and Autism".

Saoirse Ronan

Ahead of the release of "On Chesil Beach", Saoirse Ronan dropped in to studio to talk to Ryan about her first ten years in the film industry, which has seen her garner rave reviews, a Golden Globe win and three Academy Award nominations!

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