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Friday 21st February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Brian Dowling after his exit from ‘Dancing with the Stars’; Fiona Fagan on the need for more kindness on social media after the tragic death of Caroline Flack; Ann Napolitano on her book 'Dear Edward'; Alan Craughwell and James Healy on the Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup; And Terence Monahan, Chief of Department at the NYPD.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane will be a guest on tonight's Late Late Show and this morning we gave one listener the chance to win tickets to be in the audience with an overnight stay in Dublin city centre at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Michael joined Ryan on the line to take part and tell his story of meeting the football legend.

National Gallery of Ireland - Family Photos Then and Now

The National Gallery of Ireland's Education and Archive teams are exploring the rich stories and personalities captured in family photographs through the generations. Ryan spoke to Brina Casey about the workshop, which takes place this weekend, and why they are inviting members of the public to bring along their own family photos and stories.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 20th February

Tour Guiding

Don got in touch after he heard Ryan talking about the importance of history. Don is in his early 60s and he's currently attending a tour guiding course in Colaiste Dhulaigh. He joined Ryan on the line to tell him all about it.

Mr. Rogers

After Ryan spoke about the new Tom Hanks movie 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' in which he portrays American television personality Fred Rogers, Susan got in touch to tell Ryan about the real Mr. Rogers.

Chief Terence Monahan - NYPD Chief of Department

Glance at any NYPD roster and you’ll be reminded of the long tradition of Irish-American officers in the ranks. From patrolman to top brass, Terence Monahan carries that heritage proudly and he spoke to Ryan about his rise to the NYPD's highest ranking uniformed officer.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 19th February

Stolen Rolex

After David inherited some money he decided to treat himself to something he'd always wanted. He joined Ryan on the line with a cautionary tale of a purchased watch that has left him struggling with anxiety and guilt.

Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup

This summer Ireland will host the Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup which is now in its third year. It’s a fantastic initiative that promotes inclusion and equality in sport. Two people involved are Alan Craughwell and James Healy and they joined Ryan in studio to tell him all about it.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 18th February

Returning Old Letters

After hearing Ryan speaking to Gabija about discovering her grandfather's old love letters, Catryn got in touch to talk about how she's kept every greeting card, post card and letter she received over the past fifty years and why she's now returning them to their senders.

Ann Napolitano - Dear Edward

Ryan spoke to Ann Napolitano whose new book 'Dear Edward' tells the story of a plane crash with just one survivor and what happens in the aftermath of such a tragic event.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 17th February

Brian Dowling and Laura Nolan - Dancing with the Stars

Last night Brian Dowling became the latest celebrity to depart the dance floor. He joined Ryan in studio, alongside his professional dance partner Laura Nolan, to look back at his time in the competition and talk about social media trolls in light of the sad news of Caroline Flack's death.

The Death of Caroline Flack

The tragic death of Caroline Flack has left many people in shock. Caroline had spoken in the past about media intrusion and was intensely trolled in the wake of stories on her personal life. Ryan spoke to Caroline's former stylist and friend Fiona Fagan who is among many people who have appealed for more kindness on social media.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 14th February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Finola Doyle-O'Neill who is a broadcast historian in UCC; Shannen Joyce after she recently launched Daffodil Day for 2020; Director Ciaran Cassidy on his new documentary 'Jihad Jane'; Gordon Goodwin on what life was like growing up with dyslexia; And Gabija Gtaveckaite on discovering her grandfather's love letters.

Romance in Copenhagen

After hearing Gabija talking to Ryan about her grandfather's love letters, Isobel got in touch to say that the art of putting pen to paper in the pursuit of love is not yet lost.

Love Letters

Gabija Gtaveckaite talked to Ryan about how discovering love letters, that had been written to her grandfather from his old girlfriends, gave her insight into a man she never knew.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 13th February

Dyslexia

Gordon's son Ben goes to a school for children with severe dyslexia. He joined Ryan in studio to talk about the important work being done in these 'Reading Schools' and what his own life was like growing up with dyslexia.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 12th February

The National Gallery

After Ryan spoke about his visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Karen got in touch to tell us about her recent trip to the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery with her children.

Jihad Jane

Ciaran Cassidy is the writer and director of 'Jihad Jane', a new documentary that tells the story of how one of the most absurd terror cells came together and found its way to Waterford. 'Jihad Jane' opens in a number of Irish cinemas this Friday February 14th and Ciaran joined Ryan in studio to tell him all about it.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 11th February

Shannen Joyce - Daffodil Day

After surviving cancer as a teenager, Shannen was devastated when her cancer returned five years later. Shannen launched 2020’s Daffodil Day last week and she joined Ryan in the Cork studio to catch up since their last chat on The Late Late Show back in November.

Finola Doyle-O'Neill - Broadcast Historian at UCC

Finola Doyle-O'Neill is a broadcast historian at UCC. She spoke to Ryan about her role in UCC and the importance history plays in both the present and the future.

News Round-Up of the Day

This morning's programme came live from Cork. Yesterday Ryan visited UCC's new Hub building where he spoke to the students there and was interviewed by Arts student Matthew Moynihan.

Friday 7th February

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Mei Lin Yap and Hugo MacNeill about the ‘Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities’; Hallie Rubenhold on her book 'The Five'; Mother and son, Joanne and Daniel, about the difference an act of kindness made to their lives; And Dancing with the Stars judge, Brian Redmond, on Switch-Up Week!

Cirque Du Soleil Competition

Due to phenomenal demand an extra week of shows has just been added at 3Arena, Dublin from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th July. This morning Sorcha and Ailbhe took part in our clown competition to win family passes to the show!

Dancing with the Stars - Switch-Up Week

Dancing with the Stars judge, Brian Redmond, joined Ryan in studio ahead of a Switch-Up Week that will make history.

Acts of Kindness

Joanne got in touch to tell Ryan about an act of kindness that made all the difference to her son Daniel's world. Daniel lost his dad three years ago. He has a keen interest in acting and recently portrayed a young David Keenan in one of the musician's music videos. Joanne and Daniel spoke about how people's kindness has touched their lives.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 6th February

Hands - Irish Crafts Documentary

The award winning documentary series 'Hands' saw renowned film-making team, David and Sally Shaw-Smith, travelling around Ireland during the 1970s and ’80s and capturing the final years of traditional rural and urban life on film. Ryan spoke to Melissa, David and Sally's daughter, about the memorable series.

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold spoke to Ryan about her new book 'The Five' which parks the myths about London’s most famous serial killer and turns the focus to the lives of the five women who were brutally murdered instead.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 5th February

Effect Of Learning About The Famine

Caller Liz tells Ryan how the impact of reading Marita Conlon-McKenna’s book “ The Hungry Road” about the famine has effected her. Ryan chatted to Marita about the book recently on the show.

Intellectual Disability and 3rd Level

Ryan speaks with Mei Lin Yap a graduate from the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Hugo MacNeill ambassador at the centre about the challenges facing those with intellectual disabilities face accessing 3rd level and the jobs market.

Newspaper Round Up

Ryan delves through the stories making the papers today.

Tuesday 4th February

Oscar Goodie Bags

Oliver spoke to Irish woman Barabara Behan whose luxury car fragrance 'Charabanc' will be included in this year's goody bag at the Academy Awards.

Andrea Mara - The Sleeper Lies

Andrea Mara’s new psychological thriller ‘The Sleeper Lies’ tells the story of a true crime fan, and armchair detective, who soon begins to wonder if there is a link between her online sleuthing and her all-too-real stalker. Andrea joined Oliver in studio to talk about our rising fascination with true crime podcasts and documentaries.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 3rd February

Michael Carruth and Karen Byrne - Dancing with the Stars

Last night Michael Carruth became the third celebrity to exit 'Dancing with the Stars'. He joined Oliver in studio, alongside his dance partner Karen Byrne, to look back at his time in the competition.

Vickie Swanton - Cork Wrestling

Vickie Swanton took up wrestling last September in the The Phoenix Wrestling Club in Douglas, Cork. She talked to Oliver about how she first got into wrestling, the difference it has made to her health and picking her wrestling persona.

Herstory - Una Watters

Last week, RTÉ launched its Herstory project which celebrates some of Ireland’s greatest female trailblazers. As part of this the artist Una Watters had her image illuminated on the GPO over the weekend. Una's niece Sheila Smith joined Oliver on the line to tell him about her aunt and her artwork.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 31st January

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Glenda Gilson after her departure from 'Dancing with the Stars'; Rainer Hoess on being the grandson of Rudolph Hoess, the notorious Chief Commander at Auschwitz; Kelly Doyle on training under controversial yogi guru Bikram Choudhury; David Diebold on family secrets; And Danny Millar on using technology to communicate.

McAuley Place

Margharita Solon spoke to Ryan about McAuley Place. She was a founder of this community, located in the former Convent of Mercy in the heart of Naas, which was created to be the type of environment people would choose to live in if they could no longer remain independent at home but did not need full nursing care.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 30th January

Irish Involvement in the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Peter MacClancy joined Ryan on the line to tell him about his father's involvement in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in May 1945.

Communicating Through Technology

Danny Millar has diplegia cerebral palsy which restricts his ability to speak. As a result, Danny communicates through augmentative communication technology and he joined Ryan in studio to talk to him about the difference this technology has made to his life.

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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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