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Wednesday 24th April

Ian Loftus - The Most Fearless and Gallant Soldier I have Ever Seen

Martin O'Meara is Australia's only Irish-born recipient of the Victoria Cross. That cross is coming to the National Museum of Ireland. Ian Loftus, author of a book about Martin, told Ryan about this tragic and heroic figure.

Míceál O'Hurley, Tom Hanks and the Benhaffaf Twins

Hassan and Hussen Benhaffaf were born conjoined in 2009, before being successfully separated the following year. They still have regular hospital visits and procedures and to cheer them along, their ice-cream man Míceál O'Hurley asked a certain Tom Hanks to record them a message - which he did! You can watch the video here.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 23rd April

John Boyne

Irish author John has come under fire for a message that he tweeted last week, along with comments in an article he wrote. As a result, he has left social media. He spoke to Ryan about the incident and the fall-out.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 22nd April

Clare Connolly - juvenile-onset Parkinson's

Diagnosed with Parkinson's at 24 years of age, Clare Connolly was in complete shock at first, but has since learned how to live with, manage and even control the symptoms. She discussed her condition with Maggie, and how it has affected her life. www.ypi.ie www.sunriseupcroaghpatrick.com

Michael Caines - Michelin-starred chef

Hot on the heels of the Clooneys, Michael Caines is coming to Ballyfin Demesne in Laois this week - for an evening of, 'Exceptional gastronomy and hospitality.' He spoke to Maggie about his life, his career - and the fact that he only has one arm, which clearly doesn't hold him back.

Billy the Greyhound

Billy has donated blood. He has saved lives. He's great company. He's very affectionate. If Billy sounds like a great catch, he is - as long as you like dogs! Billy is a greyhound, but a particularly remarkable one. His owner Caitríona ní Dhuill told Maggie all about her canine companion, and others like him. www.irgt.ie

Explosions in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has been rocked by eight explosions in various churches and hotels. Hundreds of people have died and many more injured. Tom Wall, Irish ex-pat living in Sri Lanka and friend of the show, spoke to Maggie about the atmosphere over there at the moment.

99 Problems - Ross Killeen and Pinky

'99 Problems,' is a new film about - of all things, but fortuituously, considering the weather - ice-cream vans and their drivers! 'Pinky,' is one such driver who has managed to make a decent living despite the fierce competition in this industry. Maggie chatted to Pinky and Ross Killeen, who directed it. www.99problemsfilm.com

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 19th April

Vet Pete Wedderburn - dogs at Easter

Pete has a message for dog-owners; do not give your dog chocolate, or leave it out somewhere they can steal it! The chemicals that make us love chocolate are what make it toxic for our canine companions, so keep an eye on your dog this Easter.

Conor Spacey - Environmentally-Friendly Eating

Conor Spacey from Foodspace spoke to Maggie about how what we choose to put on our plate can have a detrimental or beneficial effect on the environment. https://food-space.com/

Emma O'Grady - theatre-maker

Actor and theatre-maker Emma spoke to Maggie about her grandfather's life, which largely remained a mystery until she found tapes that he had recorded. She has now written a play based on those recordings.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Best of the Week Podcast.

This week Ryan spoke to Jane Ryan about how a devastating job loss turned into an unexpectedly fortuituous turn of events, Rachael Keogh about overcoming her heroin addiction, and John Byrne about leaving the gardaí and becoming a wildlife conservationist!

Thursday 18th April

John A. Byrne - from Garda to wildlife conservationist

Former Garda John A. Byrne is used to dealing with rule-breakers - but it's very hard to control baboons and elephants! He came in to talk to Ryan about his career change. If you want to volunteer with either of John's organisations (http://www.galanaconservancy.com/ or https://www.friendsfromireland.ie/), email johnab@eircom.net.

Kate Mulhern - real-life Karate Kid

Kate Mulhern has a brown belt in karate, and competed in the world championships in Tenerife; but she never thought she'd have to use her skills to protect herself and her puppy while out walking in the middle of the day. She told Ryan her story.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 17th April

Rachael Keogh - Dying to Survive

Rachael Keogh is a survivor - and she has the physical, psychological and emotional scars to prove it. Addicted to heroin by the age of 13, she went through many horrific years, causing huge turmoil and distress to her and those around her, before she managed to turn things around - and is a healthy, contented woman today. She told Ryan her story.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 16th April

Ireland's Next Country Music Star

Country music stars Margo and Nathan Carter joined Ryan this morning to discuss their role in The Late Late Shows search for a new country music star.

From war torn Monrovia to Moate

Westmeath GAA star Boidu Sayeh and his adopted mom Therese Kinahen told Ryan about their journey from leaving worn torn Liberia and relocating to Westmeath. Therese had been working as a missionary in Monrovia and when Boidu's mother sadly passed away made the decision to bring Boidu back to Ireland and join her family in Westmeath.

Out And About In Mullingar

Ryan took to the streets of Mullingar to meet and chat to some of the locals who came along to the this mornings outside broadcast in the town centre.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 15th April

Jane Ryan

Author Jane Ryan spoke to Ryan about her debut novel '47 Seconds' and how she made the change from a career in IT to that of an author.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 12th April

Fake tan - and fake pale!

Ryan spoke at length about the new idea of fake tan becoming a sign that you're not engaging enough with people, and listener Mandy got in touch to talk about Vietnamese girls doing the opposite and bleaching their skin!

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Kate Veale about aiming for the Olympics - twice, with a huge dip in between; Brian Brennan about setting up orphanages in Sri Lanka; Newbridge House tourguide Cathal and vet Peadar about their idyllic workplace; And Elizabeth Oakes about beautifying dead people.

Elizabeth Oakes

Elizabeth Oakes is a make-up artist - for the dead. A mortician and permanent make-up technician, she has had clients of every kind, and at most stages of life, and beyond. She's championing eco-cremation, and came on to chat to Ryan.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 11th April

Elaina Ryan - Drop Everything And Read

Drop Everything And Read! Reading can happen anytime, but because of our busy lives, a special time has been set aside - midday tomorrow, Friday the 12th of April. Officially the first National D.E.A.R. Day! Director of Children's Books Ireland Elaina Ryan spread the word about it on the show. www.jcsp.ie / https://pdst.ie/node/918

Meg Matthews - Meg's Menopause

Former party-girl Meg Matthews has a new, and slightly different pastime in her life; helping women through the menopause! When she started experiencing the symptoms, she didn't realise how little support or information there was, and so set out to change this. She spoke to Maggie about her mission. www.megsmenopause.com

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 10th April

Newbridge House and Farm staff

Tour guide Cathal Dowd Smith and farm vet Peadar O'Scanaill have one of the most beautiful offices in the country - they chatted with Ryan about day-to-day life in the beautiful surroundings of Newbridge House and Farm.

Mary Pat Kelly - author and film-maker

Mary Pat Kelly joined Ryan to talk about her new novel, 'Irish Above All,' her Irish roots, and her connections to the Kennedy clan.

Live from Newbridge House! News Round-Up of the Day.

To help celebrate the launch of Newbridge House and Farm's new Farmyard Discovery Trail, we broadcast from Dublin's, 'Best-kept secret;' maybe not a secret for much longer!

Tuesday 9th April

Leah - Raised by the Village

RTE's series, 'Raised by the Village,' is looking for new participants - and who better than to advertise the programme than Leah, one of the former participants who is a glowing advocate of the transformational process she underwent when she appeared on it.

Brian Brennan - Orphanages in Sri Lanka

Brian Brennan had it all, lost it all...and then decided to give it all. A successful hotel manager until the boom, the crash wiped out his business, so he went to Sri Lanka to make money, and discovered a passion in his that he didn't know existed. He told Ryan about his experience and his charitable endeavours.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 8th April

Kate Veale - Olympian courage

Kate Veale has experienced extreme highs and extreme lows in her life, but has come through them all to reach more of an even keel. She's currently training in a bid to compete in the next Olympics, and came in to tell Ryan about what she's been through and how it's brought her to where she is today.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 5th April

Derry Competition

On the back of our thoroughly enjoyable trip to beautiful Derry this week, Tourism Northern Ireland gave us a weekend away to Derry for one lucky listener, staying in the Bishop's Gate Hotel. We were inundated with entries, but there could be only one winner!

Foróige - the future is bright!

On today's show, Ryan spoke to Ava Power, who with her friends Renée, Gemma and Abbie, is making a film against cyberbullying, and Alexandra Balfe, who's on a mission to save the card game, 'Whist.' With these young people taking part in the Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards, the future is safe! www.foroige.ie

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to human cyborg Denis Canty; tour-guide Gleann Doherty who shows people around Derry; author Elizabeth on failing and surviving it; Mark Boyle about living without electricity and Ava Power about, 'Foróige,' and cyberbullying.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 4th April

Email about abusive relationship - in family business!

A listener emailed in about their strained relationship at work - with their own father. Ryan read out the email in the hope of highlighting this person's plight and showing other listeners that there is hope.

Mark Boyle - life without technology

Mark Boyle lives life by his own rules - which include no technology, no 'running water and no electricity! He went, 'Off-grid,' almost three years ago, and has documented his experience in new book, 'The Way Home; Tales from a Life without Technology.' He came into studio to talk to Ryan about it.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 3rd April

Frank Chisum in the Sallynoggin Inn

Upon Ryan's mention of the passing away of George Klein, a d.j. and great friend of Elvis', Barry Callaghan got in touch to reminisce about living above the Sallynoggin Inn, where Frank Chisum - Ireland's answer to Elvis - used to perform regularly.

Elizabeth Day - How to Fail

On the back of her popular podcast, 'How to Fail,' journalist and author Elizabeth Day has written a book based on the same topic. Ryan spoke to Elizabeth about modern society, how we're scared to fail, and how it's actually a good thing if we embrace it.

News Round Up of the Day

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

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Programme Highlights

Yasmin le Bon

The supermodel joined Ryan in studio to talk about how her husband headhunted her(!), the harsh realities of modelling, and how becoming a grandmother has changed her.

Paul McKenna - hypnotherapist

From celebrity hypnotist to bestselling author, hypnotherapist and self-help guru,Paul McKenna claims to have helped and continue to help thousands of people lose weight,stress&addictions. He joined Ryan to discuss Heaven, Hell and everything in between.

NASA astronaut Captain John McBride

After 133 orbits of Earth, Captain John McBride still hasn't tired of space exploration. He chatted to Ryan about his epic journeys into the unknown.

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