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Wednesday 20th January

Adrian Dunbar

Actor, and star of 'Line of Duty', Adrian Dunbar joined Ryan on the line to talk about life in lockdown, filming the sixth series of 'Line of Duty' and the 'Addressing the Nation' online event being launched tonight by the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 19th January

Mr. Dunford

When Annie McDonnell took part in our 'Kids Know Stuff' quiz last Friday she spoke about her amazing teacher Mr. Dunford. Jarlath, or 'Chuck' as he's known, joined Ryan on the line to talk about teaching and being principal of Templemary National School which has only 32 pupils!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 18th January

Shane Codd - Get Out My Head

Shane Codd is an Irish DJ whose song 'Get Out My Head' is rising up the UK single charts. Shane told Ryan about making the song in his bedroom during the first lockdown!

Billy O'Callaghan - Life Sentences

Author Billy O’Callaghan joined Ryan on the line from Cork to talk about his new novel 'Life Sentences' which tells the story of three generations of his family living through war and famine.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 15th January

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to mum-of-three Niamh on the pressures of home-schooling; Philomena Lee on her experience in Sean Ross Abbey mother-and-baby home; Wilfred Frost on the work of his father, legendary television host David Frost; And Dr Caro Verbeek on keeping history alive by reconstructing the smells of the past.

Pet Raven

After Ryan mentioned the raven that is missing from the Tower of London, Andi got in touch to fill Ryan in on what it's like to have a raven for a pet!

Kids Know Stuff

Annie and Robert joined Ryan on the line to take part in our 'Kids Know Stuff' quiz in the hopes of winning a book token!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 14th January

Nosetalgia

Dr Caro Verbeek is an art and scent historian who reconstructs smells for museums that are associated with historical events, people and works of art. She joined Ryan on the line from Amsterdam to talk about her unique and fascinating line of work!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 13th January

The Frost Tapes

Fifty years ago, legendary television host David Frost interviewed the most influential thinkers, politicians, and cultural icons of their time. David’s son, Wilfred Frost, has followed in his father’s footsteps and, after re-discovering his long-lost tapes, is exploring the newly unearthed footage in his podcast series 'The Frost Tapes'.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 12th January

Clinical Trials

Vivian got in touch after seeing Vicky Phelan on the Late Late Show on Friday night. In 2012 Vivian was given a three year life expectancy having been diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. He talked to Ryan about his experience of enrolling in a clinical trial in the National Institute of Health at Bethesda Maryland.

Philomena Lee - Mother and Baby Homes report

Philomena Lee's story was brought to the screen in the award winning film 'Philomena' which charted her experience in Sean Ross Abbey and her search for her son. Philomena joined Ryan on the line alongside co-founder of Adoption Rights Alliance, Susan Lohan, on the day the Mother and Baby Homes Commission's report is being brought before Cabinet.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 11th January

Homeschooling Pressure

Today marks the first day of returning to homeschooling for parents and children all over the country. Niamh is a mum of three boys and also works as a nurse on a busy hospital ward. She spoke to Ryan about the stark reality of the pressure parents are under.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 8th January

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Tom Hoban on taking his book-selling know-how online after the pandemic hit; And investigative journalist John Sweeney on his latest podcast 'Hunting Ghislaine' which charts the life of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her involvement with Jeffrey Epstein.

Kids Know Stuff

Meave is ten years old and from Westmeath. She joined Ryan on the line to tell him about some of her favourite books, how lockdown is going this time around and to play our quiz in the hopes of winning a book token!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 7th January

Hunting Ghislaine

John Sweeney is a British investigative journalist and writer. His latest podcast 'Hunting Ghislaine' charts the life of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and her involvement with Jeffrey Epstein. John joined Ryan on the line to tell him about his discoveries.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 6th January

LitVox

Tom Hoban has been selling books for the last 13 years with some of Ireland’s leading bookstores. After the pandemic forced shops to close, Tom and his fiancé Aisling used the down time to set up their own bookstore which offers personal recommendations using their combined, extensive knowledge! He joined Ryan on the line 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 5th January

Blood Bikes Leinster

People might be familiar with the concept of Blood Bikes. These motor bike riders and enthusiasts give up their spare time to courier blood donations between hospitals. Fergus Lennon started Blood Bikes Leinster after his own brush with death, and he told Oliver about the work they're doing to help the HSE courier COVID swabs around the country.

Vikrant Naidu - From Mumbai to Myrtleville

Vikrant Naidu moved from Mumbai to Cork last March to start a new job as a chef just as Covid-19 was pulling the shutters down on restaurants all over the country. He joined Oliver on the line to talk about the warm welcome he's received, finding his feet and why he's now known as the 'Prince of Myrtleville'.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 4th January

Aubrey McCarthy - Tiglin

Last week Oliver spoke to Jay Bobinac, a really impressive young man who shared his story of homelessness and the interventions that saved him from life on the streets. One of the people behind Jay's success is the co-founder of Tiglin, Aubrey McCarthy, and he joined Oliver on the line to talk about his important work.

Parent's Letters

Back in November Alison got in touch to tell Oliver about a box of around 300 letters that her late parents wrote to each other when they were young. At the time Alison was unsure whether or not she should read them and today she joined Oliver on the line to tell him what she discovered having finally made the decision to open the letters!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 23rd December

Karen from Temple Street

Yesterday Ryan spoke to Katrine who got in touch to thank a nurse named Karen in Temple Street whose kindness is something that has stayed with her for years. This morning Ryan spoke to Karen herself about her time with Katrine's family and the great work being done in Temple Street.

National Ambulance Service

Joe Mooney has been part of the National Ambulance Service team testing people in the community for Covid over the last 9 months and he joined Ryan on the line to tell what life has been like on the front line. And Ryan dipped into Santa's Sack to help spread some Christmas cheer!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 22nd December

Thank You to Nurse in Temple Street

Last week Ryan spoke about his virtual visit to Crumlin Hospital to greet the families spending Christmas there and meet the wonderful staff who care for us when we need minding the most. Katrine got in touch to thank a nurse named Karen in Temple Street whose kindness is something that has stayed with her for years, after she stood by her and guided her through the heartbreaking loss of her daughter Sadhbh.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 21st December

Arnotts Santa's Sack

Ryan dipped into Santa's Sack once more to spread some cheer to Claire and her special sister Sharon, and Bernadette who got in touch to share a story of Christmas kindness!

Maureen O'Hara

On Christmas Day TG4 are showing a new documentary about one of Ireland’s greatest ever Hollywood Stars, Maureen O’Hara. It features people who knew her personally and one of those is author and actor Johnny Nicoletti. He joined Ryan on the line from LA to talk about the life of the legendary actor.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 18th December

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Elle Gordon on dealing with grief in a socially distant world; Joyce and her fiancé Casey on changing wedding plans in the face of Covid; Caroline Meade on her dad Eddie's words of wisdom; And Ryan read an email from a listener who was given a hand up by St. Vincent de Paul when times got tough.

St. Vincent de Paul - Daragh's Story

Daragh joined Ryan on the line to talk about the great work being done by St. Vincent de Paul. When Daragh needed help St. Vincent de Paul were there to give her a hand up and help her through the tricky times.

Quality of Life in Ireland

A new study by the United Nations has ranked Ireland second-highest in the world for quality of life. Samia moved here from the UK five years ago and, after hearing this news, got in touch to tell Ryan how much she loves living in Ireland!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 17th December

Arnotts Santa's Sack

Dermot got in touch to sing the praises of his wonderful wife Samantha who has been running a coffee morning in aid of St. Vincent de Paul for over ten years. She has done some extraordinary work over the years and hasn't let the pandemic put a halt to her efforts, and Ryan dipped into Arnotts Santa's Sack with some special presents for Samantha.

St. Vincent de Paul

Ryan spoke about the great work being done by St. Vincent de Paul to help people in need, and he read an email from a listener about the difference they made to his life when he turned to them for support in his hour of need.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 16th December

Believe in Yourself

Caroline Meade got in touch to talk about her amazing dad Eddie who sadly passed away in October. Having gone through many challenges Eddie often wrote down positive messages to keep himself going. Caroline has taken these messages and turned them into a deck of cards to help spread his pearls of wisdom.

Change of Wedding Plans

We got an email from dad Pat and mum Terry about their daughter Joyce and her fiancé Casey. The couple were living in the US and due to move back to Ireland in March ahead of their wedding last August before Covid changed life as we knew it. They joined Ryan on the line to fill him in on how 2020 has played out and their updated wedding plans!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 15th December

Arnotts Santa's Sack

A few weeks ago Ryan read a text from a listener who was sat in the car-park of St. Luke's Hospital while his wife was inside having treatment. This morning Ryan dipped into Arnotts Santa's Sack to help lift their spirits!

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Programme Highlights

Paul McGrath

Ryan caught up with Irish football legend, Paul McGrath, to talk about his involvement as an ambassador for Repak's Team Green and how he has been since the passing of his mother just a few weeks ago.

Mother in a Nursing Home

In February Laura drove her mother to a nursing home as her dementia was worsening by the day. Only a few weeks later Ireland went into lockdown. Laura spoke to Ryan about her incredible mother their heartbreaking separation.

Following Your Intuition

Darragh Carroll is a man who follows his own intuition and it has taken him on an extraordinary journey. Since last November he has been making his way from an island off Norway carrying a sacred flame which he is bringing to the hill of Uisneach.

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