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Tuesday 18th December

Keepers of the Flame - Diarmaid Ferriter

Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter joined Ryan in studio to have a chat about his new documentary, 'Keepers of the Flame,' which looks at the traumatic impact of Ireland's revolutionary period.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 17th December

A Stuntman Remembered

Summer 1978,&the people of Taghmon in Wexford were hugely excited about visitors to their Mardi Gras festival - stuntmen! However, the planned stunt went horribly wrong. Dave Williams was 5 years old&in the crowd. He wrote his memory of the event, which is also a tribute to the stuntman - https://www.theforthedition.com/a-stuntman-remembered.

Heart Surgery in the Ukraine

Children in the Ukraine are still suffering the effects of the Chernobyl disaster three generations on. Baz spoke to paediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. William Novick and Adi Roche about the operations that Chernobyl Children International are currently carrying out on children there.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 14th December

Priests in rural Ireland

Ciara Lynch-Burke, from Duleek, came on to talk about how suicide has devastated her small rural town, but how her local priest has managed to keep people going, and even help uplift them, through terrible times. She championed the role that priests in general play in communities.

James Fennelly - Steroid-Free Strongman

James won, 'Ireland's Strongest Man,' several times over, and was a regular steroid user, until one night he had an epiphany and stopped using them. He told us how life has improved dramatically for him since.

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Vivienne Diskin Bates about the wrongful conviction of her brother Barry George, Dermot Bannon about the hunt for new contestants on, 'Room to Improve,' Gerry Adams about his new collection, 'The Negotiator's Cookbook,' and Ciara Lynch-Burke on priests and community in rural Ireland.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 13th December

Come From Away

'Come From Away,' is a new musical based on the true story of 7000 air passengers stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11, and the community that welcomed them. Married couple David Hein and Irene Sankoff wrote it, and upon its opening in the Abbey Theatre this week, joined Baz in studio to tell him all about it.

The Breakthrough Programme

The Breakthrough programme is an innovative programme that helps men through a mixture of counselling and martial arts. Geoffrey, the founder of the programme, and Paul, one of the first participants to complete it, came in to chat to Baz about it.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 12th December

Empty chairs at the Christmas table

On the first Christmas since the loss of her son to suicide, one very brave mother sent in a letter about her experience, and Ryan shared it in the hope that it will help others. Contact the Samaritans on 116123 if you or someone you know needs help.

Gerry Adams - The Negotiator's Cookbook

Sinn Féin T.D. Gerry Adams joined Ryan in studio to discuss Brexit, Irish politics - and his new cookbook.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 11th December

Dermot Bannon - call-out for applicants

The next series of, 'Room to Improve,' is coming - and participants are needed! Presenter and architect Dermot Bannon came in to tell us what goes on behind the scenes, and all about some of his most memorable moments from the programme. Contact info@cocotelevision.ie if you're interested in taking part in, 'Room to Improve.'

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 10th December

Michelle Diskin Bates

Barry George was wrongly convicted for the murder of BBC presenter Jill Dando in 1999. Barry went on to spend eight years in prison until his name was finally cleared. Barry’s sister Michelle Diskin Bates has written a book about his story, it’s called Stand Against Injustice and she joined Ryan this morning.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 7th December

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to two of the next Dancing with the Stars,' contestants, Colette Byrne about publishing her partner's book, Eddie Cahill about escaping art through crime, gaped at Doireann Garrihy's uncanny imitations and we had our unintentionally-hilarious Arnott's quiz!

Arnott's Christmas quiz - the finale

Today was the last day of our legendary Arnott's Christmas quiz, and for the first time, we managed to give away all of our prizes without too many clues!

Shirley Higgins - the signing choir

A Home Ec. and Science teacher in St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Shirley also teaches the school choir - which, 'Sings,' without music. She came on to chat to Ryan about her seemingly impossible mission, that has grown wings and taken off!

News Round Up of the Day

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

Thursday 6th December

Arnott's Christmas Quiz

Our Christmas quiz is quickly becoming the stuff of legends - and this morning was no exception! Sarah in Cork, Robbie in Dublin and Anne in Mayo all tried their hand at winning an early Christmas prezzy.

Eddie Cahill - painting his way out of crime

Eddie Cahill is a noted and celebrated artist - and the brother of the late Martin Cahill, a.k.a. the General. Eddie, too, has had his brushes with the law, but found a way out through brushstrokes and creative expression. He told Ryan his story.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 5th December

Dancing With the Stars - more celebs revealed!

Dancer Ksenia and judge Brian Redmond popped in to discuss the latest revelations for the new series with Ryan.

Arnotts' Gary O'Hanlon and Jennifer Irwin

Chef Gary O'Hanlon and childrens-wear buyer Jennifer gave Ryan the low-down on what working in the great Dublin institution is really like.

Shane O'Reilly - The Great Gatsby

Actor Shane joined Ryan to talk about, 'The Great

Doireann Garrihy

Impressionist, presenter and social media star Doireann Garrihy took a break from her Christmas shopping to have a chat with Ryan.

Live from Arnott's! News Round Up of the Day.

With real live reindeer watching, Ryan gave us a quick round-up of the stories that grabbed his attention, in the window of iconic department store that's 175 years old this year.

Tuesday 4th December

Arnott's Competition

Today was the turn of Fionnuala McHugh in Roscommon and Tommy Claffey Palmerstown, vying for some of our great Christmas giveaway!

A Dying Wish - fulfilled

Angela Doyle's dying wish was for her book, 'Under the Clock,' to be published. Her partner Colette Byrne made it her mission to see that done. She joined Ryan in studio to tell him about their love story, life in a small town as a gay couple and 17 years working in the probation service.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 3rd December

Arnott's Competition

The first day of our Christmas Arnott's giveaway. Seán and Monica needed a wee bit of help, but it was all great craic. We'll be broadcasting from the window of Arnott's this Wednesday - come in and give us a wave!

Dancing With the Stars

Who's next for Ireland's biggest dance competition? Darren Kennedy and Eilish O'Carroll - that's who! They joined Ryan on the show to talk about the daunting (but hugely enjoyable) challenge ahead.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 30th November

André Rieu competition

Friend of the show and bringer of joy to millions, violinist André Rieu returns to Dublin on the 7th of December with his Johann Strauss show. Tickets are like gold dust, but we have two tickets to give away to a lucky listener!

John McAvoy - from law-breaker to record-breaker

Once a high-profile armed robber, John McAvoy is now known for something quite different - breaking British and World records as a tri-athlete. He spoke to Derek about the incredible turn-around in his life.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Thursday 29th November

A Christmas Carol is 175 Years Old

The Charles Dickens book a Christmas Carol is 175 years old next month and Derek chats to Dr. Leon Litvack, Principal Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project.

Kind New York Cop

Ricado di Candia an NYPD officer did a very good deed for Geraldine McKenna who was on holiday in Manhattan, and they both chat to Derek Mooney this morning.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 28th November

Sinéad Reen - Trailblazer

Ireland is a nation of sailors and islanders, but has never had a female master mariner - until now! Sinéad Reen can captain any vessel, anywhere in the world. She told Derek about her fascinating job and hugely impressive achievement.

News Round Up of the Day

The stories and headlines of the day that grabbed Derek's attention - including the story of a New Zealander who loses his stutter when he puts on an Irish accent! http://olh.ie/fundraising/calendar-of-events/light-up-a-life-2018/

Tuesday 27th November

Wedding bells for Victoria and Shane!

Shane McGowan's wife (yes, wife) has lost her voice. But she has good reason - she's just returned from Copenhagen, where the happy couple got married! She tried to chat to Ryan about what a ball they had.

Jenna Fitzgerald - surviving spinal cord injury

Jenna Fitzgerald was in the prime of life and health when she (unwittingly) dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool. She's now confined to a wheelchair. She came in to tell Ryan about the dark days, the brighter days, and her life now from day-to-day. https://www.facebook.com/supercooper5k/ www.spinalinjuries.ie

News Round Up of the Day

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

Monday 26th November

Daire ní Chanáin - CBD oil

Daire ní Chanáin uses CBD oil, which is derived from the cannabis oil, to help with her anxiety. She knows many people who use it for other ailments. She told Ryan about her research into the oil, and if, how and why it should be made available.

Spoken Word Artists - Natalya O'Flaherty

Rising star and spoken word artist Natalya O'Flaherty joined Ryan in studio to talk about her influences, her inspiration and her cousin, who's gone but will never be forgotten.

News Round Up of the Day

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

Friday 23rd November

Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan spoke to Tom Clonan about going from defusing bombs to dancing, Andrew O'Connor about his book, 'By Royal Appointment,' and we had our An Post competition - The Letter You Never Wrote.

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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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