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Friday 25th September

Best of the Week Podcast

The week Ryan spoke to Irish Times journalist Patrick Freyne on penning his own story; Laura on the anxiety of having a parent in a nursing home during the COVID-19 crisis; Darragh Carroll on how following his intuition has lead to great adventures; And Dr Keith Gaynor on minding our mental health in these strange times.

Peter Donnelly – The Dead Zoo

Peter Donnelly is the author and illustrator behind the ‘President’s’ series of picture books. He talked to Ryan about his love of The Dead Zoo and why it was the perfect setting for his new book!

Roz Purcell - Hair Loss

Model, presenter and food writer Roz Purcell has recently opened up about her battle with hair loss. She joined Ryan on the line to talk about the difficult realization that she was losing her hair and how things are going now.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 24th September

The Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Keith Gaynor, joined Ryan on the programme this morning to discuss the psychological effects and anxiety we're all experiencing because of the COVID-19 crisis and how we can help manage our mental health in these strange times.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 23rd September

Darragh Carroll - 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. He joined Ryan on the line to tell him all about his travels.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 22nd September

Irish Women in Harmony- Christmas Single call-out

Following on from the success of their debut single 'Dreams', Irish Women in Harmony are now planning to record a Christmas single. They're looking for twelve talented girls aged twelve and under to record the song and Erica Cody joined Ryan on the line to tell him how people can get involved.

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 and the anxiety and guilt this heartbreaking separation is causing her and her family.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 21st September

Patrick Freyne - OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea

Patrick Freyne can be regularly found writing great articles about interesting people and important issues for the Irish Times. However, in his new novel he has produced a collection of very personal and powerful essays. Its called 'OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea' and Patrick 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.

Friday 18th September

Best of the Week Podcast

The week Ryan spoke to Donal Lynch about the incredible support and kindness shown to his wife Carmel by the staff of the Palliative Care Unit in Tralee; Sandra Kelly and Professor Ivan Perry on living with a stammer; And bestselling author Robert Harris on his new thriller 'V2'.

Original Irish Hotels Competition

Original Irish Hotels is a proud collection of diverse, independent, and locally owned Irish hotels. Marion and Patrick joined Ryan on the line for the chance to win a great Irish getaway.

Callan's Kicks

Ahead of the return of Callan's Kicks on October 2nd on RTÉ Radio 1, we got a special episode to help make sense of this week's comings and goings!

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 17th September

Original Irish Hotels Competition

Original Irish Hotels is a proud collection of diverse, independent, and locally owned Irish hotels. Rachel and Betty joined Ryan on the line for the chance to win a great Irish getaway.

Robert Harris - V2

In his new novel ‘V2’ Robert Harris has crafted an immersive thriller set in World War II London in the aftermath of a V2 bombing. Robert joined Ryan to talk about the book and the incredible history that underpins this story.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 16th September

Original Irish Hotels Competition

Original Irish Hotels is a proud collection of diverse, independent, and locally owned Irish hotels. Mary and Michael joined Ryan on the line for the chance to win a great Irish getaway.

Living with a Stammer

Professor Ivan Perry was listening to Ryan's conversation with Sandra Kelly yesterday morning and got in touch to share his experience of living with a stammer.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 15th September

Original Irish Hotels Competition

Original Irish Hotels is a proud collection of diverse, independent, and locally owned Irish hotels. Edward and Deirdre joined Ryan on the line for the chance to win a great Irish getaway.

Living with a Stammer

There has been a lot of coverage of Brayden Harrington, the 13-year-old boy who Joe Biden helped overcome his stutter. Sandra got in touch to talk about the way she has been treated by people because of her stammer, and she 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.

Monday 14th September

Original Irish Hotels Competition

Original Irish Hotels is a proud collection of diverse, independent, and locally owned Irish hotels. Margaret and PJ joined Ryan on the line for the chance to win a great Irish getaway.

Palliative Care

If Covid-19 has shown us anything, it’s that our care givers deserve the utmost in respect and gratitude. This week is Palliative Care Week and Donal spoke to Ryan about the amazing care given to his late wife Carmel and how grateful he is to everyone in the Palliative Care Unit.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 11th September

The Best of the Week Podcast

Author Richard Osman was on the line to chat about his new book ‘The Thursday Murder Club’. Sarah Donovan, a young mother-of-two tells Ryan about her battle with breast cancer. Emer O’Neill talks about her decision to speak out against racism and Alison Arngrim tells Ryan all about playing the role of Nellie from “Little House On The Prairie.

How to Get Your Children Reading

Lorraine Levis has written a new book called Once Upon a Reader; Raising Your Children With a Love of Books, which is all about how to get your kid reading, what they should be reading, and what to do if they stop reading. She joined Ryan on the phone to chat about why it's important to find the right reading material for your child's interests.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 10th September

Alison Arngrim

Actress Alison Arngrim was on the phone to tell Ryan all about playing the role of Nellie from “Little House On The Prairie, her life as an activist and what it was like to grow up as a victim of abuse.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Wednesday 9th September

Gogglebox's Lindsey and Ashley Gallagher

As Gogglebox returns to our screens tonight, two of the Gallagher girls from Cabra joined Ryan on the phone for an idea of what we can expect and to reassure Ryan he was doing a good job on The Late Late.

Racism in Ireland

Emer O’Neill made a decision to speak out against racism in her community. She might have expected it would lead to difficult conversations but what followed was months of hateful commentary online and her name daubed in graffiti

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 8th September

Surviving Breast Cancer

Sarah Donovan is a young mother-of-two, 38, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2019. Her battle with breast cancer was thrown into further chaos by Covid-19. She joined Ryan live in studio to talk about her experience and offer advice to anyone who might find themselves in a similar situation.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 7th September

Richard Osman

Author Richard Osman joined Ryan on the phone to chat about his new book ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ a story about a retirement community of extraordinary people with extraordinary stories.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Friday 4th September

The Best of the Week Podcast

This week Ryan caught up with presenter Lucy Kennedy on the release of her second children's book 'The Friendship Fairies Go to School'. Writer Alastair Campbell discusses his new book, “Living Better; How I Learned to Survive Depression” and Sinead O Connor chatted about her upcoming single and how she's loving life as a grandmother.

Celebrating Irish Sportwomen

Irish sportswomen have been breaking the mould for a long time. From Sonia O'Sullivan and Derval O'Rourke to Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy, they have kept Irish sportswomen on the global map. Jacqui Hurley’s new book ‘Girls Play Too’ is the first ever compendium celebrating our most accomplished contemporary sportswomen.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Thursday 3rd September

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Kelly Stewart - Daughter of James Stewart

When Kelly Stewart heard her father's character ‘George Bailey’ from 'It's a Wonderful Life' being compared to Trump, she felt a very important letter needed to be written. She joined Ryan on the phone to talk about this letter to The New York Times and what it was like to grown up as the daughter of the great James Stewart.

Wednesday 2nd September

Sinead O Connor

Our very own Sinead O Connor joined Ryan on the phone to chat about National Services Day and how she is studying to join the health service. She talked about her upcoming single in aid of Black Lives Matter and how she's loving life as a grandmother.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a British writer, political strategist, and mental health advocate. He joined Ryan on the phone to chat about his new book, “Living Better; How I Learned to Survive Depression” which is a deeply personal account of how his depression has affected his life, and how he has learned to live better despite it.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Tuesday 1st September

Growing Up with Domestic Abuse

Wendy Moxley grew up in a violent home with an alcoholic father. These circumstances made her aware of what it might be like for people living in similar circumstances during lockdown. As a result, she did something very positive and so she joined Ryan on the phone to share her story.

News Round-Up of the Day

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

Monday 31st August

Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy, Ireland’s favourite ‘nosey house guest’, tv presenter and recently turned author joined Ryan live in studio to chat about her second children’s book 'The Friendship Fairies Go to School' which she completed during lockdown.

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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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