This week Ryan spoke to Iceland's best-selling author Ragnar Jónasson on his Hidden Iceland series of thrillers; Rachel Scanlon on her experience of IVF; Paddy Burke on the importance of reaching out and helping each other; And 2fm presenter Ciara King on her personal connection to Children in Hospital Ireland.
With the shops closed, this year Penneys have teamed up with Barnardos to donate the pyjamas made for this year's Toy Show to sick and vulnerable children around Ireland. This morning listeners joined Ryan on the line to share their stories and maybe grab a pair of the coveted PJs!
Star of Downton Abbey and Paddington, Hugh Bonneville, spoke to Ryan about portraying beloved children's author Roald Dahl in the Sky Arts film 'To Olivia' and how he's been helping out with the vaccine roll-out in the UK.
American actor Paul Oakley Stovall plays George Washington in the first national tour of 'Hamilton'. He joined Ryan on the line from Cork to talk about following in the footsteps of historical figure Frederick Douglass as part of plans for a new musical.
Ruth Coker Burks is someone who has defied disapproval in America's Deep South to help and care for men with Aids since the 1980s. She joined Ryan on the line from the US to tell her remarkable story of compassion and combating prejudice.