This week Ryan spoke to Billy O'Callaghan about his new novel 'Life Sentences'; Principal of Templemary National School, Chuck Dunford; Adrian Dunbar on filming series 6 of 'Line of Duty'; And author Liz Nugent about her awkward encounter with Elvis Costello.
Children's Section of Áras an Uachtaráin - see inside the Áras, learn about the President (Who is He, What Does He Do, Where Does He Live) and then take the quiz and test your knowledge: https://president.ie/en/childrens-section
Maybe create your own quizzes or get the kids to create them themselves?! If they don't want to do that, there are a few websites that have ready-made quizzes...
EdPuzzle - Free to sign up and you can search through hundreds of quizzes made by teachers (eg. Junior Cert History): https://edpuzzle.com/
Kahoot - another place to find free quizzes on practically any topic - can be used as a learning tool for parents: www.kahoot.com
Another tip for interactive fun is to build your own word search - pick 30 words and the computer will make your own word search: https://thewordsearch.com/maker/
After Ryan played a recording of birds singing outside his house this morning, Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland joined him on the line to help identify the birds and explain why we're hearing them more and more at this time of year.
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.