This week Ryan spoke to Andrew Geary about the challenges of growing up deaf in Ireland. Dr Rhona Mahony talked about her aim to help older people live a better life at home. Peig O'Sullivan and Declan Keenan told Ryan about their experiences as youth workers in Ireland and Diane Collins told us about fighting her husband's battle with cancer.
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.