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Sunday 24th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miiam talks to Fiona Whelan, the Donegal woman who lost her husband due to Covid-19, renowned singer songwriter John Prine. Theatre star Colm Wilkinson on being back in Dublin & Danny O'Reilly from The Coronas on their new single & life in lockdown.

Sunday 17th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Former President Mary Robinson on a better world after coranavirus, new revelations on arms crisis in 1970 with journalist & historian Michael Heney. Singer-songwriter Mick Flannery & reflections from Leitrim with Michael Harding.

Sunday 10th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

An ispirational story from Northern Ireland singer-songwriter, Amanda St. John. Brendan Graham & Eimear Quinn are back together writing songs, 24 years after winning the Eurovision. Bibi Baskin, broadcaster, writer & motivationalist speaker & singer songwriter Jack O'Rouke with a new song written in lockdown.

Sunday 3rd May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Singer songwriter Paul Brady, award winning novelist Emma Donohgue, writer & columnist Michael Harding & a special tribute to poet Eavan Boland who died recently.

Sunday 26th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

With Uilleann piper Mark Redmond; singer-songwriter Mick Flannery; singer Brian Kennedy; director Lenny Abrahamson; & Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and son Eamonn.

Sunday 19th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

With Dr. Trish Scanlon and her incredible charity We Are TLM; musicians Maria Doyle-Kennedy and Peader O'Riada; plus Brother Kevin from the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.

Sunday 5th April

Sunday with Miriam Podcast

With novelist Marian Keyes; singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy; journalist and writer Fintan O'Toole; and composer Sean Davey.

Sunday 29th March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Tips on staying happy while confined to the house from Irish writers Patricia Scanlon and Colm Tóibín.

Sunday 22nd March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Actor Barry McGovern reads some poems to inspire and console. Columnist, playwright & author Hilary Fannin on her debut novel 'The Weight of Love' and live music from Daoirí Farrell and Clare Sands.

Sunday 8th March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Businessman & Financier, Dermot Desmond talks about his article in yesterday's Irish Times. The brilliant & spritely film director John Boorman will be telling Miriam about the conclusions about life he has made in his 87th year. Two sisters at the top of their games, Orla Hardiman is Ireland’s first Professor of Neurology & Neasa Hardiman has made the leap from TV shows including Happy Valley to make her first feature film, Sea Fever. And we'll have great live music from Irish singer- songwriter, Luan Parle.

Sunday 1st March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Marina Carr & Nancy Harris, two of our greatest playwrights on their stellar writing & careers & their plays that are now on at the Gaiety & The Gate Theatre. Kerry footballer, Kieran Donaghy chats ahead of his documentary on TG4 this week & great live music from Hudson Taylor.

Sunday 23rd February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

We have the brilliant novelist Eimear McBride on growing up in Castlebar & living in the now. Writer Gavin McCrea on a lifetime of homophobia, his story is one horribly familiar to all gay men & women of Ireland. The great New York Times journalist, Limerick native Malachy Browne will talk about his forensic video restrictions which have already won him an Emmy. Plus live music from David Geraghty.

Sunday 16th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Joining Miriam this morning are four of our most high-profile outgoing women politicians who were voted out last weekend, Fianna Fail’s Lisa Chambers, Fine Gael’s Regina Doherty, Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan & Independent Katherine Zappone. Also fashion designer Peter O’Brien on bringing high-end fashion to the high street & live music from The Lost Brothers.

Sunday 2nd February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Outgoing MEP and Alliance party leader Naomi Long on leaving Brussels, growing up in East Belfast & her plans as justice minister for Northern Ireland, comedian Des Bishop on his new show about his mother plus we have music from two of Ireland's best opera singers Patrick Hyland & Simon Morgan.

Sunday 26th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

The fabulously funny & exceptionally talented Pat Shortt, back with his live show 'Hey' & a brand new podcast. We remember the late great Seamus Mallon & we have wonderful live music from two young Irish performers, Enda Gallery aka Delush & Tolu Makay with the African Gospel Choir of Dublin.

Sunday 19th January

Peadar Ó Riada agus Sean Ó Sé on music & an enduring life friendship

Peadar Ó Riada, has been broadcasting his show 'Cuireadh chun Ceoil' on RNG since the 1970s, last week he produced his 1,000th programme. Tenor Sean Ó Sé and Peadar joined Miriam to discuss this hugely popular radio show.

Playwright Jody O'Neill on Autism

Playwright and actor Jody O'Neill spoke to Miriam this morning about her diagnosis of autism and her new play; 'What I (Don't) Know About Autism. The play is opening in The Abbey Theatre, from the 1st of February to the 8th, at the Peacock Stage. Jody explains how her sons diagnosis of autism lead to her own diagnosis.

Music from The Hothouse Flowers

Miriam was joined by Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O'Toole of The Hothouse Flowers this morning. The band will playing Dublin’s Olympia Theatre as part of Tradfest 2020, this Wednesday 22nd of January, Doors 7pm and Show 8pm.

Sunday 12th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Barbara Dixon on her incredible career from folk clubs to Top of the Pops and 17 gold and platinum albums. Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes on the first Tom Murphy production after his death; and music from the devastatingly good David Keenan. Also, poet Paul Muldoon and historian Dr. Eamon Phoenix speak about the return of Stormont

Sunday 22nd December

Sunday with Miriam podcast

The mother who wrote the most devastating letter to the Irish Times yesterday, Kathleen Keyes is in studio this morning. Festive Christmas Readings from some of our finest writers including Colm Tóibín, actors Barry McGovern & Helen Norton & we have the wonderful singer Camille O'Sullivan to sing us some great songs.

Sunday 15th December

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Joseph O’Connor on his novel Shadowplay which is hovering up award nominations including the Costa novel of the year. Marie Elsa Bragg on reconciling herself with her mother, long after her death. And there’s wonderful music from The Whileaways.

Sunday 8th December

Sunday With Miriam Podcast

Sunday With Miriam Podcast

Sunday 1st December

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam guests are two fascinating men, the CEO of Qantas Airlines, Dubin born Alan Joyce, one of the most successful business men in the world & Brendan O'Carroll on his alter-ego Mrs Brown & memories of two of his great friends, Gay Byrne & Brendan Grace.

Sunday 24th November

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning we have Joe Schmidt who kept his head during the highs & lows of his tenure as Ireland rugby coach. Writer & academic Bonnie Greer on why Britain doesn’t understand Ireland & music from the super talented singer songwriter from Cork, Jack O’Rourke.

Sunday 17th November

Sunday with Miriam

Andrea Corr joins Miriam to talk about her new memoir, Barefoot Pilgrimage. Senator David Norris speaks of the Georgian splendour of Dublin and why he is giving tours of his home. Johanne Powell talks of the battle to find residential care for her daughter Siobhan and there’s music from singer songwriter Mark Geary and the Strawhall House Band.

Sunday 10th November

Sunday with Miriam podcast

The incredible Claire Bowes who survived the Omagh bomb but lost her sight talks about her remarkable story. After her Tony award nomination at the beginning of the year actress Fionnuala Flanagan on her return to the Irish stage & live music from The High Kings.

Sunday 27th October

Sunday with Miriam podcast

On this Bank Holiday weekend, Hollwood legends Steve Martin & Martin Short talk to Miriam about their comedy tour, Shay Healy & John McColgan on their long friendship & upcoming tribute show to Shay. Dirtbirds comedy duo Sinead Culbert & Sue Collins & live music from Irish singer & actress Lisa Lambe.

Sunday 20th October

Sunday with Miriam podcast

The super talented actor & comedian Jon Kenny on his life & career, Wild Swans author Jung Chang on three sisters of China, Film-maker Stephen Bradley on his new book about dealing with liver cancer & we have live music from Paul Noonan.

Sunday 6th October

Bill Whelan, Moya Brennan & Dermot Bolger | Sunday with Miriam

Bill Whelan on composing Riverdance as it celebrates 25 years, Moya Brennan talks about her enduring success, and writer Dermot Bolger discusses his new play for the Abbey Theatre.

Sunday 29th September

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning Ballyconnell PP Fr Oliver O'Reilly on what he will say to parishioners this morning about the horrific attack on Kevin Lunney. The miracles of Lourdes, journalists Una O’Hagan & Colm Keane on the riveting story of St Bernadette & why the Pyrenean town is a place of pilgrimage and peace. Former TD Kathleen Lynch on her life in politics & music from Irish super-group Kila.

Sunday 15th September

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Vicky Phelan on her new memoir, Helen Cody on the wonderful Arc Cancer Support Charity which she says saved her life, from our Galway studio Marty Rea & Jane Brennan & there’s live music from The Stunning.

Sunday 8th September

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam will be talking to the wonderful Stephen Rea about his career on stage & screen, Marie Jones & Martin Lynch will talk about their Miami Showband Story plus live music from young folk singer Sara Ryan who was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year 2018 at the Irish Folk Music Awards.

Sunday 16th June

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam O'Callaghan presents a live stimulating mix of lifestyle, music, human interest and great interviews, the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday morning.

Sunday 19th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Guests this morning are Catriona Hallahan, Anne O'Leary & Louise Phelan three women on how they made it to the top of the Irish business world, we have music from Paul Brady & speak to his new collaborator Theo Katzman in the US plus, Aine Durkin on her prize winning song.

Sunday 12th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

On this morning’s show, straight off Line of Duty, Enniskillen man Adrian Dunbar will talk about his smash hit TV show, Suggs from Madness on finding his sister, Lelia Doolan on the importance of staying creative & there’s an acoustic set from rising stars The Academic, with two members of the band Craig Fitzgerald & Matt Murtagh.

Sunday 5th May

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Following her landmark court case win during the week about her cervical cancer screening, Miriam talks to Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey in studio this morning. Plus one of our greatest living writers, Frank McGuinness, will be here to talk about a life of words & we'll hear some of the poetry and music which he loves. Also great live music from the wonderful Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Sunday 28th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

It's music all the way with Nile Rodgers on how he has created the soundtrack to the last 40 years & mother, daughter classical duo concert pianist Una Hunt & mezzo soprano Rachel Kelly.

Sunday 21st April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam's guests on our Easter Sunday show are Man-Booker winner John Banville, actor & mental health activist Ruby Wax on keeping sane in a crazy world, plus music from the wonderful Luka Bloom who is just back from his 13th Tour of Australia.

Sunday 14th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning there is music from young singer songwriter, Clare O'Riordan. Colin and Eithne Bell run the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust on how they turned the tragedy of losing their son into a charity helping those who suffer a bereavement abroad. And life with Alzheimer’s, Jacinta Dixon tells Miriam how her life has changed since her diagnosis & writers Aine Ryan & Ian Maleney on watching someone they love live with the diagnosis.

Sunday 7th April

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning we hear from the wonderful novelist Bernard MacLaverty on his novel MIdwinter Break which has just been shortlisted for the Dublin International Award. Sean Bán Breathnach celebrates 50 years since he first broadcast for RTE & we hear from some of his colleagues & friends including Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Cyntha Ní Mhuchu & the great Galway hurler Joe Connolly. There is music from leading Irish soprano Mairead Buicke & Miriam speaks to Davy Russell on his amazing win on Tiger Row in yesterday's Grand National.

Sunday 31st March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Ruth Maguire who died at Carlingford Lough is remembered by her sister Rachel. Sinead Gleeson on her new memoir & collection of essays titled 'Constellations'. Dermot Bolger & Macdara Yeates celebrate the lives, stories & music of the greats of Irish traditional music, such & also Seamus Ennis himself, in their collaboration 'My Father's Kind' & Flo McSweeney on her first solo album, 'Picture in a Frame'.

Sunday 24th March

Sunday with Miriam

Miriam speaks to actor Barry McGovern on his admiration for Samuel Beckett's work; Niamh Kavanagh talks about her career and the sudden illness of her husband and how they are coping with it; retired Archbishop of Armagh and former Primate of All-Ireland Robin Eames speaks to Miriam about reconciliation. Live music from Sam Wickens.

Sunday 17th March

St Patrick's Day with Miriam podcast

On St. Patrick's Day we are in fine festive form with the Kilfenora Ceili band, 110 years & still going strong, guests this morning are, the great trainer Willie Mullins after his historic win at Cheltenham, we talk all things Irish, identity, politics, patriotism with Pulitzer-winner Paul Muldoon, the much garlanded Eimear McBride, former Ireland professor of poetry Paula Meehan & poet & broadcaster Pat Boran.

Sunday 10th March

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam speaks to Julie Hambleton on her search for justice for her sister, murdered in the IRA Birmingham pub bombings of 1974. Novelist Christine Dwyer Hickey talks about her new novel & we have a chat & performance from country music star Derek Ryan.

Sunday 17th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning we remember the young lives which were lost 38 years ago in the Stardust tragedy, the worst fire in the history of the State. Dr Maurice Manning on how we should all be more aware of haemochromotosis & we have music from young singer songwriter Susan O’Neill.

Sunday 10th February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam speaks the US Congressman who is speaking out about Brexit, the backstop & his Irish father, Brendan Boyle. Author Arnold Thomas Fanning, who has just been nominated to the Wellcome Book Prize on his astonishing memoir on mental health is in our Cork Studio & we have great live music from an acoustic four piece based in Spain but hail from Ireland, the US & UK, The Track Dogs.

Sunday 3rd February

Sunday with Miriam podcast

We have live music from Celtic Woman, an all female Irish music ensemble who are about to embark on a world tour, Miriam speaks to the indomitable Veronica Dunne, who's annual singing competition took palce this week. Also two of the Derry Four, Michael Toner & Gerry Kelly speak of their living nightmare of being on the run.

Sunday 27th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

This morning Miriam speaks to Rod Stewart on his life & career ahead of his big Ireland gig, plus three top surgeons, Dr. Ciaran Bolger, Dr. Helen Heneghan & Dr. Hannan Mullet, who make challenging decisions in order to give us a better quality of life & live music for The Henry Girls.

Sunday 20th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Married couple Patricia Casey, well known Professor of Psychiatry & husband John who is a barrister join Miriam to talk about their their lives & dealing with the death of their precious 24 year old son a year ago. Live music & chat also from former Dubliner John Sheahan & Michael Howard who played with the group for many years

Sunday 13th January

Sunday with Miriam podcast

Miriam is joined this morning by young writer Sally Rooney who was just awarded the prestegious Costa book prize for her 2nd novel, Normal People. Also the great Rosaleen Linehan & Phelim Drew, two acting stalwarts, here to talk about their new production The Cripple of Inishmaan which is coming up in The Gaiety Theatre from 21st Jan to 9th March. Plus live music performances from Sligo singer Tommy Fleming.

Sunday 6th January

Sunday With Miriam Podcast

An all-female show to celebrate Women's Little Christmas. Miriam talks to jockey Emma Doyle, an in-depth interview with BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, and Lise Hand and Dearbhail McDonald talk about what Nollaig na mBan means to them.

Sunday 30th December

Sunday With Miriam - The Podcast 30 12 18

Miriam gathers some remarkable women around the table to celebrate the year, including Vicky Phelan, Ailbhe Smyth, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen and Jessica Bowes.

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