Last night we heard the sad news about the death of the cult musician, Lou Reed. Joining Miriam on the line is chef & restaurant owner, KevinThornton, who tweeted a photo of himself & his wife, going to a Lou Reed gig in Dublin 35 years ago!
Recently we spoke to BBC Journalist, Martin Sixsmith, recuited by the family of Irish woman, Philomena Lee, to find her long lost son, brought to life in a new film where Philomena is played by Judi Dench & Martin byactor Steve Coogan, who is here to do our MyPod series with Miriam this morning.
Miriam's next guest is author Daniel Goleman, a psychologist who first introduced us to the idea of Emotional Intelligence. Daniel's new book: 'Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence' in which Daniel mentions several incidents where he has observed people totallyfocused on what they are doing in their work, from store detectives to social media experts.
As 14,000 brave people are running in the Dublin marathon this morning, on mile 18 in Milltown they can expect a very special cheer coming from Fr. Philip Bradley, PP of Milltown & he joins Miriam on the line now.
Elizabeth Gilbert did what thousands of aspiring writers wanted to do, travelled, wrote a book that sold millions, found happiness at home & made time to research & write an intriguing new novel that is garnering rave reviews, titled 'The Signature of All Things ' & Elizabeth Gilbert joins Miriam this morning.
They were one of the great trad bands of the 60's, their influence can be heard on groups from Planxty, the Bothy Band & de Danan & they're back. Joining Miriam in studio are Andy Irvine, Terry Woods & Johnny Moynihan, together known asThe Sweeney's Men.