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Highlights from Dave Fanning's weekend radio show with interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music. Listen live weekends at 1pm on RTÉ 2FM.

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    James Vincent McMorrow's First Christmas Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 5:11


    'At Christmas' is out this weekend. It was originally written to make his daughter feel better when he was away from home last December. He tells Dave why he decided to release it.

    The Album that Influenced me with Killian Sunderman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 12:15


    Comedian Killian Sunderman tells Dave about the album that inspired him; Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous

    Martin O' Neill

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 24:54


    Republic of Ireland ex football manager Martin O'Neill joins Dave to talk about his new autobiography ‘On Days Like These'

    Linda King on Classic Album Covers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 25:21


    Linda King senior lecturer in Design and Visual Culture at IADT joined Dave to talk about classic Album Covers

    Sarah Maria Griffin on Music in Video Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 14:42


    Sarah Maria Griffin tells Dave why music is so important in the video game industry, especiially with them getting a category at the Grammy's for the first time.

    Pat Carty on Musicians Costly Mistakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 25:47


    Pat Carty from Hot Press joined Dave to talk about some of the terrible decisions that have been made in the music industry, and had terrible consequences on musician's careers.

    Mary Pat Kelly's biography on Martin Scorsese

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 24:25


    Martin Scorsese turns 80 this year, and his friend and movie collaborator Mary Pat Kelly, has written a biography on the director

    Deirdre Molumby on Chilly Movies!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 13:42


    With the mercury set to drop this weekend, entertainment expert Deirdre Molumby is checking out some of the chillier movies out there, that will make us feel positively warm!

    Malachy Clerkin's Top Sports Books List 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 21:27


    Malachy Clerkin joined Dave to give him the low down on the best sport books to gift people this Christmas.

    Director Luke McManus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 21:55


    Luke joined Dave to chat about his debut feature the documentary North Circular

    Sarina Bellissimo - On Stage Mishaps!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 19:08


    Sarina chats to Dave about celebrities most embarrassing Stage Mishaps!

    Def Leopard's Joe Elliot

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 20:56


    Def Leopard's Joe Elliot talks to Dave ahead of their 2023 tour with Motley Crue and what we can expect from their new album

    Actors who play sidekicks with Dee Molumby

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 16:58


    Dee Molumby is live in studio to discuss the actors we all know and love but are never quite sure how or where we know them from

    Aifric's Stories of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 13:06


    Aifric talks to Dave about the election that was decided with names from a hat, the controversy around Bob Dylan's limited edition book and the goalkeeper who was sent off for confronting a fan who urinated in his drink.

    The Anatomy of 55 More Songs with Marc Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 19:08


    Author Marc Myers joined Dave from the US to chat about his new book, where he delves into the lesser known facts about some of the world's biggest hits.

    Volunteerism with Thom Breathnach

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 18:20


    Travel editor, Thom Breathnach, tells Dave about 'Voluntourism', and how to travel the world sustainably, and on a budget, through volunteering.

    The Album that Inspired me with Brooke Scullion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 14:37


    Musician Brooke chose the live Nirvana MTV Unplugged album as the album that inspired her

    Ruth Codd

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 24:48


    Ruth Codd, whose life was transformed during Lockdown joined Dave. She was discovered on her Tik Tok platform by a Netflix casting agent for 'The Midnight Club'

    Eoin Sweeney

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 29:03


    Eoin Sweeney will be talking about those famous football commentaries that invariably take place during World cups

    The Controversial Qatar World Cup with Damien O'Meara

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 27:14


    From Beer being banned in the stadium, to LGBT+ fans being tolerated at best - the most controversial World Cup in generations kicks off in Qatar tomorrow, and Damien O'Meara told us what we can expect from it.

    'Punks Listen' with Michael Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 15:15


    Michael Murphy, co-author of a book of essays called 'Punks Listen', takes us to the 80's and the height of the Punk era.

    Aifric's Stories of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 17:44


    Footage of hundreds of sheep walking in a circle for 12 days straight, Three mermaids in California save scuba diver from drowning, Chinese man, 50, runs marathon in under 3.5 hours while smoking cigarettes!

    Bands who went on without their lead singers with Simon Maher

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 28:03


    Simon Maher takes a look at the Bands that continued despite losing lead singers with the news of a new Prodigy tour taking place, despite losing their lead singer Keith Flint.

    Norah Twomey and cast of My Father's Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 14:10


    Irish animation company, Cartoon Saloon, has a new movie on Netflix called 'My Father's Dragon'. We'll be talking to its young stars - Jacob Tremblay & Gaten Matarazzo - and director Norah Twomey

    The Album that Influenced Me with Sorcha Richardson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 12:22


    Ahead of her European tour Sorcha tells Dave about the album that inspired her... Youth Novels the debut album by Swedish singer Lykke Li

    Do Animals Have Emotions with Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 19:53


    Psychologist Lisa Barrett will be talking about our emotions around pets, and whether our dogs actually love us humans unconditionally

    Why we love a Quiz Show with Fionnuala Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 26:13


    Fionnuala has been taking a look at the enduring appeal of Quiz Shows, especially the ones with the quirky formats!

    AI & Music with Dr. Martin Clancy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 30:43


    The growing role that artificial intelligence is playing in our day to day lives can even shape what movies get made. A new book by Dr Martin Clancy, Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem, explores everything from ethics, to robotics to intellectual property, all in the context of music.

    Aifric's Stories of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 14:32


    Parisian undertaker aims to introduce bicycle hearse in France , Perth museum naming poll chooses 'Perth Museum', Lottery winner dons mascot costume to hide jackpot from family...it must be Aifric's Stories of the Week!

    Tech Layoffs and Mastodon with Leigh McGowran

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 13:51


    Leigh from Silicon Republic joins Dave to talk through the eventful two weeks for Elon Musk and staff at Twitter

    Remembering Garry Roberts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 15:41


    A look back on an interview with Garry Roberts who died this week

    Dave chats to the cast of the Wonder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 21:01


    Dave chats to Florence Pugh, Sebastián Lelio, Elaine Cassidy, Kila Lord Cassidy, Niamh Algar and author Emma Donoghue all about the movie

    Judith Mok

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 22:26


    Vocal coach Judith Mok joins us to talk about her memoire The State of Dark with Lilliput Press

    Bill Whelan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 19:26


    Bill Whelan talks to Dave all about his autobiography 'The Road to Riverdance'

    The Album that Influenced Me with Wallis Bird

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 17:21


    Wallis Bird is taking time out of her current Irish Tour us to tell Dave about the album that inspired her, the Double live album Living In Clip by Ani DiFranco

    Bob Dylan's new book review with Pat Carty

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 24:29


    Pat Carty talks Dave through Bob Dylan's new book The Philosophy of Modern Song

    Disney's The Bear review with Ali Dunworth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 20:42


    Ali Dunworth reviews Disney's The Bear and some of the best chef movies

    The Netflix Series Blonde with Kevin Gildea

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 23:48


    Playwright, comedian and writer Kevin Gildea joins Dave to take a look at the controversial Netflix series Blonde

    Aifric's Stories of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 16:31


    Elon Musk clashes with Stephen King over Twitter's $20 verification charge, Chinese Tesla competitor unveils plans for flying car, 'Harry Potter' fans warned to stop leaving socks at Dobby's grave on a beach in Wales... it must be Aifric's stories of the week

    Edel Coffey - Books Beyond The Page

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 22:10


    Edel Coffey joined Dave to discuss books beyond the page.

    Julia Jacklin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 9:40


    Singer and song writer Julia Jacklin joined Dave.

    John Meagher - Kanye West

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 23:54


    John Meagher joined Dave to discuss Kanye West.

    Alison Spittle

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 14:24


    Alison Spittle joined Dave to discuss her fave album.

    Brian Lloyd - Movies You Only Watch Once

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 27:50


    Brian Lloyd joins Dave to discuss movies you only watch once.

    Christina McMahon - The Original Irish Female Boxer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 14:13


    Christina McMahon the original female Irish boxer joined Dave in studio.

    Pat O'Mahony - Record Collections

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 11:27


    Pat O'Mahony joins Dave to discuss record collections.

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