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The daily dose of madness and intrigue from Sean Moncrieff and his rebel radio crew.

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    • Nov 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    The village idiot and his mission...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 5:48

    Andy Smith joined Sean on the show to discuss his mission to visit to every civil parish in England.... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

    A dietary experiment for twins...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 15:50

    Twins Hugo and Ross Turner joined Sean on the show to discuss the results of their dietary experiment... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.        

    Understanding elephants...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 9:34

    Founder of the charity Elephant Voices, Joyce Pool, joined Sean on the show to discuss the improving understanding we are getting about Elephants and she tells us about the new elephant dictionary... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

    The story behind the Gucci Murder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:34

    Rome correspondent with the Guardian, Angela Giuffrida, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Mrna superhumans...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 8:36

    Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Anna Blackney, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Plastic surgery for prisoners...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 8:29

    Author of ‘Killer Looks', Zara Stone joined Sean on the show to discuss the time when prisoners in several jails in the US received plastic surgery...   Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Two men's journey to parenthood...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:25

    Mark O'Looney joins Sean on the show to explain his journey to parenthood with his partner Eoin by means of surrogacy Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    "I think Ireland should introduce Thanksgiving as a Bank Holiday."

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 9:41

    Today is Thanksgiving but what does that mean to anyone in Ireland? We practice Black Friday but not Thanksgiving, should we celebrate it here? Do you know what it's about? Should we make it a bigger thing here given our links with the US? Will you be celebrating with friends and should we make our new bank holiday Thanksgiving? Henry McKean went to ask the people of Navan county Meath.

    When Tom Hanks Says You Have Dead Eyes...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:55


    Connor Ratliff, Actor and host of the ‘Dead Eyes' podcast, joined Sean on the show...


    Is Ireland bad at integrating migrants?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 13:53

    Ade Oluborode, Barrister at The Law Library, joined Sean on the show to discuss how welcoming Ireland is to migrants... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Deflecting an asteroid away....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 9:35

    Jay Tate, director of The Spaceguard Centre in the Uk joined Sean on the show to discuss Nasa's new double asteroid redirection Test (DART) Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    "I welcome gender neutral awards." #Brits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 9:22

    Next February at the Brits,  separate male and female categories have been scrapped by the organisers and they will be replaced by gender-neutral awards in an attempt to make the 2022 music prizes more inclusive. Do you welcome this, especially for artists who see themselves as non binary?  Is it depriving people an opportunity to win if it's just one award and in sport will men have an unfair advantage? Henry McKean took to the streets.

    Tell Me Why: Intersectionality

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:37

    Dr. Graham Finlay, from the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin, joins Sean to answer, what is Intersectionality?

    Our protected buildings....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:35

    Green Party TD and Minister For Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan joined Sean on the show to explain what makes a building worthy of protection...  Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The Dog Phone....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:57

    Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Is the concept of the Album dead?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:22

    Andrea Cleary, Arts & Culture Journalist, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    News & Natter: Dr Eileen Culloty

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 30:01

    Dr Eileen Culloty, Assistant Professor in Communications Studies at Dublin City University, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

    The history of changing flags

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 11:57

    Flag historian, Stan Zamyatin Moore joined Sean on the show to discuss nations flags why we have the colours of green, white and orange on the Irish flag.... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.    

    The story of Stephane Bourgoin...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 13:09

    Writer and reporter based in Paris , Scott Sayare  joined Sean on the show to discuss Stephane Bourgoin's life and explains the influence Stephane had on the French society... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The motorcycle god...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 13:56

    Director of the film “Dug Dug”  Ritwik Pareek, joined Sean on the show to discuss the fascinating backstory to his new film... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The hidden case of Ewan Forbes…

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 6:02

    Zoe Playdon, Author of 'The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes: The Transgender Trial that Threatened to Upend the British Establishment'  joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    A cultural biography of the prostate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:36

      Author of  'A Cultural Biography of the Prostate' and Professor of Gender and Society at Linköping University in Sweden, Erika Johnson, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The carbon footprint of defence & the arms industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 8:01

    Joe Murray, Co-ordinator of Action From Ireland, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    "We welcome Garth Brooks back." "We haven't forgiven him."

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 10:46

    It's official, Garth Brooks is coming back to Ireland on the 9th and 10th of September 2022. We all remember the heartache of 2014 when Garth wanted to play 5 gigs or nothing, and even the Mexican ambassador got involved. Henry McKean visited Croke Park and met rural fans and local residents and asked is all forgiven?

    Elite Nazi Schools...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 27:50

    Helen Roche, Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History at the University of Durham and author of new book ‘The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas' joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Elite Nazi Schools...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 27:50

    Helen Roche, Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History at the University of Durham and author of new book ‘The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas' joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Implementing The Good Friday Agreement...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 10:27

    Emma De Souza, Writer and citizen's rights activist, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    "We need a directly elected mayor." Dubliners speak

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 8:58

    Dubliners could get a chance to decide whether or not they want a directly elected mayor in 2024. Limerick voted for it in 2019 but Cork and Waterford turned it down. Henry McKean met people on Henry Street in Dublin and asked does the capital need a directly elected Lord Mayor like London and would it change anything?

    Flying the world's first electric plane certified for passenger travel...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 7:36

    Dave Unwin, Flight Test Editor of Pilot Magazine joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Bereaved Children's Awareness Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 16:08

    Brid Carroll, Chair of the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Are we witnessing the decline of the National Rifle Association in America? 

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 8:49

    Tim Mak, Journalist with NPR and author of ‘Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA'  joined Sean on the show to discuss the National Rifle Association... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Ancient Dog Breeds

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:07

    Prof. Michael Worboys, Author of ‘The Invention of the Modern Dog', joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Ned Palmer, the cheesemonger....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 8:41

    Cheesemonger and Author of 'A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles & A Cheesemonger's Compendium'  Ned Palmer joins Sean on the show...  Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Umuganda is a national holiday in Rwanda for mandatory community work...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 6:06

    Desiree Izzere, Go Kigali Tours guide, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Moral Oracle...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 9:12

    Yejin Choi, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, joined Sean on the show...  Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Drift Racer with no hands...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:20

    Bartosz Ostalowski, the drift racer driver with no hands, joined Sean on the show...  Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The Dublin Railway Murder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 9:25

    Thomas Morris, Writer and historian and Author of the 'The Dublin Railway Murder' joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    The Culture Wars...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 11:05


    Jon Ronson, Podcaster and Author joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


    Obesity in Ireland...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 12:19

    Dr Margaret Steele, Researcher in Obesity at the School of Medicine at NUI Galway, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Are you prepared to avoid crowds to see your elderly parents?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 11:14

    Is it time to bring back restrictions as figures rise? Will you listen to NPHET and reduce your contacts? Will you go to the Christmas party? If you go to a crowded place will you stay away from your elderly parents for a week? Over 90% of us are vaccinated, is it time to just keep everything open? Many rural counties are on high alert, should they listen and stay at home? Henry McKean got reaction on the streets of the capital. (Pic 1st December 2020)

    Why we need to keep the positives about the pandemic...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:59

    Matt McCann, CEO of Access Earth, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Space Toilets...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 9:18

    Dan Kendall, from the UK's National Space Centre, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Have we have got it wrong in the West with our belief in a 'self' that is autonomous?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 13:52

    Eilis Ward, Author of ‘Self' joined Sean on the show. This book argues that we have got it wrong in the West with our belief in a 'self' that is autonomous and separate from others, exemplified by the entrepreneurial self: always on, always positive and always self-improving... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Science Week: How much should we trust biometrics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 11:20

    Professor Sandra Wachter, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, joined Sean on the show... “Science Week 2021, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, runs from 7th to the 14th of November. For a full list of events go to www.scienceweek.ie.” Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    How to speak babylonian....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 6:01

    Dr Martin Worthington, Assyriologist and author of 'Teach Yourself Complete Babylonian" joined Sean on the show.. Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Abolish The Criminal Court...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 18:20

    Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    As Michael Collins's Diaries are donated to the state we ask did you keep a diary?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 9:13


    The diaries of Michael Collins from 1918 until his death in 1922 have been presented to the state by his family. He wrote about that turbulent time, GAA matches and dental appointments. It got us thinking, did you and do you still keep a diary? Henry McKean went to ask.


    The birth of Jesus the Jew.....

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 6:14

    Peter Keenan, author of 'The Birth of Jesus The Jew: Midrash and the Infancy Gospels' joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.     

    Stuff that Changed the World: the wheelbarrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 13:27

    Simon Tierney charts the evolution of wheelbarrows, from ancient China to modern Europe...

    News & Natter: Dr Mary McAuliffe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 26:18

    Dr Mary McAuliffe, Historian and Lecturer at UCD, joined Sean on the show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    How do toddlers think?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 11:11

    Director of Birkbeck University of London's Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Denis Mareschal joined Sean on show... Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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