He is one of the country's most beloved musicians and he holds the coveted title of the biggest selling album ever in Ireland. David Gray is an honorary Irish man at this stage and his album White Ladder is still a fan favourite in Ireland. Earlier this year he played three sold-out shows at the Three Arena in Dublin, which were all recorded and feature as part of a new documentary for Sky Arts. David joined Dermot and Dave to chat all about it.
Missed some of your favourite bits during the week? Want to catch up on the craic from Dermot and Dave? Well look no further than the Dermot and Dave Best Of podcast, your home for all of the messing with none of the music! Whether you're on a drive, out on a walk, getting stuck into the gaff or garden or looking for a bit of distraction from work, the Dermot and Dave Best of podcast has just some of our favourite moments from the week gone by! Reunited and it feels so gooood! Dermot and Dave are finally back together and to celebrate, we went deep into conspiracy theories about where our Limerick host was. Spoiler: it's not that exciting. But we did find out something new about Dermot, there's one song he really really doesn't like. Speaking of not liking things, we heard all about the worst presents ever given in Ireland after Isabel in Kildare got a bin from husband ‘Practical Paul'. And the bin? Only the latest in a long line of interesting gifts. We met the Mayo man who got a shout out from Garth Brooks, heard about the most famous TV shows we've never watched and found out something shocking about our Cathal.
Comedy is back, properly! In October, Galway will be full of the craic with the return of the full Galway Comedy Festival. With over 100 acts over one week, there won't be a giggle left ungiggled. And sure it wouldn't be the same without our own Andrew Maxwell. Andrew joined Dermot and Dave to chat rugby, Ex on the Beach and what on earth Krakatoa means!
Dermot is back, and he certainly hasn't lost it! Ever wonder what's going on in our Dermot's head? Well if you want to know, all you have to do is play him pieces of music and see what the bonkers result is. Say Stuff That Suits The Music sees Dermot react live to music as Dave is playing it to him for the first time. You never know what you're gonna get but it's always completely and utterly hilarious.
While they're certainly practical, we can't imagine a rom-com that has a main character getting a bin as a present. For Isabel Whelan in Kildare, it's just the latest in a long line of gifts from her 'Practical Paul'. Isabel joined Dermot and Dave to explain how she's gotten everything from decorative bark and even some decorative gravel.
When 'Serial' was released in 2014, it became a worldwide phenomenon. The true crime podcast told the story of Adnan Syed who was in prison for the murder of Hae Min Lee. Since the release of the podcast, there's been a huge amount of debate around his conviction and now, Adnan Syed has been released after 22 years. Sean Reidy took Dermot and Dave through the incredible story that led to the courts decision and the role 'Serial' and other podcasts had in freeing Adnan Syed.
With things the way they are at the moment, a lot of people around the country are looking at their skills and hobbies to figure out how to make a little extra dosh. Commonly known as a ‘side hustle', it can be a great way to supplement your income. But there are some things to consider. Marian Ryan from Taxback.com joined Dermot and Dave to explain the tax rules you need to follow, and how to make sure you're getting the most from your side hustle.
We've all been there. We've all the gear. We've the training plan. We're all in, until we fall off the wagon and find ourselves back at square one. It turns out the secret to success in fitness is all about being ‘SMART'. Ronan Murphy from Fit By 15 joined Dermot and Dave to explain how to create easy to achieve wins and smash your goals.
Shane from Mayo built a guitar for the country music legend and he thanked him in front of a full Croke Park! Shane Davitt from Westport in Mayo joined Dermot and Dave to chat about his very eventful weekend. On Friday night, Garth Brooks thanked Shane for the handmade guitar he received from him earlier that day. Click Play to listen to the moment that Shane will never forget. Go to @custom_built_guitars on Instagram to check out some of Shane's guitars.
Four years ago, we got an email in from Chris Coleman who had met the potential love of his life in a nightclub in Athlone. Problem was, he couldn't really remember anything about her. And he needed our help. Help we did and soon enough we found his beloved Caitriona, introduced them on national radio and sent them on a date. The rest was history. Chris and Caitriona joined Dermot and Dave on their wedding day!
Missed some of your favourite bits during the week? Want to catch up on the craic from Dermot and Dave? Well look no further than the Dermot and Dave Best Of podcast, your home for all of the messing with none of the music! Whether you're on a drive, out on a walk, getting stuck into the gaff or garden or looking for a bit of distraction from work, the Dermot and Dave Best of podcast has just some of our favourite moments from the week gone by! There was only one show in town this week and a LOT of our listeners were very croaky this week after Garth Brooks, our Seán included. But while Seán was going country, Dave was travelling around the country and snubbing members of Westlife. We met someone who lives in space, found out the trick to finding out what ‘eye' is your dominant and heard from a couple set up by us who are celebrating something monumental. Plus Say Stuff that Suits the Music…and yes, bad jokes!
Wedding Season is the latest comedy-drama from Disney+ and the main star is our own Gavin Drea. While the name might suggest ‘rom-com', the series is actually a murder-mystery, comedy, romance drama. We're still working on a portmanteau for that mix of theme! It's dark, deeply funny and well worth a watch. Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Gavin explained what viewers can see, revealed why he's decided to keep his own accent and told us about his brilliant Dublin Fringe Show.
Garth and Brook from Galway had it all planned. IKEA for the day, Garth for the night and then back to their campervan to escape the crazy Dublin hotel prices. But sometimes things don't work out like that. Garth aka definitely not Adie joined Dermot and Dave to share his warning tale of peril, fences and a very confused taxi driver.
Did you catch something amazing in Irish skies? We've been hearing reports from everywhere from Limerick to Dublin, Donegal to Waterford of people spotting something 'green' flying through the skies. Our favourite space commentator Leo Enright joined Dermot and Dave to explain what it could be and if we'll be seeing more of them!
It's been a long time but Galway had better get ready for some seriously good comedy. The Galway Comedy Festival returns for it's first post-lockdown, no restrictions necessary, all the craic extravaganza. With 100 comedians taking to stages all over the city, and tonnes of other gas events, it's shaping up to be a week to remember. Reginald D Hunter is just one of the amazing comedians on the line up and he joined Dermot and Dave to chat being back in Ireland, sausages and what we can expect from his show!
He's a gas man, so we were only too delighted to have Lewis Capaldi in for a ‘What's the Story' special. Lewis spoke to Dermot and Dave about returning to music, his INCREDIBLE music video for his new single ‘Forget Me' and told us why Ed Sheeran owes him big time!
Going to space is an incredible feat but actually living in space for months on end is something else entirely. Tim Peake is the first person from the UK to spend time on the International Space Station, and he even managed to run a marathon while up there! Tim is bringing his incredible story to Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre and he joined Dermot and Dave to chat all things space!
We always had our suspicions around ladybirds! There's nothing quite like getting an insight into someone's mind, and there's really nothing quite like seeing what's going on in our Dermot's head. In Say Stuff That Suits the Music Dave plays music to Dermot that he's never heard before. The result is often very weird but always gas.
Want to try some of the best pizza in the world? Good news, you don't even have to go near the airport! The Dough Bros in Galway have been named as one of the world's Top 100 pizzerias and the single best in the country. Ronan and Eugene Greaney aka The Dough Bros travelled to Naples for the special event where they were listed as the No. 79 best pizzeria in the world, and were also named the Top Pizzeria in Ireland 2022. Ronan and Eugene joined Dermot and Dave to chat about the awards, making the perfect dough and revealed their favourite toppings.
What happens after you make it, but the dream then ends? That's the big question in the new Netflix film ‘I Used to Be Famous'. Out on September 16th, the film tells the story of a washed up former popstar who befriends a neurodiverse drummer to create something incredible. Director Eddie Sternberg and producer Collie McCarthy joined Dermot and Dave to chat about the background to the film, the importance of music within and the importance of using a neurodiverse cast.
All eyes are on you, you're the best man and you're about to talk about your best mate or family member in front of everyone you know. You're terrified, aren't you? What if there was a way to make things easier? Cormac Lally from Bespoke Wedding Speeches joined Dermot and Dave to explain how he writes the best wedding speeches, and shared his tips to getting the right mixes of lols and awws.
She's one of Ireland's top footballers and she has high hopes for womens football in this country and beyond. Stephanie Roche joined Dermot and Dave to chat football, changing her name and her work with JustEat.
They said it wouldn't happen, they said that the ship had sailed but Garth Brooks proved them all wrong when he returned to Croke Park eight years after the initial saga to play for 400,000 delighted fans. But how did it happen, and where does the love affair between Garth and the Irish come from? A brand new doc is exploring all of that, and host Paul Quinn joined Dermot and Dave to reveal what he found.
We all know that we might be a good cook, organised, maybe even that we're really funny but do you know what your actual greatest strength is, and how to use it? In a Mind Yourself Now special, Fiona Brennan joined Dermot and Dave to chat about a survey which reveals your 24 greatest strengths and how you can use them to change your outlook on life.
She's an actor, a comedy writer, a novelist, a designer and now, a best selling children's author, there is truly no end to Amy Huberman's talents. Amy joined Dermot and Dave to chat about writing her new book ‘The Day I Got Trapped in My Brain', and revealed what happened when she met the late Queen Elizabeth.
Missed some of your favourite bits during the week? Want to catch up on the craic from Dermot and Dave? Well look no further than the Dermot and Dave Best Of podcast, your home for all of the messing with none of the music! Whether you're on a drive, out on a walk, getting stuck into the gaff or garden or looking for a bit of distraction from work, the Dermot and Dave Best of podcast has just some of our favourite moments from the week gone by. It was less ‘Sliding Doors' and more ‘Zipping Tents' when Joe got in touch with the show. He was forlorn, he'd fallen in love at Electric Picnic but was missing a way of contacting the girl who stole his heart (and sleeping bag). Dermot thought he had been taken to ‘chumptown' but Dave was more hopeful. Speaking of things being taken, we heard about honesty boxes. The idea, take what you want and the shop will trust you to pay what you owe! They're popping up around the country and we met two Dublin brothers who say they've had great success from it. And if things weren't spicy enough-Pamela Joyce and Dave have become obsessed with labelling their spice jars. We wish we were joking. Plus the best bad jokes, Say Stuff that Suits the Music and of course, a look ahead to Garth Brooks with some of the biggest fans in Ireland.
Back in 2018, Mary O'Donnell was listening to TodayFM when she heard Norah Patten speaking about her hopes to become the first Irish woman to go space. This chat inspired Mary to go after her dream to visit space school in the US. Since then, the Aeronautical Engineering student has been doing incredible things! Mary joined Dermot and Dave to talk about going from Limerick to working for Boeing and her hopes for space travel.
With the price of everything going through the roof, and the housing crisis still very much on our minds, it's putting pressure even on 'Cheap Irish Houses'. Maggie Molloy who runs the popular Instagram page 'Cheap Irish Houses' joined Dermot and Dave to explain where the value can be found, and why she's pairing up with Three to look at rural broadband.
They might be decisive, they're certainly expensive but they're also incredibly popular and whenever Apple launches the next iPhone, you can be sure millions of people around the world will be planning to splurge. But as Apple launch the iPhone 14, Pro and Pro Max, the question remains of whether they're actually worth the money. Newstalk's tech correspondent Jess Kelly joined Dermot and Dave to give her expert view on whether you should part with your cash.
Picture the scene, you're making your dinner, you go reaching for a dash of paprika and when you do, it's perfectly organised. Everything's the same size, labelled and ready for action. We don't want to say this makes us squeal with joy and excitement, but we'd be lying if we said it didn't. Pamela Joyce has just begun her spice journey and she joined Dermot and Dave to chat about the wonderful road ahead.
Anyone else been in permanent holiday mode since, maybe May? It's easy with the long warm evenings to live in a permanent state of treats. But if you're looking to get some structure back in your diet, September could be the perfect time to start. Top nutritional therapist Elsa Jones joined Dermot and Dave to chat about the September reset
Tonight's the night! Ireland play Finland in a sold out Tallaght Stadium at 7pm this evening If they win tonight, the Girls in Green will be through to a World Cup play-off and one step closer to making history! To find out all about it, Dermot and Dave had a chat with Aisling O'Reilly from the OTB Sports desk.
Is it the fridge, is it the washing machine? What about Alexa Which of these appliances are costing you the most money? Well, Darragh Cassidy from Bonkers.ie joined Dermot and Dave to give us all a guide on what's costing us the most and how to save a few bob!
It's a beautiful relationship that no one saw coming! Last year, Hollywood A-Listers Ryan Reynolds And Rob McElhenney randomly bought Welsh Football Club, Wrexham F.C and now there is a documentary on Disney + that brilliantly captures the whole story. Tim Edwards, from the Fearless In Devotion - Wrexham AFC Podcast joined Dermot and Dave to chat all about their interesting owners.
If it's your first time, or you're feeling a little rusty, Electric Picnic can be a little daunting! Is there room for the inflatable couch? How many pairs of underwear do you need? As someone who has been to 15 Electric Picnics, our Eimear has made all the mistakes so you don't have to. Eimear sat down with Dermot and Dave to run through her top tips.
Electric Picnic features in this week's edition! Ever wonder what's going on in our Dermot's head? Well if you want to know, all you have to do is play him pieces of music and see what the bonkers result is. Say Stuff That Suits The Music sees Dermot react live to music as Dave is playing it to him for the first time. You never know what you're gonna get but it's always completely and utterly hilarious.
Our Cathal got a sneak peek of Electric Picnic this week, before the gates opened to the thousands of festival goers this weekend. Cathal from the Dermot and Dave show went down and sussed out how the fields of Stradbally are looking and it sounds pretty cool. Cathal had a chat with The Coronas, Prof. Luke O'Neill and the creator of one of EP's coolest areas - Freetown.
After playing Gaelic games professionally for nearly 15 years, JP and Dermot started Gaelic Performance, a firm which sold equipment into the highly niched Gaelic sports market. Sandbags and other products didn't really hold up and they ended up developing a much more sturdy and versatile product called the RAM and started RAMfit (Recycle And Move.) There's a heavily green ethos to the company and the product is made from recycled tires (which are heavily regulated in Europe) and steel from companies based in Ireland. "Looking back on it now, we were that entrepreneur who thought we can go our own way. One big thing we learned from the Spartan Race partnership was that, yes, while we have a very good product, at the end of the day, we're not going to revolutionize the world of fitness with it. So what benefits us is actually going out there and seeking these partnerships. That's what has accelerated our growth and which will help our growth in the future," states McArdle. JP and Dermot discuss their fantastic partnerships with Yancy Culp, the Spartan Race, how they survived post-COVID, their new partnership with Camp Gladiator, the benefits of going "deep" instead of "wide" so you can own your market, and more! Click here to download transcript.
If you're spending three or four months at sea, we're sure it's nice to have something to connect you with land. For Cork man Mark Maguire, he has found TikTok. Mark is a captain with Maersk meaning he spends three or four months at a time on board a container ship travelling around the world. He's been documenting the highs, and the lows, on his page (@the_captain_mark) Mark joined Dermot and Dave to chat about his incredible job.
The lunchboxes are out, the shoes are shined and the bags are packed. It's back to school time and while there's so much excitement around, there's a lot of nervy kids (and parents) dreading the first day back. Parenting expert Aoife Lee from Parent Support joined Dermot and Dave for a Mind Yourself Now special where she shared some top tips to help quell those nerves!
Have you ever looked at your pet and thought ‘'what are they thinking?'' Are they happy? Are they sad? Would they prefer different owners? Are they thinking about other dogs? Beth Lee-Crowther is a psychic medium and an animal communicator and she joined Dermot and Dave to try help some listeners out with their pet queries.
It was a 90s icon, a staple of Saturday nights and now, Gladiators is back. The BBC have confirmed that they're reviving the classic show with new episodes coming out in 2023. But did you know that an Irish woman was one of the series winners? Audrey Garland from Dublin was the 1997 champion, and she joined Dermot and Dave where she revealed the grueling training programme she had to go through, what it was like behind the scenes and the incredible reason she was so good at 'The Eliminator'.
Missed some of your favourite bits during the week? Want to catch up on the craic from Dermot and Dave? Well look no further than the Dermot and Dave Best Of podcast, your home for all of the messing with none of the music! Whether you're on a drive, out on a walk, getting stuck into the gaff or garden or looking for a bit of distraction from work, the Dermot and Dave Best of podcast has just some of our favourite moments from the week gone by! It was all about 20 years on the show this week. Dermot and Dave celebrated 20 years of being on air and off air best pals! To mark the occasion, we filled the entire show full of surprises, special guests and a cruel prank on Dave. And that wasn't it. The lads treated us all to a special look at some of their favourite moments including the toll trolls, and one of our favourite radio moments to date. Plus all the other best bits from the week!
2 weeks into his Marathon training and he's already struggling! Cathal from the Dermot and Dave team has been given the ultimate challenge for Challenge Cathal. He has been challenged to take on the Irish Life Dublin City Marathon. Find out how he has been getting on so far by clicking Play. Thankfully he is getting some fantastic help from Sean from My Health Matters and Cathal's running coach - Brian Swaby from swabysessions. You can follow Cathal's progress on Strava and Instagram - cathal.minogue.
Our guest is Dr. Dermot Kelleher who will discuss how creating partnerships between engineering and medicine will yield new methods of attacking several important diseases affecting humanity. Dermot is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. who has also been Dean at Imperial College, London, Trinity College Dublin and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore. A globally renowned researcher in immune responses in gastrointestinal disease and cancer, he is on the forefront of creating partnerships between medical and engineering schools to train forward looking doctors of this world.
On the show this week, Justine, Martin, and Dermot attempt to find… okay, if you're still reading this, here's the plan this week: take a selfie with an animal, post it to your socials, tag The Substantial Meal, and use the caption “Bond. Jimmy Bond.”