Sex and the Irish“Call me old-fashioned, but I’m glad I got the mystery tour.”

As heard on RTÉ Radio 1

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When people heard that Panti Bliss was going to be doing a series for radio called Pantisocracy, they were sure it was going to be all about sex all the time. Well, it actually took her until series four, but finally, this week’s show is – yes! – all about sex. Sex and the Irish, no less. Panti and her …

Milliner Margaret O'Connor“Everyone is obsessed with the crown.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Milliner Margaret O’Connor’s creations have long been turning famous heads from Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga. On the cusp of the Galway Races and slap bang in the middle of wedding season, Maggie Doyle got Margaret’s top tips for what’s on trend when it comes to hats this summer.

The Documentary on OneThomas and Tess

As heard on Documentary On One

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The early 1920s in Ireland was a time gripped by violence and uncertainty. The War of Independence witnessed some of the worst acts of savagery this land has ever seen, but by May of 1921, the conflict with Britain was drawing to a close. The Documentary On One: Thomas And Tess focuses on one horrific violent incident on May 20th,1921 …

Nick Frost, star of Horrible Histories: The Movie

Nick Frost“Being on a film-set and acting was something I never, ever wanted to do.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Actor Nick Frost talks Horrible Histories, his collaboration with Simon Pegg and why he’s glad fame came when he was ready for it.

Author David Nicholls“Often when you write a novel, you’re writing a kind of worst-case scenario.”  

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Maggie Doyle has a bit of a bone to pick with author David Nicholls. He’s made her cry and broken her heart on more than one occasion, even though they only met for the first time on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning. In fairness, their chat starts off with an apology from the author, which Maggie is happy to …

Documentary on OneThe Baron of Broadway

As heard on Documentary On One

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The near-unbelievable story of a man who, in the 1950s, tried to purchase the six counties of Northern Ireland and gift them back to the Republic of Ireland.  During the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in New York City, a young man, short in stature but round in girth, decided to gentrify his persona. He named himself The Baron of Broadway, a moniker …

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew“I believe who I am in every way was defined by that decision.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Star of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, Kate Mulgrew spoke to Ryan about her complex relationship with her father and how it inspired her latest book ‘How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir’.

Apollo50“The whole space community has been preparing for this for at least a year.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Dr Niamh Shaw is an actor, artist-in-residence and space enthusiast, who’s currently experiencing what Ryan Tubridy described as her “spatial mardi gras”. Because, let’s face it, this is a great time to be a ‘space enthusiast’. On 17 July 1969, Apollo 11 was speeding towards the moon and celebrations that have been in preparation for a long time are building …