Cyber crime and the dark web ‘All the bad guys work together.  They share, they help each other in order to meet their objectives’

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“Cyber crime is any crime that is enabled in any way by using the internet or technology,” Paul C Dwyer explained to Ryan Tubridy in an interview that should probably scare you.  Luckily for us, there is light at the end of the dark web tunnel as experts like Paul are fighting the forces that threaten.  “I started off as …

The Irish women who changed history ‘Margaret Buckley dressed as a man all her life, lived as a man and was one of the great surgeons of the 18th century’

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What do Countess Markievicz, Maureen O’Hara and Sonia O’Sullivan have in common?  They all feature in Sarah Webb’s new book ‘Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World’, which does what it says on the tin.  It’s a beautifully illustrated children’s book that brings to life the stories of some of our most fearless women whose far-reaching achievements altered …

David Attenborough ‘That adult female could have taken my head off with one blow of her fist but… not for a single second was I worried’

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For the last 92 years, the world has been lucky enough to have been graced by the presence of the inimitable David Attenborough.  From the velvet voice to the trailblazing career giving a platform to our natural world, David’s work has a special place in our hearts and a profound impact on society as a collective.  Crucially he has opened …

Anton du Beke on Strictly and that kiss‘I’m just disappointed’

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“Let’s do the music, bring the music in please,” said Ryan  Tubridy as those unmistakable Strictly sounds caused Anton Du Beke to “do a little ripple with his body”.  It’s a pity you couldn’t see it through your radios but views of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will be very familiar with Anton’s ripples throughout the years.  He is the …

The actor and the Irish mammy‘When you go to medical school or you want to be an accountant, we don’t ask them, ‘Is it a dream?’’

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“He has a voice like chocolate, and I love chocolate,” said caller Maria of actor Adrian Dunbar who was a guest on The Ryan Tubridy Show last Friday, 5th October.  Apart from the delicious and velvety tones, Adrian’s interview had particular resonance for Maria as her own son is walking down the same path in life as Adrian.  It can …

Overeating‘People like me are the greatest actresses and actors in the world. Because we perform.’

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Following Ryan’s conversation earlier this week with John, who describes himself as a compulsive overeater, The Ryan Tubridy Show received a number of emails from listeners who related to what he had to say. One listener wrote: “I’ve struggled with my weight for the past 20 years…it really does feel like a compulsion and provides only momentary relief, which is followed by self-loathing, guilt …

Overeaters Anonymous ‘Yes I have eaten out of a bin’

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“I always wanted more…  If I was in someone else’s house… I used to tell my mum they didn’t feed me so I could have more food when I got home.”  For as long as John can remember, he told Ryan Tubridy, he has always wanted more and more and more food.  There was no childhood trauma, no medical reason, …

Brian O’Driscoll and Craig Doyle stand Shoulder to Shoulder

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“A lot of people will ask during 6 national time and autumn internationals time, why don’t all the Irish teams sing the anthem,” Craig Doyle told Ryan Tubridy, explaining how he and Brian O’Driscoll set out to answer the question and address the complex history behind ‘Ireland’s Call’ in a new documentary, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’.  “It seemed like a very …