Kurt Cobain's mother Wendy‘I burst into tears thinking, ‘Oh my god, you’re going down. You can’t handle this’.’

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“Growing Up Kurt Cobain” is a new exhibition at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge. The exhibition features personal effects belonging to Cobain that have never been displayed in public before, including his powder-blue 1965 Dodge Dart, childhood toys, sketches and hand-written lyrics. The exhibition was opened by Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, his mother Wendy and his sister Kim. They joined Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show to talk about the man they …

Dr Sidhbh Gallagher on gender affirmation surgery ‘What we’re beginning to realise now… is it’s the patient’s identity is the most important…’

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Three years ago, Louth native Dr Sidhbh Gallagher started the Gender Affirmation Surgery Programme at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She describes her work with the transgender community as the most gratifying she has ever done.  Sidhbh spoke to Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show about how she ended up taking this path in life despite knowing little about …

'The Devil Wears Prada' author Lauren Weisberger ‘I was so young, I was so naive…  I had absolutely no idea of what would come of it at all so had I known I might have been a little more nervous!’

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Lauren Weisberger, author of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is back with a new novel picking up several years after the first book left off.  The Wives’, or as it’s called in America, ‘When Life Gives You Lululemons’, follows the story of where Emily is now.  Lauren spoke to Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show about what Emily is up …

Steve Lillywhite ‘As a producer… you’re a therapist for the band, you’re their teacher, you’re their parent…  I’m the captain of the ship.  My job is to steer that ship safely to port.’ 

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Legendary music producer Steve Lillywhite joined Dave Fanning on The Ryan Tubridy Show for a look back at some of the extraordinary highlights of a life spent shaping rock ‘n roll.  First stop on the musical journey was U2 in 2004.  Steve recalled working on a song that was, at the time, called ‘Native Son’ and Bono had provisionally put …

American Animals ‘These young guys who live in this very quiet, rather stultifying suburban small town existence, they begin to play with the idea of what it would be like to plan the perfect robbery.’

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“You can go and do all the films but you’re nothing until you go on the Late Late!”, laughed actor Barry Keoghan of his TV appearance with Ryan.  The two were reunited on The Ryan Tubridy Show, along with director Bart Layton, to talk about their new film, which Ryan dubbed ‘one of the most original and thrilling films that …

Authors recommend summer reads‘I couldn’t put it down.’

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Authors Paul Lynch and Patricia Gibney joined Ryan Tubridy in studio this morning to share their summer reading recommendations and to discuss their latest novels, which Ryan has chosen as two of his favourite books of the year. Paul’s novel, Grace, features a teenage protagonist. “Grace is a 14-year-old girl who wakes up one morning to find herself being dragged out of bed by her mother. She has …

Letters from the Gaeltacht‘The chicks are a disappointment so far.’

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On yesterday’s show, Ryan Tubridy shared a little piece of his childhood, reading out a letter he had written to his father from the Connemara Gaeltacht as a 14-year-old. Inspired by the slice of nostalgia, listeners had a root around for some letters of their own. Jean Burke wrote to the show saying she had found a particularly “world-weary” missive from her 13-year-old son Robert, written in 1996. While Ryan …

Coppers Face Jacks the musical ‘It’s a love across the divide…  between a very innocent young woman from Kerry… (and) the captain of the GAA football team who is also in his day job a car clamper.’

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It had to happen.  It was only a matter of time before Dublin’s most notorious night club got its own stage show.  Paul Howard of Ross O’Carroll Kelly fame put pen to paper and brought Copper Face Jacks to the stage in the form of a musical.  Helen Meany joined Sean Rocks on Arena to give us a flavour of …