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.”

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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 …

Author Clare Mackintosh“Writing my novels is a way of coming to terms with these experiences.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Former police officer Clare Mackintosh left the force to write crime novels and, given that she has sold over 2 million books to date, you’d have to say that she made the right decision. You might also think she should stick with what’s worked so well for her up to now, but no, instead she’s switched genres for her latest …

NC Grey“The first few weeks after surgery, I cried myself asleep and cried myself awake.”

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Dublin-based singer and songwriter, NC Grey was in studio with Ryan Tubridy this morning. Originally from London, NC – real name Patricia Olufemi – moved to Ireland in 2009, staying with her aunt in Co Carlow, something she describes as “a massive culture shock”. “Moving from a big city to a place which, at the time, had no public transportation was …

Donncha O'Callaghan“The times I’ve been proudest to be Irish are around UNICEF staff, UN workers, out on the field.”

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Former Irish rugby player, Ireland’s Fittest Family coach and UNICEF Ambassador, Donncha O’Callaghan joined Ryan Tubridy in studio this morning to talk about his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is currently experiencing a terrifying Ebola epidemic. Ebola is a virus which causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever, a deadly disease: 50% to 90% of people who catch it don’t …

Saskia Kremer“Stress just builds up. And it’s a muscle that slowly and slowly tightens and we’re not even aware of it.”

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Sitting in a car with Mother Teresa, the 12 year old Saskia Kremer decided that she wanted to be a nun. Talking this morning to Ryan Tubridy, Saskia described Mother Teresa as, “very, very intense – personally present to whoever she would meet”. And her attention would be the same, whether that person was the president or the shopkeeper. That …

Diego Maradona“He’s a child in many ways. He’s a lost, vulnerable child who becomes well known.”

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Pelé or Maradona? Most football fans will come down on one side or the other when it comes to which is the best player in the world… ever! The director of Senna and Amy (for which he won an Oscar) Asif Kapadia, like most people of a certain age, remembers seeing Maradona playing in the World Cup in the 1980s …

Divorcing God“I hope this documentary gets the secularists to think about what they’re really attacking.”

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Political satirist, journalist… religious documentary maker? Oliver Callan joined Maggie Doyle in studio this morning to talk about his new television documentary, Divorcing God, which looks at Ireland’s relationship with religion now. As he recounted re-visiting the church in his home town of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, going to mass for the first time in about 10 years, he told Maggie …