Conscious Uncoupling‘I wasn’t at all prepared for the emotional impact. The range of emotions…’

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Kate Gunn joined Ryan Tubridy to discuss her personal experience of divorce, and how her family coped. The author of the book ‘Untying the Knot’, who firmly believes in the process of conscious uncoupling told Ryan that, at the time, it was a difficult experience to say the least. “I wasn’t at all prepared for the emotional impact. The range …

The first female master mariner in Ireland‘Whilst maybe I did trailblaze, there’s plenty more behind me’

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Derek Mooney was joined on The Ryan Tubridy Show by Captain Sinéad Reen, the first female Master Mariner in Ireland.  She is the first woman to have risen through the ranks and been granted what is essentially “the top driving licences of ships.”  Far from actively making a feminist stance, Sinead fell into the pages of the history books through …

Surviving a spinal cord injury‘I was 27, in the prime of my health…  I woke up in the room and I was just like, well, that’s all gone out the window’

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An ill-fated dive into a swimming pool in Spain in 2014 changed the course of the then 27-year-old Jenna Fitzgerald’s life forever.  She was in Nerja celebrating the wedding of a friend and told Ryan Tubridy, “whatever notion took me that night, I was in an out of the pool a few times… I decided I would have one last …

Spoken word poet Natalya O'Flaherty‘It’s very easy to be victimized as a woman… That’s not incorrect to say but it’s also the wrong narrative to have’

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Ryan Tubridy was “frozen to the spot” listening to 18-year-old spoken word poet Natalya O’Flaherty, who performed her piece ‘Not Like Other Girls’ on Friday night’s Late Late Show.  Her skilful command of language impressed him as much as the powerful sentiment behind her words.  She joined him in studio to talk about her work, her ethos and why she …

To sell or not to sell...‘I took my Matilda book down and looked in the inside cover and it had ‘first edition, 1988’… and realised it’s worth a little bit of money.’

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Caller Meadhbh shared a conundrum she was facing with fellow book-lover Ryan Tubridy on this morning’s show.  With a wedding pending, beautiful 2-year-old Alice to look after and her fiancé working hard to get a start-up off the ground, a potential €500 windfall would be just what the doctor ordered for this part-time nurse in the run-up to Christmas, however, …

The future king and the Irish showgirl‘Victoria and Albert… just could not believe that their son and heir… had embarked on this affair with this Irish musical hall actress of very low character’

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Meghan Markle isn’t the only actress to have stolen the heart of a British Royal.  In a real-life case of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, historical author Andrew O’Connor joined Ryan Tubridy in studio to talk about his new book, ‘By Royal Appointment’.  It chronicles the tale of love, lust and destruction that unfolded when a wayward prince met a …

The Letter You Never Wrote‘I was angry that you’d been taken too soon but now I realise some people would love just a day with a dad as good as mine.’

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The Ryan Tubridy Show and An Post have joined forces to help you put into words and onto paper all the things you wished you had said in ‘The Letter You Never Wrote’.  The competition is offering €5000 for the best letter, but sometimes, the win is just getting your thoughts straight and getting your feelings out there. One entry …

Giving to the homeless‘Anytime I give Christmas presents, I don’t ask somebody, well what did you do with that?’

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“Under every sleeping bag is a story,” said Ryan Tubridy chatting to caller Aidan who contacted him to explain why he feels giving money to the homeless can enhance the world.  “I used to ask people you know, do you want something to eat, because I didn’t want to be contributing to drug habits or drinking habits,” said Aidan, but …