Kristine Beck talks about her Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy“I went from being a little bit tired to not being able to stand.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Kristine Beck had no idea what was happening to her, but something was badly wrong.  In April 2018, the mum-of-two was sleeping 14 hours a night, then having to take naps just to get though the day. She told Ryan Tubridy that change came on suddenly. “I went from being a little bit tired to not being able to stand.” There were other …

Sanita Puspure

Sanita Puspure“You can cry later, just do the job first.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rower Sanita Puspure has a target on her back. Heading into 2020, she’s the one to beat as reigning World Champion in the womens’ single sculls event. Sanita is beginning ten months of hard training for the Olympics and she’s determined to take her place on the winner’s podium in Tokyo next summer. This summer, however, she faced a very …

Harry Herbert of Highclere Castle

Harry Herbert“Downton Abbey was the absolute jackpot.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Growing up in the grounds of a castle with secret rooms stuffed full of Egyptian treasures, Harry Herbert had a happy, if unusual childhood. The 300-room Highclere Castle is now famous for being the location for the TV series and movie Downton Abbey. Harry joined Ryan Tubridy to share some of the incredible history the building has witnessed. Harry says …

Ryan Tubridy“I look up and all I see, hurtling down the escalator, is runaway baby.”

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Ryan Tubridy: mild-mannered presenter by day, baby-saving superhero by… well, also by day, as it happens. On Wednesday’s Ryan Tubridy Show, our host removed his glasses and, as the (imaginary) music swelled, revealed his secret identity. Ryan told how, the day before, he had been going along doing his weekly shop, when he was unexpectedly called into action. The shopping …

Footballer Keith Treacy“At the time, you’re in this bubble, you’re earning thousands a week, people are loving you, you’re signing autographs right, left and centre.”

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By the time Dubliner Keith Treacy had done his Junior Cert, he’d already had interest from numerous football clubs in Britain and he and his parents had decided on Blackburn Rovers. The day before he was going away, he had a party in Fairview to send him off. He was 15. “We swiftly ended up down in the off licence …

Author Alex Barclay“Is it difficult to write a killer? It’s effortless.”

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Crime writer Alex Barclay laughs about embracing her dark side. Chatting to Ryan Tubridy today, she admits to getting impatient waiting for baddies to appear in books and movies. Diving into her latest novel, I Confess, Ryan struggled a bit with the idea that such a lovely person could come up with such horrible characters. Alex told him for her, that’s the …

Chris Donovan shares his experience of PTSD

Chris Donovan“You’re living like a soldier in a civilian world”

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Former member of the Irish Defence Forces, Chris Donovan, shared his experience of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of traumatic scenes he witnessed whilst on numerous tours in Lebanon.

Dating with cancer

Dating with Cancer“Y’know, I’m not dead yet”

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Dating with a terminal illness is not a topic that comes up every day. Sinéad Carroll wants to change that. She discussed questions like how and when to tell a prospective partner, as well as the importance of humour, on The Ryan Tubridy Show.