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RTÉ Radio 1

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Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Latest Episodes

Film Reviews, Joan Baez, Felispeaks

John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery review new films from Rebecca to On The Rocks & Summer of 85, Elizabeth Thompson on her new Joan Baez book, The Last Leaf on the iconic, singer-songwriter & civil rights activist, Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright. She will be part of Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival this weekend.

52 min3 d ago
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Film Reviews, Joan Baez, Felispeaks

Rebecca, Dermot Bolger, The Undoing

Edel Coffey discusses Daphne du Maurier’s, Rebecca, Secrets Never Told is the first short story collection by Dermot Bolger, a writer so prolific in poetry, plays and novels that it’s hard to believe he could have a debut, Chris Wasser reviews The Undoing, a new six-part drama from David E Kelley with Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.

48 min4 d ago
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Rebecca, Dermot Bolger, The Undoing

Steve Lillywhite, Claudia Boyle, Robert McFarlane

40 years ago the debut album from little-known Dublin band U2 was released, it was the band's first time working with producer Steve Lillywhite, Irish soprano Claudia Boyle recommends where to begin with the music of Anna Moffo and Robert McFarlane remembers artist Tim Robinson.

46 min5 d ago
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Steve Lillywhite, Claudia Boyle, Robert McFarlane

The Divine Comedy at 30, Mezzo Masterpieces

30 years ago, a Northern Irish band released their debut. Their enormous back catalogue has been remastered, Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time: Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy and Tara Erraught on Mezzo Masterpieces a new series of three online concerts with fellow mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy and Sharon Carty, with the Irish National Opera Orchestra.

34 min6 d ago
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The Divine Comedy at 30, Mezzo Masterpieces

Album Reviews, Dublin International Literary Festival, PG Wodehouse

Christopher Morash on the Dublin International Literary Award, worth 100,000, Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review new albums, from Matt Berninger, Katie Melua and Paddy Hannah, Declan Burke reviews Ben Schott's Jeeves and the Leap of Faith.

50 min1 w ago
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Album Reviews, Dublin International Literary Festival, PG Wodehouse

Film reviews, The Teen Drama, The Glorious Guinness Girls

Emily Hourican's novel, The Glorious Guinness Girls tells the story of the Guinness sisters from their idyllic childhood in Ireland to London's high society, Jenn Gannon on the teen drama, from escapist fantasies to something more gritty, Donald Clarke & Roe McDermott review films; The 40 year Old Version, The Other Lamb & Body of Water.

52 min1 w ago
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Film reviews, The Teen Drama, The Glorious Guinness Girls

John O'Conor, Illuminations, Roadkill, Greg Delanty

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, renowned pianist John O’Conor performs the composers final three piano sonatas, see musicforgalway.ie, Mary McGill reviews Roadkill which is the title of a new political thriller & Greg Delanty's latest poems 'No More Time' salute the natural world.

51 min1 w ago
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John O'Conor, Illuminations, Roadkill, Greg Delanty

Budget Day, Ian Rankin, David Byrne, Leslie Jamison

Budget Day with Sinéad Crowley, RTÉ Arts and Media correspondent, crime fiction author Ian Rankin returns with A Song For The Dark Times, Jim Carroll recommends where to begin with the music of David Byrne and Leslie Jamison's Make it Scream, Make it Burn is a series of essays and long form journalism.

50 min1 w ago
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Budget Day, Ian Rankin, David Byrne, Leslie Jamison

Paul Morley, Paula Meehan, Suppose A Sentence

Writer Paul Morley went searching for something new - and found it in classical music in his book A Sound Mind, 25 years' worth of poetry can be found in As If By Magic by poet Paula Meehan, from The Man Who Was Marked By Winter to her last book Geomantic & Suppose A Sentence is the latest collection of essays from Brian Dillon.

53 min1 w ago
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Paul Morley, Paula Meehan, Suppose A Sentence

Album reviews, Festival in a Van, John Lennon

On what would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon his biographer writer Philip Norman talks to Seán Rocks, Zara Hedderman & Simon Maher review new albums from Future Islands to Emmy the Great, English Chinese singer songwriter, Emma Lee Moss & Scottish veterans Travis, the Festival in a Van is the brain child of arts journalist Gemma Tipton.

44 min2 w ago
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Album reviews, Festival in a Van, John Lennon

Latest Episodes

Film Reviews, Joan Baez, Felispeaks

John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery review new films from Rebecca to On The Rocks & Summer of 85, Elizabeth Thompson on her new Joan Baez book, The Last Leaf on the iconic, singer-songwriter & civil rights activist, Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright. She will be part of Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival this weekend.

52 min3 d ago
Comments
Film Reviews, Joan Baez, Felispeaks

Rebecca, Dermot Bolger, The Undoing

Edel Coffey discusses Daphne du Maurier’s, Rebecca, Secrets Never Told is the first short story collection by Dermot Bolger, a writer so prolific in poetry, plays and novels that it’s hard to believe he could have a debut, Chris Wasser reviews The Undoing, a new six-part drama from David E Kelley with Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.

48 min4 d ago
Comments
Rebecca, Dermot Bolger, The Undoing

Steve Lillywhite, Claudia Boyle, Robert McFarlane

40 years ago the debut album from little-known Dublin band U2 was released, it was the band's first time working with producer Steve Lillywhite, Irish soprano Claudia Boyle recommends where to begin with the music of Anna Moffo and Robert McFarlane remembers artist Tim Robinson.

46 min5 d ago
Comments
Steve Lillywhite, Claudia Boyle, Robert McFarlane

The Divine Comedy at 30, Mezzo Masterpieces

30 years ago, a Northern Irish band released their debut. Their enormous back catalogue has been remastered, Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time: Thirty Years of The Divine Comedy and Tara Erraught on Mezzo Masterpieces a new series of three online concerts with fellow mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy and Sharon Carty, with the Irish National Opera Orchestra.

34 min6 d ago
Comments
The Divine Comedy at 30, Mezzo Masterpieces

Album Reviews, Dublin International Literary Festival, PG Wodehouse

Christopher Morash on the Dublin International Literary Award, worth 100,000, Lauren Murphy and John Meagher review new albums, from Matt Berninger, Katie Melua and Paddy Hannah, Declan Burke reviews Ben Schott's Jeeves and the Leap of Faith.

50 min1 w ago
Comments
Album Reviews, Dublin International Literary Festival, PG Wodehouse

Film reviews, The Teen Drama, The Glorious Guinness Girls

Emily Hourican's novel, The Glorious Guinness Girls tells the story of the Guinness sisters from their idyllic childhood in Ireland to London's high society, Jenn Gannon on the teen drama, from escapist fantasies to something more gritty, Donald Clarke & Roe McDermott review films; The 40 year Old Version, The Other Lamb & Body of Water.

52 min1 w ago
Comments
Film reviews, The Teen Drama, The Glorious Guinness Girls

John O'Conor, Illuminations, Roadkill, Greg Delanty

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, renowned pianist John O’Conor performs the composers final three piano sonatas, see musicforgalway.ie, Mary McGill reviews Roadkill which is the title of a new political thriller & Greg Delanty's latest poems 'No More Time' salute the natural world.

51 min1 w ago
Comments
John O'Conor, Illuminations, Roadkill, Greg Delanty

Budget Day, Ian Rankin, David Byrne, Leslie Jamison

Budget Day with Sinéad Crowley, RTÉ Arts and Media correspondent, crime fiction author Ian Rankin returns with A Song For The Dark Times, Jim Carroll recommends where to begin with the music of David Byrne and Leslie Jamison's Make it Scream, Make it Burn is a series of essays and long form journalism.

50 min1 w ago
Comments
Budget Day, Ian Rankin, David Byrne, Leslie Jamison

Paul Morley, Paula Meehan, Suppose A Sentence

Writer Paul Morley went searching for something new - and found it in classical music in his book A Sound Mind, 25 years' worth of poetry can be found in As If By Magic by poet Paula Meehan, from The Man Who Was Marked By Winter to her last book Geomantic & Suppose A Sentence is the latest collection of essays from Brian Dillon.

53 min1 w ago
Comments
Paul Morley, Paula Meehan, Suppose A Sentence

Album reviews, Festival in a Van, John Lennon

On what would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon his biographer writer Philip Norman talks to Seán Rocks, Zara Hedderman & Simon Maher review new albums from Future Islands to Emmy the Great, English Chinese singer songwriter, Emma Lee Moss & Scottish veterans Travis, the Festival in a Van is the brain child of arts journalist Gemma Tipton.

44 min2 w ago
Comments
Album reviews, Festival in a Van, John Lennon
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