RTE Ireland

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 Presented by Sean Rocks.

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 Presented by Sean Rocks.


Dublin, Ireland


RTE Ireland


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 Presented by Sean Rocks.






RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Film reviews, The Fab Four, Sligo Arts Festival

Tara Brady & Darryl Jones review new films, with Hamilton on Disney Plus, Lynn & Lucy & also documentary, The Booksellers, spoken word artist Sasha Terfous is one of the artists appearing at the Sligo Arts Festival’s Cairde Connected & the award-winning writing Craig Brown on his new Beatles book.


Poster Boys, Vision Revolution, Olivia de Havilland, Callan Wink

The Galway Film Fleadh, Dave Minogue discusses his film, Poster Boys, Ruth Barton celebrates Olivia de Havilland at 104, Clonmel Junction Festival, artists Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly new show is Vision Revolution, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, the acclaimed short stories author, Callan Wink has just published his debut novel, August.


Hamilton, Elizabeth Wetmore, Gram Parsons

The musical Hamilton has conquered Broadway & the West End. Liam Geraghty previews the feature length recording on Disney, Elizabeth Wetmore on her New York Times Best Selling debut novel, Valentine, And to look back on this brief career, continuing our series of "where do I begin with?" Aingeala Flannery on Gram Parson's legacy.


Druid Debuts, Galleries reopen, Amsterdam literary city break

Kay Sheehy tours the galleries, providing an update as they reopen today after a three month period of closure, Druid Theatre Debuts, Garry Hynes of Druid & Peter Daly, playwright discuss the online festival& also Mary McGill takes us to Amsterdam, specifically, in the Dutch Golden Age, in which all three of her novels of choice are set.


Global Pride in film, New music

Sonya Kelly and Mark O'Halloran celebrate global pride on film and new albums from Jessie Ware, Haim and Ray LaMontagne are reviewed by Nadine O'Regan and Eamon Sweeney.


Staged, best of Glastonbury, Pan Pan Theatre

Staged sees David Tennant & Michael Sheen playing fictional versions themselves. Director & writer, Simon Evans tells us more about the BBC1 comedy, the best of Glastonbury music festival with Una Mullally & Donal Scannell & also, Pan Pan Theatre company's mentorship programme goes online.


New films, Dancer From The Dance, Artemisia Gentileschi

Aingeala Flannery & John Maguire review new films. From Will Ferrell & Rachel McAdams in Eurovision to Irresistible & Fanny Lye Deliver’d, John Scott & internet Irish dancing sensation, Morgan Bullock chat about Dancer From the Dance 2020 & Jess Fahy, tells us about the female Renaissance artist, Artemisia Gentileschi.


Maxine Peake, Live Collision, Shakespeare in the Theatre

Maxine Peake's latest role as a housewife in 17th century England in the film, Fanny Lye Deliver'd, theatre director, Conor Hanratty on his book, Shakespeare in the Theatre: Yukio Ninagawa & Live Collision International Festival goes digital with Electric Dreams, director Lynnette Moran & artist Karen Miano discuss.


Lenny Abrahamson, new music, Stuart Evers, Ode to Joy

Lenny Abrahamson discusses the arts post-Covid, Stuart Evers on his new novel, The Blind Light, Joe Csibi, Ode to Joy & European Music Day with GM of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Joe Csibi & new music from Bob Dylan, John Legend & Phoebe Bridgers reviewed by Louise Bruton & Brian Boyd.


Literary travel to Paris, The Kabul Olympics, Perry Mason

Sophie Gorman now a Paris resident chooses three novels for a virtual Paris sojurn from Gertrude Stein’s Autobiography of Alic B Tolkas to Tropic of Cancer & Pedigree, John McAuliffe discusses his fifth poetry collection, The Kabul Olympics & also Declan Hughes previews a reimagining of the classic detective drama Perry Mason.


JyellowL, film reviews, The Luminaries

Ruth Barton & Donald Clarke review films from Joan of Arc to The Day After I’m Gone & Resistance, about Marcel Marceau’s time in the French Resistance, Dublin rapper, JyellowL with his new single, JeweLs & Kay Sheehy previews The Luminaries which is a new six part costume drama set in the south island of New Zealand during the Gold Rush.


Seán O'Casey documentary, Annette Binder, Gary Coyle

A two part RTÉ documentary, O'Casey In The Estate, brings the playwright's classic play, The Plough and The Stars home to East Wall. Director Maurice Sweeney & the Abbey Theatre, associate director, Caitriona McLaughlin join Seán, Annette Binder on her debut novel, The Vanishing Sky & also artist Gary Coyle's Dreaming Different Dreams exhibition.


Bloomsday, Stephen Sondheim, new music with Eileen Gogan

Declan Kiberd guides us through some of the key extracts from a 1982 RTÉ Drama on Ulysses on Bloomsday, Where do I begin with Sondheim? the couturier and fashion designer, Peter O’Brien discusses composer Stephen Sondheim & also new music with Dublin-based singer-songwriter Eileen Gogan whose new album, Under Moving Skies is out now.


Wexford Opera Festival, Colm Tóibín, Dance in Solidarity

Artistic Director Rosetta Cucchi discusses an online festival for Wexford Opera, author Colm Tóibín transports us to Venice through his choice of novels, John Maguire revisits the film, Whitnail and I, and also Dance in Solidarity in support of Black Lives Matter.


Bonnie Greer, album reviews, Christine Dwyer Hickey

Bonnie Greer chats to Kay Sheehy about two 1970 debut albums & their influence on hip-hop, poet & songwriter, Gil Scott Heron & The Last Poets, Kate Brennan-Harding & John Meagher review new music from Kodaline, Jehnny Beth & Norah Jones, also the winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Christine Dwyer Hickey.


Film reviews, A Shooting at Chateau Rock, Cork Midsummer

Michael Pope & Cara O' Doherty review the film adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, also The King of Staten Island & Radioactive, the story of Marie Curie...Day of the Straws is by artist Marie Brett & writer Katie Holly. & A Shooting at Chateau Rock is the latest in a series of crime novels from author Martin Walker.


Gavin James, The Dalkey Literary Awards, Da 5 Bloods preview

Gavin James talks about Live at the Drive-In, a series of music events across Ireland from July 24, Carl Austin previews Spike Lee's new film for Netflix, Da 5 Bloods, about a group of African American GI’s who return to Vietnam, also Rónán Hession & Lucy Sweeney Byrne on their nominations for the Dalkey Literary Awards.


Hillary, This Happy, The Salisbury Poisonings

Lise Hand previews Hillary, a new four part series on the life of Hillary Clinton, Niamh Campbell discusses her debut novel, This Happy, singer-songwriter, Luan Parle shares her love of true crime podcasts, also Declan Lawn & Adam Patterson, the co-writers of a new three-part dramatisation of The Salisbury Poisonings airing this Sunday.


David Gray's White Ladder doc, André Leon Talley, Joe Caslin

David Gray's White Ladder is the bestselling album in Irish recorded music history, Donal Scannell on his new documentary charting the phenomenal success of the album, anyone who loves fashion will know the name André Leon Talley, he discusses his new memoir, The Chiffon Trenches, Resilient is an installation by street artist Joe Caslin.


New music, Run the Jewels, Mat Osman debut novel, Mad Men

Mat Osman discusses his debut novel, The Ruins, Crossing the Threshold poem by Paula Meehan, Jenn Gannon on Mad Men an appreciation of the longtime series on Netflix, album drops from Run the Jewels & more with Kelly Anne Byrne & Eamon Sweeny reviewing.