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Arena

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 rte.ie/arena. 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 rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

New music, author Daniel Mason, Little Fires Everywhere

5/25/2020
It's Friday! Zara Hedderman & Gavin Glass review the latest album drops from Limerick trio Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Charli XCX & the 1975, author of The Winter Soldier, Daniel Mason on his first collection of short stories & Jenn Gannon on the new tv series based on Little Fires Everywhere.

Duration:00:46:45

Stanley Kubrick. crime fiction, film reviews

5/22/2020
"Where Do I Begin With?" Michael Pope discusses one of the most influential directors of all time, Declan Burke round-up of new crime novels & Sarah Taaffe Maguire & Stephen Boyd review films for streaming including Mark Cousin’s documentary Women Make Film.

Duration:00:53:52

Wind of Change Podcast, UCD Festival @home, Stephen King, Snowpiercer

5/21/2020
New Yorker columnist, Patrick Radden Keefe's new podcast on Spotify, Wind of Change, asks if the CIA had a hand in creating the Scorpions anthem of the same name, creative writing with UCD Festival @home, Stephen King's 'If It Bleeds' review & Netflix preview of Snowpiercer.

Duration:00:50:50

Poetry with Jane Clarke, Parental Pandemic Portraits

5/20/2020
Poet Jane Clarke shares poems from her new collection, 'When the Tree Falls', Kate Brennan Harding revisits Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' at 25 & Set Designer, Molly O'Cathain on her successful Parental Pandemic Portraits while Art Facilitator, Ciara Harrison discusses Part of the Furniture photographing everyday objects.

Duration:00:46:42

Joy Division, National Concert Hall series, Pendemic

5/19/2020
The National Concert Halls new online series of concerts, Tara Erraught & Barry Douglas chat to Seán, 40 years ago the death occurred of the Joy Division front man Ian Curtis. Vinny May of Kodaline, Neil Murray, co-director of the Abbey & Prof. Eoin Devereux on Ian Curtis & Pendemic, an online literary journal.

Duration:00:47:59

New music, Perfume Genius, Lifestyle Choice 10mg & Eileen Gray Exhibition

5/18/2020
Aoife Barry & Alan Corr review albums from Perfume Genius to Moses Sumney & Magnetic Fields, Rosemary Jenkinson on her new short story collection, Lifestyle Choice 10mg & curator Jennifer Goff on Eileen Gray's New York Exhibition.

Duration:00:47:53

New film reviews, Samuel Beckett, Beauvoir and Me, Where do I start with Elton John

5/15/2020
Ruth Barton and Donald Clarke review drama, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Romantic Comedy and documentary, The Atom, Sophie Gorman reviews Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Beauvoir and Me by Deirdre Bair and Chris Wasser on Where do I start with Elton John.

Duration:00:52:17

Laureate na nÓg, New Speak & A Talented Man

5/13/2020
New Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Irish language children's writer & poet, the Lyric Theatre Belfast, New Speak Re-imagined, Henrietta McKervey on 'A Talented Man', a fictional sequel to Dracula & music with Beach Comber.

Duration:00:52:45

Galway Stories, Charlie Brooker, electronic music

5/13/2020
June Caldwell & Pat McCabe on 'Galway Stories' a new anthology, Mary McGill on the return of Charlie Brooker's AntiViral Wipe & Tony Clayton Lea transports us back to the origins of electronic music - classic tracks from the Dr Who theme tune to Donna Summer's - I Feel Love. "The song just didn't suggest the future - it was the future".

Duration:00:49:43

Charles Dickens My Life, Sorry for Your Trouble by Ricard Ford & music in a time of crisis

5/12/2020
Charles Dickens: My Life. Derwin Hope talks to Seán about his new biography on Dickens which is published by Clink Street, Roisin Dwyer of the National Concert Hall on music in a time of crisis, poet Martin Dyar & Peter Murphy reviews Richard Ford's new collection of short stories 'Sorry For Your Trouble'.

Duration:00:48:22

New music, review: Notes from an Apocalypse by Mark O'Connell & Peter Sellars documentary preview

5/11/2020
Louise Bruton & Brian Boyd review new music from Mark Lanegan, Hayley Williams & Swimmers Jackson. Notes from an Apocalypse the latest book from Mark O'Connell is reviewed by Declan Hughes & Paul Whittington previews the new BBC documentary on Peter Sellars, A State Of Comic Ecstasy.

Duration:00:48:51

Catherine Lacey on Pew, film reviews & Where do I begin with Kate Bush?

5/8/2020
Roe McDermott & Chris Wasser review Becoming, a documentary based on the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, a thriller called the Whistlers & a documentary called Infinite Football, Lux Alma on Where do I begin with Kate Bush & Pew is the third novel by Catherine Lacey. The author talks about her much awaited novel.

Duration:00:51:40

Deirdre O'Kane & Michael McElhatton, Funny Weather review, Tiny Plays & Fuíoll Fuine

5/7/2020
Gavin Friday pays tribute to the electronic music pioneer & co-founder of Kraftwerk Florian Schneider, 20 years on from Paths to Freedom the mockumentary revisited, review of new non-fiction book, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, Tiny Plays, can you write a play in 600 words? Alan Titley on Fuíoll Fuine by Máirtín O Cadhain.

Duration:00:49:09

Crown exhibition, The Eddy preview, Mark Lanegan memoir, Art & Revolution

5/6/2020
Crown - Hair and Identity in Traveller Culture is an exhibition of online photographs, artist Breda Mayock & Annie Lawrence of the Mayo Traveller Support group chat to Seán, art inspired by times of revolution, singer and musician Mark Lanegan's memoir review & The Eddy on Netflix.

Duration:00:52:27

New music BC Camplight, Garth Greenwell on his new book 'Cleanness' & May Day Folklore

5/5/2020
New music with the latest album releases reviewwed from BC Camplight, Joan as Police Woman to Ghostpoet, Garth Greenwell chats about his new book 'Cleanness' the follow-up to the international bestseller 'What Belongs to You' & May Day Folklore.

Duration:00:46:45

New movies The Assistant & Ema, Award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas & Hollywood on Netflix

5/1/2020
New movies The Assistant from Kitty Green starring Julia Garner & Ema from Pablo Larrain (Jackie), Award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas on his new novel Damascus, on National Poetry Day Eavan Boland reading "Our Future will become the Past of Other Women", a preview of Hollywood the new series from Ryan Murphy on Netflix.

Duration:00:52:31

Poetry Ireland Day - Eavan Boland

5/1/2020
Eavan Boland reading her poem "Our Future will become the Past of Other Women" at an event in the UN in 2018 to mark 100 years of Women's sufferage.

Duration:00:01:34

Hollywood on Netflix

5/1/2020
Alan Corr previews Hollywood the new series from Ryan Murphy available on Netflix.

Duration:00:10:52

Award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas

5/1/2020
Award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas on his new novel Damascus published by Atlantic Books.

Duration:00:14:25

New movies

5/1/2020
Tara Brady and Donald Clarke review new movie releases The Assistant from Kitty Green starring Julia Garner and Ema from Pablo Larrain (Jackie). Also Labour Day movies, 9 to 5 and Workplace.

Duration:00:25:37