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


Tiger King Micro Opera, Kurosawa, Foo Fighters

Tom Swift on the new Micro Opera, Exotic V Baskin based on Tiger King with Carlow Arts Festival, Foo Fighters debut album at 25, "Where do I begin with?" Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair introduces us to Akira Kurosawa's movies The Seven Samurai, Rashomon & Ran & Breda Marron's Heart Space in the St Nicholas Quarter of Dundalk town.


Lady Gaga, R.S.A.G., Psychic Markers, The Tainted, IMMA

Nadine O'Regan & Simon Maher review new music from Lady Gaga, R.S.A.G. & Psychic Markers. Cauvery Madhavan chats to Seán about her new novel The Tainted. Also artist Alanna O’Kelly & IMMA’s Director Annie Fletcher discuss IMMA screen which is available online.


Lisa O'Neill studio 8 session, film reviews

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill took time out from writing her new album to come in to studio 8 ahead of her online concert on 12th June - NCH Live Stream Series & film reviews with Aingeala Flannery & John Maguire, The High Note, The Vast of Night – an ode to 1950s sci-fi & Only the Animals which charts an unhappily married woman’s terrifying fate.


Irish National Opera, Dublin Dance Festival, Space Force

Chris Wasser previews Space Force on Netflix, Irish National Opera goes live online, Artistic Director Fergus Sheil tells us more, composer Michael Gallen & dancer & choreographer Catherine Young discuss Dublin Dance Festival for this year.


Esther Safran Foer memoir, Almost the Same Blue, Joe Chester, Endless

John O’Donnell is an award-winning poet who has just published his debut short story collection 'Almost the Same Blue', Esther Safran Foer's moving memoir 'I want you to know we’re still here', new music with Joe Chester & acclaimed artist Willie Doherty's new film Endless.


Under the Hawthorn Tree, The Last Trial, Val Kilmer, InterAction

Scott Turow on his latest legal thriller 'The Last Trial', Marita Conlon-Mckenna celebrates 30 years of the much-loved bestseller 'Under the Hawthorn Tree', Paul Whittington reviews Val Kilmer's memoir & online theatre at Galway 2020 with Jane Hanbury.


New music, author Daniel Mason, Little Fires Everywhere

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.


Stanley Kubrick. crime fiction, film reviews

"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.


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

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.


Poetry with Jane Clarke, Parental Pandemic Portraits

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.


Joy Division, National Concert Hall series, Pendemic

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Laureate na nÓg, New Speak & A Talented Man

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.


Galway Stories, Charlie Brooker, electronic music

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".


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

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'.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.