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Feature interviews and the best tunes around with Mario Rosenstock.

Feature interviews and the best tunes around with Mario Rosenstock.
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Feature interviews and the best tunes around with Mario Rosenstock.

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English


Episodes

The Point of Being Scrooge, FAI and Bonkers Politics on Mario`s Sunday Roast Panel

12/8/2019
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Joining Mario for today's panel was celebrity chef Gary O`Hanlon and broadcaster Dubland podcast co-host Suzanne Kane to discuss Christmas pressures, the crash and burn of the FAI and Mario`s complete and utter bafflement at the political system in Britain and at home. Check out the the full chat by pressing the play/listen button on screen.

Duration:00:25:31

The 2 Johnnies Solve Your Christmas And Life Dilemmas!

12/8/2019
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Joining Mario for this week`s profile interview was his first duo interview! Mario sat down with Johnny "Smacks" McMahon and Johnny B O'Brien to discuss comedy, heroes, dilemmas and their thoughts as they embark on a hotly selling "Live at the Marquee" for the biggest Irish Live Podcast show ever – The 2 Johnnies Podcast- Summer Jam. It’s been a meteoric rise for Johnny Smacks and Johnny B and their weekly insight into the world of Gaelic Games, Popular Culture and Riding that is the 2...

Duration:00:45:10

Hector Goes On Road for New TV Documentary "Hector USA Ó Chósta go Cósta' On TG4

12/1/2019
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Joining Mario for this weeks profile interview was Hector Ó hEochagáin, he has just covered eight states and more than 5000 miles on the road for his current series Ó Chósta go Cósta which airs on TG4, spending time in ‘Breaking Bad’ territory,new Mexico and does a tour based on the popular TV series. Visiting Arizona - It’s RV time for Hector as he hires out his own and heads for the Grand Canyon. He is absolutely astonished by the size and the beauty of this wonder of the world. I knew I...

Duration:00:26:11

Behind The Scenes of Making The Late Late Show Toy Magic

12/1/2019
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Joining Mario to talk about the mountain of work and preparation that went into the much loved and feel good show of the weekend - The Late Late Toy Show was costume designer Stacey Gallagher - who also was behind Mario`s costumes changes for his appearance on the Late Late Show last month! Check out the the full chat by pressing the play/listen button on screen.

Duration:00:09:45

The Story Behind The Song "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones

12/1/2019
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Joining Mario for the Story Behind The Song was "The Beat Goes On" presenter on Today FM Saturday and Sunday nights , Kelly-Anne Byrne. The song was "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones - the year 1969 and the album was "Let It Bleed". This song tells us about the political and social unrest at the time. There was the war in Vietnam,riots, and Charles Manson. Keith Richards wrote most of this song, the band were recording late at night in Los Angeles when they decided to use a female...

Duration:00:11:52

Customer Service, PrinterGate and Clive James on Mario`s Sunday Roast Panel

12/1/2019
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Joining Mario to put the roast together this week was barrister and journalist Aileen Hickie and comedian and journalist Michael Fry. The roast topics were coming up thick and fast - including Aileen`s bafflement at the lack of planning for the €1.6m printer for the Dáil and its instalment, Michael's fear of small talk with retail staff and Mario`s admiration for intelligent TV critics including the late Clive James who was a master in his field. Check out the the full chat by pressing the...

Duration:00:24:03

How To Get A Musical From Paper to Stage to New York!

11/24/2019
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Joining Mario was musical writer and composer Lauryn Gaffney who just this year wrote, directed and produced her very own musical which ended up with its own run off broadway! Big Shot is an original award winning Irish Musical written and composed by Lauryn Gaffney. In recent months Lauryn and team have been presented with an opportunity to bring Big Shot to New York City, where it will be seen and heard by people who can help bring her closer to her ambition of being the first female...

Duration:00:09:12

Moodiness, Plastic And Jose Mourinho Are On This Week`s Sunday Roast Panel

11/24/2019
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Joining Mario for the Sunday Roast panel this morning was entertainment journalist Melanie Finn and mentalist/magician Keith Barry. On the table for discussion this morning was the topic of being moody which apparently is actually a good thing! Research by University College London, found that those who have quick changing mood swings are much better at adapting to change in life, and therefore better at surviving. So much emphasis on positive thinking but is that really realistic? Keith is...

Duration:00:25:35

" Season Three is Confirmed!" PJ Gallagher Chats To Mario About Making Hit TV Show "Young Offenders"

11/24/2019
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Joining Mario this week was funny man, the principal in hit TV show "Young Offenders" and writer of show "Madhouse" PJ Gallagher. Madhouse is based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. When PJ was ten, his Mother who was a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time. Many psychiatric institutions were closing down and there were few places for long term residents to go. PJ goes on to tell us about the stories of growing up...

Duration:00:27:08

"It did start off in strip clubs": Joe Elliott Talks The Making Of 'Hysteria' & That Hit Single "Pour Some Sugar On Me"

11/18/2019
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There was hair, smoke machines, leather, loud music and hysteria in the studio for this week`s profile interview (and that was just Mario`s warm up routine!!) We were delighted to be joined by the one and only Joe Elliott of the legendary rock band "Def Leppard". Among many things Joe told us about the making of their fourth studio album 'Hysteria', which sold over 25 million copies worldwide, including 12 million in the US, and producing seven smash hit singles! The album is the follow-up...

Duration:00:35:28

John Gibbons And Daughter Simone Review RTE’s Climate Week

11/17/2019
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Joining Mario to review RTE`s Climate week was environmental columnist John Gibbons and his daughter Simone. There were a range of programmes broadcast on TV and radio by RTE to highlight the subject of climate change, the impact and the possible solutions. John notes that there were hopeful messages and ultimately the solutions that need to be adhered to are ones that give nature a chance. Mario asks John if there was only one change that Ireland could do -what would he suggest? "We have...

Duration:00:10:43

Is The Gender Pay Gap A Myth?

11/17/2019
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Joining Mario to discuss the topics that have been brewing around our panelist`s minds this week was awarding winning journalist Larissa Nolan and personal trainer Dominic Munnelly. Larissa brought up the subject that is now prevalent in many news stories this week which is the gender pay gap. It is noted that "Equal Pay Day" starts on 11th of November - a symbolic date to note that between now and the end of the year women are effectively working for free because of the difference of pay...

Duration:00:26:05

The Story Behind The Song "Babylon" By David Gray

11/17/2019
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Joining Mario for the story behind the song "Babylon" by David Gray was host of "The Cringe Binge" podcast, Jules Coll. Taken from one of the best selling albums in Irish history "White Ladder" , Babylon is one of 5 singles that were released from the album. Released from the album in July 1999 as the second single from the album. It was the biggest selling single from the album, what is the song all about? The name Babylon means ‘Gate of God’. The song was originally called ‘Caroline’ the...

Duration:00:10:24

Netflix on Speed, Homework and Cyclists On Mario`s Sunday Roast

11/10/2019
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Joining Mario for the panel this morning was Hugh Wallace architect and judge on RTÉ's 'Home of the Year' and Aileen Hickie , journalist and barrister. Cooking up many things for the roast including the decision by a school in Dublin to get rid of written homework on a trial basis last month. Aileen says that having kids from 20 years down to 12 years she think no written homework for younger kids is a great initiative. Hugh is planning to buy a bike and start cycling. As a result he has...

Duration:00:23:20

The Story Behind The Song "Sit Down" By James

11/10/2019
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Joining Mario for this week`s "Story Behind The Song" was comedian Fred Cooke. Fred picked a Manchester or "Madchester" scene classic in "Sit Down" by the band James. Originally released in 1989 by Rough Trade Records. The song's lyrics were written by the bands lead singer Tim booth as an homage to author Doris Lessing and singer Patti Smith in a difficult period of his life where he felt extreme loneliness and was suffering from an diagnosed illness. The song was released 3 times over a 10...

Duration:00:13:33

Brendan Ogle " We Are All Passing Through, Here By Accident, So Let`s Be Kind And Show Some Empathy"

11/10/2019
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Joining Mario for today`s profile interview was one of Ireland`s most passionate Trade Unionists Brendan Ogle. He is a man who fought Maggie Thatcher`s rail privatisation plans while working for London Underground. He returned to Ireland and has since become one of the country`s best known trade unionists. Among his picks for the profile interview were Ricky Gervais `s "Afterlife" for comedy and this incredible speech by Scottish Trade Unionist Jimmy Reid. To listen to the full chat hit the...

Duration:00:22:09

Is RTE Facing A Creative Brian Drain?

11/10/2019
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Joining Mario this morning to discuss the future now for RTE as it faces uncertainty was entertainment journalist Eoin Murphy. Earlier in the week Moya Doherty who is chairwoman of the RTÉ Board has said it has been "starved of funding for a long, long time." Many point to the large salaries of the staff members within the organisation however this is not the primary source of its issues and failure to remain financially sustainable. The RTE Director General Dee Forbes announced news that it...

Duration:00:11:59

The Great The Good and The Ugly Of Irish TV Comedy

11/3/2019
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Joining Mario to discuss the greats and not so greats of Irish TV Comedy was entertainment journalist Daragh Keaney. From The Cassidy`s to The Hardy Bucks and on to the great Father Ted - there are some hidden gems in there, although Darragh surprises us on who he places on the number one position! To listen to the full chat hit the Listen button at the top of this page.

Duration:00:16:50

Joanne O`Riordain on Mario`s Sunday Roast "My Main Regret In Life Is That You Never Took The Mick Out Of Me!"

11/3/2019
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Joining Mario for this week`s profile interview was disability campaigner and sports journalist Joanne O`Riordain. Joanne is one of seven currently living people born with the condition Tetra-amelia syndrome which means she was born without any limbs. Despite her disability Joanne defies the odds and takes on life with gusto and humour. She tells Mario about life growing up was no different in her family and how that probably allowed her to approach life in such with a positive outlook. She...

Duration:00:22:50

The Story Behind The Song "The Good Old Days" By Eels

11/3/2019
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Joining Mario for the Story Behind The Song was singer-songwriter and author Mike Hanrahan who chose an eclectic song in "The Good Old Days" by Eels. This song is taken from their fifth album Shootenanny! E now refers to the album as a break from recording the following Blinking Lights album.It was recorded live in the studio in only ten days. The song is about looking at what we have now - about the fact that all we have is now. The lyrics suggest that we might forget to take in what we...

Duration:00:12:12