Brendan O'Connor

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Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Episode Date
Entertainment Panel
0:15:17
Rory Cashin, Entertainment Editor, Joe.ie and Esther O'Moore Donohoe joins Derbhail to discuss what to watch and the big screen and small screens.
Jun 26, 2022
Summer Sleep Distruptions
0:11:51
Sleep Expert Deirdre McSwiney chats to Dearbhail about the factors that can interrupt our summer sleep.
Jun 26, 2022
Rufus Wainwright
0:19:19
Dearbhail spoke to singer Rufus Wainwright about his musical family, obsession with Judy Garland, and writing a musical ahead of his performance at the National Concert Hall next month.
Jun 26, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:53:04
Brendan is joined by Paul Hosford, Political Correspondent with The Irish Examiner,Amy Morgan, GP based in Drogheda, Brigid Laffan, Professor Emeritus European Union University Institute and Jim Power, Economist. Larry Donnelly, lecture in law, NUI Galway and Columnist reported on the Roe v Wade US Supreme Court ruling.
Jun 26, 2022
Summer Picnics
0:08:21
The Gastro Gays - Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford joined Dearbhail is studio to discuss planning the perfect picnic.
Jun 25, 2022
Getting the most out of your Insurance
0:17:01
Daragh Cassidy, Head of Communications at Bonkers.ie looks at how to get the most out of your insurance policies.
Jun 25, 2022
Fern Britton
0:21:31
Author and TV presenter Fern Britton, chats to Dearbhail about her life, career and her latest book .
Jun 25, 2022
Glastonbury 2022
0:09:30
Dave Fanning has gives Dearbhail the rundown on Glastonbury 2022.
Jun 25, 2022
Comedian Emma Doran
0:20:36
Dearbhail spoke to comedian Emma Doran about being a teen mum to her now teenage daughter and her experiences as a woman in the comedy circuit.
Jun 25, 2022
Mick Lynch on UK Rail Strikes
0:22:17
Derbhail spoke to Mick Lynch, General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport about rail strikes, Brexit and his Irish roots.
Jun 25, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:13:48
Nadine O'Regan, Editor, Business Post Magazine and Donald Clarke, Film Correspondent, Irish Times, join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens in the coming week.
Jun 19, 2022
The Rise of Podcasts
0:13:37
James Kavanagh, Podcaster, and Jen Gannon, Freelance Pop Culture Journalist, discuss the rise of podcasts post COVID 19 and gives a selection of the best podcasts to listen to.
Jun 19, 2022
Happiness with Professor Arthur C Brooks
0:24:52
Brendan chats to Professor Arthur C Brooks, Professor of Happiness at Harvard Business School, in Dublin to speak at the Timoney Leadership Institute, gives Brendan his formula for a happy life.
Jun 19, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:53:56
Brendan is joined by Jack Horgan Jones, Irish Times Political Reporter, Niamh Randall, Respond Housing's Head of Advocacy and Communications, Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist at the IIEA. John Lee, Executive Editor, Daily Mail Group, also reports on the possibility of a summer social welfare bonus in response to cost of living.
Jun 19, 2022
Middle Eastern Cuisine
0:09:16
Nicola Crowley and Dvir Nusery discuss their love of middle eastern food and the original story behind their cafe and Deli 'Mezze' in Tramore Co Waterford.
Jun 18, 2022
Stags ,Hens and Stens
0:07:25
Jessica O'Sullivan, Editor, One Fab Day discusses the rise of Stens, a hybrid of the Stag and the Hen parties.
Jun 18, 2022
Poet Paul Muldoon
0:28:38
Armagh-born Poet Paul Muldoon, talks to Brendan about his upcoming summer tour and working with Paul McCartney on his book 'The Lyrics'.
Jun 18, 2022
Gentle Parenting
0:07:25
Aileen Hickey, CEO,Parentline looks at the backlash against "gentle" parenting with Brendan.
Jun 18, 2022
TikTok Star Jacob Donegan
0:28:33
Brendan chats to Irish TikTok star Jacob Donegan about building up up 1.2million followers and documenting online his transition from female to male. You can catch him here: https://www.tiktok.com/@itz_jacob_33?lang=en
Jun 18, 2022
COVID 19 Increase
0:13:15
Prof. Christine Loscher, Professor of Immunology and Associate Dean for Research at Dublin City University discusses the increase cases of COVID 19 Ireland across the country.
Jun 18, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:16:55
Henrietta McKervey, Writer and Eoghan Sweeney join Brendan on what to watch on the big and small screens.
Jun 12, 2022
The History of Sitcoms
0:13:44
As 1960's UK Sitcom Step Toe and Son turns 60, Barry Brophy, Communications Lecture at UCD dives into the world of sitcoms and why they entertain us all so well.
Jun 12, 2022
Michael Harding on his recent Illness
0:19:27
Brendan catches up with Author and Podcaster Michael Harding on his journey through ill health and shared his insights into the meaning of life.
Jun 12, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:53:15
Joining Brendan this is John Halligan, former Independent TD, Christina Finn, Journal.ie, David Higgins, Economist, Carraig Hill and Louise Bayliss Campaign Co-coordinator at Focus Ireland and Spokesperson for SPARK.
Jun 12, 2022
Irish Chef Anna Haugh Announced as New Judge on BBC Masterchef
0:11:21
Anna Haugh, Chef/Owner of Myrtle Restaurant, London discusses her new job as a judge on Masterchef as well as recipes for summer fruits.
Jun 11, 2022
Dublin Hotel Costs
0:08:00
Comedian Tadhg Hickey chats to Brendan about the difficulties in getting an affordable hotel in the capital and how its has effected him working.
Jun 11, 2022
Dressing Bolder as you get Older
0:26:47
Dapper Hotelier Noel Cunnigham and Stylist Fiona Fagan discuss dressing for our age and going all out as you get older.
Jun 11, 2022
Cost Saving Tips with Catriona Redmond
0:08:25
Food Writer Catriona Redmond has some tips and tricks to save you money on your bills and food costs.
Jun 11, 2022
LIV Golf Controversy
0:07:50
Kieran Cunningham, Chief Sportswriter with The Irish Daily Star reports on the LIV Golf controversy and how the PGA pulled it's players from the Saudi backed event.
Jun 11, 2022
David McWilliams on Inflation, Recession and Housing
0:35:07
Economist, Author and Broadcaster David McWilliams discusses the rapid change in our economy but says "don't panic" about inflation.
Jun 11, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:10:59
Zara Hedderman, music journalist and Brian Lloyd, Movies Editor for Entertainment.ie join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens in the coming weeks.
Jun 05, 2022
Elvis Impersonator
0:08:35
Former Elvis impersonator Mark Leen talks about The King of Rock and Roll and the recent decision to ban the use of Elvis in Las Vegas wedding ceremonies.
Jun 05, 2022
Noel Hogan
0:32:35
Brendan sits down with Noel Hogan to talk about life as a member of The Cranberries as he ventures into a new music collaboration.
Jun 05, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:53:19
Brendan is joined by Mark Paul, Business Columnist at the Irish Times; Lorna Fitzpatrick, Advocacy & Engagement Manager for the NCBI and former President at the USI; Edel Coffey, journalist and author and John Mullins, Executive Chairman of Amarenco Solar. We also hear an update on Boris Johnson from Enda Brady, journalist and media consultant.
Jun 05, 2022
TikTok Foodies
0:03:05
TikTok chef Daniel Lambert shares his recipe for Jäger bomb chicken wings.
Jun 04, 2022
Dublin Airport Update
0:03:24
Eoghan Corry, Editor of Air and Travel Magazine, updates us from Dublin Airport on how things are moving and the concerns some passengers are having about flights being re-routed or cancelled.
Jun 04, 2022
Celebrity Court Cases & Toxic Relationships
0:09:37
Psychotherapist Stella O'Malley joined Brendan to delve into what it is that attracts us to the salacious details of celebrity courtcases.
Jun 04, 2022
Surrogacy
0:30:27
Sisters Amy White and Katie Richardson joined Brendan to share their incredible path to surrogacy.
Jun 04, 2022
Queen's Platinum Jubilee
0:07:34
Brendan caught up with former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond to get the latest on Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Jun 04, 2022
Bean an Tí
0:10:53
With excited students packing their bags for Irish college over the next few days, Brendan spoke to Bean an Tí Caitlín Nora Frank about what they can expect when they arrive at her teach in Donegal!
Jun 04, 2022
Kira Rudik
0:31:18
Ukrainian MP and Leader of the Voice party, Kira Rudik sat down with Brendan to talk about the reality of war on her family, her nation and the global knock-on effects.
Jun 04, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:52:39
Brendan is joined by Mark Little, CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, Declan Power, Defence Analyst and Writer, Niamh Hourgan,Sociologist, Mary Immaculate College and Grainne Ní Aodha, Press Association.
May 29, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:11:30
Grainne Humphreys, Director, Dublin International Film Festival and John Maguire, Film and Critic Writer, Business Post join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens in the coming weeks.
May 29, 2022
Sex Pistols Get The Danny Boyle Treatment
0:06:00
Stuart Clarke, Deputy Editor, Hotpress looks ahead at the release of a six part bio-series on the 1970's English punk rock band Sex Pistols, which set to be released on Disney Plus next week.
May 29, 2022
Ted Walsh Remembers Lester Pigott
0:04:42
Ted Walsh, Horse Pundit reflects on the life and times of Champion Jockey Lester Piggot.
May 29, 2022
Life After Brain Surgery Jenny McCarthy and Martin King
0:28:03
TV Presenter Martin King and his Wife Photographer Jenny McCarthy share their story and journey of Jenny surviving a brain tumor and the joy welcoming a third grandchild in to the family.
May 29, 2022
Light Summer Meals with Lilly Higgins
0:05:33
Lilly Higgins on her how to guide for light summer meals.
May 28, 2022
Ray Liotta and the Legacy of Goodfellas
0:08:23
Tara Brady,Irish Times Film Critic and Writer looks by on the career of Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta, who died this week.
May 28, 2022
John McColgan's Up and Down of Life and Showbiz
0:31:05
Brendan spoke to John McColgan, Director of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show, about Riverdance returning to Ireland.
May 28, 2022
The Best Sunny Days Out
0:07:06
Editor of Travel2ireland.ie Joan Scales spoke to Brendan about the best day trips you can take across Ireland.
May 28, 2022
Jarvis Cocker chats to Brendan O'Connor
0:29:47
Brendan chats to Jarvis Cocker Founder of Britop band Pulp about his career,life and doing an atticclear out.
May 28, 2022
Texas School Shooting
0:10:29
Colum McCann, Irish Author based in New York reacts to the school shooting in Texas where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
May 28, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:13:20
Eoin Sweeney and Esther O’Moore-Donohoe review the new releases on both the small and big screen, including Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Jackass 4.5 and Bosch: Legacy.
May 22, 2022
Sam Ryder
0:14:17
Sam Ryder speaks to Dearbhail about his huge success at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, coming second to Ukraine and providing the UK with their best result for over a decade.
May 22, 2022
Cristín Leach - Negative Space
0:23:21
In 2014, Cristin Leach found out by text that her husband was having an affair and her world shattered. She has just published a book and it is about the impact of that moment and the subsequent break down of her marriage.
May 22, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:55:02
Reviewing today's newspapers: Philip Ryan, Political Editor Independent Newspapers; Dan Boyle, Green Party Councilor & Former TD, Senator & Chairperson of the Green Party, Cork City, South Central and Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer South Eastern Technological University
May 22, 2022
The Conscious Cook
0:09:12
Dearbhail speaks to The Conscious Cook, Erica Drum and the famous TikTok Green Goddess Salad.
May 21, 2022
Skin Care 101 from Serums to SPF
0:14:39
Skin Nerd, Jennifer Rock joins Dearbhail to assess how best to get your skin beauty regime in order.
May 21, 2022
Gardening Together
0:25:51
Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin and horticulturist Paul Smyth join Dearbhail to chat about their nnew partnership struck up under Covid and tips for every month from their new book, 'Gardening Together'.
May 21, 2022
Roy Keane Saipan 20th Anniversary
0:13:42
The Roy Keane Saipan incident, which happened 20 years ago, is remembered by Fiona Looney and Tommie Gorman, famously the first person to interview the Corkman after his sensational departure.
May 21, 2022
Ardal O'Hanlon
0:24:18
Ardal O'Hanlon chats to Dearbhail McDonald about small towns, growing up on the fringes of the Troubles and Derry Girls.
May 21, 2022
Passport Backlog
0:13:48
Eoghan Corry, Editor of Air and Travel Magazine talks to Dearbhail McDonald about the passport backlog and offers advice on travelling this summer.
May 21, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:00:04
Brendan is joined by Ciara Phelan, Political Correspondent, Irish Mirror, Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics, DCU's School of Law and Government and Ruth Coppinger, Secondary School Teacher and former Socialist TD. Rhona Mahony, Obstetrician and Gynecologist on the National Maternity Hospital and John O'Brennan, NUI Maynooth discusses Eurovision.
May 15, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:13:14
Kay Sheehy, Series Producer, RTE Arena and Brian Lloyd, Movies Editor, Entertainment.iem, join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens in the coming weeks.
May 15, 2022
Revival of The Irish Language
0:12:42
Brendan spoke to Ray Cuddihy,Teacher on the Home School Hub about the revival of the Cúpla focal.
May 15, 2022
Angela Scanlon
0:22:35
TV Presenter Angela Scanlon discusses her new book 'Joyrider: How Gratitude Can Help You Get the Life You Really Want'.
May 15, 2022
Hot Sauce
0:12:28
Andy Noonan, Founder of Dublin's Big Grill Festival tells Brendan all about hot sauce craze.
May 14, 2022
Top Tips For Running
0:07:40
Mary Jennings, Founder of Forget the Gym spoke to Brendan about her top tips for beginner runners.
May 14, 2022
'Idol' by Louise O'Neill
0:25:24
Brendan spoke to author Louise O'Neill, about her new novel 'Idol'.
May 14, 2022
'Wagatha Christie' Trial
0:05:40
Julian Druker, Channel 5 News Correspondent, reports on a week at the Rebeckah Vardy trial at Royal Courts of Justice in London.
May 14, 2022
Brigid Laffan
0:28:33
Brendan spoke to Bridget Laffan, Emeritus Professor, The Robert Schuman Centre about recent loss of her husband.
May 14, 2022
Staycations Rip Off
0:15:47
Conor Pope, Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent and Georgina Campbell, Food and Hospitality Writer and Editor of Georgina Campbell's Irelands Guide, discuss the increase in costs for tourists across the country.
May 14, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:15:10
John Maguire, Film Critic Writer, Business Post and Podcaster Esther O'Moore Donohoe, join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens. in the coming weeks.
May 08, 2022
Top Gun: Maverick
0:15:32
Marion McKeone, US Correspondent, Business Post pre-views the new sequel to the 1980's hit movie Top Gun. Top Gun: Maverick hits cinema screens May 27th.
May 08, 2022
Mullingar's bassist Tanya O'Callaghan joins Whitesnake Farewell Tour
0:14:08
Brendan caught up with Mullingar bass player Tanya O'Callaghan, who has joined 1980's band Whitesnake on their Farewell tour, which kicks off next Tuesday in Dublin.
May 08, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:51:36
Brendan is joined by Grainne Ní Aodha, Press Association, Johnny Fallon, Strategy Director, Carr Communications, Sam Smyth, Journalist and Dr Laura Durcan, Rheumatologist at Beaumont Hospital, Declan Power, Defence Analyst and Writer, spoke to Brendan ahead of Russia's Victory Day, which takes place on May 9th.
May 08, 2022
Philosophy With Children
0:20:53
Brendan spoke to Scott Hershovitz, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, about his new book 'Nasty, Brutish and Short: Adventures in philosophy with Kids'.
May 07, 2022
Picky Eaters
0:08:53
Louise Lennox, Fussy Eating Expert spoke to Brendan about food for picky eaters and introducing kids to fruit and creative way.
May 07, 2022
How To Use The Internet Without Leaving A Trail
0:20:02
Carey Lening, Information Security and Data Protection at Castlebridge spoke to Brendan about protecting you information when searching online.
May 07, 2022
Met Gala 2022
0:10:05
Finn Mc Redmond, Columnist, Irish Times spoke to Brendan about the weird, wonderful and expensive dresses that were spotted at the Met Gala , which took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city this week.
May 07, 2022
Irish Singer and Song-writer Brian Kennedy Releases New Album 'Folkie'
0:28:16
Brendan sits down with Brian Kennedy to talk about life, Nothern Irish Elections and his career leading to his latest album.
May 07, 2022
David McSavage begins Ukraine 'Special Comedy Operation' Tour
0:11:50
Brendan spoke David McSavage, Comedian and his friend Johnny O'Rielly, about travelling through Ukraine bringing his comedy closer to the front-lines.
May 07, 2022
Entertainment Panel
0:10:56
Donald Clarke, Film Correspondent, Irish Times and Henrietta McKervey, Writer join Brendan to discuss what to watch on the big and small screens.
May 01, 2022
David Brophy on Ennio Morricone
0:15:05
David Brophy, Conductor and Broadcaster spoke to Brendan about the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.
May 01, 2022
Sibling Relationships
0:22:53
Brendan spoke to Maureen Gaffney, Psychologist and Author of 'Your One Wild and Precious Life: An Inspiring Guide to Become Your Best Self at Any Age', about the dynamics and importance of sibling relationships.
May 01, 2022
Newspaper Panel
0:49:33
Brendan is joined by Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist Institute for International Affairs, Leah Keogh, Precident, TCD Students Union, Brenda Power, Journalist and Barrister and Noel Rock, former Fine Gael TD. Kieran Cunningham, Irish Daily Star provided post- match analysis on Katie Taylor.
May 01, 2022
Fergal Keane- The Riverman Documentary
0:25:32
Fergal Keane, BBC Special Correspondent, spoke to Brendan about reporting in the middle of a war and the Post Traumatic Stress it can bring and his new documentary 'The Riverman'
Apr 30, 2022
Big House Attractions
0:06:40
Ally Bunbury spoke to Brendan about the popularity and attraction of big houses in Ireland.
Apr 30, 2022
Philly McMahon 'The Choice'
0:28:23
Brendan spoke to former Senior Dublin Gaelic Footballer, Philly McMahon about his book 'The Choice' which depicts his journey from growing up in a Ballymun flat to gracing the pitch at Croke Park.
Apr 30, 2022
Rise and fall of Boris Becker
0:14:32
Kevin Palmer, Tennis 365, reports on how German Tennis champion Boris Becker has been jailed for 2 and half years in the UK for bankruptcy fraud.
Apr 30, 2022