Like all good conversations, Back Chat With Maria McCann could make you laugh, it could make you cry, it could make you think - and sometimes all in the one episode!
It's a lively mix of topics, brought to you in a typically irreverent and quirky fashion. Like all the best conversations it just evolves, so you never know where it's going take you.
The agenda is largely set by weekly events, with the emphasis on human interest, nostalgia and fun. But Back Chat With Maria McCann will also have an occasional serious side, with Debates and Single Subject discussions in the mix.
Episode 71 - 211018 - Mary O'Neill and Anna Jordan
The Arts. is it elitist or for everyone? And if it IS seen as elitist and snobby how can this perception be changed? Broadcaster Mary O Neill and Writer Anna Jordan debate this with Maria McCann on this week's episode of
Episode 70 - 141018 - Back Chat One on One with Joyce O'Carroll
No matter what the cause is, Hair loss is an extremely distressing condition. It causes anxiety, upset, and embarrassment.
So the job of making sure women can cope, and can look their best is an important one, and one this week's One On One guest does very well.
She is Joyce O Carroll, owner and founder of WigWorld in Waterford.
Episode 69 - 300918 - Daniel Keating & Yvonne Whelan
The news recently that one of the original Reality TV formats was nearing the end of it's days was not welcome news to Big Brother fans! It's the subject of this week's episode, which also incluðes talk of Love Island and Teen Mom!
So, how 'real' is Reality TV, how taking part in shows like this changes lives, and even though we love it, would any of us go into the Big Brother House, are all on the agenda.
With Yvonne Whelan & Daniel Keating
Episode 68 - 230918 - Paula Phelan & Brian Kelly
The Solas Centre Run For Life is coming up on October 14th
A group of 10 people were selected to get Couch To 10k Training, including Broadcaster Paula Phelan and Hair Stylist Brian Kelly.
They joined me out in Back Chat HQ to talk about how training is going, and why they wanted to get involved.
And stay tuned to the end for Brian's excellent hack for when your t shirt is too small!
Episode 67 - 090918 - One on One with John McGuire
John McGuire has been running his Garden Centre in Woodstown for more years then he cares to remember.
It is truly a family business, started by John's father Paddy, who was well known in Waterford, and a familiar voice on local radio.
In this Back Chat One On One Maria talks to John about his life, his business and the pride he has in following in his father's footsteps.
Episode 66 - 260818 - Des O Keefe & Billy Rea
The 80's was the time of Dallas, Dynasty and Shoulder Pads. It was a time of change in Ireland, There was great music, great TV, and great films. But there was also trouble in Northern Ireland and AIDS.
In this week's Back Chat,With Maria McCann we go through the high and lows of the 80's, discussing what we got up to, what we looked like, what we listened to, watch we watched, and for my two guests, what it was like being young and Gay in this fabulous decade.
With Des O Keefe & Billy Rea