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Catch Up with Louise McSharry keeps you up to date on the week’s news and culture, from the lowest of brows to the relatively high. Armed with recommendations for music, books, telly and the rest, Louise takes you through the week’s events with the help of experts and relevant guests. 
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Catch Up with Louise McSharry keeps you up to date on the week’s news and culture, from the lowest of brows to the relatively high. Armed with recommendations for music, books, telly and the rest, Louise takes you through the week’s events with the help of experts and relevant guests. 
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    Beer gardens, Joanne McNally and Love on Tour

    Beer gardens, Joanne McNally and Love on Tour

    News updates from Aoife Moore include the latest on the awful earthquake in Afghanistan and the significance Nick McCarthy of Leinster Rugby's coming out. I chat to Joanne McNally backstage at Vicar Street about success, podcasting and happiness. Esther O'Moore Donohoe takes us through the week's entertainment stories with a hefty dollop of Harry Styles.
    Get ticket info for Joanne's tour here.
    Listen to My Therapist Ghosted Me here.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Michael D. Higgins, PJ Kirby, and the Liveline debacle

    Michael D. Higgins, PJ Kirby, and the Liveline debacle

    This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner explains whether or not President Michael D. Higgins was wrong to speak out about housing, what the story is with the UK sending flights of asylum seekers to Rwanda and what exactly is going on with the Northern Ireland Protocol. I'm Grand Mam's PJ Kirby talks about moving home and why he decided to take specific action against assaults on members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Cassie Delaney and I start serious with a conversation about what went wrong with Liveline's conversations about gender, plus Britney's wedding and the never-ending conversation about Kim K and the Marilyn dress.
    Listen to I'm Grand Mam here.
    PLEASE donate to PJ's fundraiser here.
    Check out Come Restaurant here.
    Find Cassie here, and Aoife here.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bozo Boris, Ben Pechey and the Liam Payne of it all

    Bozo Boris, Ben Pechey and the Liam Payne of it all

    Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner catches us up on everything from Boris' vote of confidence to Google getting sued over some YouTube videos. Ben Pechey tells me about their book - The Book of Non-Binary Joy: Embracing the Power of YOU. Jenn Gannon and I question whether SJP should keep talking about Kim Cattrall and what exactly is going on with Liam Payne.
    You can buy Ben's book here.
    Recommendations:
    Life and Beth - Disney Plus
    Abbott Elementary - Disney Plus
    After the Tone


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Holidays, Emilie Pine and Depp vs. Heard

    Holidays, Emilie Pine and Depp vs. Heard

    I'm on holidays this week so there's no news catch-up but I took advantage of having a little bit of extra time to have great chat with author Emilie Pine about her new book Ruth & Pen. We talk about fertility, imposter syndrome, sharing personal trauma in public space and much more. Emilie is great.
    Then, Cassie Delaney and I seize the opportunity to get into the Depp vs. Heard defamation case. From the way it's being consumed to the way it's being sold, and the way people are responding to it. We had lots to say! I'll be back with a normal episode next week!


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Uvalde, Senator Lynn Ruane and the Dolce and Gabbana of the Kravis wedding

    Uvalde, Senator Lynn Ruane and the Dolce and Gabbana of the Kravis wedding

    Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner fills us in on the latest on the horrifying school shooting in Uvalde Texas as well as the rest of the week's news. I speak with Senator Lynn Ruane about class representation in politics and her brilliant podcast series Conversations on the Margin. Cian Nugent and James O'Hagan of Sissy That Pod and Queer Classified take us through the week's culture and entertainment news, from the spon con wedding to end them all to Christine Quinn on the reality of reality.
    Recommendations this week were for Harry's House by Harry Styles, Sorcha Richardson's brilliant new song Archie, This Woman's Work: Essays on Music which was edited by Sinead Gleeson and Kim Gordon, and Irish language feature film An Cailín Ciúin.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sanctions, Louise O'Neill and the Cara Delevingne Calm Down Challenge

    Sanctions, Louise O'Neill and the Cara Delevingne Calm Down Challenge

    This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner catches us up on the news, including the consequences for government TDs who didn't cooperate on the National Maternity Hospital and the rising star that is Irish athlete Rhasidat Adeleke. Louise O'Neill joined me to talk about her new book Idol and why we can't always trust our own memories. Then, Esther O'Moore Donohoe delights us with an update on the week's culture and entertainment stories, from Cara Delevingne at the Billboard Music Awards to what percentage happy vs. what percentage jealous we are about Nicola Coughlan's brilliant success.
    You can buy Louise O'Neill's book here.
    Recommendations this week include Cecelia Aherne's book Freckles (I actually listened to the Audiobook which is really well-read, would recommend), Amy Schumer's new series Life & Beth (now available on Disney Plus) and a little note that last week's film recommendation The Worst Person in the World is now on Mubi.

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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