Highlights from Dave Fanning's weekend radio show with interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music. Listen live weekends at 1pm on RTÉ 2FM.
The Gangsters Guide to Sobriety with Richie Stephens
Irish Actor, Richie Stephens often plays gangsters on screen, a role he's familiar with because of his past. He has now written down his story for his upcoming memoir, “The Gangster’s Guide to Sobriety: My Life in 12 Steps”. His book is also being adapted into a TV series. Dave chats to Richie about the path that lead him from crime to Hollywood
Interview with John Gallen
John Gallen used lockdown as an opportunity to pursue his dream of releasing a debut album. Titled “1970s”, it entered the Irish album charts at number five this week, an impressive achievement for an unknown artist. Dave chats to John about changing career later in life and his journey making this album
The Folding Lady - Sophie Liard
Sophie Liard, aka The Folding Lady, has become TikTok famous and notched up over 4 MILLION followers who love to watch her simply folding stuff. Sophie has just published her first book, called The Folding Lady. She explains to Dave the joys of folding
The Album That Influenced Me with Róisín O
Irish Singer Róisín O talks to Dave about an album that had a huge impact on her. The album in question is Teen Dream from Beach House
Thirty Years of The Premier League with Gavin Cooney
This year marks 30 years since the Premier League began. Gavin Cooney from The 42.ie joins Dave to take a look back on how the Premier League has evolved and changed in those three decades and what’s next for the most watched sports league in the world
Movie Sequels That Never Got Made with Brian Llyod
Top Gun: Maverick finally hits our cinemas next week. It’s one of the most highly anticipated sequels ever but as with all beloved movies, there’s a fear about ruining a legacy. Many of your favourite movies that didn’t put out a sequel came very close. Brian Lloyd from Entertainment.ie joins Dave to talk about the sequels that never got made
Love catching up with this show whilst driving in to and from work. Always entertaining.
Dave is a legend.
Dave still sounds as fresh and as genuinely interested in the discussions, as was the case when I first listened to him as a teenager in the early 90’s. Having lived overseas since that time, Gay Byrne (RIP), is the only other Irish broadcaster that I have tried to listen to as often as possible whilst being away.
My only criticism, during the movie reviews with the reviewer Paul Whittington, Paul is often very difficult to hear, and that segment appears to be transmitted at a lower volume versus others, which is mildly annoying when listening to a number of podcasts in succession. Small criticism though! Keep going Dave!
Alan Partridge Of radio
Talks all over the guests, seriously it is like the Alan Partridge character!