100 episodes

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.

Brendan O'Connor RTÉ

    • News
    • 3.7 • 335 Ratings

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.

    A look ahead to the sporting weekend

    A look ahead to the sporting weekend

    Jacqui Hurley, RTE Sports presenter talks Brendan through the highlights of the sporting weekend.

    • 4 min
    How Ellen DeGeneres lost the room

    How Ellen DeGeneres lost the room

    Comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she's “done with showbiz.” Dave Hanratty of the No Encore Podcast takes Brendan through the rise and fall of her career.

    • 9 min
    How to sing a party piece

    How to sing a party piece

    Conductor David Brophy explains why you don’t need to hide in the toilet when family gatherings turn into a singsong. He gives tips on how to sing a simple song.

    • 24 min
    The Newspaper Panel

    The Newspaper Panel

    The panel: Dan Mulhall, former Irish Ambassador to the US; columnist Brenda Power, Oisín Coghlan, Chief Executive, Friends of the Earth Ireland, Criminologist, Trina O’ Connor. Insights on assassination attempt of former President Trump from Prof. Scott Lucas, US and International politics at UCD and Declan Power, Security and Defence Analyst.

    • 52 min
    The Watchlist

    The Watchlist

    Donald Clarke, Film Critic for The Irish Times and Gráinne Humphreys, Director of the Dublin International Film Festival tell us what to look out for on the big and small screens this week.

    • 10 min
    Camping holidays for novices!

    Camping holidays for novices!

    Roisin Finlay, Editor of Outsider Magazine gives Brendan tips and tricks for your first camping holiday.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

Cooldude4567 ,

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Enjoy the show but using Brendan’s mortuary card for promoting it is a little weird

Hurls!! ,

Very poor from Brendan

Poor Brendan lives in fear of being sued between 11am and 12pm every Sunday, as he consistently cuts his guests short the minute they dare to give an opinion. Pathetic! He constantly interrupts, gives his own opinion too much and raises his voice to continue talking over guests in order to push his own agenda. I have written into the show twice about this shouting over guests as apart from lack of impartiality, it’s downright rude, but of course no acknowledgement or change of style. He might be encouraged to learn the art of listening, or better still, listen back to some of Marian’s shows and take some lessons that way. Meanwhile however and happily, over on Newstalk there is an excellent Sunday panel at the same time each week, which is conducted with civility and respect, so tune in all!

Catherinepodcast ,

Love this show

Brendan is a breath of fresh air. Great at listening , great questions, a very empathetic, sound & a bit of craic. When I miss the show I download the episodes. Always has something interesting .Keep up the great work

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