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 is joined by Sinead O’Carroll, Editor The Journal.ie, Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Professor of International Relations at DCU, Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst at Social Justice Ireland and Cormac Lucey, Economics Columnist with The Sunday Times to look through the Sunday papers.
Brendan speaks with Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor live from Ukraine.
Slowing Things Down
Brother Richard Hendrick , whose poem "Lock Down" went global during the pandemic spoke to Brendan about Life as Capuchin friar and the importance of daily meditation and his new book "Still Points" .
On the eve of Björk's 10th album release Eoin Sweeney joins Brendan for a retrospective of her extraordinary career.
Rory Cashin , Entertainment Editor of Joe.ie and Zara Hedderman , Free Lance Music Journalist bring Brendan through this week’s must and must not see's of music, movies, TV and streaming releases.
Political reporter with The Irish Times Jack Horgan Jones gives us his take on predictions ahead of this weeks budget.
Gillian Bridge interview
It’s a worthwhile discussion Brendan. as she says there is balance involved. We will never make headway whilst only exploring our thoughts and feelings. I’ve done it, and it’s dangerous when we go too far down that road.
Genuinely love the show and look forward to it every weekend.
Brendan is such a skilful, enthusiastic, empathetic interviewer and always willing to have the craic too.
Podcast segments perfect format too in case one misses the show.
It’s the best show on Radio 1 bar none.
Enjoy show . Have started my own podcasts