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.

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    • 3.7 • 318 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.

    Energy Drinks

    Energy Drinks

    Several EU countries have banned energy drinks for people under-18s and now British politicians are considering something similar. They’re not banned here in Ireland, so registered dietician, Sarah Keogh, from Eatwell came in to give Brendan a deep-dive on energy drinks and health.

    • 11 min
    Make the Perfect Pizza at Home

    Make the Perfect Pizza at Home

    Ronan Greaney from Dough Bros in Galway – recently ranked fifteenth best pizza in the world - tells us how to make amazing pizzas at home, without any specialist equipment.

    • 7 min
    Night Nurse

    Night Nurse

    Hilary Neville has been a Palliative Night Nurse with the Irish Cancer Society for 26 years and reflects on her career of caring for the dying by night.

    • 21 min
    Reconnecting

    Reconnecting

    Psychotherapist Richard Hogan is telling us why we should try to reconnect with a loved one from our past and how to go about it.

    • 25 min
    Simple Minds

    Simple Minds

    Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr talks to Brendan about 46 years of the band and their upcoming Irish tour dates.

    • 28 min
    Entertainment Panel

    Entertainment Panel

    Culture journalist Zara Hederman and film correspondent at The Irish Times Donald Clarke go through the big and small screen releases of the week

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
318 Ratings

318 Ratings

Cooldude4567 ,

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

pontipooney ,

Wey-Hey!

Wey- Hey for Brendan!
He approaches every subject, every issue, every question, every problem, every person with the same degree of a breezy honesty and the combination of gentleness ( on probing) and force ( in helping to cut the crap.
I love his accent!
True to his roots with no pretensions —- totally
uninfluenced by the fashionable leaning towards either a Dublin 4 snooty snort or a mid Atlantic inflexion. That, together with a lovely respectful attitude towards his interviewees which never, ever slides into deference is a strong inducement to listen in to his programme.
Wey- hey Brendan! What an informative and refreshing listening experience…. Wait for me… I’ll be the one tuning in on Saturday and Sunday mornings .

Dr Nora P. Donnelly Limerick

Bazkinas ,

Enjoy the show

I do like Brendan’s out look! 👍👍👍 but my god, this show has got more woke by the week. Brenda use to be a comedian…. I remember some of the things he said in the past (which is fine) but he would hang himself with his standards today. 🤔

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