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.

    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
    Eat like a Mediterranean native

    Eat like a Mediterranean native

    Eileen Dunne Crescenzi joins Brendan live from Italy to tell him how to eat like a Mediterranean native.

    • 8 min
    President Biden could be an American hero, but he’ll be an American Failure

    President Biden could be an American hero, but he’ll be an American Failure

    As questions swirl over President Biden’s candidacy, Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Richard Ford casts an eye over the state of American politics. He tells Brendan why he thinks the President should step aside and how his patriotism could send him off the rails.

    • 14 min
    Things nobody tells you with Baz Ashmawy and Carl Mullan

    Things nobody tells you with Baz Ashmawy and Carl Mullan

    TV and radio presenters Baz Ashmawy and Carl Mullen swap advice on fatherhood, how to deal with the online haters and being happy in your own skin.

    • 27 min
    ‘This is not an apology’ - Thalidomide survivors speak out

    ‘This is not an apology’ - Thalidomide survivors speak out

    Finola Cassidy, spokesperson for the Irish Thalidomide Association, tells Brendan why a statement of sympathy from the Government this week has caused hurt to survivors. She expresses the sentiments of members which were shared at a meeting yesterday.

    • 11 min
    “We were polarised but music is healing” - Suggs

    “We were polarised but music is healing” - Suggs

    Ahead of his shows in Galway and Belfast next month, Suggs, lead singer of Madness picks five pieces of music that take him back to milestones and memories from his 40-year career.

    • 23 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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