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Hosted by Dion Fanning, Ireland Unfiltered features stripped-back, honest conversations with some of the biggest names in Irish entertainment, sport, politics and media. Fanning also speaks to notable international figures on some of the most important issues affecting Ireland today. Ireland Unfiltered will be available every Tuesday. Together with Carlsberg Ireland.

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Hosted by Dion Fanning, Ireland Unfiltered features stripped-back, honest conversations with some of the biggest names in Irish entertainment, sport, politics and media. Fanning also speaks to notable international figures on some of the most important issues affecting Ireland today. Ireland Unfiltered will be available every Tuesday. Together with Carlsberg Ireland.

    Jack Whitehall: How he made peace with being posh

    Jack Whitehall: How he made peace with being posh

    Dion is joined by stand-up comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall, ahead of his headline comedy shows at The Three Arena this December. Whitehall discusses why when it comes to making it on the comedy scene, privilege and class won't get you far and how he deals with his posh guilt. Whitehall also discusses his unique relationship with his father both on and off screen and gives some anecdotes on their worldwide travels.

    • 45 min
    Emma Donoghue: Enjoying Room's success and the Ireland she left behind

    Emma Donoghue: Enjoying Room's success and the Ireland she left behind

    This week on Ireland Unfiltered, Dion is joined by Irish-Canadian novelist and screenwriter, Emma Donoghue. Donoghue discusses the story behind bringing her award-winning novel, Room, to the big screen and the reality of life as a touring author. Donoghue also reflects on the Ireland she left behind as a young, gay woman and the changes her country continues to make.

    • 49 min
    Dermot Kennedy: How Ireland’s next music superstar always knew what he wanted

    Dermot Kennedy: How Ireland’s next music superstar always knew what he wanted

    Prior to the release of his debut album, Without Fear, Dion Fanning was joined by Irish musician and songwriter, Dermot Kennedy. Kennedy discussed his journey from busking on Grafton Street to playing headline arena gigs and the help he had along the way. He also discusses how he cultivated a loyal fanbase through his lyrics and the creative process behind his debut album.

    • 49 min
    Lisa Dwan: What Top Boy tells us about Britain & living with her fear

    Lisa Dwan: What Top Boy tells us about Britain & living with her fear

    Ahead of her role as Ismene in Colm Tóibín's new theatre piece 'Pale Sister', Dion is joined by Irish actress, Lisa Dwan. Dwan discusses life growing up as an outsider and the long and lonely road she took to medicating her anxiety. Dwan also discusses her experiences of Boris and the Johnson family and the stark differences between her two working worlds.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tony Connelly: Why Brexit won't be done anytime soon

    Tony Connelly: Why Brexit won't be done anytime soon

    In this Brexit Special of Ireland Unfiltered, Dion is joined by Europe Editor for RTÉ, Tony Connelly. Connelly discusses the ongoing Brexit saga and what's in store for Boris and the UK. He also talks to Dion about how he sent the currency up with just a simple tweet and why when it comes to breaking stories, he always has complete faith in his EU sources.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Reginald D Hunter: Living with the guilt for the mistakes he's made

    Reginald D Hunter: Living with the guilt for the mistakes he's made

    Currently in the midst of his nationwide tour, Dion is joined by stand-up comedian Reginald D Hunter. Hunter discusses the trials and tribulations he faces with age and the high price he's paid for success. Hunter also discusses the reality of growing up as a black kid in 70's America and the life-changing moment he discovered he had a daughter.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

Cahilly ,

Frank Crummey

Never heard of the man beforehand to my shame . A man ahead of his time , principled and a true Irish hero in my eyes

nigeypm ,

Excellent

Very good interviewer, let’s the interviewee do all the talking, only just found this podcast and love it

Dr Lister ,

Joe Brolly

Really loved this interview. Can we have more Northerners please.

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