11 episodes

If you don't have the time to keep up with every twist and turn of the news agenda then sit back and Let Me Explain.
Each week host Seán Defoe goes behind the scenes on one of the biggest stories dominating the airwaves.
Why is it a big deal? Who's trying to spin you a line? And, most importantly, why should you give a damn?

Listen and subscribe to Let Me Explain with Seán Defoe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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If you don't have the time to keep up with every twist and turn of the news agenda then sit back and Let Me Explain.
Each week host Seán Defoe goes behind the scenes on one of the biggest stories dominating the airwaves.
Why is it a big deal? Who's trying to spin you a line? And, most importantly, why should you give a damn?

Listen and subscribe to Let Me Explain with Seán Defoe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

    10. Why Don't Politicians Get Maternity Leave?

    10. Why Don't Politicians Get Maternity Leave?

    If you went for a job interview and they said there was no maternity leave, you'd walk out right?

    Well politicians in Ireland are not entitled to any automatic maternity leave and special arrangements need to be made whenever a female TD, Senator or Councillor gets pregnant.

    But why is the system like this? And is there any sign of change?

    Let Me Explain

    • 13 min
    9. Covid's Back - What The Hell?

    9. Covid's Back - What The Hell?

    The Health Minister has said he can't rule out the return of a mask mandate as the number of people in hospital with Covid has more than doubled in two weeks.

    So why are cases on the rise and are any more restrictions on the cards?

    Let Me Explain.

    • 9 min
    8. No Ticket To Ride - Could Free Public Transport Work in Ireland?

    8. No Ticket To Ride - Could Free Public Transport Work in Ireland?

    Would you give up your car if there was free public transport?

    It's been tried in a number of cities and this week Junior Minister Robert Troy said Ireland should go down that road.

    But is it the silver bullet it's portrayed as? And is the cost worth it?

    Let Me Explain.

    • 12 min
    7. If You Heave Me Now

    7. If You Heave Me Now

    Ever wanted to fire your boss?

    Politics is one of the only professions where it's a regular possibility. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence motion this week, but what's the key to a successful coup?

    From Julius Caesar to Enda Kenny we look at what's made and messed up political heaves over the years.

    Let Me Explain

    • 13 min
    6. Hubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble

    6. Hubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble

    The EU has agreed an almost total ban on Russian oil imports - but what will it mean for your pocket?

    While sanctions will bite in Moscow consumers across the EU will also feel the pinch.

    Let Me Explain.

    • 15 min
    5. Monkeypox

    5. Monkeypox

    Exit the plague - enter the pox!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go out again headlines about Monkeypox pop up everywhere. But just what is it? And should we be worried?

    Let Me Explain.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

KRHshops ,

Too funny!

Loving the humour. This had me laughing all the way through. (Episode 2). Will definitely be tuning in next week 😊

DV94 ,

5 Star

Brilliant podcast. Looking forward to next week already!

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