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Highlights from Dave Fanning's weekend radio show with interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music. Listen live weekends at 1pm on RTÉ 2FM.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 48 Ratings

Highlights from Dave Fanning's weekend radio show with interviews, newspaper reviews, movies and music. Listen live weekends at 1pm on RTÉ 2FM.

    Bizarre Stories of The Week with Anton Savage

    Bizarre Stories of The Week with Anton Savage

    The two guys who escaped from jail and left a note to say they'd be back are back but not on their own terms, Taiwan offers fake flights to holiday-starved tourists and people who like disaster movies were better equipped for the pandemic lockdown! It's Anton's stories of the week!

    • 17 min
    The Life of John Martyn with Graeme Thomson

    The Life of John Martyn with Graeme Thomson

    Author, Graeme Thomson chats to Dave about his new book, 'Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn', which tells the painstaking story of his life and his shocking behaviour which often overshadowed his trailblazing music!

    • 24 min
    Kanye 2020 with Graham Finlay

    Kanye 2020 with Graham Finlay

    Overcome by the patriotic spirit of the fourth of July, Kanye West sent out a surprising tweet last night indicating that he is entering the US presidential race. Is it even possible for him to enter the race with four months left before Americans go to the polls? Dr Graham Finlay of the UCD School of Politics discusses YEEZY2020 with Dave!

    • 13 min
    Social Justice Art & Social Media with Pan Cooke

    Social Justice Art & Social Media with Pan Cooke

    Pan Cooke's drawings about racial injustice in the US have been picked up by the likes of Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Eva Longoria and many US press outlets. He has even been in touch with family members of victims about his depictions. Pan chats to Dave about the power of social media in highlighting social justice issues!

    • 15 min
    Ringo's 80th Birthday with Ringo Starr

    Ringo's 80th Birthday with Ringo Starr

    Dave dug into his archive of interviews to find a piece of Ringo talking about his drums. Why were his drums so small? What was his favourite Beatles record to play on? Ringo has a chat with Dave in this short interview!

    • 3 min
    Melania Trump: The Art of Her Deal with Mary Jordan

    Melania Trump: The Art of Her Deal with Mary Jordan

    Author, Mary Jordan chats to Dave about her new book, 'The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump'. This revelatory biography depicts a first lady who is far more influential in The White House than most people realise!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Mother.Bird ,

Love it

Love these podcasts. Especially Anton Savage. His interaction with Dave is hilarious

Alexrider19 ,

Treat

Dave is an Irish broadcasting legend. The variety of guests, along with Dave's fun interviewing style makes this podcast a fine weekend treat.

4579bprob ,

Brutal Editing

I really like the chat/discussion side of Dave Fanning's broadcast career. It has really broadened in the last few years. The only reason I subscribe to the Tubridy podcast is to catch the shows where Dave substitutes for Ryan.

You would think that I should give this podcast a 5 star rating, based on that opening paragraph, but I can't, for the simple reason that the editing of this podcast is atrocious.

Take the recent "Moustaches" podcast for example: It is 33 minutes long, but it takes 20 minutes before the actual segment where moustaches are discussed begins!!
The first 20 minutes is taken up with news bulletins, ad breaks, the intro to the radio show, and various other segments.

It is frankly ridiculous, and reflects very poorly on the podcast team in RTE, to allow such poorly supervised product to be released.

20 minutes is at the top end of the scale of errors, but it happens very regularly that 2-3 minutes is included in error.

This slovenliness is even more striking considering the care that RTE takes to edit out the bulk of each song mentioned by a guest when they do a feature on the guest's favourite songs, ( I think the rights to play it on national radio don't extend to internationally available podcasts).

In summary, like I said at the beginning: Dave 5/5, editing 0/5.

Edit: 1/12/2012.
Since I wrote that last review, the original copy of the "Moustaches" podcast has been removed and a shorter version was published. I assume this has been re-edited with the extraneous segments removed. Not sure if this was a coincidence after the original review was submitted, but credit to RTE if they did react so promptly.

Having said that, just listened to the podcast about Led Zeppelin, which had about 2 minutes of ads from the broadcast left on the end of the podcast (I doubt intentionally as one cut off midstream). I haven't heard any ads or segments at the start of the stated subject matter of a podcast yet this weekend
Improving but still a way to go, so Dave 5/5, Editing 3/5

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