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The daily dose of madness and intrigue from Sean Moncrieff and his rebel radio crew

Listen and subscribe to Moncrieff Highlights on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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    What’s the point of a ‘Supercomputer’?

    What’s the point of a ‘Supercomputer’?

    There are computers. And then there are supercomputers. Most normal computers are handy for everyday tasks, however, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to create complex simulations or conduct necessary research. That’s where the powerful supercomputer comes in.  
    Joining Seán to discuss is Professor Stefano Sanvito, Professor of Condensed Matter Theory and Physics Director of CRANN Institute  

    • 8 min
    The history of Glasnevin cemetery

    The history of Glasnevin cemetery

    The population of Dublin is roughly the same as the amount of people in Glasnevin Cemetery - which may lead you to think of the stories left dead and buried.
    Well, it prompted Warren Farrell to write 'So once was I'. He joins Seán to share what he's learned.

    • 11 min
    Capturing the memory of a teenage disco

    Capturing the memory of a teenage disco

    It’s one of the most exciting moments of many young lives, and a new photobook aims to capture the realities of local teenage discos from a teenage girl's perspective.  
    Photographer Eimear Lynch travelled the country in service of her new book ‘Girls’ Night’, snapping images of the many rituals associated with a night on the community hall tiles. She joins Seán to discuss.

    Image: Eimear Lynch

    • 7 min
    How historically accurate is ‘Bridgerton’?

    How historically accurate is ‘Bridgerton’?

    Bridgerton has recently returned for a third season! As they delve into different characters this season with new romances, it can make you wonder how historically accurate the show really is…
    Joining Seán to talk about the Netflix phenomenon is Dr. Mary Muldowney Historian in Residence for Dublin North West.

    Image: Netflix UK & Ireland

    • 11 min
    What’s the appeal of the ‘Mile High Club’?

    What’s the appeal of the ‘Mile High Club’?

    For many, the mile high club is a bucket list achievement. The club refers to a group of people who have managed to have a romantic rendezvous while in the clouds. If you’ve always wanted to become a member of this exclusive club, but weren't sure how to go about it, look no further than the Love Cloud in Las Vegas.  
    Captain Tony, President and Chief Pilot of Love Cloud, joins Seán to discuss.

    • 10 min
    Realising when you have burnout…

    Realising when you have burnout…

    Sometimes things can feel like they’re too much and can become completely overwhelming. Emma Gannon had this feeling and was eventually forced to take a career break after being diagnosed with chronic burnout.
    Emma Gannon, author of ‘A Year of Nothing’ joins Seán to discuss.

    • 7 min

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