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Mario's Sunday Roast is your Sunday fix of features, music and discussions with guests from the world of entertainment, culture and sport from 11am to 1pm every Sunday!

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Mario's Sunday Roast is your Sunday fix of features, music and discussions with guests from the world of entertainment, culture and sport from 11am to 1pm every Sunday!

    "Our Home Has Been Burgled Four Times, Three Times We Were Inside, Once At Knife Point"

    "Our Home Has Been Burgled Four Times, Three Times We Were Inside, Once At Knife Point"

    Barrister and CEO of Parentline Aileen Hickie talked to Mario today on the experience of her home being burgled four times, three of those times she was in the house and once she was woken by the intruder in her bedroom with a carving knife.
    This figure in a balaclava was standing over me , put a flashlight in my face , Id say we were a minute eyeballing each other.
    Aileen has said that twice she knew who the person was in her home and could tell the guards who it was but unfortunately the guards were unable to do anything about it. She feels there just isn't the resources for them to go after petty crime.
    Aileen lets us know that only 13% of reported burglaries have an end result where the perpetrators are found and charged. The lessons learned that Aileen imparts is to lock up, alarm the house and have the correct lighting - timed or motion actioned and make sure that everyone in the house adhers to it.
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    • 13 min
    Nathan Carter Tells Mario His Dream Duet Would Be With Ed Sheeran

    Nathan Carter Tells Mario His Dream Duet Would Be With Ed Sheeran

    Joining Mario for this week`s profile interview was one of Ireland`s leading country singers - ( not forgetting wee Daniel of course) , the one and only Nathan Carter!
    Nathan ( full name -  Nathan Kane Tyrone Anthony Carter!!) is turning 30 this year in May , born in Liverpool but his family originate from Newry in County Down, he shot to fame in Ireland with the massive success of "Wagon Wheel" and has gone on to huge success doing about 120 gigs a year in Ireland, America and Germany.
    He has sang with many of his idols along the way and accomplished so much before the grand young age of 30 - but admits his dream duet would be with Ed Sheeran!
    I think he`s amazing, I love the way he`s introduced traditional music into his genre.
    It could be a match made in heaven!

    He kicks off his UK tour next week and also plays three nights  in  Vicar Street Dublin , on  16th, 17th  and 18th July, and Live at the Marquee Cork with special guest Brian Kennedy on 31st May.
    For full details check out nathancartermusic.com 
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    • 24 min
    The Story Behind The Song "Jeremy" By Pearl Jam

    The Story Behind The Song "Jeremy" By Pearl Jam

    Joining Mario for this week`s Story Behind The Song was Today Fm`s Ed Smith , present of Ed`s National Anthems Mon- Fri 7-9m and Ed`s Songs of Praise Sunday 7-10pm.
    Ed knows a thing or two about the tunes! Today he picked a Pearl Jam classic "Jeremy" which carries quite a heavy story.
    This song is based on the true story of Jeremy Delle, a 16-year-old who killed himself in front of his English class at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas, on January 8, 1991. Eddie Vedder found out about Jeremy when he read an article about the incident in the Dallas Morning News, which read: "Because he had missed class, the teacher in his second-period English class told Jeremy to get an admittance slip from the school office. Instead, he returned with the gun, police said. He walked directly to the front of the classroom. 'Miss, I got what I really went for,' he said, then placed the barrel in his mouth and fired." EddieVedder could relate to the Jeremy Delle story, there was kid in his seventh grade class with similar leanings. 

    Ed went on to tell us that the mother of the boy written about in this song has since spoken to say it wasn`t an accurate portrayal of what happened and thinks that the day he died should not be what defined his life. Eddie Vedder has since said that he had considered delving deeper into the real-life story but ultimately shied away. "That was a newspaper article," he said of the song's inspiration, "and then when I went to write about it, I thought of actually getting a hold of what the actual person it was written about, but then I thought that would be intruding."
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    • 12 min
    Politicians Who Take Drugs, Ageism And Hacked Memories on Mario`s Sunday Roast

    Politicians Who Take Drugs, Ageism And Hacked Memories on Mario`s Sunday Roast

    Joining Mario to cook up today`s Sunday Roast was Today FM`s very own Pamela Joyce,  and financial planner Eoin McGee from RTE’s How To Be Good With Money they threw in politician’s on drugs, the reaction to David Clifford’s Kerry captaincy, and Iphone memories - Mario`s rather unique experience!
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    • 23 min
    When The Charts Are Taken Over By Societal Changes

    When The Charts Are Taken Over By Societal Changes

    Joining Mario this week to take a look at how moments in societal change can dominate the charts was comedian Fred Cooke.
    Fred took us through some of those songs that reflected a nations mood at one particular moment in time.
    "Ding Dong!, The Witch is Dead" performed by The Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz.  This song entered the UK Charts the week Margaret Thatcher died.



    "Killing in the Name". This song was a UK Christmas No 1 in 2009, beating Ex Factors beating McElderry's balled, The Climb. This chart topper was organised by a facebook campaign to challenge the monopoly of the Christmas no. 1 always going to TV talent show winners.



    "Roll over Beethoven". This song was released  in 1956, the song is an imperative directed at the composer Ludwig van Beethoven to roll over in his grave in reaction to the new genre of music that Berry was promoting.



    "Running The World" by Jarvis Cocker. Nearly made a Christmas No 1 this year just after Tories won the UK Election.



    "Come out you Black and Tans" by the Wolfe Tones. This song went to number 1 this year in the UK and Ireland in reaction to a now cancelled commemoration of the  Royal Irish Constabulary.





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    • 13 min
    Glenda Gilson Finally Confronts Mario On That Grizzly Impression!

    Glenda Gilson Finally Confronts Mario On That Grizzly Impression!

    Joining Mario this Sunday was TV presenter and current "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Glenda Gilson.
    First things first Glenda had to finally confront Mario for years of impersonating with a grizzly fifty year old man`s voice!












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    She was gracious in her dressing down to Mario!!
    Glenda is currently taking part in this years "Dancing With The Stars" she tells us how she is getting on!
    "Its so tough , I`m used to it now but I will tell ya there was lots of tears , tears of frustration and theres mirrors everywhere so you see yourself everywhere looking like a plank"!
    Glenda lets us know she is dancing the Waltz tonight!
    Its hard its heal toe, up down, you have to have a neck on ya like a girraffe , the only thing I`m happy about is that I get to hold on Rob!(the dancer)
    Glenda may tell us she can`t dance but we have information that she actually shared a stage with Michael Jackson back in the day when they filled the stage with members of the audience and brought them up for a dance! ( She was 6 - but still! This is dancing gold!)



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    • 26 min

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