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Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Arena RTÉ Radio 1

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

    Blade Runner at 40 - Some Integrity - New albums

    Blade Runner at 40 - Some Integrity - New albums

    40 years after being dismissed by critics and audiences, Blade Runner is now regarded as one of the most influential science-fiction films ever made - Poet Padraig Regan's debut collection, called Some Integrity, is already making its mark on the awards circuit - New albums for review by James Vincent McMorrow, Soccer Mommy and Regina Spektor.

    • 47 min
    New films - Man vs Bee - Schmerzbau: It’s not all just misery

    New films - Man vs Bee - Schmerzbau: It’s not all just misery

    Films up for review are: Elvis, The Black Phone , Cannon Arm & the Arcade Quest - Man vs Bee, a new series on Netflix starring Rowan Atkinson, who takes on a house-sitting job - Stephen Brandes' new exhibition in The Model in Sligo is called 'Schmerzbau: It’s not all just misery'

    • 47 min
    Remembering Dennis Cahill - Voyage: a performance by digital avatars of ABBA - Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest - Loot

    Remembering Dennis Cahill - Voyage: a performance by digital avatars of ABBA - Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest - Loot

    A tribute to musician Dennis Cahill, whose death was announced today - Voyage: ABBA’s virtual tour using digital avatars of the group - In Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest, Kim sets his heart on becoming the greatest of them all in an arcade game - Loot, a ten-part comedy series starring Maya Rudolph, kicks off on Apple TV+ this Friday.

    • 48 min
    Bronagh Gallagher - Junk Ensemble - Deirdre Gribbin - Victoria Kennefick - Bernie McGill

    Bronagh Gallagher - Junk Ensemble - Deirdre Gribbin - Victoria Kennefick - Bernie McGill

    Witch It Up is Bronagh Gallagher's new EP - Crossing Skin by Junk Ensemble, which explores our relationship to the sea - Composer Deirdre Gribbin at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival - Meat, a poem by Victoria Kennefick - This Train Is For, Bernie McGill's new short stories collection.

    • 49 min
    Paul McCartney turns 80 - New albums

    Paul McCartney turns 80 - New albums

    Paul McCartney turns 80 on June 18th, and he’s still writing, recording and performing. In a writing career that began in 1956, he has written or co-written more than 400 songs. We look back on his prolific career with Dr Holly Tessler - Dave Hanratty and Nadine O'Regan review new albums by Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler, Foals and Melts.

    • 37 min
    Film Reviews - Bloomsday Special - Ulysses 100

    Film Reviews - Bloomsday Special - Ulysses 100

    Chris Wasser & Roe McDermott tell us about Lightyear, Good luck to you Leo Grande & Spiderhead - Colm Toibin & Catherine Flynn celebrate James Joyces great work, Ulysses, on it's 100th anniversary of the publication this year.

    • 53 min

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