50 episodes

A series of programmes focussing on aspects of Island life on the Isle of Man covering a wide range of topics.

Manx Radio's Island Life Series - Specials Manx Radio

    • Society & Culture

A series of programmes focussing on aspects of Island life on the Isle of Man covering a wide range of topics.

    'Don't forget to look up' - The Night Sky in 2023

    'Don't forget to look up' - The Night Sky in 2023

    Astronomer Howard Parkin gives an insight into the astronomical events we can look forward - and up! - to in our night skies this year. We also hear from Astronaut Nicole Stott and husband (& proud Manxman) Chris, who runs the satellite and space industry company ManSat. They reflect on what it means to have the unique vantage point of looking back on earth from the stars that we look up to.

    • 24 min
    STORIES FROM THE SEA

    STORIES FROM THE SEA

    ‘Stories from the Sea’ – a look at the increasingly popular obsession of plunging into the big blue. Often called “cold water therapy”, how therapeutic is it, really?

    Christy speaks to regular dippers, experts and members of the Island’s medical community to find out more. If you’re feeling inspired to dive in, please do start by contacting one of the groups mentioned – cold water therapy coach Kate can be found at SoulAdventures.im, the Manx Bluetits have a very active Facebook page and be sure to check with your GP if you have any medical concerns before getting in cold water.

    • 38 min
    Departed in 2022

    Departed in 2022

    Andy Wint looks at some of the big names from music that we lost this year. The programme includes music from Fleetwood Mac, Dennis Waterman, Procol Harum, Olivia Newton-John and much more.

    • 54 min
    Extracts of Interest

    Extracts of Interest

    John Moss casts an eye over a number of different topics.

    • 25 min
    Rhi-wind

    Rhi-wind

    Howard Caine and Rhian Evans sit down to wind back a few funny memories from 2022 or further and ask what came first - the title or the programme?

    • 25 min
    The Best of the Bloopers 2022

    The Best of the Bloopers 2022

    A look b ack at some of Manx Radio's finest gaffes, cock-ups and general incompetence from the last 12 months. Only 30 minutes - clearly something wrong there to start . . .

    • 26 min

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