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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.

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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.

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iTunes Ratings

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Arena

Latest release on Aug 13, 2020

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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.

Lankum at the Abbey, film reviews, Galway 2020, My Rembrandt

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Kay Sheehy chats to Lankum ahead of their "National Disgrace" event at the Abbey Theatre this Saturday, Galway 2020 re-imagined, art historian Jessica Fahy reviews the documentary, "My Rembrandt" & film reviews with Tara Brady & Darryl Jones, Spree, Pinocchio & Sputnik.

Aug 13 2020

49mins

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Ali Smith, Irish Chamber Orchestra at Kilkenny Festival, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Acclaimed Scottish author Ali Smith talks to Kay Sheehy. "Summer" is the fourth & final book in four years completing the seasonal & timely series, violinist & leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra Katherine Hunka on this Sunday's sold-out performance at Kilkenny Festival & also Pat Carty revisits supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at 50.

Aug 13 2020

46mins

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Where to begin with Christopher Nolan, James McBride & Dear Ireland

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Chris Wasser joins Kay Sheehy in studio & recommends where to begin with the work of filmmaker Christopher Nolan from Memento to Dark Knight & Inception, also US author James McBride on his new novel, Deacon King Kong & Helen Meany reviews Dear Ireland continues.

Aug 12 2020

49mins

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Waterford Walls Festival, Bryan Washington, Berlin May 1945

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US short story author Bryan Washington talks to Kay Sheehy about his debut collection, Lot. Also artist Vanessa Power & festival organiser Edel Tobin of Waterford Walls Festival & Professor Richard Aldous discusses a new book, Berlin May 1945 by photographer Valery Faminsky which reveals photographs that have remained hidden until recently.

Aug 11 2020

43mins

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Poet Michael Longley, album reviews, Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Kay Sheehy chats to Michael Longley, the award-winning Belfast poet, The Candlelight Master is his new collection, portrait artist Blaise Smith on "Village People" his upcoming online portrait series at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, also album reviews, Alanis Morissette, Liela Moss & Mary Chapin Carpenter with Nadine O'Regan & Simon Maher.

Aug 10 2020

44mins

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Movie reviews, Saint Frances interview, Clouds & Boulders at Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Movie reviews with Aingeala Flannery & John Maguire, Perfect 10, from first time director, Eva Riley, Jamie Dornan in Endings Beginnings, Saint Frances writer Kelly O’Sullivan plays a university drop-out who takes a job as a nanny to 6 year-old Frances, Clouds & Boulders installation by choreographer Luke Murphy at Kilkenny Arts Festival X.

Aug 07 2020

47mins

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Dublin Fringe Festival, Fiach at Fibín, The Bloods at Kilkenny's Butler Gallery, Andrés Barba

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Kay Sheehy is joined by Ruth McGowan, the festival director of Dublin Fringe Festival 2020, director Philip Doherty on Fiach, a new piece of drive-in theatre at Fibín, author Andrés Barba on his novel, A Luminous Republic & also photographer Amelia Stein & Anna O'Sullivan, director of the Butler Gallery on The Bloods exhibition.

Aug 06 2020

46mins

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Where do I begin with Elliott Smith's music, The Harlots, literary city break to Istanbul

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Kay Sheehy chats to our very own Paula Shields who reviews, The Harlots a new BBC drama set in 1760s London starring Lesley Manville, journalist Aoife Barry shines a spotlight on the music of US singer & songwriter Elliott Smith in our where do I begin with series & Margaret Robson transports us to Istanbul in our city break series.

Aug 05 2020

45mins

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Alan Parker Tribute, Beyoncé, album reviews

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Seán is joined by Roddy Doyle, Bronagh Gallagher, Robert Arkin & Donald Clarke in paying tribute to film director Alan Parker, Jess Kavanagh reviews Beyoncé's new visual album, Black is King & Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new albums.

Aug 04 2020

49mins

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Film Reviews, "A Traveller at the Gates Wisdom" and "Supporting Cast" - a book of short stories.

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This week's film reviews including "Last and First Men" "Broken Law"and "Make Up". Mary McGill review's "A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom" from John Boyne and Kit de Waal joins Sean to talk about "Supporting Cast", a collection of short stories.

Jul 31 2020

49mins

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The stage adaptation of "Solar Bones", Interview with singer Fehdah and Paper Lanters - A literary journal for Teens and Young Adults.

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Lynn Parker and Stanley Townsend chat about bringing "Solar Bones" to the stage at the Watergate Theatre. Singer Fehdah talks about being chosen as one of Culture Night's trailblazers and Ruth Ennis and Molly McDonagh talk "Paper Lanterns" a brand new literary journal for Teens and Young Adults.

Jul 30 2020

39mins

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Normal People and THe Emmys, The new Muppets TV series and Where do I begin with Northern Soul.

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Ahead of the new Muppet series being released on to Disney's streaming platform, RTE reporter and arguably Ireland's biggest Muppet fan – Liam Geraghty was in to discuss. Kelly Anne Byrne looks at the northern soul movement and director Lenny Abrahamson and Ed Guiney are on the line following the four Emmy nominations for "Normal People".

Jul 29 2020

48mins

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A literary trip to Florence, Thomas Kane Byrne's "My First Holy Covid" and the life and legacy of Peter Green.

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Darryl Jones joined Sean for a trip to Florence through literature. Thommas Kane Byrne was live in studio to chat about his new short play 'My First Holy Covid' and Jimmy Smith chats with Sean about the life and legacy of Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.

Jul 28 2020

49mins

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"The Great" TV series, Oliver Stone Memoirs and this week's album reviews

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Mary McGill joins Sean to talk new TV series "The Great", Tara Brady discusses "Chasing the Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood", the memoir of Oliver Stone and Siobhan Kane and John Meagher were in for this week's album reviews.

Jul 27 2020

49mins

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Movie reviews, Deep Song, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

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Cara O’ Doherty & Michael Pope review Saint Frances - an accidental nanny finds an unlikely friendship with the six-year old she's minding, Stage Mother, How to Build A Girl & Alice., Stephen Roberts author of Deep Song, a new biography on Spanish poet Lorca & singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh ahead of a live performance at Windmill Studios.

Jul 24 2020

53mins

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Denise Chaila, Tiny Plays, The Pull of the Stars

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Songs from an Empty Room takes place this weekend, a series of concerts from venues across the country, Denise Chaila is one of the featured performers & event organisor Pearse Doherty chat to Seán Rocks, Tiny Plays 24/7 with Caitriona Daly & Marty Rea, Sophie Gorman reviews Emma Donoghue's timely novel, The Pull of the Stars.

Jul 23 2020

44mins

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Prague city break, Artists’ Residencies, Talking Heads Memoir

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We’re off to Prague virtually with author John Banville's choice of three books, The Dublin City Arts Office has announced its Artists’ Residencies for 2020/21. Jane Deasy & Michael Gallen are two of the current Artists in Residence, Roisin Dwyer reviews Remain in Love, a new memoir from Chris Frantz of Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club.

Jul 21 2020

47mins

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Maireád Ni Mhaonaigh, The Wild Laughter, Album reviews

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Maireád & her family - Na Mooneys' will be taking part in the re-imagined Earagail Arts Festival, Edel Coffey reviews the latest novel from Caoilinn Hughes, The Wild Laughter, Zara Hedderman & Eamon Sweeney join Seán Rocks reviewing new music from The Pretenders, Jarvis Cocker &Ellie Goulding.

Jul 20 2020

45mins

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Film reviews, Tennis Lessons, 30 Rock

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Jenn Gannon looks back at 30 Rock, the series, based on Tina Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, Tennis Lessons is the debut novel by award-winning poet Susannah Dickey, also film reviews with Arlene Hunt & Chris Wasser, Clemency, Spaceship Earth & Arizona.b

Jul 17 2020

53mins

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Utopia Avenue, CMAT, Little John Nee

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas. Utopia Avenue is also the name of the fictitious rock n roll band formed in 1967, Little John Nee is a travelling bard. His Tilt of the Sky tour takes place at the Earagail Arts Festival & music with self-declared global pop sensation, CMAT. Rodney is her current single.

Jul 16 2020

48mins

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