Dracula is alive and well, and returning to our bookshops! Dacre Stoker, Bram's grand-nephew, has co-written (with J.D. Barker), the first authorised prequel to the infamous novel. He told Ryan how he brought Dracula back to life, the secrets behind his grand-uncle's life, and the legacy that Bram has left behind.…
Paul Dwyer is a real-life superhero, fighting dark forces and trying to save the world! One of the top cyber-crime experts in the world, he has seen and heard everything, and is determined not to let the bad guys win. He spoke to Ryan about the fight against online crime.
This week Ryan spoke to Dr. Marie Keenan about her restorative justice practice, Sinclair McKay about murder and scandal in Victorian London, Anton du Beke about scandal in MODERN London on, "Strictly Come Dancing," and Sir David Attenborough about his life alongside many magnificent creatures - great and small - in the animal kingdom.…
A few days ago, Ryan spoke to, "The Irish Mammy," Maria Killeen, about her concerns for her son James, who's an aspiring actor living in London. Today he spoke to the man himself, about what life is REALLY like - auditioning, networking, working part-time jobs and aiming for the stars.
David Attenborough is a giant and a trailblazer when it comes to human knowledge of the animal kingdom, and at the age of 92, has no intention of becoming sloth-like any time soon! He joined Ryan on air to share some of his awesome anecdotes and memories.
As the only original professional dancer on, "Strictly Come Dancing," Anton had plenty to tell Ryan when he popped into the London studio for a chat, along with talking about his new book, "One Enchanted Evening."
Dr. Marie Keenan facilitates, "Restorative Justice,"meetings, during which a victim comes face-to-face with their attacker. She told Ryan what motivates attack victims to go down this path, and how she personally felt about some of the cases she's dealt with.
Following on from Ryan's interview with Adrian Dunbar, Maria got in touch to tell us about her son, who's on his fifth year in London, trying to forge a career as an actor. She rang in to express her concern for his future and seek advice or reassurance from listeners.
Mary Kennedy shared her story of experiencing, "Burn-out," on the, "Late Late Show," last week. It's a story that resonated with many people - including Bernadette, who rang in to tell Ryan why and how it affected her, and how she's recovered.
The Ratline is a story of life. love, murder, denial and a curious death. Professor of Law (at University College London) Philippe Sands presents a podcast about Otto von Wachter, a senior Austrian nazi who escaped justice -possibly via the, "Ratline," the post-war Nazi escape line. He spoke to Ryan about this fascinating piece of history.…
Gillian Quinn left school at the early age of 14, only to return six years ago to undertake a degree in psychology. Today she will receive her first class honours from The Open University. She told Ryan about leaving school without an academic qualifiation and making the big decision to return to education.…
This week Ryan spoke to Brian O'Driscoll and Craig Doyle about, "Shoulder to Shoulder;" John about his addiction to food; Eve Molony about getting children to read; And Adrian Dunbar about his career and new series, "Blood."
Following on from Ryan's interview with John earlier this week, Trish came on the line to talk about her experience of over-eating, what goes on inside the mind of a lot of food addicts, and how she's gradually overcoming her condition.
Eve Molony is the true personification of dedication. She travels from her home in Dublin to Scoil Ailbhe in Thurles every week to help foster a love of reading in the boys who go to school there. Having recently been recognised with an award by Children's Books Ireland, she joined Ryan in studio.
Joe came on to tell Ryan how his love of plastic model-making was revived during his recovery time from a recent illness, his community of model-makers (www.ipmsireland.com) and about an upcoming show for model-making fanatics everywhere; https://www.facebook.com/events/911990232225328
John came into studio to tell Ryan the story of how he hid his over-eating for years, using all the tricks of the trade, until finally a friend's experience with AA prompted him to go to Overeaters Anonymous and face his problems. www.overeatersanonymous.ie
BT Sport 2 will air, "Shoulder to Shoulder;" a documentary about how rugby managed and manages to unite Ireland, on Friday the 12th of October. Presenter Brian O'Driscoll and producer Craig Doyle came into studio to talk about it.
This week Ryan spoke to Darragh McGann about singing at the Liam Miller testimonial, Luke&Ryan Hart about their dad murdering their mum&sister, Brian O'Donnell about learning to read&write as an adult, and to two Gerrys about being lighthouse keepers.
Ahead of a new series, "Great Lighthouses of Ireland," Gerry Butler and Gerry Sweeney came in to tell Ryan about their unique jobs - which are no more - and life with nothing but dolphins, each other and Mother Nature for company.
Brian O'Donnell managed to work, marry and live without literacy skills. Two years ago, he found the courage to go to his local adult learning centre. Now he can read anything. He told Ryan his story. Call NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) for free on 1800 20 20 65 to find out about local ETB adult education centres in your area.…
Caitríona Lally studied in Trinity College, and now works there as a cleaner. She is also the winner of this year's Rooney Prize for Literature. She spoke to Ryan about rejection letters, loving the day-job, and buying a water tank with her winnings!
Ryan chats to Luke and Ryan Hart, who lived through a horrendous experience when their controlling and coercive father murdered their mother and sister. They're now trying to raise awareness of the kind of behaviour their father displayed through the years - https://www.operationlighthouse.co.uk/.
Darragh McGann will sing at the Liam Miller testimonial tomorrow in Páirc uí Chaoimh. He is a proud Corkman, taxi driver, professional opera singer, and a man with MS. He spoke to Ryan about his life, setbacks and opportunities.