The Family of Things – Episode 11: Rory O’Neill

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Helen Shaw’s latest guest in The Family of Things is performer and accidental activist Rory O’Neill AKA the Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss. Rory talks about his memoir ‘Woman in the Making’ (Hachette 2014) and his personal journey from growing up in rural Ireland to become a ‘national read more …

The Family of Things – Episode 10: Eleanor Fitzsimons

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Author and researcher Eleanor Fitzsimons is our latest guest in The Family of Things.     Eleanor's acclaimed biography of Oscar Wilde from the perspective of the women in his life 'Wilde's Women' opens new windows on both Wilde and his work.   Eleanor's beautifully written and read more …

The Family of Things 9 – Noirin Hegarty

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In Episode 9 of The Family of Things, Helen Shaw meets Nóirín Hegarty, former Editor of the Sunday Tribune and now Operations Director with Lonely Planet, to discuss her passion for journalism, how it lead her on an unconventional career path but to her dream job, and how she balances these demanding roles read more …

The Brain Box – Episode 1 now on iTunes

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“We’ve learned more about the brain in the past 50 years than in the previous 2000” says The Brain Box presenter and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University, Dr. Richard Roche. The Brain Box, a two part radio series for Newstalk 106-108 fm, brings listeners on a quest into our read more …