Herosongs: Where History and Song Meet Sundays at 7pm on RTÉ Radio 1

Herosongs is presented by Therese McIntyre

  Is our connection with the past, and who we think of as heroes, best told by song rather than by history books? What makes a hero and how important has song been in shaping the popular image of that time, and that hero? And in Ireland does failure rather than triumph define heroism? Across the read more …

Podcasts of the RTE Radio 1 series The Media Show now online

Brenda Power

The Media Show, presented by Brenda Power, returned to RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm. The eight-part series is now in its second season, following a very well-received first run in April 2012. Produced by Athena Media and for RTÉ Radio 1, The Media Show will see Brenda and team following key read more …

Grassroots Documentary To Be Broadcast 1st January On Newstalk

Sing out with strings

Newstalk will air the hour long documentary Grassroots at 8 a.m on New Years Day. Over eight weeks radio producers Lisa Essuman and Robert Hope looked at community action projects where people are making a positive difference to society. Diverse initiatives included a drum circle in Killarney county Kerry, a read more …

Listen to Wide Open Opera – Athena Media’s radio series and documentary for RTÉ Lyric fm

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Re-Imagining Opera is a five part series for RTÉ lyric fm from Nov 19-23rd on the future of opera in Ireland. Do people think it's an art for the rich or is it an art form being starved of resources and forcing performers abroad? What do we feel and think about opera? The production team is being led by read more …