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Attempting to live forever

22 November - 16 mins
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Biohacker, Leon Kurita would like to live forever and is currently going through the various levels of biohacking in order to achieve this.

Leon Kurita, joined Sean on the show to discuss...

16 mins

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The History of the Shorter Working Week

The History of the Shorter Working Week

Employees and companies have reported overwhelmingly positive results after the trial of a 4 day working week across 12 Irish companies. It wasn't that long ago that similar trials were being done to reduce the working week from 6 to 5 days. Can the historical context of this idea help us to understand the current debate. Sean was joined by Graham Finlay, School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin to discuss...

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Why Irish people never say what they mean

Why Irish people never say what they mean

Why do Irish people use the English language to not say what they really mean? Are we too polite and afraid of offending or are we afraid of having those awkward conversations? Maybe it’s all about a fear of committing and following through on our words. Gail Flanagan, linguist tutor from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick joined Sean on the show to discuss..

8 mins

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HIV: 'I was a child of shame, I grew up in the stigma'

HIV: 'I was a child of shame, I grew up in the stigma'

In the new genre-bending documentary ‘How To Tell A Secret’, directors Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne joined forces to find creative ways to tell the stories of people in Ireland who are HIV-positive, while shining a light on the transformative power of telling your story. Sean was joined in studio by Anna and also by Enda McGrattan or Veda as you may know him, who contributes his story in the documentary… Image: twitter.com/asecretfilm

17 mins

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How To...Plan Your Garden

How To...Plan Your Garden

For this weeks 'How To' slot we’re looking at how to plan your garden from scratch. Sean was joined in studio by Paul Smith, gardener and author of 'Gardening Together'...

15 mins

30 November Finished

The Ice Cream Van Wars

The Ice Cream Van Wars

Ice cream vans are synonymous with treats, however for communities in some of the poorest parts of Glasgow in the 1970s, these vans were a lifeline. Carrying not just ice cream, these vans were effectively the general store on wheels because the council had built high-density living without the necessary amenities like shops. However, the routes through these estates became highly lucrative, and were quickly taken over by criminals and the ensuing wars between opposing factions led to one of the most controversial investigations and convictions in modern Scottish history. Robert Neill is the director of BBC’s The Ice Cream Wars and he joined Sean on the show to discuss…

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Traveller Community Mapping Coolock

Traveller Community Mapping Coolock

A community project has begun to update maps of traveller campsites in Coolock, which have previously gone undocumented. Not only are the campsites being added to maps, but the stories behind the people who live there are being archived too. Sean was joined by Michael Collins, a third generation traveller from Coolock who has been instrumental in getting the project going… Image: Pavee Point

11 mins

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