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Study finds 'correlation between depression and not sending Christmas cards'

6 December 2022 - 5 mins
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A new study suggests there is a link between depression and sending Christmas cards. Sean was joined by Professor Stephen Gallagher, Director of the Study of Anxiety, Stress and Health Lab at UL to discuss...

5 mins

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The History of Kilkenny

The History of Kilkenny

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Cartoon saloon with Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey went on to establish the highly successful animations studios Cartoon Saloon with Paul Young and Tom Moore. The Kilkenny-based studios are behind films like My Dragon’s Father, Wolfwalkers and The Secret of Kells and have become world revered. Nearly every one of its features, including Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, has received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.

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Board Games with an Environmental Awareness

Board Games with an Environmental Awareness

Board games have moved on from the days of Risk and Monopoly and now a host of environmentally themed games are entering the market. But can they make the climate crisis a more tangible reality? Cathy Maguire, Member of Board Games Ireland, has been playing some of these games and she joined Sean to discuss…

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Flying a jumbo jet 'was an absolute delight'

Flying a jumbo jet 'was an absolute delight'

Boeing have just added the finishing touches to the last ever 747 as production comes to an end after 54 years. But what was it actually like to fly one? Sean was joined by pilot Nick Eades, who has completed more flying hours on a Jumbo Jet than any other pilot in history…

7 mins

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'I've got an ice cream maker in my cupboard' - Henry looks at our hoarding habits

'I've got an ice cream maker in my cupboard' - Henry looks at our hoarding habits

“Save time, money and effort when buying a breadmaker by writing ‘breadmaker’ on a cardboard box, leaving it on your worktop and buying a white sliced loaf from the shop instead. William Stroker, Derry City.” That’s taken from the letters page of 'Viz' - the comic book. Does William have a point? We buy so many electronic goods, never use them and end up hoarding them over the years. Henry McKean went to the dump to find out how wasteful are we?

15 mins

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'Enough is Enoch' - Fundraiser set up to raise money for trans youth

'Enough is Enoch' - Fundraiser set up to raise money for trans youth

Enough is Enoch, is the name of a new campaign from independent councilor Alan Edge to raise money for trans youth and make something positive out of Enoch Burke the situation. Councillor Alan Edge joined Sean on the show to discuss...

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