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An Inside Look At The Billionaires Space Race

16 July - 13 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The book focuses on the space race between Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.

Schmidle embedded with Viring Galactic from 2014 to 2018 while writing a magazine article.

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Nicholas Schmidle Author of Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and The Making of a Modern Astronaut joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss his books.

Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

13 mins

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A Deep Dive Into Trump’s Last 12 Months As President

A Deep Dive Into Trump’s Last 12 Months As President

The true story of what took place in Trump’s White House has never before been told in full. The authors are currently Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists at the Washington Post. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/30182424/TLW300721Trump.mp3"][/audio] Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, authors of I Alone Can Fix It join The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

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Calls For Three More Bank Holidays

Calls For Three More Bank Holidays

People Before Profit has proposed a bill to give three additional bank holidays per year. The Bill aims to create three new bank holidays, more in keeping with the European average. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/30181016/TLW300721Holiday.mp3"][/audio] Paul Murphy, TD, People Before Profit join The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

5 mins

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Another Medal Guaranteed For Ireland At The Olympics?

Another Medal Guaranteed For Ireland At The Olympics?

Aidan Walsh beat Mauritian Mervin Clair to secure at least a bronze medal for the Irish in Tokyo. The Belfast boxer has the chance to reach the final when he fights Pat McCormack on Sunday. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/30175709/TLW300721Walsh.mp3"][/audio] Sinead O’Carroll editor of thejournal.ie joined The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

9 mins

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Michelle Smith Defends Her Controversial Olympic Record

Michelle Smith Defends Her Controversial Olympic Record

Michelle Smith recently took the opportunity to defend her controversial triple success in 1996. Despite the question marks and the rumours, the four medals were never stripped off her record. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/30174109/TLW300721Olympics.mp3"][/audio] Anton Savage, broadcaster and Martha Brennan, journalist with the Irish Examiner join The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

19 mins

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55% Increase In The Number Of House Completions, CSO Figures Show

55% Increase In The Number Of House Completions, CSO Figures Show

There has been a 55% increase in the amount of House Completions from April to June of 2021. CSO figures released today show that there have been 5,021 completions in 2021. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/29191043/TLW290721biz.mp3"][/audio] Ian Guider Columnist with The Business Post joined Matt on The Last Word on Business to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

7 mins

29 July Finished

Google Staff To Be Vaccinated Before Return To Office

Google Staff To Be Vaccinated Before Return To Office

Google have said they will require workers to be vaccinated before they return to work. Google’s chief executive, said the policy would be introduced in the US “in the coming weeks”. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/07/29185229/TLW290721Vax.mp3"][/audio] Neil McDonnell ISME Chief Executive and Richard Grogan Employment solicitor from Richard Grogan and associates join The Last Word to discuss. Catch the full chat by pressing the Play button on this page.

9 mins

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