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The Very Last Word - 25/01/20

24 January - 48 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

Listen back to some of the highlights of The Last Word from this week, including:

Our resident tech expert Andy O'Donoghue talks about plans for a new ethical and sustainable smartphone.

Bestselling author Rob Doyle shares his favourite music, movies, TV and more in this week's Culture Club.

Michael Sheridan brings us the latest motoring news.

Dee Molumby and Brian Lloyd look back at the career of the late Monty Python star Terry Jones.

48 mins

Series Episodes

What Is The Greatest Bond Song Of All Time?

What Is The Greatest Bond Song Of All Time?

Billie Eilish has released 'No Time to Die', the theme song to the latest James Bond film of the same name, which hits cinemas in April. At 18, she is the youngest artist ever to write and record a Bond theme. But where does it rank among the classic Bond songs of days gone by? John Caddell and Dee Reddy gave their thoughts in our weekly music slot and nominated their own favourite Bond songs. We also asked listeners on Twitter for their choices, and these are the results. What is the greatest #BOND THEME TUNE of all time⁉️🤔We can only pick 4 options - if 'OTHER', detail below ⬇️We'll be talking Bond with @cooper_m, @jcaddelltweets & @Deebodee later from 4.30pm on the @lstwrd! — Today FM (@TodayFM) February 18, 2020 Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

21 mins

18 February Finished

Sanctuary Runners Appeal To Cork Residents To Open Their Doors For Marathon

Sanctuary Runners Appeal To Cork Residents To Open Their Doors For Marathon

The Sanctuary Runners is an initiative which enables asylum seekers and refugees in Direct Provision to run, jog and walk alongside Irish people, fostering friendship, positivity and respect. The group has 1,600 runners across 19 locations in Ireland. They are taking part in the Cork City Marathon, and are also appealing to Cork residents to open their doors and put up runners the night before the run. Graham Clifford, founder of the Sanctuary Runners, and Bousie Mhlope, a member of the Sanctuary Runners who lives in Kinsale Direct Provision Centre, joined us to explain more about the idea. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

6 mins

18 February Finished

Jeff Bezos To Give $10 Billion Of His Fortune To Fight Climate Change

Jeff Bezos To Give $10 Billion Of His Fortune To Fight Climate Change

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion of his fortune to fight climate change. He has said the money will finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. Bezos is the world's richest man with an estimated net worth of more than $130 billion. The pledge represents almost 8% of his fortune. Ian Guider, markets editor of The Business Post, joined us for the business news with this story and more, including: Employment hit a record high last year, according to the CSO Galway's traffic is 'crippling and stifling city living' Profits at the Kerry Group hit a record €900 million last year An Post to raise price of stamps by 10 cents Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

8 mins

18 February Finished

Trump Hits Back At Obama Taking Credit For Economic Boom

Trump Hits Back At Obama Taking Credit For Economic Boom

Donald Trump has hit back at a tweet from Barack Obama in which he took credit for the economic boom. In a tweet of his own, Trump described Obama's claim as a "con job" and said that his own administration had been responsible for the growth. Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2020 In an appearance on CNN, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro also insisted that the economy was bad under the Obama years, but host Poppy Harlow displayed numbers showing that growth was in fact stronger than it has been under Trump. Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone discussed this and more from the United States, including Michael Bloomberg's first Democratic debate and the controversy over past comments he has made. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

13 mins

18 February Finished

The Best Smart Heating Solutions For Your Home

The Best Smart Heating Solutions For Your Home

Are you tired of coming home to a freezing house? If you have smart heating set up in your home, you won't have to. Andy O'Donoghue joined us for Tech Tuesday to recommend some of the best smart heating options available, from smart thermostats which can be controlled using your phone to smart radiator valves and solar panels. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

6 mins

18 February Finished

An Inside Look At The Chaos In Donald Trump's White House

An Inside Look At The Chaos In Donald Trump's White House

Much has been written about Donald Trump since he took office, but a new book takes perhaps one of the closest looks at his presidency to date. Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, has co-written A Very Stable Genius with his colleague Carol Leonnig. He joined us on The Last Word to give the inside story on the chaos in Trump's White House. Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.

14 mins

17 February Finished

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