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US With Cal & Marion: Joe Biden Turns 80

22 November - 12 mins
Podcast Series The Last Word with Matt Cooper

US President Joe Biden has just celebrated his 80th birthday becoming the first ever president to do so while in office.

Is Biden too old to run for a second term? Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss this as well as other US news stories of the week.

12 mins

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Four-Day Working Week Trial Finds Significant Benefits

Four-Day Working Week Trial Finds Significant Benefits

A four-day working week trial in Ireland has been deemed a success by both the employers and employees taking part. 12 Irish firms tested out the shorter work week over a 6-month period and nine of them have decided to keep it in place. Assistant Professor of Social Policy at UCD Dr Orla Kelly and Peter Cosgrove of Futurewise joined Matt on to discuss the benefits and challenges of introducing a four-day week. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

12 mins

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Warnings of Worsening Taxi Shortages in the Lead Up to Christmas

Warnings of Worsening Taxi Shortages in the Lead Up to Christmas

A massive shortage of taxi drivers is expected in Irish cities and towns this Christmas season. The number of taxi drivers plummeted during the pandemic with many quitting the industry altogether. Vincent Kearns, chief executive of NXT Taxis and Noeline Blackwell from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss what can be done to get people home safely. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

10 mins

30 November Finished

Personal Finance: Review Finds Consumer's Access to Bank Cash Should Be Protected

Personal Finance: Review Finds Consumer's Access to Bank Cash Should Be Protected

A review of Irish banking, commissioned by the Department of Finance has said draft heads of a bill should be drawn up next year to protect consumers' and businesses' access to cash. Charlie Weston, personal finance editor with the Irish Independent, joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss this recommendation. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

9 mins

30 November Finished

The Last Word On Music: The Worst Decisions In Music History

The Last Word On Music: The Worst Decisions In Music History

John Caddell and Dave Hanratty joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss the latest music news including U2 drummer Larry Mullen needing surgery to continue performing and Rolling Stone's list of the 50 worst decisions in music history. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

14 mins

29 November Finished

Rosanna Davison On Her Journey To Parenthood

Rosanna Davison On Her Journey To Parenthood

Fertility is a very important issue for many couples. Speaking to Matt on The Last Word, Rosanna Davison shared her own challenges in her fertility journey. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

11 mins

29 November Finished

US With Cal and Marion: US Response to Protests in China

US With Cal and Marion: US Response to Protests in China

Large protests have erupted across China in recent days triggered by public anger over strict Covid-19 lockdown measures. How has the United States responded to these protests? Cal Thomas and Marion McKeone joined Matt on The Last Word to discuss this as well as the other stories making headlines in the US. Catch the full chat by pressing the 'Play' button on this page.

11 mins

29 November Finished

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