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The Thursday Interview on The Hard Shoulder

Podcast Series The Thursday Interview on The Hard Shoulder

Ivan Yates sits down with public figures from the world of sport, politics, entertainment and business for wide-ranging chats about their life stories. Sponsored by McGuigan Wines.

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Jon Kenny on The Thursday Interview

Jon Kenny on The Thursday Interview

'The Crowman' is currently running in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, starring Jon Kenny as Dan Lonergan. What better time for Ivan to give the actor, musician, comedian and dancer the 'Thursday Interview' treatment. From his beginnings in Hospital, Co.Limerick, to his dreams of being a music star, to finding his passion in the performing arts, to his struggles with cancer and heart failure, this is a look at the d'Unbelievables star that you will never have seen before.

30 mins

17 February Finished

Dame Kelly Holmes on The Thursday Interview

Dame Kelly Holmes on The Thursday Interview

She's a double Olympic gold medalist from the Athens 2004 Games. She is a Dame of the Realm. And she was Ivan's latest guest on the Thursday Interview. From her birth, to her upbringing by her mother and stepfather (who she simply calls her father), to discovering her talent for running, to joining the military, on to her successes at the Olympic Games, she gets into it all on the Hard Shoulder. Holmes also goes into her struggles with mental health, and why she wants her Dame Kelly Homes Trust to give people from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance.

23 mins

17 February Finished

Enda O'Coineen on The Thursday Interview

Enda O'Coineen on The Thursday Interview

Enda O'Coineen decided to sail around the world on his own in 2015. 57 days later he found himself with a broken mast and engine, over 200 miles away from the shore. He spoke to us about that experience and how he ended up there at all. 

23 mins

17 February Finished

Jessica Kelly on The Thursday Interview

Jessica Kelly on The Thursday Interview

In association with McGuigan Wines, The Hard Shoulder presents another edition of the Thursday Interview. The name is self-explanatory, as Ivan spends some time every Thursday evening speaking to some of the best known names and most interesting people in Irish life. It was the turn next of one of Newstalk's own - the Irish Tatler's Woman of the Year in media - Jessica Kelly. From here upbringing to her path to Newstalk, to her struggles at the hands of trolls online to her views on women in the media, Jessica tells Ivan her story so far.

22 mins

17 February Finished

Padraig O'Céidigh on The Thursday Interview

Padraig O'Céidigh on The Thursday Interview

Padraig O’Ceidigh is the founder of Aer Arann Express and Aer Lingus Regional, and he is, many would argue, one of Ireland’s finest ever entrepreneurs. Ivan was delighted to welcome him onto this evening's edition of the Hard Shoulder as his Thursday Interview. They talked about his upbringing in Spiddal, his dabbling in teaching, his journey to being a businessman, his foray into politics, and his healthcare recently that nearly killed him.

22 mins

17 February Finished

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