Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Cultural critic, Alison Pearlman on the rise and rise of the public as restaurant reviewer. (Part 2 of 4)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Art historian-turned-food culture critic, Alison Pearlman, on overlaps in art and restaurant criticism. (Part 1 of 4)

Monday, July 29, 2013


Geologist-turned-ceramic alchemist, Cormac Boydell, on chemicals and colour.

Friday, July 26, 2013


What can directors of today’s 3D blockbusters learn from Hitchcock’s only effort in the area, Dial M for Murder?

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Bow Making 101 with multi-award winning master of the craft, Gary Leahy.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


What on earth to do with your Nobel Prize winnings? Orhan Pamuk’s put them into a museum based on his novel, The Museum of Innocence.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


How IKEA designs are being bent to the will of the Irish people, with projects that include transforming an IKEA lamp into a functioning lobster pot.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Building an ancient celtic dwelling with just a scalpel and some paper, with artist, Maeve Clancy.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Working with the bees in very different ways are sound recordist, Chris Watson and beekeeper and local food advocate, David Lee.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


How the legacy of Victorian maker, Henry Willis, is helping forge organ music’s future. (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Welcoming back a water-powered Victorian wonder. Union Chapel celebrates its restored Willis organ. (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Test driving a “temporal stereoscope” with the artist, Anne Cleary, at Marino Casino, as part of Cleary & Connolly’s The Absent Architect exhibition.

Monday, July 15, 2013


In the latest pages from Phillip McMahon’s diaries, a story falls into the writer’s lap in a Dublin coffeeshop.

Friday, July 12, 2013


Tino Sehgal on art, ethics and the shortcomings of Craig Reynolds’s Boids. (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Turner Prize nominee, Tino Sehgal, on art, ecology and vegan chocolate cake. (part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


An animated story explaining the rudiments of typography to kids, is just one facet of the font-themed comedy output of Conor O’Toole.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


How Benjamin Britten’s Alderburgh feeds into the music of contemporary singer-songwriter, Gwyneth Herbert.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Ned Vizzini, on getting (almost literally) stuck in a book in his bibliophilic new YA novel, House of Secrets.


In this podcast, it is suggested that Mr Vizzini is, in addition to being a novelist, also a cartoonist. He is not. No offence meant, guv.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Ever gobbled a lumper? A new radio documentary series, History on A Plate, explores the lost foods of old Ireland.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Dolly Parton has long been a role model for dragstar, Panti, and an inspiration for Panti’s alter ego, Rory O’Neill. For Culture File, Panti/Rory recorded a guide to Dolly’s finest moments…and they are (in order of appearance):


I Will Always Love You

Little Sparrow

Travellin’ Thru

Backwoods Barbie

Jesus and Gravity 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Did Japan’s ancient Samurai sword makers use metal techniques from Ireland?Silversmith and metal researcher, Cólín Ó Dubhghaill, has his suspicions.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Will the rise of online series like House of Cards turn Hollywood into a zombie town? Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Aisling Kelliher, on the future of tv.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Aspergillus oryzae comes to SoCoDu. Kyoto native/Blackrock resident, Junko Hamilton, on making Irish miso.