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The Secret Lives of Writers: The Ticket @ Electric Picnic

9/9/2016
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Last week, we got out of the Off Topic studio and went on the road to the Electric Picnic. The Irish Times tent in the Mindfield section played host a series of talks on TV, film, sports and media. Today will be having a listen to some of the best bits. First up, it's the inner workings of a much-envied job: sports writing. Gavin Cummiskey and Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times and Sinead O’Carroll, news editor of the journal.ie talk about reporting on Rio, the fallout from the scandal...

Duration:00:36:26

Stranger Things / Is Pokemon Go nostalgic? / Marina Joyce

7/29/2016
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On this instalment of Off Topic, host Laurence Mackin welcomes writers Sarah Maria Griffin, Caomhan Keane and Rosie Gogan-Keogh into the podcast studio to discuss the pristine 'Spielbergian' tropes of Netflix's latest success Stranger Things, the inherent nostalgia of Pokemon Go, and the fickle nature of the internet mob as experienced by teen fashion vlogger Marina Joyce.

Duration:00:35:46

Rent Slaves, Waking the Feminists in the Abbey

11/13/2015
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In this week's Off Topic podcast Fionn Davenport and Hugh Linehan discuss the proposed rental reforms and the perils of the Irish attitude to property. They're joined by Kitty Holland and DIT lecturer Lorcan Sirr. Later in the podcast they hear more about the Waking the Feminists event in the Abbey Theatre this week with Roise Goan and Sara Keating. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:01:16:49

Karlin's Web Summit Review / City Soundscapes

11/6/2015
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Technology reporter Karlin Lillington joins Hugh and Laurence for a look back at Web Summit 2015 in an attempt to find middle ground between the cynics and Paddy Cosgrove-bashers on one hand and the everything-is-awesome boosterism on the other. In part two Dr Linda O'Keeffe of Lancaster University has studied the effect of sound on life in our shared spaces. The study has produced some surprising insights, among them the reason Smithfield Square is a teenage wasteland. Plus, Laurence has...

Duration:00:58:00

Bond Bore, 1916, A Wild Weekend in Florida

10/30/2015
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In this edition of Off Topic Fionn Davenport and Hugh Linehan interview Prof Roy Foster and Prof Ciaran Brady on the preparations and potency of the 1916 commemoration. Later in the podcast film critic Tara Brady discuss the tedium of Bond and its marketing machine with Hugh and Laurence Mackin. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:01:05:46

Playboy, Porn and the Dark Net

10/16/2015
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In this week's edition of Off Topic Fionn Davenport and Laurence Mackin discuss Playboy's decision to remove nudity from its magazine and what this means for the world of pornography and publication. They are joined in studio by Shawna Scott from Sex Siopa.ie Later in the podcast Laurence plays back his public interview with Jamie Bartlett, author of The Dark Net and examines the creativity, scope and danger of unregulated internet use. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It...

Duration:00:51:00

Hipster Food + Philosophy and Irish Life

10/9/2015
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In this episode of Off Topic Hugh Linehan and Fionn Davenport explore hispter foods and their discontents with food writer Catherine Cleary and DIT lecturer in Culinary Arts Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire. Later in the podcast they discuss the place of philosophy in Irish life with Joe Humphreys and Cathy Barry from NUI Maynooth and whether Irish people are more comfortable to engage more deeply with issues within an artistic context only. Finally Fionn and Hugh celebrate the launch of...

Duration:01:02:33

Matt Damon, Triggering, Microagressions

10/4/2015
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In this week's Off Topic podcast Hugh Linehan and Fionn Davenport discuss microagressions and triggering, issues which are starting to make a serious impact on academic and public discourse. They're joined by UCD academic Mary McAuliffe and writer Roe McDermott. Later in the podcast they're joined by Tonie Walsh, independent curator of the Irish Queer Archive to discuss the comments made by Matt Damon regarding gay actors and their private lives. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas...

Duration:00:55:26

Brian Friel

10/2/2015
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In this special edition of Off Topic Hugh Linehan celebrates and remembers the work of playwright Brian Friel who has died at the age of 86. He is joined by Fintan O'Toole, Peter Crawley and Emilie Pine. Off Topic is a weekly ideas and culture podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:00:27:11

Volkswagen's Vile Lies + Dublin Theatre Festival

9/25/2015
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In this week's Off Topic Fionn Davenport, Hugh Linehan and Laurence Mackin discuss the Volkswagen scandal with Marketing and Branding lecturer John Fanning and Motoring Editor Michael McAleer. Later in the podcast the Dublin Theatre Festival is previewed by Peter Crawley and UCD lecturer Emilie Pine. Finally the Off Topic team present their cultural highlights of the week including the 'solid ascent' of Irish film and the drumming genius of John Bonham. Off Topic is a weekly culture and...

Duration:00:55:36

Rugby Revolution and the re-death of Rock

9/18/2015
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In this week's Off Topic Fionn Davenport and Laurence Mackin debate the future of rock music with Angela Dorgan and Aoife Barry. Later in the podcast Hugh Linehan examines the idea that the world of rugby is somehow warmer and more egalitarian than it was in the past. He's joined by sports analyst Andy McGready and Ross O'Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:01:14:41

Skywalker on Skellig, Netflix Movies, Photo Dilemmas

9/4/2015
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In part one Irish Times film critic Donald Clarke and Lighthouse Cinema manager Helen Hutton join Fionn and Hugh to talk about the latest threat to bricks and mortar cinemas: Netflix's foray into the movie business. In part two, Fintan O'Toole explains his opposition to the shooting of Star Wars on Skellig Micheal. Finally, Fionn and Hugh discuss a difficult dilemma faced by the media in a week of terrible tragedy in Europe.

Duration:01:02:45

VAN MORRISON

8/28/2015
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In this week's Off Topic special Fintan O'Toole interviews Van Morrison. Off Topic is a weekly cultures and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:01:27:17

Edinburgh's "Narcissist Olympics", The Great Wall

8/21/2015
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In this week's podcast Hugh Linehan and Laurence Mackin discuss the Edinburgh Festival with Peter Crawley and "How to keep an Alien" creater Sonya Kelly. Later in the podcast they interview Tadhg O'Sullivan, director of the new documentary The Great Wall. Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:00:48:27

RTÉ's autumn line-up and the future of TV; The argument for envy

8/14/2015
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Irish Times writers and telly fans Patrick Freyne and Laura Slattery join Hugh and Laurence to look at RTÉ One's autumn schedule, the station's uncertain approach to arts coverage and how it can survive in the age of Netflix. In part two, New Yorker writer and psychologist Maria Konnikova is on the line to explain why being a nation of begrudgers might not be as bad as we thought - it all depends on the type of begrudgery you're talking about.

Duration:00:57:00

Sexist Filmmaking and Horrible Ads, Jon Stewart and Esther Phillips

8/7/2015
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In this week's Off Topic Fionn Davenport and Hugh Linehan discuss the role of women in modern filmmaking with film writer Tara Brady and Pat Murphy, Ireland's foremost feminist filmmaker and NYU lecturer. Later in the podcast Laura Slattery and Ben Wilson analyse advances in adblocking software and what it means for culture. The show concludes with a consideration of Jon Stewart's legacy as he concludes his role with The Daily Show and a brief look at the life of Esther Phillips. Off Topic...

Duration:01:15:01

Feile + Online Arguments

7/31/2015
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This week Fionn Davenport and Laurence Mackin discuss the culture of online comments with Patrick Freyne and Christine Bohan. They also examine the legacy of Feile 25 years on with Will Leahy who has just finished a documentary on the subject. Off Topic is a weekly ideas and culture podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:00:50:47

Monto Magic, the Queen of kora and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

7/17/2015
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This week Fionn Davenport and Laurence Mackin discuss the magic, history and challenges of Monto with historian Terry Fagan, gallery owner Elaine Grainger and Louise Lowe of Anu Productions. They also talk to Sona Jobareth the world's leading female kora player. The podcast concludes with a consideration of Magic Mike XXL and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Off Topic is a weekly culture and ideas podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlon and produced by Sinead O'Shea.

Duration:00:52:00

Humans, The Affair, The mind-blowing future of AI

7/10/2015
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TV experts Laura Slattery and Bernice Harrison join Fionn and Laurence to talk about Channel 4 drama Humans, in which humanoid helpers cause their masters untold problems in the home, the workplace and the bedroom, and Showtime's The Affair, a tale of infidelity told from different and sometimes contradictory perspectives. In part two: If computers reach and exceed human intelligence, what kind of world will that be? For Tim Urban of waitbutwhy.com, it's a matter of when, not if. Ian...

Duration:01:12:49

Podcasting, Galway Film Fleadh

6/26/2015
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This week the Off Topic team examine the increasing success of the podcasting medium with Jason Phipps, head of audio with The Guardian and Irish podcaster Gareth Stacks. The team also looks forward to the Galway Film Fleadh with festival director Miriam Allen, Oscar nominated director of Song of the Sea Tom Moore and Kathryn Kennedy who has produced My Name is Emily which will open the festival. Off Topic is a weekly ideas and culture podcast. It is researched by Declan Conlan and...

Duration:01:01:49