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RTE Ireland

Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.

Twitter:

@RTEArena

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 353 (0) 1 208 3111


Episodes

Local Wonders - After Life review- Music for Galway

1/17/2022
Local Wonders is an anthology of poetry, edited by Pat Boran, more than 100 poets were charged with the task of taking inspiration from their locale, from the things that have seen them through the last couple of years, Chris Wasser reviews After Life, Music for Galway will present a weekend of music celebrating composer, Charles Villiers Stanford

Duration:00:45:54

Elvis Costello - Album reviews

1/14/2022
Elvis Costello discusses his new album The Boy Called If & his new podcast How to the Learn the Guitar & Y which is as much a philosophy of living as it is a guitar manual, Kate Brennan Harding & Brian Boyd review new albums from The Lumineers , FKA twigs, & Grace Cummings.

Duration:00:40:10

Film reviews: Memoria and Cow - Classics Now Festival - Ronnie Spector

1/13/2022
Film reviews: Memoria and Cow - Classics Now Festival - Ronnie Spector

Duration:00:44:28

Snowpoet - The Sopranos - Mick O'Dea

1/12/2022
Snowpoet are a London based musical collective led by Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella & bassist, Chris Hyson, The Sopranos heralded a new era of television, Dr Clare Clark marks the anniversary, available on Sky, Mick O’Dea discusses Inside an exhibition of still life paintings & interiors from the studio at the Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery Dublin.

Duration:00:47:06

Ricky Gervais After Life - Watership Down - Objects of Love

1/11/2022
Ricky Gervais’ After Life is the most watched British comedy of the last ten years, worldwide, Ricky Gervais & cast members incl. Diane Morgan joins Seán, Declan Burke on the classic book to film, Watership Down, Oliver Sears' The Objects of Love, in association with Holocaust Awareness Ireland, at Dublin Castle’s Bedford Hall until February 13th.

Duration:00:51:05

Bajazet - Classics Now - Cloud Studies

1/10/2022
Vivaldi’s Bajazet is the Irish National Opera’s first production of the New Year, Classics Now festival celebrates the art, literature & ideas of the Ancient Greeks & Romans, Cloud Studies is a new exhibition at Visual in Carlow.

Duration:00:47:16

Sidney Poitier - Hilary Rose - 2022 in Music

1/7/2022
Steven Benedict pays tribute to Sidney Poitier, whose death was announced today, he was a trail blazer as a black actor in a very white industry, Hilary Rose returns to on our screens in hit RTÉ drama Smother, Alan Corr and Nadine O'Regan look ahead to 2022, in music from breakthrough Irish artists to international music and concerts.

Duration:00:50:26

Film reviews - Louis Wain - Evolution of Acting

1/6/2022
Donald Clarke & Gemma Creagh review films, The 355 a spy caper with Jessica Chastain, Boiling Point, Ailey, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain with Benedict Cumberbatch has sparked an interest in the work of Louis Wain & the Chris Beetles Gallery in London is current exhibition is Louis Wain’s Cats, Steven Benedict discusses the evolution of acting.

Duration:00:54:12

Jan Carson - RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Andy Warhol - Every Brilliant Thing

1/5/2022
The Raptures is set in the small fictional Northern Irish town in the early 90s, Jan Carson's new novel explores how tragedy can both unite & tear apart a small community, Simon Maher on RTE Choice album of the year shortlist, Jess Fahy previews Andy Warhol's America, Every Brilliant Thing at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin

Duration:00:52:50

Screw - John MacKenna - Midwinter Festival Stanford

1/4/2022
Screw is a new prison drama, starring Derry Girls’ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Jenn Gannon previews the Channel 4 series, We Seldom Talk About the Past is a collection of stories by John MacKenna, Midwinter Festival Stanford celebrates the music and the legacy of Irish composer, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

Duration:00:46:47

Brian Friel - Eagles - Joan Didion

1/4/2022
Shy Man, Show Man is about the playwright Brian Friel, Conall Morrison has been watching the documentary which airs on RTÉ One on Thursday at 10.15pm, 50 years on from their debut, The Eagles are back on a world tour, Author, journalist and chronicler of contemporary America, Joan Didion died over the Christmas at the age of 87.

Duration:00:51:50

Where do I Begin

12/30/2021
Seán Rocks takes a look back at the Arena series which looks at well-known artists, including Daft Punk, Marina Abramovic and Wes Anderson.

Duration:00:52:01

Film highlights 2021

12/29/2021
Seán Rocks revisits film interviews from the past year on Arena, includng Ruth Negga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sparks, Ron and Russell Mael.

Duration:00:51:49

Music highlights 2021

12/28/2021
Seán Rocks revisits musical moments from 2021's Arena including Dublin rapper Kojaque, Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neill and a tribute to the Chieftains co-founder Paddy Moloney.

Duration:00:41:52

Best of Author Interviews 2021

12/27/2021
Seán Rocks revisits some of the best author interviews on Arena in 2021, from Marian Keyes to Lisa McInerney and this year's Booker Prize winner, Damon Galgut.

Duration:00:53:43

Christmas Eve Special

12/24/2021
Arena celebrates Christmas in music, literature and art with conductor David Brophy, writer John Connolly and art historian Jess Fahy. Chris Wasser on It's a Wonderful Life at 75.

Duration:00:46:25

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raise the Roof

12/23/2021
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won six Grammys for their debut album, Raising Sand in 2007. Raise the Roof is their latest studio album.

Duration:00:23:52

Film reviews - Mná Na Bpíob

12/21/2021
The Matrix Resurrections, Licorice Pizza, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Humans, Titane, film reviews with Aingeala Flannery, John Maguire & Paul Whitington, leading piper Louise Mulcahy presents a new documentary which explores the contribution of female pipers, Mná Na Bpíob on TG4 player.

Duration:00:53:04

Christmas poems - Rita Moreno - The Cow Book - Christmas TV

12/20/2021
Poet Enda Wyley selects her favourite poems on the eve of the Winter Solstice, Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It, tells the story of the West Side story star, Rita Moreno, The Cow Book by John Connell reflects on his time on the family farm, Jenn Gannon with recommendations for Christmas TV,

Duration:00:48:48

Scullion - All Strangers Here - 2021 Best Albums

12/17/2021
A Frosty Dawn is a series of shows at the Pepper Canister Church, feat. artists such as Scullion, Angela Byrne is the co-editor of All Strangers Here, a new anthology of poetry and prose written by Irish diplomats, Zara Hedderman & Simon Maher's favourite albums of the year from Self Esteem to Orla Gartland.

Duration:00:44:49