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Orla brings you behind the scenes of the world of entertainment and popular culture with lively, no-nonsense debates and interviews on the world of film, theatre, comedy literature and music.

Orla brings you behind the scenes of the world of entertainment and popular culture with lively, no-nonsense debates and interviews on the world of film, theatre, comedy literature and music.
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Location:

Dublin, Ireland

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Orla brings you behind the scenes of the world of entertainment and popular culture with lively, no-nonsense debates and interviews on the world of film, theatre, comedy literature and music.

Twitter:

@orla_barry

Language:

English

Contact:

Newstalk HQ Marconi House Digges Lane Dublin 2 1890 453106


Episodes

What can Disney do about its princess problem?

11/26/2018
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When Disney workers were shown a scene from the new Disney film Ralph Breaks The Internet, there were gasps. According to Erich Schwartzel the scene broke all the rules

Duration:00:11:15

What women really talk about in a hair salon

11/26/2018
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Infertility, grief, juggling parenthood and a career- some of the themes of Split Ends, the new play by Lauren Larkin. It opens in Dublin's Dolmen Theatre this week.

Duration:00:11:17

I was told if I danced again, my heart would stop

11/26/2018
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Professional ballet dancer Anais Garcia was told she was 'too soft' by her teachers. The more weight she lost, the more roles she won. Until she became dangerously ill

Duration:00:19:19

What is it like to see all your family deported but you

11/19/2018
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When Jamil Sunsin was 10, his family was deported back to Honduras, a country he'd never known. Now 15 he lives in the US without them. New film Colossus tells his story

Duration:00:17:30

Masculinity, mental health and paranoia explored

11/19/2018
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A new adaptation of The Signalman by Charles Dickens opens on the Dublin stage in December. It's adapted by Jane McCarthy and stars actor Marcus Lamb. They join Orla

Duration:00:09:09

The FBI trained him to be a drug dealer

11/19/2018
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Matthew McConaughey stars in the new film White Boy Rick, the true story of Rick Wershie jr, the youngest FBI informant ever at age 14. Filmmaker Shawn Rech joins Orla

Duration:00:18:04

Can virtual reality teach us empathy?

11/13/2018
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VR is often described as the future for film. Some organisations have begun to use it in short films to promote a cause and gain empathy from viewers. But does it work?

Duration:00:12:21

Pulitzer winner: I get stressed on every assignment

11/12/2018
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Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist who has worked in conflict zones across the world. She talks to Orla about her two decades of work

Duration:00:14:59

Choreographer John Scott explains Cloud Study

11/12/2018
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Cloud Study comes to Dublin after its premiere at the Galway Arts Festival earlier this year. Founder of the Irish Modern Dance Theatre John Scott joins Orla

Duration:00:10:57

How does America's female president fare?

11/12/2018
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Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood is no more. Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) takes on the highest US office in the latest season of House of Cards.

Duration:00:08:43

What really drives the Alt-right?

11/5/2018
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Alt Right- Age of Rage, the new film investigates key figures behind the alt-right and anti-fascist movement Antifa. Director Adam Bhalla Lough joins Orla

Duration:00:18:10

What really drives the Alt-right?

11/5/2018
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Alt Right- Age of Rage, the new film investigates key figures behind the alt-right and anti-fascist movement Antifa. Director Adam Bhalla Lough joins Orla

Duration:00:18:10

Any Irish food product in the Disgusting Food Museum?

11/5/2018
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Cheese with live maggots from Sardinia and mouse wine from China are among the items being exhibited in the new Disgusting Food Museum. Curator Samuel West joins Orla

Duration:00:10:24

How would we react to the Clinton/Lewinsky affair now?

11/5/2018
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It's 20 years since the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair came to light. Slow Burn the acclaimed podcast, investigates what really happened. Leon Neyfakh joins Orla

Duration:00:18:43

A dark gothic view of school days in the Seventies

10/29/2018
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Actor Brian F Devaney reflects on the importance of theatre in Sligo and the upcoming production by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company - The Schooldays of Thaddeus K.

Duration:00:07:46

The first French vegan cookbook

10/29/2018
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Fourteen French chefs have collaborated to create the country's first ever vegan cookbook. Chef Christel Dhuit tells Orla why it's taken so long for it to happen

Duration:00:15:14

What went wrong with Bohemian Rhapsody- the movie?

10/29/2018
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Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic of the band Queen with Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury. The movie has had a troubled past and reviews indicate its troubles are not over.

Duration:00:17:04

I almost always regret things I say in interviews

10/29/2018
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Twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, writer Donal Ryan reflects on success and guilt. He is Irish Book Ambassador for the inaugural Irish Book Week. Donal joins Orla

Duration:00:12:56

The indignities of being a woman

10/22/2018
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US comedians Megan Koester and Merrill Markoe explore the treatment of women over the ages in their new audiobook The Indignities of being a Woman. Megan joins Orla

Duration:00:10:47

Can The Conners survive without Roseanne?

10/22/2018
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The Conners has debuted on US TV without its central character Roseanne. TV critic Zach Vasquez got a sneak preview of two of the show's episodes. He joins Orla

Duration:00:07:39