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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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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 do you do when your gay character is made straight

4/16/2018
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Irish writer Barry McKinley found his writing had ended up on the school syllabus in Kenya. Not just that but the gay protagonist in his story was now a straight man.

Duration:00:10:35

The best use of silence and sound on film

4/16/2018
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A Quiet Place has won praise among critics not only for the film but for its impact on cinemas. Steven Benedict looks at the best use of sound and silence in the movies.

Duration:00:15:20

A journey into the musical mind of Beckett

4/9/2018
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Here All Night has its Irish premiere this week. The show by Gare St Lazare theatre group is inspired by the music of Samuel Beckett. Actor Conor Lovett explains

Duration:00:06:36

Life as a dancer is physically and emotionally painful

4/2/2018
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Canadian dancer Crystal Costa plays the lead role of Giselle in Akram Khan's adaptation of the ballet coming to the Bord Gais Theatre in May. Crystal joins Orla

Duration:00:13:13

The year my vagina tried to kill me

4/2/2018
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Comedian Amy Vreeke explains the title to her new very personal comedy show

Duration:00:06:30

Partition through the eyes of a 12 year old girl

4/2/2018
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The Night Diary, a new novel for younger readers tells the troubled journey a family is forced to take after the partition of India. Author Veera Hiranandani joins Orla

Duration:00:08:08

What is it like to see your life turned into a TV show?

4/2/2018
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Actor Zach Braff plays Alex Blumberg, the podcast entrepreneur in the new TV show Alex inc. Blumberg tells Orla what it's like to see yourself played by Zach Braff.

Duration:00:13:19

Playwright Marina Carr: 'The judgement is ferocious'

3/26/2018
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Acclaimed playwright Marina Carr gives advice to young writers starting out. Carr told The Green Room writers need a skin of cement to deal with the criticism.

Duration:00:13:03

Mass poisoning, electoral fraud and attempted murder

3/26/2018
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Wild Wild Country is the much-talked about new Netflix show based on the true story of a cult leader who set out to build a utopian city just outside a small US town.

Duration:00:16:13

We came to Ireland so full of dreams

3/19/2018
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Asylum seekers and refugees' experience in Ireland is the inspiration for new dance show State of Exception. Its creator Catherine Young explains how it came about

Duration:00:07:38

U.S. school shooting through the eyes of a six year old

3/19/2018
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Only Child is a novel by author Rhiannon Navin which explores the impact of a school shooting through the eyes of a child. She talks to Orla

Duration:00:09:47

New film about Westwood that designer does not support

3/19/2018
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Director Lorna Tucker had exclusive access to Vivienne Westwood for her new film- Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. The designer however was not happy with the results

Duration:00:17:36

The man who's been walking New York streets since 2011

3/19/2018
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Matt Green decided he would walk every street of New York in 2011. He's still walking. Now a film about his endeavours has premiered at the SXSW festival. Matt joins Orla

Duration:00:13:06

The most beautiful woman in the world and an inventor

3/12/2018
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The double life of actress Hedy Lamarr is told in the new film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story. It's based on interviews conducted by Fleming Meeks. Fleming joins Orla

The woman who broke ground in cinema

3/12/2018
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Ida Lupino's Hollywood career began as an actress but it was as a director that she wanted to make her mark. The IFI's Kevin Coyne explains how she made it happen.

Superfans - Why some sports fans become obsessive

3/12/2018
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Why do some people become obsessed by a sport or a team. How do you define a fan from a super fan. Sports Writer George Dohrmann, author of Superfans talks to Orla.

What are North Korea's ice hockey players really like?

3/12/2018
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Canadian filmmaker Matt Reichel and his crew followed the North Korean male ice hockey team for months, gaining their trust. The result is a new film Closing The Gap.

Restless Souls

3/12/2018
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Comedy, road-trip, tragedy - three words used to describe the new novel Restless Souls by Irish writer Dan Sheehan. Dan explains the book's inspiration to Orla

Duration:00:11:01

Why Black Panther matters

3/12/2018
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The Marvel film has broken box office records. Writer Eliza Anyangwe explains why she has been waiting so long for a film like this.

Duration:00:12:25

Where love is illegal

3/12/2018
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Photographer Robin Hammond has traveled the globe meeting with and photographing LGBTI people who live in fear of sharing their love in public. He talks to Orla

Duration:00:09:20

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