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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

I wanted to know why my friends were struggling so hard

9/18/2018
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Minding The Gap has been described as one of the best films of 2018. Director Bing Liu explains how he gained the trust of his friends to make this year's unexpected hit.

Duration:00:09:13

I shared a psych ward with Kanye West

9/18/2018
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Comedian Marise Gaughan reflects on the impact of her father's suicide, her now comedy show Drowning and how she ended up in an LA hospital alongside Kanye.

Duration:00:17:57

I absolutely consider myself a feminist

9/12/2018
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New film The Judge follows the first female judge (Kholoud Al-Faqih) to be appointed to preside over Sharia courts in the Middle East. Director Erika Cohn joins Orla

Duration:00:11:35

Culture Night 2018: what's in store

9/12/2018
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Ambassador for Culture Night 2018, writer Darach O'Séaghdha talks about what to expect on September 21st and the new words still appearing in the Irish language

Duration:00:07:56

This really isn't about you

9/12/2018
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Six months after writer Jean Hannah Edelstein's father died, she discovered she carried the same cancer-causing gene. She talks about finding humour in the diagnosis

Duration:00:14:58

Harry Dean Stanton really affected me

9/10/2018
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Screenwriter of Lucky, Logan Sparks talks about his close friendship with the film's lead actor the late Harry Dean Stanton and how Harry Dean was best man at his wedding

Duration:00:15:04

Over 25, female and single - 'Leftover Women'

9/3/2018
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Single women who are over 25 in China are described as 'Leftover Women'. Roseann Lake is author of Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower

Duration:00:19:46

What does it feel like to know the end is near?

9/3/2018
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Irish-Norwegian dancer Liv O'Donoghue examines what the end of the world might look, feel and sound like in new show AFTER. It premieres at the Dublin Fringe Festival.

Duration:00:10:02

What do the Russians really think of President Trump?

9/3/2018
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Our New President, the new film which premieres in Ireland this month looks at how Russian media and the public themselves view Donald Trump. Maxim Pozdorovkin directs.

Duration:00:16:20

Is it possible to eat meat ethically?

8/27/2018
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Camas Davis, a former food writer found herself at a crossroads in life and decided to move to France to learn whole animal butchery. Her new memoir is called Killing It

Duration:00:10:08

Two women's lives unexpectedly intertwined

8/27/2018
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Mother's Day, a new film starring Vicky McClure and Anna Maxwell Martin tells the true story of two women whose lives were inextricably linked by the Warrington bombing.

Duration:00:18:01

I don't think I knew what my parents were really doing

8/27/2018
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Karen Piper grew up on a secret weapons testing site where both her parents designed missiles. But Karen says the work they did was kept secret even within the family

Duration:00:12:28

Dublin Fringe Festival: what's on offer

8/20/2018
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The Dublin Fringe Festival kicks off on September 8th next. Aoibhinn Finnegan met some of the directors bringing their shows to the Fringe for the first time

Duration:00:18:51

Why Crazy Rich Asians matters

8/20/2018
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Crazy Rich Asians has had a remarkable weekend at the US box office. The rom-com features an all Asian cast. Film critic Karen Han talks to Orla about its significance

Duration:00:10:10

What happens when a filmmaker's mum reviews his movie?

8/20/2018
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Director Sean McAllister defied British censors offering free tickets to young teens to his film A Northern Soul. During an interview with Orla, Sean's mother intervened

Duration:00:19:34

I would never be flippant about rape

8/13/2018
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David Ireland's play Ulster American has divided the critics. A dialogue about rape has gained laughs from theatre audiences but upset some critics. Ireland joins Orla

Duration:00:14:25

Making a career as an artist and a mother

8/13/2018
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Think making a career as an actress or an artist is a challenge? Try being a mother as well. Mothers Artists Makers tell Aoibhinn Finnegan about the challenges they face

Duration:00:18:22

Held at gunpoint and stripped- Dressed the new play

8/13/2018
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Four women are friends since childhood. Six years ago, one of them was held at gunpoint, stripped and assaulted. Now the four have come together in the new play Dressed.

Duration:00:10:45

Why eating insects causes us such disgust

8/7/2018
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When Julie Lesnik started to research why humans began to eat insects and why they stopped, she realised she would have to test what eating bugs is really like.

Duration:00:12:40

The crazy recklessness of mankind

8/7/2018
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Rough Magic brings its adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the Kilkenny Arts Festival this week. Director Lynne Parker explains how the show came about.

Duration:00:08:32