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Mario's Sunday Roast is your Sunday fix of features, music and discussions with guests from the world of entertainment, culture and sport from 11am to 1pm every Sunday!

Mario's Sunday Roast is your Sunday fix of features, music and discussions with guests from the world of entertainment, culture and sport from 11am to 1pm every Sunday!

Location:

Ireland

Description:

Mario's Sunday Roast is your Sunday fix of features, music and discussions with guests from the world of entertainment, culture and sport from 11am to 1pm every Sunday!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Mental Boost Of Attending Sport

10/12/2020
Emmet Ryan Connected editor and journalist with The Sunday Business Post joined Mario today to talk sport in the era of Covid. Are you still getting enjoyment from watching sport in the absence of fans? To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/11135517/Emmet-Ryan.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:05:58

David Quinn On Mario`s Sunday Roast

10/11/2020
David Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute and columnist with the Sunday Times joined Mario today to discuss his idea of conservatism , his opinions of assisted suicide, church services in the pandemic and more on Mario`s Sunday Roast. To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/11154706/David-Quinn.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:35:54

The Story Behind The Song "Jump" By Van Halen

10/11/2020
Leader of The Late Late Show House Band -the Camembert Quartet, Paddy Cullivan joins Mario today for this week's story behind the song. He pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 65. The chosen song is "Jump" , released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. This was Van Halen's most successful single to date, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. To hear the full chat press the Play button below.

Duration:00:09:15

Is Democracy Hanging By A Thread?

10/11/2020
In early November in the states democracy will appear to be hanging by a thread - not only might Trump "refuse to leave" if he loses - he may also attempt to steal a lost election by exploiting a peculiar loophole in the American electoral system. Mario discusses the loophole in more detail on Mario`s Sunday Roast panel; To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/11151646/Democracy.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:11:04

Are You Experiencing The "Covid Crankiness"?

10/11/2020
This weekend saw us celebrate world mental health day- so we are allowing ourselves to be "Covid Cranky". Suzanne Kane co-host of the Dubland Podcast brings the covid cranky topic to the roast. She feels that while we are all doing our best to keep a positive outlook - its completely ok to admit you might be in an absolute fouler or tell someone to shove your zoom quiz! To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio...

Duration:00:07:34

Are We Putting Too Much Blame On Younger People In The Pandemic?

10/6/2020
Aileen Hickie, Barrister and CEO of Parentline joined Mario for the panel on Mario`s Sunday Roast where many topics get thrashed over and debated. Aileen brought the subject of "witch hunting" and "curtain twitching" to the panel . She is finding the blaming of younger people in society for not taking care in the pandemic completely unfair , in her view they are being unfairly positioned as trouble makers. To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio...

Duration:00:12:45

The Week In Us Politics With Donie O`Sullivan

10/6/2020
CNN Reporter Donie O`Sullivan talks to Mario on Mario`s Sunday Roast on the week that was in US Politics . To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/10/06122200/Donie-O-Sullivan.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:13:17

Trinity College Rescinds Invitation To Scientist And Author Richard Dawkins

10/6/2020
Mario discusses the de-platforming of scientist and author Richard Dawkins from Trinity College. The College Historical Society (the Hist) has rescinded its invitation to Richard Dawkins to address the society next year. The chairperson of the Hist- Brid O`Donnell read his Wikipedia page and researched him briefly and released a statement on her Instagram page advising she had been “unaware of Richard Dawkins’ opinions on Islam and sexual assault until this evening”, adding that the society...

Duration:00:11:54

Nicola Tallant Tells The Story Of "The Witness" - The Youngest Person Signed Into Witness Protection

10/6/2020
Nicola Tallant is the foremost authority on gangland crime in Ireland. A journalist for 20 years she is three times winner of the prestigious Newsbrands Crime Journalist of the Year Award and currently holds the title. Nicola says: “In writing this book I hope to take the reader right into the dark heart of gangland, a place where a bullet in the head is just another way of doing business. The Witness is undoubtedly the most extraordinary story of my career. Joey 'The Lips' O'Callaghan was...

Duration:00:28:31

Are We Putting Too Much Blame On Younger People In The Pandemic?

10/6/2020
Aileen Hickey, Barrister and CEO of Parentline joined Mario for the panel on Mario`s Sunday Roast where many topics get thrashed over and debated. Aileen brought the subject of "witch hunting" and "curtain twitching" to the panel . She is finding the blaming of younger people in society for not taking care in the pandemic completely unfair , in her view they are being unfairly positioned as trouble makers. To hear the full chat press the Play button below. [audio...

Duration:00:12:45

The Story Behind The Song "Right Through You" By Alanis Morissette

10/4/2020
Pamela Blake producer with Today FM joined Mario today to take a look at a song from one of the most iconic albums of the 90s -Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette. Alanis was due to play the 3 Arena this month, and this song along with the other classics on the album Jagged Little Pill no doubt would have been performed. Alanis Morissette made the album in 1994 in a explosion of creative freedom. She was just after being dropped by her Canadian record label because she wanted to create...

Duration:00:09:25

Matt Cooper On Why He Decided To Speak Up About His Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

8/31/2020
Last week Today FM's Matt Cooper revealed on The Last Word for first time that he has been living with Type 2 Diabetes . Matt is busy man but quite a health conscious one and his announcement took many by surprise. Matt joined Mario on Mario's Sunday Roast to chat about his diagnosis, saying, "We do a health spot on the Last Word and I thought it would be a bit dishonest not to discuss Type 2 diabetes without saying 'well actually as it happens, I have the condition and this is my experience...

Duration:00:26:50

Meet The Journalist Who Will Attempt 50 Podcasts From 50 States In 50 Days

8/21/2020
Philip O’Connor is a journalist and broadcaster and this autumn, as America goes to the polls to select a new president in what promises to be one of the most exciting and divisive political elections in history, Philip is aiming to do something that has never been done before . Record 50 podcasts from all 50 states in just 50 days. Every day will bring a new update from the American heartland to help people better understand the issues that matter to ordinary Americans. Philip joined Mario...

Duration:00:15:18

The Story Behind The Song 'Sunscreen' By Baz Luhrmann

8/21/2020
Sunscreen was released in 1999, and is a spoken word recording, consisting of a series of nuggets of wisdom or advice for people, set to a nice mellow but downbeat electronic track. The voiceover is provided by an Australian actor called Lee Perry. The backing is the choral version of "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", a 1991 song by Rozalla, used in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Broadcaster Joe Donnelly joined Mario for Mario's Sunday Roast to chat about the Story Behind The Song...

Duration:00:10:45

How Did TikTok Get So Big And Why Does Trump Hate It So Much

8/11/2020
TikTok made headlines this week as Donald Trump signed an executive order banning it, forcing the company to sell its American branch. The order comes as news of TikTok's plans to sett up a data centre in Ireland were revealed. There are numerous concerns about the apps privacy settings and how much access the app has to stuff like your clipboard and exact location. People complain about Facebook and it’s use of data but TikTok is apparently worse. So what is it about TikTok that has seen...

Duration:00:09:00

The Story Behind The Song 'Regret' By New Order

8/10/2020
Back in the spring of 1993 New Order hit us with Regret. Things were never the same for New Order after the release of this track so it’s a bit of a swan song for the band. It was New Order’s biggest hit aside from Blue Monday. This week Today FM's Paul McLoone picked Regret for The Story Behind The Song on Mario's Sunday Roast. Paul says Regret brings back loads of memories of his time as The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show producer, as years ago Paul chose this as the theme tune for the...

Duration:00:15:29

The Story Behind The Song 'Pumped Up Kicks' By Foster The People

8/5/2020
American indie pop band Foster the People released Pumped Up Kicks as the group's debut single. Despite it's upbeat melody, the lyrics describe the homicidal thoughts of a troubled youth. The lines in the chorus warn potential victims to "outrun my gun" and that they "better run, better run, faster than my bullet." Today FM's Suzanne Kane joined Mario for Mario's Sunday Roast, to delve into The Story Behind The Song. [audio...

Duration:00:06:19

Dail Rows: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

8/5/2020
With school out for summer as the Dail takes it's usual six week long holiday, we took a look back at some Dail moments which stand out more than others. There's nothing more like car crash TV when it all kicks off amongst our representatives. John Drennan, political correspondent, joined Mario for Mario's Sunday Roast, to go behind the scenes of the most memorable spats in the Dail. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/05171115/MSR-DAIL-SPATS.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:21:38

How Will Kids Adapt To Being Back At School

7/31/2020
All schools are set to reopen next month. One of the big questions now is how will kids adapt psychologically to being back in school. Will younger kids experience separation anxiety after having spent several months with their parents (and vice versa)? Will older students adapt to all of the changes brought into the classrooms? Aileen Hickey, CEO, Parentline joined Mario's Sunday Roast to chat about the concerns she feels parents will have about a return to school. [audio...

Duration:00:11:53

The Story Behind The Song 'Common People' By Pulp

7/30/2020
It's hard to believe that Pulp's Common People was released 25 years ago. The overall theme of the song is the over-romanticised empathy with “poor folk” popular among wealthy students. As for the women talked about in the song? There were rumours that it was the wife of former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis but Cocker still hasn’t revealed it. Alison Curtis joined Mario for The Story Behind The Song. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/07/30180927/TSBTS.mp3"][/audio]

Duration:00:05:45