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# the-explainer - Thursday 22 July, 2021

The Explainer: Why does the British government want to stop Troubles prosecutions?
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The Explainer: Why does the British government want to stop Troubles prosecutions?

Jul 22nd 2021, 3:55 PM 8,046 Views 0 Comments

David Blevins of Sky News joins us for this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 15 July, 2021

The Explainer: What could your holidays look like for the rest of the year?
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The Explainer: What could your holidays look like for the rest of the year?

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 6,186 Views 0 Comments

We get the latest on the digital covid certificate, and a travel expert tells us what holidaying will be like from the 19 July.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?
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The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?

Jul 7th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,678 Views 0 Comments

This week, we talk you through how the mica scandal unfolded, and what it tells us about housing in Ireland.

# the-explainer - Friday 2 July, 2021

The Explainer: What is going on with the National Maternity Hospital?
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The Explainer: What is going on with the National Maternity Hospital?

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:00 PM 4,624 Views 0 Comments

Reporter Gráinne Ní Aodha talks us through what you need to know.

# the-explainer - Thursday 24 June, 2021

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?
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The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?

Jun 24th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,703 Views 1 Comment

TCD virus expert Dr Kim Roberts and reporter Michelle Hennessy join us to explain more.

# the-explainer - Thursday 17 June, 2021

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?
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The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?

Jun 17th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,470 Views 3 Comments

Yes, a Brexit sausage row. Let us break it down for you with the help of Gráinne Ní Aodha and Dominic McGrath of BBC Radio Foyle.

# the-explainer - Friday 11 June, 2021

The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?
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The Explainer: What's next for the Mother and Baby Home Commission?

Jun 11th 2021, 6:00 PM 2,872 Views 3 Comments

Catriona Crowe and Órla Ryan join us on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Thursday 10 June, 2021

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Jun 10th 2021, 2:30 PM 6,749 Views 0 Comments

We’ve launched an in-app podcast player.

# the-explainer - Friday 4 June, 2021

The Explainer: Who are the Uighurs and what is going on in China?
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The Explainer: Who are the Uighurs and what is going on in China?

Jun 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 5,737 Views 1 Comment

This week, we take a look at the Uighur population and how China is accused of carrying out human rights abuses against them.

# the-explainer - Thursday 27 May, 2021

The Explainer: Why are you hearing so much about cryptocurrency?
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The Explainer: Why are you hearing so much about cryptocurrency?

May 27th 2021, 6:32 PM 10,657 Views 20 Comments

Alpha Wealth’s Nick Charalambous and our own Ian Curran explain the highs and lows of crypto.

# the-explainer - Friday 21 May, 2021

The Explainer: What is the impact of the HSE cyberattack?
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The Explainer: What is the impact of the HSE cyberattack?

May 21st 2021, 11:29 AM 7,719 Views 3 Comments

We speak to a cybersecurity expert to find out more.

# the-explainer - Thursday 13 May, 2021

The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?
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The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?

May 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,945 Views 9 Comments

On this week’s podcast, we explain more – and producer Nicky Ryan takes an antigen test during recording.

# the-explainer - Friday 7 May, 2021

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
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The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?

May 7th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,282 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.

# the-explainer - Friday 30 April, 2021

The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?
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The Explainer: Why did Arlene Foster make the shock decision to step down as DUP leader?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,186 Views 18 Comments

It was a decision that blindsided many – but what does it mean for the DUP and Northern Ireland?

# the-explainer - Saturday 24 April, 2021

The Explainer: How do you get nominated for an Oscar?
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The Explainer: How do you get nominated for an Oscar?

Apr 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 13,388 Views 9 Comments

We speak to director Tomm Moore about Cartoon Saloon’s latest Oscar-nominated film, Wolfwalkers.

# the-explainer - Thursday 15 April, 2021

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
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The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 PM 7,040 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

# the-explainer - Saturday 10 April, 2021

The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?
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The Explainer: How has the pandemic affected house prices in Ireland?

Apr 10th 2021, 7:20 AM 17,170 Views 17 Comments

Economist Ronan Lyons explains on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Thursday 1 April, 2021

The Explainer: How likely is a united Ireland in the next 10 years?
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The Explainer: How likely is a united Ireland in the next 10 years?

Apr 1st 2021, 6:00 PM 19,746 Views 58 Comments

On this episode, we hear from the Good Information Project, which is currently examining this very question.

# the-explainer - Thursday 11 March, 2021

The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?
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The Explainer: Banks, brokers, bonds… are back in the news. Should we be worried (again)?

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,608 Views 3 Comments

In today’s episode, business reporter Ian Curran explains what’s been going on.

# the-explainer - Thursday 4 March, 2021

The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?
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The Explainer: What is the government's radical new plan for Direct Provision?

Mar 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 11,148 Views 20 Comments

Activist Ola Mustapha, Nick Henderson of the Irish Refugee Council and reporter Cónal Thomas talk us through it.

# the-explainer - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
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The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

Feb 25th 2021, 7:50 AM 29,507 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 18 February, 2021

The Explainer: What's the latest with Ireland's vaccine rollout?
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The Explainer: What's the latest with Ireland's vaccine rollout?

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 PM 12,605 Views 0 Comments

Not sure how many people have had their first vaccination, and how we compare to other countries? Let’s take a look in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 11 February, 2021

The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?
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The Explainer: What is Article 16, and why has it been causing hassle?

Feb 11th 2021, 6:30 PM 10,514 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 4 February, 2021

The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?
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The Explainer: Delivery woes, efficacy questions, and Brexit - what's going on with AstraZeneca?

Feb 4th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,260 Views 2 Comments

We take a closer look on this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 29 January, 2021

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?
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The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 21,108 Views 24 Comments

This impeachment hinges on the riot earlier this month in the US Capitol building, as Larry Donnelly explains.

# the-explainer - Thursday 21 January, 2021

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?
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The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?

Jan 21st 2021, 2:00 PM 5,464 Views 6 Comments

We outline what’s in the report, and talk to a historian about issues it raises.

# the-explainer - Thursday 14 January, 2021

The Explainer: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on what it's like working during the third wave
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The Explainer: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on what it's like working during the third wave

Jan 14th 2021, 12:00 PM 22,304 Views 1 Comment

They speak to us about the challenges of this current phase of the pandemic.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

The Explainer: The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?
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The Explainer: The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?

Jan 6th 2021, 8:09 PM 12,842 Views 6 Comments

Been ignoring the news? Or struggling to keep up? We bring you up to speed with what you need to know.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year
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The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of the year

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 10,821 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the best bits of our podcast this year

# the-explainer - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
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The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 11,957 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
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The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 27,742 Views 13 Comments

Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun breaks the whole thing down for us on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 5 December, 2020

The Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?
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The Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

Dec 5th 2020, 7:05 AM 14,793 Views 16 Comments

We speak to RTÉ reporter Órla O’Donnell and Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 November, 2020

The Explainer: Why is the 27th Amendment back in the news?
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The Explainer: Why is the 27th Amendment back in the news?

Nov 26th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,837 Views 13 Comments

We speak to an expert about what the amendment was, and why Labour is proposing a Bill related to it.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 November, 2020

The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now
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The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now

Nov 19th 2020, 9:19 AM 29,907 Views 57 Comments

We speak to the NPHET member and chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.

# the-explainer - Thursday 12 November, 2020

The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?
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The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?

Nov 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 18,559 Views 30 Comments

We chat to polls expert Kevin Cunningham of TU Dublin to find out more.

# the-explainer - Thursday 5 November, 2020

The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?
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The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?

Nov 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,400 Views 1 Comment

And what happens to the records now?

# the-explainer - Friday 30 October, 2020

The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?
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The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:15 AM 12,216 Views 46 Comments

What mark will his work between 2017 and 2021 leave on the United States?

# the-explainer - Thursday 29 October, 2020

What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)
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What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)

Oct 29th 2020, 1:20 PM 42,283 Views 0 Comments

This week’s episode will be recorded via Zoom this evening – and you can take part.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?
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The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,959 Views 22 Comments

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 16 October, 2020

The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?
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The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?

Oct 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 11,685 Views 17 Comments

Gino Kenny’s Dying With Dignity Bill passed through the Dáil recently – we look at the journey to get there, and what happens next.

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