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# the-explainer - Friday 29 May, 2020

The Explainer: Why is Daniel Kinahan back in the news again?

We take a look at the topic on the podcast this week.

# the-explainer - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?

Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.

# the-explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2020

The Explainer: What is the mysterious syndrome linked to Covid-19 that's affecting children?

A syndrome linked with Covid-19 is being seen in the UK – but has it been seen in Ireland? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?

Is it possible for publicans to get their way?

# the-explainer - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 24 April, 2020

The Explainer: How well is the State informing the public about the coronavirus crisis?

Thtat’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Thursday 16 April, 2020

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

# the-explainer - Friday 10 April, 2020

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

We speak to two experts about the issue.

# the-explainer - Friday 3 April, 2020

The Explainer: How are other countries dealing with Covid-19 compared with Ireland?

We speak to four reporters based in the US, Germany, South Korea and Sweden.

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 March, 2020

The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?

Why did the UK take the approach it did, and what does it mean? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 March, 2020

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus?

How is it spreading so fast there?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

The Explainer: What Super Tuesday and the latest US primaries could mean for Trump

Wondering what Super Tuesday is, and what happened with it last night? We have all the answers.

# the-explainer - Friday 21 February, 2020

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

# the-explainer - Monday 10 February, 2020

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

# the-explainer - Thursday 6 February, 2020

The Explainer Live: How does Ireland get the politicians it has?

For our first live recording of The Explainer, guests Lise Hand, Gary Murphy and Adrian Kavanagh chatted to Sinéad O’Carroll.

# the-explainer - Friday 31 January, 2020

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

# the-explainer - Friday 24 January, 2020

The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?

The shocking murder of Keane Mulready-Woods added another layer to the ongoing Drogheda feud. We take a look at what has been going on, on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 11 January, 2020

The Explainer: Why #blackandtans was trending in 2020 - and what's next for State commemorations?

We’re joined by two experts to discuss what went wrong and what we can learn from it.

# the-explainer - Friday 3 January, 2020

The Explainer: How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

Forecasting the weather is a complicated business, so this week on The Explainer we’re looking at how Met Éireann decides on whether a warning should be status yellow, orange, or red.

# the-explainer - Friday 27 December, 2019

The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year

The team behind the podcast run through their favourite explanations from the past year.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 December, 2019

The Explainer: Is it possible to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas?

That’s what we’re asking in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

# the-explainer - Friday 6 December, 2019

The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?

Where will it be built? How much will it cost? And why white-water rafting in the first place?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The Explainer: How much trouble has Prince Andrew caused for the royal family?

We are joined by Anton Savage this week as we look at the impact of Prince Andrew’s recent media appearances and friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

# the-explainer - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# the-explainer - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# the-explainer - Friday 8 November, 2019

The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?

Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.

# the-explainer - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

# the-explainer - Friday 1 November, 2019

The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?

We look at the ‘push and pull’ factors and the deadly risks people are forced to take.

# the-explainer - Thursday 24 October, 2019

The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?

We round it all up for you on the latest episode of our podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 19 October, 2019

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

# the-explainer - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

# the-explainer - Friday 11 October, 2019

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 October, 2019

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?

In the wake of the recent attack on Kevin Lunney, we look at what has been having in relation to the company.

# the-explainer - Friday 20 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# the-explainer - Friday 30 August, 2019

The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?

We speak to a food expert and a beef farmer who’s also a journalist.

# the-explainer - Friday 23 August, 2019

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

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