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# the-explainer - Friday 15 October, 2021

The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about Stephen Kenny's job as Ireland football manager?
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The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about Stephen Kenny's job as Ireland football manager?

Fri 12:30 PM 5,404 Views 0 Comments

Could Kenny lead Ireland into the Euro 2024 campaign? We take a look at the highs and lows of his role so far.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Wed 12:31 PM 5,396 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

# the-explainer - Friday 8 October, 2021

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?
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The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?

Oct 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,484 Views 3 Comments

We look at migration, visas for EU workers and potential impacts on supply chains.

# the-explainer - Friday 1 October, 2021

The Explainer: What does 'missing white woman syndrome' tell us about media coverage of missing people?
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The Explainer: What does 'missing white woman syndrome' tell us about media coverage of missing people?

Oct 1st 2021, 6:00 PM 5,810 Views 0 Comments

On this week’s podcast we look at the discussions around the deaths of Sarah Everard, Gabby Petito and Sabina Nessa, and the issues about the media coverage of them raised on social media.

# the-explainer - Monday 27 September, 2021

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
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The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:50 AM 10,562 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

# the-explainer - Friday 17 September, 2021

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?
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The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?

Sep 17th 2021, 11:00 AM 8,416 Views 8 Comments

Pressure on global supply chains is explained in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 10 September, 2021

The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?
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The Explainer: How does Ireland fit into the space race?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

And what will our first satellite in space do?

# the-explainer - Friday 3 September, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to halt the decline of our precious biodiversity?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to halt the decline of our precious biodiversity?

Sep 3rd 2021, 12:56 PM 2,309 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent tells Susan Daly how the race is on to save iconic species like the puffin and curlew – and even save ourselves.

# the-explainer - Monday 30 August, 2021

The Explainer:  How is Australia battling its biggest Covid outbreak to date?
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The Explainer: How is Australia battling its biggest Covid outbreak to date?

Aug 30th 2021, 7:00 PM 5,985 Views 0 Comments

We speak to reporter Peter Bodkin in Sydney.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 August, 2021

The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?
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The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?

Aug 19th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,670 Views 6 Comments

In the wake of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change we speak to John Gibbons.

# the-explainer - Saturday 14 August, 2021

The Explainer: What happened to Ireland’s rail network - and what's its future?
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The Explainer: What happened to Ireland’s rail network - and what's its future?

Aug 14th 2021, 5:33 PM 7,383 Views 7 Comments

Some counties have good rail coverage – but in Donegal there is none.

# the-explainer - Thursday 5 August, 2021

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
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The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,716 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

# the-explainer - Saturday 31 July, 2021

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
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The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

Jul 31st 2021, 8:45 AM 8,645 Views 11 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

# 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 8,090 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 6,208 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 3,826 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 4,639 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 6,718 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 3,498 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 2,886 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 6,762 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 5,761 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 10,699 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 7,748 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 8,917 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 5,293 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 24,199 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 13,395 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 7,087 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 17,245 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 20,132 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 10,613 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 11,157 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 29,524 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 12,606 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 10,573 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 14,261 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 21,127 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 5,474 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 22,318 Views 1 Comment

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

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