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The Bantercast reviews of the year

Check out Banter’s brace of podcasts rounding up the last 12 months

Thu, Dec 22, 2016, 14:02


2016 was a heck of a year, so much so that we probably need a couple of different reviews to get everything in. As has become customary at Banter, we wrapped up the last 12 months a few weeks ago in front of a full house at Dublin’s Wigwam with an all-star cast of folks. You can hear Fintan O’Toole (The Irish Times), Anna Cosgrave (Repeal Project campaign founder), Elaine Buckley (Fair Game podcast) and Emmet Condon (Homebeat and Another Love Story) take on the big stories of the year below.

As if that wasn’t enough rewinding for one year, we were joined at Other Voices in Dingle earlier this month by Eithne Shortall, chief arts writer at The Sunday Times and author of the forthcoming debut novel Love In Row 27, to talk about the books, films, music, theatre, art and other cultural highlights and lowlights of the past year. It’s a good way to make another list and check it twice

You can listen back to or download all the Bantercasts to date on the website, our Soundcloud page or on iTunes. Bantercast is produced by the hard-working, super-patient and unflappable Tanya White.

Banter in 2017: if you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present, what about a ticket to a forthcoming Banter? We’ve got two lined up for January which could be just the job.

We’ll be talking to one of the most influential and widely read sportswriters in the country Paul Kimmage as part of the First Fortnight mental health arts festival at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Tuesday January 10. Limited tickets are available here.

Banter will be diving into the role played by social media influencers in Ireland at Wigwam (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) on Thursday January 19 with Rosemary Mac Cabe (blogger and journalist), Tara O’Farrell (make-up artist, blogger and model), James Kavanagh (Snapchat superstar and Currabinny food company) and Seán Earley (creative director New/Slang). ickets can be booked here.