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If you’re wearing a mask and see someone you know, resist the temptation to pull it down to say hello. Illustration: Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has made previously benign activities – hugging a friend, having a bout of hayfever, popping into the supermarket for a 32 pa(...)

The Blindboy Podcast:  Flick through the Apple podcast charts on any given day and you will see that Irish podcasts are among the most popular in the country.   Photograph: Alan Place

In September, former Irish rugby international Jamie Heaslip posed a question on Twitter: “Should I start a podcast?” He asked his followers to vote y(...)

Jarlath Regan: Laura Whitmore has started her own podcast about podcasts called Castaway

Current favourite book I read three or four books on the go, mainly biographies, as research for the podcast, so I mostly read for work. But I recentl(...)

Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

Mario Rosenstock:  ‘I have a morbid fascination with ‘Fair City’ because I take the piss out of it on television.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Current favourite book? I re-read Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald all the time. It’s about every Beatles song from the first one ever recorded(...)

Peter O’Neill, founder and director of the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics: “I saw early on the power of performance to communicate with people in an impactful and emotive way and engage them in political themes.” Photograph: Kevin Cooper

Ideas? Politics? The two together, side by side? In these gloomy days of political stalemate in the North, the very notion registers as an alien conce(...)

Kealan Duignan on air: ‘I wanted to make an Irish radio show, relevant to the younger generations of Irish people that have emigrated to London in recent times, rather than a show that was all country music and death notices.’

In the autumn of 2015 I decided to take up a new hobby. After producing television shows for a living for the previous 13 years, I thought I could tur(...)

Comedian Jarlath Regan: What was classed as 'fussing' back in our parents' day is now known as 'the absolute minimum level of acceptable child care required by law'.

Amazingly, the hardest part of raising a toddler today is listening to the previous generation of parents tell you that you are “fussing” over the chi(...)

Carla Mooney gets first go in the  the Red Bull Soundome at Electric Picnic ahead of the festival’s opening on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

SALTY DOG Friday 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’ 01.35-02.30 Otherkin 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band 23.15-24.05 DD Allen 2(...)

Roddy Doyle is one of the guests who have appeared on Jarlath Regan’s podcast An Irishman Abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The makers of some of the most critically acclaimed international podcasts will visit Dublin in September for the first Dublin Podcast Festival, which(...)

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