6:30pm State of the Nation
Helen McEntee & Jennifer Bray
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee talks to Irish Times political correspondent Jennifer Bray about new legislation, the pandemic and the changing face of Irish politics.
7:45pm The Post-Pandemic Economy
David McWilliams & Cliff Taylor
What’s next for the Irish and global economy? Irish Times columnist Cliff Taylor speaks to author and economist David McWilliams about the Great Resignation, the housing crisis and the economic challenges ahead.
9:00pm Our Man In The WHO
Mike Ryan & Jennifer O’Connell
Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation is a familiar and trusted voice on the pandemic. He talks to Irish Times columnist Jennifer O’Connell about vaccine equity and navigating a global pandemic.
6:30pm Across the Water
Bonnie Greer & Sorcha Pollak
Chicago-born author and playwright Bonnie Greer went viral in 2019 when she declared ‘Ireland owes the UK nothing’ during a Brexit debate on the BBC. The commentator talks politics, race, feminism and culture with New to the Parish writer Sorcha Pollak
7:45pm On the Record
Annie Macmanus & Patrick Freyne
Irish Times columnist Patrick Freyne talks to the acclaimed BBC Radio 1 DJ and author popularly known as Annie Mac. Macmanus and Freyne discuss late nights in Ibiza, her debut novel Mother Mother and her hit podcast Changes.
9:00pm Jews Don’t Count?
David Baddiel & Hugh Linehan
Comedian, children’s author and presenter David Baddiel talks to Arts & Culture editor Hugh Linehan about how in a time of heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don't count as a real minority: and why they should.
6:30pm Going For Gold
Ellen Keane & Joanne O’Riordan
From Clontarf in Dublin, Ellen Keane became a Paralympic champion at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games winning gold in 100m SB8 Breaststroke. She talks to Irish Times sports columnist Joanne O’Riordan about her life in and outside the 50 metre swimming pool.
7:45pm In Bod We Trust
Brian O’Driscoll & Paul Howard
Irish rugby legend and sports pundit Brian O’Driscoll is a hero to many including Irish Times columnist Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. O’Driscoll talks to Ross-creator Paul Howard about his sporting life.
9pm We Don’t Know Ourselves
Fintan O’Toole & Hugh Linehan
Award-winning Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole’s latest book We Don’t Know Ourselves won Irish Book of the Year in 2021. This astute chronicler of Irish life talks to Hugh Linehan about his decades of reporting on the State we’re in.
6:30pm Poetry, McCartney & Me
Paul Muldoon & Róisín Ingle
Acclaimed Co Armagh poet Paul Muldoon talks to Irish Times columnist Róisín Ingle about his life in poetry, Northern Ireland, America, his love of music and his five years exploring Paul McCartney’s ouvre for bestselling book The Lyrics.
7:45pm More Than A Woman
Caitlin Moran & Kathy Sheridan
Bestselling author and influential feminist Caitlin Moran’s latest book More Than A Woman is full of her trademark common sense, wit and irreverence. She talks to Irish Times columnist Kathy Sheridan about middle-age, parenthood and her writing life.