98FM's Saturday Social
98FM's Saturday Social
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98FM's Saturday Social with Rachael Ryan airs Saturdays from 9am-12pm Your fix of the week's best trending stories, Dublin's hottest event guide & interviews with city's finest.
Saturday Social: Grand Theft Audio Aims To Bring Vice City To Life For Fans The nine-piece band plays 80's music from the iconic video game and encourages fans to come in costume and immerse themselves in the Vice City world. Creator David Kozak spoke to Rachael on The Saturday Social.
Saturday Social: Brooke Scullion Says She Had No Formal Dance Training Before DWTS Brooke and her partner Robert have made it to this weekend's quarter finals. She spoke to Rachael on The Saturday Social about the intense training, her track featuring on Love Island and her only previous experience of dancing being at last year's Eurovision!
Saturday Social: Dublin Zookeeper Reveals Why New Baby Rhino Is So Important For Zoo Zookeeper Helen Bennett Clarke chatted to Rachael on The Saturday Social this morning. She told her all about the adorable new rhino calf to the African Plains, Malkia, and why she means so much to the Zoo.
Saturday Social: Meditation & Chocolate Workshop Taking Place In Dublin Is there a better combination?! A guided cacao meditation is taking place at Dublin based wellness centre, 'Sanctuary' next month. The centre hosts a wide variety of classes including yoga, sound baths and cacao meditation! Rachael caught up with Sanctuary manager, Jane Negrych to find out more.
Saturday Social: Personal Trainer John Belton Reveals Best Time Of Day To Workout There have been mixed reports over the past week about what the best time of day is to work out. So, Rachael decided to chat with John Belton from No 17 Personal Training to find out his professional opinion.
Saturday Social: Here Is Why Calligraphy Is Growing In Popularity & Is Like 'Meditation' For People Interest in calligraphy has soared over the past few years - not only do people want gorgeous writing for their weddings & corporate events, but there has been a huge uptake in people learning the style of writing. Rachael spoke to 'Calligraphy by Laura' on The Saturday Social to find out more about the popular artform.
Saturday Social: Internet Sensation Grace Keeling Reveals What Tourist 'Trap' She Fell Into In Dublin The 'Saving Grace' podcast host is in Dublin this week for a live show of her hit podcast. She spoke to Rachael Ryan about her rise to fame online during lockdown and which reality show she'd love to take part in.
Saturday Social: Super Easy 3-Ingrediant Dessert Recipe To Surprise Your Other Half This Valentines Looking for something quick and easy to whip up to impress your other half this Valentine's Day? Graham Heretich aka The Cupcake Bloke was on The Saturday Social with Rachael this morning, he revealed his super easy Valentines Dessert recipe:
Saturday Social: New Animated Movie Starring Brendan Gleeson & Sharon Horgan Latest Irish Movie To Create Oscar Buzz 'A Greyhound of a Girl' has just been chosen to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month. Rachael spoke to Executive Producer of the movie John Rice on The Saturday Social.
Saturday Social: The Commitments The Musical Is Coming To Dublin And Will Be A Treat For Fans Of Movie The show is coming to Dublin's 3Olympia this February. Rachael spoke to actor James Killeen, who plays Jimmy Rabbitte in the show on The Saturday Social.
Saturday Social: Entrepreneur Norah Casey Shares Her Experience Of Domestic Abuse For Ahead of Women's' Aid #StandStrong Campaign The campaign is taking place this Monday 6th February and aims to empower people to overcome domestic abuse in Ireland. People are being encouraged to take a picture of themselves doing a 'warrior pose' and post it on social media with the hashtag #StandStrong. People can find out more and donate at www.standstrong.ie Rachael spoke to Norah Casey on The Saturday Social about her own experience of domestic and why she says sharing her story is her superpower.
Saturday Social: Spicebags Podcast Host Mei Chin Gives Her Lunar New Year Recommendations Dublin is celebrating Lunar New Year this week with lots of great events across the city. 'Spicebags' podcast host Mei Chin told Rachael what events she's heading to and some easy recipe ideas to celebrate the Lunar New Year at home:
Saturday Social: Sir Ian McKellen Coming To Dublin For Pantomime of Mother Goose Yes, it's a pantomime starring Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and John Bishop and it's coming to Dublin in March. 'Mother Goose' hits the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from March 22nd-26th. Rachael spoke with creator Jonathan Harvey on The Saturday Social to find out how the idea came about:
January Feeling Very Long? Here Are 3 Practical Tips To Boost Your Mood It's dark, cold and goes on forever. January can leave people feeling a little low and in need of a bit of a boost. Psychologist Dr John Francis Leader had some practical tips on The Saturday Social with Rachael this week.
These Bizarre Old Irish Cures Give Flat 7UP A Run For It's Money Sheep's milk to cure baldness, cobwebs dipped in whiskey to heal cuts.... Ever wondered what people in Ireland used as cures before modern medicine? The National Folklore Collection at UCD is home to a list of bizarre remedies collected by school children in Ireland in the 1930's. Archivist Jonny Dillon explained more about folk medicine to Rachael on the Saturday Social.
Unique Hen Party Ideas In Dublin With Editor Of One Fab Day Are you getting married this year or are you organizing a friend's hen? Looking for something a bit more than your traditional dinner and drinks? Rachael chatted to Editor of One Fab Day Jessica O'Sullivan to find out some unique hen ideas:
Dry Jan Ideas: Dublin's Only 'Free Roam' Virtual Reality Experience If you're looking for something fun to do with friends in January which doesn't involve drinking....this is the perfect fit! Zero Latency is Ireland's only 'free roam' virutal reality experience and is based here in Sandyford. Rachael spoke to it's Managing Director, Ronan Cunningham to find out more about it:
Snuggle Season: Psychologist Emma Kenny Says Spooning Is Good For You & Here's How Long You Should Do It For Tis the season! Cuddling and spooning during the winter months can help boost your happy hormones. And if you're not a 'touchy feely' person, there are things you can do instead on hugging, like eating peanut butter! Rachael spoke to psychologist Emma Kenny who revealed how long we should be spooning for:
Love Of Spuds: Chef James Martin Talks New Book Which Celebrates The Humble Potato Following on from his cook book 'Butter' - chef James Martin has dedicated his new book to an Irish favourite - the potato! He spoke to Rachael about some of the decisions recipes in his new book, his favourite type of potato and how to cheat at peeling:
The Saturday Social: Irish Glee Star Damian McGinty Says Lip Syncing Was Challenging On Gruelling Shoots For Hit TV Show The actor looked back at his time on the hit TV show on The Saturday Social with Rachael Ryan this morning. He spoke about joining the cast of Glee when it's success was at it's peak and the challenges of filming massive group sequences. Damian, who now lives in Texas, is releasing a new album called 'Moments' at the end of November. He spoke to Rachael about the Glee cast members he is still in touch with:
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