The Anton Savage Show
The Anton Savage Show
About The Anton Savage Show
Anton Savage presents a bright, lively and engaging current affairs magazine show to kickstart your weekend. The programme features all the latest news, features and opinion along with conversations about the conversations you are having on a Saturday morning from 9-11am. Listen and subscribe to The Anton Savage Show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'
A beleaguered Boris Johnson faced intense questioning from MPs this week over accusations he deliberately or recklessly misled parliament over what he knew about “partygate” with some going so far as to say that he is essentially finished. One such person is Will Hutton, Political economist and writer for the Observer and the Guardian - he joins Anton to discuss.
The tech and consulting sectors have been plagued with layoffs in recent months, the latest comes from Accenture, who announced during the week they will be cutting 19,000 jobs worldwide. Joining Anton to discuss if and when these layoffs will cease, is Cormac Lucey Lecturer in Finance at the IMI, Chartered Accountants Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin & Economics Commentator with the Sunday Times Ireland.
An Irish team of transplant recipients is set to take part in the 'Transplant Games' this weekend in the hopes of representing Ireland at next year’s World Cup. Joining Anton to tell him all about it is Lar Brennan, co-founder of Ireland’s first transplant soccer team.
It’s the final weekend of the Guinness Six Nations and it is all set up for a weekend to remember for Ireland, with a grand slam on the line and the final home game for Johnny Sexton. Joining Anton to look ahead to the crunch match against England is former Ireland international, Shane Byrne.
It’s been a week to forget for the banking sector as we saw the collapse of the US’s 16th largest bank and then the Swiss central bank having to swoop in to secure the future of one of the most well-known credit lenders in Europe, Credit Suisse. To make sense of it all, Anton is joined by Chris Johns, former Chief Economist of the Bank of Ireland and co-host of ‘The Other Hand’ Podcast.
This weekend tourists are flocking to Ireland and the hospitality industry is in massive demand. Joining Anton to discuss how things are going for the hospitality sector and how 'Square' plays its part is Hugh Hourican owner of The Boar’s Head bar and lounge in Capel Street, Dublin, and John O'Flynn, General Manager of the five-star Fota Island Resort in Cork.
Of course, it’s St Patrick’s weekend and over in the States last night President Joe Biden met with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for the traditional shamrock ceremony at the White House. Newstalk’s political correspondent Sean Defoe has been following the action and he joins Anton live from Washington DC to give us the latest.
You may have seen earlier in the week, CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan managed to make a call to his Mum using deep-fake audio. And while on the surface this is all quite novel and funny, it belies a much more troubling problem, one that we’ll need to face up to in the months to come. Adrian Weckler, Tech Editor of the Irish and Sunday Independent joins Anton to discuss.
Making an apology can be tough enough at the best of times but how can we make sure we're making a good one? Joining Anton to discuss this as well as some of the worst apologies ever recorded is Marjorie Ingall, journalist, and co-author of ‘Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies’.
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