Library Podcast

Welcome to DLR Libraries Podcast page, a new service from DLR Libraries. If you missed some of our events over the past few months you can now get a chance to hear them as they happened thanks to our new podcasting page.

Here you can browse the complete collection of podcasts in the series. Each one may be played on the page, or downloaded and saved. You can also use iTunes for automatic downloading and syncing to an iPod, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Our Podcast

Julie Parsons in conversation with Declan Hughes
02 May 2017
Listen back to local author Julie Parsons in conversation with fellow writer and reviewer Declan Hughes. Julie’s new book The Therapy House – her first in almost a decade – is an atmospheric tale that takes the reader from Dún Laoghaire to Venice, a mix of contemporary crime and the dark divisions of the past. Retired detective Michael McLoughlin stumbles on his neighbour’s murder which ultimately may lead him to understand the killing of his father decades ago. The Therapy House represents a new expansive stage in Julie Parson’s writing career, a panoramic novel rich in character, intriguingly plotted and carefully drawn.
Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Tuesday, 2 May 2017.
Lauren Child in conversation with Mags Walsh
27 April 2017
The amazing Lauren Child talks about her writing, illustration and design work – a must for anyone interested in art and children’s literature.
In association with Children's Books Ireland.
Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Thursday, 27 April 2017.
Ireland and Germany: Spies, Diplomacy and Prisoners of War during WW2
24 April 2017

A talk by historian Michael Doran, regular and popular tutor at dlr LexIcon's Adult Education courses in partnership with UCD.

This talk was to tie in with Dublin: One city, one book 2017 - Joe Joyce's Echoland.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday, 24 April 2017.

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Marconi and the magic of radio, 1900-1950s
12 April 2017

Distinguished naval historian and former Radio Officer Joe Varley shares fascinating insights into the powerful role played by the radio during this period. Joe also focuses on the achievements of Marconi, noting his close ties with the Kingstown/Dún Laoghaire area.

This talk was to tie in with Dublin: One city, one book 2017 - Joe Joyce's Echoland.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

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Mind-reading 2017: mental health and the written word
25 March 2017

A one-day programme of talks and workshops seeking to explore productive interactions between literature and mental health both historically and in the present day. Aiming to identify the roles that writing and narrative can play in medical education, patient and self-care, and/or professional development schemes. Bringing together psychologists, psychiatrists, interdisciplinary professionals, GPs, service users, and historians of literature and medicine, we will be asking questions about ilterature as a point of therapeutic engagement. We will explore methods that can be used to increase the well-being and communication skills of healthcare providers, patients and family members.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Friday, 10 March 2017.