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

Jennifer Egan in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson
17 November 2017

Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan’s first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a magnificent novel by one of the greatest writers of our time, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Jennifer Egan. 

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Friday, 17 November 2017.

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Fear, functionality and freedom: Electricity comes to Ireland
15 November 2017

The curators of the Electric Generations exhibition and invited experts give short presentations on how electricity changed people's lives from the 1960s onwards.

Electric Generations: the Story of Electricity in the Irish Home - an exhibition examining the reception and understanding of electricity across the twentieth century through an array of advertisements, pamphlets, magazines and domestic objects. (A collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, ESB's archives and the Institution of Engineering and Technology Archives.)

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

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Bernard MacLaverty in conversation with Eithne Shortall
11 October 2017

Sixteen years on from his last novel, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. His new novel, Midwinter Break, carries all the hallmarks of his signature style: pin-point accuracy, compassionate observation, effortlessly elegant writing and a tender, intimate, heart-rending story. It is also a profound examination of human love and how we live together, a real chamber piece of resonance and power. Forty years on from his first book, Bernard MacLaverty has written his masterpiece.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: A Book’s Journey in Words and Pictures
09 October 2017

 Sarah Webb, Steve McCarthy and art designer, Emma Byrne in conversation with Elaina Ryan of Children’s Books Ireland.

To celebrate the launch of their new picturebook, which Sarah worked on while she was dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah and Steve talk about A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Rhymes and Songs from an Irish Childhood with Elaina Ryan of CBI and the book’s designer, Emma Byrne.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Monday, 9 October 2017.

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Claire Messud in conversation with Paula Shields
22 September 2017

Reviewing her last novel, The Woman Upstairs, Joanna Briscoe remarked that “Claire Messud should achieve literary giant status before too long” and her new novel may just be the book to propel her towards that exalted status. The Burning Girl, is a bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, the novel is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. For Claire Messud, literary greatness beckons.

Recorded at dlr LexIcon Studio on Friday, 22 September 2017.

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