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# the-explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2020

The Explainer: What is the mysterious syndrome linked to Covid-19 that's affecting children?
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The Explainer: What is the mysterious syndrome linked to Covid-19 that's affecting children?

May 14th 2020, 6:00 PM 33,450 Views 17 Comments

A syndrome linked with Covid-19 is being seen in the UK – but has it been seen in Ireland? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?
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The Explainer: Will it be possible for pubs to open before 10 August?

May 6th 2020, 6:13 PM 21,758 Views 44 Comments

Is it possible for publicans to get their way?

# the-explainer - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?
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The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

May 1st 2020, 4:08 PM 7,964 Views 5 Comments

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 24 April, 2020

The Explainer: How well is the State informing the public about the coronavirus crisis?
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The Explainer: How well is the State informing the public about the coronavirus crisis?

Apr 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 17,157 Views 26 Comments

Thtat’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Thursday 16 April, 2020

The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?
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The Explainer: What is the current thinking - in Ireland and abroad - about wearing masks?

Apr 16th 2020, 6:00 PM 20,934 Views 45 Comments

Should you wear one? And if you do, what’s the best way of wearing one?

# the-explainer - Friday 10 April, 2020

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?
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The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

Apr 10th 2020, 3:52 PM 38,013 Views 27 Comments

We speak to two experts about the issue.

# the-explainer - Friday 3 April, 2020

The Explainer: How are other countries dealing with Covid-19 compared with Ireland?
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The Explainer: How are other countries dealing with Covid-19 compared with Ireland?

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:00 PM 31,935 Views 17 Comments

We speak to four reporters based in the US, Germany, South Korea and Sweden.

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 March, 2020

The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?
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The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?

Mar 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 25,684 Views 28 Comments

Why did the UK take the approach it did, and what does it mean? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 March, 2020

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?
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The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

Mar 19th 2020, 6:00 PM 25,746 Views 38 Comments

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus?
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The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus?

Mar 11th 2020, 6:46 PM 37,280 Views 44 Comments

How is it spreading so fast there?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

The Explainer: What Super Tuesday and the latest US primaries could mean for Trump
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The Explainer: What Super Tuesday and the latest US primaries could mean for Trump

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 11:38 AM 15,170 Views 19 Comments

Wondering what Super Tuesday is, and what happened with it last night? We have all the answers.

# the-explainer - Friday 21 February, 2020

The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?
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The Explainer: Why don't we have a government yet?

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 11,182 Views 76 Comments

We get you up to speed with what exactly is happening.

# the-explainer - Monday 10 February, 2020

The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?
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The Explainer: What’s happened so far in the general election count?

Feb 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 37,252 Views 74 Comments

As the counting continues, we bring you the biggest stories of GE2020 so far.

# the-explainer - Thursday 6 February, 2020

The Explainer Live: How does Ireland get the politicians it has?
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The Explainer Live: How does Ireland get the politicians it has?

Updated Feb 6th 2020, 6:54 PM 11,914 Views 49 Comments

For our first live recording of The Explainer, guests Lise Hand, Gary Murphy and Adrian Kavanagh chatted to Sinéad O’Carroll.

# the-explainer - Friday 31 January, 2020

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?
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The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

Jan 31st 2020, 2:12 PM 25,917 Views 20 Comments

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

# the-explainer - Friday 24 January, 2020

The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?
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The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?

Jan 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,141 Views 11 Comments

The shocking murder of Keane Mulready-Woods added another layer to the ongoing Drogheda feud. We take a look at what has been going on, on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 11 January, 2020

The Explainer: Why #blackandtans was trending in 2020 - and what's next for State commemorations?
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The Explainer: Why #blackandtans was trending in 2020 - and what's next for State commemorations?

Jan 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 13,093 Views 8 Comments

We’re joined by two experts to discuss what went wrong and what we can learn from it.

# the-explainer - Friday 3 January, 2020

The Explainer: How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?
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The Explainer: How does Met Éireann decide on weather warnings?

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 7,148 Views 5 Comments

Forecasting the weather is a complicated business, so this week on The Explainer we’re looking at how Met Éireann decides on whether a warning should be status yellow, orange, or red.

# the-explainer - Friday 27 December, 2019

The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year
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The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year

Dec 27th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,081 Views 2 Comments

The team behind the podcast run through their favourite explanations from the past year.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 December, 2019

The Explainer: Is it possible to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas?
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The Explainer: Is it possible to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas?

Dec 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,545 Views 5 Comments

That’s what we’re asking in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?
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The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

Dec 13th 2019, 9:09 AM 18,412 Views 33 Comments

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

# the-explainer - Friday 6 December, 2019

The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?
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The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 9,602 Views 23 Comments

Where will it be built? How much will it cost? And why white-water rafting in the first place?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The Explainer: How much trouble has Prince Andrew caused for the royal family?
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The Explainer: How much trouble has Prince Andrew caused for the royal family?

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:15 AM 53,630 Views 32 Comments

We are joined by Anton Savage this week as we look at the impact of Prince Andrew’s recent media appearances and friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

# the-explainer - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?
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The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

Nov 22nd 2019, 5:00 PM 8,990 Views 9 Comments

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# the-explainer - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?
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The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

Nov 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 15,072 Views 34 Comments

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# the-explainer - Friday 8 November, 2019

The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?
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The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?

Nov 8th 2019, 5:30 PM 11,717 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.

# the-explainer - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
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'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,218 Views 0 Comments

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

# the-explainer - Friday 1 November, 2019

The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?
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The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?

Nov 1st 2019, 7:30 PM 12,015 Views 0 Comments

We look at the ‘push and pull’ factors and the deadly risks people are forced to take.

# the-explainer - Thursday 24 October, 2019

The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?
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The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?

Oct 24th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,528 Views 12 Comments

We round it all up for you on the latest episode of our podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 19 October, 2019

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?
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The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

Oct 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,702 Views 1 Comment

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

# the-explainer - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?
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The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 PM 11,489 Views 7 Comments

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

# the-explainer - Friday 11 October, 2019

The Explainer: What is this carbon tax you have to pay - and how does it work?
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The Explainer: What is this carbon tax you have to pay - and how does it work?

Oct 11th 2019, 6:30 PM 14,189 Views 39 Comments

We take a look at the charge

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 October, 2019

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?
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The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Oct 3rd 2019, 5:15 PM 9,180 Views 65 Comments

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?
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The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?

Sep 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 62,714 Views 15 Comments

In the wake of the recent attack on Kevin Lunney, we look at what has been having in relation to the company.

# the-explainer - Friday 20 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?
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The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,268 Views 3 Comments

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?
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The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 12,904 Views 43 Comments

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# the-explainer - Friday 30 August, 2019

The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?
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The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?

Aug 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 12,443 Views 36 Comments

We speak to a food expert and a beef farmer who’s also a journalist.

# the-explainer - Friday 23 August, 2019

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?
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The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 15,311 Views 24 Comments

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 16 August, 2019

The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?
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The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?

Aug 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,781 Views 3 Comments

And why haven’t we dug the entire Boyne Valley up to find more?

# the-explainer - Thursday 8 August, 2019

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?
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The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

Aug 8th 2019, 6:00 PM 25,051 Views 6 Comments

This week on The Explainer podcast, we look at the backstop, and why it is such a major issue for Brexit.