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# the-explainer - Friday 29 January, 2021

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?
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The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 21,160 Views 24 Comments

This impeachment hinges on the riot earlier this month in the US Capitol building, as Larry Donnelly explains.

# the-explainer - Thursday 21 January, 2021

The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?
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The Explainer: What are the issues with the mother and baby home report?

Jan 21st 2021, 2:00 PM 5,510 Views 6 Comments

We outline what’s in the report, and talk to a historian about issues it raises.

# the-explainer - Thursday 14 January, 2021

The Explainer: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on what it's like working during the third wave
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The Explainer: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on what it's like working during the third wave

Jan 14th 2021, 12:00 PM 22,341 Views 1 Comment

They speak to us about the challenges of this current phase of the pandemic.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

The Explainer: The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?
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The Explainer: The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?

Jan 6th 2021, 8:09 PM 12,858 Views 6 Comments

Been ignoring the news? Or struggling to keep up? We bring you up to speed with what you need to know.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

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

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 10,863 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the best bits of our podcast this year

# the-explainer - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
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The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 12,010 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
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The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work

Updated Dec 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 27,815 Views 13 Comments

Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun breaks the whole thing down for us on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 5 December, 2020

The Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?
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The Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

Dec 5th 2020, 7:05 AM 14,972 Views 16 Comments

We speak to RTÉ reporter Órla O’Donnell and Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 November, 2020

The Explainer: Why is the 27th Amendment back in the news?
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The Explainer: Why is the 27th Amendment back in the news?

Nov 26th 2020, 6:00 PM 20,305 Views 13 Comments

We speak to an expert about what the amendment was, and why Labour is proposing a Bill related to it.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 November, 2020

The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now
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The Explainer: Professor Philip Nolan on what the numbers are telling us about Covid-19 right now

Nov 19th 2020, 9:19 AM 29,932 Views 57 Comments

We speak to the NPHET member and chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.

# the-explainer - Thursday 12 November, 2020

The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?
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The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?

Nov 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 18,575 Views 30 Comments

We chat to polls expert Kevin Cunningham of TU Dublin to find out more.

# the-explainer - Thursday 5 November, 2020

The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?
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The Explainer: What exactly happened with the mother and baby home legislation?

Nov 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,420 Views 1 Comment

And what happens to the records now?

# the-explainer - Friday 30 October, 2020

The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?
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The Explainer LIVE: What could Trump's legacy be?

Oct 30th 2020, 7:15 AM 12,232 Views 46 Comments

What mark will his work between 2017 and 2021 leave on the United States?

# the-explainer - Thursday 29 October, 2020

What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)
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What could Donald Trump's legacy be? Join us as we discuss on The Explainer live (in your living room)

Oct 29th 2020, 1:20 PM 42,292 Views 0 Comments

This week’s episode will be recorded via Zoom this evening – and you can take part.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?
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The Explainer: What led to Ireland moving to Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 21st 2020, 6:30 AM 12,973 Views 22 Comments

We take a look at the facts and figures on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 16 October, 2020

The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?
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The Explainer: Is assisted dying going to become legal in Ireland soon?

Oct 16th 2020, 7:30 AM 11,707 Views 17 Comments

Gino Kenny’s Dying With Dignity Bill passed through the Dáil recently – we look at the journey to get there, and what happens next.

# the-explainer - Friday 9 October, 2020

The Explainer: How did Covid-19 get so bad in Northern Ireland?
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The Explainer: How did Covid-19 get so bad in Northern Ireland?

Oct 9th 2020, 5:15 PM 38,047 Views 30 Comments

On this week’s episode we look at the numbers – and the complications inherent in trying to deal with the issue politically.

# the-explainer - Saturday 3 October, 2020

The Explainer: What is the Stay and Spend scheme and how does it work?
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The Explainer: What is the Stay and Spend scheme and how does it work?

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:45 AM 15,191 Views 14 Comments

The new scheme will allow taxpayers claim a maximum of €125 back in tax credits on their spending in the hospitality sector.

# the-explainer - Friday 25 September, 2020

The Explainer Interview: The story of Unquiet Graves with filmmaker Seán Murray
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The Explainer Interview: The story of Unquiet Graves with filmmaker Seán Murray

Sep 25th 2020, 10:14 AM 18,884 Views 39 Comments

Unquiet Graves was aired on RTÉ earlier this month.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about the new Covid-19 levels and restrictions
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The Explainer: What you need to know about the new Covid-19 levels and restrictions

Sep 15th 2020, 8:02 PM 29,152 Views 10 Comments

The Living With Covid plan was launched earlier today.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

The Explainer: Why is Brexit back in the news?
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The Explainer: Why is Brexit back in the news?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 14,864 Views 9 Comments

It’s like it has never gone away… the latest on why the Brexit trade talks are causing a kerfuffle.

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 September, 2020

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
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The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,809 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

# the-explainer - Thursday 27 August, 2020

The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour?
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The Explainer: How could Golfgate impact Irish people’s behaviour?

Aug 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,096 Views 7 Comments

We speak to Pete Lunn, a behavioural scientist from the ESRI.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?
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The Explainer: What led to the new Covid-19 restrictions?

Aug 19th 2020, 1:12 PM 22,610 Views 65 Comments

This week’s episode sees Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET, talk us through the decision making.

# the-explainer - Friday 14 August, 2020

The Explainer: What the Covid-19 clusters tell us about the meat industry in Ireland
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The Explainer: What the Covid-19 clusters tell us about the meat industry in Ireland

Aug 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,113 Views 8 Comments

This week’s episode of the podcast discusses how meat plants work and how staff are treated.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again?
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The Explainer: Why is Ireland delaying the reopening of pubs again?

Aug 5th 2020, 7:30 PM 21,110 Views 46 Comments

Why was the decision made, and what sort of risks were being balanced? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries?
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The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries?

Jul 28th 2020, 5:30 PM 20,203 Views 10 Comments

What was in Minister Norma Foley’s announcement – and how does it differ from what countries like Denmark are doing?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?
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The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?

Jul 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 22,997 Views 17 Comments

We speak to one of the Oxford researchers working on a vaccine that has seen good results so far.

# the-explainer - Thursday 16 July, 2020

The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?
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The Explainer: Why are tourists able to visit Ireland right now?

Jul 16th 2020, 11:45 AM 16,431 Views 11 Comments

And are they actually legally required to quarantine?

# the-explainer - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland
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The Explainer: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Jul 8th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,964 Views 15 Comments

And is it here to stay?

# the-explainer - Thursday 2 July, 2020

How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider
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How does a government handover work? The Explainer podcast asks an insider

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 7,570 Views 8 Comments

Is it a seamless process or can there be bumps in the road? We ask former government press secretary Feargal Purcell as the new government gets settled in.

# the-explainer - Thursday 25 June, 2020

The Explainer: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 in Ireland right now?
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The Explainer: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

Jun 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 39,255 Views 11 Comments

Is it ‘a one in a million chance’? That’s what we’re asking today.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

The Explainer: Here's what Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Greens plan to do if they form a government
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The Explainer: Here's what Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Greens plan to do if they form a government

Jun 16th 2020, 6:40 PM 14,775 Views 47 Comments

We take a good look at the draft programme for government.

# the-explainer - Friday 12 June, 2020

The Explainer: What does defunding the police mean?
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The Explainer: What does defunding the police mean?

Jun 12th 2020, 12:20 PM 11,096 Views 5 Comments

Protesters in the US have been asking people to ‘defund the police’, but what does that mean? That’s what we’re asking on the podcast this week.

# the-explainer - Friday 29 May, 2020

The Explainer: Why is Daniel Kinahan back in the news again?
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The Explainer: Why is Daniel Kinahan back in the news again?

May 29th 2020, 11:08 PM 35,318 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at the topic on the podcast this week.

# the-explainer - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?
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The Explainer: 100 days after the election, what's happening with government formation?

May 21st 2020, 6:30 PM 10,611 Views 25 Comments

Yep, we still don’t have a government yet… we take a look at what’s going on.

# 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 33,466 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 21,787 Views 45 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 7,987 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 17,170 Views 26 Comments

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