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We are pleased to bring you Podcasts of all the shows for Seasons 4 to 7 (the current season) here on our website. Seasons 1 to 3 can also be found on the Irish Radio International Mixcloud account using the following links: Seasons1 & 2Season 3.

We publish the Anchor/iTunes podcasts sequentially at 4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of each week. Our podcasts are also available on these platforms:

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27 November

Programme 19 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between November 27th and 30th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: GINGERLY

    Thought for the week: Richard Denny - "Show me a successful person and I'll show you a salesperson".

    2nd Section (Available 4pm Saturday):

    Interview with Kevin O'Donovan, a Divisional Table Topic winner


    3rd Section (Available 4pm Sunday):

    Speech Contests: which is more important - Content or Performance?


    4th Section (Available 4pm Monday):

    5 Top Tips for a Great Speech

20 November

Programme 18 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between November 20th and 23rd.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: CLARION

13 November

Programme 17 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between November 13th and 16th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: CUMULATIVE

    Thought for the week: Joseph Campbell "You are the hero

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6 November

Programme 16 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between November 6th and 9th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: INCANDESCENT

    Thought for the week: Mark Twain - “The right word may be effective

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30 October

Programme 15 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between October 30th and November 2nd.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: GRAVITATE

    Thought for the week: Winston Churchill - "The price of greatness

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23 October

Programme 14 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between October 23rd and 26th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: ACCLAIM

    Thought for the week: Ralph Smedley - "Whatever your grade or position

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16 October

Programme 13 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between October 16th and 19th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: SCINTILLATING

    Thought for the week: Matty Mullins - "The only person you should try to be

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9 October

Programme 12 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between October 9th and 12th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: PAROXYSM

    Thought for the week: Socrates - "And now we go our ways,

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2 October

Programme 11 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between October 2nd and 5th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: INTRANSIGENT

    Thought for the week: Robin Williams - "There is still a lot to learn

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25 September

Programme 10 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between September 25th and 28th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: SALIENT

    Thought for the week: Bill Gates - "It's fine to celebrate success,

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18 September

Programme 9 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between September 18th and 21st.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: BENIGN

    Thought for the week: Benjamin Franklin - "Either write something worth reading

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11 September

Programme 8 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between September 11th and 14th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: ABJECT

    Thought for the week: Martin Seligman, the Happiness Professor, has revealed

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14 August

Programme 7 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between Augst 14th to 17th

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: STUPENDOUS

    Thought for the week: Stiofáin Ó Máille - "Morning is the

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7 August

Programme 6 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between Augst 7th to 10th

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: INCIPIENT

    Thought for the week: Maya Angelou - "I've learned that people will forget

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31 July

Programme 5 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between July 31st to August 3rd.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: EXPANSIVE

    Thought for the week: Admiral William H McRaven - "If you want to change your life

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24 July

Programme 4 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between July 24th to 27th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: GREGARIOUS

    Thought for the week: Jim Rohn - "Don’t join an easy crowd;

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17 July

Programme 3 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between July 17th to 20th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: INTEGRITY

    Thought for the week: Jim Rohn - "Happiness is not something you postpone

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10 July

Programme 2 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between July 10th to 13th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: PROTEAN

    Thought for the week: Nelson mandela - "A winner is a dreamer

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3 July

Programme 1 of the 2020/21 season (season 7) is first broadcast between July 3rd to 6th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: SANCTION

    Thought for the week: Pierre de Coubertin - "The most important thing in the Olympic Games

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26 Jun

Programme 43 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between June 26th to 29th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: DISTINGUISH

    Thought for the week: Jack Welch - "Before you are a leader, success is

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19 Jun

Programme 42 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between June 19th to 22nd.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: LEVERAGE

    Thought for the week: Nelson Mandela - "There can be no keener revelation

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12 Jun

Programme 41 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between June 12th to 15th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: IRE

    Thought for the week: Walt Disney - "The way to get started is to

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5 Jun

Programme 40 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between June 5th to 8th.

Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

ECSTACY

    Thought for the week: Brian Tracy - "Make your life a masterpiece

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29 May

Programme 39 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between May 29th to June 1st.

Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

Word of the Week: MERCURIAL

Thought for the week: Salvador Dali - "Intelligence without ambitition

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22 May

Programme 38 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between May 22nd to 25th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: CRINGE

15 May

Programme 37 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between May 15th to 18th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: CALLOW

    Thought for the week: Euripides - "Why should we feel anger at

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8 May

Programme 36 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between May 8th to 11th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: CURT

    Thought for the week: Earl Nightingale - "Everything begins with

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1 May

Programme 35 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between May 1st to 4th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: ASSIDUOUS

    Thought for the week: Reinhold Niebuhr - "Grant me the serenity to accept

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24 Apr

Programme 34 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between April 24th to 27th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: KIBITZ

    Thought for the week: Nelson Mandela - "After climbing a great hill

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17 Apr

Programme 33 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between April 17th to 20th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: PANDEMONIUM

    Thought for the week: François La Rochefoucauld - "It is not enough to have great qualities

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10 Apr

Programme 32 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between April 10th to 13th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: INNUENDO

    Thought for the week: Joseph Conrad - "I don't like work, who does-

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03 Apr

Programme 31 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between April 3rd to 6th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: KERFUFFLE

    Thought for the week: David Maraness - "Myth becomes myth

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27 Mar

Programme 30 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between March 27th & 30th.

    2>Part 1 (Available Friday 4pm):

      Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

      Word of the Week: INFERNAL

      Thought for the week: Bono - "When the story of these times gets written,

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20 Mar

Programme 29 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between March 20th & 23rd.

    Part 1 (Available Friday 4pm):

      Word of the Week: SOCIAL-DISTANCING

      Thought for the week: Mark Twain - "The only way to keep your health is

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13 Mar

Programme 28 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between March 6th & 9th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: VOLUPTUOUS

    Thought for the week: Albert Einstein - "I would teach peace rather than

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6 Mar

Programme 27 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between March 6th & 9th.

    Intro (Available Friday 4pm):

    Word of the Week: NERVURE

28 Feb

Programme 26 of the 2019/20 season is first broadcast between February 28th and March 2nd. This week is a special show all aboiut Dr Ralph C Smedley