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RTÉ Radio 1
Society & Culture

The best of the week's radio from RTÉ, compiled and presented by Sinead Mooney. The programme brings you nuggets from right across the schedule, from day time chat to night time reflection and memories.


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Latest Episodes

This week on Playback. Impossible to find – and if you do – prepare to pay - a new report on renting in Ireland. Kathryn talks blind dates. Oliver meets some vengeful spiders and of course – King Puck - apply the factor 50 now. All on Playback presen... more

3 days ago

This week on Playback. Mega leases in Mullingar and the gendering of dry robes. Super Mario gives Oliver a run for his money. And on Liveline, a young man comes home from the war in Ukraine. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Mooney.

10 days ago

This week on Playback. The great art of compromise and our carbon emission targets – turns out no one is happy. Death of a Statesman - David Trimble remembered. Get ready to gurn – we're getting into face yoga. All on Playback presented by Sinéad Moo... more

17 days ago


4.2 out of 5 stars from 130 ratings
  • Sinéad Moone is very funny

    I ❤️ this podcast keeps me updated with what happening in Ireland 🇮🇪

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom6 months ago
  • Favourite podcast of the week

    Sinéad Mooney is a genius and such a talented presenter. I go on and listen to many of the programs after hearing snippets of them here. Have been a fan of the program for years and really admire what a fantastic job they do-just the right mix of everything. Has kept me sane in lockdown Sydney.

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    An Madra Rua
    Australiaa year ago
  • Playback - Love it

    I really look forward to each episode, and Sinead makes me giggle, laugh, snort and agree generally with her take on things! She just portrays such a natural view on things, with that distinctive rural, sophisticated tone , which is just perfect. Love this. Thanks, Sinead.

    Apple Podcasts
    Irelanda year ago
  • Love it

    Great summary of news and chat. Perfect for keeping in touch if living abroad!

    Apple Podcasts
    Richella Barcelona
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • Great weekly review almost ruined by Mooney

    This is a great selection of the highlights of the week but Sinead Mooney is pretty awful - annoying commentary that tries to be funny and light but ends up just being cringey and tacky. Alot of the content can be serious and it’s especially jarring to hear her inane introductory waffle before and after heavy news items. Wish they’d get someone else!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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Chart Positions

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#56 Ireland/Society & Culture

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