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Is Ireland happy, Lighthouses and Peanut Butter!

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Caroline Clarke
00:00 Friday 28 December 2012
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Coming on today's Moncrieff, live with Sean Moncrieff

Back to normal on Moncrieff with a live show from 1.30pm. Hope you had a good Christmas!

Starting off today's show we have Barry Kenny, Corporate Communications Manager with Iarnród Éireann popping in to talk about the news of the day.

Is Ireland a happy country? Despite or in spite of everything? At 2pm Karen Hand, Co-Author of ‘Happy Nation? Prospects for Ireland's Psychological Prosperity’ will discussing this topic with Sean.

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? Imagine that never ending. Dr. Nick Warner, a psychiatrist who has studied Musical Ear Syndrome and how this affects his patients.

As our lighthouses become more and more automated, Gerald Butler talks about his time working and living in a lighthour in Cork. His new book is ‘The Lightkeeper: A Memoir’.

At 2.45pm you can learn about all the science that Santa employs to do his work and at 3pm we learn the history of peanut butter from author and historian Jon Krampner.

And it being Friday we have Movies and Booze!  Esther McCarthy from the Sunday World is reviewing Jack Reacher and Parental Guidance and Jean Smullen from jeansmullen.com will be reviewing festive champagne and sparkling wines for New Years!

Contact the show at afternoon@newstalk.ie or text 53106 at a cost of 30 cent.


Caroline Clarke

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