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Series Two

14: Dylan and Lisa are joined by comedian and actress Sharon Horgan, war photographer Giles Duley, TV presenter Andrea Oliver and Hudson Taylor team up with Gabrielle Aplin to provide the sweet tunes.

The first of three shows recorded live at the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney, east London. Among our guests’ stories and songs to inspire, alarm and humour we hear how a human turd was an important catalyst in Sharon Horgan’s life and indirectly led to her successful career writing TV series like Channel 4’s ‘Catastrophe’, how to correctly pronounce Neneh Cherry and some of the positives about being blown up in Afghanistan.

13: In this second episode of our new Soundings Holy Trinity series, Dylan and Lisa are joined by former Ireland and Lions rugby hall-of-famer Willie Duggan, Oscar nominated Cartoon Saloon co-founder Tomm Moore, traditional music pioneer Andy Irvine and two-time winner of the Choice Music Prize Richie Egan aka JAPE.

Recorded live in the Long Gallery of Kilkenny Castle, we hear about the unique timbre of the cistern in O’Donoghue’s pub, what part of his anatomy Andy Irvine was willing to give up to skip a maths test, the more practical considerations of being an Oscar nominee, when not to take Morgan Freeman’s advice and why it’s a bad idea to hold a cigarette for Willie Duggan before an international rugby game.

12: In this very first episode of our brand new ‘Soundings Holy Trinity’ strand, hosts Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan are joined by the holy trinity of Panti Bliss, Áine Lawlor & Fr. Peter McVerry with music from Paul Noonan (Bell X1). Recorded live at the historic City Assembly House in Dublin, we hear about a larcenous dog, how to survive a political interview grilling and what happens when Madonna turns up at an Irish funeral.

Series One

11: In this bumper episode, Dylan and Lisa watch John Cleese’s online tutorial on creativity, see the new Wes Anderson movie The Grand Budapest, watch The Gloaming documentaryMoment to Moment and Lisa wears a heart monitor to Ghost Stories. Plus Janet St Porter is a meanie.

10: Dylan and Lisa take a road trip deep down into Chislehurst Caves in Kent. Not for fainthearted (ie Lisa).

9: In this episode, Dylan and Lisa see the new Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward, based on the Profumo affair – and get a bit of background by reading Richard Davenport Hines’ An English Affair. Plus Dylan insists on making Lisa sit through the Richard Curtis movie About Time. Plus some new music from The Gloaming.

8: Dylan and Lisa return with a trip to The National to see Sam Mendes’ King Lear, plus they read Donal Ryan’s The Thing About December and watch the new Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis

7: Dylan and Lisa see Gravity in 3D, read Malcolm Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath, watch an online debate on Art vs Science – and drink White Russians, duderino…

6: No it isn’t the name of a Prog Rock band, Dermot really did swing by to talk about his favourite things – including Black Fish, Phillip Kerr’s novels, Walking Dead, Andrew Marr’s books and Woman in Black.

5: Harry Shearer, star of The Simpsons and Spinal Tap, joins Dylan & Lisa in a Soundings Special – to talk balls, Obama and Smalls. There will be singing.

4: Dylan and Lisa compare Philomena – the book and the film, visit The Barbican’s Pop Art exhibition and get lost inside Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man. Plus Dylan experiences Spinal Tap

3: Brian Eno’s online lecture, Clio Barnard’s latest film The Selfish Giant and Bob Stanley’s 700 page behemoth Yeah Yeah Yeah – The Story of Modern Pop. Plus Dylan experiences Ghostbusters 2.

2: Mistaken For Strangers, a new documentary about the rock band The National, Colm Toibin’s Booker shortlisted novel The Testament of Mary, and RIBA’s Forgotten Spaces exhibition beneath Somerset House. Not forgetting Point Break!

1: Palme D’Or winner “Blue Is The Warmest Colour”, Paul Muldoon’s book of rock lyrics ‘The Word On The Street’ “A Journey Through London’s Sub-Cultures – 1980s to Now” at the Old Selfridges Hotel.