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The Outerview is a series of conversations dissecting the art of interviewing hosted by Alan Swan. Alan talks with writers, producers and broadcasters – hearing their techniques, their influences and whether the art of interviewing is dying.
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Episode 15 - Rick O'Shea
This week Alan’s guest is Irish broadcaster Rick O'Shea. Rick has been a radio presenter with RTÉ since 2001. His weekend show includes music and has included interviews with One Direction, Daniel Craig, Russell Brand, The Manic Street Preachers, Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Bailey as well as live performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bell X1 and Stereophonics. The show has twice won Bronze PPI Radio Awards. He’s also the presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1. He regularly introduces movie premières and has conducted public interviews at the Dublin International Film Festival for the last few years with Richard Dreyfus, Danny DeVito, Michael Madsen and Harry Shearer. He also hosted author interviews in recent times with guests as diverse as playwright Simon Stephens, authors Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer and Chris Cleave, journalist Johann Hari at Dublin’s International Literature Festival and Graham Norton at Listowel Writers Week.