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We publish five or more episodes a week, covering everything from analysis of the weekend’s football through to the biggest stories in national and international politics.

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Ep 764: Boris Intent on No Deal Brexit

Chris Johns talks to Eamon about how Brexit continues to influence the actions of the Johnson government.

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Ep 763: Covid-19 – Ireland Heading for Second Surge

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, talks to Eamon about the risks of Ireland's approach to easing the coronavirus lockdown.

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Ep 762: John Giles Remembers The Busby Babes

John and Eamon talk about Sir Matt Busby's great Manchester United team.

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Focus: Football Specials

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to look back on great players, great teams and their own experiences.

Ep 740: Wearing the Green Jersey

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss their experiences playing for the Irish national team.

Ep 731: Jack Charlton 85 Today - The Man We Knew

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the long and eventful career of Jack Charlton, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

Ep 726: Living the Dream

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss their experiences of leaving home as teenagers to go play football in England.

Ep 723: Best All-Ireland Soccer Team

John Giles, Liam Brady and Eamon each pick their team.

Eamon Dunphy

Eamon Dunphy

As a former professional and international soccer player Eamon was capped 23 times for Ireland. He has been a writer and broadcaster for over 40 years and written five best selling books including an early memoir Only a Game?, U2’s biography Unforgettable Fire, Sir Matt Busby’s biography A Strange Kind of Glory, Roy Keane’s autobiography Keane, and most recently his own memoir, The Rocky Road.

As a newspaper columnist Eamon has written for a number of newspapers, most notably the Irish Daily Star and the Sunday Independent. He was a contributor to RTÉ’s soccer panel for 40 years and was the editor and presenter of the drivetime radio show The Last Word for five years in the newly established Radio Ireland (now Today FM). Eamon launched The Stand in November 2016.

Focus: Coronavirus

The most pressing social crisis in living memory, discussed and evaluated by the experts.

Ep 763: Covid-19 – Ireland Heading for Second Surge

Dr. Tomás Ryan, Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College, talks to Eamon about the risks of Ireland's approach to easing the coronavirus lockdown.

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Ep 760: While Trump Retreats to Isolation Putin Seeks Allies in Europe

Bryan MacDonald, an Irish Journalist working with RT (Russia's English language broadcasting service) talks to Eamon.

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Ep 759: Who Murdered Olof Palme?

And is Sweden's Covid gamble about to fail? Philip O'Connor talks to Eamon.

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Focus: US Politics

The Trump presidency covered every week, straight from Washington D.C.

Ep 765: A Defining Moment for Trump and America

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 761: America's Mood Darkens

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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Ep 758: As America Burns, Trump Stokes The Fire

Niall Stanage reports from Washington.

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