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.
Economist and commentator Chris Johns talks to Eamon about Boris Johnson's appearance at the House of Commons' Privileges Committee, inflation, rising interest rates and growing problems in the banking system.
Niall Stanage joins Eamon to talk the war in Ukraine and what Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow means to the US. Also Donald Trump and why he waits to hear if the Grand Jury in New York will indict him and the $1.6bn lawsuit brought by voting company Dominion against Fox News. Niall Stanage is Associate Editor of The Hill and White House columnist for that publication.
Rugby commentator Matt Williams joins Eamon to talk about Ireland's win against England last Saturday to become 2023 Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam Champions. Matt and Eamon also look ahead to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France next September.
As the Taliban returns to power in Kabul, our guests examine how we got here and what happens next.
American Photojournalist Victor J Blue (www.victorblue.com) reports from Kabul amid signs that the West will recognise the Taliban regime.
Naomi O'Leary, Irish Times Europe Correspondent, talks to Eamon from Strasbourg.
Niall Stanage joins Eamon from Washington to discuss a difficult week in American politics.
Journalist William Yang talks to Eamon from Taiwan as the US completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan and about China's brutal suppression of human rights protest in Hong Kong.
Historian Diarmaid Ferriter and Chris Johns join Eamon to discuss the Afghan debacle, what caused it and how do we respond.
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.
The most pressing social crisis in living memory, discussed and evaluated by the experts.
Tomás Ryan talks to Eamon as the country lifts more restrictions. Tomás Ryan is Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, and an associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is also a founding member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG).
Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology at Maynooth University, talks to Eamon about Covid-19 safety measures needed in schools and the success of the vaccine in limiting serious illness.
Tomás Ryan, talks to Eamon about the success of the the vaccine rollout as the country prepares to reopen schools and colleges. Tomás is Associate Professor at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, and an associate of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is also a founding member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group.
As a writer, reporter, and activist, Eamonn McCann has spent decades on the frontlines of the conflicts in Northern Ireland.
Eamonn McCann talks to Eamon about the campaign to get justice for ten people murdered by the British Army in West Belfast in 1971, and what Boris Johnson's response to this week's findings can tell us about the British attitude to Northern Ireland.
Eamonn McCann talks to Eamon about the violent unrest seen in Belfast over the last week.
Journalist Eamonn McCann talks to Eamon.