Appetite For Distraction

The absence of Joe Duffy from the airwaves last week has made my heart grow fonder. Go on, Joe. Pull my heartstrings. Reunite me with my long-lost something-or-other

1st April, 2018
Joe Duffy’s favourite Liveline episode of all time involved Bono, his peahen and a lot of irate neighbours

Joe Duffy was off the airwaves this past week, and while Philip Boucher Hayes does an admirable job of filling in, it’s never quite the same without the familiar cadence of “good-afternoo-en-tew-yewwww” kicking off the country’s greatest moan-in. My advancement into old age, my work-from-home status and the addition of a radio to my kitchen means that although Liveline has been fairly constant throughout my entire life (who among us hasn’t witnessed our mothers diving...

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