These are contributions to the RTE Brainstorm progamme by staff from the Technological University Dublin. Brainstorm is an unique partnership between RTÉ (Ireland's national radio station) and Irish third level institutions. It is where the academic and research community contribute to public debate, reflect on what is happening in the work and communicate fresh thinking on a broad range of issues.

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Submissions from 2019

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Boards of Canada: Time Is On Their Side, Daragh Black Hynes

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The Vinyl Countdown: What's Behind the Vinyl Revival?, Daragh Black Hynes

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Who Wants to Listen to an Algorithm?, Daragh Black Hynes

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Craft Beer, Judith Boyle

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Close Encounters with Ireland's Invasive Species, Ken Boyle

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What Can Video Games Teach Us About Peace?, Gene Carolan

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Why are Russia's Middle-classes Backing Putin?, Ruth Casey

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A Nose for Wine: All You Need To Know About Sommeliers, Diarmuid Cawley

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Making Laws in Ireland after Brexit, Cathal Curran

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GAA Curses: Myth, Magic or Excuse?, Siobhan Doyle

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How Sports Photography Tells a Story About Who We Are As a Nation, Siobhan Doyle

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Just What Does Luxury Mean In 2019, Katriona Flynn

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How Children and Older Adults Can Learn From One Another, Carmel Gallagher and Anne Fitzpatrick

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Brexit's Worrying Effect on Women in Northern Ireland., Yvonne Galligan

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Taping Back Control: the Rewind of Cassette Culture, Mike Glennon

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Knowing When It's Time to Stop and Move On, Sinead Hewson

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Cooking the Books: the Recipe for a Successful Cookbok, Anke Klitzing

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Goodbye Dry January, Hello Hangover, Vanesa Martinez

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Why People Can Believe They're Smarter Than They Really Are, Vanesa Martinez

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Not Only Human: The Viruses in Your DNA, Vanessa Martinez

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The Death of the Irish Rural Publican, James Mc Cauley

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Margaret Skinnider: From Maths Teacher to Easter 1916 Sharpshooter, Mary Moynihan

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Why It Matters To Be Media Smart, Brian O'Neill

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How to Arrange an Orchestra of Personality Types, Arun Rao

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What Do Older Women Want From Fashion?, Amanda Ratcliffe

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How Bees Use the Waggle Dance as Google Maps for Pollen, Baljit Singh

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Do You Want to be a Social Media Influencer, Fardus Sultan and Valerie Gannon

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The Art of Documenting War and Conflict, Ellen Thornton

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Is It Time for Ireland to Develop a National Soccer Museum?, Connell Vaughan

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Irish Soccer's Split Identity In The Age of Brexit, Connell Vaughan and Michael O'Hara

Submissions from 2018

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Why the Process of Appointing Judges Really Matters, Brian Barry

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What Makes a Good Judge, Brian M. Barry

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Turning Dirty Dublin Into Smart Dublin, Fran Behan

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Breaking: the Next Mass Extinction Event Is Already Underway, Ken Boyle

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Is the North Pole Set to Become a Tourism Hotspot, Ken Boyle

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An Architect's View on Ireland's Broken Housing Market, Noel Brady

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How Architectural Festivals Tell the History of Our Cities, Noel Brady

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The Push and Pull Factors Behind Migration to Europe, Sean Byrne

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Why Has There Been a Global Increase in Food Allergies?, Orla Cahill

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Why Declaring Peace is Such a Big Deal, Gene Carolan

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How Peer Mentoring is Reducing Student Dropout Rates, Aidan Carthy and Katherine Slattery

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Natural Wines, Diarmuid Cawley

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What Science Fiction Tells Us About the Future of Food, Diarmuid Cawley

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How To Create More Disability Entrepreneurs, Thomas Cooney

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Whats Behind the Huge Rise in Oral Cancers?, Amuthachelvi Daniel

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Can We Talk About Masculinity Without It Being Toxic, Dee Duffy

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Getting the Measure of Irish Fashion's Early Radicals, Dee Duffy

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How Spatial Ability Is a Barrier to Girls Suceeding in STEM, Gavin Duffy

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Does Fashion Have a Mental Health Problem?, Katriona Flynn

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How Streetwear Moved Beyond the Streets, Katriona Flynn

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Dear Santa, Can I Have Brand X?, Edel Foley

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How the Shopping Trolley Changed the World, Edel Foley

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The A to Z of FOI, Ken Foxe

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The Currency of Likes: How and Why Teens Use Social Media, Olivia Freeman

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Where Are All the New Students Going to Live?, Brian Gormley

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What's the Main Reason For the Gender Pay Gap in STEM careers?, Rachel Harding

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What Does the Pope's Visit Mean for Ordinary Irish Catholics?, Alan Hilliard

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The Physics of Martial Arts, Robert Howard

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Why Are Irish Composers Ignored?, Una Hunt

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How Alcohol Advertising Influences Drinking Behaviour, Patrick Kenny

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Eat Your Vegetables and Reduce Your Blood Pressure, Conor Kerley

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Why Football Is So Important For Croatia, Filip Klubicka

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Why the Leaving Cert System Is Wrong, Tim Kovar

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Are You a Convenience Seeker Or Enforced Worker?, Jennifer Lawlor

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Are You Being Served? How Self-Service Machines Cause Anxiety, Jennifer Lawlor

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A History of the Michelin Guide and Ireland, Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire

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A Table for Two, Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire

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Can We Tell the Difference Between Sane and Insane, Vanesa Martinez

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How DNA Tells a Story About Vikings and Human Trafficking, Vanesa Martinez

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The First Rule of Alchemy: You Do Not Talk About Alchemy, Vanesa Martinez

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Unsure What To Get For Dinner? Let Your Gut Decide For You, Vanesa Martinez

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Why Losing Our Microbes Is Making Us Sick, Vanesa Martinez

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The High Cost of Fast Fashion, Alacoque McAlpine

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Small Screen, Big Problem: What Tech is Doing to Your Eyesight, Saoirse McCrann

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Why Technology Alone Can't Block Offensive Social Media Content, Susan McKeever

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How Normcore Took Over Your Wardrobe, Kerry Meakin

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What Do Window Displays and the Wizard of Oz Have in Common?, Kerry Meakin

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How Waking the Feminists Set an Equality Agenda for Irish Theatre, Mary Moynihan

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The Winners (and Losers) From Irish Presidential Elections, Brian Murphy

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Let There Be Light: How LEDS Are Lighting Up a Brighter Future, Kevin Murphy

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The Future of Holograms, Kevin Murphy

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There's a Grand Stretch in the Evenings, Brian Norton

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John Updike: a Kind of Field Guide to American Society, Sue Norton

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Gobble Gobble: Why Ireland Goes Mad for Turkey at Christmas, Kieran O'Connell

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Hot Cows: a Summer of Sunscreen for Cattle, Kieran O'Connell

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The Secret Life of Cows, Kieran O'Connell

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What is the Ploughing All About?, Kieran O'Connell

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Will Cow Poo Be More Valuable Than Milk in 2030, Kieran O'Connell

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How To Ensure Good Governance at Charities and Non-Profits, Maeve O'Connell

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What Motivates a Whistleblower, Maeve O'Connell

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Are You Suffering From Workplace Burnout?, Ashley O'Donoghue

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The Psychology of Pricing, Damian O'Reilly

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Why Are So Many Shops Going Out of Business, Amanda Ratcliffe

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How Neuroscience Motivates You to Walk 10,000 Steps, Mariana Rocha

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How Do You Create a Pageant for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Barry Sheehan

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Are Potholes About to Become a Thing of the Past, Amir Tabakovic

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A Philosopher's Guide to Beauty, Connell Vaughan

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How Irish Sports Fans are Omnivores When It Comes to Football, Connell Vaughan

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How To Make a World Heritage Site, Connell Vaughan

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If You Don't Rate Me, Shame On You, Connell Vaughan