The Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) has launched a new on-demand section to its popular digital radio station, RadioMoLI, enabling people around the world to stream dozens of podcasts, lectures, interviews and readings from the museum's digital archive from the comfort of their home.
MoLI is one of Dublin’s newest museums. Housed within three inter-connected Georgian buildings, the museum’s physical scale reflects the extent of its ambitious exploration of Ireland’s entire literary tradition from early storytelling traditions to modern-day writers.
MoLI draws inspiration from the work of Ireland’s most famous writer, James Joyce, and is named for his best-known female character, Molly Bloom. Its exhibitions include exceptional items such as a letter from Joyce to W B Yeats, Joyce’s handwritten Ulysses notebooks, and the famous Copy No. 1 of Ulysses.
The innovative RadioMoLI is the first digital radio station for Irish literature. It showcases new commissioned writing, discussion, interviews, radio plays, documentary, interviews and talks at the museum, as well as podcasts produced in partnership with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, The Dublin Review, Words Lightly Spoken, University College Dublin College of Humanities and more.
With the launch of the on-demand service, listeners will be able to access interviews with best-selling authors, lectures from leading literary academics, readings of new Irish poetry and a wealth of other podcasts.
In the City of Books series, there’s a chance to hear Marian Keyes, the internationally best-selling Irish novelist, talk about life lessons and the storytelling tradition in her family.
Novelist Anne Enright talks about how writing consumes her life and Roddy Doyle about missing a typewriter in the bitesize interviews in the A Mind at Work series.
The Words Lightly Spoken podcasts are short readings of Irish poetry, sometimes painting a picture of Ireland’s landscape as in this poem by one of the island’s greatest contemporary poets, Michael Longley. Other times they deal with small details of life or the great human themes such as love and memory.
And in the UCDScholarcast podcasts you can hear lectures on subjects ranging from the importance of landscape in the work of Joyce to the presentation of the Great Famine in recent historiographical work.
You can also learn about Jonathan Swift, the famous Anglo-Irish satirist, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Georgian Dublin by taking an entertaining walk through Jonathan Swift’s Dublin.
New and exciting content will be added each week, along with special broadcasts of interviews and author contributions from the museum's exhibitions.
While you stay at home and keep safe, let RadioMoLI connect you to the heart of new and classic Irish literature and fill your heart with the lyricism of Ireland.