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Ken covers Frank Lampard’s magnificent leadership, Keir Starmer’s defund the police stance, Man City V Liverpool and Bruno Fernandes’ gigantic impact on Man Utd’s fortunes.

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All-Ireland winning Clare hurler and Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Shane O’Donnell on Friday Night Lights and the burden of being a sports star at a young age.

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What is the function of anger and how has it become the most powerful emotional influence on our politics and economics? Ken talks to the author of Angrynomics, Eric Lonergan.

And Irish sprinter Leon Reid, who grew up in England, first in a “crack den” with a drug addicted mother, then in foster homes, on how he finally found a stable home life with his adoptive mother Claire Russell.

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