One of the better features of RTE’s Morning Ireland (though it depends on the subject matter) is the length of time they give a subject to talk. It provides a more discursive interview than its UK counterpart the (often time strapped) Today programme. This morning they took advantage of Robert Putnam’s visit and spoke to him on his mobile as he was returning to the US on his theories of social capital (sound file).
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty