Tuesday, October 23, 2007

By The Book:
Robert Parker’s Wine of the Rhone Valley

(RTE Lyric FM, Sunday, October 28th, 10pm)

In this week's program, we'll have the company of wine n├ęgociant, Simon Tyrell, as we tread the grapes of Robert Parker's Wines of the Rhone Valley. Robert Parker is known the world over for the power his wine reviews exert over the wine market. A high score can mean a wine suddenly soars in value or becomes impossible to have – at any price. But first and foremost, before being a vinous kingmaker, Parker was an explorer, and his guide to the wines of the Rhone inspired an explosive rebirth in a once-unfashionable wine producing region.

By The Book is written, produced and presented by Luke Clancy
By The Book is a SoundsDoable production for RTELyricFM
Original music for the series is by Kevin Brew


SEE:
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/sundaysequence/

Monday, October 22, 2007

By The Book:
Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations

(RTE Lyric FM, Sunday, Oct 21, 10pm)

Journalist, PJ O’Rourke offers his hilarious whistle-stop tour of one of the Eighteenth century's most influential works. Championed in the era of Thatcherism and Reganomics as the philosopher of the free-market and the prophet of ‘trickle down’ Adam Smith’s work continues to gather disciples. Although, as tonight’s guest, “Republican party Animal” PJ O’Rourke suggests, few of these acolytes read completely, or completely understand, this massive work.

By The Book is written, produced and presented by Luke Clancy
By The Book is a SoundsDoable production for RTELyricFM
Original music for the series is by Kevin Brew


SEE:
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/sundaysequence/

Monday, October 15, 2007

By The Book:
Joseph Muller-Brockman’s
Grid Systems in Graphic Design

(RTE Lyric FM, Sunday, October 14th, 10pm)

With the help of designer, Aiden Grennelle, we meet the crucial contribution to graphic design of Swiss born instigator of “The International Style” Josef Muller-Brockman, whose ideas are key in the way our globalised world looks today.

By The Book is written, produced and presented by Luke Clancy
By The Book is a SoundsDoable production for RTELyricFM
Original music for the series is by Kevin Brew


SEE:
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/sundaysequence/

Monday, October 8, 2007

By The Book:
Henry Gray's Anatomy

(RTE Lyric FM, Sunday, October 7th, 10pm)

Physician and humourist, Dr. Garry Fitzgerald, introduces us to the pleasure and the pains of the anatomical touchstone, first published in 1860 by Henry Gray. Although Gray died just three years later, successive generations of publishers and physicians have kept the publication alive, even bringing the book into the digital age, with the new Electronic Gray’s.



By The Book is written, produced and presented by Luke Clancy
By The Book is a SoundsDoable production for RTELyricFM
Original music for the series is by Kevin Brew


SEE:
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/sundaysequence/

Monday, October 1, 2007

Current series:
By The Book,
RTELyricFM,
Sundays, October 7- November 11


It’s all in the book.


Every trade, every pursuit, ever passion has one: a core book, a central text, a bible. It is a books people first encounter when they are training, but which always holds a special place in their discipline – and their hearts.

In this new series, Luke Clancy (RTE Lyric FM’s The Five Stages, RTE Radio1’s Soundstories) leafs through these essential volumes in the company of some people for whom these cherished volumes have a deep personal meaning.

In Medicine, that book would be Gray's Anatomy, the textbook that taught generations about the systems of the human body. For an economist, that book might be Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, the foundation of modern economics.

For a graphic designer, Josef Muller-Brockman’s Grid Systems is a guiding light, while for a naturalist, Robert Lloyd Praeger’s The Way That I Went is always in the rucksack. Likewise, no wine expert would venture to the South of France without a copy of Robert Parker’s germinal, Wines of The Rhone Valley, while Harold McGee’s scientific approach to cuisine in On Food and Cooking has inspired a generation of creative chefs.

In this new series, Luke Clancy (RTE Lyric FM’s The Five Stages, RTE Radio1’s Soundstories) leafs through these essential volumes in the company of some people for whom these cherished volumes have a deep personal meaning.