The Department of Ultimology Radio Essay
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming broadcast of our radio essay, 'The Department of Ultimology,' produced by RTÉ's Drama On One and supported by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland. Ultimology is the study of endings, and the essay ranges across multiple disciplines; history of art, communications technologies, linguistics, the climate emergency, the history of disease and personal stories. The programme features an original score by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and contributions by Isabel Nolan, Luna Dolezal, Jessica Foley, Ross Perlin, Dora Vargha, Laura Nsengiyumva, and Salim Kajani. The essay is scripted by Fiona Hallinan and Barry Edward Fitzgerald, narrated and directed by Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain and produced by Kevin Brew, with sound design by Damian Chennells and Ciarán Cullen.
The hour-long feature will be broadcast in the RTÉ Drama On One slot (Sundays 8pm, RTÉ Radio 1) on 6th October with a repeat broadcast on 10th November (to coincide with RTÉ's week-long focus on the climate emergency). 'The Department of Ultimology' will be available online at rte.ie/dramaonone