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Damian Corless: 9000 Years of Irish Weather

Never heard of Damian Corless ? Say Collins Press, Damian Corless, [is] a journalist and a former editor of Magill and In Dublin, currently contributes to the Irish Independent. He has written comedy sketches for BBC TV’s classic Big Train and RTE’s award-winning Stew. His acclaimed books include The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket In The […]

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Mental Health

The Upbeat Podcasts: Mental Health Matters

Upbeat Radio aired over the new year 2014 on 103.2 Dublin City FM. Presented by Brian Greene of The Sodshow Upbeat Radio brings Mental Health & Mental Wellbeing to the airwaves and extends the discussion on topics such as advocacy, reform, access to services, stigma & getting help. Over the course of the four themed […]


The Sodshow wins Best Podcast 2012

You’ll forgive us if this entry isn’t an album or event review but we had to mark a big achievement by one of our contributors. The Sodshow, Ireland’s garden radio show and podcast, airs live every Friday at 3pm on Dublin City 103.2 Fm and is available around tea-time that evening in podcast. Winning the […]

The Podcast Sessions #7: 5 Best Independent [Irish] Podcast[er]s

At the Irish Web Awards 2011, 5 Irish Podcasts made the finalists list in the category Best Independent Podcaster. The winners of the category were of course The fabulous gents of The Comic Cast. To note, The Podcast Sessions are not reviews as such more a noting of podcasts you might like. This is neither […]


7 Deadly Wins #1: The Underrated Moments of #Aras11

In 7 Deadly Wins Sinéad Keogh counts down, in no particular order, her favourite little moments of the 2011 presidential race in the seven day run up to polling day. I have loved every moment of the politicking and furious duck and dive of #aras11 but perhaps none more than Today FM’s Ian Dempsey Breakfast […]

The Podcast Sessions #6: Scibernia

Podcast name: Scibernia In Short: with help from Near FM – Scibernia is a bi-monthly podcast exploring science in Ireland, and beyond. Hosts: The Scibernia Team – more than two. Their Description: We are a loose collective of science enthusiasts, tech nerds, wandering journalists, radio lovers, and people who enjoy Periodic Table Scrabble (we’ll explain […]


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The Podcast Sessions #5: Stuff You Missed In History Class

Podcast name: Stuff You Missed In History Class In Short: Didn’t pay attention in history class? has you covered. Host: Deblina Chakraborty & Sarah Dowdey Their Description: Whether they’re discussing the Freedom Riders or the adventures of bushrangers, you can count on Sarah and Deblina to keep you up to date on the Stuff […]

The Podcast Sessions #4: This American Life

Podcast name: This American Life In Short: weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show “This American Life.” First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Updated Mondays. Host: Ira Glass Their Description:  One of our problems from the start has been that when we try to describe This American Life in […]

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bbc radio 4 friday night comedy podcast

The Podcast Sessions #3: Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Podcast name: BBC Comedy of the Week Description: see above Host: BBC There are 2 BBC Comedy of the Week Podcasts that I listen to. They say: Bringing you a satirical take on the week’s news with Chain Reaction, Radio 4’s tag-team interview show, to entertain you during the Now Show/News Quiz summer break.  […]

The Podcast Sessions #2: Sunday News by Topgold

Podcast name: Sunday News Review [disclaimer: has no one official name] Description: A review of Ireland’s  Sunday newspapers, less all of the bits I don’t really want to hear – i.e. celeb gossip/ glee club et al, taken from the perspective of an American living in Ireland. Host: Bernie ‘Topgold’ Goldbach Says: If you […]

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freakonomics podcast

The Podcast Sessions #1: Freakonomics

Description:  a podcast, a biweekly segment on Marketplace, and a series of one-hour programs broadcasted on public radio stations across the country [that be the US I’ll assume]. Hosts: Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner Their Description: It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist […]