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Published on October 24th, 2011 | by Peter


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 a review of the IWA’s [The Sociable is just one that does a far better job than I ever could at that] or any podcast.

My problem is finding the podcasts I like. And to be fair, there are some great ones out there. Some from the man on the street, some from the big boys of the media world – some, like my own, maybe, fall in the middle ground and often somtimes don’t get that little umph or simply an applause/ notoriety/ pat on the back for the hard work that they deserve.

The Comic Cast – winners

Hosted by Liam Geraghty & Craig O’Connor, The Comic Cast is an award-winning Irish based podcast about comic books, animation and illustration. The show goes up every two weeks, alternating between our talkie show (comics news & reviews) and our interview show (we talk to comic artists, illustrators & animators!). We pay special attention to the Irish comics scene!


From their shared flat in London city, Tony and Joe discuss the finer things. Like what would happen if the moon blew up, 80’s remakes, Libya, injuries, why isn’t Mel Gibson more Australian? Also regular features like ‘ask a stranger’ and ‘the comparison game’. All the while featuring a tune or two. So speaks.

Irish Fireside

Irish travel, culture and items of interest to the Irish diaspora. Exploring insights into the Emerald Isle’s most popular destinations as well as getting off the tourist trail and experiencing the “real” Ireland.

The SodShow

The SodShow – Fridays 3pm – 103.2 Dublin City Fm Dublins Garden Radio Show. Hosted by Peter Donegan & Brian Greene. Forget those Botanical Latin names (the presenters do as a rule) and roll up your sleeves. From gardening with a window box to camping at oxegen, from chitting potatoes to making elderflower champagne you get it all on Dublin’s zaniest radio show.

Wicklow TV

WICKLOW.TV is a digital media education service for Senior Citizens and Disability Groups helping to tackle Irelands digital divide by training the digitally excluded & supporting social inclusion and community development.

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Horticulturist. Yapper. Gardener. Human. Landscaper. Loves coffee. Dublin. Makes gardens. Radio Podcasts The @Sodshow. Lives in a tree in Dublin @DoneganGardens or www.doneganlandscaping.com

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