My Favourite Podcasts: 2022

One of my favourite things to do is listen to podcasts. They have been a trusty companion on my long walks along the beach in Dublin bay. Far too often in the past I have found myself listening to very disposable interview podcasts that seem to lose their currency almost immediately, so this year I […]

Dead Eyes podcast – Lively, entertaining storytelling

I wanted to share another great piece of storytelling I recently encountered. For the past couple of weeks I have been blazing through the podcast series Dead Eyes. The podcast is hosted by comedian and actor Connor Ratliff, who tries to solve “a very stupid mystery” that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom […]

Plan “Be” – 5 tips about being creative

A few years ago I was lucky enough to become friendly with the brilliant Shane Langan and Nial Conlan, curators & hosts of a wonderful gig in Dublin called the Weekly General Meeting. As an offshoot of the show, they also had a podcast that showcased some of Irelands best established & emerging artists. I […]

Things Fell Apart with Jon Ronson

One of the very best working storytellers today is Jon Ronson. His recent BBC Radio series, Things Fell Apart, which focuses on the human stories at the centre of the culture wars, is an absolute gem. Expertly crafted tales of people’s stories that have had huge ripples on our culture and communities. Equally interesting is […]

My favourite Podcasts: 2021

This year I have found myself diving deeper into podcasts than ever before. They are great company on long walks. Personally I am drawn to podcasts that centre themselves around storytelling and creativity. So, the list below is a reflection of those personal tastes. These podcasts are also not necessarily new ones in 2021, they […]

Midnight Miracle – Required Listening

I have been listening to The Midnight Miracle podcast and I cannot recommend it enough. Some of the smartest, coolest, creatives in the world talk about music, politics, and a whole lot more – all mixed together with amazing musical interludes. No surprise that they are going to release these podcast broadcasts on vinyl soon […]

What I’ve been creatively consuming of late

Have been on a bit of a kick trying out new podcasts and tv shows, as well as revisiting some old faves. Here are some of the best I’ve been watching, listening to, and reading of late. PODCASTS Conan O’Brien needs a friend: Candid, funny, honest conversations with fascinating artists and comedians. Hosted by one […]

HOZIER, FATHER TED AND ME

Many moons ago, when I was gigging more frequently and reciting poems and performing sketches, I was lucky enough to be part of a regular night called the Monthly General Meeting, which was a showcase for the most inventive and willdy wonderful creative minds in Ireland. On one of the particular shows, I was on […]