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Irish Podcasts to Love in 2019

Updated: Mar 25, 2019

It's been a minute, right? Well, I'm back. I know, I've been way too quiet here and on social, but hey, I've been a busy bish: I've started a new role in marketing/content creation; I've moved to Edinburgh; I've become a dog dad of two; I've...also been incredibly lazy, not going to lie.

Now that I'm three months into my new life, I thought it prudent to come back and say hey, I missed you guys. During this settling in period podcasts have been my saving grace, at work, at play, at the gym, or just winding down in the evening. And yes, there is a small piece of me that needs an Irish voice somewhere throughout my day. Not that I'm not wet for the Scottish accent. I just love the homegrown brogue, too. So here, let's take a look at some of my current favs, making me feel a little closer to home and lending some inspiration along the way.

The Brian Keane Podcast

I simply can't get enough of this fellow Irishman. Originally from Connemara, Co Galway, he's a former GAA player turned fitness model turned entrepreneur and health focused thought leader. This lad is a fucking tour de force in the fitness world. Join Brian each week as he sits down with an international who's who from the fitness and sporting world, where we discover what it takes to go after the body and mind of your dreams. Keane combines easy-to-follow actionables with some great storytelling. The perfect podcast if you're feeling unmotivated.

Girls with Goals

Hosted by belle, Niamh Maher, Girls with Goals is one of the best podcasts to appear out of our wee island in a long, long time. With a strong female show runner this is one I go to when I need to hear some on-point interviews with a twist of levity; Like last week's episode, Big Dirty Office Chats, all about working in an office. Joined by her actual real-world colleagues, they dished about dirty dishes in an office; the co-worker birthday bash; awkwardly walking around the office; and the absolute notions of someone who says "Nice to e-meet you in emails", which Niamh admits to doing all too often. #metoo Niamh. Listen for good, old-fashioned storytelling.

How to be Sound

I want to go for pints with Rosemary MacCabe, in fact, I'm pretty sure we're destined to be best friends. If not, I'll just stalk her socials and pretend we're mates via her Podcast, How to be Sound.

Why is it called so? Is she a bit of a cunt? Well, it appears she needs to learn how to be sound (you and me both, Rosie), and does so through conversations with people who are nicer than her. Well, Rosemary, I think you're sound, although, I don't know you in real life. If you fancy supporting this content maven, sign up to her Patreon account for the price of a pint per moon cycle. Also, if you're a total pervy voyeur like me, check out her Money Diaries where we discover exactly how she spends her hard earned dollas! Listen to learn how to be a kick ass human.

The Alison Spittle Show

You'll know here from the RTE 2 series, Nowhere Fast; a comedy about a millennial media-ist, working in the big smoke, unceremoniously lobbed back into the great beyond of the midlands. While I wasn't hooked on her debut outing into TV land, I am loving her Podcast, the self-titled Alison Spittle Show. This Brit-born and reared Irish lass mixes her amazingly-dark humour with the most random lines of questioning ever heard on a podcast. Ali, you were made for the airwaves. Tune in when you want a few LOLs.

So, a quick post to get me back into the swing of things, while I'm working some things out, including launching my own Podcast. So hey, it's nice to be back.

Until next time, cheers!


The Bearded Irishman


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