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The Murderer Franz Stuck (1891) Download: Why do people kill? Psychology in Mind Episode 6 Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud Read: Show Notes A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities. Todays Question: Why do people kil ...…
 
Huichol Artworks Image Source: Wikimedia user Juan Carlos Fonseca Mata Download: Are Psychedelics good for us? Psychology in Mind EP5 Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud Read: Show Notes A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and person ...…
 
Download: Psychology in Mind – Episode 4 Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud Read: Show Notes A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities. Todays Question: Are People Irrational? In everyday life we have make many decisions ...…
 
Download: Mic Drop Mic Drop is a new one off drama, starring Adam Tyrell, based on the play that debuted to critical acclaim at the ‘Scene + Heard’ Festival in Summer 2017. This one-man show tells the story of Irish web entrepreneur Perry Pardo. Perry is the living embodiment of the new Ireland. A working class boy made good, Perry moved to San ...…
 
Click the image above for lots more behind the scenes photos and videos Download: The Listening Stage Each year, legendary radio dramatist Roger Gregg teaches a unique intensive course in radio drama. The Listening Stage follows students of The Gaiety School of Acting’s radio drama course, as they pursue their hopes and dreams of fame. This fly ...…
 
Download: Psychology in Mind – Episode 3 Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud Read: Show Notes A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities. Todays Question – Is Psychology Unethical? We take a dive into the history of ethica ...…
 
Probably my final two radio productions (at least under the sound and vision scheme), were both completed last year. By coincidence they’re both coming to air really soon. Download: The Listening Stage and Mic Drop Trailer Each year, legendary radio dramatist Roger Gregg teaches a unique intensive course in radio drama. The Listening Stage foll ...…
 
Download: Psychology in Mind – Episode 2 Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud. Read: Show Notes A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities. Todays Question – Can we trust our memories? Our guest today, Dr Richard Roche, neu ...…
 
Download: Psychology in Mind – Episode 1 – Creativity Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud. A new series in which psychologist Dr Andrew P. Allen and writer and broadcaster Gareth Stack, turn to psychology for answers about our minds, brains and personalities. In this episode we discuss creativity. What is creativity? Is it possible to become mor ...…
 
http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/354593255-garethstack-the-free-school.mp3 Download: The Free School The Free School, Dead Medium Productions’ new documentary about Ireland’s first ‘Sudbury Valley School’, broadcast this morning on Newstalk. Wicklow Sudbury is an experiment in alternative education, bringing ‘free schooling’ and ‘unschooling’ ...…
 
Students at Wicklow Sudbury. Image courtesy Wicklow Sudbury http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/348670508-garethstack-the-free-school-coming-soon.mp3 Download: The Free School Trailer Think back, what were your least favourite parts of school? Maybe math, maybe physics, maybe you just hated gym. Now imagine a school where you didn’t have to do a ...…
 
Download: The Bee Loud Glade – EP1 – Gerry Murphy To subscribe to this series and lots more from Roger Gregg, check out the brand new Crazy Dog Audio Podcast The Bee Loud Glade Cabaret is a series of twelve bite-size programmes bringing some of the best of the contemporary Irish spoken word scene to radio. Each episode will showcase one beautif ...…
 
https://garethstack.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/art-of-television-compressed.mp3 Download: The Art of Television The A.R.T of Television is a historical comedy about censorship, set in the early years of Irish TV broadcasting. A time when government and church fought young broadcasters struggling to innovate on the nation’s fledgling television ...…
 
Download: The Muse Unbidden The Muse Unbidden is an exciting one off drama from Roger Gregg, one of Ireland’s most influential radio dramatists. The play, a success on stage at the Collaborations festival in Smock Alley theatre in 2012, follows a group of would-be poets enrolled in a performance poetry workshop led by a charismatic and unconven ...…
 
Download: ART Trailer Dead Medium Productions Presents ‘The A.R.T of Television’! It’s winter 1968, the long hangover after the Summer of Love. A.R.T is Ireland’s finest, and indeed only television station. But the nations flagship soap ‘Home Farm’ is failing as viewers frog march towards the satanic protestant seduction of the BBC. American ad ...…
 
Download: Migrant Fictions (54 Megs) Migrant Fictions is an ambitious new drama project, bringing together the talents of a diverse group of immigrant writers to capture their experience as émigrés to Ireland. German-Polish writer / director Dominik Turkowski developed five short drama scripts through workshops with writers from the immigrant c ...…
 
A new podcast in which two writers attempt to develop a film in real time, with no preparation. Featuring Gareth Stack & James Van De Waal. Download: Let’s write a film – Episode 2. Previous episodes.
 
A new podcast in which two writers attempt to develop a film in real time, with no preparation. Featuring Gareth Stack & James Van De Waal. Download: Let’s Write A Film.
 
Poster based on ‘Who Wants to Play Videogames‘ by JDHanckock. jdhancock.com | @JDHancock on Twitter. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Download: Getting into the Game Documentary Broadcasting Bank Holiday Monday 31st October, 11AM on Newstalk. Getting into the game is a new documentary aimed at kids who play game ...…
 
Download: The Wedding Tree Subscribe: iTunes, RSS, Soundcloud. The Wedding Tree is an audacious new radio drama, set in the aftermath of an accident at an Irish nuclear power plant. In the wake of the disaster, fire officer Cian Mitchell is confined to hospital. Tormented by his injuries, Cian finds unlikely comfort in the company of Philips, a ...…
 
https://garethstack.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ideopreneurial-entrephonics-8.mp3 Download: Ideopreneurial Entrephonics. My latest report for Culture File looks at the recent Ideopreneurial Entrephonics II festival of avant garde music and modular analogue synthesis, held in the mysterious confines of Dublin’s Freemasons Lodge.…
 
Download: The Wall in the Mind – 6 – Die Mauer Im Kopf Claire meets an old friend at the abandoned CIA listening post at Teufelsberg (Devils Mountain). As a storm begins, Claire learns the truth about what happened to Emil. Violence, death, and horrible secrets from the past finally exhumed, in the final episode of The Wall in the Mind. The Wal ...…
 
Download: The Wall in the Mind – 5 – Who is Emil Reichman? Claire is pushed to extremes in her quest to discover what happened to Emil. Her actions have consequences, both for her and the people she loves. Claire receives another mysterious tape, recorded after her release from jail in 1989, revealing a terrible secret from the past. The Wall i ...…
 
Download: The Wall in the Mind – 4 – Secrets and Lies In Episode 4 of ‘The Wall in the Mind’ we learn more about the relationship between Claire and Emil, and Claire’s friendship with Matthaus back in 1989. Claire confesses to Matthaus why she came to Germany. In the present, Matthaus tries to convince Claire not to illegally pursue her former ...…
 
Download: The Wall in the Mind – 3 – No Friends Like Old Friends Update: Soundcloud is currently broken (I’m substituting local links, apologies if this screws with your podcast feed). Shortly after her release from prison in 1989, Claire believes she can see Emil in videotaped footage of the fall of the wall. In 2014, Stuart is suspicious of C ...…
 
Download: The Wall in the Mind – 2 – The People’s Republic of Friedrichshain We slip between past and future – Claire’s memories of her incarceration and her search for answers in the present. Claire finds the city, and her old friends much changed. Claire searches for Emil amongst the last of the Berlin squats, and becomes entangled in a polic ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 1 – The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere Update: Soundcloud is currently broken (I’m substituting local links, apologies if this screws with your podcast feed). Claire O’Hanlon, a respected lecturer, is tormented by nightmares of her arrest and imprisonment in 1989. In the present day – a mysterious cassette tape arrives at C ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 15 – The Card in the Rubble In the final behind the scenes episode of ‘The Wall in the Mind’ I talk about the mysterious find that inspired the mystery at the heart of the series. At a town outside Berlin called Blankenburg. There lie the ruins of a barracks of the dread Volkspolizei Bereitschaft. It was here that pr ...…
 
Download: Behind The Wall – 14 – Mia Gallagher Interview Mia Gallagher is an actress and author who plays one half of the lead role of Claire in the Wall in the Mind. We talk about playing a complex tormented character, collaboration between actor and writer and the physicality of performance. Mia’s latest novel ‘Beautiful pictures of the lost ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 13 – James O’Connor Interview In today’s episode of ‘Behind The Wall’ I speak to writer / director and one of the stars of ‘The Wall in the Mind’, James O’Connor. James plays the character of Emil Reichmann, a squatter and activist fighting against the corrupt communist regime of the DDR. We talk about acting for rad ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 10 – Sven Moritz Interview In today’s episode of ‘Behind the Wall’ we speak to Sven Mortiz, who plays the character of Matthäus Kassmayer in the present day in ‘The Wall in the Mind’. Sven talks about living through the reunification of Germany, and a childhood lived in the communist state of the Deutsche Demokratisc ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 10 – Jasmin Gleeson Interview An interview with Irish actress Jasmin Gleeson, who plays one half of the character of Claire in ‘The Wall in the Mind’. We talk about the unique challenges of sharing a role, as well as how the experience of on location radio drama recording differs from stage and screen acting. Behind ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 10 – Janine Dürkop Interview Janine Dürkop is a German born actress who plays the part of ‘Nicole’ in the Wall in the Mind. In today’s episode of ‘Behind the Wall’ Janine talks about taking on the role, and moving to Ireland to pursue acting outside the constraints of the German system. Behind the Wall Behind The Wal ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 9 – Halfway Point In today’s episode of ‘Behind the Wall’, recorded half way through production, I reflect on the process of location recording. The program is starting to take shape, the actors are producing incredible performances and the script is coming to life. Behind the Wall Behind The Wall is a series of spec ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 8 – This is Berlin In today’s episode of ‘Behind the Wall’, a trip around the Soundscapes of Berlin. Behind the Wall Behind The Wall is a series of special feature podcasts accompanying ‘The Wall in the Mind‘, an ambitious new on-location drama series, coming to Newstalk and podcast starting on Saturday the 16th of A ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 7 – Money Freakout In todays episode I take a look back at the worst moment of every project. When the money runs out. Right before we started production on ‘The Wall in the Mind’, I’d run out of money. Though the project was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s ‘Sound and Vision’ scheme. I had expenses ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 6 – Rehearsals A look behind the curtain at the rehearsal process, in todays episode of ‘Behind the Wall’. Behind the Wall Behind The Wall is a series of special feature podcasts accompanying ‘The Wall in the Mind‘, an ambitious new on-location drama series, coming to Newstalk and podcast starting on Saturday the 16t ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 5 – Shryan Gosling In today’s Episode of ‘Behind the Wall’ we return to the audition process. We take a look a the demands recording an ‘off book’ script places on actors. James O’Connor describes the intricate psychological manipulations involved in the casting process. I’m joined in this episode by actor / director ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall – 4 – Location Scouting In episode 4 of our making-of series ‘Behind the Wall‘, we travel down to Martinstown House in the Curragh of County Kildare, to location scout for the drama series, in the company of Andrew Booth. Why would you record a radio series on location? How do different places sound? How is making dram ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall 3 – Auditions with James O’Connor Episode 2 of ‘Behind the Wall’, visits the audition process as myself and Dublin based James O’Connor struggle with the task of finding the perfect cast for ‘The Wall in the Mind’. Whats This? Behind The Wall is a series of special feature podcasts accompanying ‘The Wall in the Mind’, ...…
 
Download: Behind the Wall 2 – Ewan Hennelly – Berlin Military Base Story In episode 2 of ‘Behind the Wall’, I join Ewan Hennelly on the South Downs, to hear about his narrow escape from the forces of law and order exploring Berlin’s mysterious Teufelsberg. Teufelsberg is an abandoned cold war spy facility nested in the hills above the Grunewald ...…
 
Download: Behind The Wall – Episode 1 – One Good Thing My next radio drama series hits Newstalk next month starting on Saturday the 16th of April. “The Wall in the Mind” looks at the impossibility of love and even friendship in a world where someone is always watching – the Stasi surveillance state of East Germany. Today we we are constantly mo ...…
 
The Wall in the Mind is an upcoming radio drama series on Newstalk, launching early 2016. Claire O’Hanlon, a young Irish woman, became caught up in the events sweeping East Berlin just prior to the fall of the Berlin wall. Arrested at a pro-democracy protest, Claire and her friends were imprisoned by the East German secret police. Twenty-five y ...…
 
A companion to Paraudiolia 1 (a piece composed as part of Bluebottle Collective’s ‘Hibernation Radio’ project), Paraudiolia Part 2 deals with degeneration in a cosmic context – the personal and collective dementia experienced as we flail beyond our capacities. This is a series of works employing musique concrete, anonymised interview and reflex ...…
 
This piece was made during last years Hearsay Festival, and won a tiny award for best story in the In The Dark audio scavenger hunt! It features Pat Herbert of the Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum, the sounds of the Hearsay Festival church heater, and György Ligeti’s ‘Requiem’. Download: Stardust
 
http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/233735812-garethstack-a-creature-of-myth-1.mp3 Where do we turn for love in the modern age? A variety of apps promise instant sex, momentary intimacy, group vouched safety. In this odd little story, one Irish man talks about his disenchantingly modern experience with a creature of myth. This is the first episo ...…
 
https://garethstack.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/the-killer-podcast-v2.mp3 Download: ‘The Killer Podcast’
 
Excited to announce that a piece I created for Blue Bottle Collective’s Hibernation Radio project is being played at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, as part of the ‘More Than One Maker‘ exhibition. Massive congratulations to all the Blue Bottle Collective! You can listen to the piece, which explores Dublin’s rejection of it’s young artists and ...…
 
https://garethstack.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/robot-army-for-hearsay.mp3 Download: Robot Jam I really had no idea what to expect. Where is Kilfinane? Why is it so far away? What has it got to do with radio? The Hearsay Festival turned out to be chock-full of talented folk obsessed with sound in all its forms. Rachel Ni Chuinn’s talk about her ...…
 
Experimental short documentary piece I made a while back. The narration was adapted from an unpublished short story called ‘The Wedding Tree’. The story was later adapted into a radio drama for Newstalk. I talked about the ideas behind this story in an Ignite talk at Mindfields a couple of years back called ‘The Nuts & Bolts Of Making Stuff Up’ ...…
 
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