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Best Irish Times podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Irish Times podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Arts & Culture Editor Hugh Linehan.PLUS: Election Daily brings you the most important #GE2020 news in under fifteen minutes, every weekday evening.If you're enjoying the podcast, please take our survey on www.irishtimes.com/podcastsurvey It should only take a few minutes. Thanks!
 
70 minutes of good Irish traditional music, from some of Ireland's top musicians and singers mostly on their own and indie labels. All of which are distributed and promoted by the first indie company to specialize in Irtrad. All titles are available via mail order from www.copperplatemailorder.com Payment through Pay Pal. Check out the web site for sound samples and details on over 100 great titles.Presented by Alan O'Leary formerly of CMR Radio and Spyda Radio and driving force behind Coppe ...
 
Each week Breifne Earley talks to a different sports star from across the Irish sporting world. Including Olympians, Paralympians, World Champions, International athletes and the hottest sporting prospects for the future.Each week we put our guest to the Spotlight Sweat our own Sports Quiz to see which star knows the most about Irish Sport. Each guest also gets to demonstrate their musical taste by selecting the closing song of the show.Sporting Spotlight is broadcast weekly on Dublin City F ...
 
His family name is derived from a Greek craftsman who created the Labyrinth and designed wings for himself and his son to fly away from the island they were imprisoned in. But Stephen Dedalus, the young hero of James Joyce's first novel, is a young man who rises above his baser instincts and seeks a life devoted to the arts. This quintessential coming of age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the nineteenth century which was a time of emerging Iris ...
 
Each week alternately fueled by beer, whiskey, tea or coffee, Padraic and Patrick muse, ponder and ramble about their experiences of being Irish. A light hearted exploration of being Irish through the lens of a variety of topics with almost no research.
 
Selected Podcast was set up by two music fans in Dublin, Cian & Sarah, who want to share with you some of their favorite music. Join them as they chat about all things music and the world of showbiz (food also gets mentioned regularly too). Get in touch by emailing them at helloselected@gmail.com. Check out their ever changing Spotify playlist or catch older episodes on iTunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher.
 
Tired of the same ten songs on the radio? Love Celtic music? Want to feel closer to your Celtic heritage? Welcome to the the virtual Public House for Celtic culture through music. Marc Gunn is a Celtic Geek musician and your guide to honoring our past and adapting for our future . If you have comments and want to chat in the pub, email him. Use #PubSongs when talking about this podcast.
 
Lord Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was a London-born Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist notable for his work in fantasy. He was influenced by Algernon Swinburne, who wrote the line “Time and the Gods are at strife” in his 1866 poem “Hymn to Proserpine”, as well as by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. In turn, Dunsany’s influence was felt by H. P. Lovecraft and Ursula K. Le Guin. Arthur C. Clarke corresponded with Dunsany between 1944 and 1956. Those ...
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface)
 
Two friends Conor and Charles talk about random troubles in the world and school with added humor. Some bits may be offensive but everyone is offensive (don't lie to yourself) so play the show and relax in the land of Pixies and rambling with included guests!Twitter: @IrishHoundPodFacebook: Irish Hound PodcastYouTube: IrishHoundPodcastLeave a review and Subscribe to the show!
 
Those Conspiracy Guys is an Irish comedy podcast where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghosts and demons to alien abductions; from werewolves and vampires to CIA assassins and Russian spies. We have a big episode every two weeks, a True Crime show every other week and loads of other stuff every so often and you can head over to the website for details. Our aim is to cast a light into the ...
 
Partly Political Broadcast is a weekly comedy podcast dissecting the previous week's political news. Every show has in-depth looks at issues, interviews with people who know things and top level satirical commentary from comedian Tiernan Douieb who really doesn't understand politics all that much. One of The Observer's Top Ten Political Podcasts of 2018. ‘Very funny but fiercely political’ – Time Out www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk
 
Free Weekly Timed explores everything parkrun and is presented by Vassos Alexander and Helen Williams. The pair share experiences, chat to guests and interact with fellow parkrun runners as they debate the big talking points of the week. To get in touch, email us at hello@freeweeklytimed.com or tweet us @freeweeklytimed. You can also get in touch via our website Freeweeklytimed.com
 
Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fi ...
 
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
Irish Idylls is a collection of short stories about Irish peasantry during the 19th Century. Ms Jane Barlow, an Irish lass, having, unbelievably, an uncertain date of birth, has a turn of phrase that delights and simultaneously enmeshes the reader/listener with compassion for her tableau. She captures the tune and lilt of dialogue so delightfully. A tiny sample: "So, by hook or by crook, Lisconnel holds together from year to year, with no particular prospect of changes; though it would be sa ...
 
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In this special Valentine's Day episode, we've got loads of lovely 'how I met my partner' stories from listeners and guests of The Women's Podcast. From workplace romances, to "swapping books and meaningful looks", sit back and enjoy listening to all the interesting and moving ways people have fallen in love. Also, Róisín Ingle spoke to Shiatsu pra…
 
How has the extraordinary result of the 2020 election gone down among investors, the financial sector and businesses? To talk about the election and its aftermath from an economic perspective, Ciaran is joined by Cliff Taylor and by Brian Hayes, head of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland and a former Fine Gael TD.…
 
Derek Scally on the shock resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (or AKK), Angela Merkel's anointed successor, as leader of joint-ruling party CDU. AKK's authority had been undermined by the striking of a deal, against her wishes, between the CDU and the far-right Alternative for Germany party at the regional government level. What does the affa…
 
With two wins from two gathered into the hold, the Andy Farrell train is rolling merrily along. Gavin Cummiskey and Gerry Thornley are in studio to break down Saturday's win over Wales and we hail Captain Johnny Sexton, for that is how we should address him now.Tyrone and Kerry's league game was moved to Edendork and Ian O'Riordan managed to find h…
 
Books Editor Martin Doyle talks to Darran Anderson about his memoir of growing up in Troubles-torn Derry, Inventory: A River, A City, A Family.They discuss the book's themes of family, history and memory, its inspiration found in the ideas of Georges Perec, and how it relates to his previous work, Imaginary Cities, an exploration of urban landscape…
 
Josh, Jude, and Brendan are fully recharged and rebooted and read to put 2019 to bed (mostly anyways). To do that, we need to review the 2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football season. In this episode: Josh reads off all of the #JoshIsWrong responses with minimal interjection Which player is the best babysitter? Best memories from 2019 Making an im…
 
Bernie Sanders’s win in New Hampshire has established him as the Democratic Presidential front-runner. Centrist Democrats regard him not as a challenge but more like an existential threat: they assume that only a moderate—and certainly not a democratic socialist—can sway critical swing voters and win in November. Are they right? David Remnick speak…
 
We chat to ED Kelly Bunn from Braidwood Showground parkrun in Australia as the devastating bushfires begin to appease. She tells us how the parkrun community there has rallied in the face of adversity and how many of the events are now returning. We also hear from the inspirational Marlena Topple who tells us why she signed up for parkrun and then …
 
It's 580 steps atop the roof of Europe, a stairway to hell if humanity does not act fast. French President Emmanuel Macron started his day up the mountain at the famed Sea of Ice that gives onto the continent's highest peak, Mont Blanc. As he contemplated the glacier that has receded in thickness by 120 metres in just one century, he used the photo…
 
Newly elected Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon has revealed how sport saved him from a life of crime or drug addiction.The Dublin Central politician said playing for his local football team inspired him and his friends to avoid the troubles that have befallen many of those they grew up with.Speaking to Independent.ie’s Floating Voter podcast, Mr Gann…
 
Since his election as US President, Donald Trump has actively undermined the standing of the American-led international order. His criticism of long-term allies, of NATO and other important security relationships and openly siding with authoritarian leaders have been significant. But Alexander Cooley argues in a new book called Exit from Hegemony, …
 
The fifth of the multi-part series breaking down each of the nominated albums in this year's choice music prize album of the year category. In this episode Cian speaks with Darragh from Lankum about their 2019 album 'The Livelong Day' and to Zara Hedderman, Kelly Doherty & Dave Hanratty about why they love it so much. The Choice Prize Winner will b…
 
Josh, Jude, and Brendan present a very special OFD Podcast (aren't they all though?). We got together to draft the our very own Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team's of the Brian Kelly era. In this episode: We do spend a few minutes on pleasantries and campaigning for our current offenses Snake Draft Fill an 11 man roster for the defense Add a …
 
It may be the same winner in New Hampshire as four years ago, but rest assured, Tuesday night proved no two US presidential races are alike. Bernie Sanders was all smiles after again finishing tops in the Granite State. Four years ago, the senator from neighbouring Vermont romped home with 60 percent of the vote. This time, despite a formidable arm…
 
Sinn Féin is poised to take power in the next Dáil after winning a strong mandate in #GE2020, but for many people questions remain over its relationship to the Provisional IRA. Today we attempt to sort through what we know and what we don't know on this question. Does the IRA Army Council still remain at the top of the republican political movement…
 
The world’s fresh water is being used at an unsustainable rate. NASA has two satellites surveying the world’s water movements, and noting where the water shortages are.And a new report from the University of NSW, published last month, found that Australia’s freshwater supply – from rivers and dams – is dwindling as the climate warms.…
 
On a global scale, truly just how lethal is the current outbreak of coronavirus? With the death toll now topping one thousand, it has killed more than the SARS flu of 2003. But is it really more contagious? We are still unsure of the science, partly because the virus is so new, partly because China - where the outbreak originated - now has a seriou…
 
The story of the master thief, from Norwegian folklore, which will have you wondering what the difference is between a master thief and someone who exploits the laziness and ignorance of strangers in incredibly basic ways for their own gain. Also, being a good parent apparently means abandoning your kid in the forest? The creature this week is the …
 
Election 2020 is over and so is Election Daily. On this final episode, Fiach and Pat join Hugh to talk about what happens next. Leo Varadkar could remain as Taoiseach longer than people may realise, says Pat. There's a split in opinion as to whether Sinn Fein really wants to be in government, and agreement that Fianna Fail are in the most difficult…
 
What just happened in Ireland? Sinn Féin has upset the centre-right duopoly, the one that has ruled politics there since way back. Up to now, the left-wing nationalists were known mostly for their past as the political wing of the IRA. But the Troubles in Northern Ireland are long over and new standard bearer Mary Lou McDonald campaigned first and …
 
Josh, Jude, and Brendan present a very special OFD Podcast (aren't they all though?). We got together to draft the our very own Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team's of the Brian Kelly era. In this episode: We do spend a few minutes on "news" and other pleasantries Snake Draft Fill an 11 man roster for the offense Use the players anyway that we…
 
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