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Primary School Teaching Principal, Sheila Jennings reads and translates news pieces from Gaeilge to English. The news articles are about topics such as current affairs, animal rights, climate change and all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). These episodes are for people wishing to improve their knowledge of the Irish language whilst keeping up to date with news and what's going on in the area of STEAM around the world. News articles read from Eipic (Irish News ...
 
How many English accents are there in the world? Let me guess; you're thinking American, British, Australian, Canadian? And what about grammar and vocabulary? Does it change in each country you visit? Let me introduce myself: my name is Kimberley Law, and I've created this podcast for people to continue learning English by being exposed to multiple accents in real-life conversations. In each episode, I will interview an English speaker, and you will hear their story. I created this podcast b ...
 
Antaine and Jarlath host a podcast show that aims to teach the Irish language in a relaxed and entertaining way. Each free podcast comes with show notes that you can easily follow. The EasyIrish.com website provides further resources to aid in your learning of Ireland's native language. We hope you enjoy our show, feel free to get in touch and thanks for listening!
 
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From Toastmasters in Cork Ireland, "The Talk Show for Talkers" is hosted by Toastmasters Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien DTM & Paul O'Mahony together with guests. All about Communications, Confidence, Leadership and Public Speaking - the Toastmasters International Way.
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future. Podcasts are av ...
 
Conversations between Des MacHale and Paul Sloane who have co-authored a number of books including Remarkable Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Mathematical Lateral Thinking Puzzles, World's Best Word Puzzles and 1234 Wacky, Witty and Wonderful Words. They chat about words, thinking, puzzles, creativity andother topics which catch their gaze.
 
In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia Lingvo” that anyone anywhere could readily use as a second language: neither forsaking a mother tongue, nor imposing it. In 1889 Zamenhof published an En ...
 
Although written from a child’s perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village — the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Rabinovich’s will contained the following injunction: “Let my name be ...
 
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This week Paul takes a look at the new situation that many clubs find themselves in following the enforced going online as a result of the pandemic and how clubs are transitioning from local to global clubs. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 23 of the 2021/22 season - published o…
 
Condolences are not enough I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ashling Murphy. The spontaneous public outpouring of grief at her murder underlines the frustration and anger that exists at the habitual reports of violence against women. Condolences are not enough. Men, and I include myself in this, need to take respo…
 
Darren La Croix is the 2001 World Champion of Public speaking and since winning he has become a coach, mentor and trainer with his Stagetime University. Here he is talking about how to - or not to - memorise your speech. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 2 from Programme 23 of the 2021/22 season …
 
The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including: Thought for the week: "When failure is reversible, act quickly. When failure is irreversible, think carefully." James Clear. And Word of the week: DELIBERATE ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 23 of the 2021/22 season -…
 
Give us this day our daily Bloom. Topics in this episode include: mazzoth, shewbread, matzo v. Communion wafer, what it feels like to consume the body of Christ in the Eucharist, more cannibals, the hokey pokey and whether or not it mocks the Catholic Mass, Leopold Bloom use of popular culture to connect with more complex issues, the feeling of rel…
 
Dr Garret FitzGerald, professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania joins me on the podcast today. Hailing from Wicklow, Garret is an international leader in cardiovascular disease research and leading world figure in pharmacology. He discusses his work into the…
 
Continuing the interview with Toastmasters International CEO Dan Rex. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 4 from Programme 22 of the 2021/22 season - published on January 17th with Ted Mellamphy & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edited by Moira O’Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this fo…
 
Despite growing up with no TV in a rural upstate hamlet, Kristen Shaughnessy would go on to become a fixture in New York TV news as reporter and anchor with the 24-hour news station New York 1. Kristen was on the frontlines of the non-stop news coverage of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and she takes us back to the grim reality that emer…
 
Paul asks the pertinent question "Are you planning your succession? " which is all about succession planning at club, area & division-level” ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 3 from Programme 22 of the 2021/22 season - published on January 16th with Ted Mellamphy & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edi…
 
Sectarianism must be ended: Sectarianism is a legacy of our colonial past. We have the opportunity to confine it to the dustbin of history. CAN DOGS THINK? ‘Can dogs think? Is that what you asked me?’ Your man snapped at me in exasperation. ‘What kind of stupid question is that to ask anyone? Are you winding me up again?’…
 
In December 2018 Ted met up with the CEO of Toastmasters International, Dan Rex. Here is part one of the interview. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 22 of the 2021/22 season - published on January 14th with Ted Mellamphy & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edited by Moira O’Brien. The…
 
In this episode, I chat with Pete, who is the host of the Aussie English Podcast and the creator of the Aussie English Academy. If you'd like to find out more about joining his English classes, check out the links here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/ Transcripts are available for this episode. If you'd like one, go to the following website and subsc…
 
The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including: Thought for the week: "Today is an opportunity to get better" - John Eades And Word of the week: RELISH ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 22 of the 2021/22 season - published on January 14th with Ted Mellamphy & Paul O…
 
An absolute powerhouse Irish Woman in STEM Abroad Prof Margaret Murnane joins me on the podcast this week. Margaret is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado and Director of the STROBE Science and Technology Center. She is among the foremost active researchers in laser science and technology and chats to me about her pioneering discov…
 
OUR old pal Tom Hartley is a fine singer. He and I have been known to duet together. Back in the day in C Wing in Belfast Prison on the Crumlin Road, his dulcet tones echoed around the landings like a bird in flight while my rich baritone kept close harmony. Our sonorous grace notes soared and dipped in perfect tune. Even now, decades later, men lo…
 
This episode reads and translates from Irish to English the news piece about koalas. Koalas are listed as potentially vulnerable and are becoming under threat for many reasons, one of which is wildfires. Wombats have been known to seek out koalas who have been in danger of bushfires and bring them deep into their burrows to protect them and keep th…
 
Is the Eucharist tantamount to cannibalism? Let’s ask Thomas Aquinas. Topics in this episode include: Fr. Conmee, Martin Cunningham, why Molly wasn’t admitted to the choir, bluey specs, Jesuit rock stars, Bloom’s skepticism of priests, a story from James Joyce’s 50th birthday party, the Eucharist, transubstantiation, the romantic possibilities of M…
 
The passionate and exuberant Professor John Cryan, Professor & Chair at the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork joins me on the podcast this week. He chats to me about his exciting microbiome research on the neurobiological basis of stress-related disorders and on understanding the interaction between brain, gut & microbio…
 
Born in the Irish America hotbed of Buffalo, New York, Jennifer Petoff lives in Dublin now. Following a career that has taken unexpected twists. A holder of a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, we talk about women in STEM and how Jennifer made her way to Dublin, where she works in the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) field. Jennifer is …
 
A funny kind of New Year’s resolution: NEW Year resolutions and I are old friends. Usually I muse at the end of the old year about what I need to commit myself to for new year’s arrival. This year the pandemic cuts down the options. Going to the gym isn't on. Taking up senior hurling or football? Same problem. Stopping the drink? Maybe? But seeing …
 
THIS Christmas take a moment to think about Leonard Peltier. Leonard was convicted in 1977 of the murder in 1975 of two FBI agents during a confrontation at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Two others who were charged with the murders were found not guilty by reason of self-defence. Peltier has always denied involvement in the two deaths…
 
What did James Joyce think of Buddhism? Topics in this episode include: All Hallows or St. Andrew’s Church?, why Bloom hangs out in a church, the very reverend John Conmee S.J., sectarian scorekeeping, prayers for Gladstone, St. Peter Claver, the Opium Wars, racist poetry, the reclining Buddha statue in the National Museum of Ireland, Leopold Bloom…
 
Continuing our look at the new Level 1 in Pathways, Moira goes through the detail of the "Introduction to Vocal Variety and Body Language" project. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 4 from Programme 21 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 20th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produced…
 
On this serving of Irish Stew, we travel from Manhattan (pop. 1.6 M) to Inisheer (pop. 250) to explore the sights, sounds, haunting landscape, natural history, and vibrant culture of the Aran Islands with our affable tour guide—Irish language advocate and sean-nós singer, MacDara Ó Conaola. MacDara guides us over the common ground all three of the …
 
As this is our final show before the Holiday season Paul takes a sideways look at "Four things Cats & Dogs do for Toastmasters". ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 3 from Programme 21 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 19th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edited by Moir…
 
The last number eleven up the Rock AT A cruinniú in Glór na Móna I noticed a pop-up advertising one of the projects Glór na Móna is pioneering. ‘Faoi Scáth an tSléibhe – Connecting People and Place in the Upper Springfield Area’ is a heritage project aimed at making local history vibrant and accessible. The pop-up contained a photo of the number el…
 
The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including: Thoughts for the week (as it is the season of goodwill, we have two thoughts for you this week): 1. "Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included.” ―Anon 2. "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it ta…
 
Prof Maria McNamara, Professor of paleontology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork joins me this week. Maria’s research focuses on the preservation and paleobiology of exceptionally preserved fossils with particular interests in soft tissues and fossil colour. She speaks to me about her Granny's …
 
In this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, Eoin looks back at 2021 at Bitesize Irish, and forward at 2022. Ag féachaint siar = Looking back Ag féachaint ar aghaidh = Looking forward Self-Reflection Prompts Where were you on your Irish language journey this time last year? How can you be more kind to yourself on your Irish language journey? How …
 
Following on from last week's episode, Moira takes a look at the training materials for the new projects in Pathways Level 1 - this week on Writing a Speech with Purpose. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 4 from Programme 20 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 13th with Moira O'Brien & …
 
Paul gets into the holiday mood! ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 3 from Programme 20 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 12th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edited by Moira O’Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for…
 
Did James Joyce once covertly suggest a new Guinness slogan? Topics in this episode include Mary Lost the Pin of her Drawers, flat Dublin voices, the Coombe, Bloom’s preoccupation with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement, Jesus in the house of Martha and Mary, a famlus forgery, Ashtown and the trottingmatches, a famous hole in the wall, alcohol ha…
 
The Treaty In the early hours of 6 December 1921 the Irish delegates taking part in the negotiations with the British government signed The Anglo Irish Treaty. Their decision reinforced the terms of the partitionist Government of Ireland Act passed in the British Parliament one year earlier. In the years since then the decision to sign The Treaty h…
 
Our interviewee this week is Toastmaster Sean Dwan who is a member of Roscrea ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 2 from Programme 20 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 11th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produced and edited by Moira O’Brien. The show is in four parts and usually ha…
 
The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including: Thought for the week: APROPOS And Word of the week: "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" - John Wooden ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 20 of the 2021/22 season - published o…
 
This week I am joined by Dr Ciaran Murphy-Royal, assistant professor in the department of neuroscience at the University of Montreal. He chats to me about growing up in Dublin, his undergraduate experiences at Trinity and making the move to France for his PhD. We chat about moving to a different country and learning a new language all while doing a…
 
The new level one is now live for all people who sign up to a path now, Moira goes into detail on what is now involved and (spoiler alert) we love it! ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 4 from Programme 19 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 6th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produc…
 
Through her work on the award-winning The Coastal Atlas of Ireland and on harvesting the power of ocean winds, our guest Val Cummins is a compelling advocate for embracing the potential off Ireland’s shores. Just named the best Irish-published book of the year, and weighing in at a hefty 10 pounds/4.5 kilos, The Coastal Atlas of Ireland is an unpre…
 
This week Paul is turning his attention once again to Club Officer Training, but this time from the point of view of the Program Quality Directors. ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 3 from Programme 19 of the 2021/22 season - published on December 5th with Moira O'Brien & Paul O’Mahony, produced …
 
Six of The Best: I’m reading Colin Broderick’s ‘Thats That,’ an evocative account of growing up in Altnamuskin in Tyrone at the height of the conflict. Colin’s mother and her efforts to protect her brood are at the heart of this story. Opinion Poll on Irish Unity: Only a planned conversation, involving all of those who wish to participate, can hope…
 
Anthony Garvey (West Limerick & Shilling Speakers) gave this great speech to TEDx Tralee recently. Anthony has 30 years of experience working in international public relations, ranging from technology and telecommunication blue chips to educational and local government organisations. He spent nine years as Head of PR for Psion plc, during a period …
 
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on the 6th of December 1921, bringing an end to the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence. To mark 100 years since the signing of the treaty, I joined my colleague at the National Folklore Collection, Ailbe van der Heide, to discuss her work in researching, editing and transcribing Urban Folklore Project recordings d…
 
The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including: Thought for the week: "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about." Oscar Wilde And Word of the week: SUBLIME ______________________________________________________________________ This is episode 1 from Programme 19 of the 2021/22 season - published onDecember 3rd wi…
 
In this episode, I will speak with Dominic, who is an English Teacher originally from Malaysia and currently living in Taiwan. It's hard to explain Dominic's accent because he has live in so many places. Check out his Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBEXJHc-HA0qvDpQjdoY4Ig This is the last episode for 2021. I have some big news wh…
 
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