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Welcome to a show for progressive leaders and professionals who aspire to pursue lives of purpose, passion, and well-being. Join host Mike Kavanagh on a series of deep dives into topics including pursuing work you love, mind-body performance, leadership, entrepreneurship, inner well-being, and personal growth.
 
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A podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
BLOCKPARTY is the world's 1st crypto/sports talk show, hosted by award-winning presenters Adam Catterall & Nick Peet. Every week they sit down with world-class athletes to get personal & candid with them. Exclusive insights into their lives and careers are what we provide our audience alongside some crypto education surrounding social tokens & NFTs. Weekly prizes include crypto & sports memorabilia/experiences. Tune in LIVE every Tuesday at 7PM BTS over on our YouTube channel: https://www.yo ...
 
Green Ball Podcast - a new show for Irish cricket fans. Hosted by sports broadcaster Marie Crowe, each episode features a panel of experts to discuss and dissect the latest news and international matches. The show also features an insightful interview with current and former players, and personalities within the Irish game. Stay tuned for further announcements on the Green Ball Podcast through Cricket Ireland’s social media channels, and make sure you hit the subscribe button now so each epi ...
 
Combat Sports Clinic is headed up by Dr Rosi Sexton - BJJ black belt, women's MMA pioneer and former UFC fighter. Our mission statement: to use our understanding of combat sports and the human body to help you improve performance, prevent injury and continue doing the sports you love. Check us out at https://www.combatsportsclinic.net Here you can listen to our Podcast, where we catch up with the great and the good in the world of combat sports and martial arts. We talk about training, rehab ...
 
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In this special episode we talk to former Australian cricketer - and current President of Randwick Petersham Cricket Club - Mike Whitney. The Sydney-based club – known affectionately as Randy Petes - played host to the Ireland Men’s T20 World Cup Squad and coaching staff before the recent tournament, and have had a special relationship with Cricket…
 
We're joined by Amy Butcher—author, most recently, of Mothertrucker—who tells us about the outsized influence Jo Ann Beard's work has had on her own writing, including her decision to write creative nonfiction in the first place. We also dig into some of the difficult genre questions posed by Beard's work. Is it fair to call a piece nonfiction when…
 
Ryan Short is the CEO of CivicBrand, a firm that blends together branding, communications, and direct engagement with communities. As we think about the kinds of places we want our cities to grow into and be in the future, it's important to directly connect with members of the community to help identify and then take ownership of a place. CivicBran…
 
We're joined by Jen A. Miller--freelance writer and reporter, and author of Running: A Love Story--to talk about why she loves regency romance novels, and in particular those that explore queer relationships. Jen's book pick for us was The Queer Principles of Kit Webb, the first book in a new series from Cat Sebastian. We talk about the "rules" of …
 
We're joined by Stephanie Feldman--author, most recently, of the novel Saturnalia (The Unnammed Press, 2022)--who introduces us to a funny, and surprisingly moving short story about a fictional New Jersey cryptid, Walkdog. The story, by Sofia Samatar, takes the form of a student research paper, but as it progresses we realize it's less about the cr…
 
In this special episode we talk to Ireland Men’s Captain Andrew Balbirnie from Sydney ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This is the eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament, to be played in Australia from 16 October to 13 November 2022. Ireland will play against Zimbabwe, Scotland and West Indies in the first round, which will see the top two …
 
How sustainable is any system which requires the agreement and buy-in of those with the deepest pockets and largest portfolios to be successful? Can many small players create the same value in a place that the big guys do? This week's guests will tell you that the former simply isn't sustainable, and not only is the latter, but it also creates more…
 
We're joined by Elizabeth McCracken (author, most recently, of the novel The Hero of This Book, out Oct. 4 from Harper Collins) to discuss Mary Gaitskill's 2005 novel Veronica, a book that until recently Elizabeth was scared to re-read. We talk carnality in fiction, and the sweatiness of early 80s New York City. Plus: we compare notes on our time a…
 
In this special episode we talk to the Chair of National Men’s Selectors, Andrew White, who discusses the recently announced squad that will compete in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. We also discuss Ireland Women’s first two matches in the T20 World Cup Qualifier that they are currently competing in. The Green Ball podcast is a show made just for fan…
 
We're joined by Adalena Kavanagh (work in Electric Lit, The Believer, lots of other places) to discuss three stories from Best American Short Stories 1985, an anthology that for some reason was lying around her house when she was a kid, prompting her to read some Serious Literary Fiction at a young age. Adalena wanted to revisit the stories to see …
 
Kent Cagle has been a city manager in Texas for over 20 years, and has worked in local government in Texas for nearly 35. He has worked in cities that are growing rapidly, and ones that are built out and having to determine how they can balance a budget with limited resources. He is the current city manager in Killeen, Texas and oversaw the city's …
 
In this episode, we discuss the recent historic Men’s T20 Series win against Afghanistan. We reflect on the brilliant career of Kevin O’Brien, who has just announced his retirement from the game to pursue coaching opportunities. We take a look at the current record-breaking Women’s ODI Series against the Netherlands. And we’re excited to welcome Ir…
 
We're joined by poet Celeste Doaks, whose most recent book, American Herstory, focuses on the experience of former first lady Michelle Obama's years in the White House, including the art and decor choices she made while living there. So it's fitting that Celeste had us read an essay by art historian Richard Powell about the official Obama portraits…
 
We're joined by Matthew Vollmer, author of several books (most recently, This House is Not Your Home, 2022) and also our former grad-school classmate. We talk about our experiences at Iowa, and how our writing and teaching have evolved in the years since. Also Clarice Lispector's book The Hour of the Star, which Vollmer loves and Tom finds a little…
 
In this episode we discuss Ireland Men’s series against New Zealand and Ireland Women’s Tri-Series against Pakistan and Australia. Our panel analyses the key moments, the positives to take and what to look forward to in coming months. We preview Ireland Men’s two T20 Internationals against South Africa in Bristol this week, and what opportunities t…
 
If just about anyone tells you that they totally understand zoning codes, they are probably lying to you. Well, unless they are today's guest. Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in property, land use, historic preservation, and climate change. She's a professor of planning and law at Cornell Universi…
 
We're joined by Catherine Nichols, writer and host of the Lit Century podcast, to discuss Katie Kitamura's novel Intimacies, which Barack Obama loved and at least one of us kinda hated. Plus: what makes an ideal audiobook, why Shakespeare would be useful in a fight, and the subtle joys of a semicolon. You can find Catherine on Twitter here: https:/…
 
LONDON’S CALLING! Tonight we are live from the capital ahead of UFC London on Saturday 23rd. A star-studded lineup joins Adam & Nick live from the Sky Bar for our biggest show yet. UFC London’s headlining heavyweight Curtis Blaydes joins the party ahead of his fight against Tom Aspinall at the weekend. Blockasset Legend and former UFC Champion Mike…
 
In this episode we discuss Ireland Men’s first two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand, analysing the key moments and looking forward to the final ODI, as well as the T20I Series coming up in Belfast. We assess the prospects of Ireland Women in the upcoming T20 International Tri-Series in Bready, where the team will face Australia and Pakist…
 
BLOCK Party Episode 11 features some of the biggest names in UFC today- Darren Till, John Kavanagh & Caio Borralho! Also, featuring is a chance for a lucky few to attend BLOCK Party LIVE in London next Tuesday, during UFC London week. Tonight we are joined by a very familiar face- John Kavanagh, who is the coach for Conor Mcgregor. John is also the…
 
We're joined by long-time book reviewer Michael Schaub (NPR, Kirkus, Bookslut, elsewhere) to discuss a book that changed the way he thought about books: Ander Monson's debut, Other Electricities. We talk about what separates experiments in form that feel organic to a story versus those that feel superfluous or inscrutable. Also: the ethics of book …
 
BLOCK Party Episode 10 featuring some of the biggest UFC stars- Ian Garry, Shavkat Rakhmonov & Dricus Du Plessis. Also featuring, a chance to win a football shirt signed by the iconic No.10 himself, Wayne Rooney! We are back with another exciting episode of BLOCK Party as our cast is joined by the undefeated UFC Welterweight Ian Garry, as he shares…
 
Incremental improvement is a key element to the success of any place. The biggest projects, developments, and infrastructure also come with the biggest collection of dangers and places that something can go wrong. Starting from the bottom and working to solve an immediate need in the most effective way possible can also solve big problems over time…
 
BLOCK Party Episode 9 featuring UFC stars - Arman Tsarukyan & Rafael Fiziev! Also on the agenda tonight, - Discussion on GGG-Canelo 3 - Lead-up to UFC 267 - Mutated NFT reveal! We are back with another exciting episode of BLOCK Party as our cast is joined by the UFC Lightweight Arman, who shares his thoughts on the controversial defeat over the wee…
 
In this episode we will be looking forward to the Men’s T20I Series against India starting this weekend. We will be reflecting on the brilliant career of William Porterfield, who has just announced his retirement from the game to pursue coaching opportunities. We will be hearing from William as he talks about some of the great memories of his last …
 
BLOCK Party Episode 8 featuring UFC stars - Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal, Gregory “RoboCop” Rodrigues & Phil "No Hype" Hawes. We are back with another exciting episode of BLOCK Party as our cast is joined by the King of 305, who's NFT collection & athlete token is coming exclusively to Blockasset. Also appearing on the show tonight are two UFC fighter…
 
We're joined by Kristin Keane, author of An Encyclopedia of Bending Time, to discuss A Ghost in the Throat, a genre-crossing memoir by Irish writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa. We talk about strategies for incorporating research into creative nonfiction, what counts as "text" beyond traditional words on a page, and some of the challenges Kristin faced when…
 
BLOCK Party Episode 7 featuring Smesh Bros- Khamzat Chimaev & Darren Till. Also, featuring on the show tonight is Leon "Rocky" Edwards. We are back with a very special episode of BLOCK Party and joining us tonight are the COOLEST pair of bros on the planet earth, SMESH BROS! Khamzat Chimaev & Darren Till reunite for the first time since UFC 273 & i…
 
BLOCK Party Episode 6 featuring Lerone Murphy & Khusein Askabov! We are back with another exciting episode of BLOCK Party and joining us tonight is the undefeated British UFC fighter, Lerone Murphy! With an impressive record of 11-0-1, the Featherweight from Manchester is one of the top prospects in his division. Also, joining our cast on the show …
 
Jason Duff is the Founder of Small Nation which encompasses a group of companies, leaders, and investors who develop places, spaces, and dreams for small towns and small-town entrepreneurs across the county. Jason and his team at Small Nation have completely revitalized the town of Bellefontaine, Ohio. In 10 short years, they have turned a dying to…
 
It's our 400th episode! Which, to be honest, we didn't realize when we were recording this, because we're bad at math. But that doesn't make it any less exciting! And we inadvertently planned a pretty special one to mark the milestone: we're joined by Becky Barnard and Dave Housley, Barrelhouse editors and authors of the new YA novel The Greys, to …
 
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