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I'm Grand Mam

Kevin Twomey and PJ Kirby

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Two lads, originally from Cork in Ireland and now living in London, have a cuppa and catch up each week while exploring the collective life landmarks that accompany growing up gay in the world today. Join Kevin and PJ as they navigate their way through gay London and immerse themselves in the virtues and vices of the city whilst battling with the internal shared struggle that every Irish gay man deals with when living away from home - ‘what would mam think?’ Follow us on Instagram and Twitte ...
 
Catch Up with Louise McSharry keeps you up to date on the week’s news and culture, from the lowest of brows to the relatively high. Armed with recommendations for music, books, telly and the rest, Louise takes you through the week’s events with the help of experts and relevant guests. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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One half of 'I'm Grand Mam' joins the lads this week. PJ tells us about his move back to Dublin, the success of the podcast and how his dance classes are not for kids. This week's podcast is proudly sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and TikTok for exclusive news and clips!…
 
Aoife Moore fills us in on the week's news from budget rumours to new rules for Whatsapp and Serena Williams' retirement announcement. I chat to Erica Cody about the mad couple of years she's had, from Dancing With the Stars to her new single and being one of Ireland's leading voices of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Cian Sullivan and James O'Hag…
 
This week, Ryan and Podge answer some last minute questions from followers of the podcast. The two lads talk about going to parties as teenagers, this year's music festivals and their first kisses... This week's podcast is proudly sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and TikTok for exclusive news and clips!…
 
This week Aoife Moore, the newly minted Political Correspondent for the Sunday Times Ireland if you don't mind, takes us through the week's news, from Sabina Higgins' letter to the Lionesses Euro victory. (You love it when we talk about sport, we're so good at it.) I chat to fashion designer Olivia Rubin about the journey to her brand, why inclusiv…
 
On this episode Aoife Moore takes us through changes to the laws around consent in rape cases, what's happening with Monkeypox and a devastating McDonalds price hike. I chat to Miss Ireland, Pamela Uba, as her reign comes to an end about the incredible path her life has taken and the brilliant work she's done during her year with the title. Then, E…
 
After the heat this week, there's no denying the impact of climate change, so Aoife Moore brings us up to date on where we stand with it. She also takes us through what's happening in the UK's race for PM, what the US is doing to protect marriage equality and the new SPHE curriculum. I chat to Daisy Edgar-Jones about being an honorary Irish person …
 
Aoife Moore catches us up on the news of the week via excellent insight on the 12th of July's bonfire 'culture' and we attempt to talk about the images released by NASA this week. Let's just say science isn't our strong suit. Erica Tierney explains why women who experience cancer around child birth are being hard done by when it comes to maternity …
 
It’s been a hectic few days for the boys as PJ tells us of his ordeal sorting out flights to Oz for his mam and Kevin shares the details of a new foxy friend who has decided to pay him a visit at his house in London. Then prompted by the talk of someone bringing their dog on a first date they discuss icks; things that are instant turn-offs, making …
 
This week's episode features the usual catch up on news with Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner, with MAXIMUM politics. Don't have a clue what's happened in the UK this week? No problem, I ask stupid questions so you don't have to. Kyle Actual Richards tells me about life as a housewife, what makes a happy marriage, being drunk on tv, and friendship…
 
The lads are are still recovering after Dublin Pride having hosted the main stage at Mother but still have the energy to divulge the details of the weekends’ antics. Kevin also finds the energy to have a go at the PR companies for being cheapskates and only sending bits to PJ because he lives in Dublin. They then go from reality to the world of fic…
 
This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner takes us through the week's news including the announcement of a review of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, WTAF is going on in the US and positive announcements for young Irish women. The hilarious Shane Daniel Byrne tells us about his new RTÉ Player series Love Bites, and having had a life chang…
 
And just like that the boys are back into the swing of things. They’re on a high off the back of the official release of the single and are slightly raging that Beyoncé dropped her bop in the same week. Also in the same week Harry styles was spotted sea swimming in Dublin and it made the lads h word. Prompted by the pandemonium taking place within …
 
News updates from Aoife Moore include the latest on the awful earthquake in Afghanistan and the significance Nick McCarthy of Leinster Rugby's coming out. I chat to Joanne McNally backstage at Vicar Street about success, podcasting and happiness. Esther O'Moore Donohoe takes us through the week's entertainment stories with a hefty dollop of Harry S…
 
The wait is finally over. The boys are back and they couldn’t be more excited.They get you up to speed on some of the things that have changed since the last time they recorded. Amongst other things, PJ’s now based in Dublin, they’ve a new jingle for the podcast and everyone wants to shag Kevin. They speak about how obsessed they were with seeing A…
 
This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner explains whether or not President Michael D. Higgins was wrong to speak out about housing, what the story is with the UK sending flights of asylum seekers to Rwanda and what exactly is going on with the Northern Ireland Protocol. I'm Grand Mam's PJ Kirby talks about moving home and why he decided to take …
 
Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner catches us up on everything from Boris' vote of confidence to Google getting sued over some YouTube videos. Ben Pechey tells me about their book - The Book of Non-Binary Joy: Embracing the Power of YOU. Jenn Gannon and I question whether SJP should keep talking about Kim Cattrall and what exactly is going on with L…
 
I'm on holidays this week so there's no news catch-up but I took advantage of having a little bit of extra time to have great chat with author Emilie Pine about her new book Ruth & Pen. We talk about fertility, imposter syndrome, sharing personal trauma in public space and much more. Emilie is great. Then, Cassie Delaney and I seize the opportunity…
 
Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner fills us in on the latest on the horrifying school shooting in Uvalde Texas as well as the rest of the week's news. I speak with Senator Lynn Ruane about class representation in politics and her brilliant podcast series Conversations on the Margin. Cian Nugent and James O'Hagan of Sissy That Pod and Queer Classifie…
 
This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner catches us up on the news, including the consequences for government TDs who didn't cooperate on the National Maternity Hospital and the rising star that is Irish athlete Rhasidat Adeleke. Louise O'Neill joined me to talk about her new book Idol and why we can't always trust our own memories. Then, Esther…
 
This week we return to the National Maternity Hospital with Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner, as well as talking through the other big stories of the week, including the tragic death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. I chat with Róisín Murphy about being back on the road, heading to Body and Soul festival and why some women are considered 'scary'. …
 
Aoife Moore gives us a crystal clear lowdown on what's happening with the National Maternity Hospital, Roe v Wade and the Supreme Court and lots more. Bethany Rutter and I chat about her new book Welcome to Your Life the shocking revelation that fat people don't actually have to be miserable all the time? Then Jenn Gannon and I dissect Kim Kardashi…
 
This is the first of what I hope will be occasional bonus episodes under the 'sit down' umbrella. These will be longer conversations to facilitate the sharing of experience, so that we might all benefit. This episode features Amy White and Katie Hamilton, two sisters from Dublin. After having a hysterectomy at 25 as part of treatment for cervical c…
 
This week Aoife Moore and I catch up on the week's news including Elon 'Clown Shoe' Musk's latest Twitter movements and The Happy Pear's mistake. We learn about Jacqui McNabb and Tetiana Pankiv's Sow Now initiative, which was borne out of Tetiana feeling absolutely powerless having fled Ukraine and left her husband, parents and friends behind. Then…
 
Ukraine, CAMHS, WTAF Elon Musk is up to - oh my! These are some of the news stories Aoife Moore takes us through this week. Sophie White chats rejection, regret and YouTube families in the context of her new book The Snag List, which is out now! Annnnd Cassie Delaney brings us up to date on Coachella and its influence, as well as the best rom-com n…
 
News stories discussed this week with Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner include the crackdown on the Kinahan gang, the heartbreaking spate of homophobic attacks over the past week, and the NI women's football manager's ridiculous comments about women's emotions. Richie Sadlier chats about his new book Let's Talk and how we can change the culture wh…
 
This week Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner chats us through the news, including the very upsetting happenings in Ukraine and the super news about new licensing laws. Republic of Ireland Women’s Football captain, and all-round legend, Katie McCabe chats to me about growing up as a football loving girl and what we can do to combat the fact that so m…
 
This week Aoife Moore fills us in on the week's news, celebrity hair guru Andrew Fitzsimons explains why inclusivity was at the heart of the campaign for his new hair brand and Cassie Delaney digests alllll the takes on this year's Oscars drama. You can read the brilliant Laura Capon piece Andrew and I refer to here. Our GDPR privacy policy was upd…
 
Well, it's finally time! Episode One! Aoife Moore takes us through the news of the week, from Ukraine to Healy-Rae country (Beenie Man even makes an appearance). Living angel Marian Keyes chats about releasing Rachel, Again and why it felt different to all her other books. Plus, Louise and Esther O'Moore-Donohoe discuss the HUGE Housewives news (TW…
 
Catch Up with Louise McSharry keeps you up to date on the week’s news and culture, from the lowest of brows to the relatively high. Armed with recommendations for music, books, telly and the rest, Louise takes you through the week’s events with the help of experts and relevant guests. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit aca…
 
Sleigh the house down boots girlies! It’s a Christmas miracle; all the girlies have made it on to the nice list and so Kevin and PJ have recorded a special episode of the podcast to ring in the festive season. The lads get you up to speed on all the bits that have been happening since the last episode. They talk about life on tour, PJ’s move to Dub…
 
It’s finally happened. After talking about it in nearly every episode since the podcasts inception, Kevin and PJ have grabbed their sunnies and speedos and have made their way to stunning Salou. An entire episode dedicated to the iconic Spanish location. They discuss the chaos at the airport with all the feral kids on their flight, being the bigges…
 
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