Episode 69 - Martin Doyle - Books Editor/Journalist


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Martin Doyle grew up in Banbridge, Co. Down during the Troubles and after a stint in Belfast’ Queen’s University, graduated from St Andrew’s College, Scotland.

After a number of jobs in France and Germany he settled down in London where he found himself working for a newspaper and from there his career moved through various jobs and assignments until his current role as Books Editor for The Irish Times.

In this candid conversation Martin discuss his experience of the troubles, the importance of music, the world of books, FatBoy Slim, Father Ted, the loss of his wife and more…

You can find out more about Martin on Twitter, Instagram. or at the Irish Times

You can read the article that we discussed in the conversation here


Martin’s Music Choice

How soon is now – The Smiths

Thousands are sailing – The Pogues

I am the resurrection – Stone Roses

Dimanche a Bamako – Amodou & Mariam

Hurt – Johnny Cash

Into my Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

You’re the one – Shane MacGowan & Maire Brennan


All music is available on Spotify in the Social Fabric Playlist

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