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Aug
08
Podcast Review: Appodlachia

Podcast Review: Appodlachia

This podcast needs to exist for those who live there, as well as for those outside of it. It can cross boundaries we’ve let ourselves build.
3 min read
Aug
02
The Monthly Magpie: July 2022

The Monthly Magpie: July 2022

To get me back into the writing mode and to highlight the beautiful country I spent a week in I decided to do Seven Reviews in Seven Days.
3 min read
Aug
01
Episode Highlight: Ireland's Shame: The Death of Sativa Halappanaver

Episode Highlight: Ireland's Shame: The Death of Sativa Halappanaver

We are led through the tragedy with kindness and care, yet there is an obvious underpinning of rage. Not only was this enraging for the immigrant community, but also for Ireland as a nation.
3 min read
Jul
31
Podcast Review: The Irish Music Stories Podcast

Podcast Review: The Irish Music Stories Podcast

The episodes are underscored beautifully, melodies are sung right next to being played, and overall this is a pleasant podcast to listen to.
3 min read
Jul
30
Podcast Review: The Irish Mythology Podcast

Podcast Review: The Irish Mythology Podcast

I never feel off-put when Marcas and Stephanie are presenting their episodes. They are gentle, and entertaining with their presentations - between the twisting storylines and the language barrier, these two hosts pull off a feat.
3 min read
Jul
29
Podcast Review: The Blindboy Podcast

Podcast Review: The Blindboy Podcast

The Blindboy Podcast is a work of art, created from a place of curiosity and joy that I don’t see often reflected in the world. I am honestly a little mad that this isn’t my own podcast- but I do know that then it wouldn’t be The Blindboy Podcast.
3 min read
Jul
28
Podcast Review: The Black and Irish Podcast

Podcast Review: The Black and Irish Podcast

There is confidence and a love for their topics of conversation- even with the discomfort in some of the realities of being an “other” in an established society.
3 min read
Jul
27
Episode Highlight: You're Dead To Me, Grainne O'Malley

Episode Highlight: You're Dead To Me, Grainne O'Malley

Catherine Bohart does an excellent job of making it fun and funny, while still staying staunchly on topic. The overall chemistry between Dr Gillian Kenny, Greg Jenner, and our comedian makes this episode not just extremely informative- but extremely enjoyable.
3 min read
Jul
26
Podcast Review: The Irish History Podcast

Podcast Review: The Irish History Podcast

Dwyer does a great job of taking what we can surmise, or what we do know - and adding the interesting human touch.
4 min read
Jul
04
The Monthly Magpie: June 2022

The Monthly Magpie: June 2022

Hello everyone! Things are going to be a little different for this one. I fell off the listening wagon at
4 min read