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A podcast exploring life’s ups, downs and everything in between, hosted by accidental poet Jan Brierton. Jan's guests; a mix of well-known names and ‘ordinary’ people with extraordinary stories, join her in studio as she reads new poems and favourites from her book 'What Day Is it? Who Gives a F ck' Just like Jan's poems , the conversations are open, honest and unreserved, covering everything from love, parenting, not fitting in and being perfectly imperfect!
 
Sometimes the clearest way to see yourself is through a foreigner's eyes. Named after everyone's favorite Chinese-Irish deep-fried drunk snack, Spice Bags is a podcast about food in Ireland and beyond. Multi-cultural hosts Blanca, Mei and Dee--a Spanish food researcher, a Chinese American writer, and an Irish writer and editor--ask questions like: How did one enterprising Indian expat create a market for Indian cuisine in Dublin? Why are so many Irish cheeses made by women? Why is Irish tea ...
 
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For Tech's Sake

Elaine Burke and Jenny Darmody

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Elaine Burke and Jenny Darmody have been writing about tech for a long time. Now they’re talking about it in For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The Headstuff Podcast Network. Silicon Republic is a leading source of technology news and views and editors Jenny and Elaine are always learning about fascinating and infuriating new developments. They take a side-eye view of tech, not evangelising or demonising it, but definitely throwing a bit of shade when it’s deserved. J ...
 
Words To That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture. WTTE is a narrative storytelling show, hosted and produced by Conor Reid, that explores the intriguing places where fiction, history, science, and popular culture intersect and inspire. From the Victorian past to utopian futures, dinosaurs to detectives, zombies to mummies, how does literature shape our understanding of popular culture? Find out more at https://wttepodcast.com. WTTE is a part of the HeadStuff Podcast N ...
 
Emma Jane Purcell chats to people at the top of their game about failure – from their first memory of failure to how they cope with it now. Fail Harder is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. Head to the Fail Harder page (https://headstuff.org/fail-harder) for more. Follow Emma Jane on Instagram (http://Instagram.com/emmajanepurcell) or Twitter (http://Twitter.com/emmajanepur)
 
Brought to you by HeadStuff Podcast Network in association with Queer Moon Productions the Prospect 57 podcast puts you right in the heart of a Dublin bar and all its dirty little secrets. Join narrator Nic as she navigates a world of corruption, power, pleasure and violence in search of the truth. You think you know bars like Prospect but you haven't seen anything yet. After a colleague and friend falls victim to a horrific hate crime, bartender and wanna-be journo, Nic, is forced to delve ...
 
Welcome to They’re Only Stories. The podcast that celebrates storytelling and the people behind those stories. In our first season we are celebrating all things horror. Each week we have a new spooky audio drama, followed on by an interview with the writer, so make sure to sit back, relax and just listen… They’re Only Stories is produced by Ryots Productions in association with HeadStuff Podcast Network, funded by the Arts Council Ireland. To hear more about They’re Only Stories and other Ry ...
 
HeadStuff Podcast Network presents The Eighth, a podcast series documenting the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the constitution of Ireland. Going beyond the ten minute head-to-heads and media talking points, The Eighth has long, sticky, moral and open conversations with people on all sides of the debate and none, those in the middle ground and those who are confused about how to vote in the referendum. We ask: where do both sides of the debate part ways? Is it right to morall ...
 
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Liz's night shift internship continues this week - and New Todd is not happy about the amount of time she's spending with Peter. So he hires Winston and Manny (in their delightful P.I. outfits) to investigate. He reaches new heights of charmless surliness this week, but luckily we've also got a Shred-centric caper to enjoy! Jess is having "spicy dr…
 
My guest this week is Angela Dorgan, we sat down towards the end of last year, and I am so happy to finally share this episode. Angela is a woman full of love , joy and encouragement. She is the CEO of First Music Contact www.firstmusiccontact a national resource organization for musicians and bands in Ireland. Angela is a powerful advocate for the…
 
Nigeria is a complex place, in terms of food, history, geography, and its three hundred plus ethnicities. Edizemi Onilenla, or Emi, founder of the culinary brand Mama Shee, grew up in Nigeria. Victory Nwabu-Ekeoma, founder of Bia! Zine is from Dundalk. Emi is Yoruba, and Victory is Igbo. Emi says, ‘every tribe has its own vegetable.’ Emi came to Ir…
 
When Lila and Jessica discover Cheryl is making a fitness video, they're determined to get involved despite being more focused on looking good than working out. Cue the return of the montage! As for Liz, she's got an internship at the Sweet Valley Tribune where she meets an alleged fellow teenager called Peter. Their new friendship causes trouble b…
 
"Somebody else's success doesn't cost you anything" It's no surprise at all that Gearoid Farrelly is widely regarded as one of the loveliest men in Irish comedy and media. Gearoid is a comedian, podcaster and writer and is currently on tour across Ireland and the UK with his Glamour Hammer show. He is whip smart , generous and encouraging. We talke…
 
It’s the last bonus episode of the season and we are letting you in on an exclusive chat on what we have in mind for season two of For Tech’s Sake, including our dream guest list (Pedro Pascal, hello!) and tech topics not yet tackled. We also reflect on the first 10 episodes and what we learned from the experience so far. For Tech’s Sake also wants…
 
Grab your skateboards, dudettes - it's Shred time. Yes, 2Bruce2 has been dispatched to military school and his cousin Reginald Patman II is coming to take his place. Lila and Jessica can't wait to meet SVH's new eligible bachelor, while Winston fears Reginald will be a tough new boss at the Moon Beach. Cue some outstanding fantasy sequences! Meanwh…
 
Do you realise how much of the tech we rely on is maintained by volunteer coders? This isn't just Wikipedia. A plethora of everyday tech would collapse if not for the noble commitment of open source developers. And they are beginning to show their force in the form of protest, sabotaging their own code to send a message to the Big Tech corporations…
 
In this episode of Everybody Is A Poem I chat with Jen Hogan. Jen is an author , an award winning journalist, a regular on our T.V.'s and radios and a mam of 7. She is passionate about highlighting issues around, and celebrating, parenting and family life. I read Jen a new poem ‘Runners’ and we talk about how, in the run up to each one of her child…
 
We follow up our For Tech’s Sake episode on tech waste with a closer look at what sustainability really means to tech companies, from explaining what a B Corp is to having a rant about the planned obsolescence of devices, which are designed to break down so that we just keep buying! You can also read more about B Corps here: https://www.siliconrepu…
 
Journalist Ali Dunworth and Blanca talk about their recent trip to the Asturias region in Spain, where they were pampered with cider, veal, cheese, and conservas. Oviedo, the capital, is on the Camino Norte, the famous pilgrim walk that winds its way through the north of Spain. Listen to them as they chat about cider, which ranges from a champagne-…
 
We're back in the club house! And things are not as we left them. Lila and Todd have new heads and indeed personalities, Winston's had an unfortunate hair cut, Enid's back from a camp that sounds like something from a horror film and 2Bruce2 is nowhere to be seen. No wonder the new-look gang have fled Sweet Valley! They've gone to a Mexican resort …
 
Eileen McHugh's story is inspirational and full of hope. 'My life is full now' Eileen tells me. At 15 Eileen tried heroin for the first time, this marked the start of her journey through addiction. Today, Eileen is over 14 years free of drugs and focuses her energy and talent on sharing skills with and supporting young people in her community and n…
 
In this episode of For Tech’s Sake, we dive into the landfill of digital waste to turn up some nuggets of information we hope you’ll re-use. Tech waste involves more than just devices getting dumped, too. We also lose the precious and finite materials these devices contain. And, though it’s not apparent to us, our digital detritus of messages, self…
 
We talk to American-born editor, writer, and publisher, Kristin Jensen, who has had quite the year. Founder of Blasta Books and Nine Bean Rows Books, as well as the long-form magazine Scoop magazine (helmed by our own Dee Laffan), Kristin has been shaking things up on the Irish food scene. Her first endeavour, Tacos, written by our friend and guest…
 
‘Dark patterns’ are design techniques used to weaponise user behaviour and manipulate us into delivering on a company’s goals. They have become so common that they are even namechecked in the EU’s new legislation to clamp down on nefarious user design in tech. Even though understanding them won’t make you impervious to their influence, we certainly…
 
Welcoming Lunar New Year the K-Way with Gunmoo Kim & Soonie Delap South Korea is a country that is a pioneer of pop music, cinema, television, fashion, and cuisine. In this episode, we talk to Gunmoo Kim and Soonie Delap as they reminisce about the Korean Lunar New Year. Our guests are from different generations and backgrounds. Gunmoo came to Irel…
 
We follow up our For Tech’s Sake episode on the power behind our tech, with a teardown of the electric vehicle industry and, in particular, self-driving cars. We’re not saying driverless cars will never be on the roads, but it’s not likely to happen in our lifetime what with the current tech confusing yellow moonlight with traffic lights and suffer…
 
Philly McMahon is a multi All-Ireland winner, a successful businessman, an author, an educator, a father, a husband ,a son and brother. In this episode me and Philly share the deeply personal story of having a family member struggle with addiction. Our stories share similarities; we both lost our brothers, to heroin addiction and we chat about the …
 
In this new I Know That Face episode exclusively for HeadStuff+ subscribers, Andrew and Stephen cast their eyes over the movies set to be released in 2023. As well as providing a rundown of all the major cinema offerings slated to come out over the next 12 months, the pair each spotlight the three films that they are most excited for in the year ah…
 
When I first met Steve Denehan he made me cry and brought a room full of people to their feet. Reading his 'A Poem from my father to my mother' at the launch of Aoibhin Garrihy's Book; a collection of poems 'Every day Is A Fresh Beginning' Steve was full of emotion and fearless in his vulnerability. Steve is a gentle and thoughtful man, and in this…
 
In our Spice Bags Christmas Special Episode, we celebrate with Marcus O’Laoire, DJ, chef and owner of D8 pubs Anti-Social and Jackie’s, and Chris Mellon of Blackberry Café and creator of Dublin Social. Marcus and Chris are also the co-hosts of the award-winning HeadStuff podcast That’s Bangin’, which makes them friends, colleagues, and occasional r…
 
Listeners, an update to the Microsoft Teams platform since the recording of this episode can only lead us to believe that Satya Nadella has bugged the HeadStuff Podcast Studios. Our prayers for a multiplicity of emoji reactions have been answered – they're still ugly though! Emojis are essential to communication across distributed workforces but – …
 
My guest this episode is actor Victoria Smurfit. I read Victoria a new poem 'Willow' and we chat about the gradual redundancy of parenting, the support of friends and allowing your children to see you struggle. Victoria spoke with frankness, love and longing about her mum, who she recently lost, and she explained how she 'takes one thing off' every…
 
As we feared, it's a clip show, but despite ourselves we enjoyed this production-budget-saving trip down memory lane. We begin in the not so distant future, where the grown-up twins now have implausibly glittering careers away from Sweet Valley. They've returned to the Casa to sell it for Ned and Alice, who have retired to the unappealing-sounding …
 
Shamzuri (Sham) Hanifa, is a beloved denizen of the Irish food scene. Based in Leitrim, he is the award-winning chef and owner of the Cottage Restaurant, Buffalo Boy, and Chef Sham Sauces. His new restaurant, My Kitchen, will also feature cooking classes. Vikkineshwaran (Vik) Siva Subramaniam is a medical doctor and surgeon whose South Indian fathe…
 
A robot might steal your job, but it might also make it better. And some platforms make it easier to communicate remotely, while others enable micromanagers to keep tabs on you. As we enter a new era of working, Silicon Republic’s Elaine Burke and Jenny Darmody want to examine how technology is used in work and how it can affect us, but also the wa…
 
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