What About You is a podcast of one to one conversations with Richard Moore, who was shot and blinded in 1972 during the Northern Ireland conflict when he was 10 years old. The podcast focuses on a variety of human stories which are inspirational, challenging, humorous and sometimes sad. It is an opportunity for individuals to share their life journey in a way that will hopefully make a positive impact on you.
What About You - Jo Berry
The IRA planted a bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 1984 where the Conservative party conference was being held. Just before 3am the bomb exploded killing 5 people and over 30 were injured. The target was Prime-minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet. Sir Anthony Berry who was an MP at the time was one of those killed. In this podcast Sir Anthony’s daughter Jo Berry shares her story and how she eventually met and befriended the man who planted the bomb.
What About You - James Greer
James Greer was a member of the Loyalist Paramilitary Group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in the 1970’s in Northern Ireland. During a planned operation to plant a bomb, the device prematurely exploded and one of the group was severely injured and the others, including James, were arrested at the scene. Whilst in prison, James had time to reflect and decided he would devote his time to peacebuilding and reconciliation work. This is a story of his journey from paramilitarism to peace.
What About You - Steve Travers
In July 1975 the Miami Showband were ambushed by a Loyalist Paramilitary group, the UVF on their way home from a gig in Northern Ireland. Three of the band members were murdered. Bass guitarist Steve Travers was seriously injured and in this episode he gives a graphic account of what happened on the night that became known as the 'Miami Showband Massacre'.
What About You - Victor Montgomery
27 year old David Montgomery was a part-time member of the UDR, a battalion of the British Army, when he was shot dead by the IRA in February 1981. David’s brother Victor shares his story in this podcast, the impact the shooting had on him, his family and in particular his parents.
What About You - Danny Toland
Derry man Danny Toland was just 15 years old in 1976 when his father, John Toland was shot dead by a loyalist paramilitary group. John was a 36 year old well known publican who owned a pub in Eglinton, a small village just outside Derry. This is a shocking story of collusion, devastation, forgiveness and the search for truth.
What About You - Claire Bowes
Claire Bowes was just 15 years old when she was permanently blinded in one of Northern Ireland's worst atrocities, the Omagh Bomb in August 1998. In this episode Claire shares her remarkable journey of dealing with blindness, becoming a mother of three and a successful business woman.