143 episodes

Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

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Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

    142 - Episode CXLII - Peredur and the Fortress of Wonders

    142 - Episode CXLII - Peredur and the Fortress of Wonders

    In episode 142, Kevin tells the final tale of Peruder, knight of King Arthur, who is falsely insulted and goes in search of the the Fortress of Wonders to clear his good name! This continues the stories of the Mabinogion, the tales of Welsh Mythology.
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    • 31 min
    141 - Episode CXLI - Peredur and the Serpent of the Cairn

    141 - Episode CXLI - Peredur and the Serpent of the Cairn

    In episode 141 of Fireside, Kevin continues his journey through the Mabinogion - the tales of Welsh Mythology - with the Arthurian Knight’s Tale of Peredur and his adventures with the Sons of the King of Suffering, the Countess of the Feats and the Mound of Mourning - where dwells the Serpent of the Cairn…
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    • 30 min
    140 - Episode CXL - The Mute Knight

    140 - Episode CXL - The Mute Knight

    In episode 140 of Fireside, Kevin continues the Mabinogion, the tales of Welsh Mythology, with the Arthurian romance of Peredur - the knight who swears to not speak to a Christian soul, until he earns the care of the woman he loves.
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    • 31 min
    139 - Episode CXXXIX - Peredur, Knight of the Round Table

    139 - Episode CXXXIX - Peredur, Knight of the Round Table

    In episode 139 of Fireside, Kevin begins the Three Welsh Romances of The Mabinogion, the tales of Welsh Mythology, with the story of Peredur - a young lad who dreams of of becoming one of King Arthur’s Knights.
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    • 39 min
    138 - Episode CXXXVIII - Lleu and Blodeuedd

    138 - Episode CXXXVIII - Lleu and Blodeuedd

    In episode 138 of Fireside, Kevin tells the final part of the fourth branch of the Mabinogion - the tales of Welsh mythology - with the troubled marriage of a man and his wife made of flowers: infidelity, treachery and vengeance abound…
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    • 34 min
    137 - Episode CXXXVII - The Curse of Arianrhod

    137 - Episode CXXXVII - The Curse of Arianrhod

    In episode 137 of Fireside; Kevin continues the fourth branch of the Mabinogi, the tales of Welsh Mythology - by telling the story of a young boy cursed by his mother for the crime of his own birth. But there is more to Arianrhod’s wrath…

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Rocky legs ,

My favorite podcast

Every night I listen in the bath to this wonderful podcast and it has done wonders for my anxiety. Go hiontach Kevin Olohan

DanielPoulaphouca ,

Class act

Brilliant storyteller, keeping the Seanchaí tradition alive in Ireland. Highly recommend

humong ,

Fireside

Once you listen to the first one you are instantly hooked. Excellent presentation and the detailed explainations just add to it.

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