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HODCast is a fortnightly podcast where your host, Derek Carter, talks to people from Dublin (or living there!) ABOUT Dublin, about themselves and, ultimately about what it means to be human.

The show was launched to complement the hugely popular 'Humans of Dublin' Facebook page, created by talented photographer Peter Varga. You could say that Peter does the snapping and Derek does the yapping!

Just like the Facebook page, the aim of this show is to help us all to understand life from other people’s perspectives and to make better, more meaningful connections with the people all around us.

Sometimes guests are well-known and other times they're totally unknown, but they’re always real and always interesting.

Join the community on Facebook.com/HODCast

HODCast Humans of Dublin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

HODCast is a fortnightly podcast where your host, Derek Carter, talks to people from Dublin (or living there!) ABOUT Dublin, about themselves and, ultimately about what it means to be human.

The show was launched to complement the hugely popular 'Humans of Dublin' Facebook page, created by talented photographer Peter Varga. You could say that Peter does the snapping and Derek does the yapping!

Just like the Facebook page, the aim of this show is to help us all to understand life from other people’s perspectives and to make better, more meaningful connections with the people all around us.

Sometimes guests are well-known and other times they're totally unknown, but they’re always real and always interesting.

Join the community on Facebook.com/HODCast

    [Ep33] Suzanne Kane - Love 'N Dublin

    [Ep33] Suzanne Kane - Love 'N Dublin

    Today, you’ll meet Suzanne Kane, whose voice you might know from the very popular Dubland podcast, and her years as a DJ on a well-known Irish radio station. You might also have seen her on TV3, where she’s a regular contributor at the weekend.

    Now 37, Suzanne has lived all her life in Dublin and lives here still with her husband and two young kids. She explains why Dublin has SUCH a special place in her heart and I must say, she picks one of the best “favourite Dublin words” we’ve had so far.

    I knew Suzanne would be a great guest for HODCast because she’s written openly about so many important events in her life on her blog. We talk about her experiences of her father’s sudden death, about finding love, becoming a parent, and some of the hard stuff that life throws at you.

    I also ask her why she has chosen to be so honest and vulnerable – while so many others remain stuck on the surface, presenting their perfect “Instagram life.”

    There are some topics we cover in this chat that might be upsetting for you, so it comes with my occasional warning to be careful where you listen to it in case you shed a tear. Don’t worry though, I think you’ll also laugh out loud to balance it out.

    After such a gap since my last episode, I was a bit rusty, and regular listeners will notice that I forgot to ask my 2 standard closing questions, but Suzanne gave so many great answers, I think you’ll be able to forgive me :-)

    Stick around to the end for a great clip from the Dubland podcast that I mention during the episode.

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    HODCast is a regular podcast where Derek chats with people from Dublin (or living there!) about Dublin, about themselves and, ultimately, about what it means to be human.
    www.HODCast.com
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    [Ep32] Farah El Neihum - The Power of Words

    [Ep32] Farah El Neihum - The Power of Words

    Farah El Neihum is the embodiment of the aims of this show. At 22, she’s still a very young woman, but she has developed a terrific understanding of, and empathy for, other people that gave me a lot of food for thought.

    Before she was 2, Farah moved to Dublin with her parents and for much of her youth, though popular, she had the feeling of being an outsider.

    Her culture, her religion, her family situation: these were all different to the kids around her. We talk about coping with her tricky teenage years, and how she came to terms with her parents’ divorce, which saw her father leaving the family and returning to Libya.

    Now a full-time musician and song-writer (with a Degree in Song Writing), Farah discovered her passion for music and song-writing around the age of 12. We talk about the role music played for her, and she shares her perspective on the importance of music in society, and the ways that it helps us to make a difference and connect with others.

    You’ll also learn what “logosynthesis” is and I think it’ll be important for you like it was for me!

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    HODCast is a regular podcast where Derek chats with people from Dublin (or living there!) about Dublin, about themselves and, ultimately, about what it means to be human.

    www.HODCast.com
    www.facebook.com/HODCast
    www.twitter.com/HOD_Cast

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

MyGreiterLife ,

Engaging and Heart warming

Listening to the interview with the owner of Bang Bang cafe, made me feel like I was sat in front of the fire in a cosy Dublin pub with great friends discussing all sorts of life's ups and downs. Daniels views are refreshing, and the interview was natural and authentic in its style and voice. Thoroughly enjoyable - look forward to listening to more episodes!

Aoiferr ,

Good for the soul

Wonderful stories and pearls of wisdom from Dublin's ordinary folk. You can't help but feel a little happier at the end of every episode :-)

Conor.Sweets ,

Well done guys, keep it up

Great stuff

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