180 episodes

Juvenalia is a pop culture nostalgia show where Alan Maguire, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Ellen Tannam invite interesting people to tell them about something they were obsessed with when they were young; how they felt about it then and how they feel about it now. We've talked about books, films, tv shows, musicians, computer games; we're interested in it all! It's nice, you'll like it.
Juvenalia is part of the Tall Tales podcast network: Ireland's conversation starters

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    • 4.6 • 102 Ratings

Juvenalia is a pop culture nostalgia show where Alan Maguire, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Ellen Tannam invite interesting people to tell them about something they were obsessed with when they were young; how they felt about it then and how they feel about it now. We've talked about books, films, tv shows, musicians, computer games; we're interested in it all! It's nice, you'll like it.
Juvenalia is part of the Tall Tales podcast network: Ireland's conversation starters

    159: Autumn Recommendations with Alan and Sarah

    159: Autumn Recommendations with Alan and Sarah

    It’s the pre-spooky season and we’ve picked some games, music, tv, and food that pairs perfectly with the interesting leaf season. This is a little bit of a different one for us but we hope you like it!

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Sarah is @griffski. Her books are in all good bookshops.Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    This episode was produced by Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 46 min
    158: Yu-Gi-Oh with Felix O'Connor

    158: Yu-Gi-Oh with Felix O'Connor

    Standup comedian Felix O’Connor joins us to talk about the manga/anime/card game behemoth Yu-Gi-Oh! We had a great time diving into what makes Yu-Gi-Oh! different from the other Japanese cartoons that broke through to Western audiences in the late 90s/early 2000s and some of the idiosyncrasies of localisation in Yu-Gi-Oh!

    Felix is @FelixirOfLife28. He hosts the podcast Not Trans Trans Movies and the monthly comedy night Token Straight which is part of the Hysteria Collective

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Sarah is @griffski. Her books are in all good bookshops.

    Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    This episode was produced by Fearghal and Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    157: Chris Cornell with Carlo Magliocco

    157: Chris Cornell with Carlo Magliocco

    Singer-songwriter Carlo Magliocco joins Alan and Andrea to talk about Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. We talk about how Cornell was always more then the stereotypical rock frontman that a casual look at his work might lead you to believe, the thought and intentionality of his solo shows, and Carlo tells us about the time he got to meet the man himself.

    Carlo is @Carlo_Magliocco. His album Calendar is on Spotify.

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Andrea is not on social media right now because she’s stronger than us but you can find her on her podcasts My Favourite Album With Andrea Cleary and The Nialler9 Podcast.

    Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    This episode was produced by Fearghal and Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 59 min
    156: Adrian Mole with Emer McLysaght

    156: Adrian Mole with Emer McLysaght

    Emer McLysaght, one half of the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling books and our fifth ever guest returns to talk to us about the Adrian Mole series. Emer was obsessed with all of the Adrian Mole books as a youngster, Alan read and loved the first one as a child but then got distracted by Terry Pratchett and never returned, and Andrea read The Secret Diary Of for the first time for this episode so we’re really covering what we in the Juvenalia business call  “The Experience Gamut”

    Emer is @EmerTheScreamer. She co-writes the hugely popular Aisling books with Sarah Breen, you’ve probably read them but if you haven’t you should; especially if you loved Adrian Mole.

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Andrea is not on social media right now because she’s stronger than us but you can find her on her podcasts My Favourite Album With Andrea Cleary and The Nialler9 Podcast.

    Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    This episode was produced by Fearghal and Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    155: Pretty In Pink with Charlene Lydon - Live at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin

    155: Pretty In Pink with Charlene Lydon - Live at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin

    The Lighthouse Cinema very kindly asked us to do a live episode as part of their Not Another Teen Season and we said absolutely yes of course we will.

    Alan and Andrea talked to the programmer at the Lighthouse, Charlene Lydon, about Pretty In Pink and we got into it. We had a long, enjoyable chat about every aspect of the film: the music, the dress, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts, all the important stuff. There was one Team Duckie person in the audience, one Team Steff, and everybody else was Team Blane so it was a diverse crowd.

    Thank you to our very incisive audience members who provided comments and questions at the end and thank you to everybody who came. Thanks again to the Lighthouse for inviting us.

    The clips from the movie we played were as follows:

    1: An intro to the boys. Duckie and Andie in the hall. Steff and Andie at her car. Blane walking into the record store.

    2: Blane buying the record from Andie.

    3: Montage of Andie making the dress.

    4: Andie confronts Blane at his locker.

    Charlene is @charlenelydon. She hosts Cinema Book Club at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin.

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Andrea is not on social media right now because she’s stronger than us but you can find her on her podcasts My Favourite Album With Andrea Cleary and The Nialler9 Podcast.

    Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    Thanks to Marius at the Lighthouse for running the clips and the recorder for us on the night.

    This episode was produced by Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    154: That's So Raven with Ashley Manning

    154: That's So Raven with Ashley Manning

    Comedian, Podcaster, and Twitch streamer Ashley Manning joins us to talk about one of the biggest Disney Channel shows of all time, That’s So Raven. We talk about Raven-Symoné’s amazing physical comedy, Anneliese van der Pol’s amazing voice, the Undercover Superstar episode which indirectly led to High School Musical, the show’s willingness to tackle big issues like body image and race head-on in a way other early noughties shows didn’t, and lots more.

    Ashley is @AManComedian. She co-hosts The UTS Show, a chat show and podcast recorded live on Twitch.

    Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now.

    Andrea is not on social media right now because she’s stronger than us but you can find her on her podcasts My Favourite Album With Andrea Cleary and The Nialler9 Podcast.

    We’re doing a live show on July 20th in the Lighthouse Cinema as part of their Not Another Teen Season. We’ll be talking about Pretty In Pink with Lighthouse programmer Charlene Lydon. Tickets are available here.

    Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork.

    We have a Patreon! You can get bonus episodes including our fortnightly show Started/Finished where we talk about the pop culture we started and finished in the previous two weeks. We also have some free lil bits of merch. It's patreon.com/juvenalia

    This episode was produced by Alan.

    Juvenalia is a Tall Tales podcast. Thank you Cassie.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Ali Brenz ,

All hail the return of Camp

Probably the only podcast in the world that can successfully segue from Eurotrash to the met gala, to the absolute weirdness that is an Irish funeral to Trump and back again. Another amazing episode featuring Jen O’D-W-Y-E-R

Jodclothing ,

Loving this

Just finished the latest episode with Cassandra Loraine ... 👌🏻 great episode 👏👏👏 relaxing, entertaining including lols.

AaronDM16 ,

Excellent

Amazing podcast. Look forward to it every week. The hosts are really charming, the guests are interesting and the episodes are really enjoyable.

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