Róisín Meets is a free weekly Life & Style podcast from The Irish Times presented by Róisín Ingle.
Rosemary Smith & Ann Ingle
In the final episode of the Roisin Meets podcast, Roisin chats to her mum Ann Ingle and legendary Irish race car driver Rosemary Smith about the latter's biography, ghostwritten by Ann. Expect tales of rallying across continents, love affairs with the likes of Oliver Reed and why, in the depths of despair, Rosemary looked over the edge but decided to turn back and give life another shot.
Stay tuned for details of Roisin Ingle's brand new podcast in 2019.
For over 20 years, Ziauddin Yousafzai has been fighting for equality - first for Malala, his daughter - and then for girls all over the world. On this week's podcast, he talks to Róisín about the roots of his activisim in Pakistan's Swat Valley, his Nobel Prize winning daughter and his book, Let Her Fly.
Niall "Bressie" Breslin
In his first children's book Niall Breslin has written a story that encompasses a mindfulness technique to help children explore difficult emotions, face their fears and return to the present moment. Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey, Bressie hopes The Magic Moment will help to encourage children to feel the fear and jump in anyway. He talks to Róisín about the book, about his mindfulness studies and why music is still an important outlet for him.
Cora Staunton, 11-Time GAA All-Star
Game Changer, Cora Staunton's autobiography, is the first from a female GAA player. In it the Mayo woman documents her sporting journey, from her childhood home of Carnacon, to her 67 Championship games over 23 seasons in the Mayo jersey. Her inter-country career game to a bitter end this year and she talks to Róisín Ingle about the controversy that brought her there. She also talks about the woeful under-resourcing of women's sport in Ireland and about her mother, who died when she was a teenager.
Dr Edith Eger, Auschwitz Survivor Recorded at the Safe World Summit)
Auschwitz survivor Dr Edith Eger came in Ireland for the first time to speak at the international Safe World Summit, hosted by Safe Ireland. The 91-year-old psychologist’s best-selling memoir The Choice recounts her time in the concentration camp and her struggle to be free of the survivor’s guilt and shame that followed her as she made a life in America.
She arrived at the camp in May 1944, one of more than 10,000 Jewish people from her hometown of Kosice, Hungary, who were rounded up by the Nazis.
Eger went on to become a psychologist and for the past several decades has worked in America with people struggling to overcome traumatic events in their lives – from violent relationships and child sexual abuse to post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.
Roisin Ingle interviewed Edith on stage at the summit, which addressed gender equality and ending gender-based violence.
James Kavanagh & William Murray
In five years selling at farmers' markets and hosting dining events, James Kavanagh and William Murray's food business Currabinny has grown a huge fanbase. The pair are boyfriends as well as business partners and in this podcast they talk Róisín about their meeting on Grindr, why James has William to thank for his 'influencer' status, how their mothers have influenced their love of food and their gorgeous debut publication, The Currabinny Cookbook.
I really enjoy listening to the interviews and such great guests.
I enjoyed the interview with Cora Staunton, but I found Roisin didn’t leave the conversation flow. It was so frustrating listening to her interrupting Cora continuously.
Tried to enjoy listening to the interview but the chat was too rapid! A pity because I like a lot of Caitlin Moran’s writing.