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THE 80% IS TAKING A BREAK AT THE MOMENT. Until I return there are 80 episodes for you to listen back to however. On 'The 80%', I am 80% happy for the success of the people I speak to. If you, like me, resent the achievements, drive and ambition of others, then this is the podcast for you! Send me a letter, drop me a wine: 80percentpodcast@gmail.com

The 80% with Esther O'Moore Donohoe Esther O'Moore Donohoe

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    • 4.7 • 111 Ratings

THE 80% IS TAKING A BREAK AT THE MOMENT. Until I return there are 80 episodes for you to listen back to however. On 'The 80%', I am 80% happy for the success of the people I speak to. If you, like me, resent the achievements, drive and ambition of others, then this is the podcast for you! Send me a letter, drop me a wine: 80percentpodcast@gmail.com

    The Mini 'So you've found yourself in a Pandemic' Non-Episode

    The Mini 'So you've found yourself in a Pandemic' Non-Episode

    *This was recorded during the Covid 19 emergency. I hope you are safe wherever you are.


    Hello 80%-ers!


    Well, oh my my. Such a lot has changed in the world since we last met. The 80% has been put in cardboard box and is covered in straw like a hibernating tortoise for a while longer but in the meantime, I'm just say hiyas.


    For this special HARD SELL non-episode of The 80%, I've included a little sample of what you can expect over on my Patreon where I continue to record. I do two audio diaries there a month for a three dollah subscription which works out at just under three euro, less than the cost of three Twirls. I mean, who can read these days? Instead, just pop me in your ear buds and off I go! You can unsubscribe whenever you like but if you've ever enjoyed any of the 80+ episodes of The 80%, your support on Patreon would be great.
    Here is a handy little link for you should you want to check it out https://www.patreon.com/esthertwonames I also write an accompanying newsletter which has anything from certified Shite Talk, to show and book recommendations and recipes.


    If you want, you can also follow on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/esthertwonames/


    I hope you're okay wherever you are.


    Wash your hands and share your feelings if you're finding things tough.


    Peace and love,


    EO'MD.
     
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    • 17 min
    #80 The Ciara Elliot Episode

    #80 The Ciara Elliot Episode

    Please note: this episode was recorded before the Covid 19 emergency.


    Welcome to the 80th (!!!) episode of The 80% - wowee!


    I am so pleased that my guest for this special episode was writer and editor Ciara Elliot. I spoke to Ciara a couple of months ago on Zoom, before any of us knew how often we'd be using it in the future. For that reason, the audio quality is a bit different this week.


    The 80% will be going into hibernation now for six weeks or so. This series was cut short due to the Coronavirus emergency but I'll be back with more excellent guests after some rest. If there's anyone terrific you think I should talk to, email 80percentpodcast@gmail.com. I'm open to ideas! In the meantime, in case you miss my tones, I can also be heard on Lennon Courtney Left Alone, a podcast I produce with Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon. It's great - like eavesdropping on two pals. Listen in all the usual places including here.


    But back to my guest!


    Ciara started her career working on the very cool Interview magazine in New York City where she worked alongside Ellen von Unworth and Bruce Weber. I loved this chat with Ciara because she has done so much and it’s always great to hear from someone who has worked hard at her career for so long and still has so much enthusiasm to create.




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    • 42 min
    #79 The Domini Kemp Episode

    #79 The Domini Kemp Episode

    Note: This interview was recorded in December 2019, before the Covid 19 emergency.


    Hello Fellow Humans,


    Another week in a global pandemic and what have we done? It’s still weird and uncomfortable for us all but if we all work together, apart we can help save lives and protect one another. All you have to do it sit tight and do nothing, well maybe listen to a podcast just like this one!


    This week my brilliant guest is chef and business woman, Domini Kemp.


    If you’ve been living under a bagel and never heard of the name, Domini Kemp, you’ve probably already eaten in one of her restaurants or cafes around Dublin. She is co-founder of Itsa group with her sister Peaches and launched the first Itsa Bagel on Abbey Street in 2000. She now owns Joe’s Coffee, Alchemy Juices, Hatch and Sons and Feast Catering Company. 


    Domini was born in the Bahamas and moved to Ireland as a teenager and since then, all roads have been leading towards, talking to me. She was beside herself. We had a great chat about food culture in her house growing up, familial expectations, the logistics of starting a food business and mentoring prisoners.


    I loved talking to Domini and she was the first guest to make me a flat white. What a treat. 


    I hope you are looking after yourself during this weird time. 


    Peace and love, 


    Esther. 


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    • 36 min
    #78 The Laura de Barra Episode

    #78 The Laura de Barra Episode

    Hello Stay At Homers.


    Please note that this chat was recorded before the Covid 19 emergency. I hope you are all staying safe at home and washing your hands.


    This week, the queen of The 80% is Gaff Goddess, Laura de Barra. Laura came to national attention via her Instagram account where she showed DIY tricks, tips and videos. In her day job in London, she is a property portfolio developer as well as illustrator, designer, author and of course, general She-IY expert. Her first book Gaff Goddess: Simple Tips and Tricks to Help You Run Your Home was published this year and is riding high in the Irish book charts. 


    Her She-IY expertise has seen her appear on RTE’s The Today Show and land a column with TheJournal.ie. Laura has also been featured in Image magazine and The Gentlewoman and sold out live shows in support of the launch of her book.  


    From training in fashion design to a best selling author, Laura has always given 100% of herself to whatever task is in front of her. As she says in her own words, how you do one thing is how you do everything. 


    This is the Laura de Barra episode. I hope you enjoy!


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    • 37 min
    #77 The Mairead Ronan Episode

    #77 The Mairead Ronan Episode

    Hello Universe and galaxies beyond,


    It’s weird to put out a podcast during this strange time. I am very aware that many of us are feeling worried and anxious. Businesses are at stake, our routines have been interrupted and long held plans have had to be rearranged. I am feeling it all with you. It really is a matter of life or death at the moment and of course it is silly putting these podcasts out into the world. I do so knowing that people's plates are already full and that you may feel overwhelmed but hope you can use this episode as a distraction for forty minutes or so. With all that said, let me tell you about this week's guest.


    This week I am 80% happy for Mairead Ronan, Today FM and TV broadcaster, business owner, Dancing with the Stars winner and lots more besides. We had a great chat outside the loo of Central Hotel on Exchequer St a few weeks ago and then we retired to a nearby room where a book club was taking place. I am truly an ace podcaster. Why did I not book a studio? Indeed. Indeed. At one point, if you listen closely, you can probably hear a loo flushing which is NO reflection on my career thank you very much!


    I’ve spoken to Mairead many times remotely over the years during her time as producer on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show so it was great to have a chat with her face to face finally. We talked about how she started out studying in Ballyfermot College, got work experience in MTV and Today FM and then didn’t leave for 15 years. She took some time away from Marconi House (Today FM's building) for couple of years to focus on other things (including winning Dancing with the Stars) but returned in 2019 to present her own weekday show.


    I think this is a great episode if you’re thinking of trying something new but have the fear. It’s never too late to try something new so make a plan, start small and don’t wait for anyone else’s permission. It may never come! Don’t waste your precious time - just make sure you wash your hands thoroughly ; )


    If you enjoyed this episode, please x1,000,000 go and leave a review on iTunes. It really helps the podcast move up the charts and you do want to help Esther out don't you? DON'T YOU!????


    Peace and love, peace and love,


    EO'MD.




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    We're in this together pals! x
     
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    • 33 min
    #76 - The Linda Martin Episode

    #76 - The Linda Martin Episode

    Hello Universe!


    I am so pleased to be back being 80% happy for people and very happy that the first guest of this new series is the iconic Linda Martin!
     
    I spoke to Linda a few months ago, just before Christmas in Collaborative Studios (ideal for all your podcasting needs) in town. Big thanks to Shane Dempsey in Collaborative for organising the set up for me - you can hear me kicking him out at the start because I am such a DIVA - je kid.
     
    Linda Martin grew up in Belfast and has performed since she was young although she originally wanted to be a vet. In the 1970s and 80s she toured with the band Chips and even opened up for Fleetwood Mac once. She said there was so much work at the time she was lucky if she got one day off a week. She was living her dreams.


    Linda is the most frequent entrant in the National Song Contest having entered nine times. She was eventually victorious in 1992 when she won the 37th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo Sweden with the Johnny Logan penned song, Why Me? Linda further cemented her iconic status when she took on the role of judge/mentor in Popstars in 2001. During the series former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle famously pretended she had lost her passport when she lied about her age. The clip went viral. Linda was also a presenter on the brilliant The Lyrics Board (bring it baaaack), worked with old pal Louis Walsh on the first series of The X Factor and is still involved in the Eurovision universe. 
     
    When not performing around Ireland and Europe, Linda loves pottering about the garden at her home with her TWELVE dogs. Animal welfare is a true passion of hers.
     
    Linda was an absolute delight to talk to.I hope you enjoy listening to her tales. 
     
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    However, if you want to support the podcast and get more bits, be a cool dude/dudette and subscribe to my Patreon. As mentioned above, all of my podcasts are free to listen to but free not to make so your support is really appreciated. There is a back catalogue of over 70+ podcasts so you’ve lots to choose from. A lorra bang for five bucks I say. If you subscribe to Patreon, I also record my twice monthly newsletter there so you can carry me even further in your ear buds. 
     
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    PEACE AND LOVE AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.


    Thank you so much for listening. I am so glad to be back!


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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111 Ratings

111 Ratings

clonmeldigit ,

Listening to get inside the book

I'm dialed into EMO'D's 80% because I'm learning some clever things that I hope will surface again in her book. And I know there's a tribe of like-minded people who enjoy hearing how other creatives think--that's what the 80% Podcast does for me.

irish_99 ,

10/10, so good

So funny, I adore esther!

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International Audience. TICK!

I listen to this podcast from Malta and it reminds me of how funny Irish people are. EOMD is hilarious, I don’t even need to hear from the guests! Keep it up! Love the newsletter too.

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