10 episodes

Welcome to "The Big Nose" podcast
A podcast that reviews the key stories dominating Irish news headlines across all major platforms in the past week.
The Big Nose seeks to bury itself into the details of each story and gives me the opportunity to deliver Pearse's Perspective in my own unique way.
Without further delay lets be nosey...

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The Big Nose Pearse Cromwell

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Welcome to "The Big Nose" podcast
A podcast that reviews the key stories dominating Irish news headlines across all major platforms in the past week.
The Big Nose seeks to bury itself into the details of each story and gives me the opportunity to deliver Pearse's Perspective in my own unique way.
Without further delay lets be nosey...

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    Toy Show, Christmas Restrictions & Queens Visit

    Toy Show, Christmas Restrictions & Queens Visit

    This week on the Big Nose Podcast, I review what the new movement to level 3 restrictions in the coming week. What it means for now and how it might affect the start of 2021.
    In the highlight of the week, and maybe the year. I reflect on the RTE Late Late Toy Show. The approach of managing the demands of socially distant era while still managing to produce a live show with children is something to behold. I review the approach of RTE to focus on the important things this year, A truly magical night.
    In a new segment, reviewing the first twenty years of this century. I pick moments that stand out as very significant. In this episode I revisit the visit of the Queen of England to Ireland in 2011.

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    • 40 min
    The First Bloody Sunday, International Drought & A Time for Reflection

    The First Bloody Sunday, International Drought & A Time for Reflection

    This week on the show, I take a look back on the events surrounding Bloody Sunday, 1920.
    I try to identify how the terrible murders happened and open my own eyes to new information around these events.
    In the show I set out how the IRA used its members to conduct murders in a time of war for Irish independence.
    I set out the role of Michael Collins and his intelligent use of the GAA for his own success.
    Nothing happens in a vacuum is what I believe. I explore how important it is to be objective with history and how we must sometimes challenge our own preconceived notions of history in an effort to seek out the truth.
    Turning to problems of the modern day. It has been approximately 11 hours since the Republic of Irelands soccer team has put the ball in the oppositions net. As Ireland drew nil all with Bulgaria in their last Nation Leagues this week, I reflect on the state of Irish soccer. I question whether the pressure coming on international coach Stephen Kenny is unfounded. Given that it's only 8 games in to his tenure. Granted he is yet to secure a win, but calls for him to be moved on due to his lack of high end managerial experience is a little far fetched, no? In the show I draw comparisons with the last Irish team to qualify for a World Cup finals. The team of Duff, Keane and Given. A hard comparison some might say.
    Finally in this weeks show, I introduce a new segment I will be running for the remainder of 2020. A reflective nostalgic piece looking back on world and domestic event of the first 20 years of this century. This is in an effort to create an all encompassing list of the top 20 events.
    For this. I am seeking listeners to the podcast to put forward their own thought on this, through my Instagram page. You never know you might even end up on the show yourself.


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    • 31 min
    The Vaccine is in Arrivals unlike you this Christmas

    The Vaccine is in Arrivals unlike you this Christmas

    This week on the show I will be reviewing the message on travelling home this Christmas. As Leo Varadkar strongly suggests not to be booking flights home this year. I'll be giving my own opinion on this.
    In some good news, I'll be updating you all on the latest in the delivery of a possible vaccine or vaccines.
    I will focus on the work being carried out by Pfizer and BioNTech and the latest news we got this week.
    I'll explore what it may mean going in 2021.
    And finally, did anything go wrong for you on Friday? Well maybe it had to do with the fact that it was Friday the 13th.
    I'll be exploring where the superstitions may have originated and investigate if any bad has ever happened on a Friday the 13th.
    Join me in my BIg Nose

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    • 29 min
    Christmas Trees, Election Tease and Leo Doesn't Leave

    Christmas Trees, Election Tease and Leo Doesn't Leave

    The Big Nose looks back on the key events of the week that was.
    On the domestic front I reflect on Tanaiste Leo Varadkar address to the Dail.
    I detail the events that brought the Tanaiste to his feet to apologies for his involvement in the sharing of government documents.
    I set out my thoughts on what this mean for Leo going forward.
    Turning to the United States or perhaps at the moment the dis-United States. I rake over the coals of the election results.
    I lay out how the past week unfollowed and how unusual it was in terms of pervious elections.
    At the time of recording, I identify what challenges lay before President Elect Biden after four years of the Trump administration.
    Finally, I explain, why in my household we have decided to take the plunge early into Christmas.
    I share a small anecdote about the first purchase of a Christmas tree in our current home and try, with a little research,
    to justify that we have not gone completely mad and we are not alone.
    Have a listen and you decide

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    • 35 min
    Election 2020

    Election 2020

    With @realdonaldtrump and @joebiden on the final push across swing states, I break down who the candidates are, how the electoral college vote system works, explain what a swing state is and give my prediction on who might win and how election night could play out. As always this episode will be available on usual platforms and so go give it a listen and let me know your thoughts ⁣
    #election2020 #conservativememes #democrats #gop #conservative #biden2020 #trumpsupporters #draintheswamp #alllivesmatter #vote2020 #keepamericagreat #voteblue #trumptrain #walkaway #joebiden #kamalaharris #bidenharris2020 #liberal #kag #makeamericagreatagain #republicans #election #democrat #republican #kag2020 #trump2020 #americafirst #bluelivesmatter #maga2020 #president

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    • 27 min
    The Big Nose Show

    The Big Nose Show

    In exciting news for *The Big Nose* podcast.
    I will release my first feature length episode with my very special guest Ciaran Byrne.
    Ciaran recently became an ambassador for the Bone Marrow Leukaemia Trust. This is after his own battle with AML in early 2019. With support from his devoted wife Denise and surrounded by friends and family; Ciaran is now focused on the future and sharing his own experiences with others.
    From learning of Ciaran’s journey through Instagram, I felt he had an important story to tell. The quickest thing you learn about Ciaran from chatting with him is that there is much more to the man, the son, the husband than being a cancer survivor.
    Ciaran is a wave of positivity, chatty as they come and very much a seeker of a good time. This week he joined me via Zoom to share in detail the story of his journey so far. I feel when you listen to it, Ciaran and the words he speaks, has a message in them that we can all take into our own lives.
    This inaugural feature episode is my first try at a one to one interview on a feature basis.
    I'd like to thank Ciaran firstly for his time and agreeing to do this with me.
    I hope you all enjoy it and please click the subscribe button for more

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    • 40 min

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