4 episodes

The Captain is a new comedy series that follows the renegade crew of the LÉ Scholar, a research vessel that operates off the coast of Sligo. From producers Diarmuid O'Brien and Conor O'Toole. The show stars Conor O'Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney, with guests including Tara Flynn, Stephen Colfer, Teresa Coyne, Donnacha O'Brien and many more! Made with support from Ocean FM and funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

The Captain Conor O'Toole

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Captain is a new comedy series that follows the renegade crew of the LÉ Scholar, a research vessel that operates off the coast of Sligo. From producers Diarmuid O'Brien and Conor O'Toole. The show stars Conor O'Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney, with guests including Tara Flynn, Stephen Colfer, Teresa Coyne, Donnacha O'Brien and many more! Made with support from Ocean FM and funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

    The Captain | Episode 3: Whale Adventure!

    The Captain | Episode 3: Whale Adventure!

    While trying to set up a whalesong relay device (so a lonely and endangered fin whale can find a mate,) the Scholar comes across a mysterious ghost ship about to be blown out of the water by an American carrier fleet.

    Guest Starring Jim Elliott, Colin Chadwick, Ruth Hunter and Rachel Ní Chuinn.



    About The Captain

    The Captain is a radio comedy about a plucky Irish oceanographic research ship whose captain is more interested in seeking Adventure than any of the boring science stuff he’s meant to be overseeing.

    Starring Conor O’Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney

    Written and directed by Diarmuid O’Brien and Conor O’Toole. Recorded by Rachel Ní Chuinn. Music by Bobby Ahern of No Monster Club.

    First broadcast on Ocean FM in County Sligo. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

    The Captain | Episode 2: Raise the Lucitania!

    The Captain | Episode 2: Raise the Lucitania!

    After accidentally wrecking a high-tech unmanned submarine, our heroes decide to take the world’s very first submarine, the Fenian Ram, out of mothballs in a bid to finally solve the mystery of the sinking of the Lusitania. This does not go down well with the Royal Navy.

    Guest starring Stephen Colfer, Teresa Coyne and Simon Mulholland.



    About The Captain

    The Captain is a radio comedy about a plucky Irish oceanographic research ship whose captain is more interested in seeking Adventure than any of the boring science stuff he’s meant to be overseeing.

    Starring Conor O’Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney

    Written and directed by Diarmuid O’Brien and Conor O’Toole. Recorded by Rachel Ní Chuinn. Music by Bobby Ahern of No Monster Club.

    First broadcast on Ocean FM in County Sligo. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

    The Captain | Episode 1: The Incident at Rockall!

    The Captain | Episode 1: The Incident at Rockall!

    The Scholar discovers that Rockall, that disputed gasfield-rich rock in the North Atlantic, is hollow and contains a secret undersea colony of Irish people exiled in the 60s by popular supervillain Eamon de Valera.

    Guest starring Tara Flynn, Donnacha O’Brien, Giles Brody and Rachel Ní Chuinn.

    You can listen on iTunes* or here on conorotoole.com or on your android podcast app! Just search ‘The Captain’ or ‘O’Toole Captain’ if that isn’t working. If it’s not in app’s database yet you can add the RSS manually by inputting http://conorotoole.com/feed/captain



    About The Captain

    The Captain is a radio comedy about a plucky Irish oceanographic research ship whose captain is more interested in seeking Adventure than any of the boring science stuff he’s meant to be overseeing.

    Starring Conor O’Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney

    Written and directed by Diarmuid O’Brien and Conor O’Toole. Recorded by Rachel Ní Chuinn. Music by Bobby Ahern of No Monster Club.

    First broadcast on Ocean FM in County Sligo. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

    The Captain | Episode 0: Out this Sunday!

    The Captain | Episode 0: Out this Sunday!

    All three episodes of The Captain are out this Sunday at 6pm! You can listen on iTunes* or here on conorotoole.com or on your android podcast app! Just search ‘The Captain’ or ‘O’Toole Captain’ if that isn’t working. If it’s not in app’s database yet you can add the RSS manually by inputting http://conorotoole.com/feed/captain

    *If you are listening on iTunes, and feel compelled to give the show a good review, that would be very kind of you. It allegedly makes a HUGE difference.

    The Captain is a radio comedy about a plucky Irish oceanographic research ship whose captain is more interested in seeking Adventure than any of the boring science stuff he’s meant to be overseeing.

    Starring Conor O’Toole, Alison Spittle and Paul Timoney

    Written and directed by Diarmuid O’Brien and Conor O’Toole. Recorded by Rachel Ní Chuinn. Music by Bobby Ahern of No Monster Club.

    First broadcast on Ocean FM in County Sligo. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Rotatingfish ,

Nautical but nice.

A wannabe swashbuckling maverick captain whose only obstacles are his no-nonsense second in command, and the humdrum scientific missions that pay the bills. Great cast of comedians and sketch writers in this, with scripts that nail the rare kind of imaginative world-building audio can provide. Three ripping yarns to start with, here's hoping for more in Season 2!

JohnnyTwos ,

very funny and imaginative

Charming and plenty of laughs (though a few misses as well). Would love to see how it develops.

unrelated fan ,

hilarious comedy adventure

Old-timey maritime fun with stellar performances from Ireland’s comedy dream team.

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