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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

    Grace and Emmanuel

    Grace and Emmanuel

    On February 19th, 2011, a young Irish woman named Grace Farrell froze to death on her makeshift cardboard bed in the doorway of St Brigid’s church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was the coldest night of that New York winter. She was just 35 years old. A few days afterwards, Grace`s friend Emmanuel, who'd also emigrated from Ireland to the US, wrote a story about her for the New York Times. Here, Michael Kealy tells the story of Grace, a Drogheda woman who emigrated to America in the mid-1990s in search of a new life. A tale of two emigrants. (First Broadcast 2015)
     
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    • 39 min
    Tearoom, Taylor, Saviour, Spy

    Tearoom, Taylor, Saviour, Spy

    Margaret Kearney Taylor was a woman who kept many secrets. She was known as the Irishwoman who ran an elegant tearoom in Madrid, Spain for more than fifty years. But she was also was part of a network which helped thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish refugees escape the Nazi regime in Europe during World War Two. (2016)
     
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    L'Agression

    L'Agression

    Maureen Kearney is an Irish woman living in France. Whilst working in the French Nuclear industry, in 2012 Maureen discovered something that seems to set in motion a chain of events that would forever change her life. Brutally attacked in her home outside Paris, Maureen’s story is one of secrets, lies, violence and courage. Above all, it's the story of one woman’s resilience in the face of enormous adversity (2021).
    Narrated by Róisín O'Dea. Produced by Róisín O'Dea and Nicoline Greer. Sound Supervision by Peadar Carney. Additional recordings by Sharon Gaffney and Anouk Batard. Additional research by Stephen Carroll. Special thanks to Diarmuid Hayes who brought Maureen's story to our attention. The book "La Syndicaliste" is by Caroline Michel Aguirre. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this documentary, please see the RTÉ helplines for further assistance.
     
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    • 43 min
    Fire In The Sky

    Fire In The Sky

    In 1979, 50 people were killed when a massive Oil Tanker the 'Betelgeuse' exploded at Whiddy Island, West Cork. With families of those who lost their lives about to launch High Court proceedings, and as they seek a State apology, we go behind the scenes of what happened that night. Meeting with those involved, those who witnessed the event and those who were left behind, we piece together the story of the night of one of Ireland's worst disasters. (2021)


    Narrated by Donal O'Herlihy


    Produced by Michael Lawless & Donal O'Herlihy.
     
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    • 42 min
    Felix - Life And Limb

    Felix - Life And Limb

    Charlotte Devlin and the Documentary On One team return to the remarkable story of Felix Gretarsson, with exclusive access to the Icelander who waited years to receive the world's first full double arm transplant in a groundbreaking operation in France in January of 2021. (2021) 


    Narrated by Charlotte Devlin
    Produced by Charlotte Devlin & Tim Desmond
    The first documentary we made on Felix, broadcast in July 2020, is entitled Documentary On One: Felix - and is available further down in our podcast.
     
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    • 41 min
    The Curious Case of Typhoid Mary

    The Curious Case of Typhoid Mary

    "Most harmless and yet the most dangerous woman in America” is how Irish woman Mary Mallon was once described after she was identified as the first known asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever in the US. Found to be a super spreader of the disease and quarantined for 26 years, her story became a legendary cautionary tale in the history of public health (2021). 
    Narrated by Sarah Blake.
    Produced by Orla Higgins and Sarah Blake.
    Sound Supervision by Peadar Carney.
    Genealogical research by Damian O'Sullivan
    Readings by: Roger Gregg (Newspaper Reporter); Sarah-Jane Scott (Mary Mallon); Bill Kernodle (George S***r)
     
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    • 44 min

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