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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 'Tiger Roll, The People's Horse', 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 119 Ratings

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 'Tiger Roll, The People's Horse', 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.
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    Counterpunch

    Counterpunch

    Reg Byrne grew up in Monkstown Farm, Dublin in the 1970s and was born with spina bifida, affecting his legs. Which makes what Reg Byrne is doing now all the more remarkable. His early family life was difficult. By the age of 8, he was sniffing glue and by 9, he was in a drug rehabilitation programme. He left school early – but then encountered a local man who changed his path in life. Today, Reg is a first class boxing coach in demand. He travels the world, but never forgets his roots. Reg runs a boxing club including a class which specialises for children with autism and disability - a place where Reg aims to give back some of what he has learned in life. (2022) Narrator: Megan Byrne. Producer: Donal O’Herlihy. Mix engineer: Peadar Kearney.
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    • 43 min
    Old Man Belfield

    Old Man Belfield

    On the 11th of January 2021 the body of a homeless man was found on the grounds of University College Dublin’s Belfield campus. His passing was widely mourned because Michael Byrne, or ‘Old Man Belfield’ as he was known, had a huge impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people. He left behind him some abiding questions like, who was he? And where did he come from? Intriguingly, nobody seems to know… (2022) Narrated and produced by Donal O’Herlihy with sound supervision by Peadar Kearney.
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    • 41 min
    #JusticeForNoor

    #JusticeForNoor

    In July 2021, a 27-year old woman, Noor Mukadam, was violently murdered. Noor grew up in South County Dublin as her father established the Pakistani Embassy in Ireland. Noor loved Ireland and could never have imagined that her murder would make global headlines, not only in Ireland but also in her native Pakistan where it became a huge news story. And the reason it became a huge news story is because those who loved Noor began a fight for justice. Noor was part of elite Pakistani society. And she was killed because she turned down a marriage proposal from a son of one of the wealthiest families in Pakistan. (2022) Narrated and Produced by Nicoleen Greer. Reporting by Hannah McCarthy and Hamza Azhar Salam. Additional recordings by Tim Desmond and Saxon Baird. Sound by Peadar Carney.
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    • 44 min
    The Very Thought Of You

    The Very Thought Of You

    Susan and Ray were sweethearts in the early 1950’s. They broke up and Susan made a life for herself in Dublin; having five children, a divorce in 1960’s Ireland and a career as a tour guide. Ray meanwhile married and had a family in the US. Then, almost 40 years later, a bequest from Ray’s brother brought Susan and Ray back together. Falling in love again, they married and are now determined to live out their lives at home in Dublin. (2022) Produced by Mary Elaine Tynan and Tim Desmond.
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    • 42 min
    Murder at La Mancha

    Murder at La Mancha

    The discovery of six bodies in a house at Malahide in County Dublin in 1926 led to a sensational trial and the execution of one man for the crime of murder. It remains the largest mass murder in the Irish state outside of political violence. In this true crime story the question remains; why did Henry McCabe commit Murder At La Mancha? (2022) Readings by Patrick Dunne. Narrated and produced by Tim Desmond. Contributors include Mary Francis (Grandchild of Henry McCabe), Jaqueline Gates-Baston (Forensic psychologist), Tom Hannigan (Forensic Science Ireland), Patrick Gageby (Barrister), Paul Connolly (Historian), Tim Carey (Historian) and Brian Scanlon (Ballygar).
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    • 47 min
    The Taliban and Me

    The Taliban and Me

    Three women describe the effects of the 2021 Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on their work, and on their lives. An Afghan judge who fled to Ireland, an Irish aid worker who stayed in Afghanistan, and another who returned home to Ireland. Featuring on-the-ground reporting and interviews from Kabul by journalist Hannah McCarthy who travelled to Afghanistan during the making of this documentary/podcast. (2022) Narrated by Hannah McCarthy. Produced by Hannah McCarthy and the RTÉ Documentary On One team.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Dagda9 ,

Love this podcast

A great podcast. No glimmer or softening but tells you about a significant period in Irish history. Very non partial to either side.

Bitsie62442 ,

This American Life meets Ireland

Less whimsy but more a vivid and lush snapshot of an Irish event or situation. It feels like being transported to that time. It’s special, give it a go.

incognito82 ,

Beautifully told stories by ordinary yet extraordinary people

I fell in love with all things Irish when I traveled alone many years ago. Since then I have been seeking out Irish story telling forever. This is the best podcast I found so far. When I listen to their stories, I feel like I am right there in the room with the narrator.

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