26 episodes

Hosted by Belfast actor and writer James McAnespy, Ecumenical Matters is an episode-by-episode look back at the greatest sitcom ever, Father Ted.
New guests each week discuss the legacy of Ted, the jokes and the humour. Each week we break down episodes and try to give better context for viewers - especially viewers who wouldn't be familiar with the Irish & Catholic aspects of the show. A particular example is our detailing of Bishop Brennan's first appearance, and how it was directly inspired by the scandal of a real life Bishop who had a son in America, and we provide more context for Dougal's night wear, the Ireland football jersey and why it would have been important to him at at that time.
Regular features include a running count of Mrs Doyle's 'Ah Go Ons', a 'Meet your Maker' where we spot instances of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews in the show, filling up Father Jack's drinks cabinet and we are trying to pick out a definitive top 5 over the course of the podcast!
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Ecumenical Matters - The Father Ted Podcast James McAnespy

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    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Hosted by Belfast actor and writer James McAnespy, Ecumenical Matters is an episode-by-episode look back at the greatest sitcom ever, Father Ted.
New guests each week discuss the legacy of Ted, the jokes and the humour. Each week we break down episodes and try to give better context for viewers - especially viewers who wouldn't be familiar with the Irish & Catholic aspects of the show. A particular example is our detailing of Bishop Brennan's first appearance, and how it was directly inspired by the scandal of a real life Bishop who had a son in America, and we provide more context for Dougal's night wear, the Ireland football jersey and why it would have been important to him at at that time.
Regular features include a running count of Mrs Doyle's 'Ah Go Ons', a 'Meet your Maker' where we spot instances of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews in the show, filling up Father Jack's drinks cabinet and we are trying to pick out a definitive top 5 over the course of the podcast!
Subscribe now.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

33deols ,

Fantastic!

I absolutely love Father Ted! The humour is so good and so much better than American television.

I am happy to have found this podcast and will savor each morsel of this podcast!

brewdave ,

I'm a happy camper!

Finding this podcast has been absolutely fantastic. I appreciate hearing others perspectives on the show, as well as trying to dive into some of the back stories if the characters or situations.

I was fortunate to stumble upon the brilliance of Father Ted; there just aren't any American shows that can stand up to the wit and humor. Straight from Boston, thanks for producing this, it allows me to revisit the episodes, as well as get a viewpoint from other folks.

I keep trying to turn my friends on to Father Ted with no avail, so by default you're my new friends! Looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

DarthQueeg ,

Great Podcast with Interesting Tidbits

I've been listening to this podcast during my morning and afternoon commutes in Atlanta traffic and it's fantastic.

The podcast often offers up interesting tidbits about the various jokes and references that I was not previously aware of. It's really fascinating to hear discussion about the history and behind-the-scenes of the show as well as in-depth discussion of the characters and plotlines.

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