Two lads from the inner city of Dublin sitting around doing what they do best, talking bollox.
Episode 57 w/ Pat Divilly
Pat Divilly is an expert on mental and physical wellness, with a wealth of insight into how we can improve our lives with simple steps. Pat is renowned for his books, seminars and workshops, and he came in to tell us his story about how struggles in his 20s set him on a new path in life, and share some of what he has learned on his journey.
Episode 56 w/ Ardal O'Hanlon
This week we're joined by Irish comedy legend Ardal O'Hanlon. Ardal has some brilliant stories and tells us about going from life as a shy kid in County Monaghan, living in the shadow of The Troubles, to becoming one of the most recognisable faces in Irish comedy. We of course talk about being Father Dougal Maguire, but there's a lot more to this than just Father Ted.
Episode 55 w/ Caoimhin Agyarko
This week we're joined by one of the hottest prospects in Irish boxing, WBA International Champion, Caoimhin Agyarko.
Caoimhin talks to us about growing up in Belfast, how he got into boxing, and how he has dealt with racist abuse throughout his life. He also tells us about when he was stabbed on a night out in Belfast a few years ago. It was an attack that very nearly cost him his life and changed his whole perspective on the world.
Episode 54 w/ Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a giant of Irish cinema, and one of our own. From Sheriff Street, Jim has made some of Ireland's most famous and powerful films, including 'In the Name of the Father' and 'My Left Foot'.
He's worked with some of the greats of cinema and he's been nominated for six Oscars. He tells us how a lad from Dublin 1 conquered the world, and about working with people like 50 Cent and Daniel Day Lewis. Jim is a living legend and it was an absolute pleasure and honour to have him come in for a chat and have the craic with us.
And then there's his perfect rendition of Snoop Dogg's "Murder was the case". No, really. Flawless.
Episode 53 w/ Ross Tierney
At just 20 years of age Ross Tierney has achieved a lot, establishing himself as a star of the Bohs first team, playing for Ireland under-21s and earning himself a transfer to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.
But what he has gone through off the pitch is on another level entirely. He suffered a deep personal tragedy when he lost his best friend to suicide, and faced one of the toughest situations imaginable for any new parent when his newborn son was born with serious complications. Ross tells us how it all took its toll on him and he then fell into his own serious struggle with his mental health, which led to him being hospitalised. But he told us how he now manages his battles, and wants to help others face into theirs
Ross is an incredible guy and it was an absolute pleasure to talk to him. This conversation is very tough but also deeply inspiring.
This episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it distressing. If you or someone you know is struggling, please, talk to a friend or family member about what you’re going through, call into your GP or hospital, or call the Samaritans on 116 123 free from any phone in Ireland. You’re never alone. Support is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Help is always on hand. Don’t suffer in silence.
Episode 52 w/ Willa White Part 2
This week marks one year of the Talking Bollox Podcast, so it was a time for our birthday celebration. And then Willa White announced the death of the zinger.
But we bounced back for a chat that looked back on an incredible year, the Talking Bollox Awards, and a bumper quiz. On top of all that there were some powerful moments and a lot of laughs, courtesy of Willa.
From Spring garden street to Sacramento CA
Just found this podcast … I listened to 3 in one day delighted I loads more to listen to .. it’s top drawer .. lots of love from Sacramento California.. keep em come’in
As a Ballymun man in the states that spent a lot of time in the North Inner City, I find the show authentic, honest, raw and hilarious. Good stuff lads.