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Episode 122 - Oliver Cole - Musician/Artist
Oliver Cole was born and raised in County Meath but has spent the past number of years in Dublin.
His latest album "Father, Brother, Son" is out now and we discuss it in this conversation as well as touching on how music has changed, fame, depression, rebirth, family and the importance of gratitude.
Check out Oliver's music on Bandcamp.
You can find more about Oliver on his https://olivercolemusic.com/ (website) or on https://twitter.com/olliecole (Twitter).
Oliver's Music Choice.
Laura Marling - Song for our daughter
Elliott Smith - Between the bars
Joni Mitchell - Amelia
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Episode 121 - Michael Fitzgerald - Mental Advocate/Music Producer
Michael is a businessman with creative CSR ideas that raise funds and awareness for local charities
Having experienced loss, grief and mental health issues, Michael quest is to create projects to help the conversation around all of these areas.
SomeRiseSomeFall is a music project based on a profound belief in the transformative power of music and creativity. The music of SomeRiseSomeFall reflects the human condition, and we support and champion local charities who are making a difference to the everyday lives of those who are suffering from the effects of mental ill health, and also those stuck in the Direct Provision system in Ireland.
You can find out more about Michael on his https://fitzgeraldactuarial.ie/ (website), https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-fitzgerald-32887561/ (LinkedIn) or https://www.somerisesomefall.com/ (SomeRiseSomeFall)
Michael's Music Choice
(From the album No Simple Highway)
Thought Dream - Anna Mitchell
I remember you - John Blek
When the thought of you catches up with me - Kevin Herron
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Episode 120 - Stevo Timothy - Comedian/ Advocate
Stevo is a comedian, a mental health advocate and an ambassador for the Irish Wheelchair Association.
His story is fascinating and made up of many facets and one that he recently spoke very openly about on one of Ireland's biggest chat show - The Late Late Show.
His sketches -as Farmer Michael - have received half a billion hits on various social media channels.
You can find out more about him on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn as well as his YouTube Channel.
Stevo's Music Choice
Imagine - John Lennon
I need love - LL Cool J
Nessun Dorma - Pavarotti
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Episode 119 - Pat Divilly - Motivational Speaker/Coach
Pat started his career as a personal trainer but moved into the world of coaching and motivational speaking.
His programmes have reached thousands and his positive influence continues to benefit many,
In this episode we discuss our fathers' influence, music, mental health, fitness and podcasting amongst other topics.
For more information about Pat visit his https://www.patdivilly.com/ (Website), https://twitter.com/PatDivilly (Twitter) or https://www.instagram.com/patdivilly/ (Instagram) accounts.
Pat's music choice
Think Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight
Papa Roach - Last resort
One republic - I live
East Forest - Grandmothersphere
Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
His book recommendation is Anthony De Mello - Awareness
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Episode 118 - Phil Bream - Long Distant Runner/Mental Health Advocate
In this conversation, Phil tells me about his persona journey with mental health and what brought him to run the Pieterpad in Holland, where he lives, to raise funds and awareness for a charity called MIND.
Phil tells me about his growing up between the UK and the Netherlands, about PhD and working in a butcher and the mental health system in Holland.
The Pieterpad is a trail from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieterburen (Pieterburen), in the northern part of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groningen_(province) (Groningen), south through the eastern part of the Netherlands to end just south of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht (Maastricht).
You can find out more about Phil on https://www.instagram.com/pjbream/?hl=en (Instagram)
Phil's music choice
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Chris Cornell - Imagine
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Phil's book choice
Stephen King - Misery
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Episode 117 - Nicole Russin-McFarland - Film Director/Film Score Composer
Nicole's goal of owning and running her own film studios "just like Peter Jackson" is born out of a passion for film making, animations and wanting to tell a story whilst ensuring that the industry is "paying fair wages and providing good working conditions."
In this conversation Nicole tells me about the things that inspire her and that drive her to achieve her goals, her personal stories and how she uses her art to create awareness, be it for youth homelessness or her experiences of the entertainment industry.
You can find out more about Nicole and her work on her http://cinematnic.com/ (website), https://twitter.com/nicrussin (Twitter) or https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8200022/ (IMDB)
Nicole's music choice is from her own compositions:
The Grey Tabby Cheshire cat - Nicole Russin - McFarland
The Duchess of Nightmars - Nicole Russin - McFarland
I dreamed I was Alice in Wonderland - Nicole Russin - McFarland
The book recommended is "The Diary of Anne Frank" - Anne Frank
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