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Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.
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Ireland

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Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

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English


Episodes

8: Episode VII: The Brewery of Eggshells

1/16/2019
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Changelings have always been one of the darkest, strangest, and most enduring aspects of Irish Folklore. In this story on Fireside, Kevin tells of the actions of one woman, who suspected her own baby was one of the “other people.” We then take a look at about background and lore of the Changelings themselves... Make sure to follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @olohansolo.

Duration:00:37:38

7: Episode VI: The Coming of Lugh

1/9/2019
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Continuing our look at Irish Mythology, Kevin tells the story of the life of Lugh Lámh Fhada (of the long arm), mighty King of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and one of the greatest and most important heroes in Irish Mythology. From the prophecy of his birth to his arrival at the gates of the Tuatha Dé Danann

Duration:00:33:33

6: Episode V: The Man Who Had No Story

1/2/2019
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The Irish are known as a nation of storytellers. In Episode V of Fireside, Kevin tells the story of the series of unfortunate events that followed an Irishman who had no story to tell!

Duration:00:38:35

5: Episode IV: The Reign of Bres

12/19/2018
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This week on Fireside, Kevin continues his take on early Irish mythology with the story of the reign of Bres – the beautiful, but miserable king of the Tuath Dé Danann. We'll also find out about the earliest prosthetic limb in mythology...

Duration:00:31:38

4: Episode III: The Wonderful Tune

12/12/2018
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This week on Fireside, Kevin tells a folktale about a blind Uilleann Pipers, beautiful mermaids and a tune that makes everyone who hears it dance uncontrollably. He also talks about the folklore surrounding Merrows in Ireland.

Duration:00:32:11

3: Episode II: The Tuatha Dé Danann

12/5/2018
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The Coming of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Kevin tells of the arrival in Ireland of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the earliest Gods of Ancient Ireland, and their great battle with the Firbolgs. He also talks about the Queen of all Irish Folklore herself: Lady Gregory!

Duration:00:35:54

4: Episode III

11/29/2018
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The Wonderful Tune! Kevin tells a folktale about a blind Uilleann Pipers, beautiful mermaids and a tune that makes everyone who hears it dance uncontrollably. He also talks about the folklore surrounding Merrows in Ireland.

Duration:00:32:10

3: Episode II

11/29/2018
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The Coming of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Kevin tells of the arrival in Ireland of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the earliest Gods of Ancient Ireland, and their great battle with the Firbolgs. He also talks about the Queen of all Irish Folklore herself: Lady Gregory!

Duration:00:35:23

2: Episode I: The Giants Causeway

11/29/2018
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Kevin tells of the Legend of Knockmany, of Fionn Mac Cumhalls great batttle with a Scottish Giant named Bennandonner and of the creation of the Giants Causeway. He also gives a background to the creation of Fireside.

Duration:00:32:23

1: Fireside Trailer

11/27/2018
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Fireside is the new Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside. Available on HeadStuff.org and all Podcast apps.

Duration:00:02:42