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How to be Sound is a podcast about how to be better at this crazy little thing called life, hosted by Rosemary Mac Cabe.

How to be Sound is a podcast about how to be better at this crazy little thing called life, hosted by Rosemary Mac Cabe.
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Ireland

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How to be Sound is a podcast about how to be better at this crazy little thing called life, hosted by Rosemary Mac Cabe.

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English


Episodes

Beatrice Mac Cabe talks fashion design, emigrating and US maternity leave regulations

9/14/2019
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Follow Beatrice Mac Cabe on Instagram (don't worry, she's not very active) here. Turkish singer Tarkan. My So-Called Life vs My Favorite Murder. The song I played from Coyote Ugly. (You're welcome.) Want to know the definition of mansplaining? Read this handy chart. *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here. From just $1 per month you'll get two pieces of writing per week, as well as monthly (exclusive!) book club podcasts; for $8 a month you'll get...

Duration:01:09:51

Kate Brennan Harding on being "an enormous lesbian" working in Irish radio

8/29/2019
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Follow Kate Brennan Harding on Instagram here and on Twitter here – or drop her an email at themeltedlady@gmail.com Chris Newman is the Irish actor who auditioned for an Irish-language gig with, er, no Irish. Read all about it. Follow the Man Who Has it All on Facebook – it's well worth it! I mentioned watching the documentary, The Keepers, on Netflix. It's also worth a watch, but major trigger warnings for child abuse / clerical abuse / murder. Lots of triggers. *** Would...

Duration:00:52:46

How much did I spend last week? (in surround sound)

8/1/2019
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Sign up to become a patron – and read all of my writing – at Patreon.com/RosemaryMacCabe Subscribe from just $1 a month to get access to (almost) all of my previous work, and quit at any time! #supportwriters

Duration:00:09:55

Say hello to your friends! Claire Hennessy talks the Babysitters' Club, young adult literature and teaching aspiring writers

7/30/2019
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You can follow Claire on Twitter and Instagram – she even has a Wikipedia! FANCY. And check out Big Smoke Writing Factory, the creative writing school she co-founded. And check out Banshee, the literary journal Claire co-edits, here. If you've never read The Babysitters' Club books, now's the perfect time to start... Plus, bonus blog: What Claudia Wore. We mention Louise O'Neill's book, Almost Love, too (uncomfortable, but good, reading). (Imogen Heap's Hallelujah is what Marissa...

Duration:00:34:08

Comedian Julie Jay on blow jobs, babies and booze

7/16/2019
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Julie Jay plays the Workman's (for just €10!) on July 19th – get tickets here! Follow Julie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Listen to her podcast, Up to 90, wherever you get podcasts! We discuss Liz Nugent – whose books, Lying in Wait and Skin Deep, are vg! As well as Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered by My Favorite Murder podcasters Karen Kilgarrif and Georgia Hardstark. The Last Days of August is an excellent podcast by Jon Ronson – we (both) highly recommend it! If...

Duration:00:57:27

So you think you wanna be an actor? Mags McAuliffe talks theatah (dahling), requited love and soliciting directors for her Irish dancing-themed one-woman play, The Humours of Bandon

7/3/2019
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Margaret McAuliffe is a playwright, actor, Irish dancer – and more! The Humours of Bandon is a play about Irish dancing, life and Ireland, with Fishamble: The New Theatre Company. You can follow Mags on Twitter here, and on Instagram here. Catch her in August in Much Ado About Nothing, as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Watch Jig, a documentary on Irish dancing, on YouTube. That "Millennial Burnout" article I'm always on about is here. *** Would you like to hear more...

Duration:00:55:00

Claire Concannon on staying single, finding self-contentment and why no relationship is worth sacrificing her best life for

6/17/2019
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Claire Concannon works for DEBRA Ireland - and is avowedly single. The really good book I was reading while I was on a date (and wanted to get back to) was NK Jemisin's The Fifth Season, which I would really recommend. "Women are happier without children or a spouse." Read all about it in the Guardian. That "Millennial Burnout" article I'm always on about is here. *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here. For just $4 per month you'll get two...

Duration:00:38:15

Jeanie McDonald on dating in your 30s: sexting, dating apps and ghosting 101

5/30/2019
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Follow Jeanie McDonald on Instagram here, and on Twitter here. This podcast is not sponsored by The Big Romance, but you should go there anyway because the drinks are good and the cheese toasties are incredible. Apps discussed include Bumble, Tinder and POF. (That is the order in which I would rate them, FYI.) *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here. For just $4 per month you'll get two pieces of writing per week, as well as an exclusive mini...

Duration:00:53:30

Jennifer Stevens on going from career woman to stay-at-home mum (ish)

5/14/2019
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You'll find Jennifer Stevens on Instagram here. (She's available for freelance commissions!) If you're interested in the heyday of print media, Tina Brown's Vanity Fair Diaries is an incredible read. Bear in mind, though: Ireland was never like America. NEVER. Jen also appeared on an episode of Mother of Pod, one of my favourite podcasts, which you'll find here. *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here. For just $4 per month you'll get two pieces...

Duration:00:58:51

Rose McGowan on taking risks, going it alone and the isolated and lonely road she's walking

4/28/2019
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Rose McGowan was, at one stage, perhaps best known for her role in Charmed. Now, she's best known as one of the leading voices in the #MeToo movement – she detailed, in her memoir, Brave (which you can buy here) her rape by Harvey Weinstein. You can buy tickets to her spoken word show at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 13th-18th, here. Watch her interview with Jameela Jamil on the @i_weigh Instagram account. *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here....

Duration:00:20:05

Accidental comedian Gearoid Farrelly talks LOLs with the lads, poking around in other people's bathroom cabinets and stalking D-list celebrities

4/23/2019
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You can follow Gearoid Farrelly on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and check out his website here. Buy tickets to his upcoming shows below: 2 May Cork https://bit.ly/2ExYKj8 3 May Waterford https://bit.ly/2QijIdq 10 May Ballymun https://bit.ly/2LsByF3 15 May Belfast https://bit.ly/2U7YH6t 18 May Lisburn https://bit.ly/2Cvxj85 *** Would you like to hear more from me? Read my writing on Patreon here. For just $4 per month you'll get two pieces of writing per week, as well as an...

Duration:00:47:31

Nessa Cronin on finding the fun in fashion, and why she refuses to take her boutique online

4/10/2019
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Nessa Cronin is the owner of Vanity Fair Boutique in Newbridge. You can follow her on Instagram here and check out their Facebook page here. If you're interested in the fashion industry, sustainability and luxury fashion, read Dana Thomas' Luxury. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline is also a really good read. If you haven't already, watch The True Cost. *** If you're buying from Amazon, I would really appreciate it if you'd use my...

Duration:00:51:42

Lynn Enright on the difference between the vagina and vulva - and why it matters

3/20/2019
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Lynn Enright's first book, Vagina: A Re-Education, has just been released. You'll find it here on Amazon (affiliate link) and in all good bookshops. Follow Lynn on Twitter and Instagram. *** If you're buying from Amazon, I would really appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link. It helps support what I do and costs you nothing extra! Same goes for Asos... AND if you're super generous, support me on Patreon! It's basically a type of crowd-funding site that allows you to put your...

Duration:00:31:41

Gabriella Strano talks curls, KY Jelly and being a booby blow-in

3/5/2019
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You'll find Gabriella's blog, Curly Cailin, here! Follow her on Instagram while you're at it. Read The Curly Girl Method - it's the original #CGBible! This is a link through my Amazon affiliate account, which helps me pay my bills! You can see my Amazon Influencer homepage here, with a whole load of book recommendations and more! Deep dive into some academic research about curly hair here. When my shaved head was growing back, I went through some interesting hair phases... but one...

Duration:00:57:54

There is no dog poop in Singapore! Plus: let's talk menstruation, period poverty and, er, nanny states

2/19/2019
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Check out Jette's new non-profit ilo on the website - and sign up to receive her wonderful newsletter. And sign up for your new period subscription here, from just €5.70 a month. You can follow Jette on Instagram here and check out her website while you're at it. From Buzzfeed: how millennials became the burnout generation. SO INTERESTING. *** If you're buying from Amazon, I would really appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link. It helps support what I do and costs you nothing...

Duration:00:35:01

Ep 18: Fighting words with Irish wrestling star Session Moth Martina

2/5/2019
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Session Moth Martina aka Karen Glennon, follow her on Twitter, on Facebook and on Instagram. Buy Session Moth Martina merch here. For upcoming events, the OTT Wrestling site is what you're looking for! Read about Hulk Hogan's hard time (ahem) here. And watch GLOW! Lastly, listen to image.ie's The Spill (particularly the episode I'm on). *** If you're buying from Amazon, I would really appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link. It helps support what I do and costs you nothing...

Duration:00:43:37

Ep 17: Twerking on the steps with social media superstar James Kavanagh

1/22/2019
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This episode's guest, James Kavanagh, is discoverable on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Back when James was Exchequer Street Boy: Broadsheet.ie. Check out Currabinny, James' food website, here, and buy the book online at Amazon* (or in terrestrial shops if that's your jam). James's Let's Get Checked video is well worth watching. You can check it out here. And watch eels eating pizza (if you think you're hard enough). *** If you're buying from Amazon, I would really...

Duration:00:33:58

Ep 16: Sportswear, sustainability and size inclusivity with Irish fashion designer Helen Steele

1/8/2019
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This episode features Irish fashion designer Helen Steele, whose debut collaboration with Dunnes Stores is live now. Her collaboration with graffiti artist Maser is coming soon to Costume in Dublin. We didn't get to talk about this but Helen also has a gorgeous line of rugs with Ceadogán Rugmakers - you can see them here. Jump the Hedges is a brand that creates incredible yoga and sports bags - "bags for activity" - from discarded truck tarps. Check out the website. Helen talks about The...

Duration:00:46:08

Ep 15: Coming of age in Manchester with Lush's Gabbi Loedolff

11/22/2018
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Gabbi Loedolff of Lush is the guest on this episode of How to be Sound. Read her impressive LinkedIn CV here - and shop from Lush here. Follow Gabbi on Instagram @gabbiloe. (I'm not talking TOTAL sh1t: there really is a Spice Bus!) The Lush Showcase is amazing - and bizarre. Here's the website. Here's an interesting feature in the Guardian on Lush founder Mark Constantine. Buy a Keepcup (or five) or a Stojo so you can be just like me! And while you're at it, go the whole...

Duration:00:36:37

Ep 14: Linda Conway talks ethical fashion, Scandi style, starting a business in Ireland and why it helps to be nice

9/30/2018
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You'll find Linda Conway on Instagram; shop ethical fashion at Stiall and follow Stiall on Instagram here. Get 20% off at Stiall for the month of October (2018) with the code SOUND – full-price stock only! Podcasts I've been liking: WTF by Marc Maron (P.S. Watch Glow on Netflix); Taranoia and her Patreon; Sword and Scale; The State of Us; Uncover: Escaping NXIVM; Dr Death. Read my blog post on my fave podcasts here. In case you cared – and LOLed at my description of jumping into my...

Duration:00:48:51