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Everybody has that one thing they were obsessed with when they were kids. The thing that was THEIR thing. This is a show where Alan Maguire, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Ellen Tannam invite interesting people to tell them all about their thing, how they felt about it then, and how they feel about it now. It's nice, you'll like it.

Everybody has that one thing they were obsessed with when they were kids. The thing that was THEIR thing. This is a show where Alan Maguire, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Ellen Tannam invite interesting people to tell them all about their thing, how they felt about it then, and how they feel about it now. It's nice, you'll like it.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

Everybody has that one thing they were obsessed with when they were kids. The thing that was THEIR thing. This is a show where Alan Maguire, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Ellen Tannam invite interesting people to tell them all about their thing, how they felt about it then, and how they feel about it now. It's nice, you'll like it.

Language:

English


Episodes

114: Twin Peaks with Simon O'Connor

11/26/2020
Simon O'Connor of the Museum Of Literature Ireland joins us to talk about Twin Peaks. Simon and Sarah were both teenage Twin Peaks obsessives and they let it all out in this episode. We talked about the original series, Fire Walk With Me, season three, and just as many things in and around Twin Peaks and David Lynch as we could fit into the time we had. You can find the Nicholas Jaar mix that Alan mentioned which starts with Angelo Badalamenti talking about writing Laura's Theme...

Duration:01:19:25

113: Demolition Man with Karyn Moynihan

11/12/2020
Karyn Moynihan from the Sweet Valley High podcast Double Love returns to the podcast to talk about the 1993 video store staple Demolition Man. Alan and Karyn have seen it many, many times. Sarah just watched it for the first time. We have a lot to talk about. For instance, Sylvester's Stallone's neck: why is it so big? Why is seeing real things blow up more satisfying than seeing CG things blow up? Does Denis Leary know he's in a movie? and lots more. Karyn is @redlemonader. You can, and...

Duration:00:49:39

112: Pop Punk with Nealo

10/29/2020
Dublin rapper Nealo joins Alan and guest co-host Andrea Cleary to talk about his teenage love of pop punk. We talk about the supremacy of Blink 182, wishing you went to an American high school, the incelly vibe to a LOT of the lyrics, the differences between Dublin scene kids and rural scene kids, Blast, and a whole lot more. Listening note: Alan's dogs were in the room while he was recording so you can occasionally hear a soft bark or snore, sorry about that. Also this episode was recorded...

Duration:00:53:51

111: Ewoks with Rosemary MacCabe

10/15/2020
Writer and Podcaster Rosemary MacCabe joins Alan and Andrea to talk about an extremely divisive part of the Star Wars universe that is dear to Rosemary's heart, the Ewoks. We talk about the Ewok spinoff movies Caravan Of Courage and Battle For Endor and about how none of us would be good film critics. It's a nice time. Rosemary is @RosemaryMacCabe everywhere. She hosts the podcasts Not Without My Sister and How To Be Sound and she also has a hugely popular Patreon Alan is @alan_maguire....

Duration:00:43:09

110: Return to Oz with Louise O'Neill

10/2/2020
Best-selling author Louise O’Neill makes a triumphant return to Juvenalia to talk about the most unsettling children’s movie ever made: Return To Oz! It’s a weird one. Louise O’Neill’s new novel After The Silence is out now and it’s so good, everybody’s talking about it. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops and her many zines are at sarahmariagriff.com This episode was produced by Cassie Delaney. Thank...

Duration:00:59:50

109: Grease 2 with Pamela Connolly

9/18/2020
Pamela from Pillow Queens joins us to talk about the secretly beloved Grease 2. We talk about the weird Turn Everything Up To 11 energy of the film, the charisma of Michelle Pfeiffer, and RE-PRO-DUC-TION (reproduction). It was a blast. You can find Pamela on twitter @duurtvader. Pillow Queens’ debut album In Waiting is out September 25th and it’s going to be amazing Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops...

Duration:01:20:33

108: Clive Barker with Conner Habib

9/3/2020
Conner Habib is an author, lecturer, sex workers' rights advocate and the host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib. He joined us to talk about the work of Clive Barker. Sarah and Alan were new to the world of Barker so we mostly stuck to two of his best-known works, Hellraiser and Candyman. We also touched on lots of other stuff though including Books Of Blood, gore and discomfort, and the larger Hellraiser universe. It was a really interesting conversation and hopefully you'll all go...

Duration:01:03:48

107: Pokemon with Roxanna Nic Liam

8/20/2020
Fair City’s Roxanna Nic Liam returns to Juvenalia to talk about another thing she was obsessed with when she was young and it’s a big one: Pokémon! We mostly stuck to the original 151 with a little bit of Pokémon Go thrown in for spice. We had fun, hope you do too! Roxanna is @nicliamo on Twitter. You can see her on Fair City and just generally being sound and funny on twitter and Instagram. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books...

Duration:01:00:11

106: The Beatles with CMAT

8/6/2020
Global pop sensation CMAT joins us to talk about The Beatles. CMAT had some STORIES for us about being a pre-teen Beatles fan and now you get to enjoy them too. CMAT is @cmatbaby on Twitter. CMAT is a global pop sensation. You can and should immediately find her stuff everywhere music is. Start with the video for Rodney. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops and her many zines are at sarahmariagriff.com This...

Duration:01:15:39

105: Eurotrash with Jen O'Dwyer

7/23/2020
Podcasting LEGEND Jen O’Dwyer returns to Juvenalia to talk about many 90s kids’ introduction to the wide world of European perversion: Eurotrash. We talk about camp, enthusiastic looking vs voyeurism, the return of eccentrics, and of course all the nudity that got us watching Eurotrash in the first place Jen O’Dwyer appears on The Creep Dive, Mother Of Pod, Vulture Club, and is a Rogue founder. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many...

Duration:00:52:32

104: Anastasia with Caroline O'Donoghue

7/9/2020
Author Caroline O'Donoghue returns to Juvenalia for the FIFTH time to talk about a very special animated movie, Don Bluth's Anastasia. We talk about the ways it differs from Disney, we rate all of Anastasia's outfits, and Caroline tells us the true story behind Anastasia of Anna Anderson which leads to a discussion of female scammers. We had a great time. Caroline is @czaroline on twitter. Her new novel Scenes Of A Graphic Nature is available on eBook and audiobook now and in hardback in...

Duration:01:13:55

103: Disney's Robin Hood with Andrea Cleary

6/25/2020
Andrea Cleary returns to to show to talk about her love for Disney's 1973 animated version of Robin Hood, the sexiest film of all time. Andrea co-hosts the Nialler9 podcast . Her writing can be found in The Sunday Business Post and other places too. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops and her many zines are at sarahmariagriff.com This episode was produced by Cassie Delaney. Thank you Cassie. Thank you...

Duration:01:05:24

102: Hole with Jennifer Quigley

6/11/2020
Jennifer Quigley of I Love This Band joins us to talk about Courtney Love and Hole particularly Live Through This! It was a good chat! Jennifer's podcast I Love This Band is available wherever the podcasts are. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good bookshops and her many zines are at sarahmariagriff.com This episode was produced by Cassie Delaney. Thank you Cassie. Thank you to Dee McDonnell for our artwork. We...

Duration:00:48:14

101: Eurovision with Cian Sullivan

5/28/2020
Podcaster and radio host Cian Sullivan joins us to talk about Eurovision! Eurovision is huge and we are small so we dipped in and out of the bits that interested us, Cian took us through his Eurovision score card, told us what it was like to see Eurovision live, and of course we paid our respects to Riverdance. Cian is @ciansullivan on twitter. You can listen to him on Sissy That Pod and Umbrella. Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many...

Duration:00:49:23

100: It's Episode 100 And The Gang's All Here!

5/14/2020
We made it to 100! We would have liked to do a live show to celebrate but well *gestures in any direction* so instead Alan, Sarah, and Ellen(!) got together on Zoom to talk about some of their favourite things from the years they were born (1984, 1988, and 1992 respectively). So what are those things? Well there's This Is Spinal Tap, The Secret History, Red Dwarf, The Replacements, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Barney along with a live reading of some Barney creepypasta. It was extremely nice...

Duration:01:06:59

99: Gossip Girl with Naoise Dolan

5/1/2020
Naoise Dolan, author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Exciting Times joins us to talk about Gossip Girl! It was an absolutely FASCINATING chat about watching high school-based dramas as an autistic woman and viewing characters’ behaviours through that lens. We hope you enjoy it XOXO NB This episode was recorded in February before everything went down, we didn’t break self-isolation to do this, we are all extremely isolated. We hope you are ok. Naoise is @NaoiseDolan on Twitter. Exciting...

Duration:01:05:03

98: MTV Base with Dean Van Nguyen

4/16/2020
Music writer Dean Van Nguyen joins us to talk about the bit of pop culture that looms large in his childhood: MTV Base. In our last episode we flirted with doing a whole episode about a TV channel but this week we're going all in. We talked about Beats, Rhymes, and Life, The Lick, Jay Z vs Nas, Napster, Destiny's Child, the legacy of Jackass, and much more. We're still self-isolating and recording remotely so please forgive any technical hiccups or sound oddities. Jenn is @deanvannguyen...

Duration:00:58:21

97: Interbang?! with Jenn Gannon

4/2/2020
Writer, broadcaster, and DJ Jenn Gannon joins us to talk about one of the foundational bits of pop culture from her youth, Interbang?! We hadn't heard of it either. Interbang?! was an Italian one series wonder that aired on The Children's Channel in the late 80s. It's hard to explain. Here's an episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy7Ua38W_HM As well as Interbang?!, we also go down a deep rabbit hole of reading the list of shows that aired on The Children's Channel. It was a trip. This...

Duration:00:54:31

96: Vanilla Sky with Andy Gaffney

3/20/2020
Andy Gaffney of Be Grand joins us to talk about a film that's been very important to him since he was a mere teen, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky. We had an absolutely fascinating chat about how films change with us, accidental arthouse cinemas, sleep paralysis, hypnosis, and the possibility (based on Sarah's coat) that we're all currently in Andy's dream. Andy is @HiAndyGaffney. His podcast Be Grand is brilliant, Alan's been on it. You should check out the other shows on his network, The...

Duration:01:28:27

95: Jeff Buckley with Aoife Barry

3/5/2020
TheJournal.ie’s Aoife Barry joins us to talk about the staple of every sensitive millennial teenager’s CD collection, Jeff Buckley’s Grace. We talk about Jeff Buckley’s life and career, his influence, and Aoife’s past life as a college radio DJ. Aoife is @SweetOblivion26. You can find her journalism at TheJournal.ie and her podcast Get Around To It on your podcast app Alan is @alan_maguire. Juvenalia is his main thing right now. Sarah is @griffski. Her many books are in all good...

Duration:00:50:45