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The end of pubic hair and other sex related questions part 1

3/15/2018
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Today is part 1 of a 2 part episode where I am asking some questions around sex. Some are related to trying to understand how to be better lovers and some are related to what is right or wrong in certain situations. I have left a lot of questions open and I am hoping for feedback on Social Media which I will discuss on part 2 of the episode tomorrow.

Duration:00:50:43

Cabin Fever relief for a snow day

3/2/2018
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Trying to help people who are stuck at home because of the bad weather today. Its a bit of a "You know you are old when" vibe going on. VHS and DVD nostaligia, a love of Irish milk and some eggs benedict debate. All the tough subjects. Enjoy

Duration:00:45:15

Rory Albanese Florida, Trump and Political Tribes

2/16/2018
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I grabbed Rory Albanese after his set at the Comedy Cellar to chat about the shooting in Florida, Trump and the Tribal nature of political discourse. Rory is the former Executive Producer of the Daily Show and is eating a salad during some of this chat.

Duration:00:44:51

Musings on grief. My Dad's 7 year anniversary.

2/8/2018
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It was the 7th anniversary of my Father's death this week. This is a chat with myself having a think about the grieving process. In Ireland my Father's death was very public and I was very open about it afterwards. 7 years later, what do I think of it all now. Is there a right way to grieve? Did I do it wrong. The recent honesty series of the podcast continues.

Duration:00:43:43

Do I have an anxiety disorder?

1/26/2018
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Just me sitting in my car on my own musing about how I hear so much about anxiety nowadays and wondering if I have struggled with myself.

Duration:00:39:40

Matteo Lane: A gay in the village

12/31/2017
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A super fun chat with Matteo Lane. Matteo is such a funny comic and a lovely guy. We are just having the craic in my car before his set at the comedy cellar. He does a wicked Alan Carr impression as well as a sad Liza Minelli. Join us for a light hearted end of the year.

Duration:00:46:05

Jessica Delfino: Mumxiety

12/22/2017
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Great chat with comedian and my longtime friend Jessica Delfino about the difficulties of being a mother, all the anxiety that goes with it, mom shaming, fears and germs.

Duration:01:03:53

Mia Jackson: Women in Comedy

11/16/2017
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The wonderfully funny, and super cool comedian Mia Jackson joins me to talk about a crazy week in the comedy world.

Duration:01:14:46

Colin Quinn

7/27/2017
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One of my all time favorite comics, Colin Quinn is my guest this week. An Irish American legend, he is heading to Dublin for the Vodafone Comedy Festival. We chatted about the old NY, his broadway shows and why he never made it to Ireland until now.

Duration:00:39:08

Mark Normand

7/21/2017
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Great chat with Mark Normand. Fresh from his special on Comedy Central, Mark is on his way to Dublin for the Comedy Carnival. We covered some etymology, the PC police and his last time in Dublin with Amy Schumer.

Duration:00:58:48

Karl Chandler: Running rooms

5/1/2017
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I chatted with Karl Chandler who is a Melbourne based comic and writer for various television shows in Australia. He also runs some great comedy nights in Melbourne and I wanted to chat to him about the stress of being the comedian and the booker. We also chatted about his new show where he gets a comedian to heckle him throughout the show. We finished with a great chat about podcasting as he has a successful podcast called the Little Dum Dum Club.

Duration:01:00:59

David O'Doherty: Touchstones of Purity

4/14/2017
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Chat with Edinburgh Award winning Comedian David O'Doherty. I have known Dave since the very start of both of our careers so this was part trip down memory lane and part look at the vast amount of work Dave has done. We also had a cameo from Edinburgh Award Nominee James Acaster who was looking for a pair of shorts.

Duration:01:01:49

Urzila Carlson: Big laughs

4/10/2017
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One of our funniest chats yet with Urzila Carlson. Originally from South Africa, Urzila began stand up in New Zealand and has had a rapid rise through the comedy ranks. We chatted about being a "fat comedian", being a same sex parent and just had a laugh about loads of things. She has a big personality and an even bigger heart.

Duration:00:58:34

Alison Spittle: Analysis paralysis turned hilarious

3/5/2017
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Great chat with Alison Spittle who is blowing up in Ireland at the moment. We chatted about her nomadic childhood, her constant state of self analysis, some current affairs including the Tuam babies scandal and repeal the 8th, and a long chat about Irish comedy.

Duration:01:04:37

Tommy Tiernan: In debt to debt

2/26/2017
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Great chat with one of the greatest Irish Comedians of all time. We chatted about the process of writing a show, the creative motivations of needing money, having two goes at a family, and his new chat show on RTE. Great to have Tommy as our first guest of the year.

Duration:01:14:24

Joanne McNally: Afraid to say nothing

12/5/2016
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Joanne McNally has had a rapid rise through the comedy ranks. I first became aware of her when I saw her in a very interesting show called Singlehood. It turned out it was her first ever time performing in a show. She has since taken up Stand Up and has already done a show about being adopted with PJ Gallagher and her own show called BIte Me about her recovery from an eating disorder. This is a super interesting chat.

Duration:01:14:30

Jena Friedman: American Cunt

10/17/2016
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I chatted with comedian and former Daily Show field producer Jena Friedman ahead of the release of her comedy special American Cunt on Seeso. After a week and a half of Trump scandal I was dying to find out what she thought of it all. We chatted about co-parenting too which sounded a little bit like I was trying to sell her on the idea of doing it with me but that was not the intention. Great chat with a great lady.

Duration:01:00:36

Kevin Brennan: Misery loves Company

10/10/2016
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I am chatting with Kevin Brennan from the Misery Loves Company podcast. Our first podcast in association with another podcast as we are both releasing it. Kevin is a veteran of the NY comedy scene and recently has had great success with his new Podcast celebrating the humor of the miserable, the bitter and the defeated. I spent 90 mins in the energy of it all and it was great fun. Nobody is safe from the attacks of a man liberated by his acknowledgement that he has given up.

Duration:01:26:53

Ronny Chieng: International Everyday Show Correspondent.

10/3/2016
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I chatted with new Daily Show Correspondent Ronny Chieng. We chatted about Asian Stereotypes, the culture clash of East meets West, settling into the states, being from a conservative culture and the challenge of joining one of the biggest shows in comedy. We then had a great chat about the huge pressure to succeed from Asian parents.

Duration:01:07:40

Annie Lederman: I am a mountain

9/23/2016
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People in the U.S. know Annie from MTV's Girl Code, Comedy Central's @Midnight and Chelsea Lately. I met Annie at the Vodafone Comedy Festival back in July. We had a very intense chat about growing up with A.D.D. and being on the spectrum of Aspergers, being abused by a teacher in her teenage years, giving up drinking and how she had a moment of Self-Realisation when she was in Ireland.