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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

More on guns and some boarding school memories.

2/22/2018
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I chat about arming teachers and why I think that is a terrible idea. I then have a good ramble about why people's beliefs and there association with their identity makes it difficult to change. I also have some thoughts about being in a boarding school that became part of one of biggest sexual abuse scandals in Ireland.

Duration:00:58:00

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

Once I met Youth Defence and some other stories

1/31/2018
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This episode is a collection of stories and opinions. First I share my feelings on the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment and share a story about the time I was confronted by Youth Defence. The second story is about how I met a mennonite on the plane to Calgary last week. There are also some random thoughts about Good Friday drinking and Donald Trump.

Duration:01:03:15

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

Naked women are allowed to say no.

1/16/2018
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Just me chatting about the discussion that has arisen from the Aziz Ansari story in Babe.com. The main focus is about consent and how we need to be clear on what consent is. Some fun stuff also about trying to make women happier sexually and a movement to ban the claw.

Duration:00:57:47

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

Trump Rant

8/16/2017
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Just my thoughts on the last few days. I was too frustrated not to unload while driving home this evening so I grabbed the mic and puked some thoughts up. Hope you don't mind.

Duration:00:34:58

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

7/20/2017
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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

4/30/2017
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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

4/13/2017
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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

4/9/2017
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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

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