I just decided to record where I was at 5 days after my mother died. I had recorded an episode on the shift podcast the night my mom died and I was happy to have a record of how I felt that night. I was feeling a bit more exhausted but I couldn't sleep when I recorded this after the funeral was done and the quietness had begun.
We got fabulous comedian Kerryn Feehan in to help us look at some modern dating terms and behaviour. Who ghosts more? How long can you be together before its not cool to break up by text? What is zombieing? This is a fun dating ep with an awesome guest who is a fan of the "Thirst trap!"
Katie invited her friend, comedian Wendy Starling, who talks openly on stage about being on Seekingarrangements.com. This is a frank discussion about sex work and the grey area around the sugar daddy/sugar baby arrangement. It is a fascinating and funny look at the world of monetizing your sexuality.
Katie and Des discuss something that came up on episode 1 in relation to letting your partner know what you are into, when they are doing something you don't like or ways they might so something better for you. We chat about when people get offended, why people are shy to let someone know and have some funny stories about communication fails!
Katie and Des are trying to figure out if it is a good idea to do this podcast. This episode it literally them trying to figure out what they might talk about, is there a need for this, do they know enough and can they be funny about all this without making people uncomfortable.
Des and Katie Boyle are trying to figure out if its a good idea to do an Irish Sex and dating podcast. This is sort of a trial run that is going up on the Des Bishop podcast but perhaps will become its own thing.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.