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3: Ep 35: The Meaning of Life with Michelle McManus

6/16/2018
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In 2003 Michelle McManus shot to fame as the winner of the second series of Pop Idol. Throughout the series she stood out for her powerhouse soul voice. But she also got huge amounts of press coverage for her weight. Today plus-size is celebrated, body positivity is embraced and everyone is encouraged to be who they are. In 2003 this was not the case. She was pilloried, debated, vilified and criticised every day in the media for the duration of the competition. But it never through her off...

Duration:00:58:49

2: A Strange Snowy Day with Jann Arden

5/20/2018
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In 1998 my friend Niamh Kavanagh was making an album and she recorded some cover versions of a Canadian singer songwriter Jann Arden. I then listened to Jann's orignal versions and I have been hooked ever since. Jann Arden is a huge recording artist in Canada and had international success in 1994 with her "Living Under June" album. She has just released her 14th album "These Are The Days" and has released more than 40 singles. She has been nominated for 19 Juno awards and won 8 of them. She...

Duration:00:55:21

1: Ep 33: Happy Just To Be With Michelle Gayle

5/2/2018
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In this episode I got to meet up with 90s RnB pop goddess Michelle Gayle. But as you can see from the photo below myself and Michelle Gayle are old friends. I won a competition to meet her back in the mid-ninties and because I was under eighteen I had to bring my Dad. Michelle was a struggling singer who became an actress and then a very successful singer. Sh appeared in Eastenders and in the space of three years released two albums and a string of top 20 singles. She was nominated for three...

Duration:00:44:47

Season Five Teaser

4/30/2018
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A teaser for the new season of Fascinated with Gearóid Farrelly. The season starts on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Duration:00:02:39

The Best of the HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017

1/8/2018
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So here we are, at the end of another year, the 2017th year… can you believe there have already been 2017 years on this planet? Amazing really. Anyway, what we have compiled here is the best of The HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017, short clips from a range of our shows. If something piques your fancy, […] La entrada The Best of the HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017 se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:37:05

Ep 32: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 2) With Deirdre O’Kane

11/2/2017
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The Comebacks (Part 2): Deirdre O’Kane The Fascinated Live show as the Dublin Podcast Festival was an embarrassment of riches. In part one I was joined by fabulous Singer/Songwriter Naimee Coleman and in part two the fantastic Deirdre O’Kane. This is interview is proof if it was needed that Deirdre is very very funny. In this […] La entrada Ep 32: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 2) With Deirdre O’Kane se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:43:46

Ep 31: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 1) With Naimee Coleman

10/23/2017
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The Comebacks This is the first half of a show recorded live at the Dublin Podcast Festival 2017 with guests Deirdre O’Kane and Naimee Coleman. In this episode Naimee Coleman picks up where she left off in our last chat where she had decided to get back to writing and playing music having taken 7 […] La entrada Ep 31: Live At The Dublin Podcast Festival (Part 1) With Naimee Coleman se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:32:38

Ep 30: Is That…Craig?! with Craig Robert Young

9/18/2017
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In 2015 between the Marriage Referendum results and the American Supreme Court Ruling a video of a romantic proposal was shared on the Huffington Post website. It was one of those videos that melt your heart before you’ve even got out of bed. But aside from the romance of the whole thing one of the […] La entrada Ep 30: Is That…Craig?! with Craig Robert Young se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:00:32:30

Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams

8/4/2017
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In this episode Gearoid heads to London to meet Ben Adams. Ben is a music producer and songwriter. He has written and produced hits for some of today’s brightest stars. But Ben is probably best know for having the most famous pair of curtains in pop. Ben is a member of the boyband a1. They […] La entrada Ep 29: Same Old Brand New Ben with Ben Adams se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:06:06

Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus

7/6/2017
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Actor James Dreyfus has just finished a five year run in the series “Mount Pleasant”. Gearoid visited him at his home in London to chat about his career which has included some iconic british comedies. He recalls his first professional job in Panto with Graham Norton. A star turn in in Jennifer Saunders’ hit series […] La entrada Ep 28: “We had a laugh ….” with James Dreyfus se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration:01:01:36

Ep 27: Something Positive & Hopeful with Chely Wright

6/1/2017
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In 2010 Chely Wright became the first major country music star to come out as gay. In this episode Gearoid talks to Chely Wright about the struggle to be authentic and the price you pay when you are not. Since the age of 4 Chely has wanted to be a country music star. At 18 [...] The post Ep 27: Something Positive & Hopeful with Chely Wright appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:45:39

Bonus Episode: #MARREF

5/24/2017
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Its two years since Ireland voted in favour of a constitutional change to allow gay people to marry. #MarRef was a monumental step for gay rights. But the run up to referendum was a difficult time for gay people when even simply watching a youtube video meant you had to endure an anti-gay marriage message. [...] The post Bonus Episode: #MARREF appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:23:45

Ep 26: Deep Dive with Oliver Dingley

5/9/2017
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Gearóid meets athlete Oliver Dingley the olympic diver who changed nations to become the first diver in sixty eight years to represent Ireland in the Olympic games. He then made history by becoming the first Irish diver to make it to the final finishing a very respectable eighth position. In order to compete for Ireland [...] The post Ep 26: Deep Dive with Oliver Dingley appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:51:39

Ep 25: The Road To A Dream with Carol Decker from T’Pau

4/25/2017
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Comedian Gearoid Farrelly travels to Henley on Thames to meet T’pau front-woman and 80s rock queen Carol Decker. They talk about her glory days with mega hits like “China In Your Hands and the journey to and from massive success. The conversation veers into everything from fridges to “The Killing”. Carol is extremely funny. She has a great personality [...] The post Ep 25: The Road To A Dream with Carol Decker from T’Pau appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:57:03

Ep 24: The Joy We Found Last Spring with Kelle Bryan from Eternal

4/11/2017
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Kelle Bryan’s fascinating story is one of eternal resilience. In 1992 Kelle Bryan went underage clubbing with her friend Louise and dramatically changed the course of both their lives. At the time they both were studying at the famed Italia Conti stage school. Louise was spotted by a record producer who was putting together an R&B [...] The post Ep 24: The Joy We Found Last Spring with Kelle Bryan from Eternal appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:01:08:07

Fascinated New Season Promo: Listen Here

4/10/2017
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A teaser for the new season of Fascinated with Gearóid Farrelly. The season starts on Wednesday 12th April 2017. You can catch up on all 23 previous episodes over on the HeadStuff Podcast Network. You can check out the full video promo right here. Support HeadStuff on Patreon! The post Fascinated New Season Promo: Listen Here appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:02:05

Ep 23: Musical Voyager with Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic, Red Sky July)

11/10/2016
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Shelly Poole and her sister Karen work independently of each other as much sought-after hit-writers for today’s pop acts. But their success began jointly as hit makers themselves; lining up the soldiers and shooting them all down from 1996 to 2001. Their career began in their friends attic where their band Alisha’s Attic was born. [...] The post Ep 23: Musical Voyager with Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic, Red Sky July) appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:55:25

Ep 22: Live From The Cork Comedy Festival With Gina London & Lilly Higgins

9/29/2016
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In this special episode, food-writer Lilly Higgins and former White-House correspondent Gina London join Gearoid for the first “Fascinated – Live”. This show was recorded in front of an audience in the green room of the Cork Opera House as part of the Cork Comedy festival. Gina tells Gearoid about reporting live from the White [...] The post Ep 22: Live From The Cork Comedy Festival With Gina London & Lilly Higgins appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:57:00

Ep 21: Where Are They Now? with Jo Youle from Scarlet

8/2/2016
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Jo Youle has lived two lifetimes. In the 90s she was part of the band Scarlet who had a massive hit with the song “Independent Love Song”. Her life was writing and recording music and a whirlwind of promotion, photoshoots and the terrifying prospect of playing live to huge audiences. Alongside her music career Jo [...] The post Ep 21: Where Are They Now? with Jo Youle from Scarlet appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:43:52

Ep 20: Woman Aloud with Mo Gaffney from Absolutely Fabulous

7/7/2016
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Mo Gaffney from Absolutely Fabulous joins Gearoid to chat about comedy, her career and put the world to rights. Mo is a very respected actress, writer, comedian and activist. She began her career as part of a double act with Kathy Najimy with whom she wrote two smash hit off-Broadway shows; Parallel Lives and The Dark Side which [...] The post Ep 20: Woman Aloud with Mo Gaffney from Absolutely Fabulous appeared first on HeadStuff.

Duration:00:54:09