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76: #76 | Roxana Nic Liam

5/29/2019
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The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 76 – Roxana Ni Liam In Episode 76 – Alison talks to actor Roxana Nic Liam about acting vs standup, soap stardom on Fair City, when murder presents an opportunity, favourite soap deaths, being in The General and Agnes Brown, getting a cornetto from Tom Jones, Shinoxy sketch group, the negative or working on comedy and double standards within the industry, kicking drug pushers out of the East Wall, being the tree in Pochahontas and returning to comedy. Follow...

Duration:01:33:27

75: #75 | Claire Balding

5/8/2019
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In Episode 75 – Alison talks to Claire Fullam (a.k.a. Claire Balding) about Bertie Ahern and the baby Jesus, describing yourself without cringing, an audience that's tuning in for the bald, losing her hair, alopecia, body positivity and eating your feelings, broadcasting from the loo, cursing children, starting a business and being embarrassed to earn money, live shows, being a suspect in Bloggers Unveiled, #spon and a lilo in Santa Ponsa. Follow Claire on Instagram for information on...

Duration:01:15:43

74: #74 | Caroline O'Donoghue

4/17/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 74 – Caroline O’Donoghue** In Episode 74 – Alison talks to writer Caroline O’Donoghue about professions you don't see in porn, shock-humour, tarot cards, digital detox retreats, burning down houses, Jacqueline Wilson, boring food opinions, working in the ‘mid-tier, free bagel’ advertising world, spamming the internet, advertising campaigns for Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow, the allure of creepy people, leaking comedy sets, using your platform and competition...

Duration:01:26:25

73: #73 | Victoria Mary Clarke

4/3/2019
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The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 73 – Victoria Mary Clarke In Episode 73 – Alison talks to writer, broadcaster and ‘rock-wife’, Victoria Mary Clarke, about Yves Saint Laurent’s hash and grass, why we should all be treated like Wagyu beef, competing with Michael Healy Ray, Shane McGowan's teeth, death threats from Courtney Love, going on tour with Nirvana, interrogating angels, media coaching Liam Neeson and not holding back. Follow Victoria on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/Victoriamary) for...

Duration:01:27:46

73: #73 | Victoria Mary Clarke

4/3/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 73 – Victoria Mary Clarke** In Episode 73 – Alison talks to writer, broadcaster and ‘rock-wife’, Victoria Mary Clarke, about Yves Saint Laurent’s hash and grass, why we should all be treated like Wagyu beef, competing with Michael Healy Ray, Shane McGowan's teeth, death threats from Courtney Love, going on tour with Nirvana, interrogating angels, media coaching Liam Neeson and not holding back. Follow Victoria on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/Victoriamary)...

Duration:01:30:57

72: #72 | Michael Fry

3/20/2019
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The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 72 – Michael Fry In Episode 72 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to writer and comedian Michael Fry, a.k.a. [@BigDirtyFry](https://twitter.com/BigDirtyFry), about the sustaining power of a blue energy drink, working at Joe.ie with a dog who has more seniority than him, clandestine Beboing, creativity, shyness and confidence, standup, dragging your entire class into a self-penned panto, Praia da Luz, a Juvenalia director's commentary, a Mulan...

Duration:01:10:52

71: #71 | Evelyn Mok

2/26/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 71 – Evelyn Mok** In Episode 71 – recorded at Pritchard & Ure in London (the café that provides scones and emergency batteries) – Alison talks to comedian Evelyn Mok about Swedish stereotypes, whether Ikea has a heart, Holly Willoughby's B&B, why facts don't care about your feelings, a multi-cultural upbringing, stage fright, MCing a fire alarm, leaning into pettiness, making your own foie gras and Alison somehow ends up explaining the concept of Magdalene...

Duration:01:07:42

70: #70 | Guy Branum

2/8/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 70 – Guy Branum** In Episode 70 – recorded at the Phoenix Artists’ Club in London – Alison talks to comedian and writer Guy Branum about why nobody is expecting Canada on the world stage, Countdown, how shitty live shows turn into shitty TV shows, life after success and keeping your day job, writing unfunny introductions for Bruno Mars, The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately, The American Dream, spicebags, the humanity of She-Ra, Fashion Police, witnessing...

Duration:01:05:22

69: #69 | Stephen Mullan

1/24/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 69 – Stephen Mullan** In Episode 69 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to comedian and actor Stephen Mullan about being the son of a preacher man, drugs, psychiatric wards, Chris Tarrant's involvement in the mental health business, Druid theatre, why being good at making coffee will take you far, Christian summer camps and his mother's very unique form of discipline. Stephen Mullan is a London-based comedian and actor. Follow him on...

Duration:00:53:20

68: #68 | Kemah Bob

1/9/2019
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 68 – Kemah Bob** In Episode 68 – recorded at Alison’s glamorous London studio – Alison talks to comic and actress Kemah Bob about exploding showers, Earl Grey, a spiritual connection to Destiny's Child, napping in church, forgetting the Alamo, watching your Mom catch the Holy Spirit, going to college in Waco, the lack of diversity in Improv comedy, Upright Citizen's Brigade, beauty pageants, pansexuality, FOC it Up, The Guilty Feminist and worrying about...

Duration:01:03:06

67: #67 | Nadine O'Regan

12/5/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 67 – Nadine O’Regan** In Episode 67 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to broadcaster and journalist Nadine O’Regan about going on tour with David Gray, media storms, George Hook and changing times, The Provisional Alison Spittle Show and The Continuity Alison Spittle Show, mice with heart conditions, The Guilty Feminist, doing the talky bit in a Le Galaxie track, Quentin Tarantino's foot fetish and being a contributor on the West Cork podcast....

Duration:00:54:46

66: #66 | Sharon Horgan

11/21/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 66 – Sharon Horgan** In Episode 66 – recorded at Electric Picnic 2018– Alison talks to writer and actor Sharon Horgan about conspiracy theories, “Kendall Lamar”, shoplifting breakfast rolls, the Virgin Mary's colour palette, Together for Yes, getting under the fence at Glastonbury, underage vice, that time a DJ saved Alison's life, the mysterious shower shitter of Electric Picnic 2018, getting turned on by meat, shops in pubs, selling power showers,...

Duration:00:52:53

65: #65 | Amy Stephenson and Shane Langan

11/1/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 65 – Amy Stephenson and Shane Langan** In Episode 65 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to writers Amy Stephenson and Shane Langan about Diet of Worms, Becca's Bunch, superstitions, why global warming is sorted now, putting Say Anything references into children's shows, why you shouldn't eat your friends, The Walshes, sitcom war stories, Taste of Home, voice acting, gender politics in cartoons and what to do after the dream comes true. Emma...

Duration:00:58:10

64: #64 | Emma Dabiri

10/3/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 64 – Emma Dabiri** In Episode 64 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to author and broadcaster Emma Dabiri about why a whole nation is trying to disown her, an American childhood, wealthy Nigerian grandparents, school-hopping, the Trócaire box, how Irish people excuse racism, Colonialism and history books, Black 47, Don't Touch My Hair and the politics around black hair, The Cutting Edge, cultural appropriation and the Kardashians, Madam C.J. and the...

Duration:01:10:42

63: #63 | Marise Gaughan

9/19/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 63 – Marise Gaughan** In Episode 63 – recorded at HeadStuff HQ – Alison talks to comedian Marise Gaughan about suicide, art and personal stories, breaking into a grave, living in Los Angeles and being a ‘tourist’ at Alcoholics Anonymous, Game Theory and ISIS, Scientology, the politics of comedy and sleeping with celebrities. Marise is a Dublin-based comedian who is currently performing her show, Drowning, at the Dublin Fringe Festival. [Tickets and more...

Duration:01:08:30

62: #62 | Shane Torres

9/5/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 62 – Shane Torres** In Episode 62 – recorded live at The Vodafone Comedy Festival – Alison talks to comedian Shane Torres about the profitability of urn rentals, faith stabilisers, the Portland comedy scene, Denny's coffee, TR Dallas, the cultural touchstones that are Dawson's Creek and Liveline, what to do when the comedy chicken isn't done yet, doing sets on Conan, mental health and why just being at the party is not enough. Shane Torres is a...

Duration:01:05:48

61: #61 | Rhea Butcher

8/22/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 61 – Rhea Butcher** In Episode 61 – recorded live at The Vodafone Comedy Festival – Alison talks to comedian Rhea Butcher about jet lag, the state of America, drooling on strangers, why Denny's will fix homelessness, Take My Wife, diverse casting, working for free, Ohio, improv, not being gay enough, the Pope's visit, the terrors of space travel, nacho helmets and Osmosis Jones. Rhea is co-creator of the Seeso series Take My Wife and performs standup...

Duration:00:37:58

60: #60 | Eleanor Tiernan

8/8/2018
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In Episode 60 – recorded live at The Vodafone Comedy Festival – Alison talks to comedian Eleanor Tiernan about how to make your sex tape more efficient, helping murderers, feeling like a social hostage, performing our lives for an audience, being nice to children, Irish Pictorial Weekly, Athlone’s renowned clubbing scene and being the understanding friend in Brexit’s breakup. Catch Eleanor at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival all this month with her show Success Without A Sextape. Tickets and...

Duration:00:38:00

59: #59 | Mattie Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan

7/25/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 59 – Mattie Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan** In Episode 59 – the last ever podcast recorded at Alison’s Smithfield mansion – Alison talks to two men she met in the supermarket who have a film-script-worthy story. Mattie and Michael worked together at Eircom for 30 years. Last year, they got married. But it’s not all quite what it seems. In 2017, Mattie was diagnosed with joint-cell arthritis and suffered partial blindness. At the same time, Michael lost his...

Duration:01:21:47

58: #58 | Muireann O'Connell

7/13/2018
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**The Alison Spittle Show – Episode 58 – Muireann O’Connell** In Episode 58 - recorded live at The Camden Backyard in association with Kopparberg – Alison meets TodayFM and TV3’s Muireann O’Connell. They talk about horse trainers and ketamine, disappointing house parties, timesharing a mop, leather-appreciating fans, Samantha Mumba, rival fetish gangs, Airbnb orgies, a map of Dublin dogging, creative uses for dock leaves, Bacardi Breezers, emergency medical treatment in Supermacs, an...

Duration:01:00:57