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CLOSING OUT SEASON 2 | Jonny McCormick | Season 2 Episode 10

8/22/2019
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I can't believe it was 10 weeks ago that we started Season 2 and here we are at the final episode! This episode is just me (again!) answering some questions that were submitted via our Instagram. Thank you so much for listening along in Season 2...hope you stick around for when Season 3 launches.

Duration:00:14:15

ARCHEOLOGY, BROCHS AND THE NORTH COAST OF SCOTLAND | Kenneth McElroy | Season 2 Episode 9

8/14/2019
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In this episode, I'm joined by Kenneth McElroy one of the founders of the Caithness Broch Project. In our discussion, Kenneth explains what a broch is, why they're important, why heritage tourism is important for more remote areas of Scotland and gives his musings on archeology in general. It's a great conversation. If you don't know what a broch is I've included a picture here...but Kenneth goes into some detail during the conversation. The Caithness Broch Project website Caithness...

Duration:00:29:53

{Encore} A NORTH BELFAST WORKERS' COOPERATIVE | Ryan, Leo & Richard from Loveworks | Season 2 Episode 8

8/7/2019
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This episode was originally released as part of Season 1. Due to some technical issues with our upload this week I thought it would be agood idea to give this "oldie but goodie" some additional love...it's in the name afterall! 🚲 🍞 🌱 Things are a little different this week. I'm joined by a few guests instead of just one and the podcast is in two parts. In part one I'm joined by Ryan, Leo and Richard. They are from Loveworks Cooperative. Loveworks is a workers cooperative meaning that all...

Duration:00:41:35

INSIDE THE VAULT - THE PERSON BEHIND IRELAND'S ONLY DEDICATED LUXURY WATCH BOUTIQUE | Nico van der Horst | Season 2 Episode 7

7/31/2019
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This week on the show I'm joined by Nico van der Horst. Nico started Pride and Pinion - Ireland's only dedicated luxury watch boutique - with modest loan from the bank and a plan to buy and sell watches. Since then he's gone on to open the Vault, Pride and Pinion's first shop inside the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. In our show Nico talks about his views on entrepreneurship, why he loves luxury watches and timekeeping devices in general and his favourite watches. Aside from being able to geek...

Duration:00:57:21

HELPING OTHERS GET INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD USING YOUTUBE | Dr Simon Clark | Season 2 Episode 6

7/24/2019
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This week we have Dr Simon Clark on the show. Simon is a Youtuber with a PhD from the University of Exeter. He spends his time on Youtube sharing about science, maths, and helping students get into elite universities like the University of Oxford where he completed his undergraduate and master's degrees. Simon's Youtube channel Simon's Twitter account Simon's Twitch channel

Duration:00:51:26

A TEAPOT SALESPERSON TURNED VENTURE CAPITALIST | Michael Howe | Season 2 Episode 5

7/17/2019
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Michael Howe, a co-founder of Campus Capital, shares in this episode his journey from being an overstocked teapot salesperson to founding one of the most innovative venture funds around today. Michael along with his co-founder Samantha started a venture fund that operates traditionally in many ways, raising money from institutional and high-net-worth investors, running due diligence and deploying capital into high risk, high reward, high growth, high potential start-ups. One this is...

Duration:00:48:50

THOUGHTS FROM A 10 YEAR OLD | Noah McCormick | Season 2 Episode 4

7/10/2019
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This episode is a bit different. For a start, it wasn't necessarily planned! I sat down and recorded a brief conversation with my youngest brother and we chatted through funny nicknames (Stinky Poo McGrick), his thoughts on Brexit and what he believes are some of the 'big issues' in the world today.

Duration:00:19:07

BUILDING A START-UP | Krystyn Harrison | Season 2 Episode 3

7/3/2019
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In this episode, I am joined by Krystyn Harrison, CEO of Prosper. Prosper is an app based coaching service helping people navigate their careers. They can provide coaching on things like landing your dream job, scoring a promotion or even just leveling up your leadership ability. Krystyn is a multi-business founder and in this episode, she shares about her journey - the successes, failures, challenges, and victories. It's an honest conversation packed with lots of goodness! Hello...

Duration:00:35:13

WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A MAGAZINE | Daniel Giacopelli | Season 2 Episode 2

6/26/2019
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In this conversation Daniel Giacopelli, Editor of Courier Magazine shares what goes into making magazines work as a business. He also talks about the state of media today and gives some hints at where Courier might go in the future.

Duration:00:38:27

LIVING LIFE ON YOUR OWN TERMS & BUILDING A BUSINESS THROUGH INSTAGRAM | Sara Tasker @meandorla | Season 2 Episode 1

6/26/2019
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It's an absolute delight this week to be joined by the one and only, Sara Tasker. You might know her as @meandorla on Instagram or elsewhere. You might also know her as the author of #Authentic the book or the host of the podcast by the same name. Or, maybe as one of the co-hosts of Letter from a Hopeful Creative. Sara is a busy bee online and it's clear she works hard yet it's still surprising to many people that she's managed to build a multiple 6-figure business out of what was once a...

Duration:00:42:21

Intro to season 2 | Season 2 Episode 0 | Jonny McCormick

6/15/2019
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Lyra McKee - GoFundMe legacy fundraiser Wow…it’s been a while. I’m finally ready to start launching season 2 episodes and I’m really excited to share them with you. We’ll launch season 2 on 27th June which is exactly one year after our first official episode aired, with Mel Wiggins in the guest seat. And, in fact we’re going to launch with two episodes - double the goodness - the first two episodes feature Sara Tasker who started the incredibly popular instagram account meandorla and the...

Duration:00:02:44

Q&A CLOSING OUT SEASON 1 | Jonny McCormick | Season 1 Episode 10

8/28/2018
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👌🏼✌🙌🏼 A bit of a different one this week to close out Season 1 as I'm joined by...no-one! It's just me. I thought a nice way to close out season 1 would be to answer some of the questions from you, the audience. So I hope you enjoy this brief episode. I'm currently busy in the throes of planning Season 2 and already have 4 interviews booked for the coming weeks. Season 2 will most likely launch later in the year but I'll announce on Instagram closer to the time. Thanks for listening!...

Duration:00:20:54

EQUAL PAY & GETTING A SECOND CHANCE | Ryan, Leo & Richard from Loveworks | Season 1 Episode 9

8/21/2018
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🚲 🍞 🌱 Things are a little different this week. I'm joined by a few guests instead of just one and the podcast is in two parts. In part one I'm joined by Ryan, Leo and Richard. They are from Loveworks Cooperative. Loveworks is a workers cooperative meaning that all the workers are part owners of the business - they all take equal pay, have equal voting rights and the business is based on trust and mutuality. In part one Ryan talks about how Loveworks gave him a second chance after a few...

Duration:00:41:35

BECOMING A SUPER HERO & FIGHTING CYSTIC FIBROSIS | Ben Mudge | Season 1 Episode 8

8/14/2018
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⚡️🎙⚡️ Ben Mudge is in the hot seat as my guest this week. Ben is a Personal Trainer, Cystic Fibrosis advocate and Instagram legend (www.instagram.com/BenMudge_) from Northern Ireland. You might know Ben as the NI version of Thor because of his uncanny resemblance to the Avengers character. In this show we talk about how Ben sort of unintentionally because an CF advocate and how he's now an inspiration to tens of thousands of people. Ben also shares about some of his self-confessed nerdy...

Duration:00:42:33

GETTING STARTED & WORKING FROM WHEREVER | Kyle Gawley | Season 1 Episode 7

8/7/2018
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🏝🚨⚡️ Kyle Gawley is my guest on the podcast this week. Kyle is the founder of Get Invited (ticketing and events company) and Get Started (business launchpad). Kyle currently lives and works as a digital nomad which means he travels the world while running his business from wherever the place has just touched down. When I catch up with Kyle he's been in Thailand for a few months and runs his businesses remotely from there. In the episode we talk about what it's like being a digital nomad,...

Duration:00:51:59

TIME KEEPING, TRADITION & LUXURY WATCHES | Christian Zeron | Season 1 Episode 6

7/31/2018
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⚡️💯🚨 Christian Zeron from Theo & Harris is in the hot-seat this week. Theo & Harris is a luxury, vintage-watch dealer and watch content producer. You can check out all of Theo & Harris' watches on their website and you should for sure check out their YouTube channel. Christian started Theo & Harris instead of going to law school...much to his parents dismay. Since seeing his success they've come around to the idea a lot more and his dad Rolly even features in one of his regular video...

Duration:00:46:45

GROWING UP | Tony Macaulay | Season 1 Episode 5

7/24/2018
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⚡️👌🏼🚨 Tony Macaulay takes time out from overseeing his life being turned into a legitimate musical to join me on the podcast this week. For those who don't know Tony, he is an author of 4 books which are memoirs documenting his experiences as a child and young adult growing up in North Belfast. In our conversation we talk about the series of events that led to Tony's first book, Paperboy, being turned into a muscial. We talk about some of Tony's most formative memories growing up and one...

Duration:00:50:25

DINNER WITH STRANGERS | Jess Janz | Season 1 Episode 4

7/17/2018
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This week we're joined by Jess Janz. Jess is a creative currently residing in Toronto, Canada. Alongside being a talented singer/songwriter and poet, a number of months ago Jess along with her cofounder Ryan started a dinner series called Share Plates (@shareplatestoronto on Insta). Share Plates invites strangers to have dinner, drinks and conversations together. What's the catch? You're not allowed to talk about work...that's it! Share Plates invites people to go past the superficial and...

Duration:00:53:44

COMMUNITY BUILDING & TELLING STORIES | Matthew Thompson | Season 1 Episode 3

7/11/2018
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Matthew Thompson is in the hot-seat as our esteemed guest this week. For those of you who are familiar with Matthew you probably know him from Best of Belfast, which started out as an Instagram account dedicated to showing the hidden beauty in everyday Belfast. Since it's beginnings as an Instagram account it's sprouted wings and taken on a new life as a Podcast and a community that hosts regular gatherings, dragging people from the digital into the tangible. This is Matthew's first time...

Duration:00:58:12

SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH | Lyra McKee | Season 1 Episode 2

7/3/2018
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This week on the show I am joined by Lyra McKee. Lyra is an award winning investigative journalist, an author who is working on two books due to be published in the next two years, a TEDx speaker (watch it here) and a winner of the Forbes 30 under 30 honour. Lyra and I discuss things like what investigative journalism is, some of the pieces she has investigated, her thoughts on the state of journalism and why some cases or issues don't get attention while others do. According to her granny...

Duration:00:55:31