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Each episode on the Collective Whisper podcast Simon K talks to people from Ireland and abroad, friends, family,fellow musicians, sportspeople,actors,working class people and those who have an interesting life and a story to tell.Also we talk about lots of interesting subjects. Join us for great stories, laughs and some music too! Support us!

Each episode on the Collective Whisper podcast Simon K talks to people from Ireland and abroad, friends, family,fellow musicians, sportspeople,actors,working class people and those who have an interesting life and a story to tell.Also we talk about lots of interesting subjects. Join us for great stories, laughs and some music too! Support us!

Location:

Spain

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Each episode on the Collective Whisper podcast Simon K talks to people from Ireland and abroad, friends, family,fellow musicians, sportspeople,actors,working class people and those who have an interesting life and a story to tell.Also we talk about lots of interesting subjects. Join us for great stories, laughs and some music too! Support us!

Language:

English

Contact:

678096984


Episodes

Gets to know....Eleanor McEvoy

8/30/2022
In this episode Simon K speaks to singer songwriter and musical artist Eleanor McEvoy. Simon & Eleanor speak about her beginnings in music,when success came and how she has evolved in the music industry. Eleanor also sings a beautiful song on the show. Eleanor McEvoy (born 22 January 1967) is one of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters. McEvoy composed the song "Only A Woman's Heart", the title track of "A Woman's Heart", the best-selling Irish album in Irish...

Duration:01:33:46

Gets to know......Ian Bailey

8/15/2022
In this episode Simon K speaks to Ian Bailey about his life since being accused of murder in 1996. Ian Bailey is an English journalist and poet living in West Cork who was arrested twice and convicted in absentia in relation to the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier,on the 23rd of December 1996, but maintains his innocence. Ian Kenneth Bailey was born in Manchester, England. He worked variously as a freelance journalist, sometimes published under the name Eoin Bailey,...

Duration:00:55:37

Gets to know....Zoe Holohan

7/29/2022
On this episode of the Collective Whisper podcast Simon speaks to author and motivational speaker Zoe Holohan. On 23 July 2018, in the seaside town of Mati in Greece, Zoe Holohan and her husband of four days were enjoying the beginning of their honeymoon. Then disaster struck. Unprecedented wildfires swept through the area, killing 102 people. Zoe and Brian fled their villa, chased by the flames, running for their lives. Ultimately Zoe was one of the few survivors from the area, having been...

Duration:01:16:58

Gets to know....Tom Brislin

7/5/2022
On this episode of the Collective Whisper podcast Simon speaks to keyboard player Tom Brislin from the band Kansas. They speak about his amazing career playing piano and keyboards with Kansas ,Meatloaf, Yes and Debbie Harry and many others. Tom Brislin has performed on tour and on recordings for several of the biggest names in classic rock, including Yes, Meat Loaf, and Debbie Harry of Blondie. In 2019 Tom joined the legendary Kansas as the group’s keyboardist/backing vocalist. In 2020...

Duration:01:21:19

Gets to know....Galway Rape crisis centre

6/20/2022
On this episode Simon speaks to Michelle Caulfield and Susan Costello from the Galway rape crisis centre. They speak about the great work that the GRCC does in helping victims of rape and sexual abuse and how they help educate young and old in matters of consent and sexual awareness amongst their peers,friends and future sexual partners. Sexual consent is discussed as is the ever growing use of pornography on mobile devices and computers amongst kids in primary,secondary and third level...

Duration:01:46:50

Gets to know....Lenny DePaul

6/5/2022
On this episode Simon speaks to former Navy,US secret service and Commander of the US Marshals Lenny DePaul. Lenny speaks about his time in the Navy,in the US secret service guarding Ronald Reagan and his time as a Unites States Marshal.He also talks about working and consulting on hit shows such as "Hunting Hitler","Manhunters" and various others. A native New Yorker, Commander DePaul was born and raised in Utica, New York. Commander DePaul joined the United States Navy, where he served...

Duration:00:45:25

Gets to know....George Murphy

5/28/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to Irish singer/songwriter George Murphy George Murphy is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from the Dublin suburb of Beaumount. He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the Irish television show “You’re a Star”. Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly took over the Irish music scene, signing to Sony Ireland for his debut album ‘Dreamed A Dream’ which went straight to No.1 in the Irish charts. The...

Duration:01:04:24

Gets to know.......Patrick Kilpatrick

5/13/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to actor Patrick Kilpatrick One of the finest screen/television character actors of his generation, playing against a spectrum of Hollywood's leading action heroes, Patrick Kilpatrick's entertainment career has spanned more than 170 films and television shows as lead actor, producer, screen writer, director, and global entertainment teacher- from "Minority Report" with Tom Cruise to "Dark Angel" with Jessica Alba, from the largest production in Public...

Duration:01:20:16

Gets to know.......Kids

5/6/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks about kids and our relationships with them, understanding them, loving them, raising them and how different our childhoods were to children's childhoods today. He talks about the tolerance we need to have for an ever-changing world and how our kids need our support in discovering who they are and want to be. Some people want kids, some people don't and some people have different approaches to raising their children in an ever challenging world of technology,...

Duration:01:02:52

Gets to know.....Andrew McGinley

4/22/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to Andrew McGinley. Warning: This episode contains stories of children's deaths and may affect some listeners. (Helpline numbers below) Simon discusses the heartache of Andrew losing his 3 children and how he wants to continue their legacy and make sure they are not forgotten and he hopes other people in similar situations can learn from this and get help. 24 Jan 2022 marked two years since his three beloved children, Conor, 9; Darragh, 7, and Carla, 3,...

Duration:01:00:53

Gets to know.......Ireland's rural drug scene

4/8/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks about Ireland's rural drug scene and how it is changing Irish lives. Cocaine is the second most commonly used drug among students in Ireland, according to a new survey. In first place for recreational drug use with this cohort is cannabis, while cocaine is now thought to be more widely used today than ecstasy. According to Ireland’s drug crisis campaign, there has been a consistent increase in drug use in the Irish population since regular population...

Duration:00:46:24

Gets to know.......The Coffin Confessor

4/1/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to Bill Edgar from Australia,who is the Coffin confessor. Bill tells Simon all about his life as a a street kid, being homeless, suffering abuse at the hands of family and teachers and how a spell in prison changed him. He talks about how he became a private investigator and eventually starting crashing funerals as the coffin confessor telling deceased people's secrets and confessions to shocked families and so called loved ones.And how he wrote a book about...

Duration:01:19:32

Gets to know.......Cillian Murphy

3/25/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to Irish astrophysicist and potential future astronaut Cillian Murphy. They speak about his career as an astrophysicist and his ambition to become an astronaut with the European Space Agency. Cillian tells Simon about his travels and growing up in different countries. Cillian also talks about his love of sports and martial arts, training in the ESA and running analog and simulated missions to further space exploration. They also talk about what science...

Duration:01:32:43

Gets to know.......St Patrick's day

3/17/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks about St Patrick’s day and all its myths and legends. He looks at interesting facts about the man and the legend and gets to know the myth a little closer. He also talks to special guest Aindrias e Staic about his life, what he’s up to at the moment and looks back at some Irish tales including St Patrick himself. Together Simon & Aindrias discuss how Ireland sees St Patrick’s day and how it is perceived in other places including of course the USA. Have a...

Duration:01:00:45

Gets to know.......Radio

3/5/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks about radio and what it means to us now and over the years. He talks about the history of radio,fun facts about radio,how it was used during the war and how radio has changed over the years. He also talks about the top radio hits and some songs written about the radio. Also he talks to two special guests,Tracey Lee & Nails Mahoney.Two radio experts who tell us all about radio and their careers and how they are helping people today with their "On air coaching...

Duration:01:07:54

Gets to know.....John Turps Burke

2/25/2022
On this weeks podcast Simon talks to singer/songwriter John Turps Burke from Tuam. Simon & Turps discuss his career so far, gowing up in Tuam, and he tells us some interesting stories about his life in music, the good and the bad. John "Turps" Burke is an Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter. from Tuam. He was one of the founding members of The Sawdoctors, alongside Leo Moran and Davy Carton. He left the band in 1993 to pursue a solo career. They had the best ever selling single in...

Duration:02:11:13

Gets to know.......Expats

2/18/2022
On this weeks episode Simon K speaks about expats. What makes one person an expat, and another a foreign worker or migrant? Simon discusses this and talks about his own experience being an expat or immigrants in another country. Language barriers, cultural differences, comparisons to home and the "grass is always greener on the other side" are all discussed in this interesting episode. Also on the show he talks to guest Conor Ralph from Tuam,Co.Galway who has been living in...

Duration:01:13:03

Gets to know.......Sinead Dalton

2/11/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to Sinead Dalton Sinead Dalton is a TV and media producer. Sinead was the assistant producer of The Elaine Show on Virgin Media One. her work covered organising, producing, and editing vts. Research and booking guests and new panelists, as well as coming up with creative new ideas for the show. Over the last few years she produced and edited such pieces as ‘Elementary Elaine,’ ‘Talking Heads’ ‘Train with Elaine’ and an annual Halloween project- which had been...

Duration:01:10:08

Gets to know.......Dogs

2/4/2022
On this weeks episode Simon K speaks about dogs. Dogs are and have been a big part of Simon's life over the years and here he talks about their fun facts, their amazing abilities, why we love them so much and how they changed his life and healed him in troubled times.Simon talks about his dog Ben and how they had a special bond and how he grieved for him when he died,and still does. He also talks about dogs in movies, tweets and some of their funny sides. Also on the show he talks to...

Duration:01:14:02

Gets to know.......Mike Sutton OBE

1/28/2022
On this episode Simon K speaks to former RAF Typhoon pilot Mike Sutton OBE. Deputy Director of Flight Ops at Draken Europe, Mike “Sooty” Sutton, is A former Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Sooty led the first squadron of #Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s into combat in the war against ISIS in 2015. An RAF fighter pilot for 18 years, he flew the Jaguar strike jet before becoming an instructor on the first RAF Typhoon multi-role attack squadron.The Wiltshire born pilot led 1 Squadron, a...

Duration:00:55:11