The Outerview with Alan Swan
Episode 15 - Rick O'Shea
This week Alan’s guest is Irish broadcaster Rick O'Shea. Rick has been a radio presenter with RTÉ since 2001. His weekend show includes music and has included interviews with One Direction, Daniel Craig, Russell Brand, The Manic Street Preachers, Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Bailey as well as live performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bell X1 and Stereophonics. The show has twice won Bronze PPI Radio Awards. He’s also the presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1. He regularly...
Episode 14 - Lynn Barber
In this episode Alan chats to Lynn Barber. Lynn Barber is widely regarded as one of Britain’s best celebrity interviewers. Her interviews have won five British Press Awards and a What the Papers Say award. A memoir of Barber's career as a celebrity interviewer, A Curious Career, was published in May 2014. She has written for Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Observer. She now writes for the Sunday Times. An Education, a 2009 coming-of-age drama film is based on a...
Episode 12 - Jarlath Regan
In this episode Alan chats to Jarlath Regan. Based in London, Jarlath is a comedian and creator of the award-winning Irishman Abroad Podcast, a series of weekly podcasts interviewing Irish people about their lives and insights into the experiences of Irish people abroad. “The Outerview” is a collection of resources, opinions & podcasts on the art of media interviewing. It looks to explore what it takes to conduct the perfect interview from dissecting classic interviews to discussing...
Episode 11 - Ariel Helwani
In this episode Alan chats to Ariel Helwani Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006 and is regarded as the most influential UFC/MMA broadcaster in the world. He is the reigning five-time World MMA Award Journalist of the Year winner. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Helwani currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two kids. Ariel Helwani Biography “The Outerview” is a collection of resources, opinions & podcasts on the art of media...
Episode 9 - Jim Carroll
In this episode Alan chats to Jim Carroll, Irish journalist with the Irish Times Jim Carroll is a music and music business writer for The Irish Times. He compiles the multi award-winning On the Record blog, which covers everything and anything from music and media to technology, sport, politics, culture and TV. He also produces and hosts the Banter discussions, talks and events which occur at a variety of different venues and festivals. In this episode Jim explains how curiosity plays a...
Episode 8 - Claire Byrne
In this episode Alan chats to Claire Byrne, Irish journalist & broadcaster. Claire Byrne is an Irish journalist & broadcaster best known for her RTÉ One television show 'Claire Byrne Live' and also her radio show 'Saturday with Claire Byrne' on RTÉ Radio 1 which questions agendas, dissects the week gone by, and debates the likely issues of the week to come. In this episode Claire remembers an interview which had a major effect on her, how not to impress Donny Osmond in a interview and...
Episode 4 - David Lloyd
In this episode Alan chats to the author of 'How To Make Great Radio' David Lloyd. David Lloyd has spent a lifetime in radio and has worked with some of the UK's biggest names. An award-winning broadcaster, he was part of the first wave of commercial radio in the 1980s. He later joined the Radio Authority where he was given responsibility for overseeing compliance across the commercial radio industry; and he played a part in devising the framework for DAB in the UK. A Fellow of the Radio...
Episode 3 - Laura Parfitt
In this episode Alan chats to UK producer and director of White Pebble Media, Laura Parfitt who specialises in making high quality speech radio for all the major BBC networks and commercial stations. As a producer, executive producer and editor Laura has worked on a wide range of output - current affairs documentaries, general feature programmes, religious programmes, live OBs, magazine sequence programmes, popular culture, arts, science, crafted social features, podcasts, as well as...
Episode 2 - Geoff Lloyd
In this episode Alan chats to British radio presenter and writer Geoff Lloyd, best known for his radio show on Absolute Radio, as well as TV writing credits which include: TFI Friday for Channel 4, Comic Relief for BBC One, and the sell-out Cakes and Ale at the Edinburgh Festival. In this episode Geoff speaks about how to work around PR stipulations regarding a guest, how the best conversations come from having an opinion, and how a recent interview with Adele highlighted how important...
Episode 1 - Dave Fanning
In this episode Alan chats to Irish broadcaster & writer Dave Fanning. Famous for always getting the first play of every U2 record, Dave is a renowned music interviewer owning an archive of interviews running into the thousands with the likes of Bob Dylan, Radiohead & Neil Young. Here Dave discusses how he believes revered UK interviewer Michael Parkinson is boring as hell, how TV star Graham Norton is the benchmark, conducting political interviews in Cambodia and who made him nervous to...