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Shite Talk: An Irish History Podcast

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A somewhat accurate retelling of Irish history stories. Join Irish stand up comedians Jason Brennan and Kevin Larney as they take turns giving their best accounts of some of Ireland's silly, strange, and downright stupid tales from the past.

A somewhat accurate retelling of Irish history stories. Join Irish stand up comedians Jason Brennan and Kevin Larney as they take turns giving their best accounts of some of Ireland's silly, strange, and downright stupid tales from the past.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

A somewhat accurate retelling of Irish history stories. Join Irish stand up comedians Jason Brennan and Kevin Larney as they take turns giving their best accounts of some of Ireland's silly, strange, and downright stupid tales from the past.

Language:

English


Episodes

TD Mattie McGrath: A Cowboy Special

8/9/2022
Here's the opening bit of a recent episode we did on Patreon about Tipp's finest TD, Mattie McGrath. If you want to hear the rest of this episode, and all the other stuff we've been doing on Patreon, you can get it all for a fiver by signing up here!

Duration:00:12:15

The Dundalk Jailbreak

7/27/2022
100 years ago today, on the 27th of July 1922, Frank Aiken (the future Tánaiste of Ireland) orchestrated the biggest jailbreak in Irish history when his battalion blew a hole in the side of the Dundalk Gaol. We got to record an episode about the jail break live from inside the Gaol (which is now the Oriel Centre) back in May and we're realising the audio for the centenary. If you've been missing us talking shite we've been releasing episodes all month over on the patreon, you can join here...

Duration:00:52:24

The Hellfire Club

7/8/2022
For the last episode of the season we jumped on the Stranger Things bandwagon and talked about Dublin's Hellfire Club. Thanks for listening to our shite for another season and we'll see ye all in September! But if you miss our voices you can follow the patreon here, you can follow us on instagram here and you can find out about our comedy club here!

Duration:00:47:35

Get Johannes Of That Painting - Vermeer Theft, The IRA, and The General

6/24/2022
We went to Amsterdam on holiday and met up with one of our favourite Irish internet personalities, Cork comedian Ronan Brosnan, AKA Shite Guides, AKA The Delivery Boy, AKA a very sound lad altogether. We discussed Amsterdam, Cork, the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer, and the exciting thefts of the boring paintings of Johannes Vermeer by the Ra, AKA the IRA. You call follow Ronan's Youtube channel over at Shite Guides, and check out his music as The Delivery Boy with his Minimum...

Duration:01:35:49

James Joyce live with Donal Fallon

6/10/2022
This is the recording from our live 100th episode / 3rd birthday show we did last month, thanks a million to everyone who came out for it, and a special thanks to our wonderful guest on the night, Donal Fallon! You can hear more of Donal's work on his own (much more successful) podcast, Three Castles Burning, and if you want to hear more of US you can sign up to our patreon to get access to all the bonus content here!

Duration:01:45:08

That Time the French Invaded Ireland with Andrew Dorman

6/4/2022
This week we had Andrew Dorman on to tell us about the 18th century Irish army and the time the French invaded. Andrew's a fine man (and soon to be historical doctor) so go check out his comedy shows!

Duration:01:21:51

The Clones Cannibal with Damo Clarke

5/26/2022
This week we had Damo Clarke on to talk with us about a Monaghan man who made it big in Tasmania back in the 1800s. Damo is one of the resident MCs of the Craic Den Comedy Club in Dublin which you should all check out if you're in town, but even if you're not, you can pretend you are by listening to their podcast here. And if you like listening to podcasts, why not listen to more of ours over on the patreon!

Duration:01:01:56

Brendan the Navigator with Shane Clifford

5/17/2022
This week we had Shane Clifford on to talk about Ireland's favourite saint, the man who found America (100% confirmed), and Kerry's finest son, St. Brendan the Navigator. Shane is a great man all together, you can find more of his stuff on IG here, on twitter here and on his own podcast here We also talked for far too long and ended up putting all our film and general shite talk on our patreon, which you can sign up to here And (this is the last time we'll plug it!) you can get tickets...

Duration:02:12:13

Wezz Nightclub with Fiona Frawley

5/13/2022
We had Fiona Frawley on with us this week to talk to us about the teenage mecca of Dublin's early 2000s nightlife, Wezz Nightclub. You can (and should) follow Fiona on IG here And you can get tickets to our last live show of the year here: James Joyce in the Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning

Duration:00:47:03

James Joyce live in the Wild Duck - 3rd birthday - 100th Episode

5/12/2022
Hello! We're celebrating our 3rd birthday / 100th episode in the Wild Duck on Thursday the 19th of May, we'll be doing the show live in the heart of temple bar and talking about James Joyce with Dublin's own Donal Fallon! You can purchase tickets from this link, it's €18 including all fees and comes with a free pint on the night - Wild Duck Tickets

Duration:00:01:29

John Philpot Curran with Roger O'Sullivan

5/6/2022
For this week's episode we're talking about the famous Corkconian lawman, John Philpot Curran. It's an episode we recorded a few weeks ago with Roger O'Sullivan and we're releasing it now because himself and Denis Len have just released the first episode of their new podcast, Unexplained Legends! So if you enjoy this show definitely go check them out. We've got two live shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in either: Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922...

Duration:01:44:44

Edward Carson with Darren Matthews

4/29/2022
This week Kevin told Jason, and our guest Darren Matthews, all about the life and times of Edward Carson, the father of Ulster Unionism. We've got two shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in either: Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning Also, go check out Jordan Robinson who joined us for the first Edward Carson reading when we did it live in the Sunflower, Belfast!

Duration:01:23:52

1913 Lockout with Donal Fallon (Three Castles Burning)

4/21/2022
We were delighted to get the opportunity to record this episode about the 1913 lockout, live inside the historic Emmet Hall of Inchicore. The building was once owned by James Larkin and home to one of the striker leaders, and later one of the men executed for 1916, Michael Mallin. If you want to hear more of ourselves and Donal Fallon you can come join us in the Wild Duck in Dublin on the 19th of May by getting tickets here! Also, a huge thanks to D8 Development and Lauren Tuite for...

Duration:01:11:31

O'Donovan Rossa with Des Bishop

4/14/2022
Hello! For the first episode of Season 8 we had Des Bishop on to talk about the original Fenian bad boy (slash possible father of modern terrorism) Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa! We've got three shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in: Carlow - Scragg's Alley with Shannon Basso Gaule Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning

Duration:00:58:02

Ireland's First Heavyweight Pro Wrestling Champion - Danno O'Mahony

4/2/2022
We were joined by Mob Theatre's Stephen Bradley and John Spillane to talk about the life and times of the great Danno O'Mahony, Ireland's first ever Pro Wrestling Champ! For tickets to our 3-Year-Birthday/100th Episode Special with Donal Fallon click on over to here, and for all our other gigs in Mullingar, Carlow, and Dundalk head this way.

Duration:01:13:08

Live Dublin Show with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning

3/23/2022
We're celebrating our 3rd birthday and 100th episode soon in the Wild Duck, Dublin, with our brilliant guest, Donal Fallon of Three Castles Burning! The show will be on the 19th of May, tickets are €18 (including all booking fees) and you can buy them from here: Wild Duck Show If you can't make the Dublin show you can get tickets to all our other shows below: 7th of April in Mullingar22nd of April in Carlow13th of May in Dundalk

Duration:00:02:46

The Master Prankster of Cork

3/5/2022
For the last proper episode of season 7 Kevin told Jason all about the exploits of Horace de Vere Cole, the master prankster of Cork. We had a class time last night doing our live show in Cork (the audio will be up on the patreon soon) but if you're reading this today, Saturday the 5th of March, come see us both do stand up in the CoCo Comedy Club in Cork tonight! You can get tickets here

Duration:01:16:55

Live Gigs - Cork, Belfast, Dublin, Mullingar

3/1/2022
You can get tickets or all our upcoming shows below: here hereherehere here

Duration:00:01:55

Shite Talk Film Club - Excalibur

2/22/2022
We decided to release the second ever episode of our Film Club for free this week to give you all a taste of what's behind that sweet, sweet Patreon paywall. Joining us for this episode is Entertainment.ie's Movie Editor, Brian Lloyd (@BrianMLloyd) as we head back to 1981 for John Boorman's 'Excalibur' as we try to figure out what the hell was going on in this film. The Film Club's third episode will be behind the Patreon as usual, so if you want to hear us break down 'Leap Year' later...

Duration:01:40:47

The Time Ireland Got Scammed By Stamps

2/14/2022
For this weeks episode Kevin told Jason about the time the people of Ireland got taken for a spin by a stamp salesman We're doing a live show in Sin E, Dublin on the 19th of February (this Saturday) and you can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/260269482027

Duration:01:16:51