A podcast for people who feel that they’re chancing their arm at life, when everyone around them has it all figured out. If you’re the person sending Wagatha Christy memes to your Whatsapp group and getting baby pictures in return – then pay attention.
Put on your glad rags stun huns! This is Chancers Season One Wrap Episode. All good things must come to an end, this wrap episode, Anna and Paddy reveal what they have learned from our experts, reflecting on their all time favourite episodes and as always a window into their wild and wonderful thoughts. Stay Stunning x
Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with Paddy and Anna as they discover the importance of a positive outlook on life. Having a positive attitude means being optimistic about situations, interactions, and yourself. People with positive attitudes remain hopeful and see the best even in difficult situations. Our Expert of the week is not only the King of Positivity but The King Of Chemo, Iain Ward a true inspiration to the word Positivity, flipped the script on his terminal Brain Cancer diagnosis and is using it against itself to raise the most money ever for running a marathon. He is not going to stop until he breaks the record which can be helped by gaining an even bigger following. Follow @thekingofchemo on all social media platforms.
Our Chancers graced the “Ah Hear Now” stage at Electric Picnic 2022 with their first ever cheeky Live show! Talking all things Festivals in your 30s Vs your 20s! Anna and Paddy have a sneaky shift, some dirty talk and Anna removes her bra to free’s the Nip! Our Take a Chance cards challenge our Chancers and audience with a chug challenge, celebrities we would like to get frisky with and very questionable organism faces. Our Chancer of the week was dominated by our audience, from losing jobs to failing the leaving cert our Chancers Goodie went to the best story.
As our Chancers chat over a cocktail they are festival ready for their first ever Live Podcast at the "Ah Hear Now" Stage at Electric Picnic 2022. Join the Chancer Tribe from 6.15pm this Saturday as we talk all things Festival Flirting and F#*king in your 30s! A show packed full of Chancer Cards, Slut dropping and much More!
Ever heard the term “It’s not you. It’s me?” Have you taken a chance on a relationship that didn’t work out? This weeks topic is something most of us have experienced, Break Ups. This week our Chancers share their Breakup stories and their experiences with past relationships. Anna and Paddy break down their Break Ups, why it didn’t work out, how long did it take to get over someone and tips to get over that someone. This week our Expert of the week is one that we all turn too. Dr. Google. When we are in a vulnerable place, need answers frantically we tend to turn to search the internet for answers and advice.
Have a tattoo in mind? Will it be painful? Will I regret it? This week our Chancers spill the ink on their tattoo stories. Anna found an excuse to show off her ass by getting “Your Name” on her behind to Paddy’s Henna Tramp stamp. Producer Tara joins in on this episode to share her questionable tattoos and tattoo removal. We get top advice from our expert of the Week Matthew Larkin, Tattoo artist at Legendary Tattoo Studio who has seen and done it all. From meaningful firsts to aging gracefully with your ink, Matt shares the sorest places to get tattooed to tattooing his Mam!
This week our Chancers are talking all things the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! This one is all about Anna! Immersed in the festival she spills the tea on her show “I See Deadly People”, the extent that she has gone to get bums on seats and the cost of being a performing at Fringe. With top tips and tricks ahead of Chancers live Podcast performance at this years Electric Picnic at the "Ah Now Here stage", our Expert of the week is Brian Gallagher, who is also attending Fringe, a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, podcast producer, corporate trainer, workshop facilitator & public speaker.
Do you have a tolerance for risk taking? Is Curiosity your middle name? Did you know there is a gene related to those with a thirst for travel and adventure? Well it is none other than the "wanderlust" gene. This week our Chancers escape into the topic of travel, solo travel and adventure. Our expert this week is Harry McNulty “SaltyNuts” a professional explorer who considers himself like Dora The Explorer but way more Badass. He shares his top tips on budgeting, solo travelling and travelling essentials whilst giving some must see destinations.
Does a wedding invite give you the shivers? Hole in your pocket and a hangover that lasts a lifetime? Or, do you Love, Love and will be first in line to congratulate the love birds? Our Loving Chancers unwrap the cost of weddings, being single at a wedding, presents and is there a right time to get hitched? Anna loves tradition, wanting to take on her future husbands last name and maybe it might be an idea to bring back those days where arranged marriages took away the pressure. Meanwhile, Paddy is manifesting walking down the aisle, with doves, confetti with a flowing white gown and veil. Our Expert this week is an award-winning businesswoman with a reputation for excellence, Sharon McMeel is in demand as a speaker at wedding and business conferences, and as a consultant for venues and hotels. She is also the only wedding planner in Ireland certified by the Gay Wedding Institute in America. Sharon features frequently on local and national Irish radio stations including 2FM, was part of the Bride Guide Series which ran on Ireland AM on TV3 and is a regular contributor both in print and online.
“You could live in my world but sometimes I can’t live in yours.” Paddy Smith This week our Chancers talk about the importance of disability access, the fact that People think about diversity and inclusion, but really you need to make people feel like they belong. Anna and Paddy delve into the conversation of what it’s like from both perspectives from being disabled as a friend, partner and family member to access in businesses whilst tackling some of the horror stories that were shared with Paddy through social media. Our Expert of the week is the most fashionable, enthusiastic, gloriously handsome advocate for Disability access. Not only are we highlighting awareness to the flip the script we have also flipped to script this week and with our very own Paddy Smith as our expert, who better to continue the conversation than someone living this reality. Speaking openly, Paddy highlights that his whole identity is not around wanting to be helped, not wanting to be made feel disabled on a date and tips to level the playing field. Our chancers encourage us to be curious and be self-aware of your surroundings.
Let's Talk about Sex. No...Like let's really talk about Sex. No “Holes” Barred, (Get your mind out of the gutter) Meaning our Chancers have an unfiltered, unapologetic, sexy conversation that will blow your mind…with tools to navigate potentially blowing something else. Paddy talks about polyamorous relationships, losing his virginity on a bench near Connolly station and purchasing his first Butt Plug. Anna refreshingly talks about women and masturbation, sex toys and her favourite position, which does not include “The grated Carrot”. The Walk of Shame? No such thing. Our expert this week is Jenny Keane a professionally trained, trauma certified, holistic Sex educator and Tantra yoga teacher. On a mission to ignite a sexual revolution in Ireland, Jenny is a crusader for self-love through self-exploration and pleasure. Giving our Chancers top tip’s on exploring your own body for personal pleasure, being able to learn the language of sex using tools such as audio porn and communicating correctly to suit your needs. Strap yourselves in (or on) this is our longest episode yet!
Are you feeling a lack of motivation? Scared to walk into the gym for the first time? This week our Chancers talk about how the fitness industry has evolved. From Fitness and Diet trends, Ab belts and the infamous Mr. Motivator. Paddy gives away his top calorie burner, having arms of steal and paying for two memberships without stepping foot inside. Anna can't be dealing with instructors shouting and how some gym goers just can't resist the urge to give unwanted advice. Expert Aimee Louise O'Sullivan, Personal Trainer and owner of Bayside Fitness talks all about the perks of a gym community and the importance of finding a health and fitness journey that is fun!
Do you take a chance with your style? Are you a basic beauty or a stand out stun hun? Trend setter or follower? In this weeks episode, our Chancers bare all from fake tan mishaps to buying your first thong, our Chancers spill the tea on their fashion evolution stories! This week, we not only have one expert but two! Liz Dwyer, Co-Founder and Director of Future Beauty and former Beauty Editor at Image Magazine and Helen McAllinden, one of Irelands biggest International fashion names with 21 years in business. Her ranges can be found in Arnotts and House of Fraser. These ladies know their fashion, giving top tips on what pieces you need in your wardrobe to sustainable fashion.
Love Island, a finishing school for Influencers? This week our Chancers reveal the reality of sharing everything and how being transparent can be for the common good which is undeniably relatable however what is the reality of reality TV? Questions that roam around our minds while sitting down to watch our choice of show are answered. Is Reality TV casting just a cut and paste? Is it conflict dressed up in the form of Reality TV? We live in a time that authenticity is baring all, being vulnerable online and on TV, is it dangerous being in a public space forever more? Paddy feels seen when our expert Pandora Sykes journalist and broadcaster talks about how people can burn bright but may fly too close to the sun, the people who would be best suited for reality shows and the seductive manner that oozes from the fame connected to reality TV. Find out the best and most ethical ingredients for the perfect reality TV show, you heard it here first!
In this weeks episode Anna and Paddy delve deep into their Ayahuasca experiences, baring all from naked people to finding your tribe. They both reflect on their experience at the Retreat, from purging to yawning uncontrollably, this episode unravels our Chancers deepest darkest thoughts. Psychedelic's are not for everyone which Anna and Paddy speak openly about with our Expert of the week, Dr. Paul Liknaitzky, PhD Head, the Clinical Psychedelic Research Lab Monash in more detail regarding mental and physical health issues. The benefits the negatives and the research that is done and is underway.
This week Anna and Paddy tackle the topic of Sport, from their own experiences on and off the field, their aspirations and dreams of being Sports stars and Paddy's up and coming team the "Disabled Wanderer's" Vs Annas "Raving Ramblers". From Jack B. Yeats winning at the Olympics for painting to Pamela Anderson getting discovered on a Kiss Cam, our Chancers are joined by expert Ger Gilroy from OTB Sports revealing all the insights on meaningful Irish Sport, Womens Sport and the most bizarre Sports. Could Cheese Rolling be your thing?
Fertility - it's a hot topic for a lot of people in their 30s and let's face it an emotive one too. In this episode Anna and Paddy chat about their own feelings on the subject, share insights and polls from their audience and bring their usual craic to proceedings. To help them get to grips with the topic, they're joined by Caitriona McPartlin, CEO of ReproMed who offers some wisdom and experience to our Chancers.
Paddy and Anna ponder whether Disney has ruined their expectations of love but find themselves questioning whether the expectations it gave them about themselves that is really the problem. To tackle the issue in more detail, they're joined by Paul and Erika of the That Aged Well podcast. Together they hilariously pick apart issues of gender bias, racism and lack of representation in their much-loved childhood favourites.
Paddy's all set with his city penthouse but Anna's starting to worry about getting on the property ladder. To really reinforce the cold hard reality of lending terms for comedians and reality TV stars, they're joined by Darragh Nolan of askpaul.com who shares some sage advice for our Chancers. Can he wean Paddy off his tapping addiction?