Talking Bollox Podcast
Talking Bollox Podcast
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Two lads from the inner city of Dublin sitting around doing what they do best, talking bollox. Contact us by email: email@example.com
Our biggest ever live show! We packed out the National Stadium for our show on the 28th of June and were joined by our most requested guest ever Willa White who had us all in stitches with his stories, illusionist Keith Barry also appeared and did a few tricks with us and we even got Maverick Sabre to sing us all a few songs!
A Talking Bollox first this week, as we have an episode with just one of the lads. Illness meant Terence wasn't able to make it to Electric Picnic this year, so Calvin called on Willa White to share the stage with him. It wasn't quite the show we had all hoped for, but Willa brought some stories and jokes that lifted the roof off the place.
Calvin has a new theory about the flocks of Spanish students he's been seeing on the bus this past summer, while Terence is too busy getting recognised by bus and Luas drivers to notice - Although it unclear whether this fame is due to the podcast or his shameless disregard for buying tickets. There's also talk of spur of the moment tattoos, surprising ecosystems and survival on coffee alone.
Ali Ryan joined us to talk to us about her huge success as a showbiz journalist, founding Goss.ie at just 23 and her struggles and determination to keep it afloat in the early years. She also opened up about the sex tape filmed without her consent, the blackmail and rumours around it, and the impact it had on her life.
Terence suffers from a bout of sleep paralysis that sends him down a YouTube rabbit hole and has him worried he might be the latest member of the 27 club. Meanwhile, Calvin is reassessing his music playlists in favour of podcasts and choosing who he would bring back from the dead for a headline act at Electric Picnic. There's also an assertion that Howth Head is a harder cycle than the Tour De France and a promise of a big budget guests in the next year...
Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, Eddie Mullins joined us as he moves into a new role where he'll be tackling the issues around the inner city. We chat about the solutions to those issues, including preventative measures and more balanced reporting in the media and online. We also hear about how Dublin, and Mountjoy, has changed over the past 30 years as well as what has stayed the same.
Are there more mullets now than there are skin fades? Yes, according to Terence and Calvin, but what they don't know is whether they're by choice or the result of being unfaithful to your barber. They ponder this, along with questions about going back in time, emigrating and sacrificing your sight for your family. Terence also offers some advice to aspiring runners and while Calvin shares his own fond memories of chasing after a shoplifter. Send your listener questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvin's taste in TV shows is questioned, along with his life philosophy after he is forced to choose between lions and sardines. And Terence tells us why he's getting sick of explaining his 'embarrassing' tattoo. A listener reaches out with some statistics that reignite the 147, 9 darter, hole in 1 debate and the lads discuss recent cases of antisocial behaviour in Dublin, possible solutions and their own run ins with the law. Send your listener questions or comments to email@example.com
Next week's bonus episode comes early after a tooth ache throws off the typical recording schedule but there's still plenty of Talking Bollox with tales of heroic life saving and dramatic plane journeys. Not to mention the listener questions which have Terence contemplating life as a spy and Calvin reminiscing on some of the stranger 'facts' he learned in college. The lads also debate the best quiz show to win and the explore the strange world of Japanese reality TV. Send your listener questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bonus episodes return with big dreams, from a young Calvin’s childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, to Terry Flower’s mission to become a mogul in 12 months, and a blueprint for success for the Talking Bollox business empire. Calvin is still fielding a wave of hate over a tweet, while Terence is wondering what he can make his enemies eat for eternity. They lament the lack of passion shown in sandwich making at times, and remember a story of murder down at the shop, and sketch out plans for the Talking Bollox business empire. Send your listener questions or comments to email@example.com
We return after our break and we've got a few things to talk about - from Terence's discovery that Talking Bollox appears to be huge in Turkey, to some stories from behind the scenes of our recent live shows. And, as promised, there's the big reveal on the complex, secretive story behind the R episodes.
This week we bring you our favourite Talking Bollox moments from the world of sport. We’ve got inspirational stories of recovery, the lessons that come with missing out on huge potential but finding peace, and a chat with the world’s biggest boxing promoter – Eddie Hearn.
Terence is considering a calling from God, but early signs are the priesthood might not be for him. The coffee and strawberry debates (and listener backlash) continue, while Terence has some "facts" about beverage temperatures - and Calvin wants a fact check on those "facts". Terence worries his potted memory of the Rocky films is a sign of a serious and concerning memory issue, while the lads weigh up their go-to films and TV shows. And there's a request for an inter-podcast WWE style tag team match.
After our shows at the National Stadium we decided to go back to the archives and bring you some of our favourite bits from our live shows, going right back to the start. We've put together a mix of moments from when we were joined on stage by Roddy Collins, John Connors, Marc O'Neill, Senator Lynn Ruane, Hughie Maughan, Aoife Moore, James Kavanagh, Ciaran Moran and Enya Martin.
Terence is in a rage against a local festival that has ruined his week, and Calvin has some issues with the gentrification of place names in the inner city. Calvin is left baffled by Terence's bizarrely in depth knowledge of animals who have worked as spies, and a story of a pigeon that is too good to be true. There's some discussion of the recent controversy at RTE - and Terence makes the case for refusing nothing in life but a clatter. The thesaurus fellas make an effort to expand vocabulary, from German shepherds, to red sauce and sofas.
Ahead of two of our biggest ever live shows at the National Stadium we sit down to answer your important questions, like would we rather go on Love Island or Big Brother and which is harder a hole in one, a 147, or a nine darter? And is now the right time to reveal the secret meaning behind the 'R' words?
The true worth of iced coffee threatens to ignite all out war, with CAlvin and Terence firmly at odds. Calvin gives Terence has a revelation about coat hooks in his home, and this leads to him making an admission about a very sentimental bottle of cooking oil. Live show nerves are in the background, but Terence has a new diet of around the clock porridge that is going to see him through.
Friend of the podcast, Roddy Collins joins us once again to entertain with stories of singing down the phone to his book publisher, a holiday home that was once a caravan and awards ceremonies gone wrong. We also suggest a few other career opportunities for him now that his book has been released, including his own podcast or a return to management and he tells us why he has never been happier than he is now.
Terence claims to be the world's greatest player at a very particular and parochial game, Calvin wants to whittle down the list of potential narrators to tell the Talking Bollox story. The lads weigh up which celebrity they would live with for a year, and Terence wants to know if we can talk about Adele. There are death row menus and the highly fluid local rules of switch are discussed.