Talking Bollox Podcast
Talking Bollox Podcast
About Talking Bollox Podcast
Two lads from the inner city of Dublin sitting around doing what they do best, talking bollox.
We welcome comedian Neil Delamere back to the pod this week and he's brought along his own podcast co-host, Dave Moore, of Today FM, to give us a general knowledge workout. We talked about everything from Mastermind specialist subjects, to collecting runners, the baffling number of molecules in a glass of water, swimming with sharks, and even a quickfire quiz.
This week, the lads sit down together to catch up and run through some of your questions. They offer up their opinions on everything from crows and water slides to rugby fans and the middle class and debate how much money they would need to send their mams to jail for a year. Calvin also shares some advice for new dads and ruins Terence's dream of becoming a father to twins.
Eve is a stalking victim, who has used her personal experience to campaign for the introduction of laws against stalking in Ireland. She was followed relentlessly from first thing in the morning to last thing at night by a man with a fixation on her. He was eventually jailed for breaking into her home and attacking her housemate with a hammer and was released earlier this month. Eve told us about her experience and her ongoing fight for dedicated laws against stalking in Ireland to protect those going through similar situations. If you have been impacted by any of the topics discussed in this week's episode, you can contact Women's Aid: National 24hr Helpline: 1800 341 900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @Womens_Aid
Darren is a youth worker who has worked in Dublin's inner city for many years, including with Terence as a young man. Darren told us about growing up in Ballymun and how that environment gave him the tools to help young people later in life. He spoke to us about the seismic changes youth workers can quietly do to turn around the lives of people that others might have given up on, why the greatest successes aren't the loudest ones in life, and he also has some cracking stories for us.
This week we talked to one of the biggest names in men's fashion, the one and only Tommy Mallet. We talk about everything from his childhood in London, the earliest days of Mallet clothing, Tommy's new view on life since receiving a diagnosis for ADD, and his Pearse Street roots (and his ma's coddle).
The lads take your questions and try to help out with your requests for advice, and this week there are some strange, disturbing and hilarious submissions from listeners. Everything from bomb disposal on a push bike, to managing Valentine's disasters, to how to unravel the mystery of a suspiciously locked room in a rented house. And to go with that, Terence has found his old school journal, and it offers a glimpse into the chaotic world of teenage Terry.
Ray Lane is a veteran bomb disposal expert from Dublin. His career began by working to defuse IRA bombs and trying to outsmart and track down the bombers, some of whom he got to know personally. When the NATO forces in Afghanistan were facing a daily onslaught of Taliban bombs, it was Ray who they sent for, as his experience from Ireland gave him an insight unlike anyone else. He also worked as a diplomat in Bosnia during the civil war there, and witnessed horrific acts committed by people against their own neighbours. The horrors of that war left a deep, permanent mark on him and he would later go on testify about what he saw in war crimes trials. Ray has led an incredible life and he spoke to us about all of it, including why he loved his work and what it takes to be the person who walks towards a 1000kg bomb - and why Hollywood movies can never truly show the craft of defusing a bomb.
Conor Moore, AKA Conor Sketches, has achieved global fame and success with his comedy and impressions. He tells us the incredible story of how he went from making a video about his local GAA club, just for his close friends, to working with superstars like Tiger Woods and Jose Mourinho - and even having Justin Timberlake steal his punchlines.
Sharon is a psychologist who has been working on mental health, addiction and trauma throughout her career. She spoke to us about her work, about 'social capital' and how it impacts all of our lives, and why no matter how hard someone works the likelihood is that without social capital you can't beat the system.
Aoife Moore is a journalist covering Irish politics. She was a guest at our last live show and since then we've been hounded by requests to get her on for a full episode. We talked about everything from how the murder of her uncle on Bloody Sunday inspired Aoife to want to be a journalist, the online abuse she has faced, what it's like covering Irish politics, the protests around refugee centres, the prospects for a united Ireland, and how trauma rooted in The Troubles lives on today.
This one goes as you might expect - a bit of everything and all over the place in the best way possible. We talk a little about men and their health (and why old habits die hard), Jason's heart troubles, Terence's mystery lump, UFOs, the speed of sound, and why it's never a good idea to start a fight with a celebrity.
Roddy Collins, Aoife Moore and James Kavanagh were our guests for talking Bollox Live at Vicar Street on the 19th of November... and this might be our favourite live show so far. There was an incredible atmosphere in the crowd that night and the guests gave us big laughs and powerful conversations.
We take a moment this week to sit down and look back on some of our favourite moments and guests from the past 12 months. It has been an incredible year for Talking Bollox and we wanted to take a bit of time to thank the listeners and give you some insight into the biggest moments of the year, and give you a few stories from behind the scenes. We've got music, comedy and incredible personal stories in this episode.
It's a Talking Bollox Christmas special this week, with the two lads sitting down to talk about their Christmas traditions and a few other things that come to mind over the festive season. Plus there's plenty of questions from listeners answered, and Terence reveals his newfound dream to become a star of the big screen.
Kenneth was once stuck in the trap of a vicious cycle of drug addiction and crime, which stemmed from trauma in his early years. It was the birth of his daughter that motivated him to change his life, and since then he has gone on an incredible road to recovery ad redemption and now dedicates himself to helping others. This episode brings us back to our roots and it was an inspiring story to hear.
This week the 2 lads are joined by 2 of the biggest DJs not only in Dublin but in Ireland, Belters Only. They chat about how they came together and found the incredible success they've had, how dark periods left them stronger and better able to handle the pitfalls of the music industry, and why timing is everything in life.
Charles Self, an RTE set designer, was brutally murdered in his own home on an icy night in January 1982. 40 years later the case remains clouded in mystery. The investigation that followed saw 1500 gay men interviewed around Dublin, with many feeling the gardai used the investigation as cover to carry out a witch hunt against the gay community, at a time when homosexual acts were outlawed in Ireland. The murder happened in a very different Ireland to today's society - gay people were hunted by vicious gangs and got little protection from the police or courts, who more than once allowed killers to walk free because their victims were gay. We're joined by Frank Greaney, who has investigated the Charles Self case in his new podcast 'Inside the Crime', and Bill Foley, a gay rights activist who tells us about the hate and danger the LGBT community faced in the Ireland of the 1980s.
It's our 100th episode so we're having a bit of party. Dublin rappers Versatile - Casper Walsh and Eskimo Supreme - join us for their first ever in-depth interview. They tell their story for the first time, from breaking new ground in Irish music with the incredible heights of their 3 Arena show, to dark days when they faced calls for their cancellation amid allegations of racism and misogyny. And of course we couldn't have our 100th episode without the legend that is Willa White. He drops in and adds to the chaos the way only he can.
Maverick Sabre is one of the most talented and successful Irish artists of recent years and he joins the lads to talk about his rise in the music industry, struggling with identity between his Irish and English roots, and how sage advice and making the right moves at the right times helped him avoid potential pitfalls on the road to fame.
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