Five Irish Podcasts To Make Paddy’s Day Perfect

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We’ve long been famed for the gift of the gab, so it’s hardly surprising that Ireland has plenty to shout about when it comes to podcasts. In fact, no matter what you’re into we guarantee there’s a super show from right here at home that’s sure to give your ears some cheer!


So, just in time for St Patrick’s Day, the most recent issue of PLAY Magazine rounded up a handful of the finest productions on the emerald isle, ready for you to download and binge right now. Grab your mobile and get subscribing to your new hometown heroes!



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OK, think about your favourite film. Now, imagine that it’s been completely rewritten, jam-packed with loads of jokes, and performed by a completely unprepared troupe of comedians! Wild, weird and entirely unpredictable, this innovative project is proof positive that the Irish can find humour in anything – from Jaws to The Matrix, nobody is safe!



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There’s scarcely a soul on this island that doesn’t know their way around a good story – so it makes sense that when Danny and Mero invite an array of guests like John Connors and PJ Gallagher in front of the microphone, amazing things happen! From regular contributors to one-off visitors, there’s never a dull moment; it’s like joining your mates for a catch-up!



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Host Jarlath Regan has lived in London for seven years – but not only has he found the perfect way to keep in touch with his roots, he’s shared it with us all, too! Longform interviews are the name of the game, with guests including everyone from Bob Geldof and Gabriel Byrne to Dara O’Briain and Brian O’Driscoll. It’s revealing and riveting – and guaranteed Irish!



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This mega-sized dose of positivity is hosted by Georgie Crawford, who saw a life-changing diagnosis change her perspective on life. Now, talking to inspirational people on a weekly basis, her podcast is perfect for anyone who finds themselves in need of a little pick-me-up – or for those who just fancy a reminder of how awesome life can be!



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If memories of the classroom are enough to make you break out in hives, then fear not; Darach O’Séaghdha will not be teaching an modh coinníollach! Instead, it’s a fascinating look at the history and culture of our mother tongue – and nearly all of it is done through English, just in case you hadn’t studied up before tuning in!


Films more your thing? See what makes Ireland a movie mecca in PLAY Magazine right here!