Six Homegrown Podcasts You Need To Hear

best Irish podcasts

From the mega-shows in the States to niche productions dotted across the four corners of the globe, we love the fact that podcasts know no boundaries – but we’re also pretty chuffed that there’s a host of homegrown heroes flying the flag right here in Ireland!


Indeed, no small amount of them will be assembling for the Dublin Podcast Festival, taking place in the capital over the coming weeks. While imports including My Favourite Murder, The Guilty Feminist and Totally Football Live top the billing, we’ve turned our attention to some of the shows closer to home that might have slipped under your radar – until now. So grab your mobile and subscribe to these super shows and give your ears a treat!



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Ireland’s ultimate endurance broadcasters, this weekly exploration of wacky theories is never lacking in detail; some episodes have been known to run up to seven hours! With a magical mix of comedy and conspiracy, the result never fails to be compelling listening…



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Journalist Naomi O’Leary and lecturer Tim McInerney are your guides for this extraordinary deep-dive into our country – from history to current affairs and culture to conflict. While the hosts call on expert commentary, it’s the depth and breadth of their own expertise that’s most impressive; we promise you’ll learn plenty you never knew here!



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A crash course in everything that everyone else is talking about, Bríd Browne and Fionnuala Jones are the hosts with the most in this podcast delving into loads of things you’ve always wanted to understand – and loads of things you never knew you did! TikTok? Lizzo? WAGatha Christie? You’ll be an expert in no time!



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Comedian Gearoid Farrelly is the main man behind this interview show, which specialises in pinning down guests who have a story that might well be described as, well, fascinating! The real trump card is the knack of picking guests whose spotlight has faded somewhat in recent years – from Daphne and Celeste and Chesney Hawkes to Bosco!



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As rural Ireland as getting stuck in traffic behind a herd of cows, Tipperary duo Johnny B and Johnny Smacks are the GAA-mad, craic-mad, and generally just mad lads behind one of the country’s biggest shows. There’s music, mayhem, and a generous dose of definitively Irish humour – the mix that only these fellas can create!



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Doing exactly what it says on the tin, the mechanics of music in the country are picked apart by Mark G – frontman of King Kong Company, lecturer at WIT, and all-round music whizz. Aimed at those who fancy a better understanding of the lie of the land, it picks the brains of bookers, promoters, publishers, journalists, DJs and whoever else you can think of – it’s one that hits all the right notes!


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