March Bonus: More great Irish podcasts!
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘐𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩-𝘢𝘥𝘫𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘦. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘶𝘵!
𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗰𝗹𝗼𝗶𝗿: The title is in Irish, but I’m assuming you can figure out the translation. This podcast is pretty niche--all about the complexities and oddities of the Irish language. A fun listen if you like linguistics!
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗨𝘀: Hosts Jane and Roisin are just normal Irish people chatting in unfiltered conversations about regular topics. Some recent topics have included Pet Peeves, FOMO, Mother & Baby Homes, and Growing Up Catholic.
𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: This is another one that is a bit niche-y because it’s stories about Irish music (trad) and the people who play/compose/love it. It’s a bit like going to a trad session and hearing the musician chat about the music in between playing.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗚𝗶𝗯𝗻𝗲𝘆? (reviewed 12/30/20): A renowned Irish swim coach built up his reputation, but it was revealed that he abused many, many children during those years. He fled to America and has been on the run since.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲 (𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝟭/𝟱/𝟮𝟭): Hilarious comedians Allison Spittle (Irish-born) and Fern Brady (not Irish-born, but with an amazing Scottish accent) share their most humiliating stories each week and invite a guest to do the same.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗲𝘀 (reviewed 10/23/19): Heartbreaking story of how Ireland failed its young, pregnant mothers by sending them to places of abuse and horror.
𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗸: I listened a long time ago but didn’t review because it was an Audible exclusive and I had to pay to listen—ugh! But it’s a fantastic true crime pod and was just TODAY made available on all podcast players!