A podcast hosted by Matt Cooper featuring intimate, in-depth and insightful interviews with guests from across the worlds of entertainment, business, sports, politics and more. Audiences are long familiar with Matt’s skill as an interviewer through his radio and TV work. Now for the first time, his podcast offers him (and his guests) the opportunity to chat more personally than we’ve heard before. It’s a Matt Cooper interview, magnified.
In this edition Matt is joined by Ireland's AI Ambassador, Patricia Scanlon. Patricia is a technologist and businesswoman who built up her company Soapbox Labs to become a world leader in speech based artificial intelligence which helps children learn to read. Here she speaks about the potential for AI, the need for regulation and where Ireland sits in its development.
30 November Finished
In this edition Matt is Joined by Jacqueline O'Donovan, who at just 19 became Managing Director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal and built the business up from revenues of £175,000 to £20 million last year. Still the company CEO, she last year sold the business to a major Nordic buyer, Sortera. She talks about the challenges of her business career, her home from home in West Cork and mentoring other women in business.
22 November Finished
Vicki O'Toole found herself taking over Ireland's oldest packaging company in the most difficult circumstances. Under her leadership it thrived and ultimately she sold the business. In this edition of Magnified she talks about how she started in the business, juggled it with family life and how she dealt with the tragic loss of her husband.
1 September Finished
On this the first episode of a new series Matt magnifies the career of the man largely responsible for bringing major College American Football games to Ireland, while also running one of the country's best known restaurants.
18 August Finished
In this episode Matt Cooper is joined at his kitchen table by former IDA Ireland C.E.O and now Grant Thornton Partner Martin Shanahan to discuss his career, foreign direct investment in Ireland and where investment in Ireland will come from in the future.
18 April Finished