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 investigat...
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.
1 hour 20 mins
2 February Finished
The two boys sit down to take your questions and talk about everything from what they'd put in a Dublin time capsule, to Terence's chances of outwitting and out-running a silverback gorilla in the Ilac Centre, and the one mystery they would love to know the truth behind.
26 January Finished
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.
1 hour 25 mins
19 January Finished
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.
1 hour 7 mins
12 January Finished
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.
1 hour 35 mins
5 January Finished
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.
2 hours 28 mins
29 December 2022 Finished