This week we're joined by one of Ireland's most famous sportspeople - World and European champions and Olympic medalist, Mick Conlan.
Mick tells us about what it was like growing up in Belfast, his journey through amateur boxing, the infamous Olympics scandal and his transition to the pro game with his plans for the future. We also talk about the legacy the Troubles left in Mick's hometown, and the work he is doing now to try to combat the scourge of mental health problems there.
Besides all that Calvin and Mick settle the row over who owes who a pizza, and make a bet on Mick beating Calvin's marathon time.
This week we welcome back one of our most memorable interviewees, Glenn 'Sauso' Murray. Glenn talks to us about heartbreak, the reason why he hitch hiked around Ireland to raise awareness for mixing alcohol and drugs with your mental health. He touches on ADHD & OCD+ in detail and everything he’s done since he appeared on episode 9 at the start of the year.
1 hour 56 mins
23 September Finished
Wayne Hart is a reformed criminal. We talked to him about his life of crime, he reflects on how the sexual abuse he suffered as a child led to him turning from the victim to the monster, and the pain he caused people during those years. Wayne has spent 17 years in prison but is now dedicating his life to preventing people following in his footsteps. We had Wayne on as part of the @get_themessage_out campaign. This campaign aims to help young people avoid going down the wrong road in life. This is a powerful one and an inspirational story, and a lesson that anybody can turn their life around!
1 hour 46 mins
16 September Finished
After a few weeks of guests we go back to the two boys. This week we touch on some personal topics in regards to traits associated with ADHD and how this impacts day to day life for Terence, and we also give an insight into the thought process of what goes into an episode of Talking Bollox. We go into detail of the school system and the drain it can have on families, and the two boys talk about their very different lives in education. Calvin takes us through his experience in preparing for and running a marathon and Calvin tests Terence’s claim he can name any capital city anywhere in the world.
1 hour 2 mins
2 September Finished
This is a powerful episode. Brian went from being at death's door to turning his life around after battling addiction to heroin and other drugs for over 20 years, to now being a published author and studying for his PhD. He tells us about his lowest points and the self destruction of addiction and tells us how anyone in that situation can turn their life around.
1 hour 38 mins
26 August Finished
In this episode Emmet talks to us about his journey to becoming an Olympian, he tells us about suffering with depression, to backing himself, getting credit union loans to pursue his Olympic dream and all the set backs that came with the journey. He gives us an insight into the Olympic village also. Emmet's story is inspirational, he’s one of our own from Dublin's north inner city and he’s an absolute gent. We’re excited to see what the future holds!
1 hour 44 mins
19 August Finished