Ciaran is a singer/songwriter from Dublin's north inner city and a man whose music speaks about where he, and we, came from. He joined us to talk about life growing up in the area, his musical inspirations, what inspires him to make his music, and he has a very questionable zinger.
There was plenty more in this episode too, including the biggest viral moment of the week - Terence's very public, and very embarrassing, fall. But as we learned, it isn't an isolated incident.
One of Ireland's greatest songwriters and one of Dublin's finest ambassadors joins us this week. Damo talks to us about everything from growing up in Donaghmede to making his break into music, his outlook and philosophy on life, his legendary gigs and cult following - and he has a zinger that leaves the lads completely stumped. And, of course, Damo plays a few tunes for us - and he nearly takes the roof off the place.
2 hours 1 min
22 September Finished
The two lads sit down for a catch up and to take questions from listeners. We cover everything from why the Garth Brooks gigs have Terence living in a state of fear, the potential to run away forever to Sweden, our dream superhero powers, and what advice we would give to our 15-year-old selves. Plus there is some quiet reflection on addiction and recovery, as a big month passes.
1 hour 27 mins
15 September Finished
John is one of Ireland's most famous actors and he's never been scared of voicing his opinion, which has often led to controversy. He came in to chat with us and for the first ever he talks about it all - from politics to cancel culture, to suicide, career success and personal breakdowns - and how acting saved his life more than once. Above all though this one was a great laugh, and we made sure to ask what it was like to kill Nidge.
2 hours 20 mins
8 September Finished
Shauna Bannon is one of the lading faces of Irish MMA and her personal story is one of incredible determination in pursuing excellence, as she aims to reach the MMA by the age of 30. She joined us to talk through her journey to mixed martial arts, through a career in kickboxing that started age 3 and ended up with world titles. And to go with it all that she talked to us about what it's like chasing that dream while being a single mother, and handling the tough training schedule with raising her son.
1 hour 5 mins
1 September Finished
We make Talking Bollox history this week, as we have the first ever guest hattrick, with Willa White making his third appearance. To mark the occasion we covered everything from Goldilocks going over bank counters for porridge, the greatest Dublin slang, Terence and Calvin's supernatural encounters, and Willa's choice for an alternative to a guide cat.
1 hour 26 mins
25 August Finished
The Miami Showband Massacre is one of the most infamous atrocities of The Troubles. In the early hours of the morning The MiamI Showband - then one of Ireland's most famous groups - were stopped at what appeared to be a military checkpoint in County Down. It was in fact an ambush, planned as an attempt to frame the band as terrorists. Three of the band members were killed in the attack. Stephen Travers was one of the survivors of the attack and was left fighting for his life in the aftermath. Since then he has campaigned for the truth behind the attack, and also to help other victims of The Troubles unravel the dark cloud of secrets that hangs to this day. Despite the subject, ultimately this is a conversation full of hope and happiness. Stephen is an inspiring man and it was a pleasure to have him tell us his story.
1 hour 41 mins
18 August Finished