If you are a sports fan or indeed a fan of Today FM and Newstalk radio, you will instantly recognise the voice of my special guest this week, the great John Duggan. John and I have worked together for over 20 years and in that time he has been one of the most unique, consistent, and recognisable sports broadcasters on air – and he has also been central to the evolution of Off The Ball from a Newstalk Radio show into Ireland’s leading multi-platform sports media brand.
Whenever myself and John get together for a coffee or a pint, we generally start chatting about sport, but very quickly find ourselves getting deep about so many other things like US politics, media, life, and beyond! And t...
If you,like me, are a fan of The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM, then you will probably be very familiar with my special guest on this episode, the ever-fascinating Cal Thomas. Cal, along with journalist Marion McKeown, has a weekly slot on Matt’s show, where they debate the big stories and issues happening in the US – Marion generally leans liberally, Cal leans conservatively, and them sometimes they meet somewhere in the middle. It is always a great listen. Marion was a guest on this podcast a few months ago, so this week its Cal’s turn. He’s one of America’s best known and ‘longest-serving’ journalists – a former Fox news host, his columns are syndicated all over the US print media, and he has penned several best-selling books. He’s eloquent, intelligent, and he always has an opinion. COMEDY: All the talk is about fuel prices at the moment – there’s even talk now about fuel rationing – David McWilliams and Blindboy are talking about it on their podcasts.. Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 June Finished
If there’s such a thing as a ‘celebrity’ politician then Richard Boyd Barrett would surely make the cut. A very familiar face and voice on TV and radio, Richard is eloquent and outspoken, goes against the grain when it comes to the Dail dress code, and he’s mates with one of the world’s top supermodels Bella Hadid. Well, he doesn’t actually know her, but she does follow him on Instagram and has been sharing a few of his posts recently. More on that, and loads more, in the interview. Check it out. COMEDY: What about President Michael D Higgins’ housing speech this week? It has caused quite the stir – we got exclusive access to his voicemails, and he has been getting a lot of calls since making that speech.. Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 June Finished
She’s fresh off the Dancing with the Stars dance floor, winner’s trophy in hand, and she has also just been unveiled as the new coach on Irish Fittest family - Nina Carberry is a seriously busy lady right now. So I was both surprised and delighted when she accepted our invitation to join me for a chat on The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. Nina has had a stellar career as a jockey, and it is very much in her DNA having been born into a famous racing family and then marrying into another! We talk all about her deep love of horses and the sport, her experience on DWTS, her competitive and extremely hard-working nature, and tonnes more! COMEDY So EVERYONE is talking about this GAA catfish story by The 2 Johnnies. You know the one about the girl who created several different fake social media profiles in order to lure in several GAA players and others, including Johnny B of The 2Johnnies. It is fascinating stuff. They talk all about on their 2 Johnnies podcast. But loads of other podcasters have been talking about it too, including Eamon Dunphy on The Stand. Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10 June Finished
Muireann O’Connell is an incredibly sharp, witty, and well-read person who always has something interesting to say and a great story to tell, and that’s why she makes for the perfect Mario Rosenstock podcast guest. We used to work together in Today FM before Muireann took up a full time role in Virgin Media, and she currently presents Ireland AM with Tommy Bowe and Alan Hughes. We chat about TV vs Radio, insomnia, true crime podcasts, if women are safe on the streets of Ireland, and a recent hilarious moment on Ireland AM involving Daniel O’Donnell on zoom and Majella on the bed. Muireann also gets a few callers, including Ronan O’Gara, wee Daniel, George Hook, and Roy Keane. COMEDY This week, its all about those crazy queues and delays at Dublin airport – have you been affected yourself? Are you heading off this weekend? Well Ryanair never misses a trick, and they have come up with a very ‘interesting’ offering for passengers that don’t want to be stuck waiting at the airport for hours. We’ve got our hands on the ad, check it out.. Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 June Finished
In case you missed it... this is a fascinating insight into the mind of ROG - his mindset, his ambitions, and what makes him cry. First released in March 2021 - but with the week thats in it, a very interesting listen-back. ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES Midway through my interview with ROG there was a pitch invasion. Not the kind either he and I are used to – the kind where a bunch of kids storm the room and demand that I start to do impressions of their father. It was the best kind of interruption to any interview I’ve ever done, have a listen. Pitch invasions aside, ROG did NOT hold back in this chat. From his home in France, he’s unimpressed with how the Irish authorities are approaching lockdowns; he pulled me up on a few of my impressions and my thoughts his Rugby career; and he was incredibly open about how much the mood in the La Rochelle camp needs to improve. But he also shared some touching stories about how he cried watching Rachel Blackmore’s post-win Cheltenham interview; his deep, unwavering love of Cork; and, most importantly, how he well I’m ageing. So basically I’m a seriously HOT 50-yr old (my words not his). Also, in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we’re bringing you some brand new comedy. In a week where mandatory quarantines have dominated the news agenda, I check out what some of my favourite podcasters are saying about it – Tommy and Hector, Blindboy, and David Mcwilliams – and eavesdrop on some not-for-air editorial discussions. Enjoy – and drop me a line any time on the details below Cheers! Mario Twitter: @GiftGrubMario Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ Insta: Working on it!!! Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 May Finished
With all of the crazy things that have been happening in the world over the last few years (Brexit, Covid, war, inflation...), who better to ask what this means for you and I and our wallets than the expert economist who can break it all down in the simplest of terms, replete with catchy metaphors and analogies, and laser sharp soundbites. David McWilliams and I met in studio the other day and recorded a conversation that not only picked through the weighty issues of our time like housing, inflation, social inequality and David’s expert opinion on those and more; but David also shared some great stories from his time at the Davos Economic Forum, he revealed why he fell in love with economics all those years ago, and he takes a few calls from the like of Leo Varadkar, Eddie Hobbs and even Blindboy Boatcub! We have a lot of laughs too. And once you’ve had a listen, make sure to check out the line-up for the Dalkey Book Festival which is organised by David and his wife Sian Smyth - https://www.dalkeybookfestival.org/programme-2022/ COMEDY We look across the pond to the gift that keeps on giving – Boris Johnson. So it turns out that he WAS at that Downing Street party after all. You know, the one in the middle of those Covid restrictions, that HIS government introduced! But, as you might expect, this doesn’t change a thing in his view, nothing to see here, no reason to step down, its onwards and upwards …As usual, my fellow podcasters have their own unique take on this story – Nicola Tallant and Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 May Finished