This week I’m joined again by one of my favourite guests, Larissa Nolan. Informed, opinionated, and fascinating on so many issues, last week Larissa and I had a fascinating discussion about the housing crisis, this week we talk about the current state of journalism and why it needs a major shot in the arm. Journalism is such an critical, central part of our daily lives, our society and how it runs, but Larissa believes it is in crisis and urgently needs to be saved – we talk about why, and, most importantly, how.
We went rooting through the archives again this week and dug out more of our favourite comedy sketches. I have great fun doing impressions of some of my favourite podcaste...
True story: as Ultimate Hell Week chief instructor, Ray Goggins, was climbing the stairs up to the studio for our chat, he was scoping out all of the entry and exit points, and working out the fastest escape route from the building if he were to need one. Thankfully he didn’t need to make a quick escape, but as he explains, you can take the man out of the Rangers, but you can’t take the Rangers out of the man. Ray served in the Irish Army for 26 years, including 17 years in the Army Ranger Wing as an operator and leader in a Tier 1 Special Operations Unit – he has been in incredibly dangerous situations, seen awful sights, and learned so much about himself and others along the way. He shares so many great stories in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, and he even gets a few interesting callers, including fellow Cork man Roy Keane, Christy Moore, Ray Darcy, and even Francis Brennan! Ultimate Hell Week: The Professionals – RTE 1 https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/1244359-ultimate-hell-week-the-professionals/ Ray’s training and development company https://coreskilltraining.org/ Ray’s book: Ranger 22 – Lessons from the front https://www.gillbooks.ie/biography/biography/ranger-22 COMEDY: The Ploughing Championships are finally back! There’s a great buzz about it all and some of my podcast friends have grabbed their mics and headed on down to Ratheniska to record their shows live from the event, including Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, and Crime World’s Nicola Tallant. 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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I just love getting a great recommendation for a podcast guest that really, really works out. When The Two Norries joined me for a chat a few months ago, they told me that I should really interview this guy called Willa White , an actor and a comedian. I had heard of Willa before but didn’t know too much about him - so we checked him out , and my goodness does this man have an incredible story to tell - from an abusive childhood to drug abuse and how his road to recovery led him to find comedy and acting (in roles including Love/Hate and The Savage Eye). In a humbling and honest conversation, Willa opens up about his upbringing, escapism, jail time, performance and forgiveness.Between laughs and tears, this is one story that you won't want to miss. COMEDY: It's an exciting week for us here at the Mario Rosenstock Podcast as we’re up for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Irish Podcast Awards! Of course, loads of my podcasting colleagues have been shortlisted too in their own categories – lets tune into Blindboy, who has his eye on Bressie, and David McWilliams, who’s planning a mad night out. 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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I love a good conspiracy theory. But even more, I love to hear them stripped down, analysed, and debunked. On this episode of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Ireland’s best known environmental journalist and campaigner, John Gibbons, joins me to look at some of the most prevalent and popular ‘myths’ about climate change, and prove them wrong. John is very passionate about this subject and he’s not afraid to tell it like it is and ruffle a few feathers here and there, and he does so in very plain, accessible English - which isn’t always the case when it comes to the topic of climate change. Have a listen and if you don’t agree with something or would like to have your say on the topic, drop me a line to [email protected] COMEDY: The ‘hot’ topic of the week has been spiralling energy costs and how we’re going to go about reducing our consumption of energy. I hit the streets during the week to ask people how they plan to cut energy use, and I bumped into some familiar faces... 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 LINKS TO SOME OF THE RESEARCH JOHN REFERENCES https://leadthechange.bard.edu/blog/5-myths-about-the-environment-that-explain-the-need-for-environmental-educators https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-climate-change/2018/11/30/9fba233a-f428-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero-stories/6-myths-about-climate-change-busted https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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We got an incredible reaction to this episode so we thought it only fair to pop it up to the top of the page! Marion - one half of Cal and Marion's US Slot on Matt Cooper's Last Word - is a legend in the world of journalism, in particular her coverage of US politics and culture. If you didn't hear this the first time around I hope you enjoy it - and if you did, enjoy it again! Original show notes: Marion McKeone is in a league of her own when it comes to reporting the big stories from the States. Marion is US Correspondent at the Business Post, has a weekly slot along with Cal Thomas on Matt Cooper’s Last Word on Today FM, and appears regularly on RTE, BBC, NPR and many more stations. And boy has she lived an interesting life – she has worked on the front lines in war torn countries, travelled around every corner of the US and seen some pretty disturbing sights, and spent time with some of Donald Trump’s most extremist supporters. Marion shares some of her most interesting experiences here in this episode. COMEDY Are you giving dry January a go? Joanne McNally is, and its not going well. Also, David McWilliams talks about the economic implications of raising the price of alcohol, or at least that’s the plan… Enjoy! Mario https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Did you know that there are around 2million single people in Ireland? In a country of five million, that’s a pretty big number compared to most other countries around the world. So what is it about us Irish that has these numbers so high, and what can we do about it? Feargal Harrington runs a well-known matchmaking company called Intro matchmaking where he and his team help people to meet their perfect partner. Feargal has seen it all, heard it all, and he tells me all the stories and shares all the advice on this episode of the Mario Rosenstock podcast. 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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On the centenary of the Big Fellow’s death, I thought you might like another (or a first) chance to hear a fascinating conversation between myself and ‘historical entertainer’ Paddy Cullivan. Paddy is currently performing his show ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ to sold-out venues around Ireland – check out https://www.paddycullivan.com/ for info. Enjoy! Original show notes: As well as being the front man of the Camembert Quartet (Late Late Show house band), Paddy Cullivan is an ‘historical entertainer’. What is that, you might ask? Well, he cleverly brings together all of the things he loves - history, music, comedy and the visual arts – and combines them into stage shows where he takes big historical stories and makes them accessible and entertaining, while also challenging the ‘accepted narratives’ of these pieces of history. His latest show focuses on the murder of Michael Collins at Beal na Blath – if you’re an Irish history buff you’re going to love (or hate!) hearing all about that, but we also get deep into other fascinating areas like conspiracy theories, 9/11, JFK’s assassination, and why, as someone who knows so much about history, he is a deeply cynical about how the Ukraine War is being handled politically. Its deep stuff, but as ever on this podcast, full of great craic. COMEDY We’re just over one year into The Mario Rosenstock podcast now and every week we have brought you a brand new and exclusive comedy sketch. So we thought it was a nice time to go back over some of our very first comedy sketches and pick one our favourites to play you again. The one we have picked for you this week was inspired by a twitter moment that became very famous during one of the last lockdowns. Do you remember when Tony Holohan was out and about in Dublin city in his car one sunny evening and he got an awful shock when he saw large crowds gathering, having what he described as ‘a major open air party’? He was shocked and appalled what he witnessed and he sent out a very angry tweet to that effect. It got us thinking about what that kind of, lets say ‘paternal’ approach, might lead to in the future… 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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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