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The Green Rebel podcast.

Hosts Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova meet actor Leah Minto (top), currently starring in Dublin Oldsch​ool (2018), which opened last week in Irish cinemas to rapturous acclaim.

​Emily writes:

Leah lived for three years in Norway before returning back to Dublin two years ago. Now she is about to embark on another journey to attend the Oxford School of Drama in Autumn,

During our chat, we ​talk about creativity, acting, ​the Irish ​drink culture, mental health, ​the artistic unsteady and unpredictable work and its more conventional counterpart: the more predictable office ​work​.

Both Leah and her sister Jess, lead singer in the music group Barq have opted for the artistic path. Recorded just before the Pride Parade, we also touch on ​key societal ​issues in Ireland and how their treatment differs immensely to places such as ​​Norway….

The Green Rebel

The Green Rebel podcast.

Hosts Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova meet Tony Kelly,  actor, writer, producer, and comedian.

Emily writes:

A dynamic talent from Waterford in Ireland  Tony has the type of vision, determination, and drive which has resulted in him being asked to work at creative events on Broadway and beyond.

​In this interview, ​we learn about the observations Tony has ​made​ along the way​, from working in ​North ​America to acting, doing stand up comedy​, and being sober for over five years.

Th​e conversation also takes an unreserved deep dive into mental health​ ​of men here in Ireland….

The Green Rebel

The Green Rebel podcast

Hosts Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova speak to original mavericks from the creative industries.

Episode 7; Photographer Abe Neihum (above).

Emily writes:

Abe Neihum is a Libyan living in Ireland since 1996 whose story is fascinating.

Abe discovered his passion for photography during college and would have gone on to pursue it had the Arab Spring not arisen in his native Libya.

Join us to hear how he is slowly finding his way back to photography.

The Green Rebel


The Green Rebel podcast.

Hosts Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova meet comedian Catherine Bohart.

Emily writes:

Catherine is a really funny Irish comedian. The kind of funny whose jokes actually pay the rent (not in the ideal gaff she would necessarily choose to, but still)….

She started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy…

Join us in getting to know Catherine better and hearing about her journey through the London comedy scene, self-doubt, confidence, political stances, writing, mental health, challenging suppositions and coming out to her Dad as bisexual while he revealed he was a priest.

Music by Le Boom.

The Green Rebel

The Green Rebel podcast.

Episode 5.

Hosts ‘our’ Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova meet  Jackie Hennessy (top),  musician , maverick and producer of upcoming documentary Making Waves, telling the story of the Irish music scene.

Emily writes:

Jackie’s love for music goes back to the family kitchen table where she would sing with her dad and brother Shane. Only 26 years old, Jackie has already played in two bands and is currently working on solo music.

Music is so pervasive in Jackie’s life that even when she is not performing or writing music, she is thinking about it. Making Waves, which is still in production, is the latest manifestation of the love for music that Jackie has…

The Green Rebel

The Green Rebel podcast.

Hosts ‘our Emily O’Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova speak to original mavericks from the creative industries.

This week: Ireland-born Hollywood art director Jill Beecher (top).

Emily writes:

Still only 33 and now represented by the William Morris Agency, ​Jill​ Beecher is an Art Director, Production Designer, visual artist and animator from Dublin who has exhibited in Europe, the US, and Australia.

Jill has worked with David Lynch on Twin Peaks and some of his other projects, on Mother! with Jennifer Lawrence, Game Of Thrones, Spotlight and was recognised for her work on The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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