An enthusiastic collector of old photographs Cormac has also written a book called True Dublin where he uses photographs, postcards, and other rare documents to give a glimpse into life in Dublin at the end of the 19th century. Above he discusses the stories behind his music and why he decided to return to gigging.
On ‘Devil worshipers, Yeats and Ireland’s first coinage’.
Host Liam Geraghty writes:
In 1928 the Irish Free State caused a commotion when they decided to put animals on their coins instead of political heads. Historian Maeve Casserly, coin designer Mary Gregoriy and former keeper of the National Museum of Ireland Michael Kenny tell the story.
Twice a week, people from all over Ireland role play online as Gardaí….We meet the members of Irish Emergency Services RPC– a GTA V role playing community based off of An Garda Siochana and Ireland’s Emergency Services, focusing on Cork. You can listen to Meet Your Maker on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or anywhere you get your podcasts.
Host Liam Geraghty (above right) meets Kilkenny born, LA-based artist and animator David O’Reilly (left).
How do you even begin to make a video game where you can play as everything? David, along with the team behind his reality simulation game Everything [on Playstation, PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch] on how they created a game about being. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or any of the other usual suspects.
The podcast about ‘builders of the cultural landscape’ hosted by Liam Geraghty (above right) visits the Chester Beatty collection at Dublin Castle.
How do you ensure a 1000 year old manuscript lasts another 1000? This week I visit the conservation lab at the Chester Beatty to meet Senior Conservator Kristine Rose-Beers (above left)and Book and Paper Conservator Julia Poirier (above centre).
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New York Festivals Radio Award-nominated podcast ‘Meet Your Maker’ returns for its fourth season
Host Liam Geraghty writes:
This season will feature guests such as American cartoonist Chris Ware, Oscar nominated filmmaker Nora Twomey, Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty Library Kristine Rose-Beers and video game maker David O’Reilly.
Focusing on the stories behind the creation of all manner of culture, Meet Your Maker has been called “a gorgeous mix of interview and archive audio” by The Irish Times.
Bello Collective named Meet Your Maker as one of 100 Outstanding Podcasts in 2018 and it appeared on Radio Public’s list of “17 podcasts that started in 2017 that I couldn’t imagine a world without.”