Over the years, I’ve started a bunch of creative projects I’ve failed to finish. So I wanted to talk to creative people – writers, filmmakers, comedians, photographers, musicians, and more – about how they work, and what they do when things get tough – learn the secrets of finishing.
My first guest is Emily O’Callaghan comedy promoter, event organiser, journalist, photographer.
She constantly gets creative things done, and I wanted to to know how. We talk about getting over your fear of trying, why it’s important to have a few failures behind you, and how to pack out the first night of your new comedy club!
Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify here: – new episodes weekly.
Cult of Personality is an Irish-made podcast series following the entire career of an actor or director each season.
Co-host Ian writes:
We generally start from the start of their career and working through it (for better or worse!) In Season One we choose to follow the work of Sylvester Stallone (episode 1 above). One of us lost a Sly Stallone Trivia quiz and had to watch his infamous adult film…
January 15 marks the 20th anniversary of Pádraig Flynn’s memorable appearance on the Late Late Show.
During a routine interview with Gay Byrne, Pádraig Flynn, then EU Commissioner, was portraying himself as a perfect politician. When pushed to speak about Tom Gilmartin, a property developer who was reluctant to speak at the Mahon Tribunal, Flynn snapped.
He launched into a rant about Gilmartin and his wife, who suffered from multiple sclerosis and was paralysed in a wheelchair. Gilmartin who was listening to the interview at home in the UK vowed to bury Flynn.
It was an interview which would change the shape of Irish politics forever and cause the demise of Pádraig Flynn.
Jack Murray, CEO and founder of MediaHQ.com, wrote and recorded a podcast (above) vividly recounting the story of the interview.
The podcast really gets into the detail of the story and gives us some background that many people wouldn’t be aware of….
The second episode of Meet Your Maker, the podcast about the people who make things YOU love.
Presented by Liam Geraghty, who writes:
This week on Meet Your Maker, we go on a road trip with An Klondike music composer Steve Lynch (top left) in search of a harmonium and end up finding a priest in Cavan, Fr. Darragh Connolly (top right) who is a self confessed harmonium restoration “geek”.