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WTS 161: Gary Mackle

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WTS' official correspondent, Gary Mackle, returns to the show for the first time since helping our listeners with their love lives back in February. 

Gary gives us his home decorating tips, thoughts on Trump, Roy Keane and Gardai in balaclavas. 

THE 600: Welcome to Ballybrack

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BACK TO THE BRACK! 

The 600 has returned to celebrate the launch of Ian Versey's "Welcome to Ballybrack". 

10 minutes, 600 seconds (give or take) of Mero & Danny talking, waffling, slagging and having the craic - sure what else do you need? 

WTS 160: Philip O’Connor

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Philp O'Connor is an irish journalist based in the Swedish capital of Stolkholm. 

Having spent 20 years in Sweden, Phil's work has brought him around the world to cover everything from World Cups to Conor McGregor, politics and more. 

You can keep up with Our Man in Stockholm here

WTS 159: Vivian Rath

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Vivian Rath is an activist and advocate from county Wexford, Ireland. He is currently undertaking PhD research at the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin.

Viv has campaigned for the disabled community for many years, and has opinion pieces and articles published across several media outlets including The Irish Times and thejournal.ie. 

WTS 158 - Rants & Bants

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Due to a software malfunction and Danny not understanding computers, we lost a recording with a guest. However, all is not lost as you get the joys of Mero asking Danny about the Pope which leads to rants and Mero asks Danny about a cat, which leads to bants. 

Disclaimer: Danny's rants are in no way reflective of WTSpod or its associates. They are simply the latest angry opinions of a fat bloke who is hangry at the time of recording. 

WTS 157: Petesy Carroll

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This week we welcome back an old friend in the shape and form of MMAfighting.com's Petesy Carroll. 

We talked a lot about why Khabib v Connor is so important to The UFC and MMA - We wonder if Petesy will ever get to write *THAT* book and is the future looking a little bit dim for MMA? 

 

WTS 156 - The long 600

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With Danny still trying to make his new house a home, and scheduling conflicts that make booking a guest harder than climbing Everest - the lads got cosy on Skype to record an episode that basically turned The 600 into The 6000. 

(We know, we havent recorded an episode of The 600 in a while, but it'll be back - promise.) 

This week we talk Khabib v McGregor, Ballybrack the music video, Transfer deadline day is a pile of sh*te and loads more besides. 

WTS 155 - The Lads

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This week the lads catch up after cancelling last week's recording. Danny said goodbye to an old friend, moved house and is an emotional mess. Mero hates Tommy Robinson and sees through Danny's attempt to wind him up over the national anthem. 

*Audio this week isn't as good as we'd like, we're trying new recording software and should have the hang of it soon. 

 

 

WTS 154 - Amy O’Connor

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Our guest this week is the brilliant Amy O'Connor. One of Ireland's favourite journalists,

Amy's writing has covered everything from Volleyball and The MLS to Ireland's political elite and their love (or lack of) for Beyonce, bags of cans, and Love Actually. 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more.

WTS 153 - Don Marnell

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This week we are joined by a man with arms almost as big as his big bag of cans, Don Marnell. 

Don joined us to talk about his time with Ireland's OTT Wrestling, and how he came to be the voice of all the action inside Ireland's leading wrestling promotion. 

Check out OTT on Demand to see some of Europe's and the World's top wrestling.

 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS 152 - Donal Fallon

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This week's episode sees the return of one of the most popular guests to ever appear on WTSpod. 

Donal Fallon is one of the curators of 'Come Here To Me' and one of Ireland's leading historians. He is a broadcaster and author and has forgotten more about Dublin and her people than most of us will know. 

You can check out more of Donal's work on www.comeheretome.com 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

 

WTS 151 - The Lads

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This week the lads talk about Ireland's heatwave, The Pope, VAR and Danny is chancing his arm as an influencer.... Hiya Volvic. 

 

 

WTS 150 - Jon Kean

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Jon Kean is an actor, director and all round gent. His new documentary "After Auschwitz" documents the trials and tribulations of six women who survived the Nazi death camps only to find freedom has a price. The same six women were also the focus of Jon's 2007 documentary "Swimming in Auschwitz" which focused on the events of the ladies' lives up to the end of the second World War. 

Jon also talks a little a bit about Trump's USA and we catch up on the World Cup with one of the 12 Americans actually watching it. 

You can learn more about Jon and his work at www.afterauschwitz.com

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatric Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS 149 - Pauly Kinsella

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This week we welcome an old friend back to WTS, Pauly Kinsella. A legend of The Borough, Pauly is one of the driving forces behind Monkstown Boxing Club, and has played a pivotal part in Ireland's schoolboy and schoolgirl boxing evolution. 

We have a good chat about the sweet science and of course, The Monkstown International Box Cup. Now in its sixth year, The Monkstown International Box Cup is the biggest boxing tournament in the world. Almost 1000 boxers representing 191 clubs from around the world will compete across three full days (June 29 - July 1). 

If you want to check out the next wave of Olympians and Champions you can go to the tournament for just €5 per day. Full details on https://www.facebook.com/MonkstownBoxCup/ 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS The 600 - World Cup of First Dates

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Our mini podcast is back and the lads try to talk about the World Cup but get distracted by Blindboy, First Dates and a little talk about the late, great Anthony Bourdain. 

 

 

WTS 148: Con Murphy

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This week we are delighted to welcome the great Con Murphy to WTS towers in Fitzpatrick Castle.

 Con hosts the brilliant “Greatest League in the World” podcast and his voice has provided the soundtrack to sport in Ireland for over 20 years. He has covered six Olympics, football, rugby and golf, including the incredible European Ryder Cup victory at the K Club in 2006.

 WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Caste Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more.

WTS 147: Danny Morrison

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Danny Morrison is an Irish author and political activist. A native of West Belfast, Danny has been a key member of the Republican movement for over 50 years and has lived through some of Ireland's most challenging times. 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

 

The 600: Referendum Fatigue

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Our Mini Podcast returns this week, Mero is over the referendum and Danny gets upset about rugby talk being interrupted. 

WTS 146 - Jay Lester

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This week we welcomed Jay Lester to the podcast. Jay was aged just 15 when he took part in demonstration oppoising the introduction of water charges in November 2014 and later ended up arrested, questioned and put on trial. He was then convicted of falsely imprissoning then Tainaiste, Joan Burton, the only conviction handed out from that protest. 

Jay spent 3 years clearing his name and in December 2017 his appeal was successful and the conviction overturned. 

 

WTS 145 - Adrian Martin

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Chef Adrian Martin is one of Ireland's leading chefs. At 26 he is one of the most recognised and celebrated chefs in Ireland thanks to his best selling cookbook, TV appearances and regular slots at festivals around the country. 

Having stared in a local kitchen as a teenager and working his way up to Michelin Star cuisine, Adrian's passion for food is obvious and his enthusiasm and energy are helping to educate children around Ireland on how to cook and eat well. You can try some of his delicious recipies for yourself by visiting his website www.chefadrian.ie 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS 144 - Becky Lynch

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WWE superstar Becky Lynch joined the lads for a chat about her life as one of the top professional wrestlers in the world today. 

Becky gives her thoughts on the Irish Wrestling scene, working with greats like Dusty Rhodes and there's the small matter of Ronda Rousey and the 4 Horsewomen of WWE... 

 WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS - The 600 - The Lazy One

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The 600 is back, for 10 minutes of unrivaled glory... kind of. 

This week Danny was too lazy to set up music and decided to make sure the 600 was 600 seconds long 

Mero is excited about this week's guest and gives a few ideas for what to watch on d'telly. 

WTS 143 - PJ Gallagher

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Our guest this week is the one and only PJ Gallagher. 

Besides being one of Ireland's favourite comedians, PJ is one half of the hugely successful Dubland podcast alongside the great Suzanne Kane. 

You can catch PJ on 4fm Monday - Friday on the breakfast show with Jim McCabe. 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more 

WTS 142 - Mairead Ronan

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After 6 weeks off the lads are back behind a mic and loving life. 

This week we're joined by broadcaster and TV host, Mairead Ronan. Mairead is veteran of the airwaves having spent over 10 years in Today FM and played a key part in award winning radio shows. She is also a regular on our TV screens has host of Ireland's Fittest Family and travel show, Getaways. 

You can check out www.faro.ie for more of what Mairead gets up to. 

WTSpod is brought to you by Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, go to www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for more. 

WTS - The 600 - The Return

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We're back... You're Welcome.