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WTS 229: Conan Byrne

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This week we're joined by League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne. A league and cup winner and veteran of European campaigns, Conan has done it all across Ireland's domestic football scene and he joined us this week to chat a bit about his career so far and the upcoming LOI season. 

WTS 228: Luke O’Neill

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Immunologist Luke O'Neill joins us this week to talk Covid-19 and tell us about the vaccine. Luke tells us why the vaccine is completely safe and takes some time to answer listeners' questions. 

Luke's book 'Never mind the b#ll*cks, here's the science' was published in 2020 and is available online and in book shops. You can also catch Luke twice a week on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk and on his own podcast, 'Show me the science' which is available everywhere now. 

WTS 227: Aoife Moore

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Making her long awaited return to WTSpod, Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Aoife Moore is back to help educate the lads and shed some light on the world we live in. 

After a ten minute ramble from Danny and Mero, Aoife puts some manners on the conversation as we chat about schools in Derry v Dublin private schools, female representation in politics, getting stick over working class accents, Irish journalism has a wealth of talent and loads more besides. 

You can follow Aoife on Twitter and pick up a copy of the Irish Examiner to see her bylines running wild on the pages. 

WTS 226: Alan Moore

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Alan Moore is a sports specialist based and radio host on Captial FM in Moscow. Originally from Dublin, Alan has been based in Russia for around 10 years and has covered a plethora of sports from football to tennis and loads more besides. 

We spoke to Alan about the typically Irish way he ended up with a radio show in Moscow and about doping in sport. Alan predicted in September 2020 that Liverpool would not retain their Premier League title as they were "cycling off" - so what does it mean? How safe is hyper caffeine dosing and what is in Klopp's magic bottles? Are all the clubs playing the same game? 

WTS 225: Dr Tom Clonan

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Dr Tom Clonan returns to the podcast this week after nearly four years from his first appearance. Tom is a retired Irish Army Captain, security analyst, media lecturer and equality activist. His son Eoghan is a wheelchair user and has been the catalyst for Tom's campaign and continues to be a source of inspiration in the fight for equality. 

WTS 224: Just the Lads

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For the first time since WTS184 the lads have a chat, just the two of them, and as expected it's tangent filled, giggles, waffles and nonsense. Exactly what you'd expect really. 

WTS 223: Donal Fallon

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This week we're joined by our favourite social historian, Donal Fallon. 

Donal is the man behind the mic on the amazing Three Castles Burning podcast and has been a regular contributor to national media for the last few years. 

 

The least Christmassy Christmas Special With Paul Howard and Gary Mackle

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So here it is, our Christmas Special and everybody's having fun... we didn't really talk about Christmas but instead it felt like we pressed record on the WTS 2020 office party. 

As always, when joined by Gary Mackle and Paul Howard, we never know what way the conversation will go. From the gift exchange to dodgy doctors, rat infestations and food disposal, VAR to the Milky Bar Kid, it's random and it's beautiful. 

Happy Christmas and thanks for listening. Here's to a brighter a better 2021, we'll see you there. 

WTS 222:Mack from Good Boy Dog Training

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This week we're joined by Mack Mirahmadi - the man behind the brilliant Good Boy Dog Training

Mack gives us some great advice for our canine companions and helps some listeners out by answering their doggy dilemmas with his expertise.

Check out Mack on instagram and if you feel like you're chasing your tail  and your four-legged friend is driving you barking mad, then Mack is the man to set your tail wagging. 

WTS 221: Mel D. Cole

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This week we are joined by New York based photographer Mel D. Cole. 

Mel took time from his Thanksgiving celebrations to chat to us about life behind the lens as one of the most exciting photographers in the world today. Mel has captured a who's who of hip hop artists from Kanye to Kid Cudi, Beyonce to Rihanna and everyone in between. 

His book, Great: Photographs of Hip Hop 2002 - 2019 was published in earlier this year and is available to buy now. 

More recently, he has launched Charcoal Pitch FC. The first Black owned sports photography agency dedicated to creatively exploring soccer/football visually. 

Throughout 2020 Mel has been taking photos and documenting the Black Lives Matter protests and the reaction to the US Presidential election which saw supporters of both candidates take to the streets as results came out. You can see all of this and more on Mel's Instagram.

WTS 220: Bryan MacDonald

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Joining us this week is Bryan MacDonald, an Irish Journalist based in Russia currently working for RT. Bryan gives us his honest view of Russia and the media and helps us to try separate the fact from fiction when it comes to Russia and Vladimir Putin. 

WTS 219: Philip O’Connor

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Joining us this week is Our Man in Stockholm, Philip O'Connor. 

Philip is a regular on WTSpod and is described (on this podcast at least) as the Hulk Hogan of Irish journalism. He takes us on whirlwind tour of what happens next in the United States as well as giving us his thoughts on the covid vaccine. 

 

 

WTS 218: Linda Hayden

This week on the podcast we are joined by the wonderful Linda Hayden.

Linda is, amongst other things, an activist, an advocate, a comic, a podcaster, a campaigner and a victim. She is one of the driving forces behind the Victims Alliance, an organisation designed to give collective voice to anybody who has been victimised by another person or a system.

Linda shares her story and helps the lads get a better understanding of the simple things everyone can do to be an advocate and help those who need it. You can hear more from Linda on the brilliant PacWoman Podcast (part of the Tortoise Shack Podcast Hub) or check her out on Twitter – @LindaOkayThen

WTS 217: Paul Howard & Gary Mackle

Our favourite friends and pillars of the podcast Gary & Paul join us for a catch up and to tell some stories. 

WTS 216: Mark Burke, The medical miracle

This week on WTSpod we're joined by Mark Burke, a Wicklow man who contracted Covid-19 in March and was given a less than 5% chance of surviving. Thanks to the incredible work of the nurses and doctors, combined with incredible support from family, friends and entire communities, Mark is still here today and was able to share his story. 

This week we also take some time to try and promote some local businesses that are near and dear to us. A few quid spent locally can make all the difference so please pop in and support your favourite local places. 

WTS 215: Petesy Carroll

This week we welcome back a dear friend of the podcast, Europe's top MMA journalist and co-host of The Bash podcast Petesy Carroll

Alongside his long-term partner in crime Niall McGrath, Petesy can be heard every week on The Bash which is available on all podcast providers. 

On this episode of WTSpod we talk about the impact of covid on media, the rise of conspiratorial views from MMA fighters, Conor McGregor, a fighters union, drugs in sport, triple cheeseburgers, and the greatest prank Mero ever pulled.

 

WTS 214: 20-4-20 Challenge with Eamonn Maloney & Mary O’Shea

This week we're joined by two of the participants in the Suicide or Survive 20-4-20 challenge. (Donate by visiting https://justgiving.com/campaign/20-4-20)

The aim of the 20-4-20 challenge is to get a group of 20 people of all ages & fitness levels to complete 20,000km & raise €20,000 between February and the 10th September (World Suicide Prevention Day ).

This breaks down to each individual completing 1000km & raising 1000, 1 a Km. The 1000km can be completed by walking, running, cycling, swimming, rowing or crawling and all in aid of the brilliant SOS. 

Eamonn, who is based in Galway, shares his personal story and what led him to get involved in the brilliant initiative which is the brain child of John Blake. Mary, based in Tralee, came into the challenge in a totally different way but still with an incredible story and mind set. 

Visit https://suicideorsurvive.ie/ for more information on a great event and incredible charity. 

WTS 213: Philip O’Connor

Our man in Stolkholm Philip O'Connor is back on WTSpod. We talk Sweden's response to coronavirus and how they travelled the road less taken. Danny get's surprise Abba chats and Phil tells us about his project for the US Presidential election, "Outside it's America". 

 

 

WTS 212: Jarlath Regan

This week we're joined by the brilliant and uber-sound Jarlath Regan. 

Jarlath is a stand-up comedian and podcaster who is the voice (and brain) behind the incredible Irishman Abroad series. 

His new comedy special "Notions 11" is available to stream on Patreon now and you can check it out by visiting patreon.com/irishmanabroad

 

WTS 211: Joanne McNally

Joining us this week is the hilarious Joanne McNally.

 

One of our all time favourites, Joanne is making her third appearance on WTSpod to tell us all about life with COVID, the truth about travelling by sea, online dating, launching a new podcast with an old friend and loadsa craic in between. 

 

Unfortunately, thanks to coronavirus, live comedy is hard to come by these days, but when it's back make sure to get out to some gigs - especially if Joanne is involved. Until then, you'll have to settle for watching her be gas on Instagram. 

 

 

WTS 210: Femi Bankole

This week we're joined by Femi Bankole who is one of the people behind the brilliant social media movement Black and Irish

In the wake of George Floyd's murder and the surge of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Femi and his two friends Leon Diop and Boni Odoemene set up the Black and Irish instagram page to platform the experience of black people around Ireland. 

Femi tells us about the page and his experience of living in Ireland and what he hopes to change. 

This week's podcast also gives a nod to the great Jack Charlton who passed away last Friday. At a time where people need to stand together, Jack's legacy is one of bringing an entire country together through the magic of Euro 88, Italia 90 and USA 94. 

WTS 209: Gary Mackle

He's back. We have the legal team on notice. He's Dermot Bannon's nemesis and Shania Twain's alleged lover, he's Gary Mackle. 

 

 

WTS 208: Paul Whyte

Tipperary's newest author Paul Whyte joins us this week to tell us about his new book "Harrow the Boys". 

Paul tells us about how he started writing, where he gets inspiration and, given he shares his name with a WWE superstar, we of course ask him about 'rasslin. 

 

WTS 207: Anthony Flynn

This week the lads are joined by CEO and co-founder of Inner City Helping Homeless, Anthony Flynn. Anthony is also an independent councillor for Dublin Central and has a background in the Youth Community & voluntary sector. Anthony was appointed CEO of ICHH in 2019. 

At the time this episode goes live there are around 9,500 people homeless across Ireland. Over 3,000 of those are children. 

To support ICHH please go to https://ichh.ie/donate/

WTS 206: Lynn Ruane

Joining us during lockdown is independent Senator Lynn Ruane. She was first elected to Seanad Éireann in 2016 and was returned for a second term in 2020. In 2018 Lynn released her autobiography 'People like me'. 

 

This episode of WTSpod is dedicated to memory of Ray Clarke. 

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