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Chapter 38: Ian Taylor, What’s the Story?

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This week Danny & Mero had the pleasure of speaking to Ian Taylor, who in 2008 became the youngest Irishman to have successfully climbed Mount Everest. 

Besides conquering the world's highest peak, Ian Taylor has climbed Kilimanjaro 19 times and is currently working on leading a team to the South Pole through a new route.Ian is a leading motivational speaker and trains teams for mountain expeditions around the world. 

You can learn more about Ian and join some of his tours to Everest and Kilimanjaro by visiting www.iantaylortrekking.com

Chapter 37: David McWilliams, What’s the Story?

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This week on WTSpod Danny sat down with one of Ireland's greatest minds. David McWilliams is an author, broadcaster and economist to name but a few of the strings on his bow and we had the pleasure of welcoming him to Fitzpatrick's Castle in Killiney to discuss his story. 

David describes a recent trip to the Caribbean as well as telling us what it was like to have then Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, call to his house at the height of the now infamous banking crisis. It wasn't all doom and gloom however, there was plenty on the table as we talked about festivals, growing up in the borough, a positive idea for solving the housing crisis and the potential for a follow up podcast in the not too distant future... 

On top of all that we hear about Mero being on death's door, Blackfish wins, and with thanks to our friends over at PodSkwod we give our top 5 fictional characters who would make a better President than Donald Trump. 

Chapter 36: St. Patrick’s Day, What’s the Story?

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Top o'the morning to yas and welcome to the Paddy's Day special of WTSpod. With Ireland's national holiday on our doorstep we decided we would celebrate Ireland like only we can and bring in a man who has a unique and brilliant perspective on the Emerald Isle. 

Friend of the show, Gary Mackle joins Danny & Mero in Fitzpatrick's Castle, Dublin to chat about why they love Ireland and what makes Ireland everyone's favourite country. From the surreal to the sublime, daft to deadly, ridiculous to reminiscent and stupid to serious, the lads cover everything from places to go, people to see and things to do. 

From Dublin's junkies to west Kerry pubs, from Belfast murals to the lane at Bono's gaff, from Ireland's schools to St Patrick himself this chapter is Ireland and all her strange and marvellous glory. 

UFC 196 - What’s the Story from Vegas?

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A short and (bitter) sweet bonus edition of WTSpod as Danny speaks to Mero from Vegas for reaction to Nate Diaz choking out Conor McGregor.

Chapter 35: Jon Wertheim, What’s the Story?

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This week on WTSpod we spoke to Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim. With nearly 20 years under his belt with SI, Jon is now the executive editor and senior writer with a magazine that has over 23 Million readers each and every week. 

We spoke to Jon about Conor McGregor, UFC 196, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and even a little about Andre Agassi and tennis. Jon is also the host of SI's hit podcast "Beyond the baseline" which is available on iTunes. 
On top of a world class journalist you also get Danny & Mero giving their opinion on UFC 196, Graham appearing in Sports Illustrated's recent feature on Conor McGregor and of course Mero is off to Vegas. 
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