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Chapter 61: Gary Mackle


The lads are joined by the esteemed force of Gary Mackle this week. A man with countless opinions and a beautiful mind. 

If WTSpod had an FAQ section the most popular question would be "When is yer man Mackle coming back on?" So with that question in mind we closed the N11 and had a Garda escort organised so Gary could make it to the beautiful surrounds of Fitzpatrick Castle. 

This week ranges from the serious to the silly and everything in between. Grown men in football jerseys, Voting for Donald Trump, Pat Hickey, and Danny has a biscuit club in work. 

On top of all this we give details of our upcoming chapter which will be broadcast on Facebook Live on August 30th. 

Chapter 60: Paddy McKenna


This week on WTSpod we welcome the brilliant Paddy McKenna to Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel. 

A lot of people will remember Paddy as one half of the popular Weekenders show on RTE 2fm which he co-hosted for five years. He is also the editor of one of Ireland's most visited websites, Joe.ie. 

We spoke to Paddy about his work with Joe, parenthood, beer, Euro 2016, politics and more. As usual there's plenty of tangents, irreverent waffle, and Mero segways through the entire chapter. 

Chapter 59: Bas Rutten


With UFC 202 on our doorstep we continue our tradition of a bonus chapter ahead of The Notorious Conor McGregor fighting. In the past we've brought you WTSpod from Vegas, Chael Sonnen and Mero in Vegas but this time we've out done all of that. 

Our guest this week is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three time King of Pancrase, a pioneer and legend of Mixed Martial Arts, the one and only Bas Rutten. 


Chapter 58: Petesy Carroll

Petesy Carroll is Ireland and Europe's leading MMA journalist. His work features in multiple media outlets including The Daily Mirror, Newstalk Radio, Severe MMA, Talking Brawls Podcast and many others. He has been featured on Ariel Helwani's "The MMA Hour" and is popularly regarded as the best thing to come out of Blanchardstown since the Yankee Candle Store hit the Blanch shopping centre. 

After a bit of a visa problem stopped Petesy crossing the Liffey before, the lads finally got everything sorted and managed to smuggle him across the border of the Southside and into the beautiful surroundings of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in the glorious seaside resort of Killiney. 

This week's topics include Petesy's start in journalism and some late night calls from The Notorious one himself, Conor McGregor. We look at McGregor V Diaz 2 and hear about friend of the show, Tony McGregor having a magical experience with David Copperfield. 

We talk about MMA in Ireland and the recent situation regarding regulation of MMA, the lads try to out do each other's segways and there's nearly a falling out over chicken wings. 

Chapter 57: Sexologist Emily Power Smith


Emily Power Smith is Ireland's only sexologist - she has Masters degree in sexology, was the resident sexologist on The Tubridy show on RTE radio for 2 years and is a practising therapist. 

So what is sexology? Quite simply it is the scientific study of human sexuality - and with all of this in mind the two lads sat down with Emily to try and learn something about something that they clearly know nothing about. 
Much like trying to normalise the discussion on mental health, people need to look at sexual health and talk about it more. From the serious to the silly this week talks about all areas of the world of sex and sexual study. From the need to improve sexual education for kids in school to people in their adult life struggling to identify with how they feel internally. From the Graham O'Dwyer case to the fetish world of furries and from sex toys to sex injuries, we try our best not to be childish and hear from the expert. 
On top of all this, Danny's having a rough week with man flu and being attacked by a bee the size of bear and apparently Mero was in Australia before?