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WTS 150 - Jon Kean

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

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

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

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

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

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

WTS 146 - Jay Lester

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

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

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

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

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

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

We're back... You're Welcome. 

WTS - The 600 XXVI

We have decided to retire young. 

Thanks for the cheese.

Catch ya's later. 

WTS 141 - Frankie Gaffney

This week we are joined by Trinity College lecturer, and writer Frankie Gaffney. In a wide ranging chat the goes from the Fortunestown Lidl incident to Shakespear, we spend an hour with one of Dublin's finest residents. 

You can support the podcast by signing up to our Patreon. For just €1 per month you can keep WTSpod going. Check out www.patreon.com/WTSpod 

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

WTS - The 600 XXV

Our mini cast is back and it's not that mini this week. 

The 600 turned into the The 1080 this week as we went on for 18 minutes instead of the prescribed 10. This week, we celebrate International Women's Day by celebrating our favourite actresses and try to use one film to justify their selection as our favourite... Spoiler Alert: We're not very good at it.

There's also a little WTS easter egg for you to discover.... 

WTS 140 - Snowmageddon

The entire country of Ireland ground to a halt this week as Storm Emma and The Beast from the East swept over the island. 

This week's episode nearly got buried in the snow but thanks to the magic of the internet the lads were able to record a short podcast and discuss the events of the week, including the biggest news story of the year and why the snow is best thing that could have happened to Leo Vradkar. 

You can support the podcast by joining our Patreon for as little as €1 per month, go to www.patreon.com/wtspod

WTS 139 - Chris Fields

Irish MMA star Chris Fields joins us ahead of his KSW 42 Fight on March 3rd. 

We talk a little MMA, Chris remembers his time in The Borough and we go off on tangents, Danny turns heel and Mero wants life in a socialist paradise. 

Support the podcast on www.patreon.com/wtspod 

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

WTS - The 600 XXIV

This week on our mini podcast we pick our favourite actors and try to justify our choice with one movie pick.

WTS 138 - Bray Comedy Fest

This week the lads brought the podcast on the road and returned to the Bray Comedy Festival where they caught up with their old friend Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys. 

There were burgers, a cat, the coldest night ever, conspiracy chat and some confused memebers of the public. 

Thanks to Bray Comedy Festival and The Harbour Bar for inviting us back to the festival. If you missed the comedy festival you can catch live comedy every month in The Hardy Har Comedy Club, upstairs in the Harbour Bar. 

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

WTS - The 600 XXIII

On our mini podcast this week the lads talk about their upcoming Workshop with friends of the show Suicide or Survive - you can come along and it's free of charge, check out our social media for full details. 

We also have officially launched our Patreon for anyone who wants to support us - go to www.patreon.com/wtspod 

On top of this Mero's wearing facemasks and Danny gets his toes painted. 

WTS 137 - Gary ‘The Love Doctor’ Mackle

Our love doctor Gary Mackle has joined us for Valentine's Day to heap love advise upon the world. 

From colourful farts, to being comfortable with yourself and spicing things up in the bed room, Gary has tips for everyone. He shares some of the problems people have sent in to his famed Arklow Gazette column and offers his take on how to find love in the modern world. 

Gary and Danny quiz Graham on his new love life and Danny confesses to Graham's Fair City appearance helping his love life. 

We also give our top songs for increasing the love this Valentine's Day. 

WTSpod and The Arklow Gazette take no responsibilty for any relationships ruined as a result of the advice contained in this podcast. Listener discretion is advised and we apologise for the childish giggling throughout.

WTS - The 600 XXII

We're back with another edition of our 10 minute tangents - The 600. 

This week Danny is mad impressed by Space X and Elon Musk, Mero can't wait for the new League of Ireland season and the lads have been listening to a new podcast. 

WTS 136 - George Foreman & Seán Sheehan

The legendary George Foreman joined us this week to tell us some of his favourite memories from an incredible career. From facing down Ali, to his comeback after a decade away from boxing. We hear about George's success outside the ring including the world famous grill and a little about the hit TV show 'Better Late Than Never.' George has a surprising take on what he wants to see from the future in boxing. 

Seán Sheehan also joins us to talk about the state of the UFC and the so called superfights. We talk Ronda Rousey in the WWE and call an early predictoon for Cormier v Stipe. 

You can check out Seán on The Severe MMA Podcast every week - www.severemma.com 

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

WTS - The 600 XXI

Our mini podcast is back this week with 10 minutes of sheer audio bliss. 

This week animals have been in the news alot, including a talking orca that doesn't talk, and the Chinese are cloning monkeys now.