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WTS 131 - Keith Kelly

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This week we're joined by Borough legend and friend of the show, Keith Kelly. Keith is a mental health advocate who shared his, raw, emotional and powerful personal story with us. 

Just over 10 years ago Keith experienced a life changing trauma which left him suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ultimately led to him attempting to take his own life. Today, Keith is healthy and well and able to share his story so others might hear it and reach out. He is also studying in Maynooth University and helps with the mental health programmes run by the amazing Suicide or Survive. www.suicideorsurvive.ie 

If anyone listening to this podcast or reading this feels like they are in need of help, or even beyond help, please know help is there. The below charities are available by phone 24/7 

Samartains - 116 123 

Pieta House - 1800 247 247 

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WTS - The 600 XIX

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WE ARE BACK! It's our first podcast of 2018 and what better way to start off than with the return of our minipod - The 600. 

 

We're 3 days into the new year so we decided to talk resolutions and find out if the lads had mad any. 

WTS 130 - Adam Burke

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Adam Burke is one of Ireland's finest comedians. He is the resident host of The Hardy Har Comedy Club and the man behind the increasingly successful Bray Comedy Festival. 

Adam is no stranger to WTSpod and we were delighted to welcome him back to close off 2017. We get an update on the upcoming Bray Comedy Festival and theres the usual tangents, giggles, insults, rows and interesting tid bits. 

You can get your tickets and see the full line up for 2018's Bray Comedy Festival at www.braycomedyfest.ie 

 

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WTS 129 - Christmas 2017

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IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!! 

A short podcast this week as its been a long year for the lads, so long they forgot to do a lot of things for this podcast so it meant Danny tried to fix it... You'll see what we mean.

We have a little chat about music and talk about the old days of buying CDs as Christmas presents and how they don't make bands like they used to. Mero asks what is the right gift for couples in long relationships and Danny tells the story of how he got engaged... it involves a batch loaf. 

Merry Christmas to all our guests, listeners, supporters and Ric Flair. 

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WTS 128 - Suzanne Kane

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This week we're joined by broadcaster and podcast host, Suzanne Kane. Suzanne is one half of the amazing Dubland Podcast and is a regular on Newstalk radio and TV3. 

You can check out more of Suzanne's work here --> http://suzisays.com/

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WTS - THE 600 XVIII

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In the latest edition of our weekly mini podcast it's Danny's turn to answer the questions of a listener... would he kill a family member for world peace? 

WTS 127 - Paul Howard

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This week we welcome back an old friend and fan favourite, Paul Howard. Following another best selling instalment of the Ross O'Carroll Kelly series and a successful stage show in the Gaiety Theatre, it was great to welcome Paul back to WTS Towers.

With the festive season in full flow we decided to talk Christmas songs and compile our list of festive favourites. There's controversy, surprises, some old classics and a couple of cover versions. 

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WTS - The 600 XVI

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Our weekly mini podcast returned this week after Mero's trip to hospital. We get an update on his condition and we find out what it would take for Mero to go to prison or leave the WTSpod... 

WTS 126 - Joe O’Shea

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Our guest this week is journalist and broadcaster, Joe O'Shea. A vetran of over three decades, Joe has covered some of the biggest stories of the 90s, 00's and now but perhaps the biggest event of all these years is Brexit. 

With the world seemingly intent on shrugging its shoulders and continuing a long walk down an a very unclear path, Joe tires to give us two eejits an idea of the how, what and why of Brexit. 

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WTS 125 -Shauna Bannon

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Shauna Bannon is one of Ireland's leading athletes and kickboxers. With over 20 national titles and multiple European titles, Shauna marked 2017 by being crowned a double WAKO world champion and female fighter of this year's WAKO world championships. 

Shauna joined us to talk kickboxing, life as an elite athlete and her decision - having conquered kickboxing - to take on the world of Taekwondo and represent Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

 

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WTS - THE 600 XV

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week the lads tackle one of 2017's biggest sex scandals.

WTS 124 - Ewan MacKenna

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Ewan MacKenna is an award winning journalist applying his trade from the far flung shores of Brazil (by way of Athy, Co. Kildare). Ewan is a regular contributor to national and international press and can be heard regularly giving comment, thoughts and opinions on the likes of Today FM and Newstalk Radio. 

Ewan gives the lad a brief lesson in Brazillian tourism before talking about Conor McGregor, David Walsh & Tom Humphries, Ireland and Rugby and even a little bit of ultimate frisbee. 

You can catch Ewan on twitter by tweeting @ewanmackenna or check out his work in papers like The Sunday Business Post. 

WTS - THE 600 XIV

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week the lads are very upset after a mierable week for Irish sport. 

WTS 123 - The Lads

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This week the two lads sit down to go through the Paradise Papers and try make sense of it all. Nobody done anything illegal so what's the big deal? Would either of the lads avail of tax avoidence? Do either of the lads even undertsand tax avoidence? (Probably Not) 

We also ask how good is GSP? Who would be on our MMA Mount Rushmore*? And Danny is trying a new recording method that may or may not continue in future.... 

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*Comments and opinions regarding Anderson Silva & Conor McGregor were recorded before the events of November 10th. 

WTS - THE 600 XIII

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

 

The lads are nervous ahead of the new World Cup Playoff this weekend and Danny finally gets revenge on Mero. 

WTS 122 - Eoin Doyle

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This week we are joined by Oldham Athletic forward, Eoin Doyle. Doyler, who is currently on loan from Preston North End, told us about his career to date; including his start in the League of Ireland before heading across the water to make a name for himself in the SPL. 

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

WTS - THE 600 XII

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

It's November which means one thing and one thing only... it's Christmas and Danny isn't happy.

WTS 121 - Niamh Maher

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Niamh Maher is the host of Girls with Goals - a new podcast from Her.ie that offers some great guests and awe-inspiring individulas. When she's not hosting GWG, Niamh is busy being a journalist, producer and squash hero. 

Topics this week go from serious to sublime to silly including Niamh missing Patrick Swayze a little bit too much and Danny finally finds someone who loves The Newsroom. We also talk Repeal the 8th and gender wars to online dating, twitter trolls and the dreaded d*ck pic. 

You can check out Girls With Goals through Her.ie and be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud and all good podcast places.

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

WTS - The 600 XI

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week the lads talk about dreams after Danny dreamt of bringing back one of the greatest pop acts of all time, ABBA. Sadly it only  in dabs and tears. 

WTS 120 - Paul O’Brien

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Paul O'Brien is an award winning author, screen writer and playwrite. Hailing from Wexford, Ireland, Paul has become a hero of the pro wrestling world with his literary trilogy, 'Blood Red Turns Dollar Green'. The crime series based in wrestling's old territory days, found acclaim amongst the stars of the modern era and has become a must read for fans of the crime genre and wrestling fans alike. 

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green made such an impression on WWE's Jim Ross, that he asked Paul to co-write his 2017 autobiography "Slobberknocker: My Life In Wrestling". 

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WTS - THE 600 X

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week the lads are declarng Denmark enemies of the podcast ahead of Ireland's World Cup play-off and we look back on hurricane Ophelia and the mark she left on Ireland. 

WTS 119 - Jamie Heaslip

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Jamie Heaslip is one of the world's greatest rugby players. He has played 95 times for Ireland, 12 times for The British & Irish Lions and 229 times for Leinster. 

He has won 3 Six Nations titles including a Grand Slam, 2 Triple Crowns, 3 European Cups, 1 European Challenege Cup and 3 Celtic Leagues. 

In a feature length interview we chat to Jamie about everything, from his ventures on and off the pitch to if we're ever going to see him on a reality tv show, favourite travel destinations to whose face would you have on a cake? 

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WTS - The 600 IX

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week we the lads are wrecked and Mero tries to tell us about his trip to Wales for Ireland's World Cup Qualifier. Danny is excited about Sunday's guest and has an apology to make. 

WTS 118 - Michael Finkel

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Michael Finkel is an award winning journalist and best selling author. His work has taken him to some far flung corners of the world and led him to some of the most incredible stories of the past 30 years. We talk to Mike about his two non-ficton books, 'The Stranger in the Woods' and 'True Story'. 

The Stranger in the woods tells the story of Christopher Knight, a hermiit who left everything he knew behind and went to live in a forrest in Maine. He Remained in there in his own splendid isolation for over 25 years. 

True Story tells the distressing tale of Christian Longo. A man accused of the horrific murders of his wife and three young children fled the country and was arrested in Mexico, where he was pretending to be Michael Finkel, a reporter for The New York Times. True Story was made into a major motion picture starring Jonah Hill & James Franco. It is currently available on Netflix. 

To learn more about Mike visit his webiste at michaelfinkel.com

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WTS THE 600 VIII

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A weekly bonus podcast where Danny and Mero take a topic from listeners, guests, social media or anywhere really and have 10 minutes to disect it. Or they have 10 minutes to waffle like they always do. 

This week on our mini cast we talk about America and guns. The lads both agree for once, except for when it comes to deciding which match is the big match in Dublin this weekend.