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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. 

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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. 

WTS 135 - The Lads

With a last minute hiccup Danny & Mero were left guestless so had to improvise... which never goes well. 

The lads talk about bread and decide what the best burger in Dublin is, Danny doesn't know what a romcom is, Mero hates the oscars, Danny farts and we reveal the plans for our Valentine's special with a little help from an old friend... 

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

WTS 134 - John Connors

This week we welcome back an old friend, John Connors. John last joined us 2016 and since then he has gone on to be a key part in the most successful Irish film of 2017, Cardboard Gangsters. 

In a wide ranging discussion, we talk to John about what's coming next for him, the bare knuckle boxing tradition for Travellers, John's feelings on history and we see if it's possible for three men to have a rational conversation on Repeal the 8th. 

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

WTS - The 600 XX

Our 10 minute mini podcast returns this week as Danny rings an ususpecting Mero and gets the low down and what Mero has been doing this week. 

We also talk about drugs in sport and question if is ever acceptable for a sportstar to use drugs. 

WTS 133 - Dylan “The Nuke” Tuke

Dylan Tuke is one of Ireland's top MMA fighters. At just 21-years-old he is already one of the most recognised fighters in Europe and has just signed an exclusive 3-fight deal with Brave CF. 

Dylan spoke to us about his start in Mixed Martial Arts, turning pro, and what happens when "The Nuke" goes off. 

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

WTS 132 - Michael Graham

And now for something completely different... 

In this special mid-week bonus podcast we are joined by Michael Graham to peek under the hood of Trump's America. Michael has decades of experience in politics and media and is the host of the "Michael in the Morning Podcast." 

An American republican who believes Donald Trump is an idiot, Michael still holds true to the conservative ideals that are associated with Republican Americans. Besides working in media, Michael has also been a political consultant and spent some time as a stand up comedian, working with names like Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy and Jerry Senfield. 

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

WTS 131 - Keith Kelly

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 

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

WTS - The 600 XIX

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

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 


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

WTS 129 - Christmas 2017


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. 

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

WTS 128 - Suzanne Kane

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/

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


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

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. 

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

WTS - The 600 XVI

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

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. 

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

WTS 125 -Shauna Bannon

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. 


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

WTS - THE 600 XV

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

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.