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67 minutes | 14 days ago
51: Just Go Blind In That Eye
Suzanne is the good 1980s parent in this episode of Dubland as she sends her kids out into nature for a "base" of sunburn. At least she's not lathering them in carrot oil and giving them "tanning pills". PJ browned himself as he cycled out to Howth for a paddle and a beer. Suzanne has been vaccinated and though she's been excited about getting it for months, she now talks about the battle between excitement and nerves over getting it. It takes a while to get the vaccine because loads of Annes are having the chats. If a bulb goes in PJ's house he just learns to live in the dark. The banks are open, PJ is thinking about mortgages and he talks about falling between two stools being too old or too young for most things. He can't go to singles events but he could go on holidays like a domestic cat. He also looks like someone drew a face on a balloon. "I don't like the look of that", says his doctor. PJ gives Suzanne a Spanish lesson over her pronunciation of her lendy car. There's also judgy people, calculated risks, half-dead (and then actually dead) pigeons, Suzanne's first visit to a farm, scary dogs and Suzanne grammatically setting up her kids for a lifetime of bullying. It's classic Dubland stuff, get it #inurearsThere's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more, support the show by becoming a member here!
66 minutes | 22 days ago
50: The Queen's Escort
This week on Dubland we find out that in PJ's youth, the bank saved the wrong fiver for him. He's also starting to ruin his life with hope in a complete switcharoo with Suzanne. PJ reckons he has ten years of mobility left and Suzanne, who is younger, says he trampolining days are behind her. She then goes on to defend the UK royals, loves all the pomp and circumstance, PJ who cannot comprehend any of it wants a fancy dress funeral, he also gives a radio masterclass (faders and all) before we return to Suzanne's masterclass on royal ceremony. After congratulating Queen Suzie we move back to proper Dubland territory with poos in the park. The government has lost the room and there's plenty of talk about coffee shops and chippers and the likes. PJ's birthday happened so that's a rich topic of conversation and he's a new man - "there are cracks of light everywhere", "the sea will change your life" as opposed to his less good moods when "it's too early for ice cream". Also, we hear about how you shouldn't buy yourself a box of chocolates. The battle of the saints returns from last week because PJ got a bit carried away on this particular issue, but he also has a glorious new theory on idle hands. Look, it's Dubland, we can't solve your life (though we do try near the end of this episode), just enjoy the damn podcast.There's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more, support the show by becoming a member here!
68 minutes | a month ago
49: Too Many Tabs Open In My Brain
PJ is now the oldest man in the world. Like everyone else in their 40s, he has given up on life. Then there's the story of the naked burglar. PJ gets whiskey for his birthday and proves he likes it by saying what he would have said if he didn't like it. He then bangs on about the rules of whiskey. The pair of them are hooked on the ibuprofen, mad for it altogether. The red wine isn't doing it for Suzanne anymore, she's on the injectables now. Now, the big question of the week - do you tip your food delivery people? And do you tip your parcel delivery people? A very revealing conversation ensues. Luca the Italian sword-champagne-bottle-opening-Maseratti-driving delivery man (he actually owns his own restaurant but it doesn't sound as good) makes an appearance via PJ's gregarious description of him. There's talk about Skodas and St. Anto finds something Suzanne has been missing. Then St. Chris and St. Raphael go head to head. PJ puts himself inside a dog. There's a nice mental health chat then, phones sent away in the evenings, the ability to change your mind. Hospitals, radiologists, vaccines and tears of joy all make an appearance. It's a great episode of Dubland, get it #InUrEarsIf you let the ball drop, you'll be grand.There's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more, support the show by becoming a member here!
41 minutes | a month ago
48: Trying To Be A Conscientious Idiot
There is dog excrement everywhere and Mr. Poo, formerly known as PJ Gallagher is ready to talk about it and he might even make the odd complaint about this new excrement covered world we inhabit. He's also done with burgers and both he and Suzanne are too old for spice bags. They talk about the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, the Artane Boys' Band and the overwhelming desire for a bomb scare when you were in school. It rates highly among the excuses to get out of work, which are listed in this episode. There's the peace process and forgotten Irish hero Alan McLoughlin, it's another episode of Dubland and it's all here!There's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more, support the show by becoming a member here!
39 minutes | a month ago
47: I Admire Your Energy
This week on Dubland PJ is starting a new job so obviously everything is terrible. The Dublanders don't want to be negative Nellies, but somehow it might be happening anyway. Suzanne went on the Pat Kenny show to demonstrate the fact. She is joining PJ as a Covid Crank. Anyway, that's all the morbid stuff out of the way. Suzanne and PJ then go on to planning their funerals. The podcast should become a sort of document, which anyone who survives Suzanne and PJ should listen to when it comes to their rites etc. There's talk about organs and "he would have loved this", and of course PJ's unique burial plans. PJ would also like more elbows thank you very much. Oh and he's like to discuss that square flap in the back of old timey pajamas. There's also the inaugural "We Can't Fix Your Life" in which Suzanne and PJ answer your questions!It's Dubland, go and enjoy it.There's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more, support the show by becoming a member here!
61 minutes | 2 months ago
46: Human Beings Are Tricky Things
Dubland drops this week with middle aged men in cycling high heels which isn't enough to lighten PJ's form, he's having a mare of a week. There's more talk of PJ's finances with Eoin McGee and just a touch of light defamation. He's giving up on getting a house, but Suzanne isn't ready to give up on him getting a house, so she starts pitching TV shows based on the topic, and dating shows, and the merging of the two. Which leads to discussion about First Dates and PJ's history of dating dead women. We get the romantic genesis of Suzanne and Joey's relationship, so PJ gives us his break up process and cycles of torment. The burning question of whether he deserves love or should be given an adult orphan rages through the episode, all including a very PJ conclusion. We learn that we're all into weird things and that sex is New Year's Eve. There's the great battle of the toaster steak VS. the pergola. And loads more!There's also loads of great bonus episodes for members now. You'll hear about the ten meals in a day challenge, some listener reviews, the Boxing Story retold, some Would You Rather questions and loads more coming, support the show by becoming a member here!
53 minutes | 3 months ago
45: Everything In My Life Is Financially Impossible
Straight into the action this week on Dubland with pie charts, right angles, pizza and the globally diminishing ability to be able to tell the time. St. Anthony is on the lookout for Suzanne's AirPods and PJ tells us about his waxy ears and burning "water" in a list of pains and grievances that Suzanne, the mother of three, wouldn't understand. PJ is going to get into a helicopter with a pilot who loves golf jumpers and is convinced PJ is someone other than PJ. Suzanne discovers micro-happiness and tells us about it by explaining her anger and making everyone furious in the process. She was, however, giddy with her McDonald's in bed and titillating pornographic Whatsapp chats with her pals. PJ's mortgage woes rear their head again while Suzanne talks about buys spare homes. There's a hero of the week and Suzanne doing some of PJ's life admin. There are golf bats, Bitcoin and loads more. It's Dubland, what do you expect? support the show at HeadStuff+ and get more content just for you lovely members!
68 minutes | 3 months ago
44: Hope Is A Leaky Roof
Dubland begins this week with a slightly more conventional plug for HeadStuff+ (the new membership platform on which you can become a member and support this podcast!) Then it gets down to more conventional Dubland topics, if the word conventional could ever be associated with this podcast. They talk about mass collections and PJ as an altar boy who was in it for the cash. There's Dead Dad Day which is an annual thing for Suzanne. Giving stuff up for Lent and the various cheats people use for those difficult 40 days. A vicious argument over whether UK chocolate and Irish chocolate are the same (results to be announced on a future episode) - Easter Egg chocolate makes an appearance here too. Suzanne breaks down the three possible catalysts for her "hormotional" state and asks the unwilling PJ to help diagnose her. There's some vaccine rollout talk and the return of PJ's victorious Stockdale position. There's a four year old who last week was like an old man, and now has anxiety. There's Valentine's Day talk and (you might want to skip this bit) PJ's potatoey throat hair.Look, it's Dubland, support the show at HeadStuff+ and get more content just for you lovely members!
72 minutes | 3 months ago
43: Sponging Ewes
Dubland is back! And now you can support the show by becoming a member of HeadStuff+, just go to HeadStuffPodcasts.com/register and choose Dubland as the show to support, this will help us keep making the show and get better and better! In the meantime, this episode is as chaotic as you'd like for a return to Dubland. Prodcuer Alan asks them to plug HeadStuff+ at the top, which leads Suzanne and PJ to talking about Sweet Valley High for about ten minutes. Of course. Then Suzanne gets out of the religious commune she was apparently living in all this time as she discovers there is porn on the internet. There is romantic porn and the revelation that hair is bad manners. Suzanne's family has grown since the last episode and now her life is all minecraft, barbies and her daughter as an old man. Luckily PJ has some homeschooling tips for her. They talk about Covid Christmas - PJ's best Christmas ever. Suzanne's midwife talks about PJ during the main event. There's an Animal Fact and PJ sees a cow for the first time (it surprises him), look it's Dubland, it doesn't always have to make sense - get it #inurears.Remember, become a member of HeadStuff+ to support Dubland!
81 minutes | 6 months ago
42: Do You Know Anything About The Turkmenistan President?
PJ cut his own hair. They talk about auditions and never getting a call from your agent, sure don't we all know? We all love Deirdre O'Kane (not Suzanne's aunt). Do you know anything about the Turkmenistan President? We learn a bit more about Suzanne's kids and the differences between them. From temper tantrums to list of gifts to conscription lists. PJ gets two presents, one he's the delighted with, the other invokes a glorious underwhelmed reaction. There's talk about palettes, whiskey, wine and cucumber. Conversation swings back around to talking about nightshirts for men, of course. An update on PJ's learning of Spanish. The vaccines are coming, we're happy about it, even himself, right? PJ the babysitter gives us some tips and tricks on how to make the kids behave. Also, lessons on the polite way to obtain something you want. It's all here, it's all Dubland, and that's your lot for 2020. Herself is off to make a human, and sure then it'll be Christmas, so we'll see you in the New Year! Good luck!
54 minutes | 6 months ago
41: It's Easier To Raise Three Children Than To Be With You With One Inside You
Dubland is back with more talk of fancy foods, Branston Pickles and Braxton Hicks. Suzanne's house is a building site and PJ still has a leaky roof (for new listeners this is going on for years). Suzanne is a crank, but she has good reason, which she lists, and PJ can't believe it, especially the sports related size comparison. He really learns a lot in this episode. He genuinely might be a new man after this episode. So there's a lot of talk about the pregnancy and babies and stuff. But then PJ brings in his big news of the week, it involves Brussel Sprouts. The episode also involves Nighties and Oodies. We have Celtic pig wrestlers to blame for the misery of pants that affects the modern man. We also get some Animal Facts, which is a welcome segment to return to the podcast! Oh and go buy a t-shirt.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
40: PJ Gallagher, Who Are You? Almost Happy, Vegetable Creep
Suzanne bursts PJ's bubble at the beginning of this episode by chastising him about the mortgage stuff. PJ is very upset, he's finished all the books so now he's learning Spanish. He's freaked out though because he discovered that the Argentinians are making a TV show about him. Suzanne is freaked out by the new PJ, she's really pregnant and all of this just doesn't feel real to her. He's even teaching people English. Phil the DPD driver makes an appearance and we learn a bit about Dunnes and Penny's. We should be shopping local... but what about Pumpkins? They talk about Halloween, which will be difficult this year, but PJ is excited all the same, even if he doesn't understand what the kids are dressing up as. Suzanne wonders if you should be sexy or scary? She runs through some of the classic costumes of her youth. PJ invokes a friend of his to illustrate how to make a few quid go a long way. Which leads to a conversation about the value around razor blades. The Twilight Zone is back, PJ is watching a lot of horror films, Suzanne isn't convinced. Hocus Pocus aside. There's an email from a listener - look! It's Dubland! Get on it and enjoy the feckin' thing. Oh and go buy a t-shirt.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
39: If You Unplug The Fridge, You Can Still Eat The Ham Tomorrow
Suzanne gives PJ a present because he was texting her about the end of the world. He drowned his sorrows in all the whisky. Suzanne is cranky, fed up with people. Phil the DPD driver is the only good one left. PJ was involved in a car crash. We learn about teaspoon fulls of babies. And, related, we learn about vasectomies. PJ's pal gives the doctor the wrong sample. Men are a much simpler system. People are pass-remarkable about Suzanne's belly. There's talk about family and adoption and all sorts of stuff, sure look, it's Dubland, get it #inurears. Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland.This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
65 minutes | 7 months ago
38: Up The Nose Round The Corner
Dubland is back and back to talking about poor old Paul Mescal's biology. Suzanne also makes an ethical defence for preventing a portion of society from accessing healthcare. There's the latest turn in Dubland's on point reaction to Covid-19. Suzanne gets a Covid test, it's great fun, although, she must reiterate, she didn't need one. PJ is incredulous at the description of the test. PJ compares pregnancy to a banned extreme sport. There's a ken doll. PJ tells us about the skip he hired and the improvement in the house thereafter. Leaks are literally impossible to fix so PJ has to shower with a plumber. There's some classic PJ about half an hour in. There are new rules for what goodies kids are allowed to eat. It's interesting. Suzanne is bringing her kids up to be Evian drinking Divas, and the grannies are no help. There's a bit about sports books, and running and sore body parts. It's Dubland! Be Grand.Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland.This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
69 minutes | 8 months ago
37: Dubland meets Doireann Garrihy
Dubland meets Doireann Garrihy and quickly delve deep into PJ's bowel movements, or lack thereof. Eventually we get around to Doireann and the talk moves to being busy and how busy we should be and what the pandemic has taught us about taking a breath. They talk about moving in with your fella or missus, especially during a pandemic. Suzanne and PJ starts organising Doireann's wedding, which she quickly puts a stop to, seeing as she's not engaged or getting married. So they talk about comedy, how Doireann got her start, and what else she might do. A few months down the road and we're back to the nudity in Normal People. They talk about Doireann's podcast, The Laughs of Your Life. They get a bit deep about how great and friendly Doireann is but also how difficult it is to be in the public eye and put up with criticisms. Things get emotional and confusing when talking about dogs. Doireann is advised by Suzanne and PJ to just steal a set in RTE and starting making a TV show. We end with an inspirational moment from PJ.Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland.This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
68 minutes | 8 months ago
36: Little Rat Nibblers and a Little Piece for The Herald
PJ has absolutely nothing to do, he's living in the privilege of pure boredom. He's like a cardboard human at a baseball game. He then goes off on Leeds FC, and makes a ballsy wager on their losses. Who would rob a dead man's heart? There's some Irish history in this episode and some of the gossip of great Irish authors and their meanderings. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, James Connolly and the Queen of Tarts all make appearances. There are ghosts and banshees and the possibility of the dead not being dead. Suddenly we're jolted back to modern times as there's a gift from Kilkenny! PJ's PA (Suzanne) has some updates on his house saga... what about the log cabin? Anyway, she gives him another week of dodging before he has to get back on getting his act together. Social anxiety creeps into the Kane/Donnelly household. Suzanne becomes the face of pandemic maternity life. Little piece for the Herald. They move on to ballin' over Big School. What's the difference between a boy baby and a girl baby? Suzanne learns some biology. Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland. This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
64 minutes | 8 months ago
35: I'd Burn The Place Down If I Thought I'd Get Away With It
A back to school special with Suzanne and PJ. We get a good sense of your Dubland hosts at school age. Suzanne's kids decide that school/creche are no longer as important as sleep. PJ updates us on the Communion we've been hearing about for weeks. We learn new things about the celebrity status of his nephew. Suzanne tried to make her peace with the Lord as a seven year old and PJ tells us how he left the school he hated in a blaze of glory. There's a barnstormer of a revelation about hands in pants. PJ waxes lyrical about his elevated level of boredom. He does get kind of assaulted, which is interesting enough. Suzanne for her part gets attacked by fireworks, the Gards say it's grand. Should we be using the word 'Staycation'? An intellectual debate ensues. There's some Covid talk and loads of other bits and pieces, it is Dubland afterall. Enjoy it!Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland. This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
67 minutes | 9 months ago
34: Harry Kane's Jaw and Richard Gere as a Gerbiller
Suzanne makes the case for a percentage of Harry Kane's fortune by way of close family relations. PJ shoots it down using irrefutable biology. Maiden names get the once over as do myths of rock and roll lechery. There's more biology then, of the unmistakably female kind, including a trip to Benidorm. PJ is a week into his holidays and he's bored stiff. He finds himself doing bizarre things in his shed. He has returned to Instagram and Suzanne instantly informs him that she thought his dogs were dead and he was "soft around the edges". PJ can't be bothered with the mortgage thing anymore, he's going to build a log cabin. Having said that, he panics when trying to get a skip so we'll see what happens. Suzanne, who can handle things, has some craic with ovens and Dysons. There's Jim Corr, Jedward, the Irish Government's Golfgate. There's loads here, as usual, just listen to it. Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland.This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
99 minutes | 9 months ago
33: Dubland meets Eoin McGee
Finally, after much talk of getting financial planner Eoin McGee into the studio to help PJ sort out his mortgage woes, we have got Eoin McGee into the studio. And it's a jumbo episode! Nearly two hours in which they talk about nearly everything but PJ's mortgage woes. Anyway, not to worry, he needs something to moan about. There's loads in here about money, taxes, mortgages, savings, pensions and a few good laughs along the way. It's Dubland, dive in.Go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland. This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
52 minutes | 9 months ago
32: A Bed Is a Scam. Nobody Needs A Bed.
This week there’s a gift from a fan, two gifts in fact. Difficult for PJ, who “hates owning things”. He’s clearing out his house but has gone a bit Marie Kondo, or maybe he’s just lost it. He doesn’t want to own anything - no need for a bed, or a table, sure just eat off your lap. Suzanne has strong feelings about not eating at a table. She’s less upset then you’d imagine about turning 40, though. There’s talk of botox. The chat moves on to pregnancy and the miracle of modern ultrasound scans, before things get very off topic on the relative merits of Cadbury’s chocolate and the problems with ordering a pint of milk. The episode finishes up with some outrage directed at Dublin GAA over the price of watching matches online.... and the wonders of Senekot. Now, go buy a t-shirt and enjoy Dubland. This episode is sponsored by The UX Design Institute.
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