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44 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
EP67-Daz Stokes: All That Daz.
It's been a while since my last episode, although this guest was worth the wait. In this week's episode, I caught up with a friend from years gone by who is a Radio Host and a bit of a UK TV Personality. It's the one and only Daz Stokes. Daz talked about everything from his home town Redditch in England, his time as a Redcoat in Butlins, his many TV and game show appearances, nearly winning 250k on Deal or No Deal. He also talked about TV shows he didn't get on, his foray into radio, a great love of musicals, and so much more. Thanks, Daz, for coming on for a chat. You can listen to him online on Gorgeous Radio from 1-4 pm, and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines take it easy and bye bye.
55 minutes | May 19, 2022
EP:66- Nate Fakes: Animator, Illustrator & Author.
This week and for my first episode in a mini-series, I like to call 'Around The World in an Insta'. I chatted with Los Angeles based animator, illustrator and author, Nate Fakes. He talked about everything from his beginnings drawing in school, to interning at MAD Magazine, doing storyboards for Red Bull, his comic strip feature 'Break of Day', copyright, syndication, being a member of the cartoonist society, his upcoming Graphic Memoir and the personal story behind the inception of this?. Nate also talked about his love of doughnuts, the occasional bit of karaoke and being a contestant on two of America's favourite TV Game Shows and so much more. Thanks, Nate for the chat as always hope everyone enjoys this episode and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
57 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
EP65: Niamh Kavanagh- Eurovision Song Contest Winner, Singer and Podcaster.
With only two weeks until Ireland goes back to Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy. I thought who better to chat to than the Eurovision 1993 Song Contest Winner and podcast co-host, Niamh Kavanagh from Dublin to hear her story of Eurovision. Niamh talked about everything from growing up in her early years in Ballymun, the sequence of events that led to her participating, what it was like the week of Eurovision 1993? also getting involved with Junior Eurovision. Niamh also talked about the origins of the Eurovision, Ireland's history in the competition, her thoughts on the modern-day competition, upcoming gigs and so much more. Thank you, Niamh for sharing your story and giving your time, this was a lot of fun and thanks for giving a behind the scenes take on the Eurovision. I hope everyone enjoys this episode and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
60 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
EP64: Ciaran Moran- Dublin, Singer-Songwriter.
This week I chatted to Singer-Songwriter, Ciaran Moran from Dublin about his music life. Ciaran talked about everything from growing up in the inner city of Dublin, having a musical family, the art of busking, and how his writing style has developed over the years? being fortunate enough to have mentors like Christy Moore & Damien Dempsey. Supporting Aslan, Bagatelle and Maverick Sabre, his passion and obsession for his craft, a dream gig location? who else helps him critique his work? future gigs coming up in Dublin, Belfast and London, finding his fans, and looking forward to the release of his EP plus his headline show at Whelan's on April 29th. Thank you, Ciaran for sharing your story and many future successes as always I hope you enjoy this episode and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
48 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
EP63:Sinead Frew-Founder, Früjunk Clothing Brand.
On this week's episode a few days after I'd hoped but this was a lovely one with Sinead Frew, The founder of Dublin based clothing brand Früjunk. Sinead talked about everything from the origins of the brand name, her fashion background, a brief stint in Canada that gave her some fresh perspective, micro-trends, social media influence, sustainability, vintage shops, fast fashion v brand loyalty, a collab with Bohemians Football club, plans for the brand and so much more. You can support Sinead and Früjunk. Check out her range of clothing https://www.frujunk.com/ I hope you enjoy this episode and if you know a friend that likes a podcast, share the love and as always remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
45 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
EP62:St Patricks Day-Thady Nolan- Ma Nolan’s Irish Pubs.
Happy St Patrick's Day hope you have a good one. For this week's episode, I chatted with Thady Nolan, Managing Director of Ma Nolans Irish pubs who is from Portlaoise, Co Laois and based in Nice on The French Riviera. Thady talked about his journey from Computer Engineer to Pub Owner in Nice, France. How he adapted to French culture?, finding a niche in Nice, what life is like in Nice?, his love Guinness and rugby, his red carpet experiences at Cannes Film Festival, famous clientele who have come to Ma Nolans Pub?, Ma Nolan's plans for St Patrick's Day?. The rest you will need to dive in and find out. If you are in Nice or Cannes, check out http://www.ma-nolans.com/vieux-nice/ Thanks, Thady for, sharing your time with me. I hope you and everyone enjoy this episode and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
90 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
EP61: Paul Campbell - The Mind Health Coach
Back again and this time I am going in the direction of the mind in particular for this episode I chatted with The Mind Health Coach, Paul Campbell. He talked about how he got into mind health coaching? changing the unconscious mind, reframing, neuro-linguistic programming, staying present, worry and anxiety exercises, feelings, triggers and so much more. This was a long-form chat and Paul is a man who has studied the mind and this is the perfect episode for a long journey or doing chores around the house. Paul also shared some techniques you can try from his website. https://www.mindhealthcoach.ie/ Password:shane Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast and as always remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
48 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
EP60: Emmet O’Brien- Poet/Spoken Word Artist ( A Poet and he knows it)
This week I got to chat with Poet & Spoken Word Artist from Dublin, Emmet O'Brien to learn about his story. Emmet talked about growing up in Cabra, Dublin 7, how he got into poetry, losing friends at a very young, being inspired by other artists, his thoughts on Religion/ Faith, mental health, and working on a project called StoryBud?with a previous guest on the show, mural artist, Kevin Bohan in conjunction with Creative Connections. Emmet also gave his thoughts on performance poetry, the Dublin spoken word scene, upcoming projects, and so much more. Thanks, Emmet for sharing some time with me and if you want to follow Emmet. https://youtube.com/channel/UCUFNBSTjqi9rX4vxk1b8aTQ As always I'd like to thank the listeners for supporting the podcast and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
62 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
EP59:Dinny Collins (Crypto with Dinny)
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency are what I am hearing many people talk about in the last decade or so. So I thought for the first episode of 2022, I would chat to a man who helps people understand his passion for bitcoin, and his name is Dinny Collins (Crypto with Dinny). Dinny talked about what exactly is bitcoin and how it works?. The blockchain, fungibility, personal development/ investing in himself, risk management, mentorship, and so much more. You can learn more about Dinny. Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwb788nSI2YwvDnlWFXTjQ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cryptowithdinny Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cryptowithdinny/ Website - www.cryptowithdinny.com Thanks, Dinny for, sharing your time with me. I hope you and everyone enjoy this episode and, remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
55 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
EP58: Guinness Guru (Daragh)- He’s got great Shtick.
As we near the end of 2021, I thought I would bring on another special guest to the top, the year off in style. So my latest guest on the show hails from Ashbourne, Co. Meath, and to his fans, he is affectionately known as The Guinness Guru. He talked about how the idea for Guinness Guru came about? his relationship with the fans, the criteria for rating Guinness? and even a story about a pub trying to persuade him to come to review their Guinness. He also talked about his ultimate 12 Guinness, Pub Crawl (okay, I think it turned out as 13!!, my bad haha), and so much more. A massive thank you to my colleague Paul for helping to connect me with The Guinness Guru, and I hope you and everyone enjoys this episode it was a pleasure. I also want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year 2022, and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
48 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
EP57: Tommy Byrne, Fast and Louth.
My latest guest on the show Tommy Byrne is a former motor racing driver who hails from outside Dundalk, Co. Louth and now lives in Daytona, Florida. Tommy talked about growing up working on a farm, how he got into racing on tracks like Mondello Park, then moving to England to pursue a motor racing career, and getting an opportunity to race in Formula 1. His racing career brought him to America, Mexico, and many tracks around the world. He also shared his favourite race tracks in the world, his thoughts on modern motor racing, how his book about his life was hard to do but he is happy he did it. Today, Tommy teaches young drivers, defensive driving techniques and coaches drivers to be better, and he also enjoys racing with his friends. Thanks, Tommy, for sharing some of your time, and I hope you and everyone enjoy this episode. As this is my pre-Christmas episode. I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
48 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
EP56: Fran Berry- Fran The Man, Saddle Up.
This week I spoke with former professional Flat Racing Jockey, Fran Berry from Kilcullen, Co. Kildare who has over 1000 race wins in Ireland and has won races from The Curragh, Royal Ascot to Tokyo. Fran talked about his first win at 15 years old, winning as a jumps jockey on Ladies Day at Aintree, the camaraderie of the unique environment of the jockeys weighing room, superstitions, the favourite horse he has worked with?, working under Mick Kinane and always learning. He talked about the most challenging times in his career, dealing with pressure, setting routines for himself, career injuries, and an accident at Wolverhampton that caused him to retire in 2019- how he dealt with this? Today he has transitioned to working in media, writing columns and working with Racing TV. He also spoke about upcoming projects and plans. Thanks, Fran for, allowing me into your world and offering your unique insight into your world of racing, and as always to the listeners, remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines. Let me know your thoughts on this episode. Follow me Instagram: @hartelinespodcast Twitter: @HarteLines
65 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
EP 55: Joe Barr, World-Class Endurance Cyclist.
EP 55: Joe Barr, World-Class Endurance Cyclist. This week on the show, I chatted to World-Class Irish Endurance, Cyclist, Joe Barr. Joe explained what exactly is ultra-endurance cycling?. He talked about technological advancements in cycling, the planning and preparation that goes into endurance cycling events. It is a life that has brought him many challenges personally and professionally. I hope you enjoy; learning about Joe's story so far. He has also written a book about his life which is available to buy. https://www.bookdepository.com/Going-Distance-Joe-Barr/9780717190607?ref=grid-view&qid=1631267031707&sr=1-1 To learn more about upcoming events or to perhaps get into this yourself. https://www.teamjoebarr.com/ Thanks, Joe for, allowing me into your world and offering your unique insight into your world, and as always, remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
30 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
EP54: Chris Rush: Horror Writer- Halloween Special: Part 2
It's that time of year, the spooky season, booooooo (ahem you get the picture) Happy Halloween to you all. Part 2 of my chat with bestselling Irish Horror Writer- Chris Rush from Arklow, Co. Wicklow. He talked further about Loftus Hall's dark history. His appreciation of becoming a bestselling Author, meeting his fans his love of Horror movies and of course Halloween. He spoke about meeting Kane Hodder ( Friday 13th Movie Franchise ) along with Candyman himself, Tony Todd, and about the theme for his latest novel, plus so much more. You can find out more about Chris and find his body of work on his website. chrisrushauthor.com or via Facebook- Chris Rush Horror Writer Twitter - @ChrisRush1017 Also, the house dog features as a special unexpected guest, this episode is full of surprises. Thanks for listening, and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
26 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
EP53: Chris Rush: Horror Writer- Halloween Special: Part 1
It's that time of year, the spooky season, booooooo (ahem you get the picture) Happy Halloween to you all. So who better to have on the show at this time than bestselling Irish Horror Writer, Chris Rush from Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Chris talked about how a random encounter with a best selling American Author in Florida got him into horror writing, advice for anyone considering writing a book, his process for writing also his love of metal music. He also talked about his work with Paranormal Researchers Ireland and writing a book about Loftus Hall at Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford. You can find out more about Chris and find his body of work on his website chrisrushauthor.com or via Facebook- Chris Rush Horror Writer. Oh and stick around right to the bitter end to hear a teaser for Part 2. And once again thanks for listening and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
45 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
EP52: Adrian Kennedy- Late Night Radio Legend.
In this weeks episode, I got to chat with a talk radio legend from Dublin, Ireland, and an idol of mine growing up, the one and only Adrian Kennedy. Adrian talked openly and honestly about life, how he got the late-night FM104 Phoneshow job?, the highs and lows of 17 years presenting the FM104 Phoneshow. Then, moving on to host Dublin Talks, a morning radio show on 98FM for over seven years, the effects of losing his job and coming out the other side with a podcast with Jeremy Dixon. I also asked him for advice for anyone looking to get into radio?. The changes in radio over the years, and there was so much more in this in chat to learn. They say never meet your Idols, but I have to say it was a lovely chat that did not disappoint. Adrian Kennedy & Jeremy Dixon have a podcast. Check them out!! https://open.spotify.com/show/4dXIjQkWJ1itSqJGSoZB7o?si=h-zMb1TySLCMneAy0rssYg&dl_branch=1 Thanks for listening. Let me know your thoughts, and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
66 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
EP51: John Ducie-Tour Guide & Genealogist.
In this weeks episode, I chatted to Tour Guide & Genealogist- John Ducie. He talked about how he got into studying Geneaology, the rise in people searching for their ancestry and why it was needed historically, the origins of Irish family names, the Irish Diaspora, DNA testing and how this works? and the modern-day Irish. He retold a powerful story about helping an American client find his ancestry. John also talked about Irish, Gaelic, Celtic languages, and in this chat, he goes through a Historical journey of Ireland. You can check out John's Tours and find more about your ancestry. www.johnstoursofireland.ie And you can also let me know your thoughts and follow me on social media for more episodes with interesting folk. Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarteLines Instagram: @hartelinespodcast I'm very grateful for John giving of his time. Thanks for listening if you enjoy this episode, please share it with a friend and remember you are always welcome here on Hartelines.
31 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
EP50-Jason Levy: The Jason Experience, Instagrammer.
This week for my special, 50th episode. I caught up with Jason Levy, Instagrammer, The Jason Experience. This interview came about from meeting him for a short time in Dublin. To this week's conversation, he talked about growing up in Brooklyn, New York and gentrification over the years. He talked about how his love for basketball and working alongside different people have shaped his outlook on life. Then during the pandemic, he embarked on a 32 Country journey and talked about his motivations for doing this? Jason was very open and candid about his life. He also talked about putting himself out of his comfort zone, how he got into Instagramming and advice for posting on social media and the upcoming plans for himself and The Jason experience. You can check out Jason and follow him. Instagram: @thejasonexperience And let me know your thoughts and follow me on Social Media for more episodes with interesting folk. Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarteLines Instagram: @hartelinespodcast Thanks for listening plus supporting the show, and remember you are always welcome on Hartlelines.
46 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
EP49:Danny O'Brien-A Year On with A Stand Up Guy.
This week I caught up with Irish Comedian, Danny O'Brien again a year on from our last chat on the show. He talked about diversifying his business portfolio to bringing comedy workshops to schools. What virtual gigs have taught him?. A short trip to Costa Rica to visit friends turned into many months that also brought him to Guatemala, a place he learned about Mayan culture and gave him inspiration for his upcoming show. He also talked about lessons learned in his career, starting to gig again in the UK, his hopes for a return to live entertainment in Ireland, antigen tests, his upcoming Ringsend Comedy Festival, being nominated for his work in the community and so much more. Thanks for listening, and remember you are always welcome on Hartlelines. Let me know your thoughts on this episode. Follow me Instagram: @hartelinespodcast Twitter: @HarteLines
31 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
EP48- A Harte To Harte Part 2 (Smiley Shelly Harte)
So this week, I thought I would catch up for another chat, a follow on from a previous episode with my sister, Michelle, a singer and entertainer in her own right, also known by her fans as Smiley Shelly Harte, and now lives in Gran Canaria. Michelle talked about the importance of tourism to a place like Gran Canaria, the bars re-opening again and restrictions in place, getting to see friends she has met again from her time living on the island. We also talked about loving bingo, karaoke and our Singstar days, her days performing in the folk choir, loving what she does now, missing home, making friends and lots more. You can see what shell is up to by following her on social media- Facebook: Smiley Shelly Harte Instagram- @shellyharte1981 Thanks for listening, and remember you are always welcome on Hartlelines.
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