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Shite Talk: An Irish History Podcast
132 minutes | May 17, 2022
Brendan the Navigator with Shane Clifford
This week we had Shane Clifford on to talk about Ireland's favourite saint, the man who found America (100% confirmed), and Kerry's finest son, St. Brendan the Navigator. Shane is a great man all together, you can find more of his stuff on IG here, on twitter here and on his own podcast here We also talked for far too long and ended up putting all our film and general shite talk on our patreon, which you can sign up to here And (this is the last time we'll plug it!) you can get tickets to our last live show of the year here: James Joyce in the Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning - Thursday the 19th of May
41 minutes | May 13, 2022
Wezz Nightclub with Fiona Frawley
We had Fiona Frawley on with us this week to talk to us about the teenage mecca of Dublin's early 2000s nightlife, Wezz Nightclub. You can (and should) follow Fiona on IG here And you can get tickets to our last live show of the year here: James Joyce in the Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning
1 minutes | May 12, 2022
James Joyce live in the Wild Duck - 3rd birthday - 100th Episode
Hello! We're celebrating our 3rd birthday / 100th episode in the Wild Duck on Thursday the 19th of May, we'll be doing the show live in the heart of temple bar and talking about James Joyce with Dublin's own Donal Fallon! You can purchase tickets from this link, it's €18 including all fees and comes with a free pint on the night - Wild Duck Tickets
105 minutes | May 6, 2022
John Philpot Curran with Roger O'Sullivan
For this week's episode we're talking about the famous Corkconian lawman, John Philpot Curran. It's an episode we recorded a few weeks ago with Roger O'Sullivan and we're releasing it now because himself and Denis Len have just released the first episode of their new podcast, Unexplained Legends! So if you enjoy this show definitely go check them out. We've got two live shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in either: Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning Also, if you want to listen to more of the live episodes (and the bonus, cowboy and film club stuff) you can find it all on our Patreon
84 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Edward Carson with Darren Matthews
This week Kevin told Jason, and our guest Darren Matthews, all about the life and times of Edward Carson, the father of Ulster Unionism. We've got two shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in either: Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning Also, go check out Jordan Robinson who joined us for the first Edward Carson reading when we did it live in the Sunflower, Belfast!
76 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
1913 Lockout with Donal Fallon (Three Castles Burning)
We were delighted to get the opportunity to record this episode about the 1913 lockout, live inside the historic Emmet Hall of Inchicore. The building was once owned by James Larkin and home to one of the striker leaders, and later one of the men executed for 1916, Michael Mallin. If you want to hear more of ourselves and Donal Fallon you can come join us in the Wild Duck in Dublin on the 19th of May by getting tickets here! Also, a huge thanks to D8 Development and Lauren Tuite for setting us up in the newly renovated hall, if you live around the area you should definitely follow them to see the great work they're doing for Inchicore.
63 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
O'Donovan Rossa with Des Bishop
Hello! For the first episode of Season 8 we had Des Bishop on to talk about the original Fenian bad boy (slash possible father of modern terrorism) Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa! We've got three shows left in Ireland for 2022 so you should come see us in: Carlow - Scragg's Alley with Shannon Basso Gaule Dundalk - Dundalk Gaol for a retelling of the 1922 Jail Break Dublin - Wild Duck with Donal Fallon of 3 Castles Burning
73 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
Ireland's First Heavyweight Pro Wrestling Champion - Danno O'Mahony
We were joined by Mob Theatre's Stephen Bradley and John Spillane to talk about the life and times of the great Danno O'Mahony, Ireland's first ever Pro Wrestling Champ! For tickets to our 3-Year-Birthday/100th Episode Special with Donal Fallon click on over to here, and for all our other gigs in Mullingar, Carlow, and Dundalk head this way.
77 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
The Master Prankster of Cork
For the last proper episode of season 7 Kevin told Jason all about the exploits of Horace de Vere Cole, the master prankster of Cork. We had a class time last night doing our live show in Cork (the audio will be up on the patreon soon) but if you're reading this today, Saturday the 5th of March, come see us both do stand up in the CoCo Comedy Club in Cork tonight! You can get tickets here
101 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Shite Talk Film Club - Excalibur
We decided to release the second ever episode of our Film Club for free this week to give you all a taste of what's behind that sweet, sweet Patreon paywall. Joining us for this episode is Entertainment.ie's Movie Editor, Brian Lloyd (@BrianMLloyd) as we head back to 1981 for John Boorman's 'Excalibur' as we try to figure out what the hell was going on in this film. The Film Club's third episode will be behind the Patreon as usual, so if you want to hear us break down 'Leap Year' later this week you know where to find us!
77 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
The Time Ireland Got Scammed By Stamps
For this weeks episode Kevin told Jason about the time the people of Ireland got taken for a spin by a stamp salesman We're doing a live show in Sin E, Dublin on the 19th of February (this Saturday) and you can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/260269482027
69 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Thomas Francis Meagher - The Young Irelander
This week Jason tells Kevin all about Irish nationalist Thomas Francis Meagher and his role in the Young Irelander rebellion Get tickets to our lives shows in Dublin & Cork here: https://linktr.ee/shitetalkhistory The title picture was colourised by reddit user u/packersfanmw87
70 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Munster Rugby vs New Zealand All Blacks
This week Jason tells Kevin the story of the time time Munster Rugby faced the almight All Blacks in Thomond Park, 1978...and also every other time the sides met, which weren't as fun.
85 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Brian & James Fuck Each Other - Michael Collins the movie
This is a crossover, bonus episode we did with Brian O'Toole & James Cadden from the Brian & James Fuck Each Other podcast where we talked about Michael Collins the movie, Carlow living and our dreams for a new republic. You can check out the BJ-FEO podcast where ever you're listening to this one: https://myurls.co/brianandjamesfuckeachother
66 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
McElroy the WW1 Flying Ace
This week Kevin tells Jason all about Dublin's George McElroy, a distinguished WW1 fighter pilot and flying Ace
61 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Vietnam Special with Nghĩa Mai
This is a bonus Sunday episode that we recorded a few weeks ago where we talked with Vietnamese born / Dublin based comic Nghĩa Mai about a few of the connections between Ireland and Vietnam. You can find more from Nghĩa on IG @nmaicomedy and twitter @nmai_comedy
50 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
The Oilliphéist & other Irish Sea Beasts
This week Jason tells Kevin all about Ireland's most famous sea beasts; from Fionn mac Cumhaill's Caoránach to Killarney's Muckie, and all the Oilliphéists in between. Also, happy new year to ye all!
96 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
The Great Northern Bank Robbery
For our Christmas special Kevin tells Jason the story of the 7th largest bank robbery in the history of robbing banks. Merry Christmas everyone, hopefully if you're stuck in quarantine with covid this will distract you for a bit! Omicron is only a wee bollix.
73 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
The Most Handsome Man in Ireland
This week Jason tells Kevin all about local Carlow man, Beauchamp Bagenal. Described as an Irish rake, buck, duellist and politician, he was known (for a time) as the most handsome man in Ireland.
67 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
The Children of Lir
It's time for an old mythological Irish story you've probably all heard before too many times but, likes us, have more than likely forgotten, if not some of the details, the complete story entirely other than...SWANS!!! We're also doing a live gig in Kilkenny tomorrow (the 9th of December) where we'll be talking about Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh, definitely one of the most interesting subjects we've covered yet. We'll be joined on the night with another local man, comedian Mike Rice! If you wanna come see us then here's the tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/shite-talk-an-irish-history-podcast-live-in-kilkenny-with-mike-rice-tickets-207124764747
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