Podcasts have really exploded and everyone is trying their hand at it.
If someone has a half decent conversation with their mate, it seems to turn into a podcast.
There are so many out there right now, it's hard to know which ones to give a shot but I've done some homework for you.
I try listen to as many Irish podcasts as possible because I'm sound, and here are the eight that I think you should give a go:
1) The Blindboy Podcast
This shouldn't be news to you. If it is, then you better jump straight on iTunes and start listening now.
Blindboy has racked up about 90 podcast episodes over the last year and they just seem to get better.
He has a hot take, sometimes roasting hot, on certain topics and you will not want the episode to end.
You will be enlightened with some fascinating information like the mushroom internet he talks about in his recent episode. Mind blown.
2) Shrine Of Duty
If you've been watching Line Of Duty you need to jump on this pod.
They have a podcast episode for each Line Of Duty episode of the last season and discuss different possibilities of these corrupt cops.
You can never have too much of Ted Hastings in your life, but the guys are now following Big Little Lies with the podcast and its changed name to Big Little Shrine.
3) The Good Glow
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On The Good Glow today I talk to @riyadhk. Riyadh and I chat about how he came from being a prisoner in his own body to one of the faces of the same sex marriage referendum. Riyadh’s dad contemplated suicide when he came out, but his Dad’s honesty about this has gone on to save lives. I love Riyadh’s compassion and strength .. we also chat about those days when I put everything ahead of myself and my health. He also shares his healthy habits that give him a gorgeous glow. This is a special episode to me. It’s a little different, more conversational and I hope you find it funny in parts too. Thanks again to @sallyhansenuk for their endless support with this season. It’s meant the world to me #sp #friendship #pride #happypridemonth #thegoodglowpodcast #friendshipneverends
This is a must listen for some good feels.
Georgie, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, looks to spread positivity and strength in the face of adversity. It's about accepting and embracing curve balls, and most importantly, about seeking out and celebrating everything that’s good in life.
It is a tear jerker but you'll leave each podcast happier, more grateful and seeing beauty in things you'd normally take for granted.
4) An Irishman Abroad
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This week’s episode is one I’ve wanted to record for about 6 years. #ImeldaMay opens up about her earliest years, moving away, working multiple jobs, the first time she felt lost in the moment on stage and a lot more. Give this episode a moment of your time today. You won’t regret it. I promise. Thanks @imeldaofficial you are the best. 🙌🇮🇪 Available now wherever you get your podcasts. #irishmanabroad (I asked for more lights. They said there are no more lights!) https://anirishmanabroad.podbean.com/e/imelda-may-episode-296/
Jarlath definitely gets some of the best guests you could ask for.
As mentioned in the name, he takes on the Irish who have ventured out of the homeland in search of success and happiness.
You'll hear from some of the most interesting Irish people you may have never heard of before.
5) Irish History Podcast
My latest famine #podcast follows the lives of George & Bridget Shea who lived in Dublin tenements during #Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland in 1849.
Not to be missed!
Acast 🎙️ https://t.co/PDW3iQMoDn
iTunes 🎙️ https://t.co/xCvYF1rEEM
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— Partisans:Irish Stories from the Spanish Civil War (@irishhistory) June 18, 2019
If you're like me and feel like you don't know enough Irish history, then you need to give this a whack.
I hate when I have mates over from other countries and they ask a question about our history and I have to sit there in silence because I don't have a clue.
This is so interesting and extremely educational.
6) Soul Doubt
This may be a bit more of a niche podcast but worth it if you're into music.
The guys mainly take on interviews with some of the best up and coming Irish artists.
7) Molly's Minutes
Self-described as having chats with interesting people who do interesting things.
It's a fair description and you never know what lovely story you'll hear on it.
8) West Cork
This podcast looks at the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Schull, Co. Cork and was compared to the incredible Serial and S-Town podcasts.
Everyone went mad about it last year when it was released, so make sure you listen to the gripping podcast.