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Blindboy Live Podcast And More Added To The Cork Podcast Festival Line-Up

By Kiara Keane

July 25, 2019 at 1:11pm

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The Cork Podcast Festival has just added loads of brilliant new events to its line-up and they’re not to be missed.

The inaugural festival will be kicking off on Friday, October 11 and runs until Sunday 13 in various venues across the city including Cork Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery, Cyprus Avenue, Plugd Records, as well as pubs, book shops and other nooks and crannies.

The Blindboy Podcast, Taranoia: The Tara Flynn Podcast and Unexplained are just some of the brilliant podcasts that have been added to the bill along with some great free events across the weekend.

Blindboy will be live at the Cork Opera House with some very special guests on Sunday, October 13 and tickets will go on sale this Monday, July 29, priced at €26 each.

Tara Flynn will be joined by special guests at Crawford Art Gallery Theatre for an hour or of craic, chat, and lessons learned - with a fair amount of eejitry thrown in, and is just one of the great Irish podcasts that’s been handpicked and curated for this year’s festival by Blindboy.

Clocking up over 23 million downloads, Unexplained with creator Richard MacLean Smith will take you on an atmospheric journey through an extraordinary tale. In the summer of 1971, in the small northeastern village of Hexham in England, two young boys are digging about in their garden when they discover a pair of strange stone heads buried two feet underground.

Unexplained will feature as a double bill along with Petrified, a horror anthology podcast from a darker Ireland, directed by Peter Dunne and produced by him with Liam Geraghty. Experience Petrified as never before - in complete darkness - as they tell the tale of a late-night radio show host in a remote station who receives increasingly disturbing calls from his listeners out there in the dark. The double header takes place at the Crawford Art Gallery Theatre on Friday, October 11.

As well as ticketed events, there will also be a trail of free events including The Metal Cell with Richie Le Faux, and The Futurist, hosted and produced by journalist and GAFF co-founder Jo Linehan, both taking place at Plugd. You can also meet the makers of The Independent Music Podcast, a weekly show running since 2010 that's hosted by Anthony Chambers and Gareth Main, at the same venue.

It was announced earlier this month that the global sensation that is the West Cork podcast will be coming live to the Cork Opera House on Saturday, October 12, where you’ll get to meet its makers, investigative journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian Jennifer Forde, and hear exclusive behind the scenes stories at Cork Opera House.

You can book tickets to each of the shows via corkoperahouse.ie and uticket.ie.

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