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Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental

2020-06-0510:19

Tomi Reichental has been living in Ireland for the past 60 years. When he was nine years old, he and 13 members of his family were arrested by the Gestapo in Bratislava and sent to Bergen-Belson concentration camp. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Anne Driscoll

Anne Driscoll

2020-05-0112:42

Anne Driscoll has dedicated her life to helping people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. In 2013, she came to Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar to teach law students at the Irish Innocence Project in Griffith College how to investigate wrongful convictions.On her last day in Ireland, Anne became a victim of crime for the first time in her life.--You can find out more about Anne by visiting her website.---Anne wrote a series of memoirs about her life in Ireland. They are available on Amazon:Irish You Were Here: My Year of Matchmaking Festivals, Fairy Forts and Mugging My Mugger in IrelandIrish You Were Here: Volume Two: My Year of Chip Butties, Holy Wells and Hugging My MuggerIrish You Were Here: Volume Three: My Year of Roaming Ancient Castles, Finding Magic Marbles and Writing Letters to My Mugger  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Colin Devereux

Colin Devereux

2020-04-0312:14

An audio portrait of Colin Devereux.Colin Devereux founded Dawn Clouds in 2018. Find out more by visiting their website: https://www.dawnclouds.ie/.Music from this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions and Jackdaw. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dr. John Demartini

Dr. John Demartini

2020-03-0606:41

When Dr. John Demartini was fourteen, he left his home in Houston, Texas and hitchhiked to California to become a surfer.This is an audio portrait of Dr. John Demartini.You can find out more about Dr. Demartini's work by visiting his website, www.drdemartini.com---Everyday People is released on the first Friday of every month. Don't miss the next audio portrait - subscribe today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Paola De Angelis

Paola De Angelis

2019-11-1404:59

Paola De Angelis is a broadcast and pilates teacher in Rome, Italy. You can listen to Paola's radio show here: https://www.raiplayradio.it/programmi/seigradi/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jim Norton

Jim Norton

2019-11-0605:03

James Norton is an Irish Poet and Buddhist. "Between Bridges" is taken from "The Fragrance of Dust", a collection of Jim's writing, written over a 20 year period. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Níall & Josie Ó Murchú were stressed, tired and sick... then they learned the Wim Hof method and their lives were transformed... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Niall Doherty

Niall Doherty

2018-01-2214:55

Niall Doherty writes books, build websites, and helps people get started working online. He spent 44 months traveling around the world without flying. He's from Waterford, Ireland but has called dozens of countries his home. Right now he's in Bansko, Bulgaria. Thanks for listening to Everyday People. Please rate, subscribe and review on iTunes, (or wherever you get your podcasts). I'd love to hear from you. Say hello on Twitter (@conorsweets) or Instagram (@conor.sweets). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andrew Considine

Andrew Considine

2017-06-1213:23

If you had told Andrew Considine at age 15 that we would be the first one of his class from school to get a job, he would not have believed you. In fact neither would his teachers, family or friends! And if you had also told them he would join the priesthood at 20, move to Ireland, fall in love and leave the seminary by age 28, they would of thought you were cracked all together... Nowadays Andrew is a personal and professional development coach. He works with businesses and individuals as a speaker, trainer and coach. Andrew's Twitter handle sums in up his work perfectly, it's @inspireachieve. Please hello to him there. You can also check out his website, andrewconsidine.com. This week's story is only the tip of the Andrew Considine iceberg. The original interview was over an hour long. Next week I will be releasing the full unedited interview where we talk about Andrew's work in a lot more detail. To get the next episode and all the other episodes, make sure you have subscribed on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. While you are there, please leaving a rating and review. I'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch with me on Twitter, or send an email to conor@everydaypeople.ie. I'll be back next week with more stories from everyday people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Des Mullally

Des Mullally

2017-05-1513:34

This week's episode is with Des Mullally. Des runs Facebook page called Dublin 8 where he collects and share stories about Dublin richest historic quarter. Ever since the Vikings first saw its potential, Dublin 8 has been the heartbeat of the city. And there's a lot there! Dublin 8 is home to museums, theaters, monuments, Cathedrals and a world famous brewery; not to mention Ireland's oldest street, pub, library and fish & chip shop. In this episode, Des takes me on a walking tour of Dublin 8. And what's amazing is that the sites he shows me are sites that I have been ignorantly walking past for years. Des sees the world differently to most people. While most of us have our heads in smartphones, Des looks up. He notices what's interesting. And then he goes a step further - he shares what he notices. And in doing so he connects people with the past, provides joy through nostalgia and inspires the rest of us to look up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien

2017-03-1947:12

"Scene is picture. Picture is memory. It's about imprinting memories and engaging your listener" - Liam O'Brien This week’s guest is Liam O’Brien. Liam O'Brien is the Series Producer of RTE’s Documentary on One, a radio documentary series and podcast Liam started at Doc on one in 2005. Since then, the team has gone on to win over 180 national and international awards - making it the most successful radio documentary unit in the world Liam himself has been involved in over 300 productions. Any feedback, you leave it on iTunes, on Twitter or you can send me an email. Enjoy! Conor See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's guest is David Lyttle (@david_lyttle). A man of many talents, he is a songwriter, jazz drummer, music producer, record label owner, and fellow podcaster. He has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as "one of the best, robust listening experiences you're likely to have all year".I have been a fan of David's work for about ten years now so it was great to finally meet him and chat with him about music, life and everything in between.David started out as a child performer at the age of four with his family band. He caught the attention of Irish jazz fans like me while performing with legendary guitarist Louis Stewart. Since then, he's gone on to perform in fifteen countries and develop associations with jazz icons like Joe Lovano, hip hop visionaries like Talib Kweli and the Irish music star Duke Special. The release of his third album, Faces, led to a MOBO award nominations.I caught up with David last December, having just finished his busiest touring year in the UK and Europe. 2017 will be David's most ambitious year yet with 2017 artist residencies in China and in the U.S.If you want to hear more about David, check out his website, davidlyttle.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Born in 1961 in Newry, Northern Ireland, Sean Hillen is an artist and a fascinating character. In this wide-renting conversation, we cover his early life in Northern Ireland, literary influences, censorship, UFOs and his recent diagnosis with Aspergers. As you will hear, Sean is heavily influenced by Ireland's literary greats such as Joyce, Beckett, Kavanagh. After the interview, I text him to ask where is a good place for someone to start with these writers. Not only was it a great answer to the question but the short text really captures Sean's personality: Conor:Hi Sean. I'll be releasing the podcast on Monday. In your opinion, who's the most accessible of the "crazy bastard writers"? Where's a good place for people to start?Sean: Hi Conor. I suppose you mean my 'dead boyfriends', the Asperger genii..?? Well, they're all different kettles of fish: Joyce, Yeats and Beckett the more highbrow (?) and Brendan Behan and Myles na gCopaleen more the comedians - with Paddy Kavanagh plowing his own furrow as always. Myles being 'the funniest writer in the English language' (according to Graham Greene, and I agree) maybe is the one but... not everyone will agree. I think his masterpiece is The Third Policeman and that's what I recommend.From the 1990’s Sean's series ‘IRELANTIS’ has come to be described as “the most vivid and emblematic expression of the dreams and anxieties of ‘Celtic Tiger’ Ireland”- and have themselves become part of the cultural landscape, featuring on over 30 book covers and the subject of academic studies.He co-designed, with landscape architect Desmond Fitzgerald, the Omagh Bomb Memorial.His work can be seen at seanhillen.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week's episode is with Michael McDemott. Michael runs a really cool website called Just Six Degrees. It's a really simple yet brilliant idea: he reaches out to a person who has inspired him and asks them the question, "who in the world is inspiring you right now?". When he gets an answer, he'll contact that person and ask them the same question. And he continues following the trail of breadcrumbs until he's made six connections.Just Six Degrees is a goldmine. If you are feeling stuck in a rut, go on and check out some of the creators featured there.Michael was also the co-founder of a very cool and very aptly titled online magazine called LeCool Dublin. LeCool used to be a staple of my week. Every Thursday I would get an email with the latest issue which had all the coolest events happening in Dublin in the following week. It's one of the few mailing lists I didn't unsubscribe from! And that's because it was always good! If you have any feedback, you can let me know on Twitter (@conorsweets), by email (conor@everydaypeople.ie) or in the comments.If you haven't already, please subscribe, rate and review on iTunes.For now, though, please enjoy this week's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Paul Brady is the general manager of Belvedere Youth Club in Dublin. In this episode, we talk about the social issues in Dublin's north inner city - drugs, unemployment, poverty. We also talk about optimism, potential and hope. Visit the website to find out more: www.everydaypeople.ie See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hailing from Maynooth, Bryan Collins (@bryanjcollins) is a writing coach who helps writers around the world become more creative. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello, and welcome to Everyday People. I’m Conor Sweetman.Every week I track down and interview seemingly ordinary people, and you get to eavesdrop their extraordinary stories. I’ll be interviewing people who doing good in Ireland, along with Irish people doing good around the world. You won’t have heard of a lot of these people, but I guarantee these conversations will make your day a little bit brighter.If you have any feedback, good or bad, I want to hear from you. You can email me at conor@everydaypeople.ie. You can leave a comment below. I’m on Twitter – my handle is @conorsweets. And of course, iTunes. I would really appreciate a comment and a rating there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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