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Darryl Cahill

Darryl Cahill

2022-05-2301:12:13

On this weeks episode I sit down with Darryl Cahill as soo as we started talking I immediately know I was going to really like him.Darryl tells me about growing up in Darndale, his love for horses and family he talks to me about the sudden death of his cousin John John, and the tragic death of his brother Robert.As Darryl tells me about a memory that he plays over and over agin in his head a bird flew into my window and we took it as a sign that Rob was letting Daryl know it was ok. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll

2022-05-0801:28:32

On this week's episode, I sit down with Jennifer Carroll. Jennifer’s, Jens journey Instagram account has amassed over 100k followers. Jen has been on some journey, a journey paved with violence, physical and emotional abuse, isolation but determination. It also gave her her son Carter and it was the thought of a threat to Carter that Jen knew she had to get away! Looking back it’s incredible how strong Jen was. Now back in Ireland safe happy and 12-stone lighter Jen is an inspiration to many. I have so grateful to you Jen for allowing me to share your story.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jordan Burnett

Jordan Burnett

2022-05-0231:31

On this weeks episode I sit down with Jordan Burnett.On the 22nd March Jordan’s brother Killian passed away at just 15yrs of age, he died of an asthma attack.Killian was let down by the HSE he was waiting 3yrs for an appointment to see a specialist and on the day of his appointment they were told it was cancelled. Killian died just one month later. This was the rawest podcast I have ever recorded. My heart is completely broken for Jordan and his family. Jordan is the most wonderful brother, father and son and will be forever in my thoughts. #justiceforkillian See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alison & Amy

Alison & Amy

2022-04-2501:25:59

On this week's episode, I sit down with Amy and Alison Myler! These two became an overnight sensation when Amy started to document her mum's journey to Turkey for new teeth, this is full-on bellyLaughs with some serious topics thrown in between. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Izabela Chudzicka

Izabela Chudzicka

2022-04-1854:29

On this weeks episode I sit down with Izabela Chudzicka. We are friends are very long time. In this episode we talk about her moving to Ireland from Poland in the Celtic Tiger era. We talk a little about her nights in Reynards and things she didn’t get to do. We talk about her becoming an entrepreneur in a pandemic and we talk about her homeland Poland and what they are you doing for the neighbours in Ukraine.The thing I love about this Izzy is that she is a straight shooter there is no BS but always kindness. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kate Dempsey

Kate Dempsey

2022-04-0401:04:50

On this weeks episode I sit down with Kate Dempsey. As a mother of two Kates story terrifies me. On the 12th March in her local nightclub, Kate was spiked.Kate takes me through her night and what she went through. We talk about victim blaming and the fucked up motives behind these disgusting acts.We talk about duty of care if these venues how how this has changed has her life forever, the fear the paranoia and how she hasn’t slept right since. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Arezu AKA Top Notch

Arezu AKA Top Notch

2022-03-2801:20:29

On this weeks episode I sit down with Arazoo also known as, Top-Notch. Yaz As she is known to her friends is one of the most fragile yet resilient person I have ever met. This girl is a soldier. She has conquered her traumas, Overcome addiction and has had to re-build her life many times.Yaz only deserves kindness, she has been through some horrific ordeals. Her music, Her top-notch persona and her baby girl Zara have saved her life. Remember behind the persona is a girl who has been through hell and back. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
David Gorman

David Gorman

2022-03-2154:40

On this weeks episode I sit down with David Gorman.David is an absolute credit to himself, after a four-year struggle with a chronic cocaine addiction David woke up one morning and decided he needed to press stop on the self-destruction button. David's whole life was football, it was everything to him. So when a knee injury put an end to that, David felt his whole life purpose was gone. Boredom turned into nights out, nights out turned into the odd line, and the odd line turned into  a cocaine addiction with a dept at one point of nearly €30,000. David now 10 months sober credits his mental strength his family especially his mother. Sea swims, ice baths and finally a new community keeping him on the straight and narrow. David I have no doubt you will continue on this journey as you say eyes on the prize See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Melissah Mullins

Melissah Mullins

2022-03-1456:071

On this weeks episode I sat down with Melissah Mullins. I am a long time follower of her instagram page @themindofamammy. Melissah's daughter Evie was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, with little support from the hospital and out dated leaflets Melissah turned to Instagram to get some real life perspective and in turn set up her own page to help others.She talks to me about wasted tears, misconceptions and a comment that stays with her. She also talks about the valuable work of Down Syndrome Ireland and the support of her family and friends, she talks to me about Evie’s wonderful relationship with her sisters and Gaga and her hopes for the future for her three girls. She tells me about her hype man Dan, their wedding plans and her hopes for her daddy to walk her down the aisle ! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ali Ryan

Ali Ryan

2022-02-2801:31:34

On this week's episode I sit down with Ali Ryan.On February 21s, 2021, Ali survived a suicide attempt.Ali has always struggled with her mental health, including self-harm, family fallouts, abandonment, and later, a sexual assault which leads Ali down a path of self-destruction.Alcohol, drugs, and finally an overdose that inevitably saved Ali's life. Sober over a year now, Ali, at just24 years of age, is one of the wisest young souls I have ever come across.This is a very important episode about consent, overcoming sexual shame, and compassion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amy Henderson

Amy Henderson

2022-02-2101:00:17

On this week's episode, I sit down with Amy Henderson. Amy and I have been friends for years but a video published on the Irish Times website this week broke my heart.Amy‘s son Jensen was diagnosed with autism and a global development delay.Amy talks to me about how children with disabilities I’ve been left behind by our government and how they are desperate for early intervention for their children, along with the effect this has had on her son and his sister Jorga and on her marriage.Amy’s goal is to help even one family going through this alone and has plans to open up her doors to give parents a safe outlet for their children.Amy is the ultimate fighter she is fighting every day for her son and as are many other mothers in the same situation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jay

Jay

2022-02-1301:27:59

On this weeks episode I sit down with Jason Garvey. Jay, Well used to the mic's as a co-host of the Did Ya Hear show. In this episode Jay Opens up about his suicide attempts and opened my eyes to the fact that it’s not just women who hear criticism in a relationship, he opens up about home life and the relationship between father and son.Jay make some statements in this podcast and I have to pull him up on a few things. I was a bit worried about this one in terms of what my listeners would think but Jay is a good bloke and maybe his opinions are mirrored in a lot of men, I'll leave this one for you to decide. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mandy

Mandy

2022-02-0701:11:15

On this week's episode I sit down with Mandy Walsh. Mandy and I go way back, she is one of the brightest stars in our field but, I always knew there was heartache in Mandy’s history and this week she tells me about her Brian. Brian the love of her life, her soul mate, taken away far too young. Mandy talks about her life after Brian and how her grief can still overwhelm her today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Leah

Leah

2022-01-3101:32:05

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Leah Wynne. We had to put a trigger warning on this episode as Leah is a survivor of rape and domestic violence. At just 17 years of age, Leah was raped and left with horrific injuries. We talk about the long-term effects this has had on her over the years and how years later seeking solace in what she thought would be a safe loving relationship she ended up being physically and mentally tortured. Today Leah is married to her rock and has recently had life-changing gastric surgery and she tells me contrary to some beliefs, this was not an easy way out. Leah thank you for speaking out and sharing your story I know it wasn’t easy I am so sorry this happened to you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kim

Kim

2022-01-2401:37:52

On this week's episode, I said down with Kim Hall.Kim talks to me about the death of her mother by suicide Kim’s mother suffered from postnatal depression and depression, her manic episodes resulted in her being hospitalized throughout Kim’s young life.Kim’s mother was abandoned by the mental health services releasing Kim's mother into the hands of her 15-year-old daughter.Kim experienced many of her mother's suicide attempts and in the end, Kim‘s mother succeeded in her attempts leaving a 16-year-old Kim and her sisters behind. Throughout the conversation, Kim's love for her mother is palpable Kims outlook on life today is one of gratitude, determination, and positivity. She is an absolute credit to herself, she has worked so hard to be the woman she is today. Kim has launched an initiative to help others in her community which are walk and talk sessions she set this up in honor of her mother to offer people a safe place to talk. Kim, you’re an absolute inspiration your heart is so pure Thank you for sitting down with me and sharing your mother Rachel's story. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Denise Philips

Denise Philips

2021-12-1301:33:22

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Denise Philips.I always wondered about Denise where she got her fight, determination and outlook on life. I couldn’t put my finger on it but I always knew there was something about Denise and it wasn’t until this podcast I find my answersDenise is a warrior, not just an IVF Warrior but as she opens up for the first time about grief.The death of her boyfriend at just 23 years of age and the rekindling of a relationship with Mark in the mists of his struggle with addiction.Denise has been through so much and for her to go on and build a hugely successful business and brand, be the wonderful mother and wife we see today is a testament to her strength, empathy, and determination.Thank you Denise for sharing with us, you deserve every bit of happiness you have today See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Barry & Gillian

Barry & Gillian

2021-12-0601:32:11

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Gillian and Barry.This episode could’ve been done one on one but I wanted to speak to them as a couple, it also could’ve been done in many parts as we didn’t get to talk about everything this couple has been through.Barry from Belfast met Gillian on a night out and their journey took them from Belfast to Dublin, onto Australia, and back Belfast and Dublin again as they try to escape the hold depression had on Barry. Working on the sites led to an injury that started Barry on a rollercoaster true depression blackhole episodes and suicidal thoughts.Barry’s last hope was a Psilocybin in a clinical trial but his mum passed away and Barry was too sick to attend. A chance Facebook invite to a retreat save Barry’s life forever.The love between these two is palpable they have been through the wringer and out the other side if I ever struggle it’s These to you would want in my corner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nicole & Mary

Nicole & Mary

2021-11-2801:27:18

On this week's episode, I sit down with Mary and Nicole.Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, Mary sits off-camera, We are also joined by Natasha who is a social care leader on the foster social work team.This week starts a recruitment campaign for foster carers in Dublin South Central. Nicole was fostered I just six years of age after a horrific incident with a needle left at her home she talks to me about how this life-changing moment set her on her way to help other vulnerable children by being the one good adult in their life.Mary's story is a bit more sensitive she fosters her grandson she has fostered him since he was a baby she talks about the absolute joy she brings and how she would urge anyone else to do the same.They are over 5000 children in foster care right now and so many vulnerable children in our communities and all they need is that one good adult there are so many different fostering opportunities are you ready to start raising amazing.For more information on fostering please visit www.fostering.ie or freephone 1800 226 771  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
David

David

2021-11-2201:19:58

On this weeks episode I sit down with David O Reilly. David is one of Ireland’s biggest exports to the west end, from Greece, to the book of Mormon and heading to LA next year to start in everybody’s talking about Jamie.However when we sit down we strip it back to growing up in Ireland, how he was horrifically bullied for being gay and the effect bullying had on not only on him but on his family. We talk about the huge love and support from his mum and dad and a beautiful relationship with his brother Joe. We talk about moving from Kilnamanagh to Lucan and how his life changed when he headed to the UK to follow his dreams.We talk about landing his role in Greece, starring in Benidorm and performing alongside Jennifer Saunders and many more.As With every podcast, David has opened my eyes to a different way of thinking and I had a couple of lightbulb moments.David I love to chat thank you for being so open and honest with me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ruth Dungan

Ruth Dungan

2021-11-1501:15:34

On this week’s episode, I sit down with Ruth Dungan.Ruth talks to me about her struggles with conceiving. After a devastating journey through IVF, she watched Rosanna Davidson on the Late Late talking about having her baby through surrogacy and, Ruth thought we can do that and started to work on the process.She talks to me about the horrible effects infertility can have on a couple: why me and why us.She talks to me about the process of surrogacy, the overwhelming elation of getting handed her Lottie, and the surprise devastation for her surrogate, she talks to me about her non-existing rights as a mother and the campaigning they are doing to change this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Comments (2)

Sandra Johnson

This is my favourite podcast..I absolutely love listening to you talking to normal people & you always ask the right questions. keep up the great work. 😘

Jul 20th
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Jackie Sweeney

'Can I mind your baby'!! Brought me back to my childhood in Kildare in the 90s..pushing my best friends brother around the estate in his buggy for 20p!! l

Sep 19th
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