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The Mario Rosenstock Podcast

English, Comedy, 1 season, 184 episodes, 6 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes
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Join Ireland’s most popular comic satirist for brand new comedy, rants about the state of the world, and interviews with a twist. You never know what you’ll get by pressing play on this podcast, but you always know Mario Rosenstock will be there to welcome you in. 
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Niall Boylan – Why I’m leaving radio to run for Europe

When Niall Boylan joined me here a couple of years ago we had a fascinating conversation about his 30-yearr career in radio, his reputation as a so-called ‘shock jock’, and his incredible life story. But recently Niall decided to put his lifelong radio career on hold so that he can run as a candidate in the Dublin constituency in the upcoming European elections.  Having spent so many years as a phone-in radio presenter Niall believes that he has a unique  understanding of Irish voters and the kind of representation they need at a European political level. In this very open and honest conversation about some of the big issues facing this country right now, Niall explains why he’s the man for the job and what he plans to do.COMEDY – Niall’s hosting a phone-in about OnlyFans, and some very familiar voices call in to express their opinions..The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
5/17/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tadhg Hickey – can comedy help combat a crisis?

A story like Israel’s war on Gaza naturally gets wall to wall news coverage. But sometimes blanket coverage over a prolonged period of time can start to lose its power, we start to get inured to it and its impact decreases. So in order to keep getting the message out there, you need a new angle - and comedian and writer Tadhg Hickey certainly has that angle. Tadhg has become very well-known over the last few years for unique brand of comedy, which highlights  global political issues in a very fresh and accessible way. He has always covered the Israel / Gaza conflict but over the last few months he has doubled down on it. Tadhg joined me earlier this week for a very interesting conversation about this terrible conflict, how and why it all started, why it might sound the death knell for Zionism, and how he’s trying to do some good through comedy.Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
5/10/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sile Seoige is here, and ready to be real

We hadn’t planned to talk about it, but the Israel - Gaza war and the failure of well-known people in the wellness industry to speak out about it, was one of the highlights of my chat with broadcaster and podcaster Sile Seoige. It’s a subject about which Sile feels incredibly passionate right now and she explains why in this episode.But of course we talked about all sorts of other things in the hour we spent together, like Sile’s hugely successful podcast Ready to be Real, some of the tough personal episodes she has been through , and what she has learned from them , and that recent controversy about the Irish language, stirred up by Sile’s former Newstalk colleague Ivan Yates! Comedy – Daithi O’Se, Ivan and Matt, and Blindboy leave voicemails for Sile on the Mario Rosenstock Podcast Hotline. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.
5/3/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dr Marie Cassidy - a life in death

Something that has always fascinated me about former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy  is how she could have one of the toughest, most serious and emotionally impactful jobs in the country and yet be so upbeat and positive outside of the job. In a way maybe that’s the only way one can successfully do it. Marie and I get in to all of that in our chat, as well as what its like being a pathologist, why she wanted to become one, the famous case that made her decide it was time to go, and lots more. Check out Marie's GoLoud Podcast HERE The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
4/26/202451 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cormac Lucey: Why I'm running for election

Lots of people THINK about running for election, lots of people TALK about it, but very few actually do it. Having spent many years loosely involved in politics, Cormac Lucey has now decided to go all the way, and he has just thrown his hat into the ring of the local elections in June.Cormac is a Sunday Times columnist, a lecturer in Finance in Trinity College, and a very familiar face and voice on media. I wanted to know what makes somebody like him, after years on the fringes of politics, decide to enter the fray – and he had a lot to say about it.Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
4/21/202452 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nadia Adan: Ireland’s first female car showroom owner

What a story we have for you on this episode. Nadia Adan was born in Somalia but had to flee when the war broke out, and after years of travel, refugee camps, and time in prison, she and her mum found refuge in Ireland, where they have lived happily for over 20yrs. Her passion for hard work and business have made Nadia very successful and she’s now Ireland’s only female car showroom owner, known for her unique approach to marketing on social media and her controversial stance on electric cars. In this chat, Nadia shares her amazing backstory, her entrepreneurial journey, and her opinions on electric cars, social media, and immigration.Comedy – Simon Harris’s phone has been hopping since he became Taoiseach, check out the voicemails!Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
4/13/202448 minutes, 35 seconds
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Anna Geary’s Game Plan

Anna Geary has a lot of strings to her bow: All Ireland-winning camogie captain, coach on RTE’s Ireland’s Fittest Family, radio presenter, former contestant on Dancing With The Stars… the list goes on. She’s also now an author, having just published her first book. It’s called Anna’s Game Plan and it's a practical toolkit to help people become more confident and be more in control. Achieving everything that Anna has achieved so far has taken courage, confidence, resilience, and the ability to handle that inner voice that can sometimes seem to work against us, and in this chat she talks about how she has done that, and how we can do it too. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
4/7/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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REPOST: Beyond politics with Paschal Donohoe

With all the recent talk and speculation about politics, the next government and the future Fine Gael, we thought it was timely to repost this fascinating interview with Minister Paschal Donohoe. Published a few months ago, this is probably one of the most open, honest and personal interviews he has done, covering how and why he got into politics, what drives him to stay in a very demanding and often thankless job, his love of football and music, and what does to unwind on a Friday night!COMEDY  - Kevin Bakhurst, RTE Director General, has just introduced a salary cap for presenters – and they’re not happy. We got exclusive access to his voicemails.Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
3/29/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pat Sheedy - The devastating true story of a compulsive gambler

Pat Sheedy was released from prison just last August. He was there because of all of the scams he pulled to make money to feed his all-consuming gambling addiction – it ruined his life. And he travelled from Limerick to Dublin to join me here in the studio to tell his story. We talked about how and why he started gambling -  and why he couldn’t stop -  the crimes he committed in order to feed his habit, his opinions on gambling companies, and life during and after  prison, and lots more… COMEDY - There’s only one story this week – Leo’s shock resignation .Check out who has been leaving voicemails for him… Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
3/23/202450 minutes, 14 seconds
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Learning to lip-sync, with Kayleigh Trappe

As Liam Neeson would say, Kayleigh Trappe has a very particular set of skills.  She takes clips from TV shows and podcasts that have gone viral, and recreates them perfectly on camera. And her ‘victims’ are paying attention, earning her name checks from the likes of Peter Crouch, Louis Walsh, Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally and a few more leading lights.If you’ve never seen Kayleigh’s work, check it out on Instagram right now. And then come back and listen to this great conversation where she reveals how she does it, why she does it, how celebs have reacted to her sketches, and her decision to give up her full time job to dedicate everything to her unique talent.Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
3/16/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
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Cathy Kelly's latest chapter

Cathy Kelly is one of Ireland’s best loved and most prolific authors, with a very impressive 23 novels under her belt! Her latest one is called Sisterhood and Cathy joined me in studio to chat about her lifelong love of books and her writing process. She has also been receiving treatment for a very serious type of cancer over the past few months, and it has had a very big impact, leaving her very sick and very tired. However, Cathy is remarkably positive about everything, and during out chat she was full of energy, chatty, sparky, reflective, and a whole lot of fun.Cathy was a very popular guest with the callers this week - none other than Bertie Ahern, Roy Keane, Fintan O’Toole and Paul Williams phoned in to chat with herCOMEDY – Cillian Murphy has been getting calls from the good and the great of Hollywood ahead of this weekend’s Oscars and, yes you guessed it, we got exclusive access to his voicemail! Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand  
3/8/202454 minutes, 46 seconds
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Larissa Nolan explains the referendum to me

There’s a big referendum coming up this week, but how many of us actually understand what we’re being asked to vote on? Award-winning journalist Larissa Nolan has spent weeks studying this proposed change to the constitution and not only does she break it down for me in this episode of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, she also lets fly about her very strong opinions about it. Larissa is always so interesting to listen to no matter what subject she’s talking about, so here’s a bonus episode that we hope will help make a bit of sense of this whole referendum business.
3/5/202437 minutes, 1 second
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Donal Lenihan – Stories from a lifetime in rugby

Not only is Donal Lenihan a true legend of Irish rugby and a much-loved commentator and pundit, he’s also a master storyteller. In this episode he shares so many great behind-the-scenes stories about antics on and off the pitch during his playing days, insights in to the modern game, management and current squad, and why he loves using his position as a commentator to make the game accessible to everyone. He also lets rip about my regular impressions of him on Gift Grub!Comedy – President Michael D Higgins had a bit of a health scare but thankfully we are assured that there is nothing to be concerned about. He’s been getting some interesting voicemails, and we got exclusive access...The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand   
3/1/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why a UniUnited Ireland IS a laughing matter, with Paddy Cullivan

You might recognise Paddy Cullivan as the frontman of the wonderful Camembert Quartet, which was the house band for the Late Late show for over ten years. But Paddy is also a very successful  ‘historical entertainer’, bringing together history, music, comedy and the visual arts and combining them into stage shows where he takes big historical stories and makes them accessible and entertaining, sometimes ruffling a few feathers along the way.Paddy’s new show, ‘I can’t believe it’s not Ireland’  is set in the Ireland of 2032, and we’re now living in a brand new 32-county Ireland. There's a new flag. A new anthem. There's even a new capital! As Unionists holiday in the south, discovering the imperial joys of 'Royal' Dublin - southerners discover the ancient landscape of Ulster beyond the retail outlets of Newry and Titanic Belfast. Magical things happen when you create a new country - where EVERYTHING is on the table - and its exciting. ‘I can't believe Its not Ireland’ is described as an  hilariously insightful journey through the history of partition and the Ireland of the future...and Paddy Cullivan is here to tell me all about it, and we get stuck in to a few other very interesting areas too. https://www.paddycullivan.com/ Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
2/23/202454 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Real America, with Cal Thomas and Marion McKeown

Last year we had Marion McKeown and Cal Thomas (they of Matt Cooper’s Last Word fame) on the pod (on separate episodes). I’m a massive fan of their slot on Matt’s show and, as you might expect, they both had such interesting and prescient things to say about Trump and politics in America. So we thought, given everything happening in the US right now, we would pick out some of the best bits from those interviews and bring them together into one episode this weekHaving spent the last couple of decades in America and having travelled around every part of that country, Marion has some fantastic stories to share and Cal Thomas is as clear and courageous as ever in his opinions.COMEDY – Its another tough week for RTE, but Bertie Ahern, John Delaney, and Eddie Hobbs have some helpful advice… Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
2/16/202452 minutes, 52 seconds
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It took ten years, but I have finally bought my own home

Award-winning journalist Larissa Nolan spent many years living with her young son in rented accommodation. But ten years ago, she decided that enough was enough and it was time to do everything she had to do, to buy a home for them to call their own. And so began a fascinating story that involved a radical approach to how she approached her career, unexpected support from other women who empathised with her situation, and a whole lot of grit and determination. Its rare that we hear a story about the housing crisis that has a happy ending, but we’re glad to be able to share one in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast.COMEDY – with the rumours that Boyzone is in talks to buy Chorley FC, Ronan Keating's voicemail box has been hopping, and we get exclusive access.Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
2/9/202446 minutes, 15 seconds
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Conor Moore  - what a character

He was one of my very first guests on The Mario Rosenstock Podcast – that was almost three years ago and things have just gone from strength to strength for Conor Moore. He has continued to build his repertoire of impressions, including characters from the world of Formula one, he has shared a stage with Roy Keane on The Overlap live show, performed across Ireland on his very own tour, and the list goes on. You’ll hear all the great stories in this episode. COMEDY – As the Six Nations rugby kicks off, David McWilliams comes up with one of his trademark rugby / economics analogies, and he00 also reminisces about leaving the mean streets of Dalkey to take the Blackrock boys on in a fight. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
2/2/202459 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Phil Cawley Show

Phil Cawley and I were colleagues in Today Fm for over 20 years. During his time in the station, Phil presented one of the most listened-to Weekend radio shows in the country. We also got to work together on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show a few times.Phil is a genuine legend of Irish radio and he's also a great character and storyteller.  On this episode we chat about the early days of Today FM, the present and future of radio, the rise and rise of cocaine at gigs and weddings, meeting Elton john in Las Vegas, why he thinks he might be on the spectrum, and lots more.COMEDY – Brian Dobson has announced his retirement from RTE and his phone has been hopping ever since. We got exclusive access to his voicemail inbox.The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand  
1/26/202454 minutes, 8 seconds
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Matt Cooper has the Last Word

Ive always admired Matt Cooper’s work ethic. He presents a two and a half hour radio show every day on Today FM, writes two newspaper columns, presents not one but two podcasts, he writes books, he’s a father of 5 and lord knows what else he packs in to his day.In our chat on this episode of the Mario Rosenstock podcast, Matt opens up about what drives him to work so hard, how he plans his day in order to get everything done, and the times when he came very close to burnout and the impact that this has had on his health. We also talk about the importance of really listening to radio and podcast guests, keeping fit and healthy after 50, and his latest book ‘Who really owns Ireland?’.COMEDY – Its awards season and Eamon Dunphy and John Giles discuss the Irish interest, and also ask why there’s so much ‘todger’ on sceen these days.Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
1/19/202458 minutes, 57 seconds
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Luke O’Neill shows me the science

Luke O’Neill was a very well-known scientist before the covid pandemic but he pretty much took on celebrity status during it, such was the demand for his expertise on TV, radio, print, and podcasts. He even became a very popular Gift Grub character on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast show on Today FM.On this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast we chat about all sorts of topics like his love of music - including his recent trip to vegas to watch U2’s first show in Sphere, how he felt about his near-celebrity status during Covid and how conscious he was of becoming over exposed, and I also throw a few of my trademark ‘talk to me like I’m a 2-yr old’ questions at Luke which I think you’ll enjoy. COMEDY - When we announced that Luke was going to be on the show, his phone started to hop...check out the messages Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
1/12/202458 minutes, 9 seconds
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REPOST – A no-filters conversation with Ciara Kelly

We’re dipping back into the archives this week and bringing you one of our most popular interviews of 2023. Ciara Kelly co-presents the Newstalk breakfast show with Shane Coleman and in this no holds barred conversation from Feb 2023, we get stuck right into so many topics from women in media and twitter users versus radio show texters, to pronouns, gender identity, and the right to hold an opinion that may not be too popular. I also learn about what Ciara was like in school and how she ended up as a GP. This episode, if I say so myself, is podcast gold!COMEDY - The Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline started  buzzing as soon as we announced that Ciara was to be my special guest.The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
1/5/202459 minutes, 39 seconds
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Some of my favourite interview moments

As you walk / run / work off all of those lovely turkey sandwiches and mince pies, why not jump in here and take a listen to some of my favourite interview highlights from over the last few months? They include great moments and stories from Keith Duffy, Louis Walsh, Rachel Allen, Al Porter, and Terry Prone.The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
12/29/202337 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Christmas comedy selection box!

If you're in the mood for a little bit of comedy, then you've come to the right place. Here are just a few of my favourite comedy sketches and moments from the last few months, including:Rachel Allen gets a call from Roy KeaneTerry Prone gets calls from George Lee and Enda KennyShane Byrne gets a call from Rob Kearney We hack in to the voicemails of Tucker Carlson and RTE's Kevin BakhurstEamon Dunphy and John Giles preview Patrick Kielty's first ever Late Late Toy ShowThe Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
12/22/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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Shh...its Colm Williamson of Waterford Whispers News

On this episode I meet the man behind the brilliant satirical news site Waterford Whispers News, Colm Williamson. Since launch, WWN has garnered international attention and viral popularity many times over. Some of the stories are just plain fun, but some are doing their bit to hold people and institutions in powerful positions to account, when Colm and the team feel it’s needed.In out chat, Colm shares the fascinating story of how an idea he had just after he found himself unemployed back in the recession of 2009, has grown into a comedy institution , and all the highs and lows along the way. Make sure to check out the team's 10th annual - Waterford Whispers News 2023COMEDY – we revisit a David McWilliams classic as he reminisces on his trouble-making school days in the ‘Dalkey Tech’.   The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
12/18/202344 minutes, 57 seconds
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Winging it with Tommy Bowe

I’ve always noticed that rugby players, in particular retired rugby players, have brilliant stories to tell. There’s so much craic and mischief going on behind the scenes in the changing room and when they’re off on tour and then you and I are lucky enough to hear all about it, when a sufficient amount of time has passed and its safe to share the stories!Tommy Bowe is one of those great former rugby internationals who also happens to be a brilliant storyteller, so I was delighted when he agreed to join me as special guest here on the Mario Rosenstock Podcast. I got some juicy behind-the-scenes stories and gossip which I think you’ll enjoy, but we also talk about his childhood growing up in a border county when the British army very much still a presence there, how he very nearly did not become a professional rugby player, his new career as a TV presenter (known for regular hilarious gaffes – 10 siblings, anybody?), and his successful clothing company XV Kings which has just turned 10 years old.COMEDY - David McWilliams reminisces about causing trouble on ‘culchies shopping day’ on 8th December in his youthProduced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
12/10/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Part 2 - Tony Bates talks therapy, trauma, and family ties

We continue the fascinating conversation that I had with leading psychotherapist and author Tony Bates. We covered so much ground in part 1 (and if you haven’t heard it yet I strongly encourage you to do so) and in this episode we chat about many more very interesting and important things, including family trauma and therapy,  the scourge of over-prescription of medication worldwide, particularly for young kids, his experience with patients who use a lot of cannabis, and also why we should all embrace pain.   COMEDYTucker Carlson has had quite the week, have you heard the things he’s saying about Ireland? Well, we got access to his voicemails and there are some interesting messages from people you may know…For more info about Tony's new book, click https://www.gillbooks.ie/biography/biography/breaking-the-heart-openThe Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
12/1/202342 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tony Bates talks therapy, trauma, and family ties

Tony Bates is one of Ireland’s leading psychologists. He has worked with thousands of patients throughout his many decades in practise, most notably as head of the Department of Psychology at St James’s Hospital, a position he held for over 30 years. He also created Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. And if you’re a fan of Bressie’s podcast, Where is my Mind?, you’re probably very familiar with Tony from his regular appearances on that great show.But having spent his career seeking to understand the lives of others, Tony has now turned his therapeutic eye on himself and describes the events and people in his own life that have made him the insightful thinker and teacher that he is today.His new book is called Breaking the Heart Open: The Shaping of a Psychologist. And In it, he recalls the traumatic events in his own childhood that brought him to a very low point in his 30s ,the years he spent building himself back up, from which he spent years, and what he has learned from the many people in his care over the years. Tony shares that story with me, but this whole area of trauma, recovery, family relationships, therapy, and learning about ourselves and who we are is one that fascinates me, so we talked a lot about all these things too. COMEDY – Patrick Kielty is about to present his very first Late Late Toy Show: Eamon Dunphy and John Giles look ahead to his debut performance Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
11/24/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Beyond politics with Paschal Donohoe

You have probably heard a lot of interviews with Minister Paschal Donoghue on radio and on TV, but I’m pretty sure you will not have heard one quite like this. My plan is going into this particular interview was, not to talk about all the usual topics you’ll hear the minister talk about in the media and in the Dail, but rather to get behind all of that, to learn about the person, not the politician. And thankfully, Paschal was well up for having that kind of conversation. You are about to hear a whole different side to Paschal Donoghue in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast.COMEDY  - Kevin Bakhurst, RTE Director General, has just introduced a salary cap for presenters – and they’re not happy. We got exclusive access to his voicemails. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
11/17/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Part 2 of The return of Al Porter

This chat with Al Porter was genuinely one of the most enjoyable conversations I have had on this podcast series to date. Not only is Al totally hilarious, he is also deeply intelligent, self aware, and has a very powerful personal story to tell. He has just come out the other side of an incredibly difficult few years where he was, by his own doing, completely out of the public eye, having been very much in it for many years. But now he’s back on tour, selling out venues again,  and he joined me in studio to share his story and tell me about how it feels to be back in action.This is part two of that conversation, and just like part 1, we have a real treat in store for you. For details about Al’s new tour, check out alporter.ie COMEDY – Bruce Springsteen is back again and tickets are pretty hefty! Produced by Patrick Haughey,  AudioBrand
11/10/202335 minutes, 8 seconds
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The return of Al Porter

A few years ago Al Porter was one of Ireland’s most rapidly rising stars in the entertainment world. He had become the youngest headliner in Vicar Street’s history at 21, his award-winning stand up was receiving rave reviews from critics, he had his own TV and radio shows, and big plans in motion for the USA. And then, as he says himself,  it “all fell apart”. For reasons that we cover in this episode, Al suddenly stepped back from all of his public work and spent the next few years living at home, eating and drinking heavily, and mentally not in a good place. But now, after several years of self-reflection and analysis, and some serious work on himself to get sober, Al is back. He’s selling out venues with his new stand up show, supporting great comedians like Reginald D Hunter, and he’s off the booze and looking and feeling great. We met up in the studio earlier this week and over the course of almost two hours, Al told me the full story about the last few years he has spent out of the public eye and how he has got himself back on track. This is part 1 of that conversation.  COMEDY – Johnny Sexton has hung up his boots but his career is far from over- we get exclusive access to his voicemails and hear who’s been getting in touch Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
11/3/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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Breaking bread with Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen needs very little introduction. A very familiar face on our screens and a best-selling author, Rachel has carved out a highly successful career for herself in the culinary world both in Ireland and abroad. But did you know that her grandfather escaped from a concentration camp? Or that she has very strong views on veganism that might surprise you? Or are you aware of what her favourite curse words are?! Rachel and I get into all that and more on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast.COMEDY - Michael D Higgins is in hot water again for his outspoken views on topical issue. He's been getting some very interesting voicemails, and we got exclusive access!Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
10/26/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sunny with a chance of Joanna Donnelly

It’s not easy being a TV weather forecaster in Ireland, and Joanna Donnelly knows this first-hand. She regularly gets blamed for actually creating bad weather, not just forecasting it. But despite all this, Joanna loves what she does. Having studied Mathematics and Meteorology, Joanna has worked with Met Éireann and RTE for over 28 years, and has just published her latest book, From Malin Head to Mizen Head, A Journey Around the Sea Area ForecastWe chat about all sorts of stuff, including why she loves her job, life in the public eye, her views on climate change, and challenging times she has gone through in her own family life.  COMEDY – David McWilliams reminisces about childhood Halloweens on ‘the mean streets of Dalkey’ Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
10/20/202359 minutes, 34 seconds
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Communicating with Terry Prone

I have heard some fascinating life stories in my time, but Terry Prone’s is up there with one of the best. Terry is a writer, an actor, a journalist, a broadcaster, an advisor to successive governments, a communications expert, a PR pioneer, the list goes on and on - and after already writing 30 books, she has finally written the one that tells her own life story.Its called Caution to the Wind: A Memoir - and it is simply a fascinating read. Terry talks as well as she writes and in our chat she shares some brilliant stories about the love of her life, the late Tom Savage, who was a priest when they first met; her close working relationship with Gay Byrne, coaching politicians,  the secret to powerful communications, and lots more.COMEDY – The Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline has been busy this week, we've got messages from Leo V, Brian O'Driscoll, and the government's money men, Paschal and Michael. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
10/13/202359 minutes, 32 seconds
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Part 2 - Tánaiste Micheál Martin makes a seriously good impression

Have you ever hear a Tánaiste and former Taoiseach doing an impression of Muhammad Ali? Well, you're just about to. In this second and final part of my interview with Micheál Martin he nails an impression of his sporting hero, and we also talk about freedom of speech, violent protests, the housing crisis, the presidency, Murphy’s vs Beamish, and which Irish politician he’d most like to get in to the boxing ring with!Comedy -With the Budget just around the corner, I can only imagine just how in demand Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath are right now, getting lobbied from all directions. We got exclusive access to their voicemails…
10/6/202340 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tánaiste Micheál Martin makes a seriously good impression

I’m pretty sure that you will not have heard an interview with Tánaiste Micheál Martin quite like this one before. The man is great craic, full of funny stories and banter – it’s a side to him that we rarely get to see in the Dail and on current affairs shows, but we certainly get a taste of it in this episode. We talk about his love of impressions, and he even does a few for us! He tells me what he thinks of my Gift Grub caricature of him, he also talks about his relationship with Leo Varadkar behind the scenes, time he spent in the north trying to understand the unionist perspective, the return of Bertie and his rumoured bid for the Presidency, getting into bed with Sinn Fein, and and lots more. We actually stayed in studio chatting for over an hour and a half and so we’ve decided to break the conversation up into two parts, the first of which you’re about to press play on. I hope you enjoy what I think is a very different kind of interview with one of Ireland best-known politicians. Comedy – Eamon Dunphy and John Giles discuss the massive cocaine haul off the Irish coast this week. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
9/29/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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Senator Michael McDowell goes all in on Sinn Fein

Senator Michael McDowell has been a TD, Tanaiste, Minster for Justice, and the country's Attorney General; he’s currently a barrister, a senator, and a columnist for the Irish Times. How he found the time to join me for an hour-long chat for this podcast I’ll never know, but Im very glad he did because we got through some great topics, including how broken a state Ireland once was when the tax rate was at 77% and the state owned absolutely everything, why the UK legal system allows for people like Russell Brand to be splashed all over the papers before being found guilty, his distrust of Sinn Fein, and why he knows the words to several Wolfe Tones songs!
9/22/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 54 seconds
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Are we all just frogs in boiling water? John Gibbons on his 20-year climate crusade

 2023 has been a year of wildfires, extreme weather, and record temperatures – is it all down to climate change? To answer that question we invited climate commentator John Gibbons back to the studio for a conversation that I think you’re going to find very interesting ( and probably alarming). John Gibbons has been researching, campaigning and consistently appearing in the media about the climate crisis for over 20 years and even though it’s often a thankless job, his passion and resolve are stronger than ever.  This episode probably isn’t typical of the series, its not exactly a barrel of laughs, but it’s a topic I strongly believe needs to be out there more and John is one of the clearest and most passionate climate commentators in this country and is well worth paying attention to. COMEDY - We’ve managed to get access to Patrick Kielty’s voicemails. He’s going to be presenting his very first Late Late show this week, and so as you can imagine, his phone has been hopping… Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
9/15/202359 minutes, 51 seconds
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Presenting…Shane Coleman

At one stage during our chat, Shane Coleman broke into a quite excellent impression of former finance minister Charlie McCreevy. Unfortunately I couldn't convince him to do a few more, but we did get stuck into a few political topics, as you might expect. Shane was one of Ireland’s leading political correspondents in print media for many years before joining Newstalk as political editor followed by his current position of presenter of Newstalk breakfast with co-host Ciara Kelly. So of course in our chat we talk about politics but Shane is a man with many interests so we also chat about things like League of Ireland football, the Ryan Tubridy / RTE affair and his passion for fashion! COMEDY:David McWilliams reminisces about his school days during a recent episode of his podcast – and as usual, producer and co-host John is not happy with the direction things take. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
9/10/20231 hour, 1 minute
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REPOST: Daithi O'Se gets the bualadh bos

Watching the Rose of Tralee this week reminded me of the brilliant episode we recorded last year with Daithi O’Se. Daithi was in top form when we met, the Rose was back after a two-year hiatus and he was raring to go. We chatted about what its like hosting the festival (and how he gets in shape in advance), what makes Kerry people so unique, his new cottage renovation project, and he even teaches me a few cheeky words in Irish! COMEDYDaithi and I weren’t the only ones talking about the Rose of Tralee - my colleagues in the podcast world were too, including Vogue and Joanne of My Therapist Ghosted Me, and Eamon Dunphy of The Stand. Enjoy! Mario The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
8/25/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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REPOST - Roddy ‘The Rodfather’ Collins – Football, fighting and family

It's hard to describe Roddy Collins. Footballer, football manager, boxer, brother of a boxing world champion, practical joker, social commentator, author..the list goes on. Not only does Roddy have great stories to tell, he also tells them so well. We talk about life in football’s lower divisions, settling local disputes in the ring, practical jokes that went too far, and walking the streets of Dublin chatting to homeless people and hearing their stories. Roddy joined me on the show last October – he had just published a book called The Rodfather: Inside the Beautiful (Ugly, Ridiculous, Hilarious) Game. It’s a great read! COMEDY: What’s going on the UK? Replacing Prime Ministers every five weeks, it’s like they’re coming off a conveyor belt! GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.AudioBrand.ie
8/18/202359 minutes, 12 seconds
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REPOST - Dermot Whelan tries to unwreck my head

While we’re on our short summer break, I’m playing some of my favourite episodes from the series so far. This one is from May 2021, its with my friend and colleague Dermot Whelan, who has just announced that he’s leaving the Dermot and Dave Show on Today FM to focus on his mindfulness business. When we record this episode, Dermot had just released his bestselling book Mind Full. He told me all about the book, the business and how and why it all started. Dermot is also a very talented impressionist. Diarmuid Gavin, Rory McIlroy, Professor Snape from Harry Potter and even the late great Terry Wogan all make an appearance in this interview. Enjoy the chat and don’t forget to follow the series for free, and drop us a rating and review if you’re feeling generous! Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
8/11/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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REPOST: Frank Greaney makes an appearance

We’re on a short summer break at the moment and so we’re resurfacing some of our favourite and most popular episodes from the last few months. This episode first aired in November 2022 - its a fascinating chat with Frank Greaney, Courts Correspondent with Newstalk and Today FM, and also podcast host, author, and restaurateur! I love Frank’s on-air appearances with Matt Cooper and they have been inspiring quite a few Gift Grub sketches recently. When you hear Frank talk about what he does, why he does it and the cases that have made the most impact on him, you’ll understand why he is so compelling to listen to. Frank reveals what inspired him to get into the field of crime, it's impact on him and his thoughts on judicial sentencing in Ireland. We also explore how far Ireland has come in the last 40 years as Frank speaks about his hit podcast Inside The Crime, Season 2. Listen here: https://link.goloudplayer.com/s/sGka1zw21OAF As you can imagine, many callers phoned in to speak to Frank but it was Michael D Higgins of all people that Frank had a bone to pick with! Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
8/4/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Comedy Blockbuster special - Summer 2023

Every episode of my podcast features a brand new and exclusive comedy sketch. If you want to hear a few of my favourites funnies from the last few months, just click play and enjoy!! Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
7/31/202313 minutes, 33 seconds
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Some of my favourite bits of the year so far

It's never easy to pick easy to pick highlights from the series because there genuinely is far too much to choose from. So I’ve tried to find a few clips that represent the wide range of guests, topics, and laughs that we tend to have on this show every week. So what’s coming up? Jarlath Regan of the brilliant ‘Irishman Abroad’ podcast will be talking about why he took up running during Covid, how beneficial it has been for his mental health, and teaming up with Sonia O’Sullivan to make a whole podcast series dedicated to running! Newstalk’s Ciara Kelly will talk about some of the obstacles that she faced being a woman trying to carve out a career as a broadcaster. And we also talk about the perilous nature of expressing opinions these days. MEP Maria Walsh talks about coming out publicly right after winning the rose of Tralee and the journey she went on afterwards. And Keith Duffy talks about the very early days of Boyzone, why he has an issue with Irish audiences, and that infamous Late Late show appearance when Gay Byrne was a little bit rude to them, to put it mildly. I hope you enjoy the show Mario Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
7/20/202347 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tadhg Hickey – A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man

Tadhg Hickey is a comedian, a singer, an actor, an author, and he is also a long-time friend of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast. Tadhg was also a regular guest on the radio show I used to present on Today FM on Sundays before we started this podcast. On one of those Sunday shows Tadhg joined me for a long and fascinating chat about his recovery from alcohol addiction. What was particularly interesting was that he didn’t just talk about how awful it was (and of course so much of it was), but he also talked about some of the funny sides to that life, the kind of trouble he’d get into, the wild parties he was at, and the people he met. The way he talked about his story was so different to how we generally hear topics like alcoholism discussed in the media, and it obviously caught people’s ears. Because soon after that chat, he was contacted by someone in the publishing industry and invited to write a book about his life and recovery. That book is coming out very soon – it’s called A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man and you’ll find all the info you need about that and his upcoming stand up comedy tour here https://www.tadhghickey.com/home In this episode, Tadhg joins me on this episode to talk all about the book, comedy, addiction, drink and ecstasy, twitter spats, doom scrolling, colonialism and independence! COMEDY A few famous faces phone into the Mario Rosenstock hotline to leave messages for Tadhg, including Brendan O’Connor, Micheal Martin, and Boris Johnson. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
7/13/202356 minutes, 41 seconds
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Alison Curtis on the other side of the mic

Alison Curtis and I have been close friends and colleagues for over two decades. We worked on the same show for many years (The Ian Dempsey breakfast show, where I still work) and to say there are a few very entertaining stories from that period would be an understatement – and yes, you’ll get to hear a couple of them in this conversation (the ones the lawyers said were ok to share!). Alison has also presented her own weekend breakfast show on Today FM for ten years now and in that time she has grown the audience at an incredible rate and it is now one of the most-listened to shows on the station. But how much do you really know about the lady behind the mic? In this chat we talk about Alison’s early life, growing up on a ranch in the Canadian countryside, losing her parents at a young age, what brought her to Ireland and why she fell in love with the place, and lots more. COMEDY – a few well-known people left messages on the Mario Rosenstock hotline for Alison, including Leo Varadkar, Matt Cooper, and Ray Darcy. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
7/10/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lyra : Cork superstar in the making

My special guest on this episode is not only brilliantly talented, but such great craic too. Lyra is one of Ireland’s fastest rising stars - her music has featured on Love Island, Grey’s Anatomy, X-Factor and RTE’s Striking Out, she has performed on TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Ireland’s Got Talent and, get this, she’s just back from London having opened for Pink in Hyde Park! Lyra is also hilariously funny and we had so much fun together in the studio. COMEDY – In a week dominated by analysis of broadcaster salaries, RTE’s Primetime featured three well-known presenters talking about their own terms and conditions. Warning: some of you might find their stories emotional to listen to. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
6/30/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Getting personal with Shane Ross

This is a very open, honest and compelling conversation with a man you will probably be very familiar with through the many public-facing roles he has had over the years – Senator, Minister, author and high profile newspaper editor among them – but in this conversation you will learn a lot more about the other side of Shane Ross. We chat about growing up between Ireland and England, being both a political insider and outsider at the same time, his tumultuous relationship with his father and his close friend Eamon Dunphy, and a destructive drinking habit that he had to knock on the head. COMEDY – Ryan Tubridy’s phone has been HOPPING ever since revelations about his salary came out. Jump in and take a listen to his voicemails… Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
6/23/202355 minutes, 8 seconds
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Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan on why cannabis should be legalised

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is not your average politician. He looks different, he acts differently, and since his very first day in politics he has been tirelessly campaigning for the decriminalisation of cannabis. And because of that, he has often not been taken seriously by other politicians many of whom have either overlooked him or made fun of him. But Ming has certainly been taken seriously by voters , climbing the ranks from local councillor to TD, to the MEP position he holds today. We covered all sorts of topics in our chat – how and why he smokes cannabis, what laws he would like to see changed, his life in politics, and what he thinks of my impressions of him! COMEDY - There has been a lot of excitement on the Mario Rosenstock podcast hotline after I dropped the news earlier in the week that Ming was coming on the show. We’ve been getting all sorts of voicemails from his colleagues in politics and beyond.. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
6/16/202340 minutes, 40 seconds
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Paul Williams - Why I chose a life of crime

I've always been fascinated by the lives of crime journalists. It’s a career that involves exposing criminals and crime gangs, putting yourself in dangerous situations, and often being at the receiving end of death threats. What’s it like to live a life like that and why would anyone want to do it? These are just some of the questions that I wanted to ask Paul Williams, one of Ireland’s best-known and most experienced crime journalists. Paul has spent decades profiling Ireland’s most dangerous criminals and, in many cases, they have hit back, to the extent that Paul ended up with 24-hour Garda protection after a hoax bomb was planted outside his family home. In this fascinating conversation Paul tells me all about what life at the coalface of crime journalism. Paul’s book “The Monk - the life and crimes of Ireland’s most enigmatic gang boss” is back in the shops at the end of June. COMEDY – Rory McIlroy’s phone has been hopping all week since the announcement that the PGA tour and LIV Golf are to merge. We got exclusive access to his voice mails… Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
6/8/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to get the Menopause – and enjoy it!

There was a time in Ireland where honest communication about personal issues or potentially controversial subjects was not our strong suit. As my special guest on this episode, comedian Anne Gildea, says – “Nothing was said about anything – it was all mystery.” Little by little we became more open and liberal about these things however one of the issues that stayed very much buried under the carpet up until very recently was something that affects over 51% of the population! That’s the menopause. Anne Gildea wanted to do something about this, so she wrote a whole stand-up comedy show about it called ‘How to get the menopause and enjoy it’. In our chat she tells me all about it, and we also chat about loads more, like Anne being a founding member of the smash hit comedy Trio 'The Nualas', old Ireland versus modern Ireland, and why she thinks Joanne McNally is simply a legend.. Anne is currently touring this great show - check out her website for upcoming dates https://www.annegildea.com/shows COMEDY - Love Island is back and the contestants have been revealed. Jump in and hear them introduce themselves - you might hear a few familiar voices.. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
6/1/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Waterford man who who dreamt of making a movie...and did !

A lot of people come up with great ideas for businesses or creative projects, but only a few of them actually make it happen. Tony Kelly is one of those rare people. An actor and comedian, Tony created a comedy character many years ago call Gar Campion who is a very talented but deeply flawed hurler. He started putting Gar in sketches on YouTube and in the years since he has fought tooth and nail to turn The Hurler into a feature film, set in his native Waterford City. And, against all the odds, he has just made that happen In our chat, Tony tells me the fascinating story of how he did it (and it was not easy folks); we also talk about stand up comedy, the uniqueness of Waterford (Tony’s home town) and the power of sheer grit and determination COMEDY – David McWilliams has big plans for taking Tom Hanks out on the tear at the Dalkey Book Festival, and Eamon Dunphy and John Giles analyse the big tv breakup of Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
5/26/202357 minutes, 28 seconds
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Calling out crazy house prices and rip-off rentals

Just like tens of thousands of people across Ireland, Ciaran Mulqueen spent a long, long time trying to buy a home. As he searched through property listings online, he was taken aback by some of the tiny, poor quality properties for sale and rent at ridiculously high prices. Not only that, but so many of the photos of various properties were clearly photoshopped, and many of them claimed to be in salubrious locations that were actually many miles away! Ciaran was moved to call out some of these adverts, and so he started posting them on an instagram page he called Crazy House Prices. The channel now has tens of thousands of followers, it has grown into other equally popular social channels, and Ciaran has even just published a best-selling book called How to buy a home in Ireland. In this episode Ciaran shares his home hunting story, the good the bad and the ugly of property adverts, and a few thoughts on where it has all gone wrong COMEDY – We get exclusive access to Ronan O’Gara’s voicemails ahead of the big showdown between La Rochelle and Leinster in the Aviva Stadium. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
5/19/202352 minutes, 28 seconds
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Georgie Crawford – the amazing story behind The Good Glow

A lot of people with amazing stories have sat in front of me in studio since we started The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, but Georgie Crawford must be right up there as having one of the most dramatic and compelling stories of them all. It’s a story about a cancer diagnosis at a young age, a surrogacy interrupted by war, deep self-doubt, and more. But Georgie turned all of this negativity in to something so positive and impactful when she created The Good Glow podcast, which has grown into a highly successful health and wellness brand. In this episode, Georgie tells her story and tells me about her new book called Glow: Five Steps To Create The Life You Dream About. COMEDY The radio listenership figures are out this week – some shows went up, some went down…check out the voicemails to the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline this week, some of the country’s biggest broadcasters left messages for you! Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.
5/12/202359 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chris Johns 2 - overpaid bankers, dangerous robots, and Sinn Fein's cunning plan

We got a huge response to the first part of my chat with economist and podcaster Chris Johns. Thanks for all your emails, tweets and Instagram messages about it – I read a few of them out at the start of this episode. In this, part 2 of my interview with Chris I continue to ask him to ‘talk to me like a 2 year old’ and answer some of my simple questions that can have complex answers. Questions like can Sinn Fein really solve the housing crisis, why Artificial Intelligence has the potential to be so incredibly dangerous, and are bankers paid far too much money? Chris, as ever, has plenty to say. In comedy, my podcast colleagues are talking about the coronation of King Charles, including Eamon Dunphy on The Stand and Tommy and Hector on the Tommy, Hector and Laurita podcast. Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand.
5/5/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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Chris Johns: Boris, bankers, and is the UK a basket case?

Chris Johns is a regular contributor to Eamon Dunphy’s The Stand podcast and he also writes regularly about politics and economics. More recently he has launched his own podcast with fellow economist Jim Power, called ‘The Other Hand’. I read and listen to his work regularly and always find him to be highly intelligent, wonderful with words, and very insightful about a lot of the issues I find fascinating – like who or what is ‘the markets’ and why do they seem to exert so much control over all of us? How did the UK become such a basket case so quickly? Why do economists get paid so much to make predictions that 90% of the time turn out to be wrong? There was so much I wanted to ask Chris that we ended up talking for almost 2 hours, so we’ve decided to chop it up into two parts for you. This is part 1 in which we learn about Chris early life and how he was the first of his family to go to University, how he ended up being able to semi-retire at 55, his brilliant take on Boris Johnson and UK politics, why economists should never get paid to make predictions, why Facebook should never have been allowed to get so big, and lots more. COMEDY – Boris Johnson, David McWilliams, and Michael O’Leary leave voicemails for Chris on the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
4/28/202358 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brenda Power on the perils of opinions

These days it can be a dangerous thing to hold an opinion. It’s a bit like holding a firework, it has the potential to blow up in your face. The whole subject of opinions, freedom of speech, and discussion is one that fascinates me so I was delighted that one of Ireland‘s foremost opinion writers agreed to join me on the podcast this week to chat all about it. Brenda Power has been writing opinions columns regularly for decades, she’s a pro at it, and she has attracted her fair share of controversy over some of the things she has written. So as you can imagine, we had plenty to talk about. COMEDY - Its all about the Good Friday Agreement lately and my podcaster colleagues have been all over it – tune to hear the unique takes of David McWilliams and My Therapist Ghosted Me on this hot button issue Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
4/21/202344 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ronan Collins talks radio, real music, and Ryan Tubridy

Ronan Collins is one of Ireland’s most loved and respected broadcasters. He has spent over 43 years in front of the mic and has the distinction of presenting Ireland’s longest-running and most listened-to music radio show – a role that he has only recently retired from. Ronan and I chat about music radio and how it has changed (and why he’s not a fan), the great radio presenters and producers, Ryan Tubridy’s future, that spat with Louis Walsh, his trips to Africa, and loads more. COMEDY - Ronan is a popular guy so it was a busy week on the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline…jump in and take a listen to the messages. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. www.audiobrand.ie
4/7/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stuart Clarke – backstage stories from a lifetime in music journalism

It’s not every day that we have a guest on the podcast that has played drinking games with Joe Strummer of The Clash, shared double brandies with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays, hung out with Amy Winehouse, and was part of the foundation of Irish radio as we know it today. You’ll often hear Stuart Clarke of Hotpress on the radio – but he's generally talking about the lives and music other people. But in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast it’s all about Stuart, and he has some really cracking stories to tell. COMEDY - the phone lines started hopping once word went out that Stuart was going to be on the pod. Check out the messages from a few famous voices, including...Donald J Trump?? Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand (www.audiobrand.ie)
3/31/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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Enda McNulty - Performance coach to Sexton, O’Driscoll, Leinster & Ireland Rugby, Riverdance and many more

Enda McNulty played football for Armagh, winning an All-Ireland medal and an All-Star award while he was at it. He has taken everything he learned on the pitch, combined it with deep study in to the human brain, and has now become one of Ireland’s top performance, leadership, and mental toughness coaches. He has worked with so many of the greats in sport and business. Enda has just published his second book, ‘Commit 2 Lead’ in which he shows us how we can ALL become great leaders. Roy Keane and Michael O’Leary aren’t so sure – and they make that very clear when they phone into talk to Enda – but after over an hour in the studio with Enda, I was convinced! COMEDY One of the big stories of the week was the news that Ryan Tubridy will soon be vacating the Late Late Show presenter’s chair, and the speculation about who is going to take over. Which horse will win the race for the chair? The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
3/24/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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Shane Byrne - the man, the myth, the mullet!

Shane Byrne spent many years playing rugby at the highest level, with 41 caps for Ireland and over 100 for Leinster. He also spent a couple of years at Saracens. But all of that was probably a doddle after the gruelling few weeks he has just spent being hurled around the Dancing with the Stars dance floor! Shane was voted out just a couple of weeks ago and he has kindly taken the time to join me in the studio to chat about his DWTS experience, his rugby career and adjusting to life after it, Andy Farrell and Ireland’s grand slam hopes, the fascinating story of his grandfather … and loads more Check out the Ireland vs England Legends game that Shane is organising this St Patrick's weekend https://www.planetrugby.com/news/ireland-and-england-legends-to-face-off-in-st-patricks-day-game-in-dublin COMEDY It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for people that love a punt – yes, its Cheltenham time again. However, it also means it’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for gambling companies and those awful adverts that we’re subjected to ad nauseum… Produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
3/15/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ed Smith – the albums that shaped me

When you think back to your formative years, what albums spring to mind? What music marked the major milestones? What songs made you – and still make you – laugh, cry or get lost in nostalgia? In this episode, my Today FM colleague Ed Smith joins me to talk about the three albums that helped shape him into the person he is today. And this is also the theme of Ed’s new podcast – it’s called Recorded History and in each episode Ed chats to musicians, writers, artists and creatives about the three records that have defined important or personal moments in their life. I love nothing more than a great, deep chat about music, so I’m in my element in this one. We have a throwback comedy sketch for you on this episode – it has just been announced that Ronan O’Gara is on the shortlist for the role of Head Coach of the England rugby team. Some people are delighted, others are devasted – we got exclusive access to his voicemails. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand.
3/10/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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Maria Walsh – from Rose of Tralee to MEP

My guest on this episode was crowned Rose of Tralee in 2014 and she has pretty much been in the public eye ever since. She came out publicly for the first time just days after winning the contest, making her the first ever openly gay Rose of Tralee. Then in 2019 Maria was elected as an MEP for Midlands–North-West constituency at the European Parliament elections, and in doing so she became the youngest Irish MEP in the European Parliament. We chat about Maria's experience growing up between the US and Ireland, the whirlwind that was the rose of Tralee, the opposition she experienced when running for election, right wing politics, and lots more. COMEDY – Maria’s phone was buzzing in advance of this episode going live, check out the voicemails from well-known personalities…
3/3/202353 minutes, 51 seconds
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Brian Kennedy on finding his voice

Singer and songwriter Brian Kennedy is one of the most open, honest, heart-on-the-sleeve people you will ever meet, and he has such a powerful story to share. Brian has had a lot of health issues over the last few years and we do briefly touch on this part of his story, but we spend most of our time together chatting about the things you may not know about him - how he grew up in a pretty dysfunctional home during a very dysfunctional time in Belfast, how a teacher in his school discovered his voice and set him on the path he follows to this day, reconciling with a brother he didn’t talk to for years, and so many other very personal and poignant stories. But we also have such great craic and of course he gets a few celebs phoning in that want to chat to him live on the podcast, including David Norris, Van Morrison, and Professor Luke O’Neill. Brian's new album is called Folkie - https://www.briankennedy.co.uk/ COMEDY We cross over live to Leopardstown Racecourse for commentary on the RTE Top Salaries Steeplechase. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
2/24/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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Karl Spain – Carving out a career in comedy

After seeing Billy Connolly perform on stage in Limerick , Karl Spain knew that he wanted to be a comedian. But it wasn’t going to be easy. He spent many nights in tiny comedy clubs, sometimes getting heckled, sometimes performing to just a handful of people. But he kept showing up and his tenacity has certainly paid off - Karl has carved out a successful career as a stand up, a writer for other comedians and for TV shows like RTE’s The Republic of Telly, and he's is just back from a massive UK tour supporting none other than the great Kevin Bridges! In this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Karl tells his story and we have a good old natter about all things comedy too Karl’s tour dates: Thu 23rd Feb - Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise Fri 24th Feb - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick Sat 25th Feb - The Prop Room @ The TLT, Drogheda Fri 3rd Mar - Liberty Hall, Dublin Fri 10th Mar - Riverside Coleraine Sat 11th Mar - Nerve Centre, Derry Sun 12th Mar - Limelight 1, Belfast COMEDY – Bertie Ahern is back! His phone has been hopping and we managed to get exclusive access to his voicemails The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.
2/17/202344 minutes, 40 seconds
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This episode is gonna be huuuge..its Louis Walsh!

As you’d expect, Louis Walsh does not hold back in our conversation for this week’s episode – he dishes out the detail on everything and everyone, from his relationship with Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, to negotiating his X-Factor salary with Simon Cowell, and also what he thought of Britney Spears after spending a couple of days with her on America's Got Talent. But we also find out about the young Louis Walsh, what his parents did for a living, what he was like in school and even how, if he hadn’t become a pop music mogul, he might have become a priest! COMEDY As the Six Nations gets under way, David McWilliams reflects on his hooligan behaviour at international rugby matches in his youth The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of Audiobrand. www.audiobrand.ie
2/10/202344 minutes, 42 seconds
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A no-filters conversation with Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly co-presents the Newstalk breakfast show with Shane Coleman and it is her job to have a clear and comprehensive opinion on pretty much anything that can crop up in the news, and she certainly does that job very well. In this no holds barred conversation, we get stuck right into so many topics from women in media and twitter users versus radio show texters, to pronouns, gender identity, and the right to hold an opinion that may not be too popular. I also learn about what Ciara was like in school and how she ended up as a GP. This episode, if I say so myself, is podcast gold! COMEDY The Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline has been buzzing this week when we announced that Ciara was to be my special guest. Press play to hear the messages. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand
2/3/202359 minutes, 41 seconds
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Working out Karl Henry

Are all calories created equal? Why is that last half stone so hard to lose? What’s the healthiest evening snack you can eat? These are just some of the questions that Karl Henry, he of Operation Transformation fame, has the answer to in this episode. Karl and I also tackle a couple of trickier subjects, like should we really be telling people its ok to be obese if that’s what they want to be, or is it now taboo to call someone fat, and should the word be banned? The callers were lining up to chat to Karl, he hears from Dr Eva Orsmond, Keith Duffy, Miriam O’Callaghan, and even George Hook. You can watch Karl on Operation Transformation every Wednesday at 21:30 on RTÉ One and on the RTÉ Player. COMEDY: The phone line of The Oscars’ judging committee has been hopping this week, we got exclusive access to the voice messages… The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand.
1/27/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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Howya Buddies…Its Keith Duffy!

If you’re looking for behind-the-scenes, no holds barred stories of how Ireland’s original boyband got started, what it was like in very early days playing in tiny venues to hostile crowds, and the role Louis Walsh played in it all, then you’ve come to the right podcast. Keith Duffy of Boyzone fame joins me on this episode and reveals all. We also chat about the new band he has formed with Brian McFadden of Westlife, called Boyzlife, and what he thinks of my Gift Grub character of him! COMEDY Poor Paschal Donohoe – will this story about his election expenses ever end? We got exclusive access to his voicemails – jump in and take a listen. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand.
1/20/202359 minutes, 1 second
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Jarlath Regan – The Irishman Abroad returns

Jarlath Regan, comedian and host of the highly successful Irishman Abroad podcast has spent the last 10 year living in London – he has raised a family and built his career there but his goal from day one was always to get back home again. And that’s exactly what he did just a couple of months ago. I think if you’ve ever lived abroad for a period of time, you’re really going to connect with Jarlath’s story – he talks about why he moved away in the first place, , the difficulties of settling into a new culture, and how it feels to return to a very different Ireland than the one he left. Jarlath also has a lot to say about Irish culture, British culture, comedy, podcasting, and even how running has transformed his life and saved him a fortune in therapy bills! To keep up with Jarlath's gigs and projects visit https://www.jigser.com/ COMEDY It's all about Prince Harry’s explosive new book this week. Eamon Dunphy and John Giles have been analysing the fallout on The Stand, and Vogue and Joanne also give their own unique take on Harry in My Therapist Ghosted Me. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand.
1/13/202359 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Best Bits of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast in 2022

We had another fantastic line up of guests in 2022 – we shared funny moments, deep and meaningful conversations, and just downright mad times too. When it comes to picking the best bits of the year, there is simply too much to choose from. But we gave it a shot, so press play to hear just a few of the guests and moments we enjoyed the most. They include: • Daithi O’Se – RTE TV • Mairead Ronan - TV presenter & entrepreneur • David McWilliams – Economist • Glenda Gilson – TV presenter & entrepreneur • Roddy Collins – Football manager, author • Muireann O’Connell – Virgin Media TV • Rory Hearne – author of Gaffs • Dave Moore – Dermot and Davie, Today FM • Lynn Ruane – Senator & Podcaster. Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.
1/6/202346 minutes, 15 seconds
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Comedy sketch special - unwrapped!

Here's a little comedy selection box for you, packed full of my favourite comedy sketches from over the last few months of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. I hope you enjoy – and if you do, subscribe, follow and tell a friend!
1/3/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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The comedy sketches that won gold at the Irish Podcast Awards 2022.

One of my big highlights of 2022 was winning the award for Best Comedy Podcast at the Irish Podcast Awards. When we set out to make this show one of the things we wanted to do was have brand new and exclusive comedy sketches in every episode and also to weave in little bits of ad-lib comedy into every interview on the show to make it different and to surprise you and my guest. We want this show to be unique, to offer you something that you’re not going to get on any other podcast, and that’s what we’re trying to do every week through comedy. So we were delighted that the judges at the Irish Podcast Awards recognised this and awarded us the gold gong! In order to enter the awards, we had to submit a short selection of some of our favourite bits of comedy from the previous year. Hit that play button if you'd like to hear it! Produced by Patrick Haughey of www.audiobrand.ie
12/29/202217 minutes, 17 seconds
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Colm O'Regan on Comedy, Cork and Conservation

So have you ever fretted about using your diesel car to get closer to nature, eating your ethical food off a plastic plate, or just simply existing on the earth! Then my guest on this episode has the very book for you. Colm O’Regan is a stand up comedian, broadcaster, podcaster, and best-selling author – his new book is called Climate Worrier: a hypocrite’s guide to saving the planet. This is a great book for people who aren’t hardcore environmentalists but at the same time really do care about the environment and who would like to do what they can, in the time they have. Which is probably most people really. In my chat with Colm he tells me all about it, why he wrote it, and we get through a lot more besides.. Comedy - a classic Gift Grub from during the week, a parody on the old classic Barry's Tea advert. Produced by Patrick Haughey of www.audiobrand.ie
12/22/202252 minutes, 47 seconds
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Shaking up the Seanad, with Senator Lynn Ruane

Its fair to say that Lynn Ruane not your “typical” Irish politician – she’s from a very working class background in Dublin, developed a drug addiction in her teens, became a mother at 15, and has generally had a life that might be called ‘unconventional’ in the context of politics in Ireland. And yet that’s what makes Lynn such an interesting and effective politician – she represents a huge yet traditionally under-represented part of Ireland, shakes things up in government building and shines a light on some long-standing and accepted injustices that have arguably have been allowed to last for far too long. Lynn is also so much fun; she’s insightful, open and honest and we chat about all sorts of interesting stuff, including how her passion can be judged as aggression, the classist politician that inspired the title of her book ‘People Like Me’, and why Ireland’s drug laws are now so outdated and in need of reform. We also had a lot of the regulars phoning in to speak to Senator Ruane, including ‘Ballymun Paschal’, The Two Norries, and her fellow Senator, David Norris. COMEDY: In the week that Leo Varadkar becomes Taoiseach once again, we get exclusive access to his voicemails…drop in for a listen GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
12/16/202251 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hugh Wallace - Dyslexia, Drink and Dancing with Freddy Mercury

As presenter of TV shows such as Home of the Year, The Great House Revival and My Bungalow Bliss, architect Hugh Wallace has become a regular fixture on our TV screens. He has also been very outspoken about the housing crisis and the need for more creativity on the part of the government when it comes to address it. And yes we do touch on this topic in our chat, but I actually wanted to spend most of my time with Hugh getting to know him better – how he got in to architecture, what it was like growing up as a gay man in a very conservative Ireland, his struggles with alcohol, his dyslexia and even the time he got to dance with Freddy Mercury in Studio 54! COMEDY: Michael O’Leary is set to hold the reins of Ryanair for a further six years – the media and other world leaders are all about the story! GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.AudioBrand.ie
12/9/202251 minutes, 17 seconds
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Michael O'Toole - a career in crime

Michael O’Toole has been one of Ireland’s leading crime journalists for over two decades. As crime correspondent at the Irish Daily Star, he has covered all of the big stories about major criminals, knocked on so many doors that many of us wouldn’t dream of approaching, and he has now entered the world of crime fiction with his new novel, Black Light. We covered so much in our chat, from female fascination of True Crime, the question of Evil, the skill involved in tabloid journalism, to how his career has shaped him as a person. COMEDY: David McWilliams sets out to deliver an economic review of the year, but descends into painful memories of Christmases past. GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.AudioBrand.ie
12/2/202259 minutes, 40 seconds
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Reliving Riverdance with Bill Whelan

Bill Whelan was NOT expecting to get a call from Michael Flatley during our conversation for this week’s episode. But despite the fact that they haven’t always seen eye to eye, it all seemed to go pretty well. The two men of course worked together on Riverdance – Bill composed the iconic score, and Flatley was his lead dancer, along with Jean Butler. Arguably, it was a piece of music and dance that helped changed the face and perception of Ireland forever. Bill has just published his memoirs – The Road to Riverdance – and he gives me so many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from its creation and success, including revealing the inspiration for the music's unique time signatures which still compel me to this day. But its not all about Riverdance. Bill has written and produced music for all the greats, including U2, Kate Bush and Van Morrison. In this conversation, which I loved every minute of, he shares so many stories from a career working at the highest levels of the music industry. COMEDY: Ronan O'Gara is on the shortlist for the job of England team Head Coach - this has caused quite a stir - we get exclusive access to his voicemails.. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.audiobrand.ie
11/25/202255 minutes, 33 seconds
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Frank Greaney makes an appearance

If you listen to Today FM, Newstalk or that great Inside the Crime podcast, you will be familiar with Frank Greaney. He is fast becoming one of Ireland’s most respected and listened-to courts correspondents. I love his on-air appearances with Matt Cooper and they have been inspiring quite a few Gift Grub sketches recently. When you hear Frank talk about what he does, why he does it and the cases that have made the most impact on him, you’ll understand why he is so compelling to listen to. Frank reveals what inspired him to get into the field of crime, it's impact on him and his thoughts on judicial sentencing in Ireland. We also explore how far Ireland has come in the last 40 years as Frank speaks about his hit podcast Inside The Crime, Season 2. Listen here: https://link.goloudplayer.com/s/sGka1zw21OAF And if he doesn't have enough stings to his bow, Frank also has a Burger Restaurant in Galway. An idea that originated over a few pints in the pub is now a thriving success. As you can imagine, many callers phoned in to speak to Frank but it was, Michael D. of all people, that Frank had a bone to pick with!
11/17/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Marina Hyde on madness of UK politics

Like a lot of people in Ireland I have recently become fascinated by UK politics. It has just gone mad in Westminster, and some of the characters at the centre of the drama are stranger than fiction. My guest on this episode captures this craziness better than anyone I know – Marina Hyde of The Guardian newspaper. I have been reading Marina's columns religiously for years now and when she accepted our invitation to be a guest on this humble oul podcast I was blown away. Marina speaks just as well as she writes, and we get stuck right into all the madness that going on across the pond in this chat. Details of Marina’s new book are here https://guardianbookshop.com/what-just-happened-9781783352593?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgribBhDkARIsAASA5bv4fRSQy23vcyc2r5dn1k_zm0PF4VWtabQnSxtHaiP9h_qLn-gJ7EgaArZuEALw_wcB COMEDY We’re going to stay on the topic of international politics, this time to the west of us. Because the midterm elections are in full swing in the states, and a few of my podcasting colleagues have been keeping a close on them. Including, David McWilliams and My Therapist Ghosted Me. Enjoy!
11/11/202242 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tom Dunne - the musical mastermind gives me an education

I love music. There are few things I love more than a deep and detailed conversation about music. Im just fascinated about how songs are written, what drives the people who write them, what makes one song a worldwide hit and another a flop. There’s just so much to learn and discover. So for this episode I invited my old friend Tom Dunne back into the studio to continue the chat we started a few months ago here on the pod. In this one, we talk the greats, both past and present. From The Beatles, Dylan and Bowie to Al Green, Don McLean, Harry Styles and Lizzo. He also shares his experience of seeing Paul McCartney at Glastonbury and his opinions on whether Harry Styles fits the typical bill for headlining Slane. Even if you are not obsessive about music like I am, you’re still going to love Tom’s brilliant stories, told in his own inimitable way. In this week's comedy sketch, some famous musicians leave messages about the best gigs they have ever been to. Produced by Patrick Haughey - www.audiobrand.ie
11/4/202258 minutes, 28 seconds
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Roddy ‘The Rodfather’ Collins – Football, fighting and family

It's hard to describe Roddy Collins. Footballer, football manager, boxer, brother of a boxing world champion, practical joker, social commentator, author..the list goes on. Not only does Roddy have great stories to tell, he also tells them so well. We talk about life in football’s lower divisions, settling local disputes in the ring, practical jokes that went too far, and walking the streets of Dublin chatting to homeless people and hearing their stories. Roddy’s new book is called The Rodfather: Inside the Beautiful (Ugly, Ridiculous, Hilarious) Game COMEDY: What’s going on the UK? Replacing Prime Ministers every five weeks, it’s like they’re coming off a conveyor belt! GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.AudioBrand.ie
10/29/202259 minutes, 20 seconds
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Gary O’Hanlon’s Kitchen Rules

If you’re a fan of The Restaurant on Virgin Media Television, you’ll be familiar with Gary O’Hanlon. He’s one of the chefs in the kitchen helping the celebrities to cook their menus - you can’t miss him: huge mohawk, big smile, and an even bigger personality. He has had a very successful career in the fascinating world of restaurants and he’s also very involved in radio, podcasts and TV. On this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Gary and I talk about the cult of the celebrity chef, working with Marco Pierre White, why some people turn in to complete divas when they’re out in a restaurant and treat the waiting staff like crap, his love of Man Utd, and some very personal topics that might resonate with you or someone you know. COMEDY We don’t often do this on the podcast but there is a breaking news story that we need to cover. Just when you thought the controversy about the Irish women’s football team and ‘that song’ had all blown over, the team is right back in the middle of an even bigger scandal. Press play for the latest. GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.audiobrand.ie
10/20/202248 minutes, 55 seconds
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“Some people are just gobshites…and they need a slap” - Ranger Ray Goggins on ramming Garda squad cars

If you’re a fan of RTE’s Hell Week series, you’ll be very familiar with Ray Goggins – a former Irish army Ranger (basically our version of the SAS or Navy Seals), now chief instructor on this incredibly popular TV series. Ray joined me for a fascinating chat a couple of episodes ago, but we chopped out a part of that conversation and held it back for this special bonus episode. Because that shocking video of the repeated ramming of a Garda car in Cherry Orchard had just emerged and I was very interested in what Ray thought about it, given his background. He had some pretty strong views, which you’re about to hear. I also asked Ray him about war movies and if any of them really capture the reality of what happens on the ground in a conflict. I hope you enjoy this one.
10/17/202214 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dave Moore on the other side of the mic

I work with Dave Moore every day. We sit mere yards from each other in Today FM, have done for years. We’ve shared studios and the odd night out. So naturally I thought I knew Dave well, but it turns out that there is SO much to this man that I had no idea about. Like his successful career as a songwriter and music producer before he ever started to work in radio. Like the totally random and unexpected way he ended up working with Dermot Whelan over 20 years ago now. Or like the recent hit Netflix series that featured Dave’s reworking of a Radiohead classic. And so much more besides. So in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, you’re going to learn a lot more about Dave Moore, and I think you’ll get a good laugh too. COMEDY: What a week it has been for Irish sport, as the women’s football team beat Scotland to qualify for the World Cup in Australia. The phone of manager Vera Pauw has been hopping, everyone’s leaving her voicemails. We got exclusive access to those messages, and I think you’re going to want to hear them… Enjoy! Mario GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
10/13/202259 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rory Hearne talks "Gaffs", young people and what we can do to address the housing crisis

Renting, eviction, living with parents, pensions and politics. Rory Hearne joins me to talk about a subject I am both fascinated by and very angry about, the Irish Housing Crisis. From the difficulty of living at home with parents, to how our pensions are feeding the vulture funds and how we can start to take action for change. Turns out that Rory and I have quite a bit in common - we're both 'blaa-heads' (ie from Waterford!) and we both spent a few years living in private rented accommodation during childhood. Press play to hear our stories, opinions and solutions about this major issue of our times. Rory's book is called "GAFFS: Why No One Can Get a House, and What We Can Do About" COMEDY Sticking with the topic of housing, it’s also one that economist David McWilliams is very interested in. He was talking about it in a recent episode of his podcast, and you’ll never guess who dropped into the studio mid-recording… GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of www.AudioBrand.ie
10/7/202255 minutes, 8 seconds
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Clelia Murphy – life in, and after, Fair City

For 22 years Clelia Murphy played Niamh Cassidy in Fair City – what a rollercoaster ride that was. The storylines in Ireland’s most famous soap are the stuff of legend, and Clelia / Niamh got her fair share of them. I used to get some great material for Gift Grub from Fair City. In this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Clelia opens up about life in Fair City, why she left, and the great roles she now enjoys on the BBC and beyond. She also vents about poor etiquette amongst her fellow electric car owners, reveals the reactions she used to get from Fair City fans when out in public, and Clelia also gets calls from Leo Varadkar, Paschal Donohoe, and her former Fair City colleagues. COMEDY This is one of the time of the year when radio and tv presenters get very, very excited. Because it’s the big budget broadcast bonanza…broadcasters are all trying to go bigger and better than their competing shows, and this week was no different. Pat Kenny, Matt Cooper, and Miriam O’Callaghan were all trying to outdo each other, jump in to a take a listen… GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/ https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand
9/30/202247 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ranger Ray Goggins - from the Irish Army to RTE’s Ultimate Hell Week

True story: as Ultimate Hell Week chief instructor, Ray Goggins, was climbing the stairs up to the studio for our chat, he was scoping out all of the entry and exit points, and working out the fastest escape route from the building if he were to need one. Thankfully he didn’t need to make a quick escape, but as he explains, you can take the man out of the Rangers, but you can’t take the Rangers out of the man. Ray served in the Irish Army for 26 years, including 17 years in the Army Ranger Wing as an operator and leader in a Tier 1 Special Operations Unit – he has been in incredibly dangerous situations, seen awful sights, and learned so much about himself and others along the way. He shares so many great stories in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, and he even gets a few interesting callers, including fellow Cork man Roy Keane, Christy Moore, Ray Darcy, and even Francis Brennan!Ultimate Hell Week: The Professionals – RTE 1 https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/1244359-ultimate-hell-week-the-professionals/Ray’s training and development company https://coreskilltraining.org/Ray’s book: Ranger 22 – Lessons from the front https://www.gillbooks.ie/biography/biography/ranger-22 COMEDY: The Ploughing Championships are finally back! There’s a great buzz about it all and some of my podcast friends have grabbed their mics and headed on down to Ratheniska to record their shows live from the event, including Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, and Crime World’s Nicola Tallant. GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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Willa White - "Failure isn't falling down, it's staying down"

I just love getting a great recommendation for a podcast guest that really, really works out. When The Two Norries joined me for a chat a few months ago, they told me that I should really interview this guy called Willa White , an actor and a comedian. I had heard of Willa before but didn’t know too much about him - so we checked him out , and my goodness does this man have an incredible story to tell - from an abusive childhood to drug abuse and how his road to recovery led him to find comedy and acting (in roles including Love/Hate and The Savage Eye). In a humbling and honest conversation, Willa opens up about his upbringing, escapism, jail time, performance and forgiveness.Between laughs and tears, this is one story that you won't want to miss. COMEDY: It's an exciting week for us here at the Mario Rosenstock Podcast as we’re up for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Irish Podcast Awards! Of course, loads of my podcasting colleagues have been shortlisted too in their own categories – lets tune into Blindboy, who has his eye on Bressie, and David McWilliams, who’s  planning a mad night out. GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202256 minutes, 38 seconds
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Debunking climate change myths with John Gibbons

I love a good conspiracy theory. But even more, I love to hear them stripped down, analysed, and debunked. On this episode of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Ireland’s best known environmental journalist and campaigner, John Gibbons, joins me to look at some of the most prevalent and popular ‘myths’ about climate change, and prove them wrong. John is very passionate about this subject and he’s not afraid to tell it like it is and ruffle a few feathers here and there, and he does so in very plain, accessible English - which isn’t always the case when it comes to the topic of climate change. Have a listen and if you don’t agree with something or would like to have your say on the topic, drop me a line to [email protected] COMEDY: The ‘hot’ topic of the week has been spiralling energy costs and how we’re going to go about reducing our consumption of energy. I hit the streets during the week to ask people how they plan to cut energy use, and I bumped into some familiar faces... GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand  LINKS TO SOME OF THE RESEARCH JOHN REFERENCES https://leadthechange.bard.edu/blog/5-myths-about-the-environment-that-explain-the-need-for-environmental-educators https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-climate-change/2018/11/30/9fba233a-f428-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero-stories/6-myths-about-climate-change-busted https://skepticalscience.com/argument.php Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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REPOST: Marion McKeone – Trump rallies, warzones and stories from the road

We got an incredible reaction to this episode so we thought it only fair to pop it up to the top of the page! Marion - one half of Cal and Marion's US Slot on Matt Cooper's Last Word - is a legend in the world of journalism, in particular her coverage of US politics and culture. If you didn't hear this the first time around I hope you enjoy it - and if you did, enjoy it again! Original show notes:Marion McKeone is in a league of her own when it comes to reporting the big stories from the States. Marion is US Correspondent at the Business Post, has a weekly slot along with Cal Thomas on Matt Cooper’s Last Word on Today FM, and appears regularly on RTE, BBC, NPR and many more stations. And boy has she lived an interesting life – she has worked on the front lines in war torn countries,  travelled around every corner of the US and seen some pretty disturbing sights, and spent time with some of Donald Trump’s most extremist supporters.  Marion shares some of her most interesting experiences here in this episode.COMEDYAre you giving dry January a go? Joanne McNally is, and its not going well. Also, David McWilliams talks about the economic implications of raising the price of alcohol, or at least that’s the plan…Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202257 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why are so many Irish people single?

Did you know that there are around 2million single people in Ireland? In a country of five million, that’s a pretty big number compared to most other countries around the world.So what is it about us Irish that has these numbers so high, and what can we do about it? Feargal Harrington runs a well-known matchmaking company called Intro matchmaking where he and his team help people to meet their perfect partner. Feargal has seen it all, heard it all, and he tells me all the stories and shares all the advice on this episode of the Mario Rosenstock podcast. GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/202237 minutes, 18 seconds
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REPOST: Who Killed Michael Collins?

On the centenary of the Big Fellow’s death, I thought you might like another (or a first) chance to hear a fascinating conversation between myself and ‘historical entertainer’ Paddy Cullivan. Paddy is currently performing his show ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ to sold-out venues around Ireland – check out  https://www.paddycullivan.com/ for info. Enjoy! Original show notes: As well as being the front man of the Camembert Quartet (Late Late Show house band), Paddy Cullivan is an ‘historical entertainer’. What is that, you might ask? Well, he cleverly brings together all of the things he loves - history, music, comedy and the visual arts – and combines them into stage shows where he takes big historical stories and makes them accessible and entertaining, while also challenging the ‘accepted narratives’ of these pieces of history. His latest show focuses on the murder of Michael Collins at Bealna Blath – if you’re an Irish history buff you’re going to love (or hate!)hearing all about that, but we also get deep into other fascinating areas likeconspiracy theories, 9/11, JFK’s assassination, and why, as someone who knowsso much about history, he is a deeply cynical about how the Ukraine War isbeing handled politically. Its deep stuff, but as ever on this podcast, full ofgreat craic.  COMEDY We’re just over one year into The Mario Rosenstock podcast nowand every week we have brought you a brand new and exclusive comedy sketch. Sowe thought it was a nice time to go back over some of our very first comedysketches and pick one our favourites to play you again. The one we have picked for you this week was inspired by atwitter moment that became very famous during one of the last lockdowns. Do youremember when Tony Holohan was out and about in Dublin city in his car onesunny evening and he got an awful shock when he saw large crowdsgathering, having what he described as ‘a major open air party’? He was shockedand appalled what he witnessed and he sent out a very angry tweet to thateffect. It got us thinking about what that kind of, lets say ‘paternal’approach, might lead to in the future… GET IN TOUCH: https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/giftgrubmario [email protected] The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/202259 minutes, 43 seconds
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Daithi O'Se gets the bualadh bos

Daithi O’Se is in top form when we meet in the studio for a chat. Of course he is – after a two year hiatus,  the Rose of Tralee is back!  It has been a couple of years since Daithi and I sat down together in front of the microphones, so there was a lot to catch up about, and a lot of laughs to be had. We talk all about what its like hosting the Rose, what makes Kerry people so unique, his new cottage renovation project, and he even teaches me a few cheeky words in Irish!COMEDYDaithi and I aren’t the only ones talking about the Rose of Tralee, so are my colleagues in the podcast world, including Vogue and Joanne of My Therapist Ghosted Me, and Eamon Dunphy of The Stand.Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/202258 minutes, 31 seconds
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REPOST: Conor Moore makes quite an Impression

If you didn’t hear this episode already, then you’re in for a treat. And if you did, its even better the second time around!! Packed full of impressions, laughs and stories – Conor Moore is a dream podcast guest. Enjoy! ***On this episode we have 47 guests for you. Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter, Tommy Tiernan, Ger Loughnan, Conor McGregor, Michael D Higgins, and Miriam O’Callaghan to name just a few. Now isn’t that great value for 46 minutes of your time.  Conor Moore really is one to watch. From doing impressions ofEamon Dunphy in school, to breaking America with his top-class impressions ofthe superstars of golf, this Mullingar-man’s story is a great one. I had a ballchatting to him, hearing him do his thing, discussing how we both approach thesame voices in totally different ways, finding out how he learns a newcharacter, and loads more.  Also on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, you get abrand spanking new comedy sketch that you won’t hear anywhere else.  Get in here!! Mario Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202246 minutes, 15 seconds
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News just in! Why journalism needs saving

This week I’m joined again by one of my favourite guests, Larissa Nolan. Informed, opinionated, and fascinating on so many issues, last week Larissa and I had a fascinating discussion about the housing crisis, this week we talk about the current state of journalism and why it needs a major shot in the arm. Journalism is such an critical, central part of our daily lives, our society and how it runs, but Larissa believes it is in crisis and urgently needs to be saved – we talk about why, and, most importantly, how.COMEDY:We went rooting through the archives again this week and dug out more of our favourite comedy sketches. I have great fun doing impressions of some of my favourite podcasters, David McWilliams in particular. David is a great man for the economic analogies, and he also loves swinging from southside boy to northside lad in the space of seconds on his podcast with producer John Davis. I have great fun with this. Click inside to hear a couple of my own personal favourite David McWilliams sketches…GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Comedy Blockbuster Summer Special

August is a great time for some light podcast listening, so we’ve put together a very special episode for you, packed full of my favourite comedy sketches from over the last few months of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast. I hope you enjoy – and if you do, subscribe, follow and tell a friend!Sketches: 1.    Both Tony Holohan and Paul Reid are stepping down from their respective roles in the health service – as two prominent figures throughout Ireland’s Covid pandemic response, there’s an ‘end of an era’ feel about it all. Of course there were going away drinks, and The Mario Rosenstock podcast had secret microphones in the room – take a listen… 2.    Now that Boris Johnson has finally succumbed to the pressure and resigned, what is he going to do next? Enter the Love Island villa of course!! 3.    So EVERYONE is talking about this GAA catfish story by The 2 Johnnies. You know the one about the girl who created several different fake social media profiles in order to lure in several GAA players and others, including Johnny B of The 2Johnnies. It is fascinating stuff. They talk all about it on their 2 Johnnies Podcast. But loads of other podcasters have been talking about it too, including Eamon Dunphy and John Giles on The Stand.. 4.    What about those crazy queues and delays at Dublin airport – have you been affected yourself? Well Ryanair never misses a trick, and they have come up with a very ‘interesting’ offering for passengers that don’t want to be stuck waiting at the airport for hours. We’ve got our hands on the ad, check it out.. 5.    Katie Taylor enjoyed a huge win against Amanda Serrano in April , and when someone achieves the kind of fame that Katie now has, the phone starts ringing, big time. You get calls from all sorts of people that you mightn’t expect to hear from. We got exclusive access to Katie’s voicemails, and it turns out her phone has predictably been hopping.. 6.    As the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial came to an end, Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher had a heated debate about it on Sky Sports… GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Larissa Nolan gets personal about the housing crisis

I’ve been presenting this podcast for over a year now, and a recurring theme has been the immense difficulty that many of us face when trying to buy a home or find a place with affordable rent. Guests like Bressie, TD Richard Boyd Barrett, and writer Mark O’ Halloran have opened up about their struggles trying to find a place to live, and it is really is a sign of the times when successful people like they have such difficulty in this regard.  This is also a topic that I’m deeply interested in and so I wanted to dedicate a whole episode of the podcast to it. One of my favourite people to chat to about societal issues like these is journalist Larissa Nolan, not only is she very passionate and informed about the housing crisis, she has also personal experience, having faced homelessness just a few years ago. So in this episode we talk about her personal experience, what has led to this country facing in to such a housing crisis, who is to blame and who might be able to get us out of it. It’s a bit of a different one, but I think you’re going to really enjoy itCOMEDYWe take a little trip down memory lane and to one of our favourite comedy sketches from the last few months. It was a rare occasion when my special guest played a starring role in the comedy sketch – the guest was Niall Boylan, one of Ireland’s best known phone-in talk show presenters. Host of The Niall Boylan Show AND Late Nite Live on Classic Hits radio, Niall is a master at moderating live on air discussions with callers, many of which can get very heated. The particular discussion you’re about to hear Niall chair now, features some familiar voices…Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/202245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Meet the DirtBirds!

When we were all locked down during Covid and getting 150 funny whatsapp videos sent to the phone every day, there’s a very good chance that one of those videos was a sketch from the DirtBirds - comedy duo Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins. To describe what they do, here’s the description of their latest tour: "In a world where women are expected to have the patience of mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds’ hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is no such thing as perfect (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker)Sue and Sinead have a razor sharp wit, they’re great performers, and they tell it like it is. So as you can imagine, we had a lot of fun in this episode of the Mario Rosenstock podcast. Check out dirtbirds.net for all the info you need about where you can catch the tour.(They’re also at the Paddy Power comedy festival in Dublin this week from today Thursday 21st July – if you’re reading this in time) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/202259 minutes, 3 seconds
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Oisin McConville on winning, losing and living

This is a very open, honest, and captivating conversation with one of football’s most gifted players. Oisín McConville has won several Ulster titles, All Ireland medals, and a national league title. He became Ulster football’s top scorer and was awarded two All-Stars during his career. But while he was enjoying incredible success on the pitch, Oisin’s personal life was spiralling out of control. A gambling addiction saw him run up massive debts, fall out with friends and family, and have suicidal thoughts. In this episode of The Mario Rosenstock podcast, Oisin opens up about his love (and hate) for football, how he overcame a destructive gambling addiction, and he tells me the fascinating history of Crossmaglen and how the British Army (inadvertently) helped his team succeed. COMEDY:The big heatwave is here and all of my podcast colleagues are talking about it, especially David McWilliams and Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams. Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/202257 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Irishman who beat Roger Federer

My favourite sport is tennis. I’ve loved it since I was 10 years of age when I first watched Bjorn Borg on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Ever since then, I’ve hit thousands and thousands of tennis balls, I play as often as I can. Why do I love this game so much? Because being on court is a lot like being on stage (you’ll hear why at the start of the episode). But you know what? I actually get more nervous on the court than I do on the stage!So this week I’ve indulged my sporting passion and go deep on tennis. Im joined by former Irish no 1 tennis player Conor Niland. He has played at Wimbledon, taken on the greats, experienced the highs and the lows, and he shares all of those stories on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast.COMEDY:Now that Boris Johnson has finally succumbed to the pressure and resigned, what is he going to do next? Enter the Love Island villa of course!!GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Holding court with Gerald Kean

‘Celebrity solicitor’, ‘Lawyer to the Stars’, ‘Man about town’, ‘Bon viveur’…Gerald Kean has a lot of titles, but to that list we can add tireless charity fundraiser, doting father, and great storyteller. You may know Gerald from his many appearances on radio, TV and in the social pages of the newspapers, but you will only have come to know a certain side to Gerald through that coverage, and I think over the course of this conversation, you might get to know some of the many other sides to the man. COMEDY:Both Tony Holohan and Paul Reid are stepping down from their respective roles in the health service – as two prominent figures throughout Ireland’s Covid pandemic response, there’s an ‘end of an era’ feel about it all. Of course there were going away drinks, and The Mario Rosenstock podcast had secret microphones in the room – take a listen… Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/202248 minutes, 58 seconds
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Liberal helpings of Cal Thomas

If you,like me, are a fan of The Last Word with Matt Cooper on Today FM, then you will probably be very familiar with my special guest on this episode, the ever-fascinating Cal Thomas.Cal, along with journalist Marion McKeown, has a weekly slot on Matt’s show, where they debate the big stories and issues happening in the US – Marion generally leans liberally, Cal leans conservatively, and them sometimes they meet somewhere in the middle. It is always a great listen.Marion was a guest on this podcast a few months ago, so this week its Cal’s turn. He’s one of America’s best known and ‘longest-serving’ journalists – a former Fox news host, his columns are syndicated all over the US print media, and he has penned several best-selling books. He’s eloquent, intelligent, and he always has an opinion.COMEDY:All the talk is about fuel prices at the moment – there’s even talk now about fuel rationing – David McWilliams and Blindboy are talking about it on their podcasts..Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/202250 minutes, 20 seconds
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Richard Boyd Barrett – Rebel with a cause

If there’s such a thing as a ‘celebrity’ politician then Richard Boyd Barrett would surely make the cut. A very familiar face and voice on TV and radio, Richard is eloquent and outspoken, goes against the grain when it comes to the Dail dress code, and he’s mates with one of the world’s top supermodels Bella Hadid. Well, he doesn’t actually know her, but she does follow him on Instagram and has been sharing a few of his posts recently. More on that, and loads more, in the interview. Check it out. COMEDY:What about President Michael D Higgins’ housing speech this week? It has caused quite the stir – we got exclusive access to his voicemails, and he has been getting a lot of calls since making that speech.. Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/202253 minutes, 51 seconds
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And they’re off! Its Nina Carberry

She’s fresh off the Dancing with the Stars dance floor, winner’s trophy in hand, and she has also just been unveiled as the new coach on Irish Fittest family - Nina Carberry is a seriously busy lady right now. So I was both surprised and delighted when she accepted our invitation to join me for a chat on The Mario Rosenstock Podcast.   Nina has had a stellar career as a jockey, and it is very much in her DNA having been born into a famous racing family and then marrying into another! We talk all about her deep love of horses and the sport, her experience on DWTS, her competitive and extremely hard-working nature, and tonnes more! COMEDY So EVERYONE is talking about this GAA catfish story by The 2 Johnnies. You know the one about the girl who created several different fake social media profiles in order to lure in several GAA players and others, including Johnny B of The 2Johnnies. It is fascinating stuff. They talk all about on their 2 Johnnies podcast. But loads of other podcasters have been talking about it too, including Eamon Dunphy on The Stand. Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202243 minutes, 11 seconds
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Muireann O’Connell talks TV, Tommy Bowe, and tonnes more!

Muireann O’Connell is an incredibly sharp, witty, and well-read person who always has something interesting to say and a great story to tell, and that’s why she makes for the perfect Mario Rosenstock podcast guest. We used to work together in Today FM before Muireann took up a full time role in Virgin Media, and she currently presents Ireland AM with Tommy Bowe and Alan Hughes.We chat about TV vs Radio, insomnia, true crime podcasts, if women are safe on the streets of Ireland, and a recent hilarious moment on Ireland AM involving Daniel O’Donnell on zoom and Majella on the bed. Muireann also gets a few callers, including Ronan O’Gara, wee Daniel, George Hook, and Roy Keane.COMEDYThis week, its all about those crazy queues and delays at Dublin airport – have you been affected yourself? Are you heading off this weekend? Well Ryanair never misses a trick, and they have come up with a very ‘interesting’ offering for passengers that don’t want to be stuck waiting at the airport for hours. We’ve got our hands on the ad, check it out..Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/202258 minutes, 26 seconds
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REPOST: Ronan O'Gara answers my call

In case you missed it... this is a fascinating insight into the mind of ROG - his mindset, his ambitions, and what makes him cry. First released in March 2021 - but with the week thats in it, a very interesting listen-back.ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES Midway through my interview with ROG there was a pitch invasion. Not the kind either he and I are used to – the kind where a bunch of kids storm the room and demand that I start to do impressions of their father. It was the best kind of interruption to any interview I’ve ever done, have a listen. Pitch invasions aside, ROG did NOT hold back in this chat. From his home in France, he’s unimpressed with how the Irish authorities are approaching lockdowns; he pulled me up on a few of my impressions and my thoughts his Rugby career; and he was incredibly open about how much the mood in the La Rochelle camp needs to improve. But he also shared some touching stories about how he cried watching Rachel Blackmore’s post-win Cheltenham interview; his deep, unwavering love of Cork; and, most importantly, how he well I’m ageing. So basically I’m a seriously HOT 50-yr old  (my words not his). Also, in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we’re bringing you some brand new comedy. In a week where mandatory quarantines have dominated the news agenda, I check out what some of my favourite podcasters are saying about it – Tommy and Hector, Blindboy, and David Mcwilliams – and eavesdrop on some not-for-air editorial discussions. Enjoy – and drop me a line any time on the details belowCheers!MarioTwitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working onit!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey,AudioBrand.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/202248 minutes, 6 seconds
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I ask David McWilliams to solve the world!

With all of the crazy things that have been happening in the world over the last few years (Brexit, Covid, war, inflation...), who better to ask what this means for you and I and our wallets than the expert economist who can break it all down in the simplest of terms, replete with catchy metaphors and analogies, and laser sharp soundbites.David McWilliams and I met in studio the other day and recorded a conversation that not only picked through the weighty issues of our time like housing, inflation, social inequality and David’s expert opinion on those and more; but David also shared some great stories from his time at the Davos Economic Forum, he revealed why he fell in love with economics all those years ago, and he takes a few calls from the like of Leo Varadkar, Eddie Hobbs and even Blindboy Boatcub! We have a lot of laughs too.And once you’ve had a listen, make sure to check out the line-up for the Dalkey Book Festival which is organised by David and his wife Sian Smyth - https://www.dalkeybookfestival.org/programme-2022/COMEDYWe look across the pond to the gift that keeps on giving – Boris Johnson. So it turns out that he WAS at that Downing Street party after all. You know, the one in the middle of those Covid restrictions, that HIS government introduced! But, as you might expect, this doesn’t change a thing in his view, nothing to see here, no reason to step down, its onwards and upwards …As usual, my fellow podcasters have their own unique take on this story – Nicola Tallant and Vogue Williams and Joanne McNallyEnjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202258 minutes, 17 seconds
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Back of the net! with Tony Cascarino

Mick McCarthy was just one of the ‘callers’ who phoned in to chat with this week’s special guest, the great Tony Cascarino. As well as a call from his former gaffer, Tony heard from Roy Keane, Boris Johnson, Steve Staunton, Robbie Keane, and a few more besides – because everyone loves chatting this man. Tony is legend of Irish international football, a highly respected pundit on radio and TV, and a bit of a ‘cheeky chappie’ character to boot.Tony and I chat about sport, poker, footballer salaries, hooliganism, and lots more…COMEDY: Staying with the theme of soccer, it was a HUGE week for the sport – all eyes were on two of the game’s most controversial and divisive characters, and some of the biggest pundits on TV are dissecting all of the details…of Wagatha Christie!Enjoy!Mario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/202259 minutes, 31 seconds
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Niall Boylan talks Joe Duffy, opinion radio, and surviving life

You might remember a time in the 1990s on Irish radio, when the ‘phone-in show’ was everywhere. Lots of radio stations, particularly in Dublin, had a late night talk show where callers phoned in and ‘expressed their opinions’ about hot topics, to put it mildly! One of the most talented broadcasters behind that genre of radio is my special guest on this episode – Niall Boylan. Niall was at the forefront of late night talk radio back then, but he has also been central to that format's evolution and success right up to today. He is the host of The Niall Boylan Show and Late Nite Live on Classic Hits Radio and he has seen the format change and evolve to reflect the change in Ireland’s society, social norms, and diversity. Indeed he has been a driver of that evolution. Niall has had the most eventful life you can imagine, so we had so much to chat about - I think you're really going to enjoy this one.COMEDYNiall plays a starring role in this week’s brand new and exclusive comedy sketch. He’s presenting his Late Nite Live radio show, the topic is how you would feel about your other half showing off their naked selves on Only Fans, and some familiar voices start phoning in… EnjoyMario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Amanda Brunker – Bono, Snoop, Dunphy and Reynards

If you love juicy, behind-the-scenes stories from the heyday of Dublin’s nightclub scene, then you’ve come to the right place. You probably know Amanda Brunker as one of Ireland’s best-known models, columnists and novelists, what you might not have known is that Amanda was also once hostess at Dublin’s most famous celebrity haunt, Reynards. That is where every Irish celebrity and every visiting international celebrity came to hang out and play. And in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Amanda shares some cracking stories about what went on among the rich and famous. Amanda and I also chat about journalism, modelling, how difficult it is to express a strong opinion today, her infamous appearance on stage at Oxegen festival, and her new play Curiosity which is now on at the International gay theatre festival in Dublin – make sure to get along to see it if you can http://www.gaytheatre.ie/programme-2022/curiosity/ COMEDYIt was a massive week for boxer Katie Taylor this week, and when someone achieves the kind of fame that Katie now has, the phone starts ringing, big time. You get calls from all sorts of people that you might or might not expect to hear from. We just got exclusive access to Katie’s voicemails this week, and it turns out her phone has predictably been hopping.. EnjoyMario GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202259 minutes, 27 seconds
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Paul Harrington…douze points!

He’s the Eurovision-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll kid, the lead singer of Michael Flatley’s ‘Celtic Tiger’ stage show, the friend who organised U2 to play at Tony Fenton’s funeral, and the man who convinced Roy Keane to sing a song in Lillie Bordello’s VIP room! There are a lot of fascinating strings to Paul Harrington’s bow. Jump in to hear all the stories.COMEDY:One of the big stories in the news this week has been Ireland’s turf war. No, not criminal gangs fighting for control of territory..but actual turf, and the cutting of said turf. As ever, my colleagues in the podcast world have their own unique take on the issue, take a listen to Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally on My Therapist Ghosted me, and economist David McWilliams.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202259 minutes, 14 seconds
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A friendly with John Duggan

If you are a sports fan or indeed a fan of Today FM and Newstalk radio, you will instantly recognise the voice of my special guest this week, the great John Duggan. John and I have worked together for over 20 years and in that time he has been one of the most unique, consistent, and recognisable sports broadcasters on air – and he has also been central to the evolution of Off The Ball from a Newstalk Radio show into Ireland’s leading multi-platform sports media brand. Whenever myself and John get together for a coffee or a pint, we generally start chatting about sport, but very quickly find ourselves getting deep about so many other things like US politics, media, life, and beyond! And that’s what I think you’re going to hear in this episode – a great, wide-ranging chat between two old friends, one where I think you’ll hear a totally different side to the person you hear on national radio all the time. There’s lots to come in this one folks.COMEDYSo as you might know I’m still on my national tour (it has been amazing) – and because I’ve been up and down the country several times a week, we’ve been playing you some of our favourite bits of comedy from the podcast from over the last few months, and this week we’re digging out more of the 'celebrity callers' to the show. If you’ve been tuning in regularly, you will know that during almost every interview, a few famous people (ah-em nudge wink) phone in and put some questions to my special guest. We have been having so much fun with this and there’ve been some classic moments. This week, we hear:·     ‘Miriam O’Callaghan’ getting a ‘saucy’ recipe from Neven Maguire·     Davy Fitz phoning into Ireland’s Fittest Family presenter Mairead Ronan and making all sorts of accusations about his fellow coaches·     Roy Keane phoning into his fellow Cork men The Two Norries – and he’s not happyEnjoy!GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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A meeting of minds with Martin Beanz Warde

My special guest on this episode is a comedian, a writer, and a traveller – he’s also one of the most interesting conversationalists that we’ve had on the series. Martin Beanz Warde and I talked for almost two hours about traveller culture and lifestyle, discrimination and acceptance, comedy and anxiety, and so much more. But while we edited the chat down a little, its still longer than most episodes on the series so far, because it deserves the time. It’s a fascinating chat between two people from different backgrounds that find so much common ground over the course of a long conversation – I hope you can take the time to listen closely, and in full.Follow Martin @martinbeanzCOMEDY:So we’re just over one year into The Mario Rosenstock Podcast now and if you’ve been tuning in regularly, you will know that during most interviews, a few famous people (nudge wink) phone in and put some questions to my special guest. We have been having a lot of fun with this and so we thought we’d go back over some of our earlier episodes from the series and find some of our very favourite calls to play you. Its like a little easter egg from us to you, except there’s no chocolate involved.GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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REPOST: It’s Doireann Garrihy! And Maura Higgins, Roz Purcell, Daithi O’Se…

In case you missed it, here’s one of our favourite episodes from the series so far – my chat with Doireann Garrihy, first published in May 2021, this one’s a lot of fun…What do Pippa O’Connor, Mary Lou McDonald, Maura Higgins, Roz Purcell, and Daithi O’Se have in common? Doireann Garrihy does a frighteningly good impression of all of them. If you follow Doireann on social media or watch The Doireann Project on RTE you’ll know just how talented she is. So it is no surprise just how successful Doireann has become in such a short space of time.  Doireann and I have such a laugh throughout this chat – we hear the impressions and the funny stories, but she also has a couple of more serious things to vent about, such as her increasingly love/hate relationship with social media and the impact of spending so much time online. And in a rare Primetime special, Miriam O’Callaghan puts a few of Doireann’s characters through their paces.  Exclusive comedy: In this week’s sketch, which is exclusive to YOU as a fan of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Pat Kenny can’t keep his cool anylonger after more than a year of talking to 'experts' about Covid. Enjoy!Mario Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/202249 minutes, 7 seconds
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Paddy Cullivan – Conspiracy theories, Comedy and Michael Collins

As well as being the front man of the Camembert Quartet (Late Late Show house band), Paddy Cullivan is an ‘historical entertainer’. What is that, you might ask? Well, he cleverly brings together all of the things he loves - history, music, comedy and the visual arts – and combines them into stage shows where he takes big historical stories and makes them accessible and entertaining, while also challenging the ‘accepted narratives’ of these pieces of history.His latest show focuses on the murder of Michael Collins at Beal na Blath – if you’re an Irish history buff you’re going to love (or hate!) hearing all about that, but we also get deep into other fascinating areas like conspiracy theories, 9/11, JFK’s assassination, and why, as someone who knows so much about history, he is a deeply cynical about how the Ukraine War is being handled politically. Its deep stuff, but as ever on this podcast, full of great craic.Tickets and information here https://www.paddycullivan.com/COMEDYWe’re just over one year into The Mario Rosenstock podcast now and every week we have brought you a brand new and exclusive comedy sketch. So we thought it was a nice time to go back over some of our very first comedy sketches and pick one our favourites to play you again.The one we have picked for you this week was inspired by a twitter moment that became very famous during one of the last lockdowns. Do you remember when Tony Holohan was out and about in Dublin city in his car one sunny evening and he got an awful shock when he saw large crowds gathering, having what he described as ‘a major open air party’? He was shocked and appalled what he witnessed and he sent out a very angry tweet to that effect. It got us thinking about what that kind of, lets say ‘paternal’ approach, might lead to in the future…GET IN TOUCH:https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202259 minutes, 43 seconds
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BONUS: Inside the mind of McIlroy

In January I sat down with Shane O’Donoghue, host of CNN’s Living Golf. You can check out the full episode by scrolling back a few episodes. But at one point of the conversation we got deep about Rory McIlroy, someone that Shane knows very well. We talked about the way his mind works, how he has dealt with some of the low points of his career, and if he’s in line to win The Masters this month. We held that bit back for this week, just before he tees off at Augusta. Its ten minute insight into the mind of one of Ireland’s most successful sporting exports. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202211 minutes, 12 seconds
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Constantin Gurdgiev – from Russia to Ireland, to the USA

My special guest is a man you will probably have seen and heard many times on Ireland’s biggest TV and radio shows – but not for a few years now. Constantin Gurdgiev was one of a group of what you might call ‘celebrity economists’ who became the new rock n roll stars during the recession – Constantin is Russian, very slick, very intelligent and I used to portray him as a kind of bond villain on Today FM’s Gift Grub and on Vincent Browne’s show on TV3.Constantin has been living in the US for the last few years and I wanted to catch up with him to hear what its like being Russian in the US right now with all that’s going on, what life is like for his friends and family back in Russia and what impact these sanctions we hear so much about are really having on day to day life there, and of course his insights into Putin and the Russian psyche. Constantin is also fascinating when he explains why he stopped being a guest on ‘traditional‘ media platforms like radio and TV and now only does longer form content like podcasts and deep dive print articles.COMEDY:It was the big talking point of the week, Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, and that was the inspiration for this episode’s brand new and exclusive comedy sketch, guest starring Al Foran. We managed to get exclusive access to Chris Rock’s voicemails – you wouldn’t believe the host of stars that have dropped him a message of support…Hope you enjoy this oneMarioAl Foran’s new podcast is HEREhttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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Glenda Gilson - a model guest

Glenda is a model, TV presenter, business owner, and a very popular Gift Grub character! She is also fantastic company, as you’re about to hear on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. Glenda has met so many major celebs – the Kardashians, Robbie Williams, and Matthew McConaughey to name but a few.  And in this episode she spills the beans on them all! She also shares some great behind-the-scenes stories about her experiences from her time on set, on press call photo shoots around Dublin, and in business.COMEDY:Michael Healy Rae TD got into some hot water with Leo Varadkar this week for his use of the term ‘airy fairies’. The controversy spilled onto the airwaves with Joe Duffy’s phone lines lighting up. We got access to Michael Healy Rae’s hacked voicemail messages, its pure gold…Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202258 minutes, 43 seconds
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BONUS: Eddie Hobbs opens up about Renua, lockdown, and Sinn Fein economic policy

Recently financial advisor Eddie Hobbs and I had a fascinating conversation - it was also a long one, so we held a bit back, and in this episode you’ll hear the rest of it. Eddie opens up about his involvement with the short-lived political party Renua and he reveals some real ‘behind the scenes’ stories about that escapade. Eddie is also very direct about his views on Sinn Fein and why he is utterly opposed to that party’s economic policies; he talks abou Ireland’s housing crisis, and we talk about Ireland’s controversial lockdown policy and why he is NOT an conspiracy theorist, as some people might like to believe.https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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John ‘Jumbo’ Kierans – Ireland’s King of the Tabloids

John ‘Jumbo’ Kierans is a legend of the print world, specifically the ‘red tops’, the tabloids. You might associate tabloid newspapers with scandals, sex, showbiz, celebrity exposes, paparazzi chasing stars down the street and all that – and you’d be 100% correct! Jumbo, with vast experience as a journalist and editor in this industry, reveals exactly how it all works, the good, the bad, and the ugly. He also tells me fascinating stories about being the first journalist to enter Kuwait after its liberation, chasing Julia Roberts around Ireland, drinking with Boris Johnson, and a whole lot more.    Also..Happy Birthday to Us!!!! We launched this show on Paddys Day 2021, I was on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy that night talking about the launch of the show and we shot to number one in the charts immediately. And because so many of you have been listening regularly, subscribing, following, rating, and telling your friends about it, this podcast has been a roaring success so far. Hundreds of thousands of you have been listening in, we’ve had some top class guests, loads of new comedy sketches, and we even won an award from Apple Podcasts – they crowned us one of the top new podcasts of 2021!! So thank you so much for becoming a part of this adventure that Patrick and I set out on a year ago to the day, and here's to the future..COMEDY Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! I’ve been tuning into some of my favourite podcasters while out on my daily walks this week, and they’re all talking about the big day, in their own imitable style….Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/202259 minutes, 44 seconds
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This is…Billy McGuinness

Aslan’s Billy McGuinness was fresh off the Dancing with the Stars dance floor when he joined me in the studio – his legs were a little worse for wear, but he was in top form – full of laughs and great stories, and raring to get back on stage with Aslan for their 40 Years, 40 Gigs tour (get your tickets here! https://mcd.ie/aslan-40-years-2022-irish-tour-announced/)Billy reveals the real story of how he became a member of Aslan, shares the details of some of the bands biggest nights out on the town (and there were many), and he gets live calls from the likes of Louis Walsh, Des Cahill, Christy Moore and his own band member Christy Dignam!COMEDY:Have you noticed that when someone becomes semi-famous in Ireland, RTE tends to get them to present all sorts of TV shows? Fresh from his NPHET fame, Tony Holohan is next in their sights, and we got our hands on secret footage from the pitch meeting in MontroseEnjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202259 minutes, 30 seconds
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BONUS: Mairead Ronan talks DWTS, managing weight, and the dream job

Want more Mairead? We didn't include my full chat with Mairead Ronan in the recent episode with her, so here’s a short bonus episode where we talk about who will win this series of Dancing with the Stars (Mairead is a former winner), why weight gain is an issue for her and how she controls it, and her dream media gigs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202218 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hearing out Eddie Hobbs

There was a time, not so long ago, when Eddie Hobbs was everywhere - on every radio show and in every newspaper, presenting his own hugely popular TV shows, and a few best-selling books too. He was even a regular character on Today FM’s Gift Grub! But, for various reasons that we talk about in this interview, Eddie started to spend less time in the media and more time running his own business and also writing and tweeting about some of the big economic and political issues facing us. And yes, we also talk about some of the well-publicised business failures that Eddie has been involved in over the last few years. This is an interview that packs a lot of punch. I enjoyed this conversation so much, that, when we finally wrapped up, I realised that we had been talking for over an hour and a half! So what we’re going to do is play you the first part of the chat in this episode – this is quite a personal part and we go pretty deep into what Eddie has been up to for the last few years and his personal ups and downs during that time. And then a little later we’ll release the second part, covering Eddie's time with the political party Renua, why he is not a fan of Sinn Fein’s economic policies, and why he thinks there is a huge amount of investigation to be done in relation to Ireland’s lockdown policy.Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202255 minutes, 32 seconds
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BONUS: Eddie Hobbs gets personal about Putin

I recently sat down with financial advisor Eddie Hobbs for what turned out to be a truly fascinating interview – and you can hear that interview in full on the next episode. But during that conversation Eddie spent some time talking about Vladimir Putin, what is driving his invasion into Ukraine, the historical context, and what he believes its going to take to stop it. As it happens, Eddie knows Russia very well – his children are from Russia, and he has been there many times; and he is also an avid student of military history. So with all that, Eddie Hobbs has a unique and interesting take on this very concerning issue. So we’ve taken that part out and packaged it up in this short bonus episode. It starts with a ‘phone call’ from ‘George Hook’ and an interesting hot take from Eddie on cancel culture…Mario Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202216 minutes, 33 seconds
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Conjuring up Keith Barry

If you’re a regular listener to this podcast you might have gleaned that I am fascinated by hard workers; grafters, people who work unbelievably hard to become the best at what they do – and Keith Barry falls very firmly into that camp. He is incredibly focussed on what he wants to achieve and has designed every aspect of his life around achieving it. And in this chat he tells me what that looks like, the tough times he has gone through along the way, and the celebs he has met in the course of his career, and tonnes more. Keith is back with a brand new show called Reconnected that he will be bringing to a city or town near you – check it out and grab yourself a couple of tickets! https://mcd.ie/artists/keith-barry-reconnected/COMEDYIn this week’s brand new and exclusive sketch, Miriam O’Callaghan interviews one of the unfortunate victims of ‘Golf gate’ and finds out just how much his life has been impacted by the incident. Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mairead Ronan lets fly!

This is a very special episode because it’s basically just a fly-on-the-wall chat between two old friends. Mairead Ronan and I have known each other for years and when we met up in the studio we had so much to talk about - great behind-the-scenes stories of Today FM and the heyday of The Ray Darcy Show, what was really behind her decision to leave the station recently, the kind of messages that female broadcasters face on a daily basis from listeners, her huge plans for Faro, Mairead’s company, and loads more. Davy FitzGerald, Ray Darcy and Julian Benson also phone in for a chat. COMEDYOne of the big news stories of the week and most likely the weeks ahead is the possible scrapping of the requirement to wear face masks in shops and schools and on public transport. As ever, my podcast colleagues have their own unique takes on such matters, lets hear what  Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams are saying about it on My Therapist Ghosted Me, and also economist David McWilliams’ hot take. Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tackling Gerry Thornley

You’re probably seeing, reading and hearing a lot from Gerry Thornley right now, with the Six Nations in full flow. Gerry is one of the country’s most eminent rugby writers, he has ghost written books with Ronan O’Gara, Trevor Brennan and Johnny Sexton, and he has so many great stories to tell from his time covering rugby’s biggest games – and he shares loads of them in this great conversation. He also gets some very colourful calls from ROG, Rob Kearney, Fintan O’Toole, and Johnny Sexton. This episode also features a very important public health announcement ahead of Valentines Day. And in this week’s new and exclusive comedy sketch, now that Covid is over, what is Professor Luke O’Neill going to do with himself? He has become quite the celebrity during this pandemic. Well, we have got our hands on some recently leaked voicemails from Luke’s phone which might give us a clue as to his next steps..Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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Two Norries / One Mario

Its time to pay a visit to the deep south…North Cork! James Leonard and Timmy Long are known as ‘The Two Norries’ (a Norrie is someone from the north side of Cork City) – and they are two of the most interesting people I’ve had on The Mario Rosenstock Podcast since the series began.  They had a difficult upbringing which led to drug, alcohol and other addictions and they both spent time in prison. During their time inside and since their subsequent release they have turned their lives around, focused on education and helping others, and now present the hugely popular Two Norries podcast (The number 1 podcast in prisons around Ireland!!)This chat has everything – powerful stories, personal reflection, and serious craic too (don’t miss the bit where Roy Keane and Leo Varadkar phone in to chat with the lads..) – I think you’re really going to enjoy it. And they also have an upcoming live show tour called Changing the Conversation – all details here https://twonorries.com/live-shows/COMEDY - There has been so much talk about parties in Downing Street of late – champagne flowing at political get togethers in the midst of the harshest of lockdowns. The controversy must be taking up all of the time of the poor Downing St staff, so it got me to thinking how difficult it must be for normal punters to get through to government departments and get some answersEnjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/202259 minutes, 56 seconds
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BONUS: Gerry Thornley’s Six Nations Rugby special!

ONE top rugby writer talks SIX Nations Rugby 2022 for TWENTY minutes. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/202219 minutes, 12 seconds
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Shane O'Donoghue talks Tiger, Trump, and Tubridy

If you’re a fan of golf, or sport in general, you may be very familiar with this week’s guest – he has been golf correspondent at the BBC and Fox sports, and he is currently the Host of CNN’s Living Golf. Shane O’Donoghue knows all the players, all the courses, and all the great behind the scenes stories from that fascinating world. Shane was also Ryan Tubridy’s right hand man when Tubs presented the 2fm breakfast show, The Full Irish, all those years ago and so he also has some great backstage stories about RTE and some of the many broadcasters he has worked with. And get this – Shane has had a few very  interesting meetings with Donald Trump, he has even played a few rounds of gold with him! We hear about all of these and more in this chat. COMEDY:So whats in the name of all that’s holy is happening with Russia this week? Threatening war with the Ukraine? Performing military exercises off the coast of Ireland? The story is just getting bigger and bigger - and some of my fellow podcasters are starting to pay close attention…Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202259 minutes, 46 seconds
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Charlie Bird in full flight

“ I walked in here this morning scared out of my wits that my voice wouldn’t hold up – it is amazing, it has held up, I told you, something strange is happening to me, so thank you”This is a very special episode of the Mario Rosenstock podcast – my guest is Charlie Bird, one of Ireland’s best known reporters, a very familiar face on our TV screens for many decades, and a familiar voice on radio too. But it was with great sadness that, last year, following a shock diagnosis of motor neuron disease, Charlie learned that he was losing that famous voice. The months since Charlies diagnosis have been an total rollercoaster for him – he admitted to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show last December that he cried every day since learning of his condition, but then something incredible happened - the entire country came together in a swell of support, letters and emails and calls came flooding in, and, as he says in our chat, something very special has happened to him over the last few weeks and he has found peace. Charlie is now on a mission to turn this big negative into a positive – and in this chat we talk all about how he’s planning to do that, the love he has felt from all of us since his diagnosis, the highlights of his career in RTE, and lots more.Here’s all you need to know about how you can help  https://www.climbwithcharlie.ie/COMEDY:The Jeremy Kyle Show is back on TV. This week, a guy called Boris is on stage – he says he wasn’t at a certain party, but others disagree…Enjoy!Mario https://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202247 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pat Egan - backstage with Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Lou Reed..

If you’re a regular listener you’ll know by now that I just love to hear great stories – we veer towards guests that have lived fascinating, perhaps unconventional lives, and have a knack for telling anecdotes about the interesting things that have happened to them over the years.So, when I came across a recently launched book, written by a man called Pat Egan (Backstage Pass - A Life in Show Business) , I got straight on the blower to him. Pat is one of Ireland’s most famous music promoters responsible for bringing some of the world’s biggest acts into Ireland for major gigs  since the 1970s, including Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Queen, Lou Reed, Billy Connolly, Julio Iglesias, and many more.  And he’s got a story about every one of them – like being asked by a well-known criminal to give Bob Marley a bag of weed, carrying a fuzzball table up the stairs of the Shelbourne for Eric Clapton, driving a ‘female friend’ from Dublin airport to Lou Reed’s dressing room, at the stars request…Pat has seen it all, and he reveals all in this great conversation. COMEDYRecently, there has been an increasing need for actors to have the ‘lived experience’ of a role before being allowed to play it. For example, Helen Mirren has been criticised for playing the role of a Jewish person, because she herself is not Jewish. So where does that leave the profession? I jump forward a few years and bring you a scene from the future of acting…Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202258 minutes, 15 seconds
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Marion McKeone – Trump rallies, warzones and stories from the road

Marion McKeone is in a league of her own when it comes to reporting the big stories from the States. Marion is US Correspondent at the Business Post, has a weekly slot along with Cal Thomas on Matt Cooper’s Last Word on Today FM, and appears regularly on RTE, BBC, NPR and many more stations. And boy has she lived an interesting life – she has worked on the front lines in war torn countries,  travelled around every corner of the US and seen some pretty disturbing sights, and spent time with some of Donald Trump’s most extremist supporters.  Marion shares some of her most interesting experiences here in this episode.COMEDYAre you giving dry January a go? Joanne McNally is, and its not going well. Also, David McWilliams talks about the economic implications of raising the price of alcohol, or at least that’s the plan…Enjoy!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] a whatsappp message or voicenote to the hotline on 087 2685459The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mario’s Selection Box – best of 2021

Well this was a tough episode to put together. By way of a Christmas / New Year present to you lovely fans of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we set out to pick a few of our very favourite moments from the show since we launched back in March 2021. But with so many great guests, stories, comedy sketches, and unexpected hilarious moments, it turned out to be a tough task indeed. But we got there, and I’m now delighted to present you with ‘Mario’s Selection Box’ packed with audio treats featuring guests like:·      Doireann Garrihy·      The 2 Johnnies·      Conor Moore·      Pamela Joyce·      Peter Sheridan ·      Al ForanI hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together!Mariohttps://www.instagram.com/mariorosenstockofficial/https://twitter.com/[email protected] Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/202147 minutes, 38 seconds
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Danger Here... It’s George Hamilton!

George Hamilton is one of Ireland’s best-known broadcasters and commentators, an unrivalled authority on all things sport, and great craic too. A voice that will be familiar to any sports fan, or indeed classical music fan (he has a very popular show on Lyric fm), George has so many brilliant stories collected over decades of rubbing shoulders with the greats of sport, and travelling to major international football tournaments and olympic games - and we hear some of his best ones in this conversationCOMEDY – In this week’s brand new comedy sketch, exclusive to fans of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, its time to pay another visit to my fellow podcasters to see what they’ve been chatting about this week. Naturally it’s a festive theme – that annual debate over the Christmas dinner; what time should it be eaten at, should there be brussel sprouts on the plate etc, so much to thrash out on this one. We check in first with Vogue and Joanne of My Therapist Ghosted Me fame, and Blindboy too. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202158 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dave Fanning talks Beatles, Bono, and Bowie

Trigger warning: serious Beatles fan nerd-out conversation inside. I’ve been watching Peter Jackson’s new documentary about The Beatles (The Beatles: Get Back)of late (its brilliant) and I wanted to talk to another die-hard Beatles fan like myself about the show and the band - Dave Fanning was the man right at the top of my list.  Dave was a member of The Beatles fanclub from the age of eight and his love for the band hasn’t waned since. We completed nerded out on the greatness of the Beatles, why they made such an impact on the world, and why they broke up. But as Dave is one of Ireland’s foremost authorities on music in general, I took the opportunity to get him to open up on loads more besides, like his friendship with Bono, his views on grown-men’s obsession with David Bowie, and what makes some bands rocket to fame while others, with as much talent, remain unknown. If you love music - and lets face it, who doesn’t love music? – I think you’re going to really enjoy this chat with Dave.COMEDY: Because Dave is one of Ireland’s best-known DJs and authorities on music, it is seen as a real badge of honour to be interviewed by him on his radio show. If you’re sitting in front of Dave Fanning talking about your music career, you know you’re in the big leagues. Can you guess who’s in the hotseat this time?The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of Audiobrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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Matt Cooper opens up about Covid and Boris Johnson

Here's a little bonus episode for your ears. Its a fascinating part of the chat I had with Matt Cooper which we didn't include in the main episode last week. We thought it deserved its own episode. Click play to hear Matt really open up about his views on Covid, anti-vaxxers, Boris Johnson, and the people that support him. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202123 minutes, 37 seconds
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Matt Cooper on the other side of the mic

It has been scientifically proven that Matt Cooper is the busiest man in western Europe. One of Ireland’s foremost broadcasters, columnists, authors, TV presenters and lots more besides, how he fits it all in I will never know. And now he has even added rounds of golf to the long list of things he packs in to an average week (he’s got some good course recommendations in this interview btw).But thankfully Matt was able to carve a precious hour out of that relentless schedule to join me in the Mario Rosenstock podcast studio for a chat that I enjoyed every minute of, and I think you will too – we talk Roy Keane, Logan Roy, fox-news style broadcasters, Rush, Golf, and we even play some of Matt’s biggest on-air bloopers straight to him during the interview (he wasn’t expecting them). COMEDY:Christmas is the time to give gifts to the ones we love, and to put old rivalries to bed, letting bygones be bygones. So Currys, supporters of this podcast, have organised the big ‘Currys Kris Kindle’ to bring some well-known faces together safely online, where gifts are given and olive branches extended. President Michael D Higgins kindly agreed to MC the proceedings – tune in to hear how things go down..The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202156 minutes, 8 seconds
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Finding Fintan O’Toole – Part 2

It was the conversation that was just too good to call time on. When you’re talking to someone as informed and interesting as Fintan O’Toole, time has a tendency to slip away. And that’s exactly what happened when Fintan and I caught up a couple of weeks ago to talk about his new book ‘We don’t know ourselves’ and a lot more besides. We went deep on so many big topics but we also went very personal, talking about Fintan’s childhood stammer, how many of his childhood friends ended up on heroin and in very difficult situations, and also fascinating insights in to his creative process. All of that is in part 1 – this episode is part 2 of our chat, and Fintan in is fine form on subjects like Sinn Fein, patriotism, Boris Johnson, and his critics. This is another good one folks. COMEDY - The most bizarre news of the week has been the advice from Health Minister Stephen Donnelly that Christmas pantomimes should be allowed to go ahead as planned this year, but that children should not attend them. What?? Yes I was as shocked as you - the news has been spreading fast and some global leaders have also been giving their reaction. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Finding Fintan O’Toole

How well do you know Fintan O’Toole? He is one of the most well-known, intelligent and, at-times, divisive, writers in Ireland. You may be very familiar with his columns in the Irish Times, his books, and his many appearances on radio and TV shows – but what do you know about the man himself? Fintan has so much to say about so many of the issues of our time, that we rarely hear him say anything at all about himself -  WHY he writes the kind of articles he writes, why he holds the opinions he does, what he was like as a kid growing up in Crumlin, and so on. That is exactly the kind of territory we get into in this fascinating interview with Fintan on this episode, and I think you’re really going to see a side to this man that you may not be familiar with..His new book is called ‘We Don’t Know Ourselves’ – read more on Fintan’s Twitter FeedCOMEDY - a new toy store has opened up just in time for Christmas, and you might find their new range of toys quite interesting…WIN A 58” SAMSUNG SMART TVThanks to our friends at Currys, proud supporters of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we have a 58 inch Samsung Smart 4k Ultra HD TV to give to one lucky listener. This competition is to mark the Currys Black Tag Sale, which is now on, and includes great deals on everything from home appliances to computing to electronics.   If you want to be in with a chance of winning this very swanky TV – answer the following question: Name the Curry's PC World Black Friday promotion. Is it:Black Tag saleRed Tag saleBlue tag sale To enter the draw, email your answer and your full name to [email protected] OR you can send your answer and full name via whatsapp to our podcast hotline on 087 2685459. We’ll put all the right answers into a hat and randomly draw a name at the end of November, so get your entries in and the very best of luck. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202149 minutes, 2 seconds
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Into The Mystic with Michael Harding

Its very hard to describe Michael Harding - author, playwright, columnist, former priest, poet, sage, podcaster, the list goes on! We get deep and philosophical, we laugh, there’s impressions, poetry – it’s a mad and very enjoyable episode! Michael has a lovely new book out called A Cloud Where The Birds Rise and he also has a podcast you’ve got to check out – all the info is here https://twitter.com/hardingmichaelCOMEDY - This week’s news is dominated by these new covid restrictions – the news about bars and nightclubs closing at midnight was a particular shock. But don’t fear, Joanne McNally and Vogue Williams from the My Therapist Ghosted Me podcast, are here with a very helpful guide of how to make the most of the situation WIN A 58” SAMSUNG SMART TVThanks to our friends at Currys, proud supporters of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we have a 58 inch Samsung Smart 4k Ultra HD TV to give to one lucky listener. This competition is to mark the Currys Black Tag Sale, which is now on, and includes great deals on everything from home appliances to computing to electronics. If you want to be in with a chance of winning this very swanky TV – answer the following question: Name the Curry's PC World Black Friday promotion. Is it:Black Tag saleRed Tag saleBlue tag sale To enter the draw, email your answer and your full name to [email protected] OR you can send your answer and full name via whatsapp to our podcast hotline on 087 2685459. We’ll put all the right answers into a hat and randomly draw a name at the end of November, so get your entries in and the very best of luck. The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/202157 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pamela Joyce + Kim Kardashian + Cardi B + Kylie…

WARNING: This podcast contains hilarious impressions and sketches featuring Pat Kenny and Cardi B, Adele and Louis Walsh, Kim Kardashian and Miriam O Callaghan, Kylie Minogue and Leo Varadkar, and Martin King and Nigella Lawson. All, of course, starring the very talented Pamela Joyce. Host of her own radio show on Today FM, Pamela is a rapidly rising star in the world of broadcasting and comedy, she has a lot to say about a lot of things, and I know you’re going to enjoy this conversation. WIN A 58” SAMSUNG SMART TVThanks to our friends at Currys, proud supporters of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we have a 58 inch Samsung Smart 4k Ultra HD TV to give to one lucky listener. This competition is to mark the Currys Black Tag Sale. This is Currys’ Black Friday promotion and includes great deals on everything from home appliances to computing to electronics.  If you want to be in with a chance of winning this very swanky TV – answer the following question: Name the Curry's PC World Black Friday promotion - Is it:Black Tag saleRed Tag saleBlue tag sale To enter the draw, email your answer and your full name to [email protected] OR you can send your answer and full name via whatsapp to our podcast hotline on 087 2685459. We’ll put all the right answers into a hat and randomly draw a name at the end of November, so get your entries in and the very best of luck.The Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey of AudioBrand Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202153 minutes, 14 seconds
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Lise Hand: Ryan Giggs, Daniel Day Lewis, Veronica Guerin & Life in Leinster House

Ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in Leinster House? Are you curious about what politicians are like when the cameras aren’t on them, or when they’re out in the wild, away from the comfort of the Dail? Lise Hand spent many years as a parliamentary sketch writer where her job was to unearth the human side of politicians and the quirky, often bizarre side of politics. And in many ways that is what I do every day too, with Gift Grub on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show. Lise and I shared some great stories about politicians out of their comfort zones, and the really awkward moments when we met the TD or minister that we’d just lampooned! Lise also tells me great stories about hanging out in the Man United players’ lounge, organising for Daniel Day Lewis to be interrogated by real life detectives, and her close friendship with the late Veronica Guerin.EXCLUSIVE COMEDY: You might have heard Gift Grub on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this week, and if you did, you’d know that Nigella Lawson is in town interviewing for the role of Michael D Higgins new personal chef. Well while she was here she took the opportunity to do a few radio and tv shows, including The 6 O' Clock Show on Virgin Media One – what did host Martin King make of it all…??Enjoy! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/20211 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Elaine Crowley meets Man Friday Mario

Botox, bum fillers, Operation Transformation, what men and women are REALLY thinking, aging gracefully and confidently…this episode has it all.  Elaine Crowley one of those great characters that make an impression the moment you meet her - funny, sparky, honest, and so easy to talk to. She’s also really interested in people, which is why her long running tv show in Virgin Media One was such a success. The Elaine Show aired its final show recently, which naturally Elaine was very disappointed about. We chat about what it was all about and what it meant to her, and so many other things besides. We had so much fun recording this episode. EXCLUSIVE COMEDY: Looking forward to the excitement of Trick or Treaters calling to your door this Halloween? This year, you might get more than you bargained for… Enjoy! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/202159 minutes, 45 seconds
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Peter Sheridan: Roy Keane, recovery, and a roadtrip with Sean Penn

Its not every day you meet a man who drove across America with actor Sean Penn, developed a cocaine addiction through his friendship with an LA dealer named Cuban Mike, auditioned top Hollywood actresses like Renee Zellweger, and learned rebel songs directly from Christy Moore. Peter Sheridan has done it all, and has lived to tell the tales on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. You are in for a real treat with this one folks. Peter is a great author, playwright, and director (he was my director in I, Keano),  he has a new play  called Philo , starting on Oct 21st in the Sean O’Casey Theatre in Dublin – you’ll find tickets to that on Eventbrite (click here) and I strongly encourage you to go see it.  In brand new and exclusive comedy this week: The Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline has been BUZZING with messages from people who are VERY excited about getting back in to their favourite nightclubs, you might recognise some of them…Don’t forget that the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline is open to everyone, you can send me a whatsapp voice note anytime – we’d love to hear your stories, jokes, comments, anything that’s on your mind. The number is 087 268 5459. You can also email me at [email protected]. Enjoy the episode! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/202159 minutes, 20 seconds
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Terry Alderton - a seriously funny man

Terry Alderton’s stand-up is unlike any I’ve seen before –  one minute he’s doing ‘straight’ stand-up, the next, multiple characters (all performed by him) are all talking and fighting with each other, then he might just stop the show and take an imaginary phone call. The audience never knows what Terry is going to do next, and as Terry admits to me in our conversation, neither does he! Not only do we chat about comedy and his love of performing for Irish audiences, he also shares great stories about boxer Nigel Benn (he once threatened to ‘break’ Terry), Ronnie Whelan (Terry played for him while a goalie in Southend Utd, Mick McCarthy (who told Terry to F-off) and many others. We also get in to some really interesting personal stuff too. Terry will be performing at the 2021 Galway Comedy Festival from October 20th to 22nd – if you’re reading this on time, please do yourself a favour and go to see this man!!  https://www.galwaycomedyfestival.ie/Enjoy! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand. | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/202157 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nicola Tallant comes face to face with Mario 'The Impressionist' Rosenstock

When you’ve got Ireland’s top crime journalist on the podcast, you’ve got to be on your best behaviour. Not that I’ve done anything wrong or anything, the money was just resting in my account, but anyway… Nicola Tallant has been on my podcast hitlist (pun intended) for quite some time - not only has her crime coverage for the Sunday World has helped that paper become one of the most read Sunday newspapers in the country, but her two podcasts - Crime World and The Witness - are consistently riding high in the Apple podcast charts. Nicola really knows her stuff and she’s so good at what she does, I wanted to meet her and find out about some of the criminals she has met, what got her in to crime journalism, and what actually drives her to do such a dangerous job every day.  In this week’s comedy sketch, nightclubs are going to be opening up again very soon, which is all very exciting. But be careful, maybe we shouldn’t be expecting the exact same experience as before, there could be some concerning changes.. Enjoy! Mario – [email protected] Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/202150 minutes, 46 seconds
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Phil Coulter - From Elvis to Luke Kelly

What do the following names have in common? Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor,  Cliff Richard, Luke Kelly, The Dubliners, The Bay City Rollers, and Billy Connolly. The answer is Phil Coulter. And that is only some of the acts that he has written and produced top 10 hits for. Phil has also written three very successful Eurovision songs and, if you have ever found yourself singing along to Ireland’s call while watching an Irish rugby international, well, you’re singing another one of Phil Coulter’s songs.Phil is one of the most successful songwriters that Ireland has ever produced, and he’s also a damn good podcast guest – if you like banter, celebrity stories, and an access-all-areas pass in to the world of music, you’ll enjoy this episode. COMEDY – As Germany’s Angela Merkel begins her farewell to politics, we have managed to gain exclusive access to her voicemails, and she’s getting some interesting messages from some familiar voices.WIN A LAPTOP!This week is your last chance to get your entries in for the very fancy laptop that Curry’s have given us to celebrate their back to school and college deals. The prize is a HP Pavillion 2 in 1 laptop with a 14 inch touch screen, Intel Core i3 processor, 8.5 hours battery life and loads of other fancy bells and whistles. To enter the competition, all you need to do is transport yourself back to your school or college days, and unearth some potentially embarrassing or awkward memories. We want your stories about a time when you did something really stupid and ended up in the principal’s office, or a time when you really embarrassed yourself in front of your class mates, maybe you have a great story from sharing a house during your university days? It can be anything! As long as it makes us laugh.You can email me your story directly on [email protected] or you can leave a whatsapp voicenote on the MR podcast hotline  - 087 2685459. Good luck!Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/202153 minutes, 19 seconds
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Derval O’Rourke – Podcast Gold

Derval O’Rourke is one of Ireland’s top athletes – boasting a string of medals from major national and international competitions, including three  summer Olympics. She retired from athletics in 2014 and went on to set up a very successful business – Derval.ie. You will also know her from Ireland’s Fittest Family and her TV coverage of the Olympic Games on RTE. But aside from all that, Derval O’Rourke is just great craic and we had a lot of fun when we caught up or this interview..COMEDY: Everyone seems to be talking about the Ryder Cup – including Eamon Dunphy, Nicola Tallant and Vogue and JoanneFANCY WINNING A BRAND NEW LAPTOP?Thanks to our friends and supporters at Currys PC world, one lucky listener to The Mario Rosenstock Podcast will win a gorgeous HP Pavillion 2 in 1 laptop with a 14 inch touch screen, Intel Core i3 processor, 8.5 hours battery life and loads of other fancy bells and whistles. To enter the competition, you need to transport yourself back to your school or college days, and unearth some potentially embarrassing or awkward memories. We want your stories about a time when you did something really stupid and ended up in the principal’s office, or a time when you really embarrassed yourself in front of your class mates, maybe you have a great story from sharing a house during your university days? It can be anything! As long as it makes us laugh You will need to tell your story in your own words. Send a whatsapp voice note to the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline, keep it short and snappy, and you’ll be in the draw. We will play some of our favourite entries out on the podcast over the next couple of weeks - and The story that makes our esteemed panel of judges laugh the hardest will win the prize. The number to send your voicenotes to is 087 2685459. Can't wait to hear your entries!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202154 minutes, 54 seconds
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Extra: Conor Moore’s impressions of the Ryder Cup

The man of a million voices is back on the pod! Ahead of one of my favourite sporting events of the year, myself and Conor caught up to chat about great Ryder Cup stories, Europe’s chances, and of course how Padraig Harrington and the team are feeling this week, ‘in their own words’. So come on in and hear from Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Rio Ferdinand, and many more!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202123 minutes, 40 seconds
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Adventures with Manchan Magan

You may be familiar with Manchan Magan from his many brilliant travel TV shows, his books about the beauty of the Irish language, and his columns about living simply and sustainably. But behind the public profile is a man who lives every day life in a way that is very different to how most of the rest of us live.  He built his own house out of straw bales, he doesn’t own a TV, and he grows and rears most of what he eats – I really wanted to find out more about what drives him to live this way, what he loves about it, but also whats difficult about it too. Poor Manchan also faced some pretty tough calls from listeners this week – Michael O’leary, Conor McGregor, Gerry Adams, and Hector among them. Manchan’s online Irish course - https://www.thetrailblazery.com/scoilscairteThis is the tour of Arán & Im starting on 25th Sept. https://www.manchan.com/ar%C3%A1n---imManchan’s new book - https://www.dubraybooks.ie/TREE-DOGS-AND-BANSHEE-FINGERS-AND-OTHER-IRISH-WORDS-FOR-NATURE_9780717192557COMEDY: One of the questions that has been occupying my mind of late is what the NPHET team are going to do once this whole covid thing finally comes to something of an end. Tony H and team have had a taste of celebrity, the theatres are opening up again..can you guess what happens next?FANCY WINNING A BRAND NEW LAPTOP?Thanks to our friends and supporters at Currys PC world, one lucky listener to The Mario Rosenstock Podcast will win a gorgeous HP Pavillion 2 in 1 laptop with a 14 inch touch screen, Intel Core i3 processor, 8.5 hours battery life and loads of other fancy bells and whistles. To enter the competition, you need to transport yourself back to your school or college days, and unearth some potentially embarrassing or awkward memories. We want your stories about a time when you did something really stupid and ended up in the principal’s office, or a time when you really embarrassed yourself in front of your class mates, maybe you have a great story from sharing a house during your university days? It can be anything! As long as it makes us laugh You will need to tell your story in your own words. Send a whatsapp voice note to the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline, keep it short and snappy, and you’ll be in the draw. We will play some of our favourite entries out on the podcast over the next couple of weeks - and the story that makes our esteemed panel of judges laugh the hardest will win the prize. The number to send your voicenotes to is 087 2685459. Can't wait to hear your entries!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/202155 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bonus Ep– Best of comedy sketches, Callers, and Roy Keane take-downs

Every episode of my podcast is packed full of comedy – new and exclusive sketches, famous “callers’ who want to talk to my guest, Roy Keane lashing into people, voicemails to the Mario Rosenstock podcast hotline, and loads more. This is a special comedy bonus episode where I’ve picked some of my favourite comedy moments, wrapped them up in a lovely little podcast package, and delivered them to your ears. It features The 2 Johnnies, Al Foran, Lucy Kennedy, Dermot Whelan, Bressie and lots of celebrity callers. If you like what you hear please press subscribe or follow, rate and review, spread the word, it really helps us to keep bringing you new episodes of this podcast every Thursday. And if you feel like putting keyboard to email, I’m at [email protected]. Hope you enjoy this one!Mario  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202122 minutes, 39 seconds
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Who's the man? Its John Spillane

There’s no one quite like John Spillane. Such a unique voice, a style of lyrics that you won’t find anywhere else (think Dunne’s Stores girl), and he’s got the personality to back it all up too. John is one of Ireland’s most interesting and loved singer songwriters, and in our chat we talk about all sorts of stuff – what inspires his songs, his love of Irish mythology, meeting one of his musical hero’s Brian Eno, and of course, his great love of Cork, boy! You know when you sit down with John Spillane that its not going to be the usual type of interview, and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. COMEDY: The great Vincent Brown is back, and he’s angry – not because of all of the major scandals in Irish politics right now, but because of the lack of them!!FANCY WINNING A BRAND NEW LAPTOP?Thanks to our friends and supporters at Currys PC world, one lucky listener to The Mario Rosenstock Podcast will win a gorgeous HP Pavillion 2 in 1 laptop with a 14 inch touch screen, Intel Core i3 processor, 8.5 hours battery life and loads of other fancy bells and whistles. To enter the competition, you need to transport yourself back to your school or college days, and unearth some potentially embarrassing or awkward memories. We want your stories about a time when you did something really stupid and ended up in the principal’s office, or a time when you really embarrassed yourself in front of your class mates, maybe you have a great story from sharing a house during your university days? It can be anything! As long as it makes us laugh You will need to tell your story in your own words. Send a whatsapp voice note to the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline, keep it short and snappy, and you’ll be in the draw. We will play some of our favourite entries out on the podcast over the next couple of weeks - and The story that makes our esteemed panel of judges laugh the hardest will win the prize. The number to send your voicenotes to is 087 2685459. Can't wait to hear your entries!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/202155 minutes, 45 seconds
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Karl Deeter: Trump ,Tourettes, and trying to buy a house

Karl Deeter is a very familiar face and voice on our TVs and radios – consistently invited on to shows because he's what you might call a ‘dream guest’: highly intelligent and eloquent, and, crucially, he is not afraid to hold and express an opinion that may be slightly unpopular or controversial. But our conversation on this episode is a very different one – yes, we touch on a couple of the big issues like the housing crisis and US politics, but mostly we get deep and personal, talking all about Karl’s Tourette’s syndrome and the impact that it has on his life, why he loves controversial comedians, and his frustration with arguments between the extreme left and right. Karl also gets some interesting phonecalls from people that want to chat with him, including George Hook, Matt Cooper and Miriam O’Callaghan!Exclusive comedy : it's all about going back to school this week, and my podcast colleagues are all talking about it. Check out what David McWilliams, Tommy & Hector, and Blindboy have to say about this very special time of year. Enjoy!MarioThe Mario Rosenstock Podcast is produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/202155 minutes
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Hello Hello Hello Tom Dunne!

Tom Dunne enjoyed great success as the front man of Something Happens. The band had a string of hit singles in the charts, including Parachute and hello hello hello,  and they played to packed houses all over the world. But there came a point, as there does with many great bands, where they  decided, for various reasons,  to stop recording albums and touring the world. Since then, Tom has become a hugely popular broadcaster on Today FM and, more recently, Newstalk, and he’s also a dab hand at writing – he has so many stories to tell! In our chat on this episode, Tom tells me about the great times they had on the road touring with some music industry legends, he reveals the reason that they decided to call it quits as a band, gives me his thoughts on why some bands become really successful and others don’t, talks about his life in broadcasting and journalism in more recent years, and we share some lovely memories of the great Tony Fenton. COMEDY: As ever we have a brand new comedy sketch, exclusively for you as a loyal listener to The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. On this episode, we cross over to Russia where the government are very worried about something, and they think a well known organisation in Ireland might be able to help. I hope you enjoy this one, and if you ever feel like getting in touch you’ll get me at [email protected] by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/202158 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tadhg Hickey: “Mom, Dad, I like Gerry Adams”

Tadhg Hickey is a proud Cork man and a proud Sinn Fein supporter – so, naturally, the Mario Rosenstock Podcast hotline was flooded with messages of support from famous cork people and also one from one of Tadhg’s heroes, a certain Mr Gerry Adams. You can hear those messages at the very start of the episode. I’m a big fan of Tadhg Hickey – currently one of Ireland’s great comic minds, Tadhg was a regular guest on my radio show on Today Fm and every time he was on we had so much craic, there was always a great spark between us. And that same sense of fun and devilment was definitely there when we caught up in the studio recently for this chat. Tadhg was an original member of the Cahoots comedy troupe, he went on to write and star in a brilliant one man show (which I saw at the Dublin Fringe Festival) called In One Eye, Out the Other, about his upbringing and addiction to alcohol, and then during the last couple of years  he has expertly adapted his comedy to online and his short videos are getting millions of hits. He is very interested in politics, both domestic and international, and that definitely shines through in his sketches. Here are three of his own personal favourites:Loyalism but it's a house share in Corkhttps://twitter.com/TadhgHickey/status/1364864367121022977?s=19Israel/Palestine but it's a house share in Corkhttps://twitter.com/TadhgHickey/status/1384053088915398656?s=19Working Class Characters by Middle Class Filmmakers https://twitter.com/TadhgHickey/status/1396728768325210113?s=19Tadhg and I talk comedy, politics (he’s a big SF supporter), drink and drugs and recovery, spirituality, and so much more. Tadhg also plays a starring role in this episode’s exclusive comedy sketch – RTE’s Brian O’Donovan meets RTE’s Brian O’Donovan!I hope you enjoy this one. And please keep the emails coming in to [email protected]. I love to read them! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/202156 minutes, 56 seconds
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John Gibbons: Apocalypse Now?

John Gibbons is one of Ireland's most vocal, passionate and well-known environmental campaigners. This is subject that I am totally fascinated by and when I need someone to explain something to me and to answer some of the many questions I have about the topic, John is person I go straight to –  as a result, he was a regular guest on the Roast radio show and we thought that it was  high time he joined me here on the podcast for an in-depth chat. But in our conversation we didn’t just get into some of the big environmental issues and threats we’re facing right now, I also want to get to know more about John the man, who he is and where he’s coming from, and what drives him to be such a consistent and passionate advocated for all things climate-related – and we really got into some fascinating areas..Comedy: Its all about the  Premier League  this week and of course my colleagues in the podcasting world are all talking about it – press play to hear Eamon Dunphy, Vogue and Joanne, and David McWilliams talk The Prem. Get in touch with me any time – [email protected] by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand – www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/20211 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Larissa Nolan: Lockdowns, Life and the Left

Winner of the Popular Journalist of the Year Award, Larissa Nolan is a brave, highly intelligent, at-times controversial, and incredibly hardworking writer. Not only does Larissa hold very strong opinions on big issues like cancel culture, the left-right divide, Ireland’s notorious covid lockdowns (all of which we discuss in this episode) and much more – but, crucially, her opinions are based on long and deep research into these issues, they are not just designed to create heat and get twitter talking. This is a conversation I really enjoyed, and think you will too. Also on this episode we introduce a new member of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast – a spoken word poet called Spoken Word Steve who speaks truth to power and addresses the big issues and injustices of our time with creativity and passion. His debut performance will hit you like a tonne of bricks. Make sure to drop me a line at [email protected] if you have any stories, comments, guest suggestions, anything at all, get in touch!Thanks, as ever, for listening in and supporting the podcast with subscribes, follows, rates, and reviews. MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/202156 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mark O’Halloran: Cinema Success; Property Failure

Mark O’Halloran is a big deal in the Arts world. He wrote and starred in the award-winning film, Adam and Paul; he wrote Garage, the film starring Pat Shortt which debuted at the Cannes film festival; he wrote the hit TV series Prosperity, and he is currently writing the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations with Friends’.  Mark has worked many times with the great film director Lenny Abrahamson,  he is an acclaimed stage actor, and it is fair to say that in the arts and creative world, he would be called a huge success. BUT would you believe that for all of this hard work and achievement and success in one world, Mark is a total failure (by his own admission)  in another world – the world of property ownership. Like so many others, Mark cannot get approved for a mortgage and is facing a lifetime of insecure renting. In our chat, Mark talks incredibly eloquently about this issue, his career, behind the scene stories from film sets, and so much more. Comedy:  Speaking about the housing crisis, a certain famous Irish businessman has spotted an opportunity to come up with a solution for it, and to make a little bit of a profit at the same time… Drop me a line any time – [email protected] Produced by Patrick Haughey, Audiobrand | www.audiobrand.ie  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/202157 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bressie and I go out of our Minds

Bressie hates mortgage adverts on TV. Having been approved for, and then denied, a mortgage, he knows how unrealistic they are. That a man so industrious and successful would find it really hard to secure a loan from the bank to buy a home says a lot about the state of things right now. So, Bressie shared his story about the mortgage, and we got in to areas that you might expect, like mindfulness and podcasting, but also some areas that you might not expect, like the psychology of colonialism, our shared love of dolly parton, and why I should get some therapy!!Comedy: The Olympics Is kicking off this week, everyone’s talking about it, including some of my friends and colleagues here in the podcast world. Eamon Dunphy's The Stand and Vogue and Joanne's My Therapist Ghosted Me give their take.Enjoy! MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/202155 minutes
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Jim Sheridan - Behind the Scenes

He once held a gun to Daniel Day Lewis’ head, spent time ‘f”*king up’ Richard Harris on the set of The Field, and he can’t understand why everyone was so afraid of Harvey Weinstein. Jim Sheridan is not only one of the greatest film directors every to come out of Ireland (six-time Oscar-nominated), he also one of the most compelling characters Ive ever met. In his latest project, Murder at the Cottage, Jim sets out to try to make sense of what really happened in the case of Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered at her holiday cottage in Schull, West Cork in 1996. Jim tells me about the personal tragedy and anger at the Irish justice system that drove him to make this show, and he also shares incredible stories of working with some of the world’s best actors and producers. Comedy: Some well-known people get wind that a famous film director is on the episode and they leave some voicemails for him. Also, a sideways glance ai English Hooliganism, following the Euro 2021 final at Wembley. [email protected] by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ray D'Arcy: Den and Now

After lots of twiddling of knobs and flicking of faders, myself and Ray D'Arcy finally got chatting. But that little bit of technical checking that you will hear at the very start of this episode is a mark of the man in many ways. Ray D'Arcy is a perfectionist, he’s incredibly thorough and a true professional - and these traits, along with obviously being a great communicator and conversationalist, are all central to him becoming one of Ireland’s best known and most successful broadcasters. Ray D'Arcy doesn’t do many interviews at all so this is a very rare outing– as he says himself, he gets very self-conscious when he’s in the spotlight, but despite this, Ray opened up to me during this interview and we ended up chatting about loads of stuff that you may not have heard Ray talk about before. Comedy: You would be forgiven for thinking that apart from Covid-related news, the only other show in town at the moment is the English football team in the Euros. All the debate about supporting them, not supporting them, football coming home, and so on to infinity. But things really did get interesting during their semi final game with Denmark, when that penalty non-penalty was awarded, leading them to win the game, and all my podcast colleagues have been talking about it…As ever, please subscribe, follow, rate and review if you’re enjoying the podcast so far. I also love hearing from you so drop me a line any time at [email protected] by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/202150 minutes, 32 seconds
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Livin’ with Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy is in such high demand that my conversation with her was ‘gate-crashed’ by several well-known personalities including Enda Kenny, Leo Varadkar, Ivan Yates, David Norris, Christy Dignam, and Miriam O’Callaghan. And as you’d expect from what you might know of Lucy from her very popular TV Show, she was great fun, very open and honest, and just so chilled out, not only with those ‘callers’, but all the way through my chat with her. She has has some great goss about some of the people she has lived with for her TV show Livin' with Lucy, get in there and have a listen!And in brand new and exclusive comedy: The big news story this week has been the further delay to the reopening of indoor dining, leading to widespread disappointment among those of us who are dying to get back in for pints and meals inside our favourite restaurants and pubs. But not everyone is so excited about these establishments reopening their doors…I hope you enjoy this episode!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/202156 minutes, 8 seconds
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Doing Bangers & Yolks with Neven Maguire

Have you always wanted to hear Neven Maguire giving President Michael D Higgins a cookery lesson while listening to techno? Well your wait is finally over. Neven is one of Ireland’s top chefs -  he’s also such a laugh, and an incredibly driven and hardworking businessman. We chat all about his ambition, love of cooking, tough times during The Troubles, and why he refused the offer to do Operation Transformation. He also gets a few callers into the show – Daniel O’Donnell, Miriam O’Callaghan and Dr Eva Orsmond all have some questions for him. And he gets filleted by Roy Keane. And as well as great interviews like the one you’re about to hear with Neven Maguire, you also get a brand new and exclusive comedy sketch every week here on the Mario Rosenstock Podcast.  All the talk lately has been about the big dark cloud possibly looming on the horizon – the dreaded Delta variant. And my podcast colleagues – Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, Blindboy, and Nicola Tallant, each have a unique take on it. Enjoy!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey – AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/202155 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus Episode -Best of Comedy sketches

Every week we have brand new and exclusive comedy sketches for fans of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. In this bonus episode, I’ve picked five of my favourites. Enjoy!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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It’s Al Foran! And Joe Rogan, Robert de Niro, Mark Wahlberg, Kim Kardashian….

Al Foran not only does great impressions, he does great impressions of people that many other impressionists don’t do – lots of well-known American celebrities, black actors and comedians like Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy (something that he has come in for perhaps unfair criticism for, and we talk about this in the interview), and he’s particularly good at doing boxers. You’ll hear Mike Tyson, Conor McGregor, and Tyson Furey making an appearance throughout the course of this episode – you’ll also hear stories about when Al met them all in person, and how they reacted to him.  We also had some callers into the podcast - Health Minister Stephen Donnelly phones in to ask Joe Pesci for some advice about the HSE, Neven Maguire wanted to talk to Gordon Ramsey about kitchen advice, and Roy Keane phones in to chat with Rio Ferdinand about The Euros.  EXCLUSIVE COMEDY: Have you seen some of the gambling adverts on our TVs at the moment? There’s no holding back in them – full on, in your face promotion of betting. I bet you haven’t heard the latest one I’ve just come across – press play and you will. Enjoy!Mario  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/202142 minutes, 30 seconds
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1 Mario + 2 Johnnies

When the 2 Johnnies decided to pay a visit to Dublin I made sure to nab them for a chat on the podcast. These lads are not only intelligent, entertaining, and hard working - with a chart-topping podcast, sell-out shows, and best-selling books to their name - they’re also very sharp businessmen. Spotify has been paying close attention to their ever-growing popularity and, just a couple of weeks ago, the tech giant came knocking and made the lads an offer they couldn’t refuse to make their podcast a Spotify exclusive.  In our chat, they tell me all about that deal, but we also chat about loads of other stuff, like Irish men’s Tinder disasters, Tony Holohan’s wagging finger, and people getting offended at everything on social media.And in this week’s brand new and exclusive comedy sketch, it’s time to pay a visit to the men’s shed - a little hut in the back of George hooks garden where a few of the lads who’ve fallen out of favour with what they would call the ‘woke brigade’, hang out and shoot the breeze. And this week, they have a special caller/visitor… As ever I’d love to hear from you – [email protected] – or on Twitter and Facebook.  Enjoy the episode, I certainly did! Mario Produced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202159 minutes, 40 seconds
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Talking Balls with Ken Doherty

This man is a master storyteller. Years of hanging out with the likes of Jimmy White, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O’Sullivan, and so many other ‘Gods of Snooker’ has given Ken a treasure trove of brilliant stories, jokes and great gossip. We have the pleasure of hearing:·      The one about skipping a snooker championship opening to hang out with Jimmy White and The Rolling Stones in Asia (and getting fined for it)·      The one about meeting the Man Utd team in their dressing room and being blanked by everyone except for a certain elusive Frenchman·      The one about the biggest gaff he ever made in the commentary box The list goes on and on. Jump in and I promise you will have a great laugh. And in brand new comedy, exclusive to YOU as a loyal fan of The Mario Rosenstock podcast, NPHET’s Tony Holohan is on patrol again…Enjoy! Mario Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/202147 minutes, 49 seconds
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Is David Quinn Right about the Left?

You may not always agree with David Quinn’s opinions, but they are always incredibly well thought-out and articulated, and held with deep conviction. You might also argue that voices like his are needed now more than ever as the world currently leans liberally, and contradictory opinions are always valuable no matter what the prevailing mood.If you are not familiar with David I think you will find this interview fascinating; if you are familiar with him, I think you might hear a side to David that perhaps you’re not familiar with.  We talk about the right/left divide, divisions within both the right and left, Covid lockdowns, and cancelation culture – but we also chat about his love of Micky Flanagan, his desire to be Albert Einstein for a day, and how he feels about being on the receiving end of so much vitriol on social media, so often.  And as ever there’s a brand new comedy sketch exclusively available to you as a fan of the Mario Rosenstock Podcast – this week, with air travel returning, Ryanair spots an opportunity…I always love to hear what you think on social or by email - [email protected] the episode!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202155 minutes, 44 seconds
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It’s Doireann Garrihy! And Maura Higgins, Roz Purcell, Daithi O’Se, …

What do Pippa O’Connor, Mary Lou McDonald, Maura Higgins, Roz Purcell, and Daithi O’Se have in common? Doireann Garrihy does a frighteningly good impression of all of them. If you follow Doireann on social media or watch The Doireann Project on RTE you’ll know just how talented she is. So it is no surprise just how successful Doireann has become in such a short space of time. Doireann and I have such a laugh throughout this chat – we hear the impressions and the funny stories, but she also has a couple of more serious things to vent about, such as her increasingly love/hate relationship with social media and the impact of spending so much time online. And in a rare Primetime special, Miriam O’Callaghan puts a few of Doireann’s characters through their paces. Exclusive comedy: In this week’s sketch, which is exclusive to YOU as a fan of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Pat Kenny can’t keep his cool any longer after more than a year of talking to 'experts' about Covid.Enjoy!MarioProduced by Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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PJ Gallagher on DIY, Pain, and Nightmare Corporate Standup Gigs

Bastard files, Bush Hammers, Hardies – these are just some of the tools that PJ Gallagher has never heard of. And as the presenter of RTE’s The Big DIY Challenge, this is more than a little ironic. But it’s not about the tools for PJ, it’s about the people. He loves chatting to people, and as it happens, PJ is one of the people I have always loved chatting to. Hilarious, unpredictable, painfully honest, there’s so much to this man. PJ and I talk about his love/hate relationship with stand-up comedy, being crap at school and sport before finally finding the thing he was good at and that made him feel alive, racing (and falling off) motorbikes, and lots more. Exclusive comedy: This week all the talk was about the revelation that Eoghan Harris, one of Ireland’s best known journalists, was behind a very active and very controversial fake twitter account. Eoghan has been getting a lot of voicemails since this story broke, somebody hack into those voicemails, and sent the recordings to The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. Check them out inside …Enjoy!Twitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202147 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dermot Whelan tries to unwreck my head

I laughed hard all the way through this conversation with Dermot Whelan. Not only can he tell a great story and reveal the funny side of pretty serious topics, he’s also a very talented impressionist. Diarmuid Gavin, Rory McIlroy, Professor Snape from Harry Potter and even the late great Terry Wogan all make an appearance in this interview. Now Dermot can also add ‘best-selling author’ to his CV, as his new book Mind Full tops the charts for yet another week. Here’s a link to the details https://www.dermotwhelan.com.And as ever we’ve got some brand new and exclusive comedy for you this episode – the DUP is holding interviews for the party’s new leader and the role is attracting interest from some obvious, and not so obvious, candidates. Drop in and have a listen and if you like what you hear, please subscribe, follow, review, and drop me a line to say hello!MarioTwitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working on it!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand | www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202158 minutes, 9 seconds
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It’s Eamon Dunphy, Baby!

I am, and always have been, a great admirer of Eamon Dunphy. Never afraid to hold a firm, controversial position, but never afraid to change that opinion either. And often the second position is the polar opposite of the first one! In a world where people appear afraid to be seen to change their minds about things, this makes a refreshing change and is part of why Dunphy is so popularWe cover a lot of ground in this chat and, as you’d expect, Eamon has got some strong opinions about hot topics like football (the super league), media, fame, and politics. But we also see the other side of Eamon – his love of family and close friends, his excitement about his first post-Covid ‘date night’ with Jane, and how he reflects on some of the more controversial things he has said and done over the years. I enjoyed every minute of this conversation. Exclusive comedy: It’s Punchestown Racing week, and we cross live to the ‘Easing of Covid Restrictions’ Handicap Hurdle. Who’ll get over the line is anyone’s guess! Hope you enjoy the show,Mario  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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Meet the Man behind the Memes @BigDirtyFry

It’s both fascinating and encouraging to see how talented people can shoot to fame almost overnight these days. I first met Michael Fry a couple of years ago as he was starting to make a name for himself, posting funny parodies and songs on his growing social media channels, under the handle @BigDirtyFry. Michael was working hard and his unique style of comedy was slowly gaining traction. And then, suddenly, the rocket took off. Over the last year our phones have been constantly alight with funny videos, badly needed to lift the mood. Many of those videos have been Michael’s. His social following exploded, his sketches started getting millions of hits, and his fanbase now includes comedy legends like Dawn French and Dara O’Briain.  In this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, Michael Fry plays us some of his favourite and most iconic comedy sketches and characters, and talks about the inspiration behind them. He also talks about how to stay on the positive side of social media, and has advise for other aspiring internet comedians. Exclusive Comedy: It’s all about the Super league this week, and my podcast community colleagues each have their own unique take on the story. So click play to hear Blindboy, Nicola Tallant, and Eamon Dunphy talking about the latest development that a “super league” of podcasters are forming a cartel including The 2 Johnnies and Tommy and Hector. Enjoy!MarioTwitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working on it!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand www.audiobrand.ie Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202153 minutes, 23 seconds
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Comedy sketch reprise: "I've got the drugs"

The government has been through some high and lows recently: lows when yet more vaccine roll-out problems showed up, highs when the call about a huge, unexpected batch of vaccines for Ireland came through. Wouldn’t you just love to have been in the room when that call came in? Well, our microphones were… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/20213 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Return of George Hook

It has been a while since George Hook and I last passed each other in the corridors of Marconi House. His departure as drivetime host at Newstalk Radio was a well-publicised and controversial one, and one that we discuss at length in this great conversation, as it brings up a lot of bigger, very current issues. However we talk about so much more, such as his marriage to ‘the lovely Ingrid’ which has never been happier, why he believes history will not be kind to Nphet, modern rubgy punditry, and how he would like to be remembered.This is a compelling and entertaining chat packed full of opinions and good humour, I think you’ll really like it. COMEDY: this was also the week of highs and lows for the government: lows when yet more vaccine roll-out problems showed up, highs when the call about a huge, unexpected batch of vaccines for Ireland came through. Wouldn’t you just love to have been in the room when that call came in? Well, our microphones were…Enjoy!Mario Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202149 minutes, 51 seconds
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A history of the world in (around) 3 minutes

I’ve been doing sketches almost every day for the last 22 years, and I’ve noticed something very interesting: history repeats itself over and over again. Usually in a a bad way. So, why can’t we humans ever learn from our mistakes? If you can spare a couple of minutes, click play and I’ll boil it all down for you in one quick sketch. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/20216 minutes, 26 seconds
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No Limbs, No Limits, and NO HOLDS BARRED

My guests on this episode do NOT hold back, and rightly so. Let’s face it, there’s a lot to get off our chests these days and what better way to help the nation vent than to get Joanne Riordan, podcaster and star of No Limbs No Limits, and broadcaster Suzanne Kane around a virtual table to sound off about some of the things we’re all talking about these days – like the Dail circus, movie awards on zoom, iPhone Memory videos from a time we could eat, drink and be merry, Claire Byrne Live’s crazy reconstructions, and so, so much more.Ive also got a whole new type of sketch for you, perhaps very different to what you’re used to. I had a lot of fun making it and I hope you have fun listening to it. After you’ve listened to the panel, feel free to get in touch with an email, tweet, facebook, message, even a voicenote would be brilliant! Contact details belowHave fun!Mario Twitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Still working on it!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey, www.audiobrand.ie  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/202154 minutes, 12 seconds
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By Popular Demand: Shebeen comedy sketch

We had an amazing reaction to this comedy sketch from the recent Conor Moore episode – if you missed it, drop in here and have a listen! And when you’ve got a bit more time, you’ve got to check out my chat with Conor in episode 3, so many great impressions. Enjoy! Mario.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/20212 minutes, 40 seconds
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Conor Moore makes quite an Impression

On this episode we have 47 guests for you. Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter, Tommy Tiernan, Ger Loughnan, Conor McGregor, Michael D Higgins, and Miriam O’Callaghan to name just a few. Now isn’t that great value for 46 minutes of your time. Conor Moore really is one to watch. From doing impressions of Eamon Dunphy in school, to breaking America with his top-class impressions of the superstars of golf, this Mullingar-man’s story is a great one. I had a ball chatting to him, hearing him do his thing, discussing how we both approach the same voices in totally different ways, finding out how he learns a new character, and loads more. Also on this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, you get a brand spanking new comedy sketch that you won’t hear anywhere else. Get in here!!MarioTwitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working onit!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202146 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ronan O’Gara answers my call

Midway through my interview with ROG there was a pitch invasion. Not the kind either he and I are used to – the kind where a bunch of kids storm the room and demand that I start to do impressions of their father. It was the best kind of interruption to any interview I’ve ever done, have a listen. Pitch invasions aside, ROG did NOT hold back in this chat. From his home in France, he’s unimpressed with how the Irish authorities are approaching lockdowns; he pulled me up on a few of my impressions and my thoughts his Rugby career; and he was incredibly open about how much the mood in the La Rochelle camp needs to improve. But he also shared some touching stories about how he cried watching Rachel Blackmore’s post-win Cheltenham interview; his deep, unwavering love of Cork; and, most importantly, how he well I’m aging. So basically I’m a seriously HOT 50-yr old  (my words not his). Also, in this episode of The Mario Rosenstock Podcast, we’re bringing you some brand new comedy. In a week where mandatory quarantines have dominated the news agenda, I check out what some of my favourite podcasters are saying about it – Tommy and Hector, Blindboy, and David Mcwilliams – and eavesdrop on some not-for-air editorial discussions. Enjoy – and drop me a line any time on the details belowCheers!MarioTwitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working onit!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey,AudioBrand.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202148 minutes, 6 seconds
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Meet Ian Dempsey: My Work Wife of 22 years

Ian Dempsey has never been brave enough to get a massage – and for a very good reason. But more about that later. It didn’t take us long to decide who should be the very first guest on The Mario Rosenstock Podcast. Having shared a radio studio with this man for over 20 years, who better than Ian to send me off into this brave new world of podcasting, knapsack on my back, excitement and trepidation in my heart.You might have heard interviews with Ireland’s most-loved breakfast show presenter before, but you haven’t heard one quite like this. Ian reveals things about himself that even I didn’t know – like why he would never, ever get a massage; his desire to be able to drop an F-Bomb on the radio, his memories of the infamous Fr Joseph Marmion, and the real reason for his obsession with David Bowie. He even blew me away with his impressions of Paschal Donohoe, Joan Burton, Matt Cooper and many more!  I’ll also be trying out some new comedy skeches in this podcast series – today, we cross live to Cheltenham for the ‘Fake Moral Outrage in Horseracing Hurdle’. I hope you enjoy episode one of this new venture – ‘hit me up on my socials’ and let me know what you think!Cheers!Mario Twitter: @GiftGrubMarioFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariorosenstockofficial/Insta: Working on it!!!Produced by: Patrick Haughey, AudioBrand.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202146 minutes, 47 seconds
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Introducing The Mario Rosenstock Podcast

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3/6/20211 minute, 52 seconds