Indie Irish podcasters come together to launch a new podcast network
PRESS RELEASE — October 7, 2019
Award-winning Irish podcasters Julien Clancy, Liam Geraghty and Colette Kinsella have banded together to create The Warren – a new network of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in Ireland. The Warren will be home to six Irish podcasts initially with more to come down the road. The line-up features a diverse mix of shows on pop culture, wildlife, drama, science and much more.
Julien, Liam and Colette felt there was a gap in Ireland for a network of quality, independently produced podcasts so they decided to set up their own. All three are seasoned audio producers and presenters who regularly create radio work for RTÉ, BBC and NPR, among others.
Podcast listeners can browse the shows on www.thewarren.ie The shows are Petrified, Dublin Story Slam, The Critter Shed, Meet Your Maker, How to be Sound and Science Drops!
Speaking at the announcement Liam said, “We’ve gathered a gaggle of the best podcasters in the country to build a community who share a passion for storytelling and high quality production."
Colette added, “We all loves stories – telling them and listening to them. We’re really excited about bringing together some of the most innovative and thought-provoking storytellers in Ireland. Great stories, well told, beautifully produced – what is there not to love!”
The Critter Shed is a podcast about the weird and wonderful side of nature - about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites! Oh, and it’s in a shed. It’s hosted by science research associate with Trinity College Dublin Collie Ennis and producer Colette Kinsella.
Meet Your Maker is a podcast about the people who make the things we love with episodes about everything from Muppet puppeteers to role play Gardaí! Bello Collective named Meet Your Maker as one of 100 Outstanding Podcasts in 2018 and it appeared on Radio Public’s list of “17 podcasts that started in 2017 that I couldn’t imagine a world without.” Meet Your Maker won Bronze for Best Culture Podcast at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019. It’s produced and hosted by Liam Geraghty.
The Dublin Story Slam Podcast is a monthly series that shares extraordinary stories from ordinary Dubliners recorded live at its regular open mic storytelling night. From the hilarious to the tragic, inspiring stories to unbelievable tales, the Story Slam is all about connecting audiences through the power of true personal stories that bring people together.
How to Be Sound sees writer Rosemary Mac Cabe talk to all sorts of people in an attempt to learn how to be sounder at life!
Science Drops! is a tiny podcast that’s big on curiosity. Have you ever wondered why stars twinkle or why we have earwax? Science Drops! answers these and many questions in a quirky and fun-filled 90 seconds or less!
Petrified is a horror anthology podcast from a darker Ireland. These are the chilling tales of people who heard something. Something they really shouldn’t have heard. Listen at your own risk. Written and directed by Peter Dunne and produced by Liam Geraghty with Peter, Crime Reads has called Petrified “extremely well written, expertly produced and brilliantly acted” and it was listed by Image.ie as one of the top podcasts to listen to in 2019.
Liam Geraghty was one of the first podcasters in Ireland which led him to a career in radio where he has been the PPI Radio Award winning reporter on RTÉ Radio 1's The Business show for over seven years now. His podcast The Comic Cast was the first podcast to be archived by The National Library of Ireland. In 2015 he was selected for Full Spectrum - a week long NYC creative workshop taught by veteran storytellers from This American Life and Gimlet. He also produced and hosted The History Channel’s official Vikings podcast for the hit TV show.
Colette Kinsella is a multi-award winning independent radio producer-presenter based in Ireland and founder of Red Hare Media (www.redharemedia.ie).
She produces and presents documentaries, series, reports, short features and ultra-short inserts for Irish broadcasters as well as international broadcasters like the BBC World Service, WDR radio in Germany, ABC RN.
Colette’s work has been played on radio stations in the US, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the UK, and across the BBC World Service network. Her work has also been featured on the Third Coast Festival (USA), 99 Percent Invisible, and Third Ear (Denmark).
Julien Clancy is an award-winning radio producer and also the creator and producer of Dublin’s only competitive storytelling night. He has a huge interest and deep passion in finding stories that are intimate, powerful and real. He shares them both through his sound-rich radio documentaries for RTE and the BBC or onstage at the incredibly popular Dublin Story Slam series he runs every month. (www.thedublinstoryslam.com)
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