News – Ireland – Recommended podcasts

  • What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants.

    Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and gender critical atheist Richard Dawkins. These are the people living with the weight of their own community's disappointment on their shoulders.

  • How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

  • The Tucker Carlson Show is your beacon of free speech and honest reporting in a media landscape dominated by misinformation. The only solution to ending the propaganda spiral is by telling the truth. That's our job. Every day. No matter what.

  • Opinions Matter is the brainchild of award-winning broadcasters Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon. On each episode the lads will debate the big stories of the day, highlight listener concerns, local issues and discuss the weird and wacky stuff going on in their lives

  • In a pivotal year for the United States, democracy and global affairs, Britain's biggest podcast, The Rest Is Politics, launches stateside with Katty Kay and Anthony Scaramucci.

    The Rest Is Politics: US uncovers the secrets from inside the Biden and Trump inner circles, as well as taking a wider look at the intricacies of US society and how they shape the world's most important economy.

    New episodes released every Friday. The Rest Is Politics: UK, with Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell, is released twice-weekly.

  • At the height of lockdown, 19-year-old Ellie Williams claims on social media sheโ€™s been trafficked by an Asian grooming gang across the North of England. Photos of her horrific injuries add to the outrage and the post goes viral โ€“ shared more than 100 thousand times.

    Social media rumours lead to attacks on Asian men and businesses in her hometown of Barrow-in-Furness. But when sheโ€™s arrested for perverting the course of justice, things really explode and there are protest rallies and claims of a cover-up. At the trial the prosecution claims sheโ€™d lied, faked text messages and even caused the catalogue of injuries to herself.

    In season 6 of StoryCast, Sky Newsโ€™ Jason Farrell and Liz Lane, who reported on the case at the time, return to Barrow to investigate what could have led her to make these claims and if, underneath it all, there is some other secret buried amongst the lies.

    With access to her family, police investigators and those most impacted by her allegations, we ask: Why did Ellie Williams create such an elaborate lie? And what happened AFTER the trial โ€“ once all the media attention died down and other allegations began to emerge?

    For more investigative stories from the award-winning Sky News StoryCast strand, listen to our past seasons.

    SEASON 5: Patient 11 (2024)
    Following the death of her brother, young mother Alexis Quinn seeks temporary respite in NHS psychiatric care, never imagining that three days, would turn into more than three year ordeal that would ultimately expose a national scandal.

    SEASON 4: StoryCast 21 (2021)
    Through extraordinary personal stories, Sky News revisits 21 of the worldโ€™s biggest news events this century.

    SEASON 3: Polonium and The Piano Player (2020)
    Two Russian agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim.

    SEASON 2: What happened to Annie? (2019)
    In 2005, the body of 30-year-old Swedish woman, Annie Bรถrjesson, was found on Prestwick beach in Scotland. Could one of the worldโ€™s most secretive security agencies be behind her death?

    SEASON 1: The Hunt for the Brinks-Mat Gold (2018)
    In 1983, an armed gang stole ยฃ26m in gold bars from a high-security depot near Heathrow Airport. Dubbed the crime of the century, the heist changed the face of Britainโ€™s criminal landscape and the life of one undercover Scotland Yard detective.

  • Transfer Talk is a podcast from Sky Sports News which features debate and analysis from some of the most well connected reporters in the football world throughout the transfer window. We will be digging into all the biggest storylines, both in the Premier League and around Europe, as we keep you up to date on all the latest developments.

  • Brendan O'Connor has all you need for the weekend with time to pause and reflect on the week just gone. Featuring a selection of human interest, consumer and lifestyle stories, as well as keeping you up to date on the news stories that matter. Listen live Saturday and Sunday at 11am - 1pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

  • Highlights from the mid-morning show with Claire Byrne, featuring stories of the day, sharp analysis, features, sports and consumer interest items. Listen live Monday to Friday at 10am on RTÉ Radio 1.

  • News in Slow German is a podcast for those who already possess a basic vocabulary and some knowledge of German grammar. Your hosts are native German speaker from Germany.
    In our program we discuss the world news, grammar, and expressions, and much more in simplified German at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.
    Learn real German with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises.

  • The Dave Moore Podcast, expect laughs, chats and some very Bad Jokes

  • Reviewing the weekly news and how those stories impact on workers.

  • A weekly caucus of progressive comics, activists and thinkers hosted by Francesca Fiorentini

  • Daniel Harper is a researcher who goes where few others can bear to go: he listens to what the reactionaries - from the IDW to the modern day Nazis - say to each other in *their* safe spaces! In this timely and shocking - but entertaining - anti-fascist podcast, Daniel tells his friend, online writer Jack Graham, all about it.

  • Unsolved mysteries. Cold cases. The lost and the missing. Hosts Will Johnson and Reed Redmond work with local crime reporters around the country, mining newsroom archives to bring you a new case each week.

  • 2024 is going to be the year of elections, in Ireland, the UK, US and the European Union. In Path to Power, experienced broadcasters Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates bring their individual points of view to a lively weekly discussion that sets the agenda and examines all the issues.



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  • From Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the news stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.

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  • The show that takes news stories and makes sense of them, Basically.
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  • Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/siliconcurtain/subscribeA podcast about propaganda, digital disinformation, politics, corruption, hybrid warfare, weaponised conspiracy theories, social echo chambers and digital dystopias.1984, Authoritarian, Autocracy, Autocrat, Big Brother, Brainwashing, Cold war, Cold war propaganda, Communism, Conflict, Conspiracy theories, Control, Cults, Cyber warfare, Deception, Dictator, Dictatorship, Digital dystopia, Digital media, Disinformation, Echo chambers, Economic sanctions, Fascist, Fake news, Foreign correspondents, Foreign policy, Fossil fuel sanctions, George Orwell, History, Hybrid warfare, Industrial disinfo

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