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We believe Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship. You are part of this story. With 180+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening on your doorstep. Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old parkrunners, teenaged entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning directors ...
 
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Rory O’Connor, a native of Derry, is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow where he directs the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, one of the leading suicide research groups internationally. He is a world leader on suicide research and prevention and has been working in the field for 25 years, beginning with his PhD on su…
 
Dr Yassin Brunger is a Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Gender Justice and Society Research Network at Queen’s University Belfast. Originally from the Gambian, Yassin spent 20 years living in the Middle East and is rooted in transnational understandings of justice and human rights. As a long-term feminist and scholar-activist, he…
 
Colly Graham is a 78-year-old international businessman, sales training expert and great-grandfather. He's also a former alcoholic, rough-sleeper, petrol-bomber, prisoner and member of the RAF. In today's episode we talk about: - The secret to a happy marriage - Old drinking dens in Belfast - Sobriety - Spiritual experiences - What most young peopl…
 
Dear friends! Excited to share with you today a very special conversation with someone I've only met once who left a big impression on me. The short story is that I got more from a two-hour chat with Rabo (Polish-Canadian Engineer, Writer and Product Manager) at the launch of Mark Dowd's new business in December than frankly, I have in most relatio…
 
Professor John Barry is the C0-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen's University Belfast, and C0-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission. He’s also a recovering politician, public servant, electric-car driving, foldable bicycle riding activist himself, as well as a lover of The Lorax by Dr Seuss — but I’ll…
 
Sea-swimming, sauna-sweating and aufgussing (wait, what?!). Join myself, Scott and special guest Ryan Scollan on another esoteric adventure — this time up the North Coast on Benone Beach in our favourite sauna in the world: Hotbox! Medical Disclaimer: please do not do anything mentioned, discussed or actually done in this episode. Enjoy! // Notes: …
 
Dr. Ryan Milligan is a lecturer in the Astrophysics Research Center at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on the study of the sun and how it can impact our planet. After graduating from Queen’s University in 2007 he spent several years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington, DC, and two years at the University of Gla…
 
Dr Caoimhe Rooney is a mathematician at NASA that searches for life throughout the universe by studying distant planets, known as exoplanets. Following an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, with a scholarship year at UCLA, Caoimhe achieved a PhD in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modeling at the University of Oxford. I…
 
What a ride the last few weeks have been! Highly recommend you going back and listening through the six different episodes we've released as part of this Addiction Series. Today's episode is a final recap conversation and overview with my dear friend Professor Steve Ilardi from our new Mental Health podcast. If you would like to hear other episodes…
 
Today’s episode features a conversation about the state of addiction in Northern Ireland with Dr Anne Campbell and Professor Kathryn Higgins from Queen’s University Belfast who have both dedicated their professional careers to researching and implementing solutions around this issue. In today’s episode we talk about: What personally got each them i…
 
Floatation and trauma expert Vivian McKinnon set up Hydro-ease: Northern Irelands only dedicated floatation centre in September 2015. She established the business in response to her own traumatic experiences and a passion for helping people move away from pain and towards a life of fulfilment. Qualified and experienced in many therapeutic approache…
 
Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist. He’s also the two-time best-selling author of Playing with Fire and Conversations With a Rattlesnake. While Theo enjoys his hockey memories and accolades, he feels his true life’s purpose is what he does today: creating healing through conversation, particularly in …
 
Willy G is a world-famous tattoo artist from Whitehead, Northern Ireland. He’s also a husband, proud father of three, painter and former cocaine addict. In today’s episode we talk about: The intimacy involved in tattooing How Willy got into art Working towards dreams/goals Managing success at a young age The years that led him to rock bottom And wh…
 
Today’s very special episode features an in-depth conversation with an individual in his 70s who has been sober for 40+ years through the Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-Step Program. In this episode, “Alan” shares: Why anonymity is a key pillar of AA The origins of this organisation that has helped millions of people get sober Why alcoholics are “allergi…
 
Kicking off our addiction series is Dr. Anna Lembke: a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and one of the world's leading experts on dopamine. Over the last few years, Anna has appeared in Netflix documentaries like The Social Dilemma and podcasts like The Rich Roll Podcast, The Huberman Lab and The Joe Rogan Experience. Her new book, Do…
 
Hopping on to give a head-up about probably the most important thing we will ever share on this podcast. Over the next six weeks, we're diving deep into the topic of addiction, including some incredible stories from recovered addicts and the research from some of the world's leading experts on the topic. Really hope you enjoy it and find it benefic…
 
Pilot episode for our new podcast! // Over the last two years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the short and long-term side-effects of COVID-19. But something I’d never heard anyone talk about was the proven link between depression and the virus itself… That was until I got COVID myself and hopped on the phone with my dear friend Steve Ilard…
 
This week, the Dunk Brothers headed to Hydro-Ease (the first float centre on the Island of Ireland) in East Belfast for Scott's 7th time esoteric float and Matt's 1st ever. In our pre-and-post-float chat we talk about: Why would someone even want to do this? Expectations versus reality of the float tank experience Our reactions to our time in the t…
 
Kit Adams is an adventurer from Newcastle, County Down who is currently working as a post-man in Antarctica. After growing up at the bottom of the Mourne Mountains, Kit has dedicated his life to learning about and exploring the natural world. Just before the pandemic hit he spent a season living and working at “The Penguin Post Office” where he and…
 
Clive Corry is the founder of Action Trauma, Ltd. A not for profit organisation whose vision is to see a world where people stop hurting themselves and others because of undealt-with negative experiences (trauma). His journey started in 2016, after the death of his wife through illness, where he believes trauma/stress/anxiety may have compromised h…
 
Eimir McSwiggan is a World Champion Ice Climber from Northern Ireland who’s been living and working in South Korea since 2010. With 6 World Cup medals under her belt, Eimir is passionate about sharing her love for climbing and dreams of bringing competitive Ice Climbing back to Northern Ireland someday in the near future… In this episode we chat ab…
 
Martin Mullholland is the Head Concierge of the Europa Hotel and has worked there for 38-years — making him the longest-serving staff member of the iconic Belfast landmark. He’s also the current President of Les Clefs d'Or, UICH Ireland — a prestigious network of Head Concierges from around the world. In this episode we talk about: Walking through …
 
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