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We're not your average parenting podcast. And we don't have your average guests. We interview zookeepers (because talking to our teens sometimes feels like trying to wrestle a lion in its habitat), ringside announcers (aren’t parents everywhere taking one on the chin?), FBI hostage negotiators (to help us successfully negotiate a clean room), and many more. Because parenting is hard, and we want to make it easier with any advice we can get.
 
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WE ARE BACK!!! After a little summer break we're back and back with a bang. Joining us to kick off our latest run of episodes are two of the best combat sports journalists on the planet. Ariel Helwani and Petesy Carrol are two thirds of the brilliant Ringer MMA Show which is exclusively available on Spotify. This week we hear how the Mega Powers of…
 
This week we welcome Ciaran Mulqueen back to the podcast. Ciaran is the driving force behind the Instagram page that is calling out the insanity in the Irish housing market today, Crazy House Prices. Ciaran first joined us six months ago to talk to us about the mayhem we're seeing around the country and there are no signs of that mayhem stopping.…
 
It's been a marathon summer for Our Man in Stockholm Philip O'Connor having covered both Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics back to back. So, with Philip home less than 48 hours from Tokyo we decided to not let him rest and tell us all about his summer of sport. From working at the games with Covid restrictions to the interesting sandwiches you can g…
 
This week we welcome Dr Cara Augustenborg back to the podcast to chat about billionaires in space, charging an EV in Ireland and all things climate change. Danny tries to keep up with the youth by dropping a Tik Tok reference, Mero had an unpleasant experience while out with the stunning Suggsy and Cara tells us why Bezos and the lads need to pull …
 
After a summer holiday the lads return to hear the amazing story of the Black Donnellys - an Emmy award winning Irish Duo who have found success in the US and Las Vegas. Dave Rooney, originally from Ballybrack, joins the lads to discuss winning the Emmy for the documentary "An Irish Story: This is my home". The film took the coveted NATAS (National…
 
Cindy Cowan has done it all...Literally. Tulane grad, Harvard Master's in Psychology, TV Reporter, World-Champion Equestrian, Hollywood Producer, Emmy winner, Oscar-nominations, and a relentless philanthropist, Cindy shares her story with us on our final episode of Season 1. What better way to say, "That's a wrap" than with a true Hollywood Legend?…
 
Leadership Strategist, Culture Changer, Utopian Visionary - Tristian has seen it all. Learn how he eschews the expected norm in order to create his own destiny. Funny, grounded, and aspirational as well as inspirational, Tristian shares his story of growing up on the crazy streets of Chicago and making it to the top through intentional reinvention.…
 
Today Show Parenting Expert Jordana Horn (and mother of six!) talks about a return to normal post-pandemic and how we can get our now-feral kids back out into the world. Jordana wrote a fantastic article about kids going feral during the pandemic in The Washington Post. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,…
 
Eve McDowell is a co-founder of stalking.ie which she set up with Una Ring as there is currently no specific stalking legislation in Ireland. Eve joined us to share her story as a victim of stalking and told us about her experience, how it happened and the lack of support available to victims even as they go through the courts process in Ireland. E…
 
Joining us this week is one of the most popular and requested guests we've ever had on the podcast, PJ Gallagher. A national treasure and a man responsible for bringing laughter to millions of people, we're always delighted to catch up the man himself. We talk about dogs, Sex and the City, what makes a dickhead, and we take an unexpected and deep t…
 
Join us for an immersive, captivating, and ultimately inspirational chat with Jennifer Kolari of Connected Parenting. Down to earth, hilarious, delightful (and incredibly insightful), listen to how parents can use the relatively straightforward yet extremely effective CALM method to connect and work with kids! DEFINITELY visit www.connectedparentin…
 
Larry Mahony is a former FAI UEFA ‘A’ Licence instructor with over 30 years of coaching experience. He has provided expert coaching for players at every level of football in Ireland, from the youngest beginners all the way up to the professionals of Ireland’s National League. We spoke to Larry about his career in football from his trials with clubs…
 
Want to know how entrepreneurs get things started and why? Listen in to a fun, hilarious, and revealing conversation with Ayeshah Abuelhiga, CEO and Founder of Mason Dixie Foods! She talks about her beginnings, what it's like to jump out of the corporate boardroom and into the entrepreneurial trenches, and how kids (especially young ladies) can be …
 
A great and thoughtful discussion with Gary Noesner, former Chief Hostage Negotiator for the FBI. Yes, That FBI. He breaks down how he got involved in a career in the FBI, and how tricks of his trade can be used in your very own home to keep the peace. Funny, warm, and SUPER down to earth (for someone who's saved literally dozens and dozens of live…
 
***On 4 May 2021 Alan McLoughlin passed away. He will always be remembered by Irish football fans and we are truly thankful that he joined us on this podcast in 2018. We've republished this episode in his memory. Shine on, Alan McLoughlin.*** In November of 1993 Alan McLoughlin wrote his name into Irish football history. His left foot providing the…
 
This week we're joined by the brilliant and always fascinating David McWilliams. A broadcaster, author, economist and now podcaster, David is one of the most respected voices in Ireland and beyond. This week the chats go from Vespas to the rejuvenation of main streets in Ireland and from the lack of new council housing ruining football to the incre…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we're joined by journalist and reporter Brianna Parkins. Brianna will be familiar to listeners from her work with Virgin Media and the Irish Times and from her time as t…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. On this week's episode we learn Mero has Kerry Katona in his eyes, Danny can't say the word optometrist, salted caramel is a celtic tiger creation, we've found the greatest cinnam…
 
A fascinating conversation with Ring Announcer Extraordinaire Ray Flores, who simply calls life as he sees it. Warm, thoughtful, and heartfelt, Ray brings his incredible work ethic and professional fighting insight into every day mantras that he follows and shares. Follow him @SBRFlores on both Instagram and Twitter, and please check out his upcomi…
 
A fascinating deep dive into sleep, why it's important, and how we can try and get kids to, you know, go to sleep and give Mom and Dad a little alone time to slam that bottle of wine. The Founder and Owner of JustOwnIt.co, Justin Roethlingshoefer, uses his decades of being a Strength Trainer in the NHL, a Sleep-Study enthusiast, and a mentor and co…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. In association with Inner City Helping Homeless, we are delighted to welcome Fergal Devitt - AKA WWE Superstar and NXT Champion Finn Bálor - back to WTSpod. As part of Wrestlemani…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we're blasting off to space with Dr Niamh Shaw who is at the forefront of Ireland's space ambitions. Niamh is a performer, a writer, an engineer, a scientist, a communic…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. Housing in Ireland is absolutely bonkers and the pandemic has only made it worse. This week we spoke to Ciaran Mulqueen of the Instagram page that has Estate Agents cursing t'inte…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. It's St. Patrick's Day and to mark the occasion we decided to get the band back together. Gary Mackle and Paul Howard have become firm fan favourites with our listeners over the y…
 
Here's how we do book reviews at What The Parent? - An admittedly shallow (but thoughtful) dive into the main points of the book Have A New Teenager By Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman. Enjoy! Support us at Patreon Show us some serious like and get extra content, swag, and much more! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=49791112)…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we're joined by League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne. A league and cup winner and veteran of European campaigns, Conan has done it all across Ireland's domestic football…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. Immunologist Luke O'Neill joins us this week to talk Covid-19 and tell us about the vaccine. Luke tells us why the vaccine is completely safe and takes some time to answer listene…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. Making her long awaited return to WTSpod, Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Aoife Moore is back to help educate the lads and shed some light on the world we live in…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. Alan Moore is a sports specialist based and radio host on Captial FM in Moscow. Originally from Dublin, Alan has been based in Russia for around 10 years and has covered a plethor…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. Dr Tom Clonan returns to the podcast this week after nearly four years from his first appearance. Tom is a retired Irish Army Captain, security analyst, media lecturer and equalit…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. For the first time since WTS184 the lads have a chat, just the two of them, and as expected it's tangent filled, giggles, waffles and nonsense. Exactly what you'd expect really.…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we're joined by our favourite social historian, Donal Fallon. Donal is the man behind the mic on the amazing Three Castles Burning podcast and has been a regular contrib…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. So here it is, our Christmas Special and everybody's having fun... we didn't really talk about Christmas but instead it felt like we pressed record on the WTS 2020 office party. A…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we're joined by Mack Mirahmadi - the man behind the brilliant Good Boy Dog Training. Mack gives us some great advice for our canine companions and helps some listeners o…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod. This week we are joined by New York based photographer Mel D. Cole. Mel took time from his Thanksgiving celebrations to chat to us about life behind the lens as one of the most ex…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod Joining us this week is Bryan MacDonald, an Irish Journalist based in Russia currently working for RT. Bryan gives us his honest view of Russia and the media and helps us to try se…
 
This episode of What's the Story? Podcast is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: WTSPOD #manscapedpod Joining us this week is Our Man in Stockholm, Philip O'Connor. Philip is a regular on WTSpod and is described (on this podcast at least) as the Hulk Hogan of Irish journalism. He t…
 
This week on WTSpod we're joined by Mark Burke, a Wicklow man who contracted Covid-19 in March and was given a less than 5% chance of surviving. Thanks to the incredible work of the nurses and doctors, combined with incredible support from family, friends and entire communities, Mark is still here today and was able to share his story. This week we…
 
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