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Mystery Train with John Kelly is an award-winning, multi-genre music show. It travels far and wide through the many wonders of recorded music, from its vintage glories to the very latest sound and each Sunday, John hands over the controls and asks a guest to pick the tunes. Listen Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.
 
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In this episode Paul sits down to discuss CVG magazine and more with Paul Glancey and also another Paul, this time Davies! Yes three people on one call all called Paul (that's a mouthful). Paul Glancey makes his MPU debut to take us through some key moments of his career. Starting on Zzap64, working with Jaz Rignall he soon got into the swing of th…
 
Chris Scullion joins us this episode to discuss his career as a games writer. Starting on Official Nintendo Magazine in 2006, he has also written for the online versions of N Gamer and CVG as well as being a regular contributor to Nintendo Life. When he joined ONM the Gamecube was on the way out but the Wii would go on to become one of Nintendo's m…
 
In this episode Paul interviews Paul McNally about his career in videogames journalism and much more. Paul started his career on ST Action under the guidance of previous guest Nick Clarkson. Working up-to editor he stayed there until the magazine began to wind down in a challenging market for the ST. Staying at Europress publishing he also worked o…
 
In this latest interview, we speak to original Retro Gamer magazine editor Martyn Carroll. We cover several magazines for the first time on the podcast as Martyn shares his early experiences of the magazine industry. It wasn't a games magazine he started on however. As a rabid horror fan his first published work was in long running horror magazine,…
 
This episode we revisit the "listener choice" format, previously used on our Dreamcast, Game Boy and Commodore 64 shows. Back before the world went mad, we asked our listeners to share their five favourite SEGA Mega Drive games with us, which we then got Paul to count up and combine to create a Top 10 of the most popular ones. Join Chris Smith v2 a…
 
In another memorable edition of the Mystery Train Sunday Service, John Kelly chats to Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing and Strange Hotel, about loss, the long road to literary success, training as an actor, sexism in the book industry and being a 'method novelist'.By RTÉ Lyric FM
 
Author Alan Glynn joined John Kelly on Mystery Train. His novel The Dark Fields became the film Limitless starring Bradley Cooper and he spoke to John about the slow road to success and not having a plan B. His very fine music choices include Coleman Hawkins, Nicholas Britell and Ennio Morricone.By RTÉ Lyric FM
 
In this episode we celebrate 100 episodes of Maximum Power Up. Since the show started in 2015 we have covered a mixture of modern and retrogaming. Most of the team share their experiences of making the podcast, fave episodes, games played etc. Even though it does take a lot of work we are very happy to have great listeners that have helped the show…
 
In this bonus episode we have two guests, Frank Gasking and Sam Dyer. Frank runs the excellent and informative website Games That Weren't for the last 20 years. Sam is known for his excellent work over at Bitmap Books. Games That Weren't features many games that were due to be released but for various reasons didn't happen. Frank has spent years sp…
 
In this episode we are very happy to have Dominik Diamond on the show. For many gamers in the 90's he was the face of gaming on television as the host of GamesMaster. The show covered so many amazing challenges, features and more. We discuss some of Dominik's favourite memories of the show, guests that were on, commentators and more. We also talk a…
 
The Maximum Power up team for another special bonus episode as Lockdown 2020 continues. In this new Pandemic Pod, the team discuss the two "big hitters" Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Streets of Rage 4, and also share what else they've been up to. As ever, if you like the episode or have any feedback, we'd love it if you'd hit us up on the socia…
 
On tonight's Mystery Train's Sunday Service, John is joined by The Blades frontman Paul Cleary. As you might expect, his choices include The Sex Pistols, XTC and The Jam - but there's also Dionne Warwick and the best introduction to Paul Brady's Arthur McBride. He talks about the Dublin band scene of the 1970s and performing again.…
 
We are delighted to have Danny Wallace on the show discussing his career. In this 90 minute chat we discuss how he started out doing work experience on Sega Power magazine before being taken on by Future and had several years on much loved mags Super Play, Total and a return to Sega Power. As well as this Danny shares his early experiences working …
 
In this episode we speak to Glen O'Connell about his career in the games industry as well as sports PR. Starting out at Psygnosis he shares some great experiences of visiting games magazines helping promote new titles and his early thoughts working in the industry. However when Sony were ready to launch the PlayStation things soon changed. Titles s…
 
Writer Nicole Flattery joins John for a Sunday Service special, picking all the tunes. She talks to John about growing up in the midlands, the pressure of a book deal and the many puns available to sub-editors based on her surname. Music choices include Sharon Van Etten, Amy Winehouse and Frank Ocean.…
 
For this special bonus episode of the Maximum Power Up podcast, we have an almost full house* as the team gather to keep each other sane during Lockdown 2020. What games do the team reach for in times of trouble? What games will they play over the coming weeks as they're "staying home" like responsible adults? What tips do they have for you, the li…
 
Composer William Brittelle joins John for a Mystery Train Sunday Service to talk about his music and musical influences. His latest release 'Spiritual America' is described as 'a genre-fluid electro-acoustic song cycle' and music choices include Prince, Bon Iver and Whitesnake.By RTÉ Lyric FM
 
We are very happy to welcome David Wilson on the show for this new episode. David recently left Sony after almost 20 years as Head of UK PR and Director of Communications. Starting in the games industry on classic gaming mags Your Sinclair and Zero, he shares some of his early memories playing and reviewing key games and the challenges faced workin…
 
In another memorable edition of the Mystery Train Sunday Service, John Kelly chats to Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing and Strange Hotel, about loss, the long road to literary success, training as an actor, sexism in the book industry and being a 'method novelist'.By RTÉ Lyric FM
 
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