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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Latest podcast series, 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.
 
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As new evidence emerges, we return to the first victim that Kieran Kelly claimed – to where it all began. A train. A death. A story. The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark. For more, visit rte.ie/thenobodyzone .. The Nobody Zone is written and narrated by Tim Hinman. Story…
 
As new evidence emerges, we return to the first victim that Kieran Kelly claimed – to where it all began. A train. A death. A story. The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark. For more, visit rte.ie/thenobodyzone .. The Nobody Zone is written and narrated by Tim Hinman. Story…
 
On November 21st 1920, British security forces stormed a Gaelic football match in Croke Park Dublin, killing 14 and wounding dozens more. 100 yrs later, Vincent Murphy sets out on a 100 mile cycle as he explores his Grand Uncle Gus McCarthy’s story as one of the Tipperary players involved in what became known as Bloody Sunday (2020) See acast.com/p…
 
Decades ago The Wallace Sisters, Sheila and Nora, ran a small newsagents in Cork city. While many bought their paper and tobacco there, few knew of the secrets it held as an IRA Brigade HQ during the War of Independence. These fearless sisters led a double life from intelligence gathering to spy handling and deciphering codes. (2020) See acast.com/…
 
Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was a young teacher, engaged to Thomas McEver, a chemist who had moved to Dunmore Co. Galway as the Irish War of Independence was drawing to a close in the spring of 1921. But fate took a tragic turn one night when Thomas was abducted, brutally murdered and accused of being a spy. (2019) See acast.com/pr…
 
In January every year in a small Norwegian town, a race starts. It’s one of the longest, toughest dog sled races in the world and it’s dominated by tough Nordic men. In 2019, someone different turns up at the start with her dogs. She’s a 5’1”, bespectacled, 35-year-old woman & she’s racing for Ireland. Heads are turned then the race starts. (2020) …
 
On November 22nd 1963, two shots were taken in Dallas, Texas. One was a gunshot, killing the President of The United States, John F. Kennedy. The other, was a camera shot which changed two families’ lives forever. Those families went their separate ways in life - until decades later, when they were about to have another date with destiny. (2020) Se…
 
In 1999, Sarah Mac Donald travelled to East Timor as a journalist undercover. Whilst violence erupted around her, Sarah became godmother to a little Timorese boy, Natalizio. But as the years went by, she lost touch with him and his family. 20 years after they last met, Sarah is returning to an independent Timor Leste, in search Natalizio. (2020) Se…
 
Part 2 of 2. As Derek Conlon finds out he’s been poisoned and dragged into a world of Russian espionage, he realises that’s just the start of his problems. With relations between UK and Moscow deteriorating, Derek escapes to a new life. But the nuclear poison Polonium-210 appears to have decided his fate. (Originally produced by Sky News Storycast)…
 
Ep 1 of 2. When ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered in a nuclear poisoning in London in 2006, an Irish man got caught up in the crossfire. Derek Conlon accidentally drank from the same radioactive cup used to poison Litvinenko – dragging him into a Russian world of espionage, murder and deceit. (Originally produced by Sky News Storycast) S…
 
The amount of children being targeted by online predators is increasing every year. The strange man on the street used to be the person we warned our children about. Now, that stranger can be in your house, via an online device. We meet the people who police the internet, a survivor, and the Garda unit focused on stopping online child abuse. (2020)…
 
A pioneering adventure in overseas aid, when the Irish Red Cross assembled a 100-bed hospital and shipped it to bombed-out Normandy post-World War II. A group of young Irish doctors, nurses and support staff followed, bringing hope and healing to the shattered town of St-Lô as the survivors struggled to rebuild their lives among the ruins. (2020) S…
 
On a wet October Saturday over forty years ago a greyhound finished a race at Mullingar race track. The event was to turn Irish gambling upside down. Based in the small Irish towns of Listowel and Abbeyfeale, a quiet local betting coup in the days leading up the race saw bookies faced with paying out odds of almost a thousand to one. (2020) See aca…
 
Sam Millar’s life reads like pure fiction. After joining the IRA as a teenager, he spent years on the notorious blanket protest in Northern Ireland. He later admitted to taking part in a massive, seven million dollar armed robbery in the US before starting a new life as a writer of award winning crime novels. (2020) See acast.com/privacy for privac…
 
Helen Oxenham is getting a medal from the Queen of England – although Helen doesn’t have much time for the Queen. It’s for her work with victims of domestic violence in Australia. How did a woman, born in Cork and raised in Crumlin, Dublin end up there? Partly because of two men – both German – one she loved and one she came to despise. (2020) See …
 
Two 15-year old Dublin girls were mitching, drinking and shoplifting. Then they hear a group of handsome men singing - with shaved heads and saffron robes. Hare Krishnas. The girls decide to join them – for the men and the free food - but soon they are hooked on the strict life and become Hare Krishna nuns. But the dream sours. (2020) See acast.com…
 
Shane Healy has gone the distance in life. After spending years in an orphanage as a child, he travelled widely before hitch-hiking around the US, where he discovered he was a naturally talented athlete. It took more than that to get him to the 1996 Olympics where he ran for Ireland. Now after years away from the sport, Shane is back. (2020) See ac…
 
In 1972, a group of Irish protest riders gate crashed the Olympic Games road cycling race in Munich, Germany. They’d hatched a secret plan to scupper the official Irish Olympic cycling team. But events at the Games threw their own plans into chaos. Almost 50 years later a family is still trying to recapture a lost Olympic dream. (2020) See acast.co…
 
In 1981, heroin took hold of certain parts of Dublin. It changed everything for the communities it was affected by. The impact of addiction on the people there was devastating. But these communities weren’t going to just take it and the people decided to fight back against the dealers. (2020) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informatio…
 
He was cheered on an open-topped bus through Dublin. Then he was homeless and jobless. He swept floors and slept on a campbed in the National Stadium. He stole his passport to flee Cuba - had a lucky meeting with a Shaolin monk, who saved him – met three Mayomen, who helped keep him safe - and now he teaches yoga to prisoners. Some life. (2020) See…
 
Felix Gretarsson lost both his arms in a work accident in Iceland in 1998. In the years that followed, his life spiralled into an abyss as he lost his health, status, relationship and sense of identity. After turning his life around, Felix now lives in France, where he’s waiting to receive the world’s first full double arm transplant. (2020) See ac…
 
Conor Walsh was a minimalist piano composer from Co. Mayo, whose musical career was just beginning when he died suddenly of a heart attack in 2016 aged 36. Within days of his burial, Conor's sister found 37 unpublished tracks on his laptop, and so began his family’s journey to release his posthumous debut album, The Lucid. (2020) See acast.com/priv…
 
As we bring the series to a close, what stories lie buried in Kieran Kelly’s home town of Rathdowney? Have we reached the end of the line? The Nobody Zone is a collaboration between RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear productions in Denmark. For more, visit rte.ie/thenobodyzone .. The Nobody Zone is written and narrated by Tim Hinman.…
 
As we bring the series to a close, what stories lie buried in Kieran Kelly’s home town of Rathdowney? Have we reached the end of the line? A new 6-part podcast series from RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 6/6. (March 24th 2020). Released weekly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati…
 
As Kieran Kelly descended into a life of murder and violence, he displayed a number of sides to his character. But what were they, and what do they tell us about him? A new 6-part podcast series from RTÉ's Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 5/6. (March 17th 2020). Released weekly. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
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