Podcast

Jack O'Rourke

Born Optimistic Podcast Jack O'Rourke

Jack O'Rourke

A unique voice that burst into our lives attached to a political rocket.

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Ailbhe Reddy

Ailbhe Reddy Tradfest

Ailbhe Reddy

Ailbhe Reddy's songs offer up searing observations on life and love that connect with events we can all relate to.  With so much regret in her music it was a surprise how darn cheery she is in person! Honoured and delighted that Ailbhe is this week's guest on Born Optimistic. Listen below and buy tickets to see her at Tradfest on Jan 28th here. Highly recommended!  

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Shane & Matthew from The Pale

The Pale

Shane & Matthew from The Pale

Our last podcast of 2017 featured an insightful chat about The Pale's origins including glimpses into Shane's childhood and tales of how their music first spread via ghetto blaster!

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Glen Hansard on Mic Christopher

BornOptimistic Podcast Glen Hansard Mic Christopher Skylarkin'

Glen Hansard on Mic Christopher

In a Born Optimistic Podcast special that's revealing, uplifting and emotional, Glen Hansard talks about his friendship with Mic, the making of Skylarkin' and wishing Mic was still around.  Buy Skylarkin' here (opens in new window). This conversation was recorded in Glen’s home just a short while after he got Mic’s album ‘Skylarkin’ on vinyl for the first time. This is why you can hear side two of Skylarkin’ in the background of the first half on the chat.

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Josh Ritter

BornOptimistic Podcast Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter

A luxurious hour in the company of the wonderful Josh Ritter.

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