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Be Grand

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On this very special episode of Be Grand, it’s time to go way back.  Back to a wild, strange and alien time and place that we call the year 2005.  A time of NME, floppy fringes, skinny jeans, retro stylings, eyeliner and something called indie.
TW: This episode features discussions of abuse. Joining Andy this week on Be Grand is Dalal Alshohaib, whose story of escaping a forced marriage is both a harrowing and inspiring tale, which took Dalal from Saudi Arabia to the States, before
Joining Andy this week on Be Grand is Senator Eileen Flynn. Eileen made history recently as the first person from the travelling community to be elected to the Oireachtas.  Eileen talks to Andy about growing up and how the legacies and lesson
We love and admire all of the wonderful guests who’ve visited the Be Grand principal’s office over the last couple of years, but for purely personal reasons this week’s guest occupies a very special place in Andy’s heart.  A game-changer in bot
Han and Chewie, Morecambe and Wise, drunk texting and guilt - all famous double acts. Today’s guest in the Be Grand playground knows all about this topic as he is half of one of the most popular double acts in Irish radio history - Dermot and D
This week’s Be Grand has been 65 million years in the making as joining us is palaeontologist Dr. Caitlin Colleary for a dino filled chat.     Caitlin is a molecular palaeontologist and curator of vertebrate palaeontology at the Cleveland Museu
CW: This episode of Be Grand features descriptions of racist attitudes and their impacts, which may cause distress. Joining Andy in the Be Grand schoolyard this week is Boni Odoemene, co-founder of the Black And Irish Instagram account, which
Probably best to have the number for Liveline on speed dial for this one as this week’s guest on Be Grand is Doctor Caroline West.  A writer and lecturer who holds a PhD and MA in Sexuality Studies, Caroline is the host of the excellent Glow We
This week, Be Grand becomes Bflat Grand as our guest is the composer Sarah Lynch, who has composed for film, television, and gaming.    One of the most powerful tools a movie has to tell its story is music. From the excitement of “Raiders of th
Our guest this week on Be Grand is the screenwriter Kevin Lehane. Kevin’s credits include his booze fuelled alien West of Ireland invasion movie ‘Grabbers’ and writing for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Likely Stories’.  Kevin joins Andy for a very honest ch
This week’s guest on Be Grand is a presenter, producer and something of an Oracle when it comes to electronic entertainment (or “video gaming” as your parents call it) - the mighty Lucy James of GameSpot who kindly joins Andy to chat about what
Joining Andy in this edition of Be Grand is singer songwriter Paddy Hanna. Paddy is one of the most exciting talents around, with a skill for writing a catchy ear-worm, a voice that sounds like Scott Walker and a charismatic wit, which makes hi
This week Andy is joined by journalist, broadcaster and stylist Jo Linehan. As the world hurtles even further beyond the point of no return, thoughts turn to what each of us can do to lead a more environmentally-sustainable way of life and pr
In an episode so epic in scope and so dramatic in its execution that it instantly reduces the likes of Avatar, the MCU films and the Skywalker Saga to a pitiful irrelevance*, Andy is joined on a truly blockbuster edition of Be Grand by Empire m
it might be the podcasting equivalent of sitting anxiously outside the principal’s office but somehow, quite mystifyingly if we’re honest, Be Grand lurches ominously forward like a battle-scarred T-800.  This week, Andy is joined by his old bud
If history teaches us anything, it’s that the third entry in any franchise often turns out to be a waste of everyone’s time: Spiderman III, The Godfather Part III, Alien 3 and The Dark Knight Rises.  But, in keeping with the spirit of the podca
 Joining Andy this week on Be Grand is writer, lecturer, porn star and podcaster Conner Habib, which is to be fair, an amazing CV.  One of the most engaging curious minds you could chat to Conner has from a young age sought out to understand
Hitting start on controller two this week on Be Grand is author and content creator  Úna-Minh Kavanagh. Úna-Minh is the author of Anseo which is a memoir of a journey which started in Vietnam and documents a childhood spent in Kerry where h
Van Halen was hot for them, Pink Floyd shouted at them and Elton John needed them, yes this week’s Be Grand is all about teachers.  As a show that is 75 percent about school (the rest being jj72, Andy wanting to be in a boyband and the phrase
Joining Andy this week in the Be Grand schoolyard is author and journalist Caelainn Hogan.  Caelainn is the author of Republic of Shame, which looks at Ireland’s shameful history with mother and baby homes, where the relationship between chur
Hit podcast Juvenalia specialises in taking their guests on a nostalgic journey through their formative years with abundant wit, grace and warmth.  Longtime listeners of Be Grand (all six of them), on the other hand, are more accustomed to list
We have a Christmas Special..Ho Ho Ho. Welcome to the Be Grand loosely three ghost themed Christmas Carol special with returning hero Fiona Hyde. Fiona rejoins Andy to talk all things Christmas from presents of the past, ham based romance o
This week joining Andy in the Be Grand school yard is the poet, activist and founder of Fried Plantains Collective,  Osaro Yemi Azamosa. Osaro spent the first 12 years of her life in Nigeria, the country of her birth and where she found a life
Everyone loves a good crossover episode. First, it was the Griffin family making an appearance on The Simpsons. Then Mulder and Scully teamed up with the cops from, well, Cops. And who could forget when Doctor Doug Ross treated Rachel Green? We
M People once exhorted that you have to “search for the hero inside yourself” and, while they meant well, practical advice on how to actually become a superhero has been rather thin on the ground… until now. Barry Fitzgerald is a scientist who
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