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Free State is a podcast for the curious that stimulates, provokes, challenges and entertains, while never taking itself too seriously. Free State covers topics from sport to politics, love to loss, the human condition and how to fix the world, with guests from across the planet including Nigerian princes, former Prime Ministers, ex convicts, footballers, boxers and extraordinary people from every walk of life. Free State is presented by Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning. Brolly is a barrister, an ...
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Bröllopsguiden

Bröllopsguiden

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Chaque semaine
 
Välkommen till Bröllopsguidens podcast! Ska du gifta dig? Då har du kommit rätt! Detta är en podcast som tar dig bakom kulisserna i bröllopsvärlden. Vi träffar några av bröllopsbranschens mest framstående företagare. Här delar de med sig av sina bästa tips och insikter. Vår podcast är din guide till att skapa det perfekta bröllopet. Lyssna in på när vi utforskar de senaste trenderna, ger dig praktiska råd för planeringen och inspirerar dig med berättelser från verkliga bröllop. Sätt dig bekv ...
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Brolic Whiskey

Dave Ellinger

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Metahuman Dave talks about all things Scotch and whiskey as well as video games, comic books, nerdy shit. Podcast, blog and Youtube reviews. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/brolicwhiskey/support
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Brolitical Discourse

Brolitical Discourse

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In a time when our nation's political climate is more divisive than ever before, two brothers come together to talk about the issues on which they disagree. New episode every Sunday! RSS Feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:493641984/sounds.rss
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Wallies Without Brollies

Wallies Without Brollies

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The ultimate 00’s football podcast with laughs, jokes and even an end of episode quiz! Hosted by University students Drew Hill and Owen Jackson, they delve into the wonders of the 2000’s and more! @WalliesBrollies on Twitter
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Revisorernas Bröllopspodd

Anders & Christopher

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Två revisorer, två läkare två bröllop och en podd. Följ Christopher och Anders som diskuterar sina respektive bröllop och allt möjligt kring bröllop. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Brolosophers

Remexnick

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The Premise of this podcast is all about me walking through this very strange, hard to understand but beautiful world with hundreds of questions and hundreds of experiences to share and to learn from and to get these questions answered. I will be meeting up with all my bros, brothers and anyone really to just hang with my brothas of this world, shmoke a blunt and philosiphate about life. Be in our own world where nothing is wrong and everything is right because we are all the creators of our ...
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The Ulster final was a study in winning and losing. A perfect example of the question everyone in sport has wrestled with for generations: what makes one team win and another team lose? What makes one team confident as they reach the dying moments of a game while another becomes tense, tight and anxious? What separates Dublin from Mayo or Donegal f…
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Joe Klecko always had mayhem on his mind. Klecko, the legendary defensive linemen for the New York Jets, is regarded as the strongest man in the history of American Football. When Joe Klecko was inducted into the Hall of Fame, he invited Joe Brolly to Cleveland to be part of the event. On Free State today, Joe Klecko talks to Joe about his life on …
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Idag fortsätter Meira och Oscar, att dela med sig av sina personliga erfarenheter. De diskuterar de unika utmaningarna och fördelarna med att bygga en relation både framför och bakom kamerorna. Oscar reflekterar över hur det första stadiet av dejting bakom en vägg gav en viss anonymitet och komfort, vilket underlättade en mer öppen kommunikation. M…
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Roger Casement’s executioner described him as ‘the bravest man it fell to my unhappy lot to execute’. In part 2 of a special Free State on Casement, his biographer Roland Philipps explains the doomed and heroic final act of Casement’s life when he was driven by an obsessive desire for Irish freedom. He talks to Dion and Joe about the love affair wh…
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When Roger Casement was hanged in Pentonville Prison in 1916, he died an Irish hero and a traitor to the British Empire. On Banna Strand in 2016, President Higgins described Casement as “not just a great Irish patriot, he was also one of the great humanitarians of the early 20th century”. On Free State today, Joe and Dion look at the many lives of …
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I dagens avsnitt gästas vi av det älskade paret, Meira och Oskar, som delar med sig av sin lite "ovanliga" resa i deras äktenskap. De berättar om vikten av att acceptera olikheter och hur det har stärkt deras band. Vi får också ta del av detaljer kring deras kommande bröllopsdag och hur de planerar att inkludera båda deras bakgrunder i firandet. Oc…
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What drives Jim McGuinness? Why does he inspire such devotion and how does he command such loyalty? On Free State, Joe explains his own complicated relationship with Jim McGuinness. In a world where GAA managers are conformist and conservative, McGuinness is a man apart. Is this why he was able to dismantle Derry? And Joe reveals what he was shouti…
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Christy Moore has been a giant in Irish life. In the final part of the Free State special he talks to Joe and Dion about the songs and the people who have guided him along the way. He plays the songs whose success surprised him and he talks about the ones that were censored. What word led the BBC to ban ‘St Brendan’s Voyage’? How did a review of ‘T…
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I dag gästas vi av Nazuk, en passionerad kock och vinnare av Sveriges mästerkock 2023. Hon delar med sig av sin upplevelse från tävlingen och hur det har påverkat hennes karriär. Hon berättar även om sitt bröllop från förra sommaren, som var ett unikt evenemang utan tidigare erfarenheter av bröllop, vilket ledde till ett personligt och minnesvärt f…
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When the Stardust Families were on their own, Christy Moore stood with them. On Part 2 of the Free State Special, Christy Moore remembers the dark days of the tragedy in 1981. When Christy found himself in court in 1985 charged with contempt because of one line in his song about the fire ‘They Never Came Home’, the Stardust Families stood with him.…
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Christy Moore has been the voice of the nation for more than fifty years. Christy has been on the side of the underdog, called out the establishment and has never taken a backward step. In the first part of a Free State special, Christy Moore joins Dion and Joe to reflect on his extraordinary life. Christy recalls his own parents’ time in politics,…
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I detta avsnitt gästar DJ Rolle från Loud Event för att diskutera musikens roll på bröllopsfesten. Loud Event, som har spelat på över 100 bröllop det senaste året, delar med sig av sin omfattande erfarenhet. Hur viktigt är anpassning av musiken för temabröllop, och hur kan en professionell DJ höja feststämningen jämfört med en enkel spellista från …
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When it comes to a united Ireland, economists might know the price of everything and the value of nothing. Except they’re not even sure of the price. On Free State, Dion and Joe consider the report which said a united Ireland could cost €20 million a year for 20 years and look at all it didn’t say. Are these numbers being used to scare voters in th…
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Ireland’s new Taoiseach Simon Harris says he belongs to a generation more familiar with Berlin and Paris than Belfast or Derry. To the Irish citizens of Belfast and Derry, it may have been a surprise but not a shock to hear the Taoiseach speak of them as if they were a strange and distant people. Or maybe they’ll be relieved he didn’t say Londonder…
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The power of the GAA is best seen when the people who are its lifeblood support a cause. The sense of a community united for the greater good is what makes the GAA different and special. On Free State, Joe and Dion talk about how the GAA makes a difference and why it contrasts with the one-way street of fandom in the Premier League. Joe explains th…
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I dagens avsnitt gästar Nahrin Izar podden. Hon delar med sig av sina värdefulla insikter och tips för blivande brudar och betonar vikten av att vara väl förberedd inför bröllopsdagen. Nahrin kommer också dela med sig av tips kring val av brudklänning, betydelsen av att vara ute i god tid med beställningen och hur man hittar rätt. Hon berör också v…
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The Late Late Show special on the GAA demonstrated what makes the association special. The people and the communities are where the real glory is found in the GAA, not in the fleeting fame of All-Irelands A UK academic currently studying the GAA spoke of how the association ‘blew his mind’. On Free State today, Joe talks to Dion about how it felt t…
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I det här avsnittet av Bröllopsguidens podcast gästar Glow Queen, för att dela med sig av sin expertis inom makeup. Hon diskuterar vikten av att aldrig ge upp sina drömmar och strävar efter att lämna ett positivt och inspirerande avtryck genom sitt arbete. Hon delar också insikter om vikten av hudvård och förberedelser inför bröllopet, samt ger pra…
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They were “young, dumb and full of c**”. The ambitious young men who became traders in the city of London would have been drug dealers if they grew up where Gary Stevenson grew up. And the drug dealers would have been traders if they’d gone to the same public schools as the people he worked with in Canary Wharf. On Free State today Gary Stevenson t…
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Gary Stevenson was once the most profitable trader in the world for one of the planet’s biggest banks. He was a working class boy from east London who grew up in the shadow of Canary Wharf. He then went to work in the skyscrapers that had loomed over him and promised him escape. Gary made a fortune. But as he made that fortune, he realised that the…
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Simon Harris has risen without trace. Who is he and what he stands for are questions that have rarely been asked. Harris has been described as ‘the white Obama’. He was called the TikTok Taoiseach and hailed as a great communicator. But behind the empty phrases, something is happening in Ireland which needs real leadership. On Free State, Joe and D…
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I det här avsnittet av Bröllopsguidens podcast gästas programmet av My Martens, en omtyckt och energisk person som är känd både som en skicklig florist och en framstående influencer. De diskuterar Mys resa inom bröllopsbranschen, hennes passion för blommor och hur hon skapar magi för brudpar genom sina blomsterarrangemang. My tar upp hur viktigt de…
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Leo Varadkar’s resignation was described as a ‘political earthquake’. Some said the political world had been turned upside down. But beyond the parlour games of the political class, does it matter at all? On Free State, Joe and Dion ask what has Varadkar achieved? Did he lead a government or a pr agency. What does the giddiness surrounding his depa…
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Davy Tweed knew exactly how to control those he abused. He did it in a million different ways, big and small. In Part 2 of her interview on Free State, Amanda Brown recalls how Tweed would dehumanise and humiliate her along with the rest of her family. She tells Dion and Joe how she was isolated and how every one of his victims believed they were u…
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Davy Tweed was an Irish international rugby player. He was a unionist politician. He was a monster. On Free State today, his step daughter Amanda Brown talks about the hell she experienced at the hands of Tweed and her slow, courageous journey to freedom. She tells Dion and Joe about the mental, physical and sexual abuse she endured. And she explai…
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History is a nightmare from which Ireland is always trying to awake. On Free State today, Joe and Dion look at how the future is being grasped in the north. But this is a story about the whole island and why the leadership shown by Michelle O’Neill and Emma Little-Pengelly will ripple across the country. Ireland’s history is always with us but the …
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Northern Ireland was once a land divided by symbols. Since Michelle O’Neill and Emma Little Pengelly became First Minister and deputy First Minister it is a place energised by them. On Free State, Joe and Dion look at the leadership shown by O’Neill and Little Pengelly and how those like the Allosaurus (Jim Allister) are on the brink of extinction.…
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As he locked up Bellaghy Wolfe Tone GAA Club in May 1997, Sean Brown was murdered by loyalist gunmen. The sense of injustice has deepened since the British Government passed the Legacy Act last year. This week, a High Court judge Mr Justice Kinney was so appalled by the behaviour of the state that he pulled the plug on the inquest and recommended a…
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The Maze Prison is a central part of Northern Ireland’s history. But there was once a plan to make it a shared monument to a brighter future. On Free State, Joe and Dion tell the story of the plan to turn the Maze prison into a National Stadium for the three main sports (and ice skating). They show how it was brought down by the same forces who tho…
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People were denied the truth in the north during the troubles and that denial of truth extended to sport. The coverage of the GAA reflected the nature of Northern Ireland at the time. On Free State, Dion and Joe look at how the north is changing and why sport is too. The resistance to Casement Park’s redevelopment is the death rattle for the old wa…
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Why is Casement Park so divisive? When Ravenhill and Windsor Park were redeveloped in the north they had cross community support. What is it about a GAA stadium that enrages a certain faction of unionists? On Free State today, Joe and Dion look at the issue of Casement Park and explain why it is linked to the days of naked sectarianism. The redevel…
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The RTE scandal is not about pay-offs, flip-flops or Ryan Tubridy’s salary, it’s a story of how the media was manipulated in Ireland. From the Troubles to Gaza one point of view has always been given an easier ride than the other. On RTE The Musical Part 5, Joe and Dion look at who has been platformed by the national broadcaster and who is excluded…
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RTE can’t escape scandal. The controversies of the last six months have demonstrated how the organisation operated in the dark. But there is a bigger story. On Free State, Joe and Dion look at how RTE was captured. How free and fearless journalism has been replaced by cronyism. They trace the story of decline back to the 1970s to see how journalism…
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Having dealt with the question ‘What is Bono?’ on today’s Free State, Dion and Joe ask the more important question: why? Why God why? They look at how Bono’s endless hot air became a comfort not a challenge for the elites. What was Bono’s plan to combat ISIS? And they ask the most important question - how did Bono become the butter in the peace pro…
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What is Bono and who is he for? On today’s Free State, Dion and Joe look at Bono’s activism, what he has said and, as importantly, what he hasn’t said. Is he a symbol of all that is wrong with the world? Is he a false god of philanthropy or has he achieved something meaningful? They also discuss the Kneecap case against Kemi Badenoch and Dion expla…
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How close are we to a United Ireland? The unionist voices that said ‘no terrorists in government’ and no Sinn Fein First Minister have been marginalised. How will they respond to what is coming next? Joe recalls his own encounters with Jamie Bryson and explains why he would be a good convert to Catholicism. The boys also suggest another career path…
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Michelle O’Neill’s election as First Minister of Northern Ireland made worldwide headlines. On today’s Free State, Joe reflects on the importance of O’Neill’s election and considers what it means for the nationalist community. Joe and Dion look at the generous speeches of O’Neill and the deputy first minister Emma Little-Pengelly and consider their…
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Northern Ireland prepares for a Sinn Fein First Minister, but why has it taken so long? On today’s Free State, Joe and Dion look at how culture was used as a tool of oppression in the north. As Kneecap the movie demonstrates the Irish language is now part of a vibrant culture among young nationalists. The language has more power because of how it w…
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Anarchy is always a threat to the establishment. Joyous anarchy unsettles them even more. Kneecap are annoying many of the right people as they aim for world domination. Their film has angered the Daily Mail and the DUP and also won the audience award at Sundance which has angered them even more. On today’s Free State, Joe and Dion consider the ris…
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If you can’t spot the sucker at the poker table it’s you. Today’s 'Free State' tells the story of how the GAA surrendered to corporations and how people became products. Dion and Joe consider the new RTÉ uniforms which could be part of any sponsorship deal. Joe reveals he has been beside himself with worry over the health of King Charles. The boys …
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The GAA occupies a special place in Irish life. But that special place is what makes it so attractive to sponsors. Today Joe and Dion look at the plan to sell the naming rights of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and rename it SuperValu Park. Dion vaguely recalls his only visit to the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh. And, in a world where everything is for sale, how does the…
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Sportswashing works. From the English Premier League to the World Cup to golf, sport is being transformed by countries whose main interest is transforming their image. On Free State today, Dion and Joe ask what is the real cost of sportswashing and is it an inevitable consequence of a broader issue? Society is divided and while inequality grows peo…
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When JP McManus donated €32 million to the GAA last month, people were falling over themselves to hail his generosity. JP didn’t need to do this, they said. What a gesture from a man who truly loves the GAA. Put the envy to one side and celebrate these millions which will make a difference to every club in Ireland. Only begrudgers, the petty and so…
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On today’s Free State, Dion and Joe are joined by Sally Hayden, a remarkable journalist covering the story of our time. Sally’s book My Fourth Time, We Drowned exposed the incompetence and corruption in the EU’s treatment of the most vulnerable in society, desperate families crossing the Mediterranean and leaving poverty and war in African countrie…
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Luke Littler was magnificent as he reached the world darts championship final. On today’s Free State, Dion and Joe look at a special kind of sporting talent. They ask what Littler has in common with David Clifford, Wayne Rooney and Jesus Christ. Does it matter if Littler now fulfils his potential or is the beauty of sport about the joy he brought t…
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On today’s brand new episode, Joe and Dion intended to look back on 2023 and anticipate 2024. They celebrated the return of Ryan Tubridy and wondered if Jim McGuinness can pull off the same trick at Donegal again. But as they remembered those who died in 2023, Joe and Dion go on a meandering journey of their own. They talk about their memories of l…
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On today’s Free State, Joe is looking for America as he takes a belated honeymoon across the US. From Music Row in Nashville, Joe and Dion talk about the magic of country music and the endless possibility in America. They also ask what 2024 holds for Donald Trump and why he is also a product of the American dream. They also wants to know if there i…
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On today’s Free State, Dion and Joe select more of their favourite moments from 2023. They choose from their most enjoyable guests to those occasions where they bitterly disagreed. And, of course, the revelation late in the year about Joe and dogs. One of our highlights was the contributions of ‘Resting Bitch Face’ who to this day is hunting the ma…
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This week on Free State, Dion and Joe have selected their favourite moments from the first eight months of the podcast. From hallucinating ten Joe Brollys to the priest who thought one Joe Brolly was bad enough. There is also the extraordinary moment when Moneyball author Michael Lewis talked about how he kept going following the death of his daugh…
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Paul Howard and Roddy Collins are back for the second part of the Free State Christmas Special. Roddy remembers how he tried to take a bit of the Dublin southside culture back to the northside with predictable results. He also recalls his first encounters with Paul, then known as the Milky Bar Kid, and how a very young Paul Howard accidentally sabo…
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