40. DJ Kormac

I was absolutely thrilled to talk to uber-talented DJ, musician, producer, all-round-sound-head, Kormac. I have been a big fan of Kormac for well over a decade. I was charged with organising the Graduation Party for my year in college, and…

39. Aine Cahill

Aine Cahill drops into HPN studio this week to talk about lots of things. It eventually ends with puke in a pint glass but there's a journey before all that. We talk about growing up in Cavan, how she got into music (and out of sport),…

38. Richie O’Donnell (Atlantic)

Richie O'Donnell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His previous documentary, The Pipe was released to great acclaim and has now been followed by 'Atlantic'. The latest documentary is ambitious in scope with Ireland, Newfoundland…

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Episode five of the NO ENCORE podcast begins in solemn fashion as HeadStuff Music Editor Dave Hanratty and Newstalk rock and roll business wordsmith Craig Fitzpatrick weigh up the passing of the brilliant, brilliant Prince, shortly after…

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In Episode Two, Louise McSharry of 2FM fame helps Alison rename “Snakebite”. They also find out they have a lot in common. Such as loving radio, hating cancer and ringing into phone shows pretending to be racist. Alison asks Louise…

36. Wyvern Lingo

We have the wonderful Wyvern Lingo on the podcast this week. They first came to prominence by their association with Hozier, supporting him on his tour and doing backing vocals with his band (Karen also sings on the hauntingly beautiful…

35. Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry is one of my favourite writers, so I was suitably excited about this episode. Meet your heroes, that's what I say. He's a lovely, brilliant and funny man and I genuinely would have happily sat talking to him for many more hours.…