The Plastic Podcasts

Tales of the Irish Diaspora. We all come from somewhere else. Find out more and subscribe to us at www.plasticpodcasts.com

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December 08, 2022 00:54:27
Ronan MacManus: Bible Code Sundays Among The Irish Of London

Ronan MacManus: Bible Code Sundays Among The Irish Of London

Singer songwriter and family historian Ronan MacManus is the son of Ross and brother of Declan (aka Elvis Costello) but more importantly is something of a legend among the Diaspora of London and the South East, with his band Bible Code Sundays and their anthem Maybe It’s Because I’m An Irish Londoner. We talk family… ...

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December 01, 2022 00:52:44
Chia Phoenix - Getting To "Gwan": Celtic and Caribbean Connections

Chia Phoenix - Getting To "Gwan": Celtic and Caribbean Connections

Actor, writer, director, mentor, spiritual advisor, activist…the list of Chia Phoenix’s roles in life goes on and on. In her own words, she is a “Jack of All Trades, Master of All”. She brings a new and vital perspective to our podcasts as we talk about the historical and linguistic connections between the Caribbean and… ...

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November 24, 2022 00:49:59
John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble: Putting Some Food On It With A London-Irish Geezer

John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble: Putting Some Food On It With A London-Irish Geezer

Bass player with the original line-up of Public Image Limited, alongside John Lydon and Keith Levene, John Wardle – dubbed “Jah Wobble” by Sid Vicious -went on to front Invaders Of The Heart, worked on the London Underground during lean years and returned to music to work with – amongst others – Brian Eno, Delores… ...

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November 17, 2022 00:52:32
Josie O'Driscoll: Holocaust, Independence And The Future For Travellers In Herts

Josie O'Driscoll: Holocaust, Independence And The Future For Travellers In Herts

The only Irish Traveller to found and head a Gypsy And Traveller Exchange, Josephine (“Josie”) O’Driscoll talks visits to holocaust sites in Krakow, education, family and her hopes for community ownership among Gypsies, Romani and Travellers. Plus John Lee of Irish Stew Podcast raises author Peter Quinn onto The Plastic Pedestal ...

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November 03, 2022 00:53:07
John Lee and Martin Nutty - Irish Stew: The Word From New York

John Lee and Martin Nutty - Irish Stew: The Word From New York

A journey across the Atlantic to meet two podcasting contemporaries making their own aural journeys across the Global Irish community. John Lee and Martin Nutty have just marked their half-century of interviews and to celebrate, we talk the difference between the diasporas in the UK and the US, the Connemara Patch, Kennedy, stereotypes and voices.… ...

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October 27, 2022 00:50:20
Eithne Browne: From Ballina to Brookie and Beyond...

Eithne Browne: From Ballina to Brookie and Beyond...

Star of “Blood Brothers”, Chrissy Rogers in “Brookside” and – would you believe – Mrs Devaney in Jimmy McGovern’s “Broken”, Eithne Browne discusses memories of Mayo, her Master Mariner father and singer mother, changes in Liverpool and strange Irish coincidences. Plus Patrick Osborne raises James (“Big Jim”) Larkin onto The Plastic Pedestal https://the-plastic-podcasts.castos.com/podcasts/10219/episodes/eithne-browne-brookie39s-irish-queen-of-liverpool ...

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