Chicago Irish Radio-The O'Connor Show: live interviews done on the show & long-form pre-recorded chats w/fascinating people.

Chicago Irish Radio-The O'Connor Show: live interviews done on the show & long-form pre-recorded chats w/fascinating people.

This spot holds recordings of portions of our live broadcasts and long-form pre-recorded chats with fascinating people. We share all-even the mistakes. Live radio at it's finest. Broadcasting continuously since 1971!

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July 18, 2024 41 mins

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Michael Londra-how to describe?  This world famous Tenor was principle singer for the original Broadway production of "Riverdance" .  He has gone on to produce musicals, created a hugely popular PBS show-Ireland with Michael, and continues to tour several weeks a year w/a stage production of his tv program.
Listen to hear about Michael's latest plans for his next project.  Very exciting!

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Siobhainn sits down with celebrated multi-faceted author Colm Tóibín and learns about his creative process, fun asides, and even a bit of a song.  He is a novelist, short story writer, journalist, and non-fiction writer.  In short, a fascinating person.
Colm Tóibín's novels include the following, in no particular order:

  • The South
  • The Heather Blazing
  • The Story of the Night
  • The Blackwater Lightship 
  • The...
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Interesting few minutes of discussion of speculation on what will happen to border, etc. after Brexit

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Siobhainn & Breege-crazy crazy day.
My guests this morning generously stayed on for the crazy ride of doing a live broadcast over YouTube.  Ba-na-nas!
Great chat from Maida McQuinn Sugrue(Grandma, Tell Me a Story-https://www.amazon.com/Gramma-Tell-Story-Maida-McQuinn-Sugrue/dp/1956823182),  author Richie Piggott (Cry of a People Gone-available through RichiePiggott.com), Paul Dowling-Exec Dir of I...

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Ursula Bielski, featured guest speaker at iBAM, sits down for a chat and exchange of ghost stories and happenings.   
Wonderful story teller; she is a marvelous, generous guest.
Ursula has written 12 books, including "Chicago haunts; Ghostlore of the Windy City",
"More Chicago Haunts-Scenes from Myth and Memory",  "Haunts of the White City",
"Haunted Bachelor...

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Richie Piggott is a scientist, Irish trad music enthusiast, historian.....and more.  Siobhainn met Richie at iBAM(Irish Books, Arts, and Music) for a chat-winding around and about, as these things do.  Listen to Richies's story, how he ended up in Chicago, his journey towards writing this important historical book, & some stories within.
Find his gorgeous book here-  https://www.richiepiggott.com...

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iBAM-Irish Books Arts Music weekend at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago draws all that its title suggests!  Lucky for me, a few people had a some time for a chat.  This episode features actor/writer/spoken word performer Josephine Craven chatting about her main project- Lady Jane Wilde(mother of Oscar Wilde) aka "Speranza",  the toast of Society in her lifetime. Josephine created a one ...

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