Into Your Head

Into Your Head

Unique free audio comedy podcast | For 20 years Irish-born amateur humorist, sage, racanteur, semi-hermetic fantasist, socially awkward cat obsessive, energy drinks misuser and husband Neal O'Carroll has developed, practiced and honed the art of starting comedic ramblings with no idea how the first sentence will end, never mind what he will say or write. 800 shows in, he thinks he's making progress. Irish comedy podcast Into Your Head's roots include O'Carroll's long enjoyment of classic BBC Radio panel game Just a Minute. From an early age (27) Neal was starting sentences with “Two Cats walk into a Bar" more frequently than the average man, initially in early 2000s humour blog Neal's Belch, which spawned the unscripted yet dialogue-laden Matchstick Cats webomics. By 2006, soon to be former moped operator O’Carroll had noticed saying stuff is easier than writing, and the rest is history. Particularly the first 400 shows which he insists are dreadful. Luckily the show evolved over seventeen years and another 400 episodes to become the free-flowing sream of unconciousness humour show it is today. The 2023 reversal of the show's retirement followed a reinvigorating reboot of Matchstick Cats - https://MatchstickCats.com - adapting to ongoing sight loss, even abandoning long trusted MS Paint for MS Paint 3D, although he admits it's relevance to the audio podcast is yet to be understood. And now so can you. | https://IntoYourHead.com

Episodes

February 17, 2024 65 mins
Neal discusses things to consider when falling to Earth, the impenetrable mechanics of swatting a fly, victim-blaming a fly, nondescriptness, a dog's attempts to line it's stomach, why the Littlest Hobo should learn better posture, why dinosaurs could have been pets, assessing the moon's flammability, a fly relates to Billy Joel's No Man's Land, how air crash investigators measure customer satisfaction, the difference between a lig...
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Neal discusses explaining Pink Floyd to a cat, understanding the Middle East, how parrots work, cars that are very wide and very short, how to dress a performing seal, Chevies, levees, levies, Daewoo, the building layout in Cheers, imagining what it's like to have undiagnosed haemorrhoids, advice for U.S. homeowners, Led Zeppelin's creative process, using local language on the podcast, a non-unionised dog, a unionised dog, proof my...
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January 26, 2024 60 mins
Neal presents a new original Quentin Tarantino dialogue about a bank heist of a bulding that once housed Robin Island jail (tasteful), and discusses assisting an elephant with self exploration, a bland thing that you're sucking on all day, mapping your face, addressing the far-future listener as ancestor, a non-corporeal Maître D’ versus a cat, Logan’s Run (1976) for fish, podcasts versus comic books, a French dining experience, ho...
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January 21, 2024 50 mins
Neal discusses what happens to your child if they listen to this, what your cat does to feel alive, how to organise a legalised crime purchase regime, reporting future cold cases, Demolition Man (1993), prepping your child for an era of burning and drowning, how to row your dog, Dinasaur versus Alien, an horrific nursery rhyme. forty years of non-violent teaching, a tonne of bricks versus a tonne of blessings, understanding shoe le...
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January 14, 2024 66 mins
Neal discusses a problem he has in common with Beatle Paul McCartney, a surgeon and a tree surgeon comparing notes, truly hollow fruits, the body as a trickle down economy, doctors berating the comatose, the very worst thing to take on a plane, manicure and footwear logistics for upright cats, cranberry sauce nuts, outsourcing your bedtime thoughts, the face as a fake shopfront facade, dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of lif...
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January 8, 2024 85 mins
In a podcast laden with twists and nail-biting revelations as we sit in on a jail-hardened dog's parole review, Neal considers what an M&M is, Mother Nature's periodic landscapes, a doctor's views on bi-directional blackboard scraping, the dog bitch to dog Hitler ratio, dog parole board makeup, the French resistance on 'Allo 'Allo (BBC1), what home means to a dog serving life, lingusitics versus comas, putting yourself in the dog's...
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In the first show of 2024 Neal discusses the term "west brit", Trevelyan, a cat avoiding New Year's beer scams, a dog's dealings with the registrar of deaths and stuff, defining hella dodgy, Hurricane Charlie mountain memories, songs about meatloaf, accepting that toilets trigger thirst, Chas and Dave but not Status Quo, realities of building a road to the Moon, a show-permeating glasses incident, fine line between Nowhereland and...
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December 26, 2023 68 mins
In a Christmas special culminating in the heartwarming story of a foulmouthed fake Santa who holds up bars, Neal discusses face cloth enthusiasts, introducing your child to A Clockwork Orange (1972), conversations with a working dog, a guide to shooting yourself in the foot, dogs in soap operas, how parenting ends, a deleted undersea mountain climber story, watching Highlander (1986) for the Queen songs, a barman's secret life, a b...
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December 20, 2023 72 mins
Neal discusses reassuring a fast food operative who's seen Michael Douglas in Falling Down (1993), the trouble with one-way vocal chords, whodunnits at mass, thoughts of a depressed eternal dog, bar security's guide to aging a cat, a new way to deliver heating oil, misinterpreting a blue moon, temporal extradition, custody of a padlock, cat linguistics, commissioning the word bespoke, smuggling toast, smiting technique, TV sets v...
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Neal discusses sit-com bunk bed envy, takey-offey parachutes versus landy parachutes, a dignified way to kill off libraries, eternal peanuts, where cabaret fits in the grand scheme of things, a curtailed feed remnant advisory for returning listeners, fooling yourself with documentaries, Everest without a Walkman, measuring hell-broken-loose levels, steamboats and whitewashing, long distance stewing, casting then uncasting the dead ...
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In an 800th episode during which he may have overdone the energy drinks somewhat, (although the Cat Stevens part is true) Neal exposes a gaping loophole for toddler movie producers and discusses merry-go-rounds versus the events depicted in The Deer Hunter (1978), what he learned in his days in a Dublin boxing arena, achieving immortality by outwitting his future self, sit-com revolving door tropes, novel advice for joggers, you co...
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November 25, 2023 54 mins
Neal discusses the imaginary listener's secret existential crisis, approximating the taste of grass for the discerning diner, a new way to measure your height, whether crosswords count as relaxation, changing atitudes to chimneys, what's under your face, the first humans ever to see a bridge, canal tow-path horse height issues, harmonica design mysteries, Lovely Daaaaaaaaaay versus a barking barman, canal tow path issues, demons i...
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November 21, 2023 58 mins
In an hour culminating in an elightening explanation, using the story of his recently departed mother's 1950s or early 1960s Atlantic crossing, of how silence works, Neal discusses why animals need to become gardeners, your chances of getting a pharmacist to sell you tea or paracetemol or cocaine, the movie "Downsizing", quicksand on a playing field, the pros and cons of having Anthony Hopkins as your family doctor, how cats buy ro...
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November 13, 2023 71 mins
Neal discusses turning against Tom Hanks, a cat versus Pope Benedict XVI, Apple Pencils in banks, turning against Monopoly, a beverage based on some woman off Deep Space Nine, misexplaining Occupy Wall Street, off-air cat songs, debriefing a temporary cat, why you should have something wrong with you, fonts in the blood, transmitting barmen over the Wicklow Mountains, taking up space, IT security as entertainment, cistern noise ana...
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November 7, 2023 53 mins
Neal discusses filling a bath from the bottom, an anti-prelude, harmonica haters, witchhunts under Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, isolated tool-blaming, the case for (domestic) cats vomiting on each other, QED memories, a particularly taxing song for harmonica, what to drink in a vomitorium, understanding bass guitar operators, misunderstanding Queen's John Deacon, vomitorium enthusiasts in academia, navigating company law for vomito...
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November 3, 2023 37 mins
Neal deals with how head transplants do or don't work, cinematography of Pope John Paul II and Oscar Schindler, how donkeys are processed hygenically, the problem with Steve Jobs RIP, a cat purchasing fake magic in a laundrette, elephants in a library, the problem with the human digestive system, surviving a long weekend in prison, what to do after you've made lemons into lemonde, talking microbes with guns (fictional), what Bob Ge...
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October 21, 2023 44 mins
Neal discusses pre-recorded bungee jump commentary, training podcast listeners, fighting fire with actual fire, gorillas in the news, PC disposal vesus bear disposal, finding a milkman in 2023, life as a margarine factory line foreman, the real reason for the seven year hiatus, how a cat verifies podcast listeners, that excellent ten-part drama about either Freud or Einstein, conversations in a margarine factory, cooking a load of ...
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Neal discusses the brief seven year interlude since Show 792, a prodical son, how lemonade works, coffee shop marzipan violence, a civilised summons, single use gold, Siskel or Ebert or Roeper or the other one, the podcast co-host protection system, zero on the dog scale, Make my day versus Be my guest, off duty dog helmets, dog licensing, vocal experiments, acapelo singers'  concerns about the word bollocks, alienating dog owners,...
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October 6, 2023 13 mins
A short test transmission as Into Your Head prepares to emerge from it's brief seven year absence. Show 793 will be along in a week or so. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International with attribution License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International with attribution "Neal from Ireland / IntoYourHead.com "
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October 26, 2016 25 mins
This episode, from 2016, Show 792: "Pilot" was the last ever episode of Into Your Head. Until October 2023, when it's coming back! Please subscribe to the new brand new podcast feed. See IntoYourHead.ie/Subscribe for everything.
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