The Two Norries Podcast

The Two Norries Podcast

The Two Norries Podcast is hosted by James Leonard & Timmy Long from north west Cork city and is themed around crime, mental health, addiction and social & health issues. Two Norries Podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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December 3, 2022 57 min

Our guest this week is Nora Trench Bowles. Nora talks to us about her life growing up with a stammer, the general conversation around stammers and how to change the stigma related to stammers


A huge thank you to Nora for joining us and sharing her story.


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Check out The Irish Stammering Association HERE


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This week we sit down with housing crisis export Rory Hearne as he talks about the state of the housing crisis at the moment and also outlines some strategies to get it to a more manageable situation, Rory also touches on his past experiences with trauma.


Rory Hearne is an Assist Prof Maynooth Uni, author of 'Gaffs: why no one can get a house' and host of Reboot Republic Podcast.


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On this episode, childhood friend John Paul Ricken joins us in the studio to talk about his late wife Susan, her battle with cancer at a young age and the foundation he set up in her memory


A huge thanks to John Paul for coming on and sharing his story with us all.


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On this episode, fellow Cork man Derry Desmond pops into the studio to talk to us about his family, his life in Cork and the plan that brought him to Kenya where he set his own charity.


A huge thanks to Derry for joining us


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Joey O’Callaghan and a Nicola Tallant speak to us about Joey’s story - featured in the award winning podcast series “The Witness - in his own words” 


We want to give a massive thanks you to Joey and Nicola for coming to speak to us


Check out The Witness (Book) HERE

Check out The Witness - In his own words (Podcast) HERE


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Grace is a Sex and Intimacy Specialist. She's the author of her recently released book "Sex Educated" which aims to answer questions young people may have on sex and sex education. Grace talks about her growing up dealing with a medical condition known as Vaginismus, her job as a sex and intimacy specialist for couples, and how working as a sex educator in schools lead her to release her book "Sex Educated".


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On this episode , 96fm's Pj Coogan joins us in the studio to talk about his start in radio, the challenges faced working in radio and reaching 40 years as a presenter.


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Eileen McHugh is a social entrepreneur inspiring creative and passion, transforming societal norms through the art of hairdressing.

On this weeks podcast, fellow Social Entrepreneur Ireland grant awardee Eileen talks about growing up in Ballymun, battling addiction from a young age, her road to recovery and education and how she came to set up Hair Together.


A big thank you to Eileen for joining us this week and sharing her story.


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This week, we’re delighted to share with your our first ever live podcast with guest comedian and recovering addict Willa White. 


Willa speaks about his upbringing, dealing with trauma, his struggles with addiction and how he ever come those obstacles to be where he is today.


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Dr. Rebekah Brennan is a Lecturer and Researcher in Substance Use/Community Development in UCC. Rebekah talks about her journey through education, dealing with family situations for a young age and more.


Thank you to Dr. Rebekah Brennan for coming on and sharing her story.


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Kim is a Writer, Director and Cinematographer. Her most recent work 'Pure Grit' is the intimate tale of an extraordinary young Native American woman…extreme bareback horse racing, young love, and hope when all seems lost.


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On this episode we're joined by Cork rapper Trigger who talks about how he got into rap, how he uses social issues in his area to influence his music and how he collaborated with big artists such as Tupac's group The Outlaws.


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On this episode we're joined by Cavan woman Kate Sexton who talks about the tragic moment her life changed forever when her husband, Simon, was suddenly killed at work whilst working as a paramedic.


Twelve years on since Simon's death, Kate has established a group called 'The Gathering' which aims to offer a safe space for people in grief to share their experiences and feelings without judgement.


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On this episode we're joined by two former Cork Life Centre students Amber & Lee who explain how they ended up in the Life Centre, what it is like and how it helped them. For those of you who don't know what the Life Centre is, it is an informal education centre for young people who did not fit the rigid mainstream education system. You can find out more by listening to Episode #15 with Don O'Leary, the Director of ...

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On this episode we're joined by the Clinical Director of Tabor Lodge, Mick Devine. Mick began his career at Tabor Lodge in 1997 as an Addiction Counsellor and was given the role of Clinical Director in 2011. During our conversation Mick spoke about his life growing up, the origins and inner-workings of Tabor Lodge as well as what services they provide to help people in recovery. Thank you for your time Mick, we really appreciat...

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On this episode we're joined by Tony O'Reilly who is an experienced Addiction Counsellor who specialises in Gambling Addiction. Tony is also the author of the remarkable book Tony 10 which tells the tale of how he became front-page news in 2011 after he stole €1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey.


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On this episode we're joined by fellow podcaster Pat Divilly. Pat is the host of the hugely popular Pat Divilly Podcast, as well as an author, speaker and health and wellness coach who has fast become one of Ireland's leading authorities in that area. In this episode Pat talks about his life, mental health, career and future and it was a pleasure to speak with him.


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On this episode we're joined by Counsellor Joanne O'Dwyer of the Red Door Project who talks to us about her life in addiction, mental health, education and her recovery.


We really appreciate Joanne taking the time to talk with us and be so honest about her story. Thanks again Joanne and all the best.


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On this episode we're joined by famous Cork son Setanta Ó hAilpín who talks to us about growing up in Cork, playing GAA, his career in Australia as a professional sportsperson and life after sport.


Thank you to Setanta for giving us his time and insight into his very interesting life and we wish him, his family and new business all the very best for the future.


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On this episode we're joined by Cork man Colin Healy who talks about his life growing up, mental health, addiction, recovery and his nationwide charity 'Sailing Into Wellness' which is offers programs that aim to empower individuals and build a positive sense of community on and off the water. 


Thank you again to Colin for sharing his story and time with us and we hope to be joining him on the water soon.


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