Fear/Fun

Fear/Fun

We bring a group of strangers together in a room to ask one question: What is your biggest fear? We're all afraid of something. Some of our fears are relatable, some are completely bizarre. Some have reasoning behind them, but most fears when spoken out loud are revealed as hilariously irrational. We confess our biggest fears and break them down... to try and conquer them, or at least get a laugh out of trying.

Episodes

May 24, 2018 72 mins
Host Claire Beck is joined by arts journalist and host of Headstuff’s No Encore podcast Dave Hanratty for a frank discussion about everything from mental health and self care, to the treatment of women in film and the art of napping. Dave confesses his arachnophobia and his occasional (and terrifying) fear of dying if he falls asleep. 
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A fun fact about Fear/Fun host Claire Beck: when she isn't busy asking people the question "what is your biggest fear?" she spends her spare time in the Circus training aerial acrobatics. For this episode, she is joined by two incredibly talented circus artists, Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and Ronan Brady. The tour of their original show How To Square A Circle starts this weekend in Dublin, but they took time out of their busy rehearsa...
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April 20, 2018 68 mins
For this episode Claire Beck is joined by comedian, writer and actress Alison Spittle and DJ and Today FM-er Ed Smith to answer the question "What is your biggest fear?"  They start off with a LOT of talk about snacks, before moving on to discuss the correlations between building DJ and comedy sets, the effects of their Irish Catholic upbringings on their fearful childhood selves, Stoneybatter hipsters and more.
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April 6, 2018 87 mins
For episode #5, Claire is joined by bestselling author of Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling Emer McLysaght and photographer Ruth Medjber. They discuss breezy topics ranging from repealing the 8th to never feeling like your work is good enough, and more serious ones including: is hummus is a condiment or a main food group?, flashing in the shower, and the joy of multiple notebook usage.
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March 22, 2018 63 mins
Claire is joined by Ireland's reigning queen of Disco, top DJ and Today FM presenter Kelly-Anne Byrne; and songstress, BARQ front woman and all round inspirational human Jess Kav.  Recorded in front of a live audience in Bello Bar in Dublin, they discuss disastrous gig stories, automatonophobia, invisible Finglas rats, gourmet popcorn, and financial security.
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March 6, 2018 51 mins
Once again, the Fear/Fun massive gathered with a live audience in Dublin's cosy Bello Bar to ask the question "What is your biggest fear?"  For episode 3, Claire is joined by:  DJ, RTÉ 2fm host and writer Tara Stewart and Founder of Girl Crew, an app and community of women which is spreading worldwide, Elva Carri.  Topics of discussion include: Internet creeping, snakes, feigning interest in others, why Tramore is possibly the f...
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February 14, 2018 51 mins
**Fear/Fun #2 - Phobias ** Once again, the Fear/Fun crew gathered in Bello Bar in Dublin to ask the question "what is your biggest fear?"  Claire Beck was joined by TV3 and Today FM presenter Muireann O'Connell and Sing Along Social and Castaway Buffet host Anna Jacob. All three discuss their entirely weird phobias (HeadStuff editor Alan also makes a guest appearance to explain Claire so she doesn't have to puke while doing so) ...
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February 1, 2018 32 mins
Fear/Fun is the new live show podcast on the HeadStuff Podcast Network, hosted by Claire Beck and friends. We bring a group of strangers together in a room to ask one question: What is your biggest fear? Hosts of In The Shower With Taz and Marcus, Taz Kelleher and DJ/Comedian Marcus O'Laoire, join Claire for episode one. It was recorded live, deep in the midst of January Fear territory, at Bello Bar in Dublin. They discuss dry Ja...
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