The HedgeRadio Podcast

The HedgeRadio Podcast

HedgeRadio brings you sparkling podcasts and narrative stories to keep your ears on edge. Produced by Crannóg Media This show is part of the HeadStuff Podcast Network. Support the show, and get bonus content, by becoming a member of HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com)

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August 26, 2021 45 mins
In episode 2 of Not Sponsored by the Luftwaffe, we get up close and personal with retired Commandant Larry Scallan as he helps families re-remember the lost lives of their relatives who died in WWI. Ben is our guide as he tells how he heard Larry give a lecture and it jogged his memory about his great-granduncle from Castlecomer in Kilkenny, he reached out to Larry who pieced together the lost story of James Heffernan. Larry points...
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In this episode, we discover the first of two incredible stories from one family and their involvement in both World Wars. Historian Ben MaCoillte tells us about his journey along with his grandfather back to his landing spot on D-Day in 1944.  Ben shares the details of that landing and what his grandfather encountered on that beach and what it was like to go back for the first time 60 years later.  Stay and have a listen The Hedg...
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Sometimes the amazing stories of real-life characters are hijacked by myths and the essence of what makes them great is sometimes overlooked. Part 2 continues the story of one such character, a legend in Mexico but almost unheard of in his homeland of Ireland. William Lamport lived an incredible life, from the tender age of 14 he had a King's ransom on his head, and in Mexico, he would write a Declaration of Independence that shook...
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Sometimes the amazing stories of real life characters are hijacked by myths and the essence of what makes them great are sometimes overlooked. This episode is about one such character, a legend in Mexico but almost unheard of in his homeland of Ireland. William Lamport lived an incredible life, from the tender age of 14 he had a King's ransom on his head and in Mexico he would write a Declaration of Independence that shook the foun...
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The pandemic has changed so many of the patterns in our lives. None more so than around death and dying. Following on from a project we did for the Irish Hospice Foundation, we catch up with some of the people charged with caring for not only those we have lost but also those of us left behind.
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April 22, 2021 4 mins
Welcome to The HedgeRadio Podcast, now a member of the HeadStuff Podcast Network!
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March 16, 2021 33 mins
HedgeRadio ignores the old advice of not following stones and does just that. We try to discover the secrets held by neolithic rock art that was hidden for hundreds of years in a farmers hedgerow while at the same time we go wandering with local artist and folklorist Michael Fortune as he explains the attraction to wart stones and bullaun stones. What we didn't expect to find was the stone crosses that Oliver Cromwell destroyed on ...
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The HedgeRadio Podcast talk to Deirdre Wadding, a survivor of the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home and we investigate the shameful history of institutional abuse of those deemed unworthy. Stay Have a listen... Support us on Patreon
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January 16, 2021 73 mins
HedgeRadio discovers the secrets behind the Furlong homestead, a small cottage on Forth Mountain where music and love held sway. The home was nearly lost until a local group gathered to restore it, and we found the pike wielding rebel who use to sit by the half door listening to music and watching the world roll by. Support us on Patreon
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Jack Matthews talks to HedgeRadio about his poem, Bloody Sunday 1920. After reading The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley, Jack wanted to do his bit to humanize and remember those killed by the British army while watching a GAA football match at Croke Park in 1920. Support us on Patreon
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August 23, 2016 7 mins
Meet master craftsman Tommy Kelly and get a taste of what it is like to make your own handcrafted furniture with Tommy at the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford Support us on Patreon
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HedgeRadio followed Eoin Colfer's 'Once Upon a Place Tour' all the way to the Electric Picnic in 2015. His tour of Ireland, with many authors in tow, rocked into the Picnic and left its literary mark. Support us on Patreon
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November 19, 2015 6 mins
His kids see a drug pusher, his wife doesn't get it. He just wants the perfect start to his day. Support us on Patreon
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August 31, 2015 19 mins
This months offering brings us Callum Orr, John Stewart, Mick Egan with Nicky Murphy and the featured artist is Paul Creane and the Changing Band Support us on Patreon
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HedgeRadio spent the day with Laureate na nOg Eoin Colfer on his Once Upon A Place tour at St Catherine's Halting Site, Wetlands, Kilkenny. Eoin talked with the kids, swapped stories and had a go on a sulky. Support us on Patreon
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February Podcast from the South Main Social at the Sky and the Ground. Featuring the talents of Karen Dunbar, Noel Quaid, Shane Kenny and Brownstone Station and Chroma.Hosted by Declan Dempsey. Main image by Anne Meyler. Podcast produced by HedgeRadio. Support us on Patreon
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March 21, 2015 22 mins
January at the South Main Social, hosted by Declan Dempsey at The Sky and the Ground in Wexford Town, featured Trish Gallagher, Ronan Furlong, Dan Comerford and Basciville. Support us on Patreon
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January 7, 2015 23 mins
Monthly Podcast from the South Main Social, hosted by Declan Dempsey in The Sky and the Ground, Wexford. This month's line up-Alan ByrneStagefrightEoin ColferJMAPaula CoxCheck out The South Main Social on Facebook for more information.A HedgeRadio Production. Support us on Patreon
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