Pictured at Dolan’s Warehouse for the Live Blindboy Podcast with special guests Ella Daly, producer of Bread not Profits, and Cian Prendiville, Limerick Soviet Centenary Committee. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.
.@elladginger and @cianplk speaking last night in @mydolans with @Rubberbandits for the Blindboy Podcast Live about the Limerick Soviet #ilovelimerick #lovelimerick #lovinlimerick pic.twitter.com/qCWGw2e13Y
— #LimerickTilliDie (@ilovelimerick) May 10, 2019
WATCH & PHOTOS – Blindboy Podcast Live at Dolans Warehouse
Dolans Warehouse hosted Limerick’s own Blindboy last night for his phenomenally popular Blindboy Podcast Live event.
Joining him onstage during the night were guest speakers Ella Daly and Cian Prendiville. Ella was producer of the popular play Bread not Profits, which brought to life the events of the 1919 Limerick Soviet. Cian is a political activist as well as on the Limerick Soviet Centenary Committee.
During the podcast, Blindboy and his guests discussed the Limerick Soviet centenary as well as the problems facing workers in Ireland today.
The social commentator has developed an audience of over 1,000,000 people listening and a new show going live with the BBC in early 2019.
With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland & the UK but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people’s mindset on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds.
The Podcast has received plaudits from around the globe with previous guests including the likes of economist David McWilliams, civil rights activist and former MP Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, and author Louise O’Neill.
Engaging, at times controversial, but always highly inspirational his subject choices have been eye-opening, informative and, at times, devastating. His style has been described by Hot Press as ‘genuinely ground-breaking in terms of long-form interviewing in Ireland’.
Blindboy has never been shy about putting his views on Irish society into the public domain, so it stands to reason that his podcast often delves into weighty topics – as well as revelling in the surreal, with short fiction pieces, comedy and interviews in the mix.
The Daily Edge have described his approach as having an ‘uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled and something that is sorely needed in Irish society’.
Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic feeling of “freedom” he exhumes which allows his listeners and participants to openly speak their mind without judgement and no topic off limits – certainly an air of belonging encircling the space you find yourself in when listening or in the company of Blindboy.
His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast not only espouses mental health issues but reaches further into an eclectic spectrum of current topics from gun laws to feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.
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Pictures: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.