THE BLINDBOY PODCAST
The Blindboy podcast is a storytelling podcast in the Irish tradition of the Seanchaí. Seamlessly Intertwining history, fiction, cultural critique and politics into a relaxing form the author calls “The podcast hug”.
“ His uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled & something that is sorely needed in Irish society “( The Daily Edge )
With humble beginnings as a short term tool to promote his first book, over the past two years this podcast has grown to international success with listnerships reaching one million per month. Blindboy is a best selling author of fiction, who has written two collections of short stories. He has over a decade of experience writing for television, having made shows for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV and RTE.
He is also a songwriter, musician and producer with his group the Rubberbandits, who have amassed over 100 million youtube views and have toured the world as a theatre act. The Blindboy podcast is the creative summation of all these experiences
Blindboy is also an academic, having completed a masters degree in 2015 in creative practice and the social environment. He draws upon this to democratise topics such as art, psychology, politics, science and music. Offering a unique and humorous insights into issues which are perceived to be complex Mental health is a frequent topic on the Blindboy podcast.
Blindboy is a longtime mental health activist and has always used his platform to speak about his own struggles with anxiety and depression. He uses the podcast to investigate theories of psychotherapy such as CBT, and Transactional analysis, and how to apply them in a simple way to our own lives.
And finally his live podcast shows.
From Toronto, to London, to Sydney to Galway, Blindboys live podcasts are consistently sold out affairs where he captivates his audiences in an quietened intimate atmosphere. Drawing from his years of live performance experience, Blindboy can make a crowd of 1200 feel as though they are in a small room with only a handful of others.
He reads from his book, and he speaks with a guest. It is not an interview, but rather an intimate chat which seeks to replicate a private conversation in a public space through the language of theatre. These live shows are spontaneously endearing and heartwarmingly engaging, there’s usually something in here for everyone to enjoy. Sometimes he may have a guest who is a person with an interesting life story to tell, and other times he might interview a person who is an expert in their field.
Notable past guests are Spike Lee, Bernadette Devlin and authors Kevin Barry and Roddy Doyle. In 2019 His book “boulevard wren and other stories” was a bestseller. He released his TV series “Blindboy undestroys the world” on BBC. As well as the continued and thundering success of the blindly podcast with online and as a live show. A new bestseller is on the way for 2022.
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