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« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2021, 03:09:57 PM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.


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« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2021, 03:33:03 PM »
Yes I listened to this a few weeks ago and it’s excellent.

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« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2021, 04:24:16 PM »
I'll second 13 Minutes To The Moon. Just the right amount of geeky engineering content without going overboard, and let's face it it's an interesting story!

Late to this, but that sounds like a good listen.

Will check it out.

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« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2021, 09:46:33 PM »
Listened to this a few years back. USA in the 1998 World Cup
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/american-fiasco

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« Reply #109 on: September 30, 2021, 12:12:40 AM »
BBC Sounds, "Bad Cops"   a real life resemblance to"The Shield", a podcast drama  of events that happened in Baltimore, USA.

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« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2021, 09:56:48 AM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.

Also listened to it. Would highly recommend.

Madness what goes on in the drugs/gangs game.


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« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2021, 03:28:52 PM »
I'll second 13 Minutes To The Moon. Just the right amount of geeky engineering content without going overboard, and let's face it it's an interesting story!

Late to this, but that sounds like a good listen.

Will check it out.

Finished the first two seasons of 13 Minutes to the Moon.

Great recommendation Tony.

Both seasons excellent and explained things in laymen's terms.

The Apollo 13 season showed how much they had to dumb down or simplify things for the movie (which is still a very good film).

ONE WTF moment for me: Jim Lovell's son being told by his military school physics teacher not to worry about his father because sure it was all fake anyway! :o

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« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2021, 03:37:38 PM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.

Also listened to it. Would highly recommend.

Madness what goes on in the drugs/gangs game.

Cheers for this. Decent listen.

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« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2021, 01:38:54 AM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.

Also listened to it. Would highly recommend.

Madness what goes on in the drugs/gangs game.

Cheers for this. Decent listen.

another appreciation post for The Witness. Genuinely shocking and absolutely gripping.
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« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2021, 08:45:53 AM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.

Also listened to it. Would highly recommend.

Madness what goes on in the drugs/gangs game.

Cheers for this. Decent listen.

another appreciation post for The Witness. Genuinely shocking and absolutely gripping.

Another thumbs up from me.
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« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2021, 08:54:08 AM »
Mostly listen to Sporting/GAA podcasts but found'The Witness' absolutely gripping & listened to it all in one day.

Any other recommendations?

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« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2021, 09:37:21 AM »
There's a pretty good pod about the Northern Bank raid

Also Joe Rogan and Randall Carlson discussion on extinction level events of the past, the populating of north America and dangers of scientific dogma

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« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2021, 10:23:06 AM »
Definitely would recommend The Witness podcast best I've heard this year. Joey O'Callaghan was incredibly brave but he still has a life sentence of his own.

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« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2021, 10:23:54 AM »
Excellent podcast out called 'The Witness: In His Own Words'. Ten episodes of around a half hour each.

It's about the youngest person to ever be entered into the Witness Protection Programme in the south - Joseph O'Callaghan - who from the age of 12 was coerced into working for Dublin gangster Brian Kenny, mostly in dealing heroin, until he eventually escaped Kenny's control and gave a statement to the Gardaí about a murder he knew Kenny and another of his associates had committed.

The podcast is essentially just O'Callaghan telling his story. He comes across as an unbelievably decent human being who has had more trauma in his life than anyone should ever have to deal with.

Also listened to it. Would highly recommend.

Madness what goes on in the drugs/gangs game.

Cheers for this. Decent listen.

another appreciation post for The Witness. Genuinely shocking and absolutely gripping.

Another thumbs up from me.

Glad yous like it as much as I did. I think the fact that Joseph comes across as such a kind hearted, decent being, makes it all the more fascinating a story. I see he also wrote a book about it. I'm sure there's nothing new in it that hasn't been covered in 5 hours of a podcast, but I would be inclined to buy it purely to give him the support!