Cork: More events revealed for Cork Podcast Festival 2019!


Friday 11th – Sunday 13th October 2019

Various Venues, Cork City

The Good Room have teamed up with Cork Opera House to present Cork’s first Podcast Festival, taking place in various venues across the city, including Cork Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery, Cyprus Avenue, Plugd Records, pubs, book shops and other nooks and crannies, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019.

Adding to the previously announced West Cork Podcast event, with journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian Jennifer Forde at Cork Opera House, organisers have announced an exciting and diverse range of guests also joining the bill:

Blindboy returns to Leeside with the popular Blindboy Podcast Live at Cork Opera House. Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with equal touches of realism and surrealism. He’ll be joined by some very special guests for this event.

On top of being one of the headline acts for Cork Podcast Festival, Blindboy has also handpicked and curated a number of Irish podcasts for this year’s festival. The first of these is Taranoia with comedian, writer, and actor Tara Flynn. Tara has Taranoia – her own special brand of fear and insecurity – which she battles to get stuff done. Join her at The Crawford Art Gallery Theatre for Taranoia: Live!, The Tara Flynn Podcast: an hour or of craic, chat, and lessons learned – with a fair amount of eejitry thrown in, featuring a very special guest.

Awarded iTunes Best of 2016, #2 in US, UK and CAN Apple Podcasts chart, and clocking up over 23 million downloads: Unexplained with creator Richard MacLean Smith will take you on an atmospheric journey through an extraordinary tale. In the summer of 1971, in the small northeastern village of Hexham in England, two young boys are digging about in their garden when they discover a pair of strange stone heads buried two feet underground.

Unexplained features as a double bill with Petrified – a horror anthology podcast from a darker Ireland, directed by Peter Dunne, and produced by him with Liam Geraghty. Experience Petrified as never before – in complete darkness. A late night radio show host in a remote station receives increasingly disturbing calls from his listeners out there in the dark. The double header takes place at the Crawford Art Gallery Theatre on Friday 11th October.


Tickets for the above shows go on sale 10am Monday 29 July

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Calling all wrestling fans! Inside The Ropes presents An Evening with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart at Cyprus Avenue as part of the Cork Podcast Festival. Fans across the UK and Ireland grew up with The Hitman ruling the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 90’s. He had one of the most epic runs as 5 Time WWF Champion, Intercontinental Champion, Tag Team Champion, King of the Ring, Royal Rumble winner and countless other achievements. Since retiring in 2000, he’s written a book, launched a comeback, been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, unveiled the new AEW World Title, and much more. Topics on the night will range from WrestleMania matches and relationship with Vince McMahon to Owen Hart, WCW, The Hart Foundation and many more. Ticket-goers will have the opportunity to vote via email in September to decide what else Bret will talk about that night. Tickets €30-€95 + booking fee on sale now from

As well as ticketed events, there will also be a trail of FREE events including: ‘The Metal Cell’ with Richie Le Faux, taking place at Plugd. The podcast sets out to promote Irish Metal by talking to the bands, promoters and crucially the fans of this great genre. Richie will interview a diverse range of people involved in the Irish Metal scene from those that were born in the 60’s,70’s, and 80’s up to the teenagers now who are banging out the riffs and landing on our heads.

Meet the makers of The Independent Music Podcast – a weekly show running since 2010 hosted by Anthony Chambers and Gareth Main at Plugd (free admission). The Independent Music Podcast brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. In more than 200 episodes they have promoted over 2,700 independent artists and record labels and reach thousands of pairs of ears every week.

The Futurist, hosted and produced by journalist and GAFF-co founder Jo Linehan, will take place in Plugd. The Futurist uncovers some of the most exciting sustainable lifestyle brands in Ireland today. From long-standing sustainable fashion labels to the new beauty and homewares companies being built with sustainability in mind, Jo unravels the ethos and methods behind some of the most covetable consumer goods emerging in the country and discusses the challenges and triumphs of building a business with the environment in mind.

There’s much more to be announced in the festival programme over the coming weeks. Follow Cork Podcast Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the news.


Unexplained + Petrified // Double Bill

Friday 11th October

Crawford Art Gallery Theatre – 8pm

€13 + booking fee on sale 10am Monday 29th July from


Inside The Ropes presents.. An Evening with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart

Friday 11th October

Cyprus Avenue – 8pm

€30 – €75 + booking fee on sale now from


The Metal Cell

Friday 11th October

Plugd – 9pm



Independent Music Podcast

Saturday 12th October

Plugd – 6:30pm



The Futurist with Jo Linehan

Sunday 13th October

Plugd – 2pm



Taranoia Live! with Tara Flynn

Sunday 13th October

Crawford Art Gallery Theatre – 6pm

€10 + booking fee on sale Monday 29th July from


The Blindboy Podcast Live

Sunday 13th October

Cork Opera House – 8pm

€26 + booking fee on sale 10am Monday 29th July from

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