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Saint John the Backflip 2020-02-12T03:56:09+00:00

Howiye lads. I’m on tour at the moment down In Australia, on a mad bastard of a schedule. There’s gorgeous sounds of crickets and birds here, and a curtain of warm humidity in the air that’s perfect for recapturing sound. I’d love to record an outdoor ASMR podcast if I get the chance tomorrow. Have ye any questions to ask me or things ye’d like me to chat about?

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User #16607819 - 12 Feb 20 04:29
Last week I googled what Asmr meant and I went to YouTube and ended up on my first click watching a man being shaved in a barber shop and watched it start to finish 20min . What is it about asmr that pulls us in , from a psychological point of view , what’s going on , what a paradox it will be to answer an asmr question in an asmr themed podcast :) yurt
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User #1007967 - 12 Feb 20 04:00
Yes! I’m in the middle of writing you a letter to give to you tonight... but tell US other frustrated and fucked up creatives, who really feel a calling to do what you do, but for whatever reason - lack confidence... what was it that for you to truly believe in yourself to the extent that you do, given your previous battle with anxiety See you tonight!!!! :))
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User #13405695 - 12 Feb 20 04:08
Howreya Blindboy. Nice show at the Ritz last week. You talk a lot about colonialism and the fate of the Irish under the jackboots of the English. I think it would be great for you and your listeners if you could talk to someone like Adam Briggs or Stan Grant about the Aboriginal experience of colonialism and how it is affecting Australia today.
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theblindboypodcast - 12 Feb 20 04:32
Howiya Dan. I’m actually chatting with Dan Sultan tonight in Sydney. He’s indigenous and is friends with Briggsy
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User #13405695 - 12 Feb 20 04:41
Amazing! Hope he brings his acoustic guitar. I'm sorry to say I can't make it tonight so I look forward to your broadcast of the podcast. What a legend you are.
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User #19558054 - 12 Feb 20 04:05
Can you talk about the underlying anxiety everyone is feeling due to climate change? How do we go about our days as normal when Australia is on fire, Coronavirus is killing the masses, New Zealand's south island is being flood-ravaged and submerged in water, Antarctica just set a record high temperature, and Somalia declared a national emergency due to a plague of locusts. Is this the end of the world?
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User #13222247 - 12 Feb 20 04:01
Please talk about the election and what’s happening in Ireland. There’s obviously a lot of uncertainty and would be great to hear your point of view. Thank you
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User #18417415 - 12 Feb 20 04:09
I think politics is hot in the air right now. Not just in Ireland but in Australia too. Federal Election in Australia was voted in similar patterns to what Ireland has seen the past few decades where the older generations rule the vote. Australian government is so corrupt and detached from the people. The current PM of Australia (Scomo), a climate change denier, fucked off to Hawaii on a family holiday in the middle of the bushfire crisis amongst uproar from (mostly) the younger generation.
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User #23175815 - 12 Feb 20 04:00
Please talk about your journey learning about the Aboriginal people of Australia, their history, their ongoing culture, their connection to the land, colonialism and ongoing issues, and your Irish perspective/empathy on the issue. I got goosebumps when you did the acknowledgement of Country in Melbourne on Monday - it’s really powerful that you did that.
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User #29313818 - 12 Feb 20 04:02
Hello Blindboy I hope you can read this message as I’m talking into my phone, can’t be arsed texting while driving.. Blindboy What’s are your thoughts on the way the aboriginals were treated in the early Settler days and it’s comparison to how the Irish were treated by the British colonial regime. Yours faithfully mad cunts from Bruree,, living in Sydney. Yurt. . PS apologies for the typo, I am not drunk but I amSpeaking into the phone.
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User #21239475 - 12 Feb 20 04:27
I was at your Brisbane live podcast and what Paddy said about 'The great shame' made a hell of lot of sense. I've been trying to figure out why Auas
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User #24202264 - 12 Feb 20 03:59
Howyagarn mate, I’d like to know what external stimulus evokes the strongest emotions in you, ie, what smells bring back what memories, what song makes you think of THAT time...
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User #21239475 - 12 Feb 20 04:34
Australians seem to consider Ireland of having little to no interesting culture and put them in the same bag as 'British.' I wonder as well whether Irish people had to his their Irishness when trying to fit in to society here in the 50's to 70's during segregation of Catholics and Protestants. We're Irish immigrants ourselves, moved here in 1990 and i've been told from friends that Brisbane was very much segregated during this time (grandparent experiences) so i wonder if
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User #24099792 - 12 Feb 20 04:23
We call our cockstain of a prime minister "Scotty from marketing". Do you know of any similar monikers for other embarrassing genetic sneezes who've risen to power or slopped their way there through attrition?
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User #22278443 - 12 Feb 20 04:21
Hi, Blindboy! I was wondering if you could speak about universal basic income. I’ve been a volunteer for the Andrew Yang presidential campaign in America for the past 6 months. He unfortunately suspended his campaign today, but we are still continuing the fight to eradicate poverty. He was also advocating for policies that correspond to topics you have discussed in previous podcasts, such as data as a property right and he was the only candidate who supported a constitutional amendment to protect the environment. I am Native American, so this policy was top priority for me as indigenous peoples protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity. Also, my tribe’s lands (Navajo Nation) and state national parks (Bears Ears, Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah) are currently under threat by resource extraction. Hope the tour is going great! Ahéhee’ and blessings to you ❤️
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User #23180955 - 12 Feb 20 04:02
How do you find the jetlag from all the flights and different time zones and what's your method to try counteract it.
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User #13247704 - 12 Feb 20 04:30
Great history story you would love - William Buckley a convict (201 cm tall!) who escaped in 1803 and lived with the local Wadawurrung people until 1835. Hence the expression - 'Buckley's and none' meaning no chance of success. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Buckley_(convict)
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User #25670219 - 12 Feb 20 04:05
Just tell me that next time you'll take the time to visit some Irish/Australian historical sites, to learn all about the poor bastards that washed up on Australia's shores and what became of them.
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User #21239475 - 12 Feb 20 04:35
Fucking shit at writing in this tiny box, sorry hope to makes sense
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User #16607819 - 12 Feb 20 04:05
Love to hear you talk about the Irish diaspora to Australia over the years , how we are being accepted (or not ), wiki says , ( c. 7,000,000 (30% of the Australian population of partial Irish ancestry) 80,000 (by birth, 2011) 2,087,800 (self-declared Irish ancestry, 2011; 10.4% of the Australian population), considering you couldn’t go any further in the world , how did we manage to embrace this ?
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User #10368940 - 12 Feb 20 04:14
Good luck doing an ASMR podcast tomorrow in Sydney. The weather forecast is a bit ordinary but if you get out early you should be right. Try getting a ferry to Watsons bay and take a walk to South head. It beautiful and if you are lucky you might spot some of the fairy penguins that are native to Sydney harbour. There is a nearby spot there called 'The Gap' that is infamous for suicide where people would leap off a cliff. There was a man the lived nearby that used to try to talk them out of it and he is believed to have saved about 150+ people.
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User #13247704 - 12 Feb 20 04:24
Have you heard much Aussie strine? Damien mentioned it briefly on Monday - idioms that are mutated Australian English. 'Flat out like a lizard drinking' (I'm very busy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strine
Questions for this week. 2019-06-08T17:48:27+00:00

Howiya lads. I’m in America so I’ve to record the podcast on the fly. Have ye any questions for me?

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User #5081151 - 8 Jun 19 17:50
How did you manage to get in?
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User #10312180 - 8 Jun 19 17:56
Have you watched The Virtues? Shane Meadows on phenomenal form yet again. Legendary performances from several amazing Irish actors. It’s like a documentary, it’s that realistic and natural.
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User #16800741 - 8 Jun 19 17:57
What is wrong with Antney's eye? Is there a story behind this song?
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User #2925588 - 8 Jun 19 17:54
Did you used to smoke fags? I’m having a bit of trouble kicking them completely, even with the vape
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User #9314011 - 8 Jun 19 17:57
Not a question, and you've covered it a bit, but I'd love to to hear you riff about "amygdala hijack" with regards to anger. Read a book called destructive emotions by Daniel goleman and it made me realise I had anger issues and gave me some tools to deal with them!
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User #2925588 - 8 Jun 19 17:50
What’s your favourite Irish album of the last year? God bless x
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User #8304193 - 8 Jun 19 17:55
Listening to one of your podcasts from earlier in the year about procrastination. I noticed you applied it to the creative work you do, which you obviously enjoy. What techniques or practices can we normal folk, who have boring jobs, do to help minimise procrastination?
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User #18187465 - 8 Jun 19 17:54
You've often pointed out the absurdist and surreal nature of Irish storytelling, why do you think this is? Are we all just mad bastards?
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User #20199855 - 8 Jun 19 17:57
Hi Blindboy, I’ve been trying to get recognition for my name from the state. It’s in the Gaelic form and, as Irish is the first national language of the country, I would expect it to be a basic right…but no. I don’t have the right to have my name and address with ‘fadas’. My name (which exists in the world of the Irish language) can only presented with ‘fadas’, otherwise it’s not my name. The approach I’m taking now is to pursue this right through GDPR regulation, Article 16 (The right to rectification). We have heard a lot about the ignorance of the British towards the Irish in relation to Brexit, but I’m continually surprised at the ignorance of Irish people towards Irish speakers. I would be very interested in your take on this as I would see it as a post-colonial issue. Go raibh maith agat, Ciarán
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User #16470463 - 8 Jun 19 17:57
Hey Blindboy, super podcast. My local pub is Arthur’s on James St, D8 and they have a bit of a shrine to Robert Emmet and an actual face-mask. Can you give me an insight into the dude? Thanks.
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User #15263014 - 8 Jun 19 17:52
I know you hear this everyday but I listened to your podcast earlier about anxiety and we have had a very similar experience. Like you, I have a mental health regime which includes lots of exercise and therefore I don't really get anxiety now. The only time I ever get anxious now is when I'm hungover. I know you enjoy a bag of cans from listening to your podcast but you've never mentioned it having any impact on your anxiety. Just curious if it does... Love your work.
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User #16645569 - 8 Jun 19 17:52
Hi Blindboy, what are your views on spotify? useful promotional tool or massive corporate rip off?
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User #15888859 - 8 Jun 19 17:54
Hello Blindboy, I was wondering If you know anything about ancient Irish food. I was doing online research the other night and was blown away by bog butter - butter stored in wooden casings under bog - this video is class, a man dug up 50 gallons of butter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3ORRox_z8 Also learned about sowens, swat and flummery from a great article - loved this 12th C description of the Irish diet "a delicious drink made up of "very thick milk, of milk not too thick, of milk of long thickness, of milk of medium thickness, of yellow bubbling milk, the swallowing of which needs chewing."" Would love to hear you talk about some of these early Irish foods, I'm sure there's a bubbling hot take to be had somewhere. The article is https://www.bonappetit.com/trends/article/what-the-irish-ate-before-potatoes <3
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User #5080939 - 8 Jun 19 17:52
What's your take on CSPE (Civics) and History being downgraded in Irish schools. Do you think History should be compulsory in secondary schools?
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User #19310013 - 8 Jun 19 18:04
Welcome Blindboy! I'm living in Brooklyn and have bought tickets to see you in Toronto next month. I listen to you every week and think you're a beacon of hope for many things and specifically for a positive mental health turn-around in Ireland. I'm working on an initiative here about the future of global cooperation (multilateralism). At a time when many countries are inward facing this causes me great concern. If countries stop working together, this will impact climate change (not much green space for seed bombs in New York!), the disruptive impact of technologies, helping refugees find better lives...any hot takes??!
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User #8893836 - 8 Jun 19 17:54
What do you and Noel Gallagher see in Russel Brand that the rest of us don't?
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User #1007967 - 8 Jun 19 22:37
Why do some people generalise when the rest of us don’t 😊
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User #8893836 - 9 Jun 19 06:07
:-) haha, fair enough.
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User #18891339 - 8 Jun 19 17:54
What is your view on the Church of Ireland in modern Ireland?
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User #7520196 - 8 Jun 19 17:50
When are you coming to Glasgow? Interview Limmy. I can arrange boldy. Also what’s your thoughts on the dairy industry? Keep up the good work ma man.
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User #10292074 - 8 Jun 19 17:56
“I would’ve walked past you on the street and not said a word; talking to you this week and getting to know you, I wish we lived closer. I’m really glad we met.” I’m an American with tattoos and the man who said this is an academic from Copenhagen. We spent the past week at a writers’ workshop. I’ll forget what the teacher said long before I forget the human connections I made. Do you have any examples of brief, but impactful encounters with people you’d otherwise stereotype and walk past on the street?
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User #8893836 - 8 Jun 19 17:56
And also, seen this podcast recommended by History of Rome guy who inspired Irish History podcast? About Limerick Soviet: http://limericksoviet.ie/
Questions please ye gurning Ultans 2018-12-10T11:05:04+00:00

Can I have some questions for the podcast and I will answer them

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User #15347598 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
What's your take on the annual debate on the songs "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Fairytale of New York?" Should these songs be censored or should they be taken in the context of when they were written? Or why should we even care?
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User #8823276 - 10 Dec 18 11:09
Thoughts on the whole Christmas song lyrics crisis at the moment and were there any lyrics in particular you used in the Rubberbandits you since regret using?
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User #10877646 - 10 Dec 18 11:09
I work as a civil servant and 3 days a week I want to leave my job and revolt against the state. Should I quit and try start a revolution or stay and try to change from within?
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User #8823276 - 10 Dec 18 11:06 - revision 2
What is a gurning Ultan 😂
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User #8823276 - 10 Dec 18 11:06 - revision 3
What is a gurning Ultan 😂
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User #9643321 - 10 Dec 18 11:08
I would love to hear your music or film round up for the year, what you enjoyed and what your favourites of 2018 were?
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User #12048560 - 10 Dec 18 11:09
This is a great idea.
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User #12048560 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
What is your opinion on the Philipino president Duterte extra judicial drug war?
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User #4861262 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
Do you think romantic relationships on the whole make people happier or sadder?
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User #10852225 - 10 Dec 18 11:08
You going to finish off the "history of Hip-Hop" podcast or?
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User #12914962 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
Love your podcast. It is likely a weekly spa for my ears and my mind! Would love to hear your thoughts on Scottish Independence and why we Scots haven't mustered the neccesary gumption to tell the Brits to feck off yet? What can Ireland offer in the way of advice to us, the last colony, of the British Empire? Adam, Glasgow
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User #10664282 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
I missed a few podcasts so you might have covered this already, but in the aftermath of the whole 'Fairytale of New York' thing and PETA's 'animal-friendly phrases' media storm, do you think we have passed through the eye of the easily-offended storm?
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User #9432127 - 10 Dec 18 11:09
Do your talk to your live podcast guests without the bag backstage? Would you run a regular live Friday evening podcast to go directly in competition with the Late late?
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User #9461107 - 10 Dec 18 11:12
How's the Trout of No Craic going to spend Christmas?
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User #9887856 - 10 Dec 18 11:12
Hey Blindboy, many podcasts ago on the subject of R. Kelly you said you can separate the artist from the art. I struggle a lot with this, as I think context is everything when engaging with art. People look at modern art sometimes and say "my five year old could do that". But the reason the work of a "great" artist is so highly esteemed is because that artist has given their life to their work. So how can you separate the artist from the art, it's like only looking at the end product and ignoring the journey to get there, which I think is the most valuable part of so much art and music.
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User #8823276 - 10 Dec 18 11:06
What is a gurning Ultan ?
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User #10090054 - 10 Dec 18 11:10
Good morning Mr. Boatclub. I recently found myself crying like a baby watching A Star Is Born, granted I was slightly hungover. The themes in the film affected me for well over a week and I just couldn’t shake it, what was the last film you cried at and are there any films that come to mind that you couldn’t get out of your head for days or weeks after you seen it. Also have you seen A Star Is Born? Yurt!
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User #10877646 - 10 Dec 18 11:12
I just wanted Bradley to be Ryan gosling, and the whole movie to be la la land.
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User #12792173 - 10 Dec 18 11:12
Would you ever consider something like the wim hof method for your physical and mental health regime. Also what do you think about diet related to poor mental health?
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User #10292074 - 10 Dec 18 11:08
What unique Xmas traditions do you and the family have?
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User #278322 - 10 Dec 18 11:12
What is your least favourite Christmas tradition?
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User #6775491 - 10 Dec 18 11:11
What was your favourite and least favourite subject at school?
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User #10338398 - 10 Dec 18 11:10
Do you think some homophobia stems from the church pushing us to have 37 children and build up their numbers, with homosexual couples not being able to reproduce?
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User #7701580 - 10 Dec 18 11:09
Hey blindboy, I've heard you mention the Limerick Soviet a few times. Have you heard of the Limerick Pogrom? I feel it's a often overlooked part of our history. What do you think led to this anti-Semitic attitude in early 20th century Ireland? I think member of the Catholic church might have been involved. Go in peace you cuuuunt
Fanta Handler 2018-11-20T11:29:15+00:00

Hello and god bless. I’d like to take some questions for tomorrow’s podcast. Please feel free to ask them

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User #12420345 - 20 Nov 18 11:38
What do you reckon on the increasing prevalence of purpose driven marketing? Love your work - keep it up :)
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User #12420345 - 20 Nov 18 11:41
also known as cause-related marketing
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User #5081345 - 20 Nov 18 11:35
When's Mr chrome coming on the podcast for a chat to share his opinions on the state of current affairs?
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User #12250410 - 20 Nov 18 11:36
What is your opinion on the use of ayahuasca or DMT for mental health. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence and a few early studies that suggest it's promising. I've spent the last few years trying to manage my mental health through traditional methods (therapy and anti-depressants) and it's just not working - I'm tempted to go down this path.
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User #13102365 - 20 Nov 18 11:35
Who do you think was the best Irish President and why?
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User #14640571 - 20 Nov 18 11:33 - revision 2
Hi Blindboy – I recently watched The Wind that Shakes the Barley on your recommendation and it really helped understand a period of history that, as a Brit, I shamefully know very little about seeing as they don’t teach it on our curriculum (or didn’t when I was at school). Are there any other films or books you would recommend on this subject.
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User #14640571 - 20 Nov 18 11:33
Hi Blindboy – I recently watched The Wind that Shakes the Barley on your recommendation and it really helped understand a period of history that, as a Brit, I shamefully know very little about seeing as they don’t teach it on our curriculum (or didn’t when I was at school). Are there any other films or books you would recommend on this subject.
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User #9813367 - 20 Nov 18 11:38
Was about to ask the same question. BB used to do an album a week, would be good if hhe did a recommendation a week, be it a book, album, whatever. My English brother-in-law is looking to learn more and I've purchased a couple of books to read and possibly recommend to him. One is a monster, Modern Ireland 1600-1972 by R. Foster, it's huge. The other one I've just started assumes no real prior knowledge. Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction by Senia Paseta. I'm trying to track down the one I used for my Leaving Cert from 2001 as was in essay format, there was an Irish and a European one. Anyone remember the names?
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User #9744027 - 20 Nov 18 21:55
Joe, I have been reading The Most Distressful Country by Robert Kee which is the first part of a three book series called the Green Flag. Robert Kee is a British historian who also did a series of TV programs on Irish history for the BBC which I haven't seen but are apparently very good. I'm wary of recommending a book on Irish history written by a tan but the books are very much sympathetic to the Irish cause and don't pull punches when it comes to British colonial rule and the behaviour of government during the occupation. I'm a Dublin born half blood who was educated in Scotland and the only Irish history education I had was what I was told by my mothers family and I have found these books an excellent intro. My Donegal uncle who's Da was in the Ra also approved of Robert Kee which is praise indeed! In addition to the books, look for the Irish history podcast on Acast, its normally recommend if you listen to Blindboy, they are very good and go way back to Norman and viking times.
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User #14472578 - 20 Nov 18 11:34
Any chance of doing another history of music podcast with possibly a hot take? Blues maybe? Loved the hip hop and disco ones. Class.
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User #12398623 - 20 Nov 18 11:37
Enjoyed your BBC programme on the housing crisis. The subject seems to be growing in terms of awareness everywhere. Any thoughts on the solutions and likelihood of them happening for Ireland and UK?
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User #12107693 - 20 Nov 18 11:35
What are your thoughts on sex robots? The technology for them is already out there and only going to get more advanced. Some people are vehemently against them, others think they would improve people's happiness, wbu?
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User #5663307 - 20 Nov 18 11:31
Have you any recipes for tradition Limerick grub? I have lived here couple of months now and want to try something new.
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User #4364261 - 20 Nov 18 11:30
What was your biggest take away from the interview with Bernadette Devlin McAlisky?? Anything surprise you?
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User #6510919 - 20 Nov 18 11:31
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #6510919 - 20 Nov 18 11:31 - revision 2
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #11732619 - 20 Nov 18 11:32
Why are Limericks (the 5-line poem) named after Limerick? Do you have a favourite limerick?
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User #12420345 - 20 Nov 18 11:34
What do you think about purposeful marketing? I
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User #7701580 - 20 Nov 18 11:32
Blindboy, has the podcast become apart of your mental health regime? Is there a cathartic element to speaking your mind for an hour every week?
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User #13799488 - 20 Nov 18 11:37 - revision 2
Bladerunner aside, would you do some movie recommendations the way you used to recommend albums? I miss that. ‘‘Twas delicious.
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User #13799488 - 20 Nov 18 11:37
Bladerunner aside, would you do some movie recommendations the way you used to recommend albums? I miss that. ‘‘Twas delicious.
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User #14615104 - 20 Nov 18 11:32
Do you think the semi-hatred of Dublin people from others around the country its justified?
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User #10961251 - 20 Nov 18 11:36 - revision 2
What is your view on how porn affects young people’s mental health.
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User #10961251 - 20 Nov 18 11:36
What is your view on how porn affects young people’s mental health.
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User #1007967 - 20 Nov 18 11:41 - revision 2
Why confine your question to young people? Just saying. It’s not porn that’s the problem, but people’s dependence on it . The addiction to it is not new. Education is the only way to curtail that dependence - and for older people - that ship might have sailed
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User #1007967 - 20 Nov 18 11:41
Why confine your question to young people? Just saying. It’s not porn that’s the problem, but people’s dependence on it . The addiction to it is not new. Education is the only way to curtail that dependence - and for older people - that ship might have sailed
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User #10961251 - 20 Nov 18 11:46 - revision 2
I agree that education is the way forward rose, we need more discussion in schools etc. I’m specifically interested in how our exposure as young teens to much more hardcore material affects us as we get older, is more my question. Also I don’t agree porn doesn’t have a part to play as the content has shifted massively in recent years to hardcore no longer being a searched for genre but the basic norm.
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User #10961251 - 20 Nov 18 11:46
I agree that education is the way forward rose, we need more discussion in schools etc. I’m specifically interested in how our exposure as young teens to much more hardcore material affects us as we get older, is more my question. Also I don’t agree porn doesn’t have a part to play as the content has shifted massively in recent years to hardcore no longer being a searched for genre but the basic norm.
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User #10453425 - 20 Nov 18 11:32
Do you think your podcast is in the tradition of The Late Late Show...? Bit of serious discussion, bit of music, bit of politics, mix of high and low art, bit of craic. Idle speculation on my part, just wondering your thoughts.
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User #6932311 - 20 Nov 18 11:34
There's growing evidence that psychedelics can help mental health. Have you any experience yourself or would you be interested?
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Howiya lads. Any questions?

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User #5520118 - 25 Sep 18 20:54
How's Mr. Chrome keeping? Love the podcast.
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User #56800 - 25 Sep 18 20:54
Zorro or Santo?
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User #9094033 - 25 Sep 18 20:57 - revision 2
I know you’re not a big sport lover but you’re bond to have heard about tiger woods’ revival and win at the weekend? Why do you think he is so loved by everyone inspite of a merky exposed private life.
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User #9094033 - 25 Sep 18 20:57 - revision 3
I know you’re not a big sport lover but you’re bond to have heard about tiger woods’ revival and win at the weekend? Why do you think he is so loved by everyone inspite of a merky exposed private life.
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User #9094033 - 25 Sep 18 20:57
I know you’re not a big sport lover but you’re bond to have heard about tiger woods’ revival and win at the weekend? Why do you think he is so loved by everyone inspite of a merky exposed private life.
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User #10904265 - 25 Sep 18 20:52
I’ll just keep asking the same one, why is the ROM your favourite museum?
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User #10904265 - 25 Sep 18 20:52 - revision 3
I’ll just keep asking the same one, why is the ROM your favourite museum?
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User #10904265 - 25 Sep 18 20:52 - revision 2
I’ll just keep asking the same one, why is the ROM your favourite museum?
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User #10163315 - 25 Sep 18 20:53
Do you have any opinions on animal rights?
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User #13327792 - 26 Sep 18 09:07
This! As a lover of animals, do you ever see yourself going vegan, especially when you consider the environmental benefits too? Why do you think that western society is outraged by the idea of the Chinese eating dogs but completely cool about eating pigs, who are just as intelligent? Or the fact that people get outraged by hunters killing wild animals, but won't blink at animals being bred to live lives of misery, just to be eaten (at least wild animals lived some degree of a normal life). Do you think it's just a case of cognitive dissonance?
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User #10163315 - 26 Sep 18 09:09
Woo thanks Danielle great expansion!
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User #9996146 - 25 Sep 18 20:53 - revision 2
Where did the idea for spoiling ivan come from and why don’t you talk much about mr. Chrome?
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User #9996146 - 25 Sep 18 20:53
Where did the idea for spoiling ivan come from and why don’t you talk much about mr. Chrome?
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User #13348774 - 25 Sep 18 20:56
What do you reckon about George Soros??
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User #10341192 - 25 Sep 18 20:55
Keep up the great work man!
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User #370670 - 25 Sep 18 20:56
Hi Blindboy. Are you a fan of the philosophy of Stoicism? It definitely lines up with some of the psychology stuff you've been discussing. Derren Brown's book Happy was my introduction to it.
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User #13485880 - 25 Sep 18 21:04
Second this. Would love to know your views on implementing Stoic methods in modern day life.
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User #13378071 - 25 Sep 18 21:05
Albert Ellis, an American psychologist whose work led to CBT was very influenced by the Stoics.
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User #13485880 - 25 Sep 18 21:15 - revision 3
That evolvement makes complete sense. I’ll have to read more about the origin of CBT!
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User #13485880 - 25 Sep 18 21:15
That evolvement makes complete sense. I’ll have to read more about the origin of CBT!
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User #13485880 - 25 Sep 18 21:15 - revision 2
That evolvement makes complete sense. I’ll have to read more about the origin of CBT!
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User #10482877 - 25 Sep 18 20:55
What do you think is the best solution for Ireland for Brexit?
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User #9369468 - 25 Sep 18 20:57
Not a question more of a request. Gwan give us some more podcast jingles? I really enjoyed the 'X Weeks at No 1' Jingles. Too late for tomorrow I'm sure and maybe you're up to your eyes with book 2 but sure thought I'd mention it anyway.
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User #9996146 - 25 Sep 18 20:53 - revision 3
Where did the idea for spoiling ivan come from and why don’t you talk much about mr. Chrome?
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User #9795918 - 25 Sep 18 20:52 - revision 2
How do you feel that a lot of your audience discovered Mr Chrome and yourself from ‘Horse Outside’ at a young age and have grown up with you as a role model?
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User #12118209 - 25 Sep 18 20:55
Are you familiar with Robert Anton Wilson'?
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User #9795918 - 25 Sep 18 20:52
How do you feel that a lot of your audience discovered Mr Chrome and yourself from ‘Horse Outside’ at a young age and have grown up with you as a role model?
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User #9369586 - 25 Sep 18 20:58
As part of your psychology reading and studying, any advice on how to deal with grief?
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User #11290652 - 25 Sep 18 20:58
Hey, what's your opinion on Louis CK returning to stand-up?
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User #12641005 - 25 Sep 18 20:54
Whose taking the horse to France post Brexit?
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User #9795918 - 25 Sep 18 20:52 - revision 3
How do you feel that a lot of your audience discovered Mr Chrome and yourself from ‘Horse Outside’ at a young age and have grown up with you as a role model?
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User #8304193 - 25 Sep 18 20:54
What's the best advice when speaking a friend or family member who opens up about their depression and anxiety? What should or shouldn't you say?
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User #11977143 - 25 Sep 18 21:00
And how can we help them pick themselves up from feeling low and depressed
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User #8245349 - 25 Sep 18 20:52
Can ya call it pronces Vault please?
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User #12368934 - 25 Sep 18 20:55
What's chrome at these days, and I'm not on about google's version
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User #5737102 - 25 Sep 18 20:57
Hey Blindboy, I'd love to hear a bit about your relationship with the Irish language. Once I saw you on TG4s promo for Tá Gaeilge Agam I've been really curious. I've been learning Irish again for the last year so it was great to see a character like yourself on a promo like that. Thank you.
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User #5737102 - 25 Sep 18 20:57 - revision 3
Hey Blindboy, I'd love to hear a bit about your relationship with the Irish language. Once I saw you on TG4s promo for Tá Gaeilge Agam I've been really curious. I've been learning Irish again for the last year so it was great to see a character like yourself on a promo like that. Thank you.
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User #5737102 - 25 Sep 18 20:57 - revision 2
Hey Blindboy, I'd love to hear a bit about your relationship with the Irish language. Once I saw you on TG4s promo for Tá Gaeilge Agam I've been really curious. I've been learning Irish again for the last year so it was great to see a character like yourself on a promo like that. Thank you.
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Yurt. As ye know, I’m interviewing the class bastard of a Director Spike Lee. Any questions ye’d like me to ask?

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User #5394443 - 20 Aug 18 10:42 - revision 2
Do the right thing is about racial tensions. What do you think to the criticism of you having a militant black political stance about urban subjects? I call spike the film director version of public enemy ?
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User #5394443 - 20 Aug 18 10:42 - revision 3
Do the right thing is about racial tensions. What do you think to the criticism of you having a militant black political stance about urban subjects? I call spike the film director version of public enemy ?
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User #11755087 - 20 Aug 18 10:07 - revision 3
This video has been doing the rounds this week: https://twitter.com/itswalela/status/1030929018458001408 I’d be really interested to hear his thoughts on the things Tupac said about him and if he feels like those criticisms are fair applied to the wider culture if not himself.
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User #12251311 - 20 Aug 18 10:57
Who is your favorite person in history?
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User #5394443 - 20 Aug 18 10:42 - revision 4
Do the right thing is about racial tensions. What do you think to the criticism of you having a militant black political stance about urban subjects? I call spike the film director version of public enemy 😂
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User #10927426 - 20 Aug 18 10:10
Favorite art house films/ directors?
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User #10852225 - 20 Aug 18 10:37
How did Spike Lee find being the director for the NBA 2K game. Was it always something you wanted to do?
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User #5394443 - 20 Aug 18 10:42
Do the right thing is about racial tensions. What do you think to the criticism of you having a militant black political stance about urban subjects? I call spike the film director version of public enemy ?
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User #11755087 - 20 Aug 18 10:07
This video has been doing the rounds this week: https://twitter.com/itswalela/status/1030929018458001408 I’d be really interested to hear his thoughts on the things Tupac said about him and if he feels like those criticisms are fair applied to the wider culture if not himself.
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User #3459647 - 20 Aug 18 10:44
I hope you enjoy meeting / interviewing Spike. You deserve the honour.
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User #6185211 - 20 Aug 18 10:18
Does he have any kind of process for figuring out the sweet spot between what he'd most love to create, just for the hell of it, and what there's an audience for? Too much one way and you might love your movie but it flops at the box office. Too much the other way and you're making soulless blockbuster movies.
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User #11508073 - 20 Aug 18 10:17
Spike probably hasn't listened to your post-disco podcast but I'd like to hear him talk about that amazing scene in 25th Hour in the club with Liquid Liquid's "Cavern" playing. Also Malcom X is a really amazing cinematic achievement, and what's really striking now is how epic it is, on the kind of epic scale of something like Once Upon a time in America. Do you think a film about such a controversial figure could secure that kind of funding today?
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User #11277801 - 20 Aug 18 10:03 - revision 2
Yurt. Dear Spike Lee – criticism and how to deal with it as a creator is kind of a regular topic on Blindboy's podcast. I was wondering how critical analysis of films (your films?) informs/influences your filmmaking. (Shorter version: Hey Spike, how important do you think it is to pay attention to (film) criticism?) Thank you Spike Lee and please keep doing movies and stuff.
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User #10140446 - 20 Aug 18 10:06
I volunteer for my lovely horse rescue and we are looking to sponsor the pod cast next week??? Befour a big fundraiser at the picnic!!! Yurt
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User #11277801 - 20 Aug 18 10:03
Yurt. Dear Spike Lee – criticism and how to deal with it as a creator is kind of a regular topic on Blindboy's podcast. I was wondering how critical analysis of films (your films?) informs/influences your filmmaking. (Shorter version: Hey Spike, how important do you think it is to pay attention to (film) criticism?) Thank you Spike Lee and please keep doing movies and stuff.
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User #9750875 - 20 Aug 18 10:50
Why is it so hard to get the uncensored version of Fight the Power on record?
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User #11277801 - 20 Aug 18 10:03 - revision 3
Yurt. Dear Spike Lee – criticism and how to deal with it as a creator is kind of a regular topic on Blindboy's podcast. I was wondering how critical analysis of films (your films?) informs/influences your filmmaking. (Shorter version: Hey Spike, how important do you think it is to pay attention to (film) criticism?) Thank you Spike Lee and please keep doing movies and stuff.
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User #12109450 - 20 Aug 18 10:26
What does he think of the effects of opinion & fact regularly having equal weight in public debates (especially on tv\radio) on the cultural landscape? (Luimneach abù!)
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User #12109450 - 20 Aug 18 10:26 - revision 3
What does he think of the effects of opinion & fact regularly having equal weight in public debates (especially on tv\radio) on the cultural landscape? (Luimneach abù!)
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User #12109450 - 20 Aug 18 10:26 - revision 2
What does he think of the effects of opinion & fact regularly having equal weight in public debates (especially on tv\radio) on the cultural landscape? (Luimneach abù!)
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User #10134254 - 20 Aug 18 10:06
Spikey Wike - do you consider yourself a visionary? When you are hearing or reading a script for a film or even listening to a piece of music - are you sometimes imagining how that scene plays out in your head? Is this an essential characteristic of directors or are there styles of directing that work with other methods?
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User #10171145 - 20 Aug 18 11:07
Hi Spike, do you enjoy having such a cool name? Or, is it sometimes necessary to compromise on the truth as you see it to tell an entertaining story? All the best, Dave
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User #9755504 - 20 Aug 18 10:37
Well sham, How does Spike feel about Marcuse's theory of consumable culture and where his content fits into this. By ways of example, NWA 'fuck the police' in 80s was a massive awakening for many white Americans. This art has now been consumed into our current monopoly capitalist society. To the extent that the message is lost and is now just a consumable identity..... (too much??)
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User #9360907 - 20 Aug 18 10:08
Are ye doin' a bitta videoin'?
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User #11623493 - 20 Aug 18 10:31
Dear Spike, I thought your Malcolm X biopic was phenomenal. Where do you see that same kind of courage and leadership and willingness to be a figure of hate to advance the fight for equality in this day and age?
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User #9323530 - 20 Aug 18 10:17
We’re considering naming our imminent son Spike. Did Mr. Lee like his name growing up?
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User #9323530 - 20 Aug 18 10:17 - revision 2
We’re considering naming our imminent son Spike. Did Mr. Lee like his name growing up?
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User #9323530 - 20 Aug 18 10:17 - revision 3
We’re considering naming our imminent son Spike. Did Mr. Lee like his name growing up?
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User #9795918 - 20 Aug 18 10:00
Does Spike go into a state of flow when he is planning scenes prior to a shoot?
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User #5520118 - 20 Aug 18 10:30
Mr.Lee I’m interested to know that as Hollywood has liberalized, does a super successful African American man like yourself still encounter racism?
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User #5520118 - 20 Aug 18 10:30 - revision 3
Mr.Lee I’m interested to know that as Hollywood has liberalized, does a super successful African American man like yourself still encounter racism?
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User #5520118 - 20 Aug 18 10:30 - revision 2
Mr.Lee I’m interested to know that as Hollywood has liberalized, does a super successful African American man like yourself still encounter racism?
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User #11755087 - 20 Aug 18 10:07 - revision 2
This video has been doing the rounds this week: https://twitter.com/itswalela/status/1030929018458001408 I’d be really interested to hear his thoughts on the things Tupac said about him and if he feels like those criticisms are fair applied to the wider culture if not himself.
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Also, a few of ye have been asking for agony aunt type questions, where ye tell me personal issues ye have. I'm trying to figure out a way for ye to do this fully anonymously. But in the meantime, please DM and I promise ye anonymity. Thanks ye gowls x

Update. If ye use snapchat. We're rubberbandits1

You could send a message on that, which disappears and preserves anonymity even if you don't want me knowing who you are.

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User #8915602 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
Hello there! A line from a song has stuck with me for a while... ‘I know it’s easy to imagine, but it’s easier to just do... see if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?’ I would be interested to hear your take on it given that your imagination seems to bring everything you do to life?! Cheers
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User #6510919 - 17 Jul 18 19:11
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #11191764 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
If it was me, I'd want to know
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User #8915602 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 3
Hello there! A line from a song has stuck with me for a while... ‘I know it’s easy to imagine, but it’s easier to just do... see if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?’ I would be interested to hear your take on it given that your imagination seems to bring everything you do to life?! Cheers
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User #8915602 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 2
Hello there! A line from a song has stuck with me for a while... ‘I know it’s easy to imagine, but it’s easier to just do... see if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?’ I would be interested to hear your take on it given that your imagination seems to bring everything you do to life?! Cheers
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User #6510919 - 17 Jul 18 19:11 - revision 5
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #8915602 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 4
Hello there! A line from a song has stuck with me for a while... ‘I know it’s easy to imagine, but it’s easier to just do... see if you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?’ I would be interested to hear your take on it given that your imagination seems to bring everything you do to life?! Cheers
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User #10604707 - 17 Jul 18 19:07 - revision 5
Blindboy, what’s you’re take on Eminem’s music through the years?
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User #10927426 - 17 Jul 18 19:09
Favorite authors/literary movement?
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User #11658848 - 17 Jul 18 19:09 - revision 4
Story kid, I have a dilemma between staying at the job I’ve just gotten which is very well paid and I’m capable (just did the Leaving) or going to BIMM to play drums which is my passion. What do I do? :(
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User #11658848 - 17 Jul 18 19:09 - revision 5
Story kid, I have a dilemma between staying at the job I’ve just gotten which is very well paid and I’m capable (just did the Leaving) or going to BIMM to play drums which is my passion. What do I do? :(
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User #6510919 - 17 Jul 18 19:11 - revision 3
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #11658848 - 17 Jul 18 19:09 - revision 2
Story kid, I have a dilemma between staying at the job I’ve just gotten which is very well paid and I’m capable (just did the Leaving) or going to BIMM to play drums which is my passion. What do I do? :(
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User #11658848 - 17 Jul 18 19:09 - revision 3
Story kid, I have a dilemma between staying at the job I’ve just gotten which is very well paid and I’m capable (just did the Leaving) or going to BIMM to play drums which is my passion. What do I do? :(
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User #5082955 - 17 Jul 18 19:14
Hi Blindboy , have you seen the new Sasha Barron Cohen , pretty amazing I thought!
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User #6510919 - 17 Jul 18 19:11 - revision 2
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #10852225 - 17 Jul 18 19:12
Well Blindboy, Any tips for a lad trying to get back into reading books? I find it very difficult to dedicate time to sit down and read a book, even a paragraph. I come from a generation in the west of Ireland who was addicted to tv and games consoles when they first really hit the market with Playstation changing the scene and now with the access to distractions at the touch of a screen (netflix, youtube, facebook etc.) When i was a youngster I loved reading books and loved Roald Dahl and Roddy Doyle but now I'm in my mid twenties and barely touch books. I made a concious decision, late 2017, to slowly to get back to it and increase my vocabulary and imagination ("mind tummy" was a phrase you used on one of your earlier podcats) via the medium of books and was delighted when your novel came in the post after you republished it. I also bought a football novel around the same time yet havent even gotten half way through either books but both books I really want to finish. Worse still I've only read one of your short stories on my own having read the stories you read out on your podcats whilst also listening to you simultaneously. So any advice on how to ignore the distractions and read more books?
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User #10604707 - 17 Jul 18 19:07 - revision 3
Blindboy, what’s you’re take on Eminem’s music through the years?
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User #9300150 - 17 Jul 18 19:14
What do you think of Elon Musk's involvement in the Thai Cave rescue and the hate he's gotten since. Surely all help is appreciated?
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User #6510919 - 17 Jul 18 19:11 - revision 4
Blindboy, I accidentally found my exact double online. Should I let him know of my existence or should I just let him continue his life, ignorant of the fact that there’s someone else out there with the same face as him?
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:15
Please don’t descend into agony aunt self-help stuff. Its too close to being preachy. My question is, how do you view post-modernist neo-marxism? And do you follow Sam Harris or Jordan Peterson at all? I’d love to get your opinion of their current conversations, in about a months time, after you’ve had time to absorb enough of it. Keep up the good work.
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User #10248443 - 17 Jul 18 19:21
I'd like this one answered but probably for different reasons than you Diarmaid! I think postmodernism had been totally misunderstood by JP and SH and used as a boogieman to shore up their reactionary politics
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:30 - revision 4
I agree with you that it’s been straw-manned quite a lot, but there are others like Bret and Eric Weinstein, Jonathon Haidt, Steven Hicks etc, who’s hold similar positions to JP and SH. I find it hard to separate postmodernism from the crazy world of identity politics we’re living in. And giving blindboy is a predominantly liberal-minded leftist thinker, I’d love to hear his views. Especially because most of what he’s said about postmodern so far is in relation to art, music and film etc. I don’t want 5 minutes though, I want a disco-episode-like deep dive! ?
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:30 - revision 2
I agree with you that it’s been straw-manned quite a lot, but there are others like Bret and Eric Weinstein, Jonathon Haidt, Steven Hicks etc, who’s hold similar positions to JP and SH. I find it hard to separate postmodernism from the crazy world of identity politics we’re living in. And giving blindboy is a predominantly liberal-minded leftist thinker, I’d love to hear his views. Especially because most of what he’s said about postmodern so far is in relation to art, music and film etc. I don’t want 5 minutes though, I want a disco-episode-like deep dive! ?
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:30 - revision 3
I agree with you that it’s been straw-manned quite a lot, but there are others like Bret and Eric Weinstein, Jonathon Haidt, Steven Hicks etc, who’s hold similar positions to JP and SH. I find it hard to separate postmodernism from the crazy world of identity politics we’re living in. And giving blindboy is a predominantly liberal-minded leftist thinker, I’d love to hear his views. Especially because most of what he’s said about postmodern so far is in relation to art, music and film etc. I don’t want 5 minutes though, I want a disco-episode-like deep dive! ?
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:30
I agree with you that it’s been straw-manned quite a lot, but there are others like Bret and Eric Weinstein, Jonathon Haidt, Steven Hicks etc, who’s hold similar positions to JP and SH. I find it hard to separate postmodernism from the crazy world of identity politics we’re living in. And giving blindboy is a predominantly liberal-minded leftist thinker, I’d love to hear his views. Especially because most of what he’s said about postmodern so far is in relation to art, music and film etc. I don’t want 5 minutes though, I want a disco-episode-like deep dive! ?
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User #10248443 - 17 Jul 18 19:45
I'm with you on wanting to hear Blindboy's deep dive on postmodernism! In the meantime I'd say what don't you check out some postmodern art (literature, film, books etc) and maybe you'll find something more interesting/important than identity politics in there!
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 20:00 - revision 4
I work as an architect/designer so most of my first encounters with postmodernism actually came through that’s arts, it was the connection to identity politics and the rejection of enlightenment values that was new to me and changed how I saw it. Anyway, a worthwhile topic!
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 20:00 - revision 2
I work as an architect/designer so most of my first encounters with postmodernism actually came through that’s arts, it was the connection to identity politics and the rejection of enlightenment values that was new to me and changed how I saw it. Anyway, a worthwhile topic!
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 20:00 - revision 3
I work as an architect/designer so most of my first encounters with postmodernism actually came through that’s arts, it was the connection to identity politics and the rejection of enlightenment values that was new to me and changed how I saw it. Anyway, a worthwhile topic!
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 20:00
I work as an architect/designer so most of my first encounters with postmodernism actually came through that’s arts, it was the connection to identity politics and the rejection of enlightenment values that was new to me and changed how I saw it. Anyway, a worthwhile topic!
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User #12080774 - 17 Jul 18 20:06
Think I asked the same below
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:15 - revision 2
Please don’t descend into agony aunt self-help stuff. Its too close to being preachy. My question is, how do you view post-modernist neo-marxism? And do you follow Sam Harris or Jordan Peterson at all? I’d love to get your opinion of their current conversations, in about a months time, after you’ve had time to absorb enough of it. Keep up the good work.
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:15 - revision 3
Please don’t descend into agony aunt self-help stuff. Its too close to being preachy. My question is, how do you view post-modernist neo-marxism? And do you follow Sam Harris or Jordan Peterson at all? I’d love to get your opinion of their current conversations, in about a months time, after you’ve had time to absorb enough of it. Keep up the good work.
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User #9736785 - 17 Jul 18 19:15 - revision 4
Please don’t descend into agony aunt self-help stuff. Its too close to being preachy. My question is, how do you view post-modernist neo-marxism? And do you follow Sam Harris or Jordan Peterson at all? I’d love to get your opinion of their current conversations, in about a months time, after you’ve had time to absorb enough of it. Keep up the good work.
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User #10604707 - 17 Jul 18 19:07 - revision 4
Blindboy, what’s you’re take on Eminem’s music through the years?
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User #10372026 - 17 Jul 18 19:12
Can ya explain the cocaine tweet more?
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User #9983121 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
Would love to hear you talk about the Fermi Paradox!
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User #10604707 - 17 Jul 18 19:07 - revision 2
Blindboy, what’s you’re take on Eminem’s music through the years?
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User #10904265 - 17 Jul 18 19:08
Hi Blindboy, what made the ROM your favorite museum? (as you once mentioned).
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User #10898698 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
Will artificial Intelligence make humans redundant?
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User #7199224 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
You’ve mentioned before that you use an electric cigarette. Was wondering if you think that nicotine, like alcohol is something that you can enjoy with moderation or whether you think it should be avoided.
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User #7199224 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 2
You’ve mentioned before that you use an electric cigarette. Was wondering if you think that nicotine, like alcohol is something that you can enjoy with moderation or whether you think it should be avoided.
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User #11658848 - 17 Jul 18 19:09
Story kid, I have a dilemma between staying at the job I’ve just gotten which is very well paid and I’m capable (just did the Leaving) or going to BIMM to play drums which is my passion. What do I do? :(
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User #3649578 - 17 Jul 18 19:17
I feel like you know the answer to that yourself already or you wouldn't have used the word "passion". Life's too short not to do what makes you happy. Maybe think about keeping the well paying job for a short while so you can fund going to BIMM, but I still reckon that's the way to go.
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User #216811 - 18 Jul 18 01:24 - revision 4
Agree with Matt uni isn’t cheap currently at BIMM Brighton playing drums so best of luck! (Well, should be going on to year three depending on my resits. Had some troubles with tendinitis so make sure you look into posture/ stretching etc just as much as technique!!) You’ll meet cool people and depending on your level learn some cool stuff (hopefully not sounding like an arse, but I’m in my thirties and having been playing half my life now and had great teachers so some of the syllabus I felt wasn’t kicking my butt but it depends what modules you take - but I was at ACM before that and the drum stuff is above and beyond most other colleges of that level)
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User #216811 - 18 Jul 18 01:24 - revision 2
Agree with Matt uni isn’t cheap currently at BIMM Brighton playing drums so best of luck! (Well, should be going on to year three depending on my resits. Had some troubles with tendinitis so make sure you look into posture/ stretching etc just as much as technique!!) You’ll meet cool people and depending on your level learn some cool stuff (hopefully not sounding like an arse, but I’m in my thirties and having been playing half my life now and had great teachers so some of the syllabus I felt wasn’t kicking my butt but it depends what modules you take - but I was at ACM before that and the drum stuff is above and beyond most other colleges of that level)
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User #216811 - 18 Jul 18 01:24 - revision 3
Agree with Matt uni isn’t cheap currently at BIMM Brighton playing drums so best of luck! (Well, should be going on to year three depending on my resits. Had some troubles with tendinitis so make sure you look into posture/ stretching etc just as much as technique!!) You’ll meet cool people and depending on your level learn some cool stuff (hopefully not sounding like an arse, but I’m in my thirties and having been playing half my life now and had great teachers so some of the syllabus I felt wasn’t kicking my butt but it depends what modules you take - but I was at ACM before that and the drum stuff is above and beyond most other colleges of that level)
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User #216811 - 18 Jul 18 01:24
Agree with Matt uni isn’t cheap currently at BIMM Brighton playing drums so best of luck! (Well, should be going on to year three depending on my resits. Had some troubles with tendinitis so make sure you look into posture/ stretching etc just as much as technique!!) You’ll meet cool people and depending on your level learn some cool stuff (hopefully not sounding like an arse, but I’m in my thirties and having been playing half my life now and had great teachers so some of the syllabus I felt wasn’t kicking my butt but it depends what modules you take - but I was at ACM before that and the drum stuff is above and beyond most other colleges of that level)
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User #10604707 - 17 Jul 18 19:07
Blindboy, what’s you’re take on Eminem’s music through the years?
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User #7199224 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 3
You’ve mentioned before that you use an electric cigarette. Was wondering if you think that nicotine, like alcohol is something that you can enjoy with moderation or whether you think it should be avoided.
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User #7199224 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 4
You’ve mentioned before that you use an electric cigarette. Was wondering if you think that nicotine, like alcohol is something that you can enjoy with moderation or whether you think it should be avoided.
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User #9773809 - 17 Jul 18 19:08
If you could choose 5 dinner guests, living or dead, who would you invite and why?
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User #9714037 - 17 Jul 18 19:14 - revision 3
A study released today stated that Ireland ranked at number 4 for cocaine use with young adults in Europe, I see a lot of it going on in my town and don’t understand it or anyone would do it, what do you think of this?
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User #9714037 - 17 Jul 18 19:14 - revision 2
A study released today stated that Ireland ranked at number 4 for cocaine use with young adults in Europe, I see a lot of it going on in my town and don’t understand it or anyone would do it, what do you think of this?
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User #9714037 - 17 Jul 18 19:14
A study released today stated that Ireland ranked at number 4 for cocaine use with young adults in Europe, I see a lot of it going on in my town and don’t understand it or anyone would do it, what do you think of this?
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User #12101634 - 17 Jul 18 19:14
Howya. If you could erase one historical event good,or bad what would it be and why? Thanks in advance x
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User #10693499 - 17 Jul 18 19:13
Sugar tax? Dangers of sugar? Thoughts on our addictions and the hold over us by the sugar companies? Have a look atThe Magic Pill on Netflix. I know I ask this weekly, I’m just interested in your thoughts on it... I’m not a sugar coated nutjob! ????
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User #10693499 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 2
Sugar tax? Dangers of sugar? Thoughts on our addictions and the hold over us by the sugar companies? Have a look atThe Magic Pill on Netflix. I know I ask this weekly, I’m just interested in your thoughts on it... I’m not a sugar coated nutjob! ????
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User #9714037 - 17 Jul 18 19:14 - revision 4
A study released today stated that Ireland ranked at number 4 for cocaine use with young adults in Europe, I see a lot of it going on in my town and don’t understand it or anyone would do it, what do you think of this?
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User #10693499 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 4
Sugar tax? Dangers of sugar? Thoughts on our addictions and the hold over us by the sugar companies? Have a look atThe Magic Pill on Netflix. I know I ask this weekly, I’m just interested in your thoughts on it... I’m not a sugar coated nutjob! ????
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User #10693499 - 17 Jul 18 19:13 - revision 3
Sugar tax? Dangers of sugar? Thoughts on our addictions and the hold over us by the sugar companies? Have a look atThe Magic Pill on Netflix. I know I ask this weekly, I’m just interested in your thoughts on it... I’m not a sugar coated nutjob! ????
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User #9996194 - 17 Jul 18 19:14
What's your take on Satanism? Not the bullshit edgy side to it, but LaVeyan Satanism. I've been reading about it lately and it's fairly interesting, I'd love to hear your opinion on it.
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User #4464393 - 17 Jul 18 19:08
Blindboy, any chance of a new album recommendation?
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 4
Any chance you’d do a podcast on the effects that sugar has on humans., our addictions to it, the history of the diet industry’s research and studies into low fat diets and how it doesn’t work, yet is continued to be peddled out as best practice... funding a weight loss industry and leading to more and more people becoming obese. Watch ‘The Magic Pill’ on Netflix. 😳
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 5
Any chance you’d do a podcast on the effects that sugar has on humans., our addictions to it, the history of the diet industry’s research and studies into low fat diets and how it doesn’t work, yet is continued to be peddled out as best practice... funding a weight loss industry and leading to more and more people becoming obese. Watch ‘The Magic Pill’ on Netflix. 😳
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:44
Any chance you’d do a podcast on the effects that sugar has on humans., our addictions to it, the history of the diet industry’s research and studies into low fat diets and how it doesn’t work, yet is continued to be peddled out as best practice... funding a weight loss industry and leading to more and more people becoming obese. Watch ‘The Magic Pill’ on Netflix. ?
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User #10359569 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
I've a question about quentin tarantino for you, Blindboy. He's been on record talking about his writing process at the beginning (I sent you this on twitter a while back, but I know you're inundated with the things so I'll stick it here too just in case). He basically rewrote scenes from films he liked for an improve class until he started 'accidentally' adding in dialogue that didn't exist before. Do you reckon this is a true form of flow or is it bullshit?
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 3
Any chance you’d do a podcast on the effects that sugar has on humans., our addictions to it, the history of the diet industry’s research and studies into low fat diets and how it doesn’t work, yet is continued to be peddled out as best practice... funding a weight loss industry and leading to more and more people becoming obese. Watch ‘The Magic Pill’ on Netflix. ?
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User #9795918 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 4
Have you noticed your listening figures drop due to the World Cup being on? I know I’m listening to football based podcasts more than ever.
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User #9795918 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 5
Have you noticed your listening figures drop due to the World Cup being on? I know I’m listening to football based podcasts more than ever.
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User #11392363 - 26 Jun 18 11:38 - revision 5
I’m a little behind so forgive me if you’ve touched on it already - Israel, please discuss. Cheers x
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User #9795918 - 26 Jun 18 11:41
Have you noticed your listening figures drop due to the World Cup being on? I know I’m listening to football based podcasts more than ever.
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User #9795918 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 2
Have you noticed your listening figures drop due to the World Cup being on? I know I’m listening to football based podcasts more than ever.
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User #9795918 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 3
Have you noticed your listening figures drop due to the World Cup being on? I know I’m listening to football based podcasts more than ever.
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User #11311421 - 26 Jun 18 11:41
Have ya ever looked into sensory deprivation tanks/flotation therapy? Joe Rogan swears by it so I gave it a bash at the weekend. Was a really nice experience and I felt great after it though I found trying to empty your mind of all thoughts is way fucking harder than it sounds. Kinda like constantly having to click the “X” button when you keep getting pop-ups on your computer. Any advice on how I can do a better job clearing my mind next time I give it a go?
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
https://www.joe.ie/music/biggest-songs-2018-rip-off-childish-gambino-this-is-america-630834 As a huge music fan what are your thoughts on this?
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User #10457621 - 26 Jun 18 11:42
Blindboy can you please dub drunk limerick auntie over this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxgXWHo9jvI
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User #11392363 - 26 Jun 18 11:38 - revision 2
I’m a little behind so forgive me if you’ve touched on it already - Israel, please discuss. Cheers x
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User #9827047 - 26 Jun 18 11:41
Have you any good tips on how to get through a shite day?
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User #5393835 - 26 Jun 18 11:42
Hi Blindboy, I wake up feeling like my life is inadequate in the mornings is morning depression real?
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User #10693499 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 2
Any chance you’d do a podcast on the effects that sugar has on humans., our addictions to it, the history of the diet industry’s research and studies into low fat diets and how it doesn’t work, yet is continued to be peddled out as best practice... funding a weight loss industry and leading to more and more people becoming obese. Watch ‘The Magic Pill’ on Netflix. ?
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User #11822428 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
Got any hot take on why the Irish government shielded prominent nazis who fled prosecution after WW2.... are we a country of Nazi lovers? Did we want to be part of the possible 4th Reich?
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User #9246316 - 26 Jun 18 19:16
Great Question. Otto Skorzeny means the answer to that is yes! and Dev sending condolences of course
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User #10604707 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
Blindboy, who do you want to win the World Cup?
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User #7654432 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
Super fucking wanky question, but do you reckon that comedy/Gas Cuntism is an extension of the old Irish tradition of the seanchaí? I see it in how Irish people respond to memes and stories shared online, and how we repeat them and add to them, and in how you craft your own stories.
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User #7654432 - 26 Jun 18 11:43 - revision 2
Super fucking wanky question, but do you reckon that comedy/Gas Cuntism is an extension of the old Irish tradition of the seanchaí? I see it in how Irish people respond to memes and stories shared online, and how we repeat them and add to them, and in how you craft your own stories.
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User #7654432 - 26 Jun 18 11:43 - revision 3
Super fucking wanky question, but do you reckon that comedy/Gas Cuntism is an extension of the old Irish tradition of the seanchaí? I see it in how Irish people respond to memes and stories shared online, and how we repeat them and add to them, and in how you craft your own stories.
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User #10927426 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 3
Any feelings on so called “psychics” and the psychology behind the cold reading method? someone close to be attends these kinds of shows and when I asked how she got on she said he was close to achieving contact with her deceased loved one. Which both broke my heart and maddened me that this kind of exploitation is happening.
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User #10927426 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 2
Any feelings on so called “psychics” and the psychology behind the cold reading method? someone close to be attends these kinds of shows and when I asked how she got on she said he was close to achieving contact with her deceased loved one. Which both broke my heart and maddened me that this kind of exploitation is happening.
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User #10927426 - 26 Jun 18 11:42
Any feelings on so called “psychics” and the psychology behind the cold reading method? someone close to be attends these kinds of shows and when I asked how she got on she said he was close to achieving contact with her deceased loved one. Which both broke my heart and maddened me that this kind of exploitation is happening.
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User #10927426 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 5
Any feelings on so called “psychics” and the psychology behind the cold reading method? someone close to be attends these kinds of shows and when I asked how she got on she said he was close to achieving contact with her deceased loved one. Which both broke my heart and maddened me that this kind of exploitation is happening.
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User #10927426 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 4
Any feelings on so called “psychics” and the psychology behind the cold reading method? someone close to be attends these kinds of shows and when I asked how she got on she said he was close to achieving contact with her deceased loved one. Which both broke my heart and maddened me that this kind of exploitation is happening.
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User #11311421 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 2
Have ya ever looked into sensory deprivation tanks/flotation therapy? Joe Rogan swears by it so I gave it a bash at the weekend. Was a really nice experience and I felt great after it though I found trying to empty your mind of all thoughts is way fucking harder than it sounds. Kinda like constantly having to click the “X” button when you keep getting pop-ups on your computer. Any advice on how I can do a better job clearing my mind next time I give it a go?
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User #11311421 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 3
Have ya ever looked into sensory deprivation tanks/flotation therapy? Joe Rogan swears by it so I gave it a bash at the weekend. Was a really nice experience and I felt great after it though I found trying to empty your mind of all thoughts is way fucking harder than it sounds. Kinda like constantly having to click the “X” button when you keep getting pop-ups on your computer. Any advice on how I can do a better job clearing my mind next time I give it a go?
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User #9752896 - 26 Jun 18 11:43
Blindboy what's your thoughts on using psychedelics?
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User #11311421 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 4
Have ya ever looked into sensory deprivation tanks/flotation therapy? Joe Rogan swears by it so I gave it a bash at the weekend. Was a really nice experience and I felt great after it though I found trying to empty your mind of all thoughts is way fucking harder than it sounds. Kinda like constantly having to click the “X” button when you keep getting pop-ups on your computer. Any advice on how I can do a better job clearing my mind next time I give it a go?
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User #11392363 - 26 Jun 18 11:38
I’m a little behind so forgive me if you’ve touched on it already - Israel, please discuss. Cheers x
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User #10359569 - 26 Jun 18 11:44
Also, have you seen Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special, "Nanette" yet? I reckon it's right up your arse- street. Up your street.
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User #11311421 - 26 Jun 18 11:41 - revision 5
Have ya ever looked into sensory deprivation tanks/flotation therapy? Joe Rogan swears by it so I gave it a bash at the weekend. Was a really nice experience and I felt great after it though I found trying to empty your mind of all thoughts is way fucking harder than it sounds. Kinda like constantly having to click the “X” button when you keep getting pop-ups on your computer. Any advice on how I can do a better job clearing my mind next time I give it a go?
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User #5106358 - 26 Jun 18 11:44
What ever happened to Gaddafi's gold?
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User #9263739 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 4
Hi, hope you are well and enjoying the summer, I’d be interested to hear you talk a bit about Memes and how they evolve. Is this a pigeon meme, distracted boyfriend, social commentary for the masses?
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User #9263739 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 5
Hi, hope you are well and enjoying the summer, I’d be interested to hear you talk a bit about Memes and how they evolve. Is this a pigeon meme, distracted boyfriend, social commentary for the masses?
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User #9263739 - 26 Jun 18 11:42
Hi, hope you are well and enjoying the summer, I’d be interested to hear you talk a bit about Memes and how they evolve. Is this a pigeon meme, distracted boyfriend, social commentary for the masses?
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User #9263739 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 2
Hi, hope you are well and enjoying the summer, I’d be interested to hear you talk a bit about Memes and how they evolve. Is this a pigeon meme, distracted boyfriend, social commentary for the masses?
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User #9263739 - 26 Jun 18 11:42 - revision 3
Hi, hope you are well and enjoying the summer, I’d be interested to hear you talk a bit about Memes and how they evolve. Is this a pigeon meme, distracted boyfriend, social commentary for the masses?
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User #11392363 - 26 Jun 18 11:38 - revision 3
I’m a little behind so forgive me if you’ve touched on it already - Israel, please discuss. Cheers x
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User #8362286 - 26 Jun 18 11:40
Blindboy what genre of music are the music to songs like "buddies in Boston "and" double dropping yokes" and how long into your career were you able to produce beats like that?
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User #11392363 - 26 Jun 18 11:38 - revision 4
I’m a little behind so forgive me if you’ve touched on it already - Israel, please discuss. Cheers x
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User #11294919 - 26 Jun 18 11:38
Hello Blindboy. Any chance on hearing your views on the 16 personality types model. Myres briggs model of jungian types.
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User #10173625 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 2
Blindboy please ask your sound listeners where the practice of putting the word “out” after the word “happy” came from . Example : “ I left me mate with a giant spliff and bag of cans, he was happy out”. This practice suddenly appeared overnight about 5 years back and it has me driven batshit.
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User #10173625 - 26 Jun 18 11:44 - revision 3
Blindboy please ask your sound listeners where the practice of putting the word “out” after the word “happy” came from . Example : “ I left me mate with a giant spliff and bag of cans, he was happy out”. This practice suddenly appeared overnight about 5 years back and it has me driven batshit.
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User #10173625 - 26 Jun 18 11:44
Blindboy please ask your sound listeners where the practice of putting the word “out” after the word “happy” came from . Example : “ I left me mate with a giant spliff and bag of cans, he was happy out”. This practice suddenly appeared overnight about 5 years back and it has me driven batshit.
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User #10604707 - 29 May 18 17:23 - revision 3
What’s the most amazing fact you know about nature
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User #825302 - 29 May 18 17:28
I’ve travelled a bit around Europe and in the States. I like visiting Zoos when I’m in a big city. The most depressing Zoo I’ve been to was Berlin Zoo. It’s cramped and all the animals seem depressed, in particular the Gorilla that is being housed there. We seem to have a rarity with Dublin Zoo, in so far as the animals all seem to have adequate space and are well looked after. So I guess my question or topic idea is this. Are Zoos nowadays considered humane or should they be done away with or at least overseen in such a way that guarantees the Animals safety and well being.
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User #9478337 - 29 May 18 17:29
Did you know that ducks have corkscrew shaped penises? I didn’t til about 2 weeks ago. As well as yourself- I follow this absolute legend called Gill from ScienceSnapStories and she has the most amazing animal facts, she’s a feminist, powerlifter, mam and teacher. You should look her up, I’d love to hear the two of ye chat for a live podcast? By the way- how CLASS was that referendum result?!
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User #9714037 - 29 May 18 17:27
Blindboy, have you any tips on teaching children in early childhood emotional intelligence and basic CBT? I’m a preschool teacher and a mother of a two and a half year old and would like to incorporate it into both my classroom and my parenting
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User #9795918 - 29 May 18 17:22
How class is this class weather?
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User #380114 - 29 May 18 17:25
Do you think the 1916 rising was an occult ritual that brought about Brexit 100 years later?
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User #9231302 - 29 May 18 17:30
The other day my boyfriend and I were discussing the differences in cocktail culture in America and the UK (I'm a Yank expat and he's English), specifically that cocktails seem more ubiquitous in the States but they're sort of seen as girly or fancy over here. My hot take was that this could be down to British pub culture and a hangover (pun intended) from Prohibition. Any thoughts?
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User #8304193 - 29 May 18 17:29
Any take on the death of Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of frightened rabbit, through suicide?
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User #8827633 - 29 May 18 17:27
What would you like the next big change for Ireland to be, in terms of legislation?
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User #10734887 - 29 May 18 17:30
What's your favourite pantheon of Gods for the mad stories? I always thought the Greeks were pretty nuts, but I've been reading about the Norse boys recently, they're just as mental.
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User #10946627 - 29 May 18 17:28
Howya Blindboy. Is there any way to gauge the change that is coming to Ireland? In the last few years we have passed marriage equality and repealed the 8th amendment, which would have seemed impossible 10 years ago. How much further can we push the church out? And how much do you think that the scandals involving the Catholic Church (Tuam, the Magdelene Laundries, the sex abuse scandal) have contributed to this massive shift?
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User #10162316 - 29 May 18 17:25
Blindboy - maybe you've covered it before but what's your process for writing songs? Do you have to get into the same kind of state of flow as you do when you're writing? Or can you pretty much just knock out a tune any time?
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User #2528499 - 29 May 18 17:28
Obviously you'll be talking about Repeal but what do you think of the way some people suggested that there should be no celebration if the Yes side won, as it was somehow seen as crass or undignified?
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User #10604707 - 29 May 18 17:23 - revision 2
What’s the most amazing fact you know about nature
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User #10604707 - 29 May 18 17:23
What’s the most amazing fact you know about nature
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User #10341192 - 29 May 18 17:30
In the US there's blue and red states. In Ireland, no one seems to know that there even is a left or a right. Presumably something in between would be preferable? Id love to know your thoughts on the significance/lack of importance of this divide. Yurt!
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User #11053383 - 29 May 18 17:23 - revision 2
So what’s next for our wonderful country? A United Ireland?????
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User #11053383 - 29 May 18 17:23 - revision 3
So what’s next for our wonderful country? A United Ireland?????
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User #11053383 - 29 May 18 17:23
So what’s next for our wonderful country? A United Ireland?????
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User #10467534 - 29 May 18 17:25 - revision 3
Does art need “context” to have meaning?
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User #10467534 - 29 May 18 17:25 - revision 2
Does art need “context” to have meaning?
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User #10467534 - 29 May 18 17:25
Does art need “context” to have meaning?
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User #199376 - 29 May 18 17:26
Thoughts on politicians taking credit for the grassroots work Abortion Rights Campaign did over the last six years?
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User #825302 - 29 May 18 17:31
Yeah, their carry on needs to be called out for sure.
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User #10927426 - 29 May 18 17:26 - revision 3
What is your take on deja vu? In the past when I have experienced it usually with an eerie sense of foreboding. P.s my Bluetooth is going off this week ?
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User #10927426 - 29 May 18 17:26 - revision 2
What is your take on deja vu? In the past when I have experienced it usually with an eerie sense of foreboding. P.s my Bluetooth is going off this week ?
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User #10927426 - 29 May 18 17:26
What is your take on deja vu? In the past when I have experienced it usually with an eerie sense of foreboding. P.s my Bluetooth is going off this week ?
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User #10090054 - 29 May 18 17:27
Whats your take on your man Jordan Peterson?
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User #199376 - 29 May 18 17:27
(Side note, see ya Saturday in Kilkenny!)
God bless, you endearing bee keepers 2018-05-01T09:49:18+00:00

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User #10603043 - 1 May 18 10:20
Blindboy, me and my dad are both redheads. We were chatting about being ginger and I mentioned I liked it and never really let the abuse growing up get to me, he said he wished he wasn’t ginger and that he told people the abuse didn’t get to him but it really did. He grew up in Limerick in the 50s before moving to London for his teenage years. Do you think that ginger abuse has any historical context linked with anti-Irish racism or is it as simple as slagging someone for having big ears? Also I have faced ginger jokes my whole life and I have never come up with a smart or funny rebuttal (any ideas?)
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User #9656224 - 1 May 18 11:11
Gut feelings and instinct. What role have they to play in decision making in life and life/death situations and your hot take on destiny/fate? Real or bollocks and have you any stories where your gut took over or led you down a certain life path?
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User #3991684 - 1 May 18 11:43
Thanks for the podcast! How do you see the Left overcoming the world wide trend towards Authoritarian Democracy?
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 15:53
For starters stop their own authoritarian tendencies.
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User #10725351 - 2 May 18 09:42
Alright, Chief! Crayfish sighting it was probably 10 years ago when I saw these, so, god knows if they're still running down this part f the Liffey. It was mad, you sparked mad memories when you mentioned wanting to see a Crayfish in the wild, couldn't believe it when I did. I was like what the fuck is a lobster doing in a river? Obviously, I later found out the craic. I used to visit my daughter close to here when she was little. This river saved my sanity many times, it's beautiful around there. Anyway, here's the location https://goo.gl/maps/6Gpq43aGLvA2 (Location Image) You can get the 65 bus from Poolbeg St to https://goo.gl/maps/gUsGn8kVnA42 (Bus Stop) It's about 1/2 hr walk by the road OR you could walk the river bank from the road and then walk back down, nice walk and a fair bit of spotting time!
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User #9684476 - 1 May 18 10:22
Aye... any thoughts/hot takes on Rachel Dolezal? (“Trans Racial” / Civil Rights Campaigner and now pariah to both Black and White communities in America?
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User #216811 - 2 May 18 00:11
Haha listening now love the imagery in your language - Killian having a “gravelly Cork lilt” think of an open can of Lilt with a cork made of gravel stuffed in
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User #11329779 - 19 May 18 12:23
Hello blindboy, thank you for the weekly podcast hug. I’d absolutely love to shout you a can of cheap polish beer all the way from Perth WA.
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User #216811 - 1 May 18 22:01
Hi blindboy edited my original post didn’t keep the rest - I wanted to know your book recommendations for flow state and emotional intelligence as the audiobooks I read don’t seem to have that much of a practical application on the subject. Also would love to know your usage of CBT techniques on a daily basis on a podcast like you mentioned you’ve thought about doing - I’ve had quite a few sessions of it but it’s more “break glass while feeling rubbish” rather than making it a daily routine like you mention. Would greatly hear your take on in like many others would I’d imagine
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User #216811 - 1 May 18 22:02
Listened to even you can’t read an audiobook
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User #10055041 - 1 May 18 17:02
What's your take on "Judas Goats", are you aware of anything other than humans that uses another species in this sinister fashion?
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User #11091109 - 4 May 18 14:30
What are your views on veganism and is it something you would think about trying?
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User #10440878 - 1 May 18 10:01
When can we expect The Trout of No Craic to run for Taoiseach?
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User #10977290 - 2 May 18 01:38
Just a quick question that doesn't require an awful lot of depth but how did you come across JCs and what made you decide to use that as the main bag you wear? Always wondered since its a shop in my town
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User #9328352 - 1 May 18 10:20
I know you don't have a driving license, but have you driven? It's such a strange phenomenon. Psychologically, I find it alters my sense of power, reason, time, patience. And I see others act similarly. Any cognitive insights?
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User #9643321 - 1 May 18 13:20
You mentioned last week that you find the successful films in the cinema right now are stuff kids should be watching. The same man wants everyone to be able to appreciate art yet puts down art that other people find interesting and enjoyable. Do you consider massive franchise movies 'art' or do you feel they are solely limited to being a commercial product for consumption?
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User #9795918 - 1 May 18 10:00
Do you feel as if the success of the book in recent weeks, since the reprint, has made you more excited or anxious to write the second book?
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User #10039103 - 1 May 18 12:53
Do you think it says a lot about a country as to what swear word they deem to be the worst. E.g. corvah. Or. Cunt. Does the fact the worst word is specifically a part of a woman say something.....
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User #9980551 - 1 May 18 10:36
Does Mammy Boatclub have opinions about wanting you to settle down with a nice Limerick Girl and start a family? Do you appreciate her advice?
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User #11315604 - 18 May 18 14:15
I was wondering if you heard Mathew Walkers podcast with Joe Rogan on sleep. It blew my mind (and Joe's) and I thought as someone very interested in mental health and health in general as well as someone who doesn't have a 9-5 job (and therefore possibly an atypical sleeping pattern) you would be very interested in it and could speak to it on your podcast. Keep up the good work you bag faced Limerick cunt!
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User #10821703 - 1 May 18 11:46
Just a nice, wee light-hearted question here for this lovely Spring afternoon. What do you make of the Unites States global empire and the havoc it’s causing? With the rise of China and Russia, it hasn’t accepted that it’s no longer top dog and instead of working towards peace and prosperity, it’s blindly turbo-charging its imperial drive towards war, conquest, chaos and plunder across the globe. While trashing around in its death throes, it has the potential to plunge us all into ecological collapse and/or a nuclear holocaust. Do you think it’s too late to stop the US before it drags our entire civilization down with it?
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User #9989070 - 5 May 18 10:04
Delighted to hear you're coming to Cork Blindboy, cans in a chuch venue, it will be class. Can I ask what are your views on online dating in a digital age? Does it make us treat each other like avatars so in a less human and compassionate way? Or does it level the playing field in romance? Not everyone is comfortable going up to someone they are drawn to on a night out but now through online dating they can go on dates.
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User #9742962 - 1 May 18 10:02
Greetings, not a question but from listening to your tales of animals I'd like to recommend a couple of books to you if you haven't already read them. The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths & The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries by J.A.Baker. Looking forward to this weeks podcast, thanks.
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User #10543017 - 2 May 18 06:55
also wanted to tell you that for a while I thought Yorty Ahearn was an author not an otter, I imagined a hermitty writer who had a couch down the river ha ha
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User #9786855 - 1 May 18 10:32
Also one of my mates (Ronan) is using your content to help teach Spanish and Brazilian's english, using your hot take on Caravaggio's lack of Lapis Lazuli in his paintings and he was swindling all the rich bucks of the time. Then heading into the national art gallery the next day to look at some renessaince paintings and having conversations about how they feel about it. Think he deserves a little shout out for being a legend of a teacher.
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User #9038694 - 1 May 18 11:53
1. When recording the podcast, do you still wear the bag? Since we can't actually see you. This occurred to me listening to last week's mentioning of video casts (vodcasts, they used to be called...). 2. What do you think about the Burning Man festival in the US, and have you seen the absolutely tragic UK edition?
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User #9932329 - 8 May 18 17:30
1. According to himself, he wears a knitted bag during podcasts. I think it's knitted to look like one of the spar bags or the other one he uses, the green and white one. He explains it in one of the first podcasts and that a fan knitted it for him.
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User #9459879 - 9 May 18 18:44
Hey Blindboy, not so much of a question as such but a comment on your welcome appreciation of Pieta House on todays pod. As a fellow Limerick head only too well aware of the scourge of suicide inflicted on our city and counties young men. I do believe though that the work you are doing yourself is incredibly important in getting the message out there and following yet another recent tragedy, you came to mind as i wrote this piece..closed doors another door closed  another community mourns a macabre picture on a frame for a tear stained love to find once crafted by his own hand not twelve months since now a final resting place marked by a note in steady pen and why should it take an angel of the epihany to deliver a man in a plastic bag to teach us of cbt of an emotional intelligence to be mindful of ourselves while church, state, school fails this country's young men for generations and on the silence does creep so many futures in the past too many paths closing so fast there are so many questions that sustain this male disease silence never speaks in answers or hears society's griefful pleas today in another village tommorow yet another town a young man fits an attic joist with silent eyes so cold for jesus he was a carpenter or so at least we're told Keep up the good work and hopefully some day along with you, Pieta House and all the other voluntary and charitable groups our young men will find it easier to walk from the darkness into light.
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User #10725351 - 2 May 18 09:43
Be deadly if you did a nature program, no visual just you on location describing creatures in the wild the new David Attenborough, wha! Take it easy, keep flying the flag, much respect for all you are doing.
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User #9885199 - 1 May 18 11:08
You said you like cooking. What are your favourite things to cook?
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User #10056329 - 1 May 18 09:58
What does Mr.chrome do?..is he full time working on the rubberbandits or has he other commitments. Yurt
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User #10604707 - 1 May 18 10:23
Have you seen “take your pills” on Netflix? I would love a hot take on artificially achieved state of flow through the use of stimulants like adderal.
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User #10292074 - 1 May 18 10:00
How do blind people know when to stop wiping after a #2? Is it all by feel?
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 16:00
What are your thoughts on absurdism?? I'm a big Beckett fan too if you prefer to chat about him.
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User #9532657 - 1 May 18 10:01
Do you ever have to change the plastic bag that you wear on your face? And also, do you think that if you can inspire a generation to adopt anonymity and also wear plastic bags on their faces, you could make a dent in the global plastic waste problem? That would be quite an achievement.
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User #10005132 - 1 May 18 10:01
What's your opinion on the Project Arts Centre being made to take down the Mazer 'Repeal' mural by the Charities Commission? Is art always political? And does it raise bigger questions around where art "spaces" should be classed as a charity in the first place?
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User #11230279 - 13 May 18 11:13
Do you have any advice on how to gain more discipline within my life? I feel that over the last ten years I have fought hard to overcome depression, I now think that I'm on the other side of that battle but I've found that I have neglected my body and my mind to an extent that I risk slipping back. I know that meditation, exercise, and eating well are good for me but I seem unable to maintain a habit for more than a few weeks at a time before months of self neglect and a love for the sesh. Any advice would be appreciated.
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User #10591973 - 1 May 18 17:30
Love the podcast Blindboy. My question is related to the tragic passing of Avicii. A guy at 28 who is the poster boy of corporate execs for house music. On the outside, seemed to be doing (let me presume) what he loved, making music, composing, creating happiness for people, possibly bringing a sense of flow. However hundreds of gigs non stop travel, loneliness, depression and alcoholism was too much for his health.. It would be great to get your thoughts on this in particular to the question, what can we do in our own lives to find balance between doing the things we like and managing the things we don't like doing? Which can be a daily struggle.
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User #10240294 - 7 May 18 23:02
Why doesn’t Guinness taste the same anywhere else in the world? Does having a pint in your local make it better than anywhere else because of the setting is it a placebo effect. Cause it’s shiiite in Melbourne.
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User #9872240 - 8 May 18 10:30
different breweries (e.g. Dublin, Melbourne, Nigeria) tweak the recipe to suit local environment (e.g. temperature) and tastes ...
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User #10240294 - 8 May 18 10:32
No even the stuff that says brewed in Dublin doesn’t taste the same
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User #9038163 - 1 May 18 11:34
Yo Blindboy Boatclub, you consistantly promote the need for empathy and compassion in helping achieve a better mental health, you also adore animals and their wellbeing, how do you feel about meat production and is there a way to consume it without guilt?
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User #3805457 - 1 May 18 10:18
With the upcoming referendum I have noticed bad traits on both the yes and no side. But it seems only the no side gets called out. To give an example. Recently a friend of mine who is an avid yes person asked me to go to a concert to support the cause. I replied that I am not invested enough to pass money on to the cause and I will do my bit by voting yes in the referendum. It seemed my lack of radical commitment to the yes cause made my friend get really personal and attack me. A trend I noticed during the gay marriage right vote which by the way I voted yes for also. I fear that with pc culture expressing a view opposite to the agenda you are attacked. Please discuss
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User #10252624 - 21 May 18 10:49
Hi Blindboy. Thank you for the weekly podcast hug. As a fellow music lover and feminist, I was wondering how you reconcile your love of hip hop with the misogyny in some of the lyrical content?
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User #10148462 - 3 May 18 20:25
You recently mentioned Siegfried Sassoon, what other poets would you recommend to people? Who else do you love to read- or recite?
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User #9680100 - 15 May 18 20:21
Hello Blindboy! I was curious to hear if you've had any experience with sensory deprivation tanks. They're becoming a "hip" thing that you can find at spa's nowadays (sometimes called float spa's). I recently tried it myself and I was genuinely blown away by the experience. The scientific theory behind it is fascinating as well. I looked it up and it seems as though there's one in Cork and a few in Dublin. I'd highly suggest you give one a try next time you're near.
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User #9233177 - 1 May 18 10:02
What did you make of the Controversy with Michelle wolf at the White House correspondents dinner ? Are the press now self censoring? Just to keep sucking on the Donald’s left titty
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User #10691533 - 1 May 18 10:08
With another year of financial cuts from the Arts Council in Northern Ireland, integrated music groups will struggle to continue their progress in building cross community relationships with younger generations who are involved in music. Do you believe that there is really a want for integrated musical practice in Northern Ireland, or do you think the status quo of 'traditional' music and 'parade' music is firmly set? Thanks
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User #8896296 - 1 May 18 10:01
Have you noticed that Polish cans have more heft to them than others? Once empty you feel the difference.
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User #7163311 - 1 May 18 11:02
Jesus dude that’s mad. I suppose what ever works. Good luck!
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User #11020936 - 1 May 18 11:21
Hey Blindboy, have you any opinion on Irish cement getting planning permission to burn tyres in the Mungret plant? Thanks Aidan
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User #11056850 - 2 May 18 16:57
I recently moved to America from Dublin, (18 months) I've noticed a lot that Irish people seem to not think that Irish people abroad should have the right to travel home and vote (not just for the 8th) as they're out of touch with whats going on. I find i read and follow what going on at home more now than when i was there, almost as a craving to keep in touch. Also, i know a lot of illegal Irish living here, what are your thoughts on them being the same as any other illegal in any other country? ta,
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User #9862626 - 1 May 18 21:38
What's your position on the "death etiquette"? Seems no matter how much of a dick some one is. As soon as they die their some kind of Saint. Ie Maggie thatcher and a recent Example is avicci dying, the man was slated to fuck by the same people praising his name when he died. What's that all about?
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User #10882869 - 1 May 18 10:10
Any update on the audio book?
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User #9708295 - 1 May 18 10:31
Somedays I'd find myself having a full on argument in my head with someone ... 'He will say this and I'll say this and do this and then .. ' any tips on how to curb this ? .. frustrated ?
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User #10638458 - 2 May 18 20:57
What's the craic with Vladislav Surkov?
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User #8826775 - 13 May 18 18:43
Would love to know what you disagree on, with Joe Rogan and Jordon Peterson, I don’t really disagree with them, which isn’t good at all as I could be unintentionally mindly brainwashed by em......
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User #10721656 - 12 May 18 00:14
Would you consider dedicating a portion of the podcast every now and then to a particular poet, maybe read a couple of poems and chat about them? T'would be unrale.
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User #9647210 - 1 May 18 13:33
Are you in a relationship with anyone at the moment? Do you want to have kids?
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User #10483349 - 8 May 18 16:50
Can you remind everyone to get their lazy holes out of bed and go and enjoy the glorious dawn choruses we are having at the moment. It is the peak of the bird mating season and they are making a beautiful racket at sunrise... one of the most satisfying, mindful experiences to just absorb the cacophony.
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User #11276986 - 16 May 18 04:47
Hey Blindboy! I wanted to know if you have ever heard of morphic resonance or the experiments done by Rupert Sheldrake? They showed that once a single organism, like a single rat, has learnt a specific trick, it becomes easier for every rat that exists in the world to learn that same trick. I would say this is evidence of a collective consciousness but would also be interested to hear your thoughts on it
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User #11252751 - 14 May 18 18:57
Can you reccomend any reading material that really impacted you? I know that’s a broad enough question but perhaps something cognitive behavioral therapy based?
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User #11062350 - 2 May 18 22:36
Took me a while, but finally on the patreon. Blindboy, you mentioned shortwave radio an episode or two ago thought it was interesting and triggered a memory of this, which is the wiki page for a mental documentary.. have a gander at the wiki page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrect_Dead:_The_Mystery_of_the_Toynbee_Tiles mystery tiles and shortwave radio
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User #9472206 - 2 May 18 23:23
What did you think of Bladerunner 2049, you gentle galloping Gosling?
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User #9760634 - 1 May 18 10:26
you talk a lot about your enjoyment of travelling but you never go into too much detail, perhaps a More light hearted question on a very important week in Ireland, but where do you enjoy travelling to? Where you recommend? And where is the one place you hope to visit one day?
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User #9022905 - 1 May 18 11:01
Goya's Black Paintings. OR, are traveler call out videos a form of gas cuntist performance art at the expense of settled people, like when we tell yanks we've never seen an iphone before
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User #10338398 - 1 May 18 09:52
Do you listen to Run the Jewels, if so what song do you recommend?
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User #9720160 - 4 May 18 18:39
Are you going to altogethernow? Great line up like..
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User #9434710 - 1 May 18 15:39
Thoughts on energy? Many countries seem to be vowing to restrict fossil fueled vehicles or promising to stop further exploration of fossil fuel resources. But countries like the US are still keen on developing coal or Canada has provinces fighting each other and the federal government over pipelines. Are fossil fuels still viable or are these countries missing opportunities to lead in other energy markets?
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User #10734887 - 1 May 18 09:53
I've been thinking a lot about Irish identity recently. Would love your thoughts on how much the Irish identity is based on "not being British". Is it possible to have a shared identity without that opposition to britishness? Does it even matter? Keep her lit!
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User #11106421 - 5 May 18 13:58
Blindboy, after hearing you talk about your love of Blade Runner and site specific theatre, I'm wondering if you're aware of the secret cinema Blade Runner event happening in London over the next few months. Tickets are a bit pricey but I've heard their events are fucking class.
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User #8304193 - 1 May 18 09:52
What's your take on Maser's repeal mural being painted over?
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User #10877646 - 1 May 18 09:55
I've never heard you speak about your love life or your relationship with Mr chrome. Do you avoid these topics on purpose?
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User #9902624 - 1 May 18 10:35
Alright Blindboy, Flat Earthers, What the fuck are they all about then?
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User #10873514 - 1 May 18 10:29
Top 3 favorite books?
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User #10126629 - 1 May 18 10:01
Any hash?
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User #10806219 - 1 May 18 13:40
Why have you recommended the stereo versions of 60s albums rather than mono versions?
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User #216811 - 1 May 18 14:29
Oh and as you speak about depression/ anxiety I highly recommend CBD oil if you’re struggling and can’t get any help counselling wise. I know it’s THE trendy thing but it really works and after chucking some in the vape the night before not getting enough sleep (ironically after listening to the Joe Rogan episode about sleep ?) I woke up having irritable reactions in my mind to stuff but my mood stayed neutral rather than having an emotional reaction. Was also gigging a few weekends back and had a few drops of the oil before the second set and played a lot more relaxed than the first (also getting over tendinitis and it’s a great natural pain relief rather than being monged out on codeine for example)
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User #9816003 - 1 May 18 10:09
Put sonny on Spotify
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User #11169189 - 9 May 18 12:28
What are your views on global warming and the environment and what do you see happening to the human race 50 or 100 years from now?
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User #10904265 - 1 May 18 11:15
You've mentioned the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is your favorite museum. What makes it so?
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User #7474851 - 1 May 18 10:15
I often wonder about what we were like in Ireland Pre-Christianity, I wish we had more written records of what we believed in and what we worshipped. I'm listening to The Irish History Podcast as well and I was struck by the story of a sacred tree connected to Brian Boru being attacked and how people were really affected by it. I often wonder that if our pagan gods hadn't been replaced by Chistian Saints, would we have more respect for nature and would we have historically been kinder to women? I feel like a lot of the negative treatment of women in this country came from the Catholic Church - Magdelene Laundries, The National Maternity Hospital being run by the Catholic Church and having to uphold Catholic ethos, The 8th Amendment, the list is long. Do you ever think about what we would be like as a nation? Also i have tried researching Sheela-na-gigs before and i have come across conflicting views - one is that they were used in Medieval times and "represented female lust as hideous and sinfully corrupting." The other that "the carvings are remnants of a pre-Christian fertility or mother goddess religion" (these are directly from wikipedia as i can't remember where i read about them before) Have you any hot-takes on Sheela-na-gigs? :)
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User #9469815 - 13 May 18 22:52
Do you believe gender is a social construct ? Many who do also believe there are men trapped in women's bodies and vice versa, how can it be possible if gender is a social construct ?
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User #10339481 - 1 May 18 17:01
Hello Blindboy! Just after finding out if there are any (I know there will be I'm just unaware of it) Irish sci-fi writers or similarly themed Irish graphic novels that you would reccomend? Thanks if you reply and thanks for continually making my Wednesday morning less shat.
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User #10482813 - 1 May 18 11:21
What do you make of Beyoncé's performance at Coachella? A lot of people saying it has been championing black culture which is a great great thing. However I looked at it through the lens of Coachella being mostly aimed at rich white teens who have a good dose of privelege and ignorance to the gravity of what Beyoncé has done. Surely a lot of its meaning and significance lost - would it not be more productive and defiant to shake off Coachella and start her own festival and draw attention that way? Or am I just being too cynical?
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User #9569843 - 12 May 18 11:54
'Arctic Moneys' just release a new album and I feel like the sound of it is a bit of a genre change. It's a popular opinion that the album is not good. Just using 'Arctic Moneys' as an example, opinions on the album is subjective, however. Do you think that an artist like the Arctic Monkey, where their sound is almost like a brand, have a obligation to the consumer to release a recognizable product. Or do you think that they should have full control over what the want to do, that if they decided that 'Our next album is all PAN flutes and Mongolian Throat Singing' that's okay, or is that what side projects are for?
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User #7163311 - 1 May 18 10:11
Blind boy did you ever watch the Rick and Morty episode of the Mr. Meseeks.....Id like to get to hear your thoughts on it. Have beautiful day......ya old adorable cunt. Keep up the good work man.
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User #9328352 - 1 May 18 10:57
Mr Meeseeks is my spirit animal. No joke, I transformed my negative, debilitating thoughts and fears into Mr Meeseeks during a counselling session! I get a grand kick out of imagining a bunch of them ready to help me out.
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User #10558949 - 1 May 18 10:30
HI BLINDBOY, DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO RELEASE AN AUDIOBOOK OF ‘THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BLINDBOY’? IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...YOU CUUUUNNNT ??
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User #8824708 - 3 May 18 14:34
A topic I would be most excited to see featured is Alcoholics Anonymous. I am in recovery and I find that it's a huge issue for some of my mates I have decided to work the 12 steps. Personally I have decided to work The Steps with the aid of Russell Brand and an addictions counsellor and a psychologist as opposed to a sponsor I genuinely feel AA is where for the first time in my life I've ever truly belong as a legit peer. I am in what is refered to as a 'pink cloud' and 100% committed to being the best version of me. Yurt!
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User #10757769 - 18 May 18 14:41
Did you know that Richard David James was born in Limerick?
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User #9791529 - 1 May 18 11:36
Whats your thoughts on CBD oil/vaping / pills etc have you or considered trying it?
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User #9828723 - 1 May 18 09:57
Could you give some thoughts on the general aggressive save the 8th campaign ? Do you think it will sway the election in their direction?
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User #11289277 - 16 May 18 22:44
Hello from Florida, USA. I don't really have a question yet (I'm only on episode 8 and still working on catching up), but did want to take a moment to directly express gratitude for the time and effort you devote to this podcast. I absolutely love it and truly look forward to getting to listen to it. I adore the short story excerpts, the haunts through history, the current commentary and the accessible and contemplative insights on mental health (so needed for many who don't learn coping tools because socially we still hold mental health at arms length). Thank you, Blindboy.
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User #2312426 - 1 May 18 10:09
Hi blind boy, just wondering if you think that the Advent of the internet and our reaction to it has had a net positive or negative impact on our collective mental health?
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User #11031606 - 1 May 18 19:42
Why are bumble bees much fatter than usual this year?
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User #56800 - 1 May 18 09:51
So apparently the crab eater seal doesn't eat crab, they just found the first one around dead crabs and had assumptions. Any favourite misleading names?
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User #10543017 - 2 May 18 06:53
Hi Blindboy my beloved and I absolutely love your podcasts, and we really appreciate that so many young people, especially the fellas are listening in on the benefits of looking our for your mental health in a user friendly and honest way, onya! can't think of a question yet, will get back to you. have a gas week Jo
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User #10637549 - 1 May 18 10:26
Hi Blindboy!! Absolutely loving the podcast!! What's your opinion on Myers-Brigss personality types? Do you think the test is helpful for people who could really benefit from understanding themselves a little better or is it more detrimental by allowing people who identify with their personality type to use it as an excuse to behave a certain way?? Yurt
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User #11187047 - 10 May 18 15:35
Hiya Blindboy, upon hearing of your endeavours to add some Blade Runner-esque light and feel to your studio, I was put in mind of Hang Dai a Chinese restaurant on Camden St, Dublin. Have you been? I'd say it'd tickle your fancy. It turns into a bit of a discobar after dinner. Also, I understand they've a bespoke soundsystem designed by an Irish lad. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/birth-of-a-restaurant-how-dublin-s-coolest-new-eatery-came-into-being-1.2859124
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User #10071495 - 1 May 18 10:05
You know when you step on a snail? Assuming the snail survives the incident, is it a slug then? Or is it able to create a new gaff for itself?
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User #9147973 - 1 May 18 14:27
I really appreciate your Podcast every week, always makes me think and there is not too much unique content around that does that, loving it so much I increased my Patreon amount ?
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User #8807022 - 1 May 18 10:41
What do you make of the current debate on Apu in the Simpsons? Is the offense valid in a show populated with stereotype?
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User #9966706 - 9 May 18 15:13
Blindboy.....What do you think of 'Tinder' and dating apps like that and how do they fit into the Rogers 'ideal self' theory? Thanks
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 16:03
I elaborated further in a Twitter DM but what are your thoughts on victim culture? Do you see any down sides to the mental health of women or minorities who believe the "patriarchal" system is against them? I know you are big on cultural theory and post modernism so your view may be tainted, but do you see any objective downsides to people considering themselves victims all the time? Following on from that how often do you challenge the Derrida line of thinking that you uphold? Is it really still relevant today as opposed to the 70s?
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 16:06
And a slight clarification to potentially predict your answer, if you think there is no downside because they are victims, what if your opinion is wrong? Does it have a downside then?
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User #11365507 - 21 May 18 18:36
Not a question, more of heads up, follow or listen to Daniel Gregory (acoustic Dan) on Facebook and youtube. He's the belfast Bob Dylan. Great song writer and fuckin hilarious,pure Belfast craic.
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User #6839273 - 1 May 18 10:31
Hey Blindboy, what's going on with North Korea
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User #10000672 - 1 May 18 19:43
Can you be vegan and own a pet? It seems that society has dictated what animals we eat and what animals we have as pets.
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User #10382214 - 1 May 18 09:54
When is your audio book coming out or have you shelved the idea?
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User #5091598 - 1 May 18 11:05
Its a lovely day for a run, any further thoughts on the runcast?
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User #494377 - 21 May 18 10:18
Coffee and Creativity: I don't seem to be able to start any creative work without a nice hot cup of coffee beside me. Its my 'way in' to a state of flow and has almost become a ritual at this stage. My mind is tepid and unimaginative without caffeine. You spoke before of examining ones relationship with alcohol, I definitely 'use' coffee to feel different. Maybe that's fine? How's your relationship with caffeine blindboy?
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User #10701491 - 1 May 18 10:11
I have a wee one for ya. Have a chew on this: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention So, existential crisis thoughts?
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User #5082752 - 11 May 18 15:54
Have you ever had any aspirations to emigrate for a long period of time? and what do make of the people moving back to Ireland after spending time making a living abroad?
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User #11329779 - 19 May 18 15:46
Is there really any difference between ‘my big fat gypsy wedding’ and the royal wedding?
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User #10927426 - 1 May 18 10:00
I was wondering if you were a fan of film maker David lynch as you both have some things in common such as an interest in meditation and art. Ive notices similarities between ye such as he use of absurdist humor and ‘slow reveal’ that you have used in your short sorties. Basically he’s a mad bastard and a true artist and I wouldn’t mind hearing an aul rant on him as I’m a fan of his aswell as yourself. If you aren’t a fan fuck it, shot in the dark there. Your podcasts are a revelation for me thank you ???
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User #9972645 - 18 May 18 03:15
I hope you gave Cillian Murphy one of those cans I have Patreon'd,
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User #5394443 - 1 May 18 10:17
You ha yaybahar?? Have you heard or have you played a Yaybahar? You Goul.... i love the sound.
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User #5453636 - 2 May 18 11:14
What is your opinion on the controversy of the young American girl wearing a traditional chinese dress her to prom? What do you think about "cultural appropriation" and "cultural appreciation"? Are they the same thing or totally different?
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User #9334714 - 1 May 18 12:41
What are your thoughts on the concept of a soul?
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User #11191764 - 11 May 18 07:19
Can't pledge much but hopefully will go towards at least one blade runner tile for the studio. Have gotten a lot from the podcast the last few weeks. Keep it up!
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User #9588673 - 1 May 18 18:42
Have you heard about the King Zhou of Shang, the Chinese king? He had a wine pool and meat forest. You should check him out because he had a wine pool and meat forest.
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User #10846179 - 1 May 18 15:47
What is your thoughts on Irish mythology on comparing it with other cultures mythology. Do you think it follows typical archetypes?
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User #84417 - 1 May 18 11:52
Alrite Blindboy, today Scotland became the first country in the world to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. Our countries are culturally similar when it comes to our relationship with alcohol so be interested to know what you think?
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User #5122923 - 1 May 18 10:21
Blindboy what is your opinion of Kermit the Frog as a counterbalance to toxic masculinity? Along with you, he is one of my heroes.
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User #9786855 - 1 May 18 10:27
Yes! What are your thoughts on the Chinese robbing the Panchen Lama possibly leading to the end of the Dalai Lama line? You can't be at that.
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User #10602107 - 1 May 18 09:56
Will you come to the sunflower after your gig in Belfast on Friday so we can all buy you a real pint?
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User #9968528 - 1 May 18 10:04
I hope you are well. Can you talk a little about Sonny, where the song came from, the visuals, sound and people. I adore it.
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User #8905028 - 1 May 18 16:22
Hello Blindboy. When you answered the question last week about "toxic femininity" I thought I detected a hint of anxiety creeping into your voice. My question is: have the left and liberals become less tolerant, mimicking the far right in this respect, resulting in us becoming unduly concerned about falling foul of them in what we say?
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User #10336908 - 1 May 18 09:59
Have you ever taken a mineral supplement called chondroitin?
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User #10457621 - 1 May 18 10:27
Blindboy, which is the premier chipper in Limerick, Donkey Fords or Chicken Hut? Also, can you release the jazz piano theme of the show on YouTube or Spotify please loving the podcast. Sound
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User #10927426 - 1 May 18 10:00 - revision 2
I was wondering if you were a fan of film maker David lynch as you both have some things in common such as an interest in meditation and art. Ive notices similarities between ye such as he use of absurdist humor and ‘slow reveal’ that you have used in your short sorties. Basically he’s a mad bastard and a true artist and I wouldn’t mind hearing an aul rant on him as I’m a fan of his aswell as yourself. If you aren’t a fan fuck it, shot in the dark there. Your podcasts are a revelation for me thank you ???
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User #9751187 - 1 May 18 10:10
These aren't really questions more 'Notes and Queries" : 1.) In defence of Gerald of Wales: The reason why he thought geese turned into barnacles was because lots of people did until fairly recent times. it wasn't until the latter part of the 19th century when a Danish man invented ringing birds with little foot collars that we discovered migration. Up to then no-one knew where migrating birds went. One minute they were there, the next they had disappeared. The barnacle goose used to hang around river estuaries before it went to Greenland. So when the people woke up and discovered them gone they thought they had turned into barnacles. Other people thought swifts and swallows hiberinated in mud. the scientific name of the brent goose means 'barnacle barnacle' so gerald of wales was not the only daft cunt out there. Before the Danish man started ringing birds the Germans had an inkling that storks travelled great distances when some returned each summer with bits of spear hanging out of them, including the famous pfeilstorch, the unluckiest bird in history. he made it all the way from Africa to Germany with a massive spear straight through his gullet, but when he got to Germany the locals killed him and stuffed him and put him in a museum where he remains to this day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfeilstorch. or her, i don't know how to sex a long dead stork. Incidentally barnacle geese are very stern parents. when their offspring are 3 days old they nudge them off high cliffs to protect them from predation by foxes. some make it, but many drown or get blown into the rocks where they are splattered and the fox eats their dead bodies. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141020-chicks-tumble-of-terror-filmed 2.) again in defence of gerald of wales, your mate finn dwyer in one of his podcasts says the horse soup story is almost certainly true as it is attested by many sources. And why did you leave out one of the more interesting parts of the tale - the warrior king fucks the horse in front of everyone before he chops it up. the horse is always a lady horse. 3.) monkeys - the people of Hartlepool in NE England are jocularly referred to as 'the monkey hangers' by the inhabitants of neighbouring towns. This is because in the 18th century a monkey was washed up alive from a ship. the townsfolk had never seen a monkey before & thought it was a little hairy human. they took its gibbering and jabbering to be a foreign tongue & hanged it as a French spy. 4.) Amazon.com aren't just using robots in their stores. They employ heaps of elderly people at Christmas, esecially the 'grey nomads' the poor fuckers who live out of mobile homes in USA because they have no pension. Amazon likes them because they complain less and put up with more than young people. They do what theyre told, even if they have cart around massive fucking tvs they aren't fit enough for. Amazon gets a kickback from the government for every grey nomad they employ. the poor bastards should be enjoying their retirement not lugging your christmas tat for 12 hours a day, the podcast all about it is here. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/is-this-the-end-of-retirement/9015560 and the book that goes with it is called 'nomadland' i have it on order at the library. the old people have to take painkillers before and after every shift and soak their feet in buckets of epsom salts just to allow them to work. They have to dodge malfunctioning robots that work alongside of the, Love the podcast chat soon xxx Oh when is your birthday? i give you $5 a month on patreon but if you tells us when it is your birthday I'll chip in a bit extra as a one off. i.m sure others would do the same. buy yourself something nice
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User #9532657 - 1 May 18 09:59
Hi Blindboy.
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User #9649164 - 1 May 18 10:05
"doing the dada thing" I live in Louth but work in Dublin. My commute is almost 500km per month by bike and over 40 hrs per month on the bus. ( That's a five week month) I want to be the best dad I can to my boy. I question this version of me. I'm well paid and that's why I do it. There are other poorer versions of me and I wonder which one is the best for him. I'm not looking for an answer but maybe you'd have a think and a bullshit about doing the dada thing.
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User #10991890 - 1 May 18 10:19
I'm not religious, I don't believe in karma or chance, and I think deja vu is just dream-remnant. But, weird shit does happen now and again when it's needed that I can't explain, almost as if some dots are being connected within the ether. Does this ever happen to you? Asking this as I partly work in media/music on the side from my usual job. Sometimes opportunities and experiences happen when it's least expected almost as if I've asked for them to happen, but I know I haven't. So, what the fuck is it?
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User #9750875 - 1 May 18 09:56
I've been called a Cultural Marxist recently by a few heads on twitter. After a wee bit of research, it seems to be quite a broad church! Could you give a primer on what it actually means to be a Cultural Marxist, apart from being a handy insult to fling at somebody online?
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User #9885199 - 1 May 18 10:11
Not a question but feel the need to be pedantic about the Houdin anecdotes on the last episode. It wasn't a wooden box he made yer man lift, the box was made of metal. The magnet wasn't inside the box, it was buried in the ground. Also, there wasn't a blank in the gun he had fired at him. He palmed out the real bullet and replaced it with a hollow bullet full of red ink (like a paint ball bullet) and took a shot in the stomach (which must have hurt!) and pretended to cough the real bullet up from inside his guts into his mouth.
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User #10037289 - 1 May 18 09:56
How do you come up with the names for each episode? Live long and prosper BB.
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User #10009269 - 15 May 18 18:15
I was lucky enough to visit the Gulbenkian art gallery in Lisbon recently, where they had a great Pop Art exhibition on. I really don’t know anything at all about art (though this podcast helps), but I enjoy it and enjoy trying to learn more about it. In the exhibition I noticed there seemed to be more pieces than average which were ‘untitled’. For someone who doesn’t know much about art, I found this quite frustrating: I had no starting point to figure what the artist was trying to say or what the work was referencing. What’s your take on naming pieces ‘untitled’?
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User #10158968 - 1 May 18 11:12
Afternoon chef. When was the last time you cried and what was your earliest memory of tears. Keep up the excellence. Youre appreciated all over.
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User #9259037 - 8 May 18 03:48
Is entering a state of "flow" during the creative process primarily therapeutic or do you see it as important to the quality of the work itself? In other words, if you were writing a short story but did not achieve a state of flow in the process, would that story suffer? I understand and respect the therapeutic values of the phenomena, but I think you have a tendency to over romanticize it, and attach an importance to it (with regards to the writing process in particular) that could discourage others from being creative if they are unable to attain flow. Would like to hear your thoughts.
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User #5453636 - 1 May 18 10:26
Thanks for the amazing podcasts. I've been cracking up on the bus lately, especially when I heard the story of Johnny Jump Up
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User #11040265 - 1 May 18 18:50
I'd love to hear your thoughts on daydreams in the grand scheme of mindfulness and mental health. It was touched on briefly in the Kevin Barry interview when he stressed the importance of "mindlessness". Negative daydreams like imaginary fights and worries are obviously serious obstacles to mindfulness and positive mental health but do you think there's any benefit to positive daydreams or fantasies or would you also consider this a hindrance to mindfulness and finding happiness in your day-to-day life if you're effectively living in a fantasy world instead of the real world?
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User #9885732 - 1 May 18 11:35
Hey Blindboy, no question but I was listening to your dulcet tones on a recent work trip in Wroclaw, Poland, and they have this lovely little thing going on I thought would be up your alley. They've a load of gnome statues dotted around the city, playing guitar, climbing lampposts etc. Turns out they're there to commemorate, the Orange Alternative, a surrealist anti-communist movement. It was a peaceful protest with absurd elements. It made the police look stupid if they tried arresting someone dressed as a gnome or creating gnome graffiti. Thought the backstory was gas and might be of interest to ya to look into. Love the podcast, thanks for the hugs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Alternative
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User #8918531 - 1 May 18 13:41
Is Kim Jong-un having us all on? In your opinion, why is he coming to the table now?
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User #10341034 - 1 May 18 10:27
You’re in a room the size of an indoor basketball court with no way in or out. You’re dressed in a pair of shorts and nothing more. The room is completely empty except for you and another animal. What do you think is the largest animal you could take on and defeat with your bare hands in this room, with no assistance? No cheating like picking a whale and proposing it would drown to death without any water. Back yourself!
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User #9235874 - 1 May 18 13:58
What you said on last week's Podcast regards the British opinion of Ireland made me think of the term "Anglo-Irish". What do you think of it? Do you reckon it's a genuine term for Pre-independence members of the Church of Ireland, or is it just a way of saying that the general Irishman or woman at the time was too stupid to be associated with the likes of Beckett, Swift, Berkeley, or Yeats?
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User #9445397 - 1 May 18 11:23
Hey Blindboy, Do you have any opinions on Sexual Performance Anxiety-induced erectile dysfunction with males? I feel it's closely related to toxic masculinity and the fear of not being able to please a woman (due to the lack of feminism in the subconscious I s'pose?) so I think it can be quite interesting. Even with people who are becoming more aware of the importance of looking after your own mental health and trying to maintain a high sense of self esteem, I feel this can still be a very tough one to overcome.
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User #10540765 - 11 May 18 06:11
Please, please ask Bernadette Devlin how good it felt to slap the head off Home Secretary Reginald Maudling ...
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User #10721656 - 1 May 18 10:13
What do you think about how introvert/ extrovert tendencies are approached in schools? I'm 20 now and have only really just accepted that I'm well more of an introvert and that's grand and I'm not a weirdo. I don't feel like my personality was nurtured very much throughout school. I always needed more participation or to speak out more or cut down on my alone time. I don't feel my inrovert traits were necessarily accepted or nurtured at all. I never had disdain for my classmates or made trouble (usually thinking or reading books down the back of class) though how the teachers would speak of me or report on my behavior made me feel wrong somehow. Everything , I feel is focused on team work, group projects and discussion with very little individual work unless in an exam environment. Do you think we need schools to become more sympathetic to the "loner" kids and introduce a more balanced system? Thus nurturing a positive growth but also hopefully iradicating the idea of the "loner" kid.. Individual work and meditation is key to a happy healthy mind. Not to mention all the brilliant "loners" of history! Bit of a long one... but would love to hear your take! (part of me feels there's a nice juicy capitalist conspiracy here...)
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User #9684476 - 1 May 18 10:23
.....great doc on Netflix about it ‘The Rachel Divide’. Get it watched...
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User #6125462 - 1 May 18 10:38
Hiya Blindboy, Considering the Podcast keeps compassion and kindness at the forefront, how do we justify modern industrial farming and the meat and dairy industry as a whole? is it that only humans deserve to be treated with such? and is the future vegan? Thanks!
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 15:40
What if plants feel pain? What then ?
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User #6510919 - 1 May 18 11:19
What's the craic with protestants?
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User #6458594 - 1 May 18 10:04
Are there any conspiracy theories you reluctantly believe - or are ashamed to admit because they seem too "tin-foil hat"? E.g. moon-landing, 9/11 etc.?
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User #10008447 - 1 May 18 11:51
Hey Blindboy, what’s your hot-take on stage way some people are willing to say anything they want because they think they are in the right of “moral” argument. The example that most common is how many pro-lifers are willing to say anything without regard of how cruel or upsetting it might be to other because they think it’s right?
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User #2628845 - 1 May 18 12:05
conversely to that, the same would apply to pro-choicers note: i'd be pro-choice, just stating the obvious
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 15:55
To have a real ideological argument you can't worry about offending someone. Saying that there is no need to be purposely offensive purely to hurt but if you worry about offending people by speaking what you believe to be true, no one will say anything.
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User #10008447 - 1 May 18 18:02
By that logic you could argue it is OK for a pro-life campaigner to call the parent's of a child with a FFS,who went to England to have an abortion, a murderer. Or to suggest, like Danny Healey Rae did in the Dail, that they did not love their child. I say this with reference to the abortion campaign because it is the most obvious choice at the momental, it doesnt take a lot of work to find such comments. Strongly held beliefs are not what I am taking about, it's the vicious language that is used.
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User #11215201 - 20 May 18 18:20
Blindboy, I listen to your podcast on my hour commute walk to work. I find it a soothing way to start the day right and I have caught up on all of your episodes. Can you recommend another podcast to hug me while I wait for your wednesday weekly? I tried the irish history podcast and I am interested but his voice is monotonous and like the reading of a script. I think due to your podcast I now have reservations when it comes to audio. I am an artist and illustrator and I am looking for something along that vein. Also, as a fellow artist that is easily distracted, how do you find focus and what is it that motivates you?
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User #706896 - 4 May 18 13:09
I moved back to Ireland about a year or so back from a long stint abroad. Absolutely loving being home but I forgot about the idea of people having "notions". Isn't this just another (negative) word for ambition - what's your take on the idea of 'notions'?
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User #9467046 - 1 May 18 17:40
Hey Blindboy, love the podcast you gassiest of cunts. You clearly have a wide and diverse interest in music which is reflected in the variety of song styles from the Rubberbandits. Are there any styles or genres that you haven’t yet covered but intend to and if so which ones? How’s about a bit of Tom Waits polka?
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User #9352853 - 1 May 18 09:59
Do you hold resentment to Horse Outside? Do you think it made people think of you as a comedic act rather than a musical one? Who is the guest for Friday night?
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User #9564438 - 1 May 18 10:04
Hi Blindboy nice to see vice wrote an article about you. But what do you think of them? A few years ago they wrote a really unfair article about limerick. I think its called portraits from stab city. It was clearly exaggerated to make limerick sound like a shithole to readers who wouldn't have a clue about the place. I think this is reflected in a lot of their YouTube documentaries as well.
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User #9230502 - 1 May 18 10:16
I'm also interested to hear what you have to say about Vice. I used to really like them and I have spoken to a few people that have worked with them. The original ethos was very good, just give young people a camera and let them make what they wanted! but I was really disgusted with how they treated Jordan B Peterson and over all I feel they have lost their way.
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User #10936629 - 1 May 18 10:05
Have you listened to much of Jordan Peterson stuff? What is your take on it and what he says about gender issues and lgbt etc.
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User #9684476 - 1 May 18 10:27
Intersperse this (Transgender) with the Rachel Dolezal debate and there’s some podcast gold right there ya roaring cunnnnnts.
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User #9912240 - 1 May 18 11:47
Dear Blindboy, I am very interested in the alien-ness of water. It is transparent, incomprehensible and gives life to all of us. Can you talk about water please?
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User #9915575 - 1 May 18 10:39
Hi Blindboy, I have been meaning to ask this question for awhile. In an earlier podcast you mentioned that you meditate less (and may have even stopped). I am interested in knowing if this is still the case why if so? I am actually researching meditation for my PhD and was interested in why you may have stopped.
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User #10231623 - 1 May 18 09:57
Following your recent mention of Number stations, I wondered...are you a fan of Boards of Canada by any chance?
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User #9116129 - 1 May 18 12:27
What do you think of Ben Shapiro? Have you watched many of his youtube videos? He's got a lot of traction over in the State's and to be fair to him I've found myself agreeing with him on a few things but he's an absolute gowl on a lot other things (abortion most notably). He's like the less mental Alex Jones
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 15:58
I like him. Don't agree with everything he says or a lot of what he believes but still value his opinions. On abortion I think he's right that pro lifers hold the moral high ground in the argument, it's just perhaps you have to look at the debate from a functional societal aspect as opposed to moral.
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User #9116129 - 1 May 18 16:06
Yeah 100%. I've been listening to his podcasts before bed and actually enjoy his take on the days news cycle. It's different than the usual rhetoric from the right etc & he backs it up with a lot of facts but fair fucks to him he calls out the right & the left equally. He likes Trump but will still call him out if he's been an arse. Saw he was being torn out there on twitter though for likening abortion to slavery in terms of the joke Wolf made at the WHCD.
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 16:20
Ya sometimes he makes it too easy for people to sound bite him. He has a point in that jokes about something the right hold dearly are fine but jokes about something the left hold dearly are decried as racist/sexist etc. In my opinion nothing is off limits to humour though so don't fully agree with him there.
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User #10646394 - 1 May 18 10:05
Blindboy, what's your take on society's infantalising of men. I'm often confronted with comments such as my husband must be my biggest child or if I'm out with friends people ask if he is babysitting. No one has asked him if I'm babysitting if the situation is reversed. This is belittling to both of us as it implies he does nothing and that all I do is look after the children. This type of discourse almost normalises women taking on the bulk of home responsibilities as well as her own job. How do you see this affecting Irish society as we go forward.
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User #10337156 - 1 May 18 10:06
Have you read john higgs book about the KLF it covers a lot of similar topics that you discuss on the podcastm. Also general thoughts on Bill Drummond / KLF
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User #11104593 - 5 May 18 10:44
Blindboy, do you believe in love?
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User #9878729 - 1 May 18 09:56
Hey Blindboy! I live in South Korea now and was wondering what you make of K-pop? Yurt!
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User #9360907 - 1 May 18 09:59
How do I focus on writing and creative projects when I spend my professional work day writing and being "creative" in my day job? I feel burnt out by the end of the day and I find that gaming helps me to unwind from stress and anxiety, but it's also an unproductive pastime. You mentioned months ago about how if you were gaming last year, you would have never written your book. How can I strike a balance in order to get shit done? Thanks.
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User #10718774 - 3 May 18 17:26
You mentioned in a previous podcast that you love a certain noodle place in Chinatown in Lannndannn town... could you throw that wee secret beauty my way (in a private message if you don't want your hidden gem overrun with flitty cunts like myself!)
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User #9564599 - 1 May 18 10:40
Hi, Blindboy. I would love to hear about the rule of food in your life. Is cooking and experimenting with new cuisines important to you or do you view it all as bodily fuel? Thank you.
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User #10998095 - 1 May 18 10:42
How's the crack? I was listening to the podcast about the self serving nature of the Addison act, and my twisted mind saw some parallels with Merkles admitting of immigrants to Germany. Is she preparing cannon fodder for the way with Russia?
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User #9886923 - 1 May 18 12:06
I'd love to hear your view on cults.
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User #10567007 - 1 May 18 10:06
What do you think about the Dublin City Council's relationship with the arts at the moment? They have recently been taking down subset's murals (including the one of your own face) despite public and private support and just today I heard they are de-platforming Una Mullally at the Dublin International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFD), a festival she was programmed in for an event called The Question of the Eighth on the back of her book about the 8th. The City Council had intervened and requested that the festival pull her event - is this censorship valid?
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User #10236303 - 1 May 18 14:32
Thoughts on the various regional accents of Ireland, and how they have evolved? What factors do you think cause accents to evolve? And what do you think of how Hiberno-English colloquialisms seem to be becoming increasingly obsolete?
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User #9962619 - 1 May 18 10:08
Hey Blindboy! Would you consider doing a regular "Agony Aunt" section? You've given great advice in the past, would be cool to see it a regular fixture in the podcast. Anything from existential woes to household chores. Doing it in the drunk Limerick Aunt voice optional.
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User #10469679 - 1 May 18 10:42
Hi Blindboy, Prince Louis is now in the world. I wondered what your thoughts were on royalty in the present day. I've always thought being born into royalty is a strange kind of child abuse, in which you are essentially told you are of more value and more importance than the rest of society. I couldn't begin to imagine the weight that must place on a child's mind; how they would process that information. Love the podcast, and would love to hear you thoughts. Yurt.
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User #9972014 - 1 May 18 10:01
Hey Blindboy. You spoke in a previous podcast about suffering and how it is a guarantee in life, but that most of daily suffering isnt necessary, its the perception of our thoughts that turn it to pain. Im wondering if you have ever read any of Eckhart Tolles books and if so can you speak a little bit more about what he describes as the Ego and how we can seperate our Ego with who we truely are when we are concious. Thank you. ***
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User #9147973 - 1 May 18 14:28
I’m finding Native American practises really interesting since you brought my attention to the 7th generation principle.....would love to hear more about this and other native American history / practises / wisdom ??
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User #9655620 - 2 May 18 07:24
Finally got the finger out and signed up to Patreon. Would love for you to discuss the growing trend of naming & shaming on social media. I have seen community groups posting pictures of teenagers acting the maggot and asking for the group members to name them. Then there's also the other end of the scale where groups are identifying potential / suspected child groomers. I have quite a conflicted view on it and would love to hear your thoughts.
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User #11169189 - 9 May 18 15:15
Hi Blindboy, I am currently near the end of your book and want to know what book would you recommend me to start reading after it?
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User #10631669 - 1 May 18 10:22
Somewhat connected to a question earlier relating to the question on whether the internet is good/bad for collective mental health but slightly nuanced - How far do you think that carefully curated social media platforms such as Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat can have a negative impact on the mental health of both the user and the receiver? Does selling an imaginary image of your “best self” only serve to create a disconnect from the ideal self and the real self? (Bit wordy I know!)
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User #11184489 - 10 May 18 11:31
Howaya man? For entering a vote in the British podcast awards you are entered in a draw for tickets to the ceremony. If I win will you come with me and hand out IRB and Fenian pamphlets? Thanks, Rory
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User #6819750 - 2 May 18 11:34
Hi Blindboy. So recently, I've been looking into self-hatred and worryingly came across more than a few behaviours I recognise in myself. But for the life of me, I can't find any resources on how self-hatred happens. Would you have any insight into how someone comes to hate themselves?
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User #10708939 - 1 May 18 10:01
What are your thoughts on Tanora as a soft drink?
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User #10143864 - 1 May 18 10:13
JEZERY.. these were my youthful Gas Cuntists before I ever discovered rubberbandits and the many other gas cuntists I now know and love... Give it a spin! Still one of my favourite songs ever written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVam3f3nPm8
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User #10616428 - 1 May 18 11:01
Hey Blindboy, what's the craic? Absolute pleasure to be a patron of your podcast, probably the most worthwhile thing I spend money on every month! I was wondering if you have ever been in love and what that felt like for you? I've been in love several times in my life and with my latest partner I just know this is what it was leading up towards. Gas feeling...not always sunshine and blue skies though as he sometimes suffers from depression. I love him deeply through it all but if you had any advice on how to best support someone with depression that would be great to hear. Thank you!
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User #3579940 - 1 May 18 15:51
My wife's patience and unconditional love has helped me greatly.
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User #10616428 - 1 May 18 15:57
That's great to hear John, and that's the word indeed 'unconditional'. I love him deeply and want to be the best support I can to him during the bad days.
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User #9361759 - 1 May 18 10:04
Is it alright to quit a massive opportunity if you hate it?
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User #10944549 - 1 May 18 10:39
Yurt cunt, can you explore the stoned ape theory. love you
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User #8824708 - 3 May 18 14:27
Yo Blindboy, every week for the wonderful ocarina pause you display you're a sound cunt who is mindful of all your listeners. While you encourage new listeners to go back to the start you are always mindful that not everyone is heeding your advise so you explain it each and every time and while I've been listening to you from week one I take the explanation each and everytime. You sir are have a thoughtful and mindful beautiful soul, you all kinds of a caring sound cunt you.
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User #9403211 - 10 Apr 18 15:49
What’s going on in the minds of those people who climb cranes and dangle off buildings?
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User #9403211 - 10 Apr 18 15:49 - revision 2
What’s going on in the minds of those people who climb cranes and dangle off buildings?
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User #9847880 - 10 Apr 18 17:12
How do you come up with the titles for the podcasts? Are they randomly generated?!
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User #10944196 - 30 Apr 18 04:08
Long time listener in the Middle East. What are your thoughts on Phillipino President Duterte's war on drugs? Also, his investigation by the International Criminal Court? cheers
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User #9244084 - 10 Apr 18 15:18
How do you respond to 'stab city' comments about Limerick? I almost expect to hear that response whenever I tell people where I'm from, and I can't help but let it get under my nerves. Do those sorts of comments affect you in a similar way?
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User #10550413 - 10 Apr 18 13:59 - revision 2
What’s your opinions on how languages might affect cultures around the world ?
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User #10292711 - 10 Apr 18 14:06
Possibly discuss the Irish involvement in the Spanish Civil war?
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User #10936629 - 28 Apr 18 13:15
Blindboy, what are your thoughts on Jordan Peterson ?
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User #10323989 - 10 Apr 18 14:16
What do you think about the abundance of mank cunts on the journal comments Vs the lack of a far-right party in Irish politics, compared with the rest of Europe. Is it our isolation of come weird cultural thing? Take pegida Ireland setting-up for example, and how they got fucked out of it, that was class.
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User #10584448 - 10 Apr 18 21:35
I resonate with the way you weave melancholy into your art. Like it's not glorification of sadness or anything, more like bringing darkness to the table so that we can sit with it and understand it. Do you think being at peace with darkness makes you better able to sit with happiness? Or do you think some people are more inclined one way or the other? I'm curious cos like for me, I think accepting my melancholic disposition has made me a happier person overall. Would love ta hear yer hot take.
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User #9230582 - 10 Apr 18 14:34
Do yourselves and Billy Piper have a cordial relationship?
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User #2433105 - 11 Apr 18 22:27 - revision 2
How bout this: "Should we all use Fadas (Gaeilge), accent-egouts (French), and umlauts (German) in our names to confuse the shit out of Data trackers and the Book of Faces?" Check out how the Lord Mayor of Dublin dodged the Israel Ban Hammer LMAO: http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-lord-mayor-israel-spelling-mistake-3951472-Apr2018/ LovinThé Blín∂bóy Pº∂c@sT ~ Vinny from Limerick, but stuck in Dublin
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User #5341675 - 11 Apr 18 13:34
Have you read the two books by Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens & Homo Deus? I think you’d like them.. sapiens is fascinating history of the human race.. Deus is a bit depressing tho (it’s his educated guess on the future of the human race.. it’s not rosy)
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User #5341675 - 11 Apr 18 13:34 - revision 2
Have you read the two books by Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens & Homo Deus? I think you’d like them.. sapiens is fascinating history of the human race.. Deus is a bit depressing tho (it’s his educated guess on the future of the human race.. it’s not rosy)
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User #2433105 - 11 Apr 18 22:27
How bout this: "Should we all use Fadas (Gaeilge), accent-egouts (French), and umlauts (German) in our names to confuse the shit out of Data trackers and the Book of Faces?" Check out how the Lord Mayor of Dublin dodged the Israel Ban Hammer LMAO: http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-lord-mayor-israel-spelling-mistake-3951472-Apr2018/ LovinThé Blín∂bóy Pº∂c@sT ~ Vinny from Limerick, but stuck in Dublin
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User #9742962 - 10 Apr 18 15:09
Do you have a hot take on the (state of) the music (dirty) business? Awesome show btw mate, thank you.
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User #10231062 - 10 Apr 18 14:28 - revision 2
I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are essentially lost in the state of flow. This seems oppositional to the mindfulness which is all about meta-awareness. As we can’t tap or access flow easily, it also becomes a sought after, transient state, much like the pursuit of happiness. I get that they are both adaptive, however they would appear to have different functions. It would be great to hear how you see them as being linked.
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User #10554792 - 10 Apr 18 14:10
Hi Blindboy, looking forward to my Podcast hug tomorrow!! Love hearing you talk about Baudrillard and the simulacrum - what are your thoughts on Guy DeBord, the Situationists, and the Society of the Spectacle? Do you believe that “all that was once directly lived has become mere representation”?
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User #8852116 - 10 Apr 18 14:04
Hi Blindboy and fellow patronisers. Blindboy - have you considered a Blindboy community? FB or google group where your fans and supporters can communicate and be gas cunts together?
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User #10018761 - 10 Apr 18 14:07
If the revolution happened, what would you personally replace the current system of capitalism / kleptocracy with?
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User #9462850 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
What are your thoughts (if any) on Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF)?
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User #9481912 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
Hello Blindboy! The current rise of the alt-right has been global but each different country has its own unique strain of thought. Please talk on the messages, tactics, and goals of the alt-right that are unique in the Irish setting. Much love!
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User #9229452 - 18 Apr 18 10:42
How are ya? Just listened to the last two podcasts together. I've heard of Conor McGregor but hadn't watched him do his thing because I can't stomach the thought of legalised and monetised pus-punching. In the spirit of not commenting on anything I haven't seen though, I watched a bit. It hasn't changed my mind and did make me feel physically sick. However, I think if anyone can explain the appeal of two men or women being paid obscene amounts of money to do nothing but damage another physically, it's you, so could you try it? To me it's two people of equivalent size and weight battering one another... why shouldn't I just buy a bag of chips and sit outside a pub waiting for chucking out time? Why should people punching and kicking fuck out of each other get lifted, and people like McGregor be treated like demi-gods. If it's all about movement of the body etc, as you quoted, why didn't he become a dancer or a sportsman that doesn't involve inflicting damage on another human being. I know how popular it is but it completely baffles me.
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User #9337862 - 1 May 18 03:24
Hi Lorraine, from listening to BB I don’t think he has much of an interest in sport at all, and no great interest in combat sports, so not sure if he would answer. But as someone with an interest in MMA, I’d like to give something of an answer. First of all, the comparison to people kicking the shit out of each other on the street is just a non-runner. It’s a big difference for two people to willingly enter into a fight that they have spent years training for, that has rules, a ref, doctors at ringside and are matched with someone who should be a similar size and skill level as them; compared to a street brawl where often one or more of the involved may be completely unwilling, outnumbered, beaten to a pulp while unconscious on the ground, have weapons used etc. By the same logic, if I randomly run up to a stranger on the street and slam them into the ground with as much force as I can generate, that’s assault; if I do the same thing to an opponent on a rugby pitch it’s a good tackle. Same goes for a soccer tackle, ice hockey, GAA, etc. all of these sports involve causing physical harm to your opponent to some degree, though it’s not the main objective like it is in combat sports. I’d be curious to know if you feel the same way about boxing, kickboxing and other combat sports, or is it just MMA? Certainly in Ireland Katie Taylor seems to be universally loved, and I don’t hear many people being disgusted by her in the same way they are disgusted by McGregor. As to why people should be paid obscene amounts of money for participating, that’s down to market value. They get paid because they generate enough money and interest to get paid, and only the very best will earn anything close to obscene amounts of money. Most fighters will struggle to make a living doing it, lots will never be professional but continue to compete because they love doing so. As to why people like watching it, people do have an interest in violence. Look at any media, movies, TV series, myths, legends; most of them are full of violence. Personally, I don’t like most of the shows about grisly murders and serial killers, but they’re wildly popular. Seeing two people fight each other does tend to create a visceral reaction in people, some will enjoy it, it will turn other’s stomach. I used to feel pretty similar to you about MMA, but I gradually became more interested it after I started training a non-contact form of martial art. I got more into it as I saw the skill and athleticism that goes into it, and started hearing from people involved. Many of them, and this goes for boxers too, claim that the discipline and dedication involved helped them get their lives together, helped them channel their aggression into non-destructive ways and say that it saved them from a life of crime or drugs. It seemed to be doing that for McGregor, but lately it looks like he’s lost the run of himself completely. As to why he didn’t take up dancing, it’s not something that he felt inspired by, fighting was and is for lots of people. Basically it boils down to choice. If two people choose to get into a ring or octagon and test themselves under an agreed set of rules that’s worlds apart from glassing someone in a pub because you don’t like the way they looked at you. There are probably evolutionary reasons why it makes sense for us to be drawn to violence to some degree. Knowing who the best fighters in your tribe were, or what the outcome of a battle is would have come in useful in survival terms in prehistory, so there may be some residual instinctive draw towards watching violence. So I hope this helps somewhat in understanding what people get from it. Definitely it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
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User #9229452 - 1 May 18 06:36
Hi Murty. Thanks for taking the time and consideration to answer. I appreciate there's a risk of being injured in most sports. It's those where the only outcome desired is one beating the shit out of the other that I'll never understand the appeal of - two people in a ring with fists and feet ready to do damage.
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User #9229452 - 1 May 18 06:39
Sorry... pressed return too soon! But as you say it's just not my cup of tea. I don't like video game scrapping, hate films where folk are fighting (can't even watch Raging Bull) so the thought of anyone sitting down with a beer to watch two fellow human beings scrapping is just too Romans in the Colisseum for me. Again though, thanks for taking the time to explain.
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User #10231062 - 10 Apr 18 14:28
I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are essentially lost in the state of flow. This seems oppositional to the mindfulness which is all about meta-awareness. As we can’t tap or access flow easily, it also becomes a sought after, transient state, much like the pursuit of happiness. I get that they are both adaptive, however they would appear to have different functions. It would be great to hear how you see them as being linked.
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User #9230502 - 10 Apr 18 14:26
Are you optimistic about the future of our species?
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User #9883204 - 10 Apr 18 14:13
If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
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User #2510052 - 10 Apr 18 14:05
What's your favourite colour cat?
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User #4128020 - 10 Apr 18 13:58
Any plans to do any non-live show interviews on the podcast? Would love to hear you chat to Limmy, another gas cunt who's been very open about his mental health.
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User #2628845 - 16 Apr 18 09:22
Blindboy whats the craic man, ye said you'd give us an episode on how to tackle our EmotionalIntelligence via CBT. Get the finger out Ps completely being lighthearted here, take your time with this (sucks the way internet dialogue is so linear)
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User #9903593 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
In a few billion years the sun is going to eat the Earth. Do you think humanity should allow itself to go extinct, or should we put resources into finding ways to populate some other part of the universe?
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User #8838539 - 10 Apr 18 16:06 - revision 2
What do you think of all this mad shit thats happening in limerick the last few months. Limerick leader have an article about it, pubs and shops being held up by a couple of crews. Few teens as young as 13 armed with guns and knives. Living in limerick myself for 7 years now never had a problem until recently, apartment building been broken into a few times since Christmas.Are you worried that Limerick might end up with a bad name again- especially after all the work thats been done by the people to develop the culture of the city in the last few years- all the work for City Of Culture, EVA and all that. I’ll post a link to the article if anyone wants a read. https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/306524/guns-and-knives-being-used-by-youths-causing-havoc-in-limerick-city.html
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User #8838539 - 10 Apr 18 16:06
What do you think of all this mad shit thats happening in limerick the last few months. Limerick leader have an article about it, pubs and shops being held up by a couple of crews. Few teens as young as 13 armed with guns and knives. Living in limerick myself for 7 years now never had a problem until recently, apartment building been broken into a few times since Christmas.Are you worried that Limerick might end up with a bad name again- especially after all the work thats been done by the people to develop the culture of the city in the last few years- all the work for City Of Culture, EVA and all that. I’ll post a link to the article if anyone wants a read. https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/306524/guns-and-knives-being-used-by-youths-causing-havoc-in-limerick-city.html
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User #9334714 - 10 Apr 18 14:18
What are your thoughts on overpopulation?
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:25
It’s getting out of hand and needs controlling! Lol
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:25 - revision 2
It’s getting out of hand and needs controlling! Lol
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User #3579940 - 10 Apr 18 14:15
In relation to your toxic male culture segment last week, one do you think the majority of guys will really want to change that culture? And two as a young lad I was always uncomfortable with this culture but also became very disheartened by the fact that the guys that acted in this way most often were preferred by the girls. I think it changes a bit as girls get older but I don't agree that it's entirely on men to change the harmful behaviour.
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User #8959831 - 28 Apr 18 10:38
Blindboy, for kids, what are your thoughts on things like participation awards and not keeping scores in sports matches. A recent Facebook post got thousands of shares: paraphrasing it “my kid never gets picked for his gaa team at matches. He turns up in his gear, but never leaves the bench. Everyone should get a chance to play” Most replies were in favour with the post, saying things like “it’s not about winning”. Personally, (and as someone who was always shit at sport) I disagree. The point of a team sport is having the best resources available in the right place to win. Not to take part. If they want to play sport for fun, play with your friends in the street like old times. Is the culture of wanting to protect kids from any disappointments just setting them up to be unable to handle disappointment later in life? They will have rejections in relationships, jobs and many other areas of life. Sometimes you’re just not good enough at a particular thing and someone else is better than you at it. Isn’t it better to learn this when young, and when it’s really not a big deal?? Keith. Love the podcasts, and the hug is truly back with the new sound.
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User #9680100 - 10 Apr 18 14:22
Hello Blindboy, I’m a Yank from the Boston area and I grew up hearing everyone claim to be “Irish” because their great, great something-or-other was an Irish immigrant. I always found this an obnoxious thing for Americans to tout around, but I myself have ancestral Irish connections that I feel drawn to. Do you think there’s a respectful way to celebrate an Irish heritage?
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User #5084196 - 11 Apr 18 13:00 - revision 2
Do you worry about your face being recognized ? Do you think it’s inevitable that will happen some time.
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User #6670856 - 11 Apr 18 07:27
Good news
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User #10586525 - 10 Apr 18 14:49
Hi Blindboy. Thoroughly enjoying listening to the podcast. I'm living and working over in Edinburgh but am from Co. Limerick originally. So, as well as getting your insights into a range of things, its also been just fantastic to get a nice dose of home and particularly of the Limerick accent. My own accent has been a bit neutralised from living away, which is a bit of a disappointment. (Although I've gotten some interesting reactions to my accent/pronunciation working at the University here). Listening to you speak it reminded me of my french linguistic classes and learning about dialects. So, I wonder if you've come across any information as to the developments of the Limerick accent, or reasons as to the differences between City and County accent? Essentially, why do we talk the way we do, kid? Cheers, Liv
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User #10620871 - 10 Apr 18 16:10
Blindboy, If you could pick one Superhero power, which one would you pick and why? #PsychologyOfSuperheroes Yurt!
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User #10201956 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
Well Blindboy, how's things? My question is, how do you keep your head focused and positive all the time? I know you've spoken a lot about CBT, but even with that, do you ever get weighed down, or lost or just generally fucked off with stuff and fall backwards a bit? Cheers for the crack and the weekly hug by the way! Really love the podcast ;)
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User #5742888 - 10 Apr 18 15:26
Are you aware of the latest research in to how psychedelics may be useful in helping treat mental health issues such as depression, PTSD, existential crisis etc. Would love to hear your take on this and theories about how psychedelics were instrumental in the evolution of human species, impact on religion(acacia plants in bible for example) etc...
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User #8136135 - 10 Apr 18 15:08
You've touched on the issue somewhat before, but I'd like to ask about toxic fans and their behavior on the internet. What is causing the upsurge in hate and vitriol among fans of entertainment franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel or DC films. People have become obsessed with hating them. For example, the constant shit between DC and Marvel fans or the comments under almost every single article about the last Star Wars movie. Fictional stories about space and superpowers have people saying horrific things to each other over the internet. What happened to not liking something and just getting on with your life. People seem to spend a good amount of there time instead actively hating a product that is designed to entertain. I genuinely don't understand the obsession, has it always been there, hiding in the corner and now has its day in the sun thanks to the internet or is it a new development? Thanks Sham!
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User #9021048 - 10 Apr 18 14:02
Global warming accelerates rapidly in two years and everything is forced inside, you have a song glorifying having a horse outside and are deemed a monster in the new climate. How do you react? Would you ever have to condemn/apologise for your previous work?
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:10
Ha ha ha ha
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User #10008243 - 10 Apr 18 16:00
What is your take on so many Irish living at home with their parents? How is scarcity of good-paying jobs and affordable housing changing the cultural dynamics? (and yes... mental health)..
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User #10362993 - 10 Apr 18 14:34
BlindBoy there has been an awful lot of talk on the fragility and toxic nature of masculinity. This is leading to the marginalization of the young white male, who now cannot express their viewpoint for fear of being branded chauvinistic. Can you comment on toxic radical feminism? Which is a lot more socially acceptable than the equally as disgusting toxic radical chauvinism. Or how damaging enforced gender quotas in the public service can be.
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User #9932329 - 10 Apr 18 20:39
I know you haven't asked for anyone else's opinion, here you have mine anyway. I think when women become what you call "toxic radical feminists", it's often due to the toxic nature of fragile men, whom haven't been taught to express their emotions in a healthy way. These women, who end up hating men, spend most of their every day avoiding men. If you are offended by not being able to objectify and sexualise women openly (using female associations in a derogatory manner or not being allowed to put your hands on a girl without her consent whenever you want etc) is marginalizing your masculinity, you haven't educated yourself enough about what feminism is all about. Feels like you're also probably not opening up for a conversation about it. Instead of having a decent man like Blindboy repeating himself, why don't you start by asking your girlfriends/mum/ aunts/ sisters about how they feel. And why is women who hate men more accepted than men who hate women? Because men who hate women abuse, rape and kill women.
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User #10362993 - 10 Apr 18 22:47
Amazing, you have emphasized and reinforced my point to perfection. At some point on your perception of me raising the question of toxic radical feminism somehow gets transformed into you somehow without any context claiming that I was "offended by not being able to objectify and sexualise women". The mind truly boggles and this leap of logic. The reason I asked a "decent" man like BB (I'm assuming that you are inferring thats a quality I lack somehow) is that I've already done as you've suggested. I've found that the extreme viewpoints of some of these militant man hating feminists are equally as removed from the opinion of the average woman as the view points of militant woman hating chauvinists to the average man.
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User #9932329 - 11 Apr 18 09:08
Reading back, your right. I sorry as I got irritated and wrote in affect. I do stand by most of what I wrote though. Take away the unnecessary accusations on my part and focus more on the killing part. Also, I don't agree on hating men or completely removing men from society, but I understand where this desire comes from. I feel with women who've been raped. I understand what it feels like to be abused sexually. I have grown up in a society where women are marginalized and I'm a white cis woman so I've not even drawn the shortest straw. Could you explain how you feel white young men are being marginalized, because I haven't seen that?
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User #9932329 - 11 Apr 18 09:51
Oh, another thing.. What is the definition of toxic radical feminism in your opinion? And how are they being accepted?
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User #10362993 - 11 Apr 18 14:04
As this is not a discussion forum, I'll keep this brief. If you re-read my initial message then read your initial response that is one of the key issues. I mentioned that young men can be marginalized as their viewpoint is deemed irrelevant or just not listened to in relation to equality issues, or completely unrelated tags being added to a dialog. For example I mentioned that young men cannot express an opinion without being branded chauvinistic. Your response not only implied chauvinism on my part, but went as far as to bring sexualisation, objectification and inappropriate touching into the equation. All without any context or being even remotely related to my question. This is exactly what I mean and it damages any meaningful discourse. Anyone that dares question the root of an argument on feminism immediately receives a brand. Also related to my question, would be say for example a man questions an enforced "gender quota" in the hiring policies of a work place. Suggesting the best person get a job as opposed to the best woman, will immediately invite the wrath of what I would call a radical feminist. As by definition the best person getting the job as opposed to the best gender should be the definition of equality. I fully support feminism, diversity and equality for all. But to quote a great woman justice and judgment lie often a world apart is very applicable in this instance. Finally, toxic radical feminism is very different to feminism. In fact I would define toxic radical feminism being the same as toxic chauvinism. It is when someone goes beyond the struggle for equality and simply hates men. I also really don't understand what you mean by "focusing on the killing part" as surely you'd be insane to say that any rational human being would condone the killing of any human male or female. Maybe there is validity to that argument in some parts of the world, but implying that males in the western world standby the killing of women is madness. 99% of fathers, brothers and husbands would be disgusted by even a bad word said against a female in their life.
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User #10330063 - 10 Apr 18 16:33
Hi Blindboy, thanks for your chat. It is decent. You talk about fragile and toxic masculinity and I enjoy hearing about that from your point of view. It got me thinking about the quite impossible situation of the male on board the Titanic when it was going down. What do you think about the (arguably enduring) feeling that woman and children should take priority over men in a situation like that? Do you think that this almost inbuilt opinion will change as we move towards a more equal society?
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User #10779676 - 16 Apr 18 19:05
Any updates on Mr. Chrome? Whats he up to while your ranting here??? Great job by the way!!!
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User #10652653 - 11 Apr 18 17:28
Can you talk a bit about horses? [In all seriousness, your infamous song tapped into the fact that horses have been one of the most important factors in human history until quite recently]
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User #10877646 - 26 Apr 18 21:55
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_abortion Not a question, but the history of abortion makes for a class read.
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User #9899278 - 11 Apr 18 10:57
Sorry blindboy, my tablet decided to auto-correct my greeting and then post my question while I was in the middle of writing it. What I meant to add is how does this fit in with your thoughts about finding flow and general happiness? From what I've read not many thing can alter your base level of happiness (amputee/lottery winner have the same level after one year). To raise it requires new experiences like travel, which most of us can't afford or becoming very good at something, like Mr Day-Lewis making his Italian shoes. Cheers
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User #10156801 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
Howye blindboy, Not a question this week but just wondering if you've ever seen or heard of how they celebrate Easter in the Philippines? It's like your Spanish situation only they said fuck the sunflower seeds, they use whips
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User #10567007 - 10 Apr 18 15:13
I'd love to hear your take on the current relationship between Dublin City Council and street art. Could you try to explain why murals like Subset's one of your face keeps getting taken down despite the public clearly supporting the art? Was it taken down despite approval by the buildings owners?
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User #11007668 - 30 Apr 18 08:08
Quick one. I have never seen Blade Runner. Which version would you recommend I start with?
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User #10514860 - 20 Apr 18 17:48
Hi Blindboy, I suffer from not insignificant mental health issues and partly thanks to being inspired by how well you seem to look after your own mental health have decided to spend more of my reading time in books that teach you the same. Can you recommend a mental health reading list?
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User #5871844 - 11 Apr 18 08:10 - revision 2
I know you’re not an agony aunt or an expert, but I need some advice Blindboy. My friend tried to take her own life on Monday. What the fuck do I do?
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User #10707834 - 17 Apr 18 12:07
Why is the music of the far right so bad? Where does the apparently innate artistic advantage of the left come from? Obviously music is subjective but any recent musical movement that has stood the test of time seems tied to liberal ideas. Do you think this might change any time soon now that the far right are better able to organise online? Considering movements like vaporwave were birthed entirely on the internet.
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User #9008331 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
Do you ever find yourself self sabotaging or procrastinating about things you want to do , ie music or writing or any kind of thing you need to do to move on. Getting 99% of a project dun only to fuck off the last 1% . Or leaving everything to the last minute. What is that , (apart from my life these days) .
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User #9714037 - 10 Apr 18 14:22
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz82P0WqUh4 - he talks all about procrastination here ☺️
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz82P0WqUh4 - he talks all about procrastination here ☺️
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User #9008331 - 10 Apr 18 14:23
Thank you , looking now ???❤️?
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Thank you , looking now ???❤️?
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User #7293921 - 1 May 18 02:02
Blindboy, I'm in the office on my own on a bank holiday, podcast hug needed stat. My question: what is your hot take on the prescribed opiod addiction in the US of A. Oxy and the like are destroying their society. Cheers bouy
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User #10356848 - 10 Apr 18 14:08
Mr. Blindboy, story with ya? You’ve spoken about cuckolding and used “cuck” a few times. Has this term come into common usage in Ireland? I’ve been out of the country for a couple of years but I haven’t heard anybody else using the expression. Do you think it may transform into a term for “beta-male” shaming?
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User #10356848 - 10 Apr 18 14:08 - revision 2
Mr. Blindboy, story with ya? You’ve spoken about cuckolding and used “cuck” a few times. Has this term come into common usage in Ireland? I’ve been out of the country for a couple of years but I haven’t heard anybody else using the expression. Do you think it may transform into a term for “beta-male” shaming?
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User #10308071 - 10 Apr 18 13:58
Favorite celebrity animals?
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User #9462388 - 10 Apr 18 15:22
I loved the album recommendations and hope you'll bring it back someday. My favorite part was that I either loved or hated the suggestions. To me, that's the mark of a great album. Do you think that music should provoke a strong reaction to be worthwhile or is it OK for an album to be "just OK?"
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User #10440878 - 10 Apr 18 20:18
My question is if ghosts do exist, why don't we see them swarming the streets of Limerick City? If you think about how old the city is and how many offices and shops are currently in old Georgian buildings, where the poor of Limerick would have been crammed in and died of TB, why do we never see them?
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User #9643321 - 10 Apr 18 16:01
What do you make of Marvel movie success? The culmination of the last 10 years of their films is happening this month and it's a pretty impressive feat.
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User #10514860 - 20 Apr 18 17:49
Ps have only started listening a few weeks ago so am still catching up on the back catalogs so apologies if you've already mentioned this.
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User #10341687 - 12 Apr 18 07:34
Hey blindboy, how do you feel about Marina Abromovic?
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User #10295615 - 10 Apr 18 15:20
Big fan of the podcast! No questions as such, just this video you might find interesting, maybe you’ve seen. It completely blew me away. Maybe you could find a talking point (watch all 3 parts). YURT. https://youtu.be/5aV_850nzv4
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User #5871844 - 11 Apr 18 08:10
I know you’re not an agony aunt or an expert, but I need some advice Blindboy. My friend tried to take her own life on Monday. What the fuck do I do?
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User #9820229 - 10 Apr 18 15:30
As above Blindboy ref Jereth127
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User #10111707 - 10 Apr 18 19:48
Blind boy, what is you views on the Rothschild conspiracy if you have any? Do you reckon their is any truth in it? And can you give a Shout out to my mate from work “fieldzer” who got me on to your podcast many months ago!...
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User #10111707 - 10 Apr 18 19:48 - revision 2
Blind boy, what is you views on the Rothschild conspiracy if you have any? Do you reckon their is any truth in it? And can you give a Shout out to my mate from work “fieldzer” who got me on to your podcast many months ago!...
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User #10292074 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
How does perspective and proportion effect your life and empathy towards others
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User #6437639 - 17 Apr 18 23:30
Best Irish musician of all time that's not a guitarist or traditional artist. Who is it?
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User #10055041 - 11 Apr 18 15:28
This is the best podcast....
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User #9668058 - 10 Apr 18 14:32
Hi BB, do you like apple pie and can I bake you one? It could be like a belly hug to you in return for all the podcast hugs. Lots of love to you there in Limerick x
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User #10679043 - 11 Apr 18 08:10
Hey blindboy, I just made my first pledge because your work is so great. Hopefully I can afford to give more down the line. Anyway my question for you is - would you ever become a politician? I would vote for you. If you didn't want to without your bag you could run as yourself whoever you are and do the blindboy stuff parallel to that and no one would know. Maybe. I would vote for you anyway! Thanks for your work <3
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User #10123133 - 10 Apr 18 15:14
Easy Blindboy. When you started this podcast did you have an idea you would be discussing mental health in such depth from the start or has it grown organically? Big up yourself the art stuff is really good especially as I don;t really like art but I like the way you explain it
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User #5112532 - 10 Apr 18 14:07
Would you consider running for President? If not this time, then in the future. I'm guessing the bag might eventually have to come off, but only if elected!
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User #8931922 - 10 Apr 18 14:04
Hi Blindboy. Are you going to any good gigs this year? Who are your favourite band/act to see live?
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User #11350927 - 20 May 18 20:12
Why is there such a difference between the construct of toilets in different countries, especially noticeable are the airport toilets. In Scandanavia for example there is full floor to ceiling hard block walls for each toilet to ensure privacy. In other countries its the opposite - you are lucky if the walls of the toilet start at the level of the toilet and you are not looking at the guy sitting on the toilet next door!!
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User #10538408 - 10 Apr 18 14:21
What's you take on Brexit? Why'd it happen? How do you think it'll pan out for the UK and the EU in 20 years time? Really enjoying the podcast by the way.
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User #10231062 - 10 Apr 18 14:26 - revision 2
I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are essentially lost in the state of flow. This seems oppositional to the mindfulness which is all about meta-awareness. As we can’t tap or access flow easily, it also becomes a sought after, transient state, much like the pursuit of happiness. I get that they are both adaptive, however they would appear to have different functions. It would be great to hear how you see them as being linked.
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User #10231062 - 10 Apr 18 14:26
I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are I’ve heard yourself and a lot of mindfulness people link flow and mindfulness in the same breath. In my mind, activities where we are in flow lack meta-awareness and therefore cannot be mindful. We are essentially lost in the state of flow. This seems oppositional to the mindfulness which is all about meta-awareness. As we can’t tap or access flow easily, it also becomes a sought after, transient state, much like the pursuit of happiness. I get that they are both adaptive, however they would appear to have different functions. It would be great to hear how you see them as being linked.
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User #9985140 - 10 Apr 18 22:45
Hey Blindboy, having first hand experience of the benefits of mindfulness and self awareness in overcoming anxiety and depression, I'm interested in your thoughts on how we best teach these skills to young people. As a parent, I feel a responsibility to ensure my kids are armed with these tools but feel that there's limited support and understanding of the benefits of these techniques and skills. Whaddya reckon?
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User #9883861 - 10 Apr 18 14:29
How do you come up with the names of your podcast episodes?
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User #10090054 - 10 Apr 18 13:53
Thoughts on paedophile hunters you gas cunt?!
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User #5081597 - 10 Apr 18 14:10
Going back a few weeks ago to the discussion of cargo cults, have you ever heard of the Sentinelese? Essentially, they are Stone Age people living on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Mad craic altogether.
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User #9751549 - 16 Apr 18 14:23
Why in politics is right associated with conservatism & left liberal?
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User #9043011 - 10 Apr 18 14:09
Any update on when we can expect an audio book version of the first book?
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User #9899278 - 11 Apr 18 10:24
Hi blindly, I'd be interested to know what your take is on the hedonic adaptation theory. I'M lo
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User #3579940 - 10 Apr 18 15:22
I've no idea what you do but can we switch jobs? I end up in basements of old heavy industrial facilities wading through dust and old chemicals - you'll love it ;) But seriously since moving out of Ireland snowboarding in the winter and hiking/kayaking in the summer have become my saving grace from a job I'm trying to escape from.
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User #10201559 - 10 Apr 18 14:38
Was recently introduced to schema therapy! It seems like it draws on all the best bits of all the therapies so you're combining the likes of Freud with Beck. Would love to hear you talk about it on the podcast if you got the chance!
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User #10616428 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
D you have any advice for partners of people who suffer from depression?
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User #9445972 - 10 Apr 18 14:01
Hey blindboy, where do you find new music? Radio and MTV used to be the way but now both of those options are shite
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User #10708939 - 16 Apr 18 22:13
Is there any plans for a new Rubberbandits album?
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User #9752896 - 10 Apr 18 14:13
Could you speak some more on Cognative Behavioural Therapy and exercises used to keep your mind healthy
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User #9760634 - 10 Apr 18 19:27 - revision 2
Why do you think, personally, you have become the voice of mental health advocacy in Ireland? I’d like to hear your own views on why you think so many people can relate so much to what you say on the topic. Keep up the good work Blindboy!
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User #10055041 - 11 Apr 18 15:35
Or just what creature burrows the deepest underground? Worms don't go down far at all!
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User #6819750 - 10 Apr 18 19:57
Any advice for an Irish lad who doesn't like being Irish, Blindboy?
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User #5757362 - 10 Apr 18 14:45 - revision 2
Blindboy, any hot takes on the Irish language? Like many people, I spent 10 years learning it in school but can’t speak a word of it now. I can’t help but feel that it was purposeful tactic by elite groups so they could keep the language for their own separate interpretation of ‘irishness’ and away from the common people.
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User #5757362 - 10 Apr 18 14:45
Blindboy, any hot takes on the Irish language? Like many people, I spent 10 years learning it in school but can’t speak a word of it now. I can’t help but feel that it was purposeful tactic by elite groups so they could keep the language for their own separate interpretation of ‘irishness’ and away from the common people.
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User #10176520 - 10 Apr 18 14:51
that...is...slightly far fetched I would say ? How would the teaching of a language somehow be "keeping it for their own seperate interpretation" ? Surely that is spreading the language and giving everyone a basic grounding in it ?
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User #5663307 - 10 Apr 18 13:58
What’s your best futurist opinion on what music will be like in 50 years?
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User #10173625 - 10 Apr 18 14:21
Blindboy, is there a Mrs blind boy or any significant other? Is it weird shifting young wans through a bag or does the shifting occur sans bag ?
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User #10000672 - 20 Apr 18 11:30
My question is about the gender imbalance at music festivals, with so many male artists being booked over females. However, at the recent Harry Styles gig, I got a first-hand experience of extreme fan girling, crying for him to take off his top etc. If this was a reversed situation, with a majority male attendance screaming at a woman for the same, 1 - Would it be tolerated in modern society and 2 - does it affect a male’s support of female artists which has led to low female festival bookings?
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User #10000672 - 20 Apr 18 11:30 - revision 2
My question is about the gender imbalance at music festivals, with so many male artists being booked over females. However, at the recent Harry Styles gig, I got a first-hand experience of extreme fan girling, crying for him to take off his top etc. If this was a reversed situation, with a majority male attendance screaming at a woman for the same, 1 - Would it be tolerated in modern society and 2 - does it affect a male’s support of female artists which has led to low female festival bookings?
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User #10295615 - 10 Apr 18 17:10 - revision 2
I’d love to hear you talk about this on your podcast. This is the full video of a tribe of people making first contact with a white man. Their reactions are really unbelievable. It’s a very moving video, I hope you can take the time to watch even a clip of it. https://youtu.be/QO2EGxkDVVM
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User #10295615 - 10 Apr 18 17:10
I’d love to hear you talk about this on your podcast. This is the full video of a tribe of people making first contact with a white man. Their reactions are really unbelievable. It’s a very moving video, I hope you can take the time to watch even a clip of it. https://youtu.be/QO2EGxkDVVM
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User #9351752 - 10 Apr 18 14:10
Howiye King of the Enlighten Lads, just want to say thank you for your hot take on the colour blue, blew my mind I've been researching the crap out of it ever since!
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User #825302 - 10 Apr 18 13:55
Also if you fancy chatting about the Ghost stories that have been posted.
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User #3788966 - 10 Apr 18 18:08
When are you going to read us some Edgar Allen Poe? (Not in your Aunt from Limerick accent tho)?
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User #3788966 - 10 Apr 18 18:08 - revision 2
When are you going to read us some Edgar Allen Poe? (Not in your Aunt from Limerick accent tho)?
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User #10603043 - 10 Apr 18 14:06 - revision 2
Hi Blindboy, me and my dad are both redheads. We were chatting about being ginger and I mentioned I liked it and never really let the abuse growing up get to me, he said he wished he wasn’t ginger and that he told people the abuse didn’t get to him but it really did. He grew up in Limerick in the 50s before moving to London for his teenage years. Do you think that ginger abuse has any historical context linked with anti-Irish racism or is it as simple as slagging someone for having big ears? Also I have faced ginger jokes my whole life and I have never come up with a smart or funny rebuttal (any ideas?)
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User #9872676 - 10 Apr 18 14:11
Hi Blindboy? Just wondering do you listen to much classical music? If so who are your favourite composers/ musicians? Check this out too if you've never heard it. You probably have because your a big Tom Waits fan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT0wonCq_MY
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User #8850267 - 10 Apr 18 15:11
What would be your death row meal?
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User #10055041 - 11 Apr 18 15:34
Oh also, shouldn't the my body my choice arguement used for legalizing abortions (I'm In favour), apply to decriminalising the use of all drugs?
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User #10345409 - 10 Apr 18 14:40 - revision 2
What’s the craic with the Jewish graveyard in castletroy?
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User #10345409 - 10 Apr 18 14:40
What’s the craic with the Jewish graveyard in castletroy?
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User #5084196 - 11 Apr 18 13:00
Do you worry about your face being recognized ? Do you think it’s inevitable that will happen some time.
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User #10269980 - 10 Apr 18 14:05
I find when I create something I'll look back on it like "oh God what was I thinking?" even if it was generally well received by others. Do you have this mindset? If so, how do you deal with it?
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User #10931879 - 25 Apr 18 16:43
I am one of your American listeners(from Sligo)! I work with a bunch of republicans and, for the most part, I get along with them. They really start to wind me up when they talk about gun control laws. I dont want to be over the top about it but I would love to influence them to a little bit of common sense. Any ideas?
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User #10268262 - 10 Apr 18 15:43
Who's your favourite Spice Girl?
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User #9251643 - 10 Apr 18 21:33
Good Blindboy thanks. Listening to an awful lot of Terence McKenna these days have you heard/listened much of him?
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User #6368292 - 20 Apr 18 02:13
I've just started reading about the The Dancing Plague of 1518 and it honestly sounds like something I would have normally heard about first on the podcast. Would love to hear your thoughts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_Plague_of_1518
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User #8599890 - 10 Apr 18 13:55
How do you manage to meditate whilst running?
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User #9752405 - 10 Apr 18 20:41
Did Luke Kelly have a crystal ball ?
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User #10295615 - 10 Apr 18 15:20 - revision 2
Big fan of the podcast! No questions as such, just this video you might find interesting, maybe you’ve seen. It completely blew me away. Maybe you could find a talking point (watch all 3 parts). YURT. https://youtu.be/5aV_850nzv4
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User #7572429 - 10 Apr 18 14:51
Does the fact that Zorro is based on a man from Wexford make the character more cool or less cool?
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User #10680522 - 22 Apr 18 20:30
Hi Blindboy, I’ve a question on repealing the 8th as I’m a bit conflicted. I hear your point on it only prevents safe abortion and the idea of people travelling to uk or buying dodgy pills online is horrible, but I don’t believe the 8th amendment is the real issue. I think the problem is more a societal one. There is the statistic of 77 women travel to the uk every week to have access to abortion which is a load of business for Ryanair/stena line and the likes, but what about the 77 (or so) men who aren’t taking responsibility for their actions. Pregnancy is a consequence of sex, and by the hand of god or Mother Nature or whatever, women are forced to carry this burden. It’s unfortunate that the man can’t step up and provide for mother and child. I don’t know statistics on situations like rape and that which are obviously traumatic (again an issue with men), but I think normalising access to abortion is a negative thing for a society because it can’t face up to its actions. Then there’s argument (don’t want an abortion, that’s your choice) but I am uncomfortable with the idea of it more readily available. I currently live in the UK and I’d rather Ireland not turn into anything like they’ve got here. And I may also be naive but I am an optimist by nature and I believe beautiful things can grow in the toughest environments. I’d like to hear your thoughts a bit more you’re probably sick to the back teeth of talking about this but I’d like to make a more informed decision. Also it may be better to ask a woman with an actual uterus but until I find one of those, this will have to do. Cheers, love the podcast. Ultan
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User #8134876 - 25 Apr 18 06:49
Hi Ultan, as a campaigner for repeal and a woman with an actual uterus, I really appreciate you taking the time to properly consider this issue before you vote! I hope I can answer some of your questions... I'll start with the very basics because I don't want to assume what you do or don't know! As it stands, the 8th amendment states that the mother and foetus have an equal right to life. The only way a woman can legally terminate a pregnancy in Ireland is if her life is in immediate danger or if she is suicidal (the legislation for suicide was brought in in 2013 - in 2016 there was one termination performed for this reason). Because this right is in the constitution and not just legislation, the only way to change it is to repeal it through popular vote in a referendum. As I mentioned, the woman's life has to be in immediate risk, she actually has to be knocking on death's door before doctor's will perform a termination because they face 14 years in prison if they jump the gun. So you end up with cases of women who have life threatening diseases or conditions like cancer, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, brain haemmorages, etc. and can't get the treatment they need until they are literally dying, which in many cases is too late. I have a friend with severe epilepsy - she has multiple seizures a day even with a cocktail of medication - and if she became pregnant, she would have to stop taking the medication because it would endanger the foetus, putting her health and life at risk. In these cases, the life of the foetus is actually prioritised over the life of the mother. I have two children and If I became pregnant again and had a life-threatening condition, the idea that I could be denied life-saving treatment and leave my existing children motherless is so terrifying and heartbreaking. If the 8th amendment is repealed, doctors can assess women who have life-threatening conditions on a case by case basis - in some cases that will unfortunately mean terminating much wanted pregnancies, but in others it will mean managing the condition and getting the foetus past the 24 week viability point and delivering early, so the mother can then receive whatever treatment is necessary. I suppose the other thing to bear in mind is that Irish women will continue to have abortions whether or not the 8th amendment is passed - 9 women a day travel to the UK and at least 3 will risk a 14 year jail term by importing abortion pills. Repealing the 8th amendment means these women will be taking abortion pills under medical supervision and not having to travel after a medical procedure, which always carries risks. We cannot prevent abortions from happening, we can only stop safe, legal abortions from happening. As with many things in life, it is the most vulnerable women who feel the affects of the 8th most. Women who are financially comfortable can travel - it's not pleasant for them, there is a risk to their health, they're not receiving continuity of care - but they have the option. Women who are economically disadvantaged don't have the same options. Asylum seekers or women without visas would not be able to re-enter the country - many of them have been here for up to 20 years and have families living here, so it's not an option for them. Women living with mental or physical disabilities - for whom pregnancy can often pose a greater risk to their health or lives than able-bodied women - often don't have the option of travelling and have a greater requirement for continuity of care from their own doctors who understand their complex medical needs. Some other things to bear in mind are that Ireland's legislation will not be like the UK's which has one of the more liberal terms in the world. The proposed legislation will be much more like the rest of Europe, who mostly have 12 week limits. Switzerland and Portugal both legislated for abortion in the past 15 years and - along with better sex ed, free contraception and prescription-free morning after pill (which is what Simon Harris is proposing) - have seen their abortion rates drop. Switzerland, in fact has one of the lowest rates in the world. The 12 week thing is something that comes up on the doors a lot, people tell us that they want to legislate for cases of fatal foetal anomaly and rape/incest, but aren't comfortable with anyone being able to access abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks. The unrestricted access up to 12 weeks was brought in as the only humane, compassionate way to legislate for cases of rape/incest. We cannot require a woman who has been through something like that to endure further trauma or danger from her attacker, by forcing her to report the crime or undergo an invasive examination, and in most cases there is no way to definitively prove that the crime has happened. For women with longer/irregular cycles or women who aren't expecting to become pregnant, 12 weeks is the minimum time they would need to discover they're pregnant and have enough time to make a decision on whether or not to continue the pregnancy. Other interesting things to think about are that the majority of women who access abortions already have children, are in relationship/marriages and have been using a form of contraception that failed. I'm pretty sure I have my stats right here when I say that in the UK, 81% of abortions happen before 10 weeks and 97% before 13 weeks. If this legislation is passed in Ireland, the vast majority of abortions will be medical (taking a pill which works up to 10-12 weeks) rather than surgical. Irish women will be having abortions earlier than they currently are because they won't have to arrange travel and finances. The only way to legislate for all these really difficult cases - where most people can agree that we need a more compassionate system - is to repeal. If the 8th is retained, everything stays the same and we probably won't get a chance to vote on it for another generation - I wasn't even alive when it was inserted into the constitution in '83! There is a lot of information to get your head around but there's a FB page called In Her Shoes with stories from women who've been affected by the 8th in lots of different ways which is really worth checking out and I suppose one of the easiest ways to really get to the bottom of it all is to ask - Would I force a woman or girl to be pregnant against her will? Would I force a woman or girl to labour and birth or be c-sectioned against her will? I hope some of this has been helpful and thank you for asking questions!
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User #10680522 - 3 May 18 22:30
Hi Fiona, thank you for this stonking great answer! I really appreciate you taking the time to lay it out like that. I appreciate as well that if Yes doesn’t pass, an opportunity for progress would be missed. I’m all for a more liberal society and one that protects its citizens. This would be less of a problem with much better sex education than we currently have and the access to contraception as in other European countries. Everything I’m saying is circumspect in the face of your powerful response and this is a lot clearer for me now. Best of luck with the rest of the campaign. Thanks, Ultan
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User #9760634 - 10 Apr 18 19:27
Why do you think, personally, you have become the voice of mental health advocacy in Ireland? I’d like to hear your own views on why you think so many people can relate so much to what you say on the topic. Keep up the good work Blindboy!
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User #10810771 - 25 Apr 18 13:51
What's hattnin Blindboy? How do you feel relationships have changed in this new tech
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User #9735855 - 10 Apr 18 19:01
Hi Blindboy, would love to hear you talk about ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and the impact it has mental and physical health. Loads of research on it, should be out there as a public health issue just like tobacco is.
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User #9647210 - 10 Apr 18 17:15 - revision 2
Why do you stress about having the podcast so short - I know you said people stop listening but I’d say that’s peoples commutes etc - I listen to longer podcasts over a few days and love it. You should try a solid 2-3hr one and really let rip on a few BIG topics. Worth a try.
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User #8644170 - 11 Apr 18 14:22
Fantastic
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User #9647210 - 10 Apr 18 17:15
Why do you stress about having the podcast so short - I know you said people stop listening but I’d say that’s peoples commutes etc - I listen to longer podcasts over a few days and love it. You should try a solid 2-3hr one and really let rip on a few BIG topics. Worth a try.
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User #10130142 - 10 Apr 18 18:16 - revision 2
Hi Blindboy thanks for all the aural hugs. What’s your take on Wahhabism and the West’s courtship of Saudi Arabia? I’ve heard they’re funding ISIS so it seems wrong that the West sell them weapons and buy their oil. Anyway, thanks again and looking forward to your next instalment.
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User #10053725 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
If you could have an extra body part, what would it be and why?
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User #10130142 - 10 Apr 18 18:16
Hi Blindboy thanks for all the aural hugs. What’s your take on Wahhabism and the West’s courtship of Saudi Arabia? I’ve heard they’re funding ISIS so it seems wrong that the West sell them weapons and buy their oil. Anyway, thanks again and looking forward to your next instalment.
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User #5642081 - 30 Apr 18 13:00
Hey Blindboy, I see that The Bandits and Devin Townsend mutually follow and have tagged eachother the odd time over the years on twitter. I'm a huge fan myself and I was wondering if you could you talk about him on the Podcast. Maybe recommend an album of the many that he has and talk about any times ye would have went to see him live. Could be a nice way to get some more folk into his broad and bizarre aural portfolio.
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User #10024972 - 10 Apr 18 17:35
In the year 4000 (or say mad into the future like) what will be considered Art?
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User #10254580 - 1 May 18 10:43
Do you want an immortalised stuffed otter?
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User #9751549 - 10 Apr 18 13:53
My one from before about age related to the creation of art. Why for most art it seems to be 17-30 or so
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User #9828087 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. One of the worst legacies of the conflict is the mental health crisis, especially amongst men. What could be done to address this problem of the past and what could we do to help the victims of the past conflict?
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User #10663787 - 10 Apr 18 14:03
Alright blindboy!!! Really enjoyed ur last podcast You kinda touched on Brehon Law a few podcast ago Would love to hear more and if u think modern day society could cope or adopt to them
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User #9568527 - 10 Apr 18 14:05
Are you doing any live podcasts this weekend?? :)
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User #9469815 - 25 Apr 18 22:21
No one in Vietnam uses the name Viet Cong which means (Communist Traitor to Vietnam) except South Vietnamese puppet newspapers and Yanks
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User #9816003 - 10 Apr 18 15:15
Why isn't Sonny on Spotify
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User #10433539 - 10 Apr 18 15:10
Good afternoon Blindboy. Just a quick one. What is your take on Famine Psychosis. Do you believe that it could be one of the contributors to the high numbers of metal unwellness in Ireland. Can trauma become hereditary? Slainte.. Cathal Mac
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User #10219896 - 10 Apr 18 14:22
Have you ever practiced yoga? Would you ever?I know you spoke about your fondness of running, specifically the 'runners high' afterwards. I've been practicing for 6 months now and it's changed my life. The endorphin release is similar to that of post run but the meditation involved is what has really improved my mental health. I suggest you try it and if you have already what are your thoughts? Love the podcast you scaldy bollox!
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User #10336908 - 10 Apr 18 14:26
Dear Blindboy, would you be interested in being a supporter or volunteer of a St. Munchin's festival or parade or something , to nullify the curse and to help St. Munchin pass over to the other side. I'll happily volunteer myself. I'm a Tipperary woman now living in Lmk, married a Limerick man. I want to make Limerick Great again!! Sincerely, Rita O'Grady
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User #8944101 - 13 Apr 18 16:14
Can you please enlighten us about the elusive Gas Cuntist Manifesto?
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User #10794284 - 17 Apr 18 13:45
Hi blindboy! You mentioned that you like the Blade Runner soundtrack. Have you listened to the 2049 soundtrack and what did you make of it? An Icelandic composer named Johan Johansson was originally supposed to score the film but was withdrawn a month before the films release and Hans Zimmer was handed the responsibility. Please look up Johan's work......the man is a genius! Unfortunately, he was found dead in a hotel room in Berlin in Feb 2018. Here's a little piece of Johan's 2049 score that he released before being given the sack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvZfTdUPuLc . What other film scores do you enjoy listening to? Love the podcast!
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User #9231302 - 10 Apr 18 16:15
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Objectively Class Tunes playlist, replete with brown-chicken-brown-cow slow jams, while I was getting ready to go out this weekend. I was up visiting York with my boyfriend and we had a few jars at the Brew York taproom; turns out they have an otter of their own called Maris: http://brewyork.co.uk/beer/maris-the-otter/
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User #9414745 - 10 Apr 18 14:22
Any chance of a podcast on Tom Barry and the flying columns? Especially seeing as you have a family connection to it!
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User #8344123 - 10 Apr 18 16:05
A friend of mine asked me to define toxic masculinity the other day, and i couldnt think of a better response than "Dad's Best Friend". Do you agree with my opinion that the character is essentially toxic masculinity incarnate?
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User #9312407 - 10 Apr 18 14:46
Have you ever experienced irrational xenophobic fear on your travels? Is it just me or is it normal and if it is normal why d'ye think it happens ?
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User #9548316 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
How's the blindest of boys? I would love for you to go more into depth about the term audiophile and how sound quality became such a bug bear / source of satisfaction? Why does the podcast hug effect work so well with the slow melodic sounds you use not to mention the auld orcarina pause? Even the jangling of keys in such an environment becomes a mindful medley! I'm a big physicist, biologist head and the whole auditory experience is fecking mad interesting? Even the perception of sound by different people is amazing! Sound rant done
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User #9449191 - 10 Apr 18 14:17
To add on if I may, what are Blindboy's simple audiophile tips for achieving a great sounding podcast for a budding podcaster. Is it mainly quality hardware like mic and mixer or is it the studio surroundings with the echo-less features? Sound cunt!! :)
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User #9727525 - 10 Apr 18 22:26
It's impossible for me to see the Irish language as anything other than the 'language of the oppressor' - I'm born and raised here. Has it been hopelessly hijacked and made redundant, or Blindboy, am I suffering an odd sense of self loathing?
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User #10368301 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
Have you heard of forest bathing? You may have mentioned it previously and I missed it (still working through some of the older episodes). Apparently studies have shown that being outside in nature and in particular being in the presence of trees can be very beneficial to your health.
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User #3579940 - 10 Apr 18 15:04
Similar studies on being close to water ;) Couldn't agree more on the benefits of getting outisde into nature.
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User #10368301 - 10 Apr 18 15:14
Yeah, I find it hugely helps my state of mind to get out and about as much as possible. I'm just lucky my job allows me to go exploring by rivers and forests and nice places like that! I'm always curious to hear if other people have similar results and find it helpful.
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User #10368301 - 10 Apr 18 20:03
I'm sorry to hear you don't enjoy your job, that sucks. I'm am ecologist so I get to spend time outside doing plant and animal surveys. I'm glad you take the time out to get out and clear your head, it's important!
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User #825302 - 10 Apr 18 13:54
Misconceptions about the Irish around the world. The idea that we are all poets, writers and highly functioning alcoholics.
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User #10375093 - 10 Apr 18 20:58
Father Ted ? good craic or irish stereotypes ?
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User #9872240 - 17 Apr 18 12:02
What is it about Limerick? Why doesn't it just "work"? It seems like it should but it doesn't. My theory is that there's polarisation of the community down there, basically two or more tribes that just don't get on, and so nothing ever gets done. I know very little about the place I'm just inferring from the scraps I pick up here and there from the news and your own work. Could it be anything to do with GAA? Other large Irish cities typically have a presence in Croker ...
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User #9469815 - 18 Apr 18 23:24
Cow farts are about 16% according to the figures - all those beef burgers are making someone $ - don't become big business apologist BB. And to be fair to the critics you did make very light of the 'end up in a bag' section of McGob's message. However still one of the best things to listen to but standards are slipping wee bit of late.
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User #8134876 - 24 Apr 18 09:50
Hey Blindboy, the most recent series of Queer Eye presents us with the blueprint for a modern, constructive, non-toxic masculinity - honesty, vulnerability, respect, humour, affection, social awareness. Discuss.
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User #10231397 - 10 Apr 18 14:49
I'd love to hear what you think about the forthcoming EVA - Ireland's Biennial, launching in Limerick this weekend. In particular I'd be interested on your opinions on the how contemporary art has been packaged and presented through an ever expanding circuit of gallery shows, fairs, biennials, triennials... Is there a type of work, curator, artist emerging that is more conducive to these kind of exhibitions. Also, are these biennials, fairs, gallery weekends part of a desire to broaden the reach of art or another tool of urban gentrification????
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User #7476599 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
Have you seen "Wild Wild Country" (documentary about Osho), and what's your view on spiritual movements like the one he led ?
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User #3579940 - 10 Apr 18 14:55
Haven't watched it yet but read one of his books and loved it. Even the best philosophers or gurus are prone to human urges.
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User #7476599 - 11 Apr 18 13:58
interestingly he was holed up in a limerick hotel for 2 weeks after he was kicked out of the US
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User #9714037 - 10 Apr 18 14:20
Wdc Blindboy, I love to get some tips from you about teaching young children emotional intelligence / CBT techniques? I’m a mother of a 2 and a half year old and a preschool teacher and would love more tips and practical skills to teach them!
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User #9680100 - 10 Apr 18 14:22 - revision 2
Hello Blindboy, I’m a Yank from the Boston area and I grew up hearing everyone claim to be “Irish” because their great, great something-or-other was an Irish immigrant. I always found this an obnoxious thing for Americans to tout around, but I myself have ancestral Irish connections that I feel drawn to. Do you think there’s a respectful way to celebrate an Irish heritage?
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User #9929553 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
What vaping solutions do you suggest? Off the fags 8 years but socially smoking and looking for a strarter kit. What do you use? Ta ya cunt!
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User #10634497 - 10 Apr 18 14:24
Blindboy: no questions. Simply want to express my gratitude for what you are doing. Still figuring life out, but knowing that, with time and proper application of efforts in the right direction(s), there is hope. My sincere thanks for the (hugs).
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User #9300698 - 10 Apr 18 14:51
Tired of raking my brains trying to make sense of your podcast titles. Please shed some light...(I'll keep listening even if you don't. Totally hooked.)
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User #10835876 - 19 Apr 18 21:06
Enjoyed your telling of the Salmon of Knowledge. The Death of Derbforgaill is definitely the one of the darkest and most bizarre stories relating to Cú Chulainn. Thought you might be interested. Thanks for the craic! (http://sejh.pagesperso-orange.fr/keltia/version-en/derbforg_en.html)
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User #10055041 - 11 Apr 18 15:32
Are bullied kids that shoot up high schools in America in retaliation, any worse ethically and morally than an American military who sacrifices civilians in drone strikes against their aggressors? I don't see the difference.
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User #10835876 - 19 Apr 18 21:06 - revision 2
Enjoyed your telling of the Salmon of Knowledge. The Death of Derbforgaill is definitely the one of the darkest and most bizarre stories relating to Cú Chulainn. Thought you might be interested. Thanks for the craic! (http://sejh.pagesperso-orange.fr/keltia/version-en/derbforg_en.html)
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User #5221665 - 26 Apr 18 13:38
Blindboy, please give your opinion on both the video and music of the song 'Rock with you' by Michael (poor bollocks) Jackson
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User #10679692 - 11 Apr 18 09:41
Well Blindboy - I'm just catching up on episodes now. Listened to Brandos Dartboard last night and absolutely loved it. Enjoyed your conversations with London cabbies in Candle Angler too. Anecdote: downtown Geneva in Switzerland is full of ludicrously wealthy Qataris and Saudis. Now Geneva is a city you should look into. Probably the European capital of Globalism, and itself represents what the UN stands for. Bizarre place.
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User #9581433 - 10 Apr 18 14:32
Blindboy, theres a gun to your head! It's Russian Karaoke Roulette! What songs do you sing??
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User #10332031 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
Any thoughts about futurism? When the 80's rolled around we got mad synths and everyone thought it sounded deadly so people started making music trying to make it sound like it was from the future. Is this a hyper real simulacrum?
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User #10436104 - 22 Apr 18 17:28
How's keeping? What do the names on each episode mean and how do you come up with them? I can't seem to see any correlation between them and the content itself. Also, what flavour do you use in your vape? Cheers, Daniel
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User #9418783 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
Well. Baudrillard wrote in his essay 'The Gulf War: Is It Really Taking Place', "the media promotes the war, and the war promotes the media". What is your take on the current dominance of an escalationist narrative by the majority of the media at present, with regards to Russia/Syria/Iran?
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:28
Great question
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User #10246266 - 10 Apr 18 17:16 - revision 2
Here's a (cheeky!) question: does anyone want to see Blindboy this weekend?! I bought a ticket for a 7 bed house in Cork for It Takes A Village. It looks class. No camping. Savage lineup. Pool parties. All indoors. Anyway, I bought it ages ago thinking I’d get 6 pals to go, kinda forgot about it and now, no one wants to go... Disaster... :'( €230 each ONO. So bold posting here, but thats me ;) Let me know if anyone's interested :-D
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User #10246266 - 10 Apr 18 17:16
Here's a (cheeky!) question: does anyone want to see Blindboy this weekend?! I bought a ticket for a 7 bed house in Cork for It Takes A Village. It looks class. No camping. Savage lineup. Pool parties. All indoors. Anyway, I bought it ages ago thinking I’d get 6 pals to go, kinda forgot about it and now, no one wants to go... Disaster... :'( €230 each ONO. So bold posting here, but thats me ;) Let me know if anyone's interested :-D
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User #10618275 - 10 Apr 18 14:26 - revision 2
Hi Blindboy. You’ve mentioned your own mental health maintenance regime of CBT, emotional intelligence and CBT. In the case of a young man who is currently depressed, and who has gone to his GP, been prescribed anti-depressants, is willing to try a course of CBT or other counselling but has been wait-listed for an affordable service- would you have any advice on the best course of action for finding a good affordable counsellor now, while he really needs it? There doesn’t seem to be any recognition of that side of treating depression and anxiety in this country and it’s hard to know where to tell people to start. Thanks for the podcast, it’s brilliant!
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User #10441851 - 10 Apr 18 14:06
Why are hospitals in Ireland so often unable to take patients who are suicidal into their care.
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User #10126629 - 10 Apr 18 16:33
Any hash?
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User #9873171 - 10 Apr 18 13:58
Irish families being so staunch on political parties. Fianna fail while in power crushed my father when he was self employed and got an injury. Yet I know he will vote for them again next time around. Are millenials one Of The first groups to hopefully avoid traditional family voting and hopefully make up their own mind
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User #10618275 - 10 Apr 18 14:26
Hi Blindboy. You’ve mentioned your own mental health maintenance regime of CBT, emotional intelligence and CBT. In the case of a young man who is currently depressed, and who has gone to his GP, been prescribed anti-depressants, is willing to try a course of CBT or other counselling but has been wait-listed for an affordable service- would you have any advice on the best course of action for finding a good affordable counsellor now, while he really needs it? There doesn’t seem to be any recognition of that side of treating depression and anxiety in this country and it’s hard to know where to tell people to start. Thanks for the podcast, it’s brilliant!
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User #10550413 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
What’s your opinions on how languages might affect cultures around the world ?
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User #9912240 - 10 Apr 18 16:39
Hej Blindboy, thanks for deciding to separate the live podcast! My podcast hug feels better already. My question: As there are already algorithms painting like Van Gogh and more and more human activities are automated by machines - What is your take on the future of art?
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User #10856005 - 21 Apr 18 03:42
What do babies think of? I can only think in language, so if they can't speak what goes through their mind?
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User #5453636 - 10 Apr 18 14:05
No question, but just wanted to say sound for the podcasts. They're keeping me going as I finish up an animated short for college
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User #9263739 - 10 Apr 18 13:55
There’s a Chaffinch with a gammy leg that lives in my garden, - apart from Yurty is there any other local wildlife/ characters you’ve encountered recently?
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User #9263739 - 10 Apr 18 13:55 - revision 2
There’s a Chaffinch with a gammy leg that lives in my garden, - apart from Yurty is there any other local wildlife/ characters you’ve encountered recently?
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User #9263739 - 10 Apr 18 13:55 - revision 3
There’s a Chaffinch with a gammy leg that lives in my garden, - apart from Yurty is there any other local wildlife/ characters you’ve encountered recently?
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User #9873171 - 10 Apr 18 16:33
I heard you speak before of your grandfather who was a soldier in the flying columns, was he under Barry's control? Would you have any interest in sharing some unique family stories of his exploits in search of Irish freedom. Would be fantastic. Go raibh maith agat mo chara
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User #9116129 - 10 Apr 18 14:00
Have you listened to the "West Cork" podcast? If so what's your thoughts on it? I'm only half way through but it's a bid mad if all true!
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:08
I heard this advertised as an audio book and have not got around to it yet! Sounds great, is it worth a listen then?
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User #9116129 - 10 Apr 18 14:23
Yahhh it was free on Audible there for a bit. Only half way through it but it's very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.
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User #10090054 - 10 Apr 18 16:22
I loved it mate, had never heard of the case before, but it is very bizarre. Enjoyed the Real Crime series as well!
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User #947125 - 10 Apr 18 14:09
Thoughts on anyone or any group attempts to control any language. For example, removing words that are considered hateful. Even if the use of the word may have never been used original for hateful speech. Also, these words are not always used for hate currently between people.
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User #10740146 - 26 Apr 18 19:22
Based on your interest in sound being used as a weapon, highly recommend "Sonic Warfare : Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear" by Steve Goodman aka Kode9 of Hyperdub Records ~ spooky stuff
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User #6839273 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
Hi Blindboy, I worked on a TV show for the first time last September however when it aired on Friday I noticed I wasn't in the credits but rather the company I work for was. Is it wrong to feel a little bit aggrieved by this or am I justified in my minescule disappointment at a lack of recognition; those 16 hour days merit something right?
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User #9432127 - 10 Apr 18 14:13
Hi Blindboy. What 3 people would you pick to go for a zombie/pint with and why?
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User #9752896 - 10 Apr 18 21:45
Do you think intelligent life on other plantets could come in the form of a reptile species or a bird like species instead of mammals?
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User #10554792 - 10 Apr 18 14:10 - revision 2
Hi Blindboy, looking forward to my Podcast hug tomorrow!! Love hearing you talk about Baudrillard and the simulacrum - what are your thoughts on Guy DeBord, the Situationists, and the Society of the Spectacle? Do you believe that “all that was once directly lived has become mere representation”?
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User #10267619 - 10 Apr 18 14:16
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnatio_memoriae I saw some of this in the British Museum and it’s still stuck with me. I like the idea of an official act of scrawling somebody’s face out of art. Could you talk about it for a bit and how it has occurred in art?
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User #9648481 - 10 Apr 18 19:46
hey, great podcast. any good books on CBT? i guess you'll cover it in the upcoming ep
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User #5132362 - 16 Apr 18 11:04
Howya Boss. I loved to hear about Johnny Jump Up in last weeks Podcast. I had a great chat with you about it in the Bowels of the Mercury Lounge rressing room in NYC last year, while your ownBowels were acting the Maggot. I do believe myself and the Mighty Stef even gave it a lash. We were likening the Trad Ballad to Gangster Rap! Keep up the Good work man.
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User #9996146 - 10 Apr 18 14:13 - revision 2
What’s the story behind spoiling ivan?
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User #6930776 - 10 Apr 18 14:18 - revision 2
Have you done much research around grief and loss? I'm thinking specifically about Kübler-Ross's stage theory, but any other relevant theory or research you are aware of would be interesting to hear about.
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User #6930776 - 10 Apr 18 14:18
Have you done much research around grief and loss? I'm thinking specifically about Kübler-Ross's stage theory, but any other relevant theory or research you are aware of would be interesting to hear about.
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User #9996146 - 10 Apr 18 14:13
What’s the story behind spoiling ivan?
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 13:59
I know you didn’t want to talk much about it and covered it last week but maybe touch on why everyone is acting like the Ulster rugby lads commited brutal rape and were let free?
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User #10156801 - 10 Apr 18 14:03
Jonny I agree, The lads were not guilty and they're getting torn apart. I feel awful for them, who'd think a orgy could ruin your life
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:06
What else can you do to prove your innocence but go to court and have every last bit of your personal life laid bare for all to see. For barristers to tear you to bits about every minute detail and offer all evidence to a jury of men, women and judge to unanimously say your all innocent if every count? Yet we have men saying they’re afraid to look women in the eye because of this? Madness
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:06 - revision 2
What else can you do to prove your innocence but go to court and have every last bit of your personal life laid bare for all to see. For barristers to tear you to bits about every minute detail and offer all evidence to a jury of men, women and judge to unanimously say your all innocent if every count? Yet we have men saying they’re afraid to look women in the eye because of this? Madness
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User #651350 - 28 Apr 18 10:23
First off, WELL impressed with your handling of that question last week, a much more useful answer than I would have given. Of course having heard yours I'll be working to make mine more useful in future. Second, an actual question: I enjoy your chat about the aesthetics of Blade Runner. Do you have any thoughts on Alien? I could talk about the style of that movie for a good while. (Apologies if you've already covered Alien, I'm listening to recent episodes and from the start between weeks but haven't caught up to the middle yet).
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 13:59 - revision 2
I know you didn’t want to talk much about it and covered it last week but maybe touch on why everyone is acting like the Ulster rugby lads commited brutal rape and were let free?
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User #9461107 - 10 Apr 18 14:46
Alright Blindboy. Did you read books as a young fella? As a successful writer now, did you start writing and telling stories from childhood? I work in children's books myself and it's always an issue to make reading appealing to young boys who maybe see it as 'girly' or boring. I'd be curious of your view.
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User #3579940 - 10 Apr 18 15:16
Good question, I don't like regretting anything but feel as if I'm playing catch up since I rarely picked up a book outside of school as a young fella. The series Game of Thrones sparked my love for reading now.
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User #9461107 - 10 Apr 18 15:43
Thanks for your comment John. I think a lot of people feel similar to yourself. Sometimes it does take loving one story to get you hooked and seeing books as pure entertainment. For me it was Harry Potter!
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User #5132362 - 16 Apr 18 11:04
Ciarán
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User #5132362 - 16 Apr 18 11:04 - revision 2
Ciarán
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User #9244312 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
Not a question, just a comment. I was in Rome a few weeks ago and went in search of some Caravaggio's whilst listening back to your podcast where you spoke about him. It was like I had my own private tour guide. Thanks man.
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User #10691533 - 30 Apr 18 15:53
Dear Blindboy, Hope you're well. I'm a Northern Irish student studying music in Brighton. I'm in my final year and I've chosen my dissertation to be on modern ethnomusicology in Northern Ireland and how traditional music has been changed and re-appropriated into political and cultural devices, further dividing communities. I will write upon music's informal role post-peace process, the toxicity of parade culture and gender roles within these cultures and how they differ. I will summarize on what Belfast punk left us left us with politically and how repeated funding cuts from the Arts Council in Northern Ireland has disenfranchised the youth interested in music. My question to you Blindboy, as a successful Irish musician, is: With another year of cuts from the Arts Council in Northern Ireland, music groups will struggle to continue their progress in building cross community relationships with younger generations. Do you believe that there is a want for integrated musical practice in Northern Ireland, or do you think the status quo of 'traditional' music and 'parade' music is firmly set? Thanks Also, my housemates and I listen to your podcast religiously too, ever since the start, we love it, you're a highlight to our week. Thanks again. Best, Milo
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User #10039103 - 10 Apr 18 14:14
Do you know if Finland actually exists?
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User #9714037 - 10 Apr 18 14:20 - revision 2
Wdc Blindboy, I love to get some tips from you about teaching young children emotional intelligence / CBT techniques? I’m a mother of a 2 and a half year old and a preschool teacher and would love more tips and practical skills to teach them!
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User #9274830 - 15 Apr 18 14:45 - revision 2
Blindboy. Finally worked out how to up my monthly pledge ?.
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User #9274830 - 15 Apr 18 14:45
Blindboy. Finally worked out how to up my monthly pledge ?.
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User #9274830 - 15 Apr 18 14:45
My question is around alcohol and mental health.
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User #9915685 - 10 Apr 18 14:05
Do you ever listen to the Desert Island Discs podcast? One of my favourites. What would your discs be, what luxury item would you bring and what book?
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User #5663307 - 10 Apr 18 13:58 - revision 2
What’s your best futurist opinion on what music will be like in 50 years?
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User #9886987 - 10 Apr 18 14:19 - revision 2
What’s the meaning being the podcast titles?
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User #10160022 - 27 Apr 18 14:04
What about ye big man? Coleraine library has your book as book of the week this week but I wanted yo ask... do you use a library? And how do you view the role of libraries in today's society? There is a lot more to libraries than just books. Prosper.
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User #9750875 - 10 Apr 18 14:08
You talked about Jungian archetypes previously, as a writer what's your stance on Propp's narratology, the hero's journey, and all art being derivative?
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User #10679043 - 11 Apr 18 08:11
p.s it's crap that theirs VAT on this pledge because it takes from your money but I suppose if it was a bank account there'd be transfer costs anyway. Just letting you know that there is VAT.
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User #10143881 - 10 Apr 18 15:59 - revision 2
Have you ever heard of Folie à deux or shared psychosis where symptoms of a delusional belief and sometimes hallucinations are transmitted from one individual to another. this featured in the fascinating case of the Erickson Twins in 2008, one of whom lived in Mallow for a while - fact
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User #9886987 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
What’s the meaning being the podcast titles?
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User #10143881 - 10 Apr 18 15:59
Have you ever heard of Folie à deux or shared psychosis where symptoms of a delusional belief and sometimes hallucinations are transmitted from one individual to another. this featured in the fascinating case of the Erickson Twins in 2008, one of whom lived in Mallow for a while - fact
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User #8827151 - 29 Apr 18 15:56
Hi, Just had an interesting thought about our perception of reality. In particular the way in which we create an visual 3D understanding of the world with our eyes. This all came from an idea that I could not let go of as i was falling asleep last night - why do we not just use embossed letters instead of braille for non-visual text. I came up with a theory that the letter shapes we are used to recognising visual are maybe too intricate for people that are used to seeing them to work out by touch. So I tested the theory and it might just be me but I found it very hard to follow shapes with just my touch to go on. This got me thinking how do blind and visual impaired people do this? And I remembered back to a case I had read about a man named Danial Kish. Danial Kish is an expert in human echolocation who clams that he can see images in his mind. Neuroscience have been able to confirm, using an MRI scanner, that his brain and other like it activate in same fashion as a visually sighted person's would they looking (or click) at an object. Danial can hear just like non-visually impaired people can see. So I had to ask myself the question is sight detached from visual sensations? I guess it is. So here is my hot take from this all sight (forming images) is not sense in the way that seeing (detecting light) is, sight is like a 3D modelling program in the human brain. What does that mean for the realness of the world we form around us? Are there other modes of thought, other programmes that we are able to experience like audio? Are there other programs we have not got installed? Will we ever be able to download that stuff? I thought it was interesting so I thought I would ask you about it as your good with the interesting stuff. Anyway big fan of the podcast please keep up the good work you have inspired me to do a bit of writing and I am loving the flowy process of it all. It would be awesome if you read this out but if you do could I ask that you make up a name as I am not too comfortable having mine read out.
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User #137956 - 10 Apr 18 16:10
I haven't had time to go through the questions before so apologies if someone's already asked similar! You grew up in a very proud sporting city, has sport ever played a role (positive or negative) in your mental health? I'd like to hear your opinion on how sports (in general) can impact mental health from isolating individual sports like swimming\athletics to major team sports like rugby\soccer\gaa.
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User #8823115 - 10 Apr 18 15:59
Aphantasia - where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot visualize imagery. I'd love to get your take on this. These people also cannot "Hear" music in their heads. I find it really hard to imagine this. I think I may have Hyperphantasia, which helps me as an artist I think. I wouldn't be surprised if you had Hyperphantasia also. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphantasia http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34039054
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User #9785881 - 10 Apr 18 14:01
Love to hear your take on Graham Hancock theory about a pre existing unknown civilisation, including sites like gobleki tape. Backed up by studies done by Randall carlson.
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User #9449191 - 10 Apr 18 14:14
YESS! Like have ancient civilizations previously developed technologies to build and design the artifacts will still see today yet we're not quite sure how they could have figured it out knowing what we think we know about the extent of their technologies at that time? i.e. the Pyramids, the Lycurgus Cup.What I'm trying to say is, have they had savage technologies that are as advanced as we are today yet for whatever reason they died out or the technologies were lost?!
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User #8070397 - 10 Apr 18 14:31
Do you have an opinion/hot take on why some very 'traditionally masculine' groups like rugby clubs in the UK/Ireland or frat houses in the US have very homoerotic hazing rituals as a rite of passage for entry? As an additional question, why can't we just put whatever we want in our holes as we see fit?
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User #9706994 - 13 Apr 18 14:45
Hi there - how do you feel about the beatification of animals in the Cathiolic Church? I am considering submitting an application to the Vatican on behalf of my late dog Susan. The idea of an animal saint is not without precedent, (check out the story of St. Guinefort...) but i'm struggling to recall any miracles that Susan was directly responsible for during her 13 years and I think you need at least three to become a saintly contender. I'm still prepared to give it a shot though, let me know your thoughts and suggestions on the matter. Big fan of the show, take care. Peter
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User #10846179 - 20 Apr 18 14:35
Hi Blindboy massive fan of the podcast and your work to date. You mention Irish authors a lot in your podcast and as an Irishman living abroad at the moment ive become more patriotic than whatbi was at home. What would be the your top 5 books to read by Irish authors.
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User #10846179 - 20 Apr 18 14:36
Cathal from Limerick by way of Vancouver
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User #9337862 - 29 Apr 18 05:54
Hi Cathal, there's been a lot of great writing coming out of Ireland in recent years. My personal favourites would be: Anything by Kevin Barry personally I'd start with short stories - There are little Kingdoms and Dark lies the island. Young Skins by Colin Barrett. Lisa McInerney - The glorious heresies. And for all-time favourite it's the 3rd policeman by Flann O' Brien. I know BB is a big fan of at least 2 of those authors.
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User #10810406 - 18 Apr 18 10:14
Mental Health in the Anthropocene! Dear Blind Boy, Apparently the earth’s 6th mass extinction is well underway. We lose 200 species of plant and animal daily. Scientific reports read like disaster movies. The soils are fucked, the arctic is disappearing and whales are swimming in plastic soup. And it’s my fault and the fault of my species who continues to shit in it’s own yard. As a father of two kids I can’t stop thinking about this stuff. How do we stay mentally healthy in the midst of shame, fear, anger and grief. And do we even deserve to ‘feel better’? I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Thanks
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User #10810406 - 18 Apr 18 10:14 - revision 2
Mental Health in the Anthropocene! Dear Blind Boy, Apparently the earth’s 6th mass extinction is well underway. We lose 200 species of plant and animal daily. Scientific reports read like disaster movies. The soils are fucked, the arctic is disappearing and whales are swimming in plastic soup. And it’s my fault and the fault of my species who continues to shit in it’s own yard. As a father of two kids I can’t stop thinking about this stuff. How do we stay mentally healthy in the midst of shame, fear, anger and grief. And do we even deserve to ‘feel better’? I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Thanks
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User #5394443 - 10 Apr 18 13:58
Talk about the ghost stories!!
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User #10267619 - 10 Apr 18 14:16 - revision 2
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnatio_memoriae I saw some of this in the British Museum and it’s still stuck with me. I like the idea of an official act of scrawling somebody’s face out of art. Could you talk about it for a bit and how it has occurred in art?
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User #10591973 - 24 Apr 18 19:40
Love the podcast Blindboy. My question is related to the tragic passing of Avicii. A guy at 28 who is the poster boy of corporate execs for house music. On the outside, seemed to be doing (let me presume) what he loved, making music, composing, creating happiness for people, possibly bringing a sense of flow. However hundreds of gigs non stop travel, loneliness, depression and alcoholism was too much for his health.. It would be great to get your thoughts on this in particular to the question, what can we do in our own lives to find balance between doing the things we like and managing the things we don't like doing? Which can be a daily struggle.
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User #10341192 - 10 Apr 18 14:08
What is your projected percentage increase in patrons for the third quarter of 2018? Aka why do you think creative people generally suck so badly at business? And, why do you think this is generally considered not only the norm, but in some way perfectly acceptable. Keep up the great work brother, you're inspiring far more than just I.
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User #9795918 - 10 Apr 18 13:57
How are you? Keeping well?
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User #10603043 - 10 Apr 18 14:06
Hi Blindboy, me and my dad are both redheads. We were chatting about being ginger and I mentioned I liked it and never really let the abuse growing up get to me, he said he wished he wasn’t ginger and that he told people the abuse didn’t get to him but it really did. He grew up in Limerick in the 50s before moving to London for his teenage years. Do you think that ginger abuse has any historical context linked with anti-Irish racism or is it as simple as slagging someone for having big ears? Also I have faced ginger jokes my whole life and I have never come up with a smart or funny rebuttal (any ideas?)
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User #8852116 - 10 Apr 18 14:12
This is interesting. Someone recently asked if my child was turning ginger and I got really defensive. I’ve no idea why! Think it was out of a fear that she’d be made fun of... which is terrible.
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User #8852116 - 10 Apr 18 14:12 - revision 2
This is interesting. Someone recently asked if my child was turning ginger and I got really defensive. I’ve no idea why! Think it was out of a fear that she’d be made fun of... which is terrible.
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User #10603043 - 10 Apr 18 14:23
Yeah I wonder where ginger abuse sits on the scale, as it kinda is a form of bigotry (albeit a very very minor one) and it is widely accepted in society without much push back. I think because it never usually spills into actual discrimination i.e. not getting jobs, housing or being profiled by police (although that may not be the case during the troubles etc) it doesn't get thought about as much, which is totally fair. The abuse can be pretty bad for some though, character building for me. Although I still can't fucking think of a good comeback
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User #10365327 - 10 Apr 18 14:06
Would love to hear your response to the article by Junot Diaz about healing from childhood sexual trauma. Reminds me of your own excruciating candor with an eye towards modeling what it means to heal. Article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/16/the-silence-the-legacy-of-childhood-trauma/amp
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User #9914069 - 10 Apr 18 14:08
As I am sure you are well aware, it has been 20 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. With no devolved government for over a year, the looming question of an Irish border poll following Brexit, and endemic divides between the Protestant and Catholic communities of Northern Ireland, how do we move forward and continue to resist a return to violence? (Also, many thanks for your analysis of the Rugby rape trial, as an Irish woman from Belfast it really heartened me to hear that not all Irish men think that their behaviour was acceptable.)
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:19
I think the fact that they were all unanimously declared innocent on every count by both male/female jury members and judge who had ALL of the evidence tore appart to every minute detail over weeks is enough to say to me that they did nothing wrong? Maybe they were dickheads, but thats it. If there was wrong doing, the barristers in the case would have found out and let it be known, they’re insanely good at what they do
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User #9647612 - 10 Apr 18 14:19 - revision 2
I think the fact that they were all unanimously declared innocent on every count by both male/female jury members and judge who had ALL of the evidence tore appart to every minute detail over weeks is enough to say to me that they did nothing wrong? Maybe they were dickheads, but thats it. If there was wrong doing, the barristers in the case would have found out and let it be known, they’re insanely good at what they do
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User #8852116 - 10 Apr 18 14:24
They definitely were *not* declared innocent. They were declared not guilty, which isn’t the same thing. By your own admission they’re (at the very least) dickheads, are you comfortable defending that behaviour? Bit naive to assume the law and barristers are right all the time.
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User #8852116 - 10 Apr 18 14:24 - revision 2
They definitely were *not* declared innocent. They were declared not guilty, which isn’t the same thing. By your own admission they’re (at the very least) dickheads, are you comfortable defending that behaviour? Bit naive to assume the law and barristers are right all the time.
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User #9228281 - 10 Apr 18 14:27
An innocent verdict is not an indicator of innocence. Only that there was not enough evidence to support a guilty verdict.
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User #9914069 - 10 Apr 18 15:01
I think you have misunderstood my comment Jonny. I am not commenting on the verdict, I am simply commenting on their misogynistic behaviour towards women in general. Words such as 'sluts' and 'tramps' are too often shrugged off as 'lad banter', and that I was glad Blindboy challenged this kind of behaviour.
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If you enjoy the album recommendations on the podcast. Here’s a Spotify playlist I made that ye can subscribe to https://open.spotify.com/user/1156599702/playlist/4UdScUBY1IPdL4nYjrjJyo?si=cvnARN1Z

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User #5394443 - 7 Apr 18 14:56
That's great! Thanks BB x
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 22:05
Blindboy, could you please, please tweet this event for Leitrim Together For Yes. It's our official launch on Wednesday in the Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo. Thank you :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1616019288511877/
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User #10128786 - 7 Apr 18 14:56
Cheers mate! Will give it a listen
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User #5394443 - 7 Apr 18 15:50
Oh christ ive just seen Saxon!!!!. My dad was part of that band (behind the scenes) all from my home town, theres not many know about Saxon, except hardcore fans and officionados....which are you then? Lovely to see you liking their music
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User #10312180 - 7 Apr 18 14:59
Had this on last night! Class tunes
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User #10160022 - 7 Apr 18 22:34
Class
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User #9263739 - 7 Apr 18 17:08 - revision 3
Gigantic - Pixies was on a mixtape my 1st big crush made for me. Lovely ???
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User #10654023 - 21 Apr 18 17:36
Any idea why redheads are universally abused and it's not classified taboo despite our generation passionately seeking to stop the abuse of people due to race, colour, gender , sexual orientation etc..
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User #9263739 - 7 Apr 18 17:08
Gigantic - Pixies was on a mixtape my 1st big crush made for me. Lovely ???
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User #9263739 - 7 Apr 18 17:08 - revision 4
Gigantic - Pixies was on a mixtape my 1st big crush made for me. Lovely ???
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User #10663787 - 10 Apr 18 11:18
Alright Blindboy!! Love your podcast hug every Wednesday and looking forward to bonus live material too :) Don’t know if you know much about Brehon Law but if you do would love to hear your thoughts and hot takes on how would we survive with them today :)
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User #10663787 - 10 Apr 18 11:18 - revision 2
Alright Blindboy!! Love your podcast hug every Wednesday and looking forward to bonus live material too :) Don’t know if you know much about Brehon Law but if you do would love to hear your thoughts and hot takes on how would we survive with them today :)
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User #9820229 - 8 Apr 18 11:55
Jordan Peterson interview would be ace.
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User #10040926 - 7 Apr 18 16:31
Many good tracks there. The Bob James album with the original music from Taxi ('The Genie') is worth a listen. It's not on Spotify https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAr4F14oow
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User #10489830 - 9 Apr 18 08:59
On the subject of tunes... Devin Townsend did a thing a while back where he was filmed writing and recording a tune from start to finish over a few hours to demonstrate his process. Could you be tempted to do something similar? The production on your stuff is class, and given your feelings on sound, gear and the unfairly maligned FL studio it'd be an interesting insight, and I reckon there'd be enough of a musician audience to enjoy it.
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User #9263739 - 7 Apr 18 17:08 - revision 2
Gigantic - Pixies was on a mixtape my 1st big crush made for me. Lovely ???
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User #10309623 - 8 Apr 18 12:10
Lovin this, thank you! 'Memories of green' amazing. Have you watched 'The Defiant Ones' on Netflix?
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User #10040926 - 10 Apr 18 08:21
Hello Blindboy. Here's another recommendation - Rock Candy Funk Party - formed by top LA-based session musicians https://open.spotify.com/artist/0n6R1WkjWzYq9NblwRLaBQ?si=uSyxDsiWRAqrLxL4m5Ga-A
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User #10543017 - 7 Apr 18 21:35
Emotions is brilliant
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User #10201956 - 9 Apr 18 14:40
Really good playlist, cheers for that Blindboy ;)
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User #3060111 - 7 Apr 18 17:17
Many thanks, missing your album recs so this will me going!
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 21:58
in 'Boulevard Jenga' you spoke about having a discussion with young lads about consent. I find this is a good tool, a video from iceland where they have recently changed the focus of rape trials. From having to prove the victim did not consent, to proving that they did. https://t.co/oQggogpFoj
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User #9414745 - 17 Apr 18 22:38
Any recommendations for documentaries or films on Irish in America since the famine to present day? Interested about the subject since listening to the podcast with Finn Dwyer about the Irish who immigrated.
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User #9151576 - 7 Apr 18 18:58
Blindboy. You need to organise a podcast with Jordan Peterson. He is here in July. A nice 3 hour long one. a la the Joe Rogan Experience.
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User #9403373 - 7 Apr 18 21:45
Hi BlindBoy. Love the podcast and hugely enjoy its humpday hug. I agree with your recent podcast in relation to lads culture and popularity arising from being good with females and being good at fighting. I agree, but think you forgot being good at sport. Is that because you think sport is a hyperreal simulacrum?
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User #10118556 - 8 Apr 18 00:01
I thought exactly the same thing. They were by far the worst offenders in my school.
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 22:13 - revision 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LM79KI5gio … This is one for any men who are confused about consent
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 22:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LM79KI5gio … This is one for any men who are confused about consent
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 22:13 - revision 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LM79KI5gio … This is one for any men who are confused about consent
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User #10164248 - 8 Apr 18 22:13 - revision 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LM79KI5gio … This is one for any men who are confused about consent
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User #8202798 - 7 Apr 18 15:27
The proto-house one is fucking ace. Looking forward to hearing the italo podcast. Hear this delicious post-disco biscuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgQlH2spUMU And answer your DMs ;)
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User #9449146 - 7 Apr 18 16:05
Dude, this playlist is a goddamn mic drop.
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User #7726278 - 8 Apr 18 08:03
Blindboy, I've taken a leaf out of your book (well, not literally) and started playing the blade runner soundtrack when I paint...you're right it does put one in a flowy state. Also, try listening to Drive soundtrack aswell if you haven't already, similar effect, also class xxx
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User #10126629 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
I don't like bookmarks, so I fold page corners of your book to remember where I am. Does this bother you? I know it drives some bibliophiles nuts but I think a dog-eared book is a loved book.
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User #8806659 - 13 Mar 18 21:09
Why do so many great Irish fillums not have subtitles for the hard of hearing (and the hard of understanding thick Irish accents because either English is not their mother tongue or they are yanks.)
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User #9796827 - 13 Mar 18 21:38
Blindboy, why do you think elitism is a prevalent phenomenon across various subcultures, circles, and cliques? I genuinely don't understand why we can't just enjoy the thing and be passionate about the thing all together without getting shitty about it. Why do people insist their version of the thing is the most "pure" and "the best"? And how do you deal with elitism yourself?
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User #10582977 - 5 Apr 18 09:44
How did you come up with the name Blindboy?
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User #10040926 - 3 Apr 18 10:46
A non-fiction recommendation. Not new but fascinating https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/074320011X/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lR1WAb3VDN5XK
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User #10470867 - 29 Mar 18 16:19
Yurt. BlindFanboy here. Would love you to listen to this linguistic analysis of the Q'uran and Arabic along with a really good introduction to Islam itself. I'm pretty confident that it will blow your mind and either make you want to convert to Islam or learn Arabic. I've gone with the latter for now -Insert Emoticon for LOL- (I'm old fashioned). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXWt1gxE2iA&t=8136s
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User #10131165 - 13 Mar 18 21:04
Why do you think the traveller community is so vilified? Especially here in the north. Having recently worked with a family in a social care setting I found the exact opposite of the stereotype to be true. Very kind and caring family
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User #6928865 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
Are we living in a computer simulation? Is the life ultimately meaningless, or are we supposed to create our own interpretation of meaning?
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User #9816003 - 13 Mar 18 21:01
The Limerick soviet
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User #9480011 - 27 Mar 18 10:15
Blindboy - I'm sitting in Istanbul recommending your podcast to from friend, she told me about the little known, but fascinating story of the Sultan of the Ottoman empire sending aid to Ireland during the famine. I had no idea! He sent money and 5 secret ships filled with food.
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User #9751012 - 15 Mar 18 07:46
Would love to see a blind boy range of dairy products called yogyurt
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User #9972014 - 13 Mar 18 22:09
***Hey Blindboy. You spoke in a previous podcast about suffering and how it is a guarantee in life, but that most of daily suffering isnt necessary, its the perception of our thoughts that turn it to pain. Im wondering if you have ever read any of Eckhart Tolles books and if so can you speak a little bit more about what he describes as the Ego and how we can seperate our Ego with who we truely are when we are concious. Thank you. ***
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User #10489873 - 30 Mar 18 20:05
Just found this article on the Thai Government basically paying for Thai restraunts worldwide to promote thai food in the same way almost that guinness helps get irish bars set up across the world. I know the article is on munchies (vice) so could probably do with further research ebfore believeing it but its mad that its happend and makes me wonder what other kinds of culture is being exported worldwide by different governments. https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/paxadz/the-surprising-reason-that-there-are-so-many-thai-restaurants-in-america?utm_source=vicefbus
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User #8938025 - 28 Mar 18 16:36
Blindboy, long time listener and subscriber to your podcast which I love. I'm listening to your recent Irish history interview which is fascinating, but to be honest I think you're interrupting yer man a little too much. There were a few points he was making which I was eager to hear more about ,only to be cut off by another question from yourself. Please don't think I'm being a prick, I have only great things to say about all your work. So take it on board if ya want, or not. Just a thought. Much thanks and respect - Conor
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User #9599996 - 28 Mar 18 17:08
I actually came on to say the same thing. Love the podcast and the live ones, but the dynamic needs to be ironed out a bit so you're not talking over them. Would be nice to hear them expand a bit more. Still really enjoyed the podcast, but was sometimes just a bit much.
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User #9894397 - 28 Mar 18 22:06
Absolutely agree! Love your work too but please give guests room to breathe and finish their thought! Really hope this doesn't happen with Vincent B. Sometimes there's value in silence....
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User #5083997 - 26 Mar 18 16:18
Have sent a few emails about sponsorship for the podcast, but the email is going unanswered. How do I get in touch?
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User #9757409 - 13 Mar 18 21:24
Do you think mental illness is a product of evolutionary construction. E.g. People in bliss are content with there position and therefore feel no need to push themselves , while people that feel anxiety and disrest are constantly pushing themselves and discontent with what they have. I am well aware that depression can be crippling both mentally and physically, however it seems that many successful people suffer from some form of mental illness. Is there a connection or am i talking out my hole ? Peace out brotha, thanks for the good shit.
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User #9980257 - 13 Mar 18 21:00
have you read sapiens by yuval noah harari? a lot of your topics remind me of him
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User #9886434 - 13 Mar 18 21:09 - revision 3
Love the podcast hug every week. Really working on that self compassion. Making good strives in managing my own mental health and trying to help friends and family. 2 Questions for you where can I get tickets for your gig in Edinburgh? Will you consider interviewing more psychotherapists and experts on mental health who work with depression and anxiety and can help explain some of the Jung and Freudian things and maybe even logotherapy, cft, somatic experience therapy or EMDR......?? I’d love that. Have you come across the work of Gabor Mate and Rick Doblin. I’d say you’d dig it. They are about to help save the world ?
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User #9231302 - 13 Mar 18 21:24
I rewatched Brene Brown's TED talk on vulnerability today (https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability) because I've been thinking about the idea of vulnerability in the context of some of the topics you regularly touch on in the pod, e.g., toxic/fragile masculinity, being nasty online, writing essays as opposed to fiction. Interested to hear your thoughts on it.
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User #9564438 - 13 Mar 18 21:19
Blindboy, could you do a guided meditation that we could play over and over again until you maybe start doing them next summer? That would be heavenly
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User #10252213 - 4 Apr 18 21:50
My brother and nephews recently expressed feelings of being villified lately when I we got into a heated discussion about International Womens Day. I love and respect my male family and friends and realised I don't want to make them out to be the 'bad guys'. I don't think it will be helpful to villify young men who maybe get into misogynistic locker room talk to big themselves up in front of their mates in an effort to be part of a group. That community is something teens crave
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User #90660 - 13 Mar 18 22:09
I feel trapped by absolute relativism. Do you have any philosophical stance that can strengthen self-confidence without damaging moral grounds ?
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User #10224727 - 13 Mar 18 22:25
Blindboy, would you take a sponsor for one episode? cmcgrory9@hotmail.com if ye want to get in touch. No nudes!
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User #5394443 - 13 Mar 18 21:17
Do you believe that the Nazis escaped to Antarctica and there was a stronghold there? #steaminghottake
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User #10436334 - 27 Mar 18 13:21
Wandering solo around the National Museum of Irlenad as I type this. I'm reserving my judgement but what's your take on it? Hot or miss?
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User #9229452 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
Is doing the podcast and the subsequent extra activity interfering with your flow for the second book?
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User #10044657 - 13 Mar 18 21:16
Have you ever had a bag based wardrobe malfunction? Also I contain an as yet unspecified percentage of Irish genes (Dad was adopted, his Ma was Irish O'Gorman, his Dad he doesn't know. I revel in the reflected 'kudos' of my diluted Irishness yet still havent even visited the Island. What kinda massive bellend does that make me?
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User #5805306 - 13 Mar 18 20:58
Are most people inherently good or bad?
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User #10007042 - 13 Mar 18 21:09 - revision 3
Have u ever heard about the feud between the provisional ira and the official ira (the sticks ) very very interesting . Basically people were shooting each other that where from the same area of belfast . Sort of twisted my view on the whole thing . check it out btw I’ll send ya link on twitter . YURT
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User #9862626 - 14 Mar 18 01:29
Also any views on former the walled City of kowloon in Hong Kong or similar examples. How the urban sprawl despite being an utter eye sore and being full illicit activities created a sense of community and industry not seen elsewhere in the city.
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User #10313262 - 29 Mar 18 14:45
Thanks for all the sumptuous podcast hugs! As you’re so vocal on issues like Repeal and I’d very much consider you a feminist, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the Belfast rape trial verdict and the #IBelieveHer movement. I realise most podcasters wouldn’t touch this one with a barge pole but we’ve faith in the Blindboy podcast to go where no Podcast has gone before
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User #10313262 - 29 Mar 18 14:45 - revision 2
Thanks for all the sumptuous podcast hugs! As you’re so vocal on issues like Repeal and I’d very much consider you a feminist, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the Belfast rape trial verdict and the #IBelieveHer movement. I realise most podcasters wouldn’t touch this one with a barge pole but we’ve faith in the Blindboy podcast to go where no Podcast has gone before
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User #10012540 - 14 Mar 18 01:11
My da had a pet monkey in Newbridge back in the 80's in a pet store himself and my my mother beag had. It was Rhysus monkey called Bimbo. He would escape his cage on occasion but one day in particular he got out and even managed to escape the shop. To make a long story short, he had to be lured down off the roof of quinnsworth with a cup of tea on a saucer. True story. I have paper clip I'll send it on to ye... Also, what do you think of Noam Chomsky, to Noam is to love him.
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User #8827893 - 4 Apr 18 20:42
Really enjoying the podcast, its a great treat to look forward to. What are your feelings on being a feminist and a lover of rap/hip hop music that has really deep seeded misogyny through every era and style. Also do you think that the recent widespread male vilification has much effect on the overall self esteem of men. It certainly makes me feel shit about myself being called "trash" or an aspect of myself being synonymous with toxicity.
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User #10565794 - 6 Apr 18 11:21
Hey Blindboy. I was just wondering if you have ever heard this before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV9koSMxInI I heard it on Radio 3 last night and I can't get enough of it.
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User #5093602 - 13 Mar 18 21:32
Good man Blindboy. I'd like to know how far into the future you think we (us pricks of millennials) would have to travel for us to suffer one of those fatal future shocks you were on about the other week? I reckon, because of our ability to vividly visualise other worlds and realities (using CGI in film, VR and the rest of it) us lads would take an awful lot more shocking than previous generations. 250 years, the discovery of time travel / other inhabitable planets with actual lads hanging out like ourselves might do it. Maybe. What d'y'reckon?
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User #10757769 - 22 Apr 18 23:14
Why do you read/watch the news?
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User #2612118 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
How do you feel about audio drama podcasts? They were the first place I encountered what you call The Podcast Hug. Even horror ones.
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User #9229763 - 13 Mar 18 22:05
I think I asked this question before but this week it might be more apt...is celebrating St. Patrick's day around the world an example of hyperreal simulacra?
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User #9460382 - 19 Mar 18 23:23
Blindboy. Do u write/create music that tries to capture a feeling similar to a podcast hug? Something more like the relaxing stuff u listen to when ur writing. If so any chance of hearing a bit?
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User #2312426 - 13 Mar 18 21:08
Looking at the way most people consume music (YouTube, iTunes and Spotify) vs the meager returns to the artists, just wondering if you think making a living from original music is actually viable in 2018?
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User #9882155 - 13 Mar 18 21:55
Blindboy.. What do you think of the recent surge in internet influencers tweeting etc. about the upcoming referendum? I seen your tweet on the matter and you were quite abruptly shot down.. so my question is really what’s the difference between an influencer voicing their opinion versus a campaigner or politician voicing their opinion?
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User #3579940 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
Any thoughts on absurdism? As this in essence is the closest philosophy I've found to my own, what would yours be?
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User #10639193 - 9 Apr 18 14:58
Is it a Limerick thing to use "cunt" as an affectionate term and do you think your use of the word is partly responsible for your lack of sponsor?
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User #9447276 - 14 Mar 18 02:07
Hey blindboy you crusty dingleberry . What’s your thoughts on bill c16 in Canada and the whole Jordan Peterson controversy . I used to really like the left but now I’m walking out of there like I’ve left an overdue video back 3 weeks late to xtra vision . It’s not good to be right or left or have one side but the left is where I usually sat
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User #5094590 - 14 Mar 18 17:37
He addressed that exact question in a prevous podcast, can't remember which one though.
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User #9447276 - 14 Mar 18 02:07 - revision 2
Hey blindboy you crusty dingleberry . What’s your thoughts on bill c16 in Canada and the whole Jordan Peterson controversy . I used to really like the left but now I’m walking out of there like I’ve left an overdue video back 3 weeks late to xtra vision . It’s not good to be right or left or have one side but the left is where I usually sat
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User #9447276 - 14 Mar 18 02:07 - revision 3
Hey blindboy you crusty dingleberry . What’s your thoughts on bill c16 in Canada and the whole Jordan Peterson controversy . I used to really like the left but now I’m walking out of there like I’ve left an overdue video back 3 weeks late to xtra vision . It’s not good to be right or left or have one side but the left is where I usually sat
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User #9692705 - 13 Mar 18 21:46
Why do you think Northern Irish people say the word situation so much?
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User #9469815 - 13 Mar 18 22:32
Because our so called politicians have created a self serving situational black comedy where one side ruffle their ties and say well that another fine situation you've got us in , then use it as an excuse to point fingers, get on local radio moan about fuck all then and do nothing while getting paid -we the people have put up with this 'situation' since the good Friday agreement- a very black joke being played on us all - ban the shower of lazy moaning bastards from using the media for 6 months - let's see
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User #5453636 - 4 Apr 18 13:54
Hey Blindboy. I tweeted you earlier in the week asking you to check out my friends animated short-film but I don't think you seen it. I'd love it if you could watch it and maybe talk about it on the next podcast. It deals with mental health issues and depression in young adults https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFhfLj2R4V0 Here's a link, thanks very much
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User #9693404 - 13 Mar 18 21:05
Do you have any plans/ interest in releasing the podcasts backing tracks online?
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User #10330063 - 20 Mar 18 20:53
Mate I could and do spend hours listening to you. You are top.
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User #9996146 - 14 Mar 18 04:15 - revision 2
As far as the live episodes go, when podcasts ‘go live’ i usually lose interest. They are good as backups as you’ve said but if it becomes a staple i know i would personally lose interest.
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User #9996146 - 14 Mar 18 04:15
As far as the live episodes go, when podcasts ‘go live’ i usually lose interest. They are good as backups as you’ve said but if it becomes a staple i know i would personally lose interest.
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User #9381475 - 13 Mar 18 21:12 - revision 2
What are your thoughts on Nietzche’s Theory of eternal recurrence? Loved the objectively class tunes playlist. Mockingbirds was a particular favourite. Here’s one for the next time you’re out for a run, although you might already know them I hope you enjoy it. Yurt! https://open.spotify.com/user/1155721894/playlist/6zx7OcHmeM9WaweRNN4lpH?si=4blms5ZRSdGDwW4Yu61NOQ
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User #9381475 - 13 Mar 18 21:12 - revision 3
What are your thoughts on Nietzche’s Theory of eternal recurrence? Loved the objectively class tunes playlist. Mockingbirds was a particular favourite. Here’s one for the next time you’re out for a run, although you might already know them I hope you enjoy it. Yurt! https://open.spotify.com/user/1155721894/playlist/6zx7OcHmeM9WaweRNN4lpH?si=4blms5ZRSdGDwW4Yu61NOQ
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User #9381475 - 13 Mar 18 21:12
What are your thoughts on Nietzche’s Theory of eternal recurrence? Loved the objectively class tunes playlist. Mockingbirds was a particular favourite. Here’s one for the next time you’re out for a run, although you might already know them I hope you enjoy it. Yurt! https://open.spotify.com/user/1155721894/playlist/6zx7OcHmeM9WaweRNN4lpH?si=4blms5ZRSdGDwW4Yu61NOQ
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User #6581837 - 15 Mar 18 13:55
Thanks so much for every episode so far! I'd love if you did an episode were you take the podcast to a gallery or discuss art with an artist. Your approach to making art accessible and open to all is so important. Now more than ever. Thank you!
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User #9026024 - 13 Mar 18 21:40
Durkheim's suicide theory about protestants and Catholics and is it still applicable is some way today. In terms of social cohesion and all that! Doing a diseration on it
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User #9895491 - 5 Apr 18 00:56
Blindboy, I've been listening to your podcasts since the start and I've loved every one of them, the hotter the take, the better! However, your Boulevard Jenga really struck a particularly resonant chord with me today, to the point that I had to stop in the middle of my walk as the tears broke through. I hope you don't think it an over reaction, but I haven't cried in months. You dislodged a whole emotional blockage that I didn't even know was there, as it never occurred to me that the way we talked about women had planted the idea in me that my own internal value as a man was dependent on my "success" with women, which I only now realise has been a significant cause of mental distress over the years. I think a large part of that has to do with that message coming from a young man I respect, and I'm sure it has resonated with other men who would otherwise not pay it any attention had it come form another source, so thank you for voicing it. You're an invaluable voice, and I think it's so important to have a man articulate these infectious aspects of toxic masculinity, as it really demonstrates how negatively it affects us, not just women. On another note not unrelated note, I'd love to hear your planned podcast focusing on CBT!
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User #3592102 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
Do you have a list of top Tiki bars to visit?
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User #7572429 - 13 Mar 18 21:25
What do you make of the claims that the character Zorro is based on a Wexford man from the 1600s?
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User #10292074 - 18 Mar 18 12:41
Dr John Lilly was a respected researcher in psychotherapy and human consciousness. Then he went full mad cunt when he invented the sensory deprivation tank and took a ton of ketamine. Have you heard of him and his ruined legacy?
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User #9464567 - 13 Mar 18 21:17
Bill Hicks used to do a bit about how you never see positive drug stories on the news..do you think legalising MDMA for instance could be a good thing if done right?
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User #9094033 - 13 Mar 18 21:04 - revision 3
The right to die? Recently a woman was accused of man slaughter for helping her 90 year old parkinsons ridden father to the Swiss clinic for euthanasia. It’s a very slippery slope of course but is death with dignity not better than wasting away in misery and pain? Tough one for you ?
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User #9094033 - 13 Mar 18 21:04 - revision 2
The right to die? Recently a woman was accused of man slaughter for helping her 90 year old parkinsons ridden father to the Swiss clinic for euthanasia. It’s a very slippery slope of course but is death with dignity not better than wasting away in misery and pain? Tough one for you ?
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User #9094033 - 13 Mar 18 21:04
The right to die? Recently a woman was accused of man slaughter for helping her 90 year old parkinsons ridden father to the Swiss clinic for euthanasia. It’s a very slippery slope of course but is death with dignity not better than wasting away in misery and pain? Tough one for you ?
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User #9312407 - 15 Mar 18 20:46
What about Octopi? Those things are fuuuucked up man!! Changing colours and textures and all that shit, they blow my mind! I'm pretty sure that when humanity inevitably goes extinct the octopi are taking over. what do ye think of Octopi?
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User #3799873 - 13 Mar 18 22:36
There's a mural on a building by King John's Castle that I saw while visiting Limerick last November. It is a man with one eye holding an ice cream cone topped with his missing eye. Is this a local street artist? Do they have any more paintings around the city?
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User #10000459 - 13 Mar 18 21:32
You often speak about the disconnect between comedy/humour and respect within the realms of music, but surely in the last 30 years with the growth of rap/hip hop, and closer to home and to a greater extent in terms of using humorous lyrics, grime music, humour has played a massive role in the success of people working within the genre, if not the success of the genre itself.
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User #8806064 - 14 Mar 18 01:38
I'm probably too late asking but I love hearing you talk about History. In the Tudor times is it true that the wealthier people chose not to wash because they believed it made them vulnerable to being possessed by evil spirits if they made themselves too clean or is it just that no one had easy access to clean water even Queen Elizabeth who supposedly only had 5 baths a year?
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User #9257693 - 13 Mar 18 22:22
Hey blindboy...any hot takes on multiple vaccines and the increase in auto immune disorders and autism?
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User #8923387 - 13 Mar 18 21:30
Does Irish begrudgers hold us back as a nation? Where could we be if our first response was praise and encouragement for people doing well or trying new things?
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User #2964809 - 22 Mar 18 20:26
Hey Blindboy - Just wondering if you ever fancy doing an audiobook version of your books?
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User #9467223 - 13 Mar 18 21:51
Ever come across the book 'Bioenergetics'? Talks about how the body conveys our inner state, fascinating shtuff
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User #5062465 - 14 Mar 18 00:07
Ever been in Tuam ? Thoughts ?
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User #9714037 - 13 Mar 18 21:02
Hi Blindboy, I went to your podcast show on Saturday and had a question for you but I bottled it and asked the girls how to say repeal the eighth in irish instead, my question is as a preschool teacher and a mother of a two and a half year old, how can I teach them emotional intelligence and basic CBT skills?
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User #10040926 - 14 Mar 18 05:34
Probably too late so maybe a geeky musical question for next week - what is your favourite piano chord?
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User #9752405 - 13 Mar 18 23:33
http://www.monkeysanctuary.com/help.htm Have a look .. some craic
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User #9608425 - 24 Mar 18 14:17
Are you a fan of Noam Chomsky?
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User #10247371 - 15 Mar 18 12:42
I've just signed up to support you- this is my gift to my husband Danny. Its his birthday next week and we are loving your work.
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User #8362286 - 14 Mar 18 16:52
Blindboy this is a request from my wife after listening to today's podcast. You were contemplating putting out the live podcasts on a Thursday,she said that would be a great idea as the live podcast interfere with her podcast hug. I personally don't mind either way as you say you're a busy boy. A wee side note,I loved how today you through caution to the wind and risked offending all your British listeners . it saddens me when you say you hope you haven't offended anybody. You're an artist and you shouldn't be stifled .If someone gets offended ,well that's their own problem not yours.
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User #3788966 - 13 Mar 18 21:40
Ocean view or mountain view?
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User #9477156 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
Any more seasons of the almost impossible game show on the way? Will you do something like that again? It was some craic
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User #9811525 - 13 Mar 18 21:40
'handle' that ...
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User #6603554 - 13 Mar 18 21:06
You're very funny but stuff like horse outside say nothing to me. Do you have any experience of people that has english as a second language becoming your fan like me?
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User #9904559 - 20 Mar 18 19:16
Hey Blindboy, just enjoyed being hugged through my train journey once again - thanks. Excuse my ignorance, I may have drifted at some point- but you sounded fairly certain about Lloyd George’s motivations for introducing social housing. Was that your opinion or based on facts you’d researched? Thanks again, loving your work.
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User #9904559 - 20 Mar 18 19:16 - revision 3
Hey Blindboy, just enjoyed being hugged through my train journey once again - thanks. Excuse my ignorance, I may have drifted at some point- but you sounded fairly certain about Lloyd George’s motivations for introducing social housing. Was that your opinion or based on facts you’d researched? Thanks again, loving your work.
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User #9904559 - 20 Mar 18 19:16 - revision 2
Hey Blindboy, just enjoyed being hugged through my train journey once again - thanks. Excuse my ignorance, I may have drifted at some point- but you sounded fairly certain about Lloyd George’s motivations for introducing social housing. Was that your opinion or based on facts you’d researched? Thanks again, loving your work.
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User #10018761 - 14 Mar 18 10:52
Damn too late. For a future podcast perhaps - if you're not already familiar with it have a read about the 19th century Populist Party in the US, and about how the Wizard of Oz is an allegory about the movement.
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User #9334714 - 13 Mar 18 21:24
Has St. Patrick's day lost its meaning as a celebration of Ireland? Every year I see tri-colours lying on the streets on the day after Paddys day and by 11 o'clock on the night in question the city centre looks like a scene from 'Hotel Rawanda'.
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User #9750875 - 26 Mar 18 14:39
Would you bring MyNameIsJohn in for a chat? Doesn't have to be a live podcast, just bring him round to your gaff and have a natter!
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User #9996146 - 13 Mar 18 21:04
Also, I’ve been hearing the word ‘simulacrum’ everywhere now thanks to you. It’s curious what life brings when you get into a certain headspace.
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User #9862626 - 14 Mar 18 01:26
What's you're views on the traveller/pikee culture over in Ireland and the UK and youre favourite/funniest "call out video". Mine being choppy nagel calling out Prof Brian Cox.
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User #9889933 - 13 Mar 18 23:30
Have you got any ghost stories? Either from personal experience or family?
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User #10375093 - 9 Apr 18 16:44
probarly get tired of hearing it but id like to ask your opinion on father ted ? i grew up watching it in england with my grandparents and brothers and its still my favorite comedy ever. As an irishmen what are your thoughts on it or any hot takes behind it ? Yurttt
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User #9898097 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
That was lovely I must say. Would you ever consider a career in politics coz you seem to know your shit about most things? The current lads/and past havent a fucking clue and are silver spoon fed so dont know how things actually are. Also, whats your favorite dinner and shitty food (takeaway) yurt
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User #6955143 - 19 Mar 18 03:39
Hi Blindboy. Ever read anything on the Great Chinese sparrow famine? Red Sparowes did an instrumental album on the topic, back in 2006. Would love to hear your take on arguably the greatest demonstration of stupidity in human history. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/14/1958-mao-zedong-ordered-sparrows-killed-ate-much-grain-caused-one-worst-environmental-disasters-history-2/
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User #9893544 - 13 Mar 18 21:05
Do you think the creation of religion stems from our fear of the unkown (i.e. death, where did we come from, etc.) and not being able to explain it?
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User #3579940 - 13 Mar 18 21:06
And/Or is it just an effort to describe morality (our natural "moral" tendencies that have developed over millennia)?
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User #10333733 - 21 Mar 18 01:31 - revision 2
I’ve been meaning to donate for months, but things get in the way man. Your talk of anxiety and depression should’ve been enough I guess, but it was your insight into impressionist painters that made me get out of bed at 1:30am and eventually donate. Keep up the superb work man. Cheers, Carl.
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User #10333733 - 21 Mar 18 01:31 - revision 3
I’ve been meaning to donate for months, but things get in the way man. Your talk of anxiety and depression should’ve been enough I guess, but it was your insight into impressionist painters that made me get out of bed at 1:30am and eventually donate. Keep up the superb work man. Cheers, Carl.
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User #10261563 - 16 Mar 18 11:45
I agree with Simeon - I work at Kevin Kavanagh-a gallery in Dublin. We'd love to host a podcast here...possibly with 'gas cunt' Sean Lynch?
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User #10333733 - 21 Mar 18 01:31
I’ve been meaning to donate for months, but things get in the way man. Your talk of anxiety and depression should’ve been enough I guess, but it was your insight into impressionist painters that made me get out of bed at 1:30am and eventually donate. Keep up the superb work man. Cheers, Carl.
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User #9928624 - 18 Mar 18 23:49
Do you reckon class destinations and getting more or less apparent in Ireland today? Where do you feel you fit?
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User #9786855 - 13 Mar 18 22:38
What do you think would happen you if you won the lotto?
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User #9882155 - 13 Mar 18 21:55 - revision 3
Blindboy.. What do you think of the recent surge in internet influencers tweeting etc. about the upcoming referendum? I seen your tweet on the matter and you were quite abruptly shot down.. so my question is really what’s the difference between an influencer voicing their opinion versus a campaigner or politician voicing their opinion?
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User #9882155 - 13 Mar 18 21:55 - revision 2
Blindboy.. What do you think of the recent surge in internet influencers tweeting etc. about the upcoming referendum? I seen your tweet on the matter and you were quite abruptly shot down.. so my question is really what’s the difference between an influencer voicing their opinion versus a campaigner or politician voicing their opinion?
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User #9449029 - 13 Mar 18 21:27
You've said in the past that you run as a way of meditation and also lift weights and stuff to keep fit. What are your thoughts on brazillian jiu jitsu or do you know much about it? Just wondering becuase I know Russell Brand has started recently and talks about it in his recent podcast of the benefits mentally and physically.
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User #9979579 - 13 Mar 18 21:39
What do you think of the work of Yuval Noah Hararai and in particular his view of ‘Dataism’. Each time I like/ comment on your podcast the internet gets to know me a little better ?.
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User #9979579 - 13 Mar 18 21:39 - revision 2
What do you think of the work of Yuval Noah Hararai and in particular his view of ‘Dataism’. Each time I like/ comment on your podcast the internet gets to know me a little better ?.
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User #9979579 - 13 Mar 18 21:39 - revision 3
What do you think of the work of Yuval Noah Hararai and in particular his view of ‘Dataism’. Each time I like/ comment on your podcast the internet gets to know me a little better ?.
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User #10171145 - 13 Mar 18 21:09
Hi Blindboy, really enjoying the podcast. Talk a bit about banjos from an audiophile point of view, are you a fan?
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User #9973004 - 28 Mar 18 17:59 - revision 2
Blind boy, love the podcast, been with ya since the first episode and I can’t wait to catch a live podcast. I know you are all about the podcast hug which I appreciate, but I’m finding the noise of your e-cig interrupts that for me. On a positive note, the variety of topics you cover is amazing and I’m learning a lot. I had a great discussion with my partner about the Adam and Eve hottest-of-hot take and it was the best craic! Wednesday is the best day!
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User #9973004 - 28 Mar 18 17:59
Blind boy, love the podcast, been with ya since the first episode and I can’t wait to catch a live podcast. I know you are all about the podcast hug which I appreciate, but I’m finding the noise of your e-cig interrupts that for me. On a positive note, the variety of topics you cover is amazing and I’m learning a lot. I had a great discussion with my partner about the Adam and Eve hottest-of-hot take and it was the best craic! Wednesday is the best day!
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User #10308071 - 19 Mar 18 12:42
Howya now. Catching up with the podcast so forgive me if this has already been put to you. I remember watching The Rubberbandits 1916 special and I think a question along the lines of "what kind of an Ireland would we have now if all the leaders had survived" was put to the viewers. Could you see yourself "involved" in politics? And if so, what kind of Ireland do you envision? I'm sure there are many listeners who could get behind a "Blindboy Manifesto".
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User #8304193 - 13 Mar 18 20:58
What's the most constructive way to deal with criticism.
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User #9886434 - 13 Mar 18 21:09
Love the podcast hug every week. Really working on that self compassion. Making good strives in managing my own mental health and trying to help friends and family. 2 Questions for you where can I get tickets for your gig in Edinburgh? Will you consider interviewing more psychotherapists and experts on mental health who work with depression and anxiety and can help explain some of the Jung and Freudian things and maybe even logotherapy, cft, somatic experience therapy or EMDR......?? I’d love that. Have you come across the work of Gabor Mate and Rick Doblin. I’d say you’d dig it. They are about to help save the world ?
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User #9337862 - 22 Mar 18 12:39
Go on Blindboy ya good thing. Thanks for the otter-monkey story, seems ridiculous that they were kept housed together when there was that much aggression going on. Apparently the same thing happened in Bristol Zoo a few years back with a golden lion tamarin getting killed by the otters. On a lighter note, there's a nice video of a monkey and an otter playing at San Diego zoo, and they're both clearly into it and having the craic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYu0M2u9L6I I'm a fan of the live podcasts, would ideally like to get them in addition to the regular ones, but have no complaints if you use them to take a week off from the regular ones. Hyup.
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User #9886434 - 13 Mar 18 21:09 - revision 2
Love the podcast hug every week. Really working on that self compassion. Making good strives in managing my own mental health and trying to help friends and family. 2 Questions for you where can I get tickets for your gig in Edinburgh? Will you consider interviewing more psychotherapists and experts on mental health who work with depression and anxiety and can help explain some of the Jung and Freudian things and maybe even logotherapy, cft, somatic experience therapy or EMDR......?? I’d love that. Have you come across the work of Gabor Mate and Rick Doblin. I’d say you’d dig it. They are about to help save the world ?
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User #8938025 - 20 Mar 18 19:21
Dear Blindboy. I teach English in a language school and one of my students sent me a link to a facebook page called 'End Saint Patrick's Day'. I implore you to check it out. The post which was sent to me reads this: "Saint Patrick's Day encourages and perpetuates the idea of whiteness and white culture. It otherizes non-whites and promotes nationalism. It is not okay for white pride rallies to take place in 2016 (when it was posted) #EndSaintPatricksDay". Personally I think it's a crock of steaming shit, as did my students who are from various different nationalities and are of different races. Thoughts? Thanks and regards
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User #9589392 - 20 Mar 18 22:08
I got stung on this before. It's rightwing bait for liberals to fight over
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User #9996146 - 14 Mar 18 04:15 - revision 3
As far as the live episodes go, when podcasts ‘go live’ i usually lose interest. They are good as backups as you’ve said but if it becomes a staple i know i would personally lose interest.
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User #7708654 - 13 Mar 18 21:20
Do you think that sites such as Facebook should alter their newsfeed algorithms, so as to promote a diversity of opinion and viewpoint, rather than giving us subjectively appealing information which serves only to keep users happy and coming back to the site? Especially now, given the massive numbers of people in the US getting all of their news from social media. Chairs.
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User #8070397 - 13 Mar 18 21:01
Is there any particular art form (or sub-genre of an art form) that you think is devolving for the worse rather than evolving for the better?
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User #8905614 - 14 Mar 18 22:44
You asked for thoughts on the live podcast interviews. I feel like they're more of a podcast jog through the woods on a sunny morning, rather than a podcast hug. Both are equally enjoyable, but very different. I find myself laughing out loud at the live podcasts. The regular podcast is more introspective and gets me thinking. The live podcasts are funnier and more Joe Rogan-ey, but I feel the information and opinions shared in them are more fleeting and I don't dwell on them for quite as long.
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User #6559621 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
Hey! Will you be releasing more recordings of the podcast tour? Even just as a patreon perk maybe? My bf and I had tickets for last Sunday at the Sugar club but last minute illness prevented us going, would be great if we could experience it in some form! Anyway, cheers :)
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User #8836325 - 13 Mar 18 21:11
Is the time at which someone would be called an adolescent expanding, because people are stunted by current economic situations (living with your ma past 30)? or is it a natural response to our ever increasing lifespan? I adore the hot takes!!!!
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User #9963015 - 14 Mar 18 09:40
I know you like Otters. What are your thoughts on Seals? Some nice footage from an underwater camera in Galway. Have a look at the Gallery on smartbay.marine.ie
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User #9168765 - 13 Mar 18 21:33 - revision 3
What’s your favorite curse word, and why?
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User #9168765 - 13 Mar 18 21:33 - revision 2
What’s your favorite curse word, and why?
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User #9168765 - 13 Mar 18 21:33
What’s your favorite curse word, and why?
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User #9834471 - 14 Mar 18 19:31
After 12 years under medical care for a & d ten of them while vhi positive I have finally been told that it's up to me to work out my own recovery. I can of course contact them in an emergency. I once heard a HSE team leader tell a judge that they were " planning to arrange an emergency meeting" to discuss the future of a young girl, in residential care with HSE who was before the court for matters relating to her safety! Understandably the judge exploded.
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User #10436334 - 4 Apr 18 09:39
Blindboy, just listened to your Boulevard Jenga podcast. There needs to be a national conversation around how young Irish lads view and speak about women. Completely agree. Hopefully that conversation can be had in light of the trial in Belfast. However, I didn't hear the evidence in the trial first hand. Either did you. So I've chosen not to comment on the verdict and have limited my comment to how the Justice system failed all the parties by having the trial played out so publicly. The tone of your comments suggest that the verdict was incorrect and these young men have gotten away with rape ! You have liberal leanings, however, seem to pay little homage to an accused person's right to deny an allegation made against them, a fair trial in accordance with law and the jury's duty to convict/acquit based on the evidence. You suggest there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice and that guilty men are walking free without having heard the evidence? Do you think that is fair? Are you aware of the Innocence Project which works on behalf of innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes the US? Maybe the guys did rape her. Maybe, just maybe, the young girls version of events is untrue. I can't say, because I wasn't there and didn't hear the evidence.
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User #9349188 - 13 Mar 18 22:12
Blindboy! Just wondering could you speak about family estrangement issues, and how to best deal with the fairly stressful nature of it? Listening to your section on bereavement / loss from a few weeks ago, I found your (incredible) advice on this could also be somewhat applicable between distanced family members? It'd be great to hear your thoughts on this topic in general, as I think many suffer through it silently, and are ashamed to speak about it. Thanks a million!
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User #9708295 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
Have you ever tried those floatation/sensory deprivation tanks ? What would your thoughts on them be in terms of someone with anxiety etc as it's just you your thoughts, naked, pitch black and floating
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User #9811525 - 13 Mar 18 21:39
Blindboy - it feels like you're reaching an ever wider audience - do you think your writing and podcast could grow your profile to such a degree globally that you won't be able to keep your identity from being exposed, and how do you think you'd that?
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User #2433105 - 13 Mar 18 23:15
Oh yesss. How 'bout this: 1) Does Blindboy have any comments on the president of China changing the law - He can now be Leader for life, reversing the law established by a previous president Deng Xiaoping in order to prevent the likes of a dictatorship/authoritarian regime like Mao? "Not Now Chairman Mao, I'm in the feckin' Zen". 2) While we are on the topics of dictators... what would Trump be like as a dictator? Will he be living it up like Kim Jung Un but with more Vegas porn stars and less harem of teenage virgins?
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User #4128020 - 13 Mar 18 21:11
Have you heard the West Cork podcast series on Audible? What do you reckon, did he do it?
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User #5292630 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
I've two questions because I'm a cheeky boy. 1) when are we gonna see new music from the Bandits? I fucking love yeer tunes! 2) do you think the podcasts lack of sponsor is due to how you frequently talk about how advertising is bullshit and preying on our ideal versions of ourselves? Can't imagine corporations are overly mad about the idea of advertising on a podcast that calls bullshit on advertising.
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User #9461107 - 13 Mar 18 21:00
Blindboy, have ye been watching the Irish animated comedy 'Ends Meet' on RTE? I reckon you'd like it.
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User #434959 - 13 Mar 18 21:26
I gave up on twitter a few months back because you can't escape from all the shitty news, and it got to be more stress than keeping up with people day to day was worth. At what point do you reckon you'd give up on twitter or any other 'social media' due to it being worse for your head than the benefit? What would be the last straw?
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User #9423199 - 13 Mar 18 21:06
How would you recommend someone to go about learning more about critical theory? (Cultural marxism!) It seems like an important and useful skill to have.
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User #6380960 - 13 Mar 18 21:49
How can we describe this Podcast to English people?
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User #9811525 - 13 Mar 18 22:15
Just tell them to listen. They'll get it.
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User #10007042 - 13 Mar 18 21:09
Have u ever heard about the feud between the provisional ira and the official ira (the sticks ) very very interesting . Basically people were shooting each other that where from the same area of belfast . Sort of twisted my view on the whole thing . check it out btw I’ll send ya link on twitter . YURT
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User #10007042 - 13 Mar 18 21:09 - revision 2
Have u ever heard about the feud between the provisional ira and the official ira (the sticks ) very very interesting . Basically people were shooting each other that where from the same area of belfast . Sort of twisted my view on the whole thing . check it out btw I’ll send ya link on twitter . YURT
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User #10054322 - 21 Mar 18 14:15
I thought yourself and the listeners in this: https://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/ryle-dwyer/dramatic-historical-episode-hidden-behind-a-long-lost-masterpiece-128437.html It details the connection with Caravaggio's Betrayal of Christ and the 1916 Rising.
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User #8946289 - 13 Mar 18 21:00
A two part question...do you believe in intelligent extraterrestrials? And secondly do you think we have/ever will make contact with them.
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User #9811620 - 13 Mar 18 21:16
Same question but replace the word 'contact' with 'love'
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User #9696303 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
I'd love to hear your answer/reasoning for The Prisoner's Dilemma. What do you think most people in 2018 would answer - are we all inherently selfish/distrusting.
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User #10057901 - 13 Mar 18 21:02
Do you use any books, online resources or software for CBT? I've been in a new country for a few weeks and have been having a bit of a nightmare but the medical system here is a bit of a hassle to get seen too by a professional so was wondering if you could guide me in the right direction?
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User #9996146 - 13 Mar 18 21:04 - revision 3
Also, I’ve been hearing the word ‘simulacrum’ everywhere now thanks to you. It’s curious what life brings when you get into a certain headspace.
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User #9996146 - 13 Mar 18 21:04 - revision 2
Also, I’ve been hearing the word ‘simulacrum’ everywhere now thanks to you. It’s curious what life brings when you get into a certain headspace.
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User #9684476 - 13 Mar 18 21:40
Could political correctness be an anti-philosophy and does it leave people thinking they are bigots due to their beliefs? Does it leave communities open to a vacuum for vigorous philosophies like Islam. Is this apparent in the recent abuse scandal in Telford and latterly Rochdale?
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User #8245349 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
Just keep doing exactly what you're doing brother, looking forward to the hug, badly wanted this week.
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User #5081729 - 13 Mar 18 21:04
Do you have any advice on how to raise kids to be happy in their own skin? I am a dad of three great kids and always worry about making sure that the kids have a good mental base?
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User #9452259 - 21 Mar 18 10:00
Would you do a segment on a group of writers? The Beats or something would be class. You do a serious jobs on artists and painters but doing one on writers would be deadly
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User #9013210 - 14 Mar 18 10:39
Blindbai, what's your opinion on float tanks, and their potential mental health benefits?
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User #8824708 - 21 Mar 18 10:39 - revision 3
Yo yo yo. Happy hump day or as I now call it podcast hug day ;-) Loved this week as per... but... you kinda sorta maybe a wee bit repetitive these days. For those of us listening week in and out have heard facts and info you have regurgitated past couple of weeks, no harm for the newbies but same same for the regulars. Keep up the great work though! Regarding live podcasts I think keep the podcast hugs coming on a.Wednesday and maybe once a month add an extra live podcast on a Thursday or Friday. In house guests would be most awesome also. Respect to you as always you sound cunt ?
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User #8824708 - 21 Mar 18 10:39 - revision 2
Yo yo yo. Happy hump day or as I now call it podcast hug day ;-) Loved this week as per... but... you kinda sorta maybe a wee bit repetitive these days. For those of us listening week in and out have heard facts and info you have regurgitated past couple of weeks, no harm for the newbies but same same for the regulars. Keep up the great work though! Regarding live podcasts I think keep the podcast hugs coming on a.Wednesday and maybe once a month add an extra live podcast on a Thursday or Friday. In house guests would be most awesome also. Respect to you as always you sound cunt ?
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User #8824708 - 21 Mar 18 10:39
Yo yo yo. Happy hump day or as I now call it podcast hug day ;-) Loved this week as per... but... you kinda sorta maybe a wee bit repetitive these days. For those of us listening week in and out have heard facts and info you have regurgitated past couple of weeks, no harm for the newbies but same same for the regulars. Keep up the great work though! Regarding live podcasts I think keep the podcast hugs coming on a.Wednesday and maybe once a month add an extra live podcast on a Thursday or Friday. In house guests would be most awesome also. Respect to you as always you sound cunt ?
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User #9449191 - 13 Mar 18 22:55
Came across a Pharamcia Bar in Havana Cuba! Is that where your Limerick watering hole got its name from?? I'll send a photo to your Twitter!
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User #9898097 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
That was lovely I must say. Would you ever consider a career in politics coz you seem to know your shit about most things? The current lads/and past havent a fucking clue and are silver spoon fed so dont know how things actually are. Also, whats your favorite dinner and shitty food (takeaway) yurt
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User #9583027 - 13 Mar 18 21:38
Have you ever looked at Stendhal syndrome and if so do you think you have it? Keep up the great work ya gas cunt!
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User #10305909 - 19 Mar 18 15:59
I loved the live podcast. At first I was unsure but then it was feckin gaaaaaaas. It is a different feeling/energy for sure and very feckin pleasant! I laughed out loud A LOT. By the way you have a feckin gorgeous, infectious giggle. I had not heard it properly before til the live one. Also if you need an oul rest cos you are busy and up the walls then by all means lash on a live podcast. You and your creativity deserve a lil r & r. Sure if we get the warmest podcast hug the week after we’ll be happy out. YURT u gorgeous cuuuuuuuuuuuuunt.
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User #10305909 - 19 Mar 18 15:59 - revision 2
I loved the live podcast. At first I was unsure but then it was feckin gaaaaaaas. It is a different feeling/energy for sure and very feckin pleasant! I laughed out loud A LOT. By the way you have a feckin gorgeous, infectious giggle. I had not heard it properly before til the live one. Also if you need an oul rest cos you are busy and up the walls then by all means lash on a live podcast. You and your creativity deserve a lil r & r. Sure if we get the warmest podcast hug the week after we’ll be happy out. YURT u gorgeous cuuuuuuuuuuuuunt.
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User #10305909 - 19 Mar 18 15:59 - revision 3
I loved the live podcast. At first I was unsure but then it was feckin gaaaaaaas. It is a different feeling/energy for sure and very feckin pleasant! I laughed out loud A LOT. By the way you have a feckin gorgeous, infectious giggle. I had not heard it properly before til the live one. Also if you need an oul rest cos you are busy and up the walls then by all means lash on a live podcast. You and your creativity deserve a lil r & r. Sure if we get the warmest podcast hug the week after we’ll be happy out. YURT u gorgeous cuuuuuuuuuuuuunt.
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User #10173625 - 13 Mar 18 21:00
What ya think of Sam Harris? The regressive left like to call him an islamophobe because he calls out Islam as much as any other religion. Having binge listened to his podcasts lately I see ZERO evidence of islamaphobia. YURT.
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User #3579940 - 13 Mar 18 21:04
He's no more an islamaphobe than that boat out there
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User #6160536 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
Do you find (intentionally or otherwise) that the bag allows you to be 'yourself'?
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User #9652881 - 15 Mar 18 01:32
Us humans have a thorax too. In non-medico language it's our chest.
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User #10131727 - 14 Mar 18 12:16
How about a hot take on the tv license issue.
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User #10134254 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
also. He's got gorgeous paws - his name is Lavender, I circle off his fucking birthday on the calendar, in the petshop I only deal with the manager the manager is sound and his first name is Alastair.
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User #9532203 - 13 Mar 18 23:45 - revision 3
Not a question but you mentioned with Kevin Barry you'd a playlist with music without words along with listening to the blade runner album to help get flow. I find listening to the auld classical music does great stuff for my head! Would appreciate a link to said playlist or any other wordless music you find helpful. Just moved to London and listened to blade runner around the imperial war museum. The Brits were fierce bauldies! My take on the recent Churchill film is that its to boost the Brits patriotism for this recruitment drive for the army there having here. Love the podcast dude. Sláinte!
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User #9532203 - 13 Mar 18 23:45 - revision 2
Not a question but you mentioned with Kevin Barry you'd a playlist with music without words along with listening to the blade runner album to help get flow. I find listening to the auld classical music does great stuff for my head! Would appreciate a link to said playlist or any other wordless music you find helpful. Just moved to London and listened to blade runner around the imperial war museum. The Brits were fierce bauldies! My take on the recent Churchill film is that its to boost the Brits patriotism for this recruitment drive for the army there having here. Love the podcast dude. Sláinte!
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User #9532203 - 13 Mar 18 23:45
Not a question but you mentioned with Kevin Barry you'd a playlist with music without words along with listening to the blade runner album to help get flow. I find listening to the auld classical music does great stuff for my head! Would appreciate a link to said playlist or any other wordless music you find helpful. Just moved to London and listened to blade runner around the imperial war museum. The Brits were fierce bauldies! My take on the recent Churchill film is that its to boost the Brits patriotism for this recruitment drive for the army there having here. Love the podcast dude. Sláinte!
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User #9795918 - 13 Mar 18 20:55
Have you ever been in love?
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User #9228281 - 13 Mar 18 21:22
What's your favourite episode/s of black mirror?
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User #9897650 - 13 Mar 18 22:12
Yes, but is it art?
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User #10297813 - 18 Mar 18 19:56
Have you ever read the book 'The Dice Man'? I highly recommend you give it a lash
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User #9259037 - 21 Mar 18 03:44
Is entering a state of "flow" during the creative process primarily therapeutic or do you see it as important to the quality of the work itself? In other words, if you were writing a short story but did not achieve a state of flow in the process, would that story suffer? I understand and respect the therapeutic values of the phenomena, but I think you have a tendency to over romanticize it, and attach an importance to it (with regards to the writing process in particular) that could discourage others from being creative if they are unable to attain flow. Would like to hear your thoughts.
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User #10134254 - 13 Mar 18 20:56
Have ever heard about that time that the Australian Army lost a war to the indigenous emu population?
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User #9022905 - 13 Mar 18 21:12
Blistering hot take. Do the lyrics of the Irish national anthem reflect who we are as a nation today? Do they even matter, or are they just words to pin a patriotic melody on to?
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User #9434710 - 13 Mar 18 20:57
Electoral reform has become a topic of debate in Canada. What are your opinions on "first past the post" vs proportional?
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User #10090054 - 13 Mar 18 21:18
I find myself agreeing with you most things, I would be extremely interested in hearing your opinion on the rise of paedophile hunters recently and your thoughts on the situation
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User #9101575 - 13 Mar 18 21:14
It's St Patrick's day on Saturday. Does anyone in Ireland care or is it just an American simulacrum of Irish culture, like Cinco de Mayo?
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User #9912240 - 15 Mar 18 11:31
I feel the live podcast definately has a different energy. I would like it if it would get its own space. On another matter, I do enjoy the podcast because it is an unknown and meditative medium for me - and I enjoy it immensely. So for you to make a videopodcast would also not make sense for me as a listener. Danke & yurt!
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User #9403636 - 13 Mar 18 20:56
Bhuel Blindboy, what books have you been reading lately?
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User #9287305 - 13 Mar 18 21:02
What is your favourite Irish town/city outside of Limerick?
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User #9752405 - 13 Mar 18 23:32
Wicklow has a monkey sanctuary ... seriously
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User #10008447 - 13 Mar 18 22:02
How's tricks Blindboy? I was just wondering how you deal with the 2 sides of creativity, trying avoid both imposter syndrome and the smugness of believing your own hype? I ask as i've started writing with a group in the last while where i swing wildly from thinking my stuff is the new Bible to wanting to dump every page.
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User #9478337 - 13 Mar 18 20:55
Story Blindboy? Where do you get the titles for your podcasts from?
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User #9263739 - 13 Mar 18 20:54
Do you rate Joseph Cornell?
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User #6928288 - 13 Mar 18 21:30
Would you ever consider having limmy on as a guest would love to hear you two gassiest of cunts chewing the fat. Id also love to hear him tell you his orange walk story.
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User #9912240 - 13 Mar 18 21:24
I really was inspired by what you said about not getting too much creative input from others and how that can push ones own creativity. It certainly works for me. Do you have other techniques to get into the flow?
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User #7726278 - 21 Mar 18 20:01
'Snake Willie Satan' - I LOVE it! :D :D
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User #2510052 - 13 Mar 18 21:17
Dear Blindboy, what's your favourite colour?
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User #10202491 - 13 Mar 18 21:33
Have you ever looked into Ayurvedic philosophy and medicine? What's your opinion on it?
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User #10141929 - 13 Mar 18 20:58
Are you familiar with Roky Erickson?
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User #9901433 - 13 Mar 18 21:56
Why do the Irish (and certain other cultures) use insults as a form of endearment eg. delicious pricks
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User #9414745 - 13 Mar 18 21:07
I wanted to ask this since the podcast in Belfast. Whats your opinion on the orange order? At one point in Cork there was 44 orange lodges and I believe there is some still in the Republic.
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User #10237334 - 14 Mar 18 19:31
Blindboy, you've spoken many times about meditation, and how it helps your mental health. I too have suffered (albeit not as serious as what you've had) mental health issues in my life and I'm trying to deal with them. Like you, I find that running is brilliant for the mind and from being a person who loathed the thought of running as far as the gate I love the buzz I get from running. I even run to the podcast.... Anyway my question is, you've spoken about meditation and how it helps you, but to me the idea of meditating is a cloth laden hare krishna type gowl sitting with his ankles at his ears rubbing his fingers together. I'd like to try meditation for the days that I can't get out to have a run and I'm wondering - how do you do meditate. how does a 'normal person' meditate, so I can try it? What does it involve?
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User #8905614 - 14 Mar 18 22:38 - revision 2
He mentioned Headspace a few weeks ago and I couldn't agree more. I've used Headspace for about a 8 months now and it's feckin fantastic. I normally do it in the morning for about 10/15 minutes. Just sit up in the bed, sit anyway you like, and Andy will tell you what to do and where to direct your attention. There's no bollixing around with incense or yoga mats or any of that shite. That's strictly reserved for looking good on Instagram. I noticed myself getting pretty agitated with a few work bits today so I took 10 minutes out, and after doing it, you see things with clarity. Headspace. Great job. There's a free trial, but I would suggest buying the thing (€100 ish) after a few weeks.
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User #8905614 - 14 Mar 18 22:38
He mentioned Headspace a few weeks ago and I couldn't agree more. I've used Headspace for about a 8 months now and it's feckin fantastic. I normally do it in the morning for about 10/15 minutes. Just sit up in the bed, sit anyway you like, and Andy will tell you what to do and where to direct your attention. There's no bollixing around with incense or yoga mats or any of that shite. That's strictly reserved for looking good on Instagram. I noticed myself getting pretty agitated with a few work bits today so I took 10 minutes out, and after doing it, you see things with clarity. Headspace. Great job. There's a free trial, but I would suggest buying the thing (€100 ish) after a few weeks.
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User #8905614 - 14 Mar 18 22:38 - revision 3
He mentioned Headspace a few weeks ago and I couldn't agree more. I've used Headspace for about a 8 months now and it's feckin fantastic. I normally do it in the morning for about 10/15 minutes. Just sit up in the bed, sit anyway you like, and Andy will tell you what to do and where to direct your attention. There's no bollixing around with incense or yoga mats or any of that shite. That's strictly reserved for looking good on Instagram. I noticed myself getting pretty agitated with a few work bits today so I took 10 minutes out, and after doing it, you see things with clarity. Headspace. Great job. There's a free trial, but I would suggest buying the thing (€100 ish) after a few weeks.
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User #10056802 - 13 Mar 18 22:18
Blindboy, talk about Taoism, por favor?
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User #9523405 - 13 Mar 18 21:03
What do you think about the Irish attitude of labelling someone as having "notions"?
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User #9184829 - 13 Mar 18 21:42 - revision 3
When’s the audiobook coming out? I enjoy your productions on the stories and soundscape created with the music, would love to be able to but the full book like that.
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User #9184829 - 13 Mar 18 21:42 - revision 2
When’s the audiobook coming out? I enjoy your productions on the stories and soundscape created with the music, would love to be able to but the full book like that.
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User #9184829 - 13 Mar 18 21:42
When’s the audiobook coming out? I enjoy your productions on the stories and soundscape created with the music, would love to be able to but the full book like that.
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User #9921574 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
I am aware you are very comfortable and very content with being introverted but has this ever prevented relationships from flourishing or even occurring at all?
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User #9449146 - 13 Mar 18 21:23
I want to hear more on the connections you see between the '16 Rising and Dada.
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User #9898097 - 13 Mar 18 21:01
Dear Blindboy
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User #9847880 - 13 Mar 18 22:39
Do you feel that you're capturing (or creating) the zeitgeist? A customer came in to my bookshop last week looking for a book on Baudrillard's concept of the hyperreal simulacrum!
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User #8599890 - 13 Mar 18 20:59
You mentioned before that you meditate while you run...can you explain how you achieve this? Thanks Blindboy!
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User #9984127 - 13 Mar 18 21:19
With regard to anxiety and maintaining a good state of mental wellbeing, I'm often flooded with adrenalin/cortisol and in a state of physical fear, so I tend to avoid watching the news as it just makes me feel worse. With all the scary stories in the media, I find myself assuming the worst in strangers, like passing schoolboys on the street and thinking they are probably going home to watch hardcore violent porn, or worrying excessively about children online with all the news about abuse. Any advice on not letting the bad stuff take over my brain? The fact that you have so many followers is comforting to me, because that's a large number of "sound cants"
Yurt ? 2018-02-23T17:22:01+00:00

Hello you sun kissed cygnets. Tomorrow I am interviewing the author Kevin Barry. I’d like to ask him questions that have been asked by you. Any questions?

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User #5394443 - 23 Feb 18 17:29
Ask him, does he still think about publishing the notebooks he wrote while living in the caravan in the summer of 1999?
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User #9637288 - 6 Mar 18 19:38 - revision 3
Hi blind boy. Love the podcast so much I have signed up to buy you a hyper real zombie cocktail every month. I can’t remember if you did it but I think you should do a piece on the human ability to go into a state of cognitive dissonance. Like US women voting for Trump or religious politicians in the US preaching hate against gays and then being caught in the sauna with a man. It’s amazing how people can compartmentalize their life into beliefs and actions.
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User #9637288 - 6 Mar 18 19:38 - revision 2
Hi blind boy. Love the podcast so much I have signed up to buy you a hyper real zombie cocktail every month. I can’t remember if you did it but I think you should do a piece on the human ability to go into a state of cognitive dissonance. Like US women voting for Trump or religious politicians in the US preaching hate against gays and then being caught in the sauna with a man. It’s amazing how people can compartmentalize their life into beliefs and actions.
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User #9637288 - 6 Mar 18 19:38
Hi blind boy. Love the podcast so much I have signed up to buy you a hyper real zombie cocktail every month. I can’t remember if you did it but I think you should do a piece on the human ability to go into a state of cognitive dissonance. Like US women voting for Trump or religious politicians in the US preaching hate against gays and then being caught in the sauna with a man. It’s amazing how people can compartmentalize their life into beliefs and actions.
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User #9620474 - 23 Feb 18 18:29
Hi Kevin. I've read you described as "If Roddy Doyle and Nick Cave could procreate, the result would be something like Kevin Barry". What do you think of this assessment and are there are other artists whose procreation would better spawn you and your work?
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User #9568527 - 23 Feb 18 17:56
Is he looking forward to It Takes A Village in Trabolgan in April, where you will both be performing? He's doing a set with Roger Doyle on the Sunday :)
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User #10108958 - 6 Mar 18 13:24
Blindboy, I have just signed up to support the podcast. I live in London and earn in £, but have agreed to give you $2.50 per month. And I guess you will get it in €. I have no idea whether $2.50 is a lot. I don't think it would buy a pint in New York but might do in Oklahoma, wherever that is. Probably if everyone who listens paid that amount, you would be a wealthy man, so I can feel better for paying such a paltry amount. My question to you is what your thoughts on differing currencies in different countries are and do you think Ireland lost something of its soul with the loss of the Punt.
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User #10108958 - 6 Mar 18 13:24 - revision 2
Blindboy, I have just signed up to support the podcast. I live in London and earn in £, but have agreed to give you $2.50 per month. And I guess you will get it in €. I have no idea whether $2.50 is a lot. I don't think it would buy a pint in New York but might do in Oklahoma, wherever that is. Probably if everyone who listens paid that amount, you would be a wealthy man, so I can feel better for paying such a paltry amount. My question to you is what your thoughts on differing currencies in different countries are and do you think Ireland lost something of its soul with the loss of the Punt.
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User #9897861 - 25 Feb 18 20:44
Kevin, Would you rather have penises for fingers which get erect whenever someone sneezes or have knees that bend the wrong way?
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User #9786835 - 27 Feb 18 12:16
hi blindboy, thanks a million for the podcast. whats the craic with polecats in charleville please? i tried looking into it after you brought it up in one of the first podcasts but couldn't find anything about it online and you mentioned it again in dolans on saturday but i can't find any info on it anywhere.
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User #9708295 - 12 Mar 18 11:29
Alright Chief... As good as the interview podcasts are , is this the way forward with them now? They don't seem to have the same effect as all the others where you just ramble on like ? Podcast Hug
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User #9801902 - 24 Feb 18 02:09
What advice would you give to someone who is trying their hand at a bit of the auld writing for the first time but doesn't want to fork out an arse load of money for writing courses? I'm an illustrator however i've always had a wee part of me that wanted to actually write a novel, it just feels mad intimidating every time I sit down to it. Obviously I can Google this but your opinion might kick me up the hole - also these podcasts are great for creative flow I love painting to them, keep her lit blindboy
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User #4851852 - 23 Feb 18 17:36 - revision 4
The writing “scene” in Ireland is seen by a lot involved in it as split into two camps: older gentlemen of a certain income and social standing who are working with established publications/institutions and looser, some would say less technically competent or technically minded, often much younger folks. Both camps have a lot of clique behavior and infighting going on (from my point of view as a former amateur writer that still has contacts in the “scene”). Any views on that and would both of you like to come round to mine to have some cake and a bitch about it?
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User #4851852 - 23 Feb 18 17:36 - revision 5
The writing “scene” in Ireland is seen by a lot involved in it as split into two camps: older gentlemen of a certain income and social standing who are working with established publications/institutions and looser, some would say less technically competent or technically minded, often much younger folks. Both camps have a lot of clique behavior and infighting going on (from my point of view as a former amateur writer that still has contacts in the “scene”). Any views on that and would both of you like to come round to mine to have some cake and a bitch about it?
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User #4851852 - 23 Feb 18 17:36 - revision 2
The writing “scene” in Ireland is seen by a lot involved in it as split into two camps: older gentlemen of a certain income and social standing who are working with established publications/institutions and looser, some would say less technically competent or technically minded, often much younger folks. Both camps have a lot of clique behavior and infighting going on (from my point of view as a former amateur writer that still has contacts in the “scene”). Any views on that and would both of you like to come round to mine to have some cake and a bitch about it?
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User #4851852 - 23 Feb 18 17:36 - revision 3
The writing “scene” in Ireland is seen by a lot involved in it as split into two camps: older gentlemen of a certain income and social standing who are working with established publications/institutions and looser, some would say less technically competent or technically minded, often much younger folks. Both camps have a lot of clique behavior and infighting going on (from my point of view as a former amateur writer that still has contacts in the “scene”). Any views on that and would both of you like to come round to mine to have some cake and a bitch about it?
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User #4851852 - 23 Feb 18 17:36
The writing “scene” in Ireland is seen by a lot involved in it as split into two camps: older gentlemen of a certain income and social standing who are working with established publications/institutions and looser, some would say less technically competent or technically minded, often much younger folks. Both camps have a lot of clique behavior and infighting going on (from my point of view as a former amateur writer that still has contacts in the “scene”). Any views on that and would both of you like to come round to mine to have some cake and a bitch about it?
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User #5085138 - 1 Mar 18 17:13
Is he well sick of mentions of the other Kevin Barry?
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User #9231302 - 28 Feb 18 16:03
Hey BB! I’ve really enjoyed the last two podcasts; lots of stodgy, rich food for thought, like intellectual beef bourguignon. Mmm. Special thanks for speaking about conditional self-regard the other week. I nearly did a little cry on the tube listening to it on my way to work, finding some compassion for my little self who was just doing my best to make my parents happy and avoid eternal damnation. #recoveringcatholic While you’re in Soho, I’d highly recommend checking out Pix on Bateman Street if you’ve never been. Gorgeous pintxos, friendly staff, nice wine and cocktails, not too touristy, decent choons. https://www.pix-bar.com/soho
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User #9231302 - 28 Feb 18 16:03 - revision 2
Hey BB! I’ve really enjoyed the last two podcasts; lots of stodgy, rich food for thought, like intellectual beef bourguignon. Mmm. Special thanks for speaking about conditional self-regard the other week. I nearly did a little cry on the tube listening to it on my way to work, finding some compassion for my little self who was just doing my best to make my parents happy and avoid eternal damnation. #recoveringcatholic While you’re in Soho, I’d highly recommend checking out Pix on Bateman Street if you’ve never been. Gorgeous pintxos, friendly staff, nice wine and cocktails, not too touristy, decent choons. https://www.pix-bar.com/soho
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User #9231302 - 28 Feb 18 16:03 - revision 3
Hey BB! I’ve really enjoyed the last two podcasts; lots of stodgy, rich food for thought, like intellectual beef bourguignon. Mmm. Special thanks for speaking about conditional self-regard the other week. I nearly did a little cry on the tube listening to it on my way to work, finding some compassion for my little self who was just doing my best to make my parents happy and avoid eternal damnation. #recoveringcatholic While you’re in Soho, I’d highly recommend checking out Pix on Bateman Street if you’ve never been. Gorgeous pintxos, friendly staff, nice wine and cocktails, not too touristy, decent choons. https://www.pix-bar.com/soho
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User #9085074 - 24 Feb 18 00:58
Both your writing and Kevin focuses on accents. How do you go about capturing it and what's your favourite. Also there no Mangians Pub in Maynooth ask Kevin if he meant turn left a Brady's instead.
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User #10108958 - 6 Mar 18 13:24 - revision 3
Blindboy, I have just signed up to support the podcast. I live in London and earn in £, but have agreed to give you $2.50 per month. And I guess you will get it in €. I have no idea whether $2.50 is a lot. I don't think it would buy a pint in New York but might do in Oklahoma, wherever that is. Probably if everyone who listens paid that amount, you would be a wealthy man, so I can feel better for paying such a paltry amount. My question to you is what your thoughts on differing currencies in different countries are and do you think Ireland lost something of its soul with the loss of the Punt.
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User #5051369 - 23 Feb 18 23:50
In regard to the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’ do you believe authors should only write within the confines of their own experience and identity? While obviously avoiding tired stereotypes and respecting historical and cultural sensitivities, is culture and art not all about appropriation? The cross fertilisation and fusion of ideas?
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User #5051369 - 23 Feb 18 23:50 - revision 3
In regard to the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’ do you believe authors should only write within the confines of their own experience and identity? While obviously avoiding tired stereotypes and respecting historical and cultural sensitivities, is culture and art not all about appropriation? The cross fertilisation and fusion of ideas?
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User #5051369 - 23 Feb 18 23:50 - revision 2
In regard to the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’ do you believe authors should only write within the confines of their own experience and identity? While obviously avoiding tired stereotypes and respecting historical and cultural sensitivities, is culture and art not all about appropriation? The cross fertilisation and fusion of ideas?
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User #9905221 - 23 Feb 18 23:31
Comrade Kev, how did your execution in 1920 by firing squad influence your current work ? (Asking for a friend)
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User #8639682 - 24 Feb 18 01:54
Is the City of Bohane film being made?
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User #434959 - 24 Feb 18 05:33
What's next for lord of the rings?
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User #9797069 - 23 Feb 18 22:19
Being an avid traveller in your younger days, what effects do you think travelling and experiencing other cultures has on your ability to tell stories? Are any of your stories autobiographical?
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User #10134977 - 14 Mar 18 15:12
Do you ever question your casual promotion of Amazon?
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User #10134977 - 14 Mar 18 15:14
I agree with the promotion of book buying but Amazon hardly needs the extra business when their owner is one of the richest people in the world.
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User #8903495 - 23 Feb 18 17:28
Just started City of Bohane, wondering how he pronounces it. Cork man asking
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User #6160536 - 23 Feb 18 17:29
I think I read on his wikipedia page that by his own admission he has quite the ego. Does he think that this has been instrumental in his success? In Ireland at least, we seem to view 'having a high opinion of yourself' as a pejorative. His thoughts on that would be fascinating, to me at least! In other news, as it happens I had started a podcast about a week before yourself (I'm a huge fan of yours by the way) and you'd make an exceptionally good guest if you were that way inclined? It's called 'Off The Lead' and is available on all podcast platforms. Keep up the fantastic work brother, your an inspiration to far more than just me. Yurt! Ps. See your tomorrow night! #NotAStalker
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User #10132763 - 7 Mar 18 22:05
Have a Zombie on me. Love you work!
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User #6114640 - 24 Feb 18 11:38
Any leftfield Irish authors either of ye could recommend, who aren't not getting enough love in the mainstream?
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User #9813367 - 8 Mar 18 13:33
The Healy-Raes...discuss/rant. Danny H-R talking about electric cars driving through puddles, for fuck sake, seriously. Maybe you could do a section on 'shit Danny says' in the voice of a crazy Kerryman... Also, songs about weeks at #1 please, I heard a rumour that Underworld wrote you a song, Born Shlippy shtyle.
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User #9319722 - 23 Feb 18 17:31
I think the amazing thing about Beatlebone is how little archive Kevin Barry must have had to work with. How much archive did he eventually dig up and how did this change his original idea?
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User #651350 - 8 Mar 18 16:49
Friends recommended your podcast, started on the most recent episode, and you were saying in it that new people shouldn't there. Don't be worrying, it was brilliant and sent me right here. And of course now I'll start from the start. Keep it up, and I'll keep up the chain of people telling each other to listen.
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User #4905412 - 25 Feb 18 17:27
Also, for a related audiophile experience, check out the Brilliant Corners and Spiritland hifi bars
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User #9766691 - 4 Mar 18 19:48
Not a question for Kevin per se, maybe one for you to answer on the podcast, Blindboy: Why are Irish papers so interested in the British royal family? Is their interest reflective of the Irish population at large? Is this simply as a result of the content in these newspapers being syndicated? Is it just the soap opera aspect of it is good for a bit of entertainment? Or is this evidence of a strain of Stockholm syndrome where the people of Ireland unconsciously long to be subjugated again?
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User #3649578 - 23 Feb 18 18:15
I wasn't familiar with Kevin Barry prior to hearing you mention him in your podcast but I have City of Bohane whipping its way to me on an Amazon drone as we speak. My immediate thought upon hearing Mr Barry's name was the Wolfetones song about his namesake. I'm from Belfast so I might be fixating a bit on something like your name pinning your colours to the mast but I'm curious if there are any stories where people you've met have had strong reactions to your name one way or the other?
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User #3060111 - 26 Feb 18 09:32
What is the one bit of advice you wish someone had given you when you were starting out? -OR- advice someone had given you when you were starting out that you wish you had actually listened to?!
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User #7726278 - 8 Mar 18 17:53
Really loved your chat with Kevin Barry - he sounds like a real gas cunt! Interesting guy too ... class
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User #10142119 - 8 Mar 18 12:29
Love your work! I'm a Geordie, but me Granny was from Limerick #diaspora
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User #9367102 - 23 Feb 18 17:37
How does he go about developing and maintaining a narrative voice?
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User #9946870 - 28 Feb 18 14:13 - revision 2
Blindboy a chara, what do you think about the difference in motivation for Irish speakers in the north as compared the south, what can be done to motivate southerners in the way we view it in the north, as a reclaiming of our oppressed identity? what is the line between cultural pluralism and understanding the need for de-anglicising to a certain extent, our country, Tony Óg
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User #9946870 - 28 Feb 18 14:13 - revision 3
Blindboy a chara, what do you think about the difference in motivation for Irish speakers in the north as compared the south, what can be done to motivate southerners in the way we view it in the north, as a reclaiming of our oppressed identity? what is the line between cultural pluralism and understanding the need for de-anglicising to a certain extent, our country, Tony Óg
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User #9946870 - 28 Feb 18 14:13
Blindboy a chara, what do you think about the difference in motivation for Irish speakers in the north as compared the south, what can be done to motivate southerners in the way we view it in the north, as a reclaiming of our oppressed identity? what is the line between cultural pluralism and understanding the need for de-anglicising to a certain extent, our country, Tony Óg
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User #9464818 - 23 Feb 18 17:43
Hey Kev! Who the fuck are you?
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User #9930080 - 24 Feb 18 11:07
Not at all related to your next guest; how did you come up with the line ''sword made out of hash that he silotaped to the steering wheel of his mothers face''?
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User #8816314 - 12 Mar 18 17:43
Any hot takes on why there is so much android devices showing all the sports/cinema channels etc for feck all money. 70 a year is dirt cheap so you need a lot of customers to make it pay.would it be in someones interest take down sky?????
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User #9847880 - 23 Feb 18 23:16
Is it important to interrogate masculinity in your work? (for both of ye)
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User #9810786 - 27 Feb 18 10:58
Finally got round to supporting your lovelyness, ya big darling !! Yurt ! A thousand blessings from TBR
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User #9933456 - 4 Mar 18 11:41
Hi was looking for your book in easons and waterstones in cork yesterday is it sold out? If so well done :) Or was it removed so sales of the paperback version released later this month goes up?
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User #9531593 - 2 Mar 18 08:19
**Bring back x weeks at number 1 tune**
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User #9413592 - 23 Feb 18 17:34 - revision 5
As a writer, there are often eureka moments where you feel like you’ve cracked something… only to return to it later and cringe. Do you have any advice for navigating this process?
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User #9886987 - 23 Feb 18 17:42 - revision 5
What’s it like having two first names ?
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User #10035105 - 10 Apr 18 20:53
What happens in the mind that doesn’t happen in the brain?
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User #9886987 - 23 Feb 18 17:42
What’s it like having two first names ?
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User #9886987 - 23 Feb 18 17:42 - revision 3
What’s it like having two first names ?
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User #9886987 - 23 Feb 18 17:42 - revision 2
What’s it like having two first names ?
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User #9750875 - 23 Feb 18 17:30
A lot of DJs describe what they do as story-telling. As a writer who once shared a gaff with Misterr Fork, do you see any parallels between DJing and writing as art-forms/forms of entertainment?
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User #10099835 - 5 Mar 18 23:46
Hi Blindboy, just want u to know that I gave supertramp a listen when u first recommended it and couldn't really get into it. I went back and listened to it again after u recommended it a second time and for some reason it just clicked. it's class. I've gotten into some great albums/artists through ur recommendations - kate bush, tom waits and john prine. would really appreciate u keep them going. spotify playlists just ain't the same
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User #9948939 - 25 Feb 18 15:22
'Gods posture' the episode about Ideal and real self was so good that it made me decide to sign up here and reward you for your work. Now that there is an 'energy exchange' between us, in that i'm giving you money for what you're giving me, its making me wonder about your views on money as energy...Question: How do you believe money works and doesn't work?
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User #9312407 - 23 Feb 18 20:11
I do most of my writing in a busy cafe surrounded by students, which works with my chaotic subject matter, but I do have dreams of slipping off to a beach or on top of a mountain for a few hours writing. What is your perfect geographical setting for productive writing and do you think its important to match your subject matter to your surroundings for that creative edge.?
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User #9245928 - 1 Mar 18 08:00
Is romantic love a hyperreal simulacrum?
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User #9948625 - 25 Feb 18 17:44
Do you listen to music when you go running?
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User #9980502 - 27 Feb 18 11:52
Keep up the good work!!! Proposing that the live podcasts be referred to as a "podcast high five"!!!
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User #10136126 - 8 Mar 18 02:01
Hey blindboy, just wondering what kind of friendship do you have with Mr chrome? Is he just interested in the music side of things? He never seems to get involved in the serious interviews etc. Love the podcast.
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User #10128786 - 7 Mar 18 17:48
Hi blind boy. Thank you so much for providing such great content consistently every week. Always brightens up my Wednesdays! Have a pint on me.
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User #9886987 - 23 Feb 18 17:42 - revision 4
What’s it like having two first names ?
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User #9464567 - 23 Feb 18 17:40
Why are we here?
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User #9503697 - 8 Mar 18 22:43
C'mere ta me, so you are curating your playlist for writing and Ryuichi Sakamoto has hit the radar? I write code and listen to music with no lyrics all day, so have found quite a few similar artists: The late, great Johan Johansonn is a standout and was pencilled in for a collaboration with Sakamoto this year until his untimely death. Anything by him, start with: Orphee. Nils Frahm (just played the a sellout show in the National Concert Hall last week) will blow your mind. His mix of classical piano and electronica is unrivalled. A master craftsman. Watch this set from Montreux Jazz Festival, http://bit.ly/1mzNZRt start with: Spaces German "doom jazz" outfit 'Bohren und Der Club of Gore' give a perfect noir vibe for rain days indoors. I can listen to their whole discography in one day. Start with: Sunset Mission Try those three, nice back catalogues to dive into. Happy writing :)
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User #10040926 - 10 Mar 18 15:19
Here are two more not-too-busy recommendations: Luke Howard, and MadeOfWood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV_wzCu42nI
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User #7122674 - 12 Mar 18 00:17
You should listen to Bibio also Mick. Some amazing instrumental records - Phantom Brickworks, Fi. Also check out Broken Social Scene's record Feel Good Lost.
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User #9827047 - 23 Feb 18 17:49
Ive always loved creative writing and I remember being pure decent in it at school. any tips on how to get back into it and be able to get into a flow with it as an adult? I've sat down a fair few times to do it but I can't get anything from my head to the page. Cheeeeers.
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User #9444743 - 23 Feb 18 17:58
I've only become aware of Kevin Barry through your podcast, Blindboy. As a newbie, which is the best book to start off reading?
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User #9784061 - 24 Feb 18 02:03
Hi B.B., I used to read constantly when I was a kid and found great solace in it. Then mobile phones came on the scene & I became obsessed with knowledge, current affairs and non-fiction, and actually thought I was cooler than those reading fiction which I thought was a waste of time (I was an idiot back then!). I read stuff like Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and tomes on globalisation—heavy sh1t. Anyway I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read a book in about 6 years but still buy them the odd time. Makes me really sad to say that. Does Kevin think he has a different audience since the advent of phones? And can he recommend a book to get me back into, and fall in love again with, the wonderful world of reading please? Thank you ??
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User #9784061 - 24 Feb 18 02:03 - revision 2
Hi B.B., I used to read constantly when I was a kid and found great solace in it. Then mobile phones came on the scene & I became obsessed with knowledge, current affairs and non-fiction, and actually thought I was cooler than those reading fiction which I thought was a waste of time (I was an idiot back then!). I read stuff like Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and tomes on globalisation—heavy sh1t. Anyway I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read a book in about 6 years but still buy them the odd time. Makes me really sad to say that. Does Kevin think he has a different audience since the advent of phones? And can he recommend a book to get me back into, and fall in love again with, the wonderful world of reading please? Thank you ??
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User #9784061 - 24 Feb 18 02:03 - revision 3
Hi B.B., I used to read constantly when I was a kid and found great solace in it. Then mobile phones came on the scene & I became obsessed with knowledge, current affairs and non-fiction, and actually thought I was cooler than those reading fiction which I thought was a waste of time (I was an idiot back then!). I read stuff like Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and tomes on globalisation—heavy sh1t. Anyway I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read a book in about 6 years but still buy them the odd time. Makes me really sad to say that. Does Kevin think he has a different audience since the advent of phones? And can he recommend a book to get me back into, and fall in love again with, the wonderful world of reading please? Thank you ??
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User #9873138 - 23 Feb 18 20:40
I don't have a question but....I am so excited to hear this interview. I'll think of a question.....
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User #9599996 - 23 Feb 18 18:40
Given his work is so Irish in language, tone and setting: does he think his work could be translated into another language and still hold its value, or would it be lost on another culture?
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User #9413592 - 23 Feb 18 17:34 - revision 2
As a writer, there are often eureka moments where you feel like you’ve cracked something… only to return to it later and cringe. Do you have any advice for navigating this process?
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User #9413592 - 23 Feb 18 17:34 - revision 3
As a writer, there are often eureka moments where you feel like you’ve cracked something… only to return to it later and cringe. Do you have any advice for navigating this process?
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User #9413592 - 23 Feb 18 17:34
As a writer, there are often eureka moments where you feel like you’ve cracked something… only to return to it later and cringe. Do you have any advice for navigating this process?
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User #9413592 - 23 Feb 18 17:34 - revision 4
As a writer, there are often eureka moments where you feel like you’ve cracked something… only to return to it later and cringe. Do you have any advice for navigating this process?
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User #5083297 - 4 Mar 18 09:54
Are you the mystic negro? Nice one for all the podcasts. I listen away and regurgitate a lot of the content to my wife. A few weeks ago I was telling her about the tropes you were on about. She asked were you the mystic negro of the podcast world. Throw on the oven gloves. Fucking roasting hot take right there.
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User #9885095 - 23 Feb 18 20:09
What’s it like to share the name with the first Irish man to be executed by the British since the Easter rising
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User #9885095 - 23 Feb 18 20:09 - revision 3
What’s it like to share the name with the first Irish man to be executed by the British since the Easter rising
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User #9885095 - 23 Feb 18 20:09 - revision 2
What’s it like to share the name with the first Irish man to be executed by the British since the Easter rising
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What’s it like to share the name with the first Irish man to be executed by the British since the Easter rising
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User #9885095 - 23 Feb 18 20:09 - revision 4
What’s it like to share the name with the first Irish man to be executed by the British since the Easter rising
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User #9298991 - 29 Mar 18 13:42
Blindboy what is your opinion on the Belfast Rape trial and the fact the most of the debate afterwards is coming from females, why are all the men gone quiet ?!
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User #10470867 - 29 Mar 18 16:33
I think all men have an opinion on it but unless that opinion is in support of the claimant then it would not be safe to express outdoors and certainly not online. Sad but true effect of the Me Too movement whereby Men are targets for vilification.
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User #9298991 - 30 Mar 18 02:13
Your answer has really got me thinking and I personally, never would have come to that conclusion on my own. That's sad in itself. I'd honestly love to hear more male opinion. In my head I was taking silence to equal not really caring. Perhaps being female I failed to imagine how a male commenting on such situations might look or make them targets for keyboard warriors. Thanks for enlightening me.!
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User #7726278 - 2 Mar 18 17:49
Blindboy, saw your TV slot last night. Twas great. Enjoyed rest of the show aswell - and the feature on tiki culture and the mention of Pet Sounds album...merely a massive coincidence or did they slip into your head when this show was made? Funny all the same ;) ;)
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User #4905412 - 25 Feb 18 17:25
For your London trip, record under a duvet to avoid reverb from your hotel room. Or on the floor between the beds if you have a twin room.
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User #9589126 - 23 Feb 18 17:26
Who inspired him to write? Someone like Stephen king for instance
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Hello to all the new patrons. Thank you so much, ye make the podcast what it is. Any questions for Wednesday?

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User #9266040 - 6 Feb 18 09:13
How do you stay motivated during periods when your creative endeavours are being rejected? Whilst we can make work for ourselves if it is not being seen/experienced by an audience I find my motivation to continue making things dips, usually requiring an external pat on the pack to spark it into life again!
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User #9464567 - 5 Feb 18 13:20
Are you fan of Christopher Hitchens? He wrote a book called The missionary position (and made an awesome doc called Hell's angel). She (Anjezë) had a 'special' relationship with Ireland and probably set us back in a lot of ways...thoughts?
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User #9464567 - 5 Feb 18 13:20 - revision 2
Are you fan of Christopher Hitchens? He wrote a book called The missionary position (and made an awesome doc called Hell's angel). She (Anjezë) had a 'special' relationship with Ireland and probably set us back in a lot of ways...thoughts?
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User #8824708 - 9 Feb 18 23:18
Yo Blind Boy. Please think of those of us in recovery when you are describing those lovely luscious zombie cocktails' Damn your sensual undertones and attention to detail!!! Soundness
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User #9648854 - 6 Feb 18 11:05
Keep up the good work the podcast is fantastic ya glorious cunt.
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User #9608425 - 15 Feb 18 15:01
Outstanding this week. I think you took it to a new level with the live podcast. I enjoyed it.
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User #9533051 - 5 Feb 18 22:14
Howaya Blindboy, I moved to Netherlands in September for college and one of the highlights of my week every week is listening to the podcast. Aside from the real talk about mental health and the likes, you've sparked a freah interest in Irish history for me that I had parked since the leaving cert so that I picked up a book on the Celts and the flight of the Earls when I back home at Christmas along with a beautiful book called Mother Foclóir about ár dteanga. You've spoken about animals a few times on the podcast, aside from Yurty you've shown your grá for cats, dogs and of course the four Irish monkeys. The vegan movement has gotten a lot of attention lately in the media, I was just wondering what your opinion was on this craic?
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User #9569989 - 6 Feb 18 17:13
Blindboy you insightful lunatic, any chance you could talk about the education system on wednesday? Some hot takes on Secondary school & College would be a good listen to me anyways. If you've any interesting information about the history of our system it'd be cool. Cheers & keep up the audible hugs!
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User #9655855 - 7 Feb 18 23:16
Just signed up to patreon to contribute towards the podcasts. I love them! Another great one today!
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User #7754482 - 21 Feb 18 09:26
Hi Blindboy, Just wondering if you do school talks? I am a teacher in secondary school and we are trying to do a lot of work on positive mental health within our school. Love the podcast, fair play bud
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User #8828613 - 5 Feb 18 13:27
Does it incense you that when there were gang shootings in Limerick there was a nefarious narrative about Limerick as a whole/the people of Limerick circulated by the national media yet we haven't seen the same relating to Dublin with the Hutch/Kinahan shootings?
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User #9696303 - 8 Feb 18 23:51
Wow you get a lot of questions on this thing… not sure if you’ll even see this but I spend a lot of time mulling over a certain question and I’d love to hear your opinion on it. Think of all the bad that drugs have caused throughout history; overdoses, drug-related murders, cartels, opiate epidemics, the destruction of families, homelessness, poverty and violence. Really it has been toxic for humanity, in many many ways. But would you eliminate drugs and all the negativity that it ever brought to the world, if it meant that everything drugs ever influenced disappeared too? All the magic it has created in the art world; From Hieronymus Bosch to Dalí to Jean-Michel Basquiat, all The Beatles, the Hendrix the Clapton and the Blur, all the C.S Lewis, William Burroughs, the Huxley (Yes I realise I cannot be 100% sure that these artists were addicts apologies if this is a HOT TAKE). The disappearance of all that art and literature – and everything it then went on to influence – if we got rid of drugs altogether? Morality vs culture/art? As much as it makes me a horrible person I feel like I’d choose to keep the drugs…but that’s just my selfishness and privilege speaking.
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User #9407644 - 5 Feb 18 14:12
Last podcast you mentioned we should start teaching children from about three years old how to take care of their mental health. Any pointers or suggestions for books/techniques aimed at children?
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User #9230502 - 5 Feb 18 14:25
could be a good children's book to write!
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User #9759732 - 16 Feb 18 13:40
Could the live episodes be a bonus along with the regular podcast? I couldn't engage with it like your usual ones. I feel like I'm a member of an audience I can't see and they're laughing at something I understand but I'm not laughing or as engaged as they are I feel left out. My brains trying too hard to visualize what's going on than listen to what's going on and it's a shame because I read all the positive reviews and I wish I could have engaged the same way because no doubt it was great to be at. Thanks so much for the weekly pod cast hug I really appreciate it and look forward to it! 5*'s
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User #9874466 - 20 Feb 18 19:35
Hi Blindboy, Love listening to your podcasts in the car, when I am driving here in the Netherlands. I like your attitude towards and knowledge of Mindfulness. I have recently done a silent meditation retreat with a fella called Burgs and sometimes it's like you have followed the same course when you talk about accepting what is, feeling the emotions without identifying yourself with it. In the end letting go of the idea, the illusion of an 'I' will end the suffering and create an openness for direct perception without all the stories of the mind troubling it. Apart from your state of flow as you described when writing the gospel, have you experienced this state on other occasions than the one time you meditated on the bench and saw the nettle for what it really was? If you like to share this with us Blindboy I would be very interested to hear your findings on direct experience.
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theblindboypodcast - 21 Feb 18 09:49
Thank you Bas ?
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User #9449146 - 5 Feb 18 13:45
I'm just so glad it exists that asking for anything else seems rude, haha. I dont think you understand how difficult it can be to track down your stuff in the States. Though, a John Boorman discussion would be gas craic!
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User #9825031 - 17 Feb 18 10:50
Cheers for the podcasts lad. Getting great craic out of them. Do you know any good origins of sayings you wouldn't necessarily be aware of? Some good stories behind 'piss poor', 'haven' t got a pot to piss in', 'wrapped around your little finger' and 'under the thumb'.
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User #9544893 - 19 Feb 18 06:26
Live podcast was great.
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User #9445397 - 5 Feb 18 13:15 - revision 2
Loving this podcast. Was just wondering what’s the general split for singing lead vocals for the rubberbandits songs? I’m not quite able to distinguish yourself and Mr Chrome’s singing voices. To take two of your very popular tunes for example, who sings the lead vocals on horse outside/black man?
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User #9445397 - 5 Feb 18 13:15
Loving this podcast. Was just wondering what’s the general split for singing lead vocals for the rubberbandits songs? I’m not quite able to distinguish yourself and Mr Chrome’s singing voices. To take two of your very popular tunes for example, who sings the lead vocals on horse outside/black man?
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User #9663481 - 6 Feb 18 11:59
Have you come across much Graham Hancock stuff? Fingerprints of the Gods, Heaven's Mirror and Underworld? Mad Pseudo-archaeology things Basically, it'd love to get your take on the theory all these lads have of an ancient lost civilisation. All the stuff about comparative mythology (which i think you've touched on before), lost coastal settlements due to the sea level rise after the ice age ends. Anyway, don't know how much you've seen of all this stuff and whether or not it comes across as a load of bollocks, its bloody interesting stuff
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User #9586832 - 6 Feb 18 03:44
Well Blindboy, have you read the book sapiens? I'd love to hear your opinion on it.
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User #5607039 - 5 Feb 18 13:15
Can you talk a bit more about Dadaism and how you see yourselves as Dadaists? Plus, how is Dadaism different in present day context?
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User #9790907 - 15 Feb 18 00:40
Well done! I liked this live podcast and learnt a lot but I missed the rhythm and intimacy of you solo. Fair play to ye though it must not have been easy first live podcast etc but it was very engaging. As such a big fan and follower (maybe a little bit of a crush on your beautiful buttery brain) I felt quite privileged to hear changes in his tone of voice or style as he was affronted with a live audience.
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User #5805306 - 5 Feb 18 16:21
Literally just became a patron. I don't have any questions, just wanted to say you're pure class and thanks for doing what you're doing. Peace and love, yurt✌️
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User #9333746 - 5 Feb 18 15:18
Crypto currency, whats the hot take on this?
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User #9312407 - 5 Feb 18 13:54
Where did the name "blindboy boatclub " come from ?
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User #7199224 - 5 Feb 18 13:51
Any tips for getting to sleep at night quicker?
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User #8901409 - 5 Feb 18 15:59
Fantasy dinner party;- 5 guests, dead or alive, who do you invite?
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User #9538661 - 14 Feb 18 18:34
Really liked the live show. Great change-up. Sort of a podcast hickey as opposed to a hug. Still tender but a bit of bite to it.
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User #9776073 - 17 Feb 18 22:48
So, we’re in the pub chatting shite and talking about how has yer podcast is.y pal also listens to the Guys We Fucked podcast. As 3 Scottish lassies we’re thinking that it might be pretty hilarious to recount our sexual experiences in a podcast format, as it definitely wouldn’t be the same as those New Yorkers. Thinking the name could be Clitoral Recall. Any advice on the old podcast front?
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User #9242992 - 6 Feb 18 11:32
Any yokes?
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User #9824888 - 17 Feb 18 10:33
Hi really enjoyed last weeks podcast. I definitely plan to book a tour of Belfast from Donzo someday. Would you consider doing a live podcast from a direct provision centre.... How about trying to get access to Mosney??
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User #9707206 - 9 Feb 18 10:39
no question just want to send some love for your sermons of soundness
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User #9263739 - 5 Feb 18 13:16
Any signs of spring appearing in you neck of the woods? snowdrops are out this week in my garden. Also is there a Gas Cuntist manifesto? Ta like
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User #8824708 - 20 Feb 18 12:23
Live podcast was great...but I gots me no hug. It's not you it's me. I tend to look over live podcasts in general they never seem to give me enough of my fix. With yours in particular that guaranteed hug wasn't there. It's like there is an emotional barrier and I felt almost alienated, ya dig? Guest speakers would be a welcome addition though. I love Rogan especially for this, it's like I'm sitting there in the room hanging out but with the live set up it's like some kinda wee resentment that I'm not in the audience. Great episode and I am gonna make sure to get my ass to Belfast this year on the back of it. Congrats on been 17 weeks at #1 , well deserved ya sound cunt ?
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theblindboypodcast - 21 Feb 18 09:49
The hug is back this week ???
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User #8918345 - 13 Feb 18 18:14
The term 'Social Justice Warrior' whats going here. Those three words put together should not confer something nefarious. But presently it does, we hear the Rogans, Petersons etc. of the world using the term to talk about some of the more extreme forms of activism today. Is there some form of new age McCarthyism goin on here, where words/phrases that should mean something nice are commandeered and transformed into something negative. Like what happened with 'socialism' during McCarthyism? Has our linguistic space been invaded?
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User #4370859 - 5 Feb 18 20:26
Favourite Taylor Swift song?
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User #9553335 - 22 Feb 18 05:53
This podcast was outstanding in a series of outstanding podcasts. I had to stop 13 times to take notes to bring up with my therapist as the topics were surgically pertinent to my therapy process right now. Thank you. (I can’t figure out the layout of the patreon comments. I’m commenting on the Carl Rogers one.) And the prank call. I’d heard it years ago. And what you didn’t explicitly explain (maybe cos you’re not patronising us!) is that the prank call didn’t mock the people you called you mocked Liam Flag. And the people in AIB seemed to find it hilarious, they got joy from it. You flipped the prank call aim and made it something good for the person you called. I’d say you made their day
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User #9229763 - 5 Feb 18 15:41
Why do you think the Irish are so interested in the Super Bowl all of a sudden?
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User #9523405 - 5 Feb 18 13:25
Hi Blindboy, what's your take on the concept of an engineered functional religion. Specifically there is the idea of the Atomic Priesthood, a solution proposed by Thomas Sebeok to the problem of communicating the danger of nuclear waste to future generations over the 10,000 years in which it is dangerous.
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User #9065287 - 5 Feb 18 14:08
This in itself sounds like a hot take! ?
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User #9361759 - 5 Feb 18 13:59
Would you rather earn a low wage and be doing what you love or earn a high wage and be unfulfilled?
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User #9616329 - 13 Feb 18 21:43
Only because I just read about it and only because you may find it intriguing: what the hell happened to these people? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident?wprov=sfla1
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User #9652881 - 21 Feb 18 15:40
There is a God and his posture is ... synchronistic! I was too late to get tickets for the Kevin Barry/Blindboy chat at the Limerick Lit festival, and Vincent Browne at the Limerick Spring festival but it's not a problem now!!!! Yes!!! Thank you!
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User #9751187 - 14 Feb 18 10:20
I thought that I would recommend you a podcast, so I think you would like 'Late Night Live' with lovely old sardonic Phillip Adams. It goes out Mon - Thurs on Radio National in Australia. I think you'd particularly like each Tuesday night's episode where he chats to a fella called Bruce Shapiro about Trump's America. Then I remembered that Phillip Adams is friends with an artist called George Gittoes. In terms of gas cuntness, George Gittoes is one of the gassest, gassest cunts who ever walked the earth. You would like George Gittoes a lot. So my question to you Blindboy Boatclub is: are you aware of George Gittoes? Google Sufi youtube Gittoes
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User #9497377 - 6 Feb 18 13:52
Can you think of any good reason why someone who is both a government shill and also a snowflake should not be referenced as a shitflake, apart from the obvious that is?
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User #3805457 - 5 Feb 18 13:19
Are there any differences between blindboy boat club and normal limerick guy name unknown? Does the bag give you an alter ego that maybe allows you to express yourself in a way you're non bag face persona doesn't allow you?
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User #74678 - 5 Feb 18 13:22
When was the last time you cried laughing? Mine was watching Reece Shearsmith's bloopers from the programme Car Share. https://youtu.be/VMNXNNbYPBE
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User #6930186 - 5 Feb 18 13:12
Do you believe in ghosts? Check out the relationship between figs and bees. Also come to London to do a live podcast please. Yurt. Sam
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User #7572429 - 6 Feb 18 21:53
Could you discuss your meditation process? Looking to get into it myself
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User #9553335 - 14 Feb 18 20:13
I really enjoyed the live one. Donzo was well recommended- makes me wanna visit Belfast again & take his tour. But as much as I liked the live podcast it wasn’t the same as the podcast hug. It did translate well for a listening audience but it was a completely different animal. I prefer the hug.
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User #9242992 - 5 Feb 18 14:35
Thanks for the podcasts hugs Blindboy you beta cuck! I thought, since you recommend something for us to listen to every week, it might be interesting if you were to listen to something recommended from us and give your thoughts on it. Not sure if you're familiar with Mount Eerie, a songwriter from Washington, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on his latest album "A Crow Looked At Me" (or even just the song "Real Death"). It's an album based around the experience of losing his wife and the mother of his child, it's honestly a difficult album to listen to, a true gut punch.
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User #6348381 - 7 Feb 18 15:40
Thank you for ye podcast each week. This week got me through the washin up. If it was longer I might have gotten the bath cleaned
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User #9648854 - 6 Feb 18 11:03
Do ye like the Hardy bucks boys, would ya ever do any work with them? I think it would be gold.
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User #9808986 - 17 Feb 18 02:01
Hello Blindboy what's gonna be the craic when the machines and the robots take away all the manual (driving trucks etc) and the professional jobs (legal, doctors) of today? I think it will happen incrementally yet relatively fast. How will humans evolve to fill the gap and society change to deal with it?
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User #9898457 - 22 Feb 18 19:13
How could I not become a Patreon, your podcast beautiful blend of mental health, general knowledge and hugs have been fairly important to me over that last few months. Once I heard your tangent about Caravaggio I wasn’t hooked (the first podcast I listened to). Keep up the exceptional work you gas Cunt
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User #9791529 - 15 Feb 18 01:25
Cheers Fella, you are a breath of fresh air, loving the podcasts and the openess you show. not to mention the interesting/factual stories. Any new Tracks in the works?
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User #9460382 - 5 Feb 18 13:17
Hey blindboy. I've always wondered how your prank calls CD made it to my friend Tommy from Tramore and then into my Opel Corsa back in 2004 as we drove up and down the country doing our apprenticeships. How did u get it out there? Within 6 months me and my friends couldn't finish a sentence without Daycent! or Yaaaaa added on to it. Infact were still at it today?
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User #9883851 - 21 Feb 18 21:37
Had the best laugh of my life today listening to the prank call to aib. My belly is still sore! Any more insights into guys like Carl Rogers..doing a thesis on effects of social media on teens and all help is welcome?yurt!
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User #9469815 - 21 Feb 18 22:47
Hey Aoife I've just done a few sessions on this (Instagram & snapchat) using bits of this video- it went down surpisingly well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGeU17Df8cw
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User #9883851 - 21 Feb 18 22:54
Thanks fr that Neil, super!
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User #9588083 - 5 Feb 18 13:52
Hi Blindboy! Recently found your podcast and it’s been helping me get through pretty monotonous lab work. What podcasts do you listen to frequently? Would love to keep up the podcast hug !
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User #9652881 - 21 Feb 18 16:46
p.s. question - you end the podcast with a "God bless", do you believe in God? what's you concept of God? etc.
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User #9463557 - 5 Feb 18 15:15
Hey there Blindboy, looking forward to Wednesdays podcast! What's your thoughts on ghosts and spirits? Have you ever had a ghostly encounter?
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User #8362286 - 9 Feb 18 18:09
Just wanted to say becoming a patron to this Podacst was an absolute no-brainer. I find great value from it and only wish i could give more. The atmosphere you create is what I look forward to every Wednesday morning,a nice gentle chat about interesting shit. I can see this podcast becoming massive so I'm glad I can say I've been a fan from day 1 with Erskine Fogarty.
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User #9478337 - 5 Feb 18 15:03
Story Blindboy? I absolutely love your podcast- it makes Wednesdays a day I really look forward to. I’d be listening to your dulcet tones and revelling in the podcast hug while pottering around the kitchen and getting the dinner on. I love the album recommendations.... and you got my nose itching about the Melanesian Cargo Cults last week, so I had to go look them up. That’s the great thing about your podcast- it doesn’t actually end, there’s always food for thought or something to look into that you’re only hearing about for the first time.... so thank you for getting my brain ticking over again. Probably a silly question- but do you’ve any phrase that you’ve probably said for years and never really known where it came from? For me, it was ‘it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey’ I honestly thought there was a castrated brass monkey statue somewhere in the mists of time... imagine my surprise to find out it’s true origins. Looking forward to Wednesday already ??
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User #9538661 - 13 Feb 18 11:35
Keep talking about it though, that's the one thing we can do and fair play to the likes of Blindboy and the Bandits and Tommy Tiernan who aren't afraid to speak up about it.
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User #9796666 - 21 Feb 18 23:16
Hello blinboy, can you talk a little about the route causes for mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, a.d.d, bi polar etc. Do you believe its genetic or is there a correlation between stressed out parents and the environment set up for a developing baby that creates these distfucntions in our kids later in life. Where do you feel these mental disorders lie?
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User #9786855 - 21 Feb 18 15:36
Whats the craic man! Do you know any good source of info on Irish folklore? possibly a podcast? Keep up the form!
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User #6559621 - 5 Feb 18 13:15
How do magnets work?
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User #9847880 - 19 Feb 18 00:11
PS. I work for Waterstones in Belfast & we would love it if you popped in & signed copies of the new PB edition when you're up for the next live podcast in May. Don't go to Eason's again! Come to us, we're lovely, ask Kevin Barry...
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User #9647612 - 5 Feb 18 13:11
New patron as of 1 hour ago, just want to say you are my only podcast and only patreon subscription! Excellent work, nothing else like it out there and a welcome reprieve every wednesday. Yurt
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User #634214 - 5 Feb 18 23:18
Have you come across the lindsey shepard affair?
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User #8838539 - 5 Feb 18 23:00
Blindboy,What do you make of Tattoo Culture , never noticed if you have tattoos yourself. Specifically what do you make of people white European and North American people getting Maori tribe tattoos , done by white tattooists. Or another example people getting tattoos of Native Americans, Gypsys etc. do you think that falls into cultural appropriation?
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User #9251643 - 5 Feb 18 17:09
Listening to quite a bit of Terence McKenna atm any thoughts on him or psychedelics in general?
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User #5394443 - 5 Feb 18 13:25
You played a yabahar? Ive been fortunate to see one being played and wondered if youve seen or played one x
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User #9517561 - 5 Feb 18 16:19
What is your view on the body positivity movement? Specifically what do you think about the health argument that most people hold (most, but none in the body positivity movement) that it's not healthy to encourage 'fat' people to gain weight? Just find this topic very interesting and I'm more and more in agreement with the body pos folks though it goes against what I've always thought and been conditioned to believe. Love to hear your thoughts.
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User #8806569 - 5 Feb 18 20:38
kind of trial ?
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User #9538661 - 13 Feb 18 11:33
Hi Neil - I'm 40 and I can't get my head around the amount of youth suicides in Ireland. Not sure if the government are doing anything deliberately I think they just don't have a fucking clue. I still can't get my head around why we're not reporting on suicide - I know the thinking was for fear that others would follow examples but sure that makes no sense in light of the amount of people dying from suicide regardless.
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User #9706913 - 10 Feb 18 01:23
Jaysus, Patreon has an awful user experience for people who just want to leave a comment.
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User #8837032 - 20 Feb 18 10:35
Love the Irish history stuff you do. Any info or hot takes on Strongbows tree or The Hellfire club.
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User #9751353 - 18 Feb 18 22:01
Really liked the Jockey's Porridge podcast. Great hum coming out of the room. Honestly, though I think that you should post the live podcasts as separate shows. Very different vibe. Like going to your favourite posh French restaurant and they've changed the menu to Korean street food and all the waiters are dressed as nuns. Quality stuff and great craic -but totally unexpected. I'd listen to the hug in leaba and the live craic on the bike or out for a stroll. Thems my views.
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User #9453084 - 5 Feb 18 13:23
I started listening to you Podcast after much procrastination there about two weeks ago, I also adopted two half wild kittens around the same time. I had loads of the podcasts to catch up on so I was listening to them at home in the evenings while trying to coax the wildlings to play and they really relaxed listening to your voice! They are not huge fans of the ocarina though. They're adorable, but absolute fuckers. Keep up the rantings, loving it <3
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User #9371361 - 5 Feb 18 13:29
You mentioned before about how you put a load of effort in to get the sound of your voice on this podcast just right. Wondering could you expand on that. Was it just trial and error until it felt right or did you literally know which frequencies to change that would optimally push our “podcast hug” buttons? Also any thoughts on how the sound of the recorded voice affects our perception of what the person is saying?
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User #9200785 - 5 Feb 18 13:18
I'm in the US and can't wait to get a copy of your book. I just placed a pre-order on Amazon but can't find the release date anywhere! Any clue when it'll be released in the states?? Thanks for the podcast.
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User #5414809 - 6 Feb 18 15:27
Heya Blindboy, sorry for taking so long in getting the pledge sorted. Cards were doing basketball tricks on me there. thanks so much for the show! It makes Monday brilliant cause you've just got two days till the next episode on Wednesday. Then that settles into your stomach like a whiskey "hitting the mark below". By the time you get to the weekend you're happy it's the weekend and then feeling a bit blue Monday.. sure it's only two days till Wednesday... and so on. Have you looked at how much we can learn about ourselves by looking at trees: I love it. How they grow. The best trees (oaks) take longer to get going, so when they are like 15 years old - all the soft woods are way taller than them and get more sunlight and attention. They probably laugh at the shitty little oak tree. But 400 years later the oak tree is still going strong. You can't judge a tree by looking at it from a distance - you have to get close to it to see the branches. Each leaf is a daily action. So yeah - one might be an ass every now and again but those are individual bad leaves. If you're always an ass then you've probably got something rotting inside your trunk. Even when close we still only see half the picture cause whats above the ground is just half the story. The tree has routes. And trees communicate with each other. That otter story - concious, subconcious etc is brilliantly applied to trees. So thanks for that. A question? Can you give a philisophical question for people to ponder for the next week.
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User #9461343 - 5 Feb 18 15:23
Hi Blindboy, this isn't really a question. It's more of a recommendation. There's a website called The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/). It defines neologisms for emotions that do not have a descriptive term. It helps capture emotions that can't fully be expressed with language. My favourite entry is Sonder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkoML0_FiV4 I think you might enjoy it
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User #9681689 - 12 Feb 18 22:32
I’m not sure about glamorous but I’ll take it! How about an exploration of cadence in accent according to personality/belief system, i.e. the gentle cadence of the Irish ancient accent vs. the strident cadences of the narcissistic accents of the English nobility which as permeatedvDublin court accents?
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User #9303842 - 19 Feb 18 22:14
Blindboy, I just finished listening to the live podcast from Belfast and I found it very different from the usual podcast vibe but not in a bad way. Donzo was an excellent guest and I enjoyed the chat between the two of ye. I also really liked hearing you laughing as the podcast has made me laugh out loud many times and it was nice to hear your reaction to yer man. It wasn’t a podcast hug really but was a bit like a podcast high five. So my view based on a sample of one is that the live gigs every 5/6 episodes will work for me. Hope you enjoyed doing it and weren’t too stressed out.
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User #9447255 - 16 Feb 18 16:20
Really enjoyed the podcast this week. It was great to hear a different dynamic. The only criticisms I have would be that I personally didn’t feel that the music in the background was necessary. With the ambient sound it was a bit much but I’m very aware that that might just be me. I also wish I could have heard the questions from the audience. Overall though I thought it was great. It was really nice to hear a different side to you and you chose a really interesting and engaging guest.
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User #8836325 - 5 Feb 18 13:22
Having suffered from metal health issues quite young, as in your late teens, and having survived, do you feel that you have benefited in the long run from your initial mental illness, also do you think these issues would have been better or worse if they hit you later in life?
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User #5083735 - 5 Feb 18 15:46
Well buachaill dall, what’s the craic? Great show. My question is about solemnity. I like what you have said about solemnity on the podcast, however something struck me last week that I’m interested in your views on. On the second captains sports podcast on Friday, they talked about an Irish swimming coach charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse. At the start of the show, they said, we’re not going do the usual giddy shittalk at the start of the show in respect for this topic. I agreed with them as they went on to speak about horrific things which turned my stomach. But it got me thinking, was this solemnity serving a purpose? I would not have liked to hear a load of inane chatter before belting into that horrible chat. Interested in your thoughts.
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User #8824708 - 22 Feb 18 18:12
Thank you for a super massive big podcast hug again this week, all kinds of fair play
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User #7572429 - 13 Feb 18 15:46
Any chance you could give us a rundown of your meditation process? Would love to get into it but I'm not really sure what I'm at
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User #9665705 - 8 Feb 18 14:29
Wednesday is now my favourite day of the week. My mum said to me this morning “I wonder does Blindboy know that Nanny’s listen to him, he appeals to me a 55 year old and you a 35 year old, can you tell him I listen to him and I am a Nanny” lol so there you go Blindboy you appeal to all.
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User #9643321 - 6 Feb 18 13:41
As a man into his tunes, I just wanted to ask what you make of Kendrick lamar as an artist. He is bringing rap into a new age of self awareness and I personally find it refreshing to hear a 'rapper' talk about both the culture of violence, money, sex & drugs while at the same time acknowledge the effects of, the enjoyment and damage caused by an addiction to these vices. His latest performance at the grammys was one I was surprised to see on a show like that, let alone open the show. Dave Chappelle's line in the performance about a black man speaking out in america today kind of sums up why I'm surprised he has managed to reach the heights he has (Possibly the biggest name in popular music atm & Producing a Marvel/Disney Movie soundtrack while rapping about all sorts of nasty real shit in America). As a storyteller that I really admire (you boi, keep tippin over), I'd like to know what you think of his rise to superstardom in this age of hyper sensitivity to being politically correct and being 'non-offensive'. As the man says himself 'shit I've been through probably offend you' and historically society & media haven't viewed 'rappers' in a very positive light. I know we have had rebels on top of the music game but rarely people as honest and descriptive as rap allows Kendrick to be. I'm sure as a man with a plastic on his head in Ireland, who talks about real (often ignored) issues and makes art (art that has reached popularity here), you understand that your judged long before what you have to say/mean is even thought about. What do you think Blindboy, is this the youth reacting to the bullshit merchants of the world & media and apologies for the length of this here essay? Keep up the good work Blindboy, couldn't be happier for the podcast doing so well and it's a truly great weekly hug.
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User #9598944 - 5 Feb 18 17:28
Finally signed up to Patreon. Really enjoying the hot takes and unusual facts, amongst the informal chat. How did you overcome eating in restaurants and going to the cinema, alone? My social anxiety is minimal, but when at a place or event, that people seem to deem strange to be alone at (cinema and restaurants, for example). I become extremely self conscious, which in turn attracts some strange looks. Happens so much now, that I miss out on certain films at a cinema, due to friends not having the same taste.
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User #9599900 - 7 Feb 18 10:48
just listening to piece on tropes in Jesuit drop and it got me thinking about films I used to enjoy but have subsequently realised were utter shit. I watched back braveheart recently and it's practically unwatchable now. I used to love it but it's really not very good. do you have any observations on that or films in your experience that have been a let down when watched back, and why?
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User #8304193 - 5 Feb 18 13:16
What is your opinion on the Irexit conference and Nigel Farage going unchallenged on the Marian Finucane show on Saturday morning?
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User #9649164 - 5 Feb 18 13:53
Is everyone in the country really dieng from a chest infection?? Are the numbers increasing year on year?
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User #9230502 - 5 Feb 18 14:07
Do you have hope in the future and what do you think will save us as a species? I belive science will save us from climate, pollution and disease but the only thing I do not think it will fix is over population.
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User #9735297 - 11 Feb 18 10:24
Hello Blindboy. Thank you for creating the podcast. It keeps me company as I walk in the countryside, which I do a lot. There is only one thing I find annoying, though. The adverts inserted by Acast. They don't come in the occarina pause, and can be very jarring. I try very hard to control what I let into my head when I'm on my own time, and adverts for violent films are not something that I'd normally like to give the space to. Is there a possibility of paying for an ad-free podcast?
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User #9683683 - 7 Feb 18 20:05
Just setup a patreon account and happy to support the podcast. Only discovered it and I think it's excellent, you're and interesting man no doubt and I love the range of topics. Wonder how the hell you come up with something like "Jeffery archers far fetched carpark" gas!! Keep up the good work
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User #9599996 - 5 Feb 18 13:24
Is talking about family and personal relations, like having a girlfriend/boyfriend something you intentionally avoid giving publicity to?
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User #9461107 - 5 Feb 18 13:59
Will you be celebrating St. Valentine's Day, does Blindboy do romance?
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User #8969959 - 5 Feb 18 22:30
What do you make of Genny from Gomorrah’s wide Mahican slash mullet hair do? Thought it was ridiculous at first but in fairness to the big man he pulls it off.
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User #9235874 - 5 Feb 18 15:39
Do you think there's any solution to climate change under capitalism? If so, what do you think must be done to combat it?
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User #9229452 - 5 Feb 18 13:24
Like you I think that being physically active is a part of good mental health. How do you feel that relates to competitive sport? At school I was shy and academic and podgy and I felt that I couldn't be active for the sake of it, there was always a case of winning and losing involved. I think that even transfers to spectators of sports - it can't be about the enjoyment. It's all about the winning and losing and in some cases (sectarian and nationalistic especially) it can lead to violence. Do you enjoy watching sports?
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User #9230582 - 15 Feb 18 11:17
On your point about solemnity, and yet another fucking massacre in an American school. Would the victims be better remembered by the aftermath being graphically displayed. Show the reality of what a bunch of people getting shot in cold blood looks like, perhaps encountering that visceral horror would finally crack that impenetrable “our thoughts are with you but the 2nd ammendment is sacred” bullshit.
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User #7726278 - 20 Feb 18 21:45
Hey mister. Have sent this link before but gonna send it again. He is planning to visit Ireland soon to interview guests. I have told him to contact you. Think ye would have a lot to talk about. Great Podcast. Hugs :) http://mentalpod.com/
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theblindboypodcast - 21 Feb 18 09:48
Thank you ?
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User #9501299 - 13 Feb 18 09:12
What's the craic Blindboy? Was just wondering if you have any advice for people living with others suffering from anxiety weather that be a partner/friend/parent. Keep up the good work on the Podcast yurt!
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User #9888557 - 21 Feb 18 19:03
Well blindboy you funny cunt said i'd give ya a few bob. I've never enjoyed listening to somebody talk shite more than I have with your podcasts(factual educational shite), you moist mackerel. Whats your take on the use of psychedelic drugs(MDMA,psilocybin,LSD,DMT) to treat mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and PTSD
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User #9469815 - 9 Feb 18 00:13
Hi Amy- its not the drugs that caused most overdoses, drug-related murders, cartels, opiate epidemics- it's the governments attitude to drugs-if drugs were manufactured to a set standard and sold legally and taxed the problems you mentioned would decrease significantly -
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User #9696303 - 9 Feb 18 00:58
Of course I realise this and I completely agree with you, 100%, but that's not really what I mean. I'm talking about the effect drugs have had as it stands/in the past. I'm afraid we can't time travel and take back the 1856 Second Opium War now can we. Do you know what I mean? Even if we could change legislation tomorrow this question is still relevent as it is posed more...historically. It's a question that can only be answered in hindsight.
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User #9469815 - 9 Feb 18 01:22
Hi Amy, I don't really understand what you are getting at. Wars are mostly started by greedy, uber nationalistic (and often) short men - the opium wars no exception -an excuse to bully and provoke- If we could remove greed from the world imagine just how good and safe the drugs would be?
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User #9696303 - 9 Feb 18 11:57
Neil m'dear, of course you're right, I think you're just thinking too deeply into it (which probably shows my question is over-simplified and is a bit shite). The dilemma is; drugs never existed (so any harm they caused never existed either, every overdose/cartel murder etc)but you lose all the art/literature they ever inspired. Not getting into legislation or who's failt it is, it's a "Would You Rather" question.
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User #9469815 - 9 Feb 18 15:13
Yurt Amy--the same can be said for ladders -killing folk yet getting us high for ages -it tough but I'd rather have access to that cobweb and risk it
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User #9469815 - 10 Feb 18 00:48
or a peek inside pregnant Declan's attic
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User #9751012 - 14 Feb 18 09:43
Loved the live podcast, great to hear you laughing!
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User #9740682 - 11 Feb 18 20:05
I love this podcast. It's a calming influence when I'm walking around Holloway, which is always crowded, noisy and stressful. And the ocarina's nice too.
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User #5081867 - 5 Feb 18 13:40
What is the best way to start CBT? Just read about it, go to someone, watch or listen to instructions?
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User #9567136 - 5 Feb 18 13:13
You spoke about people writing nasty comments online or "trolling" other people while being nice people themselves. Why do think people write nasty comments online ? Love the podcast. Thank you for being an advocate for Mental Health.
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User #4851852 - 5 Feb 18 15:26
Ah here how am I supposed to get in poetic line breaks if enter just submits the shaggin thing?! I’m interested to know what are your thoughts on craft as part of art - is there any process or awareness you use when crafting your work whether it be songs, jokes, stories or the podcast itself?