The Hut Near The Bog
[Teaser] How the man who photographed 9/11 fell in love with Gaelic football
Season 1, Ep. 11
This is an excerpt from our upcoming episode 'How the man who photographed 9/11 fell in love with Gaelic football'. Here our guest Johnny (Ziomek) tells us how he ended being present at and documenting 9/11.
Dr Craig Jordan-Baker, reflecting on family through the Nacullians
Season 1, Ep. 17
Craig Jordan-Baker is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Brighton. He has published fiction in New Writing, Text, Firefly Magazine, Potluck and in the époque press é-zine.In this, our final episode of season one, Sheila sits down with Craig to discuss his recently published book – The Nacullians. Sheila and Craig explore several key themes related to the book, including, the literacy of landscape; the book’s representation of grief and adversity; and how it is a dog can be more discerning than its owners. In the final part, Craig shares the family wisdom we can learn from reading The Nacullians. Check out www.epoquepress.com/titles-the-nacullians where you can purchase The Nacullians.
Dara Molloy, a (Celtic) spiritual guide for our time?
Season 1, Ep. 16
Dara Molloy is a truly fascinating individual. Along with the likes of John O’Donohue and John Philip Newell, Molloy is considered to be among one of the few experts on the subject of Celtic Spirituality.In this episode James sits down with Dara to discuss his spiritual journey from Roman Catholic priest in Dublin to Celtic priest, monk and druid on Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands). They also discuss a number of topics explored in Dara’s upcoming book titled ‘Holy God – Journey from Belief in God to a Spirituality.’ These include, what Celtic spirituality is and how it differs from organised religion; how the dominant religions have misunderstood the notion of faith; and why monotheism and its globalisation is a root cause of the loss of both cultural diversity and biodiversity on the planet.In the final part, Dara shares his personal wisdom and recommends that we explore the vast resources that can be found in the Celtic spiritual tradition. Check out www.aislingpublications.com where you can pre-order Dara’s latest book ‘Holy God – Journey from Belief in God to a Spirituality’ and purchase his and Tess Harper’s other publications.Music credit: Amhrán Mhuínse / The Song of Muínis – Líadan
Owen Colgan, the philosophy of a Hardy Buck
Season 1, Ep. 15
Owen Colgan is the Irish cult comedy hero, best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell in Hardy Bucks.In this episode I sit down with Owen to get to know the man behind the comedy. Owen starts off by telling us how growing up in the West of Ireland shaped his comedy. We then explore the differences between the rural and urban senses of humour; and the role comedy plays in helping us to understand the absurdity of life. We also discuss why being humble is so important for having a healthy and balanced outlook and the uncertainty that comes with the life of being a creative. In the final part, Owen shares his wisdom and recommends that we try to get out into nature as much as possible.