The Blindboy Podcast – Jul 18

Thursday, July 18, 2024 20:00

All shows are over 18’s unless specified

(once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded, unless the event is cancelled)

Described as a “cultural phenomenon” by The New York Times. The Blindboy podcast is an award winning storytelling podcast in the Irish tradition of the Seanchaí. Seamlessly Intertwining history, fiction, cultural critique and politics into a relaxing form the author calls “The podcast hug”.now exceeded 60 million global listeners and is global & recent UK tour Sold out & he was nominated for four awards at the Irish podcast awards this year which is incredible.

“Blindboy is maybe one of the most gifted writers of his generation” The Irish Times

“Blindboy addresses topics like mental health that Irish news media outlets rarely touch, and brings a millennial sensibility to political discussions. His register is earnest and intellectual, but also funny and down-to-earth.” The New York Times

Blindboy is a best selling author of fiction, who has written three collections of short stories. He has over a decade of experience writing for television, having made shows for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV and RTE.

He is also a songwriter, musician and producer. The Blindboy podcast is the creative summation of all these experiences

Blindboy is also an academic, having completed a masters degree in 2015 in creative practice and the social environment. He draws upon this to democratise topics such as art, psychology, politics, science and music. Offering a unique and humorous insights into issues which are perceived to be complex Mental health is a frequent topic on the Blindboy podcast.

And finally his live podcast shows.

From Toronto, to London, to Sydney to Galway, Blindboy’s live podcasts are consistently sold out affairs where he captivates his audiences in an quietened intimate atmosphere. Drawing from his years of live performance experience,Blindboy can make a crowd of 1200 feel as though they are in a small room with only a handful of others.

He reads from his book, and he speaks with a guest. It is not an interview, but rather an intimate chat which seeks to replicate a private conversation in a public space through the language of theatre.

These live shows are spontaneously endearing and heartwarmingly engaging, there’s usually something in here for everyone to enjoy.

Notable past guests have been Spike Lee, Bernadette Devlin, Sinead O Connor and President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

In 2019 his book “Boulevard Wren and Other Stories” was a bestseller.

He released his TV series “Blindboy undestroys the world” on BBC. As well as the continued and thundering success of the Blindboy podcast with online and as a live show.