WHEN IRISH EYES ARE WATCHING
A podcast about Ireland in Films hosted by Alex, Clíona and Seán.
Each episode we discuss a film that features Ireland (or Irish characters) as a main element of the story.
Many Irish people may know that perturbed feeling when a moon-faced eejit called Séamus blows something up in a Harry Potter film. Or feel a sting of resentment when Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson or Saoirse Ronan are nominated for "Best British Performance." Or even just experience a jab of begrudgery when Kevin Spacey saunters into Dublin to make a kooky caper film that turns Martin Cahill into Danny Ocean. This podcast is about such feelings.
The podcast is recorded in Dublin and hosted by:
Alex was born in Dublin but grew up in Switzerland and Canada before settling in County Meath.
Séan was born in Dublin and grew up in County Kildare.
Clíona was born in Dublin and lived in Paris and New York before returning to Dublin.
Each episode we have two features:
MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE
In which we discuss and rate the Irish accents in the film on a scale of Daniel Day Lewis to Julia Roberts.
FAITH & BEGORRAH
In which we decide whether a film's portrayal of Ireland or "Irishness" rings true ("faith") or false ("begorrah").