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Free State with Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning is a podcast that engages, provokes, questions, and amuses, all while maintaining a lighthearted tone. Exploring topics ranging from sports and politics to love and loss, Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning engage in fascinating discussions with various guests, including global dignitaries, former leaders, ex-convicts, athletes, and remarkable individuals from all walks of life.
This show sits far from the typical self-help podcasts: hosts are relatable and genuine and stick to thought-provoking discussions.
Brolly, a barrister with a unique past, once donated a kidney to a stranger and spearheaded a campaign to revolutionize organ donation in Ireland. Fanning, an acclaimed interviewer and author, adds depth and insight to the conversations.
Free State with Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning is a news podcast by Gold Hat Productions.
Host: Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning
Country: United Kingdom
Episodes count: 53
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Fiona McCann from The Irish Times had some intelligent insights about the new podcast Free State with Joe Brolly and Dion Fanning, and she's spot on. McCann chats about these old hands having a laugh and taking the mick out of everything from sports to how people gab nowadays. But, she reckons, "For the most part, they're in relative agreement: you'll be familiar with the 'discourse has taken a nosedive' school of thought".
McCann nails it when she points out how these two are quick to brush off hefty topics.
But McCann gives them the thumbs up when they start rabbiting on about politics. She rates it as "when Brolly in particular brings his personal context to the conversation... it's smart and heartfelt and fascinating listening". Their straight talking, no mud-slinging chat makes this podcast worth a listen.
It's a belter of a review that gets to the heart of the podcast, showing us why a bit of natter is more than acceptable.