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We believe Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship. You are part of this story. With 180+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening on your doorstep. Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old parkrunners, teenaged entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning directors ...
 
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PD Savage is a CrossFit Games Athlete and the fittest man in Ireland. In today’s conversation we chat about: Growing up doing manual labour on a farm How playing GA set him up as a competitor Why he got into CrossFit Highs and lows of competing on such a high-level Balancing income generating work with sport The role loss has played in his journey …
 
Maddie Hamill started out her career as a research scientist in the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland. Her plan was to work for a few years before getting married, having kids and living in a wee house near her mum on the Cave Hill Road. What ended up happening was a rollercoaster journey that included moving to Wales to work for a Toba…
 
Jane Shaw lives at and manages Elmfield Estate: a family-run wellness centre, retreat facility, educational institute and home of a monthly artisan market. After living and working in London for almost 20-years, Jane moved back to Northern Ireland to help transform her childhood home — and breathtaking grounds — into a destination where individuals…
 
Bio: Louis Pearsons is an entrepreneur, athlete and competitor. In this episode we talk about: Competing at a high level from a young age Pursuing goals vs being content Qualifying for the Crossfit Games Leaning into our flaws Polaroids And dealing with addiction // https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/louis-pearson //…
 
Bio: In this episode we caught up with Granda John, Johnny-son and Grandson Curtis from Sloan’s Gym to chat about running an intergenerational family business and: The boxing legacy of their building How they build community among members The connection between Mental health and exercise Why we don’t talk to strangers anymore The power of breaking …
 
Ged Armstrong & Matthew Morgan have a combined 300 million video views on TikTok and Instagram. In this episode we talk about: - Why we don't rap in our accents - Our first YouTube videos (Runescape, COD, FIFA) - Balancing creativity with making money - Dealing with haters - The trauma involved with going viral - Short-term vs legacy - And managing…
 
Ilse van Staden is a rugby player, butcher, chef, language teacher and biltong maker from South Africa. Since moving to Northern Ireland in 2011 she has played for Ulster Rugby, and represented Ireland in the Six Nations as prop. Along with her partner Alannah, Ilse also set up Ke Nako: an award-winning artisan food business that specialises in Sou…
 
Jonathan Black is an experienced company director who has co-founded several companies, ranging from gaming to commercial real estate. For over a decade, he has been actively involved in the Games Industry, originally specialising in 3D Modelling and Level Design while using Minecraft as a platform for distribution. In 2015, along with his business…
 
Rich Wade is a photographer from Belfast based in New York. He has shot for the likes of WWE, Rolling Stone, Vogue, NPR, Van Morrison and The Washington post— and his work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia. In this episode we chat about: Getting into wrestling at a young age Moving to NYC Shooting for WWE W…
 
Joe Barr is a 63-year old ultra-endurance cyclist who has been racing bikes his whole life. He is a 1986 Commonwealth Games medalist and has amassed hundreds of medals and trophies in different cycling disciplines throughout his 45+ year career. In 2004 Joe retired from professional cycling but after his young son, Ross beat cancer in 2008 he retur…
 
Isabel Woods is a 93-year-old who set long distance cycling records back in the 1950s. In this episode we talk about: Street-games she played as a young girl on the streets of Belfast Saving up to buy her first bicycle while working in a factory Cycling through rain, wind and snow to make her club proud Giving a donkey a bath in her cottage Set dan…
 
Matt Gillespie is a die hard BMX fanatic who has dedicated his adult life to the pursuit of seeing Skateparks built across Northern Ireland. He’s built three indoor Skateparks, runs a dare devil stunt team and fronts an organisation who seek to teach every child in the land how to safely ride a bmx, stunt scooter or skateboard. In the last 5 years …
 
Matthew Scott is a Digital Media Entrepreneur working hard to change Media Entertainment, Digital Storytelling and Digital Democracy. Over the last 20-years he has worked as a creator, producer, marketer and innovator with the likes of SKY, BBC, Discovery Networks, Nike, Coca-Cola, Ford, Lego, Intel, Sony Pictures and countless more. His new compan…
 
Ryan Scollan is a sports scientist, esports performance coach and entrepreneur who’s deeply passionate about using technology to address the health and well-being challenges of professional gamers. In pursuit of this passion, he founded Gscience, an esports and performance coaching company, which he led from inception to its recent acquisition by A…
 
Robert Jamison is an architect, known his boundary-pushing work through his own practice and involvement in the BBC/Netflix show Your Home Made Perfect. In his early days, Robert studied architecture at Queen’s and became a lecturer there before moving to London to work on a wide-range of projects. After the 2008 crash, he booked a one-way plane ti…
 
Conor Gallagher is the North Belfast-born founder of AllotMe: an online platform that connects empty outdoor space with would-be vegetable growers, often described as the Airbnb for gardens. He gave up his career as an architect to work on AllotMe, in response to increasing demand for allotment spaces across the UK and Ireland during multiple lockd…
 
Richard Kirk is the co-founder of Workplus: an online platform that makes it easier for people to find apprenticeships that’s based out of Ormeau Baths. In today’s episode we talk about: A day in the life of a tech-founder Why apprenticeships are unrated for both employer and employee How to serve people through systems And the importance of not lo…
 
Brendan Digney is the founder of Machine Eye: a tech start-up from Belfast that uses AI and Computer Vision to make heavy machinery autonomous and safer. (AKA: “he turns big diggers and cranes into Teslas”) Having grown up surrounded by farms, fields, and machinery, Brendan has an intimate knowledge of the industry which he is now using to save liv…
 
Tōnē Flōrēal is an International Man of Mystery, a real-life cross between Austin Powers and Forrest Gump. He has traveled the world learning from the all-stars of healing and human performance. His company, FlowReal, shares this collective knowledge and wisdom through his Magic Flow Bus Events and Podcast. In today’s episode, we ended up scrapping…
 
Our greatest esoteric adventure yet — live from Scott’s sofa. Join the yo-yo bros and fellow traveller Tone Floreal as we dive deep into the world of true community, the ebb and flow nature of life and moving away from shortcuts/tactics/elite biohacks to address the core of what’s holding us back from true lifestyle change. https://bestofbelfast.or…
 
Eileen Murphy is a Professor of Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast and a leading expert in ancient human remains/burial practices. Her passion is for telling the stories of ordinary people whose voices have been largely written out of history. Dr Murphy is the author/editor of 12 books, including a book all about Takabuti: the Belfast mummy …
 
Hayley Milthorpe is the creator of The Cultured Food Company. She’s also a mother, nutritionist and passionate advocate for the health benefits of fermented foods. Described as a trend setter, her company has been leading the way in Ireland for the last 8 years by producing a range of organic fermented vegetable from sauerkraut to kimchi — making p…
 
People come and go in our lives — “friend’s for a season” — folks who we journey with for a while and then part ways. But every now and then a connection is made that you know will last a lifetime. For me, podcaster James O’Connell from Dublin is one of those connections. After strangely being introduced by previous podcast guest and current Mental…
 
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