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From Cork with Love Adventure

From Cork with Love Adventure

By Paul H O'Mahony (Cork)
Adventures from Cork Ireland (a small island in the Atlantic Ocean - off the West Coast of Europe) - Hyperlocal podcasting with host poet Paul O’Mahony - Be warned the language is fluid & melodic + value-laden & political - This is for people who crave detail: often there's drama & opera - stuff about depression & resurrection - dog-walking & fatherhood - poetry & fantasy. You'll find this podcast predictably imaginative - Paul trusts. ————————— Contact Paul at Tweet him @
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ShowerCast - recorded under water
Paul O’Mahony in the shower has something to say - only for the faint-hearted
November 20, 2021
3rd December2021 is “RAPPORT DAY” in Cork
Coming to you from Paul O’Mahony’s KITCHEN- followed by the sound of being inside his local CAFÉ BEVA
November 04, 2021
4th November in a kitchen in Cork Ireland
You hear snippets of “The News” from RTE radio (the national radio station) plus Louis the English Setter drinking plus Paul O’Mahony making a cup of big-standard tea with Super Milk
November 04, 2021
Today is Opera
25th October 2021 is World Opera Day. Paul O’Mahony introduces you to some of what’s going on around the world, including the voices of opera people & some of the greatest operatic tenors
October 25, 2021
Working for a Client in Ireland
You hear Paul O’Mahony talking about the work he’s doing with a client. The client (let’s call her Jo) wants to raise her profile via LinkedIn.
October 19, 2021
Podcasting Project - Step 2
This is about Anchor, Voice Record Pro & Audacity
March 15, 2021
Podcasting Project Part One
You hear Paul O’Mahony (Cork) talking about the new podcasting project.
March 15, 2021
On Saturday 21 November 2020 #Congregation2020 took place in the village of Cong, on the border of Galway & Mayo. People huddled together. They made meaning. Together they imagined #Society3.0. From the luxury of their internet they communicated. This short story happened late at night - after the poetry. This is the voice of Paul O’Mahony
November 23, 2020
Pandemic on Fire
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Recorded in front of a log fire in Cork - Music by Barry Maguire & Jefferson Airplane
October 23, 2020
"People Powered" : The book I'm reading before going to the un-conference in Cong
The book is "People Powered - how communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams" by Jono (Jonathan) Bacon, published by HarperCollins (Leadership) 2019. The un-conference website is  Congregation 2019 starts on Friday 22 November and ends on Sunday 24 November 2019.  
November 16, 2019
Bog-standard tea for breakfast in my Cork kitchen
An unrepresentative Irish man (Paul O'Mahony) talks in an unrepresentative Irish kitchen in the Cork suburb of Glanmire. The most memorable bit is when he drinks a tea which he calls "Bog-standard".  Otherwise - you hear Irish national news on RTE 1 (recorded on 14 November 2019)
November 15, 2019
How do you do your tax returns? Procrastinating & Celebrating
13 November 2019 in which Paul O'Mahony reveals he's been procrastinating and celebrates a just-in-time (JIT) submission of tax return.
November 13, 2019
Work is the curse of the drinking classes (Day 8 of #NaPodPoMo)
This episode starts with Paul O'Mahony's mistake.  Recorded & shared first on the LIMOR app.   Paul O'Mahony begins with a mistake. Sean O'Casey didn't say or write "Work is the curse of the drinking classes". It may have been Oscar Wilde? Frank Harris? Irish Barrister? Wilton Lackaye? Margaret Waters? Well-Known Young Clubman? Gustav Traub? Mike Romanoff? Samuel George Blythe? Arthur M. Binstead? Anonymous? Roger Overall is Paul's great friend and collaborator Recorded on 8th November 2019
November 09, 2019
My Audio Life comes from a psychoanalyst - on #NaPodPoMo Day 6
6 November 2019 - Day 6 of NaPodPoMo Begins with the story of Paul O'Mahony's experience of reading Nini Herman's book "My Kleinian Home". Moves on to the story of why Paul has made so much audio since 2012.
November 06, 2019
Why I bought two pineapples - #NaPodPoMo Day 5
Day 5 - 5th November 2019 Recorded in his kitchen while eating pineapple - by Paul O'Mahony.  
November 05, 2019
My change of mind on Day 4 of #NaPodPoMo
This is Day 4 Paul O'Mahony recorded this while walking in a local park in Glanmire Cork Ireland. Walking with Louis, an English Setter, by the bank of our local tributary of the Glashnabuoy which flows into the big river Lee, which flows through the city of Cork into the Atlantic Ocean. 
November 04, 2019
No Way Will This Be Easy - sudden realisation about #NaPodPoMo Day 3 (v1)
This is Day 3 of the international audio - podcasting challenge on Sunday 3rd of November.  Paul O'Mahony talks about what he'll find hard and why. The topic is book-reading - particularly what Paul is reading every day.
November 03, 2019
I'm reading "You Must Change Your Life" twice - #NaPodPoMo Day 2
Book No 1 is by Rachel Corbett The extraordinary story of one of the most fruitful friendships in modern arts and letters. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet is one of the most beloved books of the twentieth century. It has sold millions of copies and inspired generations with its galvanizing wisdom on how to lead an artistic life. In You Must Change Your Life, debut author Rachel Corbett tells the remarkable, long-buried story of where Rilke’s ideas originated. In 1902, Rilke broke and suffering from writer’s block, accepted a commission to go to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rodin in his sixties, notoriously carnal, revered; Rilke in his twenties, delicate, unknown. Nonetheless, they fell into an instantaneous friendship and would work closely together as master and disciple for the next few years, as Rodin showed Rilke how to become the writer he wished to be. (from introduction on Amazon) Book No 2 is by the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk. In his major investigation into the nature of humans,  Peter Sloterdijk presents a critique of myth - the myth of the return of religion. For it is not religion that is returning; rather, there is something else quite profound that is taking on increasing significance in the present: the human as a practising, training being, one that creates itself through exercises and thereby transcends itself. Rainer Maria Rilke formulated the drive towards such self-training in the early twentieth century in the imperative 'You must change your life'. Originally published: 2009
November 02, 2019
12 Years of "National Podcast Post Month" (#NaPodPoM0) kicked off on November 1, 2019
The History of NaPodPoMo In 2007, 50 podcasters participated in the first-ever National Podcast Post Month aka NaPodPoMo. Created by Jennifer Navarrete as an answer for an audio version to other 30 day challenges happening in the month of November. NaPodPoMo is a month-long event along the same vein as National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. The difference? Well, instead of writing a 50,000-word novel, you podcast every day for 30 days from November 1st-30th. Use any platform you desire. From full production studio to iPhone app and just about anything in between. The goal of NaPodPoMo is to use the challenge of podcasting daily as a form of podcasting bootcamp. For some, NaPodPoMo may be their first foray into podcasting. For others, it is a chance to try out a new platform or start another show. There are no hard and fast rules as to how you do this. If on November 30th you have recorded 30 shows, then you win. What do you get for winning? Isn’t a virtual high five and a sense of accomplishment enough? Oh, all right. Here’s the shiny. -> -> Thanks to Laura Ross aka @flyswatter you will have earned the right to show the world this nifty NaPodPoMo badge on your site. Nice, huh? At the end of it all who knows what else you will have won. Maybe you will discover a new way to record or a new show format. Whatever happens and however you decide to participate in NaPodPoMo, the key is to have fun.
November 02, 2019
My maturing friends
In which @omaniblog (Paul O’Mahony) greets people fondly - recorded with special thanks to @SM2N (Simon). This is mainly about the old days on @Audioboo - with a little @LimorApp on the side
October 31, 2019
THE END of THE (British) OPEN 2019 (Part 3 Final Round)
Welcome Recorded on Royal Portrush Golf Club during Sunday. Day 4 of The Open starts with coffee & croissant - Disaster on the 1st hole of final round -   Towards & on to the 4th with Dylan Ashley Frittelli (South Africa) -  On the 4th with Kuchar & Noren (both must be disappointed) -  Too much beer drinking on the course? Hole 5 & 6 -  Rain is getting heavier as Stenson hits a wonder pitch -  It’s pouring rain around the 6th green & strong wind too -  "I can’t take anymore - I'm off for shelter" -  Around the 18th at 5:57pm -  My obsessive excessive streak - reflecting on the experience. Thanks for listening, goodbye for now.
August 11, 2019
MORE ADVENTURE AT THE (British) OPEN 2019 (Part 2 Saturday)
Welcome Recorded at Castlerock  & Royal Portrush Golf Clubs In the Castlerock clubhouse after playing golf with a father & son from New York, a bit of our conversation   Welcome back to Royal Portrush at 16:15 on Saturday -  After meeting Miguel Ángel Jiménez & Darren Clarke - Up the 1st hole at 16:25 Paul's on 12th With Jon Rahm & Patrick Reed On 12th & 13th with Justin Rose & Brooks Koepka Tommy Fleetwod on 12th hole With Shane Lowry up 14th hole Leaving The Open after Saturday, with Shane Lowry 4 shots clear after an amazing 63
August 09, 2019
ADVENTURE AT THE (British) OPEN 2019 (Part 1)
Welcome THE OPEN CHRONICLES begins here The conversation in Limerick Almost a disaster with Getting up for Day 1 of The Open Irish voices in the B&B over breakfast on Friday (Day 2) ___________ Recorded in Portrush, Northern Ireland Arriving in Portrush for The Open on Friday Paul will have a free golf lesson later today Paul can use LIMOR @TheOpen for first time On the putting green with Harrington Beside 1st hole as the Harrington group plays On 13th tee with JB Holmes, Ernie Els & Abraham Ancer Alongside 14th green with Ancer, Holmes & Els Playing on to 17th green (Ancer, Els & Holmes) at 13:55 The 18th: JB Holmes leading, Lowry 2nd - will Ancer make the cut? Hanging out in a big tent with a woman who doesn't play golf After the golf lesson, Sheltering from rain in Village Deli & Coffee Shop - Lowry in the lead Whisky-tasking with Loch Lomond - delightful experience
August 07, 2019
The Irish Open Golf Championship 2019
Welcome Approaching Lahinch - driving through Ennistymon or Ennistimon Recorded in Lahinch, Co Clare, Munster, Ireland Parking the car The atmosphere in Kenny's Bar on Friday evening Live Music in Kenny's Bar More live music in Kenny's Saturday morning chatting Walking the links : grass, flowers, family & players On 17th hole on Saturday - a birdie & a par The tented village has music Main Street in Lahinch just before 1am "I need a decent fried breakfast in Danny Mac’s" Raw recording of a noisy breakfast My nephew from Canada tells golf story at breakfast On the 13th hole Lee Westwood & Abraham Ancer Short chat with Abraham Ancer at end of Irish Open Presenting the Irish Open Trophy to winner Jon Rahm That's the adventure: Goodbye for now
August 05, 2019
Cork v Italy - what’s the difference?
“There are no scooters in Cork” - declares Paul O’Mahony who’s lived in Cork for 13 years. “Scooters rule the roads in Italy” declares Paul who’s been to Puglia - for the wedding of his son Ben to Emma - and to Sorrento (close to Naples) for a holiday. “Cork & Naples should twin?”
June 20, 2019
I met a Rottweiler in Moanbaun Wood
This adventure begins with the sound of Paul O'Mahony panting.  He's recovering from his very slow run.  Out of breath, he utters words about golf.  He listens to birdsong, as his dog Louis pants.  You hear Paul wondering why the birds don't tweet from the top of the trees. Moanbaun Wood is Paul's favourite walking place, with gorse in yellow bloom alongside the trail. You hear the Rottweiler and her owners.  Plus the conversation. plus how the two dogs - Bella & Louis - get on. Should rottweilers be muzzled? Do they have a "bad name"? Should rottweilers sleep on your bed? Is it therapeutic for Paul to meet a rottweiler? You find out by listening.
May 01, 2019
The Midnight Walk to Empty the Mind & be Ready for Sleep
You are a welcome companion on this walk around the estate.  Louis, the English Setter, and Puma the black cat, are with us on this adventure. Please listen with an amused ear. And thanks very much, Paul the poet
April 27, 2019
If you're brave - you can buy this Epic Poem
Google "Irish Epic Poem in 33 Cantos". You'll find the Kindle Edition of Paul O'Mahony's "Inferno".  Written in November 2009, 33,000 words crushed into one story. It's a crime poem, a shocking thriller, an autobiography. You better be warned: it's a fierce unrelenting attack on certain members of the Roman Catholic bishops' circle, members of government - the ruling class. But it's full of lines as dense as these  " you wouldn't want to spoil the thrill of unbeckoning insight ..." "Is the Mahābhārata where you find Ganesh strumming a lyre? Those are lazy whisperers ..." This episode is an introduction to the poem by the poet. It is not the poem, however lyrical it sounds. You never know - this might put you off buying the Kindle edition.
April 25, 2019
Tygyr Woods is a Master burning bright
You hear a Cork perspective on the adventure that's Tiger Woods at Augusta Georgia USA 2019. Highlights include   "I thought Tiger Woods had gone to hell ..." Some of you detest golf - this is for you Who will win the Masters? Gambling my money A poem written for Tiger Woods The End
April 21, 2019
Local Frustrations in Glanmire & Drama in Republic of Work
Cafe Beva in Glanmire is the venue for venting local frustrations with Roger Overall.   Republic of Work in Cork city centre is the venue for monologue about "Leadership" and a speech which Paul O'Mahony will make at Toastmasters. 
April 19, 2019
23 Poems in 59 days
Recent Poems by Paul O'Mahony  Introduction Falling apart The walk Captivity Intimacy of everyday life The three Rs For Robert Neill Why does my wife not read my verse Pancake day - Nutella You must change your life #WeAreMuslim Picasso City of Sanctuary How's your swing? What is it like to be a man?
April 11, 2019
Poet Rainer Maria Rilke Writes Letters to Franz Kappus a Young Student (aged 19)
Letters 6-10: You hear Paul O'Mahony reading five letters to Mr Kappus - translation by Stephen Mitchell. 
April 01, 2019
St Patrick's Day Adventure - Poet Paul O'Mahony talks & rants to you - with a little Irish music
The voice of Beniamino Gigli is interrupted by an announcement welcoming listeners to a unique show from Cork Ireland. Assembled for you on St Patrick's Day - 17th March 2019. What does Ireland & the Irish mean to you? What three words do you conjure up when you think of the green land & her folk? Have you met Carolan [Turlough O'Carolan, (1670 – 25 March 1738) blind Celtic harper, composer and singer.] The Chieftains have. President D J Trump invited himself to dinner. Has he humiliated the Irish? Why not do nothing but be (breathing) on this sunny Sunday morning? The Poet Paul O'Mahony podcasts frequently from Cork Ireland - especially for discriminating listeners. 
March 18, 2019
Cork People Love To Lead and Speak.
This episode is a rehearsal.   The speaker is on his way to a contest - first round of the "World Championship of Public Speaking" at Toastmasters International. The title of the speech is "Are You Wearing Your Hearing Aids Now?" This speech must not be shorter than 4.30 minutes, nor longer than 7.30 minutes. You hear Paul (the poet) O'Mahony at home preparing for a grand night at Blarney Toastmasters Club.
March 12, 2019
Loving women everyday #InternationalWomensDay
One man in Cork in search of women. All sorts of women. “I love women” Paul the Poet wrote in 1995 - spoke out in 2012. International Womens’ Day on 8 March is a grand day to give you this gift.
March 08, 2019
Reading Rilke in Cork
Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet, letter-writer & composer of one novel.  He is one of the greatest poets in the German language - much translated into English. Paul (poet) O'Mahony introduces & reads the first five letters to a young poet.  The letters were published after Rilke died. How to be an artist  how to prepare to write poetry what it means to be creative how to deal with criticism & adversity These are some of the themes you'll hear in this episode. You can find the text of an English translation here:  Enjoy
February 28, 2019
Out and About around Cork City
In this episode you hear the sound of a man (Paul O'Mahony) walking in a muddy field, the chilling wind, a coffee house & a cafe.  On top of that there's the historic sound of the "Echo" by the man selling the Cork Evening Echo outside the Post Office on Oliver Plunkett Street.
February 17, 2019
First of a series of interviews with some of the most engaging people whom Paul O'Mahony, poet, knows. ____________________ Ray Renati is a professional actor, theatre director, podcaster, photographer, comedian, singer, father, dog-walker and more.  He lives in California, USA. Paul & Ray met on social audio on the App Anchor, about three years ago. ____________________ The purpose of THE INTERVIEW is to  introduce Ray Renati to people who don't know him delve into the person Ray is and is becoming (in 92 minutes) ____________________ THE INTERVIEW covers 8 topics: Why do you live where you live? Why do you do the work that you do?  Why do you attract the people you attract? Why are you so committed to the causes your espouse? Quick questions: like "Ice cream or jam?  Reagan or Nixon?" Why are you such a spiritual guy? Why are you so keen to leave a legacy? What question would you like to ask Paul O'Mahony? __________________ Ray says you are welcome to contact Ray Renati by email at "" 
February 14, 2019
Adventure with Mary Oliver
From 2012 to 2019 this adventure with Mary Oliver (Ohio 1935- Florida 2019)  Begins with how Paul O'Mahony contacted Mary's agent in 2018, followed by a recording from 2012, her poem "The Journey" for AJ Leon and Misfits Inc as they set out to go Round the World in 1,080 Days". A segment inside the great coffee house "FilterCork" with Mary. Paul reads several poems. You hear Mary Oliver reading one of her poem. Followed by Paul O'Mahony's poem  "Song for Mary Oliver on her 80th birthday" in Florida  More poetry including "When death comes". "My life with Mary Oliver" by Paul
February 05, 2019
Three Poems From Cork
Paul O'Mahony produces three poems in one day. Poem No 1 :  "Emerging From Retirement" Poem No 2 : "My New Shoes" Poem No 3 : "Song of Wandering Fog" You can read these poems on Paul's website 
January 24, 2019
Talking with trees in Moanbaun Woods
It's raining outside.  There's shelter among the pines. A dog to walk.  
January 16, 2019
Paul O'Mahony's musical life in Limerick (1965 - 1968) Ireland included very little Irish music. Here Paul plays music he didn't like from Brendan Bowyer ("The Hucklebuck" - released in 1965) & Dickie Rock.  Alongside music he loved - the Doors ("Light My Fire" - released in January 1967). While recording this episode Paul remembers how much he used to like the music of Percy French (1854 - 1920) from County Roscommon.
January 12, 2019
Night Ramble around the Estate
What will be the biggest surprise of this year? Imagine if a meteor landed here. I wrote about Santorini ... A recording device was sent out into space ... What’s it like to go on and on? Bouncing back ... What happened before the Big Bang? Happiness is a warm infinity. What is a mind? There’s a person with a dog ...
January 05, 2019
Motivating You Three Times
Three "omani motivating messages" -  specially voiced by Paul O'Mahony.  Does "positivity" matter enough to you? 
January 03, 2019
My musical autobiography (Part 4)
From Rogers & Hammerstein “You’ve got to be carefully taught” + “We shall overcome” to “Strange Fruit” + “La Marseilles” (French National Anthem) and “The Times They Are A-Changing” with “White Rabbit”
December 30, 2018
Being decisive may not be best - I nearly lost out
An example of how you could easily delete a podcast - without realising you may cut yourself off from a good guy
December 24, 2018
Remember that day in 2012 when you were almost 7?
Story-making with my daughter  This begins with a short conversation between father & daughter in the car on the way to school - about stories we used to make together. On Social Media Day 2012, we spoke to a small group about how we were creating stories together. From storytelling to story-making ... You hear plenty about "The Pony Story" - and a little about "The Princess Story" (which is available on the podcast "From Cork With Love Adventure").
December 22, 2018
In woods without Rebecca
Rebecca Solnit was left at home - Paul walked alongside water flowing like fluid in his mother’s womb. The power within an atom increases like a balloon. The colour brown surrounds the man. A woman comes around a corner without warning & pauses to be social. Light because of a prism ...
December 18, 2018
A new man is born
Paul O’Mahony is out on a dark, muddy track - with horses & other animals out of sight. Paul is reborn today - he’s got his first (Bluetooth) hearing aids. He can’t resist going on about what it’s been like during the first few hours.
December 13, 2018
Walking with Mercury in Rain with Cat & Dog
Around midnight - around the estate - around the houses - slipping on worms - without stars to warm the way - after time with Freddie Mercury in Omniplex Mahon Point
December 05, 2018
Doctors against abortion services + Headphones + Questions in Garryduff Woods
Some Irish doctors are against providing abortion services - you hear a bit of a radio report, comments by Paul O'Mahony & VictoriousOne in USA. Sony WH-CH500 bluetooth headset test A chat with Benjamin O'Mahony (actor) about pay & conditions in UK compared with USA - hoping to make contact with Ray Renati in San Francisco. Meeting a woman & dog - and meeting a man & dog. Episode recorded on Monday 3 December 2018
December 03, 2018
Musical Autobiography (part 2)
This is the second part of Paul O'Mahony's musical autobiography. There is more to come ...
December 02, 2018
Musical Autobiography (Part 1) #octaver2018
From the 1960s to the US Civil War
November 29, 2018
The art of the idea for the best un-conference ever in Cong #cong18
Preparation for
November 19, 2018
Night-walking under stars with UFOs
At about 11pm
November 13, 2018
Talking Anchor & US elections with Kevin - From Cork to California
Latest episode of From Cork with Love Adventures
November 07, 2018
Irish Politics - treatment of women
Venturing into Irish Politics harassment of women. This is about “IrishPolitics” on @LimorApp
November 02, 2018
A Blank Holiday in Cork
A Blank Holiday. • Piano practice + Feeding & watering Louis • People I drink wine with • Celebrating conversation with Fu-ran in Japan • I like Red Autumn Song • Thank you🍂 • The spirit of old Japanese melodies
October 30, 2018
Chilly night walk around the estate losing dog
Under the cold moon - a midnight ramble goes wrong
October 22, 2018
Wanderlust - a history of walking (end of Chapter 8)
Includes conversations about Wanderlust with Robbin Milne, Robert Neill & Andrew Lowe
October 22, 2018
A Thursday night adventure over food & music
A kitchen drama full of steak & music
October 18, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 8 Part 2
Continuing to read Rebecca Solnit
October 18, 2018
From Paris with love: The Eiffel Tower
You can’t stay in Cork all your life. You have to fly Aer Lingus to Paris for your birthday. You have to at least attempt to reach the summit - and return to base camp safely. You hear lots of people chattering French on the way. (Whatever you do book your ticket online. Otherwise you’ll queue for two hours to get to the cable car.)
October 16, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 8 starts here
Continuing to read Wanderlust - a history of walking. By Rebecca Solnit. Reading while walking. We meet a mushroom man in Moanbaun Wood.
October 10, 2018
Adventure in awful conditions
Lost identity - Persistent hope. Recorded while driving to Toastmasters
October 10, 2018
Music I still listen to & don't feel guilty about - from #Octaver2018
Part 1 To get the full value of this episode - you'll have to listen in a silent room (perhaps even a vacuum). Because Simon & Jana speak very softly (and my studio volume control dial wasn't able to amplify the sound). Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an English clarinetist and vocalist ... "Stranger on the Shore" is the music I still listen to. Part 2 Feeling guilty while listening to music doesn't feel right - does it? Music you might not expect me to love: "I'm the king of the jungle" "The hills are alive with the sound of music" "South Pacific".
October 08, 2018
Night Walk around the Estate
The walk is dry & dark. The dog & the cat ... without a moon between them. Lot's of silence here
October 05, 2018
Breaking-up on #Octaver2018 Day 5
What music goes with breaking-up?
October 05, 2018
Autumn Adventure Among Leaves
Leave of trees. Walking with Louis but without Rebecca Solnit. Learning how to make videos that are not perfection - but attract connection with your audience. You hear the sound of leaves underfoot being crinkled. "The space between the words, especially paragraphs, is where connection is mist likely to happen. County Kerry local people speak quickly - like people on Manhatten.
October 05, 2018
Your favourite funny song? #Octaver2018
This is the song that makes me laugh, smile & smirk most. The one that lights up my life. Your favourite? #Octaver2018 would love to hear what's your favourite. This is Paul O'Mahony's Day 3 contribution to Octaver2018 - topic suggested by Stefano Landi @slandi, in Montreal, Canada. You hear Jessye Norman sing from "Last Four Songs" by Richard Strauss. You hear Allan Sherman sing from "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)
October 03, 2018
Very early morning - dangerous time to walk
Recorded while walking in the dark with Louis - talking with horses - airplanes overhead - why it's better not to try and a few words with the pony rider
September 29, 2018
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit - Chapter 7 (ending)
Reading on a walk in Moanbaun Wood - Paul meets a woman with a dog
September 26, 2018
Walking the cat (and dog) before midnight
Lots about eating Pink Ladies & loving shadows. Paul O'Mahony walks & talks under a cloudy dark sky
September 26, 2018
Walking among horses in the dark with dog
At 8:12pm the light in Cork has almost faded away - walking in the dark is tricky - there are horses in fields & stars overhead. Light matters of course - and how do we measure the speed of light? And why is it not possible for anything to travel faster than light? There is so much Paul O'Mahony doesn't know & understand.
September 24, 2018
Struggling with Horsebox & Dog
You hesr how difficult it is to hitch-up & park a horsebox - How my daughter took charge - How Louis barked his way into Paul's bad books
September 23, 2018
Nightwalk with two men on my mind
With Louis his llewellen setter, Paul O'Mahony talks about the passing of his friend Jarla's brother-in-law - and Kevin William's birthday - and there is nearly a terrible accident. Thank goodness Louis is alive
September 22, 2018
A Stroll in the Night
On Friday evening around 21:30 it was dark & dry. The dog Louis & the cat Puma went for a walk. None of us knew what was to happen.
September 21, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 7 Pt2 Wordsworth & Mushrooms
After leaving home with dog, filling the car with unleaded petrol, watching the rain - surprisingly it's dry enough to read all about Wordsworth's walking & poetry. Lots about mushrooms in this episode
September 19, 2018
Reading Wanderlust - by Rebecca Solnit Chapter 7
Read while walking in woods with dog Louis - Thomas de Quincy + William Hazlitt + Coleridge + Bunyon + Dante + Walpole + Thomas Gray + Rousseau + Tom Paine + Edmond Burke + Mary Woolstonecraft + William Godwin - all are brought into focus as a way of putting the Wordsworths in context
September 18, 2018
Today's news from Ireland
Imagine a fireside chat shifted to an armchair in Cork - this is all about today's headlines - all reports based on the RTE News App - with a little commentary by Paul O'Mahony
September 15, 2018
Adventure with an Umbrella & Dog
Walking & talking around an estate in Glanmire Cork - on a windy night - an umbrella for protection - You hear Paul meet a couple of lads - Eric Chandler gets a mention - TS Eliot & Walt Whitman too - "Leaves of Curiosity" may become title of a collection of poetry. The dog's delinquent
September 15, 2018
Wanderlust Revisited Chapter 6 Parts 3&4
Reading from Rebecca Solnit's book Wanderlust on a walk - Louis meets a Golden Lab - and Jane Austin has her say - is this what we've been waiting for?
September 13, 2018
Wanderlust: English gardens & love of walking
Walking while reading - and reading while walking - Chapter 6 Part 2 ends here - includes lots about gardens in 17th - 18th century
September 05, 2018
A Toastmasters Adventure
How a member of Blarney Toastmasters Club had difficulty with his education & found help from an unexpected source
September 05, 2018
"Wanderlust" while walking in Cork
Reading Chapter 6 second half - Starting to walk for pleasure
September 01, 2018
Adventure in Cork rain with dogs
After 12 minutes we met a man with his pup - he told stories, including the day he shot a badger in self-defence
September 01, 2018
Talking with people in Japan & USA
Recent conversations with (1) Fu-ran in Japan (2) Jeremiah Craig in Seattle & (3) Andrew Lowe in New Jersey USA. This is to celebrate the wonder of it all
August 31, 2018
Adventure with Toastmasters - podcasting
It's very easy to go to a Toastmasters meeting. There is probably a Toastmasters Club near you. Anyone over18 is welcome. There is no need to be invited. Every club loves to have guests & visitors. It's a pleasant & easy way to learn leadership & communications skills. This adventure gives you a taste of the Toastmasters podcast "Irish Talkers"
August 31, 2018
Wanderlust Part 2 - Chaper 6 starts
Continuing to read Rebecca Solnit's wanderful history of walking (Chapter 6 starts here) - all about the first people to walk across countryside for the pleasure of walking there
August 29, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 5 Part 2 : Adventure of Walking
Reading the end of chapter 5 of "The history of Walking"
August 29, 2018
Adventure in Wales
Continuing the adventure which began in Cork - this happened in Dublin Airport - on Flybe to Cardiff - in Swansea - and The Mumbles
August 28, 2018
Leaving Ireland via Dublin
Catching the 09:25 train from Cork to Swansea via Dublin city centre & Airport. Boycotting the Pope.
August 24, 2018
Adventure of a Roman Pope in Ireland
As everyone in Ireland is talking about the Pope who'll arrive on Saturday morning, many are enthusiastic - many are telling their stories of rape & torture. All Paul O'Mahony can do is write poems and read them to you.
August 23, 2018
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit Chapter 5
Chapter 5 Labyrinths & Cadillacs - walking into the Realm of the Symbolic - Paul O'Mahony continues to read as he walks with his dog Louis
August 21, 2018
The Man From Snowy River - poem by Banjo Paterson
The poem was published in 1890. This recording was published on BumpersFM in 2017
August 21, 2018
Adventure with Dog at Vet
August 20, 2018
Cooking adventure in a Cork Kitchen
Thanks to Madhur Jaffreyv& Dehia Smith there will be good food for Sunday lunch. There is nothing like smelling of lime, ginger, chillies, cumin, corriander, garlic, basil & more.
August 18, 2018
Night Walk with dog & cat
Adventure under a star & moon
August 17, 2018
Discombobulated Toastmaster Adventure
Talking about "The talk show for talkers" on
August 17, 2018
Supermarket Adventure in Cork
A local discounter & a proper supermarket in Glanmire. Shopping for food & drink. Impulse purchases. Meeting a man in the wine section & a woman at the counter. Plus thoughts about podcasting.
August 15, 2018
Ant Man & the Wasp experience
From eating ice cream Caramel Chew Chew & Cherry Garcia - to the movies - with memories of how cinema used to be. An appreciation of the film for the "GnomeFlixMovieClub" too
August 14, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 4 - Pilgrimage & March
End Chapter 4. Rebecca Solnit writes about connection between pilgrims & protesters. Ends with "dedicated and fragile in the dark." On his walk Paul meets a man & chats about blackberries
August 14, 2018
Wanderlust Chapter 4 begins - on the move
Panic at Crawford Woods & Picnic at Hanging Rock. Followed by a reading from Rebecca Solnit's book about walking. Start of chapter 3 talks about conjoining body & soul - material & spiritual - and contains reference to Irish holy places
August 13, 2018
Listening to 'Wanderlust' by Rebecca Solnit
Robbin Milne & Robert Neill speak about their experience of listening to Paul O'Mahony's slow reading of the book
August 13, 2018
3 Poems by Charles Bukowski
A Bukowski fan reads 3 poems: "His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.[4] His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City..." (Wiki)
August 12, 2018
Songwriting in Rain
While walking Louis #omaniLouis, in rain, round the estate where he lives, Paul O'Mahony composed this song. This is unedited & raw - the first crude version without music
August 11, 2018
Talking about Walking with Eoghan the walker
In Hinchey's pub in Cork - two men chat about walking with reference to "Wanderlust - a history of walking" by Rebecca Solnit
August 10, 2018
New Toastmasters Year 2018-9 #wearetoastmasters
Talking about Blarney Club Toastmasters - Paul O'Mahony is on the club committee
August 09, 2018
On the road from Cork to golf #audio365
Louis had to be dropped to kennels for 36 hours. Paul made a mistake, and arrived there too early. There's a bit of singing from Act 1 of Verdi's opera La Traviata. The poor Minister for Health gets it in the neck from Paul who pours out spleen. Delayed by his enjoyment of coffee on the road, you hear a man hurrying afraid he's going to be late for the 4-ball in Greystones Golf Club. The last sigment was recording while driving back to Cork.
August 09, 2018
The night walk with animals
At midnight - it was too cold to go out rambling without a pullover
August 07, 2018
Tuesday morning Kitchen to Lake Ontario
Begins with Irish radio, coffee-making, talking to Dog Louis - a mug from Prague - Plastic in The Graduate - Saving Arpitan - Causes - Robert Neill talks about reading
August 07, 2018
Reading 'Wanderlust' by Rebecca Solnit - Chapter 3
Starts with reference to Robert Frost by Paul O'Mahony. Reading while walking in Moanbaun Wood in East Cork Ireland. In Chapter 3 'Rising and Falling', The following sources are mentioned: J-J Rousseau - John Napier - Genesis - Robert Ardrey - Adrienne Zihlman - Robert Dart - Louis & Mary Leakey - Donald Johanson - Owen Lovejoy - R D Guthrie - Jack Stern & Randall Sussman - Jane Goodall & Dian Fossey - Dean Falk - Peter Wheeler
August 07, 2018
Wanderlust' Chapter 3 - while walking a wood
Reading the end of Chapter 2 - "The missing subject"
August 07, 2018
Living thru a public holiday in Ireland
A slow day that included talk about TV and new song lyrics
August 06, 2018
Brilliant Brexit Blast by John Harris in @Guardian
Thanks to a columnist in The Guardian on Monday 6 August 2018 - and @sm2n & @jn2n - Paul O'Mahony reads John's article with a bit of commentary
August 06, 2018
Women put Ireland in World Cup Final
This is the Hockey penalty shoot-out between Spain & Ireland in the World Cup semi-final in London on Saturday 5 August 2018
August 05, 2018
This is the place, green & plastic
Ivy, Ferns, Nettles, Trees - 27 species - Plastics & Cans pollute the place
August 04, 2018
The sound of a cricket match
Recorded specially for Robbin Milne the Painter in California. To someone who knows nothing about cricket, this may sound weird - hieroglyphics on the air from BBC radio 'Test Match Special' (TMS) team. You hear ball-by-ball commentary on the last 19 minutes of the first test match between England & India. Paul O'Mahony says few words.
August 04, 2018
"Stop Being on Social Media"
Do you have a reason for using a social medium? Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, You Tube et al. Paul O'Mahony delves into this topic & scrapes the surface
August 04, 2018
WANDERLUST - Kierkegard walked
Continuing to read & chat about Rebecca Solnit's Book. This is chapter 2
August 03, 2018
A Day In The Life of a Half-Awake Irish Man
From morning to evening - little adventures in the life of a poet
August 01, 2018
I can change
Maybe I can't change. Perhaps I'm condemned to be me. I suppose I'll never know why things are the way they are until I've noticed a few more details. This episode is a rant about how some people live their lives - and howvmy mind works too often for my own good
July 31, 2018
Maria Popova on Walt Whitman
In her latest weekly digest "Brainpickings" - Maria Popova writes a piece "Walt Whitman on Democracy as a Mighty Form of Resistance". Paul O'Mahony reads & adds comments.
July 31, 2018
#AmbientJuly Day 28 : Café in County Wexford
Pure Irish ambience - from the sunny south east
July 28, 2018
Delicious Irish rain #ambientJuly Day 27
Recorded in an indoor arena - during a downpour
July 27, 2018
"I like walking because it is slow" (Wanderlust)
A reading of Rebecca Solnit's book "Wanderlust - a history of walking". This is the last part of Chapter 1.
July 26, 2018
Aerating French Wine in Irish Kitchen #AmbientJuly Day 26
The sound of a 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape being poured from glass to jug - and from bottle to jug - and from jug to glass - and being swilled & swallowed by an Irish man
July 26, 2018
Talking about Collins Barracks Dublin
CEO of In Hand Guides Trevor Winckworth & Paul O'Mahony have a quick chat about National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks Dublin
July 26, 2018
When you're out of practice
Recorded in a mobile studio on my way from home to golf. All about how it's good to do things often
July 25, 2018
Bi-polar start to a day
This was Monday - the day after I went to bed late - it was recorded while I was waking up & while I was driving home after collecting Louis the dog from kennels.
July 24, 2018
The Open Championship 2018
Begins with story of an American in Lahinch Golf Club bar - contines with commentary on the final holes of The Open
July 24, 2018
Golf in Lahinch
July 23, 2018
Go West to the Ocean
A drive from Cork, thru Limerick to Clare
July 21, 2018
Washing & Cleaning #AmbientJuly Day 21
Sounds around one kitchen in Glanmire Cork Ireland EU on Saturday morning
July 21, 2018
Wanderlust : (ch. 1) Walking with Thoreau
Reading & Being Affected by Pages 8-10 of Rebecca Solnit "A history of walking" - is this the greatest book ever written about walking? Early days ...
July 20, 2018
Song of Unusual Night-Walk
Close your ears - Paul sings off key "The night gas a thousand eyes" by Bobby Vee - without lyrics and melody. Too much politics too
July 19, 2018
Dodge 1967
Tom owns this American motorcar - Paul O'Mahony was having a refreshment with him in the bar of the Castletroy Park Hotel - after Ger (Scallachi) O'Connor's lying in state RIP (a lover of life). Ever friendly. Tom's car forensically inspected.
July 18, 2018
Meandering under Stars with Louis
Not a pleasant night. In sandals & a white dressing gown - this is what happened
July 18, 2018
Walking with Wanderlust
July 18, 2018
Song of the Supermarket #ambientJuly Day 18
Recorded at about 17:30 in SuperValu in Glanmire Cork
July 18, 2018
Big Bird over Cork #AmbientCork
Not often heard - Listen closely for dog
July 17, 2018
An Irish Kitchen in Glanmire Cork #ambientJuly Day 16
The sound of a dishwasher being emptied and crockery being put away - while operatic music plays.
July 16, 2018
Wanderlust - first chapter excites
This chapter is call "Tracing a Headland" - it's all about how broad the scope of the book is. Paul gets excited by Rebecca Solnit's painting of the landscape on which she'll consider walking.
July 16, 2018
INSIDIOUS - a fairly new poem
Insidious I was walking along a couple of roads, one turned to the sea, the wave, the water, the tide ... one sloped to the mountain, the scree, the rock, the peak ... I followed a breath like a hunter. There were distractions, high like eagles, busy like bees, imaginations like sugar, addictions, paradise, a sweet-shop shining scent of fish nectar, pollen, ice. I was walking along a couple of roads when the earth gave birth to twins, and twins to twins I followed a breath like a hunted fox. ______________ Read by the poet Paul O'Mahony Recorded in kitchen in Cork on 16 July 2018
July 16, 2018
WANDERLUST - Why do people walk?
This is a serious listen - "Wanderlust, A History of Walking" by Rebecca Solnit - first published in UK by Verso (imprint of New Left Books) 2001. The reading starts in a bed in Cork Ireland - a very sleepy Paul O'Mahony struggles to start his walk through the introduction to a 300 page paperback book. "I know nothing about Rebecca Solnit. I've done no research - it was the title & subtitle that hooked me" - says Paul. "I have no idea how much of it I'll read - or how many comments I'll make - as I walk across & down through the pages. "Maybe I'll be educated or disinterested, delighted or distracted, but I'm pretty sure I'll be curious & have mixed feelings."
July 16, 2018
Dishwasher At Work #ambientJuly Day 15
13 year old dishwasher starts the job with a full load in Paul O'Mahony's kitchen
July 15, 2018
Night-walk - Holocaust "Denial"
Walk with dog & cat, talking about the film "Denial" (2016) which Paul O'Mahony is watching: Holocaust denier judged to be a falsified of history - Paul speaks about his experience of going to Yad Vashem (Museum : "The idea of establishing a memorial in the historical Jewish homeland for Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust was conceived during World War II, as a response to reports of the mass murder of Jews in Nazi-occupied countries. Yad Vashem was first proposed in September 1942, at a board meeting of the Jewish National Fund, by Mordecai Shenhavi, a member of Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek...." (Wiki) The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem is the Jewish People’s memorial to each and every Jew who perished in the Holocaust – a place where they may be commemorated for generations to come. The main circular hall houses the extensive collection of “Pages of Testimony” – short biographies of each Holocaust victim. Over two million Pages are stored in the circular repository around the outer edge o
July 14, 2018
The battle continues
You hear Paul O'Mahony read (1) his poem-song "Battle Cry" (2) The comment Hennie left on his blog (3) Paul's response
July 14, 2018
Cucumber, Hake & Chablis
July 14, 2018
Love & Lust - a speech at Blarney Toastmasters #wearetoastmasters
This speech was made at Blarney Toastmasters Club in Co Cork Ireland. Paul O'Mahony is a member of that club. He's following the Toastmasters learning path known as Visionary Communications. This is his second speech on that Path. The speech is introduced by Mary Walsh, Toastmaster (MC) of the meeting. It was a hot, dry day during the Irish drought 2018. The video was shot by Moira O'Brien, member of Toastmasters Internatonal, Blarney Club, District 71
July 12, 2018
Animal Cruelty?
Paul left his dog Louis in the car while he had breakfast? Was that cruel? Should he be ashamed of himself? Should he have gone back home to get a lead - to tie the dip up outside - or should he have skipped breakfast? How do you judge Paul's actions? What do you think you would have done?
July 12, 2018
#AmbientJuly Day 12 Café Life
The sound of my local Café where I ate scrambled egg - 2 sausages - and drank an Americano
July 12, 2018
A bad night
It all began well - went downhill slowly - rapidly - lost dog - how it all ended ok thanks to nothing in particular
July 11, 2018
Match-loving Man
World Cup Semi-Final Day - a delinquent supporter speaks out
July 11, 2018
#AmbientJuly puzzle: what's going on? (Day 10)
A special episode of #AmbientJuly - can you describe what's going on?
July 10, 2018
Battle Cry Poem/Song
All about a poem-song composition that began on 4th July 2018. Includes a song composed by George Fredrick Root in 1862 - Version 1 the Union version - Version 2 Confederate version - a little art Cooder - a little Wolfe Tones - and thoughts about what poets & painters do
July 10, 2018
Magnificent Monday
This is about Toastmasters + Branding a Fast Food business + Opera (Samson & Delilah singing by Jessye Norman
July 09, 2018
Underneath Stars
Louis is an English Setter - Puma is a black cat - the bins go out tonight
July 08, 2018
#AmbientJuly Day 8 : 74 Second Tea
Boiling kettle of Irish water + Pouring boiled water on teabag + replacing kettle + stirring tea with metal teaspoon + removing teabag to bin & pouring Super Milk + stirring tea + tapping teaspoon on inside of teacup - and more
July 08, 2018
#AmbientJuly Day 7 Busker on Main Street Bandon
About 100 seconds : Music - Cars - Music
July 07, 2018
Shards of life during Irish water shortage
From Supermarket to the End of the Day
July 06, 2018
Dog takes man for walk #AmbientJuly Day 6
125 seconds in a small estate at 22:30
July 06, 2018
Inside an Irish Pub #ambientJuly
A good pub
July 05, 2018
Adventurous Day
From midday to late evening
July 04, 2018
Dog panting with motorway in distance #ambientJuly Day 4
Louis pants - while walking around a field in Glanmire Cork
July 04, 2018
A Waterless Day
What's it's like to live in a land without water?
July 03, 2018
Guitar Tuning by Teacher #ambientJuly
The sound of an Irish man tuning an acoustic guitar
July 03, 2018
The Midnight Feast
Recorded after midnight - you hear toast being buttered & eaten - and the sound of Paul drinking Albariño
July 02, 2018
An Irish Stream in Cork #ambientJuly
This stream runs around the boundary of our local park & children's playground - under trees. You hear the sound of children enjoying themselves in the distance
July 02, 2018
Norwegian Words
Paul is very happy after chatting with Jarle Peterson from the island of Tysnes Norway - about podcasting, social audio, radio, and marketing
July 02, 2018