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The Athenry Junction Podcast

The Athenry Junction Podcast

By SonicHam Media

Every few weeks, Dylan, Padraig, and a gang of their twenty-something friends meet up and try to make sense of the world. Unfortunately, they haven't succeeded yet, but they thought it made for a good podcast.
Born out of the fact most of our lives are spent on motorways, they thought their incongruous ramblings would make those long journeys the bit shorter. Never has the saying "Little knowledge is dangerous" been so true.
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#31 Die dog or shite the license

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#36 Cormac Looby: Clonmel's Got Talent and The Suzuki Method
#36 Cormac Looby: Clonmel's Got Talent and The Suzuki Method
The Athenry Junction Podcast, the podcast equivalent of Iarnród Éireann. Rarely on time, uncomfortable, and smells a little bit. The podcast gets over the mid-30's hump as the boys try and rearrange the furniture on the Titanic to try and give themselves some credibility. This week, the boys are joined by immensely talented Co. Tipperary Singer/Songwriter and all round sound man Cormac Looby. Cormac discusses the how he has navigated the pandemic, how his songs are forged into existence, and why Japanese Fart Music will be the sound of 2021. Padraig reminisces on the boys old band 9 Ideas, while Cormac calls Dylan out for name-dropping. Daire also ponders why Cormac hates him.
52:19
March 10, 2021
#35 Caolán Walsh: Exhausted and Satiated
#35 Caolán Walsh: Exhausted and Satiated
The Athenry Junction Podcast, the podcast equivalent of driving a Nissan Micra round the Nurburgring. You may not make it to the end but you'll have a story to tell atleast. This week, the boys decided to open open the door to the echo chamber of sadness, and despite the smell of farts and mouldy Boojum wrappers, Caolán Walsh walked in and began to put his thoughts inside us. Friend of the Show™ Caolán makes his long-waited debut on the Athenry Junction Podcast, discussing the return of the Boom and its implications for terraforming Mars, the works of Carl Jung, and assisted by Dylan brings us a spectacular TWTBWS on Adrenochrome. Daire puts on record the influence of the TAJP on worldwide crypto prices. Wish.com makes its much anticipated return in a blaze of incoherence and poorly translated Mandarin thanks to Padraig, while The Mandela Effect and Shane McGowan's Chronic Orthodontal Hydroplosion also get a doing. Ye might want to wear a Johnny for this one.
01:18:21
March 03, 2021
#34 A Pomeranian called Ultan
#34 A Pomeranian called Ultan
Dylan and Padraig tog out in a two man full forward line as Daire has enough sense to take a break from this every now and again. This week, Padraig reminisces on an unhealthy energy drink addiction and Dylan tells people not to cook themselves in "That's what the boys were saying". Daft Punk, Justice for Jack Carty, and the post-Covid landscape all get a looking at. It's a scattered one this week.
01:09:50
February 24, 2021
#33 The "As Auld as Jesus" Special
#33 The "As Auld as Jesus" Special
The under-funded live action muppet show that is this podcast crawls into it's mid-thirties and has all the battle scars to show it. The boys wonder where it all went wrong as they lose the diesel money for the week investing in DogeCoin. Padraig gets nostalgic about Pimp My Ride, Dylan can't quite figure out how the internet works and questions the Irish Rugby Team selection*, and Daire pokes a few holes in the alleged work of a child genius. *These comments have aged very very well.
56:51
February 08, 2021
#32 He was eating gravy with his hands
#32 He was eating gravy with his hands
The Connacht Snap, Crackle and Pop are back again this week to numb the torture of existence with another hour of absolute manure chat. Dylan gets very detailed on the diet of strongman Eddie Hall, Padraig gets all Stephen King when discussing the impact of lockdown on his local pubs, and Daire considers who'd he get a bating from for a few pound.
52:52
January 26, 2021
#31 Die dog or shite the license
#31 Die dog or shite the license
The malnourished, 3 legged, covid-riddled collie pup that is this podcast stumbles its way into a fourth calendar year. The three bucks are back to confuse and annoy the listener once more. Padraig gets introspective about small talk, Daire delivers a sad piece of news relating to the fuel prices, and Dylan chairs the first meeting of the Mec Lir fan club, as the boys get scientific about their latest album, "LiveWire"
48:38
January 13, 2021
#30 Unleaded Guinness and Alien Crabs
#30 Unleaded Guinness and Alien Crabs
The slatted house of the internet gets emptied out, and the contents spread evenly across the field of your mind once again. Dylan and Padraig are back once again after a lockdown break. The boys get through a mealbag of messages, Dylan ponders if we should all give up the drink and Padraig gets all patriotic about Supermac's. The new Skoda Octavia ad, laxative cigarettes and Mayo's relentless march to another All-Ireland all get a mention. Listen to it with your head.
01:02:28
December 14, 2020
#29 A Mona Lisa fillet roll
#29 A Mona Lisa fillet roll
The three boys take a much more considered approach to emptying the compost bin of the internet onto the the fresh linen of the minds of the listener. Dylan is back from doing humanitarian work in Aghamore to complete the trio again. This week, the lads get a bit graphic regarding some off-lable use of microwaves, and crunch the numbers and legal ramifications of consuming priceless art. Padraig goes full mental for wish, Dylan goes down mineshaft of a rabbit hole for the TWTBWS section as it makes it's unwanted return, and Dáire is a little abrupt with the fuel prices.
01:06:55
October 14, 2020
#28 What's Ketamine is Ketayours
#28 What's Ketamine is Ketayours
The boys are back this week with a other tonne bag of verbal acid reflux, spewing all over our SM-57s, through the Sennheisers of our listeners and into their brains, corroding and dissolving their last sense of normality. Dáire and Padraig complete the two man full forward line this week as Dylan is away working for Trocaire in Ballycroy. Dáire talks about scauldy house parties in Westside, Padraig brings up the world's strongest Kerry accent, and they boys get delerious over the mind-blowing synergy of the Bundee Aki/Odlum's flour partnership. The unspoken sameness of Irish "Staycations" gets a doing, along with the return of Daire's petrol and diesel price update.
01:02:56
October 05, 2020
#27 South Sligo Rogering and the Binson Echorec
#27 South Sligo Rogering and the Binson Echorec
The DPF on the Peugeot 307 diesel engine of the internet gets emptied out once more as Padraig and Dylan finally get to record a twist in the same room. After getting past the oddness of not recording over Zoom, the boys get down to the serious business of 1960's mixing plug-ins, the lousiness of the National Broadcaster and once again get surreal over the Island of Achill.
45:47
September 17, 2020
#26 Give me 20 Rothmans
#26 Give me 20 Rothmans
The boys are back after an unenforced break to poison the minds of the good folk of the internet. Dylan discusses the deification of former Connacht Rugby player, Padraig gets all analytical about US Postal, and Daire feels hurt, betrayed, and hurt by Circle K in Kilcolgan. The boys also discuss pints in the Covid Era, the specificity of cigarettes and a new fundraising pyramid scheme.
01:04:18
July 13, 2020
#25 A gin bar in Bellaghy
#25 A gin bar in Bellaghy
The quarter century has been hit in typically amateur fashion. Special guest Romy Madden togs out wing-back to bring some sort of order to things. Dáire attempts to do Agony Can't, Padraig bends the laws of physics with the Wish section, and Dylan gets A N G R Y about the RTE player. The gang also discuss the lifting of lockdown, jocking lads in school and Brian Cranston's poor taste in fictional women.
01:10:52
June 08, 2020
Podcans I: The Soundness World Cup and Black Market Mass Cards
Podcans I: The Soundness World Cup and Black Market Mass Cards
The first of an even less ordered and structured podcast series from the boys at TAJ Podcast. Home from work, open a tin, fire up the podcast machine and record the manure that results. Less editing means an uncut hour of drunken shitetalk. The boys talk about who would be in the last-16 of the soundness world cup, Daire goes international with the diesel prices, and the bucks wonder where mass cards actually come from....
01:01:49
May 31, 2020
#24 Abnormal People and the load-bearing bottle of mayonnaise
#24 Abnormal People and the load-bearing bottle of mayonnaise
The boys are officially out of craic this week, and start to go a bit daft as a result. Dylan upsettingly ponders the possibility of not having a pint until Christmas, Daire talks about condiment issues, and Padraig loses it (at last) as he becomes a bit meta when describing this week's Wish deal. We're sorry everyone, but it's come to this.
39:34
May 25, 2020
#23 Frankie Gavin is only a few yards from Beyoncé
#23 Frankie Gavin is only a few yards from Beyoncé
Dylan and Padraig dial in of a Sunday morning to fill in a gap that wasn't really there. Due funding cuts, supply chain issues and a chronic lack of organization, none of the usual sections are in this week, so the boys have to fill in with an even lower grade of dung than usual. A bitter hatred of plug-in lawn mowers, and a passionate love for Jacob Collier are the themes for the day.
53:09
May 11, 2020
#22 The Big Serpent Head on Him
#22 The Big Serpent Head on Him
The boys are back after a 2 week break to bring ye more of the usual from the septic tank out the back of the internet. We have massive news from the world of fuel prices, Padraig becomes unhinged about Wish.com and Dylan gets a bit triggered, again. Magic beaches near Renmore, DPF issues and TAJPs own Social Network situation get a torch shone on them too.
46:58
May 05, 2020
#21 Praying that Ashton Kutcher would come round the corner
#21 Praying that Ashton Kutcher would come round the corner
Ireland's Favourite Three Men and a Nurse are back with another round bale of fermented Martin-Joe Sweeney. Working from home and not being in contact with other less maladjusted members of society was cause for a more subdued and disjointed podcast this week. Our resident man on the streets, Daire Canavan, brings some big news from one of his world tours of Remore, Dylan brings us a tale of Greyhound fillet burger and Padraig gets excited over a frog. Dogs in Zoom meetings, Fat dogs, Rasher Socks, Meatless Meatball Marinara causing COVID and the Netflix Fireplace also get mentioned.
01:07:55
April 13, 2020
#19 What will they drive in Shrule?
#19 What will they drive in Shrule?
The worst noise since the invention of sound is back, Coronavirus be damned. Niamh and Daire are back to shore up the half-back line of Verbal Diarrhoea FC along with Dylan and Padraig. Padraig introduces some mind-blowing deals from Wish.com, Daire gives some cutting-edge, economic analysis of the prices of diesel and petrol that none of us really need to buy anymore, and Dylan melts our heads with short review of Altered Carbon. We do eventually cover the current pandemic/lockdown situation, as for the first time ever we take things seriously, as Niamh kindly tells the reality of being a nurse in the middle of the panic. Donald Glover, the legendary bout between Kathleen Hughes and Matt, and "Rate My" pages all get a doing.
01:22:12
March 29, 2020
#18 Keyboard Cat was an alcoholic
#18 Keyboard Cat was an alcoholic
This week, dark past of our favourite childhood friends gets unearthed by Padraig, some hot takes on the origin of Covid-19 are cooked up, and Dylan profiles a cult hero of the GAA. The boys put on their hurling helmets and run straight through the metaphorical looking glass.
51:35
March 09, 2020
#17 Firing out the Communion with a Nerf Gun
#17 Firing out the Communion with a Nerf Gun
Dylan and Pádraig are back with another episode of third division anal verbosity. Dylan and Padraig give some sound immunological advice in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, discuss their preferred style of pancake, and get all literary. A Pogues' trip to Brazil, and a Joe Rogan trip to Castleplunkett also get a mention.
01:04:48
March 02, 2020
#16 Holy God makes the weather
#16 Holy God makes the weather
The Worst Podcast of All Time™ makes it's unwanted return to the airwaves after another long break, to atrophy the brains of those daft enough to listen, like aural break fluid corroding the car paintwork of the mind. Dylan and Padraig sit in on an hour of unsolicited dung. The boys apologize for their absence, discuss the recent General Election, some conspiracy theories and the ponder the wisdom of a new fad diet. The Podcast with more comebacks than Elvis is here to stay. (sort of).
53:25
February 24, 2020
#15 Self Engineering and The How's Things Clinic
#15 Self Engineering and The How's Things Clinic
As if the lousiness of St. Stephen’s Day wasn’t bad enough, here is episode 15 of the septic tank of the internet that is The Athenry Junction Podcast. Recorded a few weeks back as to not have to call it a Christmas special. In this installment, Padraig, Dylan and Daire sit down after a hard day’s work to spew up whatever happens to be on their mind of a Wednesday evening. Pádraig talks about an absolute steal on Wish. com that isn’t a scam at all at all, Dylan ponders the energy efficiency of the Sun and Daire takes his inaugural “Agony Can’t“ slot. God bless ye all.....
38:54
December 26, 2019
#14 You look like a carrot
#14 You look like a carrot
A short and experimental episode this week, as Padraig mans the control room in Cork while Dylan battles non gender-specific influenza to report in from the Outside Broadcast Unit in Dublin. Padraig recounts getting verbally assaulted by strangers in the internet, while Dylan tells us of being physically assaulted by strangers in real life. The lads also revisit whole Rod debacle.
36:14
November 12, 2019
#13 Good for the Rod
#13 Good for the Rod
Due to unpopular demand, the podcast that no one asked for makes it's un-awaited return. Padraig, Dylan and Daire return after an extended summer break with a not-new and unimproved piece of aural hardship. The boys discuss the various trips over the past few months, with Iceland and Italy getting a good going over. Also, Padraig discusses an Ayahuasca-sponsored work secondment in the Rebel County, Daire dissects Sunday mass and Dylan brings a new theory to the table regarding men's health.
01:12:27
October 29, 2019
#12 The Upside Down Man of Sliabh Mór
#12 The Upside Down Man of Sliabh Mór
Dylan and Padraig are in this week for another assault of ill-informed verbal diarrhea. Dylan is back from his stint doing humanitarian work in Cavan to talk border anomalies in a Post-Bexit future, Padraig ponders the the whereabouts of the girl of the Calvita box, and the boys swap stories about there recent trips out Mid-Europe.
01:25:13
May 29, 2019
#11 I'm only Bear Toaster
#11 I'm only Bear Toaster
The gang are back this week with another round bale of industrial-strength Category C anal verbosity. Ciara Lynskey togs out at wing-back for her championship debut in place of Dylan. Padraig discusses his mother's militarised insect defenses, Niamh describes her unnaturally powerful tongue, Daire complains of sticky elbows, and Ciara expresses concern over the potential tragic consequences of cats and autonomous Hoovers. Meanwhile, Dylan reports over the phone from another one of his world tours of Ireland.
01:32:53
May 07, 2019
#10 Snails already have names
#10 Snails already have names
This weeks episode comes live and in colour from Daire's bedroom where we recorded the most hungover podcast of all time. We are joined by Ally Kerrigan this week to help us make sense of the world. Padraig and Dylan revisit the crisp issue, Daire gets all emotional about school and Ally nearly spends a weeks wages because of April Fool's Day.
48:34
April 16, 2019
#9 Arthur's Ballbag
#9 Arthur's Ballbag
Dylan and Padraig are behind the mics this week dealing with the backlog of listener submissions. Dylan discusses a case of unlicensed image use, coffee addiction, and continues his investigation into the prevalence of bad driving around the country. Padraig analyses situational-appropriate corn snacks, and hypothesizes the origins of organised time. We are joined by the Chairman of the Donie Vaughan fan club Mr Martin McAndrew to discuss an unusually positive day in Croke Park for the green and red.
01:03:24
April 02, 2019
#8 Andy Roddick serving a turd at you
#8 Andy Roddick serving a turd at you
The boys are back with a tired and hungover Post-St Patrick's Day podcast. Dylan is back this week along with Daire and Padraig. Our special guest this week is Michael Devaney, who fulfils a lifelong dream of being on a podcast. This week, Padraig talks about self aware office hardware, Daire brings us news from the flat-earth people, Dylan analyses some shitty physics, and Michael brings up the topic of correlation vs. causation.
01:01:44
March 20, 2019
#7 That would be efficient childbirth
#7 That would be efficient childbirth
This week, Padraig is joined by Daire and Niamh to talk manure for an hour. Padraig poses some unsettling hypothetical questions, Daire gets some Ford-related anger off his chest in a rather vivid fashion, and Niamh rolls in a conversational grenade relating to dodgy clappers. Dylan meanwhile reports from the border.
46:02
March 12, 2019
#6 What is Dinner?
#6 What is Dinner?
We're back after our extended and accidental midterm break! Dylan and Padraig are back in action chatting about The Game of Thrones Montessori, Jack Carty, and telling everyone to just calm down.
41:26
March 05, 2019
#5 You won't burst a badger
#5 You won't burst a badger
This week's episode comes live and in colour from The Real Capital, where the original three are joined by Cian Cunningham who togs out for his first appearance, and tells us about his poultry-related issues. Also this week, Dylan puts on his tinfoil hat, Padraig admits he's the worst Liverpool supporter of all time, and Martin continues his rehabilitation from a chronic phobia of microphones.
59:27
February 04, 2019
#4 Undenominated Cuisine Burglars
#4 Undenominated Cuisine Burglars
In our first run out for 2019, Its the return of the Mac (Andrew) where he tells us about his gallivanting in Munich. As well as that, we had a love in for Jack Carty, discussed variations of the standard food delivery business model, and avoided talking about Brexit.
01:14:10
January 22, 2019
#3 Gravity works out grand
#3 Gravity works out grand
We battled through the post-Christmas food coma to bring you this weeks episode. We addressed the gender imbalance on the podcast and used actual microphones this time 
01:15:42
January 02, 2019
#2 You have to turn left eventually
#2 You have to turn left eventually
People in glass houses should wear clothes.
55:15
December 17, 2018
#1 People eat ham
#1 People eat ham
Addressing the podcast elephant in the room...
01:02:12
December 10, 2018