What It's Like ... with Luce

What It's Like ... with Luce

By Lucy Carol Norris
A podcast highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Hosted by Lucy Norris, listen along as I pick the brains of our generation's trendsetters and tastemakers to discover the true meaning of success.

Podcast Cover Art : @girlgazing
Intro Music: LiQWYD - Vibes
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What It's Like...to be Daniel Nugent
On this week’s episode, I talk to co-founder of Ambr Eyewear. After experiencing the harmful effects of blue light first hand, this digital marketer turned entrepreneur saw an opportunity and dove right in. Realizing that combatting digital eyestrain didn’t have to mean compromising on style, himself and his partner managed to combine fashionable frames with virtually clear lenses that would soon be flying off the shelves quicker than they could’ve ever imagined.  Sharing his secrets to success, here’s what it’s like to be Daniel Nugent.  For more information and to shop Ambr Eyewear visit https://ambreyewear.com or follow the brand @ambr_eyewear.
32:59
April 6, 2020
What It's Like... to be Alan Bennett
On this week’s episode, I sit down with founder of Headstuff.org and The Podcast Studios. Starting out as a budding writer and having dabbled in the world of comedy, this guest created Ireland’s largest podcast network, rolling out 30 shows with millions of downloads. What began as a passion project quickly spiraled into an award winning cultural outlet that continues to grow in popularity. From his very own city centre studios, I found out what it's like to be Alan Bennett.
42:18
March 30, 2020
What It's Like... to be Rachel Keane
On this week’s episode, I chat to founder of health food restaurant, Pog. At just 25 she opened the doors of one of Ireland’s very first health cafes and hasn’t stopped since. Famous amongst locals and tourists alike for its picture perfect menu and mouthwatering protein pancakes, the restaurant has branched out to two locations with one more coming soon. From the first shop in bachelors walk, this week’s guest chats to me about the power of social media marketing, making it through the quarter life crisis and the impact COVID 19 has had on operations moving forward. Here’s what it’s like to be Rachel Keane.
54:24
March 23, 2020
What It's Like... to be Alan Merriman
On this week's episode, I chat to founder of Elkstone, Ireland's leading multi-family office. Sharing insights into the world of investing as well as what he looks for in a pitch, this week’s guest knows a thing or two about what it takes to make it in business. From his office in Dublin City Centre, the former finance director and Price Waterhouse Cooper partner tells me how a series of serendipitous opportunities lead him to opening the doors of his current venture and the importance of being a risk taker. Here’s what it's like to be Alan Merriman.
31:33
March 16, 2020
What It's Like... to be Aisling Byrne
This week I’m joined by CEO and founder of The Nu Wardrobe - a social network for women to share clothes with members of their local community. Returning home from India after having witnessed the true cost of the fashion industry, this week’s guest turned her shock into action and began conceptualising a platform that would aim to solve the sustainability issue without compromising on style. With the app available to download now from the Appstore and the community growing in numbers by the day, this service is cleaning up the planet one outfit at a time. Here’s what it’s like to be Aisling Byrne.
56:47
March 2, 2020
What It's Like... to be Conor McCarthy
This week I'm joined by founder and CEO of Flipdish. Born out of a frustration with food portal usability, the platform was developed to act as an online ordering system for restaurants. Talking me through the initial start up process to present day operations and future projects including self service kiosks and even food delivering drones, here’s what it’s like to be Conor McCarthy. 
34:58
February 24, 2020
What It's Like... to be Lisa Murrin
On this week’s episode I chat with co-founder of Eathos Café and director of operations at Ireland’s premium catering company With Taste. From working her way up in the family business to opening the doors of her very own health food haven with her brother, this entrepreneur has cracked the code to having your cake and eating it too – quite literally. Here’s what its like to be Lisa Murrin.
41:33
February 17, 2020
What It's Like... to be Luke Rynne Cullen
This week I chat to founder of Applaud.live and Tune Release. A former freelance violinist, this young entrepreneur has already been listed in the Sunday Business Post’s '100 Hot StartUps' and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. From winning Trinity College’s Dragon’s Den to placing third at the National Sartup awards last year, join me as I find out what it’s really like to be Luke Rynne Cullen.
35:03
February 10, 2020
What It's Like ... to be Sheena Madden
This week I sit down with founder and managing director of Amplify Agency, an Irish PR firm specialising in music, arts and entertainment. Since opening up for business last year, her client list has already been expanded to include a range of artists and record labels to music venues and festivals. Adding award-winning documentary maker and RTE alumna to her realm of experience, we chat making the move from journalism to PR, creating a company and becoming your own boss. Here’s what it’s like to be Sheena Madden. 
30:25
February 3, 2020
What It's Like... to be Brian O'Casey
This week I’m joined with founder and CEO of Offbeat Donuts. Since opening its doors in 2016, the premium chain has gone from strength to strength and now operates 8 stores, three kiosks and has even franchised into Europe. Adopting what he learnt from 25 years in the coporate world of food marketing, this week's guest transformed a dinner conversation into one of Dublin’s most well known brands in just four years. Without further ado here’s what it’s like to be Brian O’Casey. ** I’m aware the background noise is excessive but it hopefully won’t impact on the wise words of Brian!
39:56
January 27, 2020
What It's Like ... to be Molly Roberts
This week I’m joined by digital creator and Irish Youtuber Mollerina. From her hometown in Claremorris, we chat building her brand, navigating adulthood, going viral on tiktok and what it really takes to smash it in the world of social media. Boasting a combined following of over 120 thousand followers across her platforms, here’s what it’s like to be Molly Roberts.
41:06
January 20, 2020
What It's Like ... with Luce Trailer
Welcome to What It's Like ... with Luce, a podcasting exploring the inner workings of our generation's successful trendsetters and tastemakers.  Join me, Lucy Norris, as I chat to the people that felt the fear and did it anyway.  Launching in January, episodes will be released every Monday just in time for your daily commute.  In the mean time, here's a snippet of what to expect from this upcoming series  ....  For more, follow along on social media @whatitslikepod and please rate, review and subscribe if you like what you hear.  
00:53
December 11, 2019