In pod we trust.
If there’s anything that makes the daily 5km trudge more bearable during the Level 5 restrictions, it’s having a decent podcast to keep you entertained during the walk.
If you’re in need of something new to tempt you outdoors, Rebel Matters is a bi-monthly podcast “for and with activists, artists, and scallywags”, presented by Ainle Ó Cairealláin, a West-Belfast native now based in Cork city, and produced by sound artist/filmmaker Vicky Langan.
New episodes are uploaded every second Friday and in today’s episode, the 88th in the series, Ainle speaks to Ian Lynch of the band Lankum and Fire Draw Near Podcast about the fantastical world of Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebooks that Ian has been a fan of since he was a young boy, discussing chance, choices, and the role that mythologies play in helping people make sense of the world and their place in it.
“We have always loved speaking to people and hearing their stories, and Rebel Matters started out as the perfect opportunity to do that,” says Ainle.
𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙙𝙞𝙣. 🔓 Patrons can now access our newest episode ahead of it going up across all usual podcast platforms this Friday! Ep 88: Fighting Fantasy, Fire Draw Near, & Dungeon Synth with @LankumDublin‘s Ian Lynch https://t.co/vmIewE2tsC pic.twitter.com/KrzgVwWd0h
— Rebel Matters Podcast (@rebelmatters_) January 20, 2021
“Now it has evolved to the level where we are giving people who have great stories to tell the opportunity to share them with our audience and highlighting perspectives that might not get the coverage they deserve in mainstream media.
“We are very excited to get stuck into the interviews and episodes of 2021 that are already shaping up to be a combination of chats with fascinating guests, discussions on current social issues, deep dives down the rabbit holes of music and art, and the occasional solo run episode.”
Previous Rebel Matters episodes can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, YouTube, TuneIn, with varied guests including Kneecap, Radie Peat, Mick ‘The Iron Man’ Murphy, Virginia O’ Gara of My Goodness, Food Not Bombs, and the Cork Urban Soil Project and Kate McGrew on sex work in Ireland.
You can listen in here.