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The Tommy, Hector & Laurita Podcast


Pure conversation, of the language-loving storytelling variety. Unpredictable and funny, carefree and intimate. Join Tommy Tiernan, his school pal Hector O'hEeochagain and Mayo woman Laurita Blewitt as they sit around the table in a shed at the bottom of a garden in the West of Ireland and just chat. You'll wish you were there to join in....

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Our Editor's Take

The Tommy, Hector & Laurita Podcast shares entertaining conversations between three old Irish friends. First up is comedian, writer, and actor Tommy Tiernan. He's performed stand-up for several decades and has starred in Derry Girls and Wolfwalkers. Joining him is his school friend Hector O'hEochagain, a radio and TV broadcaster. Completing the trio is radio show personality Laurita Blewitt.

Tommy, Hector, and Laurita meet each week in Tommy's shed, known as "The Hen House," in the West of Ireland. There's no agenda or rules. So listeners should expect unpredictable conversations and humor throughout. Their friendships are central to the show. The hosts are always warm and welcoming to each other and to listeners.

Each podcast episode is on a different, random topic. To give listeners an example, titles include "Leonardo Di Cabra" and "King Cong." Sometimes, the trio venture out of their shed and enjoy a beverage elsewhere. In one episode, they travel to Galway for a pint at Tigh Neachtain's and Garavan's Bar, a local pub. In another, they visit Leonards Grocery & Bar in Lahardane, County Mayo. The hosts discuss the latest news and what they've been up to each week.

In "Elon Lusk," they start by discussing the differences between how men and women text each other. When Hector messaged Tommy to let him know he was going into town, it took six hours for Tommy to respond. In stark contrast, they laugh about Laurita's usage of emoticons to let them know she misses them.

Hector then talks about a funeral in Tuam for a man unknown to the town. Without any family, the local pub held a wake for him with the coffin in the middle of the pub. It's a heartwarming tale about the Irish community spirit.

The Tommy, Hector & Laurita Podcast is an award-winning series with entertaining stories. Anyone new to Irish chat will become familiar with words such as "craic," which refers to enjoyable, social entertainment. For others, it may feel like sitting in a classic Irish pub, listening to the locals chat about their days. Listeners can raise a glass to new episodes arriving Wednesdays.

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