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Talking Derry Girls
Episode 24: The Main Event

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:08


Series 3 of Derry Girls is in production and TDG's are building up our potential. We have already performed an audition piece for Lisa McGee - who could forget our stage presence as part of the set in Tara Lynne O'Neill's Rough Girls ( Episode 23 - if you missed it…). Now we are an event! The Very Scary Talking Derry Girls are to be part of Derry's Spooktacular Hallowe'en celebrations. Hallowe'en is a huge deal in Derry but the City has a lot more to offer than oul hags and witches - even if we do love the place.  So, what can a tourist expect when they Visit Derry? This Summer the TDG's were loose once again on the streets of their beloved hometown. The City was looking glorious, the river was shimmering and the hum of varying accents was everywhere. Derry was the place to be and one man was super keen to tell us all about what Derry has to offer.  Odhran Dunne - Chief Executive of Visit Derry - tells the girls that Derry is shining and has big plans for a sparkling future. Derry Girls has brought an unexpected dynamic to tourism in the City and with Series 3 now being filmed, Derry is well and truly ready for it's close-ups.  Visit Derry - https://www.visitderry.com Derry Hallowe'en - https://derryhalloween.com/ Talking Derry Girls is an ‘event' - https://derryhalloween.com/whats-on-derry/ It's official - https://travel.earth/best-places-to-celebrate-halloween/ Little Acorns Bookstore - https://littleacornsbookstore.co.uk The Chocolate Manor - https://thechocolatemanor.com Guildhall Press - https://ghpress.com/shop/ For more information about Talking Derry Girls, go to: www.thebighlight.com/talkingderrygirls

Chatting With Chorley: The Podcast
S2 Ep6 - LIVE: Nicola Coughlan, Kiell Smith Bynoe and Camilla Whitehill

Chatting With Chorley: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 45:40


Season 2 Episode 6 - LIVE from The London Podcast Festival with Nicola Coughlan, Kiell Smith Bynoe and Camilla Whitehill Diane Chorley and Milky were invited to the London Podcast Festival to record an extra special episode of Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast! She was joined by Ghosts actor Kiell Smith Bynoe, writer Camilla Whitehill and Bridgerton and Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan!Dianne Chorley's Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast' with Diane Chorley is the newest venture from The Duchess following her sell out hit shows at the Soho Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival.The podcast is hosted and written by Diane Chorley. Music is created by Diane Chorley and Milky.Produced by Chris Jones. Chatting with Chorley: The Podcast is a Hat Trick Podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Down Time with Cranston Public Library
ENCORE - Celebrating Rhode Island's Mosaic

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 45:30


This week we're replaying Episode 56 from May 11, 2021, featuring Martha from the Auburn branch and Ana González from The Public's Radio to talk about her podcast, Mosaic. They also discuss murder mysteries, new Latinx made podcasts, and comedies that teach you something. During The Last Chapter they discuss: would you rather listen to an audiobook with a terrible reader but an amazing story OR listen to an audiobook with an amazing reader but a terrible story? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you'd like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Little Fish by Casey Plett Crónica de Una Muerte Anunciada de Gabriel García Márquez Wicked Things by John Allison and Max Sarin Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles Astronauts: Women On the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia López and Paola Escobar AV Adam Sandler Bob's Burgers (2011- ) Suave (podcast) Anything for Selena (podcast) La Brega (podcast) Derry Girls (2018- ) Tales From the Loop (2020- ) Other Mosaic - The Public's Radio

What Are You Watching? with Chris Mancini

Comedian Avi Liberman joins Chris from Israel to discuss almost dying in a car accident, touring the world, Money Heist, Derry Girls, White Lotus, and the latest Fantasy Island remake.

Three Angry Nerds
Would You Binge This? Episode 6: Derry Girls

Three Angry Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021


WOULD YOU BINGE THIS? Would you watch this? Are you willing to binge this entire show? Join your hosts Kurtis, Lee, and Ethan; as they answer these questions in regards to shows they like. Will the other two binge the show? This week: Derry Girls Like this content? Subscribe to our Patreon for Season 2!... Read More

Talking Derry Girls
Episode 22: Did Ye hear Mammy died? - with Séamas O'Reilly

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 68:57


An Irish Times number 1 best seller in it's first week of publication Séamas O'Reilly's memoir is a true Derry story. Did ye hear Mammy died? may not be the cheeriest title ever given to a book…but it is set in 90's Derry. Lisa McGee's Derry. Derry Girls Derry. The dark humour is to the forefront in a story that is both heartbreaking and choke on your tea hilarious in the turn of a page.  The 9th of eleven children this is Séamas' story of growing up without a mother in the care of their father Joe. A Derry Da extraordinaire. This is the Derry Girls world of bomb scares wakes and priests with wonderful hair. We laughed and sobbed our way through it. Obviously TDG's needed to talk to this writer - to analyse him - interrogate him - laugh with him - comfort him and maybe even adopt him… The three of us read it on our very recent trip back to the mothership, where some of us were getting a bit too used to the home comforts! You'll also hear about uses for nail varnish remover you would never have dreamt about! And there's a couple of behind the scenes secrets of how we manage to get recording..  Séamas on twitter: https://twitter.com/shockproofbeats https://twitter.com/FleetReads?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Some of Séamas' articles:  https://muckrack.com/seamas-oreilly-1/articles Guardian articles: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/seamas-o-reilly His book is available everywhere including our favourite bookshop https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/LittleAcornsBookstore That twitter feed from Séamas O'Reilly about his worst day at work which involved ‘the then' President of Ireland which went viral: (remember in the words of Claire - ‘drugs are for mugs' https://twitter.com/shockproofbeats/status/992006545473966082?lang=en Amanda Burton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Burton Nigella Lawson - https://www.nigella.com/ (Some priests are named in the book) Bishop Edward Daly - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Daly_(bishop) The film Marie-Louise went to with her mother!! Breaking the Waves -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_the_Waves Halloween in Derry - https://derryhalloween.com Séamas went to the same ‘big' school as a few other writers:  Seamus Heaney - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/seamus-heaney Brian Friel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Friel Seamus Deane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_Deane For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent
S1 E6: Siobhán McSweeney, actor

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 38:31


This week, Grace Dent sits down with the star of Derry Girls, the actor and TV presenter Siobhán McSweeney, who reminisces about the golden years of Cork's rave scene, onstage laughing fits and what happened after her life literally burned to the ground. And, as always, she reveals the comfort foods that saw her through each of these moments

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Ep 109: Nicola Coughlan

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 71:30


It's time to serve up another series of delicious chat, and who better to kick off series 6 than ‘Bridgerton' and ‘Derry Girls' star, Nicola Coughlan! But will she get locked out of the dream restaurant?Follow Nicola Coughlan on Twitter and Instagram @nicolacoughlanRecorded and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive.Artwork by Paul Gilbey (photography and design) and Amy Browne (illustrations).Follow Off Menu on Twitter and Instagram: @offmenuofficial.And go to our website www.offmenupodcast.co.uk for a list of restaurants recommended on the show.Watch Ed and James's YouTube series 'Just Puddings'. Watch here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Codswallop
176. James, Who?

Talking Codswallop

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 69:18


Guess what... James' microphone is still not working, so Joanne steps up to the mark and joins Gemma on the OG Codswallop show. Could this be a girlie show? All about makeup and hair styles? Nope, think again.. we pick on James, discuss the similarities between Derry Girls and real life Northern Ireland with some eye opening stories, Terry Pratchett, Bridgeton, Football, Politics, Religion and what we are watching on Disney+. Why is Joanne painting guns? What are the best and most groan-worthy Dad Jokes? All this and much more fun and laughs, including Codswallops.  IF this is your first time listening to Talking Codswallop, please can we ask you to follow Talking Codswallop on Facebook, Instagram + Twitter @CodswallopPod. REMEMBER TO CLICK SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get all of the up to date episodes. We love our current audience, but we are always looking to grow. #IndiePodcastsNeedYourHelp!!! 

Agents: Declassified
File 2-6: Derry Agents

Agents: Declassified

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 27:37


It's that time again, it's movie night!  To pass some time, Bradley convinces everyone to sit down and watch the TV show Derry Girls. However, underneath all that Bradley is keeping a secret and Althea wants to find out what it is. To make things even crazier, Sydney's husband Von Exeter shows up at the safe house unexpectedly prompting some very deep soul searching for more than one of our Agents.  Follow us on Instagram!https://www.instagram.com/agentsdeclassifiedpodcast/ Become a patron on Patreon!https://www.patreon.com/user?u=43520770

Extra Hot Great
361: Should You Join The Mysterious Benedict Society?

Extra Hot Great

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 86:27


Disney Plus's latest series for teens and tweens is the very puzzle-y The Mysterious Benedict Society, based on a beloved novel, and Leigh-Ann Jackson is here to talk about how well it works! Around The Dial takes us through In Treatment, The Good Fight, Javi!, Flack, the (sort of) final season of B-B-B-B-Bosch, CSI, and Derry Girls! Craig and Courtney argue for the Canon induction of the King Of The Hill episode "The Wedding Of Bobby Hill." Then after naming the week's Winner and Loser, we kick off a new Game Time season with a contest that may be something, or may be nothing. No need to pass any test: our latest podcast is right here for you to enjoy!Show TopicsThe Mysterious Benedict SocietyATD: In TreatmentATD: The Good FightATD: Jiva!ATD: FlackATD: BoschATD: The Crime AppleATD: Derry GirlsThe Canon: King Of The Hill S03.E14: The Wedding Of Bobby HillWinner and Loser of the WeekGame Time: Once Again, Is This Anything?Show NotesLeigh-Ann Jackson on Twitter"New Pop Culture Tred Alert: the Black Lady Therapist" at SlateTara on the 9-1-1 franchise at Primetimer.comLeanna Lin's Wonderland10% off through Friday at Exhibit B.Photo: Disney / Diyah PeraDiscussionTweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on TwitterWe are @ExtraHotGreat on InstagramSupport EHG on PatreonThe EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a joke, people don't pay other people to do podcasts. We'd email them back "Ha ha ha, good one, Chet" and go about our business. Now we are told this is a real thing that real nice people do. Value for value? In today's topsy turvy world? It's madness but that good kind of madness, like when you wake up at 3:15am and clean your house. Or something. In all seriousness, we are humbled by your continued prodding to get a Patreon page up for EHG and here it is! Extra Hot Great on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pilot Pass
Ep 38: Derry Girls (2018) | Pilot Pass

Pilot Pass

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 34:21


Episode Reviewed: "Episode 1"This weeks all new Pilot Pass hops the pond over to Europe for the sharped tongue but not always quick witted girls from Derry Girls. This weeks show is co co hosted by friend of the show Alex Gaskin.  Hosted by Matthew Pizana & Del Pullen.www.PilotPassPod.comDownload. Listen. Enjoy.

In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast
Nicola Coughlan & Phoebe Dynevor

In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 61:56


Despite their distinct training backgrounds and character construction techniques, “Bridgerton” stars Nicola Coughlan and Phoebe Dynevor agree on plenty when it comes to acting. It's a fickle business, for one, and no matter where an actor is in their career trajectory, self-doubt remains part of the journey. “You have that fear where you go, I don't think I know how to act anymore!” says Nicola of each new job. “You've got to make bold, interesting choices,” advises Phoebe. “Be bold!” Nicola studied at drama and improv schools in England and her native Ireland before getting her big break onstage in “Jess and Joe Forever,” followed by ITV Encore and Hulu's drama “Harlots” and the hit Channel 4 and Netflix comedy “Derry Girls.” Phoebe began as a child actor on the drama “Waterloo Road,” then starred on “Dickensian,” “Snatch,” and now TV Land and Paramount+'s “Younger.” As Penelope Featherington and Daphne Bridgerton, respectively, Nicola and Phoebe are part of the SAG Award–nominated ensemble of Netflix's period drama “Bridgerton,” adapted from Julia Quinn's novels by Shondaland and showrunner Chris Van Dusen, now filming its highly anticipated second season. Also joining this week's episode is Backstage's industry news contributor Diep Tran, whose feature on the creation of “Bridgerton” you can read here: https://bit.ly/3g5rYIQ --- Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage's podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today's most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Jack Smart, Awards Editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQ Follow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media: - https://www.facebook.com/backstage - https://www.twitter.com/backstage - https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope - https://www.instagram.com/backstagecast Looking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribe Browse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68e Check out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0 Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5 Special thanks to... - Host: Jack Smart - Producer: Jamie Muffett - Social media: Katie Minard, Alysa Cirelli - Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins - Additional support: Christine McKenna-Tirella, Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Benjamin Lindsay, Oriella St. Louis

LOI Weekly
LOI Central 2021 Ep 12: The one where Ruaidhri Higgins shows up

LOI Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 56:55


In this nostalgia filled week, we take every club in the top two divisions and analyse them more than Ross and Rachels on again off again who cares again courtship. Talking courtships and nostalgia, our main guest is Ruaidhri Higgins who opens up on his transition to management and how Derry nostalgia played a part in him taking the gig. All of this, the Four Star Pizza draw and the first time we kept the Galway United Media Officer under an hour, means there's a lot more to celebrate than some botoxed Hollywood has beens crying about their lost youth. You wouldn't see the Derry Girls at it....

Honestly?! A Podcast
Episode #172 - Beep If You Love Boop

Honestly?! A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 78:45


On this week’s episode we’re talking about Derry Girls, Hacks, Army of the Dead, SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo, the upcoming Willy Wonka origin story starring Timothée Chalamet, the cast reveal for season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and more! -- Honestly?! is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at www.frolic.media/podcasts ! Music by Purple Planet Music: www.purple-planet.com Avatars by Julie Campbell: www.thingsbyjulie.com/ Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/honestlypod/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/honestlypod Listen to us on Apple Podcasts: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hones…d1241566221?mt=2 Listen to us on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/4etPaklp2SYw7g8Z4WcMWJ Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/honestlypod/ Visit Our Website: thehonestlypodcast.wixsite.com/home Email Us: thehonestlypodcast@gmail.com Listen to Our Spotify Playlists: open.spotify.com/user/honestlypod

Get On Our Soapbox
5. British B-side

Get On Our Soapbox

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 32:31


On the heels of our Derry Girls episode, our friend Balve Bains joins us again to answer all of our burning questions about the residents of the UK. From tea and fish and chips, to the queen and accents, we cover a lot! Follow Balve on instagram @balvebains! Follow our podcast instagram @getonoursoapbox_podcast to join our ~sudsy~ community. For more from Emily, you can follow @emily_k98, and more from Allison follow @allison_giordano. Original podcast art by Emma Oehlers (@cowbabie) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Big Boo Cast
The Big Boo Cast, Episode 235

The Big Boo Cast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 56:38


This week we talk about the different ways we're aware that MAY, IT IS UPON US - graduation and office clean-out for me, Caroline's soccer all-star game and pre-graduation festivities for Melanie. Melanie also shares an exciting new charcuterie idea (GENIUS), and I talk about some shorts that are suddenly everywhere and clearly taking summer by storm. We also discuss what we're watching (of course), and it's my turn for Five Favorites. By the way, I didn't have my microphone on for the first four minutes of the episode, but by some miracle I realized that my microphone wasn't on, and I fixed the problem, and clearly we are a beacon of podcasting excellence. Enjoy, y'all!  - Our Amazon Shop - Become a Patron Show Notes: - Free People's The Way Home shorts in solids, colorblocks, and prints - The Derry Girls on Netflix - The Ted Lasso playlist (Ted's Locker Room Jams) on Apple Music (and something similar on Spotify) - Stylish with Jenna Lyons (just FYI: the language is terrible and definitely for adults only) - June's Journey - waterproof backpack rain cover - Hazel's donut dog bed - Aerosoles Dada wedge slip-on in soft gold - Pentel Rolling Writer - Folded Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps Sponsors: - FabFitFun (use promo code BIGBOO21 for $10 off your first box) - Munk Pack (use promo code BIGBOO for 20% off) - Stories with Grace Thornton (listen wherever you get your podcasts - and click here to listen to the first episode of season 2) - KiwiCo (use promo code BIGBOO for 30% off your first month plus free shipping)          

Crazy Faith Talk
Episode 223: Spiritual Gifts, Part Four--Healings and Miracles

Crazy Faith Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 32:00


Some folks are certain they have witnessed a supernatural healing in their presence, and some folks are skeptical about anything that can't be explained by current science.  And somewhere in between is the tension between healthy questioning and an openness to a God who is beyond our comprehension.  In their series exploring spiritual gifts, pastors Erica, Sarah, and Steve find themselves looking at how to make sense of the New Testament's talk about people performing miraculous healings, how we think of modern medicine as a gift from God, how we keep from getting fooled by pious-sounding peddlers of snake-oil, and also how we allow God to be big enough to do things with or without our understanding or permission.  In an episode that ranges from the tv series Derry Girls to seeing a face in a piece of toast, to the real-life experience of those who have been cured of sickness without any physical or medical explanation, we invite you to join the conversation in this week's Crazy Faith Talk!

Angela Scanlon's Thanks A Million
MINIPOD: Regrouping and Persevering with Nicola Coughlan

Angela Scanlon's Thanks A Million

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 16:39


Galway girl Nicola Coughlan AKA Penelope Featherington from Bridgerton revisits her ‘Thank You, Next’ and teaches us a thing or two about patience, regrouping and keeping going because, you know, Rome wasn’t built in a day! Refreshingly frank about her journey, Nicola has starred as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls and is now part of a jaw dropping BAFTA nominated Must See Moment! So what is Nicola’s Thank you, Next…You can still listen back to the full episode with Nicola below:https://podfollow.com/thanksamillion/episode/150497bdf7c429aed31153902856d946f71e381b/viewIf you're not already, make sure you're subscribed to my Weekly Newsletter. It’s FREE and is an email hug of a Sunday morning packed full of wellbeing tips, tasty recipes (the food and fashion kind), interviews with my favourite people and a whole load of loveliness. Sign up here:https://angelascanlon.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9bab7f9de32315678140972a4&id=5dcb6c5225GET IN TOUCH instagram.com/angelascanlon twitter.com/angelascanlon facebook.com/angelascanlonInstagram.com/nicolacoughlan twitter.com/nicolacoughlan See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Down Time with Cranston Public Library
56 - Celebrating Rhode Island’s Mosaic

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 45:30


This week Tayla is joined by Martha from the Auburn branch and Ana González from The Public’s Radio to talk about her podcast, Mosaic. They also discuss murder mysteries, new Latinx made podcasts, and comedies that teach you something. During The Last Chapter they discuss: would you rather listen to an audiobook with a terrible reader but an amazing story OR listen to an audiobook with an amazing reader but a terrible story? Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening! Books Little Fish by Casey Plett Crónica de Una Muerte Anunciada de Gabriel García Márquez Wicked Things by John Allison and Max Sarin Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles Astronauts: Women On the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks Selena: Queen of Tejano Music by Silvia López and Paola Escobar Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla by Diana López and Teresa Martinez AV Adam Sandler Bob’s Burgers (2011- ) Suave (podcast) Anything for Selena (podcast) La Brega (podcast) Derry Girls (2018- ) Tales From the Loop (2020- ) Other Mosaic - The Public’s Radio

Get On Our Soapbox
4. Derry Girls Seasons 1 & 2

Get On Our Soapbox

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 35:48


Get your closed captioning on! This week we dive into the pride of Ireland: Derry Girls! This Netflix comedy is two seasons of pure joy. It's funny, unique, interesting, and surprisingly nuanced in it's coverage of important social issues. We have the wonderful ~british~ Balve Bains join us to give us his thoughts from his proximity. Please RATE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE to boost our platform and get new episodes delivered right to your library! Follow our podcast instagram @getonoursoapbox_podcast to join our ~sudsy~ community. For more from Emily, you can follow @emily_k98, and more from Allison follow @allison_giordano. Original podcast art by Emma Oehlers (@cowbabie) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Talking Derry Girls
Episode 21: Derry Boy - Damian McGinty!

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 49:33


Whether you call it the Derry Air, The Londonderry Air or most likely Danny Boy the TDG's theme song is very dear to our hearts - so when Derry singer/songwriter actor and all round credit to his Ma Damian McGinty agreed to sing it for us we were beyond lurred. Maybe if Damian is new to your - all things Derry - radar you might want to click on the first link below and do a crash course - his recent song and video. This Old Town is a love song to Derry and will help you make sense of our chat with him.  One of the original members of music phenomenon Celtic Thunder his career started at the tender age of 14 and has taken him far beyond our "spectacular" city walls. We know all about Derry Girls but what is it like being a Derry Boy? Even if that boy beat 40,000 other entrants to gain a role in US TV phenomenon Glee. Does he reckon that Derry Girls is based on truth? and just what bombshell did he drop on our girls, to make Jeanie choke on her tea - clue it involves one of the Derry Girls cast…  Damian McGinty - This Old Town released St Patrick’s Day 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xe4ZIqhzNA New song will be released on 30th April 2021 - Damian McGinty - https://www.damianmcginty.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damianmcginty/Twitter:  https://twitter.com/damianmcginty?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/damianmcginty/?hl=en Phil Coulter - https://www.philcoulter.com/ Celtic Thunder - https://www.celticthunder.com Glee - https://glee.fandom.com/wiki/Damian_McGinty https://www.netflix.com/title/70143843 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glee_(TV_series) The Glee Project - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glee_Project The Kids from Fame - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kids_from_%22Fame%22 Puppy Love Damian aged 14 -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cloTlvFWFh0 Fergal Sharkey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feargal_Sharkey The Late Late Show RTE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkXxg6xsfvw Derry City Football Club - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry_City_F.C. https://www.derrycityfc.net/2021/04/new-derry-city-documentary-to-air-on-bbc/ For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirls Keep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirls Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirls WATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com On RTE (in Ireland): https://www.rte.ie/ Series 1 & 2 available on Netflix outside UK: https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/derry-girls-season-2-coming-to-netflix-in-august-2019/

Transkontynentalny Magazyn Filmowy
52.5 Euromix - Michael Collins | Derry Girls

Transkontynentalny Magazyn Filmowy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 38:41


W dzisiejszym Euromixie Patryk zabiera Was w podróż poprzez skomplikowaną historię Irlandii. Pierwsza perełka to wartka biografia tytułowego Michaela Collinsa, mocno kontrowersyjnego bohatera narodowego Irlandii, założyciela późniejszej Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej,  z 1996 roku z Liamem Neesonem w roli głównej. Drugim tytułem natomiast jest kapitalny, północno-irlandzki serial komediowy osadzony w latach 90-tych w Londonderry, dostępny w Polsce na Netflixie! Notatki:  https://www.tmfpodcast.com/podcast/michael-collins-derry-girls YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TMFPodcast 

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It’s A Trap! Why You Shouldn’t Sacrifice Authenticity on Amazon

Up Next In Commerce

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 46:02


Brands are facing fierce competition in this ever-evolving ecommerce landscape. More often than not, shoppers do a general product search on Google or Amazon, where hundreds, if not thousands, of brands fight for the sale. It’s a hard arena to win in, and every company is trying to find shortcuts and strategies to give them an edge.You’ve probably seen some of those strategies — for example, the products with a bunch of random SEO words jammed into the title so that the item appears higher in search. There are plenty more wacky Amazon tricks of the trade that brands have tried. Goal Zero is one of those brands trying to figure out the secret sauce but approaching it in a much different manner. Patrick Keller, Head of Marketing and Ecommerce at Goal Zero, may have finally solved the mystery — but the answer is not what you might be expecting.On this episode of Up Next in Commerce, Patrick tells us that there are a few key strategies to unlocking more conversions on Amazon, and how they view authenticity and increasing brand awareness.TLDR: it takes great messaging, some big bets, and a lot of long-term thinking. Oh, and some pretty cool products, too. Hear all the details on this episode! Main Takeaways:Always Be Iterating: Producing marketing material is not a cut-and-dry process. Define your target market, set KPIs, and establish a timeline, then create a system that lends itself to AB testing and iteration. Don’t be afraid to create assets and then break them into pieces to test in different ways. You’ll learn more about your customers and the market in general that way, which you can then expand on when you embark on larger campaigns.Dream Big: Taking bigger advertising risks with a long tail is often a good way to get more bang for your buck. By investing in large-scale projects with a cinematic quality, you have more of a chance to use that content for much longer and build brand awareness with a larger audience that might miss a one-off campaign.Consider This: Figuring out a way to bypass the consideration phase on Amazon is one of the big challenges facing brands today. Because of the amount of options Amazon shoppers are presented with, companies that might have converted easily on their own site are losing out on Amazon. Whether through influencers or targeted campaigns, building brand awareness and loyalty is one of the methods brands are using to start bypassing that consideration phase and actually convert more.For an in-depth look at this episode, check out the full transcript below. Quotes have been edited for clarity and length.---Up Next in Commerce is brought to you by Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Respond quickly to changing customer needs with flexible Ecommerce connected to marketing, sales, and service. Deliver intelligent commerce experiences your customers can trust, across every channel. Together, we’re ready for what’s next in commerce. Learn more at salesforce.com/commerce---Transcript:Stephanie:Hi, everyone, and welcome back to Up Next in Commerce. I'm your host, Stephanie Postles, CEO over here at Mission.org. Today on the show we have Patrick Keller, Head of marketing and ecommerce at Goal Zero. Patrick, welcome to the show.Patrick:Hey, thanks for having me. It's fantastic to be here.Stephanie:I'm excited to have you on. I think I needed Goal Zero back in the snowstorm in Austin. So I'm in Austin, I forgot to tell you that. But we did not have power. We were struggling over here, and I did not have any products that I apparently needed. Now I went to Goal Zero's website, and I realized, this is all I needed. I just didn't know about it.Patrick:That's it. That's it.Stephanie:I'd love to start there. What is Goal Zero?Patrick:Yeah, exactly. Goal Zero makes portable power. It ranges from small portable power to use to back up your phone all the way to really massive energy storage that you can use to run key segments of your home for days. We play in that portable power. It's all battery based, so it's clean, renewable and really easy to use. That's it in a nutshell.Stephanie:Yeah. It also looks nice. I mean, I saw in some of the product pictures it's on your counter. You have this huge battery power portable battery station. I'm like, "Okay, I would have that around because it's not a big, huge thing like other energy sources," at least like backup generators and whatnot that I know my parents used to suggest that I get back in the day.Patrick:Yeah, no. It's new technology, but exactly right. I mean, I think that's one of our differentiators, and our industrial design is something we're proud of and we spent a lot of time working on.Stephanie:Yeah. That's great. Before we dive more into Goal Zero, I was hoping we could walk through your background a bit. Because I've seen you have had an interesting ecommerce journey, and I'd love to hear where you started and where you've been.Patrick:Oh, man. I hope we don't take up the whole interview with my background because it wasn't a straight shot, that's for sure. I left college with a marketing degree and became a fly fishing guide and then followed my passions to a company called Orvis based out of Vermont, where my first role was really analyzing the performance of catalogs. Now, do we give pants more square inches? Do we give shirts less? This product needs to be more heavily promoted. This was back in 2005, 2006, when ecom was still in its infancy. It was a lot of educational resource. Yeah, we should have a website, but we don't really know exactly what to do with it.Patrick:My next role really was, well geez, you're doing a good job of building the overall conversion rate on our catalogs. Can you do that with our website? So we started building out the early days of web merchandising. Can we promote products and boost and bury and use common metrics like sales per page view to actually drive a significant improvement in website conversion? Honestly, it was a huge success. That was big.Patrick:That led to eventually me taking a side step into catalog, and I managed the Orvis catalog business for a few years as well as their email. That was really good at understanding customer segmentation, how to go through and parse lists, how to find demographic overlays and psychographic overlays and just really use customer data to make sure your catalog was mailed to the right people and the right message was delivered. That set me up really well for a foray into digital advertising. How can we make sure that our digital ads are as focused as our catalog ads? Ran the digital advertising for Orvis for a few years.Patrick:Then I'm from Utah originally, and I wanted to move back out West to the Wasatch. So I took a job with Sundance catalog. Same thing, grew their whole ecom business and then eventually Goal Zero approached me after about four years at Sundance and said, "You want to come work for this scrappy startup down in Utah?" I said, "Yeah, let's give it a shot." It was absolutely awesome. It's been just a rollercoaster of a ride, and Goal Zero has in the last five years, has 4Xed their revenue, so really explosive growth and really fun.Stephanie:That's really fun. What does your best day in the office look like at Goal Zero? What are you doing these days versus when you first joined this scrappy startup?Patrick:Yeah. Well, I mean we're a lot bigger, so we have more resources and we're doing a lot of different techniques that we're just... We couldn't even imagine these types of techniques four years ago, mass media, television, some of those things that we're stepping into. A good day at Goal Zero we still like to be outside, like to be active people. So a couple of us will go and do a backcountry ski in the morning, come down to the office, have some meetings, talk strategy, talk about how we're going to deliver messages, who we're going to target, what's the best way to convey a message about this somewhat nascent product and category. And then finish it off with maybe a beer after work and call it a day.Stephanie:Man, this is the life. I need to come over and join you guys for-Patrick:It's not bad. I'm telling you, we have a lot of fun.Stephanie:... banging beers.Patrick:Yeah. We have a lot of fun.Stephanie:That's awesome. How does it differ? I mean you're at Orvis. I mean, I think they've been around for like 150 years or something.Patrick:Exactly right.Stephanie:Okay. You're selling a fun, leisurely fly fishing type products and all that, then moving to a utility product where you feel like you don't really need it until you need it, like my Austin experience. Did you have to shift your mindset to selling a product like that?Patrick:You know what that hardest part is, is everyone knows what a fly rod is. Everyone knows what a pair of khaki pants is. There's no explanation. You start at a certain just understanding and then you talk about benefits. With a portable power station, very few people in the US know what a portable power station is, so you actually have to start a step back and say, "Let me introduce you to something you have never heard about, and then let me convince you why you need this anywhere from $400 to $5,000 thing in your home."Patrick:It's a much longer burn and really, it's a lot more complicated in how we educate customers. It doesn't start with oh, do I buy an Apple iPhone or a Google Pixel? It's just not that simple. You have to say, "Hey, let me make you aware of this thing and that this thing exists and then walk you down the funnel for just a long consideration?" A few people will buy who have done research offline or through other various means will buy the day they come to the site. Most of them, it's a 90-plus day transaction.Stephanie:Wow.Patrick:We'll see a slow burn for 90 days and then a lot of conversions.Stephanie:What are you doing in those 90 days to bring them down the funnel? What do those tactics look like behind the scenes? Because I'm even thinking of me, me trying to explain the product at the very beginning. I'm like, I don't even know what you would call it and how do you even explain this, because it's just not something that I'm even used to buying and talking about. So I'd be interested to hear, what does that look like behind the scenes for you?Patrick:Yeah. We break it into two parts. There is the before you've come to the website, and that could be PR. That could be trade shows. That could be television, radio, podcasts, a variety of ways where we're just trying to say, "Here's something that could be really beneficial to you and your family and just all the things you like to do. Come to goalzero.com.Patrick:Once they've come to goalzero.com, then we can open up a whole host of opportunities of how do we get educational messaging? How do we do differentiation between us and our competitors? How do we do differentiation between us and gas generators? We'll spend a lot of time reviewing our website saying, "I'm not sure this is the best way to talk about home energy storage. Let's change that up." We'll put you through and try to get you to sign up for emails. We'll do a bend and browse. We'll do a marketing display. We'll try to find you on Amazon. We'll try to find you in retail stores and say, "Hey, if you want to actually see this thing in person, check out our retail finder."Patrick:We use a company called Locally, which actually does an inventory feed to us so that we know now what do they carry at Goal Zero in a blanket statement, but we know that this product specifically is in stock at this store at this time. So we can drive customers to go see it in person and give them a chance to touch, feel, pick it up, explore it a little bit before they transact.Stephanie:Yeah. That's really interesting. In talking about top of funnel, you're saying you guys are trying everything, like TV, mass media, podcasts. What are you exploring there and how do you view things like TV versus podcasting, which everyone is seeming to try and lean into that now? What are you guys seeing on that front?Patrick:Yeah. It's funny, we're definitely stepping our toes into it. We're not doing anything full scale national wise yet. I think the first one we're doing is probably a national podcast. Last year in 2020 we did a lot of TV commercials. We said, "Let's start with something that seems to have a high level of success, so there was two areas. Number one is California with the power shutdowns, right? Any time the winds get over 20 miles an hour, Northern California shuts the grid down to prevent fires.Stephanie:Oh, I know. I lived through that.Patrick:Yeah, exactly.Stephanie:I moved to Austin, and then a snowstorm hit. I'm like, "What the heck?"Patrick:Exactly right, right? We said, "Geez, if it's going to work, it's going to work in California first. Let's try that." So we did a really kind of cool TV commercial. We spent a lot of time walking customers through the versatility and just showcasing this product and saying, "Come to... " Then we hit them up with immediately social media messaging. We had a custom landing page where they could come to and just really say, "Chances are, you've never heard of this. Let me just explain and walk you through all the benefits this product provides."Patrick:We got them to sign up for emails. We were able to hit them with display. Then we mirrored some of that over on Amazon as well saying, "What we're doing at goalzero.com, should people choose to shop on Amazon because it's easy and convenient, let's make sure that a lot of that content is transferred over there as well." We also did the Gulf Coast, so Houston all the way down the Miami. We targeted a lot of TV ads there as well. It was a record year for storms, for things like tropical storms and hurricanes, and so we wanted to make sure that this is the people who are highly aware of power outages. Their power was out for a good portion of weeks on end in some cases for a good portion of the summer.Patrick:We targeted those two areas, and we had very specific metrics all the way through. Some of it was how much traffic are we going to drive to the website? Based on that traffic, what does the conversion rate and the AOV need to be in order for us to hit our sales goals? We worked closely with other agencies to say, "As we're planning this out, do you think we can drive this much traffic? What are the reasons or what do we need to do differently? What is the call to action?" Then we did a lot of AB testing.Patrick:We would have the full 30 second commercial, and then we'd cut that down into 10 and 15 second shorts that we can do a lot of YouTube and digital advertising with. We'd have five different variations that we could just go through and say, "This one seems to be driving the most traffic to the site. This one seems to have a higher conversion rate. Let's blend these two together and target those."Patrick:Long story, I think that it was a really cool experience. We learned a ton and I think the results were promising enough that we're excited to continue to push into broader audiences and more and more mainstream.Stephanie:Yeah. That's a really cool test. How did you think about attribution from TV, whereas YouTube, very easy running your 15 second clips on there, but did you have a certain CTA on the ads on TV to be able to go somewhere, or how did you think about tracking that? And what did that ROI look like versus just something anyone could get into, like a YouTube or yeah, direct advertising?Patrick:Yeah. We did a lot of it in just comparison saying, "Here's the geographic DMAs these things are running in. How does that compare to areas where it's not running? Do we see a lift over time?" And then just measure that. I'll give you an example. We took a look and said, "During the time these ads were running, what was the daily average traffic to goalzero.com from California?" Right? We said, "Oh, we saw a 300% increase." What was it on non-target DMAs? Oh, it was flat. We're down five. We can get some just basic looks at saying, yeah, it appears to have driven high levels of traffic.Patrick:From there, we went through and said, "How many of those people came specifically to our landing page that we had set up," which used power landing page. That was a good indicator of whether they were just randomly coming or were specifically coming because of this. In the case of the Gulf Coast campaign, it was nice because even within a specific state, there were some DMAs that got it and some that didn't. California was all of California. You had to make a few more assumptions about yeah, this appears to have really increased traffic over the control group.Patrick:But with the Gulf Coast we could say, "Well, geez. We hit Houston, but we didn't hit Austin. What are the differences between there?" We hit Houston but not San Antonio. So we could go through these specific DMAs and see lifts. It was a rudimentary kind of AB test that we learned a lot from.Stephanie:Yeah. That's great. What was your favorite campaign that you guys ran? Because I could see some really fun, creative ways to sell Goal Zero. So what kinds of things did you guys experiment with, or any fun campaigns that you're like, this is a good one?Patrick:No. I came from a highly analytical background, so when I took over the creative team, I was always like, "Well, we got to put numbers behind it, and we need to... " And that learning to embrace my creative side has been really cool. We ran a campaign for our 10-year anniversary called Ode to the Road where we went on a two-week road trip and stopped at all these cool places and produced a lot of really cool content. It was this traveling video blog, and we could follow along as you went. It was so much fun. I mean, you have to watch it.Patrick:It's just really cool people, really engaging content, and just again, it goes back to showing the versatility of what we can do and what our products could power. It's things like we set up Dometic fridges full of cold beer and ice cream in the middle of the Pacific Crest Trail. So people would be coming out of the desert after these long, arduous miles and they'd say, "Do you want ice cream? Do you want a cold beer?" It was like, "Oh my God, trail angels!" It was just fun, cool stuff. We had a massive outdoor dinner on the coast in Santa Barbara, and the entire thing, the grills, everything was powered by Goal Zero. Yeah, it's creative, cool, engaging content. It's a lot of fun.Stephanie:Wow. Yeah, that sounds really cool. I mean, that also just makes me think branded content, and it could be full on series, Netflix series is the way of the future. I mean we've heard from so many guests that organic and natural is definitely the way to sell nowadays, but also having your product integrated in a way that doesn't feel salesy. To me, branded content like that seems like the way of the future. Have you guys thought about exploring that even more? I mean, which also goes back to the whole companies turning into media companies and thinking that way now going forward. How are you thinking about that for the next couple years?Patrick:Yeah. Well, I think a lot of it is we're listening closely to the voice of the customer, right? One of the things I really like about Goal Zero and I really like about my job is it's just, there's surprises around every corner. Right? You'll hear these stories about, "Hey, I used Goal Zero to power this obscure, weird thing," that you just never even thought of. Suddenly, you hear that there's a ton of people doing this and you can start building campaigns and start building content around that.Patrick:One of the things we like to do is we'll run periodically a how do you Yeti. Yetis are portable power stations, it's been called. You get these great stories back of people being like, "You know what? I use it to power my insulin pump when I'm outside. Normally, it's prohibited. I can't be more than a couple of hours away from an outlet because I need the power for my insulin pump working. Now I can go backpacking."Patrick:We had a story on that Ode to the Road. A man was powering his prosthetic limb with some of our products to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. So I think you're right. I think there is a ton of stories that we look at and say, "How can we tell a story that aligns with our core values, that aligns with us as a brand, and then softly references some of our products in the background?"Patrick:It's mostly a question of is it authentic and is it engaging? And is it engaging to a mass of people? If we can answer those questions and then we can say, it has a loose tie to a specific product or to a group of Goal Zero products, then yeah, we're looking at producing higher quality content, more cinematic style content that we can then use on TV, we can use in a variety of ways. Then at a larger scale, we always partner with cinematic expeditions. So a lot of our ambassadors will go out and say, "We're climbing Everest. We need to power all of our RED cameras and power our drones and power all of the backup storage." Our stuff does that, and so we'll sponsor that movie or that Nat Geo episode or whatever.Stephanie:Yeah. I mean, I think that's also just much longer term thinking than quick hit campaigns and always having to think about adjusting ad units every single day and ad fatigue. I feel like sponsoring or creating content like that will have longer ROIs and could be relevant if you have them shot in an evergreen way for years to come, which I think is why it's such an exciting angle to be thinking that way.Patrick:I think for us, what we always look at is brand and category awareness. It's one of those things going back to what we discussed earlier, which is nobody knows what a portable power station is. It is a really long burn to get somebody to understand it, identify that they need it, and then pull the trigger on a very expensive item. We do, we go back and just realize that part of that brand building, part of that awareness is just, it's critical. We have a product that when people get it and they're like, "I need this," yeah, it clicks. But we have to continually get that word out there through really engaging, authentic content.Stephanie:Yep. Did you have to make any quick pivots when the pandemic hit? Because I could see in person, like you're mentioning, touching it, being able to pick it up, see how light or not light it is would be an important part of the sales process. Did you have to pivot to a different strategy when people could not as easily go in stores and maybe even now are still reluctant to go out and see it in person?Patrick:We saw a massive shift to online, for sure. Our partners were selling predominantly online. Our goalzero.com and Amazon increased dramatically. I think the biggest shift we had to make was just the unexpected surge in business. We didn't plan for 100% growth as a result of COVID, so our inventory was an issue. Kudos to our supply chain team. They were pulling in orders and doing whatever we could to actually get enough inventory to support it, and even then, we still ran out for periods of time, long periods of time.Patrick:I think that was probably the biggest thing we faced was it wasn't a lack of interest or people weren't willing to buy online. It was yeah, they easily transitioned and then we just managing inventory, managing expectations, how do we alert people that we're back in stock? Those are all things that we had to deal with as well as just managing growth internally as an organization.Stephanie:Yep. Did you have to change anything substantially around your inventory management and the logistics and the backend that now are completely different than what they were maybe a year ago?Patrick:Yeah. I think that we set up an allocation meeting between all the departments and just said, "Here's how we're going to look at this and make sure that we're trying to service all of our wholesale partners, make sure we're servicing our utility partners, make sure that when people come to goalzero.com, they can use Locally to find product or hopefully be able to buy it there as well."Patrick:I wouldn't say that it was a massive shift in how we did things, but it was a lot more focused. We would have meetings twice a week with the executive team specifically on that topic of are we servicing our customers to the best of our possible ability? I think that was just the amount of time spent, it used to be a monthly meeting, and now it was two times a week. So really, more than anything it was just the focus was always on, when's our next shipment coming? When will it arrive? When can we start selling it? When can we get this out to our wholesale partner? I mean those were very common conversations.Stephanie:Yeah. That definitely seems hard, especially when you're growing as quickly as you all were, to try and scramble. But I also think that now customers seem to be okay with things, inventory, maybe not having something in stock as long as it says it's going to be in stock this date. And you can buy it now and I'll ship when it's ready. It just seems like that messaging maybe was missing before all this where it's like, if I have clear expectations and I know when I could get it, I'm fine if it's not in stock right now. But a lot of times you would just try and order something a year ago and it just wouldn't be there and you wouldn't know why. And is it coming back? It was just kind of like a black box.Patrick:Yeah. We stubbed our toe a bit on customer service side of things. So Goal Zero, we measure NPS religious. It's just something that we really hold near and dear. We have best-in-class NPS. The last few years we've averaged about 70, which is Costco, Apple, in essence, leading NPS levels. A big portion of that is our solution center. People can call in, ask questions. And just the inundation of calls, it was taking half an hour to answer the phone. So having to rapidly staff up as well as just implement new technology, the ability to have customers leave their number and we would call them back when they finally met their queue.Stephanie:And changing...Patrick:Changing the verbiage on the website saying, hey, our call center's completely swamped. Can we chat with you here? Can we answer you in an email? There was just a whole bunch of things that we had to implement very quickly and very effectively because just the unexpected volume that came through was a bit shocking.Stephanie:Yeah. I mean that's cool to think about how you guys pivoted, though, to just send customer service requests in different directions depending on where the resources were strapped at, which I think a lot of companies still need to do that or even just a simple, "Let me call you back," type thing, as long as you call back.Stephanie:Now that you're out of scramble mode, what are some of your favorite things that you're testing out right now? It can be around the website. It can be around logistics. What are you most excited about where I think this could have big results on conversions on reducing the 90-day sales funnel, but we're not sure yet?Patrick:Oh, totally. Yeah. I think there is endless opportunity. I think it's not a matter of opportunity, it's how we prioritize it. What is the biggest bang for the buck? We're actually in the process of re-platforming right now as we speak. Patrick:I think the thought process there is we have the ability to... We're currently in a lockstep environment, so we have to outsource all of our dev work. It's just, it's slow. I think we want to be a lot faster, a lot more nimble, and the ability to go through our funnel and make sure that we are converting at the best possible rate is a key strategy for 2021. Right now we have a group of executives, my ecom director, and some of my senior staff all focused on how do we explain our home energy storage, right? Because, it's complicated.Patrick:I think, Stephanie, you said, "I was in Austin. I could've used your stuff." But if you would've come to the site, you would've been like, "Geez, there is 40 things I can choose from here. What's the right one for me?"Stephanie:Yep.Patrick:The questions we get all the time are, "What will it power and for how long?" On a singular item, that's easy. Oh, this will charge your cellphone three times. This will run your full-size fridge for a week. But when you start putting in mixes, hey, I want to run my fridge. I want to run my kitchen lights. I want to run my ceiling fan. There's all these circuits you can wire in or hard wire into your home. Now you start complicating things and making a very complex process.Patrick:So we'll go through that process of saying, here's all the things that a conservative user can power for how long and this is the kit for you, all the way to hey, if you want to just live high on the hog with power usage and not conserve at all, yeah, here's the kit for you. There's various myriad of things in between. It's a complex, complicated conversation that is very easy in store. It is very easy at a trade show. It's really hard online, and so we spend a lot of time thinking about how to best say that.Stephanie:Yeah. I mean, it brings me back to my Google days trying to think about how to explain how much storage people need on phones or what that looks like and talking more technical terms of how much storage you need. No one knows you need this many gigabytes, this many. Who the heck knows?Patrick:Totally.Stephanie:Versus you could say, "This'll hold 20,000 pictures and all the podcasts you could ever download," or whatever you want. That's when you're like, "Oh, okay. I'll just choose that," or I don't need that much. And putting it in more layman's terms or just pictures, I can imagine you just being like, "Steph, you can power your whole house if it's under this square feet and you have this many appliances and you're good."Patrick:That's it.Stephanie:I'm like, "Okay, great." I just want to just know that and nothing too technical.Patrick:That is absolutely it. On the flip side, there is absolutely people who want to get crazy in the weeds. Some of our engineers, because we bring them into the conversation, they're like, "Oh, this is not enough data. I need to know exactly the watts and the amps and the voltages." They're dissecting everything. Then there's me, who shows up, to your point, I'm like, "Just tell me what to buy. I want it and we're good to go." So we have to find that balance of providing both customer types, both shoppers the experience they're looking for.Stephanie:Yep. You're just like, "Will this run my kegerator?"Patrick:That's it, yeah. After I get done skiing, will my beer be cold?Stephanie:Yeah. That's all I need. That's all I need in life. That's cool. Are there any other big things like that that you're also focusing on other than the messaging? Which I think a lot of brands struggle with that, especially as they approach something more technical or when they're trying to... We've heard a lot of them talk about the difference between selling your mission and selling your product. How do you think about that and all that, so it's definitely a theme that I've heard. But is there anything else that you guys are working on that you're excited about?Patrick:Yeah. We've got a couple big initiatives. I think the next one is looking at how we target potential customers and really getting deep into the not just demographic but psychographic conversation. Our current customers I think we have a really good understanding of. And our ability to target them, to message them, to find out how and where they're shopping, why they buy our products, I think we do a reasonably good job of.Patrick:People who are not in our current sphere but are absolutely looking for our product, we got to get better at saying, how do we speak to these people who may not be on social media? They may not be Amazon customers. How do we find them, engage with them, speak to them? That's a big push for us and something that we're spending a lot of time on. Some of the other things we're looking at is, again, expanding our mass media campaign, doubling down there, continuing to push TV, podcasts, radio, billboards, just getting on a broader level again all through this kind of brand awareness.Patrick:Then lastly, we're coming out with a new content series, to your point. Super high-end cinematographic-type shooting and camera work and really robust, engaging stories that we're excited to share with our customers.Stephanie:How do you think about selling on Amazon? Because to me, people who are on there, they get a much different experience versus going on your website, they can go through all the video series and really get in with your brand and go from start to finish in probably a better way than when you're on Amazon. And you're clicking around and browsing, and you've got competing products all around you. How do you approach those two different platforms?Patrick:Yeah. That's a recent discussion for us. Historically, Amazon is always an afterthought like, hey, we're just going to throw our things up there and people who want to shop on Amazon could shop on Amazon. If they want to buy from Goal Zero, that's where they're going to find the rich content. That's where they're going to find all the great stories and the great videos. We're going to send them to retail stores where they've got experts. So Amazon was like, yeah, we'll put it up there. And for the people who want to just type in Goal Zero, buy our product, we're there.Patrick:We went and did a sizing exercise, and we said, "What is the size of the power station market on Amazon?" It's grown tremendously, significantly. We said, "Well, we got to start playing here meaningfully." So this year, specifically, we're doing a lot of work around top of funnel. Can we look at attracting customers and making them aware who are starting their shopping process on Amazon? Normally, what we're saying is, "Start it via TV, PR, trade shows, goalzero.com, and then eventually come and transact on Amazon."Patrick:We're saying, "We want to actually find people who their very first search for backup power or home resiliency is on Amazon." Attracting those people and then working them down the funnel, I think that we're a premium product. Amazon is a marketplace that really stresses on lower cost value products. So what we've seen is we're really good at driving the traffic and we're really good at converting the traffic. Where we get stuck is in that middle phase, consideration phase, where people are like, "Well, geez. There's 25 different power stations I can look at." And we convert some of them, but some of them get spun off into competitors.Patrick:I think one of the things we're looking at is saying, how do we actually take that middle consideration phase and almost eliminate it? Can we bring people back from Amazon to goalzero.com, where they learn without all the noise of the marketplace, the myriad of ads, and have them really get the full Goal Zero experience, see our differentiators, see why we as a brand have succeeded, and then bring them back to Amazon to convert.Patrick:I think that in conversations with Amazon and just around, I think that's one of the things that premium brands struggle with across the board is geez, we're really good. Our content's good enough to capture them. Then people who see the premium differentiators are going to buy. It's that consideration phase where just you lose a lot in the shuffle. That's our focus is make them Goal Zero diehards before they actually are ready to convert on Amazon.Stephanie:Yep. It does seem like Amazon's also changing when it comes to customer expectations of going there and being ready to buy more expensive products. I mean, I do think back in the day, like you said, you would just go there and just be like, "I just want the cheapest commodity type good. It's probably on Amazon." And now I mean Amazon's selling high-end furniture and live plants that are really expensive.Patrick:Totally.Stephanie:It seems like they're shifting their customers. They're adapting to their needs and being ready to sell higher end things, which to your point, is maybe a great place to start when it comes to getting the people right where they start searching in there and then targeting them afterwards to get them to convert in either place maybe, as long as they just don't lose sight of why they were looking for, potentially, your product to begin with.Patrick:Yeah, no. I agree. I think Amazon is making a concerted effort to not always be the budget brand or the value brand. I think that from my own personal experience and just talking to consumers, sometimes you get burned on Amazon. You'll go and you'll buy a product because it's the cheapest, and it's a knockoff or it doesn't work, or there's no instructions, or there's no customer services. It's just a poor experience.Patrick:I think Amazon is recognizing that and saying, let's make sure that it's not only price that's driving the flywheel, that service and that credibility and that it's going to be right the first time is there. Because they're super focused on customer service, and these bad experiences are bad for them and bad for the other brands on the marketplace. Yeah, we've had that engagement and that conversation with Amazon, and they seem like they're willing to help us as a premium brand reach our goals.Stephanie:Yep. Yeah. I think when talking about credibility, to me user-generated content is a big part of that, of being able to go on Amazon or on your website or social, literally wherever you are, seeing someone who looks like yourself maybe or reminds you of your situation. And being able to see them having that product is exactly what is needed, especially for a product that's maybe harder to sell, that's more technical.Stephanie:If I saw someone like me, single mom, three kids, living her best life, but then needs something like that, I'm like, "If it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me." I think that's the way of... Amazon, I think, is trying to head in that direction, but I still think needs more help when it comes to encouraging people to continue to post their organic photos in a way that's going to help your brand sell.Patrick:Yeah, no. I agree. We've just started dabbling into driving traffic to Amazon with influencers, right? Normally, we drive them to goalzero.com, again, going back to the fact that we just have a much better experience on goalzero.com than we do on Amazon. But if we can take people who have big followings of trusting people that say, hey, this is why I use Goal Zero, this is how I use Goal Zero. There's videos, there's content. It's real.Patrick:They're actually using it and then we drive the transaction to Amazon. That seemed to be a good way to bypass that consideration phase, like get them adapted in saying, yep, I'm absolutely buying Goal Zero because it reflects my core values, because it aligns with who I am as an individual, absolutely.Stephanie:Yep. Have you seen higher conversions or did you do any split testing between having an influencer drive to your site versus to Amazon? And did you just see higher conversions on Amazon, I guess, because that's a platform that everyone recognizes, you trust the shipping on there? Is that what you saw, or did you see something different?Patrick:No. The campaign is actually just starting, and so the early read is yes, we are seeing that we can effectively drive consumers at a less expensive rate to Amazon. They're going to convert at a higher level than what we've seen in the past. We're not doing an A/B test per se, but if our conversion was X percent, it's now gone up by three or four or five points.Stephanie:Yep. Yeah, okay. Very cool. Then how do you think about interacting with your customer if they came from Amazon versus if they came from your website and they are much more knowledgeable already about your brand and your mission? Do you approach those customers in different ways?Patrick:Yeah. That's a good question. I think that we definitely approach customers in an educational standpoint, meaning if you know exactly what you want, you're a lifelong Goal Zero fan, we're not going to talk to you and force you through this funnel of education and learning about the brand and all our differentiators. We're going to fast track you right to the buy box. But absolutely, we've increased the number of videos. We've increased a lot of our A-plus content, and we're actually going through and just really talking about our differentiators.Patrick:I think one of the things that we got caught up in was trying to play the Amazon game, right? As premium brand, we'd be like, "Well, let's keyword stuff our titles, and let's try to figure out how we're going to drive thousands of reviews," and all these things that you just felt you had to do on Amazon. We took a step back and said, "All of the stuff we do for goalzero.com is going to absolutely work on Amazon. We just have to do it the same way. We have to be ourselves and be authentic to our brand."Patrick:We stopped talking about keyword stuffing and started talking about hey, we're designed in the USA. Our offices are in Salt Lake City. We give back 5% of our profits to humanitarian efforts. Come check out our social impact and what we stand for as good citizens and stewards. We started talking about who we are, why we're premium, what we are and what makes us different from the rest of the competition, specifically on these budget brands on Amazon. And we're starting to see improvements to...Patrick:I think more than anything, I think just we're getting back to doing what we know how to do, which is really good marketing and just applying that really good marketing to Amazon versus trying to be like, "Let's say it completely different and be this whole and weird alter ego on Amazon," and just getting back to our roots. I think I'm proud and I'm happy of where we're heading.Stephanie:Yeah. That's a really good reminder, too. Yeah, get back to your roots and not get caught up in the frenzy of the platform. I mean yeah, I'm thinking about the certain listings on Amazon with the titles of so many keywords, and you're like, "Wait, is this the newest iPhone cover or not? I don't need to see every single iPhone that's ever existed since 2000." Yeah.Patrick:Totally.Stephanie:A good reminder for anyone, large or small companies, to stay grounded and focused on what your goals are and not get caught up in the platform.Patrick:Yeah. And it's easy. You're like, "It's Amazon." It's going to make or break you. What we found is Amazon, fortunately for us, Amazon has always been a small channel for us. It's never been a primary channel. Our wholesale, our utility, our goalzero.com are all significantly larger. The ability to come back to center on that is easier than if you are an Amazon brand and 90% of your revenue is flowing through there. I can imagine it's a very different conversation, but my recommendation is absolutely, stay true to your brand and do the things that got you there in the first place.Stephanie:Yeah, I love that. All right, let's shift over to the lightning round. The lightning round is brought to you by Salesforce Commerce Cloud. This is where I ask a question and you have a minute or less to answer. Are you read, Patrick?Patrick:I hope so.Stephanie:All right. What's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you?Patrick:The nicest thing anyone ever did to me was early in my career I got a bit of advice that has helped me throughout my entire journey. It was the CEO at Orvis, and he said to me, "Success is easy when people want you to succeed." I've built my entire career around that saying, how do I add value to myself, to the organization, to everyone around me in a way that makes a lot of people's lives easier, makes people lives better? If I can do that, then yeah, success just comes naturally. That bit of advice has stuck with me for 20 years, and I still, I think about it daily.Stephanie:Okay, that's a good one. I like that answer. I'm going to start thinking about that too in my daily walks of life. No, that's great. What's one thing that you believe around ecommerce that many wouldn't agree with you on? It can be a trend. It can be something you're bullish on right now. Maybe you get pushback from your current CEO.Patrick:Yeah. Yeah, no. I don't know if a lot of people disagree with me, but I think there's a tendency to have a hard time differentiating between common practices and best practices. For me, a common practice is something that everybody does and it's just easy to say, "Oh, we should do that too. We should absolutely have an email signup box when the popup the second you come to the homepage." I hate those comments. I always say, "No, let's test it, make sure it's right for us." Sometimes they are and sometimes they're not. I think that making it a best practice means it has to be for you and your business and your company and the ability to differentiate is really critical to success.Patrick:Secondly, I would say there is no magic bullet. Success in ecommerce is a ton of elbow grease. It's a constant hustle and just always working a little bit harder and a little bit better. Because there's no technology, there's no new platform, there's no new nothing that's just going to solve all your financial troubles. It's elbow grease.Stephanie:Yep. Yeah, that's great. If you were to have a podcast, what would it be about and who would your first guest be?Patrick:If I were to have a podcast, it'd probably be something outdoors, skiing, fishing, whitewater rafting. Let's see. Yeah, I think my very first guest would probably be Steve Rinella, and we would talk about hunting. I think we would go and talk about the nuances of it. Not the harvesting of animals per se, but the higher level just headiness of it, like how you be able to get out there and become a true conservationist, to truly explore nature in a way that's just so much more intimate than going for a hike with your dog. It's a really cool experience, and I would love to just pick his thought on it because he aligns with me.Stephanie:That's great. I know nothing about hunting or any of that, so I would for sure listen to that episode. What's up next on your Netflix queue?Patrick:Oh, geez. I'm probably way late to the game, but we've been watching two shows. I think the first one is Outlander. It's like this woman travels through time in Scotland and it's a cool story. Then the other one is just more comic relief because it reminds me of my big Irish family. It's called Derry Girls.Stephanie:Okay. I have not checked out that one yet. That's great. All right. Then the last one, what one thing will have the biggest impact on ecommerce in the next year?Patrick:In the next year or long term? I think-Stephanie:In a year.Patrick:In the next year. In the next year, I think just the shift... The aftereffects of COVID are continually forcing customers who were brick and mortar to jump into the ecommerce space. I think that's going to drive competition. It's going to drive awareness. It's going to elevate the whole ecommerce world. I think that it's going to be a big push, and I think that we're going to see people realizing that you have to be on ecommerce. You can no longer be solely a brick and mortar. Now, you can do both, but I think that's going to be the biggest thing we see in 2021 is just the continued rapid growth of ecommerce as a whole.Stephanie:Great. Patrick, thanks so much for hopping on the show with me and spilling all your secrets. It's been really fun. Where can people find out more about you and Goal Zero?Patrick:Yeah. Go to goalzero.com. I have a bio on my management page, and you can also find me on LinkedIn. Yeah, I think that's the best way. Thank you for having me. This has been fantastic, and I really enjoyed the chat. Hopefully, we can, post-COVID, go skiing and have a beer.Stephanie:I hope so. I would be so down for that. I need that in my life right now. Thanks so much.Patrick:All right, thank you.

Watch Your TV Show
26. Maddie Hiatt - Workin' Moms

Watch Your TV Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 67:59


Last time Maddie and I spoke about the Derry Girls, but we've matured and today are talkin' about: Workin' Moms! This show tells the tale of four very different thirty-something working mothers and friends as they try to balance their jobs, family life and love life in modern day Toronto, Canada. They deal with love, their careers, and parenthood... and actually make it a fun watch! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rich-temple/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rich-temple/support

Talking Derry Girls
Episode 18: Ask yer Ma - with Tara Lynne O'Neill (aka Ma Mary Quinn)

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 56:42


The TDGs all love their Ma's - as well they should. But they all have a favourite surrogate Ma, the ultimate Derry Ma - none other than Ma Mary Quinn - actor Tara Lynne O'Neill. She's the first Derry Girls cast member to join Pauline, Jeanie and Marie-Louise for a chat. There was much excitement, secrets shared and long lost memories unearthed - be warned - big bowls and half loads will be discussed - as will series 3 and the much talked about film. Would Ma Mary really abandon Gerry for George Clooney?Tara Lynne O’Neill - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0642321/BBC’s Eastenders - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastEndershttps://eastenders.fandom.com/wiki/Joanne_RyanRough Girls by Tara Lynne O’Neill - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54247598Shirley Valentine at Lyric Theatre just before first Lockdown - https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/derry-girls-tara-lynne-oneill-16718749BBC’s Line of Duty - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of_DutyTed Hastings in Line of Duty - https://lineofduty.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_HastingsTed Heath - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_HeathFields of Athenry - https://www.irishpost.com/entertainment/the-fields-of-athenry-seven-facts-about-irelands-iconic-unofficial-anthem-134614Shirley Valentine at Lyric Theatre just before first Lockdown - https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/derry-girls-tara-lynne-oneill-16718749The Greatest Showman; Keala Settle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keala_SettleBBC Sounds: Americast Talking Derry Girls make an appearance at the beginning - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09bw6zpEmily Maitlis has been granted Derry Girl status - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_MaitlisJon Sopel has been allowed to put Derry Girl on his business card - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_SopelJamie Dornan - https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/be/jamie-dornan-tipped-join-cast-19641843For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirlsKeep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirlsCheck out our Facebook... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Not My Rodrick
Episode 15 - Derry Girls

Not My Rodrick

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 49:38


This week on Not My Rodrick, we're talking about the Irish sitcom, Derry Girls, with our special guest Lindsey Rabinowitz! Lindsey has a BFA in Television: writing and producing and is currently working on the set of Dave, season 2. In this episode we're talking about the lack of teenage comedies in media, how teenage girls should be written, and the realism of being a teen in war time. Follow Lindsey on Instagram!https://www.instagram.com/lindseyrosebini/Follow us on Instagram & TikTok!https://www.instagram.com/notmyrodrickpodcast/https://www.tiktok.com/@notmyrodrickpodcast?lang=en

Talking Derry Girls
Episode 17: Walking the Talk

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 49:19


Continuing their visit to Derry, Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise embrace the true spirit of the tourist and book themselves onto a Derry Girls walking tour of the city. They were let loose on the streets of their hometown under the ever patient eye of their tour guide Charlene McCrossan who did her very best to keep order. It was raining, a lot, and they had loads of equipment and cables to keep dry - all whilst socially distancing and trying to reign in their excitement at being back home and, more importantly, back together. What could possibly go wrong?Martin McCrossan City Tours - and the very patient Charlene www.derrycitytours.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/citytoursderry?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Martin-Mc-Crossan-City-Tours-111770625509874Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/citytoursderry/?hl=enPhil Coulter - The Town I loved so well https://www.philcoulter.com/a-lifeThe Skellington in the coat of arms - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry_City_CouncilThe Fountain Estate - https://en-gb.facebook.com/Visitbishopstreetandthefountain/https://www.inyourpocket.com/belfast/Fountain-Estate-Walking-Tours_60865vhttps://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/northern-ireland-after-troubles-life-inside-fountain-a8019621.htmlThe Ulster Project - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulster_ProjectSt Columb’s Cathedral - https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/st-columbs-cathedral-p675591The Siege of Derry - https://www.thesiegemuseum.orghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-45599513The Walls - they have their own twitter account - https://twitter.com/thederrywalls?lang=enFor more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirlsKeep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirlsCheck out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talkingderrygirlsWATCH Derry Girls on Channel 4:

Movies N Sh*t
Episode 39: “Not Like This” Returns

Movies N Sh*t

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 102:58


This time on Movies N Shit, the fellas talk a lil’ shit about therapy, Ridley Scott, and the Beverly Hills Cop series before discussing Movies They’ve Seen (14:02) since last time, with a special emphasis on the Snyder cut of Justice League (34:37). TV Talk includes thoughts on the Grammys, Derry Girls, and the NCAA tournament (56:24) and Entertainment News (41:11) includes notable losses, upcoming trailers, and a brief discussion about the 2021 Oscars (1:21:07). Then it’s on to this week’s Guess That Rotten Tomato Score yet, DC Extended Universe Edition (1:27:31). As always, things wrap up with a pair of Hidden Gems (1:38:56) you’ll be glad you checked out after you finished listening to this podcast. Apologies to our many Lord of the Rings fans… an in depth discussion about the Lord of the Rings reunion with Stephen Colbert has been rescheduled for episode 40.

Hoovering
Hoovering - Episode 163: Siobhan McSweeney

Hoovering

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 63:49


Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.I’ve got an absolutely beautiful guest this week, the brilliantly funny, wise owl that is Siobhan McSweeney - host of the recent Sunday night smash hit The Great Pottery Throwdown and star of Derry Girls and The Fall, amongst several other brilliant things. Agh. She’s SO GOOD at the acting and the presenting and the existing. I fucking LOVE her and I think you’re going to too. We took at maximum of £1.50 to our nearest corner shop and saw what we’d come home with to eat. One of us (her) does much better out of it than the other (me). Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. Honourable Mentions/ LinksGet yourselves online and make sure please that you’re following Siobhan on TWITTER and on INSTAGRAM now. If you missed her hosting the last, lovely, series of THE GREAT POTTERY THROWDOWN get on over for all 4 now too. I’m on this great site called PATREON where I swap your money for ace podcast related stuff like totally exclusive content and guest recipes. It’ll help me keep the podcast not just alive, but also thriving. Thanks so so so much if you’ve become a patron recently and/ or stuck with me since the beginning of this. Also - if you’d wanted to donate something as a one-off you can DO THAT HERE on the Acast Supporter page thing. I got my big beautiful curly cucumber from ODDBOX and if you want one? And you want a massive £10 off your first box so it makes it just a few quid? Then USE THIS LINK MATEThings we mentioned that you might be interested in from this podcast include…We mentioned edible things KIT KAT and also MAGGIWe talked of the mighty DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITESort it out if you’ve never seen MADMEN or THE FALL Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/hoovering. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Selfie
Responding to Asian-American Racism with Kathy Khang | Selfie Podcast Episode 165

Selfie

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 60:54


Roo and Kristen discuss forgetting how to socialize in the pandemic, BJ talks about the pandemic void only girlfriends can fill, and author Kathy Khang helps us make sense of racism against the Asian American community, and how to be an ally/co-conspirator. In this episode we talked about: Kathy Khang on instagram Kathy Khang on twitter Stop AAPI Hate APIA Vote Asian American Day of Action Bianca Mabute-Louie on Instagram Angry Asian Man A Call for Solidarity from AAPI Faith Leaders on Youtube Multipurpose Immersion Hand Blender  Derry Girls on Netflix Baked by Melissa Encyclopedia of New York The Total Eye Lift from Clarins is a plant-based formula is fueled by ingredients of 94% natural origin. A combo of Organic Harungana extract and Cassie Flower wax give a visible lifting and wrinkle-smoothing effect. It works on crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness, and it’s also an anti-aging cream. 80% of women who tried it reported a visible eye lift in :60 seconds flat*  86% noticed a visible difference in 4 weeks and visibly firmer skin. Discover more about Clarins products at clarinsusa.com, and get 10% off your purchase of Total Eye Lift with the code SELFIE10.   Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

What’s Up, Fandom
Episode 266 - Fleabag

What’s Up, Fandom

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 82:50


Welcome back subWUFers! Today, we discuss the British black comedy series "Fleabag". Together we chat about the characters, the plot, likes and dislikes, foxes, "Derry Girls", K-Dramas, "WandaVision", and more.   What did we think of the series? Who are our favorite characters? Do people live in the Nunavut? Tune in to find out!   Special Thanks to this week's sponsor Wild Bill's Soda! Enjoy crisp unique olde fashioned soda flavors anytime with Wild Bill's. Head over to drinkwildbills.com and use code FANDOM10 to get 10% off your purchase!    Thanks to One Outta Ten for supplying the music for this episode.  Check them out on: Instagram @one_outta_ten Spotify at One Outta Ten   Do you have suggestions for the show? Do have specific voice actor or creator that you would like us to interview? We would love to hear from you! Feel free to shoot us an email HERE. Be sure to head over to our website AnimationStationPodcast.com to check out both What's Up, Fandom & Animation Station Podcast episodes.  If you enjoy the show, please rate and review!   Follow the show on: Instagram @WhatsUpFandom Twitter @WhatsUpFandomPC YouTube What's Up, Fandom Podcast   Follow Josh @JoshLCain Follow Meg @thirdchildart Follow Connor @talllankyguy96   Tags: podcast, podcasts, movies, tv, comics, popculture, fandom, dungeonsanddragons, dnd, fleabag, amazon, kdrama, kpop, exo, baekhyun, derrygirls, netflix, phoebewallerbridge, wandavision

Tip Up Your Cup and Turn the Podcast Up
F*ck-A-Doodle-Doo: Derry Girls

Tip Up Your Cup and Turn the Podcast Up

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 102:31


Throw on your Catholic school uniform, grab your Cranberries CD, and hide your diary. Time to delve into some Irish history, piss off some nuns, and embrace your inner Derry Girl! The ladies discuss the first two seasons of the outstanding comedy, Derry Girls, currently airing on Netflix. 

The BraveMaker Podcast
106: Accent Coach Jack Wallace

The BraveMaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 40:03


https://www.accentcoachjack.com/ Accent Coach Jack Wallace is a professional dialect coach from England, currently based in Los Angeles who specializes in authentic accent preparation for actors and presenters. Jack is an in-demand accents expert for news outlets such as CNN, Entertainment Tonight!, Insider and Buzzfeed. (His appearances with Buzzfeed have garnered over 8.5 million views.) Jack's clients have appeared in: Never Have I Ever, 13 Reasons Why, The Mandalorian, Westworld, Derry Girls, Young Sheldon, Queen Sugar, The Walking Dead, Little America, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Big Little Lies and many others. His voiceover clients can be heard in: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Boss Baby, Where's Waldo, Thundercats Roar!, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Cyberpunk 2077, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and in many national advertising campaigns. Formally trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Professional Voice Practice, Jack draws from a strong technical knowledge of voice and speech and combines this with easy to follow steps that can help any actor arrive on set with a fully integrated, authentic accent perfect for their role. https://www.instagram.com/accentcoachjack/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support

Pop Mom
Derry Girls

Pop Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 41:20


Mom reviews the Irish sitcom DERRY GIRLS. Mom recounts the experience of getting her COVID vaccine. The saga of the “chicken farmer” sign is told.

It's In My Queue
"Poor James": Derry Girls

It's In My Queue

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 90:26


We discuss the pilot episode of Derry Girls, from James and his very bad day, to teenagers on American shows vs. teenagers on British/Irish shows, to which Derry Girl we identify with most. Find us on Twitter: @inmyqueuepod • @adinaterrific • @karaaa_powellAnd check out our brand new Instagram: @inmyqueuepodor send comments, questions, and show suggestions to us at inmyqueuepod@gmail.com!

Talking Derry Girls
Episode 15 - STAYCATION 2020

Talking Derry Girls

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 50:08


In August 2020 the TDG's packed up their suncream, umbrellas, bikinis and windcheaters and headed home to Derry. It was during those heady days when it looked like the world was getting back to normal. Derry was buzzing and Pauline, Jeanie and Marie Louise took to the streets - armed with masks and microphones on some very long socially distanced poles they accosted locals and visitors alike. Some chats were planned - others not so much… First stop on the itinerary was the iconic Derry Girls mural to meet the artist responsible: Karl Porter from UV arts. At least that was the plan - Derry however had other ideas.The Bishop’s Gate Hotel - https://www.bishopsgatehotelderry.com/The Walls (yes, they have twitter account) - https://twitter.com/thederrywalls?lang=enBadger’s Bar - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186482-d2089131-Reviews-Badgers_Bar_and_Restaurant-Derry_County_Londonderry_Northern_Ireland.htmlFamine trail Derry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBBmMKnX8BkVisit Derry - https://www.visitderry.com/Visitor-Info/Visitor-Information-CentreCreators of the The Derry Girls Mural UV Arts - https://www.facebook.com/uvartscic/Martin McCrossan walking tours of Derry - http://derrycitytours.comVinnie Cunningham - https://twitter.com/vinnycunningham?lang=enSeamus Heaney - http://www.seamusheaneyhome.comJohn Hume - https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1998/hume/facts/Sr Clare from the Brandywell - https://www.sisterclare.com/en/her-life/biographyOpening of the new visitor centre in Derry/Londonderry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWE-FCd5cNgRichard Moore - Children in Crossfire and his mural - https://www.childrenincrossfire.org/mural/Antony Gormley (his Granda was from Derry) - https://publicart.ie/main/directory/directory/view/sculpture-for-derry-walls/3c736946413f2ecd4b72c5031422e010/The Undertones - http://theundertones.com/_/Home.htmlFor more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/talkingderrygirlsKeep up to date with us on Twitter: @TBLderrygirlsCheck out our Facebook page:

Trivia With Budds
10 Trivia Questions on Derry Girls

Trivia With Budds

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 8:48


If you need a laugh in March, make sure to watch Derry Girls on Netflix! It's a hilarious 90s-set series with a couple of seasons so far and it's fantastic. Listener Robert Casey wrote a quiz on the show, so enjoy it today! Fact of the Day: It's illegal to swear in front of a dead person in Utah.  THE FIRST TRIVIA QUESTION STARTS AT 02:21 Theme song by www.soundcloud.com/Frawsty Bed Music:  "The Lift" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ PLAY TRIVIA WITH BUDDS live on FB Live (and sometimes Zoom!) A full hour interactive show streams often nightly at 7pm PST. See lineup of shows and topics at www.TriviaWithBudds.com under the events section towards the bottom of the homepage. Watch the shows at www.Facebook.com/ryanbudds or www.Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds  http://TriviaWithBudds.comhttp://Facebook.com/TriviaWithBudds http://Twitter.com/ryanbudds http://Instagram.com/ryanbudds Book a party, corporate event, or fundraiser anytime by emailing ryanbudds@gmail.com or use the contact form here: https://www.triviawithbudds.com/contact SUPPORT THE SHOW: www.Patreon.com/TriviaWithBudds Send me your questions and I'll read them/answer them on the show. Also send me any topics you'd like me to cover on future episodes, anytime! Cheers.  SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MY PATREON SUBSCRIBERS INCLUDING:  Veronica Baker, Alexander Calder, Manny Majarian, Greg Bristow, Brenda and Mo Martinez, Alex DeSmet, Brad Pepe, Dillon Enderby, Greg Workman, Manny Cortez, Joe Finnie, Amy Jeppesen, Greg Nelson, Ian Schulze, Jen Wojnar, Joan Bryce, Kalia Marie, Simon Time, Jess Whitener, Kyle Bonnin, Brian Salyer, Casey OConnor, Christy Shipley, Cody Roslund, Connor Reynolds, Dan Papallo, Erika Cooper, Greg Heinz, James Brown, Jim Fields, John Mihaljevic, Lauren Ward, Matt Pawlik, Matt Frost, Megan Acuna, Marissa Cuthbertson, Sabrina Gianonni, Seqouya Gallo, Sweet Abby Cakes, Wreck My Podcast, Feana Nevel, Katelyn Reik, Mark and Sarah Haas, Melissa Chesser, Paul McLaughlin, Shaun Delacruz, Clayton Polizzi, Cody Welter, Joe Jermolowicz, Joey Mucha, Kathryn Mott, Kyle Hendrickson, Luke Mckay, Mona Bray, Pamela Yoshimura, Paul Doronila, Rich Hyjack, Ricky Carney, Dana Quinley, Robert Casey, Russ Friedewald, Willy Powell, D. Kai Nashoba, Patrick Leahy, Alexandra Pepin, Kate Holthausen, and Denise Leonard! YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Pilot Review Board
No. 26 Derry Girls vs Father Ted

Pilot Review Board

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 54:11


Co-hosts Alli, Matt, and Katherine talk about two pilots every single week. Find us on Instagram for all your favorite TV-related content @pilotreviewboard Tweet us about shows we should be watching @pilotreviewboard And if you want to have access to our deep-dive episodes, bonus games, and cut content, become a Patron www.patreon.com/pilotreviewboard.

Pilot Review Board
No. 27 Derry Girls vs Father Ted

Pilot Review Board

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 54:11


Co-hosts Alli, Matt, and Katherine talk about two pilots every single week. Find us on Instagram for all your favorite TV-related content @pilotreviewboard Tweet us about shows we should be watching @pilotreviewboard And if you want to have access to our deep-dive episodes, bonus games, and cut content, become a Patron www.patreon.com/pilotreviewboard.

Radio 1 Breakfast Best Bits with Greg James

It’s Lolathon week and Ainsley Harriott (off of TV chef) and Nicola Coughlan (off of Derry Girls) make an unlikely pairing as they become judges in our search for Radio 1’s funniest listener. Also, listener Ava is back with some back to school jokes for us and Everyone’s Rubbish features Rap music during Mass!! What?

Rotating Reels
Episode #7 - Nomadland Review

Rotating Reels

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 67:48


In the seventh episode of Rotating Reels, hosts Keegan Tran, Hank Showalter, and Taylor May discuss and review Chloe Zhao's newest film: Nomadland (available on Hulu)In this week's what we've been watching:Hank: From Hell, The UnexplainedTaylor: Dark, Kingdom, Messiah, Northmen - A Viking Saga, Better than Us, Derry Girls, Crazy Rich AsiansKeegan: Cop Car, The Beach HouseFind more of our work below!Hank's Band "Friends with Benefits"https://soundcloud.com/user-158202921Keegan's Film Bloghttps://filmtran.blogspot.com/Contact us at: RotatingReelsPodcast@gmail.com

PK and DK
PK makes a fool of himself and Duryan's has an alligator problem!

PK and DK

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 69:19


It’s mornings ON DEMAND!A full radio morning show (minus all the fake callers, made-up drama and hours of commercials).On this show:PK calls looking for Jim (top 3 prank of all time)Spoiler Sunday: We review 'I Care A Lot', Derry Girls, Sinner, Tom and Jerry and moreDuryan and Annalily try to 'Match Two'Denise finds a questionable table filled with adult magazines for sale PK makes a fool of himself on the newsWe call Red Robin to see if they can throw out their new cauliflower wingsDuryan is worried his new neighborhood has an alligator problemWe talk about a man who is getting paid 10 MILLION dollars to play frisbee golfSpeaking of crazy money, there's a lady who won 300K at the Las Vegas airportDuryan wonders how much you should tip moversAnd so much more!Get in to play our games here: https://bit.ly/3sJeNBJConnect with us on Instagram: @PKintheMorningIf you would like to sponsor the show, reach out to us and Duryan will make sure it’s memorable! You can e-mail us at: pk@pkinthemorning.com

Please Be Excited
36. Derry Girls, American Gods, Palm Springs

Please Be Excited

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 126:45


We catch up on lots of movie and tv news before diving in to some talk about Derry Girls, American Gods, and Palm Springs! Also, Chad watched a weird but cool old cat anime movie!

Hold My Interest
Derry Girls

Hold My Interest

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 70:38


Travel back in time and across the pond to Derry Ireland in the 90s with Co-hosts Claire, Erik, and Kirtana as they talk about the Irish Netflix Original Derry Girls. The hosts talk about the show and their thoughts on whether or not it Held Their Interest! The hosts also apologize in advance for the amount of accents you are about to hear in this episode. Twitter: @holdinterest Instagram: @hold_my_interest

Minority Korner
MK286: Hodgepodge Korners (One Night In Miami, WandaVision, Mo'Nique, The History of Rudolph, Pretend It's a City, Jungle Cruise Victory, The Prom)

Minority Korner

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 46:07


It's a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride of an episode in this hodgepodge  of all of our korners and segments that have been left on the cutting room floor due to time. So we are rejoined by some of your favorite pasts guests co-hosts. First up Ben Randle and James talk about some of their favorite Movie and TV shows as of late: One Night in Miami, Wanda Vision, Derry Girls, Pretend it's A City, and The Prom. Then Desiree Rogers and James unpack Mo'Nique's latest demand for an apology on the heels of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion and reconciliation between Will and Janet, the merits of her requests, and the challenges of being a Black woman in the industry. Then Nnekay FitzClarke tops off the show with her cut for so many times segment on the wild and  true story of how Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came to be. Plus a victory for the Korner Kids regarding the Jungle Cruise ride, and Biden keeps on signing executive orders to make America not suck again. GUEST CO-HOSTS:  Ben Randle (he/him): Follow him on Insta @BenRandleTheatre or www.benrandle.com Desiree Rogers (she/her): Check out Des’ Sunday Poems on her YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnYicYRso9bJsrjxHbW68gNnekay FitzClarke (she/her): TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM

Taskmaster The Podcast
Ep 16. Nicola Coughlan - S1 Ep.4

Taskmaster The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 56:12


This week on the podcast Ed is joined by star of Derry Girls, Bridgerton and of course The Taskmaster New Year's Treat - it's Nicola Coughlan! The pair discuss Nicola's love for the show and how much she enjoyed do the NY special - despite some questionable decisions from Greg. They also take a deep dive in to Episode 4 of Series 1. This episode includes the ice task, getting to 11 points and some special moments for Josh. Enjoy!  If you would like to watch along as Ed and his guests revisit the early series of Taskmaster then go to https://www.channel4.com/programmes/taskmaster/episode-guide where you will find all episodes. Get in touch with Ed and future guests:taskmasterpodcast@gmail.com Visit the Taskmaster Youtube channelwww.youtube.com/taskmaster For all your Taskmaster goodies visit www.taskmasterstore.com  Sales, advertising and general enquiries:dknight@avalonuk.comTaskmaster the podcast is produced by Daisy Knight for Avalon Television Ltd 

A Date With The Bake
The Great Festive Baking Show S.3 – Derry Girls Edition

A Date With The Bake

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 68:31


Hold on to your cookies for some seriously good craic as the cast of the hilarious series DERRY GIRLS are taking over the tent for the New Years Bake Off!  Paul and Prue have every right to be worried about testing the offerings from these inexperienced bakers, but the only stomach aches caused from these … Continue reading The Great Festive Baking Show S.3 – Derry Girls Edition →

Past Present
Episode 262: The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Past Present

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 44:40


In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Support Past Present on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pastpresentpodcast Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:  On January 6, armed rioters interrupted the joint session of Congress convened to certify the vote count of the Electoral College. Natalia referred to this Axios article rounding up conservative media response to the insurrection. Niki mentioned David Blight’s book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Neil discussed Eric Foner’s piece in The Nation and Karen L. Cox’s New York Times piece, both about the Civil War antecedents for the armed insurrection. Natalia drew on this Washington Post article about Ashli Babbitt, and Niki referenced her own writing on this topic at Vox and at CNN. Natalia also commented on Caitlin Flanagan’s Atlantic article. And Neil mentioned his piece for The Week about the Congressional Republicans’ inaction regarding the president. Historian Megan Kate Nelson is assembling essays about the Capitol riot by historians here.   Here are a list of Twitter handles of disinformation experts: Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) Cristina López G. (@crislopezg) Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) Tess Owen (@misstessowen) Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) Joan Donovan (@BostonJoan) Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny)   In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History: Natalia discussed a funny social media gaffe at a popular home decor Instagram account. Neil recommended the new Netflix documentary series, Challenger: The Final Flight. Niki discussed the Netflix comedy series Derry Girls, and Patrick Radden Keefe’s book Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland.

PaleOMG Uncensored
Many Lives, Many Fillers – Episode 182: PaleOMG Uncensored Podcast

PaleOMG Uncensored

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 58:42


On the podcast today, we are talking through the following: The documentary Fantastic Fungi on Amazon Prime My frustration with how taboo weed seems to be Gilmore Girls being very similar to my own life Why people getting filler in their own face has nothing to do with you My latest show binges - Ted Lasso, Derry Girls, Defending Jacob, The Undoing Don’t forget to check out my fitness programs on https://paleomg.teachable.com/ and use the special code for podcast listeners UNCENSORED10 for 10% off at any of my programs! ________________ Support the podcast by clicking the Subscribe button on iTunes and please a review only if you love the podcast! There is enough negativity in this world, don’t spread more. I love hearing about what YOU want me to talk about so feel free to leave on comment here or on social media with topics you’d like me to cover! And don’t forget, some posts have affiliate links which I may be compensated from. This compensation helps with keeping this blog and up and running! Thank you so much for your support, you guys are amazing!