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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland telling real life stories. With over 1,800 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available in the world, dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. Winner of over 340 national and international awards. Producer of podcast series 'GunPlot' and 'The Nobody Zone'. Immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.
 
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Peadar Mercier, the first ever professional bodhrán and bones player, captured the pulse of Irish traditional music. 25 years after his death, his son Mel traces his father's unique life story - from his protestant heritage, to world tours with The Chieftains & a 10 year adventure with composer John Cage into the world of experimental music. (2016)…
 
In the mid 1990s, Singer and Songwriter Jeff Buckley was set to become as big as Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen. But he died tragically aged just 30. With over 4 million record sales to his name, Jeff remains a huge musical figure across the world. In 2016, Journalist Steve Cummins explored Jeff Buckley’s connections to Ireland. (2016) See acast.co…
 
Road cycling is one of the world’s toughest sports. In 1987, Stephen Roche did the unthinkable - winning the three biggest cycle races in the world, the Giro d'Italia, Tour De France and World Championship. He was hailed a cycling hero across the world. 30yrs on, we look back at his iconic sporting achievement, which is yet to be repeated (2017) Se…
 
10 yrs ago Nora Nic Con Ultaigh’s learned of an unusual family story – that her great-grandfather from Galway was once, reportedly, the owner of a Caravaggio painting. Could this be true? Did a work from the great Italian artist once reside in Tuam? If so, where is it now? Nora sets off on a trail – hoping to find some answers (Broadcast 2015) See …
 
On February 19th, 2011, a young Irish woman named Grace Farrell froze to death on her makeshift cardboard bed in the doorway of St Brigid’s church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was the coldest night of that New York winter. She was just 35 years old. A few days afterwards, Grace`s friend Emmanuel, who'd also emigrated from Ireland to the …
 
Margaret Kearney Taylor was a woman who kept many secrets. She was known as the Irishwoman who ran an elegant tearoom in Madrid, Spain for more than fifty years. But she was also was part of a network which helped thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish refugees escape the Nazi regime in Europe during World War Two. (2016) See acast.com/privacy f…
 
Maureen Kearney is an Irish woman living in France. Whilst working in the French Nuclear industry, in 2012 Maureen discovered something that seems to set in motion a chain of events that would forever change her life. Brutally attacked in her home outside Paris, Maureen’s story is one of secrets, lies, violence and courage. Above all, it's the stor…
 
In 1979, 50 people were killed when a massive Oil Tanker the 'Betelgeuse' exploded at Whiddy Island, West Cork. With families of those who lost their lives about to launch High Court proceedings, and as they seek a State apology, we go behind the scenes of what happened that night. Meeting with those involved, those who witnessed the event and thos…
 
Charlotte Devlin and the Documentary On One team return to the remarkable story of Felix Gretarsson, with exclusive access to the Icelander who waited years to receive the world's first full double arm transplant in a groundbreaking operation in France in January of 2021. (2021) Narrated by Charlotte Devlin Produced by Charlotte Devlin & Tim Desmon…
 
"Most harmless and yet the most dangerous woman in America” is how Irish woman Mary Mallon was once described after she was identified as the first known asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever in the US. Found to be a super spreader of the disease and quarantined for 26 years, her story became a legendary cautionary tale in the history of public hea…
 
In May of this year a Ryanair flight was grounded by two military jets in Belarus. The story behind this event involves a remarkable woman and brings us from the Belarusian capital, Minsk to Vilnius in Lithuania to Roscrea, County Tipperary in the South of Ireland. Her name is Sviatalana Tsikhanouskaya. (2021) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and …
 
Margaret Tynan was a healthy, active woman in her seventies, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Then she was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. She agreed to let her daughter record whatever was to come. The family rallied round to care for Margaret and keep her at home for as long as possible, despite the global Covid 19 pandemic. (2021) See…
 
When a Cork schoolgirl researched a 100-year old story about the local IRA and a British officer, she came across some remarkable information. He had been held hostage near her home, in 1921 and actually became friendly with his captors. In a letter, he told his wife he was caught while out sketching but that may not have been true. (2021) See acas…
 
Journalists Peter Taylor and Fergal Keane have both been awarded OBE’s for their services to journalism. Both also reported extensively from Northern Ireland during the troubles. And both have been indelibly shaped by their experience of reporting from there. Now, all these years later, Peter and Fergal are returning to Northern Ireland to share th…
 
How a balmy summer’s evening quickly turned into a nightmare for cousins Sara Feeney (23) and Ellen Glynn (17) after they were swept out to sea on paddleboards last August. A miraculous rescue that captured the attention of the country and story of endurance as Sara and Ellen survived 15 hours at sea. (2021) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
The death of American millionaire Arthur Kingsley Porter seems to have been the first inquest in Ireland to be held without a body. Together with his wife Lucy, Arthur was an art expert and a university professor. Having become fascinated with Ireland, the Kingsley Porter’s bought Glenveagh castle in Donegal and built a simple cottage on the island…
 
When documentary-maker Chris Nikkel and his wife bought their little cottage in the Cooley Mountains in county Louth, they discovered that it had once been owned by a famous psychiatrist. Her name was Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and she revolutionized how we think about death and grief. (2021) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
(NEW 2021 SEASON) In 1982 the Irish International Rugby Team won the elusive triple crown - beating England, Scotland and Wales for the first time in over three decades. They were national heroes. But just months beforehand they had had to spirit themselves out of the country quietly amidst a storm of controversy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
Back in 2009, when this doc was first broadcast, Mayo footballers had lost 5 All Ireland finals since their last win in 1951. They’ve since lost another 5 All Ireland finals. Looking back at the previous c.60 years of hurt wasn’t easy. But that could all change in September 2021 when Mayo get another chance to finally find success after 69 years of…
 
An Irish Army Captain goes on holidays – a strange kind of holiday. To a city where he knows there is likely to be ‘trouble’. He arrives as a three-day street battle, now known as 'the Battle of the Bogside', begins. And it changes everything (Ep1/8). To continue listening to this series, please subscribe to the 'GunPlot' podcast feed (Available fr…
 
A homeless Irishman is arrested on Clapham Common in London for stealing a wedding ring, only to murder another man in his police cell. When interviewed by police, he confesses to multiple murders. A new 8-part podcast series from RTÉ’s Documentary On One in Ireland and Third Ear Productions in Denmark. Episode 1/8. (Originally released Feb 18th 20…
 
On November 21st 1920, British security forces stormed a Gaelic football match in Croke Park Dublin, killing 14 and wounding dozens more. 100 yrs later, Vincent Murphy sets out on a 100 mile cycle as he explores his Grand Uncle Gus McCarthy’s story as one of the Tipperary players involved in what became known as Bloody Sunday (2020) See acast.com/p…
 
Decades ago The Wallace Sisters, Sheila and Nora, ran a small newsagents in Cork city. While many bought their paper and tobacco there, few knew of the secrets it held as an IRA Brigade HQ during the War of Independence. These fearless sisters led a double life from intelligence gathering to spy handling and deciphering codes. (2020) See acast.com/…
 
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