After strangely being introduced by previous podcast guest and
I first met James when he moved to Belfast last year and now he’s
moving on, we decided to mark the occasion with a conversation that
captures some of what we’ve wrestled with over the course of our
friendship so far.
The result is a long-form conversation about dopamine, mental
health, commitment, relationships, confrontation and compassion
that dips into science, psyche, scripture and our own story along
We don’t have the answers. We don’t have it all figured out. But we
are trying — and hope that this raw, real-time wrestle will be a
springboard for newfound courage, action and change in your own
We believe Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship.
You are part of this story.
With 180+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening on your doorstep.
Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old parkrunners, teenaged entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning directors, Olympic Gold medalists, Bitcoin Auctioneers, Tim Burton's puppet-maker and a guy who built an aeroplane in his garage.
Well-known voices include Snow Patrol, Foy Vance, Julian Simmons, May McFettridge, Zoe Salmon, Andrew Trimble, The Dead Rabbit, Michael Deane, The Priests, Two Door Cinema Club, Oliver Jeffers, Pete Snodden, Colin Geddis, Mary Peters, Rebecca McKinney and May Blood — the millworker who became a peer in the House Of Lords.
Best Of Belfast is an independent, crowdfunded show with no political or religious agenda. It's hosted by 26-year-old writer Matthew Thompson and publishes a new episode every single Monday!
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