Documentary on One Podcast

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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,700 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One Podcast has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 320 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world of sound, story and character.

During troubled times of grief and sorrow, the undertaker's job is to put the family at ease, guide them through the funeral and help them say goodbye to their loved ones. What type of person goes into the burying business? (1989)
The Orwell Wheeler Oct. 18, 2019
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 …
'In Good Cheer' goes beyond the bottle to meet the numerous personalities and the heritage involved in producing Ireland's very own liquid gold. Presenter Julie Duane who once worked in the laboratory at Irish Distillers visited Bushmills Distilleries, the oldest licensed distillery in the world in Midleton Co Cork and …
This doc won Best Radio Documentary in Europe in 2009. One of our all time great listens - this story has everything. Limerick man, Ger MacNamara is master upholsterer and world champion power lifter, and we join him as he embarks on two challenges. (2009)
A Fight To The End Oct. 4, 2019
In December 2016, Eileen Kenny lost a long battle with cancer. It was not the only battle that Eileen fought in the previous years. Dissatisfied with her treatment, and seeking answers, she had been through a struggle with both her treating doctor and the Irish Medical Council. A struggle that …
Brendan Keenan examines the support available to people who would like to setup a business by following the efforts of Harry Lynam as he engages with the Industrial Development Authority to try and get his company Lake Electronics off the ground. (1980)
Return To The Green Line Sept. 26, 2019
In 1996, Gardaí deployed on UN peacekeeping duties in Cyprus saw two men killed. Unarmed, and caught up in the violence within the UN buffer zone, Garda Frank Flood witnessed both killings at close hand. Now, for the first time in almost a quarter-of-a-century, Frank is returning to Cyprus to …
Colum Kenny presents an exploration of types of transport as he takes to the skies in an Aer Lingus flight bound for New York, crosses the Irish Sea in the B&I; Line ferry, visits the Murder Mile in a Belfast taxi and talks to Dublin motorists. (1983)
The Undetectables Sept. 20, 2019
Thousands of Irish people live with HIV today. You can’t see it in their face. Many of them are living in the shadows, fearful of judgement. The numbers of people being diagnosed with HIV are higher than they have ever been. We meet four people affected by HIV and find …
DocArchive (1989): Brides Sept. 17, 2019
Two women, born almost 50 years apart, recall meeting their husband, falling in love and marrying. (1989)
When an 81 year old woman, in good health, pitched an idea into us about death and dying, we had to find out more. So in early 2019, we began following Gray Cahill as she put a plan in place for when she dies. In planning ahead, she's also looking …
John S Doyle describes life in Mexico as he travels through Mexico City and Oaxaca encountering different people and hearing their stories. John also speaks to UCD's Declan Kiberd on his unusual meeting with former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. (1997)
Brendan Behan in Paris Sept. 6, 2019
Brendan Behan is one of Ireland's greatest writers. Some of his most important work was influenced by time he spent in Paris just after World War II where he mixed with some of the most important writers of the 20th century. In an interview never previously broadcast, Behan reveals the …
Ed Mulhall looks at the football career of Belfast born George Best, who went on to become Ireland's best known footballer. Recalled as the fifth 'Beatle', George Best enjoyed a celebrity lifestyle which made him front page news among tabloids but not for his football, which made him famous from …
The story of how a little bull from the west of Ireland made national & international headlines which soon became an online viral sensation. In 2014 Joe Kelly, a farmer in county Mayo bought Benjy the bull to breed with his herd of cows but Benjy had no interest with …
Reprisals Aug. 23, 2019
Set in South Galway against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest months of the Irish War of Independence, the dramatic story of the short life and tragic death of 24-year-old Eileen Quinn who was shot by uniformed men outside her home in 1920. Almost 100 years later Eileen’s grand-niece …
Amy Herron’s grandad was one of the most famous people in Ireland. He was Elephant-keeper at Dublin Zoo and entertained crowds with Sarah the elephant. Amy Herron finds out about the fun side of her grandad’s work but also learns about the treatment of elephants then that would not be …
Back To The Rock Aug. 9, 2019
In August 1979, a massive Atlantic storm turned the Fastnet Yacht Race into the greatest yacht-racing disaster ever witnessed. In spite of the biggest peacetime rescue effort at sea, 21 people died, boats were dismasted, abandoned or sunk as the race became a fight to stay alive. On one of …
When Nan Delaney, from Co. Laois, died, her six children came across a small wooden box that she had kept private all her life. When they opened it, they discovered evidence of a time, in their family, when things were extremely stressful and frightening. In this documentary, the children recall …
Thomas and Tess July 26, 2019
Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was a young teacher, engaged to Thomas McEver, a chemist who had moved to Dunmore Co. Galway as the Irish War of Independence was drawing to a close in the spring of 1921. But fate took a tragic turn one night when …