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.

The Baron of Broadway July 19, 2019
This is the near-unbelievable story of a man who, in the 1950s, tried to purchase the six counties of Northern Ireland and gift them to the Republic of Ireland. In 1914, West Limerick man John J Hanley left for New York to gentrify his persona into the 'Baron of Broadway'. …
Cigarettes and Samba July 12, 2019
The Irish soccer team’s 1982 tour of South America during the Falklands War was a farcical episode in Irish sport. 4 games, 3 defeats, 2 cancellations. But how did half the squad end up being detained by armed police? And how did a carpet salesman from Limerick end up sitting …
The Whistleblower July 5, 2019
In 1976 the Cork to Dublin mail train was robbed of £200,000. Cormac Breatnach’s brother Osgur was arrested for it, confessed and was jailed for 12 years. But there was a catch. He didn’t do it. The devastation of the injustice was enormous as Osgur’s family tried to come to …
The Man From Tallahassee June 28, 2019
Ed Randolph came to Ireland to play Basketball in the 1980s. While most of his fellow American players went back home, Ed met Ann, settled down and had a family in Bray. He made a sporting life coaching and playing the game he loves well into middle age. (2019)
Our Documentary archive from 1981 looks at the EEC's Economic and Social Committee, the organisation known before the European Union was formed. We hear from diplomats and politicians in Europe about the structure and issues of such an organisation, as Ireland was a relatively new member and many felt it …
Inside Stories June 21, 2019
Author Carlo Gébler, son of award-winning Irish writer Edna O’Brien, spent three decades teaching creative writing within the Northern Ireland prison system. Carlo was told that his job was not to teach, but to be a human being. Returning to Magilligan Prison, Carlo asks if he made any real difference …
To mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Derek Davis visits the Normandy Beaches where the largest amphibious invasion in military history was held on June 6th 1944. Paratroopers & glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, Davis hears from Irish-men who fought and killed with …
In 1985, an unnamed female Garda was threatened with dismissal from An Garda Síochána. Following an internal Garda investigation, she was charged with having pre-marital sex with another Recruit Garda, and for having given birth to a baby outside of marraige. Majella Moynihan has remained silent for the past 34 …
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 …
The Loophole May 31, 2019
A story of betrayal, scheming, paranoia, money and one of the world's most prestigious law schools, The Loophole looks at the lengths people will go to in order to realise their dreams and the callousness of those who try to shatter them. (2015)
Peadar Mercier May 24, 2019
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 …
Four people tried to assassinate Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Only one person came close - her name was Violet Gibson and she was Irish. Violet spent the rest of her life in mental institutions, forgotten by society and by history. (2014)
Return to Shark Island May 10, 2019
When a group of people arrived on Achill Island in May, 1951 nobody foresaw that only two of them would leave alive. The film they had arrived to make – “Shark Island” - would end in tragedy. Actor Claire Mullen was in that film and returns to Achill to finally …
Chasin' Roe May 3, 2019
In the 1980's, Kildare man Michael Row was amongst the quickest drivers in the world. Destined to become a global household name, the biggest teams in Formula 1 scrambled for his signature. However, a critical decision sent Michael down a different road. But now he's back, helping his newphew James …
This radio documentary maps and explores Jewish Ireland, and our guide is Dubliner Stuart Rosenblatt. Stuart is the author of the 16-volume Rosenblatt Series, the most comprehensive collection of genealogical material ever compiled on an entire Jewish community in any country. (2010)
A radio documentary about how Dubliner John Curran's fascination with best selling novelist Agatha Christie has changed his life and brought a new Hercule Poirot story to the world for the first time in 30 years. (2010)
JG Farrell, the 2 time Booker winning author moved to West Cork, Ireland in March of 1979. Shortly after, he drowned while fishing. Using interviews of neighbours, family and friends - this documentary tells the story of those 149 days in the life of JF Farrell. (2010)
Dark Snow & Emma April 5, 2019
Over the past decade Ireland has endured some extreme weather cycles from heavy snow to summer heat waves. There is an argument that these events are influenced by what's happening with the Greenland Ice Sheet. Each year the ice sheet is covered in new snow but recently more ice is …
The Cut March 29, 2019
Young girls throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East are subject to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) each year. A procedure where the genitals of young girls are deliberately cut for religious and social reasons. Journalist MIchael O'Kane meets women trying to end this practice which is seen as normal tradition …
Chasin' Roe March 22, 2019
In the 1980's, Kildare man Michael Roe was amongst the quickest drivers in the world. Destined to become a global household name, the biggest teams in Formula 1 scrambled for his signature. However, a critical decision sent Michael down a different road. But now he's back, helping his nephew James …