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Most Popular Audio for 2011

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I’ll start first with the piece of audio that is one of my favourites. Surprisingly, although one of the shortest it took the longest from an editing perspective. The audio itself was used for a talk I did on podcasting at a conference in Tallaght Stadium in June 2011.

This Gardeners Year In Audio (mp3)

The most popular piece of audio for 2011 however is my interview with Anne O’Hara of Mornington House.

According to audioboo stats [only] it has 1,705 listens making it more popular than my audio with Jack Charlton. The audio quality isn’t the greatest in parts as it was almost the first time for me to use skype recording. That said, I loved doing this interview and if content is king, then it’s popularity is solely because of Anne.

Anne O”Hara – Mornington House (mp3)

The most popular SodShow is show no.1 from March 4th.

The Sodshow 103.2 Dublin City Fm 4th March 2011 (mp3)

Most usually found in iTunes ‘whats hot’ section in pole position – today [28/12/11] it was at no.2

The SodShow garden podcast iTunes

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About The SodShow:

The SodShow, Dublin City’s Garden Radio Show with landscape gardener Peter Donegan and armchair gardener Brian Greene airs on Dublin City FM Friday’s at 3PM.

Join Peter & Brian for an alternative view of all things outdoors with studio guests, field recordings, educational talks in a fun and unique garden radio style. With tools, plants & garden work for the week and trip to Dublin’s famous and well hidden parks & gardens the SodShow is fast growing to be a permanent fixture on Dublin’s radio dial since its launch in March 2011.

The SodShow is quite unique in that it started life as a popular podcast crossing over to live radio due to its growing demand.

Forget those Botanical Latin names (the presenters do as a rule) and roll up your sleeves. From gardening with a window box in an apartment to camping at oxegen, from chitting potatoes to making elderflower champagne you get it all on Dublin’s zaniest radio show.

The Sodshow is podcasted, blogged, streamed and live tweeted to the world via its internet site: http://blog.DoneganLandscaping.com/category/podcast

the sodshow

The #SodShow Friday 23rd December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

The #SodShow Friday 23rd December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast (mp3)

The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm – Live

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

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On This Weeks Show:

wild camping gelert donegan wicklow

Part 1 in a mini series which began December 10th as Peter Donegan and The SodShow teamed up with Gelert and Millets Mary Street to take five people and record the journey in audio as we hiked, trekked and wild camped overnight, without tents, in The Wicklow Mountains.

The following blog posts have relevance:

Why do this for Dublin’s Garden Radio Show The SodShow ?

We have spoke many times on The SodShow about my Hedgerow walks, eating from the wild, native Irish plants and trees, the garden groups outings and [ordinary] camping. We thought it a good idea to somehow and in someway, join them all together.

In this case and of note we went to a [Wicklow] National Park. From a horticultural perspective, it contains many pre mapped nature trails including a flower walk and tree walks. Eight of the Park’s plants are in fact classified as threatened – three are vulnerable and five are rare. We also wandered much of its forestry and slept only with what nature could surround us with. Also we don’t think this has ever been done for radio before and – the landscape is absolutely stunning.

Making Contact:

peter donegan brian greene

About The SodShow:

The SodShow, Dublin City’s Garden Radio Show with landscape gardener Peter Donegan and armchair gardener Brian Greene airs on Dublin City FM Friday’s at 3PM.

The Sodshow is podcasted, blogged, streamed and live tweeted to the world via its internet site: http://blog.DoneganLandscaping.com/category/podcast

The #SodShow Friday 16th December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

The #SodShow Friday 16th December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast (mp3)

The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm – Live

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

With thanks To This Weeks Guests:

On todays show we talk to Dublins finest gift shop at The Science Gallery Dublin about those last minute christmas pressies…. and much much more.

science gallery gift shop science gallery gift shop (1)

Listen Later:

Making Contact:

peter donegan brian greene

About The SodShow:

The SodShow, Dublin City’s Garden Radio Show with landscape gardener Peter Donegan and armchair gardener Brian Greene airs on Dublin City FM Friday’s at 3PM.

The Sodshow is podcasted, blogged, streamed and live tweeted to the world via its internet site: http://blog.DoneganLandscaping.com/category/podcast

The @ScienceGallery Gift Shop for Christmas Gifts

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The thought some people put into their stores, in this case The Science Gallery gift shop, amazes me. In fairness to The Science Gallery though, the same goes for their coffee shop and their exhibitions. As important, it always amazes me, everytime I go in there. I couldn’t but not interview the team behind The Science Gallery gift shop.

The #SodShow Friday 16th December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast (mp3)

Cue the festive period…. looking for a gift suggestions for the man person who has everything something ? Pressies for the gardener, gifts for the junior outdoors enthusiast, they have it all and I ask them their top 10 gifts for Christmas and why.

Friday 16th of December The Science Gallery Gift shop are our guests on The SodShow…….

If pressies of monetary value are not order of the day, but more the thought that counts….. Personally, I wouldn’t argue with someone bringing me for a tour of their current exhibition Surface Tension and a mugga coffee.

As a by the way they note:

Our shop and café will be open on Friday December 23rd from 8am to 6pm, before Science Gallery closes for Christmas holidays. We will re-open on Tuesday January 3rd 2012, and our current exhibition SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER will run until January 21st 2012.
 
Contact Science Gallery
Phone: +353 1 896 4091
Email: info@sciencegallery.com
Twitter: @ScienceGallery

Wicklow Mountains, Wild Camping

wicklow mountains

Saturday 10th December, The SodShow teamed up with Gelert and Millets Mary Street to take five people and record the journey as we hiked, trekked and wild camped overnight, without tents, in The Wicklow Mountains.

Why do this for Dublin’s Garden Radio Show The SodShow ?

We have spoke many times on The SodShow about my Hedgerow walks, eating from the wild, native Irish plants and trees, the garden groups outings and [ordinary] camping. We thought it a good idea to somehow and in someway, join them all together.

In this case and of note we went to a [Wicklow] National Park. From a horticultural perspective, it contains many pre mapped nature trails including a flower walk and tree walks. Eight of the Park’s plants are in fact classified as threatened – three are vulnerable and five are rare. We also wandered much of its forestry and slept only with what nature could surround us with. Also we don’t think this has ever been done for radio before and – the landscape is absolutely stunning.

That aside, if the equipment and clothing used will more than suffice overnight in December in Ireland, without tents, in the Wicklow Mountains – it should do you well whilst out for a[ny] walk or work in the great outdoors.

Note:

  • The five are very experienced in [in short] the great outdoors.
  • The audio recorded will be aired as a mini series of sorts for The SodShow.
  • All equipment used was supplied by Gelert Ltd and Millets of Mary Street.
  • It is not recommended you do this unless you are experienced.
  • Wicklow Mountain safety and no trace guidelines were followed at all times and more info can be found at Wicklow National Park Website inc. notes on wild camping.
  • Mini series set to air: on radio/ podcast for 4 weeks from Dec 23rd & Jan 6th – 20th. There will be no SodShow December 30th

Our journey timelines are as follows – Saturday 10th December

  • 08:30 Meet for debrief and equipment check at Millets Mary Street
  • 10:15 Arrive Wicklow Mountains and final checks
  • 10:30 Depart from base and begin Wicklow Mountain trek
  • 16:35 Establish base camp
  • 10:15 Sunday – Leave No Trace final checks and depart Wicklow Mountains

A separate post will explain the kit and equipment that we used. These images should help in visualising the audio as the story is told over the coming weeks.

It is one thing to encourage you to try this or any more simplified variation of, but it is better to encourage you to do it with the correct preparation.

The #SodShow Friday 23rd December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast (mp3)

The #SodShow. Friday January 6th 2012. Dublin’s Gardening Radio Podcast (mp3)

The #SodShow. Wild Camping, The Finalé – Dublin Garden Radio Podcast. Fri 13 Jan ’12 (mp3)

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