Since we first brought you the story about The Elements of Clare Podcast Series from science communicator Eoin Murphy, the audio documentary has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a listenership spread across 13 countries on four different continents. Below we give you some more info on each episode and where you can find them.
The series looks at the government’s most recent rural development policy; Our Rural Future and examines what the people of Clare were already doing to combat the challenges which face The Water, The Land and The Air which surround Clare.
On episode 1- The Water, Eoin speaks to big wave surfer and clean coasts activist Ollie O’ Flaherty. He travels to Ennistymon to catch up with Senator Roisin Garvey and Dr. Tom Gillespie, author of the Daft Coastal Report 2021. He then heads for the coast once more to meet Sibeal Regan, Education and Outreach officer for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).
In episode 2- The Land, Eoin turns his attention to the ground beneath our feet. He meets Dr. Brendan Dunford in the heart of the Burren, tracks down an ancient forest with Ray O’ Foghlu (Ray Foley) and visits an eco campsite run by Kevin and Trea Heapes.
Episode 3- The Air, looks at the air around us and the potential it might hold for the future of Clare. On this episode Eoin speaks to John Aston of AstonECO Management and resident of Loop Head. He discusses the potential of renewable energy with ESB’s Eugene McAuley, before sitting down with photographer and author Carsten Krieger.
Episode 4- The People, completes the series. Eoin speaks to Margaret Cotter, Cllr Cillian Murphy, Cllr Joe Garrihy and Liz Greehy & Ailish Connolly of Kilbaha Gallery.
Episode 1 was released on Monday 15th November, with the other three episodes being released weekly over the past four weeks.
To listen to the podcast series, click play now.
If you have any questions about the series, Eoin can be contacted directly by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @beyond_the_lab_scicom