The word of pod: Nadine O'Regan on the Irish podcasting revolution

The word of pod: Nadine O'Regan on the Irish podcasting revolution

In the US, more people now listen to online podcasts than go to the cinema. In Ireland too, the phenomenon is growing at huge speed, with many well-known figures hopping aboard the bandwagon. Is it here to stay, or just a flash in the pan?

Inside a building on Lombard Street in Dublin 2, a transformation of a curious kind is taking place. Everywhere you look, there are pots of paint. Bright-coloured chairs are stacked in one corner. Microphones sit on tables and jut out from stands. In one corner, a painter primes the walls.

This space used to be known as the famous Westland Studios. It’s where well-known records by the likes of Bob Dylan, Sinead O’Connor and Hozier were...

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