The days are getting shorter and colder and it's getting more and more difficult to get out of bed. But do not fear, we have the perfect remedy for you! Irish podcasts!

These top Irish downloads are a cocktail of laugh-inducing, spunky and energetic podcasts to start or end your day on the right foot and make that commute an actual treat. 

"Taranoia" by Tara Flynn for Headstuff

"Remember, we are all eejits but we are all doing our best!"

"Hello fellow eejits!"This is how Tara Flynn greets listeners in the trailer to her podcast "Taranoia" (her own special brand of fear and insecurity, which she battles to get stufff done) which launched this past September. 

Now in its 9th episode, this podcast is exactly what it set out to be: 30 minutes of craic, chat, interviews and lessons learned, all in the company of Tara's friendly voice. 

LISTEN TO THE TARANOIA PODCAST. 

The 8th amendment repeal and its aftermath, perfection on social media and viral jealousy, the "Stand 4 Truth" movement, ageism: those are a few of the topics which Tara Flynn has dealt with in the now 9 available episodes of her podcast. Bringing her unique and humorous insight to topics which are such an intrinsic part of Irish society today, "Taranoia" is everything you want in a podcast: an interesting conversation on topics that truly matter, all in the shape of a warm, friendly conversation.

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"Mothers of Invention" by Maeve Higgins and Mary Robinson

This pairing might seem odd at first, but comedian Maeve Higgins and former president Mary Robinson's "Mothers of Invention" is an uplifting listen well-worth your time. Its pitch? "Climate change is a man-made problem - with a feminist solution!". Released every other Monday, each episodes on remarkable women, The Mothers of Invention, "driving powerful solutions to climate change." From our toxic relationship with single-use plastic to vegetarianism, each episode is inspirational, thoroughly researched and features women specialists and advocates from all over the globe. 

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"The Alison Spittle Show"

Led by stand up comedian,talk-show host and U Magazine #30under30 awardee, Alison Spittle, this podcast engages with Irish contemporary voices in front of a live audience. With an outstanding 64 episodes now under its belt, The Alison Spittle Show doesn't need to make its proof. From musican MayKay to comedian Eleanor Tiernan, each 30 minutes episode will keep up-to-date with everything new under the Irish sun and genuinely entertain you.

LISTEN TO THE ALISON SPITTLE SHOW EPISODES.

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* This article was originally published on our sister publication Irish Tatler.

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