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The Times They Are A Changin’

The Times They Are A Changin’

It took a month to find my first date of 2018. On the face of it that sounds somewhat pathetic and embarrassing, but it’s a little bit more complicated than that. The whole dating scene has changed with the addition of Tinder, Bumble and other dating […]

I Get Knocked Down …

I Get Knocked Down …

“Bless me father for I have sinned, It’s been almost two weeks since my last confession.” I could put the extended gap in blog posts down to the man flu I had for most of the last ten days, but that wouldn’t be entirely correct. […]

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time! It’s hardly a massive surprise to tell you that I’m a big fan of lists, shopping lists, bucket lists, to-do lists but I’d lost sight of that in recent months. Setting goals, challenges and […]

Knocked for Six

Knocked for Six

And we’re back at the start of another weight loss journey. I’ve been yoyo-ing up and down in weight for as long as I can remember. In recent years it’s been a case of one step forward followed by two steps back. As I get […]

The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time. Lewis Carroll Almost five years ago when I privately made the decision to cycle around the world, I suspected that it would change my life forever. I wasn’t wrong, although I was completely off […]

Climb Every Mountain

Climb Every Mountain

What a difference a year makes. I spent the month of January climbing across the hills and mountains of Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary on my Beara to Breifne adventure and here I found myself at the foot of a hill, dreading the prospect of […]

My New Year’s Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions

It’s over 7 years since I published a life changing set of resolutions to my blog and spent a year trying to tick them off my bucket list. That original set of small individual challenges has led to cycling around countries and eventually around the […]

Nominated for the Irish Blog Awards

Nominated for the Irish Blog Awards

I am delighted to announce that I have been nominated in two separate categories in the upcoming Blog Awards Ireland. My YouTube channel has been selected in the Best Vlog category, while this very blog is featured in the Health & Wellness Blog category. Now […]

Day 40: Podcast Recording with Clisare

Day 40: Podcast Recording with Clisare

After spending most of the day working I travelled to Dublin to meet Clisare, a fellow YouTuber to appear on her podcast while I also had the opportunity to record my own chat with her in my own podcast and fittingly created the first ever […]

Clisare: Episode 22

Clisare: Episode 22

This week I am joined by Clisare, who talks about her rise to the top of the Irish YouTube community. During our conversation Clisare shares stories about how she was inspired by Jenna Marbles to create content in a similar fashion, starting with a video […]


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Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

It’s a very exciting week for the Breifne Earley Show as I’m joined by an old friend, TV Presenter & Actor Laura Whitmore (MTV, I’m A Celeb, Strictly Come Dancing), to talk about her eclectic career in a rare long form interview.

Laura talks about her life and career and why treading the boards as Cleo Morey in the stage version Peter James’ Not Dead Enough isn’t as much of a career shift as it seems, growing up in Bray, Co. Wicklow and going to drama lessons to survive being shy and finding her calling there.

Laura discusses her big break on MTV through winning “Pick Me MTV” and finding herself still working for them almost a decade after the year’s contract expired. Laura talks about how her journalism degree and professional experience in radio was the key to taking that opportunity with both hands.

Laura also shares her experience of losing control as part of “Strictly”, dealing with the tabloid media around her personal life, taking part in the bushtucker trials on “I’m A Celebrity”, how real life doesn’t really compare with social media and how important it is not to give away all of yourself and to protect yourself and your privacy.

Laura explains how nice it is to have songs written about you, how obvious it is that people assume she’s had a relationship with every man she’s pictured with or linked to, being star struck by Gay Byrne and Glen Hansard while taking Coldplay and P Diddy in her stride, learning by doing on stage with her leading man Shane Ritchie and the pressures of the business side of the theatre and being responsible for putting bums on seats and her love of murder mysteries including her fascination with Murder She Wrote.

Laura also reveals to Breifne about meeting the nicest people on the street who continue to wish her well with “Aren’t you doing great?”, dealing with people’s preconceptions about who she is, what’s next for her and whether she’d be interested in progressing her acting chops into movies or busting out her singing voice.

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Website: http://www.breifneearley.com/podcast/
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