Workshed Podcast








October 2017
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Joining Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Douglass Smith of the Secular Buddhist Association, the Centre of Inquiry and the host of the YouTube Channel; Doug's Secular Dharma.

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Direct download: WSP_EP032.mp3
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Joining Host Ian Lawton on this episode is Author, Futurist and Public Speaker Calum Chace to discuss the inevitability of the arrival of Artificial Intelligence and what it could potentially mean to humanity if we don't get it right first time.

For more information on Calum, visit his website

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Visit the above website for direct links to Calum's books.


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Direct download: WSP_EP031.mp3
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The title says it all.

This day last year we lost one of the most important artists of our generation. Thomas Dunning reminisces about the myriad ways Prince enhanced our lives.

Those kind of cars don't pass you every day...


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Direct download: WSP_EP030x.mp3
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Episode 29 - Can One Be Both 'Pro-Life' and 'Pro-Choice' with Carl Sagan

Listen to dyslexic host Ian Lawton mispronounce more words than he is probably aware of.

Help support The Planetary Society founded by Carl Sagan by donating here

Help support the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign by donating here


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Direct download: WSP_EP029.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am UTC

Two old codgers reminisce about the Dublin indie music scene. Guitar legend Mark Jordan joins host Ian Lawton as they dissect his past as a working guitar player in many of Ireland's best indie rock combo from The Dudley Corporation to Large Mound and more recently from The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock to The Run Ons.

Links to some of the bands Mark has been involved in over the years:

Mark is on Twitter @markvjordan

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Direct download: WSP_EP028.mp3
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Episode 27 - Dog Thoughts Extra #8 - We Were Never Being Boring

Just some thoughts on Pride


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Direct download: WSP_EP027.mp3
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Joining host Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Mark Price, a social activist from Dublin. They discuss the relationships between Activism and Humanism, the meaning of Engaged Buddhism and our responsibility as human beings on planet earth.


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Direct download: WSP_EP026.mp3
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Episode 25 - An Evil Deadcast from the REAL Workshed with Mike Pasquale

Mike Pasquale hails from West Virginia USA and joins host Ian Lawton in the Workshed to talk about... well... The Workshed. I mean THE Workshed.

Mike has taken on the noble task of rescuing the original Workshed from the filming location of the classic 1987 comedy horror from Sam Raimi; Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.

Mike shares the story in how he tracked down the location and set about salvaging as much as he could and in turn restoring the famed Workshed.

A workshed about the workshed.


For more news about Mike's project and his Ash Chainsaw replicas visit:

To support his Kickstarter visit (you've got till Sunday 22nd of May to help out!):

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Direct download: WSP_EP025.mp3
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Episode 24 - Dog Thoughts Extra #7 | Sometimes It Snows In April

Remembering Prince.

Direct download: WSP_EP024.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm UTC

In this episode host Ian Lawton gets his Zen on with Soto Zen Buddhist Monk Myozan Kodo. An enlightening episode for anyone wishing to know more about the mysteries of Zen Buddhism.

Myozan is the head of Zen Buddhism Ireland, also an author, poet, novelist under the name Ian Kilroy and teaches journalism in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

To learn more about him and his practice in Dublin visit: 


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Direct download: WSP_EP023.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm UTC