The Blindboy Podcast

Publisher:
Blindboyboatclub

The Blindboy Podcast

5.0/5

Critic Rating

3.5/5

Listener Rating

Hosted by Blindboyboatclub, who is an artist and author. An eclectic podcast containing short fiction, interviews and comedy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Kate Demolder • RTÉ Apr 26, 2023

"No blurb would do this justice, but Blindboy (of Rubberbandits Fame)’s podcast is as impressive as it is thought-provoking...The whole thing is also produced without any sort of sponsor –– which begins to convey the strength of the listenership, and for good reason."

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Score: 5

Rachel Connolly • New York Times Apr 22, 2023

"He addresses topics like mental health that Irish news media outlets rarely touch, and brings a millennial sensibility to political discussions. His register is earnest and intellectual, but also funny and down-to-earth. Anonymity also affords ‌Chambers ‌the freedom to talk candidly on the podcast about his personal struggles with mental health. He tells funny, relatable anecdotes about his experiences with, and efforts to manage, depression, anxiety and agoraphobia."

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Score: 4.9

Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. Jul 29, 2022

"This is a stare at the ceiling podcast, a listen during your commute to zone out a little podcast, and in general, one that really fits in with what I want to be Magpie themes. The interviews flow well, with a warmth and joy for life that our host brings. The Blindboy Podcast is a work of art, created from a place of curiosity and joy that I don’t see often reflected in the world."

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Score: 5

Phoebe Greenwood • The Guardian Dec 21, 2018

"The podcast is flamboyantly eclectic, which is probably half the secret to its wide appeal. There are heaps of episodes and not a dud among them."

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Score: 5

Sarah Griffin • Irish Times Nov 11, 2017

"Blindboy’s gift is an undeniable tenderness, juxtaposed with his shocking (and absolutely NSFW) way with language...Blindboy holds none of the smugness usually present in this free-reign format. There’s almost a confessional audio-diary element."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 3.5

Cara L. Jun 14, 2020

"Blindboy interviews Emma Dabiri, who grew up in Ireland and is of Nigerian heritage, about African culture and the surprising importance of hair and hairstyles. Other topics include: what it was like to grow up in Ireland, colonialism and current issues around race."


Score: 3.5

Cara L. Jun 7, 2020

"It’s a good idea to start at the beginning with The Blindboy Podcast and listen to the episodes in order as there are some themes that run throughout. This particular episode is about US border control and how they are asking for your Facebook and Twitter handles in order to enter the country. This means that if you have ever posted anything politically charged, you can be denied entry to the US. Blindboy likens this to a Panopticon - a circular prison with cells arranged around a central well, from which prisoners can at all times be observed. Blindboy is an Irish podcaster and entertainer who has an interest in a wide variety of topics including the arts and mental health. He delves really deeply into some very interesting topics and it’s easy to while away an hour or so following his train of thought."


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