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Best Of Belfast: Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast

By Matthew Thompson

Home of the Titanic, Game Of Thrones, George Best and countless other local legends with untold stories... Best Of Belfast seeks to tell the story of the new Belfast emerging focusing on the incredible people who call this city home. From market traders to entrepreneurs, street artists to food truck chefs this podcast will give you a flavour of what Belfast is all about. For written stories and photos head on over to www.bestofbelfast.org or follow us on Instagram @bestofbelfast.

  1. 1.
    [Documentary] Lilian Bland: "The First Woman To Design, Build & Fly Her Own Airplane"11/30/2020
    44:42
  2. 2.
    #173 Julie Andrews: Linenhall Library11/23/2020
    41:56
  3. 3.
    #172 Dennis Coppel: Medic, Father, President11/16/2020
    54:45
  4. 4.
    #171 Virtual Tour Of The Belfast Jewish Synagogue11/09/2020
    40:59
  5. 5.
    [Documentary] Sir Otto Jaffe: "The Linen Entrepreneur Who Changed A City"11/02/2020
    55:21
  6. 6.
    #169 Mark Goldstone: Pharmacist, Copywriter, Investor10/26/2020
    58:01
  7. 7.
    #168 Leonard Nugent: Construction Worker, Adventurer, Author10/19/2020
    58:44
  8. 8.
    #167 Rita Harkin & The Red Bricks Of Belfast10/12/2020
    24:21
  1. 9.
    [Documentary] Danny Blanchflower: "The Greatest Footballer Who Ever Lived"10/05/2020
    46:52
  2. 10.
    #165 Maud Hamill: Blue Plaques & Ulster History Circle09/28/2020
    24:04
  3. 11.
    #164 Joshua Burnside: Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller09/21/2020
    46:51
  4. 12.
    #163 Alice Wilkinson & Susan Rollins-McEwen: Yoga Quarter & Refill Quarter09/14/2020
    1:04:14
  5. 13.
    #162 David O'Reilly (Rigsy): DJ, Broadcaster, Author, Father.09/07/2020
    1:14:04
  6. 14.
    #161 Cormac Quinn: The Tech Entrepreneur Behind loyalBe08/31/2020
    51:16
  7. 15.
    #160 Andi Jarvis: Marketing & Black Lives Matter08/24/2020
    1:42:26
  8. 16.
    #159 Sinead O'Sullivan: Aerospace Engineer, NASA, Harvard & Beyond08/17/2020
    52:34
  9. 17.
    #158 Mike Kerr: beIN Sports08/10/2020
    45:07
  10. 18.
    #157 Terry Kane: Facebook08/03/2020
    57:48
  11. 19.
    #156 Bernadette Collins: Formula One07/27/2020
    43:58
  12. 20.
    #155 Professor Philip Hamill: Abu Dhabi University07/20/2020
    50:19
  13. 21.
    #154 Sheridan Tongue: Composer07/13/2020
    1:02:35
  14. 22.
    #153 Connecting The Northern Irish Diaspora (With Anne Beggs from NI Connections)07/09/2020
    30:01
  15. 23.
    #152 Brian John Spencer: Artist (Featuring 7-year-old son Henry)07/06/2020
    1:19:40
  16. 24.
    #151 Joan Henderson: The Power Of Outdoor Play06/29/2020
    1:15:17
  17. 25.
    #150 The Power Of Celebrating Local06/24/2020
    1:12:14
  18. 26.
    #149 Conor & Tom McLaughlin: Red Bay Boats06/22/2020
    1:06:16
  19. 27.
    #148 Daniel Crawford: Axial3D, The Human Body 3D Printing Start-Up06/15/2020
    45:16
  20. 28.
    #147 Claire McLaughlin: Junior Doctor & Rugby Player06/08/2020
    48:09
  21. 29.
    #146 Jon Bradford: “The Godfather Of European Accelerators”06/01/2020
    1:11:57
  22. 30.
    #145 Hugh McGauran: The 75-Year-Old Wheatgrass Salesman05/28/2020
    57:46
  23. 31.
    #144 Janine Kane: The Publican Behind The Spaniard, Muriels, The Jeggy Nettle & More!05/25/2020
    1:08:44
  24. 32.
    #143 Terry Doherty: Post-Man, Music-Lover, Storyteller05/21/2020
    1:18:50
  25. 33.
    #142 The Power Of Creating Daily with Dillon Osborne05/18/2020
    1:04:47
  26. 34.
    #141 James McClurg: Sky's Startup Investment & Partnerships Team (VC)05/16/2020
    57:11
  27. 35.
    #140 Aidan Larkin: The World’s First Bitcoin Auctioneer05/14/2020
    1:12:24
  28. 36.
    #139 Colin Davidson: Artist & Painter05/11/2020
    57:14
  29. 37.
    #138 Jawbox Gerry Returns!05/09/2020
    49:59
  30. 38.
    #137 Alison Clarke: ACA Models & Miss NI05/07/2020
    1:11:56
  31. 39.
    #136 In The Green Room With Zoe Salmon05/04/2020
    1:28:08
  32. 40.
    #135 Tony Carson: Entrepreneur & Investor05/02/2020
    50:58
  33. 41.
    #134 Brenda McMullan: Halifax Foundation For Northern Ireland04/30/2020
    45:36
  34. 42.
    #133 Gary Lightbody: Snow Patrol04/27/2020
    1:01:00
  35. 43.
    #132 Rebecca McKinney: Radio Presenter & Fashion Stylist04/23/2020
    57:25
  36. 44.
    #131 Lockdown Extension Update04/21/2020
    18:16
  37. 45.
    #130 Gerry Flynn: Footballer Turned Entrepreneur (Live From Murcia, Spain)04/20/2020
    28:06
  38. 46.
    #129 Sam Halliday: Two Door Cinema Club04/17/2020
    44:41
  39. 47.
    #128 Adam Cree: Former Belfast Giants Star Turned Entrepreneur04/16/2020
    56:37
  40. 48.
    #127 Paddy Raff: Comedian04/15/2020
    54:03
  41. 49.
    #126 Patrick Quinn: International School Principal (Live From Changshu China)04/14/2020
    42:18
  42. 50.
    #125 Claire Moore: Sports, Marketing & Brain-Surgery (Live From Hong Kong)04/13/2020
    51:42
  43. 51.
    #124 Oliver Jeffers: Artist & Author04/10/2020
    46:18
  44. 52.
    #123 Noel Allen: Noisy Snacks04/09/2020
    41:43
  45. 53.
    #122 Emer Maguire: Science Communicator, Comedian, Broadcaster, Musician & Speech Therapist04/08/2020
    56:00
  46. 54.
    #121 Rabbit-Hole Conversations with Mark Todd04/07/2020
    1:15:04
  47. 55.
    #120 Ian McLernon: Remy Cointreau — Manhattan, NYC04/06/2020
    44:01
  48. 56.
    #119 Conor Houston: Solicitor, Connected Citizens, The Irish Times & Much, Much More04/03/2020
    1:11:23
  49. 57.
    #118 Leanne Ross, Live From The Lockdown In New Zealand04/02/2020
    58:33
  50. 58.
    #117 Peter Dickson: The Voice Of X-Factor, Britains Got Talent & 30,000 Commercials04/01/2020
    52:23
  51. 59.
    #116 Sly Guy Dave Elliott: Comedian & Podcaster03/31/2020
    50:30
  52. 60.
    #115 Pete Snodden: Cool FM, Broadcaster, Speaker & Event Host03/30/2020
    1:09:35
  53. 61.
    #114 Julian Simmons: The Legendary UTV Continuity Presenter03/29/2020
    46:23
  54. 62.
    #113 Andrew Agnew: EUROSPAR, Henderson Group, Burnout, Running + Much Much More03/28/2020
    1:09:09
  55. 63.
    #112 The May McFettridge/John Linehan Origin Story03/27/2020
    42:23
  56. 64.
    #111 Geraldine Hughes, Live From The Lockdown In New York03/26/2020
    25:45
  57. 65.
    #110 How ESTHER Is Getting Financial Support To Those In Need During COVID-1903/25/2020
    35:28
  58. 66.
    #109 The Nonsense Show With Sarah McBride03/24/2020
    1:54:12
  59. 67.
    #108 Andrew Trimble Interviews Matthew Thompson (Live From The Bunker)03/23/2020
    1:41:00
  60. 68.
    #107 Live From The Lockdown In Italy With Cordelia McKinley03/22/2020
    34:45
  61. 69.
    #106 Shane Todd Returns (With Listener Questions)03/21/2020
    47:11
  62. 70.
    #105 Nurturing Our Inner-Child with Kevin Young03/20/2020
    41:49
  63. 71.
    #104 Building Our Immune System with Scott Riley03/19/2020
    26:54
  64. 72.
    #103 Mash Direct's Plan To FEED THE NATION03/18/2020
    26:07
  65. 73.
    #102 DADcast with Colin Geddis03/17/2020
    46:20
  66. 74.
    #101 COVID-19 Update (Live From My Garden Shed)03/16/2020
    9:06
  67. 75.
    #100 David Harbinson: Firefighter, Station Commander, Cancer-Survivor03/15/2020
    1:18:39
  68. 76.
    #99 Andrew Cuthbert aka “Rocketman”: Innovation Maven, Polymath, Father03/09/2020
    1:10:23
  69. 77.
    #98 Clodagh Dunlop: Locked-In Syndrome Survivor (ft. Partner + Carer Adrian Simpson)03/02/2020
    1:15:05
  70. 78.
    #97 Dr Mano Shanmuganathan: Neurosurgeon + Bear Grylls ‘Treasure Island’ Survivor02/24/2020
    58:50
  71. 79.
    Liam Neeson Update, Episode 100 and Q&A Episode02/20/2020
    4:28
  72. 80.
    #96 Claire Dowds: Ormeau Baths, Community-Building, & Treasure-Seeking02/17/2020
    1:15:49
  73. 81.
    #95 Colin Anderson: The Godfather Of Advertising In Northern Ireland02/10/2020
    1:21:23
  74. 82.
    #94 Reuben Skinner: Videographer at Canva, Sydney, Australia02/03/2020
    1:19:52
  75. 83.
    #93 Carmel McKinney: Northern Ireland Fire And Rescue Service (NIFRS)01/27/2020
    59:15
  76. 84.
    #92 Nick Whelan: Dale Farm01/21/2020
    1:04:21
  77. 85.
    #91 James Leckey: Founder & CEO of Leckey Design01/13/2020
    1:05:21
  78. 86.
    #90 Baroness May Blood: Integrated Education Fund01/06/2020
    51:55
  79. 87.
    #89 Ciaran Sheehan: Clarendon Executive, Young Enterprise & Corcreggan Mill Holidays12/30/2019
    1:00:52
  80. 88.
    #88 Jonny Quinn: Snow Patrol (Drummer)12/23/2019
    57:54
  81. 89.
    #87 Sarah McAnallen: Student Entrepreneur Behind The Award-Winning McAnallen Design12/16/2019
    48:52
  82. 90.
    #86 Zoe Salmon: TV Presenter & Lawyer, Blue Peter12/09/2019
    1:27:32
  83. 91.
    #85 Philip Bain: Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist12/02/2019
    1:11:59
  84. 92.
    #84 Lady Mary Peters: Olympian, Author, Legend11/27/2019
    45:52
  85. 93.
    #83 Cowfield Design: Exporting NI Landmarks To The World11/25/2019
    57:42
  86. 94.
    #82 Tim Brundle: Ulster University11/20/2019
    1:04:17
  87. 95.
    #81 Eleanor McEvoy: Energy Entrepreneur, CEO, Dragoness11/18/2019
    1:02:27
  88. 96.
    #80 The Priests: Singers, World-Record Holders, Priests11/13/2019
    1:15:03
  89. 97.
    #79 Mark Todd: Architect, Artist, Conversationalist11/11/2019
    1:14:19
  90. 98.
    #78 Peter Dixon: The Man Who Brought Natural Gas To Northern Ireland11/04/2019
    58:14
  91. 99.
    #77 Claire Leese: Fashion Stylist, Game Of Thrones, Archive 1210/28/2019
    1:09:48
  92. 100.
    #76 Max Mackin: Polio-Survivor, Entrepreneur, Movie-Buff.10/21/2019
    1:16:20
  93. 101.
    #75 Norman Surplus, First Man to Circumnavigate the World in an Autogyro10/14/2019
    1:31:29
  94. 102.
    #74 Nadine Patterson, Puppet-Maker10/07/2019
    1:01:38
  95. 103.
    #73 Colin Williams, Sixteen South09/30/2019
    1:03:44
  96. 104.
    #72 Living With Arthritis At 18-Years-Old — Katrina Cairns09/23/2019
    52:10
  97. 105.
    #71 Podcast With Entrepreneur Pete Boyle: Argento & Let’s Go Hyrdo09/16/2019
    1:13:52
  98. 106.
    #70 Sarah Friar: Building Community In The Digital Age09/09/2019
    44:57
  99. 107.
    #69 Live Podcast With Andrew Trimble09/02/2019
    1:19:26
  100. 108.
    ##68 Artificial Intelligence & T-Shirts: Sarah Mcbride From Cross & Freckle08/26/2019
    1:20:16
  101. 109.
    #67 Terry George: The Oscar-Winning Director From Belfast08/19/2019
    55:42
  102. 110.
    #66 Jack & Sean From The Dead Rabbit: The Best Bar In The World08/12/2019
    1:14:59
  103. 111.
    #65 Geraldine Hughes: West Belfast To The West End, To Broadway & Beyond08/05/2019
    1:02:31
  104. 112.
    #64 Slay The Dragon: Share The Treasure08/02/2019
    19:38
  105. 113.
    #63 Slay The Dragon: Enter The Cave08/01/2019
    36:08
  106. 114.
    #62 Slay The Dragon: Meet The Mentor07/31/2019
    24:19
  107. 115.
    #61 Slay The Dragon: The Call To Adventure07/30/2019
    19:27
  108. 116.
    #60 Slay The Dragon: The Heroes Journey07/29/2019
    27:39
  109. 117.
    #59 The Making Of A Chief Executive: Suzanne Wylie, Belfast City Council07/22/2019
    1:08:42
  110. 118.
    #58 Meet Grace Chambers: The 91-Year-Old Parkrunner07/15/2019
    1:05:34
  111. 119.
    #57 Virtual Reality & Decision-Making with Cathy Craig from Incisiv07/08/2019
    1:13:53
  112. 120.
    #56 A Once In A Lifetime Conversation With Foy Vance07/01/2019
    1:04:53
  113. 121.
    #55 Shane Todd — Comedian06/24/2019
    1:28:52
  114. 122.
    #54 Northern Ireland’s 2019 Young Enterprise Champions: RagDogs From Bloomfield Collegiate06/17/2019
    50:41
  115. 123.
    #53 Jenna Stevenson: Made In Mourne.06/10/2019
    57:06
  116. 124.
    #52 Ryan Crown: Creative Director Of Crown Creative NYC.06/03/2019
    1:05:52
  117. 125.
    #51 Norman Houston: Northern Ireland’s Man In Washington D.C05/27/2019
    53:33
  118. 126.
    #50 From Newry To New York With Pauline Turley From the Irish Arts Center05/20/2019
    1:12:27
  119. 127.
    #49 Nostalgia, Entrepreneurship and Art with Aaron Flanagan from Comic Book Guys05/13/2019
    1:02:48
  120. 128.
    #48 A Conversation With Coworking Space King Steve Pette05/06/2019
    1:04:29
  121. 129.
    #47 “Small Steps To Giant Living” With Scott Riley From Causeway Living04/29/2019
    1:27:09
  122. 130.
    #46 Rachael Campbell-Palmer From Black Box: “A Space For Things Don’t Have One”04/22/2019
    52:56
  123. 131.
    #45 Brains & Beauty With Miss Northern Ireland Katharine Walker04/15/2019
    1:07:07
  124. 132.
    #44 The Hero’s Journey With Mark Dowds04/08/2019
    58:12
  125. 133.
    #43 Talking Craft With Musicians Johnny James & Rebekah Fitch04/01/2019
    56:16
  126. 134.
    #42 Three Men In A Tub: A Conversation With Brendan And Shane From Successful Belfast03/25/2019
    1:26:22
  127. 135.
    #41 Storytime With Willie Jack - The King Of The Cathedral Quarter03/18/2019
    57:46
  128. 136.
    #40 Designing Your World With Karishma Kusurkar From Karishma’s World03/11/2019
    1:00:12
  129. 137.
    #39 The Power Of Genuine Relationships With Gareth Quinn From Kairos + Digital DNA03/04/2019
    1:04:45
  130. 138.
    #38 Creating Spaces That Matter With Barbara & JP Whearty From Cafe Cuan02/25/2019
    1:05:51
  131. 139.
    #37 ‘Being Yourself’ With Andrew McCracken And Jason Harvey From GoFyt02/18/2019
    1:13:26
  132. 140.
    #36 The Art Of ‘Diving In’ With Street Artist Danni Simpson02/11/2019
    58:10
  133. 141.
    #35 A Conversation With Belfast Polymath + Storyteller John McGregor02/04/2019
    1:27:22
  134. 142.
    #34 Talking Potatoes With Jack Hamilton From Mash Direct01/28/2019
    54:08
  135. 143.
    #33 Chatting Cafe Culture With Specialty Coffee Pro Rachel Snowden01/21/2019
    48:06
  136. 144.
    #32 How To Get A ‘Six-Pack Mind’ - Australian Endurance Athlete Tofe Evans01/14/2019
    52:16
  137. 145.
    #31 Become The Best Version Of Yourself With Results Coach Kevin Young01/07/2019
    1:15:20
  138. 146.
    #30 What Do You Want For Christmas?12/17/2018
    15:03
  139. 147.
    #29 Turn The Volume Up With Ross Moffett From Pop Up Original12/11/2018
    45:00
  140. 148.
    #28 The Wonderful World Of Scent With Michael Morris From The Bearded Candle Makers12/03/2018
    52:31
  141. 149.
    #27 Derry Fashionista Aoife Doherty From Sass & Halo11/27/2018
    33:59
  142. 150.
    #26 Talking Balance With Rebekah + Jon Johanson From Lines And Current Jewelry11/19/2018
    42:43
  143. 151.
    #25 Tea Master Oscar Woolley From Suki Tea11/12/2018
    46:33
  144. 152.
    #24 Pursuing Your Dream with Jude Henderson from OutsideIn11/05/2018
    52:04
  145. 153.
    #23 Creative Entrepreneur Linzi Rooney - Born And Bred + Studio Souk10/29/2018
    53:33
  146. 154.
    #22 Bill Wolsey - Owner of The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt, Little Wings, Dirty Onion and Much More10/22/2018
    53:41
  147. 155.
    #21 Nancy Brown - Business Coach10/15/2018
    53:00
  148. 156.
    #20 Simon Worthington, Editor Of Turf & Grain Magazine10/01/2018
    58:35
  149. 157.
    #19 Aly Harte - Artist, Painter, Podcaster + Educator09/01/2018
    58:27
  150. 158.
    It's Time For Change08/28/2018
    16:46
  151. 159.
    #18 David Kenny - Soarscape (Drones Drones Drones)08/14/2018
    51:15
  152. 160.
    #17 Colin Geddis - Comedian + Podcaster08/01/2018
    1:05:54
  153. 161.
    #16 Naomh McElhatton - Queen of Digital at Smart Global07/01/2018
    58:02
  154. 162.
    #15 Gavan Wall: King Of LinkedIn + Founder Of The Wall Group06/11/2018
    54:30
  155. 163.
    #14 Dillon Osborne - King Of Instagram Stories @diltakesphotos + Freelance Creative Jack Of All Trades06/01/2018
    1:06:54
  156. 164.
    Invite to our 1st LIVE podcast in the Bullitt Hotel05/10/2018
    0:45
  157. 165.
    #13 Headshot Photographer - Jess Lowe - Why your website is the new 'shop-window'05/01/2018
    29:56
  158. 166.
    #12 Micheal Deane, Chef + Restaurateur of Deanes Belfast, Northern Ireland04/01/2018
    43:47
  159. 167.
    #11 Young Enterprise Northern Ireland CEO, Carol Fitzsimons MBE03/01/2018
    48:46
  160. 168.
    #10 Madlug: Make A Difference Luggage Social Enterprise founder David Linton, Belfast, Northern Ireland02/01/2018
    56:36
  161. 169.
    #9 Jawbox Gin Founder + Ex-Bar Man: Gerry White, Belfast, Northern Ireland (#009)01/01/2018
    28:09
  162. 170.
    #8 Kurrito: Pakistani Burrito Shop founder, Samina Kauser, Belfast, Northern Ireland12/01/2017
    39:35
  163. 171.
    #7 OutsideIn: Street Wear Social Enterprise founder David Johnston, Belfast, Northern Ireland11/01/2017
    43:00
  164. 172.
    #6 Bia Rebel Ramen Food Truck, Northern Ireland. Brian Donnelly + Jenny Holland10/01/2017
    42:53
  165. 173.
    #5 International House Belfast, Paul McMullan, TEFL/CELTA Expert09/01/2017
    1:21:11
  166. 174.
    #4 Visual Waste - Street/Graffiti artist Dean Kane, Northern Ireland08/01/2017
    53:22
  167. 175.
    #3 Flax Fox/Danielle Morgan - Northern Irish Artist08/01/2017
    39:07
  168. 176.
    #2 Gareth Patterson: Belfast Coffee Map08/01/2017
    36:28
  169. 177.
    #1 Lyn Magill: Cancer Survivor08/01/2017
    32:30
  170. 178.
    Episode Zero08/01/2017
    5:44

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