The Witness: In His Own Words

Yellow Path Productions

In 2005, Joseph O'Callaghan's testimony helped convict two drug-dealing gangsters for murder, and he became the youngest person ever to enter the Witness Protection Programme in Ireland.Now, as the men he put away agitate for release, he tells his extraordinary life story in his own words for the first time.Following the publication of Nicola Tallant’s best-selling book The Witness, The Witness: In His Own Words is an ambitious and powerful documentary podcast series produced by the team behind The Stand with Eamon Dunphy. 

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In 2005, Joseph O'Callaghan's testimony helped convict two drug-dealing gangsters for murder, and he became the youngest person ever to enter the Witness Protection Programme in Ireland.Now, as the men he put away agitate for release, he tells his extraordinary life story in his own words for the first time.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 11

2 min 47 sec

Dublin, 1997. An unexpected visitor calls to the door, and twelve-year old Joseph O'Callaghan gets himself a job on the milk round.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 24

28 min 24 sec

Joey's delight at securing his first job quickly turns to fear, as Brian's true intentions are revealed.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.'The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 31

22 min 49 sec

Joey is drawn into the heart of Brian's criminal operation, with terrible personal consequences.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 7

29 min 47 sec

After a brush with the law, Brian and Joey meet with one of the most notorious criminals in the city.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 14

22 min 26 sec

A violent new gang emerges, and Joey stands up to Brian.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 21

26 min 32 sec

Joey witnesses something that shakes him to his core.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jun 28

26 min 33 sec

Brian is more violent and controlling than ever, and Joey resolves to find a way out.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 5

32 min 41 sec

Joey gives evidence.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 12

32 min 36 sec

Struggling with the effects of everything he's gone through, Joey has to leave his family behind and make a new life for himself.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 19

31 min 9 sec

Joey writes to the parole board, and receives a letter from an old friend.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 26

20 min 19 sec