If you’re on the lookout for a new podcast, why not tune into something close to home?

Donegal-based women, Trish Geraghty and Marie Shields, started their pop culture podcast in June 2022 – now 36 episodes in, with weekly sponsors – they are overwhelmed at the response of what started out as (and continues to be!) a bit of craic!

Both hosts live and work in Donegal – Trish, originally from Mayo, is a palliative care nurse and Marie, from Glen, works in business development and marketing.

Fans of listening to podcasts when walking, driving or pottering about – the friends saw a gap in market for an Irish lifestyle podcast set in Donegal. With the help of their sound engineer, Darren Carr, they produce weekly episodes.

The podcast has a fun and consistent format – friends since secondary school – Trish and Marie discuss everything from the latest documentaries or trending Netflix shows, to what’s new on social media and topical interesting viral stories online and recommendations of food, skincare, local businesses. It’s a light-hearted weekly recap of pop culture with a local twist, described as a bite sized magazine in your pocket.

Trish Geraghty and Marie Shields

Sponsors have included Donegal Map, Icebreakers Band, David McConville Orthodontics, Harbour Bar, Nua Luxe Salon, Scribble Dibble Crafts and Ghost Commercial – local businesses the pair mention within the podcast, as there’s a strong emphasis on shop local and supporting Donegal/Irish businesses.

A percentage of proceeds from corporate sponsorship partners will be donated to M.S. Ireland and Donegal Hospice.

Episodes come out every Monday morning – ‘No Other Craic? Podcast’ now has over 50 five-star reviews, with a loyal fanbase tuning in and the podcast streams on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and all major platforms.

p.s. Watch out for their first parade appearance in Kerrykeel on St Patrick’s Day!

Find links to listen to the podcast on your preferred streaming service here: https://linktr.ee/noothercraicpod

You can follow c on Instagram – @noothercraic_pod https://www.instagram.com/noothercraic_pod/