Online Scam“She wanted her portion of a $51m lotto win to be distributed among those people. And my name was on there.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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We all probably reckon that we’re too smart to fall for the online equivalent of the Nigerian Prince scam, but is that really the case? Said Nigerian Prince (and his henchmen) have long since migrated online, of course, and with so much of the workforce in these pandemic times working from home, internet security may not be as robust in …

The Isolated EarBoy Pilot

As heard on The Isolated Ear

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Boy Pilot (1951)   The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   This is an interview from September 1951. The interviewee is a boy named Bill Pitt from Dunmore East, Co …

Sculptor Alex Pentek“He did something amazing. He set a pathway for others to follow.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Anyone who’s seen Alex Pentek’s sculpture Kindred Spirits in Midleton, Co Cork, will be delighted to hear the news that he’s been commissioned to create a piece commemorating pioneering African-American lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston. Pentek spoke to Ryan Tubridy – a big fan of the Kindred Spirits sculpture – on Tuesday about his new commission and the man it’s honouring. …