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Meet Your Maker
Meet Your Maker is a show about the people who make the things we love. It’s hosted by Liam Geraghty.
Jan 14, 2022
The Dublin Doc of Fraggle Rock
Doc and his dog Sprocket from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock are two of the most beloved characters on television. On this episode we tell the story of the actor who played Doc - Gerry Parkes. We look at his journey from Dublin to Canada through theatre, film & TV with a little help from his family and co-star Steve Whitmire - puppeteer of Sprocket and Kermit the Frog.
May 15, 2021
The Púca of Ennistymon
A sculpture of an Irish fairy creature leads to trouble in a small town. Meet Your Maker is produced & hosted by Liam Geraghty. Theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Additional music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions. www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker Meet Your Maker is a founding member of The Warren - the home of great Irish podcasts.
Mar 16, 2021
Irish cartoonist Luke Healy grew up obsessed with America and goes in search of the American experience on a 147-day, 2660-mile-long hike across the Pacific Crest Trail. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Meet Your Maker is produced & hosted by Liam Geraghty. Theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions and Louie Zong. www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker Meet Your Member is a founding member of The Warren - the home of great Irish podcasts.
Sep 15, 2020
Cartoon Saloon founders Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey and Paul Young tell the story of the Kilkenny animation studio behind Oscar nominated films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner and now Wolfwalkers.
Jul 14, 2020
Global pop sensation CMAT on launching her music during a pandemic, living with her grandparents and taking inspiration from Rodney Dangerfield. www.meetyourmaker.ie Support the show at: www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker
Jul 7, 2020
Don Bluth in Ireland
Just as he was poised to take over from Disney's Nine Old Men Don Bluth defected, set up a rival company and moved it to Ireland in the 80s. There he created animated classics like An American Tail, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven and helped kick start the Irish animation industry. Support Meet Your Maker: www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker Produced and hosted by Liam Geraghty www.liamgeraghty.com
Jun 10, 2020
Creativity During Covid
A chat with a poet, an artist, a cartoonist and an illustrator about creativity during Covid. www.meetyourmaker.ie Support the show: www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker Twitter: www.twitter.com/meetyourmakerie This weeks guests are: Poet Emily S. Cooper in Donegal. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Emily_S_Cooper Illustrator, designer and book author Charlot Kristensen's graphic novel What We Don't Talk About is available for pre-order at Avery Hill Publishing: https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/what-we-don-t-talk-about-by-charlot-kristensen Charlot's website is: https://charlotkristensen.com/ Artist Mick Minogue's website is https://www.mickminoguemadethis.com/ and you can order SWP (Suprise - Woodcut - Post) from his Instagram: www.instagram.com/mickminogue Cartoonist Chelsea Akpan's website is https://thankscocoa.com/ and is @thankscocoa on Twitter & Instagram If you enjoy this little culture podcast from Ireland please leave a review or give the show a shout out. Thanks!
May 26, 2020
How do you make a TV show during a pandemic? The classic Jim Henson children's series Fraggle Rock has returned with all new episodes shot entirely from home. We speak to puppeteers Dave Goelz, Karen Prell and John Tartaglia about returning to Fraggle Rock and shooting on iPhone. Dave Goelz is a puppeteer who performs Gonzo the Great, Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, Zoot, Boober Fraggle and many other characters from The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth. Karen Prell performs Red Fraggle, Yolanda Rat and many other characters on Sesame Street, Dreamchild, The Animal Show and The Muppets Take Manhattan. John Tartaglia performs Gobo Fraggle and many other characters on Dog City, Bear in the Big Blue House and Elmo the Musical. He also performed in the original cast of Avenue Q. Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is available on Apple TV now and features guests like Alanis Morissette, Common, Jason Mraz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, and Ziggy Marley. If you enjoyed this episode you might like these Muppet related episodes of Meet Your Maker: Louise Gold on working on The Muppet Show: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/as-good-as-gold-s1!a238f A behind the scenes look of the Netflix series Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with director Louis Leterrier, puppeteers Louise Gold and Damien Farrell and author Caseen Gaines: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/cracking-the-crystal-s1!7e876 Writer Ed Valentine on how to get to Sesame Street: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/sesame-street-s1!9c795 You'll find more episodes on www.meetyourmaker.ie Meet Your Maker is produced and hosted by Liam Geraghty in Dublin, Ireland. Meet Your Maker is a founding member of The Warren - the home of great Irish podcasts. www.thewarren.ie
May 7, 2020
Throughout COVID19 one video game has been helping people get through all this - Animal Crossing. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Mar 10, 2020
Animation Island: Jimmy Murakami
Often called the founding father of Irish animation, Jimmy Murakami was behind some of the most iconic animation of all time from The Snowman to When the Wind Blows not to mention his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Support Meet Your Maker on www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker www.meetyourmaker.ie
Feb 10, 2020
Animation Island: Aidan Hickey
Pioneer of Irish animation Aidan Hickey on cut out animation, Bosco and dental surgeries... Part 2 of Animation Island - a new mini-series from Meet Your Maker that tells the story of the Irish animation industry. Support the show: www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker
Jan 29, 2020
Animation Island: Beginnings
Animation Island is a new mini-series from Meet Your Maker that tells the story of the Irish animation industry. Episode 1 explores Walt Disney's links to Ireland, the oldest surviving piece of Irish animation and one of the first animators in Ireland - Gunther Wulff. Support the show: www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker
Jan 7, 2020
The Board Game
Ian builds a board game to save his kids from boredom on holidays but it doesn't exactly go according to plan... Join the Meet Your Maker Patreon today!
Dec 19, 2019
Shadows of the Empire
In the 90's Lucasfilm did something very odd. They created a new Star Wars film complete with action figures, soundtrack and video game - everything except the film itself. This is the story of Shadows of the Empire.
Nov 18, 2019
Welcome to The Warren
Meet Your Maker is a proud founding member of The Warren - Ireland's newest podcast network and home to some of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in the country. In this special episode we meet the creators behind The Warren's podcasts. You'll find them all on www.thewarren.ie www.meetyourmaker.ie
Oct 17, 2019
Making Things is Not a Straight Line
Author Deirdre Sullivan on why making things is not a straight line. www.meetyourmaker.ie Meet Your Maker is a founding member of The Warren - the home of great Irish podcasts. Take a look here: www.thewarren.ie
Sep 11, 2019
Big Monster Love
This week we sit down to talk to disgruntled North Dublin anti-folk pop merchant Big Monster Love.
Aug 29, 2019
Cracking the Crystal
We go behind the scenes of the new Netflix series Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with director Louis Leterrier, puppeteers Louise Gold and Damien Farrell and author Caseen Gaines. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Jun 4, 2019
A Night at the Hutch
A Night at the Hutch tells the stories of three performers at the open mic night 'Bunny's Hutch' feat. Bunny - a drag queen, Julian Mandrews - a drag king and former Miss Alternative Ireland Smilin' Kanker.
May 28, 2019
Heads or Tails
In 1928 the Irish Free State caused a commotion when they decided to put animals on their coins instead of political heads.
Apr 16, 2019
Garda Role Play
Twice a week, people from all over Ireland role play online as Gardaí. If you enjoyed this episode throw me the price of a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/meetyourmaker
Mar 19, 2019
Time Marches On
Horologist Kevin Chellar winds back time on a life spent restoring clocks. If you enjoyed this episode, please throw me the price of a coffee at www.buymeacoffee.com/MeetYourMaker to help me to continue making it.
Mar 5, 2019
The Making of Everything
How do you even begin to make a game where you can play as everything? Artist and animator David O'Reilly tries to answer that question along with the team behind his reality simulation game Everything.
Feb 18, 2019
Under the Influence
Cartoonist Chris Ware talks about the importance of influence. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Feb 3, 2019
Judging a Book By Its Cover
How do you ensure a 1000 year old manuscript lasts another 1000? This week Liam visits the conservation lab at the Chester Beatty to meet Senior Conservator Kristine Rose-Beers and Book and Paper Conservator Julia Poirier. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Jan 24, 2019
Meet Your Maker - Season 4 Trailer
Meet Your Maker returns on Feb 4th.
Oct 9, 2018
Episode 1 of FANGS - the pop culture podcast about Dracula - hosted by Liam as a part of Bram Stoker Festival, Ireland. Subscribe to FANGS wherever you get your podcasts.
Sep 3, 2018
The President's Glasses
An illustrator begins work on his first children's book only to be faced with the biggest challenge of his life. This is the story of The President's Glasses. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Aug 14, 2018
As Good As Gold
Muppeteer Louise Gold on the story behind - or should that be 'beneath' - The Muppet Show.
Jul 30, 2018
Cow and Chicken
Animator David Feiss tells the story of how he created one of the most surreal cartoons of the 90s - Cow and Chicken. Show Links: Produced and presented by Liam Geraghty Theme music by Breakmaster Cylinder David Feiss on IMDB
Apr 2, 2018
The Man Behind the Rubber Mask
When Ross Mullan was a kid, all he wanted to be was the guy in the rubber mask at the end of Scooby Doo. Now he is. Ross is the performer of the White Walker in Game of Thrones as well as The Teller and The Silence on Doctor Who. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Mar 24, 2018
Making a Monster
This week we meet Kate Walshe who makes monsters for a living. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Mar 19, 2018
One day artist Mick Minogue decided that he would draw his friend Paddy every day for the month of January and call it 'Paduary'. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Feb 20, 2018
Adventure Time with Andy
Adventure Time's Lead Designer Andy Ristaino sat down in Dublin Castle garden to talk about working on the show and comic books. www.meetyourmaker.ie Twitter: www.twitter.com/meetyourmakerie
Feb 5, 2018
Heartbreak leads New Jersey cartoonist Tara O'Connor to Ireland on a search for her family history. What she finds is something very different. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Jan 28, 2018
Waiting for Ira
This weeks episode of Meet Your Maker throws away the advice that you should never meet your heroes and ends up with a toast from Shane MacGowan, a letter from Harper Lee, an insult from Hunter S. Thompson and a dance pose from Ira Glass. Produced and hosted by Liam Geraghty www.meetyourmaker.ie
Jan 13, 2018
Announcing Season 2
Meet Your Maker returns on Jan 29th for Season 2 and we're looking for YOUR stories of meeting YOUR heroes. Send us a short voice memo telling your story of meeting your hero and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org www.meetyourmaker.ie/we-want-you/
Oct 14, 2017
Writer Ed Valentine on how to get to Sesame Street. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Sep 17, 2017
You've probably seen Stephen Byrne's artwork. Over the past few years he's pumped out hilarious and brilliant illustrations that have gone viral around the world. On this episode we ask - why does he do it and what does he get out of it? www.meetyourmaker.ie
Sep 4, 2017
Read My Lips
This week we talk to two anime voice actor legends - Caitlin Glass (Pokemon, Street Fighter) and Chuck Huber (Dragon Ball Z, Star Trek Continues) about the tricky process of dubbing Japanese animation into English. If you enjoy the show please rate & review us on your podcasting platform of choice! You can also help keep the showing going by a small monthly donation by clicking here. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Aug 27, 2017
EDIT! EDIT! EDIT!
This week on Meet Your Maker - we hear the story of Heather Antos' swift rise to the role of Marvel editor. Heather is the editor behind dozens of Star Wars, Deadpool and Gwenpool comic books. www.meetyourmaker.ie
Aug 20, 2017
An iconic photograph was taken in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 1975. Thirty-six years later its spotted by chance in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. See Olivier Martel's photograph on www.meetyourmaker.ie
Aug 13, 2017
Pulling Out All the Stops
Liam takes a road trip with film and TV composer Steve Lynch on a search to find a harmonium. Want to support Meet Your Maker? We love our listeners. Seriously. If you ever meet Liam and tell him you listen to MYM he'll high-five you on the spot! There are several ways you can help us. Producing a lovingly crafted podcast is expensive. You pledge money to support the show at www.patreon.com/meetyourmaker With your support we can continue to record, produce and edit crafted stories about amazing people! A simple and lovely way to support us is to tell a friend or two about it! Share your favourite episodes online and review us on iTunes and we'll love you forever! Find out more about this episode on www.meetyourmaker.ie
Jul 30, 2017
Garfield Minus Garfield
What happens when you remove the star of the show from the show? Dan Walsh tells the story of how he chopped Garfield out of Garfield, gained millions of fans and attracted the attention of the one person he didn't want to find out about what he'd done: Garfield creator, Jim Davis. Find out more about this episode at www.meetyourmaker.ie
May 28, 2017
Meet Your Maker - Teaser Trailer
Meet Your Maker is a new podcast about the people who make the things we love, hosted by Liam Geraghty. Launching July 31st 2017. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts. www.meetyourmaker.ie