The Sodshow – Garden Podcast

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The SodShow is an award winning garden podcast. It airs every Friday and is available on The Sodshow website, in iTunes and all good podcast stores.

The Sodshow is hosted by Peter Donegan and very proudly sponsored by CurrencyFair. Please do support them or / and say hi. They like that. They are also very nice people.


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The History:

April 2010, Ireland had no home-grown garden green radio show or podcast. There were some segments and slots within shows but nowhere at all to tell a full green yarn.

Talking with Bernie Goldbach, he suggested I do a weekly audio advice type something for my landscaping blog and on May 13th 2010 I recorded my first 5 minute ‘Weekly Garden Podcast’, into the tail end of my iPhone from my back garden.

With it’s popularity grew its duration to 10 minutes long and via a [all free gratis] chat with the legendary Krishna De; a logo by no relation Luke Donegan; a little help from Mark Rock; a radio jingle by Brian Greene and a name chosen via twitter – on August 5th 2010 The Sodcast was borne. A 20 minute long weekly gardening podcast.

Throughout I’d been garden advice guesting on various radio stations, one of which was Dublin City Fm and it was a chat with radio presenter John Byrne that led to a meeting with the station and the idea of turning The Sodcast podcast in a radio show.

I rang Brian Greene. I was going to need a new jingle. Somehow or other Brian ended up coming along to that meeting and on March 11th 2011, The Sodcast became The Sodshow and hosted by Brian and Peter aired live on air and in podcast.

The general gist of The Sodshow, from the outset was [and still is] a sort of get you outside first/ botanical latin later; A show that was inclusive rather than excluding, irrespective whether you had a garden or not and also of your horticultural knowledge or entire lack of.

More than that I hoped, that gardening and the great outdoors would be a happier place because of what was recorded and that you listened to. Something that would make you smile, as gardening should do.

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