Into Your Head podcast

Into Your Head

When dry witted Irishman, acquired taste underachieving hobbiest humourist, socially awkward entirely unheard-of legally blind cat obsessive and husband Neal O’Carroll downs a generic energy drink, something magical happens. There emerges a silver-tongued* purveyor of comical monologues, absurd analogies, illogical yet impressively argued opinions and copious Two Cats walk into a Bar stories. Each segment starts with no idea how the sentence will end or what topics may emerge. A ludicrious creative method inspired partly by radio’s Just a Minute. *Asterix purely decorative.

When dry witted Irishman, acquired taste underachieving hobbiest humourist, socially awkward entirely unheard-of legally blind cat obsessive and husband Neal O’Carroll downs a generic energy drink, something magical happens. There emerges a silver-tongued* purveyor of comical monologues, absurd analogies, illogical yet impressively argued opinions and copious Two Cats walk into a Bar stories. Each segment starts with no idea how the sentence will end or what topics may emerge. A ludicrious creative method inspired partly by radio’s Just a Minute. *Asterix purely decorative.

 

#411

816: Intermission Me Bollix

Neal makes an empassioned case for the return of the sitcom theme song, considers assembling a whale stomach survival kit, provides a brief orientation for new listeners, considers parameters for a study of interchangeability of potato and chicken skins, proposes a Russian doll solution to the property crisis and discusses catcher glove anatomy for couriers, the trouble with swimming hats, an extra level between parents and offspring, the baker’s fillet, The Million Dollar Homepage (and Frank from The Overnightscape’s pixels), contact lenses user psychology, a rare blindness rant involving shoving lasers somewhere, how Spielberg boosted your self confidence using intervals, why Batman needs his own genre, a cure for credits overruns on The Office (US TV), Mr Belvedere (US TV), a career in xylophony, AI that swears at you,  Ever Decreasing Circles (BBC TV), how to confuse barman, cat and narrator, cat bar stories on The Moth podcast, dealing with psychics when you’re dead, what happens when your cat inherits or purchases a car, repurposing the rain trouser, trouser knowledge as an IQ measurement and more. Audiobooks mentioned: (not affiliate links, or even links) “438 Days” by Jonathan Franklin, “Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean” by Brett Archibald and “Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea” by Steven Callinan. Low attention span? Shareable snackable shorts via IntoYourHead.ie/Clips Message the show: Visit IntoYourHead.ie/Contact About Into Your Head: IntoYourHead.ie/About License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via IntoYourHead.ie – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” Audiobooks mentioned: (not affiliate links, nor indeed links) “438 Days” by Jonathan Franklin, “Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean” by Brett Archibald and “Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea” by Steven Callanan. Low attention span? Shareable snackable shorts via <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/clips/">IntoYourHead.ie/Clips</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://intoyourhead.ie/">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

13 May 2024

56 MINS

56:54

13 May 2024


#410

815: No to Intestinal Retrieval No to Intestinal Retrival

Neal looks at how dogs instintively guard agains snout detachment, how the savvy traveller uses their tailwind Time Savings, why your burner phone doesn’t make you a loser. Stephen King’s afterlude process, fun toilet cistern disposal methods, the entrhalling possibilities of 360 degree facial philosophy,  a plumbing experiment of which the listener will already knows the outcome, why frostbite stopped being fun, the something very special that the chef made just for you, anticipating a Phil Hartman crimomentary, a confusing  2016 reboot of Falling Down (1993) and I don’t mean Comedian (also 2016), stock motionising this podcast in the style of Morph (BBC) to make it believable, Rome being built in a day and the marketing thereof, pros and cons of tailwind underruns, how to animate The Joker with glass and paint, legitmate dog-related academia, Dropbox settings lessons from Aron Ralston’s canyon self-amputation survial, bookkeepers versus librarians, considering just-in-time logistics for libraries, an Italian chef’s far superiors atitude illustrated by fortune cookie and more. Low attention span? Try these shorts: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/clips/">IntoYourHead.ie/Clips</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via [IntoYourHead.ie] (http://IntoYourHead.ie) – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

08 May 2024

58 MINS

58:44

08 May 2024


#409

814: An Itch no McBreakfast can Scratch

Neal illustrates the Mandela Effect phenomenom using Status Quo’s discography, reevaluates Popeye, changes your mind about socks and discusses what we know about helicoptors, how elevators should work, a clever trick for locating a cordless phone with ham, why holes in food are useful, why the sausage thing last time was a bit much, defining the face’s perimeter, the trouble with peeling, why boiled sweets and gum are superfoods, a new way to think about litter, an itch no McDonalds breakfast can scratch and more. Then concludes with some helpful orientation for the recent influx of new listeners, assuming they use the same bus route. CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS: The song I mentioned with incorrect tune and incorrect lyric “There’s something going on (repeat ad nauseum)” in fact goes “…stop Children, what’s that sound? Everybody look, what’s going down?” I knew it had t be something along those lines. NEW – Snackable shareable highlights: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/clips/">IntoYourHead.ie/Clips</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via [IntoYourHead.ie] (http://IntoYourHead.ie) – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

13 Apr 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:52

13 Apr 2024


#408

813: Getting the Fliuch out of Here

Neal discusses popping your Bs, the trouble with playing a zombie, how to purchase free tap water in pubs, BB Max and other nemeses, apple seed myths, the globalisation of bin day, a tip for listeners who don’t enjoy this voice, a card game nation, an entrepreneur’s guide to counting money, why Nickelodeon goes over children’s heads, the trouble with Jack and the Beanstalk, hospitality versus hostelry, Coolio’s big mistake, water on draught, how to store a tonne of bricks, the limitations of the word giraffe, getting the fliuch out of here, Ireland’s new Tasioghiflghiush (prime minister), how to manage your president and more. NEW – Snackable shareable highlights: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/clips/">IntoYourHead.ie/Clips</a><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbMAfSYtOuU&list=PLcifCUZqlTsm4UDjcHGmo_KLsQHaq9xLL&pp=gAQBiAQB"> </a>Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:51

25 Mar 2024


#407

812: The IRA and Everest

Neal takes an objective look at Hansel and Gretel and discusses the trouble with heroin, basement-attic philosophy, the IRA on Everest, the argument against thought experiments, broken leg mysteries, the rainy day myth, advice for News Junkies, Einstein’s dog equation, dog narratives versus dog stories, how a trained actor drinks piss, declaring garden weed to the authorities, pisswaffles, the stroopwaffel era of this podcast (circa 2007), reforming how we name our children, pre-registering your death, registering drugs found in your garden, fairy tale time shiftability, things Einstein presumably explained and more. CLARIFICATIONS: Rev Ian Paisley, deceased DUP leader, was not one of the joint recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/A</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/C</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://matchstickcats.com/">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

07 Mar 2024

54 MINS

54:43

07 Mar 2024


#406

811: How to Win BIG in the Confession Box

Neal discusses Bivouacs, shoes in radio dramas, traversing North Korea, how to talk to your child about podcasting, the phrase teaching your grandmother how to suck eggs, urinal troughs on trains, inventing the commuter picnic, cartoons about puppets, attitudes to scarecrows, curing the listener’s pencil sickness, major life lesson from Man Versus Food, how a bishop moves in Chess, Worzel Gummage (ITV), alternate universe binary code, winning in the confessional, Muppet Babies format confusion, a Mary Poppins of the drugs world, typewriter versus typerwriter, myths about oats, the fates of Murder She Wrote’s Jessica Fletcher and Family Guy‘s Mayor Adam West, paracetamol versus cocaine versus audiobooks, Harbour Hotel (RTE Radio 1) and what replaced it, honey monster capsules. what an AI barman experiences and more.  About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/A</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.IntoYourHead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/C</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://MatchstickCats.com">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

25 Feb 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:03

25 Feb 2024


#405

810: The Littlest Hobo and the Leprosy Bell

Neal discusses things to consider when falling to Earth, the impenetrable mechanics of swatting a fly, victim-blaming a fly, nondescriptness, a dog’s attempts to line it’s stomach, why the Littlest Hobo should learn better posture, why dinosaurs could have been pets, assessing the moon’s flammability, a fly relates to Billy Joel’s No Man’s Land, how air crash investigators measure customer satisfaction, the difference between a lighthouse and the sun, the role of rear view mirrors in space travel and more. About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/A</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/C</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://matchstickcats.com/">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

17 Feb 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:48

17 Feb 2024


#404

809: And the Elevator Seal Maintenance Dog you Rode in On

Neal discusses explaining Pink Floyd to a cat, understanding the Middle East, how parrots work, cars that are very wide and very short, how to dress a performing seal, Chevies, levees, levies, Daewoo, the building layout in Cheers, imagining what it’s like to have undiagnosed haemorrhoids, advice for U.S. homeowners, Led Zeppelin’s creative process, using local language on the podcast, a non-unionised dog, a unionised dog, proof my brain exists, a fraudulent dog, determining what the listener wants and more. About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/A</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/C</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://matchstickcats.com/">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

03 Feb 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:48

03 Feb 2024


#403

808: My Trunk, My Choice

Neal presents a new original Quentin Tarantino dialogue about a bank heist of a bulding that once housed Robin Island jail (tasteful), and discusses assisting an elephant with self exploration, a bland thing that you’re sucking on all day, mapping your face, addressing the far-future listener as ancestor, a non-corporeal Maître D’ versus a cat, Logan’s Run (1976) for fish, podcasts versus comic books, a French dining experience, how I imagine you drive a car, a concienctious elephant’s data protection worries, peanuts as an epsresso, how they made Resevoir Dogs (1992) on a budget, writing dialogue, the undernourished gear stick, the term “shitting on”, recyclable tissue drinking straws, Mrs Brown’s Boys (BBC / RTE), Keeping the dream alive, how to end a conversation in real life, how this podcast stays authentic and more. About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://intoyourhead.ie/A">IntoYourHead.ie/A</a> Message the show: Visit <a href= "https://www.intoyourhead.ie/C">IntoYourHead.ie/C</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://matchstickcats.com/">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> – Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:44

26 Jan 2024


#402

807: Pope Bollo XI

Neal discusses what happens to your child if they listen to this, what your cat does to feel alive, how to organise a legalised crime purchase regime, reporting future cold cases, Demolition Man (1993), prepping your child for an era of burning and drowning, how to row your dog, Dinasaur versus Alien, an horrific nursery rhyme. forty years of non-violent teaching, a tonne of bricks versus a tonne of blessings, understanding shoe leather, a brief overview of flies in popular culture, the movie that wasn’t about the fly (1997) (NOT The Fly (1996)), a pact with the listener regarding the papacy, sourcing snake oil, is it okay to laugh at a dog and more.   About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/about">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> Message the show: <a href= "https://www.IntoYourHead.ie/contact">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://MatchstickCats.com">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> & [Newsburp.ie] (http://NewsBurp.ie) Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

21 Jan 2024

50 MINS

50:47

21 Jan 2024


#401

806: Blood in your Head of Guinness

Neal discusses a problem he has in common with Beatle Paul McCartney, a surgeon and a tree surgeon comparing notes, truly hollow fruits, the body as a trickle down economy, doctors berating the comatose, the very worst thing to take on a plane, manicure and footwear logistics for upright cats, cranberry sauce nuts, outsourcing your bedtime thoughts, the face as a fake shopfront facade, dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life, toothbrushing on TV, “coming right up” as a catchprhase, child avoidance for cats, Edward Scissorpaws, toothbrushing in the military, that movie with the Dude (1998), blood in the heads of Guiness, tackling the roof of your mouth, belching as a by-product, the argument against sleeping, Judge Judy tries to help, defining a field, scaring your child with wooden houses, redesigning the toothbrush, the argument for timber skycrapers, two places where coffee is inappropriate, a flying bucket, Fortycoats (RTE TV), body parts as co-workers and more.  About Into Your Head: <a href= "https://IntoYourHead.ie/about">IntoYourHead.ie/About</a> Message the show: <a href= "https://www.IntoYourHead.ie/contact">IntoYourHead.ie/Contact</a> Neal’s webcomic: <a href= "https://MatchstickCats.com">MatchstickCats.com</a> License: <a href= "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International</a> – It is mandatory to reproduce this attribution for each episode: “Neal O’Carroll via <a href= "http://IntoYourHead.ie">IntoYourHead.ie</a> & [Newsburp.ie] (http://NewsBurp.ie) Many episodes findable forever on Archive dot org.” ... Read more

14 Jan 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:35

14 Jan 2024