Episodes

Season 3 Episode 2 – Elle

On this weeks episode I sit down with Elle Chavan, I came across Elle’s page to the self build community on Instagram I have another close-knit group of well-wishers who you can turn to for information or advice on everything you need to know about building your home, but when Elle’s son Ben be overnight became a different baby Elle found out she had no one to turn to. 

Countless sleepless nights, missed milestones and incorrect diagnosis lead Elle to believe she was failing as a mother. It wasn’t until one day while feeding Ben she noticed he was having a seizure of some sort and by chance videoed it and with this evidence she went straight to A&E where Ben was diagnosed with west syndrome. A rare form of epilepsy and infants that if not helped by medication cause a serious brain damage.

I love Elle’s home not before time Instagram page and this is story is to show we never know what’s behind the grid. Elle you are the loveliest soul and have the heart of a lioness, Ben’s road is very much still ahead of him and I wish You, Ben and Anil the very best of everything with it 

Season 3 Episode 1 – James

Hello everyone my name is Rebecca Kelly and your listening to the everywhere we go podcast on this episode i sit down with James Patrice. 

It was a genuine privilege to sit and chat with James, his Malahide woman persona inspires body confidence throughout women of all ages and his ask my arse attitude is something to be applauded.

James is blessed, blessed because he has something so special he has the unequivocal support of his family mum Fron who at the very start set him on the journey to be the man he is today to his father Jim to this day darling a pair of rollers and a fat to play Dot Cotton and one of the famous EastEnders sketches and to his best friend Vanessa who always has his back. 

We chat through all of this and more he tells me about his need that experience of just 10 years of age and, about the many champions he has in his life especially Suzie who saw something on him and gave him, his first of many opportunities.

As I said James is so blessed and deserves it all and I will be forever grateful for his time and the kindness he has shown me since we sat down, thank you James.

Season 2 Episode 17 – Olivia

On this week’s episode I sit down with Olivia Fitzsimons. Olivia came to my attention when she did an Instagram live with her brother Andrew with Luke, her beautiful baby on her lap as they discussed what pregnancy was like during Covid.

Olivia talks to me about her and her partners plans to have a baby and when she conceived quickly how their dreams came true but, with maternity restrictions over the year it wasn’t until her 22 weeks scan and a brief but heart-breaking shock that the loneliness of her appointments sank in and at seven months waking up to realise she was going to be very much alone in her journey through labour in covid and choosing the option to be induced in the hope that I would have time to get Gary to delivery suite. 

As a mother this episode broke my heart I just wanted to hug Olivia as she cried her heart literally sings as she talks about Luke and to have to love and joy gained by the silent trauma after giving birth Gary is sent one way and olive to the lonely ward to look after her baby.

As Olivia said she didn’t have the strength to fight when she was pregnant but she wants to fight now for all the mammies coming after her.

Season 2 Episode 16 – Ruth aka Totally Ruthless

On this weeks episode I sit down with Ruth Leonard. Her totally Ruthless videoed have amassed millions of viewers around the world. But behind this very funny persona is a story filled with great sadness and immense bravery.

Ruth talks to me about growing up in Drogheda and how unfortunately your childhood was far from a safe haven as she watched her father violently beat her mother and at just 13 years as of age witnessed a beating that would surely end her mothers life.

We chat through the devastating effects this has had on her not only as a child but as an adult too, We chat through the effects it has had on her relationship with her mother, Siblings, Husband and even her father.

We talk about how over a celebratory dinner. We and drinks totally Ruthless was born 

We talk about her children Jessica and Joe and about Joe’s recent diagnosis.

Ruth thank you for being so open and honest, domestic violence is a global problem of enormous proportions and you Ruth are one of the bravest people I know 

Season 2 Episode 15 – The Cabra Girls

On this weeks episode I sit down with the stars of Gogglebox Ireland the Cabra Girls Lindsay, Ashley, Grainne and Jamie. 

They worry they have nothing to say but the conversation come easy with each of them as quick witted as the other. Their friendship is a force to be reckoned with and is a result of being truly there for each other through thick and thin. 

The girls talk about growing up in Cabra, Their no-nonsense mothers and nannies who with a gang of women would take them off every year to Pwllheli and the likes every year.

We talk about the loss of Ashley and Lindsays mother at a young age and the things she has missed out on through the years. 

We talk about how they joined the cast of goggle box Ireland and Jamie’s recent loss of her granddad during Covid.

I don’t think these girls realise how enchanting they actually are. Be prepared for a lot of laughs and maybe a couple of tears…

Season 2 Episode 14 Alison

On this weeks episode I sit down with Alison Murphy. Alison has the most infectious laugh but behind this laugh lies tragedy, while dancing away to the last song Alison’s sister Lisa fell to the floor and unfortunately passed away.

Alison tells me of their dysfunctional upbringing that lead to not only a break up between husband and wife but to broken relationships that will never be mended.

She tells me the effect of finding her fathers secret children and the impact it had on her own relationships. She tells me she would be lost without her family and friends and how her mother is her biggest supporter. 

Alison is a tonic, a warm hug as her friend tells me never whines never complains and just gets on with it being through so much but still can laugh and what a laugh she has. 

Season 2 Episode 12 – Melissa

Trigger warning. This week’s episode is about miscarriage with graphic details about a miscarriage experience.

On this week’s episode I sit down with Melissa Gearon, as a mother this was an extremely painful listen. It is the longest individual episode to date but the sad reality is one in five pregnancies end miscarriage. 

Melissa was born with only 7 fingers, a limb birth defect that lead to a life of bullying and anxiety, through this anxiety Melissa feared she would never get pregnant so when she did after a short relationship she started to plan for her future.

Unfortunately anticipation turned to heartbreak and when she got pregnant for the second time she experienced heartbreak all over again. 

I need to say that Melissa’s experience was horrific and left me lost for words with some things staying with me forever but I learned so much from her. 

Melissa you are a very special person you will be forever in my thought no one should have to endure that you did but the reality is that they will. 

I want to thank you for sharing your experience to help others. My sincere condolences to anyone who has been affected by miscarriage.

Season 2 Episode 11 – Ian

Trigger warning on this weeks episode we talk about suicide with descriptions of someone dying by suicide.

On this weeks episode I sit down with Ian Kinsella, Ian talks to me about his brother Jonathan this year will be Jonathan’s 10yr anniversary. Jonathan died by suicide. 

Ian tells me what it is like being left behind after suicide and how a loss through suicide is like no other and tells me in his own way how the grief and be complex and even traumatic, experiencing his own suicidal thoughts for the immediately after Jonathan’s death. 

He tells me how he would be lost without the support of his wife Stacey, his and her family and his fantastic group of friends.

He shares some fond memories of Jonathan and tells me of their mutual love of Dublin, Celtic and the odd ballad.

This episode was very difficult it is very raw, very honest. Ian you are an absolute credit to Jonathan, how you are keeping his memory alive is a testament to the love you have for him.

Season 2 Episode 10 – Sarah aka The Ballymun Hun

On this weeks episode I sit down with Sarah Brogan also known as the Ballymun Hun. With a handle like the Ballymun Hun, Sarah is one of the biggest personalities on Instagram, Her hilarious badass videos have amassed over 100,000 views but in spite of this public persona there is a certain vulnerability about Sarah.

She tells me about growing up in Ballymum and the horrific murder of her father and the many incidents that left her so angry. 

We talk about how a surprise doctors appointment let to counselling to overcome this anger, it was from this the Ballymum hun was born.

What started as a laugh on Instagram developed into an account on the polished world of Instagram. We talk about the clip and edit culture and how she maintains her mantra of a normal girl in a filtered world and how she is grateful for her loyal followers and the support from her community.

Sarah is as articulate as she is funny and it is an absolute honour to share her story!!

Season 2 Episode 9 – Stacy

On this week’s episode I sit down with Stacy O’Shaughnessy.

We talk about growing up in Coolock, the suicide of her brother, hiding her teenage pregnancy and the death of her beloved nanny.

Stacy laughs with her nerves as she tells me about finding out her nanny had cancer and the years after gripped with anxiety that cancer was going to get her too.

So when pregnant on her 3rd child she discovers some abnormalities in her breast, she fears the worse and then to have her worst nightmare confirmed with a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer.

A rush Inducement to start treatment she puts her full trust in her doctors as she was simply too busy to have cancer.

You can’t feel sorry for Stacy she won’t let you, she was going to beat this she was going to live, she is an inspiration, a warrior, determined to live for her children and Stephen.