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Meet Your Maker

46 EpisodesProduced by Liam GeraghtyWebsite

Meet Your Maker is a show about the people who make the things we love. It’s hosted by Liam Geraghty.

46 Episodes | 2017 - 2022

The Dublin Doc of Fraggle Rock

January 14th, 2022

28:15

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 …

The Púca of Ennistymon

May 15th, 2021

13:07

A sculpture of an Irish fairy creature leads to trouble in a small town.

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Americana

March 16th, 2021

23:18

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.

Cartoon Saloon

September 15th, 2020

30:09

Cartoon Saloon founders Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey and Paul Young tell the story of the Kilkenny animation studio behind Oscar nominated films The …

CMAT

July 14th, 2020

18:10

Global pop sensation CMAT on launching her music during a pandemic, living with her grandparents and taking inspiration from Rodney Dangerfield.

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Don Bluth in Ireland

July 7th, 2020

42:36

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 …

Creativity During Covid

June 10th, 2020

22:24

A chat with a poet, an artist, a cartoonist and an illustrator about creativity during Covid.

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Fraggle Rock

May 26th, 2020

29:25

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 …

Animal Crossing

May 7th, 2020

6:55

Throughout COVID19 one video game has been helping people get through all this - Animal Crossing.

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Animation Island: Jimmy Murakami

March 10th, 2020

19:52

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 …

Animation Island: Aidan Hickey

February 10th, 2020

12:39

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.

Animation Island: Beginnings

January 29th, 2020

26:33

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 …

The Board Game

January 8th, 2020

17:06

Ian builds a board game to save his kids from boredom on holidays but it doesn't exactly go according to plan...

 

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Shadows of the Empire

December 19th, 2019

12:15

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.

Welcome to The Warren

November 18th, 2019

24:46

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 …

Making Things is Not a Straight Line

October 17th, 2019

22:30

Author Deirdre Sullivan on why making things is not a straight line.

 

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Big Monster Love

September 11th, 2019

19:16

This week we sit down to talk to disgruntled North Dublin anti-folk pop merchant Big Monster Love.

Cracking the Crystal

August 29th, 2019

28:15

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 …

A Night at the Hutch

June 4th, 2019

28:04

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 …

Heads or Tails

May 28th, 2019

23:53

In 1928 the Irish Free State caused a commotion when they decided to put animals on their coins instead of political heads.

Garda Role Play

April 16th, 2019

13:54

Twice a week, people from all over Ireland role play online as Gardaí.

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Time Marches On

March 20th, 2019

18:03

Horologist Kevin Chellar winds back time on a life spent restoring clocks.

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The Making of Everything

March 5th, 2019

33:05

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 …

Under the Influence

February 18th, 2019

16:28

Cartoonist Chris Ware talks about the importance of influence.

 

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Judging a Book By Its Cover

February 3rd, 2019

29:02

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 …

FANGS

October 9th, 2018

32:20

Episode 1 of FANGS - the pop culture podcast about Dracula - hosted by Liam as a part of Bram Stoker Festival, Ireland.

 

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The President's Glasses

September 3rd, 2018

14:35

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.

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As Good As Gold

August 14th, 2018

24:33

Muppeteer Louise Gold on the story behind - or should that be 'beneath' - The Muppet Show.

Cow and Chicken

July 30th, 2018

16:46

Animator David Feiss tells the story of how he created one of the most surreal cartoons of the 90s - Cow and Chicken.

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The Man Behind the Rubber Mask

April 2nd, 2018

25:55

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 …

Making a Monster

March 24th, 2018

16:52

This week we meet Kate Walshe who makes monsters for a living.

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Paduary

March 19th, 2018

14:46

One day artist Mick Minogue decided that he would draw his friend Paddy every day for the month of January and call it 'Paduary'.

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Adventure Time with Andy

February 20th, 2018

17:01

Adventure Time's Lead Designer Andy Ristaino sat down in Dublin Castle garden to talk about working on the show and comic books.

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Roots

February 5th, 2018

12:28

Heartbreak leads New Jersey cartoonist Tara O'Connor to Ireland on a search for her family history. What she finds is something very different.

 

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Waiting for Ira

January 28th, 2018

40:01

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 …

Announcing Season 2

January 13th, 2018

1:15

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 liam@liamgeraghty.com 

Sesame Street

October 14th, 2017

17:50

Writer Ed Valentine on how to get to Sesame Street.

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Viral

September 17th, 2017

25:08

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 …

Read My Lips

September 4th, 2017

19:36

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.

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EDIT! EDIT! EDIT!

August 27th, 2017

13:19

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 …

Femmes Eternelles

August 20th, 2017

8:49

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.

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Pulling Out All the Stops

August 13th, 2017

18:47

Liam takes a road trip with film and TV composer Steve Lynch on a search to find a harmonium.

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Garfield Minus Garfield

July 30th, 2017

22:39

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 …

Meet Your Maker - Teaser Trailer

May 28th, 2017

4:55

Meet Your Maker is a new podcast about the people who make the things we love, hosted by Liam Geraghty. Launching July 31st 2017.

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