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Ordinary People. A Podcast.

18 EpisodesProduced by Ordinary PeopleWebsite

The world is changed by ordinary people.Neil Dawson leads the conversation, alongside Andrew Gribben and Paul Woods.Each week we invite a guest to share on their interest or passion. Topics range from history, science and the environment, to society, politics and humanity.If you’re enjoying the conv… read more

18 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Everyone Welcome?

April 23rd, 2021


Note: There are a few connection glitches in this recording. Hopefully, it won’t affect your enjoyment too much.

Racism and refugees with Nathaniel …

Modern Slavery

April 9th, 2021


In 2008, Pete Kernoghan visited Thailand and came across the world of sex trafficking for the first time. Stand Out International — an early model for No More Traffic — began with the help of Viva Networks and Chab Dai.

Good Sports

April 2nd, 2021


Football, school and community with Neil Megaw and Gary McCoo Neil Megaw is chairman of Richhill Amalgamated Football Club and works as a principal …

Hearts and Minds

March 26th, 2021


Celebrity and community psychology with Dr Arthur Cassidy

Arthur loves God and he loves working with people, especially people in the margins. His …

Hands Face Space

March 19th, 2021


We’re recording this in lockdown. It’s been a year of trying to cope with and understand one of the worst pandemics the world has known.

It’s …

Informed Naïvité

March 12th, 2021


The rich/poor divide with Mark Knox

Ordinary People alumnus, Mark Knox began Aspire NI – an organisation that tutors kids who are growing up in Brownlow, and other parts of Craigavon – about 3 years ago. Around that …

The Internet of Good Manners

March 5th, 2021


Attila was born in Transylvania, Romania (previously Hungary). A self-proclaimed nerd, he’s a software engineer who specialises in accessibility.

In the last few years he moved to Dublin and became close friends with …

Behind the Scenes of Power

February 26th, 2021


Journalism and politics with Peter Cardwell Peter grew up in Richhill then got into Oxford which resulted in a career in journalism with the Times, …

Outside the Building

February 19th, 2021


Richhill man Michael moved to Dublin in the early 2000s to work with Christian Aid. During this time he travelled around the globe to places such as Kenya and India, where he was struck by the effects of divisive …

Impairment and Humanity

February 12th, 2021


Church and Mission Co-ordinator at Evangelical Alliance, Donna Jennings’s life changed with the arrival of her son, Micah. Diagnosed with ASD, he forced her to challenge how we approach ​“normal”.

As we endeavour to do …

Life is for Learning

February 5th, 2021


Education and nature chat with Stephen Blevins.

Stephen’s has been involved in the education world for many years, having been a teacher, principal …

Past Memories, Future Dreams

January 29th, 2021


Village stories with Dr Alan Turtle.

A stalwart of the village, and doctor in the Richhill Health Centre for 30 years, he hadn’t always lived there. Now the chairman of the Richhill Village Improvement Committee, he …

Living Faith

March 17th, 2019


Even before St Patrick, Christianity existed in Ireland in a simple, community-based form. When we talk about Celtic Christianity, we might have some preconceived ideas. Even today you see short-lived movements and fads …

Dios Tiene La Última Palabra

February 20th, 2019


Venezuela is back on the news. The former jewel in the crown of Latin America is in the midst of a political and humanitarian crisis. But for a …

More Than A Song

February 6th, 2019


David Dawson heads up worship at Emmanuel Church. With the praise co-ordinator from Grace Community Church, he discusses what goes on behind the scenes of a worship team. They talk about what worship means to them, how …

Finding A Way Through Together

December 4th, 2018


Julie Liggett has been counselling for a few years and Lila Gribben is studying counselling. Exploring the world of mental health has opened up some …

Realising A Vision

October 31st, 2018


Ronnie Dawson (Drop Inn) and Mark Knox (Aspire NI) share their stories. Mark has been focussing on a community, whilst Ronnie has had a global mindset. Are there similarities, despite the different focuses? How do you …

Moving In

September 28th, 2018


Neil Dawson and Neville Garland discuss moving the location of their church; the reasons for it; the challenges and give some advice to church leaders who are considering similar big changes.

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