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The Nutty Chronicles

12 EpisodesProduced by Martin NuttyWebsite

A narrative history of a Dublin family which combines anecdote, genealogy, history and speculation to reconstruct the lives of my modestly circumstanced Irish family stretching back over 200 years

12 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

8: The Trinity Birch

June 28th, 2021


This episode continues the focus on my Dad's life and his work and is a chronological extension of events covered in episodes 5 and 6. Although the …

M3: The Good, The Bad and the Future

March 22nd, 2021


This 3rd TNC Meta episode delves into the process behind creating the new website associated with the podcast. and why creating a dedicated website is vital to the growth of a podcast. I also talk about the trade off …

7: A Bed of Thorny Roses

January 11th, 2021


This episode tells the story of the early years of my parent’s life together and how the family got into the rose growing business, the motivations, …

6: Ireland and Dad’s Lost Decades

October 12th, 2020


The Ireland of the 1930s-50s was both socially conservative and economically isolated. This is the story of those decades as seen through my …

M2: A Tale of Two Humps

August 17th, 2020


This 2nd TNC Meta episode delves into the importance of influencers on podcast subscriptions.  Examines the impact of frequent social media promotion in driving listening activity and concludes with  a progress review …

5: Pandemic's Grandchild - Part 2

August 2nd, 2020


This episode is the conclusion of Pandemic's Grandchild Part 1 and follows my Grandmother Emily Behan's move from Killeshin in Laois to Drumcondra in …

5: Pandemic's Grandchild - Part I

June 16th, 2020


This episode tells the story of the Pandemic Flu of 1918 - 19 and how it had a profound effect on my family, especially my Grandmother, Nana Emily Behan

In this episode I interview Dublin historian on the impact of the …

M1: Going Meta

May 21st, 2020


This is a meta podcast. The term "meta" is used a lot in the techie world to describe activities which are self referential, so making a podcast about the making of podcast is about as meta as it comes. Essentially this …

4: Great Uncle Bill and World War I

April 28th, 2020


This episode covers the life of my Great Uncle Bill. The Dublin he grew up in and which preceded him and continues through his service in World War One

3: The Big One - Lily

March 9th, 2020


My great Aunt Lily was a maverick figure who carved out a non traditional life. This is the story of the difficult choices she had to make to live in …

2: Cannicide and a Dog Named Towser

February 29th, 2020


An event that I consider seminal in my Dad's life and which may have be the origin incident of his wary relationship with most family members. The episode also focuses on my Dad's relationship with both sets of his …

1: Recovering My Irish Family

February 21st, 2020


In 1973 my Paternal Grandfather, Frederick Nutty, passed away. This episode examines my Father's reaction and begins to explore the reason why I know so little about his family

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