Workshed Podcast

43 EpisodesProduced by Ian LawtonWebsite

WORKSHED. Noun(Plural Worksheds)A shed where work is carried out.An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff... | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.

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Episode 43 - Understanding Sajja & Conquering the Hungry Ghost with Vince Cullen

August 6th, 2019


Host Ian Lawton connects with Buddhist Recovery Teacher Vince Cullen as they discuss Vince's colourful history in how he became connected to the …

Episode 42 - Twelve Months Later | From Morbidly Obese to Marathon Runner

June 29th, 2019


Freeform update from host Ian Lawton on his dramatic weight loss, one year later.

A rough unproduced, unedited, off the cuff 30 minute catch up on the last year. (and why there hasn't been a podcast for the last two …

Episode 41 - Documenting the Big Change | Conquering Obesity and Leadville with Jason Cohen

April 30th, 2019


Host Ian Lawton connects with Filmmaker, documentarian and ultra runner Jason Cohen to discuss documenting the incredible story of the human ability …

Episode 40 - Zen and the Art of Endurance | Rebirth, Running & Recovery with David Clark

April 12th, 2019


Host Ian Lawton connects with ultra athlete and bestselling author David Clark in a raw, open, emotionally charged conversation about conquering …

Episode 39 - The Conversational Pace | Running With Ultra Athlete Barry Drennan

March 22nd, 2019


In this episode host Ian Lawton sits down for a lengthy conversation with Barry Drennan the 2016 Winner of the Kerry Way Ultra. The insane 200km …

Episode 38 - Include Us In | Author Wayne Byrne on the cinema of Tom DiCillo

March 3rd, 2019


In this episode host Ian Lawton visits the home of film historian and author Wayne Byrne to discuss is new book The cinema of Tom DiCillo | Include Me Out. It's a lengthy episode but please do strap in if you have any …

Episode 37 - The Don't Die(t) Day #256 | Being vulnerable with Robert Holt

January 29th, 2019


In order to advance, one must retreat. And in this case, back to January 2015. A conversation I had with Robert Holt that ended up on the cutting …

Episode 36 - Vague plan for 2019

January 14th, 2019


Vague plan for 2019...

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Episode 35 - The Don't Die(t) Day #14 | Entering Phase Two

June 2nd, 2018


More warts and all ramblings of a Fat Guy fighting for his life by following an unusual health regime that defies convention with no exercise or …

Episode 34 - We Need To Talk ABout Abortion

May 24th, 2018


In a hastily thrown together episode, Ian get's real on Abortion recounting a story from his past when he accompanied a friend on a 'trip to England' #Repeal #Repealthe8th #TogetherforYes #VoteYes

Episode 32 - The Skeptic, The Truth & The Dharma with Douglass Smith

July 7th, 2017


Joining Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Douglass Smith of the Secular Buddhist Association, the Centre of Inquiry and the host of the YouTube Channel; …

Episode 31 - Artificial Intelligence | Opening The Pod Bay Doors with Calum Chace

June 2nd, 2017


Joining Host Ian Lawton on this episode is Author, Futurist and Public Speaker Calum Chace to discuss the inevitability of the arrival of Artificial …

Episode 30 - Those Kind of Cars Don't Pass You Every Day | Remembering Prince with Thomas Dunning

April 22nd, 2017


The title says it all.

This day last year we lost one of the most important artists of our generation. Thomas Dunning reminisces about the myriad ways Prince enhanced our lives.

Those kind of cars don't pass you every …

Episode 29 - Can One Be Both 'Pro-Life' and 'Pro-Choice' with Carl Sagan

November 24th, 2016


Listen to dyslexic host Ian Lawton mispronounce more words than he is probably aware of.

Help support The Planetary Society founded by Carl Sagan by donating here

Help support the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign by …

Episode 28 - A Play Date with Mark 'The Boy' Jordan

August 5th, 2016


Two old codgers reminisce about the Dublin indie music scene. Guitar legend Mark Jordan joins host Ian Lawton as they dissect his past as a working …

Episode 26 - Removing Self from Self Righteousness with Mark Price

May 28th, 2016


Joining host Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Mark Price, a social activist from Dublin. They discuss the relationships between Activism and Humanism, the meaning of Engaged Buddhism and our responsibility as human beings …

Episode 25 - An Evil Deadcast from the REAL Workshed with Mike Pasquale

May 17th, 2016


Mike Pasquale hails from West Virginia USA and joins host Ian Lawton in the Workshed to talk about... well... The Workshed. I mean THE Workshed.

Mike has taken on the noble task of rescuing the original Workshed from …

Episode 23 - Just This Is It | Zen Monk Myozan Kodo

April 15th, 2016


In this episode host Ian Lawton gets his Zen on with Soto Zen Buddhist Monk Myozan Kodo. An enlightening episode for anyone wishing to know more about the mysteries of Zen Buddhism.

Myozan is the head of Zen Buddhism …

Episode 22 - Dog Thoughts Extra #6 | Negativity Bias & Memory Loss

March 31st, 2016


A rather pointless and ill prepared 18 minutes of nonsense.

Still, could be worse. Could've easily been 20 minutes. 

This episode is "sponsored by" …

Episode 21 - Sex, Lies & DVD | The Narcissistic Ramblings of a Filmmaker

March 26th, 2016


In the ultimate "low hanging fruit" episode, guest host Robert Holt interviews regular host Ian Lawton about his life as an indie film guy. Probably …

Episode 20 - God, Love & Gender Fluidity with Thomas Dunning

February 29th, 2016


In this episode host Ian Lawton speaks with self proclaimed Queer, Radical, Activist Thomas Dunning. This lengthy talk covers the subjects of gun …

Episode 19 - Buzz Kill or What Have You...

February 12th, 2016


A "classic" workshed episode. A Rob, a dog & a Benny. 

This episode is brought to you by Audible.

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Episode 18 - Turn and Face the Strange with Jason Kufner

January 24th, 2016


In this episode, host Ian Lawton talks with Canadian Sci-Fi author Jason Kufner where they talk about everything from Science Fiction to self publishing, from Guns to Buddhism, from Psychedelics to everything in …

Episode 17 - Dog Thoughts Extra #5 | Dust For Something

January 13th, 2016


An extended observation on the litter problem in my small town including the strange phenomenon of the "bag o' shite"...



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Episode 16 - Dog Thoughts Extra #4 | It's All Good

December 31st, 2015


Short little message for those of you feeling the tug of the passage of time on New Year's Eve.


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Episode 15 - Skipping School for Star Wars

December 29th, 2015


Yes, it's the obligatory dad's in their 40's Star Wars podcast special. Just shy of a two hour nerd fest as Ian is joined by actor Steve Wilson to geek out about all that is Star Wars. Benny is back in Misanthropy …

Episode 14 - Dog Thoughts Extra #03 | Remembering Carl

December 20th, 2015


Short episode of Dog Thoughts Extra to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan.


Additional music by Chris Zabriskie

This episode is brought to you  by Blinkist.

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Episode 13 - Bringing Meditation Online | Talking with Dawai Gocha

December 2nd, 2015


In this episode host Ian Lawton had the opportunity to talk with trailblazing Buddhist monk Dawai Gocha, where they discuss his pioneering concept of bringing meditation online.

A concept that, despite its innovation, …

Episode 12 - Dog Thoughts Extra #02 | But It Tastes Good

November 30th, 2015


Second in a series of BONUS episodes of Dog Thoughts, Dog Thoughts Extra.

While dog walking Ian shares his feelings about certain companies and the …

Episode 11 - Children's Television Face

November 17th, 2015


A languid bit of banter from Rob in this long overdue installment of 'I Digress' - I guess one could consider this a 'classic' Workshed. A Rob, a dog …

Episode 10 - Ian & Ted's Excellent Podcast with Ted Meissner

November 15th, 2015


Joining Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Ted Meissner the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association and host of The Secular Buddhist …

Episode 09 - Dog Thoughts Extra #01 | A Litter Rant

October 12th, 2015


First in a new series of BONUS episodes of Dog Thoughts, Dog Thoughts Extra.

(And an excuse to use up residual monthly upload allowance (forgive the tiny bitrate))

Ian shares his feelings about litter and litterers …

Episode 08 - The Atheist & The Monk | Talking with Bhante Bodhidhamma

October 6th, 2015


In this episode host Ian Lawton had the opportunity to sit for an hour with Theravada Buddhist monk Bhante Bodhidhamma where they discuss among other things The Dharma, Atheism & Science.

This episode has no sponsor.

Episode 07 - A Love In with Michael Morey

September 30th, 2015


Joining host Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Michael Morey from Mind Left Body podcast. A conversation that goes some unexpected & beautiful places …

Episode 06 - Droopy Animals

September 14th, 2015


A podcast about a podcast in this extended episode of Misanthropy Rising with Ben Red.

This episode is sponsored by Datsusara and Blinkist.

Episode 05 - Feeling Queer

September 3rd, 2015


Ian is back. A short but sweet announcment of such with a bonus Dog Thoughts. More to come in time.

Episode 04 - She Whipped it Out

January 14th, 2015


We're back! Host Ian Lawton digresses with Robert Holt about cautionary tales, summoning dark spirits and offer more pseudo parenting advice. Dog …

Episode 03 - Charlie and the Giant Peach

December 18th, 2014


Our heroes get christmassy. Even Benny. Todays episode is brought to you by Badgers. For more info visit

Episode 02 - Vegetarian Option

December 12th, 2014


Host Ian Lawton talks with Robert Holt in 'I Digress' on the subject of diet, childhood figures revealed as perverts and the value of The Tooth …

Episode 01- Touched by an Anvil

December 1st, 2014


Join host Ian Lawton with Robert Holt as they discuss Star Wars 7, Rik & Robin and Flash Gordon attire in 'I Digress', 'Dog Thoughts' gets …

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