August 21

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 9 – Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Recorded 22nd August 2014
Episode 9

Robin Williams – Inside the Actor’s Studio

Part 1




The Big Bang

The weight of the human soul

Jed Bartlet breaks down Leviticus

Terry Prachett “Believing in gods”

Irish Constitution Article 42

Irish Unschooling

Fosterage in Brehon Law


Part 2
St Patrick’s Teaching College 

The X Case

Sentence on man at centre of X case “too lenient”

60,000 sign petition urging Sheffield United not to re-sign rapist Ched Evans

Mike Tyson denied entry to the UK because of rape and assault convictions

A Tale of Two Mothers in America in a Post Racial Society

Woman refused abortion under new legislation

Repeal the 8th Amendment

Rogue court stenographer causes chaos for New York legal system


Part 3

Contraception in Ireland

Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Spasticus Autisticus


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August 1

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 8 – Just The Two Of Us

Recorded 28/07/’14

Just The 2 Of Us

Intro: Marshall McLuhan from 1977 – the effects of TV on children

Part 1

Shamrokon (2nd last weekend of August – 22nd-24th)


Riddle / Courtnee Draper / Anthea West (Sorry, I said Anthea Walsh, that’s a different artist, this is the one I meant)

Daredevil the Director’s Cut

Grant Morrison’s Supergods

Arthur C Clarke’s Predicts Cold-Fusion


Part 2

The Handmaid’s Tale – Official Trailer (1990)

AIDS researchers mourn lost colleagues

Gilgamesh – The new LARP from Team Midway

The Adventuring Party Irish gaming podcast

LARP Armour, Weapons, props and make-up (one shop of many)

First Knight of Malta in Ireland for 500 years

Outro: Everlast – Stone In My Hand

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July 26

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 7 – Happy Birthday Mr Wayne

Recorded 24/07/2014

Episode 7


The Testimony of Robert Kane

Part 1

Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Animated Series

Smurfs – Belgian from 1958

Lego Tumbler

Heath Ledger

Caesar Romero


Jehovah’s Witnesses


Part 2

Stephen Pinker

Batman: Arkham game series

Videogame Violence Can Increase Moral Sensitivity

Gamestop Pre-Order Batman Arkham Knight

Channel 4

Why did the EU Abstain?

Maccabi Haifa players attacked

Palestinian soccer players shot by IDF

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

ISS Astronaut Israel/Gaza rocket tweet

Maps of Israel’s growth vs Palestine’s decline Belfast Burning

The Incredible Hulk


Once Upon A Time…


Part 3

Brian Kennedy / Don McLean / The Beach Boys in Roscommon

Joe Rogan & Bert Kreischer

Mohamed Ali

Burt Ward

Bruce Lee

Jackie Chan

Nardwuar vs Wu Tang Clan

Outro Music:

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July 17

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 6 – Get A Hobby

UPDATE: The audio mix was too low, that’s been adjusted but the noise in the background is a factor once again.  Sorry, we’ll try to sort this out for Episode 7.


Intro from this short snippet of a documentary on R. Buckminster Fuller.  This is a much bigger documentary about the man that you might enjoy.

Dubai Then and Now.

China levelling mountains. Liberty Hall Playhouse.

Emergency motion to protect the Poolbeg Chimneys.

Protect autistic children from wind farms and pylons.

We refuse to link to “news” about Garth Brooks on the off chance that some of whose twats might see this podcast and become confused and angry at our crazy notions.  Needless to say, we’re ashamed of a country and a populace that rates this as being more important than pretty much every other facet of life in Ireland.

Remembering Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland in 1979.

Various articles of coverage of the atrocities in Gaza from The Journal.

Our first Musical break:


Egypt calls for a ceasefire.

US Army Bases in Germany.

Robert Fisk – Why doesn’t the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East?

Potato Salad on Kickstarter.

Mark Bittman – Hunger Is A Disease.

Titanfall is an Xbox, Windows Exclusive “for the life of the title.”

GTA V Film & TV References.

Lindsay Lohan suing Rockstar.

More Music:


Pope Francis says 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles.

Film review section:


Outro Music:

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July 8

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 5 – Brand Awareness

What’s It Gonna Be? It’s gonna be Episode 5 – BRAND AWARENESS!

Brand Awareness


Right off the bat, we wanna apologise for the slight hiss in the background of the audio – our highly specialised and expensive studio equipment was suffering from technical difficulties.

To start with we have Dead Bill Hicks extolling the virtues of what Marketing and Advertising people bring to the world.

We mention The K Foundation’s appearance on the Late Late Show, you can see that for yourself: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3.  You can watch the video of them burning £1m here.

Simon Covney visits The Bilderberg summit.

Watch_Dogs for PC is fucked.

Mt Gox details.

First Music Break:

We come back and talk about The FIFA World Cup.  The Rap News vid we mentioned can be seen here.

We’ve got Swastika Weed Pope as our BRAND AMBASSADOR as you can see above.

Off The Grid in Slab City


Music again:

Hurling on Sky Sports – sure why wouldn’t ye?

Free Barret Brown.

Waterford Whispers – The Day Ireland Lost It’s Innocence.

The ocean under the ocean.

Charles Stross – The Laundry Files.

Brian Lumley –  Necroscope.

Are there tapeworm eggs in Slim Fast?  No Neal.  Just no.


Exit music from our friend Rachel Ann is Trentemøller – Take Me Into Your Skin

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June 4

What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 4 – 800 Babies

What’s It Gonna Be returns with Episode 4 – 800 Babies.

What's It Gonna Be? 800 Babies
What’s It Gonna Be? Episode 4: 800 Babies

Our introduction comes from the late Maya Angelou who talks about the impact of the death of her childhood abuser had on her.

Some of the highlights from this episode:

We mention Solar Roadways. It seems pretty damn cool.  Then there was the article saying it’s a terrible idea.

When we get into talking about the latest atrocity from Tuam, Neal read’s from this article  on Irish Central.

Our first musical interlude is Big Black’s Jordan, Minnesota. You can read the harrowing story that inspired the song here.

The World That Never Was by Alex Butterworth is the book that mentions the telepathic snails.  My Tank Is Fight is the SA Goon book that also got mentioned.

Here’s the article on the episode “Darmok” – Sokath, his eyes uncovered!

Our second musical break is Rage Against The Machine’s Born As Ghosts.

In our discussion about the education system, this RSA Animations video based on a lecture given by Sir Ken Robinson is the one Dav was talking about.

The International – DOTA2’s annual event. m prize pool and counting…

You have to watch Time Trumpet and 15 Storeys High.

Article about Brian Harvey running himself over (sorry about linking to the Daily Fail).

We wrap up the cast with Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) taken from the film The Wall


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