The World’s Talking is a new media company designed to bring together the world of online media.
Our aim is to feature discussions with people on the ground from around the globe. We are welcome and open to discuss everything and anything, from sport to current affairs to pop culture, we want it all.
Our shows are hosted by Dave O’Grady and we are always on the look out for new subjects which would suit a radio discussion.
If you have an interesting story to tell or are part of an online community (such as Digital Spy, OffTopic, NewGrounds….etc) drop us a mail and we can record a discussion.
Everyone is welcome, we don’t mind how daft or bizarre you are, there is always someone who wants to listen.
Drop us a mail to TheWorldsTalking@gmail.com
At present, we have 3 very successful sport shows which are by the fans for the fans.
Talking Rugby is the most successful show on TheWorldsTalking.com. It reaches over 20 countries and boasts listeners from around the world, including a core audience in Ghana and Madagascar.
Each week, Dave chats to rugby fans from Ireland and the UK, sometimes France and even South Africa. Each show is downloaded and played more than 500 times every week. We are currently in the top 10 world sports podcasts on Podomatic (which contains over 100,000 podcasts!).
The YBIG Football Show unites Irish soccer fans across the globe to bring to listeners the most passionate views. The show has made the headlines in various Irish newspapers such as the Irish Daily Star because of its special guest interviews.
So far, Irish legends Ray Houghton, Dave Langan and current Ireland international Stephen Hunt have all been on the YBIG Football Show. We have also had contributions from Sky News Journalist Enda Brady and international Journalist Phillip O’Connor who is based in Stockholm.
On Talking GAA, Dave chats to GAA fans across the country to get their views on all the happenings in the GAA calendar. The show covers football, hurling, ladies football, Camogie and handball (the only GAA sport where one can before a work champion).
Such contributors to the show include Beat Fm’s Stephen Long, Armagh and Newry’s 5fm legend Damian McCullough and Emmet Ryan of Action81.com.
The show has also featured special guests such as Meath footballer Mark Ward and former Leitrim star Colin Regan.
Dave O’Grady has been involved in the media for the past 8 years. He has worked on many funded radio projects in Ireland and abroad. Currently, Dave is involved with several programmes.
For Newstalk, Dave is the Broadcast Assistant for Síle Seoige’s ‘Shenanigans’ Saturday show. He believe’s that the show is unique in it’s own way and stands out from other programmes out there.
“It’s a great show to be involved with, it really does appeal to both men and women and we see this through the texts we get in. Working with Síle Seoige and Claire Sutton (Producer) is a priviledge. They are both so down to earth and their energy is reflected in the show”,Dave says.
He also spent some time in the online department of Newstalk helping to develop, market and manage Newstalk.ie.
In Dublin City Fm, Dave is the researcher for the LiveDrive morning traffic programme. The show broadcasts from 7am-10am Monday to Friday, from the Traffic Control Centre of Dublin City Council. It gives up-to-date live traffic reports and mixes it with a blend of quality music.
Dave is also the presenter of the GAA Sportsdesk show with Mick Hanley every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm.
The programme covers all areas of Dublin GAA including Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie and Handball. Look out for the mentions in the Evening Herald every week!
The Mediascope programme (Tuesday 1.30pm) is also edited by Dave. Working for the past 5 years with the Director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations Ellen Gunning, Dave feels that teamwork is the major factor for the show’s success.
“There is just a complete understanding between Ellen and myself. Usually for a show like Mediascope, you would need a team of people behind the scenes, but together we are so hardworking and organised that the show simply falls into place. We make a great team!”
Dave has worked with Ellen on several projects, including broadcasting a radio series from the European Parliament in Strasbourg which won the 2011 European Parliament Journalism Prize.
If you have any enquiries at all, please do not hesitate to contact Dave by emailing TheWorldsTalking@gmail.com.