Ready To Be Real by Síle Seoige

I’m Síle Seoige and thanks for checking out READY TO BE REAL.In this podcast series I chat to people of all walks of life; entertainers, politicians, health experts, activists, sports people, along with those who have extraordinary stories to tell.They all share a willingness to be open and honest and my hope is that these conversations will at times inspire, challenge, educate, comfort or simply entertain you.Occasionally, I also record some solo episodes and meditations too...along with topic lead podcasts with a particular expert in their field. You'll find me here please rate, review and subscribe if you like what you hear, thanks so much X See for privacy and opt-out information.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 103 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 5 hours 27 minutes


Aideen Kate : True Beauty

Topics covered : Launching a brand, clothing sizes, vulnerability, body acceptance, confidence.

This week I speak to makeup artist and influencer, Aideen Kate.

Aideen lives in Dublin with her boyfriend Dave, she currently has 158 thousand followers on Instagram and is Stellar magazine’s cover girl for the month of July...


 2022-07-01  26m

Arthur and Brian Dowling Gourounlian : The Next Chapter

Topics covered : Manifestation, embracing change, impact of the pandemic, surrogacy journey, pregnancy.

In this episode I catch up with powerhouse couple Brian Dowling Gourounlian and his husband Arthur.

They live in Kildare and will soon be parents for the very first time and this conversation picks up where we left off when we last spoke in January 2020 (released March 2020)...


 2022-06-25  1h18m

Killian and Katie McLaughlin : Wild Ireland

Topics covered : animal welfare, conservation, having a baby during Covid restrictions, heart condition, major surgery, scar, healing. 


In this episode I speak to Killian and Katie McLaughlin who run a wildlife sanctuary in Donegal called ‘Wild Ireland’.

They met in college when they were both studying law and they’re now married and are parents to Rígan who’s almost 2...


 2022-06-17  1h1m

Mary Kate Slattery : I am woman, hear me roar!

Topics covered : Anorexia, grief, shame, perfectionism, recovery, gratitude, the inner critic, CBT, social media, filters, boxing, meditation, femininity, spirituality, letting go.

In this episode I speak to one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met, boxer Mary Kate Slattery.

Originally from Dublin, Mary Kate spent parts of her childhood in Lahinch in Co. Clare...


 2022-06-04  1h20m

Jake Carter and Karen Byrne : Love on the dancefloor

Topics covered : Dancing with the Stars, life during lockdown, their relationship.

In this episode I speak to couple Jake Carter and Karen Byrne.

They live in Dublin with their dog Lenny and they started dating after they won series 2 of Dancing with the Stars in Ireland.

Jake is a singer songwriter whose brother Nathan is also in the business...


 2022-05-27  45m

Abood Al Jumaili : Baghdad to Balinteer

Topics covered : Hurling, diversity, inclusion, religion.

In this episode I speak to Abood Al Jumaili who also goes by the name Bonnar O’Loinsigh.

He lives in Dublin and his nickname is based on two hurling greats, the Bonnar Maher from Tipperary and former player Colin Lynch from Clare.

He left his home in Baghdad when he was only 9 years old and came to Ireland with his family, five years after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003...


 2022-05-20  45m

Sophie White : Regrets, I’ve had a few

Topics covered : Drug trip, drug induced psychosis, suicidal thoughts, breakdown, mania, bi-polar disorder, shedding shame, early onset Alzheimer’s, grief, regrets, recovery, self care, power of movement, pole-dancing.

In this episode I speak to writer and podcaster, Sophie White.

She lives in Dublin with her husband Seb and their 3 sons who are 2, 5 and 8...


 2022-05-13  1h5m

Lynsey Bennett : Trust your gut

Topics covered : Cancer, smear tests, holistic treatments, medical procedures, trauma, therapy, grief, healing, belief, trusting your gut instinct, health.

In this episode I speak to the inspirational Lynsey Bennett.

She lives in Longford with her daughters Zoë who’s 13 and Hailee who’s 8 and in 2019 she found out she was one of the women caught up in the cervical check scandal brought to public attention by Vicky Phelan...


 2022-05-06  1h27m

Deirdre O’Kane : It only gets better

Topics covered : Motherhood, career, ageing, menopause. 

In this episode I speak to actor, comedian, TV presenter and podcaster, the multi-talented Deirdre O’Kane.

She lives in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin with her husband, writer and director Stephen Bradley and their teenage kids, Holly who’s 17 and Daniel who’s 13.

She describes herself as an optimist who can be competitive and self-critical...


 2022-04-22  52m

Nina Carberry : Being a champion

Topics covered : Dancing with the Stars, her racing career, motherhood, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, fear of failure.

In this episode I speak to retired jockey and Dancing with the Stars champion Nina Carberry.

She’s regarded as one of the greatest amateur riders of all time and after an almost 17-year career in the saddle, she retired in 2018.

She’s married to Ted and they have 2 daughters, Rosie who’s 5 next month and Hollie who’s 2.5...


 2022-04-15  45m