Oct 17, 2018

Inspirefest: The Podcast Season 2 Coming Soon, with The Digital Hub as main sponsor

After the success of the inaugural season of Inspirefest: The Podcast, science writer Claire O’Connell and the Bureau production team are back for a second season. The Digital Hub also returns as an anchor sponsor for the second year.

Inspirefest: The Podcast lets you listen back to insights from the Inspirefest stage and hear behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the leading thinkers in science, technology, media and inclusion.


The previous season featured 11 of the biggest names to descend on Dublin for the 2017 event, including software developer and diversity advocate Tracy Chou, and musician and robot obsessive Ana Matronic. The second season is set to launch on Tuesday 23 October, with a total of 15 episodes set to air. An episode will then be released every following Tuesday, starting with the ‘investment rockstar’ that is Arlan Hamilton.


Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer of The Digital Hub, said: “The Digital Hub is delighted to support this amazing podcast series for the second year running. Ann and the Inspirefest team brought to Dublin a stellar line-up of speakers and I can’t wait to revisit some of what they shared at the event.”

Celebrating the launch of the podcast, Ann O’Dea, the CEO and editor-at-large of SiliconRepublic.com, said: “After the success of Inspirefest the Podcast series 1, we’re just thrilled to be back working with Shaun, Maurice and Claire again this year, who bring such great production values to the whole project. What’s more we’re delighted that The Digital Hub is back as our anchor sponsor for series 2. They’ve understood the value of podcasting as a medium from the beginning, and their support has been invaluable.”

To give you a sense of what you have to look forward to, here is the line-up for the 14 other episodes that will be released over the coming weeks.

  • Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
  • Dr Shaun O’Boyle
  • Dr Easkey Britton and Beckey-Finn Britton
  • Elaine Burke
  • Eoin Murphy
  • Ian Harkin, Taylor Denise Richardson and Aoibheann Mangan
  • Dr Jessamyn Fairfield
  • Peter Brabazon
  • Heather Massie
  • Prof Louise Kenny
  • Tim Leberecht
  • Dr Anne Looney
  • Philip Bromwell
  • Liz Collins and Claudia Collins


The episodes will be available wherever you get your podcasts, including iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud. In the meantime, you can check out a preview of what’s in store below.


To follow, and engage with, this podcast across social media, you can use #Inspirefest

Inspirefest is Silicon Republic’s international event celebrating the point where science, technology and the arts collide. Ultra Early Bird tickets for Inspirefest 2019 are available now.