Into Your Head show

Into Your Head

Summary: For 20 years Irish amateur humourist, sage, semi-hermetic racanteur, fantastist, socially awkward cat obsessive, energy drinks misuser and husband Neal O'Carroll has honed the art of starting comedic ramblings with no idea how the first sentence will end, never mind what he will say. 800 shows in, he claims he's finally making some progress. Irish comedy podcast Into Your Head's roots include O'Carroll's long enjoyment of classic BBC Radio panel game Just a Minute. From an early age (27) he was starting sentences with “Two Cats walk into a Bar" more frequently than the average man of his demographic, initially in early 2000s humour blog Neal's Belch, which spawned his unscripted yet dialogue-laden Matchstick Cats webomics. By 2006, soon to be former moped operator O’Carroll had noticed saying stuff is easier than writing, and the rest is history. Particularly the first 400 shows which he insists are dreadful. Luckily the series evolved over seventeen years and another 400 episodes to become the free-flowing stream-of-unconciousness humour show it is today. The 2023 reversal of the show's retirement followed a reinvigorating reboot of his Matchstick webcomics at https://MatchstickCats.com - making them more vision-impaired accessible for his ongoing sight loss, even abandoning long trusted MS Paint for MS Paint 3D, although he admits it's relevance for the audio podcast is yet to be understood. And now so can you.

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Podcasts:

 Show 681: How to Survive in a World of Faces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:51

A new, minimalistic Garden of Eden, chicken by-products, how to live in a  face-based world, America\’s Next Top Model Airplane and more, with your humble proprietor, Neal from Ireland. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 680: The Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:46

Becoming one of “them”, the plant equivalent of elephant tusks, cat over-domestication, what happens when an over-caffeinated podcast creator walks into a bar and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 679: Reservoir Cats II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:31

Neal considers applying retail management techniques to spinsters,  how Eminem composes lyrics, monkey nuts in the news, self inflicted tongue injuries,  Blues Brothers versus Reservoir Dogs, listener correspondence an easier way to turn water into wine, Bob Geldof\’s chicken distribution policies and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 678: Spider-man uses the Doorbell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:02

Tom Cruise’s flawed abbreviation, why all comparisons are pointless, putting houses on wheels, Spider-man’s headphone cable, defining the outside world, the advantages of receiving military honours at your funeral, happy medium puns and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 677: The Problem with The Titanic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:10

Neal discusses mental sandboxes,  malls versus jumbo jets, communicating with penguins, a town full of Pippins, depicting stuff without showing it and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 676: Shoveling Crap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:01

How to live in chronological order, Recycling wax, competing with the sewage system, weedkiller antidotes, Glen Acton\’s anniversary fly shortages in the TV industry, avoiding eye contact with dead birds and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 675: Cheap Shots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:00

Meeting a muppet as an adult,  the limitations of being interesting, building things from cigarettes, Margaret Thatcher versus zombies and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 674: How Double Placebos Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:53

Neal discusses fertiliser versus sugar, double placebos, dealing with black holes, the value of building your house in a hole,  identifying natural gas in a bar and more. There\’s also a new vehicle for Athy\’s finest fictional newsreader, Sháinne Greoige. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 673: Fake Poetic License | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:01

This episode sees the return of the popular segment Athy Weekly World News with Sháinne Greoige. Also, Neal discusses the laws governing poetic license, sub standard versus bog standard, attitudes to swearing during the Second World War, traffic light diplomacy, covering a cold remedy’s ass and more. License: Creative Commons At tribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 672: Well Known Facts – An Easter Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:06

Forest philosophy, shopping on soap opera sets, how organised religion has influenced maths, Manny\’s Eggs Benedict, the mailman in Cheers, standard HD television,  being disturbed on Boston Common and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 671: A Frozen Dog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:52

Listener correspondence, glasses at the drive-through,  mountain-climbing versus shopping, how to count sheep, nineteen-eighties TV weather, secretly mastering the harmonica  and lots more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

 Show 670: Guessing about Women | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:27

How to look at a face, how the Universe thrived by not existing, guessing about women, letting monkeys off the hook,  how monarchies work and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/] Attribution: “Neal from Ireland via IntoYourHead.ie “

 Show 669: Hair to a Alien | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:28

In a sub-standard but nonetheless released episode, Neal discusses how to admonish your future self, the problem with digging, life without a mouth, a pope without cats, practicing science in the Garden of Eden, appreciating an extra head, doing science in your head and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/] Attribution: “Neal from Ireland via IntoYourHead.ie “

 Show 668: Beatles Songbook for Harmonica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:29

How common sense works, Lady Madonna’s harmonica, how to make a curry,  New York’s phlegm retardant Eskimo index, Ryan Seacrest invades Dublin, artificial fists, foreigners who say “Patty’s Day”, two Skid Rows, defining a street, viral videos versus AIDS, human pockets, doing your best with a Beamish, cat optimism, regulating chewing, caninular versus felinular, Pope Benedict Emeritus’ cat, making the most of going nowhere and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/] Attribution: “Neal from Ireland via IntoYourHead.ie “

 Show 667: Right Time, Wrong Chavez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:16

Legal implications of “extras” in real life, bird faeces in fine cuisine, natural icing on trees,  how invisible people could end the recession, my apparently fake memories, Walt Disney versus garden peas, how to televise a silent brainstorming session and more. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/] Attribution: “Neal from Ireland via IntoYourHead.ie “

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