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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 Show 636: Belching in a Walled Garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:31

The Italians and their tomatoes, Shakespearean language versus the modern day sandwich, fun with Braille, dealing with electrical tape, listener correspondence about helicopters, audience harmonica survey, binary performance art, life as an inanimate electric carving knife and more. With your humble proprietor Neal from Ireland. 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 635: Biscuits versus Bar Stools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:54

Breakfast in a Sanatorium, how evolution will triumph over Miriam Webster, breaking an amoeba\’s legs, stool shapes, touch screen devices for cats, biology versus space exploration, going to hell in a hand basket, how to worry about the world, biscuits versus bars, the true story of a monkey who was really a duck, waggley tails versus spoons and lots more, with your humble proprietor Neal from Ireland. 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 634: How Gary Glitter Saved Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:00

Gospels for scientists, the work ethic of X-ray operators, a tale of two refreshingly honest paedophiles in a bar, a listener complaint about burping, a listener comment about narcotics, How burning Gary Glitter records could destroy Christmas, how to sit on the fence, playing strip poker with cats and lots more, with your host and humble proprietor, Neal from Ireland. 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 633: Haemorrhaging Selloptape – A Halloween Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:01

The trick or treat scam, life as an adhesive tape dispenser, being dismissive towards cows, truffles versus edible gold, begging for things that grow on trees, Glen Acton’s new tirade and lots more, with your host and humble proprietor Neal from Ireland. 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 631: Rocket Scientists are Terrorists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:43

Why birds are paedophile scumbags, how the tax system deals with bags of scum, the pronunciation of “elocution”, what there was before the Universe existed, why rocket scientists are terrorists and lots more, with your host and humble proprietor, Neal from Ireland. 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 630: Searching for Ashes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:12

A slightly hoarse Neal explains why NASA should search for ashes and discusses languages versus sandwiches, accidental pourage versus spillage, depressing news for data input clerks, too many introductions, Burger peer pressure in Boston Massachusetts, a song for new listeners,  judging a species by it’s skeleton, tuning in to the Internet, nut snobbery and more, and puts forward a highly profound new theory about time and tunnels. 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 629: Tear Hygiene | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:15

Neal discusses off-road jaywalking, how to be a police officer, tear-related hygiene issues,  borrowing a name, responsibilities of bear owners, the practicalities of life in a children’s story book, Shakespeare-influenced podcasting and lots 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 628: Chewing from the Outset | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:49

Show 628: Chewing from the Outset

 Show 627: Jamiroquai and the Coal Miners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:29

Neal discusses the problem with Satan, manufactured noises in supermarkets, the world through a model aeroplane, the Jamiroquai view of life, heating coal mines, painting a keyboard and lots 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 626: The Pheromone Waste Cycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:00

Another fine episode of Into Your Head podcast with Neal from Ireland. 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 625: A Mountain out of a Murder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:22

How porn scripts get made, Cosmetic testing on vegetables, perspiration technology, how to approach a traffic cop, the late Glen Acton explains why moss-gathering is under-rated, how to make a drama out of a brutal axe murder, teaching kids how to handle monkey nuts, milk in chocolate bars in bars and more. With your host and humble proprietor Neal from Ireland.PLicense: 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 624: Paintball Stoicism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:46

Neal discusses being a number in a bar, stoicism on TV news, exploring beyond the North Pole,  the principles of caffeine management, how music and books work and more, attempts a mashup of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” with some Eminem song or other, and a bit of Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” soundtrack, then concludes by leaving the listener with some empowering thoughts to survive the weekend. 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 623: Souls versus Mugs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:59

Neal performs a song about delegation in the postal service and discusses souls versus mugs, how cloud computing may cause murders, using zebras to teach road safety to children, Ireland’s Jim Henson, biblical beards, the average monkey / human and lots more. There’s also an open letter to Sir Anthony Hopkins about cannibalism. 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 622: Moustachio Nuts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:37

Neal discusses the problem with binary coffee, Professor Stephen Hawkins’s fast food franchise, Walt Disney’s suspended animation, whether Hitler had cats, serving alcohol in zoological gardens and more, and performs a thought control experiment on the listener. 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 621: Menu Evidence Bags | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:21

Neal completely reinvents the crossword (again), explains how to pluck a pheasant and discusses prying guns from dead hands, menu evidence bags, smell punching, potato profiteering, why buckets should be seen and not heard, how to inject new words into society 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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