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 Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 107 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 9 hours 13 minutes


Una Leonard : Sweet Therapy

Topics covered : Anxiety, the inner critic, anorexia, bulimia, attempted suicide, cancer diagnosis, baking, starting a business, success, wellbeing. 

Una Leonard is the owner and founder of 2210 Patisserie, a very successful bakery business and she has a gorgeous, upbeat personality that at one point, hid a deep unhappiness...



Brother Richard : Here and Now

Topics covered : Meditation, fears, regrets, acceptance, death, present moment awareness, compassion.

Brother Richard Hendrick has been a priest-friar for over 20 years and during the Covid 19 pandemic he wrote a poem called ‘Lockdown’ which went viral...



Dr Hazel Wallace : The Food Medic

Topics covered : Menstrual cycle, pelvic floor, heart disease.

In this episode I speak to doctor, nutritionist and best-selling author Dr, Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic.

Originally from Dundalk, Hazel lives in London and currently has over half a million followers on Instagram.

Her third book – The Female Factor is a deep dive into women’s health and in this conversation she answers things like…...



Gillian Hussey : Trailblazer

Topics covered : Self-worth, the legal system in Ireland, rehabilitation.

In this episode I speak to one of Ireland’s first female judges; Gillian Hussey.

When she started out little did she know that she would deal with some of the most notorious criminals in Ireland, the likes of the Kinahans, the Cahills, ‘The Monk’ and John Gilligan...



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