Society & Culture:Personal Journals
Terry McMahon: Episode 258
This week, one of Ireland's most outspoken voices, Terry McMahon, speaks about his life and work as an award-winning writer/director/actor and activist.
With incredible honesty, Terry opens up about his failed suicide attempts and his experience of being homeless (4:00), being on the receiving end on an RTÉ executive's abuse of power (22:00) and why he never understood the success of Fair City, despite it giving him life-changing earnings (15:00).
From why he believe's his film Charlie Casanova would have not received the negative response that it did if it were written by Lenny Abrahamson or Neil Jordan (29:00) to his plans to take over the GPO at the time of the Apollo House occupation (53:00) and the sheer level of chancing his arm that led to him working with Daryl Hanna (11:00), this interview is one of the most compelling conversations of the series to date.
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