Episode With Richie Sadlier: Terence Power of Talking Bollox
Three years ago this month, Terence Power and Calvin O’Brien, two young Dubliners from the inner city, sat down at a kitchen table and recorded a podcast with one of their phones. That initial conversation spawned Talking Bollox, a podcast which quickly gathered huge momentum and has become one of the most popular shows in Ireland.
One of the reasons for the show’s success has been Terence and Calvin’s frankness about some of the issues affecting their inner city communities, and today Richie sits down with Terence to speak about one of those issues which has been a feature of his life since childhood, addiction.
Terence describes growing up in a home where his mother found herself unable to cope and spent years in active addiction, how their relationship has been completely transformed since she began her recovery and had Terence’s younger siblings, and his own recovery after years of cocaine and alcohol abuse.
He also speaks really candidly for the first time about his recent relapse, how it made him realise alcohol and drugs really hold nothing for him anymore, and the joy Talking Bollox brings him. Episode is brought to you by NOW and is a Second Captains production.
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