Who are second captains?
Second Captains is a media production company based in Dublin, Ireland. The Second Captains World Service is our independent, member-led, commercial-free broadcasting platform that allows us to broadcast daily via secondcaptains.com. The support of our members also allows us to pursue longer-term investigative projects like our current international series ‘Where Is George Gibney?’ with the BBC.
Set up in March 2013 by Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Mark Horgan, Ciarán Murphy and Simon Hick, it specialises in online, radio, television and live event production, and publishing.
The Second Captains podcast (subscribe here) was launched in 2013 and quickly became the most popular podcast in Ireland, winning the iTunes podcast of the year in 2014. In 2015, the podcast was chosen as one of the top ten British and Irish podcasts of all-time as part of iTunes Essentials list and it was selected as one of The Guardian’s 50 best podcasts of 2016. It remains one of Ireland’s most-listened to podcasts.
The company has produced 5 series of the IFTA nominated Second Captains Live for RTÉ 2 television and also produce and present radio shows for RTÉ Radio 1. They have hosted TV shows and live events in the UK, San Francisco, New York, and all around Ireland.
Second Captains expanded it’s online shows in February 2017 and launched The Second Captains World Service podcast feed available only to Second Captains members. The independent, member-led, commercial-free platform is now the 3rd biggest podcast in the world on Patreon.
In August 2020, the international investigative podcast series “Where Is George Gibney?” which is produced by Second Captains, was broadcast worldwide via BBC Sounds. In 2021, the series won awards around the globe including the Rockies, the Webby’s, British Podcast Awards, Justice Media Awards and The ARIA’s.
Second Captains previously produced and presented the Off The Ball show on Newstalk radio for eight years, winning a record nine PPI national radio awards.
The team broadcast from their studios in Dublin.
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