Second Captains is a media production company based in Dublin, Ireland.
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 with the support of The Irish Times 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 Ireland’s most-listened to podcast.
Our company has also produced 5 series of the IFTA nominated and critically acclaimed Second Captains Live for RTÉ 2 television and also produce and present radio shows for RTÉ Radio 1. The company has hosted TV shows and live events in Cardiff, San Francisco, New York, and all around Ireland.
We also released the wildly popular Second Captains Sports Annual, Volumes 1 and 2 in 2015 and 2016.
Second Captains expanded it’s online shows in March 2017 and launched The Second Captains World Service podcast feed available only to Second Captains members. The team broadcast from their studios in Dublin.
The team previously produced and presented the Off The Ball show on Newstalk radio for eight years, winning a record nine PPI national radio awards.