As The Nutty Chronicles' audience continues to grow, largely because listeners are sharing it with friends, I figured it would be a good time to sort of re-introduce the podcast. Explaining a little bit of just exactly WHAT this whole buisness is about.
The original description I composed for the show is as follows: The Nutty Chronicles is an episodic narrative history of my family which combines genealogy, history, family anecdote and supposition to create a picture of an ordinary, modestly circumstanced family living through more than 200 years of Dublin History. And its still a very apt description overall. Though periodically I'll release what I've dubbed a "Meta Episode". That's where things loosen up and we take a peek behind the curtain of the making of a podcast.
But the PRIMARY mission is still one of familial exploration. Using kept letters, photographs, diaries, handed down yarns and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. As my family is all from Ireland and very active in its struggle for independence a lot of times Irish history coincides with my journey.
I believe it's that blending of family and history that clicks with so many.
If you're new to the podcast...welcome! I'm honored that you've chosen to join us. If you know someone that may find the show entertaining I would be most appreciative if you would be so kind as to share it with them! Thanks to EVERYONE. I couldn't do this without you. :)