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Grant, Barry and O'Reilly, Tony (2020) The problem gambling podcast. Season two.

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  1. An interview with Stephen Aupy, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Gamban.  We discuss how Gamban can be used as part of the addiction recovery process, by blocking access to online gambling sites and apps.  We also discuss the regulation of online gambling in Ireland, the UK and beyond.  September 30, 2020, 56.17 minutes
  2. Interview with journalist and author, Declan Lynch.  Discussing his work with Tony O'Reilly, on their book, 'Tony 10', as well as Declan's book, 'Free Money' and his thoughts on the need for gambling regulation in Ireland. October 7, 2020, 1:01:53 minutes
  3. Interview with intercounty Gaelic Footballer, Niall McNamee, discussing his recovery from gambling addiction.  Niall is also a Director of sports apparel company, Twelves. October 14, 2020, 49:02 minutes
  4. Interview with Finnish Expert by Experience, Jenna Mäkelä, discussing her own lived experience of gambling addiction and recovery, as well as her work with Sosped. October 21, 2020, 57:04 minutes
  5. Interview with Jamie Smyth, from Northern Ireland, discussing his lived experience of recovery from gambling addiction.  Jamie is a very vocal advocate for recovery and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram. October 28, 2020, 1:01:42 minutes
  6. Interview with stand-up comedian, author and creator of 'Rory's Stories', Rory O'Connor.  Rory discusses his lived experience of a gambling problem, mental health issues, education, social media and the importance of the GAA in his life. Rory's new autobiographical book, 'Rory's Story', is available now.  November 4, 2020, 1:07:15 minutes
  7. Interview with Minal Jain, a co-founder of the RecoverMe App, which has been designed to help people in recovery from gambling problems, using CBT and Mindfulness approaches.  For a free  trial, go to their website.  November 11, 2020, 1:01:07 minutes
  8. Interview with former Betting Shop Manager, Pat Kennedy.  We discuss the changes in retail betting, since the late 1980s, as well as the impact of online gambling and the industry's dependency on people who are addicted to gambling. November 18, 2020, 1:07:46 minutes
  9. Barry & Tony discuss suggestions for actions which the gambling industry could take, in order to create a 'safer' gambling environment. Co-hosted by addiction counsellors Barry Grant and Tony O'Reilly, from Extern Problem Gambling. November 25, 2020, 1:10:29 minutes
  10. Interview with Paul Buck, CEO and Founder of EPIC Risk Management.  Paul discusses his own recovery from gambling addiction, as well as his gambling harm-prevention work with EPIC.  We also discuss the legalisation of sports betting in parts of the United States, and EPIC's work there.  December 1, 2020, 1:13:06 minutes

[Note, link for season one]

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Audio / Visual
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Education and training, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment
October 2020
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