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Naïvely Optimistic Podcast




A comedic deep-dive into all things weird, wild and wonderful with your host Gary O'Neill and weekly co-hosts Steven, Ian, Aoife & Warren. ⁣From Conspiracies to True Crime, from History to the whacky and Paranormal. The Lads™️ delve deep into wild, thought provoking topics, but always punctuated with TUMULTUOUS levels of that famed Dublin/Irish craic you would come to expect ????✨????????⁣???? • www.naivelyoptimistic.com⁣???? • www.instagram.com/naivelyoptimisticpodcast/❤️ • www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22:14:36 2022-04-29
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22:04:59 2022-03-23
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22:16:57 2022-03-17
Lads, what is happening!Hope you all had a fantastic Paddy's day!I am back. After a few weeks away from the mic and jet setting around the globe for my best mate's wedding over in Central America. I have returned. And I have missed yous dearly.Thank you a...
22:07:26 2022-02-16
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22:18:37 2022-02-10
Lads, what is happening!Hope you're all having a fantastic week thus far!The Lads™️ are back with another unscripted segment but this time with Steven.I don't even wanna ruin this one. This is a very nice, light hearted ep. Lots of zigs and zags that ...
22:25:59 2022-02-03
Lads, what is happening!Hope you all had a fab weekend.It was absolutely glorious to be back sharing the mic with Aoife once again! Bit of an interesting one for yous though this week;Unfortunately due to hectic schedules we've been finding it hard to lin...
22:14:22 2022-01-20
THE LADS™️ are back with their first installment of 2022!And in this edition the lads talk all things Spring-heeld Jack!But who was Spring-heeled Jack?In short Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. The first claimed...
22:22:39 2021-12-22
THE LADS™️ are back with part 2 of our Jack the Ripper Extravaganza!In this part 2 cap off the final murders and discuss some of the theories surrounding this crazy tale!Enjoy! 👽💫🍄🚀🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨[www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimisti...
52:30 2021-12-16
THE LADS™️ are back with another NOP HISTORY, But with a twist!Unfortunately due to some scheduling issues, NOP True Crime had to be rescheduled. However, instead of skipping straight to History; I decided to collaborate with Warren on a topic that si...
22:17:53 2021-12-08
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 41!And in this one THE LADS™️ kick off a BRAND NEW theme that we are going to be sticking on for the next few episodes together. We get into it further within the episode but this episode marks the start of this ne...
22:05:01 2021-11-30
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 40!Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨[www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your preferred streaming service, as th...
46:19 2021-11-10
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 39! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨[www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your preferred streaming service, as t...
22:09:16 2021-10-27
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 38! A Halloween special! SORRY; we mean SAMHAIN!The boys talk all things the HILARIOUS Irish traditions surrounding Halloween, such as the infamous black bin bag costumes, bobbing apples, POXY trick-r-treat loots and m...
22:08:20 2021-10-20
THE LADS™️ are back with another NOP HISTORY!With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley!And as we are approaching Halloween, it felt only fitting that this week we are talk all things the Salem Witch Trials! In short the Salem witch trials were...
59:04 2021-10-13
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza!And in this installment we are talking all things the... Barbie and Ken Killers!So, are the Barbie and Ken Killers?Known as the “Barbie and Ken Killers” for their good looks, Karla Homolka a...
25:10 2021-10-05
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 35!And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things SLEEPING BEAUTY!THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way!As per with ...
50:31 2021-09-23
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 34!And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things Dyatlov Pass!In short though the The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which nine Russian hikers died in the northern Ural Mountains between 1 and 2 February...
52:17 2021-09-14
THE LADS™️ are back with yet another NOP HISTORY!With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley!And this week we are talking all things the Siege of Jadotville! AKA the most INSANE Irish underdog story you most likely have never heard. And reasons ...
59:44 2021-09-08
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza! However covering for Aoife this week while she takes annual leave, we have none other than the Iano fella stepping in!And in this installment, the boys tackle... HEAVENS GATE!So, what exactly i...
56:40 2021-09-03
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 31!And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things The Little Mermaid!THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way!As per wi...
22:35:08 2021-08-25
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 30!And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things the Enfield Poltergeist (made famous by The Conjuring 2) as well as a myriad of hilarious tangents 😂In short though; Back In August 1977. Enfield, England. Si...
51:25 2021-08-17
THE LADS™️ are back with yet another NOP HISTORY!With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley!And this week we are talking all things Tarrare!Lads; if you're are not familiar with Tarrare, you're about to be! In France in the 18th Century there w...
22:08:25 2021-08-10
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza!And in this installment we are talking all things... H.H Holmes!So, who is H.H Holmes?Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes&nbs...
58:58 2021-08-03
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 27!And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things PINOCCHIO! THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way!As per with Ian a...
22:02:39 2021-07-27
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 26!And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things Sleep Paralysis as well as a myriad of funny, strange and crazy phenomena relating to sleep.In short though sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move that...
46:53 2021-07-20
THE LADS™️ are back! And its a special one this week!I'm delighted to FINALLY be able to debut the last of the rotating co-hosts. In a new style of the show that I am buzzing about.Ladies and gents, its here..NOP HISTORY!With your hosts Gaz O'Neill an...
22:07:45 2021-07-13
THE LADS™️ finally return this week to True Crime!Joined by our True Crime correspondent Aoife Devine. Gaz & Aoife reunite after what seems like an eternity to shoot the shit on all things pedophiles, rapists and clowns. In this installment coveri...
46:27 2021-07-06
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 23! And in this one THE LADS™️ talk about the dark origins of one of Disney's most beloved films, Snow White.Dropping some facts along the way about Disney, this is a nice light hearted ep to brighten up your Tuesd...
52:17 2021-06-28
Ladies and gents. Season 4 has landed!THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 22! And to kick off our debut episode we are talking all things CURSED Kleenex commercials! I know... WHAT!? No. We have not lost our minds, this is a LEGIT event that occurred bac...
57:54 2021-06-27
Lads!How are we!?To celebrate The Lads™️ finally touching down in the Top Podcasts Spotify charts in Ireland, I've decided to release one of our Patreon exclusive episodes to all of you beautiful listeners here on Spotify & Apple.Potentially my fa...
51:31 2021-06-26
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 21!Joined this week by Iano! The lads talk all things Harry Houdini!Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his escape acts.Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀🚨 P...
22:27:36 2021-06-26
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 20 for a True Crime special!Joined again by our crime correspondant Aoife Devine. Aoife and Gaz dive into all things Denis Rader AKA The "BTK" Killer. Dennis Lynn Rader is an American serial killer known as BTK or...
45:18 2021-06-26
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 19!Joined this week by Steven! The lads talk all things cursed dolls. And what better place to begin than with the one who started it all. Robert!Robert the doll is an allegedly haunted doll exhibited at the East Marte...
22:14:48 2021-06-26
THE LADS™️ are back w/ episode 18!Joined this week by the 3rd of the rotating co-hosts, Iano! Iano, who made his debut earlier in the month over on our Patreon is known to some of the listeners, but excitingly makes his debut this week over on Spotify...
22:17:04 2021-06-26
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 17 for another True Crime special!Joined again by our crime correspondant Aoife Devine. Aoife and Gaz dive into all things Robert "Willie" Pickton.Robert William "Willy" Pickton (born 24 October 1949) is...
22:28:20 2021-06-26
Gaz is BACK with episode 16!Joined this week by new host and9aas pal Aoife Devine for a True Crime Special. The pair dive into all things Jeffrey Dahmer. Known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, Jeffrey Dahmer was an Americ...
22:02:29 2021-06-26
Gaz is BACK with episode 15 and the first of the brand new season 3!Joined this week by new host and cousin Steven O'Neill, the lads have PHENOMENAL craic diving into the backstory of the absolute MADNESS that went on behind the filming of the Wizard Of O...
3:18 2021-06-26
Gaz takes the mic solo for a brief address to the nation. Announcing the upcoming launch of Season 3 of the podcast and what's to come following the loss of our beloved Dani. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information....
22:01:21 2021-06-26
The Lads™️ return with some ALIEN chat this week. Our first feature length episodes on all things extra-terrestrial. The men cover the bizarre abduction case of Betty and Barney hill. The first ever documented and publicized Alien abduction case this ...
22:06:41 2021-06-26
The Lads™️ return to True Crime this week! Covering Ed Kemper!Ed Kemper is an American serial killer, rapist, cannibal, and necrophile who murdered ten people, including his paternal grandparents and mother. He is no...
22:03:42 2021-06-26
The boys are BACK with episode 25!Due to popular demand The Lads™️ return to more topic focused episodes this week. Deep diving into the bizarre life of John McAfee. Creator of McAfee anti-virus software.McAfee became a multi-millionaire after creatin...
22:00:28 2021-06-26
The boys are BACK with episode 11!Keeping the theme light this week once again The Lads™️ produce another cracker to brighten up this gloomy Tuesday!The Lads™️ off by Introducing their new "Jamie"- "Young Jordan" 😅 Who will be serving as the ne...
49:22 2021-06-26
The boys are back with episode 23!Feeling a bit buzzier this week after a spell of darker episodes as of late, The Lads™️ decided to brighten things up a bit this week and keep it light with some fun topics. From Panda porn to Walt Disney, and then fr...
55:42 2021-06-26
In the latest installment of the Naively Optimistic Podcast; THE LADS™️ discuss the Black Monk of Pontefract! The Black Monk Of Pontefract was a poltergeist that in 1966 haunted the fuck out of the Pritchard family over at 30 East Drive, Pontefract, W...
56:03 2021-06-26
Recorded back in mid 2020; In the latest installment of the NO Podcast; THE LADS™️ discuss Mr Dick Chase, AKA Richard Trenton Chase; otherwise known as the Vampire of Sacremento. Richard was an American serial killer who killed six people in the span ...
57:02 2021-06-26
Recorded back in mid 2020THE LADS™️ burst out of the gate this week, keeping the momentum of season 2 going, bringing you yet another fantastically weird episode. The boys discuss the bizarre phenomenon of people who frequently go missing in National ...
22:04:40 2021-06-26
Recorded back in early 2020. A sharp left this week as The Lads ™ deliver their first True Crime episode! 🥳 Shaking things up a little bit this week, The Lads™ delve into the CRAZY true story of Luka Magnotta AKA The Internet Cat Killer! Luka the f...
38:03 2021-06-26
Recorded back in late 2019 - The Lads™ go full tinfoil hat mode this week and delve deep into the mother of all conspiracy theories, 9/11 🛩🏦🏦 Looking close at the official story, The Lads™ drop a few bombs of their own and introduce a ream of...
39:45 2021-06-26
Recorded back in late 2019 - In this edition, The Lads™ discuss the recent havoc (erotically named) "Storm Lorenzo" had on our beautiful country, whilst also reflecting fondly on simpler days online, paying homage to one of the better social networks to...
48:11 2021-06-26
Recorded back in late 2019 - The first step of The Lads™ journey into more topic focused episodes. In this one, the boys delve into the life and times of musical figure and fellow psychedelic activist, Mr Charles Milles Manson. Following on from this, T...
31:23 2021-06-26
Recorded back in late 2019 - Following on from episode #1, The Lads™ keep the momentum rolling into this weeks episode and tackle some burning topics such as the current Seagull situation in Dublin City and more. The Lads™ then also address some more ...
28:14 2021-06-26
Recorded back in late 2019, this was the iconic inaugural episode of Naïvely Optimistic where The Lads™ introduced themselves to the world as Ireland's two biggest hooligans, setting the standard of what was to come. With some hilarious stories about t...