HeadStuff Celebrates a Decade of Pioneering Irish Podcasting

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11 April 2024

HeadStuff, home of The Podcast Studios, Celebrates a Decade of Pioneering Irish Podcasting

HeadStuff, Ireland's largest and longest-established fully Irish-owned podcast network, proudly marks its 10th anniversary. Since its inception by Alan Bennett in 2014, HeadStuff has been at the forefront of the podcasting revolution in Ireland, offering a diverse range of content that caters to a wide audience. This anniversary is not just a milestone but a reflection of the network's commitment to championing Irish voices and stories. Long before major networks launched in Ireland, Headstuff has been leading the charge with Irish-led talent and stories.

Fast Facts:

  • Hosts nearly 30 original Irish shows covering comedy, music, politics, social justice, and more.
  • Is also home to The Podcast Studios which comprises of five studios including three audio and two video studios to meet growing demand.
  • Team growth from 2 in 2019 to 10 in 2023, and still growing in 2024, reflecting the company’s expansion and success.
  • Leading major cultural events, such as the Dublin Podcast Festival, attracting international podcasting talent.
  • In 2023, The Podcast Studios demonstrated remarkable growth and influence within the podcast industry. A total of 143 branded podcasts were recorded, resulting in 634 podcast episodes.

In an era where digital content is king, HeadStuff stands out as a beacon of creativity and innovation in the Irish media landscape. Celebrating a decade of success, HeadStuff's journey from a simple blog to Ireland's largest fully Irish-owned podcast network and recording studios is a testament to the power of storytelling and the growing appetite for podcasting as a medium.

HeadStuff's pivotal role in nurturing and providing a platform for diverse voices offers an insightful angle on the importance of inclusivity in media. As the network enters its next decade, plans for expansion and continued support for emerging talent underscore the dynamic nature of the podcasting industry and its potential for shaping public discourse.

Key Milestones:

  • Founded in 2014 by Alan Bennett, starting as a cultural website before expanding into a podcast network.
  • Expansion into The Podcast Studios, providing state-of-the-art recording facilities in Dublin for companies and individuals
  • Collaboration with major brands and organisations, such as Aldi, Chadwicks, Paddy Power, and Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, showcasing a commitment to quality and diversity.
  • Award-winning content including Best Network or Publisher at the Irish Podcast Awards.
  • Launch of HeadStuff+, a membership platform offering ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more.

As HeadStuff Podcast Network enters its next decade, it remains dedicated to supporting Irish talent and providing a platform for voices across the spectrum. The network looks forward to continuing its growth, innovation, and contribution to the global podcasting community.

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