Category Archives: Site updates

The Aidan Project is now also available via RadioPublic

Listen to The Aidan Project on RadioPublic

The Aidan Project is now also available via RadioPublic. Whilst I prefer to limit such announcements, I am impressed with the platform and wanted to draw attention to it. RadioPublic also offers an App, has an audio player which works well with Android devices, and allows me the luxury of a nifty web player. I am in no way sponsored or otherwise compelled to note any of this. I simply know that we podcasters sometimes take it for granted that listening to podcasts is easy. We may forget technological issues, or talk too much about Apple, whilst forgetting that many of you prefer other formats.

I am considering switching over the current web player to RadioPublic in the future, depending on feedback. Naturally, if you use third-party listening platforms, such as Apple, GooglePlay, Stitcher et al, this will not affect you.

If you have any technical problems listening to the show, I would be happy to help.

The full list of Aidan Project listening options is here.



The Aidan Project is now also available via CastBox

The Aidan Project is now also available via CastBox. There are now over ten different podcast services offering the show. Whatever works for you, thank you so much for tuning in.

p.s. If you have any technical problems listening to the show, I would be happy to help.


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Coming Soon: Churchill’s Many Dark Hours

Yet another Winston Churchill film,
Darkest Hour, will be released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom. The film begins in May 1940, with Churchill about to take on the role of Prime Minister. Indeed, Churchill’s charismatic resilience has defined the popular interpretation of Britain’s experience of the Second World War.

However, there is far more to Churchill than his wartime leadership. Indeed, several chapters of the real Churchill story are deeply unpleasant. The Bengal famine of 1943-44, during which two million people died, is such an example. Was Churchill to blame for this tragedy? What was his attitude towards the people of British India? In an upcoming podcast, I will be exploring the darkest elements of the Churchill story.

Do you have any thoughts about Churchill you would like to send across? I would love to hear from you.

I look forward to sharing the new episode with you during the early part of next week.


p.s. For my thoughts on the 2017 film, Dunkirk, please click here.

How Was 2017 For You?

trump-2546104_1280“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens

It is only natural to feel as if the era in which one lives is the most important period in human history. So, when I tell you that an upcoming episode will be a ‘2017 in review’ show, rest assured that hyperbole will be resisted.

To be sure, 2017 has been, at times, “the epoch of incredulity”, as Dickens went on to write in A Tale of Two Cities. However, how important has 2017 been in the grand scheme of things? Jared Miracle (special guest extraordinaire) and I have undertaken to review 2017 with our feet firmly placed on the floor.

What do you think future generations will consider important about 2017? Jared and I have chosen a number of items, but what do you think?

Tweet the podcast @TheAidanProject and let me know. It would be great to hear from you. If you prefer, you can fill in a contact form. I will share as many contributions as I can on the upcoming episode.

‘2017: A Year in Review’ is coming soon.

p.s. If you would like to support the podcast, you can now do so here.

Aidan Coughlan
21 December 2017

Coming Soon: The Question of North Korea


North Korea’s nuclear testing program has alarmed the world 

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the US. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

Abraham Lincoln Donald Trump
August 8 2017

I am working on a new podcast which will cover the stand-off between the United States – alongside its allies – and North Korea. This conflict focuses around Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities, such as they are.

The podcast, which will be released later this month,  will examine a number of key questions; questions not simply of the moment, but questions as to how we got here, wherever “here” is.

In addition, I would love to solicit listener questions, along with any related comments or thoughts on this dire state of affairs, so please do get in touch.

Also, whilst I have your kind attention, you may be interested to know that I have also made the podcast available via Google Play for those who use this service. A full list of options on how to listen to the podcasts is here. If you use a subscription service, such as iTunes or iHeart Radio, please leave a review if you have a few moments, as this really helps like-minded folks to find the show!

Thank you for your support,


All Animals Are Equal

Image: PETA UK

Which factory farming practices are the most appalling? How humane is the dairy industry? I am working on a new podcast to explore these questions, alongside a special guest. The episode will be recorded next month.

I have long suspected that future generations will shake their heads in disbelief at our ‘modern’ mistreatment of animals. The sooner we start performing the collective head-shaking, the better.

If you have a question regarding animal welfare that you would like to see addressed, please do get in touch.


Site Update: London Bridge

I recorded a podcast yesterday which I had planned to release this morning. The episode is an Ask Me Anything edition, tackling your questions on the upcoming election, alongside journalist, podcaster and activist, Joshua Thomas.

However, it does not seem appropriate to release the episode today, following the outrageous events in London on Saturday evening. Instead, I will release the episode on Monday morning GMT, with a re-recorded introduction.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.