Castaway launches two new podcasts

About Castaway Media

Castaway Media, Ireland’s first and fastest growing podcast network, has today announced the launch of two new shows, available to listeners via the Castaway podcast network.

Emma is the New Black’ and ‘The Outerview‘ will debut on Castaway on Wednesday November 11th and will feature exclusive content developed by the shows presenters, award-winning fashion blogger, Emma Carty and acclaimed radio producer Alan Swan, respectively. The new podcasts will join a stellar schedule that includes‘738AM Podcast’, ‘Retro Asylum’, ‘Not Now, Cato’, ‘Bookish’ and ‘Pod-a-Rooney’ hosted by actor and comedian Joe Rooney.

Emma is the new black podcast

Emma is the New Black takes a Desert Island Discs approach to a guest’s personal style. Host and fashion lover Emma Carty will chat to people whose style she admires as they discuss fashion disasters, first buys, shopping memories and the highs and lows of being a slave to fashion.

Emma Carty is a graphic designer and former Art Director at fashion bible Irish Tatler. Her love and enthusiasm for all things fashion related shines through in her conversations with guests from the world of fashion. “Emma is the New Black” is a bi-monthly podcast and will air every second Wednesday. Renowned stylist Annmarie O’Connor will be Emma’s first guest with forthcoming episodes featuring designers Emma Manley and Heidi Higgins, and fashion editor James Butler amongst others.

The outerview podcast

The Outerview is a series of conversations dissecting the art of interviewing hosted by Alan Swan. Alan talks with writers, producers and broadcasters and discovers their techniques, influences and whether the art of interviewing is dying trade. The show launches with an in-depth conversation with legendary broadcaster Dave Fanning.

Alan is an award winning radio producer for RTE, and author of music chronicle ‘From the Cradle to the Stage

Said Swan; “I’m thrilled to have a show on an Irish owned network during a very exciting period for podcasting. It’s been a labour of love and I hope the show can become an important archive for the art of interviewing.”

Castaway Media Co-Founder Andrew Mangan has welcomed the new additions to the Castaway line-up, saying; “We’re delighted to have Emma and Alan on board, with what we’re sure will prove to be popular shows.

“We’re particularly happy to provide a platform for a new female voice in what is, generally, a male dominated medium. ‘Emma is the New Black’ and ‘The Outerview’ add further quality content to the Castaway Media network, and with more great podcasts planned for launch in the coming months we’re excited about the future.”


Founded in November 2014, Castaway Media is Ireland’s first dedicated podcast network. Operating from an industry standard studio in Dublin city centre, Castaway Media produces a range of compelling, award-winning podcasts from the worlds of arts, entertainment, comedy, books, business, sport and video games.

By the end of 2015 shows on the Castaway Media network will have been downloaded more than 4,500,000 times, making the network the fastest growing podcast network in Ireland.

Guests of Castaway Media include: Dara O’Briain; Marc Maron (host of the world famous WTF Podcast); Jon Ronson; Tara Flynn; Mark Little; Lenny Abrahamson; Una Mullally; Second Captains stalwarts Eoin McDevitt and Ken Early; Des Bishop; Cathy Davey; Niamh Bushnell; writers Arlene Hunt and Louise O’Neill; Ardal O’Hanlon; film director John Butler, and many more.

Show pages

Emma is the new BlackEpisode 1

The OuterviewEpisode 1