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James O'Brien, Popina

The Grape Nation

Jersey boy James O’Brien attended the Institute of Culinary Education after college, and worked his way through Danny Meyers Union Sq. Hospitality Group at Tabla and Maiolino where he met his eventual partner, Chris McDade. How do two guys with Irish sounding last names open one of the most admired Italian restaurants in New York? James O’Brien is the Co-Founder/Owner and GM of Popina in Brooklyn. Popina, along with great food serves up a wine list of unique depth and value.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support The Grape Nation by becoming a member!The Grape Nation is Powered by Simplecast.

1hr 18mins

22 Sep 2021

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Matt Connarton Unleashed: James O'Brien

Matt Connarton Unleashed

1hr 2mins

19 Sep 2021

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SERIES 4: Episode 10 - Syrup Sponge, Golden Retriever Experience, Oral B iO, James O'Brien, Bumboo

Making The Cut with Davina McCall & Michael Douglas

This week on Making the Cut we’re inviting you to curl up on the couch, illuminated by some flameless candles while you read an insightful book by radio presenter James O’Brien and indulge in a sponge pudding. There might even be a pack of Golden Retrievers lapping at your feet. We’ve also got you covered for when you need to nip off to the loo and then brush your teeth before bed. Find us @makingthecutpodcast on instagram to send us your recommendations and for the best experience listen on the Entale app.00:44 - Syrup Sponge Pudding - https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/sainsburys-syrup-sponge-puddings-2x110g6:12 - Salma Hayek - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salma_Hayek7:23 - Raspberry Sponge Pudding - https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/sainsburys-raspberry-jam-puddings-2x110g7:42 - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8385148/8:21 - The Golden Retriever Experience - https://thegoldenretrieverexperience.com/17:41 - Flameless Candles - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mooncandles-Flameless-Candles-Remote-Control/dp/B0034Z958Q22:36 - Oral B iO - https://www.boots.com/oral-b/oralb-io-professional-cleaning?cm_mmc=bmm-buk-google-ppc-_-electrical_beauty-_-Oral-B+iO-_-UK_Generic_Oral+B_Exact&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2tCGBhCLARIsABJGmZ7XCgdzmgmXYRIzbWZMqYONcHjDu46K_y3fLKi9VNT-bH0UfzAQzmwaAq14EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds29:37 - Princess Glitterhead Tik Tok- https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/06/17/princess-glitterhead-tiktok/33:56 - How Not To Be Wrong by James O’Brien - https://www.waterstones.com/book/how-not-to-be-wrong/james-obrien/978075355771641:03 - Bumboo - https://www.bumboo.eco/44:24 - Time - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p09fs2qh/time48:02 - Jules Jukebox - https://www.instagram.com/julesa_jukebox/?hl=en50:05 - Little Moons - https://littlemoons.com/50:44 - My Protein FlavDrops - https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/flavdrops/10530471.html52:12 - Postcrossing - https://www.postcrossing.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Jun 2021

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Johnny Flynn and James O'Brien

Saturday Live

Johnny Flynn is in the rare position and being both an acclaimed musician and a successful actor who is breaking into the A-list both here and in America. He recently starred as David Bowie in the biopic Stardust and Mr Knightly in a big-screen adaptation of Emma and has just released an album he made during lockdown with writer Robert MacFarlane; Lost in the Cedarwood. He joins Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles to talk about combining music, acting and family life.James O’Brien grew up knowing he wanted to follow in the footsteps his journalist father by having his own career in the media. However, after experiencing a crisis in his personal life a few years ago, James realised that neither is job as a broadcaster on LBC or his expensive public school education had prepared him to cope with his emotional trauma. He talks about his book How Not to be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind.When most people take pictures of their friends, the photos are briefly admired but usually quickly forgotten. But when Carinthia West took photos of her friends in the 70s, they included icons such as The Rolling Stones and Helen Mirren. Carinthia’s candid photos which offer a glimpse into the private lives of the rich and talented were left unprinted for decades and have only recently been revealed to the public for the first time. Steve Brown was captain of Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team at the London Paralympics in 2012. Since then, he has become a regular fixture on our TV screens as a presenter on Countryfile and Escape to the Country. He talks to us about his love of nature and the moments which changed the course of his life.And we hear the Inheritance Tracks of Sugababe Keisha Buchanan.Producer: Laura NorthedgeEditor: Richard Hooper

1hr 25mins

19 Jun 2021

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James O'Brien


This week I’m talking to broadcaster + writer James O'Brien about his friend Andy, who died last year from a brain tumour. As ever we talk grief, friends who celebrate you + sitting with the sadnessYou can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast and you can follow James @mrjamesobGriefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018."the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Jun 2021

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76: James O'Brien – How not to be wrong: the art of changing your mind

Change Makers: Leadership, Good Business, Ideas and Innovation

James O'Brien is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose journalism has appeared everywhere from the TLS to the Daily Mirror. His daily current affairs programme on LBC has over 1.2 million weekly listeners and his first book, How To Be Right, was a Sunday Times bestseller, which won the Parliamentary Book Award for Best Political Book by a non-politician. He is often to be found on Twitter trying not to get into arguments unless absolutely necessary. In his follow up, How Not To Be Wrong, James turns the mirror on himself to reveal what he has changed his mind about and why, and explores how examining and changing our own views is our new civic duty in a world of outrage, disagreement and echo chambers. He writes candidly about the stiff upper lip attitudes and toxic masculinity that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that have led him question his assumptions and explore new perspectives. Laying open his personal views on everything from racial prejudice to emotional vulnerability, from fat-shaming to tattoos, he then delves into the real reasons – often irrational or unconscious – he holds them. Buy How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind in  paperback now.


14 May 2021

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PBR Live: Canes announcer Wade Minter & NBC Sports' James O'Brien on trade deadline


Justin and Glynne open it open discussing Nashville's thumping of the Tampa Bay Lightning and then welcome Carolina Hurricanes PA Announcer Wade Minter to the program. Then, James O'Brien of NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk talks NHL trade deadline.


15 Apr 2021

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James O'Brien - Franchise Top 10 - Read the contract and ask questions

The Disenfranchised

James and I talk about how his career has taken him from working within the hospitality industry, through to establishing a franchise and on to his role today in introducing others to the world of franchising. James also shares some sage advice on franchise contracts and how having the right mindset is key to success. This includes how the franchisor/franchisee relationship can be similar to a marriage. If you want to find or reach out to James you can find him on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/franchisetop10/ And his company website - https://www.franchise-top-10.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next let me know through my LinkedIn page here - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised For articles around transitioning from employment into franchising you can check out our website here - https://www.thefranchised.com/advice

1hr 5mins

21 Jan 2021

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Lies/Footballification with James O'Brien

Ideas in Writing

I'm Philip Holden and this is Ideas in Writing - the podcast where we talk to people who use words, about words, using words ...and dispose of them like there's no tomorrow. The guests bring along a word and so do I...and if that's not a copper-bottomed format, I don't know what is...In this episode, I spoke with the journalist, LBC broadcaster and author, James O’Brien about his latest book How Not to be Wrong, the art of changing your mind.James brought along the word footballification which screws up the dictionary link I usually put here so I've linked to tribalism instead. Maybe we can start a campaign to get footballification into the OED. My word was lies. You can probably see the connection.James and I chatted about the events in Washington and how and why liars prosper and how we got to this sorry state. We also talked about his approach to writing his books, his upbringing in a loving adopted family and, what he calls, the 'golden ticket' of an expensive, private education. We also talked about his experience of therapy, and how you go about challenging long-held views Ideas in Writing is produced with the support of Mr Books Bookshop in Tonbridge - the home of inspiring, imaginative and intelligent books, gifts and conversation. They're on Twitter too @mrbooks_ton. But most importantly of all, you can visit them (in the lovely market town of Tonbridge in Kent) for a browse any Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm...assuming there isn't a lockdown... CREDITS & linksYou can click here to order a copy of James’ How to be Right, in a world gone wrong and click here for a copy of How Not to be Wrong, the art of changing your mind (though it’s briefly out of stock).If you’d like a signed copy for £9.99, please email us or use the enquiry form on the Mr Books website.We briefly mentioned Dorothy Rowe’s book Why We Lie which you can order at Mr Books and James also mentioned John Rawls in passing who wrote A Theory of Justice and about whom there are lots of books written just go here and search.Don't forget to subscribe for new episodes coming up.Ideas in Writing is recorded and produced by Philip Holden using Zencastr and Acast.comThe Ideas in Writing theme "Farting Around" is by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The "Light Easy March" sting is by ...dog http://www.besonic.com/dogSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/ideasinwriting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 11mins

15 Jan 2021

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James O'Brien


David talks to author and radio host James O'Brien about everything from therapy to Brexit and from educational privilege to Keir Starmer's leadership of the Labour Party. Recorded as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival https://cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/. James's new book is How Not to be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.


22 Nov 2020