Meet Your Maker

Meet Your Maker
A show about the people who make the things we love

Don Bluth in Ireland
Jul 7 • 42 min
Just as he was poised to take over from Disney’s Nine Old Men Don Bluth defected, set up a rival company and moved it to Ireland in the 80s. There he created animation classics like An American Tail, The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven and…
Creativity During Covid
Jun 10 • 22 min
A chat with a poet, an artist, a cartoonist and an illustrator about creativity during Covid. This weeks guests are: Emily S. Cooper, Charlot Kristensen, Chelsea Akpan and Mick Minogue If you enjoy this little culture podcast from…
Fraggle Rock
May 26 • 29 min
How do you make a TV show during a pandemic? The classic Jim Henson children’s series Fraggle Rock has returned with all new episodes shot entirely from home. We speak to Muppet puppeteers Dave Goelz, Karen Prell and John Tartaglia about returning to…
Animal Crossing
May 7 • 6 min
Throughout COVID19 one video game has been helping people get through all this - Animal Crossing.
Animation Island: Jimmy Murakami
Mar 10 • 19 min
Often called the founding father of Irish animation, Jimmy Murakami was behind some of the most iconic animation of all time from The Snowman to When the Wind Blows not to mention his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Support Meet Your Maker on…
Animation Island: Aidan Hickey
Feb 10 • 12 min
Pioneer of Irish animation Aidan Hickey on cut out animation, Bosco and dental surgeries… Part 2 of Animation Island - a new mini-series from Meet Your Maker that tells the story of the Irish animation industry. Support the show:…
Animation Island: Beginnings
Jan 29 • 26 min
Animation Island is a new mini-series from Meet Your Maker that tells the story of the Irish animation industry. Episode 1 explores Walt Disney’s links to Ireland, the oldest surviving piece of Irish animation and one of the first animators in Ireland -…
The Board Game
Jan 7 • 17 min
Ian builds a board game to save his kids from boredom on holidays but it doesn’t exactly go according to plan…
Shadows of the Empire
Dec 19, 2019 • 12 min
In the 90’s Lucasfilm did something very odd. They created a new Star Wars film complete with action figures, soundtrack and video game - everything except the film itself. This is the story of Shadows of the Empire.
Welcome to The Warren
Nov 18, 2019 • 24 min
Meet Your Maker is a proud founding member of The Warren - Ireland’s newest podcast network and home to some of the most remarkable and innovative podcasts in the country. In this special episode we meet the creators behind The Warren’s podcasts. You’ll…
Making Things is Not a Straight Line
Oct 17, 2019 • 22 min
Author Deirdre Sullivan on why making things is not a straight line. Meet Your Maker is a founding member of The Warren - the home of great Irish podcasts. Take a look:
Big Monster Love
Sep 11, 2019 • 19 min
This week we sit down to talk to disgruntled North Dublin anti-folk pop merchant Big Monster Love.
Cracking the Crystal
Aug 29, 2019 • 28 min
We go behind the scenes of the new Netflix series Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with director Louis Leterrier, puppeteers Louise Gold and Damian Farrell and author Caseen Gaines.
A Night at the Hutch
Jun 4, 2019 • 28 min
A Night at the Hutch tells the stories of three performers at the open mic night ‘Bunny’s Hutch’ feat. Bunny - a drag queen, Julian Mandrews- a drag king and former Miss Alternative Ireland - Smilin’ Kanker). Over the course of one eclectic cabaret night…
Heads or Tails
May 28, 2019 • 23 min
In 1928 the Irish Free State caused a commotion when they decided to put animals on their coins instead of political heads.
Garda Role Play
Apr 16, 2019 • 13 min
Twice a week, people from all over Ireland role play as Gardaí. If you enjoyed this episode please throw me the price of a coffee at
Time Marches On
Mar 19, 2019 • 18 min
Horologist Kevin Chellar winds back time on a life spent restoring clocks. If you enjoyed this episode, please throw me the price of a coffee at to help me to continue making it.
The Making of Everything
Mar 5, 2019 • 33 min
How do you even begin to make a game where you can play as everything? Artist and animator David O’Reilly tries to answer that along with the team behind his reality simulation game Everything.
Under the Influence
Feb 18, 2019 • 16 min
Cartoonist Chris Ware talks about the importance of influence.
Judging a Book By Its Cover
Feb 3, 2019 • 29 min
How do you ensure a 1000 year old manuscript lasts another 1000? This week Liam visits the conservation lab at the Chester Beatty to meet Senior Conservator Kristine Rose-Beers and Book and Paper Conservator Julia Poirier.
Meet Your Maker - Season 4 Trailer
Jan 24, 2019 • 1 min
Meet Your Maker returns on Feb 4th
Oct 9, 2018 • 32 min
Hear episode 1 of FANGS - the pop culture podcast about Dracula - hosted by Liam for Bram Stoker Festival, Ireland. Subscribe to FANGS wherever you get your podcasts.
The President’s Glasses
Sep 3, 2018 • 14 min
An illustrator begins work on his first children’s book only to faced with the biggest challenge of his life. This is the story of The President’s Glasses.
As Good As Gold
Aug 14, 2018 • 24 min
Muppeteer Louise Gold tells the story behind - or should that be ‘beneath’ - The Muppet Show.
Cow and Chicken
Jul 30, 2018 • 16 min
Animator David Feiss tells the story of how he created one of the most surreal cartoons of the 90s - Cow and Chicken.
The Man Behind the Rubber Mask
Apr 2, 2018 • 25 min
When Ross Mullan was a kid, all he wanted to be was the guy in the rubber mask at the end of Scooby Doo. Now he is. Ross is the performer of the White Walker in Game of Thrones as well as The Teller and The Silence on Doctor Who.
Making a Monster
Mar 24, 2018 • 16 min
This week we meet Kate Walsh who makes monsters for a living.
Mar 19, 2018 • 14 min
One day artist Mick Minogue decided that he would draw his friend Paddy every day in January for several years and call it ‘Paduary’.
Adventure Time with Andy
Feb 20, 2018 • 17 min
Adventure Time’s Lead Designer Andy Ristaino sat down in Dublin Castle garden to talk about working on the show and comic books.
Feb 5, 2018 • 12 min
Heartbreak leads New Jersey cartoonist Tara O’Connor to Ireland on a search for her family history. What she finds is something very different.
Waiting for Ira
Jan 28, 2018 • 40 min
This weeks episode of Meet Your Maker throws away the advice that you should never meet your heroes and ends up with a toast from Shane MacGowan, a letter from Harper Lee, an insult from Hunter S. Thompson and a dance pose from Ira Glass. Produced and…
Announcing Season 2
Jan 13, 2018 • 1 min
Meet Your Maker returns on Jan 29th for Season 2 and we’re looking for YOUR stories of meeting YOUR heroes. Send us a short voice memo telling your story of meeting your hero and email it to
Sesame Street
Oct 14, 2017 • 17 min
Writer Ed Valentine on how to get to Sesame Street.
HISTORY’s Vikings podcast Announcement
Oct 4, 2017 • 2 min
Liam announces he’s hosting HISTORY’s new Vikings podcast
Sep 17, 2017 • 25 min
You’ve probably seen Stephen Byrne’s artwork. Over the past few years he’s pumped out hilarious and brilliant illustrations that have gone viral around the world. On this episode we ask - why does he do it and what does he get out of it?…
Read My Lips
Sep 4, 2017 • 19 min
Two anime voice actor legends - Caitlin Glass (Pokemon, Street Fighter) and Chuck Huber (Dragon Ball Z, Star Trek Continues) discuss the tricky process of dubbing Japanese animation into English.
Aug 27, 2017 • 13 min
This week on Meet Your Maker – Marvel’s Heather Antos - the editor behind dozens of Star Wars, Deadpool and Gwenpool comic books - talks about breaking into the business.
Femmes Eternelles
Aug 20, 2017 • 8 min
An iconic photograph was taken in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 1975. Thirty-six years later it is spotted by chance in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.
Pulling Out All the Stops
Aug 13, 2017 • 18 min
Liam takes a road trip with film and TV music composer Steve Lynch on a search to find a harmonium.
Garfield Minus Garfield
Jul 30, 2017 • 22 min
What happens when you remove the star of the show from the show? Dan Walsh tells the story of how he chopped Garfield out of Garfield, gained millions of fans and attracted the attention of the one person he didn’t want to find out about what he’d done:…
Meet Your Maker - Teaser Trailer
May 28, 2017 • 4 min
Meet Your Maker is a new podcast about the people who make the things we love, hosted by Liam Geraghty. Launching July 31st 2017. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.