How To Fall Apart

How To Fall Apart
When Liadan Hynes’ marriage fell apart someone told her that things might never be ok again, this is a podcast that sets out to disprove that. A podcast about picking up pieces, where she talks to people about how they coped or didn’t cope when life went off the rails. About the things that helped them put it all back together. And about the fact that we are all dealing with the same things, so sharing is caring, as her four year old daughter tells her.

Life after cervical cancer with Anne Nally
Jul 28 • 95 min
Anne Nally was twenty-nine years old and twenty-nine weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with cancer. We talked about how she coped with the treatment involved and the multiple symptoms she continues to suffer eight years later, as well the new Life…
Life after Burnout with Daniella Moyles
Jul 3 • 52 min
Daniella Moyles talks about coming back from a breakdown, the behaviours that led there and learning to live slow.
Sophie White interviews Liadan
Jun 23 • 70 min
In this special episode of How To Fall Apart, Sophie White steps in as host as Lia becomes guest. The friends chat all things book related - from writing process to boundaries to the flower dress renaissance. How to Fall Apart is out now.…
Life after direct provision
Jun 15 • 72 min
Ellie Kisyombe talks about grief and trauma in the aftermath of nearly a decade living in Direct Provision, how she is coming to terms with the lost years, and the new home she is building for her family. Liadán also spoke to Katie Mannion, Managing…
The mother episode
Jun 8 • 62 min
In our latest episode of How to Fall Apart, the Support Series, sponsored by Dunnes Stores, the Mothers’ episode, @liadanhynes spoke to a number of mothers about how they are coping since Covid-19 began. How are they balancing career with no childcare,…
Bonus Episode: Stefanie Preissner on loss
May 24 • 65 min
This week we have a second episode, an interview with writer, actor and broadcaster Stefanie Preissner. Stefanie’s beloved Nana Eileen Keary passed away last September. In this interview, which took place in two parts, just before Covid-19 restrictions…
The Grief Episode
May 24 • 69 min
This week’s episode of How to Fall Apart, the Support Series, sponsored by Dunnes Stores, is The Grief Episode. Liadan Hynes spoke to Elle Gordon, who lost her father Trevor Gordon, about experiencing the final weeks of a loved one’s life as a family in…
The mental health episode
May 15 • 59 min
This week in the mental health episode, we’re covering what’s often called reactive depression; depressed feelings caused in reaction to a specific situation, something a lot of us can relate to right now. @liadanhynes spoke to clinical pyschologist Dr…
How to support in work
May 5 • 60 min
This week’s episode of How to Fall Apart, the Support Series, sponsored by @dunnesstores is The Work Episode. We talked to psychotherapist Jason Brennan, psychologist Aisling Leonard-Curtin and @MuireannO_C @FionnualaJay and @aislingmkeenan about dealing…
How to Support Single Parents
Apr 28 • 53 min
This week’s episode of How to Fall Apart, the Support Series, sponsored by Dunnes Stores is about single parents. @liadanhynes spoke to Zoe Desmond, founder of @FroloApp Karen Kiernan of @1familyieland, Sam Dunne of @treoir, as well as clinical…
How to Support Children at Home
Apr 14 • 65 min
The first episode of How to Fall Apart - The Support Series, sponsored by Dunnes Stores is live now. For this six part series we’re asking the experts for advice on how to cope with the challenges we’re all facing. This episode focuses on children - how…
Life after ADHD
Jan 17 • 62 min
Our guest this week is designer, artist and mother of three Helen Steele. Helen talks about having ADHD, how even from the first day of school she felt like there was something different about her, about the anxiety it caused which subsequently led to her…
Life After Losing A Loved One
Jan 6 • 47 min
My guest on this week’s episode is Nadia Forde. We talked about her parents separation when she was seven, her subsequent estrangement from her mother, how she coped when her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and letting go and accepting that…
What about when Christmas Isn’t the most wonderful time of the year?
Dec 19, 2019 • 46 min
We spoke to Jen O’Dwyer co-host of The Creep Dive and Mother of Pod, Soobie Lynch, @standingbythewall and all round creative genius, and Esther O’Moore Donohoe, host of podcasts the 80% and Esther is in Bits, about when Christmas isn’t all joy and…
Life after going freelance
Nov 8, 2019 • 79 min
We did our first panel! Aisling Keenan Sarah Rickard and Dawn Nolan talked to me about freelancer fear- what it is and how to deal with it. We spoke about making the decision to go freelance (or having it made for you by redundancy), anxiety and the ways…
Life After IVF
Nov 5, 2019 • 56 min
In this week’s episode, boutique owner Mary Greene talks about her 10 year journey to conceive. It’s an unconventional story with many highs and too many lows but an eventual surprise ending.
Life after becoming a single parent
Nov 1, 2019 • 31 min
My guest today is Zoe Desmond, the founder of Frolo, the single parent networking app. Zoe became a single parent two years ago when her son Billy was one. At the time she really struggled with the sense of isolation from not knowing any other single…
Life After Miscarriage with Yvonne Hogan
Oct 10, 2019 • 40 min
Editor and journalist Yvonne Hogan speaks about losing her baby when nineteen weeks pregnant. “Grief is a physical thing, you can’t think your way out of it, you have no control over it,” she said in our interview. “Until something bad happens to you, you…
Life After Your Child’s Diagnosis
Oct 1, 2019 • 50 min
Stylist Paula Hughes talks about her daughter Kayla being diagnosed with the rare degenerative brain disorder Rhett syndrome. About chasing a diagnosis, advocating for your child, how they taught Kayla to communicate, looking after your marriage while…
Life After Alzheimer’s with Sophie White
Sep 5, 2019 • 52 min
Someone recently asked Sophie and I if we ever run out of things to talk about, the answer is no. When we originally sat down to do an interview for HTFA, we chatted for nearly three hours. So we kept this second half for this week, when Sophie’s first…
Life After Breast Cancer with Georgie Crawford
Aug 9, 2019 • 68 min
Georgie Crawford was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 when her daughter was just seven months old. A year after her treatment finished, she talks about coping with her diagnosis and her treatment, about mothering through sickness, and the aftermath of…
Life After Suicide
Jul 20, 2019 • 58 min
Our new episode of #howtofallapart is up now. Trigger warning, this episode is a conversation about life after suicide. I spoke to my friend make-up artist Eilis Downey, who two years ago lost her sister Lyn, who died by suicide. “Knowing Lyn was to love…
Life After Loss with Elizabeth Gilbert
Jul 8, 2019 • 56 min
With her book #eatpraylove @elizabeth_gilbert_writer essentially wrote the manifesto for what to do when your life goes off the path you had expected it to go on. Here she talks about how her biggest mistake back then was thinking that she needed to stop…
Life After Your Body Breaks Your Heart
Jun 30, 2019 • 68 min
Journalist Elle Gordon was born with cerebral palsy and later developed hip dysplasia. She talked about feeling other, about the grief around letting go of expectations, on why acceptance is a process not a destination, and about talking honestly about…
Life After Cancer
Jun 20, 2019 • 83 min
Our newest episode of #howtofallapart is up now with my brilliant friend and colleague journalist and author Emily Hourican, whose new book The Outsider is just out. Five years ago she was diagnosed with HPV mouth cancer. We talked about her husband David…
Life After a Break-Up
May 30, 2019 • 57 min
Tv presenter Cassie Stokes talks about coping with the recent break-up of her relationship, speaking publicly about grief, coming out, and being “the gay one” on Xpose. How to Fall Apart is presented by @liadanhynes and produced by @talltalespodcasts
Life in Direct Provision
May 24, 2019 • 53 min
Founder of Our Table, activist and Social Democrat candidate Ellie Kisyombe talks about living for almost a decade in Direct Provision, in a life over which she has virtually no control. About the strength she draws from the memories of her family and her…
Life After Your Marriage Falls Apart
May 23, 2019 • 62 min
Author and head of social media for Kate Gunn talks about how she put life back together after her marriage fell apart, about how grief can feel physically painful, how to mind your children through this process, learning to live without…
Life After a Nervous Breakdown
May 19, 2019 • 68 min
Author, journalist and podcast Sophie White talks about having a nervous breakdown in her early twenties, how recovery from mental health issues is an ongoing process rather than a one off thing, what to do when your sense of who you were deserts you,…