Workshed Podcast

Workshed Podcast
WORKSHED. Noun (Plural Worksheds) A shed where work is carried out. An occasional podcast hosted by Ian Lawton - Things and stuff about things and stuff… | Occasional guests are invited in the workshed, occasionally.
36: Vague plan for 2019
Jan 14 • 9 min
Vague plan for 2019… For all the things and stuff:
35 - The Don’t Die(t) Day #14 | Entering Phase Two
Jun 2, 2018 • 23 min
More warts and all ramblings of a Fat Guy fighting for his life by following an unusual health regime that defies convention with no exercise or calorie counting… And it’s working! For all the things and…
34 - We Need To Talk ABout Abortion
May 24, 2018 • 20 min
In a hastily thrown together episode, Ian get’s real on Abortion recounting a story from his past when he accompanied a friend on a ‘trip to England’ #Repeal #Repealthe8th #TogetherforYes #VoteYes For all the things…
33 - The Don’t Die(t) Day #01 | Penn Jillette, Kevin Smith and Several Potato’s
May 17, 2018 • 27 min
Ian gets real. He will probably regret this. For all the things and stuff…
32 - The Skeptic, The Truth & The Dharma with Douglass Smith
Jul 7, 2017 • 54 min
Joining Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Douglass Smith of the Secular Buddhist Association, the Centre of Inquiry and the host of the YouTube Channel; Doug’s Secular Dharma. Links for Doug:…
31 - Artificial Intelligence | Opening The Pod Bay Doors with Calum Chace
Jun 2, 2017 • 55 min
Joining Host Ian Lawton on this episode is Author, Futurist and Public Speaker Calum Chace to discuss the inevitability of the arrival of Artificial Intelligence and what it could potentially mean to humanity if we don’t get it right first time. For…
30 - Those Kind of Cars Don’t Pass You Every Day | Remembering Prince with Thomas Dunning
Apr 21, 2017 • 60 min
The title says it all. This day last year we lost one of the most important artists of our generation. Thomas Dunning reminisces about the myriad ways Prince enhanced our lives. Those kind of cars don’t pass you every day… This episode is…
29 - Can One Be Both ‘Pro-Life’ and ‘Pro-Choice’ with Carl Sagan
Nov 23, 2016 • 36 min
Listen to dyslexic host Ian Lawton mispronounce more words than he is probably aware of. Help support The Planetary Society founded by Carl Sagan by donating here Help support the Irish Abortion Rights Campaign by donating here This…
28 - A Play Date with Mark ‘The Boy’ Jordan
Aug 5, 2016 • 64 min
Two old codgers reminisce about the Dublin indie music scene. Guitar legend Mark Jordan joins host Ian Lawton as they dissect his past as a working guitar player in many of Ireland’s best indie rock combo from The Dudley Corporation to Large Mound and…
27 - Dog Thoughts Extra #8 - We Were Never Being Boring
Jun 25, 2016 • 14 min
Just some thoughts on Pride For all the things and stuff:
26 - Removing Self from Self Righteousness with Mark Price
May 28, 2016 • 63 min
Joining host Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Mark Price, a social activist from Dublin. They discuss the relationships between Activism and Humanism, the meaning of Engaged Buddhism and our responsibility as human beings on planet earth. …
25 - An Evil Deadcast from the REAL Workshed with Mike Pasquale
May 17, 2016 • 58 min
Mike Pasquale hails from West Virginia USA and joins host Ian Lawton in the Workshed to talk about… well… The Workshed. I mean THE Workshed. Mike has taken on the noble task of rescuing the original Workshed from the filming location of the…
24 - Dog Thoughts Extra #7 | Sometimes It Snows In April
Apr 21, 2016 • 22 min
Remembering Prince.
23 - Just This Is It | Zen Monk Myozan Kodo
Apr 15, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode host Ian Lawton gets his Zen on with Soto Zen Buddhist Monk Myozan Kodo. An enlightening episode for anyone wishing to know more about the mysteries of Zen Buddhism. Myozan is the head of Zen Buddhism Ireland, also an author,…
22 - Dog Thoughts Extra #6 | Negativity Bias & Memory Loss
Mar 31, 2016 • 18 min
A rather pointless and ill prepared 18 minutes of nonsense. Still, could be worse. Could’ve easily been 20 minutes. This episode is “sponsored by” Audible.
21 - Sex, Lies & DVD | The Narcissistic Ramblings of a Filmmaker
Mar 25, 2016 • 90 min
In the ultimate “low hanging fruit” episode, guest host Robert Holt interviews regular host Ian Lawton about his life as an indie film guy. Probably the most narcissistic episode of a podcast ever produced, yet strangely fun. Dog Thoughts…
20 - God, Love & Gender Fluidity with Thomas Dunning
Feb 29, 2016 • 84 min
In this episode host Ian Lawton speaks with self proclaimed Queer, Radical, Activist Thomas Dunning. This lengthy talk covers the subjects of gun violence, homophobia, racism, feminism & alcoholism, to name but a few, but with a healthy dose of…
19 - Buzz Kill or What Have You…
Feb 12, 2016 • 80 min
A “classic” workshed episode. A Rob, a dog & a Benny. This episode is brought to you by Audible. For all the things and stuff:
18 - Turn and Face the Strange with Jason Kufner
Jan 24, 2016 • 87 min
In this episode, host Ian Lawton talks with Canadian Sci-Fi author Jason Kufner where they talk about everything from Science Fiction to self publishing, from Guns to Buddhism, from Psychedelics to everything in between… It’s a good…
17 - Dog Thoughts Extra #5 | Dust For Something
Jan 13, 2016 • 23 min
An extended observation on the litter problem in my small town including the strange phenomenon of the “bag o’ shite”… Visit for all the things and stuff.
16 - Dog Thoughts Extra #4 | It’s All Good
Dec 31, 2015 • 3 min
Short little message for those of you feeling the tug of the passage of time on New Year’s Eve. Go to: for all the things and stuff.
15 - Skipping School for Star Wars
Dec 29, 2015 • 103 min
Yes, it’s the obligatory dad’s in their 40’s Star Wars podcast special. Just shy of a two hour nerd fest as Ian is joined by actor Steve Wilson to geek out about all that is Star Wars. Benny is back in Misanthropy rising and a very special extra guest…
14 - Dog Thoughts Extra #03 | Remembering Carl
Dec 20, 2015 • 10 min
Short episode of Dog Thoughts Extra to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan. Additional music by Chris Zabriskie This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Valid till 27th December, buy…
13 - Bringing Meditation Online | Talking with Dawai Gocha
Dec 2, 2015 • 53 min
In this episode host Ian Lawton had the opportunity to talk with trailblazing Buddhist monk Dawai Gocha, where they discuss his pioneering concept of bringing meditation online. A concept that, despite its innovation, has been…
12 - Dog Thoughts Extra #02 | But It Tastes Good
Nov 30, 2015 • 11 min
Second in a series of BONUS episodes of Dog Thoughts, Dog Thoughts Extra. While dog walking Ian shares his feelings about certain companies and the relaxed attitude we have towards them. Yes, a bar of chocolate can really make a…
11 - Children’s Television Face
Nov 17, 2015 • 73 min
A languid bit of banter from Rob in this long overdue installment of ‘I Digress’ - I guess one could consider this a ‘classic’ Workshed. A Rob, a dog and a Benny. This is a Blinkist episode so it…
10 - Ian & Ted’s Excellent Podcast with Ted Meissner
Nov 15, 2015 • 81 min
Joining Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Ted Meissner the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association and host of The Secular Buddhist podcast. In this episode we discuss the origins of secular buddhism, what that actually means to those…
09 - Dog Thoughts Extra #01 | A Litter Rant
Oct 12, 2015 • 7 min
First in a new series of BONUS episodes of Dog Thoughts, Dog Thoughts Extra. (And an excuse to use up residual monthly upload allowance (forgive the tiny bitrate)) Ian shares his feelings about litter and litterers without pulling any…
08 - The Atheist & The Monk | Talking with Bhante Bodhidhamma
Oct 6, 2015 • 66 min
In this episode host Ian Lawton had the opportunity to sit for an hour with Theravada Buddhist monk Bhante Bodhidhamma where they discuss among other things The Dharma, Atheism & Science. This episode has no sponsor. Below are links to the…
07 - A Love In with Michael Morey
Sep 30, 2015 • 74 min
Joining host Ian Lawton in the Workshed is Michael Morey from Mind Left Body podcast. A conversation that goes some unexpected & beautiful places yet nicely counterbalanced by Ben Red in another joyful installment of Misanthropy Rising to close. A…
06 - Droopy Animals
Sep 14, 2015 • 43 min
A podcast about a podcast in this extended episode of Misanthropy Rising with Ben Red. This episode is sponsored by Datsusara and Blinkist.
05 - Feeling Queer
Sep 3, 2015 • 14 min
Ian is back. A short but sweet announcment of such with a bonus Dog Thoughts. More to come in time.
04 - She Whipped it Out
Jan 14, 2015 • 72 min
We’re back! Host Ian Lawton digresses with Robert Holt about cautionary tales, summoning dark spirits and offer more pseudo parenting advice. Dog Thoughts gets preachy and Ben Red shares his New Years resolutions in Misanthropy Rising.
03 - Charlie and the Giant Peach
Dec 18, 2014 • 41 min
A bonus christmas episode!
02 - Vegetarian Option
Dec 12, 2014 • 83 min
Host Ian Lawton talks with Robert Holt in ‘I Digress’ on the subject of diet, childhood figures revealed as perverts and an alternative to Serial Podcast. ‘Dog Thoughts’ get specific & Ben Red in Misanthropy Rising shows his affection for Apple products.
01- Touched by an Anvil
Dec 1, 2014 • 88 min
Introducing: I Digress, Dog Thoughts & Misanthropy Rising in this fun packed first episode.