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Purple Psychology: Shortlisted in top 10 for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards 2017 in Education.

New format in March 2018 – No presenter, just Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly talking. It allows the listener to see how the research and ideas are developed in her mind.

This is a rare glimpse into the thinking and working of the methods Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly uses in her work which have been developed and applied to people from ages 18 months to 70’s across all high-level Business, Sporting, Educational and many other environments.

Dr Naoisé O’Reilly has been concentrating on writing a whole series of books since April 2018 and becoming a published author. As she always records what she currently working on this has made it very hard to continue with new material for podcast. Hence the extended break in the podcast between 2018 and 2020 – Thank you for your patience.

I don’t go in a box. Neither does this Podcast.

“We are all different, some of us just stick out more than others” Dr Naoisé O’Reilly

A podcast that ranges from Children to Adults. Personality to Psychology. Education to Development. Philosophy to a modern critique of society and our politics.

I don’t aim to give answers – I aim to give you permission to arrive at your own. Critical thinking possible for everyone regardless of education status.

I’ve been told that tuning into me is like taking the Red Pill from The Matrix as you build your core from the inside out.

Writing – Essays in Awareness accompany each podcast.

And the most current wriitng can be found on my Patreon

Over the last 5 years this podcast has changed in format and presentors.

Episodes 1 – 45 were presented in conjunction with Marie O’Riordan.

Episodes 46 -100 were presented with Melanie Hoskin.

Episodes 100 onwards just Dr Naoisé O’Reilly.

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I think it is really important to credit others work – what has gone before you. And to allow your readers/listeners and so on to form their own opinions of the work. You don’t have to love or agree for them to inspire you – but many of these are my heroes. Not in any order – just as they came to mind. I seem to add to the list weekly as I continue to learn. (So it will continue to expand)


Pina Bausch, Alvin Aliey (American Dance Theater), CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Jason ReynoldsOctavia Butler, Audre Lorde, Langston Hughes, Nina Simone, Many Black Female Singers (too many to name), Gandhi, John Lewis, Rev. James Lawson, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Kahlil Gibran, Mary Haskell, Gloria Steinem, Francoise Dolto, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs-Myers, Carl Jung, David Keirsey, Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Maya Angelou, Sister Consilio, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Marie Currie, Daniel Bernoulli, Periodic Table of Elements, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, Eileen Grey, René Magritte, Jack B. Yeats, Futurism, Cubism, Celie and Maud Baring, Lambay, Beatrix Potter, Céline Sciamma, Cédric Klapisch, François Ozon, Ethan Hawke, Alexandre Desplat, Yasmina Reza, Henrik Ibsen, Tennessee Williams, Seán O’Casey, Federico García Lorca, Macnas, THEATREclub, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, The Matrix, Charlie Chaplin, Rebecca Miller, Lionel Logue, Dr Seuss, Paddington, The Giver, Rules for a Knight, Eckhart Tolle, Dan Millman, Albert Espinosa, Rumi, Rupi Kaur, Madeline L’Engle, John Berger, Robert Webb, Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese , Star Belly Sneetches, Miss Marple, Poirot, Harry Potter, My life with chimpanzees, Fannie Flagg, J.K. Rowling, Stella Cottrell, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Druckerman, Edward de Bono, Howard Gardner, Anna Gavalda, Roody Doyle, Ali Smith, Philip Pullman, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Susan Hampshire, Sarah Crossan, Angie Thomas, Malorie Blackman, Gary Zukav, Paulo Coelho, Zoë Keating, Colm Mac Iomaire, All INFJ’s.


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