Blogtalk 5

This week’s show features my fellow Sluggerer Chris Donnelly, Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast) and Brian Crowe (Burke’s Corner).

Blogtalk (episode 5) from Northern Visions/NvTv on Vimeo.

  • Mark McGregor

    Completely playing the man but you look like a Unionist in your good suit Chris and I can’t even recall you wearing a tie during several electoral canvasses ;0)

  • Brian Walker

    Another good discussion – good range of topics from bike routes to community confidence. Very refreshing to hear talk about the wider interests of society without aggressive sectarian branding and such a relief from Nolan etc to listen to an unapologetic midly upmarket exposition. It was above the fray without being remote from it. Adopting an all too rare analytical approach, it also shows how far you can explore topics if you’re easy and courteous. If bloggers can do this on TV why can’t other bloggers do more of this in blogs?

    The political communication discussion prompted two thoughts: 1. The theme could extend into comparing different models of party organisation and democracy for NI. Compare and contrast the parties and ask – what works and how/why?

    2. Takling of road shows and engagement, there’s a gap there which Slubbgger roadshows might fill, to hold structured debates on key futures that cry out for decision, like secondary schooling and the actual functions to be exercised under justice and policing powers, whuch is hardly debated at all – as was rightly said by Brian Crowe.

    One final point. Women panellists urgently needed – as in the blogosphere.

  • Mark

    We are of course awaiting your appearance on the sofa!

  • Babeuf

    God Donal Lyons is getting fat…

  • Mark McGregor


    They couldn’t afford me.

  • Chris Donnelly

    Blogtalk’s an early kick-off. Work attire and all that….though I do recall having scrubbed up once or twice…

    In any case, think I’ll start the online petition to pressure you onto the Blogtalk sofa..

  • Mark McGregor


    Suppose the request for a lift home from the Awards is off the cards now?

  • Chris Donnelly

    Not a problem Mark