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Censored is a podcast for the filthy minded. Explore banned films, books, magazines, newspapers and cinema like a smut-obsessed censor. more

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A horror fan (Lloyd Meadhbh) and not-a-horror fan (Aoife) agree that this unexpectedly feminist film did not deserve to be banned twice in Ireland. Caveat: Roman Polanski directed it. more

12 days ago

Ties, suits and sex - Paul Schrader's exploration of consumerism and Richard Gere's hotness was pruned of bad language and "sex scenes" by the Irish censor. more

a month ago

What’s the worst celluloid crime committed in The Evil Dead: excessive violence or Bruce Campbell’s fringe? Lloyd Meadhbh (a fan) tries to persuade Aoife (a sceptic) to embrace this video-nasty classic. Also, listener correspondence on The Rocky Road... more

a month ago

Lloyd Meadhbh rewinds the tape back to the 1980s, when a new film medium caused a new (ish) moral panic. more

2 months ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 80 ratings
  • A delightful romp through the Irish blacklist

    Reviewing books, and now plays and even magazines banned by Irish censors over the years, this podcast is a fun insight into the 20th Century Irish sensibilities, along with decent book reviews. Censorship Bingo to sum things up is fun but the very full review of each book is the fun of the pod, and I love how she puts things into context. 5 stars!

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    Goofy's pal Caleb
    United Statesa year ago
  • Bold, Brash and terribly good fun

    An intelligent look at literature with more than a smattering of rudeness…topped with a gorgeous accent!!

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    footie i man
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • This is a wonderful podcast - the finest literature (sometimes) is raked through to unearth the smut that got it banned. Aoife is a brilliant host making a subject that could be mere titillation something of academic note. Well worth a listen for her really funny asides and guest banter.

    Colin Arnott
    3 years ago
  • Such a fun insight into Irish cultural history !

    Love this podcast, clever and often smutty 🌷

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    United States3 years ago
  • So interesting

    What a brilliant podcast. Full of facts told in an amusing & clever way.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom3 years ago

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