Beginning life on January 25 2012 as The Jimmy and Luke Show and hosted by Luke, Jimmy and Dean for the first several episodes, the podcast was renamed The JL Show in September 2014 and retained that name until it finished in May 2016.
Most episodes were recorded in either C-Spot (a school cafeteria with lots of background noise), but some were hosted in G-Spot (a quiet, dark attic space with nice acoustics) or H-Spot (live on Google Hangouts, broadcasting from our own homes).
Lucien is the founder and editor of BuzzHub and co-host of The 99% Podcast. He watches a lot of films and television shows. He hates spiders, dogs and circuses (though not specifically clowns) and is passionately non-religious. Luke would like to inform anyone reading this that he single-handedly organised the recording of (almost) every episode, was responsible for all recording equipment and locations, edited every episode, managed the website and social network accounts and payed the hosting and domain fees with his own money. No matter what anyone says, it was his podcast.
Eoghan had been hanging around for a while, but in Autumn 2014 he actually started contributing to the podcast and was henceforth a primary co-host. He said he has red hair, but Luke insisted it’s blonde. Using adjectives to describe his personality would be an insult- you’ll have to listen and figure him out for yourself! Eoghan didn’t appear on the final few episodes, due to “personal circumstances” (he and Lu weren’t on speaking terms at the time).
Michael hosted Talks About Tech from 2011-2015, and is now co-host (with Lucien) of The 99%. He is also founder of Corrib Digital and an all-round perfect human specimen. He is the owner and driver of the Mikemobile. He was always the first person we turned to on JL for information on music and technology.
THE ORIGINAL CREW
Jimmy was a founding host of podcast who appeared on every episode from January 2012 until September 2014, before becoming an occasional guest and helping us say “Goodbye” with a comeback in May 2016.
Killian is a loud, manic musician, rugby player and general amusing person whose contributions to the podcast were quite hilarious indeed. He can be heard on Lu’s new show Daly Weekly later this year.
Darragh is even louder than Killian. He hails from Boston, Massachusetts and is “un fana du sport”. He claims he can’t read or write, but his tweets (@DarraghCliffor1) are mostly very well-grammatised. His Twitter bio reads “reading is for chumps – Jesus………………. You can catch flys with honey, but you can catch more honeys being fly-Gandi .. Unbuntu”.
Li Lu and Alice were Season 5’s principal Token Females.
And who said we didn’t feature enough women?? Anna didn’t like the podcast very much. We respectfully ignored that.
Cian is a brilliantly eccentric character who can often be found doing impersonations of dead European politicians, reading philosophical poetry and basically doing the same stuff as someone with a feather behind their ear would. He enjoys dogs, but like Luke, he does not believe in gods. He is the sole creator of Soviet Cowboy Film (patent pending) and a multi award-winning Intellectual Student.
Eoin and Jack were some of G-Spot’s card-carrying customers. Eoin was the one who’s probably talking about sex. Jack is far less immature than Eoin.
Jewels lives halfway across the country. But… y’know… she enjoyed the pod from time to time.
Calum is Killian’s friend. Luke and Eoghan met him a few times. Swell fella.
Dean was with the show from the very beginning until May 2015. He is a superb artist and has a passion for Japanese animation and culture. He’s always been good for calling “Bullshit!” when Luke gets something wrong.
Kacper was a cool Polish dude who was mentioned on the show far more often than he actually appeared. He moved away, but remains in contact with one or two of the hosts.
Filip (also Polish) was quite irritating so we made him go away. We brought him back for a once-off appearance in late 2014, and the results were messy. He has now officially left the show.
Tomato Sauce was the winner of a poll to decide who should be kicked off the show, unfortunately, but still drops in occasionally for GUEST APPEARANCES!
Kevin is Michael’s brother, and has appeared on several episodes.
Aran was on one episode. Cool guy.
Sorcha, Pablo, Shona and Conor have all appeared on one or two episodes. Most of them will most likely never be on the show again. Especially Conor, who moved to Canada.
SpoonSpace Awards 2012: Best Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2013: Podcast of the Year
BuzzHub Awards 2013: Best New Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2013: Best Comedy Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2013: Best Contributor – Cian
BuzzHub Awards 2014: Podcast of the Year
BuzzHub Awards 2014: Best Comedy Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2015: Podcast of the Year
BuzzHub Awards 2015: Best Comedy Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2015: Best Episode – “Switzerland”
BuzzHub Awards 2016: Best Podcast
BuzzHub Awards 2016: Best Comedy Podcasr
BuzzHub Awards 2016: Best Episode “Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoiler Special”