April 30, 2022
Nicola Tallant is the award winning Irish crime journalist, writer and podcast behind books such as Clash Of The Clans, Flesh & Blood and The Witness which told the tragic story Joey “The Lips” O’Callaghan. She has made it her life’s work to report on Ireland’s most violent criminals, drug gangs and the wider issues of criminality. When you read her work and listen to her podcasts it’s not hard to see why she is the three time (and current) holder of the Irish Crime Journalist of the Year title. In this conversation I had the chance to ask about current state of Ireland and its drug epidemic, her introduction to the crime journalism and why she is never scared. In the extended cut (Patreon) we have the space and time to talk about the newer crime bosses such as Mr Flashy and what makes them different, verifiable truth and her instinct when looking a source in the eyes, and much more.
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