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‘Recorded History’ Podcast Launches In Association With

April 6, 2023

GoLoud, Ireland’s home of podcasts, has announced a brand new podcast for music fans, in partnership with – your local, Irish and online record store. Recorded History, hosted by Today FM Rock’s Ed Smith, is a series where you get to hear about the lives and histories of your favourite artists… and theirs.

New episodes (released every Sunday) will feature Ed in conversation with homegrown and international musicians, writers, artists and creatives about the three records that have defined their lives. Now, this isn’t yet another podcast highlighting the coolest, edgiest or most rarefied records people have in their collection – it’s not even just for people “in the know”. This is a podcast for everyone, where we celebrate the personal relationship people have with the music they listen to.

Audiences should expect to hear some unexpected musical choices, with forgotten favourites from across the musical spectrum from rock, to house, to pop alongside fascinating personal histories from our guests. Whether it’s an album that sound tracked their first breakup, a song they danced to at a wedding or a cassette they wore down while learning to drive – Ed guides his guests through their musical memories with a lot of heart and humour.

Some upcoming highlights include:

  • A musical journey with Shania Twain spanning 1979 to 2012 (LISTEN HERE)
  • Music mogul Louis Walsh reminiscing on what showbands taught him about harmony
  • Producer, musician and fellow podcaster Bressie discussing the psychology of music
  • Author and Seamas O’Reilly on how his father mistook Aphex Twin for a speaker test

With an excitingly varied roster of guests providing an eclectic mix of records, Ed anchors the show with a genuine love of music and in-depth knowledge across many genres garnered from his long broadcasting career. Recorded History is produced and funded with the support of our partners at, who are currently offering a 10% discount to listeners inspired to buy albums discussed on the show.

Listen to the very first episode of Recorded History, featuring Canadian superstar and country cross-over legend Shania Twain here.

Ed Smith: “I simply cannot wait to have a nose and dig around people’s Recorded History. Music is the soundtrack to so many of our pivotal moments in life and albums don’t just come with songs, they come with a story. I look forward to hearing and sharing them with you all” 

Dee Reddy, Head of Content Development at GoLoud said: “This podcast has been an exciting project to develop alongside our partners in The Record Hub. I’ve no doubt that audiences will be hooked on this weekly fix of personal insights, funny anecdotes and record crate digging. It’s the perfect example of how podcasts interviews are a uniquely compelling way to hear about people’s experiences.”

Hugh Scully, of Dublin Vinyl:

“We’re beyond excited to partner with Ed, Dee and the Go-Loud team to bring this project to life.

At we strive to bring great music on vinyl to lots of new and exciting audiences, so to be a part of a project which gives us familiar voices on their life-changing listens is a perfect match for us. We’re looking forward to what is unearthed in these episodes and can’t wait to hear more about their ever-evolving love affair with music.”

Fyona Smith, Managing Editor at Today FM added:

“Today FM plays the music you love, and Recorded History explores the stories behind the songs. It’s a perfect fit for us to support this Go Loud podcast. Presented by Today FM’s Ed Smith, you’ll be surprised and intrigued by some of the world’s biggest artists, sharing the music that shaped their life and the moments behind them.”

Listen to Recorded History first on GoLoud, or whenever you get your podcasts.

Follow the show now on your platform of choice so you get notified of new episodes every Sunday.

About Ed Smith

Ed Smith has been a part of Today FM almost since it’s inception back and over those 25 years has worked behind the scenes on such shows as The Ray D’Arcy Show, Pet Sounds With Tom Dunne, Fergal D’Arcy and The Paul McLoone Show. He eventually went behind the mic himself when he got his own show Ed’s Indie Disco before bringing is much loved Ed’s Songs Of Praise to Sunday nights. he now presents Today FM Rocks Sunday To Thursday from 10pm taking listeners down musical memory lane with the greatest rock artists and songs of all time.

About is your dedicated online destination for Vinyl in Ireland. 100% Irish and direct to your door, is home to over 7000 titles from all genres and artists with a focus on value and service. Whether you are starting your new collection or simply picking up where you left off, there’s a vinyl record for you at Launched in December 2019, it was one of the first dedicated online-only record stores in Ireland. Trusted by thousands music fans at home and abroad (4.8 score on TrustPilot), it is the vinyl destination for music fans chasing that classic album, new format or coveted exclusive limited edition. In 2022 we became the exclusive retailer for the Abbey Road© brand in Ireland as well as a single stop shop for hardware, accessories, turntables and office artist merchandise. We are your local, online record store.

About GoLoud

GoLoud is the home of Irish podcasts. The digital audio division of Bauer Media Audio Ireland, GoLoud is the publisher of some of Ireland’s most successful podcasts including the likes of Talking Bollox, Jenny and Mairead Now, Hold My Drink and Murder Most Irish. Launched in June 2019 and a first-to-market in Ireland, the GoLoud Player is a singular destination for audio content, providing users with access to all of their favourite podcasts, national and local radio stations (Today FM, Newstalk, 98FM, SPIN 1038, OTB Sport and SPIN South West), as well as a huge selection of podcasts across a range of categories including entertainment, business, news, culture and sports.

With a tagline of ‘Podcasts, Radio and Music to your ears’, GoLoud is free to use and available to download via iOS and Android.

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