The crazy Irishman that is Frank Cronin has decided to walk a staggering 500 miles from San Fran to LA.
As if the challenge wasn’t tough enough, he’s making himself sleep outside every single night. He’ll be attempting to gig along the way and is trying to raise money to help the homelessness crisis there.
I’m doing a weekly check in with him to make sure he doesn’t die and to see exactly how tough of a challenge it’s going to be. Sunday nights, around 10:30pm on FM104 you can hear how he is getting on.
Yesterday’s Irish budget coincided with #WorldMentalHealthDay, a global initiative to help break the stigma associated with it and encourage people to reach out and ask for help in times of mental and emotional stress.
The budget saw an increase in health spending of €685m which is meant to allow for an additional 1800 staff across numerous areas, including mental health services.
A step in the right direction, some might say.
Thankfully many of our beloved influencers didn’t miss the fact that it was World Mental Health Day either, a day to support people in times of distress, but more importantly, a day to stay relevant and use a hashtag to ensure your Twitter and Instagram gains exposure and your profile benefits from the goodwill of appearing like a kind, caring and altruistic person.
Public speaking. It’s the biggest fear in the world (apparently). And people always ask me what it’s like to go up on stage and have a room full of people staring out you waiting for you to make them laugh.
Well, I decided to give people a unique insight into the world of stand up comedy, by doing a gig recently at the Comedy Crunch with a GoPro mounted to my head.
So, if you’ve always wanted to know, have a watch. It’s not that bad.
Certainly not as bad as wingsuit jumping or sky diving from space.
I honestly had no idea it would clock up so many hits – and if I’m honest it was done in a rush because myself and Daniella Moyles were rushing to prep the show for the night and everyone else we tried to prank just hung up on us.
Also, every site and paper that featured the story claimed that I’m a DJ. I’m not. At all – presenter yes, DJ no. 😉