The Podcast

Eat the Storms, the poetry podcast, hosted and produced by Damien B Donnelly, is available on 12+ platforms, providing a space for international voices in poetry and spoken word. The podcast is a platform for diversity of theme, accent and experience with submissions open to everyone from award-winning poets to poems on unpublished pages. No discrimination or any form of racism will be tolerated.

Each season runs for an average of 15 episodes with a 6/8 week break in between and the podcast is always on the lookout of new voices. Unless specified (Christmas, Valentines, Halloween, Pride, Poetry Day Ireland) there are no themed episodes.

Guests are not paid but they are promoted on our social media platforms and featured on the Eat the Storms blog. I would appreciate all guests sharing the promotions on their own social media platforms so we can spread the world and broaden the community.

As this is a one man show, I like to keep it intimate and connected, therefore I do not deal with agents.


After a brief email, telling me a little about yourself and your writing as an introduction, I will ask for the following

  • An audio recording (8 mins max, including a brief introduction and reading)
  • Bio in third person
  • Social media handles/website links
  • Profile photo and/or photographs of your collections

all to:

If youโ€™ve previously been a guest on the podcast, youโ€™re welcome to send a new audio recording for the next season, along with updated photos, bios, social media handles. We love returning Stormers but due to GDPR I do not keep guest information.

12 thoughts on “The Podcast

  1. Hello Damien!
    First of all I just want to say I recently discovered your podcast and you and your poetic pals have been keeping me company on my daily commute. I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
    I recently started to write poetry for the first time in my life (I’m 32).
    Only my best friend and my therapist have heard all of my poems . I have selectively shown my husband one or two aswell.
    I would love to contribute to your podcast. At present I haven’t shared my poems on social media so I don’t have any handles to share.
    Can I still send you some of my work?
    Many thanks
    And stay bloody poetic โ˜บ


    1. Hello Aileen, of course you can. The podcast is for everyone, at all stages and I am all in support of new voices joining us. Send along the audio, bio and photo and letโ€™s add you to the guest list for next season. With delight. Cheers Damien, and I am delighted to hear you are enjoying the podcast ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


      1. Damien thank you so much. I really can’t believe it. Should I send one audio with intro and read straight through the poems or should they be separated clips? I noticed most poets read three or four poems. Do you have any guideline?
        I appreciate you coming back to me so positively.
        Yours Sincerely


  2. I would like to contribute!

    I have a medium site and post regularly on Twitter and Mastodon (davgar51).

    There are also poems of mine at

    I am late career & early career: been writing since I was 17 nothing much published till 30 years ago when I co-founded a poetry group in Reading (UK), now I am retired I am writing and publishing more.


  3. I might be interested in this. After I submit the items you ask for, would the actual podcast be live? Or would you use the audio I send on the podcast?
    Thanks! It sounds like an exciting project.


    1. Hello Kay, itโ€™s all prerecorded to reduce any amount of stress. At Storms, itโ€™s praise, not pressure. So yes, I use the audio you send me. Delighted to hear from you, Dami


    1. A bird may have whispered something, or even slipped me pages and oh, such wings this chapbook has! My storm is your storm, all time, any day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’•


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