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New Podcast launched by Minister Catherine Martin 

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New Podcast launched by Minister Catherine Martin 

Music and the Mind podcast is a new podcast series which explores the connection between music and wellbeing. The show is presented by Shane Mitchell, known to us from the band Dervish and by psychologist Shane Martin.  

The show is produced by recent BCFE Radio & Podcasting course student graduate, Amandine Passot Devine who is also with RTE Radio. 

Catherine Martin Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media launched the podcast on January 7th in Smock Alley, Theatre Dublin. Minister Catherine Martin X Post


Topics in series one includes how music influences Bereavement and Hurt, Anxiety, Memory and Depression and how music can positively affect us through these states.  

Music and the Mind podcast is expected to be available across platforms from March.  

Read more and apply to this course.   

Radio & Podcasting Production and Presentation HND  


All BCFE PLC Courses €50

Upon Completion, apply for Media Management Degree completed mostly in BCFE    

Radio and Podcast students receive their own   

  1. Portable Recorder and Accessories Kit   
  2. Podcasting Studio Home Kit   
  3. Full Membership to ACAST podcasting   
  4. Adobe full suite package membership.   
  5. Work placement in radio stations.   
  6. Erasmus opportunities Fully Funded in Radio stations in Finland, Malta & Spain. 
  7. Ongoing job offers, guest lectures and workshops.   


Radio and Podcasting course Erasmus Videos   

Entry Requirements

No portfolio required.   

Leaving Certificate / LCVP minimum of two H5 / O1 and three O6 / H7 grades or equivalent.   

QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile.   

Academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).   


Left to Right. Psychologist & Presenter Shane Martin, Minister Catherine Martin, Dervish Musician & Presenter Shane Mitchell and BCFE Radio Student Alumni and now RTE Radio and Producer of Music and the Mind, Amandine Passot Devine


Course Coordinator Bernard Evans [email protected] Direct line +353 (1) 629 8501

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