JOE rolls out shows in virtual studios 3 years ago

JOE rolls out shows in virtual studios

The shows must go on…

The ongoing Covid-19 emergency has presented new working realities for everyone in Ireland and beyond and at JOE and Her, we’re no different.


Those new realities present certain difficulties when it comes to our slate of shows, but we’ve devised an innovative solution to ensure there is no interruption of service to high-quality offerings like All In and Baz and Andrew’s House of Rugby.

Working closely with major brand partners to ensure continuity of quality and tone of voice, JOE’s weekly All In business show, backed by AIB, as well as Baz and Andrew’s House of Rugby, together with Guinness, have transitioned from a traditional in-studio format to a new virtual studio with hosts and contributors appearing on video call but within virtual setups that retain the brand and identity cues of the traditional set-ups.

“Like everyone else, we are trying to adapt as quickly as possible,” said JOE’s Head of Content, Paddy McKenna.


“With these two shows, in particular, we were keen to ensure that there was continuity. We have worked hard with both AIB and Guinness to build both shows and they have a loyal following, so we were keen to re-tool how we produced them in the light of everyone’s changed circumstances.”

In the spirit of the new regime, hosts Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble present the most recent episode of House of Rugby from their houses. They discuss staying positive during wild times and the pay deferral agreement made between Rugby Players Ireland and the IRFU with guest Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney.

Joining host Yvonne Redmond on this week’s episode of All In, meanwhile, is John Riordan from Shopify and Tracy Keogh of Grow Remote, who discuss working from home during the COVID-19 emergency and what the practical tips are to get people used to remote working. Devan Hughes of Buymie talks about how shopping habits have changed since the onset of the threat of the Coronavirus global pandemic.


Elsewhere, the GAA might be on hiatus at the moment, but the GAA Hour certainly isn’t, with Colm ‘Wooly’ Parkinson bringing GAA fans on a trip down memory lane by revisiting some of the most famous Gaelic Football and Hurling games ever played, with contributions from the key figures in both codes.

Meanwhile, Girls with Goals is offering up relief during these uncertain times. Writer and broadcaster, Andrea Hayes, discusses wellness strategies, while the lads from Clean Cut Meals have started a 'Feed The Frontline' food initiative. And Millennial coach Niamh Crawford Walker has advice for anyone struggling with career problems.

All in backed by AIB and Baz and Andrew’s House of Rugby are available weekly on JOE’s YouTube channel

All In, Baz and Andrew’s House of Rugby, The GAA Hour and Girls with Goals are available anywhere you get your podcasts.