Interview EMMET KENNEDY: Emmet was broadcasting on live radio as a teenager. Becoming disillusioned with spinning the wax he realised his passion was sport, particularly horse racing. That passion manifested itself in the form of fledging media and podcasts. Fast forward and his baby ‘The Final Furlong’ podcast is one of the leaders in the genre, attracting big sponsorship and bigger name guests. It’s not all be plain sailing, behind the genial Irish tone lurks memories of a troubled childhood – victim of an abusive father, bravely laid bare here. More recently under attack from Twitter trolls while supporting a mother battling cancer, Emmet proved to be a battler too. Here’s his very candid story. Meeting Emmet Kennedy.
EMMET KENNEDY (part 1 of 4)
Emmet Kennedy talks about The Final Furlong podcast, his love of horse racing, the format that made the podcast such a success, his background in radio, getting sponsored by At The Races and how an endorsement by an ITV luminary boosted everything.
EMMET KENNEDY (part 2 of 4)
In part two of his interview, Emmet Kennedy talks about the Final Furlong podcast and internet trolls, how he deals with twitter bullies, being bullied at school, the scourge of false information being banded around as if it was fact and his team up with the Tote.
EMMET KENNEDY (part 3 of 4)
Part three is very hard-hitting. Emmet talks about growing up in the 1990’s with an abusive father and facing up to his rock of a mother’s diagnosis of cancer.
EMMET KENNEDY (part 4 of 4)
In this fourth and final part of his interview, Emmet Kennedy of the Final Furlong Podcast talks about how listeners and strangers have helped him through the toughest times. He also talks about his fears that horse racing could be being left behind by faster moving technology.