The Witness: In His Own Words

The Witness: In His Own Words

By Yellow Path Productions

In 2005, Joseph O'Callaghan's testimony helped convict two drug-dealing gangsters for murder, and he became the youngest person ever to enter the Witness Protection Programme in Ireland.


Now, as the men he put away agitate for release, he tells his extraordinary life story in his own words for the first time.


Following the publication of Nicola Tallant’s best-selling book The Witness, The Witness: In His Own Words is an ambitious and powerful documentary podcast series produced by the team behind The Stand with Eamon Dunphy. 




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Episodes

11: The Parole Board

Joey and his mother, Mary, prepare to meet the parole board for the first time..Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness: In His Own Words is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. ©Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/23·25m 55s

A Mother's Story

Joey's mother, Mary, tells her side of the story.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/22·28m 57s

A Message From Joey

Joey has something he would like to say to listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/21·12m 9s

10: The Letters

Joey writes to the parole board, and receives a letter from an old friend.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/21·20m 19s

09: The Secret Life

Struggling with the effects of everything he's gone through, Joey has to leave his family behind and make a new life for himself.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and the music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/21·31m 9s

08: The Trial

Joey gives evidence.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/21·32m 35s

07: The Lips

Brian is more violent and controlling than ever, and Joey resolves to find a way out.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/21·32m 41s

06: The Gun

Joey witnesses something that shakes him to his core.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The sound editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/21·25m 50s

05: The Break

A violent new gang emerges, and Joey stands up to Brian.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/21·26m 31s

04: The Big Time

After a brush with the law, Brian and Joey meet with one of the most notorious criminals in the city.Please be aware that there are references in this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. The Sound Editor is Brendan Jenkinson and music is composed by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/21·22m 26s

03: The Cottage

Joey is drawn into the heart of Brian's criminal operation, with terrible personal consequences.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/21·29m 46s

02: The Night Shift

Joey's delight at securing his first job quickly turns to fear, as Brian's true intentions are revealed.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.'The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/21·22m 49s

01: The Milkman

Dublin, 1997. An unexpected visitor calls to the door, and twelve-year old Joseph O'Callaghan gets himself a job on the milk round.Please be aware that there are references throughout this podcast to violence, sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you are negatively affected and need help or advice, please contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Freephone National 24-Hour Helpline on 1800 77 8888 in Ireland, or call the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 in Ireland and the UK.The Witness: In His Own Words' is produced by Ian Maleney and executive produced by Nicola Tallant and Jane Gogan. It is mixed by Brendan Jenkinson, with music by Niamh Corcoran. Yellow Path Productions Ltd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/21·28m 23s

Introducing 'The Witness: In His Own Words'

In 2005, Joseph O'Callaghan's testimony helped convict two drug-dealing gangsters for murder, and he became the youngest person ever to enter the Witness Protection Programme in Ireland.Now, as the men he put away agitate for release, he tells his extraordinary life story in his own words for the first time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/21·2m 46s
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