The Comfortable Spot is a series of conversations with interesting people from different walks of life. You may not know all of them, but you might find them intriguing, so I hope you are sitting comfortably and happy to stay with us.

About the host

Ken Sweeney is a writer, editor and award winning podcast producer based in Ireland. His extensive work includes the ground breaking podcast series, The Moldovan Coffee Break, and the fun filled children’s book review podcast with his daughter, Lidia’s Booktastic Podcast. Ken is also one of the founders and directors of The European Network which is a media platform that supports aspiring writers and journalists from around the world.

Guest Testimonials

Ken was the consummate professional when we worked on his Comfortable Spot podcast. From the invite to the talking points he sent through in advance to the recording itself and the marketing of the podcast, Ken was easy to deal with, responded quickly to emails/ DMs, was open to new ideas, and communicated clearly what he wanted. He has a manner that instantly puts his guests at ease, and recording the podcasts feels more like sitting down in a pub with an old friend than a guest on a podcast. I had done several podcasts before, the format for which was basically talk about your book N-4 DOWN, but what was great about Ken on The Comfortable Spot was that his questions were designed to draw out some of the big themes of my book, and because I was given the talking points in advance meant that my answers were also of a higher quality than if I was just put on the spot. It was a refreshing change for me and readers/ potential readers, who had started to ask me on social media if this was another talking about N-4 DOWN podcast, and when I said it wasn’t, they listened. Ken was also effective at marketing his podcast afterwards and continued to support the promotion of my book N-4 DOWN marketing too. It felt we were continuing to work together.

Mark Piesing, Author

“As part of my job at Hostwriter, a global cross-border journalism network, I collaborate with journalists and citizen investigators from all over the world, and I can tell you that Kenneth Sweeney is a pro. He is a pleasure to talk to and excellent at drawing out interesting angles to discuss on any topic. Its a treat both to work with him, and to listen to his work with others. I’m a fan of his podcast and always excited to see what he works on next.

Tina Lee, Editor-in-chief of Unbias the News

I have done several podcasts over the years and can highly recommend Ken Sweeney’s ‘The Comfortable Spot’. For one thing, I did feel thoroughly comfortable because Ken had read the material closely – my book – and clearly spent time creating questions that, from my stance as interviewee, easily stimulated decent conversation. He also listened closely to my answers which enabled him to draw me out further on a point I might otherwise have abandoned. In short, he helped me come across as intelligent – a rare occurrence indeed. He was thoroughly efficient, courteous and kind and it was an absolute pleasure being interviewed by him.

Nicola Pierce, Author

Ken is the epitome of professionalism, providing a space for intellectual rigour, combined with broad appeal, to provide a podcast that enriches and enlivens the public debate.

Kevin Meagher, Author

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Production Notes

The Comfortable Spot Podcast is recorded using the RØDECaster Pro and the RØDE PodMic with post production using Audacity multi-track audio editor.

Off site recordings are via the Zoom H6 portable audio recorder.

Podcast theme music is Midnight Oil by Needmospace.

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