Brilliant podcast sees real Derry Girls reviewing show while reflecting on own memories of The Troubles
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Brilliant podcast sees real Derry Girls reviewing show while reflecting on own memories of The Troubles

THERE'S STILL a while to go before we get the nation's favourite sitcom back on our screens, but this fantastic podcast can certainly fill the vacuum.

Lisa McGee's Derry Girls brilliantly showed the lives of teenagers grappling with every-day problems set to the backdrop of the 'Troubles'-- but while the sitcom is mostly fiction set in a historical context, thousands of teenagers grew up with the real experience.

Talking Derry Girls, a popular podcast in which three women review episodes of the hit show while reflecting on their own memories growing up in Derry in the same era, quickly garnered an army of fans-- and now it's back for season 2.

Jeanie, Marie-Louise and Pauline reviewed every episode of the first season of Channel 4's hit sitcom, and now the trio are back with their review of the first episode of season 2-- aka the fan-favourite 'Blackboard scene' episode.

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Speaking to The Irish Sun, Pauline said the Talking Derry Girls podcast was born when the three friends were speaking over Zoom at the height of the lockdown, and since its release has found fans as far off as Australia.

"Season two promises more personal stories and genuine friendship in what's turned out to be a fresh, funny, oftentimes confessional journey into the state of mind that comes with being a Derry Girl," she told the outlet.

Season 3 of Derry Girls is still a long way off, with production plans ruined thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but with an official Derry Girls book coming out, and creator Lisa McGee dropping hints about a film, there's plenty to keep fans of the show going.

In the meantime, you can check out the Talking Derry Girls podcast on Spotify, Apple and Acast.