Episodes
THE LADS™️ are back with their first installment of 2022! And in this edition the lads talk all things Spring-heeld Jack! But who was Spring-heeled Jack? In short Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837. Later sightings were reported all over the United Kingdom and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands and Scotland. There are many theories about the nature and identity of...
Published 01/20/22
THE LADS™️ are back with part 2 of our Jack the Ripper Extravaganza! In this part 2 cap off the final murders and discuss some of the theories surrounding this crazy tale! Enjoy! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your preferred streaming service, as this helps The Lads™ with regards to increased exposure etc.. and ultimately helps in growing the podcast and allowing us to continue delivering...
Published 12/22/21
Published 12/22/21
THE LADS™️ are back with another NOP HISTORY, But with a twist! Unfortunately due to some scheduling issues, NOP True Crime had to be rescheduled. However, instead of skipping straight to History; I decided to collaborate with Warren on a topic that sits nicely in-between True Crime and History. The result; Jack the Ripper! Many of you will have already heard the name but to some this crazy tale up; Jack the Ripper was an English serial killer. Between August and November 1888, he murdered at...
Published 12/16/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 41! And in this one THE LADS™️ kick off a BRAND NEW theme that we are going to be sticking on for the next few episodes together. We get into it further within the episode but this episode marks the start of this new theme which out simple is THE LADS™️ attack on an array of charlatans within several "self-help" industries. These individuals prey on susceptible people for their own gain, promising them the sun moon and stars in exchange for their money. This...
Published 12/08/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 40! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your preferred streaming service, as this helps The Lads™ with regards to increased exposure etc.. and ultimately helps in growing the podcast and allowing us to continue delivering good content. Website: www.naivelyoptimistic.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCgza5e3GDid_qK1OU8wBhcA Instagram:...
Published 11/30/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 39! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your preferred streaming service, as this helps The Lads™ with regards to increased exposure etc.. and ultimately helps in growing the podcast and allowing us to continue delivering good content. Website: www.naivelyoptimistic.com Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCgza5e3GDid_qK1OU8wBhcA Instagram:...
Published 11/10/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 38! A Halloween special! SORRY; we mean SAMHAIN! The boys talk all things the HILARIOUS Irish traditions surrounding Halloween, such as the infamous black bin bag costumes, bobbing apples, POXY trick-r-treat loots and much more! The Lads also delve into the crazy origins of halloween and tail off with some insane TRUE exorcism stories. One not to be missed!   Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also...
Published 10/27/21
THE LADS™️ are back with another NOP HISTORY! With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley! And as we are approaching Halloween, it felt only fitting that this week we are talk all things the Salem Witch Trials! In short the Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were executed by...
Published 10/20/21
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza! And in this installment we are talking all things the... Barbie and Ken Killers! So, are the Barbie and Ken Killers? Known as the “Barbie and Ken Killers” for their good looks, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo are some of Canada's most infamous serial killers. The young couple induced fear throughout southern Ontario in the 1990s with a string of sex attacks and killings before they were arrested. Bernardo was convicted in 1995 of...
Published 10/13/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 35! And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things SLEEPING BEAUTY! THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way! As per with Ian and Gary there are also a couple of hilarious tangents and offshoots here and there! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on...
Published 10/05/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 34! And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things Dyatlov Pass! In short though the The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which nine Russian hikers died in the northern Ural Mountains between 1 and 2 February 1959, in uncertain circumstances. The experienced trekking group from the Ural Polytechnical Institute, led by Igor Dyatlov, had established a camp on the eastern slopes of Kholat Syakhl. During the night, something caused them to cut their way...
Published 09/23/21
THE LADS™️ are back with yet another NOP HISTORY! With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley! And this week we are talking all things the Siege of Jadotville! AKA the most INSANE Irish underdog story you most likely have never heard. And reasons for this are explained within the podcast! But lads; this one is BONKERS! And if you're Irish, this a MUST LISTEN. I don't wanna say too much. But in short; The year is 1961. The location is The Congo. The suss is... 150 Irishmen backed up...
Published 09/14/21
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza! However covering for Aoife this week while she takes annual leave, we have none other than the Iano fella stepping in! And in this installment, the boys tackle... HEAVENS GATE! So, what exactly is Heavens Gate you ask? Heaven's Gate, was a religious group founded in the United States on a belief in unidentified flying objects. Under a variety of names over the years, including Human Individual Metamorphosis, Bo and Peep, and Total...
Published 09/08/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 31! And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things The Little Mermaid! THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way! As per with Ian and Gary there are also a couple of hilarious tangents and offshoots here and there! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on...
Published 09/03/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 30! And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things the Enfield Poltergeist (made famous by The Conjuring 2) as well as a myriad of hilarious tangents 😂 In short though; Back In August 1977. Enfield, England. Single mother Peggy Hodgson contacted the police after furniture in her children's bedroom appears to move on its own. A series of witnesses and investigators over the next year would report seeing a child levitate, toys being thrown by an unseen force,...
Published 08/25/21
THE LADS™️ are back with yet another NOP HISTORY! With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley! And this week we are talking all things Tarrare! Lads; if you're are not familiar with Tarrare, you're about to be! In France in the 18th Century there was a man known as Tarrare. Noted for his unusual appetite and eating habits and able to eat vast amounts of meat, he was *constantly* hungry! So much so his parents could not provide for him and he was turned out of the family home as a...
Published 08/17/21
THE LADS™️ are back with another True Crime extravaganza! And in this installment we are talking all things... H.H Holmes! So, who is H.H Holmes? Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or H. H. Holmes, was an American serial killer active from December 1891 to November 1894. Victims were killed in a mixed-use building which he owned in Chicago, located about three miles (5 kilometers) west of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition,...
Published 08/10/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 27! And in this one THE LADS™️ are continuing the Disney trend! Talking all things PINOCCHIO! THE LADS™️ break down the original book in typical NOP fashion with some major laughs along the way! As per with Ian and Gary there are also a couple of hilarious tangents and offshoots here and there! Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys on your...
Published 08/03/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 26! And in this one THE LADS™️ are talking all things Sleep Paralysis as well as a myriad of funny, strange and crazy phenomena relating to sleep. In short though sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move that occurs right after falling asleep or waking up. Individuals remain aware during episodes, which frequently involve troubling hallucinations and a sensation of suffocation. Over the centuries, symptoms of sleep paralysis have been described in many...
Published 07/27/21
THE LADS™️ are back! And its a special one this week! I'm delighted to FINALLY be able to debut the last of the rotating co-hosts. In a new style of the show that I am buzzing about. Ladies and gents, its here..NOP HISTORY! With your hosts Gaz O'Neill and Mr Warren Shelley! And this week we are talking all things RASPUTIN. Lads; if you're are not familiar with Rasputin I don't even wanna give away too much away in this description. Just tune in and enjoy the life and times of one of the...
Published 07/20/21
THE LADS™️ finally return this week to True Crime! Joined by our True Crime correspondent Aoife Devine. Gaz & Aoife reunite after what seems like an eternity to shoot the shit on all things pedophiles, rapists and clowns. In this installment covering one individual in particular, And that is... Mr John Wayne Gacy. Who is JWG? John Wayne Gacy, (born March 17, 1942, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died May 10, 1994, Statesville, Illinois), was an American serial killer whose murders of 33 boys and...
Published 07/13/21
THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 23! And in this one THE LADS™️ talk about the dark origins of one of Disney's most beloved films, Snow White. Dropping some facts along the way about Disney, this is a nice light hearted ep to brighten up your Tuesdays! Gaz also drops an incendiary update vis-a-vis the scam discussed on last weeks show. Enjoy yous sexy animals! 👽💫🍄🚀 🚨 PATREON SIGN UP 🚨 [www.patreon.com/naivelyoptimistic] N.B Please also consider following, subscribing and/or rating the boys...
Published 07/06/21
Lads! How are we!? To celebrate the boys finally touching down in the Top Podcasts Spotify charts in Ireland, I've decided to release one of our Patreon exclusive episodes to all of you beautiful listeners here on Spotify & Apple. Potentially my favorite Patreon episode we've ever done, this one is a deep dive into all things Griselda Blanco. What is there to say about this youngone!? F**k Pablo Escobar and the boy! This youngone was the real O.G!!! Griselda Blanco was known as La Madrina...
Published 07/02/21
Ladies and gents. Season 4 has landed! THE LADS™️ are back with Episode 22! And to kick off our debut episode we are talking all things CURSED Kleenex commercials! I know... WHAT!? No. We have not lost our minds, this is a LEGIT event that occurred back in the 1980's whereby popular tissue giant Kleenex released a commercial that was so disturbing it was taken off the air immediately. Myself and Steven make our way thought this bizarre tale and in typical NOP fashion have some large laughs...
Published 06/28/21