About

Owner of the longest surname in Ireland, Esther O’Moore Donohoe a.k.a Esther Two Names, is a writer and podcaster (who isn’t?) from Dublin.

Esther started The 80%, back when no one fully understood what they were and now her local Spar, dry-cleaner and cousin’s dog all have one. On The 80%, she is eighty per cent happy for the success of her guests who have included Amy Huberman, Doireann Garrihy, James Kavanagh, Melanie Morris, Emer McLysaght, Sarah Breen, Caroline O’Donoghue, Daithi O’Se, Ian Dempsey, Neil Delamere, Aisling Bea, Colm O’Regan and Eleanor Tiernan to name but 13. She has done 73 in total and has yet to sell out Vicar Street or even her local Scout Hall. Ne’ermind. Her personal brand is ‘Blind Optimism’.

When she’s not podcasting, Esther is an experienced and successful voice-over artist and was station voice for 2FM. She has featured on major campaigns for a number of brands including Sky TV, Audi, McVities, Rabo Bank, Danone, AIB, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Costa Coffee, Lidl, Safefood, Jobbio, Oxfam and The Irish Examiner, to name but a few, and is exceptional at doing the ‘terms and conditions apply’ bit at the end of ads.

Esther broadcasts and researches daily for AA Roadwatch on national station, Today FM on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and sometimes in the evening, on the Matt Cooper Show. In addition, Esther has a column with House and Home magazine and writes a weekly newsletter which is SO FUNNY YOU MAY EXPLODE WITH JOY. You can subscribe on this website by adding your email address to the subscription bar. But there is more! She also contributes to the News Panel on the Today Show with Maura and Dathi on RTE1 powered by strong flat whites and her volumising blow-dries.

Before it closed down, Esther hosted her own show ‘Saturday Lunch’ on TXFM which performed well in the JNLRs during her time there. FURTHERMORE, she is 5ft11 so is useful to have around if you need something taken down from a high shelf. She studied long-form improv at the renowned U.C.B Theatre in New York and when the mood hits her, does stand-up.

Esther has written this entire thing so why has she done it in the third person?

Because that is what one does.

I hope you like me olde website. Email 80percentpodcast@ gmail.com for enquiries and bookings.

EO’MD.