#HalloweenSelectionBox – Tara Flynn & Paolo Viscardi

Tara Flynn & Paolo Viscardi #Halloween Ruth’s Natural Selection Box takes a spookier turn this week, as Ruth is joined by author, actor, activist and fellow podcaster, Tara Flynn, AND by the National Museum of Ireland’s curator of zoology and entomology, Paolo Viscardi. They talk bats’ ears, hedgehogs’ screams, and a universal basic income for underemployed bees. Enter the Hallowe’en […]

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#ReadyCetaceanGo – Episode 1

Linda Hayden & Ilaina Khairulzaman #ReadyCetaceanGo What do sperm whales dream of? How many Michael D. Higginses long is a blue whale? What are dolphins up to? To answer these questions – and many more – Ruth is joined in her Natural Selection Box this week by comedian, social and political activist, Linda Hayden, and by science communicator Ilaina Khairulzaman. […]

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Orla O’Connor #Feminism Ep.22

Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland and leading campaigner in Together for Yes and Repeal the 8th Orla O’Connor joins us to talk about the challenges and hopes of women in Ireland today. From domestic violence to childcare housing to homelessness, Orla eloquently and strongly reveals an agenda for a 21st century feminism. We also discuss some of […]

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Emmet Kirwan #DublinOldschool Ep.20

When it comes to the crises (housing, health etc) facing this country we often turn off the general public by playing the numbers game. Well our guest, actor, writer and poet Emmet Kirwan, speaks to people where they are. Emmet, through his work, tells the stories of Austerity that you cannot see on a spreadsheet. His play (and now film) […]

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Niamh Randall & Michael Taft #Budget19 Ep.21

Budget 2019 is in the books and the analysis has ranged from middling to a bit meh. We have National Spokesperson and Head of Policy with the Simon Community Niamh Randall and Economist and Researcher with SIPTU Michael Taft to discuss the real meat of the budget, burst the myth that it is a Social Democratic Budget and discuss the […]

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Pearse Doherty #AlternativeBudget Ep.19

It’s Budget Season and while the “fiscal space” the government have to operate in will be the best in a decade, we need to ask if they are making the right decisions with our money? Our guest is Sinn Fein TD for Donegal and Party Spokesperson for Finance, Pearse Doherty. He outlines his parties vision for an alternative Budget and […]

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