#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 Selection Box at your peril! Support Ruth @ pateron.com/RuthieFizz – Listen to Taranoia – Artwork by @Ciaraioch – Support the Tortoise Shack @ pateron.com/echochamberpod  

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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. Oh, and a bottlenose dolphin called Fred might also drop in. Please show love to Ruth by supporting her @ www.patreon.com/RuthieFizz – Artwork by the brilliant @Ciaraioch – Please support the Tortoise Shack @ www.patreon.com/echochamberpod

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Orla O’Connor #Feminism Ep.22

Orla O’Connor #Feminism 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 the lessons we can take from the Repeal movement, how that energy can be channeled now and the growing housing #RaiseTheRoof movement that the NCWI are a part of.  

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Emmet Kirwan #DublinOldschool Ep.20

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) Dublin Oldschool captures the highs and lows of the drug scene, without glamourising it. We were energised just listening to him, you will be too. Please support independent listener led www.patreon.com/echochamberpod

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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 opportunities missed by the Government to seriously tackle the Housing Emergency. This is a fantastic analysis that puts real people at the heart of the Budget and explains the failures of inaction and offers solutions to the crisis. Above […]

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