Catherine Connolly #IndependentThinking Ep.28

One of the reasons we started this podcast is because we know there are so many people who want to see a better country for everyone and believe that there are better alternatives to the failed (and failing) trickle down ideology of Fine Gael. That’s why we are delighted to round out 2019 with Independent TD for Galway West and many people’s Best Dáil Performer in 2018, Catherine Connolly. Catherine is a former Barrister, a former Clinical Psychologist and is one of the sharpest minds in Leinster House. It is her ability to focus on the things that matter, (housing, […]

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God Rest Ye Merry Genitals – Ep.5

Paolo Viscardi & Dr. Ana Panigassi #Vaginas In an extra special episode of Natural Selection Box, Ruth, Paolo Viscardi and Dr. Ana Panigassi tackle the most festive of topics: vaginas. What even IS a vagina and why do samba dancers have the best ones? Did dinosaurs have vaginas? And why did Ruth give up on a successful career in dinosaur erotica? Gather your loved ones, sit by the fire and pour yourself a brandy, then find the answers to all these questions and more on this Christmas edition of Ruth’s Natural Selection Box. You can wish Ruth a happy birthday […]

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Father Peter McVerry #Solidarity Ep. 27

We all need help in our lives and our guest, Father Peter McVerry, believes that it is in the helping that we are at our best. He has dedicated his life to helping those impacted by homelessness and is able to speak with an authority higher than any Housing Minister or Rebuilding Ireland Spokesperson. Peter cuts through the spin in this wide-ranging interview and shares the wisdom and experience he has acquired since arriving Dublin’s Summerhill in 1975. We are grateful to Father Peter for his time and would ask that you listeners consider donating to the Peter McVerry Trust […]

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John Harris – Brexit and Us Ep.26

Brexit has dominated the news cycle and you might be forgiven for thinking it is the only worry for the people of the UK. Not so according to our guest, journalist and UK Political Commentator of the Year, John Harris. John talks us through the options, the pitfalls and tells us that the UK is currently facing similar challenges to Ireland, in terms of precarious work, housing shortages and a homelessness crisis. We discuss the wider global social unrest, the people’s movements and why John thinks there is hope in grassroots movements like the Raise the Roof campaign. John takes […]

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Professor Kathleen Lynch #Solidarity Ep.25

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Kathleen Lynch, one of the leading scholars and public intellectuals on issues of inequality, social justice, education and feminism. She has written many books and academic papers on these topics. In this Podcast she talks to us about contemporary Irish society and fundamentally challenges the dominant narratives that ignore and undermine the role of care and carers in society. This is a direct challenge to Leo Varadkars vision of A Republic of Rampant Individualism and, as Professor Lynch highlights, it is the carers who get up early in the morning. She stresses […]

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