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Welcome to the Tortoise Shack

The Tortoise Shack is a hub for some of Ireland’s most creative and curious minds. The podcast world is overflowing with reams of content and but most of it is of little interest at all. The Tortoise Shack is all about putting loads of interesting stuff in one place for your perusal and listening enjoyment.

We’re glad you’ve found us – now get stuck in!

Welcome to Policed in Ireland, the podcast that seeks to capture the experiences people have with the police, and put those voices front and centre. Hosted by Dr Vicky Conway, this series will cover how communities and individuals experience policing, both good and bad, and offer expert opinion and context to these stories.

The Echo Chamber Podcast, hosted by Tony Groves and Martin McMahon, brings you the voices you need to hear from the Venn Diagram of News, Politics and Culture. Always serious, yet always entertaining, we explore the issues of the day, the problems facing us in society and talk real solutions in a way you won’t hear anywhere else. Often irreverent, each episode aims to bring a unique perspective, break through the PR fog and set the record straight. This is Ireland as it is and Ireland as it can be. So join the fastest growing independent News and Politics podcast. You won’t be sorry you did. Enjoy!

Glow West is a podcast that explores sex, sexuality, and the body, through a sexual wellness perspective. The podcast shines a soft light on many aspects of sex related issues, and offers a space for calm, informed conversations. Guests include activists, sex educators, academics, sex workers, sexual health experts, and more. Glow West is hosted by Dr. Caroline West, who has a PhD and an MA in Sexuality Studies.

The PAC Woman Podcast is your place for Politics, Activism and Comedy. Hosted by Linda Hayden who is involved with politics through the Social Democrats, she is a founding member of The Victims Allicance and a victim advocate and also a stand-up comedian. Join her for weekly chats with a huge mix of guests, including those from marginalised groups whose voices need to be heard.

The Covid Care podcast looks at the experiences of people who either provided care or accessed care during the Covid 19 lockdown in Ireland earlier in 2020. These episodes speak to people across Ireland, who share their stories of the realities of lockdown beyond Netflix and making banana bread.

Reboot Republic is the innovative Podcast that delves beyond the headlines and soundbites and pulls up the roots of our Social Crises to unearth progressive solutions. We talk to world leading experts, politicians, activists and everyday change-makers. This not about tinkering around the edges. Hosted by Lecturer of Social Policy in Maynooth University and Social Justice Campaigner Dr Rory Hearne and independent podcast nerd Tony Groves, we look beyond the political speak for real, globally tried and tested solutions. Reboot Republic aims to be the podcast for an optimistic and inclusive future and not the polarised present. There is another way. Listen, share and join in our conversation as we start a new journey

The Black Eye is the podcast that peels away the public relations veneer of sport and more, to reveal some ugly truths. Hosted by award winning journalist and author, Ewan MacKenna, each episode will deal with a subject from a perspective seldom seen on the front and back pages. Our mantra of ‘truthful, not neutral’ means this might not be for diehard fans who want yet more celebration of their favourite but highly flawed celebrity. But that’s okay with us.

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In addition to all that comes with The Member’s Lounge package we will shout you out on a podcast, we might even read you a little dedication!

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In addition to all that comes with The Show Runner’s package you will get a free ticket before they even go out on sale, just for you, to a live pod. To be eligible you’ll need to be a $10 patron for at least 3 months.

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