Naomi Klein on Movements #ExtinctionRebellion

A short excerpt from our interview with Naomi Klein on the importance of movements and not shouting fire without offering solutions for putting the fire out. Full podcast here:https://tortoiseshack.ie/naomi-klein-onfire-ep-79/ Join us:patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Aishling McWalter & Andrew Carroll #ImAReplyGuy…Duh

When you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you notice there’s a certain cohort of people who are lurking in the replies. They’re usually there giving patronising, condescending or downright annoying advice such as where to find good cider in France when you’ve tweeted that you’re heading to Brussels. They are the reply guys. In this episode, Rachel is […]

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Naomi Klein #OnFire Ep.79

We are delighted to be joined on the podcast by journalist, award winning bestselling author and activist, Naomi Klein, in advance of her talk this Friday in The National Stadium. We discuss social movements, including Right to Housing, Climate Strikes and Extinction Rebellion, how neoliberal “climate policies” solidify the narrative that Climate Action is a war on working people, the […]

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Zak Moradi #KurdishIrish Ep.194

Born in Iraq to Iranian parents, who had fled war only to have to flee again, but this time to Carrick-on-Shannon, our guest in the tortoise shack is a hurler with Tallaght’s Thomas Davis & Leitrim and very proud Kurdish-Irish man, Zak Moradi. Zak talks to us about his incredible journey, the current situation between Turkey, Syria and the Kurdish […]

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Joshua Molloy #RiseUp4Rojava Ep.193

The Turkish operation/invasion this week is the latest betrayal in a long history of betrayals of the Kurdish people. It’s no wonder that they have a saying – “We have no fiends but the mountains”. We are delighted to be rejoined in the tortoise shack by former British Army soldier, former fighter with the YPG against ISIS and International Relations […]

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Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird #AccessibilityIsKey

Accessibility in Ireland is an absolute nightmare. Many buildings in Dublin are protected meaning they can’t be altered to give better access for people who need them. Add to that a population who seem to see the wheelchair before the person in it and a lack of funding for treatment for her condition, it’s a wonder that Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird […]

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Fin Dwyer #IrishHistory Ep. 186

We have a incomplete relationship with our own history in Ireland. Our guest in the tortoise shack is historian and host of the wildly successful Irish History Podcast, Fin Dwyer and he helps fill those gaps. Fin talks to us about his work, how illness led to this becoming his life and how telling personal stories from the past can […]

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Aifric Ni Chriodain #ShoutOut

Straight people have it pretty easy. We never have to come out to our peers, our sexuality is catered to by mainstream media and sex education is aimed at us more than any other sexuality. So how do LGBTQ+ people get their education when the school curriculum fails them so badly? Development Manager at ShoutOut Aifric Ni Chriodain joins Rachel […]

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