End Direct Provision with Bulelani Mfaco

Join Glow West for its tenth episode as Caroline hosts a live podcast with Bulelani Mfaco. Bulelani is a gay asylum seeker from South Africa who is an advocate for MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. Bulelani talks about how the system fails LGBT+ refugees, why direct provision needs to be abolished, and how he came to be […]

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Embracing Differences with Amanullah De Sondy Ep.309

It was a great pleasure to be joined in the tortoise shack by author, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam, proud Glaswegian, adopted Corkonian and always impeccably attired, Amanullah De Sondy. Aman tells us about his journey from Glasgow to Jordan to Miami to Cork. We discuss Islam, Catholicism, Paganism and the role religious studies has in our world today. Then […]

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‘Housing Shock’: book launch

This Reboot Republic podcast was recorded live at the book launch and webinar of Rory Hearne’s new book ‘Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it’. It features Dr Rory Hearne, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, Maynooth University & Reboot Republic co-host, Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur; Director of the Shift Global Right to Housing, Fr […]

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Power From the People – Ep.12

This week we delve into some of the ways in which democracy is under attack and explore the methods that has authoritarianism thriving and on the march. In Hong Kong, it’s a year since a million people took to the streets but is this anniversary worthy of celebration and fond memories, what with Covid and Chinese persistence making it all […]

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Cauvery Madhavan – #TheTainted

Cauvery Madhavan arrived in Sligo, Ireland from India on Valentine’s Day 33 years ago. Since then she’s lived in Dunboyne, Limerick before settling in Kildare, in a house right beside Rachel.  Her latest book ‘The Tainted’ is set in India in the 1920s and takes a fictionalised view of an actual mutiny that took place by the Connaught Rangers. She […]

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Hazel Chu – #GoBackToChina

Hazel Chu first came to the attention of many when she was elected to Dublin City Council in Pembroke back in 2019. She received 3,000 first preference votes as well as a lot of media attention. Unfortunately, this media attention has led to an increase in the amount of racist abuse that Hazel receives both online and offline. She joins […]

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Ibrahim Halawa #EverydayRacism

As anti-racism protests continue around the world the “tone police” are desperately trying to reassert and protect the old power structures. To discuss this we are joined by former political prisoner, human rights activist and now law student, Ibrahim Halawa. Recorded in front an audience of our patreon supporters, we discuss Black Lives Matter, the microaggressions People of Colour face […]

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Polyamory, Race, and Relationship Anarchy: Ep 9

Is there a right way to do polyamory? Join Glow West this week as married couple Kevin and Antoinette Patterson explain polyamory in practice. They explore how race intersects with polyamory and sex, what relationship anarchy is, and how accurate representation in the media is important. Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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