#TortoiseRun2020 – The Pledge

I’ve decided that I’m going to run 2,020 miles in 2020. This is a mammoth task for me. I ran 725 miles in all of 2019, so this is about a 280% uplift. But it’s something I am committed to and think with luck, support and encouragement I can do. I’ve spoken with members of the team at the Inner […]

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Peter McGann #PC-Comedy – Live At the Wiley Fox

We’re back at the Wiley Fox for another live show! Good comedy tends to be comedy that punches up rather than down. Recently prominent comedians like Ricky Gervais seem to think that saying things like “I identify as an Apache helicopter” are the pinnacle of comedy. So is it possible to be funny in our so-called “PC era”? Comedian, writer […]

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#MerryShackmas – 2019 Review & 2020 Predictions

A Tortoise Shack crossover pod for Christmas. Some highs and lows for 2019 and we share our social, political and personal goals for 2020. A huge thank you to all our listeners. We are so appreciative of every share, recommendation and suggestion. Special mention to our patreon members, Echo, Reboot and DTP wouldn’t exist without your showing that you believe […]

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Dr Gabrielle Colleran #CareCantWait Ep.91

When you hear a Politician talk about Slaintecare, yet see posing for the cameras at the opening of another Private Hospital it’s no wonder the public a sceptical. Our guest is Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, Dr Gabrielle Colleran. She is also Head of Radiology at the […]

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Paul Hosford #DadPlans

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than becoming a parent? Rachel doesn’t think so but then again she’s about as close to becoming a parent as she is to buying her own home. So instead former journalist Paul Hosford has come into the Tortoise Shack to chat to Rachel about the prospect of becoming a dad for the first time in […]

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Dawn Foster – What’s Next? – Ep.206

Yes, the Tory’s won. But it’s really not all that bad, is it? Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is writer, commentator and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster. We discuss reasons to be optimistic, learnings from the campaign, the first past the post system, the weaponistaion of antisemitism and who the likely next leader of the Labour Party might […]

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Aisling Hearne #HappyChristmas

A very short message from a very special person, Rory’s daughter Aisling Hearne. #Homes4All Happy Christmas and thanks for all your support in 2019. Support Us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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John Harris #GrassrootsHope Ep.90

You can’t move forward if you don’t take the right learnings from what has just happened. Our guest is award winning Guardian Columnist and Political Commentator, John Harris and he see reasons for optimism in the results of and lessons from the recent British General Election. We talk about how the Left needs to remake itself from the grassroots up […]

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