Trace, Track and Test with ICCL’s Liam Herrick

Martin and Caroline were joined in the #TortoiseShack by Liam Herrick, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. The ICCL has issued a report containing 9 Principles vital to creating a fair and transparent Contact Tracing App. We discuss the app as it is currently proposed, whether it is fit for purpose and the dangers of mission creep. […]

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Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it

In this Reboot Republic podcast Rory Hearne reads excerpts from his new book ‘Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and how to solve it’ – outlining the two possible housing futures -a dystopia of homelessness & housing distress & exclusion or a future of affordable homes, flourishing communities & sustainable planet – the books shows the devastation of the first […]

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The Cost of Living – #BlackLivesMatter Ep.11

It may be an issue for social media hashtags and Facebook likes right now, but it’s an issue for black people every day. Thus on this week’s show we wanted to delve deeper and further into the black lives that are again having to beg and fight to merely matter. To discuss what’s happening in the United States and around […]

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Police vs Protest with Jon Schwarz Ep.306

Watching the sustained attacks on the Black Lives Matter protests in the US by both an increasingly militaristic police and an increasingly incoherent Divider in Chief, Donald Trump, you can’t but be filled with a sense that we’ve seen this ‘undermining playbook’ before. We are joined by reporter and writer with The Intercept and friend of the pod, Jon Schwarz, […]

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Nic Ndlovu – #DoYouSpeakEnglish?

The reaction to the murder of George Floyd by white police officers has caused protests around the world. Yet some people have asked why Irish people are getting angry and upset about it. While we may not have a tradition of police brutality, Ireland has its own problems with racism, problems that we have yet to address. How do we […]

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#BlackLivesMatter with Tianna Bartoletta Ep.305

The murder of George Floyd by a police officer has sparked protests across America and indeed the world. The actions of the Divider in Chief, President Donald Trump, have only exacerbated the problems. I’m joined in the tortoise shack by Team USA track and field athlete, 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist, 3 time World Champion and writer, Tianna Bartoletta, to […]

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Children’s Rights with Gareth Noble Ep.304

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have affected children in ways that we don’t even yet understand. This is particularly the case for vulnerable children with special needs. Martin is joined by Solicitor, Gareth Noble of KOD Lyons, to discuss the issues and obstacles he is facing in representing children. Gareth explains how the Courts, Tusla and the Department of […]

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Adventures in Sextech – Cindy Gallop Ep.8

Join Caroline this week where she chats to Cindy Gallop, a marketing mogul and the brains behind makelovenotporn.com. Cindy outlines how sextech and social media interact, why there is a difference between makelovenotporn.com and pornography, and what the future of sextech is like (spoiler alert: its already happening!) Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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