Sarah El Said #CallingItOut Ep.205

Hate speech, othering and “acceptable” racism is on the rise. We see so many examples of how it has gained and is gaining power across the globe. Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is recent graduate in Public Policy, Political Aide and the proud daughter of a Ryan and a Said, Sarah El Said. Sarah talks about her experience of […]

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Rachel Eustace #FastFashion

Fashion is the second biggest polluter in the world, just behind oil. Our consumption habits have been worsened by the rise of fast fashion outlets like H&M, Zara, Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo and Missguided. With environmental impacts at every stage of the process, reducing our reliance on fast fashion is becoming more and more important. So how do we do […]

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Sinéad Burke #AsMe Ep.203

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack in this very special (Echo Chamber & Disturbing the Peace crossover) podcast is educator, advocate, superstar and proud Finglas woman, Sinéad Burke. Sinéad talks about what drives her and how pushing herself to go to where people are to educate and advocate makes a much greater impact. She shares her experiences of living as […]

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Megan Ward #GenerationEmigration

With rents at their highest since the boom, more and more of us are finding it harder to justify staying in Ireland. Emigration to places like the UK, Canada and Australia is becoming increasingly popular with cheaper rents and better opportunities. Joining Rachel in studio to discuss her impending emigration to Canada is Megan Ward who explains why she chose […]

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Dr Austin O’Carroll #LocalHero Ep. 202

When I was a young fella in town I knew about the Doctor who looked after the drug addicts. I used to see him going around on his bike. I heard a story about him getting a chiropodist to look after homeless peoples feet. I didn’t know what a chiropodist was, but it sounded mega. So imagine my joy when […]

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Paola Rivetti & Sonia Balagopalan #ChallengingWhiteFeminism

Intersectional feminism is a branch of feminism asserting how different aspects of social and political identity discrimination overlap. However, in mainstream feminism we often see white, middle-class people being the main voice rather than people of all different backgrounds. Joining Rachel in the studio to discuss how we move past White Feminism are Sonia Balagopalan and Paola Rivetti of the […]

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#TortoiseShackLive – Housing Solutions Ep.204

The Government often hide their failures (is it failure or policy?) in housing by changing the language. Instead of new houses the say housing solutions. They say affordable housing, but don’t mention that they redefined this to no longer mean affordable, it’s simply discounted. You can read the Dublin Inquirer article on the O’Devaney deal HERE So at our packed […]

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Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.88

UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha was kind enough to join us on the pod for the third time. We discuss the roll housing insecurity and financialisation is having in increasing inequality and creating social unrest globally. Leilani talks candidly about what States should be doing and how the Right to Housing is central to confronting the profit motive […]

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