Glow West & Sex Siopa – #QuarantineVibing

The week Disturbing the Peace was delighted to take part in a crossover pod with our sister podcast Glow West with Caroline West. Myself and Caroline had the pleasure of interviewing dildo slinger and female entrepreneur Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa. We had a chat about her business during the pandemic, the quietest vibrators that you can get and how […]

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Resilience with Simone George

It was an absolute pleasure to sit down and chat with human rights lawyer, activist, advocate and TED talk speaker, Simone George. We discuss #StandForTruth and how her work with the Redress Board shaped her and the work that she would go on to do. Simone shares her insights into structural inequality, patriarchy and working on domestic violence issues. There […]

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Melted Dildos – with Shawna Scott

This week marks the first live podcast for Glow West and it was a joint event with the wonderful Rachel O’Neill from Disturbing the Peace podcast. We chatted to Shawna Scott from premier Irish sex toy shop sexsiopa.ie. Listen in to find out what happens when you melt a dildo, how to identify body safe toys and what is’t like […]

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Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

Having recently completed her term as UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha rejoined us on the pod to discuss her time in the role and what she is doing now. We discuss the financialisation of housing, the impact Covid-19 has had on homelessness and the emergency measures that there can be no going back from. Leilani also explains what […]

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#NoGoingBack with Colette Bennett

Every year Social Justice Ireland submit an alternative budget that aims to tackle inequality, protect our most vulnerable and build a better society through a more sustainable economy. If only the government had listened. Colette Bennett is a Research and Policy Analyst with Social Justice Ireland and she joined us to explain how a lot of our current public policy […]

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The Arts Aren’t Dead – Emmet Kirwan – Live Ep.292

As part of our Live in Lockdown series we sat down with actor, writer, poet and friend of the pod, Emmet Kirwan, for a conversation about the health of the arts in Ireland. In Emmet’s own words, “It begins with art, but ends in real estate”. We were joined by an audience of tortoise shack members and Emmet kindly hung […]

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Lifting Lockdown – Portugal with Joao Pina Ep.291

Across the globe countries are trying to plot their way out of the Covid-19 lockdown. So we went back to Portugal to speak with friend of the shack and Deputy Vice-Leader of the Socialist Party (the Party of Government), Joao Pina, to ask how the EU’s most successful Left Wing Government are dealing with the task. From talking about the […]

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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations – Ep.8

The truth stands naked, but while it’s not always pretty, that’s not a good enough reason to look away.Therefore this week we head to Hungary where AFP journalist Peter Murphy and Andrew Stroehlein, European Media Director of Human Rights Watch, join us to talk about the man known as the Viktator, Viktor Orban. For right at the heart of the […]

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