Michael Fry – #SelfFrysolation

Friend of the pod Michael Fry is back to chat to Rachel about the UK response to the coronavirus, the reaction to his ‘Loose Women’ video and what it’s like to have your flatmates walk in on you when you’re trying to film a video of yourself singing songs from Alive-Oh. Become a Tortoise Shack patron – visit www.patreon.com/tortoiseshack << […]

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#NoGoingBack – with Saoirse McHugh

It is a troubling time. But we chatted to one of our absolute favourite people, Saoirse McHugh, about some of the good things that could emerge from this difficult time. We discuss how the reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has sped up progress in health, housing and childcare and how we can create a vision that shows the world at […]

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Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste – Ep.2

And we’re back. To you in isolation. Nothing new there, but a lot new on the programme. Episode two of The Black Eye delves into the political chaos at home and abroad as spin replaces trust at a key moment where we just want the truth. Ewan looks at the great heist likely to take place now the money is […]

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Laurence Cox on Movements Ep.268

In a break from our Covid-19 coverage, writer, activist, teacher and worker with social movements, Laurence Cox, joins us in the tortoise shack to talk all things movements. We delve into their making, breaking and remaking again, and ask is there an activist playbook to counteract the hegemony. Laurence’s new book ‘The Irish Buddhist’ is out now and it’s available […]

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Coronavirus – Pushing Back with Dr Anthony O’Connor

We are joined by Tallaght University Hospital Consultant and proud Cork man, Dr Anthony O’Connor, to chat about pushing back against Covid-19. Anthony tells us about the pinch-points in the system, the huge efforts going into plugging the pre-Covid gaps and his thoughts on the use of private hospitals. He also urges people who have symptoms of heart issues or […]

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Coronoavirus – Grieving in a Pandemic with Brendan Ogle

We are joined in The Tortoise Shack by trade unionist, activist and loving son, Brendan Ogle. Brendan was due to do this interview last Saturday, but tragically Brendan’s Mam passed away early that same day. In an emotional interview, Brendan tells us about the hardship of a funeral during the Covid-19 pandemic and also the deep respect and love from […]

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Wetter is Better with Samantha Evans Ep.1

This first episode of Glow West features an interview with Samantha Evans. Sam is a sex educator who is passionate about sexual health and wellness, and she also runs an online sex shop called Jodivine.com. We chat about why not all lube is good lube, what body safe toys are, why orgasms are important for overall wellness, and why we […]

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Introducing Glow West

Welcome along to Glow West, the podcast that talks about sex, sexuality and the body from a sexual wellness perspective. Every week Dr Caroline West will shine a soft light on on many aspects of sex related issues. Guests include activists, sex educators, academics, sex workers, sexual health experts and more. In this short trailer you’ll hear from intersex and […]

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