1196. Let It Bring Hope – The Free Derry Wall with SpiceBag and Pattern Up

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack The last time we spoke with activist-artists, Pattern Up and Adam SpiceBag Doyle, they’d caused a lot of pearl clutching with their Crack Zone posters in Dublin. This time they’ve done something very different and very much appreciated us in the Shack. They’ve repainted the iconic Free Derry Wall with words from the poem of […]

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1181. A Look Inside America, with Jon Schwarz

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Whether it’s Biden or Trump, it seems Corporate Democracy will win again. But much like the President and former President, America seems to have lost a step. This, ladies and gentlemen, might be what empire in decline looks like. Joining us on the podcast to delve into this and a lot, lot more is one […]

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23. Gaza – Hope, Hunger and Heartbreak

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Personal stories move people and hearing them from Gaza matters even more today. PalCast founder Dr. Yousef Aljamal, shares the story of his mom and brother getting out of Gaza and their experiences of the last 120 days with his co-hosts Helena Cobban and Tony Groves. The PSTD is clear, they lost so much weight […]

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3. All We Want is the Earth

Please help us keep the mics on at:patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this wide-ranging conversation, Rosie talks with Patrick Bresnihan and Naomi Millner about their wonderful co-authored book ‘All We Want is the Earth – Land, Labour and Movements Beyond Environmentalism’. Published by Bristol University Press in July 2023, the book critiques what its authors describe as ‘modern environmentalism’ and conventional understandings of […]

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339. Investor Funds, Who Benefits?

Join us and help keep this show going at:patreon.com/tortoiseshack This is a recording of the excellent live podcast, ‘Do we need investor funds? How can we get affordable housing?’ hosted by Rory Hearne with special guests O Cualann CEO, Hugh Brennan, Business Post’s Killian Woods, CATU’s Aisling Hedderman and architect, Alfonso Bonilla. A really interesting discussion that outlines the negative […]

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1192. Tinnitus Awareness

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack For the last few years our guest, Audiologist, Frank McGrath, has joined us to discuss a condition that effects over 400k people in Ireland, Tinnitus. And every year someone listens to it and tells us that they or someone close to them took the advice, had a consultation and have seen an improvement in what […]

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1194. Chasing Heat: Polling, Immigration and Arson

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Note: This is a paywall-free version of our regular member-only Sunday Show. We’ve watched as polling around immigration has continued to make headlines and be used (and misused) by bad faith actors to advance certain narratives. So naturally we went back to our favourite poll-analyst, Mr Irish Election Projections, Harry McEvansoneya. We are also joined […]

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‘My Brother is Getting Out of Gaza’

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Israel is waging a war against UNRWA to defund it amidst genocide. The world watches as Palestinians are starved in Gaza, and does nothing enough to help people there, not as fast as some western countries rushed to defund UNRWA. China, Belgium, Ireland and Spain and other countries call for supporting the UN agency in […]

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