601. COVID Reopening with Prof Anthony Staines

(Happy Ep 601st!) With indoor dining opening up, we decided to talk with tortoise shack regular and member of ISAG, our friend, DCU’s Prof Anthony Staines. We chat Delta, vaccines, jabs for kids, indoor dining, “manageable” deaths and then we ask can a world that couldn’t unify in the face of a global pandemic do so in the face of […]

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130. #HousingShock – A Renters Story.

This Reboot Republic talks to journalist Tanya Sweeny about her experience renting, and how she is facing her fifth move in eight years. This time its because the landlord says they want to move back in. Tanya talks about the impact on her as a parent, and her worries about the impact of moving again on her child. She also […]

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Healthy Relationships: Ep 88

We might hear a lot about abuse and unhealthy relationships, but what does a healthy relationship actually look like? Here to help is sexologist Naomi Hutchings who works to help people understand what goes into a healthy relationship. She explores how we define our values, how we unpack the messages we get from Hollywood, lovebombing, cheating, and how we can […]

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5. Monica

This week Benita and Joella are joined by Monica, who is also known as @drblondieperes on TikTok. They talk about her being Black and an Irish GP, her social media presence and learning self acceptance. Find Monica HERE

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593. Job Bridge 2.0

(Note: This podcast was recorded 10 days ago and was available to patreon members only, but we thought we’s lift the paywall) The government are launching Pathways to Work, but many people heard this and remembered Job Bridge and the disaster that was. Joining us to look at the new scheme and compare it to the old one is friend […]

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61. Ger O’Brien

This week James and Timmy speak with Master EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner and Spiritual Healer. They cover a lot of stuff here with Ger, including karate, depression, healing, mental health in the construction industry and prostate cancer. Watch it HERE Join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Remembering Utoeya, Ten Years On with Philip O’Connor

On July 22 2011 a far-right extremist named Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, before going on a shooting rampage on the island of Utoeya that left 69 more dead, most of them young people. In total he killed 77 people, wounding hundreds more. Hewas tried and convicted the following year. To mark the […]

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