Coronavirus – The Swedish Approach with Tim Fridh

As Ireland battles with the ‘we are all in this together or are we?’ nonsense of holiday homes and street parties, we decided to look to Sweden, where the government there are taking a much looser approach to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tim Fridh is a young Swedish student and a recent visitor to Ireland, so we thought he’d be great […]

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Coronavirus – Looking Back To Go Forward with Fin Dwyer

We were joined by Fin Dwyer of the Irish History Podcast to look back and see if there are lessons from history that we can take into the current Covid-19 pandemic. We talk the Spanish Flu, the rebuilding of Europe post WWII and how this crisis has seen the old rules of “market forces” just melt away. Check out Fin’s […]

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Coronavirus – Dr Varadkar Ep.271

We decided to have a short catch-up on events. It got a bit heated. We chat about the Covid-19 clusters in nursing homes and Direct Provision and how the ‘for profit’ model has left so many vulnerable. We discuss the welcome news that the Taoiseach will work one day a week in the health service and we argue a lot […]

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Coronavirus – The Diaspora with Laura Rahill Ep.270

We are delighted to be joined from Australia by Cavan woman, Laura Rahill, to tell us about the experience of Covid-19 on the other side of the world. Laura explains how the diaspora wants to come home and how we are all staying connected in this locked down world. You can follow Laura on twitter @Miss_Racket Join us:  patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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Herpes and Me – with Jenelle Marie Pierce

Join us for episode two where Caroline chats with Jenelle Marie Pierce from the stiproject.com. In this episode, Jenelle discusses her work to spread awareness of sexually transmitted infections, and shares her experience of living with herpes. Jenelle also talks about the need for education that covers STIs in a calm way, and how to banish shame and stigma. Join […]

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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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