811. Maternal Death Enquiries with Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless

(It is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most shocking and important podcasts we’ve ever done. But it does contain details that some listeners may find disturbing) Joining us on the tortoise shack is Research Fellow at NUI Galway, Dr Jo Murphy-Lawless for a conversation you simply must listen to. Jo tells us about the underlying […]

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Netflix and Chill : Ep 6

What is it like to star in a Netflix show about masturbation, consent, and pleasure? Joining us to answer this is Dirty Lola, star of Netflix show The Principles of Pleasure who chats to us about the show, Masturbation Month, and how consent can be so so sexy- with yourself and in relationships. Find Lola at @dirtylola on IG and twitter […]

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209. Everyone Should Have A Home: A Musician’s Protest

This Reboot Republic talks to musician Martin Leahy, who has released a song called Everyone Should Have a Home, and is holding a weekly protest at the Dail on Thursdays at 1pm. He talks about the insecurity of renting, the mental health impact, of never having a sense of a secure home, how he now faces eviction and is priced […]

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208. Economic Storm Clouds & Pathetic Affordable Housing Delivery

In this Reboot Republic Rory and Tony analyse some of the big housing and economic issues of the last few weeks. We discuss the pathetic affordable housing figures, rising rents, and the potential impacts of rising inflation, interest rates and recession, what is coming down the line? And what impact it will we have. We highlight some positive signs on […]

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808. Is the Property Bubble About to go Pop?

With interest rates heading up, inflation zooming ahead and US banks laying off mortgage staff we asked Colorado based economist, Constantin Gurdgiev what he thought was happening in the housing system, both in Ireland and globally. We talk about the danger for Ireland’s beggar thy neighbour tax regime and the shrinking of globalisation. Constantin outlines the dangers of recession and […]

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Stealthing and Stereotypes: Ep 135

Some of us might be familiar with the term ‘stealthing’, but it can have a few different interpretations that can impact how victims understand what has happened. Joining me to discuss this is Alex Black from @activeconsent who chats about stealthing, reproductive coercion, and pop culture. Support us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Glow West Podcast     https://media.blubrry.com/glow-west/p/media.blubrry.com/glowwest/p/content.blubrry.com/glowwest/Stealthing_and_Stereotypes_Glowwest_02.mp3Podcast (glow-west): Play […]

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813. We Are Not Numbers – Gaza, Palestine with Enas Fares Ghannam

It was a pleasure to talk with Project Manager of wearenotnumbers.org, Enas Fares Ghannam on what is coincidentally the 74th Nakba Day. Enas explains the work they do and how telling personal stories gives a voice to the voiceless. We discuss the killing of “iconic and beloved” journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh and the shameful acts of aggression by Israeli police […]

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