JP Swaine #FirstFortnight Ep 30 pt1

We can all struggle with our mental health at times in our life. The first two weeks in January aren’t called the January Blue’s for a sales campaign. But our guest, Mental Health Social Worker, Cognitive Psychotherapist and co founder of mental health charity First Fortnight, JP Swaine, believes in the potential for art, music, film and literature to help […]

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#CrypticCryptids with Vanessa Ifediora and Michael Fry – Ep.4

Vanessa Ifediora and Michael Fry #CrypticCryptids In this week Ruth’s Natural Selection Box we ask: Why did the Nessy cross the road? Do Humany-Watery-People object to being called Mermaids? Is Navan built adjacent to a Big Foot colony? How did syphilis jump the species barrier? And Are Puma’s Fenian’s? To not really answer any of these questions we have Photographer […]

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#DrunkAnimals with Ryan Dalton

Ryan Dalton #DrunkAnimals In this episode of Ruth’s Natural Selection Box, with comedian Ryan Dalton, we ask the important questions: Did Jumbo the elephant really need that bottle of whiskey EVERY night; why do Starlings think the drink flying laws don’t apply to them; could bee’s drink you and me under the table and does Ryan have a pigeon head […]

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#HalloweenSelectionBox – Tara Flynn & Paolo Viscardi

Tara Flynn & Paolo Viscardi #Halloween Ruth’s Natural Selection Box takes a spookier turn this week, as Ruth is joined by author, actor, activist and fellow podcaster, Tara Flynn, AND by the National Museum of Ireland’s curator of zoology and entomology, Paolo Viscardi. They talk bats’ ears, hedgehogs’ screams, and a universal basic income for underemployed bees. Enter the Hallowe’en […]

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Emmet Kirwan #DublinOldschool Ep.20

When it comes to the crises (housing, health etc) facing this country we often turn off the general public by playing the numbers game. Well our guest, actor, writer and poet Emmet Kirwan, speaks to people where they are. Emmet, through his work, tells the stories of Austerity that you cannot see on a spreadsheet. His play (and now film) […]

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Lynn Ruane #SocialClass Ep.13

Social class and impact of class on reducing the opportunities of children growing up in working class and disadvantaged areas is given little air time in Irish media and politics. Class is not supposed to be an issue in Ireland. How often do we hear discussions in the media on what it is like to grow up in Tallaght, Jobstown, […]

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Grace Dyas #OurValues Ep. 10

So much of our political discourse is dominated by statistics and financial jargon. Well our guest, writer, producer, a founder of Theatre Club and activist, Grace Dyas thinks we need a national conversation on more than numbers, we need to talk about our values. Grace makes the case, brilliantly, for a honest and open debate about who we are and […]

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