Eric Fitzgerald – #SinglePringle

Being single can be hard. However, being single and trying to work out who you are and what you want when you’ve spent a large part of your 20s in a relationship is a hell of a lot harder. Having decided to avoid dating apps, Rachel has questions. How is your mental health impacted? How do you adjust to being […]

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Seán Defoe #PoliticalPredictions

The British election has come and gone and has left us with many questions. Why did Laura Kuenssberg tweet out stories that were clearly untrue such as the claim that a Tory aide had been punched in the face? Are political journalists too close to those they’re supposed to hold to account? Joining Rachel in studio to answer these questions […]

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Peter McGann #PC-Comedy – Live At the Wiley Fox

We’re back at the Wiley Fox for another live show! Good comedy tends to be comedy that punches up rather than down. Recently prominent comedians like Ricky Gervais seem to think that saying things like “I identify as an Apache helicopter” are the pinnacle of comedy. So is it possible to be funny in our so-called “PC era”? Comedian, writer […]

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#MerryShackmas – 2019 Review & 2020 Predictions

A Tortoise Shack crossover pod for Christmas. Some highs and lows for 2019 and we share our social, political and personal goals for 2020. A huge thank you to all our listeners. We are so appreciative of every share, recommendation and suggestion. Special mention to our patreon members, Echo, Reboot and DTP wouldn’t exist without your showing that you believe […]

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Paul Hosford #DadPlans

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than becoming a parent? Rachel doesn’t think so but then again she’s about as close to becoming a parent as she is to buying her own home. So instead former journalist Paul Hosford has come into the Tortoise Shack to chat to Rachel about the prospect of becoming a dad for the first time in […]

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Rachel Eustace #FastFashion

Fashion is the second biggest polluter in the world, just behind oil. Our consumption habits have been worsened by the rise of fast fashion outlets like H&M, Zara, Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo and Missguided. With environmental impacts at every stage of the process, reducing our reliance on fast fashion is becoming more and more important. So how do we do […]

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Sinéad Burke #AsMe Ep.203

Our guest in The Tortoise Shack in this very special (Echo Chamber & Disturbing the Peace crossover) podcast is educator, advocate, superstar and proud Finglas woman, Sinéad Burke. Sinéad talks about what drives her and how pushing herself to go to where people are to educate and advocate makes a much greater impact. She shares her experiences of living as […]

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Megan Ward #GenerationEmigration

With rents at their highest since the boom, more and more of us are finding it harder to justify staying in Ireland. Emigration to places like the UK, Canada and Australia is becoming increasingly popular with cheaper rents and better opportunities. Joining Rachel in studio to discuss her impending emigration to Canada is Megan Ward who explains why she chose […]

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