Robert O’Sullivan – #FamilyCarer

At some point in our lives, we will probably end up caring for a family member. It may be a short term solution but more than likely, it could end up being a full time or nearly full-time role. It’s a job that is emotionally, physically and psychologically taxing on both you and the person you’re caring for and oftentimes, […]

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Glow West & Sex Siopa – #QuarantineVibing

The week Disturbing the Peace was delighted to take part in a crossover pod with our sister podcast Glow West with Caroline West. Myself and Caroline had the pleasure of interviewing dildo slinger and female entrepreneur Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa. We had a chat about her business during the pandemic, the quietest vibrators that you can get and how […]

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Brian Pennie – #BonusTime

When you hear the word ‘addict’ what do you think of? Is it someone injection heroin on the streets? Someone drinking cans in the middle of the day? Someone who struggles to hold down a full time job? Often our understanding of the word ‘addict’ is misinformed or downright incorrect and Brian Pennie is the perfect example of this. He […]

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Ellen Reid – #DigitalIntimacy

Our relationship with sex and sexuality is constantly evolving which means our relationship with intimacy must be too. Since we’ve all been in lockdown, it hasn’t been as easy to see our partners, romantic interests or hook ups. So, we’ve had to get creative and start doing a lot more sexting. But how important has sexting become to relationships as […]

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Rían Browne – #TransHealthcare

Having to constantly be your own advocate is exhausting but for many transpeople in Ireland, it is the only way they get heard. Trans healthcare in Ireland is dire. So much so that transpeople are having to crowd fund for their medical needs or doing it DIY, which can have dangerous consequences. Joining Rachel via Zoom (with apologies for the […]

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Conor Kelly – #YouthInCrisis

When you’re young, there seems so much to protest and be active in that it can be hard to focus on one thing. Youth mental health is in crisis in this country with services oversubscribed and nowhere to turn to. Men, in particular, are struggling with suicide rates nearly 4 times higher than women. So how do you be active […]

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Abbie, Mohammed & Emily – #LeavingCert

The Leaving Cert is a stressful year but students sitting Leaving Cert 2020 have a whole new set of problems facing them. Nobody is sure what’s happening if the exams are going ahead or how the CAO system will work if the exam is postponed or cancelled. This is, of course, stressing out thousands of students who are doing their […]

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Shubhangi Karmakar – #PMDD

‘You’re just PMSing’ is a common phrase thrown at those on their period when they appear tetchy or emotional. Unfortunately for a small cohort of people, the monthly symptoms that come along with their period can include severe depression, anxiety, severe fatigue and paranoia, otherwise known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD. Joining Rachel via Skype to discuss their experience […]

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