Lorna Gold #ClimateStrike Ep.75

We are delighted to welcome back to the podcast Dr Lorna Gold, academic, climate campaigner and author of Climate Generation – Awakening to our children’s future. Lorna is an organiser with #FridaysForFuture Lorna is back to talk about the Climate Strikes happening around the world next Friday, Greta Thunberg, the Governments Climate Action Plan and her upcoming interview with Naomi […]

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John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.74

“The people of England are not synonymous with the politicians who represent them.” Our guest, Guardian Columnist, Political Commentator of the Year and friend of the pod, John Harris, was in flying form as he broke down where Brexit stands now, what it means to the people on the street and his genuine optimism that this could be the current […]

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Shari McDaid #MentalHealth Ep.73

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Dr Shari McDaid, CEO of Mental Health Reform. This is a fascinating discussion on people’s experience of mental health services in Ireland, how they can be improved and what could be done in Budget 2020 to improve the system. We also go into the link between homelessness, poverty, inequality and mental health. Finally we […]

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Tackling Air BnB

In this Reboot Republic podcast, we talk to Murray Cox of ‘Inside Airbnb’, who provides the data on the impact of Airbnb on housing in cities across the world. Also in the studio, Sasha Brown who, along with Murray and the Irish Housing Network, produced a recent Report on the impacts of Airbnb in Ireland. Journalist Laoise Neylon informs us […]

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Cian McMahon #TheCo-Op Ep.65

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Dr Cian McMahon, an economics graduate from NUI Galway, former TASC policy analyst and current Postdoctoral research position, Saint Mary’s University Nova Scotia. We talk cooperatives and heterdox economics with Cian. Cian’s research has looked at the rise and fall of cooperativist initiatives in Ireland and particularly workers coops and the Irish trade union […]

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Prof. Richard Wilkinson #TheSpiritLevel Ep.69

This Reboot Republic podcast talks to the global expert in inequalities and their health impacts, Professor emeritus Richard Wilkinson. Professor Wilkinson is co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing. His Ted Talk ‘How Economic Inequality Harms Societies’ has had almost a million views. He is also coauthor […]

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Sean Healy #SocialJustice Ep.67

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with the CEO of Social Justice Ireland and the longest serving member of the National Economic Social Council, Sean Healy. We discuss Social Justice Ireland’s Budget 2020 proposals, a new framework for a just and sustainable country, Sean’s analysis of Ireland through the decades, his social justice motivations & values and hope for change. Social […]

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Ann Marie O’Reilly & Marcella Stakem #Rent Ep.72

This Reboot Republic Podcast talks with Ann Marie O’Reilly, Policy Officer with housing rights and tenant support charity Threshold and Marcella Stakem, Social Policy Development Officer with the St Vincent De Paul. Ann Marie and Marcella are Authors and researches of the new report and survey ‘Housing Assistance Payment (HAP): Making the right impact?’ carried out jointly by the two […]

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