Music, Conflict and Culture with Stephen R. Millar

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Stephen R. Millar is Lecturer in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. His research and teaching focuses on music, conflict, and cultures of resistance, with an emphasis on Britain and Ireland. Stephen’s first book Sounding Dissent: Rebel Songs, Resistance, and Irish Republicanism (University of Michigan Press 2020) explores how Irish republicans have used rebel songs to resist against […]

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6. Eilish Rooney, Ballymurphy and the Transitional Justice Toolkit

Please help keep the mics on at:patreon.com/tortoiseshack Eilish Rooney is Emeritus Scholar in the School of Applied & Social Policy Sciences and at the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) in the School of Law at Ulster University. As an academic and social activist from Ballymurphy, West Belfast her pioneering work at University of Ulster on the Transitional Justice Grassroots Toolkit and […]

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4. Human Rights Are Not Orange or Green

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack John Barry is Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen’s University Belfast School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. In this episode of Shrapnel the lads talk to John about his research on loyalism, encouraging self-discovery and organic intellectualism, agonism, Britishness in a new Ireland and generous majorities. Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tortoise-shack-live-tickets-698299581847?aff=erelexpmlt Wealth Tax Pod:https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-exclusive-88796012 https://media.blubrry.com/rebootrepublicpod/media.blubrry.com/1468254/content.blubrry.com/1468254/Shrapnel_Ep4a.mp3Podcast (shrapnel): Play […]

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3. Beano Niblock – The Man Who Swallowed A Dictionary

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Beano Niblock is a playwright, poet and former loyalist prisoner. His current play, The Man Who Swallowed A Dictionary, charts the life of former PUP leader the late David Ervine. In this episode of Shrapnel Beano talks to the lads about how he came to write the play, what his friendship with David was like […]

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2. Shrapnel – Live at the Sugar Club

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack On Thursday July 20th Sam travelled down to Dublin to take part in the tortoise shack live at the sugar club. It was a special night with amazing people, a very lively audience some great contributors. In this part you’ll hear from Sam, writer, campaigner and host of the Lost in Implementation podcast, Emma DeSouza […]

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1. Shrapnel Returns

Please join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack Shrapnel Returns. As a soft launch Sam and Gareth decided to talk about the NI conflict, its legacy and some of the difficult conversations that need to be had if things are ever to move forward. They also answer some listener questions and talk about what’s to come in Season 2. It’s great to be […]

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17. Thoughts, Thanks and 2023, the Season 1 Wrap

Join us in 2023 at patreon.com/tortoiseshack In this end of series episode, Sam and Gareth, look back on a successful first run of Shrapnel. The lads talk about Loyalism, mental health and the cost of living crisis, and link these important themes to the conversations with guests they’ve had on in season one of the pod. Shrapnel will be back […]

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16. The Orange Cross with Ed Spence

Ed Spence is the nephew of Gusty Spence. In the late 1960s Ed, along with his father Billy, campaigned for the release of Gusty Spence who maintained his innocence against a murder charge. When the Northern Ireland conflict began to escalate Ed and Billy started a Loyalist prisoners welfare association called The Orange Cross. In this episode of Shrapnel, Ed […]

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