Tortoise Shack Sunday Special

In this Sunday Special we get a bit heavy. Caroline, Vicky, Martin, Linda and Tony are joined by Trans Activist, Aoife Martin, to talk about the most recent J.K Rowling controversy. We also discuss life in Level 3 Lockdown and what the numbers tell us about areas of socioeconomic disadvantage. We get into the trauma porn that is becoming light […]

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Class Warfare with Paul McKeon

When we try to talk about Class we don’t often do a great job of defining what we mean. But our guest, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s Paul McKeon knows all about it. Paul talked to us about his own experiences growing up from a Traveller background in Dublin’s North Inner City and why he believes that Class should […]

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Izzy Kamikaze Ep.353

We were delighted to be joined on the podcast by activist, campaigner and good friend of The Tortoise Shack, Izzy Kamikaze, to discuss the events on the streets of Dublin last weekend which left her bleeding but unbowed. Izzy talks us through how the events happened, who was in attendance and her and Mo’s interactions with the “protesters” and the […]

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Perfidious Albion with Dawn Foster Ep.352

On Friday evening we were live on zoom with an audience of tortoise shack members and the always terrific writer, columnist, broadcaster and friend of the pod, Dawn Foster. We discuss the reality of the UK recession and what that means for people’s everyday lives, the breaking of international law and who is really running the British government. We also […]

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Tortoise Shack Live #SundaySpecial

These Live Pods are so much fun. This week we covered the latest political opinion poll, the McGregor arrest, gender reveal parties, sex work submissions and then journalist Peter McGuire joined us to talk about his brilliant series on Noteworthy, Speak or Survive. We also take big look into what happened yesterday on the streets of Dublin. The full version, […]

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Noteworthy – #JournalismMatters with Susan Daly & Peter McGuire

Journalism matters, but with an income model under stress and other “sources” available freely on our phones, how do we make it viable? We are joined by Managing Editor with thejournal.ie, Susan Daly and freelance journalist and contributor to Noteworthy, Peter McGuire, to discuss this and take a look at Peter’s upcoming long-form pieces on sexual abuse and how we […]

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Housing – Can the Market Provide? – with Ronan Lyons

The Tortoise Shack advocates strongly for the Right to Housing and for a referendum, if necessary, to help achieve it. But there is another school of thought. Joining us to talk about this is Assistant Prof of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and housing and property commentator, Ronan Lyons. We discuss the current situation, the role of Build to Rent […]

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Tortoise Shack #SundaySpecial Ep.4

The Tortoise Shack Live is back and this week Caroline, Martin, Linda and Vicky were joined by Anne Marie Quilligan, Conner Habib and Simon McGarr to talk the news of the week, police powers, Traveller racism, sexual harassment in academia, Penneys vs the Green Party and more. To hear the full podcast, including Q&A with our engaged audience and to […]

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