Tortoise Shack Live – Not Your Average Valentine’s Day

We just finished recording a packed Live Pod. Vicky took the lead and walked Martin, Tony, Linda and for his Sunday debut James Leonard of the 2 Norries Podcast through the stories of the week. Grace Dyas joined us to talk about #WeCanBeZero and the Wake at 5pm today. DetailsHERE: Clare O’Connor spoke about the Stardust and please do listen […]

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Ep.454 Cultural Capital with Liam Cunningham

It was a pleasure to spend an hour talking to actor and activist, Liam Cunningham, about everything from a brilliant documentary – Collective – to the arts in a pandemic, his advocacy for refugees, inequality and using the cultural capital of Game of Thrones. This is a broad conversation that went way beyond the initial parameters, but I think it’s […]

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Ep.27 Tortoise Shack Live – Sunday Special Self-Isolating

At 12 we recorded a Live Tortoise Shack Sunday Special and it was one of my favourites. Caroline walked Vicky, Martin, Linda, me and Jules from the ConverSayTrans podcast through a jam packed schedule. The Irish Examiner’s Aoife Moore and Vicky gave a brilliant insight into events over “the border” and the issues facing Policing. Simone George talked We Can […]

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Ep.458 – #StopCETA the #DigitalMarch

We were delighted to host a live CETA Digital March meeting in front of a terrific and engaged online audience. While I wasn’t sure it was going to go out as a podcast, lots of you have messaged to say that you were sorry to have missed it. And others found the discussion very helpful. So here it is. Featuring […]

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Ep.456 – COVID-19 in Portugal

We just caught up with friend of the pod and Vice-Deputy of the Partido Socialista in Portugal, Joao Pina, to see how things are in an area that is currently experiencing the worst impacts of the pandemic. You will hear echoes of Ireland in how they let down their guard. But you’ll also hear that they’ve admitted the mistakes and […]

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Ep.448 – Comedy in Covid with Tadhg Hickey

It was a pleasure to be joined in The Tortoise Shack by comedian, actor and writer, Tadhg Hickey. We delve into everything, as Tadhg talks about his comedy, politics and even his ongoing recovery from alcoholism. We also explore cultural capital, lockdown creativity and our shared love of Cornflakes Philosophy. I really enjoyed this chat with one of the funniest […]

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Ep.452 – #StopCeta with Alice-Mary Higgins

We were joined in the tortoise shack by Independent Senator, Alice-Mary Higgins and I don’t think you’ll get a more comprehensive explanation of the issues and problems with the CETA deal. Alice-Mary points out that we don’t need to do this and that in fact, the political environment has changed so much since the deal was proposed that going into […]

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