Ep.12: Adoptee Rights and Having a Seat at the Table with Maree Ryan-O’Brien

In case you were unaware, there is legislation currently being rushed through the Dáil that could result in the sealing of the archive from the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby homes. To look at this Linda is joined by Maree Ryan-O’Brien, founder of Aitheantas (adopteerights.ie), which is an organisation focused on the rights of Adoptees, or lack […]

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Ep.10: The Dead Zoo with Paolo Viscardi

Taking a departure from the norm, Linda got the opportunity to go to the Natural History Museum in Dublin, to check out the renovations and talk about all things dead animals with Zoology Curator, Paolo Viscardi. The Museum, also known as the Dead Zoo, forms a very important part of conservation efforts today as well as being culturally and historically […]

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Ep.9 The Grief Geek with Caroline Lloyd

This week Linda is joined by author of Grief Demystified and soon to be Doctor, Caroline Lloyd, aka The Grief Geek. Join them as they discuss why we have such an aversion to talking about death, the ways in how we react to news of a terminal illness can impact the ill person and how cultural differences in attitudes to […]

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Ep.8 How To Make Comedy Safer with Ruth Hunter

Following on from the podcast on why women are leaving comedy in Ireland, Linda is joined by Comedian, Ruth Hunter, to talk about the codes of conduct that are being drawn up for comedy clubs, and the training that is being provided to go with them. A must listen for anybody interested in ensuring they are supporting safe venues. Support […]

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Ep.6 Sex Education with Jennifer Dalton

In this episode Linda is joined by Jen Dalton, who runs Child Protection Solutions, an organisation that provides consent, relationship and sex education workshops for young people. The pair discuss the importance of body autonomy to protect children from predators, consent, contraception and the fact that better education on consent and respect in relationships, mean less of a need for […]

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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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The Eternal Hun – Alannah Murray Ep.5

Join Linda and the Eternal Hun and Tortoise Shack royalty, Alannah Murray, to talk sex and body positivity, dating during a pandemic, fashion, accessibilty and perspectives of disabled people in film. Alannah is funny, informative and a joy to chat to, so make sure you tune in. Join us: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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