Rank #1: Tortoise Shack #RebootBirthday
Over 70 episodes and 1 year later we are, for my money, Ireland's number one solutions focused podcast.
So we decided to mark the occasion by answering some patron's questions, sharing our personal highlights for the first year of this and our hopes for the next year to come.
Thank you so much for the listening, sharing, reviewing and supporting.
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Jul 10 2019
Rank #2: Rob Sweeney #Inequality Ep.51
In this podcast we discuss the latest Tasc Report, edited by Rob, Cherishing All Equally 2019: Inequality in Europe and Ireland. This is the fourth in the Tasc series of annual reports on economic inequality. It provides updates on where Ireland stands on this issue, and we ask the critical question: is inequality increasing or decreasing? We also expand the issue to include the EU as well.
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Apr 04 2019
The Echo Chamber Podcast
Disturbing The Peace Podcast
Una and Andrea's United Ireland
Dublin Inquirer Podcast
State of Us - Election 2020
The Floating Voter
The Black Eye
Humans of Politics
The Johnny Fallon Podcast
Three Castles Burning
The Late Debate
The Mick Clifford Podcast
At The Margin: An Irish Economics Podcast
Rank #3: Election Results – The Fallout
Yes, Fine Gael got a kicking and Sinn Féin had a very bad day. But behind those headlines is a message that progressive politics is breaking through.
No swings were hurt in the making of this podcast.
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May 27 2019
Rank #4: Leilani Farha #MakeTheShift Ep.37
Leilani Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Housing. Lawyer, alumna of the University of Toronto, and a former Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty, Leilani has focussed her tenure as Special Rapporteur on economic inequality and tackling the absence of effective political action in solving the causes of homelessness and/or inadequate accommodation. Farha campaigns for the right to adequate housing for marginalized groups, she worked in Canada to implement United Nations resolutions that see homelessness as a violation of human rights. Farha has taken part in missions worldwide to examine the condition of housing rights and to develop policies to implement those rights. For more on her work visit: www.pushthefilm.com
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Feb 25 2019
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Rank #5: John Harris #BrexitBreakdown Ep.64
The Brexit Party, Change UK and the European elections have thrown up all sorts of new variables. So we were delighted to catch up with UK Political Commentator of the year 2017, the Guardian's John Harris, to discuss all the latest developments.
John walks us through where we are, the Boris Johnson issue and his insights from the excellent Brexit Breakdown series of short videos he's producing.
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Jun 07 2019
Rank #6: Gary Gannon – The #MEPshack Ep.56
Kicking us off is first time MEP candidate and Social Democrat Councillor, Gary Gannon. He joins us to discuss his reasons for getting into the race, why the makeup of this next EU Parliament is so important and the values he'd like to see at the heart of the EU's democratic structures.
Reminder: We are doing a #RebootLive this Friday, May 10th in Dublin City Centre, guests include Fr Peter McVerry and Director of the National Women's Council, Orla O'Connor. Actor, writer and poet, Emmet Kirwan will opening the show at 6:30. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/reboot-republic-live-tickets-61091333824
May 08 2019
Rank #7: Ciarán Cuffe #ClimateJustice Ep.32
We also talk about his recent trip to Vienna to look at their housing model and discuss how that might be a solution to our current housing crisis.
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Jan 17 2019
Rank #8: Mary Lou McDonald #Unity Ep.39
This Reboot Podcast, the first of six upcoming shows focusing on how we can achieve a fair & more equal Republic, is an open and honest conversation with President of Sinn Féin and TD for Dublin Central, Mary Lou McDonald.
We talk about both her and Sinn Féin's vision for a Republic of Equality & a rights based society, Brexit and the European Projects democratic deficit, as well as new movements for social rights in the North.
Asking the challenging & important questions, we got open and honest answers from a reflective and inspiring Mary Lou, on the perils, potentials and the urgent necessities of entering government. Mary Lou outlines her reasoning for an inclusive culture of the political left, the need to unite to achieve real tangible change for those the recovery forgot, as well as the working and middle classes.
We also discuss women in politics, grassroots activism and the growing thirst for a real Republic of Rights that involves a civil society movement of trade unionists, enviromentalists, artists and spreads beyond the single party politics.
There is a space for a hopeful and optimistic politics of the Left. There are real world policy alternatives and the time to offer a vision to the wider electorate beyond the back and forth pendulum of Fianna Fail - Fine Gael is now.
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Jan 31 2019
Rank #9: Lynn Boylan – The #MEPshack Ep.57
Lynn joins us to give us an insight into workings of the system, discuss the learnings she has taken from her first term in Brussels and what her ambitions and goals are for the next European Parliament, should she be elected again.
We are going to continue to bring you as many of the Candidates for MEP across both the Echo Chamber and Reboot Republic. But we need support to keep producing the podcast. Please join us from as little as $2.50 by going to patreon.com/tortoiseshack
May 10 2019
Rank #10: Seamus Coffey #Choices Ep.36
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Feb 06 2019
Rank #11: Tom Healy #Hope Ep.53
Tom, in an open and persuasive fashion, talks about a citizen-centric society and the solutions that exist today that we need only begin to implement now to usher in a better future.
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Mar 21 2019
Rank #12: Catherine Connolly #IndependentThinking Ep.28
It was a pleasure to speak with Catherine and indeed so many other wonderful people over 2018. We wish all our listeners a peaceful holiday period and that 2019 becomes the year that we Reboot this Republic for the benefit of all.
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Dec 29 2018
Rank #13: Rebecca Keatinge #HousingFirst Ep.38
Rebecca eloquently outlines the real answers to these critical questions. Drawing on her extensive experience in immigration and human rights law, having worked previously for the International Organisation for Migration & the UN, Rebecca lays out the the reality you don't see in any Homelessness Statistic. The Mercy Law Resource Centre provides free legal advice and representation to those at risk of homelessness, in the areas of social housing and social welfare law.
You can find out more about their crucial work and support them at: http://www.mercylaw.ie/about-mlrc/support-mlrc.18.html
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Feb 21 2019
Rank #14: Professor Kathleen Lynch #Solidarity Ep.25
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Dec 07 2018
Rank #15: Ciarán Cuffe #MEPShack Ep.58
Ciarán wants to put Climate Action at the heart of the European Parliament and sees this as the vehicle to tackle many of the crises facing us both globally and domestically.
Catch-up with the series on Reboot and on our sister-pod, the Echo Chamber.
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May 12 2019
Rank #16: Cian McMahon #TheCo-Op Ep.65
Cian’s research has looked at the rise and fall of cooperativist initiatives in Ireland and particularly workers coops and the Irish trade union movement. We discuss the possibilities and necessity of a shift to economic democracy and a cooperative economy and its potential to address areas like climate change, inequality and the housing crisis.
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Aug 05 2019
Rank #17: Sean Healy #SocialJustice Ep.67
Social Justice Ireland is an independent think tank and justice advocacy organisation that advances the lives of people and communities through providing independent social analysis and effective policy development to create a sustainable future for every member of society and for societies as a whole.
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Jul 24 2019
Rank #18: Clare Daly – the #MEPshack Ep.59
Clare discusses her motivations for seeking the seat, her track record in speaking truth to power and why it is crucial we send people from outside of the Neoliberal Groupthink to this next EU Parliament.
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May 16 2019
Rank #19: Prof. Richard Wilkinson #TheSpiritLevel Ep.69
He is also aresearcher in social inequalities in health and professor of public health at the University of Nottingham.
If you want to understand inequalities, its impacts on all of us and what we can do to make a more equal society this podcast is a must listen.
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Jul 31 2019
Rank #20: Michael Taft #BrexitProof Ep.35
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Jan 25 2019