The Echo Chamber Podcast
By Tortoise Shack Media
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The Irish independent news, politics and culture podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Join hosts Tony Groves and Martin McMahon and a wide range of guests as the tackle everything from twitter to the Taoiseach. There will be shenanigans! Cover art by @Ciaraioch
||CleanGrace Dyas #Heroin2018 Ep.97||Class can kill. Our guest in the tortoise shack, writer, director, playwright and activist, Grace Dyas, came over to talk about the system that deems some lives are worth less than others. She is campaigning, via her award winning play Heroin,||19 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred Logue #RightToKnow Ep. 96||We have a deficit of accountability and a lack of transparency in Ireland. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Our guest in the tortoise shack, principal at FP Logue Solicitors and specialist in technology, intellectual property,||15 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarach Ó Séaghdha #CraicBaby Ep.95||Language matters, words matter and sometimes even one word can make such a difference. Our guest in the tortoise shack, writer and host of the excellent and insanely successful Motherfoclóir podcast, Darach Ó Séaghdha talks all things Irish, English,||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan O’Brien #TaxingEconomics Ep. 93||Ireland tops the charts in economic growth and by many economic measures is powering ahead. So why are so many people left behind and why are we in the middle of the worst housing crisis in our State’s history? Our guest in the tortoise shack,||8 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJess Kelly #TheAlgorithms Ep. 94||When we were kids we had to eat our veg, we couldn’t just eat what we wanted all the time. Nowadays, thanks to algorithms, we can chow down on all the online junk food we like and never have to see a vegetable in our self-made echo chambers.||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInner City Helping Homeless #VolunteerHeroes Ep.92||The Government’s message that homelessness is normal is something that our guests in the tortoise shack on tour, Vera, Alice and Brian of Inner City Helping Homelessness, DO NOT accept. They are on the streets looking after the most vulnerable in our||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJurassic Arse #AnnoyPeople Ep.91||There are lots of different ‘Twitters’. Our guest in the tortoise shack, malcontent, voice of the Anti-Dublin League and proud Kells man, @JurassicArse aka Gary, came over to tell us why he loves and hates the platform and how “annoying folk who d||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUna Power #GreenWeek Ep.90||This week the Spin Doctors and “Climate Laggards” of Fine Gael decided to pay lip-service to climate change with their #GreenWeek. The hypocrisy of the Party that fought almost every piece of climate change legislation in the Dáil wasn’t lost on||24 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAidan Regan #ZombieCapitalism Ep.89||We live in an era where we are celebrating surpassing the Celtic Tiger records in Tax Take, Numbers Employed and Rent. But are just repeating the mistakes of the past? Our guest in the tortoise shack, UCD Assistant Professor at the School of Politics a.||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuzy Byrne #DontDisableMe Ep.88||This week a government report highlighting our dependence on social transfers was used by the punch down brigade to convict the poor of poverty. Our guest in the tortoise shack (on tour) is a recent appointment to the Board of The Irish Council for Civ.||18 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
......For two gougers with more sense than style. Good analysis of current affairs presented well. Could say a bit more about socks though.
It just keeps getting better...
Tony and Martin’s authenticity screams through this podcast. I really enjoy listening to it, particularly enjoying Izzy Kamakaze, Erica Fleming, Patrick Cullivan.
You learn A LOT, laugh and walk away feeling better.
Great hosts and guests. Informative, engaging, accessible and challenging (in a good way). Makes you think. Highly recommend this podcast.