Love and Courage
By Ruairí McKiernan
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The Love and Courage podcast features interviews with inspirational people who are making a real difference in the world today. Guests are typically people passionate about social justice, and who have demonstrated courage and conviction in their lives. Ruairí McKiernan is a multi award winning Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins appointed Ruairí to the Council of State, a constitutional advisory body whose members include all former leaders of the country. Ruairí is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright fellowship, and he contributes regularly to the media on youth, health, community and social justice issues.
||CleanChuck Collins (live) - on inequality, Trump, trees & people power||One of America's leading inequality campaigners||18 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmanda Palmer - musician, author, crowdfunding sensation||Inspirational punk rock cabaret legend||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSr Teresa Forcades - 'Europe's most radical nun'||Doctor, pro-choice feminist, Catalonian independence leader||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLuke Concannon - Ed Sheeran's childhood hero||ex Nizlopi front-man||4 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarianne Williamson - spiritual teacher, author, activist||World renowned author, teacher, activist||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGara LaMarche - philanthropy for social justice||Former head of Atlantic Philanthropies & Open Society U.S programs||19 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSiobhan O'Donoghue - veteran community innovator and activist||Founding director of the Uplift movement||14 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Shetterly - artist & Vietnam War draft resister||Robert is an acclaimed artist, Vietnam War draft resister, man behind 'Americans Who Tell the Truth'.||29 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChas Jewett - Native American Standing Rock activist||Lakota tribe environmental activist and leader||17 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCiaron O'Reilly - veteran peace campaigner & 'Martin Sheen's hero'||Irish-Australian peace campaigner and Anarchist Catholic||1 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith love from Ruairí : thank you from New York||A few words of reflection from podcast host Ruairí McKiernan.||12 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKathy Kelly - renowned U.S. humanitarian & peace campaigner||Veteran U.S peace activist & author - stories from U.S, Iraq, Afghanistan||6 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEamon Stack - ex priest turned tech social entrepreneur||Remarkable life story of priesthood, peace activism, entrepreneurship||28 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEllen Dorsey - Trump, philanthropy and climate change||Exec Director of Wallace Global Fund, Professor, Climate Change activist||21 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Lynn Ruane & Joe Caslin (teacher/artist)||Live interview at Body&Soul festival with two of Ireland's brightest lights||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHyeonseo Lee - Escape from North Korea||Incredible story of fleeing North Korea and rescuing her family||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlastair McIntosh - Scottish writer on Trump, Gaelic, ecology & culture||Born in the birthplace of Trump's mother, McIntosh is an author, Quaker, environmental activist and visiting professor at the University of Glasgow. Born and raised on the isle of Lewis of the west coast of Scotland, the birth place of Donald Trump’s||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDil Wickremasinghe - overcoming abuse, LGBT rights, & success as a social entrepreneur||Broadcaster, comedian, journalist and social entrepreneur. Dil’s incredible journey has involved struggles with her Jehovah’s Witness parents who disowned her in her youth because of her sexuality. Dil is a courageous survivor of sexual abuse and ha||25 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Lillis - amazing journey to hip hop success (Rusangano Family)||Incredible story of acclaimed DJ, producer, teacher, member of The Rusangano Family, a high powered hip hop act who in 2017 won the Choice Music Prize, Ireland’s biggest music award.||16 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Frances Black - singer, campaigner, addiction counsellor||Frances Black is a well known Irish singer, campaigner, politician, addiction counsellor, and social entrepreneur. She achieved fame early in her life as part of Irish folk super group Arcady and then later with her family in the band the Black Family.||9 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRay McGovern - ex CIA analyst reveals all||77 year old New Yorker, veteran CIA officer turned peace activist. He was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, including during the administrations of John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligen||2 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSr. Stan - visionary activist, innovator, mindfulness advocate||Sister Stan is one of Ireland’s most well known and respected social visionaries. She is a founder of four leading Irish organisations - Focus Ireland, the Sanctuary, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators. Now in her mid seventi||25 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChuck Collins - on giving away his fortune and working with millionaires||Chuck Collins is one of America's leading economic equality campaigners. He grew up in Detroit and went to school alongside some of the elite the United States including former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Chuck could perhaps be known as the man||21 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIvor Browne - psychiatry, LSD, spirituality & more||Ivor Browne is an 88 year old retired Irish psychiatrist, author, former Chief Psychiatrist, jazz musician and Professor emeritus of psychiatry at University College Dublin. Educated in Harvard, he is known for his opposition to traditional psychiatry,||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSunny Jacobs - forgiveness and freedom after death row||Sonia 'Sunny' Jacobs spent 17 years in prison, including 5 in solitary confinement, for a crime she didn’t commit. Sentenced to death at the age of 28 for the murder of two police officers in Florida. When she was imprisoned, her two young children we||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA few words of welcome from Ruairí||Learn more about the motivation behind Love and Courage||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Essential listening for anyone interested in social justice, community and compassion-base activism.
Powerful conversations, honest and inspiring. Really worth checking out if you care about making the world a better place!
Life-affirming and heartwarming
I am thoroughly enjoying Ruairi's interviews, and the wisdom being shared by guests. It opens us up to new ways of seeing the world and of navigating the uncertain times that lie ahead for humankind.