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
||CleanDavid Norris #KickingBack Ep.113||Change takes persistence, determination and an unwavering belief in what you are trying to achieve. Our guest in the tortoise shack is scholar, independent Senator and long-time civil rights activist, David Norris.||10 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDundrum Housing Action #NeoFeudalism Ep.113||NAMA is right now looking for an institutional(vulture?)investor to pay €36m for a site with full planning permission for 460 apartments which the state will then rent back via Housing Assistance Payment, RAS etc… This is the economic ineptitude tha||8 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDawn Foster #WhereWillWeLive Ep.112||While Ireland is suffering the worst crises in the history of our State in housing, homelessness and widening income inequality, we are, sadly, far from unique. Our guest in the tortoise shack, staff writer with Jacobin Magazine,||3 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJack Power #MediaClapback Ep.108||The media has come in for a lot of criticism in the wake of the Presidential election results. While some of the criticism is undoubtedly fair, some of it is a knee-jerk reaction to what can only be described as a few uncomfortable home truths.||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEwan MacKenna #TrumpOfTheTropics Ep.111||Across the globe the rise of far right populism has been seen as what Fintan O’Toole called the stages of pre-fascism. But our guest in the tortoise shack, award winning journalist and resident of Belo Horizinte, Brazil, Ewan MacKenna,||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn-Mark McCafferty #WhereWillWeLive? Ep.110||– There are many facets to the housing and homelessness crisis and as our guest in the tortoise shack, CEO of Threshold John-Mark McCafferty, puts it “there is no one solution.” There are lots of big things that can be done,||23 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMick Clifford #TheDefamationGame Ep.107||When the Charleton Report was released it appears the queue of people claiming they’ve been vindicated is longer than the Donut queue in Blanchardstown. But as our guest in the tortoise shack, writer and award winning journalist Mick Clifford,||20 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid||The State have repeatedly peddled the line that we cannot interfere with land hoarding or property dereliction because of the Constitutional Right to Property. Well our guests in the tortoise shack, Director Fearghal Ward and Producer Luke McManus have.||18 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmer O’Siochrú #SocialCommons Ep.102||We are constantly told that the cost of land is prohibitive to building. But in Ireland it wasn’t always thus. Our guest in the tortoise shack is Architect, Surveyor and a founder of the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (FEASTA),||16 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaddy Cosgrave & Prof. P.J Drudy #TortoiseShackLive Ep.105||The tortoise shack went to a sold out Sound House on Eden Quay, as part of the Dublin Podcast Festival. It was as chaotic as you’d expect from us, but luckily we had Rory Hearne of the Reboot Republic podcast along for company. Not only that,||12 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Challenging the system
Excellent and informative, Tony and martin know when to let the interview flow and when to bring it back on topic.
Smart, Informative and Entertaining
This podcast has shortened more than a few dull plane journeys for me!
The content and the guests are strong. The interactions between the two presenters themselves and with the guests are natural, straight-talking, informative and witty. Good work and have plenty more of it please.
Brilliant work lads, a huge fan.