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HeadStuff Podcast Network presents The Eighth, a podcast series documenting the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the constitution of Ireland. Going beyond the ten minute head-to-heads and media talking points, The Eighth has long, sticky, moral and open conversations with people on all sides of the debate and none, those in the middle ground and those who are confused about how to vote in the referendum. We ask: where do both sides of the debate part ways? Is it right to morally equate the life of the woman with prenatal life? And when does life truly begin? This podcast attempts to answer these questions, and more, through the lens of a pro-choice host who is attempting to bring clarity, understanding and some degree of common ground to this incredibly fraught space.
||Clean10: #10: It Is Done||“It always seems impossible until it is done.”- Nelson Mandela The final episode of the Eighth is a fly on the wall audio journey with Ciara from her hearing the exit poll results through to the final result in Dublin Castle. Featuring a range of v||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: #09: Reflections, Predictions||This week, Ciara and Paddy reflect on the journey of making The Eighth, what they have learned, and where they think the chips might fall tomorrow. Ciara speaks to political analyst Johnny Fallon to make predictions about the count, to Elle and Lisa ou.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: #08: Difficult Conversations||We're being asked by campaigners for and against repeal to get out and talk to our family and friends before the 25th of May - to have conversations about why voting is so important, and about which way to vote. Turnout will make or break the campaign .||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: #07: Everyday Stories - Part 2||In this episode, Louise tells the story of having termination following a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis, and Ciara and her friend Karen share their own abortion stories with each other for the first time. **Content warning for discussion of abort.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: #06: Everyday Stories - Part 1||This Episode shares four women's stories of abortion, and is a partnership with Everyday Stories. Content warning for sexual violence, physical abuse, abortion, miscarriage. [www.everydaystories.org](www.everydaystories.org) Credits: Produce...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: #05: Maternity||Maternity In this Episode, we hear about how the 8th Amendment impacts on every single pregnancy in Ireland, Ciara speaks to Philomena Canning from Midwives for Choice, Dr Anthony McCarthy, Perinatal Psychiatrist in Holles St, Krysia Lynch, Chair of...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: #04: The Violinist||The Violinist. This Episode delves into the field of ethics, or moral philosophy, to see how it can help clarify a lot of our gut instincts around the issue of abortion. Ciara speaks to world-renowned Professor of Bioethics in Princeton University, P.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: #03: In Trouble - Irish Abortions Then And Now||In this Episode of The Eighth, Ciara tells the story of the reality of Irish abortions, and why Ireland will never be an island free of abortion. She speaks with Niall Behan, CEO of the IFPA, who provide counselling to thousands of women who travel eve.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: #02: Yes for Repeal||Episode 02: Yes for Repeal In this episode, Yes for Repeal, Ciara meets women who are campaigning to remove the 8th amendment to the constitution. One woman tells her personal story of travelling to the UK for an abortion, another describes how she ...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#01: Against Repeal||In this episode, Ciara meets a philosophy student who says he owes his life to the 8th Amendment, a Polish anarchist who hates the term anti-choice, a feminist student who believes 'abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women', and a woman who just .||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#0: Introducing The Eighth||Introducing The Eighth, a podcast documenting the upcoming referendum to repeal the 8th in Ireland. This episode, a prequel to the series, outlines the host, Ciara O’Connor’s background and the origin of the series - a safe space to ask honest, hard||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: The Eighth Trailer||With the referendum on the eighth amendment looming, Ireland is witnessing both sides of the debate battle it out in the media, online, in the streets. But have you ever wondered why these sides - pro repeal and anti repeal - are so diametrically op...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting & Thorough
The information and perspectives presented in the podcast is interesting. She talks to many people.
Such an important topic!
So excited to hear the rest. I think it’s just what we need, both sides talking to each other.
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