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The Women's Podcast, hosted by Róisín Ingle & Kathy Sheridan. Producers: Róisín Ingle, Jennifer Ryan and Suzanne Brennan.
By women, for everyone.

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    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

The Women's Podcast, hosted by Róisín Ingle & Kathy Sheridan. Producers: Róisín Ingle, Jennifer Ryan and Suzanne Brennan.
By women, for everyone.

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    The Great Pivot: What would it take for you to change everything?

    The Great Pivot: What would it take for you to change everything?

    Have you ever questioned the path you’ve found yourself on? Ever fantasised about quitting your job and making a career change? Or maybe life just intervened and forced you to change lanes. For many or us, the pandemic has had a huge impact on our attitudes to work. It’s been a time of soul searching and reflection on what makes us happy and keeps us motivated. Today we speak to two women about the art of pivoting and why everyone should be encouraged to tune in to their inner voice. 
    Guests: Aideen Finnegan, broadcaster and host of How to Pivot Podcast and Sarah Shannon, yoga and meditation teacher who runs the Wild & Free Retreats in the Algarve, Portugal.
    Presenter: Róisín Ingle
    Producers: Jennifer Ryan and Suzanne Brennan
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    • 40 min
    Ep 537 The Invisible Job: How sharing home and parental responsibilities makes everyone happier

    Ep 537 The Invisible Job: How sharing home and parental responsibilities makes everyone happier

    Today, we celebrate Women’s Christmas or as it’s known in Ireland Nollaig na mBan. Traditionally this was the day when women got a day off after all the emotional and physical labour of making Christmas happen. But have we really moved on very much from the days when women did the majority of work in the home? And how much is this clear imbalance holding us back? In The Invisible Job: Parenting, Running a Home and Dividing Responsibility, Paula Fyans examines how this enduring inequality negatively impacts the lives of women, in terms of their career progression, financial security and their physical and mental health. In today’s episode, she speaks to Róisín Ingle about what this invisible, unpaid role entails and what we can do about changing the way we divide our daily tasks.
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    • 54 min
    Ep 536 The Women's Podcast 2021 Review

    Ep 536 The Women's Podcast 2021 Review

    In this episode presenters Kathy and Róisín are joined by producers Jennifer and Suzanne to look back at 2021. We share our favourite episodes, name our women of the year and talk about some of the highs and lows of the past 12 months.
    **This episode was recorded in mid-December 2021.

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    Ep 535 Jan Brierton: What day is it? Who gives a f*ck

    Ep 535 Jan Brierton: What day is it? Who gives a f*ck

    Earlier this year, in the bleakness of lockdown three, Jan Brierton became a viral sensation with her pandemic poem What day is it? Who gives a f*ck. Sharing her thoughts on the monotony of lockdown life, her words resonated with many across the country and beyond. In today’s episode, the stylist turned poet tells Róisín Ingle how that poem changed the course of her life this year, leading to the release of her very first book. Brierton also speaks about embracing her creativity, getting out of her comfort zone and about her decision to give up alcohol. The pair share their Christmas plans, discuss the merit of the Brussels sprout and Jan performs a new festive poem called Dear Santa.
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    • 32 min
    Ep 534 Christmas comfort eating with Grace Dent

    Ep 534 Christmas comfort eating with Grace Dent

    Feast your ears on this deliciously festive food episode with columnist, broadcaster and author Grace Dent. As restaurant critic for The Guardian and a regular face on Masterchef, Grace tells Róisín Ingle what tasty treats feature in her Christmas spread every year. The pair reminisce about Yuletide dinners through the decades, from the joy of the humble pud, to the homemade trifle lathered with Birds custard. This episode is a culinary walk down a very festive memory lane.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 533 Christmas Book Club: Our best reads of 2021

    Ep 533 Christmas Book Club: Our best reads of 2021

    It has been another fantastic year for books: Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You, Megan Nolan’s Acts of Desperation, Catherine Ryan Howard’s 56 Days, Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout, Louise Nealon’s Snowflake, Fíona Scarlett’s Boys Don’t Cry, the list goes on and on. In this episode Róisín is joined by our book clubbers Niamh Towey, Ann Ingle and Bernice Harrison to share their favourite reads of the year (some old, some new) and the books they’ll be gifting this Christmas. 
    Books mentioned:
    56 Days - Catherine Ryan Howard
    Acts of Desperation - Megan Nolan
    Apples Never Fall - Liane Moriarty
    Are You Somebody - Nuala O’Faolain
    Bright Burning Things - Lisa Harding
    Comrades - Rosita Boland
    Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? - Seamus O’Reilly
    Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe
    How to Kill Your Family - Bella Mackie 
    Iron Annie - Luke Cassidy
    Magpie - Elizabeth Day
    Nell - Nell McCafferty
    Nora - Nuala O’Connor
    Oh William! - Elizabeth Strout
    Openhearted - Ann Ingle
    The End of the World is a Culture de Sac - Louise Kennedy
    The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting - Evanna Lynch
    Real Estate - Deborah Levy
    Slug - Hollie McNish
    Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan
    Snowflake - Louise Nealon
    State of Terror - Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny
    We Don’t Know Ourselves - Fintan O’Toole

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    • 37 min

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89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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It’s wonderful

I love this podcast. I’m listening in New Zealand and I enjoy the humour and the voices. But also the courage and honesty of the presenters and contributors.

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I love this podcast

I loved the episode with Jade Jordan. Raising awareness for really significant issues in Ireland , thanks Roisin and Kathy!

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The mother and baby home episode was exceptional. Extremely moving.

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