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Reboot Republic is the innovative Podcast that delves beyond the headlines and soundbites and pulls up the roots of our Social Crises to unearth progressive solutions. We talk to world leading experts, politicians, activists and everyday change-makers. This not about tinkering around the edges. Hosted by Lecturer of Social Policy in Maynooth University and Social Justice Campaigner, Dr Rory Hearne and independent podcast nerd Tony Groves, we look beyond the political speak for real, globally tried and tested solutions. Reboot Republic aims to be the podcast for an optimistic and inclusive future and not the polarised present. There is another way. Listen, share and join in our conversation as we start a new journey

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    • Politics
    • 5.0, 148 Ratings

Reboot Republic is the innovative Podcast that delves beyond the headlines and soundbites and pulls up the roots of our Social Crises to unearth progressive solutions. We talk to world leading experts, politicians, activists and everyday change-makers. This not about tinkering around the edges. Hosted by Lecturer of Social Policy in Maynooth University and Social Justice Campaigner, Dr Rory Hearne and independent podcast nerd Tony Groves, we look beyond the political speak for real, globally tried and tested solutions. Reboot Republic aims to be the podcast for an optimistic and inclusive future and not the polarised present. There is another way. Listen, share and join in our conversation as we start a new journey

    Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

    Make The Shift with Leilani Farha Ep.130

    Having recently completed her term as UN Special Rapporteur for Housing, Leilani Farha rejoined us on the pod to discuss her time in the role and what she is doing now.



    We discuss the financialisation of housing, the impact Covid-19 has had on homelessness and the emergency measures that there can be no going back from. Leilani also explains what her new initiative makethshift.org is and how she is continuing to advocate for the Right to Housing now.



    Check it out.



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    • 43 min
    The Arts Aren’t Dead – Emmet Kirwan – Live Ep.292

    The Arts Aren’t Dead – Emmet Kirwan – Live Ep.292

    As part of our Live in Lockdown series we sat down with actor, writer, poet and friend of the pod, Emmet Kirwan, for a conversation about the health of the arts in Ireland. In Emmet's own words, "It begins with art, but ends in real estate".



    We were joined by an audience of tortoise shack members and Emmet kindly hung around to answer questions on his work, the arts in education, tone policing and the cost of speaking out.



    This was another great evening and we have more lined up this week.



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    • 51 min
    Lenny Abrahamson on #NormalPeople

    Lenny Abrahamson on #NormalPeople

    It was a great treat to be joined for another of our Tortoise Shack Live in #LockDown podcasts by filmmaker, director and Live Line content creator, Lenny Abrahamson. Caroline, Tony and Martin ask Lenny about the (unforeseen?) success of Normal People, the good and bad reactions to the sex scenes and the thought and care that went into the consent putting consent on screen.



    We also get an insight into Lenny's upcoming project, A Mans World - the Emile Griffith Story.



    Then our brilliant members, including some familiar voices ask some terrific questions. Enjoy.



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    Back To The Echo Chamber

    • 50 min
    The Green Dilemma with John Gibbons Ep.287

    The Green Dilemma with John Gibbons Ep.287

    While Martin is off sunning himself (in hospital), Tony talked with campaigning journalist and climate activist, John Gibbons about the price the Green Party must extract in order to enter government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.



    John talks about the need to be in government and the healthy scepticism we share for any deal with the two parties that have thus far specialised in producing plans to be great at something at sometime in the future.



    The clock is ticking: Electoral Destruction or Climate Devastation?



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    • 34 min
    Mary Lou McDonald – Live in #LockDown Ep.285

    Mary Lou McDonald – Live in #LockDown Ep.285

    On Wednesday Sinn Féin Leader, Mary Lou McDonald, joined us and an audience of Tortoise Shack members for a live podcast. We discuss the health of our democracy, the response of sections of our current system to the general election result and what Sinn Féin should and can be doing in these extraordinary times.



    In this hour long conversation we talk about the challenges facing the country, the real changes the people who voted Left want to see, Covid-19 and a lot more. We end with some excellent questions from the audience.



    To join us for our next live pod and to help this project keep going join us at patreon.com/tortoiseshack

    • 54 min
    Ireland’s Renewable Energy Potential with Dr Rory Monaghan

    Ireland’s Renewable Energy Potential with Dr Rory Monaghan

    Just before the world ground to a halt and everything became about Covid-19, we were joined on the phone by lecturer in energy systems engineering in NUI Galway, Dr Rory Monaghan, to talk about Ireland's potential for renewable energy. Given the Fianna Gael overtures to the Green Party we thought it timely for our listeners.



    Rory explains where we stand currently, the advances in technology and the untapped resources that are just off our coastline. We also discuss the need for large scale investment into renewable energy, the fascinating tender process involved and the need to bring the public in on the plans.



    We hope to do a longer interview under better circumstances with Rory in the near future.



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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Karen O'Brien16 ,

Terrific Series

Underrated podcast, with a guest list that many major news platforms would love to have. Enjoy the panel shows and as a bit of a wonk, the policy stuff is brilliant.

New2Pods Kathy ,

Another Tortoise Shack Great

A solutions based pod from the tortoise shack that brings experts, activists and people who give a crap on to try put forward ideas and ways to better us all. Very impressive on housing and climate.

Zoe Denham ,

Best Current Affairs Pod

A terrific if you are a student of social policy or just want to know what is really going on and how to get involved.

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