The Women's Podcast, hosted by Róisín Ingle & Kathy Sheridan. Producers: Róisín Ingle, Jennifer Ryan and Suzanne Brennan.
By women, for everyone.
Best of The Women’s Podcast: Evanna Lynch
Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch was just 11 when her eating disorder began to manifest. She struggled for several years with anorexia, with spells in and out of hospital including a three month stay in a facility in England. In her memoir, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting, she explores with breathtaking clarity, her path to recovery and her struggle to deal with the complexities and contradictions within herself. Now 30 and living in London, she talked to Roisin Ingle about navigating all of this while also coming to terms with the international fame which came when she won the part of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie franchise. It's a story about the tragedy and glory of growing up, one Lynch hopes will help anyone touched by this devastating, often misunderstood illness.
This episode was originally published in October 2021.
If you’re affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode, contact BodyWhys.ie or CAREDIreland@gmail.com
Best Of The Women's Podcast: Elizabeth Day
In this podcast recorded in September 2021, Róisín talks to the journalist, author and presenter of the brilliant How To Fail podcast Elizabeth Day. She has just published her latest novel, Magpie, a thrilling, stylish and psychologically astute story of jealousy, motherhood and power. In this funny, moving and revealing conversation, Day explains how some of the book’s themes relate to her own life, why it was important to her to write about mental illness with sensitivity and why she is a Derry girl at heart. She also tells Róisín about her lockdown wedding to husband Justin Basini, some of her favourite How To Fail guests and her friendship with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Ep 569 Abuse survivor Aoife Farrelly
Aoife Farrelly was just six years-old, when her older brother Cian began sexually abusing her. The abuse lasted two years and stopped when she told her parents what was happening. Last month, he was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to rape and sexual assault. Now aged twenty-one, Aoife plans to rebuild her life, ‘heal her inner child’ and not let the abuse define her. In this episode, she speaks to Roisin Ingle about her decision to waive her anonymity, the road to recovery and her new life in Aberdeen, Scotland.
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this podcast, you can call the national 24 hour rape crisis help line on 1800 778888 or www.drcc.ie
Ep 568 Love Island: It is what it is. (Until it isn’t)
Launched in 2015, Love Island is one of the most successful reality dating shows on TV. Despite a number of controversies through the years, the show still attracts millions of viewers every night. So why is it so compelling to watch and what keeps us coming back for more? In this episode Róisín Ingle is joined by three avid Love Island viewers, writer and philosopher Laura Kennedy, baker Gerry Godley and his thirteen year-old daughter Amalia Godley. Together they discuss the highs and lows of the latest season, the islander lingo and which loved-up couple might triumph this year.
Ep 567 Cost of Living Crisis: Three wise women on how to cut costs, budget & save
The price of everything is on the rise. From petrol, groceries, energy and gas, every facet of our lives has been affected. So why is everything so expensive and how can we make our money stretch further? In this episode, Róisín Ingle speaks to two budgeting experts Caz Mooney and Kel Galavan, who both share their money and saving tips through their Instagram profiles @Irishbudegting and @Mrssmartmoneyhq
We also hear from Irish Times political correspondent Jennifer Bray, who explains why inflation is soaring and how the government plans to tackle it.
Ep 566 Aingeala Flannery: The Amusements
Set in the seaside town of Tramore, Co Waterford, The Amusements by Aingeala Flannery follows the lives of the Grant and Swaine families and their neighbours, over three decades. The story is woven together by this diverse cast of characters who capture the joy, frustration and limitations of small town life. In this episode, the author speaks to Róisín Ingle about her own childhood summers spent on the beach in Tramore, her decision to leave radio journalism to pursue writing full time and why loving what you do will always matter most.
My weekly indulgence
One of my favourite podcasts by far, I love how it delves into the trials and tribulations of women’s lives. It has content that is always inspiring and thought provoking.
Really enjoy the provoking, informative and interesting content on this podcast — more please!
Love this podcast
Super podcast, Róisín is such a lovely broadcaster.