6 episodes

A monthly podcast looking at global issues brought to you by comedian Colm O’Regan and Trócaire.

The World Etc. with Colm O’Regan The World Etc. with Colm O’Regan

    • Society & Culture
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A monthly podcast looking at global issues brought to you by comedian Colm O’Regan and Trócaire.

    Episode 6: Women of Gaza

    Episode 6: Women of Gaza

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. In the sixth episode of our series, Colm chats to Mona Al Shawa of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Hala Riziq, who works in the area of development and women's rights in the Gaza Strip. During a rare trip away from their homeland, Mona & Hala speak about the challenging nature of their work and the daily reality of living under a blockade that has left 2million people trapped in an area the size of County Louth with limited access to food, water & electricity. The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities. Music by glossolalia.

    • 33 min
    Episode 5: Keith Walsh on Malawi & the Climate Emergency

    Episode 5: Keith Walsh on Malawi & the Climate Emergency

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. In the fifth episode of our series, Colm chats to Colm O'Regan chats to broadcaster Keith Walsh about his recent trip to Malawi where he had a first-hand glimpse at the devastating effects of climate change. During their discussion, Colm and Keith chat about: life in rural Malawi; the impact of Cyclone Idai, which affected over 850,000 people in the country; tangible efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – an historic plan to end global poverty by 2030 and to protect the planet; young people fighting for gender equality; and the importance of Climate Strikes. The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Small Steps to Tackle Climate Change & Help the Environment

    Episode 4: Small Steps to Tackle Climate Change & Help the Environment

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. 
    In the fourth episode of our series, Colm chats to Sorcha Hamilton of the Irish Times and environmentalist Paula Butler as they take a novel look at climate change, environmentalism and what small but positive changes people can make in their lives to make a difference. Colm and the panel discuss practical solutions to reducing personal waste, the dilemmas people face in trying to balance ethical consumer choices with convenience & cost and a low-cost consumer culture has had a major environmental impact. 
    The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities.

    • 40 min
    Episode 3: Deirdre O’Kane’s visit to Palestine & Israel

    Episode 3: Deirdre O’Kane’s visit to Palestine & Israel

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. In this special episode out of the studio, Colm catches up with fellow Irish comedian Deirdre O’Kane, who recently visited Palestine & Israel with Trócaire.

    Colm & Deirdre chatted over a coffee about Deirdre’s three-day trip to Gaza and the West Bank where she met with Palestinian and Israeli organisations providing medical support and working for human rights and an end to the occupation.




    The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities.

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Tales from Guatemala and Syria

    Episode 2: Tales from Guatemala and Syria

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. Episode 2 features interviews with RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon and Syrian-Irish journalist Razan Ibraheem. 

    John recently traveled to Guatemala to see first-hand how the battle for land rights affects indigenous Mayan communities living under the threat of evictions by big business, while Razan tells Colm how Ireland has become a second home having left Syria just a few months after the start of the ongoing conflict which is now into its ninth year. 

    The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities.

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: Women in Leadership

    Episode 1: Women in Leadership

    Hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan, The World Etc. is a monthly look at issues affecting people around the world. Episode one discusses women’s leadership and features Jennifer Bray (Irish Times), Lynsey Davey (Dublin footballer) and Caoimhe de Barra (Trócaire CEO). The World Etc. is brought to you by Trócaire, one of Ireland’s leading charities.

    • 35 min

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