The repeal the eighth podcast
Episode 13: REPEALED!
Wow. What a weekend. The Eighth Amendment has been repealed by landslide. The Irish people spoke up emphatically for a woman’s right to choose. In this aftermath episode, we look back on a weekend and a movement that changed the world, go through the highs and lows of the campaign, talk to our friends in Donegal, and look to the future. Thank you for listening, this really is the final episode.
Episode 12: The Final Countdown
WOW. We're here already. It feels like the longest and shortest journey all at the same time. For the last episode before the vote we headed in to Together For Yes HQ to talk to the absolute legends making this campaign happen.
Guys it's been emosh, but we're nearly there. We've got this.
Ep 11: THE LEO VARADKAR INTERVIEW
This week we go straight to the top and have an in-depth chat with the leader of our country, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. With one week to go, we're living our best Olivia Pope lives. It's handled.
The Taoiseach talked to us about his journey to a pro choice position, how he feels the vote is going to go, the importance of a high turnout and loads more.
Episode 10: Relax the cacks
Aisling Bea is in the house! Is your head melted? Stress levels through the roof? Fumin' like a human? Grab a glass of water and wash down this chill pill. We know the FINAL STRETCH can sometimes feel like the FINAL STRESS, but we're here to tell you that calming the fuck down is the best approach right now. The amazing Aisling Bea joins us to talk about being a diaspora Repealer. Plus we dissect the TV debate dumpster fire that was #CBLIVE, and give you Don’t Stop Repealin’s Top 11 Tips To Getting Through The Next Week. Less stress more success!
Episode 9: The unexpected Pro Choice position of Micheál Martin
If you're looking for us these days, you'll find us down in Buswells, chomping on a carvery and eavesdropping on the goss emanating from all the other tables as we prepare to interview some party leaders. Yep, the DSR gals have gone all establishment (LOL) and are questioning whether this is real life as we head in to Leinster House to chat to Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin about his unexpected pro-choice views. If parallel universes are a thing, pretty sure this is what it feels like to be in one.
We're also joined by MERJ aka Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice to delve a little deeper into how Migrant women are disproportionately impacted by the Eighth Amendment.
And finally we're doing our best to push through the bank holiday slump to bring you all the usual bits and bobs including events, media shenanigans and the latest development from Facebook outlawing international ad purchases for the ref.
Episode 8: Mary Lou McDonald
STOP EVERYTHING Mary Lou is in the building. This week we talk to Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald in Leinster House. Yes, they let us in.
Meanwhile, back at the NO ranch, there is some seriously shady shit going on online. What's really going on with this mysterious NO strategy to fool undecided voters into clicking their ads? This is bad news, and we need to take action NOW.
Plus, Una gets pulled from a literature festival (boo), and Andrea pulls a muscle from laughing (yay). We analyse the Late Late Show debate, a barney on Sean O'Rourke, and give fill you in on all the fab events going down in your town. Come thru queens!