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Lennon Courtney Left Alone is hosted by Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon. Quite simply, it's a podcast of conversations they have when they’re left alone. Nothing is off the table.  Each week they’ll take on topics like Age, Purpose, Money, Worry and Anxiety, Beauty and, well, anything that tickles and provokes them. Episodes are infused with their characteristic humour, joy and honesty that audiences have grown to love for over ten years. 

Lennon Courtney Left Alone Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney

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Lennon Courtney Left Alone is hosted by Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon. Quite simply, it's a podcast of conversations they have when they’re left alone. Nothing is off the table.  Each week they’ll take on topics like Age, Purpose, Money, Worry and Anxiety, Beauty and, well, anything that tickles and provokes them. Episodes are infused with their characteristic humour, joy and honesty that audiences have grown to love for over ten years. 

    The Party Issue

    The Party Issue

    THE PARTY ISSUE


    Welcome back to Lennon Courtney Left Alone. 


    After the year we’ve all had, we could only end series four with The Party Issue. 


    Seeing as we can’t party as we normally would this time of year - we did it remotely for this issue and shared some of our favourite celebrations throughout the years. So throw on your Christmas jumper and listen in.
    If you have enjoyed Lennon Courtney Left Alone this year please show your support by giving us a seasonal gift in the form of a short positive review and giving us five stars at this link. You’ll be dashed through the virtual snow over to our iTunes page where you can tell us how wonderful we are. It’s a simple way you can help the podcast grow - we can’t do it without you.
    Enjoy the Christmas break and see you in 2020. We’ve loved making this podcast for you.
    Sonya and Brendan.  


    THINGS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:


    READ: Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine


    Check out your local library for copies of the book mentioned above too. 


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    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and LinkedIn
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    Follow Sonya on Insta, Twitter and LinkedIn. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
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    • 32 min
    The Politically Correct Issue

    The Politically Correct Issue

    THE POLITICALLY CORRECT ISSUE


    Welcome back to Lennon Courtney Left Alone. 


    This week, we’re talking about The P.C Issue.
     
    No. Not personal computers but political correctness. We talk about its origins and how the concept has evolved to present day. Does ‘being P.C’ stifle conversatio? How can we better engage with other peoples experiences in a constructive and considered way? We offer some food for thought this week. 


    As with every issue, make sure you scroll down for our list of Outside Things of additional resources for you.
    If you are enjoying Lennon Courtney Left Alone please show your support by leaving a short positive review and giving us five stars at this link. You’ll be fa-la-la-la-laaahed over to our iTunes page where you can tell us how wonderful we are. It’s a simple way you can help the podcast grow - we can’t do it without you.
    Until next Thursday for our final issue before the Christmas break!
    Sonya and Brendan.  


    THINGS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:


    READ: Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace by David G. Smyth and W. Brad Johnson


    READ: Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape by Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin Míriam, Juan-Torres and Tim Dixon


    WATCH: Stephen Hawkins on political polarization 


    Check out your local library for copies of the readings mentioned above too. 


    FOLLOW, FOLLOW:
     
    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube. 
    Follow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. 
    Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 24 min
    The Father Issue

    The Father Issue

    THE FATHER ISSUE


    Welcome back to Lennon Courtney Left Alone. 


    This week, at a listener request, we’re looking at The Father Issue. 
     
    We ask if men can show greater vulnerability now or does society still expect them to be the strong, silent provider? 


    As with every issue, make sure you scroll down for our list of Outside Things of resources and things to do and read.
    If you are enjoying Lennon Courtney Left Alone please show your support by leaving a short positive review and giving us five stars at this link. You’ll be whisked to our iTunes page where you can tell us how simply wonderful we are. It’s a simple way you can help the podcast grow - we can’t do it without you.
    Do your best today, wear your mask and stay hopeful!
    Sonya and Brendan.  
    THINGS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:
    WATCH: The trailer for Brendan’s documentary We Need to Talk About Dad
    LISTEN: Robust Vulnerability by David Whyte. You may also be able to source this CD from your local library. 
    FOLLOW, FOLLOW:
     
    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube. 
    Follow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. 
    Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 32 min
    The Simplicity Issue

    The Simplicity Issue

    THE SIMPLICITY ISSUE


    Welcome back to Lennon Courtney Left Alone. 


    This week, we’re looking at The Simplicity Issue. 
     
    As someone wise once said K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid). Over the past year, we’ve all been forced to slow down and simplify our lives. Will we be able to hold onto a slower pace when life returns to, well...life is different than it is at the moment? We discuss it all this week. Plus, as with every issue, make sure you scroll down for our list of Outside Things.


    Now, the great thing about leaving a short positive review and giving us five stars, is that it couldn’t be more simple to do! Show your support for Lennon Courtney Left Alone at this link and you’ll be whisked to our iTunes page where you can tell us how simply wonderful we are. 


    Celebrate yourself today, wear your finest mask and stay hopeful!


    Sonya and Brendan.  


    THINGS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:


    WATCH: Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show 


    READ: Can decluttering make you happier?


    READ: Ideas for organising your home


    DO: A ten minute meditation 


    FOLLOW, FOLLOW:
     
    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube. 
    Follow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. 
    Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 26 min
    The Equality Issue

    The Equality Issue

    THE EQUALITY ISSUE


    Welcome back to Lennon Courtney Left Alone. This week, we’re taking on The Equality Issue. 
     
    As we researched this week’s episode, we began to wonder if equality is even the thing we should all be working towards? Is social justice really the next frontier in this ongoing discussion? Well, hit play and you’ll hear all about it. Plus, as with every issue, we have collated lots of great resources to help you explore the topic in more detail. Just scroll down and you'll find our list of Outside Things.


    Now, all podcasts are created equal but some are more equal than others. With that in mind, please show your support for Lennon Courtney Left Alone and give us five stars and a few words on iTunes or wherever you listen. It really helps to grow the podcast and for new listeners to find us. If there’s an issue you’d like us to look at, leave it in your review and we’ll add it to the list. Simply click this link and you’ll be whisked over to our page where you can write away.


    Be nice to yourself today, keep wearing your mask and stay hopeful!


    Sonya and Brendan.  


    THINGS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:


    LISTEN: John Legend being interviewed on Armchair Expert podcast talking about defunding the police. 


    LISTEN: ‘Why Third Grade Matters’ on New York Times podcast Sway


    READ: A Feminist Manifesto in 15 Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 


    READ: New Zealand’s new pay equality act. 


    READ: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D Vance and watch the trailer here. 


    FOLLOW, FOLLOW:
     
    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube.
    Follow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. 
    Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 30 min
    The Empowerment Issue

    The Empowerment Issue

    THE EMPOWERMENT ISSUE


    We’re back! Welcome to series 4 of Lennon Courtney Left Alone. To get us started, we're kicking off with The Empowerment Issue. 


    We talk about how we guide our children to be empowered individuals as well as empowering ourselves. And guess what, like most great things in life, it really is an inside job. Make sure you scroll down to see the Outside Things for you to read and listen to as suggested by us. 


    Now while self empowerment may ultimately rest with ourselves, we can't self-review the podcast as much as we’d love to. So, show your support for Lennon Courtney Left Alone and give us five stars and a quick review on iTunes or wherever you listen. It really helps to grow the podcast and new listeners find us. If there’s an issue you’d like us to look at, leave it in your review and we’ll add it to the list. Simply click this link and you’ll be whisked over to our page where you can write away.


    Be nice to yourself today, keep wearing your mask and stay hopeful!


    Sonya and Brendan.  


    'OUTSIDE THINGS' MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:


    Listen: Brendan recommended listening to this podcast from Your Undivided Attention with guest Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister. Is a transparent, reactive and politically engaged society possible? Well, that’s what this podcast looks at.


    Read: Sonya has recommended this book before but it’s one of her favourites How Woman Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job by Sally Helgessan and Marshall Goldsmith. She also suggests you read Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy. It talks about fostering empowerment in children by letting them get on with it (in so many words). While you’re at it, have a look at Hara Estroff Marano’s book A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting.


    Look: Hazel Cassidy founder of Hands Off Parent.


    FOLLOW, FOLLOW:
     
    Follow Lennon Courtney on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
    Follow Brendan on Insta and Twitter and Facebook. 
    Follow Sonya on Insta and Twitter. 
     
    Shop the latest Lennon Courtney collection at Dunnes Stores.
     
    Lennon Courtney Left Alone is produced by Esther O’Moore Donohoe. 
    Original theme music was created by Katie Laffan. 
    Media, general enquiries or just to say hi: contactleftalone@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 34 min

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