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June 23, 2022 00:51:22
Margaret Urwin: Seeking Justice For The Forgotten

Margaret Urwin: Seeking Justice For The Forgotten

A tale of remembrance fighting against amnesia, Margaret Urwin works with Justice For The Forgotten, a campaign seeking to find the truth behind the Dublin-Monaghan bombings and other similar atrocities that took place on Irish soil during The Troubles of the 1970s and 80s. It is a tale as often overlooked in Ireland as it is in England and sheds a unique light on that turbulent time. Plus Plastic Pedestals provided by Chelsea McDonagh ...

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June 16, 2022 00:53:02
Chelsea McDonagh: Fighting for Traveller Education

Chelsea McDonagh: Fighting for Traveller Education

An Irish Traveller with an MA in Education, Chelsea McDonagh is also an academic, a creative, a sportswoman, a loving granddaughter, daughter and aunt, a voracious reader, an intellectual powerhouse and one of the most incredible people we've had the privilege to interview. ...

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March 17, 2022 00:58:24
Jack Byrne: Writing Away Amnesia

Jack Byrne: Writing Away Amnesia

In a special one-off podcast for St Patrick’s Day 2022, we interview Jack Byrne, Liverpool-Irish author of The Liverpool Mysteries. “Across The Water“, the second part of this trilogy and sequel to “Under The Bridge” is published by Northodox Press today and sees Vinnie and Anne journeying to Ireland to discover the truth nature of… ...

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October 28, 2021 00:50:49
Tony Frisby - Football and Poetry, Past and Present

Tony Frisby - Football and Poetry, Past and Present

Born in Waterford, and having moved to London at the age of 19, along with the rest of his family, Tony Frisby is a poet, raconteur and delight. His latest collection “A Boreen In Waterford” takes us from ancient Irish history to a childhood in Tramore and walks across the Sussex Downs, then back again. Seventh in a selection of six episodes for our fifth series. Plus Jessica Martin raises actor and writer Caroline Cooke onto The Plastic Pedestal ...

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October 21, 2021 00:41:31
Chris McDonagh - Traveller, Activist, Father

Chris McDonagh - Traveller, Activist, Father

Born to an Irish Traveller family in Manchester, Chris McDonagh is the founder of Travellers Against Racism as well as Campaigns Officer for Brighton-based charity FFT (Friends, Families, Travellers). We talk about Channel 4 documentaries, the public perception of Travellers, the notion of being “settled” and his hopes for the future. Meanwhile Lorraine Maher, founder of IAmIrish, brings a unique and personal perspective to our Plastic Pedestals slot. ...

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October 14, 2021 00:54:47
Jessica Martin - Family, Spitting Image and Drawing Life

Jessica Martin - Family, Spitting Image and Drawing Life

Jessica Cecilia Anna Maria Martin (to give her full baptismal name) is a writer, actor, singer, impressionist and illustrator. She was one of the voices of the original Spitting Image, a punk werewolf to Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor Who and spent two years starring in the West End in Me And My Girl. She has of late become an accomplished illustrator of graphic novels including her own illustrated memoir, Life Drawing. Plus Ruth McHugh raises a truly iconic Plastic Pedestal. ...

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