Here's How ::: Ireland's Political, Social and Current Affairs Podcast podcast

Here's How ::: Ireland's Political, Social and Current Affairs Podcast

Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast

Ireland's political, social and current affairs podcast

 

#168

Here’s How 171 – Tilting at Monoliths

David Maddox is the political editor of Express Online. ***** Kevin and myself always appreciate feedback from listeners, we try to reply when we can, but Aengus Ryan send in a sound file, which is great cos I can include it in the podcast. I think this is an important question, and I think that […] ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:12

08 Feb 2024


#167

Here’s How 170 – Nobody Tells Us What to Do

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is Sinn Féin’s chief whip. ***** ... Read more

18 Jan 2024

56 MINS

56:31

18 Jan 2024


#166

Here’s How 169 – Gift of the Gab

Mario Rosenstock is a comedian and impressionist, and creator of TodayFM’s Gift Grub. ***** Here’s something about the Chinese economy. China’s ‘investment’ in real estate makes Ireland’s property obsession seem breezy and carefree. Just before our crash, 12 per cent of our economy was house-building. Even if Chinese GDP figures are true, then their reliance […] ... Read more

21 Dec 2023

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:12

21 Dec 2023


#165

Here’s How 167 – Holes in the Net

Aubrey McCarthy is the founder and chairman of Tiglin, a charity that provides services to homeless people. ***** I listen to podcasts quite a bit in arrears. I’m not too worried about being current, I suppose, and I was just listening to a David McWilliams podcast from August, he was talking about the banks, not […] ... Read more

23 Nov 2023

40 MINS

40:41

23 Nov 2023


#164

Here’s How 166 – Tsar Wars

James Ker-Lindsay is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on conflict, peace and security in South East Europe (Western Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus), European Union enlargement, and secession and recognition in international politics. ***** Donald Trump is going to jail. That’s a whole big story in itself, the reason why Donald […] ... Read more

02 Nov 2023

54 MINS

54:02

02 Nov 2023


#163

HH165 – A Step into the Dark

Janie Lazar is the chair of End of Life Ireland. ***** Some people have said some things about my level of political insight, thanks to them, even if I don’treally think it’s that impressive most of the time. Actually, whatever level of insight that I do have, Ithink is just down to two habits. One […] ... Read more

07 Sep 2023

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:29

07 Sep 2023


#162

HH164 – Uncivil Liberties

Josie Appleton is the director of the Manifesto Club. ***** You might think that you’re not familiar with the CE symbol, but you probably are, I’m sure you’ve seen it thousands of times. I can’t show you a picture of it in audio format, but the symbol is two semi-circles, the first one making a […] ... Read more

24 Aug 2023

55 MINS

55:21

24 Aug 2023


#161

Here’s How 163 – Guilty Speech

Pauline O’Reilly is the Green Party spokesperson on Education and Higher Education and Senator and the cathaoirleach of the Green Party. ***** I heard Mark O’Halloran on an old episode the Mario Rosenstock Podcast recently, he talked very articulately about how the housing crisis affects him, how he as a man in his 50s has […] ... Read more

10 Aug 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:52

10 Aug 2023


#160

Here’s How 162 – Gravy Trains and Spin Cycles

Repeats on podcasts don’t always make a lot of sense, but if you are subscribed, you’ll know that I put up a podcast from 2019 into the feed again last week; the podcast was an investigation into RTÉ and their relationship with the AA which supplied them with AA Roadwatch, the erstwhile traffic news segments. […] ... Read more

20 Jul 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:36

20 Jul 2023


#159

Here’s How 161 – Once Again for Those at the Back

I think that it’s about time to hear this edition of the podcast from 2019 again. Dr Michael Foley is professor emeritus at the school of media at TU Dublin – formerly DIT – also a member of the NUJ’s Ethics Council, and has been invited by the International federation of Journalists and UNESCO to […] ... Read more

13 Jul 2023

55 MINS

55:33

13 Jul 2023


#158

Here’s How 160 – Heading South

Uki Goñi is a historian, journalist and author who has lived in the United States, Ireland, and Argentina. ***** Sometimes it helps to draw a parallel between two events in the news, but two big recent stories – in Ireland, the scandal of RTÉ lying about Ryan Tubridy’s salary, and internationally the over-before-it-began apparent coup […] ... Read more

06 Jul 2023

58 MINS

58:27

06 Jul 2023


#157

Here’s How 159 – War and Peace

James Ker-Lindsay is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on conflict, peace and security in South East Europe (Western Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus), European Union enlargement, and secession and recognition in international politics. He has created many Youtube videos explaining his subject. ***** The Financial Times recently made a […] ... Read more

22 Jun 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:46

22 Jun 2023


#156

Here’s How 158 – Up with this sort of thing Part II

Freda Wallace is the cohost of the Gender Nebulous podcast. Statistics of the sharp rise in the number of referrals to the Tavistock clinic, and their age distribution are here, and here. False claims that puberty blockers, given to children to delay typical-age puberty are ‘completely reversable’ are incredibly common, and have been made by the taxpayer-funded […] ... Read more

19 May 2023

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:56

19 May 2023


#155

Here’s How 157 – Up with this sort of thing Part I

Freda Wallace is the cohost of the Gender Nebulous podcast. ***** I want to comment on a rant that was previously posted on this podcast. The rant in question was posted with episode 120 Levelling the Field and the topic was Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol or MUP. MUP, long-time listeners may recall, prohibits the […] ... Read more

18 May 2023

54 MINS

54:49

18 May 2023


#154

Here’s How 156 – Down with this sort of thing

Graham Linehan, now back on twitter, is the creator of numerous famous TV shows including Father Ted. ***** ... Read more

27 Apr 2023

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:20

27 Apr 2023


#153

Here’s How 155 – Computer says Tá

Annabel Fenwick Elliott is a British freelance journalist who previously worked for the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. ***** It might have been Tomorrow’s World, that science programme from the BBC from my dim and distant childhood, where they demonstrated an early chatbot, although I think it wasn’t called that. You typed in some […] ... Read more

06 Apr 2023

28 MINS

28:05

06 Apr 2023


#152

Here’s How 154 – Faithful Translations

Dan McClellan is a public scholar of the Bible and religion and author of the book YHWH’s Divine Images: A Cognitive Approach. ***** I don’t much talk about Jordan Peterson, I don’t think that he is as interesting a character as the internet makes out, certainly not as interesting as he thinks he is himself. […] ... Read more

23 Mar 2023

51 MINS

51:23

23 Mar 2023


#151

Here’s How 153 – Tax Reform

Graham Neary is a financial commentator who has been a fund manager and analyst in the London financial markets. ***** The transport minister, Eamon Ryan who is also leader of the Green Party, it has been announced will set up an inter-departmental group to make sure the transport sector meets its emissions reduction targets. Related […] ... Read more

09 Mar 2023

46 MINS

46:22

09 Mar 2023


#150

Here’s How 152 – We Are Still Here

Dafydd Iwan is the former president of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party. ***** Bertie Ahern, we are told, had been readmitted, to Fianna Fáil. It might be better to use the term rehabilitated. Fianna Fáil activists gave him a standing ovation at an event recently, it was to mark the 25th anniversary of the […] ... Read more

16 Feb 2023

44 MINS

44:18

16 Feb 2023


#149

Here’s How 151 – Never Mind the Ballots

John Rentoul is the chief political commentator for the Independent. ***** I’m pessimistic. I’m not naturally a pessimistic person, but I’m pessimistic. Maybe I’m getting older, maybe I’m entering the ‘the whole world is going to hell’ phase of my life, maybe I’m right to be pessimistic, maybe I’m not paying attention to the right […] ... Read more

02 Feb 2023

55 MINS

55:03

02 Feb 2023


#148

Here’s How 150 – I Wanna Be Anarchy

Jesse Spafford is a research fellow at Trinity College Dublin working on the project REAL – Rights and Egalitarianism. His research is focused on ethics and political philosophy with particular attention paid to debates between libertarians, socialists, and anarchists over the moral status of the market and the state. ***** I was talking to someone […] ... Read more

19 Jan 2023

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:21

19 Jan 2023


#147

Here’s How 149 – Schrodinger’s Cake

Brooks Newmark was a British Conservative Party MP for the constituency of Braintree and is now a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford. ***** I’ve got a proposal for tax reform. The idea is to make tax easier and simpler to understand, simpler for the government to collect, thereby lower costs which would lower […] ... Read more

05 Jan 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:56

05 Jan 2023


#146

Here’s How 148 – Labouring Forward

Brendan is the Labour Party TD for Wexford, and former party leader. ***** So, we’re talking about a war. We’re talking about a war where a huge, nuclear-armed superpower, attacks a territory to its south that this formerly-communist superpower views not as a real country, it views but as an integral part of its own […] ... Read more

22 Dec 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:05

22 Dec 2022


#145

Here’s How 147 – Makey-up Nonsensical Propaganda

Eoin Ó Murchú was the political editor for Raidió na Gaeltachta. ***** ... Read more

08 Dec 2022

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:41

08 Dec 2022


#144

Here’s How 146 – Another Calm Discussion

Aoife Gallagher is a research analyst for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and author. ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:28

11 Nov 2022


#143

Here’s How 145 – A Calm Discussion

Aoife Gallagher is a research analyst for the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and author. ***** ... Read more

13 Oct 2022

54 MINS

54:30

13 Oct 2022


#142

Here’s How 144 – Stuck in the Middle with you

Kellie Armstrong an Alliance party MLA for the Strangford constituency. ***** I saw a load of comments from commentators online, from talking heads on radio and TV, from people on Twitter, that the mobilisation ordered by Putin last week to try to shore up his invasion of Ukraine was stupid. It was stupid to try […] ... Read more

29 Sep 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:29

29 Sep 2022


#141

Here’s How 143 – Question Time

It’s Q&A time! Thank you to everyone who sent in a question! ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

43 MINS

43:36

15 Sep 2022