Ten years ago this week, Una and her two flatmates were in Dublin, depressed about the recession, and decided one of them should run for election. A decade later, Una and Dylan reflect on that time.
In our ongoing quest to dance, we’re looking at the importance of Clubbing being considered as culture.
On the back of the Dept of Justice announcing intentions to extend our archaic licensing laws and repeal the 1935 Public Dance Halls Act following the long term campaigning by Sunil Sharpe and the rest of the Give Us The Night crew and the establishment of the Night Time Economy Task Force, we’re delving into the policies of each of the parties with regard to what happens in our cities and towns after dark.
You can also watch the Clubbing Is Culture mini doc here:
Little Collins is a CBD shop in Kilkenny and Galway that’s been raided by Gardaí a number of times over the past few weeks. We’re joined by owner Ide O’Brien to try and get to the bottom of why this is happening.
We also have a broader look at the journey Ireland is currently on with cannabis and delve into the reasons why drugs are illegal in the first place, and it’s not the reasons you think, reader.
State of the Nation, It’s Bananas, Get in the Sea and Una’s Book of the Week also included.
We ask one politician 32 questions. This ep, we’re talking to Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns.
We’ve been taking your feedback very seriously from our survey and as a result we’ll be having a culture focused ep once a month. Not a culture review or listings type convo, more a look at what’s happening in culture and how is that informing or being informed politically and socially.
This month, we’re talking about It’s A Sin. Who isn’t?
We’re talking to High Priestess and Queen Witch Veda about where It’s a Sin hit the spot and where there were some inadequacies.
It’s the final county.
Longford, this is your moment.
We’re talking to Ruairí McKiernan, a wonderful man full or hope and promise. Whilst we’re talking about the problems that don’t seem to get solved without citizen intervention, Ruairí shows us how we all possess the power to bring about change.
We’ve TWO county reps – Longford listener Paula McNally and maybe the most famous Longford woman, campaigner Siona Cahill.
Of course we have the State of the Nation, County Facts, It’s Bananas, Get in the Sea and the Tuna Chicken Roll.
32 Questions is back! We ask one politician 32 questions, with this episode featuring People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett.
OMG. A county. On the day we bid adieu to Trump. And JLo shines in white.
WHAT A CULTURAL RESET.
We’re talking all things Offaly with county facts making a return, comedian Edwin Sammon as county rep and Minister of State and Green party Senator Pippa Hackett joins us to talk about what’s next for bogs in Offaly, where she lives and farms.
We’ve a briquette moment of appreciation with James Kavanagh, Una becomes an influencer and Soulwax remix Fontaines D.C.
I couldn’t help but wonder, what if… Samantha was replaced by a city planner?
We spend a lot of time talking about our capital city on this pod, how it’s shaped, how it develops and all the bits and bobs that throws up.
So, as the Dublin City Development Plan is now currently open for submissions, we wanted to go straight to the horse’s mouth to find out exactly how the city is planned and how we can be part of that process.
We’re joined by Dublin City Council’s City Planner John O’Hara to talk about the process; the decisions; co-living and naturellement Andrea’s not letting the moment pass without talking about the situation with our clubbing landscape.
Please take this opportunity to make a submission to the City Development Plan! This is your opportunity to have your voice heard and to create a city YOU want to live in. The link is below and the deadline is the 22nd Feb.
This month on BYLINE we talk to Elizabeth Paton of the New York Times. Paton covers the fashion industry and luxury sectors in Europe for the NYT, and in this episode offers a fascinating insight into how those parts of the broader fashion industry have been impacted by the pandemic, and how coverage has changed to reflect and investigate shifting forces.