EPISODE 83: OFFALY: Why aren’t briquettes so hot rn?

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.


EPISODE 82: Planning & The City

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.

dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie/


EPISODE 81: ENDURANCE

Everything feels like one giant dumpster fire atm. But instead of fanning the proverbial flames and giving out about all the mistakes that were made, we’re focusing instead on bringing the calm and just trying to get through this.

So as we enter lockdown number 3 and we try to drum up all the endurance required to make it through another lockdown we decided to talk to endurance running coach Rene Borg to see what endurance lessons we can borrow.

Plus Bridgerton scraps, the lovely Tolu Makay, owls and why we’re considering changing It’s Bananas to a weekly feature of ‘Co-Living is Bananas’.


EPISODE 79: Frozen (pitches): a women’s sporting scandal

After a week of bonuses and Bylines, we’re back with a standard ep. But no county – the last few are in the post, we swear!

This week we’re talking about an incident in women’s gaelic football that once again shines the floodlights on a not so equal playing field. We go under the hood of what’s going on as the GAA season reaches its peak, with Elaine Bucko Buckley.

We also have the details of our Christmas competition to win a hamper of all (neé many) of our fave bits.

Oh and a cute lil plan to completely restructure the modus operandi of running the country. As an aside, like.


BYLINE: Lise Hand

Our guest this month is Lise Hand, a self-described rowdy journalist-at-large. Lise’s career crosses the Sunday Tribune, the Sunday Independent, the Irish Independent and the Journal. She began her print career in music journalism, evolving into an excellent colour writer focussing on what happens behind the scenes and on the stage of Irish politics.

In this episode, as we reflect on the year, we talk about her career, the impact of the Great Recession, and how that carried forward to the 2020 general election.


BONUS EP: Sister, Mother, Goddess with Natalie B Coleman

This week, we’ve consciously stepped away from the tit-for-tat shenanigans taking place in politics and instead focused on uplifting our souls with music and art.

In this episode, we’re talking to Irish fashion designer Natalie B Coleman about her new Sister, Mother, Goddess collection, how her feminism and reproductive challenges within the Irish system have informed her work and the potential of creating a Bauhaus-esque movement for Irish fashion.


BONUS: How Other Voices produced a festival in a pandemic

This bonus episode comes to you from Dingle on what is usually a massively busy weekend for music fans in Ireland.

In 2020, Other Voices – an entity that lives and breathes live music – managed to overcome the incredible logistical challenges of an industry shutdown, to create the Courage series, and livestream its annual Dingle event without an audience in St James’ Church, yet the online audience ended up responding in huge numbers.