Paddy Cole #HardLabour Ep.23

Martin and Tony are delighted to be joined in the tortoise shack by trade unionist, SIPTU worker, Labour national executive member, defender of the badge, stirrer of pots, proper bearded Lefty and soon to be a father, Paddy Cole.

They discuss:
Labour in power 2011-16.
Whether it’s fair that Labour as the minority party in government get the majority of the blame.
What now for the party?
Paddy talks about the Trade Union movement and why only a bottom up, rather than top down, approach can bring about real change.
This is a tough and sometimes thorny conversation, but we are very grateful to Paddy for coming on, taking the hits and to be able to give them back.

Some strong language and some even stronger opinions throughout.

Frankie Gaffney #NewYearRevolutions ECP Ep. 19

Tony and Martin are joined in the tortoise shack by Author, Linguist, constant voice for inner city youth and one of our preeminent smart arse’s, Frankie Gaffney. Frankie, while no stranger to controversy, is for my money, one of the most sincere voices around and his calls for unity come from a desire for a better society.

They discuss:
Inequality and the #LockedOutGen
Joining the Dots in 2018.
Left Unity and why Frankie is much more optimistic for 2018.
Social Media: bullying vs debating.
The Labour Party’s road to perdition or redemption.
A very Young Fine Gael Christmas.
We finish with a linguistic view of the Disney Channel accent!

Strong language and bad jokes throughout.

Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 3

This week Tony and Martin breakdown the week on twitter, Leo’s Republic of Photo-Opportunities, Storm Ophelia and the art of tweet stealing!
Strong Language and mature themes. As well as weak language and very immature themes.

Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 2

A new twitter based podcast hosted by Tony Groves and Martin McMahon. The lads bring their observations on politics, current affairs and the weekly twitter shenanigans.
Hold tight, this will be messy!
Strong language and mature themes.