The Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 8

Martin and Tony are joined by twitter royalty, Fintan O’Toolbox. The satirist and wannabe viking brings his no comment commentary to the topics of the week, including:

Will Donegal build a wall and get Derry to pay for it.
The #SFAF17 and the changing face of the party.
The Grand Old Duke of Cork, Micheal Martin and the whistleblower controversy.
The homelessness crisis and Fr Peter McVerry calling Leo Varadkar a Hard Right Taoiseach.
The Flat-Earth corner of twitter
And finally they each have a say on if we are on the verge of a General Election…

Spoiler Alert: Does not contain any spoilers for the upcoming season of Vikings!

We also need to apologise to Fintan for not having prepared any Viking Meats or Ales. Next time, Big Man!

Strong Language and adult themes.

The Viking and the Banker

The Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 7

The guys are delighted to be joined by the man behind Callan’s Kicks, the Leader of the Late Late Show Band and creator of Kilkenomics, Paddy Cullivan! Paddy tells the lads all about his love of music, his wacky/not-so-wacky ideas about fixing the country.

They discuss the events of the week, including:
#NotNormal and the Fine Gael Meltdown
Damien English’s media faux pas and admission that our international reputation comes before tackling homelessness.

They also share their views on the:
#RWC2023 the failure and the fallout.
#PSC card and how that controversy continues to grow.
#FutureofEurope The White Paper and the effects on Ireland
#8thCommittee and how the Barry Walsh side of the argument might be the best thing to happen for the Pro Choice side.

They finish by wondering what the Irish robot, who is going to take all our jobs, will look like. A Healy-Rae Bot, anyone?

Strong language and mature themes, by 3 very immature people.

Paddy also breaks the world record for most plugs for his shoes/books/albums in one podcast!

Paddy Cullivan and Martin McMahon

The Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 6

The Lack of Freedom of Information Podcast

This week Tony and Martin are joined by DIT Lecturer and Investigative Journalist, Ken Foxe. Ken is the thorn in the side of many a faceless bureaucrat and was lovingly described as “the most irritating man in Ireland” by Gene Kerrigan.

In the first half they discuss:
#280Characters and the waffle merchants.
#FreedomOfInformation and the tenacity of real investigative journalism.
#NotMyTaoisock and how Leo has given up on a large part of the electorate.
Ken then talks political expenses and the state acting to insulate itself against proper transparency.

In the second part they cover:
#ParadisePapers and how large parts of the media are restricted by the access to the documents.
#BeWithAIB offshore!
#RWC2023 and the Isle of Mann bank accounts!
Then Ken discusses Ireland’s stringent defamation laws and how they are of benefit to the very wealthy.
They cover John Halligan, the Independent Korean Alliance and the Hangover 4. Then finish with Simon Harris and his mis-truths on #CBLive
Sia’s bum, of course, gets a mention.
Strong language and adult themes.
Thanks for listening!

Ken Foxe and the lads

Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 5

This week the lads are joined by the irrepressible Izzy Kamikaze! They remember Dara Quigley and Izzy pays tribute to her friend, Catherine Corless. With less strong language than usual, but mature themes throughout!

Martin was deemed unnecessary for the picture!

Martin was not allowed in the picture!

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.