Echo Chamber Podcast: Ep 16 Aaron Vallely

Martin and Tony are joined in the tortoise shack by writer, journalist and essayist Aaron Vallely. Aaron writes for the Huffington Post and has also written for counter-punch, head-stuff and the new statesman among others. He is best known for his work on pop culture and is a passionate voice for the arts.

They discuss:
Aaron’s experience of New York and the rise of Donald Trump.
The #MeToo phenomenon and how it has empowered so many people and Aaron relates his own personal experience.
The Creative Ireland Arts Fund and where the money really goes.
The 8th Committee and the likely next steps.
And Arron gave us his 2 recommendations to watch over the Christmas.

Aaron is a complete gentleman and we apologise for the strong language.

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The Echo Chamber Podcast: Episode 9

The Man in the Cowboy Hat
The guys are delighted to be joined by former Sports Journalist of the Year, writer for Bleacher Report, ESPN, the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Times among others, Ewan MacKenna.

More importantly, from the podcast point of view Ewan is also arguably the angriest man on Twitter.

They discuss the reason Ewan thinks social media is a window into some of the darkest parts of the human psyche.
They talk about the RTE Producer caught up in paedophile vigilante group in Leeds and what it says about people.
Ewan tells us about his recent bus hijacking at gunpoint!!
Why Turkey’s seem determined to always vote for Christmas!
The “Ah Won’t it be great craic” mentality that led to the disaster that was our Rugby World Cup bid!
The Delusion Politics of Justin Trudeau and Leo Varadkar.
The differences and similarities between Brazilian and Irish Bureaucracy.
The Conor McGregor paradox and the new confident Irish…
Ewan then tells a fantastic story about his own experience in working in Irish politics. MUST HEAR!!

Suffice to say that this is a great conversation with one of the best writers around.

Strong language and mature themes.