The Women's Podcast
A new podcast from The Irish Times. By women, for everyone.
This week The Women's Podcast welcomes some men into the studio for a lively discussion sparked by the How to be a Man series running in The Irish Times this week. Our host Kathy Sheridan talks to Irish Times journalists Patrick Freyne and Mark Paul about everything from mansplaining to #notallmen, rape culture to modern feminism. John Evoy, founder of the Men's Sheds movement, explains why that organisation is needed. And later Roisin Ingle talks to The Spinning Heart author Donal Ryan about getting inside a troubled pregnant woman's head in his new book All We Shall Know and about growing up male is small town Ireland. This week's Herstory is Skibereen's Agnes Clerke.
'Up until this year we felt so alone, like criminals, we’re not having it anymore'
‘As non-binary, someone not strictly a man or a woman, I’m seen as too confusing to discuss’
The magical sounds of summer in the place that made me
‘What I learned from going topless at Knockanstockan’
Thrown out of a festival for taking her top off, jazz musician Carina Fitzpatrick who features on this week's Women's Podcast, reflects on solidarity from topless men and a foreigner who said ‘in my country, this is not news’
Olympian Irish women: ‘There’s no better buzz than standing on the starting line’
Meet the Limerick woman Oscar Wilde called ‘that fascinating genius’
Senator Lynn Ruane: 'I listed off the drugs I’d been taking...'
Cindy Gallop: You need to educate children not just about sex, but also about porn
Sex Siopa : Toys aren't the answer to spicing up your sex life, you are
Olivia O’Leary: Why was the State so reluctant to warn mothers about dangers of thalidomide?
Anne Harris: I had no training as a journalist. All I had was a ferocious curiosity and a couple of days freedom
Catherine Cleary: The day Bertie called to explain the Sheedy affair was not a story
Lindy West: As a fat woman, my body is lampooned and associated with moral failure
'It was horrific' - Una Mullally on going through the menopause aged 32
10 things we learned at Women in Media
LS Hilton: I wish my sex life was half as exciting ... I really do
Margaret Skinnider: ‘My disappointment at not going back to bomb The Shelbourne hotel’
Eggciting times: Who won our Easter Egg World Cup?
Caitlin Moran: It’s a shock when I remember Irish women aren’t in control of their bodies
Question Time: ‘What would you put in your political manifesto?’
Michael D Higgins: Men’s action and assistance needed for women to achieve full rights
Veronica Coburn: 'What can little girls learn from Ireland’s infamous Pirate Queen?'
The Women’s Podcast: ‘Who is your favourite feminist and why’?
The Women's Podcast on Social