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Keen to tune in for your news fix but tired of the same old formats and voices? Frustrated at the lack of diversity and the narrow frame of opinions presented? Then The Suss is the podcast for you!Pop the kettle on and join Glenn Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Costello as they wade through the spin, media circus and buzzwords to find out what's really going on. The Suss offers critical perspectives on politics and pop culture in Ireland and beyond, with a particular focus on issues affecting young people.

Latest Episodes

The Suss #34 | The Suss with Hate Crime

Most of us strive to be as tolerant, open and inclusive as possible. Of course this isn't representative of all of Irish society. All the signs point to instances of racism and other forms of hatred being on the rise in Ireland, and indeed across the globe. But to what extent is the justice system on the side of victims in these cases? Do our current laws act as enough of a deterrent or encourage victims to come forward? We fear not. This week, we’ve enlisted the help of Aga Wiesek of the European Network Against Racism to tell us exactly what a hate crime is, how the current laws are failing the marginalised and what needs to be done to address all of this. ENAR are part of the Coalition Against Hate Crime that are campaigning to bring Ireland in line with the rest of Europe. We'll also hear from Eoghan Ryder and Alex Laplas. Their experience of holding hands around Dublin City demonstrate that we didn't simply abolish homophobia overnight by voting in favour of marriage equality ...

50 MIN2018 DEC 1
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The Suss #34 | The Suss with Hate Crime

The Suss #33 | The Suss with Mental Health pt 2

On this week’s episode Steph and Glenn chat to Ciara O’Connor-Walsh, Editor of ‘A Lust For Life’; an award-winning Irish wellbeing website, co-host, and producer of a new six-part mental health podcast ‘Where There’s A Will’. The podcast has brought together some of the best and brightest minds in Ireland’s mental health sector to ask: why is our mental health system so dysfunctional? Who is responsible for fixing it? And what can we, collectively, do to create long-term, systemic change? We discuss the systemic failings of the Irish mental health system, from policy to infrastructure to the shocking lack of financial resources made available for those in need. “Through this podcast series we’ve connected a number of key people working in mental health to deconstruct the problems we face today – in 2018 – and what we need to focus on to make things better. We learned a huge amount in making this series, and we hope people listening will learn a lot too. Importantly this ...

47 MIN2018 NOV 17
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The Suss #33 | The Suss with Mental Health pt 2

#32 | Brexit, the Border and the Backstop

This week's episode of The Suss offers an explainer on all things Brexit related. Glenn and Steph draft in two Brexperts to provide an outline of where things are at right now. Amid all the hysteria, it can be difficult to know what is really happening. This isn't helped by the fact that one side doesn't seem to know what it wants to negotiate. We embark on a sense making mission to get you the full picture. How do our guests rate the Government's negotiating record to date? What the hell is a backstop? What, if any kind of a border will be on the island of Ireland in ten years time? How much ground has been given in the negotiations? Joining us this week is Brian Mahon, one of the hosts of the Paddy Wants to Know About Brexit Podcast (Also available on the Headstuff Podcast Network) and student of journalism in DCU. Also with us is Oisin Dolan. Oisin is from Cavan Town near the border and is an active member of Sinn Fein (speaking in a personal capacity) This episode delves into so...

64 MIN2018 NOV 10
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#32 | Brexit, the Border and the Backstop

Latest Episodes

The Suss #34 | The Suss with Hate Crime

Most of us strive to be as tolerant, open and inclusive as possible. Of course this isn't representative of all of Irish society. All the signs point to instances of racism and other forms of hatred being on the rise in Ireland, and indeed across the globe. But to what extent is the justice system on the side of victims in these cases? Do our current laws act as enough of a deterrent or encourage victims to come forward? We fear not. This week, we’ve enlisted the help of Aga Wiesek of the European Network Against Racism to tell us exactly what a hate crime is, how the current laws are failing the marginalised and what needs to be done to address all of this. ENAR are part of the Coalition Against Hate Crime that are campaigning to bring Ireland in line with the rest of Europe. We'll also hear from Eoghan Ryder and Alex Laplas. Their experience of holding hands around Dublin City demonstrate that we didn't simply abolish homophobia overnight by voting in favour of marriage equality ...

50 MIN2018 DEC 1
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The Suss #34 | The Suss with Hate Crime

The Suss #33 | The Suss with Mental Health pt 2

On this week’s episode Steph and Glenn chat to Ciara O’Connor-Walsh, Editor of ‘A Lust For Life’; an award-winning Irish wellbeing website, co-host, and producer of a new six-part mental health podcast ‘Where There’s A Will’. The podcast has brought together some of the best and brightest minds in Ireland’s mental health sector to ask: why is our mental health system so dysfunctional? Who is responsible for fixing it? And what can we, collectively, do to create long-term, systemic change? We discuss the systemic failings of the Irish mental health system, from policy to infrastructure to the shocking lack of financial resources made available for those in need. “Through this podcast series we’ve connected a number of key people working in mental health to deconstruct the problems we face today – in 2018 – and what we need to focus on to make things better. We learned a huge amount in making this series, and we hope people listening will learn a lot too. Importantly this ...

47 MIN2018 NOV 17
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The Suss #33 | The Suss with Mental Health pt 2

#32 | Brexit, the Border and the Backstop

This week's episode of The Suss offers an explainer on all things Brexit related. Glenn and Steph draft in two Brexperts to provide an outline of where things are at right now. Amid all the hysteria, it can be difficult to know what is really happening. This isn't helped by the fact that one side doesn't seem to know what it wants to negotiate. We embark on a sense making mission to get you the full picture. How do our guests rate the Government's negotiating record to date? What the hell is a backstop? What, if any kind of a border will be on the island of Ireland in ten years time? How much ground has been given in the negotiations? Joining us this week is Brian Mahon, one of the hosts of the Paddy Wants to Know About Brexit Podcast (Also available on the Headstuff Podcast Network) and student of journalism in DCU. Also with us is Oisin Dolan. Oisin is from Cavan Town near the border and is an active member of Sinn Fein (speaking in a personal capacity) This episode delves into so...

64 MIN2018 NOV 10
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#32 | Brexit, the Border and the Backstop

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