A Woman’s Place Ireland
Ep 25: Let’s Ask Sorcha: What the F¢K is a Republic??

Ep 25: Let’s Ask Sorcha: What the F¢K is a Republic??

January 3, 2022

In the 25th episode of a Woman’s Place we are asking Sorcha: What the Fu¢k is a Republic?

We look at the history of republicanism and give a brief overview of Republicanism in Europe and its roots in Ireland. La connexion Francaise is very important as we’ll come to learn!

 

We clear up some terms for you, discuss what makes Irish Republicanism different to other types of republics and we touch briefly on the events that brought about partition in Ireland.

 

Some famous names pop up including Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera and Oliver Cromwell!

Song in episode is: Kevin Barry sung by P.J Murrihy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEsrklQQq9A

 

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Ep 24: Women don‘t deserve pockets

Ep 24: Women don‘t deserve pockets

December 18, 2021

In episode 24 of a Woman's Place Podcast, we get into the vanishing of women's pockets and the relationship between a lack of pockets in women's clothing and control. The ability to conceal something on your person can be said to be directly related to the level of freedom you enjoy.

Practices are employed by authorities that often restrict this ability- most notably through things like 'stop and frisk' in America which allows the police to search people whenever they please. In this episode, we talk about how authorities banned the use of pockets for women because of the fear of what they might be concealing, how that led to the handbag and then to the eventual performative pockets we see today on women's clothing.

Join us as we take a look at the timeline of women's fashion to see where it all went wrong.

 

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EP 23: REMEMBERING GREAT IRISH WOMEN WITH AUTHOR CLODAGH FINN

EP 23: REMEMBERING GREAT IRISH WOMEN WITH AUTHOR CLODAGH FINN

November 24, 2021

Clodagh Finn, a graduate of UCC, UCD and the European School of Journalism, Paris is a journalist who has worked for the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Independent and the Irish Independent and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a particular interest in history and archaeology. She lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and in October 2019 her book Through Her Eyes - A new history of Ireland in 21 Women was published.

We are delighted to welcome Clodagh on the podcast to talk about Joan Denise Moriarty, Mary Elmes, Mary McSwiney and other intriguing women in Irish history!

 

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Voicenote: what we were tweeting about this week (Nov 6)

Voicenote: what we were tweeting about this week (Nov 6)

November 6, 2021

A short 30 minute voicenote of the things we tweeted this week with some background information for you to give you a better understanding of what's going on in the world.

 

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Ep 22: Samhain Special: Ireland and The Faeries

Ep 22: Samhain Special: Ireland and The Faeries

October 27, 2021

This episode is a very special Halloween/Samhain special to wrap up the series on witches!

We are talking about Faeries in Irish society! We didn't really have witches here in Ireland but we did have those pesky faeries. Find out about this long standing Irish mythology, who the faeries were and listen as we talk about death, superstition and things our mothers (maybe) have done at funerals.

Happy Samhain/Halloween to all our listeners and thank you for listening. Find us on our social media

 

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BONUS VOICENOTE EP: Do Women want to be d0minated or do they just want men to have control (of themselves)?

BONUS VOICENOTE EP: Do Women want to be d0minated or do they just want men to have control (of themselves)?

October 15, 2021

Ok girlies, we're really spoiling you this week. I have been pondering this notion in my head after salivating over The Vampire Diaries' Damon Salvatore for a solid 4 weeks and before that it was Che Guevara  (Today, my love is Hasan Piker, but that's another episode) and I couldn't quite put my finger on why they are so goddamn sexy until finally I did this voicenote to tease it out! 

And babes, it's about more than control. I talk about male sexuality, male sexual agency and the power that MEN don't seem to think that they have over themselves.

 

Have a listen!

 

Also, please don't share this with my Mother. Thanks xoxo

 

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EP 21: ENVIOUS WITCHES & INSTAGRAM B*TCHES

EP 21: ENVIOUS WITCHES & INSTAGRAM B*TCHES

October 13, 2021

We had fun with this one huns!

We talk about the modern depiction of witches in Popular Culture and focus in on the BAD witches and look at their 15th Century origins including the Hansel & Gretel witch, the Snow White Queen, Malificient and more. We also touch on ENVY and how it is a contributing factor to ONLINE ABUSE! We talk about Bloggers Unveiled, Coleen Rooney and most recently Charlotte from Geordie Shore and how they rooted out their envious Instagram abusers

Ep 20: Revolution and Protest songs with Dublin Digital Radio (pt1)

Ep 20: Revolution and Protest songs with Dublin Digital Radio (pt1)

September 27, 2021

Back in...sometime this year? Tina did an hour with WWW on Dublin Digital Radio. Here is the first of her appearances with the show detailing songs of revolution and protest from Portugal, Australia, South America, Ireland and more. There are wonderful feminist anthems including "The Pill" and "El violador en tu camino" and songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Some of these might surprise you to learn the background of. It's a seriously fun hour with a history lesson to boot

Enjoy!

Ep 19: The Black Death & the beginning of Witch hunting

Ep 19: The Black Death & the beginning of Witch hunting

September 13, 2021

In the 19th episode of A Woman's Place we discuss how Women/Witches are to blame for the misfortunes of mankind, especially disease. We take you back to the Black Death in Europe in 1346 and document how one of the most traumatic events in European history led to the witch hunts just two centuries later.

 

Sorcha talks you through some of the Religious elements, including the two popes that kept excommunicating each other, as well as painting the picture of what the environment was like between the periods of the Black Death in the 1300s and witch hunting in the 1500s.

 

Links to the stories mentioned in the podcast include Dr. Shi Zhengli aka 'Bat Woman'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/world/asia/china-covid-wuhan-lab-leak.html

 

The story of Typhoid Mary

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/typhoid-mary-the-irishwoman-blamed-for-bringing-a-deadly-disease-to-new-york-1.4210229

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/23/882115755/theres-something-about-mary?t=1629972336921

 

Two black Australian women who broke lockdown and were persecuted for doing so:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-31/racism-directed-at-women-charged-with-coronavirus-border-fraud/12510910

 

Books and Articles:

Plague and Persecution: The Black Death and Early Modern Witch-Hunts

https://dra.american.edu/islandora/object/1011capstones%3A96/datastream/PDF/view

 

“Fearless Wives and Frightened Shrews”

 

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Ep 18: Married to God: Why Irish women chose The Convent

Ep 18: Married to God: Why Irish women chose The Convent

August 30, 2021

In this latest episode of A Woman's Place we talk about WHY Irish women chose to 'go into the covent' and become nuns. What were the power dynamics of these structures, what were the conditions of their lives which influenced their decision.

We also touch on the notion of 'purity' and why Irish people's identity, especially womanhood, became intrinsically linked with cleanliness and containment.

 

Our isolationist past politically, is also related to the isolation of the female within the home and the isolation of ourselves as humans from emotion.

 

This is a great conversation for ideas with a sprinkle of history!

 

 

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