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Taranoia

Tara Flynn has Taranoia – her own special brand of fear and insecurity – which she battles to get stuff done.

Join her for Taranoia, the Tara Flynn Podcast: 30-odd minutes of craic, chat, interviews and lessons learned.

#20 | The A-Word

CW: abortion. Last year, the Republic of Ireland voted to repeal the 8th amendment to its constitution. For the first time there is now (like this-week-now, January-2019-now) access to abortion for some here at home. But misinformation and…

#19 | Christmas

Look, it’s that time of the year again and there’s nothing we can do about it. Here’s a bumper, annual-size Taranoia to help you through. What have we learned this year? What’s been banned and who’s the boss of you? Also features Tara being…

#18 | Dr Mary McAuliffe

In show eighteen, Tara asks historian Dr. Mary McAuliffe why the past is so important to the present. Where are all the women in the books, and were historians telling us where they were all along? What do we really mean when we talk about…

#17 | High Horse

In show seventeen, High Horse, Tara shares the English language’s three most powerful words. She digs deeper into her own privilege and explains the concept of the subterranean horse. Why does asking for kindness get read as preachy? What’s…

#16 | Michelle Read

In show sixteen, Tara has her old mate Michelle Read in to chat about improv, comedy, and Michelle’s award-winning plays. How did they get into a dog-suit together? What was comedy like in the 90s? How do you turg? And bonus content: has…

#15 | Loneliness Dicks With Your Brain

In show fifteen, it’s 10 years since Tara and Carl went on their first date. TEN YEARS. That’s given Tara time to think about all the time she was single, often happily, but then sometimes loneliness dicked with her brain. Includes dick…

#14 | Eileen Flynn

In show fourteen, traveller woman activist Eileen Flynn comes in to studio to school Tara. It’s a tough time for the travelling community, but Tara and Eileen do their best to have a laugh, although Tara doesn’t always get it right (nothing…

#13 | Raar

In show thirteen Tara reflects on anger, and where and when it might be more polite than being polite. Sometimes you have to say ‘Raaar’ and take Angtion. What’s ‘angtion’? And is there hope? Tune in and see. Sponsored by Thunderpants. (If…

#11| Dermot Whelan

In show eleven, Tara temporarily separates Dermot Whelan of Today FM’s Dermot and Dave from Dave. They talk about how improv improves your life, meditation, closet hippies, gnus, always having to be ‘on’ and what happens when you’re not.…