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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.

#26 | Emilie Pine

In show twenty-six, award-winning author Emilie Pine helps Tara to do a deep dive on periods. Tara and Emilie aren’t doctors, instead, they jump the chat off from Emilie’s essay Notes on Bleeding and Other Crimes from her bestseller Notes…

#25 | Femin-is-it?

In show twenty-five, Tara wonders if she’s a feminist at all, she’s often so bad at it. There’s so much to take in and Tara, the eejit, hasn’t always been paying attention. What’s a feminist in the first place and how do you surf those…

#24 | Kate McGrew

In show twenty-four, Kate McGrew (aka Lady Grew) award-winning rapper singer dancer comic, sex worker and Director of Sex Workers Alliance (SWAI) drops in to drop Tara in it with a surprise challenge. Before that, they manage to chat about…

#23 | Evie Nevin

In show twenty-three, Evie Nevin visits Headstuff HQ to tell Tara all about disability, accessibility and visibility. How does Dublin fare in terms of getting around? Evie has gone over to the dark side recently and gone into politics. Can…

#22 | Difficult Woman

In show twenty-two Tara shows how a Good Girl becomes a Difficult Woman and when being ‘nice’ can be gross. Rightness: which is better - correct, or just? Should you always give in and play Twister? Tara has a back and forth with herself -…

#21 | Ellie Kisyombe

In show twenty-one, Ellie Kisyombe comes in to studio. She tells Tara about the wonderful Our Table project (www.ourtable.ie) that shows how food can connect people, and what we all need to do to end Direct Provision. There’s also…

#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…