The Tortoise Shack

is creating Glow West, Echo Chamber, Reboot Republic & Black Eye Pods

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We Appreciate You and Your Help. Your $2.50 is your way of saying "I want the tortoise shack to stick around." Thank you. 
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NEW: Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic we will be doing as many live pods as we can. Members at this tier will receive invites to all these shows. 
$6 Patrons get a heads up, whenever possible, about upcoming guests and live events. You'll also receive Discount Codes to our live shows. You can DM/Message hosts with questions. You will also get access to members only podcasts and other exclusive content.

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In addition to all of the above, we will shout you out on a podcast, we might even read you a little dedication!




We're the Tortoise Shack, the home of The Echo Chamber, Reboot Republic and Glow West, the Black Eye and the upcoming series Policed with Dr Vicky Conway .
Our pods are a mix of news, politics, culture, the lesser discussed topics, sport and a history of policing in Ireland.

We have helped shape narratives, break stories and give a space for voices and subjects that you just don't hear anywhere else. As we have grown the pods have become more challenging. An enormous amount of time, effort and money goes into in their preparation and production. While their popularity has grown, their viability has become more precarious.

Being able to reach you, our listeners, and get your feedback has helped shape us into a podcast platform that wants to support progressive solutions, platform diverse voices and keep that element of fun. But we can't continue do that for free.
We have jobs and families and all the pressures that come with that. But the Shack is something we absolutely love doing. In order for it to continue that love needs to have an income value. 

The support you give will ensure we can keep producing the podcasts you want to hear without the need for us to chase sponsors and advertisers and maybe lose a bit of our identity in doing so. It'll also help maintain a space in the Irish media landscape that is not aligned to any professional media company and remains free to push boundaries. 

We believe passionately that in a shrinking media space platforms like the Shack are important. Your support is a testament to the great guests and dedication of our little team. It means a lot to us and we think it means something to a lot of you.

Come on board.


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We believe passionately that there is a need to widen the media landscape in Ireland. We’ve met incredible people who are passionate about different aspects of society. 
This is a journey into building a platform, a studio, an outlet that will give voices to those not afforded a platform and allow those usually restricted on mainstream channels have the time to discuss ideas and topics without the ridiculous need for false balance.
You don’t change things by fighting the status quo. You build something else, some worth changing for. That’s our goal. 
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