The Tortoise Shack

is creating The podcasts that you love with the values we share.

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The Progressive Push

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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." It's like a tip jar that we really appreciate!  

The Members Lounge

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Welcome, come in. Members at this tier will receive invites to all our Live Online shows, as well as regular Member only Podcasts and a consolidated RSS Feed that you can use with your App to have all our podcasts in the one place. 
$6 Patrons get regular updates about upcoming guests and live events. You'll also receive Discount Codes to our live shows should they return. You can DM/Message hosts with questions. You will also get access to members only podcasts and other exclusive content.

The Show Runners

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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!

About The Tortoise Shack

We're the Tortoise Shack, the home of The Echo Chamber, Reboot Republic , Glow West, Built Different, ConverSayTrans and Policed .
Our pods are a mix of news, politics, culture, comedy, sexual health, lesser discussed topics, sport and stories through the eyes of people who experience being policed. 

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, and while our popularity has grown, our viability has become more precarious in these challenging times.

Being able to reach you, our listeners, and get your feedback has helped shape us into a hub for experts, academics and activists. We strive 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 and bills that come with that. The Shack is something we absolutely love doing. But as we aren't yet living in the utopia of our dreams, that love needs to have an income stream.  

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 (losing some of that independent identity that makes the shack different) and 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 team. It means a lot to us and we think it means something to a lot of you.

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Reminder that Your Private RSS Link(the one stop shop for all our podcasts) is available on the My membership Tab. Any problems drop me an email to [email protected]
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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 and an outlet gives voice to those not afforded a platform and allow those usually restricted on mainstream channels have the time to discuss ideas and topics, without the need for false balance.
You don’t change things by fighting the status quo. You build something else, something worth changing for. That’s our goal.
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