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Distraction Pieces, with Scroobius Pip, is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Previous guests include Michael Fassbender, Mary J Blige, Stephen Graham, Florence Pugh, Spike Lee, Lena Headey, Stewart Lee, Kathy Burke, Dizzee Rascal, Aisling Bea, Kano, Adam Buxton, Vicky McClure, Karl Pilkington, Michaela Coel, Louis Theroux, Tim Key and many more. Available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!
 
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How The Yes Was Won

Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan

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A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Written and edited by Deirdre Kelly and Aisling Dolan. Narrated by Aisling Dolan. Produced by Deirdre Kelly, Aisling Dolan, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan
 
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Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the amazing actor, comic and writer SOPHIE WILLAN! …also known as Bafta Award winning Sophie Willan! Sophie’s running things right now, not only on account of her fantastic and unique series Alma’s Not Normal, but through pure hard work and an…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the tremendous actor SAM SPRUELL! A very open chat with Pip and Sam, who actually joined forces once upon a time in one of Pip’s earlier acting adventures. They catch up on that of course, but all the way through this is peppered with all sort…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by long awaited / much requested rapper and activist LOWKEY! While rapper and activist might not cover it completely, Lowkey is someone who you need on your radar as this podcast will prove. It feels like Pip has been in training for this one but…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! BONUS TIMES as Pip re-presents for you a classic Distraction Pieces Network podcast SAY WHY TO DRUGS with SUZI GAGE! All is explained in the intro but below is the original writeup for the episode. Find the podcast feed in all good pod spots but links will be posted bel…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the actorial force of nature NATHANIEL MARTELLO-WHITE! Yet another masterclass in the acting world, following a series of incredible one-on-ones with legends on the screens of all sizes… This time Nathaniel steps up to the microphone to talk a…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by the absolutely brilliant actor NIAMH ALGAR! Niamh and Pip get straight into the whole actorial science pretty swiftly right here, from her place in the early stages of quarantine. What this all leads to is an incredibly useful toolbox for acto…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! This week Pip is joined by People Just Do Nothing star STEVE STAMP! Of course the term ‘star’ doesn’t cover all the bases of what Steve does over there at the Kurupt FM towers… From writing to directing to all kinds of other bits and bobs, he is in a perfect position to…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An amazing opportunity to get inside the mind of writer, director and producer SHAWN LEVY! You may be familiar with Shawn from such projects as the sleeper hit ‘Real Steel’, the ‘Night At The Museum’ series and ‘Stranger Things’ to name a mere sprinkling in the vast oce…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A fabulous episode as Pip is joined by the very funny and very lovely comic and actor TIM RENKOW! A class act from beginning to end, as Tim catches us up on all things actorial, comedic and other such goodness including his show Jerk, being an American in the UK (by way…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode! Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode! Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode! Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Party people in the place, please be welcomed once more (making that four welcomes if yr counting) to EPISODE 400! The big birthday bash episode! Two birthdays in fact - if you consider an episode as having a birthday, which of course means the podcast had to go through…
 
https://acast.com/en/jameson-distractionpieces-terms Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Another fabulous session this week, as Pip is joined by Seapa aka MC Grindah of People Just Do Nothing! A top chat featuring timely check-ins on all things public and personal, from homelife to the bigger entertainmen…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! An extra special bonus secret announcement this week, with your secret directions to a world of awesomeness. Listen in and find out more - revealing anything here would only serve to spoil the surprise, but also this might be one for the ‘every episoders’ amongst you. N…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip this week is the incredible director of ‘Censor’, it’s PRANO BAILEY-BOND! An excellent get together featuring some really fruitful angles and insightful thoughts, as Pip and Prano get into the magic of film. But not only that of course - you know the Distrac…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! BONUS TIME with a crossover feature with the Hardcore Listing podcast! The main part of this bonus is the whole of a Hardcore Listing episode, where Pip stood in for Chris Glassen as Stu Whiffen’s sparring partner and got into it about the best 5 TV character names! So …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Please welcome singer, rapper, boxer and Youtube star KSI! Pip is joined by a Youtube veteran, and definitely someone with an admirable work ethic. Inspired by the likes of Childish Gambino and early adopters, KSI has carved out his own unique space in the world of soci…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip this week is the notorious, the glorious, the hilarious actor (voice and physical), writer and director NICK FROST! …who you might also know as Simon Pegg’s sparring partner in many an iconic production throughout the years, but that is not to in any way dim…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Another one for the books right here, as we welcome writer, dancer, podcaster and worlds more, KELECHI OKAFOR! …also known as Kelechnekoff. A supreme recording for you here as Pip joins forces with one of the greatest voices in the game, as you will hear throughout or m…
 
This episode of How The Yes Was Won is a collection of stories we heard during our interviews that we loved, but just didn't fit in any other episode. We hope you like them as much as we did! Stories are from Mary Ryder, Anne Connolly, Mary Gordon, Mary McDermott, Ursula Barry and Catherine Coffey O'Brien. If you would like to help increase access …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Enjoy a fabulous catchup with DJ / presenter, author and true great ANNIE MACMANUS! One of those long overdue meetups where you feel like it could be a part of a Distraction Pieces off-shoot podcast of its very own, where Pip checks in with Annie about all things life a…
 
In the final episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the day of the referendum results. We talk about the mixed emotions from everyone on the day, and the infamous "quiet revolution" quote from Leo Varadkar. We also look at the failures of the current legislation, and how we now need to push for more as it comes up for review. We speak about some …
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the formation of Together For Yes, the national campaign to organise for a Yes vote in the referendum on Repeal. We spoke to activists involved in the campaign, from head office to canvassers on the ground, and discuss the many ways in which people were excluded from it. We also cover how the Irish M…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining the podcast this week is another fabulous acting favourite, yes indeed it is AMANDA ABBINGTON! Due to one thing or another, schedules have been flipped, turned upside down, but Pip and Amanda have managed to crowbar in some good time to get together and rock a t…
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover the rising campaign to demand a referendum to Repeal the 8th from 2012 onwards, and some of the changes that took place in Irish society that helped pave the way for this. More and more Pro-Choice groups were forming around the country, and momentum was building. Links to additional resources are bel…
 
Originally broadcast on February 12th 2020, this episode feels like a dream or a fantasy world away now - but it’s a brilliant one which deserves the DPP Rewind treatment at a poignant time. Michael Cashman was a delight and his story is thrilling, which absolutely warrants its re-run - please listen if you haven’t yet, and if you did at the time, …
 
Content Warning: In this episode, we will cover the story of Savita Halappanavar, Miss P and Miss Y. These stories include grotesque medical mistreatment, sexual assault, and death. Listener discretion is advised throughout. In October 2012, just one month after the first March for Choice, Savita Halappanavar died in a Galway hospital after being r…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining the podcast this week is the fabulous acting favourite and true treasure JULIET STEVENSON! Having met on set on Sara Pascoe’s ‘Out Of Her Mind’, Juliet and Pip hit it off and set up a future plan for a podcast meeting - and here we have the glorious result! Kick…
 
In this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover how 20 years on from the referenda following The X Case, there was still no legislation to make it practicable. In 2012, a new generation of activists who had grown up under the 8th Amendment were spurred into action by a campaign of anti-choice posters erected all over the country by Youth Defence. …
 
Content Warning: This episode includes mentions of the sexual assault of a minor. We don't go into detail, but it may be distressing for some listeners, and listener discretion is advised. On this episode of How The Yes Was Won, we cover The X Case, the first real challenge to the 8th Amendment. We cover how this case led to widespread public demon…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Pip catches up on events from the past few years with poet, author and good pal LAURA DOCKRILL! A very timely meeting with Laura this week, coming in after the finale of the Where’s Your Head At series that spanned the month of May. This is very much on message for the …
 
On this episode we discuss how S.P.U.C weaponised the 8th Amendment to go much farther than Pro-Choice activists had anticipated, bringing legal action against anyone who was giving information out about how to access abortion in the UK and other countries. The only way forward for activists at the time was to set up an anonymous phone line to help…
 
On the second episode of How The Yes Was Won, we spoke with the activists and organisers who mobilised as part of the Anti-Amendment Campaign. This campaign fought to try to prevent the introduction of the 8th Amendment. Their bravery and perseverance is astounding. Additional research notes can be found below if you'd like to do some further readi…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the concluding part in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. This is the final in the month long series which has seen Pip engage in a huge collage of conversations to co-incide with …
 
In our first episode of How The Yes Was Won, we give context to the introduction of the 8th Amendment by delving in to what was happening in Irish Feminism in the late 70s and early 80s, and the backlash from it. There are links to some additional resources you may be interested in just below. We spoke with Anne Connolly, Mary Gordon, Dr Ursula Bar…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the fifth in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based a…
 
One week to go! We are so excited! Starting on May 25th with new episodes Tuesdays and Fridays for five weeks. A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Support the show (https://www.asn.org.uk/don…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the fourth in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based …
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the third in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based a…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the second in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based …
 
A podcast about the 8th Amendment. A 10-part podcast series about the history of reproductive rights in Ireland with interviews with those who fought for them, from the 1970s to the present day. Episodes on Tuesday and Fridays, coming May 25th! Support the show (https://www.asn.org.uk/donate/)By Aisling Dolan, Deirdre Kelly, Emma Callaghan, Tara Lonij, Davy Quinlivan
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! You are especially welcome to the first in a larger series called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ - a collage of experiences from pandemic times. Over the next few weeks, you will hear from a huge range of people Pip sat down and had conversations with, but specifically based a…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A very welcome and amazingly informative conversation with neuroscientist, musician and artist SIMON(E) SUN! Without wanting to risk the simplification and distilling of this incredible chat, just rest assured that it’s one of those very special Distraction Pieces momen…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A properly ace conversation with the insightful and hilarious comic DANIEL SLOSS! Pip catches Daniel 6 days deep in a 14 day quarantine overseas, which is of course the first item of business! The two compare notes on coping with such stints and methods of how to handle…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A super great chat with KALYN HEFFERNAN of the group WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP! Whether you know it or now, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Pip catches up with Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp for a full length podcast, which is a beautiful occasion as th…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A lovely chat with Inbetweeners star and football / MMA enthusiast BLAKE HARRISON! You might very well know Blake as Neil, from The Inbetweeners - and some of you may know him extremely well as Neil if you’ve seen every episode, so here is a perfect opportunity to get t…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! A great and very cool, calm and collected chat with UK acting royalty who has been a welcome fixture on screens great and small, it’s JOHN SIMM! While a good gang of you will know John through Human Traffic (I mean come on), or maybe Life On Mars, or perhaps his new sho…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Once again, paths that have been log eluding each other have finally converged and here we are, as Pip finally meets the amazing singer songwriter RAG’N’BONE MAN! Judging by the Youtube views for his single ‘Human’, as one of the billion+ viewers and fans, YOU - dear li…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Joining Pip this week for a bonus episode is the gawd, the GOAT, the king bee himself - please welcome Mr B DOLAN! A very welcome return from friend of the podcast B Dolan, and what makes this return even more triumphant and welcome is that B has survived not only anoth…
 
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