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Distraction Pieces is the fastest growing weekly podcast in the UK. Hosted by Scroobius Pip with guests including Russell Brand, Katherine Ryan, Simon Pegg, Kathy Burke, Alan Moore, James McAvoy, Aisling Bea, Stewart Lee, Michael Fassbender, Josie Long, Adam Buxton and many, many more. Now available on acast, iTunes and all good podcast outlets. Download, subscribe, rate & review now!
 
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How The Yes Was Won

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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 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…
 
This week, mindset coach Leticia Francis came on the podcast to share her story of finally escaping an abusive marriage in Bermuda after her husband stabbed her and how she survived and thrived after coming back from rock bottom. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http:/…
 
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…
 
This week, Seamus Stackpoole of The TRY Channel comes on the podcast to share his story of when he launched, ran, and... stopped running a Dublin Comedy Club. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/support This podcast is also supported by Skillshare and…
 
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…
 
This week, Sarina Kajani from @The TRY Channel comes on the podcast to share her story of growing up with immigrant parents in Ireland, and learning to forgive them for the ways in which they raised her growing up. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/…
 
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…
 
This week, Callyann Brennan (you might know her from The TRY Channel) came on the podcast to share her story of growing up with a clairvoyant mother and a house full of spirits. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/support This podcast is also supporte…
 
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…
 
This week, Caroline Nadine comes on the podcast to tell her story of going on an adventure with her mother's ashes around New York City, trying to bring her mother to all of her favourite places one last time. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/suppo…
 
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…
 
This week, mindset coach Paul Forchione comes on the podcast to share his story of growing up with Cerebral Palsy and doing things his doctors told his parents he would never do; from walking to playing sport and having a professional career. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a P…
 
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…
 
This week, Jeffree Deskovic comes on the podcast to share his story of being convicted for a crime he did not commit at 16 years old, and being exonerated 16 years later thanks to a more advanced DNA database correctly finding the real murderer. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become …
 
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…
 
This week, Dr. Kristy Sumner comes on the podcast to share her story of co-founding Soul Sisters Paranormal, an all-female group of paranormal investigators who travel around the USA investigating and (in some cases) debunking reports of paranormal activity. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on You…
 
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…
 
This week, Aisling Dolan comes on the podcast to share the story of how the Yes in the 'Repeal The 8th' campaign was won, and the 10-episode podcast she spent the last three years building that tells the full story. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks…
 
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 week, Richard Matthews comes on the podcast to share his story of deciding to live full-time in an RV with four kids, a dog and two businesses. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/support 📲 Follow Clisare online: https://clisare.rocks/follow 📲 Fo…
 
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 …
 
This week, Marissa Tyler comes on the podcast to share her story of living through a school shooting in her high school. Recently, her mother Heidi Tyler came on the podcast to share her story from the parent's perspective, check that out in episode 27, wherever you get your podcasts. Find all episodes on all platforms at http://clisare.rocks/podca…
 
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…
 
This week, Stephen Barry comes on the podcast to share a story that hasn't quite happened yet - that he is travelling to America to star in a theatre production about an Irish pub called "The Choir Of Man". This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http://clisare.rocks/support …
 
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. …
 
This week, Chris O'Dwyer comes on the podcast to share their story of how a priest took advantage of their delicate state after an abusive relationship ended and brainwashed them into thinking that they needed to become a monk and "pray the gay away" to stop from going to hell. Chris shares details of the traumatic incidents (trigger warning), how …
 
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…
 
This week, Heidi Tyler comes on the podcast to share her experience of being a parent finding out that there was an active shooter reported in her daughter's highschool; the process of trying to track down her daughter and find out if she was OK, and some of the actions her family took to heal after the experience. This episode is brought to you fi…
 
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…
 
This week, Georgia Boyle comes on to share her story of being immunocompromised during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the steps she took to stay safe from Covid and how the conversation around the immunocompromised made her feel. This episode is brought to you first and foremost by the Storytime Superhero Patrons on YouTube. Become a Patron: http…
 
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