Episode 42: Irish State of Mind

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Episode 42:

This week we're straight talking the Irish State of Mind. For St Patrick's Day we're not going all toora-loora but we are talking about what makes the Irish.

Eimear joins us as we discuss the Irish inferiority complex that comes from post-colonialism, how that feeds into our sense of humour, the need to apologise and our inability to speak the Irish language. We also discuss the impact of the Catholic church, the control it exerted, instilling shame around sex and women, the beatings in schools, our love of story telling and of course we'd have to discuss... the demon drink!

We also have our smiles & riles. The Irish accents have Eimear smiling and she's riled about the Meghan & Harry interview, Peter is riled about Fastway's so called "service" but a parenting landmark event has him smiling. Meanwhile being the ever professional psychotherapist, Allan asks the big questions "To pee, or not to pee..." in front of your partner, do you or don't you?

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