Episode Summary

On the latest episode of Green Rebel, we interview Senator Joan Freeman, currently campaigning in the Presidential election here in Ireland. Senator Freeman founded Pieta House, a not-for-profit organisation helping to prevent suicide and self-harm.

Episode Notes

On the latest episode of Green Rebel, we interview Senator Joan Freeman, currently campaigning in the Presidential election here in Ireland. Senator Freeman founded Pieta House, a not-for-profit organisation helping to prevent suicide and self-harm.

With the election just weeks away, and the majority of the country content to stick with the current President, (who is campaigning for a second term), we ask her about her reasons behind running for President, we pose questions sent in by people on Facebook and Twitter and we take a deep dive into the socio-political issues facing Ireland today along with her potential solutions for them. Senator Freeman was open and honest in her answers and provided an overview of her hopes for the future of this country.

We are recording a live episode at the Dublin Podcast Festival on October 4th with poet Stephen James Smith. You can see the full line-up and grab tickets http://dublinpodcastfestival.ie.

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Presented by Emily O'Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova. Produced by Irina Dzhambazova. Music by Le Boom.

About the Show

Hosts Emily O'Callaghan and Irina Dzhambazova speak to original mavericks from the creative industries.

The name Green Rebel originates from our definition of a person who carves a unique path from their passion - and through hard work and persistence, makes this passion their career. This podcast aims to gather knowledge, inspiration and a touch of advice from those who have done exactly that. The conversations with our guests will also touch on subjects such as Ireland’s political and cultural past, present, and future.