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Chatter Episode 18 – Dr Katy Hayward on Brexit and The Irish Border

Dr Katy Hayward, author at QPol (Queen’s University Belfast’s policy unit), was our guest on this show. She is a political sociologist with a PhD on the subject of the impact of European integration on cross-border relations on the island of Ireland and she has written extensively about the difficulties surrounding the Irish border issue in…

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Chatter Episode 17 – Sam Ancliff On The Conservative Party Conference 2017

Sam Ancliff of Activate was the guest on today’s podcast. We wanted to get Sam back on to discuss the Conservative Party Conference, the fringe events going on as well as the headline speeches, the tuitions fees freeze, the moral argument for free markets, Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson, and Theresa May’s closing speech….

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Chatter Episode 16 – Lisa-Maria Neudert On How Bots Are Influencing Elections

Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Computational Propaganda Project was our guest for today’s show. The Computational Propaganda Project is a research group that has spent the last year looking at the way bots on social media and “junk news” (aka fake news) have affected and attempted to influence elections in Germany, France, the US, and the…

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Chatter Episode 15 – Callum Curry On Sussd and Life As An Entrepreneur In Northern Ireland

Callum Curry was the guest on today’s show ahead of the launch of his new polling company, Sussd. Sussd is a locally driven community polling platform that will allow people to give opinions on how local issues are being dealt with and give them the chance to impact real change in their community….

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Chatter Episode 14 – Bret Weinstein On The Evolutionary Implications Of Technology And Modern Society

Today’s guest is Bret Weinstein. Bret is a former Evergreen State College Professor at the centre of a massive controversy and a tort claim (which he has just settled) surrounding a day of absence at the University, which you can read more about below. We got into numerous fascinating discussions about the nature and problems…

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Chatter Episode 13 – Matthew Fulton and Scott Moore On Progressive Politics Northern Ireland

The co-founders of Progressive Politics Northern Ireland, Matthew Fulton and Scott Moore, were our joint guests on the latest episode of Chatter. They founded the movement in the wake of the RHI scandal (Renewable Heating Incentive) in order to promote progressive ideals in Northern Ireland and fight to ensure Northern Ireland gets equal marriage…

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