Love and Courage

By Ruairí McKiernan

Soulful interviews with leading activists, innovators and change makers who are dedicated to bringing about great change in the world. Host Ruairí McKiernan is a multi award winning Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering SpunOut youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins appointed Ruairí to the Council of State, a constitutional advisory body whose members include all former leaders of the country.

  1. 1.
    Joe Murray - Veteran Human Rights Champion
    1:17:12
  2. 2.
    Colm Mac Con Iomaire - Violinist and Composer
    1:22:42
  3. 3.
    Noelle Brown - Actor, Playwright, Campaigner on Mother and Baby Homes
    57:04
  4. 4.
    Tony Griffin - Writer, Charity founder, Former Sports Star
    57:04
  5. 5.
    Syrian refugee campaign and life during lockdown - My interview on the United Ireland podcast
    24:28
  6. 6.
    Michael McCaughan - Writer
    55:30
  7. 7.
    Fr Peter McVerry - renowned homelessness campaigner
    57:50
  8. 8.
    Bronagh Gallagher - Renowned actress, singer, songwriter
    1:04:12
  1. 9.
    John Connell - author, journalist, playwright, film producer
    54:14
  2. 10.
    Easkey Britton - surfer, scientist, author & film-maker
    1:12:40
  3. 11.
    Ibrahim Halawa - Finding hope after 4 years in an Egyptian Prison
    53:48
  4. 12.
    Mary Reynolds - Environmentalist, Author, Activist
    52:54
  5. 13.
    'Make life beautiful' - an interview with Ruairí
    21:56
  6. 14.
    Andrew Boyd - trailblazing author, humorist & campaigner
    1:17:07
  7. 15.
    Hope and healing in troubled times
    12:54
  8. 16.
    Joe Farrell - from Irish mother & baby home to New York playwright
    1:02:06
  9. 17.
    Tom Prendergast - artist, DJ, ex record label owner
    1:04:17
  10. 18.
    A story and a song
    22:36
  11. 19.
    Dearbhla Glynn - Documentary Filmmaker, Photojournalist, Yoga Teacher
    1:15:08
  12. 20.
    Mari Kennedy - Meditation, Yoga, & Wisdom Teacher
    1:10:34
  13. 21.
    Luka Bloom - folk singer
    1:19:12
  14. 22.
    Peggy Seeger - legendary folk singer & activist
    1:08:04
  15. 23.
    Hugh O'Brien - Legendary Cootehill historian, author, activist & actor
    1:33:26
  16. 24.
    Vicky Phelan - cervical cancer campaigner
    1:04:06
  17. 25.
    David Jan Jurasek - former child refugee, author, therapist, martial arts instructor
    1:00:28
  18. 26.
    Christy Moore
    1:11:18
  19. 27.
    A short interview with Ruairí
    18:34
  20. 28.
    Live episode: Caoimhe Butterly, Dr Ursula Barry & Codie Preston
    1:16:04
  21. 29.
    Johann Hari - on depression, happiness & social connection
    1:07:58
  22. 30.
    Chuck Collins (live) - on inequality, Trump, trees & people power
    1:52:10
  23. 31.
    Amanda Palmer - musician, author, crowdfunding sensation
    1:11:32
  24. 32.
    Sr Teresa Forcades - 'Europe's most radical nun'
    43:08
  25. 33.
    Luke Concannon - Ed Sheeran's childhood hero
    1:08:36
  26. 34.
    Marianne Williamson - spiritual teacher, author, activist
    52:26
  27. 35.
    Gara LaMarche - philanthropy for social justice
    59:52
  28. 36.
    Siobhan O'Donoghue - veteran community innovator and activist
    1:07:52
  29. 37.
    Robert Shetterly - artist & Vietnam War draft resister
    1:06:12
  30. 38.
    Chas Jewett - Native American Standing Rock activist
    48:38
  31. 39.
    Ciaron O'Reilly - veteran peace campaigner & 'Martin Sheen's hero'
    59:28
  32. 40.
    With love from Ruairí : thank you from New York
    29:47
  33. 41.
    Kathy Kelly - renowned U.S. humanitarian & peace campaigner
    56:42
  34. 42.
    Eamon Stack - ex priest turned tech social entrepreneur
    1:01:44
  35. 43.
    Ellen Dorsey - Trump, philanthropy and climate change
    46:40
  36. 44.
    Senator Lynn Ruane & Joe Caslin (teacher/artist)
    52:30
  37. 45.
    Hyeonseo Lee - Escape from North Korea
    39:36
  38. 46.
    Alastair McIntosh - Scottish writer on Trump, Gaelic, ecology & culture
    54:10
  39. 47.
    Dil Wickremasinghe - overcoming abuse, LGBT rights, & success as a social entrepreneur
    1:01:44
  40. 48.
    John Lillis - amazing journey to hip hop success (Rusangano Family)
    1:09:52
  41. 49.
    Senator Frances Black - singer, campaigner, addiction counsellor
    1:02:30
  42. 50.
    Ray McGovern - ex CIA analyst reveals all
    47:04

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