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PODCAST: Language, Literature and the Eighth Amendment Referendum

By Megan Cassidy

May 30, 2018 at 11:50am

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We are speaking to you from the past today, in a literal sense - and also in a very profound way. We recorded this podcast on Friday May 25, when it was a different Ireland, when we didn't know. We felt hopeful, anxious, excited, and terrified.

We talked through the use of language and it's incredible power in all referenda, but in this one particularly. The vote was swung because of the incredibly powerful stories that we told each other. Stories we would never have told before, stories that were deeply painful and were dealt with alone. Now we're all together. It's an amazing weekend, We chat about the female authors who have tackled this topic - Marian Keyes and her incredible work, Maeve Binchy, the authors who shaped our adulthood and ushered us to this moment.
Happy, happy Sunday everyone.

Before Brunch Podcast is the perfect Sunday morning hangover cure, brought to you by Diet Coke and the #BecauseICan campaign. Megan and Cassie chew over all the biggest stories of the week, from the frivolous to the meaningful and everything in between. It's the same dirt you talk about at Brunch, we're just digging a little deeper. If you like the podcast, please do subscribe, rate and review to help other brunchers find us!

Get in touch on twitter @meganmcassidy @cassielorraine @lovindublin @lovindotie or [email protected]

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