As Hamilton hits Disney+, Bríd and Fionnuala review how Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon set Broadway alight; through praise and criticisms.
You are live on Bandwagons, please do not swear - Bríd and Fionnuala take a trip down memory lane and revisit Big Brother from their Sugar Club show back in March. From controversies, to cute couples, expect laughs and slideshow errors galore.
This Pride month, Bríd and Fionnuala are joined by Cian Sullivan and James O’Hagan of Sissy That Pod to discuss parades, protests and eh, dark rooms.
On this week’s episode, Bríd and Fionnuala revisit the area of sustainability, and learn about how reducing our food waste could end world hunger - yep, really.
Zero-waste chef and Culinary Director of FoodSpace Conor Spacey introduces the wagons to, eh, Wexford kimchi and tells them how to make booze out of pineapple scraps.
Plus, Programmes Director for World Vision Ireland Maurice Sadlier explains how we can end global food poverty by making some small changes in our every day lives.
This episode is brought to you by World Vision Ireland.
This week, we're asking you to take the hour that you usually would to listen to this podcast and go educate yourselves - acknowledge your white privilege, address the racial biases ingrained in you and ask what you can do next for #BlackLivesMatter at home and across the world. Make it a habit, not a hashtag.
US National Bail Fund:
Minnesota Freedom Fund:
Funds for Protesters against Police Brutality (USA): https://www.gofundme.com/f/funds-for-protesters-against-police-brutality
Know Your Rights Camp (created by Colin Kaepernick): https://secure.eifoundation.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6082&mfc_pref=T&6082.donation=form1&s_src=kyrcmain&utm_source=kyrcmain
George Floyd Memorial Fund:
Black Pride Ireland:
MERJ (Migrants and Ethnic Minorities for Reproductive Justice):
MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland):
Support for Direct Provision Residents during COVID-19:
Irish Refugee Council:
Petitions for US cases:
http://chng.it/8nZb2Z9VFY - Justice for George Floyd
https://www.wecantbreathenational.org - Justice for George Floyd | #WeCantBreathe
http://chng.it/PJkKv48FnS - Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
http://chng.it/SBpLWjjrnZ - Disbarment of prosecutor on Ahmaud Arbery’s case
https://go.theactionpac.com/sign/stand-with-breonna?akid=s563441..lmggtJ - Justice for Breonna Taylor (you will need a random US zip code- I used 37236)
http://chng.it/tYLJ28N74n - Justice for Tony McDade
http://chng.it/LPKQHzL454 - Investigation into the officer involved in the murder of Eric J. Logan
http://chng.it/RNF8FLyZ55 - Justice for Jennifer Jeffley
http://chng.it/bSmxWFYs4m - Justice for Willie Simmons
http://chng.it/n2DDXMhhNX - Chrystul Kizer case
http://chng.it/rxwhCGzkwD - Mandatory life sentence for Police Brutality
http://chng.it/LWsBGDMwfC - Petitioning Julius Jones’ death sentence
http://chng.it/Lm7vBBGJgN - Reopen Sandra Bland’s case
http://chng.it/LphVD2gDR5 - Ban the use of rubber bullets
http://chng.it/HzCcDBxmvR - Stop ICE from poisoning immigrants
Petitions for Irish cases:
http://chng.it/VJJWkQnRHb - Protecting communities from hate in Ireland
http://chng.it/9F6kFhZM45 - End Direct Provision
http://chng.it/pZMBqKvjyh - Repeal the 27th Amendment
https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/stop-the-spread-of-covid19-in-direct-provision-centres?bucket=&source=twitter-share-button&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=myuplift&utm_source=twitter&share=b0479cb8-aa3b-407d-855f-09ba9558ea27 - Move Asylum Seekers out of Direct Provision centres
Free books online:
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?- Police Violence and Resistance in the United States | various authors:
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race | Reni Eddo-Lodge:
So You Want to Talk About Race | Ijeoma Oluo:
No Place For Self-Pity, No Time For Fear | Toni Morrison:Contacting elected officials:
Contact your TD: https://www.whoismytd.com
Contact your MLA: http://aims.niassembly.gov.uk/mlas/contacts.aspx
Find your local Citizen’s Information Centre: http://centres.citizensinformation.ie
Paws up little monsters! Following the release of her highly anticipated album Chromatica, Bríd and Fionnuala examine the legacy of Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga.
As Dan Levy’s hit show comes to an end, Bríd and Fionnuala examine the appeal of Schitt’s Creek and the Rose family. Expect spoilers!
Bríd and Fionnuala consider the new conversations surrounding America’s Next Top Model, more than a decade after the show first aired.
As Chrissy Teigen takes a Twitter break, Bríd and Fionnuala examine her lengthy career and discuss how she continues to divide - and conquer - social media.
Bríd and Fionnuala discuss the runaway success of Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' - from the award winning book to the highly-acclaimed TV adaptation. What is it about the story of Marianne and Connell that has people so enthralled?
This week, Bríd and Fionnuala did a full 180 and discussed pop sensation Dua Lipa, the enduring appeal of her breakout hit New Rules and the difficulties of releasing an album during a pandemic.
🎶 High School Musical, who says we have to let it go?! 🎶
Back in early March, we unpacked the appeal behind the hit musical franchise High School Musical at The Sugar Club from its wild success as a TV movie, to what the cast are all up to now (one of them follows Bríd on Twitter!)
Bríd and Fionnuala unpack Netflix’s latest reality TV offering, Too Hot To Handle. Is it really the second coming of Love Island? Would you give up €3k for the shift? And what exactly is ‘flaaing’? These questions and more, answered. Hopefully.
They asked, you delivered - Bríd and Fionnuala asked for your most outrageous drunken tales and got so many they had to make a part 2.
To quote Damo and Ivor, “everybody’s drinkin’”, thanks to a certain pesky pandemic. Brid and Fionnuala examine their own relationship with alcohol over the years.
Having now fully immersed themselves into the world of TikTok, Bríd and Fionnuala take another look at the app that’a getting many through quarantine - from the dances to the memes - while also examining the controversies surrounding some of its biggest stars.
Bríd and Fionnuala take on the latest Netflix documentary setting social media alight - Tiger King, which follows the story of one of America’s most notorious tiger breeders, Joe Exotic.
In an effort to keep Bandwagons a Covid-19-free zone (minus the episode a few weeks ago lol soz), Bríd and Fionnuala answers you’re questions from an appropriate distance. They’ve got pop culture recommendations, driving test stories and phobias.
Bríd and Fionnuala talk from an acceptable social distance about what it means to them to be Irish, as well as the things that make the country what it is.
After Fionnuala’s failed attempt to infiltrate the Department of Health, Dr. Aisling O’Reilly sits down with the wagons to discuss COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.