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Episode 5 - Trial By Social Media
In episode 5, Trial By Social Media, we ask is online public shaming a necessary outlet to allow people to seek some form of justice, when traditional legal channels have failed them? Or is it a dangerous return to uncivilised witch hunting? Is there a risk to your presumption of innocence? Could the guilty get off by not being able to receive a fair trial? Should mobs of people, often reacting online to nothing more than the headlines, have a say in shouting for some form of...
UNCUT: Noeline Blackwell CEO of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
UNCUT: This is an interview I had with Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC). I interviewed her for episode 5, about online shaming and the explosion of allegations and accusations that came out online against people in 2017. For the first time in this series, I thought it was important that I release the entire interview unedited and uncut, as the amount of important information in it needed to be heard. Noeline speaks about the impact things like the #MeToo...
Episode 4 - Why Do We Get Offended?
Why do we get offended? What’s the biological basis for it and what are some of the social pros and cons to being morally outraged? Or, in this 21st century, are we becoming too emotional, hyper senstitive and far too easily offended? Featuring in this episode is James Damore, the former Google employee who wrote the infamous Google Memo on diversity, Professor Stepnahie Preston a psychologist from the University of Michighan, Dr Zachary Rothschild who has researched extensively into...
Episode 3 - Coming Over Here Takin’ Our Jobs
Is your job safe from automation, artificial intelligence and robotics? In episode 3, Cormac speaks to a range of experts about those issues. About the fear mongering, the panic and whether or not any of it is justified. Featuring on this episode; Dr Heather Knight who invented the world’s first stand up comedy robot. Paul Roehrig, Head of Cognizant’s digital business and author of the best selling ‘What To Do When Machines Do Everything”. Alex Salkever, Former Mozilla VP of marketing...
Planet of the Influencers
In the online world, there has been an explosion in the amount of people claiming to be ‘Influencers’. However, what exactly is an influencer, what do they do, do they make any money and why are so many people growing frustrated with the entire practice of ‘influencer marketing’ online? This episode explores the growing world of influencers and delves into the psychology of influence itself. Psychologists, media CEOs, medical doctors and self proclaimed ‘influencers’ feature on this...
Legalising Drugs - Will It Finally End Violent Crime?
Will legalising drugs help put an end to the violent crime associated with it? In this epsiode, Cormac Moore speaks to Corey Pegues, a former drug dealer turned NYC police chief, Irish economist David McWilliams, Dr Mark Thornton an expert on the economics of prohibition era America and Dr Connolly who conducted the largest ever research paper into the illicit drug market in Ireland.
Project 10 Podcast - Intro Episode
Project 10 is an exciting documentary style series exploring a range of controverisal, topical and thought provoking ideas. From legalising drugs, to machines taking over our jobs to a world full of online influencers, Project 10 explores a variety of interesting ideas. Hosted by Cormac Moore, the first episode is available to download right now and asks the question if we legalise drugs, would we reduce violent crime associated with it? Former drug dealers, historical economists and...