Sophie Ellis Bextor“I thought, why not? Let’s have a little party, a little family party and see what happens.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Sophie Ellis Bextor is taking it handy with the whole ‘home-schooling’ thing. She fessed up on Thursday’s Ray D’Arcy Show, during their chat about her weekly Instagram Live show Sophie’s Kitchen Disco. The singer is in lockdown at home with her husband and their five boys aged between 1 and 16. The family began isolating on doctor’s recommendation a whole week …

Surviving Lockdown“The level of anxiety is becoming unbearable and I don’t know where to turn.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Gone are the play dates, the chatty walks and the casual school gate encounters for now. One of the inescapable features of the lockdown is that we’re cut off from the lifeline of other parents and the comfort they offer at stressful times.  And it hurts, as one listener told Ryan Tubridy on Thursday: “Right now I don’t know how to …

The Black Death“It’s way worse than the famine in terms of catastrophe.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Will this pandemic lead to revolution? No-one knows for sure, but if the Black Death is anything to go by, there could be some sort of re-balancing of power in society. Fin Dwyer, creator and presenter of The Irish History Podcast, thinks we can learn a lot about what might be ahead of us from looking at medieval plagues and …