Episode 4 is Live!!!!

Well, after an enforced break that came about due to the “Triple Whamy” of baby number 4 arriving, finishing up a PhD, and heading up PASTAI (the Politics and Society Teachers’ Association of Ireland), we’re back up and running!

I hope that you find this episode, which focuses of the Council of Europe and human rights useful, whether you’re a teacher or a student! There’s tons of extra resources in the show’s “Episode Notes” which can be reached by following that link.

You might also want to check out some of the other new features on the site including a list of other podcasts that are directly relevant to the course. They’ll be updated as I find more, but if you can think of any other podcasts that I missed, please let me know!

The final new feature is our new “Key Thinker” Quizzes. These are ‘self-correcting’ Google Forms quizzes that students can take to help with their own revision. They can be taken multiple times, and offer immediate feedback. Again, I’ve got a handful done so far, but I’ll be adding more in the near future.

That’s about it for the moment, but (as always) if you have any ‘constructive’ feedback, I’m all ears!


Dr Jerome Devitt!!! (that’s probably the only time I’ll use my new title, so indulge me this time!)

Logo Poll

Well folks, we have selected 4 finalist logos for you to vote for. We would really appreciate if you took the time to vote HERE.

FYI, episode 4 is in the works and we will be looking at European Instituion

Here is a sneak peek of the logos that we have selected:

podcast logo comp copy



Episode 3 is Live!

A huge thanks to Anne-Marie McNally and Ms Susan Leahy for their help in making this episode, which tracks both National politics in the Dáil and the smaller-scale world of Student Councils.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Students – don’t forget to check out the Episode Notes for help to try and digest the material covered in this episode. You’ll find a ‘Listen Along’ worksheet, as well as links to a few different articles that tease out some more of the ideas we discussed in more detail.

Also don’t forget about our Logo Design competition!



Listen on your mobile device!

Well, I managed to work out how to get the podcast uploaded to iTunes and Stitcher. This should make the whole process easier to engage with for our listeners. If you want to make the podcast easier to find, then please subscribe on those apps and give us a (5 -Star???) rating. That would really help us out!

Don’t forget that we need your help with the Logo Competition. Click here for full details from a previous blog post.

It’s lovely to be able to say that the first two episodes have gotten a great reception, and I’m really hopeful that the students will find them useful in the months ahead.

Thanks for the support!


Logo Competition!

We at Pol-Soc Podcast are looking for a new logo to accompany our iTunes podcast, and we would like you to help.

If you are interested in entering this competition then email your entry to polsocpodcast@gmail.com.

The closing date for this competition is the 21st of December.

Don’t forget to click ‘Subscribe’ on the home page for email updates when Episode 3 is uploaded!