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Basically... with Stefanie Preissner

Podcast Series Basically... with Stefanie Preissner

The show that takes news stories and makes sense of them, Basically.

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What's the Story with Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Noel?

What's the Story with Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Noel?

On this week’s (listener requested!) episode, Stefanie is joined by her husband Noel to talk about his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Stefanie and Noel discuss when and why he made the decision to make the climb and go over the necessary practical and physical preparations. Noel also shares his day-to-day on the climb. You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin. This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie

38 mins

27 September Finished

What's the Story with Climbing Mount Everest, Kieran?

What's the Story with Climbing Mount Everest, Kieran?

In this week's episode of Basically, Stefanie is joined by Kieran Lally, the first Mayo-man to climb Mount Everest. He talks about his preparation for making the climb, including all the other mountains he has climbed around the world. He describes the process of climbing Mount Everest and what it's like reaching the top.  You can find out more about Kieran's journey to the top of Mount Everest by picking up his book, 'Beyond the Summit: The Story Of One Man's Need To Scale His Inner Everest', now available in all bookstores. You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin. This episode of Basically is sponsored by Rockwell. Feel free to check them out at rockwellfinancial.ie/basically Update Description

48 mins

20 September Finished

113: What's the Story with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Morgan?

113: What's the Story with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Morgan?

This week, Stefanie is joined by Dr Morgan Fraser, a lecturer and assistant professor in the School of Physics in University College Dublin, who is hoping to use the JWS Telescope for his research. They talk all about the JWST, what it is used for and why scientists are excited about what it can do. They look at the ever expanding universe and what life on other planets might look like. You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin. This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie

45 mins

13 September Finished

112: What's the Story with Abortions in America, Carol?

112: What's the Story with Abortions in America, Carol?

This episodes includes graphic descriptions of abortions and may be difficult for some listeners.  In the wake of the overturning of Roe vs Wade in America, Stefanie talks to Carol Downer, an activist who joined the women's liberation movement in the 1960s and advocated for the legalisation of abortion in California. Carol discusses her personal experience with having an illegal abortion, and how this started her journey working with women to help provide information on abortion, birth control and fertility. You can find out more about Carol and her work via her website; womenshealthinwomenshands.com    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin. This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie

42 mins

6 September Finished

111: What's the Story with these New Viruses, Luke?

111: What's the Story with these New Viruses, Luke?

From monkeypox to shrew pox, avian flu to polio, immunologist Luke O'Neill joins Stefanie to break down everything happening in the world of viruses at the moment. Luke updates us on the Covid vaccines, progress of intranasal vaccines and the pan-coronavirus vaccine. Luke is heading to Electric Picnic! Don't forget to stop by the Leviathan Stage to hear some discussions on science, a quiz on science versus anti-science, and Luke's band, the Metabolix will play some well-known hits. You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin. This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie

38 mins

30 August Finished

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