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Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 8) and Zara (age 10). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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In Episode 2 of Series 3, Rose and Zara discuss the main stories of the week including California wildfires, the destruction of a migrant camp in Greece, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic and vaccine trials, and a proposed new law about photo editing. Laurie updates listeners on Roald Dahl Day, and Aiza covers how astronomers are searchin…
 
Dermot Lacey is a Labour Party member of Dublin City Council for the Pembroke ward. ***** That’s what he said He, by the way is Brandon Lewis, the UK’s Northern Ireland secretary, basically their minister for Northern Ireland. What he’s announcing there is the UK government’s shirking from the treaty that they signed last December […] The post Here…
 
Rose and Zara are back from their summer break and ready for Series 3 - now joined by siblings Aiza and Laurie! Episode 1 covers the return to school, an update on the global pandemic, and a review of the main stories of the summer. The girls also discuss environmental pollution from face masks, and a recent study highlighting the number of species…
 
Linda Ervine is a Unionist and Irish language rights activist from East Belfast, and is the president of the recently-formed East Belfast GAA. I talked to her about last year's Ashcroft polling indicating that support for a United Ireland is increasing towards a tipping point in Northern Ireland. **** I was sitting down to do […] The post Here's Ho…
 
Larry Donnelly is a native of Boston, He teaches law in NUIG. He has published law journal articles in Ireland and internationally, as well as being a regular media commentator. I talked him about an article he wrote for TheJournal.ie. ***** Two minds are better than one. That’s a fairly obviously true saying in most […] The post Here's How 109 – T…
 
Alyn Smith is the SNP member of the Westminster parliament for the Scottish constituency of Stirling. Since we spoke, two opinion polls have been published showing the pro-independence side stretching their lead, excluding undecideds, by up to 10 clear percentage points ahead, 55 to 45. ***** You should be paying to Belarus. Well, that’s my […] The…
 
Niall Keenan founder and chairperson of the Shared Ireland. ***** Sinn Féin are calling for a complete ban on co-living. Their housing spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin, a very talented politician who’s been on this podcast before, not sure if those two are connected, said announcing this that the new housing minister Darragh O’Brien of Fianna […] The pos…
 
Last Saturday there was a demonstration outside the Dáil that was hastily organised to try to capitalise on a controversy that you may or may not have noticed, depending on what corners of Twitter you inhabit, if any. The genesis of this was an article on the website Gript, a clone of far-right American opinion […] The post Here's How 106 – Twitter…
 
This is the last episode of Season 2, as Rose and Zara now take a break for the summer holidays. In this episode the NewzKidz talk about why India and China have been fighting, the latest news on the Coronavirus, why we are celebrating World Refugee Day, what happens during a solar eclipse, and Summer Holidays. The NewzKidz will return in September…
 
This week Rose and Zara discuss statues and why people are destroying them, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, The Queen’s birthdays, the discovery of ancient crocodiles that could run, and the news that archaeologists have found London’s earliest theatre!โดย NewzKidz
 
Kerry-Anne Mendoza editor-at-large of the Canary and the author of Austerity: Demolition of the Welfare state and the rise of the zombie economy, published in 2015. We discussed this Twitter thread of hers: ***** It really is good to get feedback from listeners, and to know that there is a growing number of listeners out […] The post Here's How 105…
 
This week Rose and Zara provide an update on the Coronavirus pandemic, discuss the protests following the death of George Floyd, and tell listeners about World Environment Day. Finally Zara reviews her latest read, the classic children's book Black Beauty.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week the NewzKidz bring you an update on the Coronavirus pandemic including how lockdowns are being lifted around the world, and what's going on with the row about Dominic Cummings. They also talk about JK Rowling’s new book The Ickabog, Space X and Nasa’s mission to the International Space Station, and President Trump’s fight with social medi…
 
This week Rose and Zara bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including what the scientists are saying about re-opening schools. They also talk about Cyclone Amphan, the new English organ donation law and finally, monster kangaroos!โดย NewzKidz
 
This week Rose and Zara keep you up to date with the latest on the Coronavirus, including a possible connection between the virus and obesity. They also talk about coral bleaching give an update on Brexit and whether there might be an extension to allow more time for trade talks. Lastly they talk about Captain Tom’s new fundraiser, a children's pic…
 
Malcolm Noonan newly elected Green Party TD for Carlow Kilkenny, having spent 16 years as a local councillor in Kilkenny. ***** It was announced last week that Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin won’t be reopening, the operators said that the lockdown, coupled with high rents, have pushed their business over the edge, and […] The post Here's…
 
Rose and Zara bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including updates on lockdown restrictions and news of Banksy's latest artwork. They also cover the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the ongoing problem of deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest, and how an artist is finding a new use for rubbish found on beaches.…
 
This week Rose and Zara update you on the latest news on the pandemic, and talk about Greta Thunberg and Unicef’s campaign to help fight coronavirus. They discuss how governments have been discussing how climate change has to be tackled once this pandemic is over, and review how scientists have found the highest levels of microplastics ever recorde…
 
Malcolm Byrne won the 2019 bye-election for Fianna Fáil, but did not retain the seat at the general election. He was then elected to Seanad Éireann. Robin Cafolla is chairperson of the Green Party's Climate Forum. His questions, which informed my interview were first published on Twitter. The Green Party has asked a slightly less-focussed […] The p…
 
This week Rose and Zara continue to update you about the global pandemic, the latest on the lockdown situation, possible new treatments for Covid-19 that have been discussed in the news recently, and President Trump’s recent comments on how the virus might be extinguished. They also talk about the 30th birthday of Nasa’s Hubble Telescope and whethe…
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the incredible effort that some people are making to help in the fight against Coranavirus, including Captain Tom Moore's amazing charity fundraising. They also talk about the latest news on a cure or vaccine for the virus, Nasa’s plan to launch the first manned mission from the US in a decade and how to make sure…
 
Thanks to Cathal Mac Coille, former Morning Ireland presenter for taking the chair in this special podcast. This is the complaint that I sent to RTÉ. RTÉ gave it short shrift. This is the totality of their response. There was some back-and-forth between me and RTÉ, and RTÉ eventually they made it clear that they […] The post Here's How 102 – AA Roa…
 
This week Rose and Zara cover the latest news in relation to the spread of Coronavirus and what is being discussed at the moment about how lockdowns might end. They also talk about how the oceans of the world might be restored by 2050, the sighting of the Super Pink Moon and finally a movie review of the film Jumanji – The Next Level.…
 
Rose and Zara are back following the Spring Break! In this week's episode they talk about their return to a life of lockdown and home school, the ongoing spread of Coronavirus around the world, the results of the UK's Labour Party leadership contest, the reduction in pollutant emissions as a result of the global lockdown, April Fool's Day, and Inte…
 
Alison Gilliland is Labour Party member of Dublin City Council for Artane/Whitehall. She is also chairperson of Dublin City Council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Housing. In our discussion I mentioned the article in the Irish Times by billionaire financier Dermot Desmond about solutions for the housing crisis. Desmond was found by various investi…
 
Peter Boland, as well as running Cases.ie is the director of the Alliance for Insurance Reform. ***** There’s a lot of people talking about the other thing, but I'm sure you’ve heard enough about it by now, and there’s nothing extra that I can say that hasn’t already been said, so let’s talk about something […] The post Here's How 100 – Insurance C…
 
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the continued spread of Coronavirus around the world and International Women’s Day. Rose and Zara are also very excited as the 10th of March is the one year anniversary of NewzKidz! To mark their one year anniversary, they discuss some of favourite stories from the past year. The NewzKidz are now on …
 
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the rapid spread of Coronavirus around the world and the rioting that has been happening in Delhi in India. The NewzKidz also talk about Greta Thunberg’s visit to England and her meeting with Malala Yousefzai, World Book Day, why we have Leap Years, and Zara and Rose review the book 'A Star Outside M…
 
This week's main stories are about last week’s attack in Germany and the latest news on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. Rose and Zara also talk about why people are celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight, how a patient in the UK was able to play the violin whilst undergoing brain surgery, how the video sharing app TikTok is being made s…
 
Michael O'Regan is journalist and former parliamentary correspondent of The Irish Times. He says he doesn’t have a book for me to plug, ‘yet’. ***** I managed to grab an interview with Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh at the election count in the RDS. To put this in context, Aengus Ó Snodaigh got one of […] The post Here's How 99 – After the Deluge ap…
 
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and all about the history and meaning of Valentine’s Day. They also talk about the continued spread of the Coronavirus, why the UAE is banning homework in government schools, Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, and review the children’s boo…
 
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the US President Donald Trump and Nasa’s record-breaking female astronaut Christina Koch! They also talk about why schoolchildren in England are getting bicycle lessons, the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, the 80th anniversary of the cartoon Tom and Jerry, and the Emirates Literature Festival where Ro…
 
This week Rose and Zara's main new stories are about the continued spread of Coronavirus around the world, and of course Brexit! They also talk about Children’s Mental Health week and review the book, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Rauf.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week Rose and Zara discuss the spread of Coronavirus, Chinese New Year, whether children should be read to in school, what’s happening with President Trump’s impeachment trial, what happened with Greta Thunberg at Davos, and the world’s first robotic heart.โดย NewzKidz
 
Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies. In November, his group, Ireland's Future sent a letter to An Taoiseach calling for […] The post Here's …
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about Harry and Meghan, the Philippines volcano, how the UK will mark the moment of Brexit, Martin Luther King Day, internet cookies, what's happening with plane company FlyBe, and whether avoiding flying really is a solution to climate change.โดย NewzKidz
 
Seán Fleming, currently Fianna Fáil TD for Laois, if the gods of the ballot box smile on him he might become the Fianna Fáil TD for the reconstituted constituency of Laois Offaly. He's been a TD since 1997 and for 15 years before that he was Financial Director of Fianna Fáil at national level. Gavin […] The post Here's How 97 – Voting Rights and Wr…
 
Rose and Zara are back after the winter break! In their first podcast of the new term, they discuss the latest news about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan seeking to step back as senior royals, the Australian bushfires, what's going on between Iran and the US, the latest technology on show at CES 2020, and how a new telescope may be able to find al…
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the result of the UK General Election, the Volcano eruption in New Zealand, Human Rights Day, strikes in France, the Nato Summit, and how one school has decided to exchange homework for acts of kindness. NewzKidz are now taking a break for the Winter holidays and will be back in January!…
 
This week Rose and Zara review the movie Frozen 2 and talk about the London Bridge terrorist attack, the latest report from the United Nations on climate change, voting in the General Election, the anniversary of the United Arab Emirates, and what Black Friday is all about.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about Prince Andrew stepping back from Royal duties, the first Leaders’ Debate of the UK General Election, how we define Old Age and why people are living longer, how global airlines are responding to the climate change movement, whether there is such a thing as too much screen-time for kids, and why it’s important to e…
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the floods in Venice, anti-bullying week, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the mystery of oxygen on Mars, what’s happening in Hong Kong, and the release of the movie Frozen 2.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about Remembrance Day, why the Queen is stopping wearing fur, air pollution in Delhi, palm oil production and the impact on endangered orangutans, nuclear fusion, and a new study that reveals the secret to success.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the UK’s General Election, Hallowe'en, Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes, the origin of humans, why it’s good for children to solve puzzles, and the Rugby world cup final.โดย NewzKidz
 
John McGuirk is the founder and editor of Gript. John referred to the cost of building passive homeshere. In our discussion I mentioned an article falsely claiming that hacked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia showed scientists 'plotting to manipulate data, ... suppress evidence ... and boycott ... divergent [……
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the very sad deaths of 39 people in a refrigerated lorry in England, whether the UK IS going to leave the EU on Thursday or not, why the US is leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, the new beetle named after Greta Thunberg, the latest news on the Trump impeachment inquiry, why the clocks are changing in England, an…
 
Paul Murphy was an MEP for the Socialist party, since then he’s been elected and 2014 and 2016 as a TD for what became the Solidarity party. He has now founded the party Rise. In our discussion he mentioned the book The People's Republic of Walmart: How the World's Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation […] The post Here's How 94 – Let us R…
 
This week Rose and Zara talk about the countdown to Brexit, The Queen’s Speech, Extinction Rebellion protests, The Royal Tour of Pakistan, World Food Day and how a human-hand robot solved a Rubik's cube.โดย NewzKidz
 
This week we’re talking about why there is fighting between Turkey and Syria, the discovery of new moons orbiting around Saturn, growing fake meat in space, the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prizes, World Mental Health Day, and why people are talking about putting a tax on sugar and junk food.โดย NewzKidz
 
Paul Cullen is the Health Editor of the Irish Times. His article headlined Almost 70% of cyclists without helmet at time of head trauma, appeared on the front page of IT last month. The article was sharply criticised in online discussion, including in this article by Cian Ginty. In our discussion, I mentioned a number […] The post Here's How 93 – B…
 
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