Sure Twas Better Thursday 20 July 2017
... In the 70s. Will Hanafin and his guests trawl the RTE radio archive to ask if life really was better in the old days... just how different were our attitudes to sex, religion and race and are misty-eyes and a nose for nostalgia essential when thinking about the past?
Sure 'Twas Better, Thursday 20th July
Will Hanafin and his couchful of thirtysomethings Jules Coll and Joanne McNally cast their ear over more carefully chosen clips from the RTE radio archives from the seventies.
Fat shaming and obesity were alien concepts in the seventies.. so much so the civil service commission were intent on firing Frank a night telephonist because he was over the 16 stone weight restriction.
we hear his story.
Attitudes towards the Traveller Community in seventies Ireland was often regressive. We hear about a battle to get a piped water supply to a halting site in Thurles.
Spanish aupairs were also up in arms in the early seventies because of the amount of money they were being paid and the work they had to do.
And with shades of Anchorman and Ron Burgundy and his yogging.. politicans including Charles Haughey were invited to try out some jogging in the Phoenix Park in 1978... with mixed results!