The Privatisation of Stress

Thursday 02th November 2023
Location: Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
21st-century capitalist culture demands people to be more resilient to the stresses of modern life, maximising the shareholder value of their employers at great personal cost. Therapies, drugs, and wellness are offered as commodified solutions to problems that originate, not in the individual, but in the system itself. A person on a zero-hour contract struggling to find an affordable flat won’t cure their anxiety by drinking more water, meditating, or binging wheatgrass smoothies. Something has to give, but what? Musician, athlete, podcaster, social entrepreneur and PhD candidate, Niall Breslin, aka Bressie – talks to David McWilliams.

Niall Breslin, Host: David McWilliams
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