In Episode 18 – recorded live at Workman’s – Alison meets author, Louise O’Neill. Alison and Louise talk writing, feminism, Hitler being a ghost-writer for Sweet Valley High and trolls. Louise O’ Neill is an author and a weekly columnist with The Irish Examiner. Her debut novel, Only Ever Yours, won multiple awards and is currently being adapted for screen by Killer Films. Her second novel, Asking For It, was a number 1 bestseller and was named the overall Book of The Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015. Bandit Television has acquired the TV rights. She is also the presenter of Asking For It, an RTÉ documentary about rape culture in Ireland. Follow her on twitter for up-to-date information. Alison does stand-up comedy all the time because there’s no money in it. You can see where she’ll be next on her website, alisonspittle.com or her Twitter. Alison’s last time doing her show, Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii, is Sunday January 22nd in Whelan’s. Come along. Thanks to HeadStuff.org for hosting our podcast. They have a Patreon page. Please support them. If you enjoyed the podcast, do us a favour and leave a rating. It’s a big help. Catch you next time. Flamingo artwork designed by William Conway, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme tune by No Monster Club. Their new album, “I Feel Magic” is out now.