Sir Terry Wogan: Episode 66

20Dec

Sir Terry Wogan is a legend of broadcasting and just might be the most popular Irishman abroad in the UK. This week Terry joins Jarlath for a face to face chat about everything from luck to talent, to pride and the important of kindness. He speaks candidly about the journey which took him from a simple office job in a bank to becoming one of the most universally loved television and radio personalities in the history of broadcasting.


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Kieran Conway: Episode 65

13Dec

Kieran Conway is the author of Southside Provisional. He is a former IRA member who now works as a criminal lawyer. Jarlath asks the question, what leads a person from an affluent background with a first class education to risk everything and decide to live their life as a member of the IRA?

Kieran discusses the process of joining the IRA which took him to London, his years spent in prison, why he watched the Good Friday agreement in 'stunned disbelief' and his conscience. Perhaps the most challenging interview of the series, this is an episode you need to listen to right to the end.

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Jason McAteer: Episode 64

7Dec

Jason McAteer is a former Irish international and Liverpool footballer and this week he joins Jarlath to talk about his incredible story which took him from studying graphic design in college to playing for Ireland in the World Cup. Jason discusses valuing hard work over talent, battling depression, why modern players don't see the real world as well as how he always found the English football team boring. 

Jason also gives his thought's on what he believes to be the problem with Roy Keane. From discussions on playing up to his 'Trigger' character to comparing the dictatorship-style management of Graeme Souness to the man-manager style of Jack Charlton this interview truly has it all.

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Ruby Walsh: Episode 63

29Nov

Ruby Walsh won the Grand National on his first appearance at just twenty years of age and since then he has become one of the world's most prolific jockeys. This week he talks to Jarlath about how working abroad caused him to fear missing the important moments in his children's lives, why people shouldn't be afraid to be wrong, and how being a professional athlete requires a certain level of selfishness.

Ruby also explains how he lives a life on the road with a very limited diet, why he encourages others to stick with school and see it through to completion, how he maintains a friendship with one of his biggest rivals, why he believes in luck, why jockeys help each other out mid-race, and much, much more.

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Kian Egan (part 2): Episode 62

22Nov

In An Irishman Abroad's first ever second instalment of a two-part interview Kian Egan returns to finish telling the incredible tale which is the life of one of Ireland's most successful musicians.

Kian gives his thoughts on Brian McFadden leaving Westlife at the time that he did and how it drove the band forward as well as how he felt responsible for one of Westlife's all time lows. Kian also discusses some of the realisations that he experienced in the jungle, Simon Cowell's people skills, establishing the nationality of his son, why a business mentality is required to make it in the music industry and why he believes One Direction will never sell as many records as Westlife.

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Liz Bonnin: Episode 61

15Nov

Liz Bonnin's journey which brought her from France to Dublin to tracking wild cats in Nepal is a fascinating one. This week Liz sat down for a conversation with Jarlath at the BAFTA headquarters in London to discuss her story and sudden departure from mainstream television in favour of her first love, science.

Liz talks about how academia gave her a sense of control in her hectic lifestyle as an entertainment presenter, completing her Masters degree before embarking on a career as a specialist factual presenter for the BBC which has brought her all over the world. From discussions of her life-changing experiences with tigers to her struggles campaigning for the protection of endangered animals to the importance of valuing hard work and persistence, this interview truly has it all.

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Pat Shortt (Live from the Cork Film Festival): Episode 60

10Nov

Just three months ago Pat Shortt was acting alongside Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway and in this week's episode he joined Jarlath live on stage at the Cork Opera House during the Cork Film Festival to discuss the fascinating journey of what has seen him become one of Ireland's comedy legends as well as one of the country's most prolific actors.

Pat tells the story of how he ended up being unable to even book a gig in Dublin while at the same time selling out theatre venues across America and touring around Europe, Africa and Russia in the nineties as part of D'Unbelievables. He also explains his transition to taking serious acting roles which has given him an international name as an actor staring in films such as The Garage, Calvary, The Guard and most recently, Queen and Country as well as West End and Broadway stints with The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Pat opens up about suffering stage fright, becoming part of the 'Broadway family', the process of understanding the physicality of a character as well as discussing how his work ethic and determination has shaped his career.

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Matt Cooper: Episode 59

1Nov

Jarlath joins Matt Cooper in his studio to discuss his life and career as one of Ireland's most respected journalists. Matt talks about his work ethic, living without regrets and tells the gripping story of how he found himself travelling to North Korea with Denis Rodman to entertain Kim Jong-un. Matt gives his top tips for interviewing, speaks candidly about the anger he felt watching the country go bust and gives his view on what makes this government worse than the last.


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Des Bishop (Live from the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Galway): Episode 58

26Oct

Des Bishop is one of Ireland's most successful comedians. This week he sits down with Jarlath in front of a packed house at The Roisín Dubh in Galway to talk about the bizarre chain of events that brought him to emigrate to Ireland at the tender age of 14. 
From his brush with the mafia, to the bullying he suffered as a child, to his substance abuse, subsequent recovery and discovery of stand up, this is a roller coaster of a tale that he has never properly told. Dealing with serious self-doubt, acting alongside Cillian Murphy, his cheat code for comedy and how he learned Mandarin in the space of a year, there is something in this one for everyone.
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Duke Special: Episode 57

19Oct

Duke Special is one Ireland's most loved musicians and in this week's episode it is not hard to see why. The man behind Duke Special, Peter Wilson, opens up to Jarlath about his insecurities and the reason why he chooses to perform as Duke Special, how he felt completely out of his depth performing on Later with Jools Holland and how not being a megastar has allowed his artistic creativity to run completely free.

Peter talks about moving to Swindon aged 18 before returning home to Belfast out of guilt, the experiences he had as an apprentice pianist, his love for timelessness and things that are forgotten as well as revealing how he almost tried to join East 17. 

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