Gary Lightbody: Episode 245

25May

Gary Lightbody has seen all of his dreams come true as the frontman of Snow Patrol and yet, the last 7 year's have been the most difficult of his life. In this incredibly raw and powerful interview, Gary opens up about facing his demons on the new Snow Patrol album (37:00), the incredible toll that constant touring takes (13:00) and the risky surgery that he turned down which could have cost him his career (28:00).

From the hilarious story of his discovery of acupuncture (32:00) to sleeping on fans' couches (9:00) and co-writing with Taylor SwiftEd Sheeran and One Direction (19:00), this interview is a true highlight of the series to date.

For extended episodes and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

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The Repeal episode (Bumper Edition): Episode 244

25May

With just 7 days to go until the Irish public goes to the polls, the Irishman Abroad has put together this bumper Repeal The 8th episode comprised of some of the most outspoken voices on the frontline of the Yes campaign.

Writer and Activist Una Mullally speaks to Jarlath about the influence that Irish people abroad can have on the outcome of this Referendum (3:00). Amnesty International’s Colm O’Gorman offers us a clear break-down of the outcome of the proposed legislation for abortion, should the 8th amendment be repealed (36:00). Author Louise O’Neill returns to the show to discuss the need to de-stigmatise the conversation around abortion (1:12:00), comedian and writer Tara Flynn elaborates on the need for broad access to abortion (56:00), while Dr. Ciara Kelly outlines how the way we treat women in Ireland falls short of what it should be and how the distrust of women is at the heart of the need to repeal the 8th amendment (1:06:00).

Finally, Jarlath speaks with Mara Clarke from the Abortion Support Network who gives a sobering insight into the realities of the Irish women who are in desperate need for safe and legal access to abortion (1:28:00).

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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Stefanie Preissner: Episode 243

11May

This week Stefanie Preissner joined Jarlath for her most open and honest interview to date. With sobering honesty, Stefanie opens up about her struggles with moderation (7:00), being excluded from her own group of friends (16:00) and how she handled the success of her series ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’ (20:00).

Her thoughts on learning to say ‘no’ to conformity (46:00), living with social anxiety (48:00) and the Cork versus Dublin debate (42:00) are ones that must be heard. This is a truly gripping conversation with one of Ireland’s most vital social commentators.

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Donncha O’Callaghan: Episode 242

4May

This week, Ireland and Munster legend, Donncha O’Callaghan, sat down with Jarlath for a conversation which is a highlight in the series to date.

Donncha explains why he is glad to hide behind his persona of ‘the joker’ in front of journalists (19:00), the issue he had with Obama’s visit to Ireland (26:00) and being jealous of teammates who can escape from their heads in their personal life (29:00).

From how he struggled to motivate himself following on from his move to the Worcester Warriors (35:00) to ROG pulling him up on his time-keeping (45:00), thinking his presenting job on TV3’s Clubhouse was a massive wind-up (Patreon extended cut only), the incredible phrase that the Munster Rugby team live by (Patreon extended cut only) and much more, this is a fantastic conversation with a true gentleman of Irish sport.

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Barry Keoghan: Episode 241

28Apr

Barry Keoghan is, without a doubt, on track to becoming one of the biggest Irish movie stars of all time. This week he joined Jarlath to discuss having no back up plan (8:00), why he appeared on The Late Late show with hesitancy (12:00) and how he completely blew his first big pay cheque (27:00).

Barry also explains how Conor McGregor is a huge influence to him (37:00), why he lives in Kerry (41:00) and how he very nearly missed out on becoming a Dior Brand Ambassador (46:00).

From using his incredibly difficult life to spur him on (13:00) to the support of his girlfriend (38:00) and his hilarious prank calls to Adrian Kennedy (43:00), this is a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with one of Ireland’s fastest rising stars.

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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David Freyne and Sam Keeley (The Cured): Episode 240

20Apr

Writer/director David Freyne and actor Sam Keeley join Jarlath to discuss their stories and their new movie "The Cured".

In the first half of this bumper episode, David explains the pressure of proving his worth in his first feature film (21:00), the genius of Tom Vaughan Lawlor’s performance (14:00) and his hope that ‘The Cured’ finds the right audience (31:00).

Sam joins Jarlath in the second half to discuss how he prepared for the incredibly challenging role of Senan (53:00), living with the insecurity of being an actor (1:01:00) and how the social presence of stars is an influential factor for film studios nowadays (1:14:00). Both Sam and David give a fascinating insight into what it takes to make a groundbreaking movie and how parallels can be found between the story and Ireland's upcoming referendum. 

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Laura Whitmore and Roisin Conaty (live at Soho Theatre): Episode 239

13Apr

In what was one of the most enjoyable live episodes of the series to date, Laura Whitmore and Roisin Conaty joined Jarlath live in front of a sold out Soho Theatre to discuss sexism, consent and their hopes for gender equality in the future.

With refreshing honesty, Laura and Roisin speak about the routine abuse of women (11:00), how men are judged differently to women for the exact same behaviours (23:00) and hilariously beating online trolls at their own game (39:00).

From Laura’s unsettling experience with a policeman outside her home (48:00) and the time a male colleague took issue with the fact that she was being paid more than him (26:00) to how Roisin was told to avoid men attacking her on the street (9:00) and much, much more, this episode is a true highlight of the series to date.

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Richie Sadlier: Episode 238

7Apr

Richie Sadlier is a journalist, qualified therapist, former international footballer and the man currently at the forefront of a vital discussion in Ireland right now. He joined Jarlath for a conversation about his life, Repeal the 8th and his groundbreaking work with teenage boys.

Richie speaks about the need to teach the fluid nature of consent from a young age, the shocking impact that pornography is having on attitudes towards sex and why he believes that the 8th amendment did not fulfil what it set out to do (4:00).

This episode has it all, from the link between group sex and sports teams (14:00) to to what it feels like to be on the receiving end of Roy Keane’s wrath (1:01:00). Richie also opens up about the harrowing episode where he contemplated suicide soon after his football career came to a devastating end (28:00) and much more. This is a vital conversation during a pivotal time in Irish life. If you like it, share it. 

For the incredible extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Andrew Scott: Episode 237

30Mar

This week, Olivier Award-Winning actor Andrew Scott welcomed Jarlath into his home in Central London to discuss his incredible journey from studying at Gonzaga College (10:00) to starring roles in Sherlock and alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre.

In wonderfully honest terms, Andrew reveals to Jarlath that he is in a ‘weird’ time in his career where he is not sure where to go (24:00), how he once dropped a manager in the US for limiting his artistic scope (26:00) and the truth behind his experience of coming out (57:00). From his views on the neglectful nature of sex education (1:01:00) to the power of vulnerability (53:00) and searching for the darkness inside himself (29:00) and much more, this is a gripping conversation with one of Ireland’s most respect on-screen/stage talents.

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Steve Wall: Episode 236

23Mar

Through his work with The Stunning and The Walls, Steve Wall has become one of Ireland's most beloved singer/songwriters. For most that would be enough. For Steve it was just the beginning. Nobody can tell his story better than Steve himself. 

Steve explains the 'different breed' of Christian Brother education that he had when he moved to the west (12:00), the ridiculous career guidance that he received there (17:00) and how the resulting feeling of being left behind while doing the wrong college course drove him on in his artistic pursuits (30:00).

From the hilarious stories of his time spent working as the Assistant to the Chief Lubricator in a factory (38:00) to his sexual awakening as a guitar-playing 'God' in a small German town (40:00) and the difficulties that Irish musicians face in the global industry (1:00:00), this is one of those Irishman Abroad conversations you'll wish went on for another hour with one of the nicest men you could possibly meet. The new Stunning album is out now. 

For the extended version of this episode and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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