An Irishman Abroad
Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 5 “There’s More To Running Than Running.”

Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 5 “There’s More To Running Than Running.”

September 21, 2020

If you’re just starting out or are a seasoned half marathon enthusiast you’re going to need Sonia’s advice on how to prepare a training plan. Fresh off the high of his first 5K, Jarlath asks Sonia about the come-down after an event that we might have pinned all our hopes upon. How do we survive success, find the next mountain and park the imagination when the next mountain looks remarkably similar to the last one. 

Sonia looks at giving each run a purpose and explains the power of threshold training as she devises Jarlath's training plan. To see the plan, join our running club on strava.com/irishmanabroad. There’s even a brief trip down memory lane as Jarlath asks Sonia about seeing the Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

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Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: Episode 392

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: Episode 392

September 19, 2020

This week, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor makes his much-anticipated return to An Irishman Abroad. A lot has happened in Tom's life and career since his first appearance on the show almost 7 years ago. 

Tom tells us about his incredible Marvel experiences which includes a hilarious audition tape story (34:00) and he also details his role as Colm in Rialto and what it was like working alongside Peter Mackie Burns - the director who was not afraid to call bullshit on him (4:00).

Tom opens up about his battle with nerves while staring in the one-man show Howie the Rookie (27:00), the challenge of finding a good work-life balance (49:00) before finally teasing his exciting new project Frank of Ireland alongside Domhnall and Brian Gleeson (59:00). 

This is just a taster. To hear this episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 350 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.  

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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An Irishman In America (A History Of Violence - Another Sexual Assault Allegation Against Trump with Marion McKeone): Episode 391

An Irishman In America (A History Of Violence - Another Sexual Assault Allegation Against Trump with Marion McKeone): Episode 391

September 18, 2020
Yet another sexual assault allegation against Donald Trump and it barely makes a blip on the US media radar. Jarlath asks Marion McKeone (SBP, NPR & BBC Washington Correspondent) why this is the case. Amy Doris is the 26th woman to lodge a formal allegation and as Steve Bannon predicted, it doesn’t seem to be an issue that bothers the Republican base.
 
Marion digs deeper into how jaded the public have become on this issue. With the Presidential Debates looming large, Jarlath asks Marion is Biden’s realism on the prospect of vaccine development a weak point that Trump will exploit in order to appear as the more positive and hopeful candidate.
 
There’s also some listener questions and Jarlath goes off piste to try to understand the Trump “long game”. Much to Jarlath’s delight, Marion succeeds in finding the most positive ending of any of our episodes so far.
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it next week. 
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Pat Smullen: Episode 337 Re-release

Pat Smullen: Episode 337 Re-release

September 16, 2020

To honour and preserve the memory of Pat Smullen we are re-releasing his episode today. Pat wasn’t just a champion on the track he was a true gentleman and ambassador for courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Rest in peace Pat. 

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 4 “Ask Sonia Anything.”

Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 4 “Ask Sonia Anything.”

September 14, 2020

In this latest instalment of An Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan, Sonia and Jarlath open up the mailbag which is full to the brim of listener' questions.

In response to your questions, Sonia addresses the phenomenon of the runner's high while also offering advice and her thoughts on common knee issues, shin splints, supplements, running in very high temperatures, how to change your gait and more.

If you haven't yet signed up to Jarlath's first virtual run (The Ireland Funds 5K) on September 19th, you can do so here https://irelandfunds.org/g5k-2020/

To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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John McGrath: Episode 389

John McGrath: Episode 389

September 12, 2020
John McGrath’s story has to be heard to be believed. A gold medal winner for Ireland in rowing, his career cut short by a horrendous back injury. For most that would be the end for John it was just the beginning. He went on a pilgrimage studying self-mastery and the power of the mind, learning how to harness the mind to push the body through the most extreme physical barriers. Under Bruce Lee’s teacher DoJuNum Ji, John earned his black belt in Hapkido and returned to compete for Ireland again as a martial artist. Again, for most people that would be enough. But John McGrath has never conformed. 
 
For years he travelled the world again as a strong man literally bending steel with his mouth, tearing up phone books with his bare hands. On his return he established one of the most respected gyms in the country only for the crash to take it all away. Defeat isn’t in this man’s vocabulary. He upped sticks for South Africa where today he has built a life and business consulting, advising and coaching the everyone from Olympic athletes, the Spring Boks and CEOs to their best performances. 
 
This is just a taster. To hear this episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 350 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.  
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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An Irishman In America (The Bob Woodward Tapes - What Trump Knew But Didn’t Say with Marion McKeone): Episode 388 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (The Bob Woodward Tapes - What Trump Knew But Didn’t Say with Marion McKeone): Episode 388 (Trailer)

September 11, 2020

Marion McKeone walks us through the Bob Woodward tapes and why new questions are being raised about the timing of their release. Jarlath quizzes Marion on whether this revelation has the components necessary for a political storm. 

Referring to fallen service men and women as “suckers” and “losers” might move the needle with even the most staunch of Trump diehards. There’s also a deep dive into the Nancy Pelosi’s threat to the U.K. and the wild fires out west.

If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it next week.  

To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 3 “Running Is Mental.”

Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan: Episode 3 “Running Is Mental.”

September 7, 2020

Running is mental. In this latest instalment of An Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan, Sonia explains the importance of mental fitness, the challenge of getting out the door while also providing some nutrition advice ahead of a run.

Sonia also discusses the phenomenon of being either a morning or evening runner, how therapy can be found in running before addressing the nose-or-mouth-breathing debate. Jarlath also gets embarrassed in front of the class!

If you haven't yet signed up to Jarlath's first virtual run (The Ireland Funds 5K) on September 19th, you can do so here https://irelandfunds.org/g5k-2020/

To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Ronan Brady: Episode 387

Ronan Brady: Episode 387

September 5, 2020
Physical artist Ronan Brady has toured the world and graced the biggest stages with his one of a kind cyr wheel performances. Today he joins Jarlath to discuss how he went from normality and comfort of being Roscommon county footballer and school teacher to a travelling circus act respected across the globe. Ronan opens up for the first time about his struggle to write his best-selling new book 'Worlds Apart' (4:00), the lack of true emotion he found while playing GAA at a county level (22:00) and his discovery of circus performance (29:00).
 
The episode includes his inspiring story of working with Panti on their hit show Riot (31:00), his personal battle with finding comfort in his own skin after years of conformity (36:00) and his side-splitting story of becoming the Del Boy of his secondary school (1:04:00). This is one of the most unusual yet uplifting stories ever told on Irishman Abroad. 
 
Visit www.ronanbrady.me for more information and for links to purchase Worlds Apart in either paper or audiobook format.

To hear this episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 350 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.  

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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An Irishman In America (The War On Truth with Marion McKeone): Episode 386 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (The War On Truth with Marion McKeone): Episode 386 (Trailer)

September 4, 2020

Grotesque comments comparing police who kill innocent people to golfers choking under pressure barely made a ripple this week as the attacks on truth came thick and fast. In fact, those comments were almost forgotten about in 24 hours. Jarlath asks Marion McKeone why these obvious distraction tactics work and what they are an attempt to distract us from. Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr formed the world’s worst fake news tag team this week to encourage voters to attempt election fraud. Jarlath asks Marion to explain who exactly Bill Barr is and how he came to be the Attorney General.  

There’s our listener question of the week, An examination of polling methods and a new look into Trump’s resignation to the spread of Coronavirus. This episode is jam packed.

If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it next week.

To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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