Robert Sheehan (Live at the Museum of Comedy, London): Episode 80

28Mar

Since Robert Sheehan last spoke to Jarlath on An Irishman Abroad in November 2013 he has fallen in love and moved to Hollywood. This week Robert was back in London to join Jarlath in front of a packed Museum of Comedy in Leicester Square to talk about what life has been like for him since he moved to LA and to give a fascinating insight into his most recent work.

Robert talks about why he would be very tempted to play Darren again in a Love/ Hate prequel, the anxiety he experienced on the set of The Mortal Instruments and how he literally lived as though he were his character as preparation for his role in The Road Within. 

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Conor McNamara: Episode 79

21Mar

This week BBC sports commentator Conor McNamara talks to Jarlath about his journey from Limerick to becoming one of the most recognised voices in BBC sports commentary. Conor discusses requiring a bullet-proof defence to online criticism, remaining unbiased on air, the influence of mob-mentality on the negative behaviour of fans at sporting events, secret tricks of the trade and why he believes Lionel Messi is better than Maradonna and Pelé. Conor also speaks about the attempts made by Premier League referees off the field to obtain sympathy from the commentators, the need for video referees and his other job of being the voice of a well known CBeebies character.

Also listen out for this week's competition to be in with a chance to win an Irish rugby jersey signed by the entire Ireland squad.

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Jonathan Gunning: Episode 78

14Mar

This week actor and founder of Clowns without Borders Ireland, Jonathan Gunning, talks about his journey which took him from battling a crippling shyness to performing in front of hundreds of children in war-torn countries with the simple aim of putting a smile on their faces. Jonathan discusses his training and experiences at the world-famous Jacques Lecoq physical theatre school in Paris, why the character of the clown is one of the most difficult to perfect and his experience with a terminally ill boy that changed everything for him.

From learning his trade as an actor to working closely with children who have forgotten how to be children Jonathan's story is one that must be heard. 

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Stewart Lee: Episode 77

7Mar

This week comedian Stewart Lee talks about finding his Irish heritage and a surprising discovery that he almost made in the process. Stewart's story of how he became independent in his career is a fascinating one and this week he talks to Jarlath about the challenges which face the modern comedian while also speaking openly about the contemporary appraisal and reception of comedy.

Stewart also talks about directing Olivier Award-winning musical 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' and receiving 65,000 complaints, why he wrote to a Liberal Democratic MP about Channel 4's commission to write a sitcom set during the Irish famine, business models in comedy and the impact of free content on the creator. Whether you're a fan of his work or not, it's a fascinating discussion with one of the most polarizing characters in show business.

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Damien Dempsey: Episode 76

28Feb

This week singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey joins Jarlath in a heartfelt chat about the journey which has seen him become one of Ireland's most well-respected musical talents. Damien talks about being bullied for being an extrovert, his struggle with confidence, the process of writing powerful lyrics, how he and Glen Hansard ended up having a session with Bruce Springsteen and the circumstances which led to him forming a close relationship to his now long-time producer John Reynolds.

Damien speaks frankly about his frustrations with his homeland, the sense of freedom that he experienced in New York before moving to London and how he draws hope from all the struggles in Ireland at the minute.

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Gavan Murphy: Episode 75

21Feb

This week personal chef to the stars and catering entrepreneur, Gavan Murphy, joins Jarlath to discuss his journey which took him from Tralee to Hollywood. Gavan talks about the moment Cindy Crawford changed his life forever, learning his craft at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, his struggle with food in boarding school and how he fell in love with the chaos of the kitchen in Martha's Vineyard. 

Jarlath gets a rare insight into the world of supermodel diets from one of the hottest personal chefs in the business. It's a must listen for anyone with aspirations to start their own business or a love/hate relationship with food.

Don't forget to checkout 'The Healthy Irishman' blog at www.gavanmurphy.com

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Ronnie Delany: Episode 74

14Feb

Former middle-distance runner Ronnie Delany is one of Ireland's true sporting greats. As part of the legendary four-minute miler club Ronnie boasts an exceptional win rate and in this week's episode he discusses how he still learned from the few races in which he didn't place at all. Ronnie invited Jarlath into his home to discuss his world records, how racing his brother home from school eventually led him to training with Jumbo Elliot at the renowned Villanova University, how he almost missed out on the Olympics and the strategy through which he subsequently won gold. 

Ronnie also discusses hiding one's aspirations, keeping elite athletic company, being so fast that he was booed at Madison Square Garden and the regrets that he has despite having had such a wonderful life.

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Keith Gillespie: Episode 73

7Feb

Keith Gillespie has seen his fair share of ups and downs, from the extreme highs of playing for Manchester United and Northern Ireland to the terrible lows of gambling addiction, bankruptcy and deceit. 

Keith opens up about one of the darkest times of his life where he was victim to a false accusation of rape which saw him spend time in a Spanish jail. He also gives his view on the Ched Evans case and talks about the implications that time had on his later life. Keith also talks in detail about his crippling gambling addiction which once saw him lose £47,000 in one afternoon.

Download this episode now to also hear the conclusion of his search for justice for the man who once stole half a million pounds from him, how Alex Ferguson handles negotiation talks and how Kevin Keegan had to pay off his bookie.

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Graham Linehan (Live At The Museum Of Comedy, London): Episode 72

31Jan

Without Graham Linehan there would be no Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Black Books or Irishman Abroad podcast. Having first appeared all the way back in August 2013 in episode 1, this week he chatted with Jarlath in front of a packed Museum of Comedy in London. Download it now to hear Graham speak candidly on a variety of previously untouched topics such as the controversial cancellation of The Walshes, the U.S. problem with his work and why The Simpsons stopped being funny.

Graham also talks about the reasons behind writers procrastinating, the art of sitcom writing, his regrets regarding his approaches to the opposite sex, spotting the right actors for a role and that moment of bliss when a scene finally comes together.

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Shane Horgan: Episode 71

24Jan

Just three years ago former rugby player Shane Horgan lifted the Heineken Cup with Leinster having previously represented both Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. Today Shane is a trainee solicitor in London and he joins Jarlath on the show this week to discuss the path that took him here. 

Shane opens up about how he doubted whether he wanted Ireland to succeed without him having being dropped from the Irish team just ahead of them winning the Grand Slam before explaining why he believes Paul Kimmage should leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating drugs in rugby.

From discussions about facing up to Jonah Lomu, obsessive behaviour in sportspeople, comparing the money in rugby versus soccer to the role of parents in sports this chat covers it all.

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