An Irishman Abroad
Colin Broderick: Episode 360

Colin Broderick: Episode 360

May 23, 2020

The incredible life story of writer/director Colin Broderick is one that truly must be heard. This week, you get to do just that.

In this refreshingly open and honest conversation, Colin speaks to Jarlath about the post-traumatic stress that he discovered he was suffering from having grown up during the Troubles, resulting in him being emotionally disconnected having witnessed the massacre of people he knew. Colin details his journey in America where he has survived alcoholism, homelessness and prison before telling us the story of how he discovered writing.

From the mental breakdown that he suffered writing That's That, to facing his demons head on in Emerald City, the importance of correctly nurturing our youth and much more, this inspirational story of a man who has survived a life of hardship with a true sense of dignity is a much needed listen.
 
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Coronapod 11 (Dr. David Dowling on Vaccine Hope & Reality)

Coronapod 11 (Dr. David Dowling on Vaccine Hope & Reality)

May 21, 2020

Bray-born Dr David Dowling is an immunologist and vaccinologist working at Harvard Medical School. This week he joined Jarlath for a fascinating discussion on all things vaccine-related.

David calmly and clearly discusses the realities of finding a vaccine, the various strategies that may be taken along the way and the promising data that is being seen.

In these incredibly uncertain times, David's reassuring and informed discussions on how the most vulnerable are considered during the vaccine creation process and his words on the potential of COVID-19 to survive on outdoor surfaces in the sunlight certainly give us reasons to be hopeful.

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Ardal O’Hanlon: Episode 358

Ardal O’Hanlon: Episode 358

May 16, 2020

Ardal O'Hanlon made his first appearance on Irishman Abroad over 6 years ago (Episode 19). This week, the beloved actor and comedian makes his much-anticipated return to the show.

Ardal speaks about how he was lucky to just finish his tour before lockdown (47:00), why he was elated when a broken laptop caused him to lose 10 years of hard work (41:00) and why he feels his happiness would suffer if he were to become active on social media (28:00).

From his reasons for resisting the trappings of fame (25:00) to why he didn't enjoy the surveillance culture of Shanghai (49:00) the absolutely ridiculous story involving Ardal, Moby, My Lovely Horse, a helicopter and 80,000 people (55:00) this is a thoroughly much-needed lighthearted and insightful chat with a true gentleman of Ireland comedy.

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Coronapod 10 (Iseult Ward on Solving Ireland’s Food Waste Problem)

Coronapod 10 (Iseult Ward on Solving Ireland’s Food Waste Problem)

May 13, 2020

What happens when a large quantity of food is made, packaged and ready to sell only for a typo to be spotted on the label? What happens when a thousand litres of orange juice doesn’t have enough bits in it or too many bits in it, and it’s too late to fix it? A lot of the time it gets written off, turfed out, put in the bin or destroyed. The cost of food wastage and its subsequent destruction is massive in terms of the environment. But the a pandemic the opportunity loss of having all this surplus - perfectly edible food - going to waste when so many people are going hungry is even greater. Well that’s where today’s guest Iseult Ward and her co-founder Aoibheann Mangan stepped in and stepped up to create FoodCloud. A game changing local solution to the global problem of food waste by redistributing the equivalent of 160,000 meals per week.

This week on the emergency Coronapod series Jarlath sits down with Iseult to first understand how FoodCloud connects producers with charities, and then to find out how they are stepping up their game during the pandemic to provide even more to those who need it most.

To hear each episode in its full length every week, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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Colm Meaney: Episode 356

Colm Meaney: Episode 356

May 9, 2020

Colm Meaney is a national treasure. This week Jarlath sits down with him for a one of a kind conversation about his early life, work and struggles. For the first time, we hear his experience of being Irish in the UK during the Troubles (31:00), getting his big break in the 1980s in America (38:00) and why juggling Star Trek with features such as The Van, The Snapper and The Commitments worked for him (51:00).

From joining Sinn Féin as an 'anti-establishment' 13 year old (12:00), to and how Margaret Thatcher once 'fucked the whole thing up' with regards to funding and the arts (30:00), the Hollywood culture of telling people what they want to hear (50:00), the series of incredibly unfortunate events that killed the prospects of one of his proudest acting projects (56:00) and much more, this is a fascinating and rare conversation with a true Irish acting legend.

To hear about the chaotic nature of filming Alpha Papa alongside Steve Coogan, Colm's thoughts on how the film/TV industry is changing, the art of finding the essence of a character, Con Air and more become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will automatically gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on our public feed.

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Coronapod 9 (Richard Chambers on The Truth Behind Ireland’s Response)

Coronapod 9 (Richard Chambers on The Truth Behind Ireland’s Response)

May 6, 2020

In this week's edition of the Bonus CoronaPod, we are joined by journalist Richard Chambers for a fascinating perspective on the pandemic from someone working daily on the frontline.

Richard gives a refreshingly succinct account of the sense of exhaustion that he is witnessing from our nation's leaders and he responds to Jarlath's question concerning spin and distraction tactics from the powers that be during these difficult times.

From what gives him optimism to the risks he faces doing his vital job, the lack of craic at the moment, the importance of having a support network at the moment and much more, this is a much-needed conversation with a man at the centre of Irish journalism during one of the most challenging periods in history.

To hear each episode in its full length every week, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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Ed Guiney: Episode 354

Ed Guiney: Episode 354

May 2, 2020
Conversation is at the heart of Irishman Abroad. Today Ed Guiney the co-founder of Element Pictures (Lobster, Room, Killing Of Sacred Deer, What Richard Did, The Guard, Adam & Paul, Normal People) tells us why it’s also at the centre of making great TV and film.
 
This week he sat down with Jarlath to discuss life, work and the huge success of Normal People the screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s award winning book. What makes someone chose to be a film producer and what makes them decide at 15 years old to chose it as their path when Ireland was on its knees economically. Ed talks about his work and friendship with Lenny Abrahamson, the role of intuition in decision making and how much he believes film relies upon the planets aligning. The discussion covers a range of subjects including attempts by film companies come up with possibly shooting solutions to allow productions to take place during the global pandemic. 
 
Ed opens up to Jarlath about how he copes with worry, the production that was spiralling in cost, the best audition tapes he’s ever seen and more (Patreon only). To hear all this and more become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will automatically gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on our public feed.
 
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Coronapod 8 (Sonia O’Sullivan on Runners Vs. Walkers - The New Sidewalk Etiquette)

Coronapod 8 (Sonia O’Sullivan on Runners Vs. Walkers - The New Sidewalk Etiquette)

April 29, 2020

Navigating walkways, paths and sidewalks with in-coming runners and pedestrians has become a contentious issue as a new form of social distancing etiquette evolves. Who better to help Jarlath unravel it all than Irish Olympic legend Sonia O'Sullivan.

Jarlath explains the bizarre incident and subsequent Twitter debate that it sparked while Sonia gives a clear outline of general running etiquette and how to handle situations where runners and walkers come into each other's space.

Sonia also gives some great advice to those who are considering taking up running, provides an update on the current state of play from her home in Australia while also detailing the devastating impact that the coronavirus will have on the world of athletics.

To hear each episode in its full length every week, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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Paul Mescal: Episode 352

Paul Mescal: Episode 352

April 25, 2020

This week, star of BBC Three's much anticipated drama series Normal People, Paul Mescal joined Jarlath for a truly remarkable chat about his life and journey to this very exciting point in his career.

Paul gives a fascinating account of this addictive and petrifying experience of discovering the school stage at the tender age of 16 (13:00), how he quit football for acting (23:00) and the power and importance of working alongside an intimacy coordinator on the set of Normal People (52:00).
Paul opens up like never before with his thoughts on toxic masculinity (30:00), his number one pet hate of group behaviour (48:00), connective tissue of sporting performance and acting (20:00) and much more.

To hear Paul's thoughts on losing his private life, the isolation of first going to college, the most bizarre 3 hours of drama school, the time he seriously considered quitting acting completely and how he's keeping busy in lockdown, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

To hear Paul's thoughts on losing his private life, the isolation of first going to college, crazy times at drama school, how close he once came to quitting acting and how he's keeping busy in lockdown, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Coronapod 7 (David McWilliams and Maeve Galvin: Don’t Believe Everything You Read)

Coronapod 7 (David McWilliams and Maeve Galvin: Don’t Believe Everything You Read)

April 23, 2020

This week we have a very special edition of the Coronapod as, for the first time of this bonus series, we have two guests for you in the form of economist David McWilliams and author Maeve Galvin.

In the first half of this episode David speaks to Jarlath about why it's vital that we see the economy to be 'in hibernation' right now, what he thinks will change when the pandemic is over and a fascinating discussion which addresses the question that is on everybody's mind - why can't we just print more money?

Later in the episode Maeve offers a refreshing perspective on the pandemic in her discussion about her time working on the Care and Support programme in Nigeria and the levels of burnout experienced by passionate NGO workers on the frontline. Maeve also explains the trends for governments to have a reliance on these NGOs and the impact that has on a country in need.

To hear about why Maeve decided to move away from the hierarchies that she experienced working in media and her time spent alongside Jarlath on RTÉ's The Panel in the early days of both of their careers, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

Be sure to get a copy of Maeve's book The Saviours, which is available in all good book stores.

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