Ronan Raftery: Episode 279

January 19, 2019

With roles on screen in Fantastic Beasts, Mortal Engines and Moone Boy, and on stage in the National’s production of The Silver Tassie, Ronan Raftery is a star on the rise.  This week he joins Jarlath for a conversation about the sad, funny and terrifying moments from his life story so far.

With hilarious detail, Ronan explains his dislike for the drama school (24:00), how he once starved himself for 36 hours in preparation for just one scene (Patreon extended cut only) and what it’s like working a 12 hour day with Peter Jackson to film just 4 seconds of magic (57:00).

From competing to be the worst alter boy in school (13:00) to the ridiculously challenging role of his character in The Rook (53:00), being 33 in an industry that is obsessed with youth (67:00), a hilarious story involving Ronan Keating and some tea bags (1:11:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable chat with a true gent of the entertainment industry.

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John Connors: Episode 278

January 12, 2019
This week the award-winning actor John Connors joined Jarlath for a fascinating discussion about his life and career. With brutal honesty, John opens up about how 2018 was a year which saw him 'riddled with depression' (25:00) having also lost the two biggest acting roles of his life for expressing his own personal views (3:00).
 
John explains why he tried to make things weird between himself and Tom Vaughan Lawlor on the set of Love/Hate (55:00), how he battles with a lack of control over his impulses (1:04:00) and the big mistake of Peter Casey's that the media never picked up on (46:00).
 
From the incredibly sad reason why his whole life goal has been to live past the age of 30 (28:00) to how the best moment of his life was breaking the jaw of a childhood bully (37:00), why he is considering leaving Ireland (1:11:00) and the absurd level of discrimination he once received from neighbours (1:00:00) and much more, this is a truly powerful conversation with one of Ireland's rising creative talents.
 
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Dermot Whelan: Episode 277

January 5, 2019
Dermot Whelan is one of Ireland's most loved radio personalities and, when you listen to this conversation, it's easy to see why. Dermot explains how he had to hide his inner culchie when the Dermot and Dave show started on Dublin's 98FM before moving to the national airwaves (4:00) and how his negative self-talk led to his fascination with meditation (35:00). Dermot, in what is a first for the series, also gives Jarlath a lesson in meditation live on the show (47:00)!
 
From what he believes to be the key behind the sustained strong relationship between himself and Dave Moore (1:06:00) to how terrifying it can be when things go wrong live on air (1:00:00), how he could have become an archaeologist (19:00) and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with one of Ireland's soundest broadcasting and comedic talents.
 
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For tickets and tour dates for the Dermot and Dave tour click here: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/Dermot-Dave-tickets/artist/5216435

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Karl Henry: Episode 276

December 29, 2018

This week, Ireland's leading health and fitness expert, Karl Henry, joined Jarlath for a much-needed conversation for this time of year about taking care of one's mental and physical health.

With great honesty, Karl gives his thoughts on the phenomenon of 'quick fix' regimes (4:00), why emotional wellbeing is vital (59:00), the nature of obsession in the health and fitness industry (19:00) and the impact of living in an obesogenic society (54:00).

From why Karl still believes that Jarlath's interview with him almost 10 years ago was one of the scariest he's ever done (53:00) to why mowing the lawn is his favourite thing in the world to do (43:00) and how he now avoids fatigue which nearly destroyed him (25:00), and much more, this is a fascinating and important conversation with a man at the top of his game.

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Helen Cullen: Episode 275

December 22, 2018

This week author Helen Cullen joined Jarlath for a fascinating and inspirational conversation about her journey from 2FM to becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about new authors. With refreshing honesty, Helen explains her thoughts on why it’s vital to take leaps of faith in life (55:00), why she lives with a constant cycle of fear (1:30:00) and the life-changing five season deal she has signed with the creators of Downton Abbey (1:35:00).

The episode ranges from discussing the precious nature of a new idea (1:19:00) to the incredible process that Helen endured to land her dream agent (1:07:00), why so much is riding on the success of her third book (1:41:00), being reduced to tears in The Guardian’s board room (48:00) and much, much more. This is a truly insightful conversation with one of Ireland’s most exciting literary talents. For more of this conversation and bonus content including a rare conversation with Sarah Silverman why not subscribe to Irishman Abroad Premium. 

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The song used in the opening and closing of this episode is Maze by Emmet O'Malley. For more information visit https://www.emmetomalley.com/ 

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John C. Reilly (Live): Episode 274

December 15, 2018

This week, one of Hollywood's biggest names, John C. Reilly, joined Jarlath in front of a live audience at the Irish Ambassador's Residence in the Phoenix Park. The conversations flows from his incredible life and career to his new movie Ralph Breaks the Internet. Jarlath is also joined by Disney creators Phil Johnston, Rich Moore and Clarke Spencer to discuss this sprawling project.

John explains what he is willing to do in order to obtain Irish Citizenship (56:00), his humble beginnings listening to traditional Irish music in Boston (7:00) and dealing with criticism (21:00).
 
From the incredible challenge of creating a visual representation of the internet alongside Disney (15:00) to finding the balance between comedy and genuine emotion in creative work (48:00), how Hollywood has changed over the years (47:00), why he doesn't look for affirmation from anonymous people (23:00) and much, much more, this episode is a true highlight of the series to date.
 
For an extended cut of this episode including Jarlath's live interview with Sarah Silverman, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
This event at the Irish Ambassador's residence was part of the Creative Minds Series. For more information visit https://ie.usembassy.gov/featured-event/

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Hector O’hEochagain (Returns): Episode 273

December 8, 2018

Hector Ó'hEochagáin is one of Ireland's most intrepid broadcasters and, this week, he makes his return to Irishman Abroad to catch up with Jarlath and chat about his stunning new documentary series “O Siberia Go Saigon”.

Hector tells the incredible tales of preparing for the -26 degree conditions in Siberia (3:00), dealing with the intense levels of bureaucratic scrutiny in China (19:00) and why he rates TG4 output over RTÉ (57:00).

Hector articulates the importance of conversation breaking down cultural walls (22:00) and why peeing in his own back garden is essential (59:00). We also hear of the shocking treatment of women in Nepal (15:00) having his mind blown by the horse racing industry in Mongolia (39:00) and much, much more. This conversation is an instant classic for the series to date and there’s even more of it available in the extended version available now on our Patreon feed. 

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Andy Lee (Returns) Plus Bonus John C. Reilly: Episode 272

December 1, 2018
This week, former middleweight champion of the world, Andy Lee, makes his return to Irishman Abroad for a cracking conversation about the incredible rollercoaster that has been his career since his last appearance on the show 5 years ago.
 
With incredible honesty, Andy speaks about the importance of asking himself the tough questions throughout his life (3:00), knowing that his relationship with his wife was strong enough to survive his difficult career path (23:00) and why he believes there has to be work done on both sides in order for there to be an improved perception of travellers in Ireland (28:00).
 
From what pay deal he would accept to fight John Duddy (55:00), his thoughts on the modern phenomenon of 'celebrity boxing' (58:00) and much more, this is a fascinating insight into the life and career of one of Ireland's true sporting icons.
 
The episode also includes a sneak preview of a conversation Jarlath recorded with John C Reilly in the American Ambassador’s Residence. 

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Cecelia Ahern (returns): Episode 271

November 24, 2018

With an astounding 25 million books sold, there is no sign of Cecelia Ahern slowing down. This week Cecelia made her return to An Irishman Abroad during what is a very exciting moment in her career.

Cecelia speaks frankly about the shocking meeting that inspired 'Roar', her new collection of short stories (8:00), the incredible TV deal that is in the works with the backing of Nicole Kidman (32:00) and why she feels people are too busy talking rather than listening in today's world (53:00).

From how the critics have shifted from defining her as 'chic-lit' to 'feminist author' (Patreon extended version only) to how she feels re-energised by her new collection (49:00), the process of finding one's own creative voice (20:00), Donald Trump (16:00), rocking the boat (40:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's true literary legends.

The book by Susan Cain discussed by Cecelia and Jarlath in the later stages of this episode was 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.'

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“The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid” (Movie Special featuring Fearghal Ward and Luke McManus): Episode 270

November 17, 2018
How do you bargain with a man who doesn't have a price? Thomas Reid's life was turned upside down for years as a result of the the IDA’s aggressive and ultimately illegal attempts to buy his farm. This is a David vs Goliath tale the likes of which has never been captured on film before. 

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Fearghal Ward and Luke McManus joined Jarlath this week for a fascinating conversation about their documentary 'The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid' which explores one man's struggle against industry giants and his incredible victory against the system.

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