Shay Given: Episode 218

18Nov

This week Irish footballing legend Shay Given invited Jarlath to his home to talk about the lonely business of goalkeeping (8:00), turning down Alex Ferguson (14:00), being used as a pawn in the business of football (24:00) and the players who wouldn’t even open their own post (1:00:00).

From the mistakes that haunted him throughout his career (11:00) to the lies that Newcastle United told to the media about his departure from the club (23:00) and why he believes Mancini was sacked from Manchester City (30:00), this is a fascinating and frank conversation with one of Ireland's greatest ever sporting icons.

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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Angela Scanlon (returns): Episode 217

11Nov

This week Angela Scanlon returns to An Irishman Abroad after 3 years to discuss her incredible journey to, becoming a household name in both Ireland and the UK. Angela opens up about the pressures of the modern culture of online shaming (3:00), the ominous sense that she got while meeting Harvey Weinstein (28:00) and why she believes that fashion advice no longer has a place on television (27:00).

From her attempts to disarm Katie Hopkins who she finds "frankly, quite repulsive" (38:00) to being an absolute pig at home (53:00) and how she once used to count a box of money when she felt down (18:00), this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's fastest rising stars in Britain. 

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Kevin Kilbane: Episode 216

4Nov

This week, Irish footballing legend Kevin Kilbane joined Jarlath for an incredibly frank conversation about his life and career. Kevin opens up about the insecurities that he felt throughout his career (28:00) and ’that’ nightmare game against Iceland that left him inconsolable (33:00). Kevin also explains why he believes that Ireland could have reached the World Cup semi finals if Roy Keane had not left Saipan (1:11:00) and why it’s a travesty that Brian Kerr isn’t part of the Irish international setup (1:08:00). 

From why he turned down Liverpool (46:00) to the guilt that he feels about his career to this day (30:00), feeling lonely upon retirement (14:00) and much more, this is truly a one of a kind conversation with one of Ireland’s sporting greats.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Pat Kenny: Episode 215

28Oct

This week Pat Kenny sat down with Jarlath to discuss his story from lecturing in DIT (17:00) to becoming a household name in Ireland as well as his upbringing, the story of which much of the public have the wrong perception (8:00). Pat explains why he thinks the price George Hook paid for his recent comments on Newstalk was too high (46:00), how he believed that the Late Late Show should have died with Gay Byrne (37:00) and what his one ‘niggle’ is having left the show (43:00).

From looking like Jesus in UCD (11:00), what he discovered when he wore a heart monitor live on air (26:00) to his regrettable moments on air (27:00) and the truth behind why RTÉ originally did away with ‘there’s one for everyone in the audience’ (38:00), this is a fascinating conversation with a true legend of Irish broadcasting.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Eva O’Connor: Episode 214

21Oct

 

Eva O’Connor is an award winning Irish playwright, actor and producer with an extraordinary story to tell. This week she sat down with Jarlath to speak about her battle with an eating disorder (12:00) and her perspective on the sexism that women have to endure in the entertainment industry (3:00). Eva explains the place that her BBC3 show Overshadowed has in the modern world’s social media culture and the incredible reaction that it has received from the public (52:00). 

From her involvement in the Repeal the 8th movement as an artist and activist (41:00) to how we are shutting working class people out of the arts (28:00), this is a truly inspirational conversation with one of Ireland’s true artistic talents.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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John Duddy: Episode 213

14Oct

John Duddy was once the most famous Irishman living in New York when he made the brave move there to become a professional boxer. The rest is history. This week John explained to Jarlath how he was so engulfed in his craft that he was unaware of his fame in New York (10:00) and the call from Robert De Niro that changed everything for him (41:00). John outlines how Conor McGregor abused boxing for his own needs (1:16:00) while also explaining that his love for the sport suffered following a fallout with his management (14:00). 

From working alongside De Niro (51:00) to the emotional account of how he broke the news to his wife that he was retiring from boxing (22:00) and the art of acting in a boxing scene (57:00), this is a fascinating conversation with a true legend of Irish sport. 

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Roddy Doyle (Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival): Episode 212

7Oct

 

Author and national treasure Roddy Doyle joins Jarlath in front of a packed Tivoli Theatre at the Dublin Podcast Festival to discuss the fascinating story of his life and work. Roddy explains how the head Brother in his school had no faith in his potential (7:00) while also outlining, in riveting detail, some memories of his earlier years (9:00).

Roddy also gives his views on Ireland's preoccupation with private ownership and the homelessness epidemic (48:00) and also offers his refreshing attitude to criticism (37:00). From the one book of his which he would describe as “shite” (16:00) to discussing Roy Keane's fondness for spinning around in a swivel chair (40:00), why The Commitments would not have been as good if mobile phones existed at the time (57:00) and much more, this is a truly enjoyable conversation with one of Ireland’s literary legends.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Mark Pollock: Episode 211

30Sep

Having lost his sight in one eye at the age of 5, Mark Pollock’s life certainly started out up against it. When he became totally blind at the age of 22, no one would have expected Mark to then go on a quest to become the first blind man to race to the South Pole. When a fall from a second story window at the age of 34 left him paralysed, the level of determination and courage that has become synonymous with Mark’s name is enough to inspire any person from any walk of life.

This week we hear Mark’s incredible story from the extreme measures that he took to feel normal once again having become blind (12:00) to the wonderful tale of love and commitment between himself and his wife (30:00). From his outlining of the fascinating work that he does as the chief tester for robotic leg systems in the search for a cure for paralysis (51:00) to his experiences of being excluded for being in a wheelchair (47:00), this conversation is a sobering insight into what is possible with a positive mental attitude.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Repeal the 8th Special: Episode 210

23Sep

The legalisation of abortion in Ireland is by far one of the most prominent conversations in Irish society at the moment. In this episode, Jarlath is joined by some of the most active and outspoken voices who are taking a stand and are working to repeal the 8th amendment.

Amnesty International’s Colm O’Gorman explains to us where things are currently standing with the Repeal the 8th campaign while also giving a clear break-down of the outcome of the recent Citizen’s Assembly (2:00). Author Louise O’Neill returns to the show to discuss the need to destigmatise the conversation around abortion (44:00), comedian and writer Tara Flynn elaborates on the need for broad access to abortion (23:00), 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 (32:00).

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 (1:07:00).

To learn more about Mara Clarke's Abortion Support Network click here https://www.asn.org.uk/

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Ian Lloyd Anderson: Episode 209

16Sep

Ian Lloyd Anderson's talent is undeniable. Best known for his standout roles on stage and screen (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones), this week, Ian joined Jarlath to discuss his work opposite Emmet Kirwan in the forthcoming movie adaption of Dublin Oldschool (4:00/52:00). Ian explains how his acting journey began in a school play he was forced into doing (10:00), his battle with weight loss (18:00) and being jealous of Peter Coonan on the set of Love/Hate (39:00). Ian tells the story of the birth of his daughter while he was working abroad (48:00) and how he still struggles to back himself in his career (22:00).

From the tough measures he would take to tackle homelessness in Ireland (1:00:00) to the beauty of anonymity in acting (27:00), the proudest moment of his career (41:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s fastest rising stars.

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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