Caroline Morahan: Episode 226

13Jan

 

In this rare and candid interview with actor and TV presenter Caroline Morahan, the lid is lifted on the “you should be grateful” attitude in RTÉ which once saw Caroline being told, during a meeting with the broadcaster, that she should be thinking about having children (21:00). Having spent a time on Fair City as a teenager, Caroline also opens up about her most crushing moment while on the show (9:00) and why Off the Rails was a transformative programme for Irish women (16:00).

From leaving Ireland behind for the career potential in a lonely LA (41:00) to a heartfelt moment of bonding with Jarlath over losing a family member (1:02:00), this interview gives a fascinating insight into Caroline’s journey from Drogheda to Hollywood.

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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Mick McCarthy: Episode 225

6Jan

This week, former Irish international player and manager, Mick Mc Carthy, welcomed Jarlath into his home to discuss the fascinating story of his life and career. Mick explains why the most ridiculous decision of his life was to take the Ireland job (45:00), why he doesn’t want to talk about Saipan (1:04:00), spotting fear in young modern players (7:00) and the injury that cost him and his family a life in France (11:00).

From his thoughts on footballer’s wives (15:00) to why he would have Kevin Kilbane as a son (1:01:00), what he learned from Richie Sadlier (53:00), his hilarious trick to fool paparazzi outside his home (18:00) and much more, this is a joyful conversation with a true member of Irish football’s Hall of Fame.

Be sure to listen to the middle section of the show for some exciting news about the future of An Irishman Abroad podcasts.

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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Brian Kennedy: Episode 224

30Dec

The story of Brian Kennedy’s journey from the Falls Road in Belfast to becoming one of Ireland’s most successful musical talents is one that must be heard. Brian speaks openly to Jarlath about his difficulties growing up gay during the height of The Troubles including a British soldier shoving a gun into his genitals (6:00) and having a debilitating medical condition that only made him more vulnerable at school (18:00).

In fascinating detail, Brian explains how Simon Fuller became the guarantor on his first mortgage (31:00) before he was sacked for prioritising the Spice Girls over Brian (45:00), how a fear of aids in a 1980s London resulted in him being celibate for four years (37:00) and how he could have sang on Jeff Buckley’s legendary Grace album (51:00).

From having tea with Kate Bush (58:00) to why he is considering herbal treatments to tackle his recent cancer diagnosis (1:12:00), and much more, this is a truly fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most respected voices.

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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Enda O’Doherty (Christmas Special): Episode 223

23Dec

Why would anybody attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a washing machine strapped to their back? In a very special Christmas episode of An Irishman Abroad, Jarlath meets a man who did just that. For more information about Enda O’Doherty, his work and his causes, visit www.endaodoherty.com

If you’re affected by any of the issues talked about in this episode visit www.pieta.ie

Happy Christmas to all of our listeners. Stick around at the very end for a special message from Jarlath.

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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Marian Keyes: Episode 222

16Dec

 

This week Marian Keyes joined Jarlath to tell her fascinating story of struggle, survival, laughter and resilience. Before she sold over 35 million books worldwide, Marian battled to come to terms with her alcoholism. She speaks to Jarlath about the change it sparked within her and the part a uniquely Irish fear played within it (7:00), while also revealing the surprising place where she realised other people found her funny (18:00).

This episode has everything from her thoughts on the frightening institutionalised sexism she has faced (5:00) to what upset her mother upon the release of her first book (25:00). Marian also questions the lingering understanding of mental illness as a failing on the part of the sufferer (41:00) and provides an astonishing insight into marriage and overcoming jealousy. 


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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Jason Sherlock: Episode 221

9Dec

Jason Sherlock is undoubtedly one of the biggest household names in Dublin’s sporting history. This week, Jason spoke openly to Jarlath about the racial abuse that he experienced from a manager (17:00), the hysteria that surrounded him at the age of 19 (24:00) and the battle with finding a sustainable model for professionalism in the GAA (39:00).

From his advice to the Mayo team (56:00), to how he was not going to the gym at the peak of his success (28:00), his thoughts on Dublin’s vulnerability this season (1:02:00), and much more, this is a fascinating conversation with a true Dublin sporting legend.

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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Blindboy Boatclub: Episode 220

2Dec

Having recently embarked on his own podcasting journey, this week, the Rubberbandits artist, activist and all-round legend Blindboy Boatclub joined Jarlath to discuss his theory of podcasting (3:00), why he became disillusioned with the success of Horse Outside (6:00) and how The Rubberbandits deliberately set out to lose fans (8:00).

Jarlath talks about his fond memories of The Bandits' earliest prank phone calls before the bags went on the heads. Blindboy talks about the philosophy, logic and beauty behind keeping your face to yourself.

Blindboy opens up about his own mental health difficulties (56:00), the biggest offer The Rubberbandits ever turned down (1:06:00) and the limits of using comedy to puncture the absurdity of solemnity (43:00). Yurt!

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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Glen Hansard & Fr. Peter McVerry: Episode 219

25Nov

This week’s episode focuses on the deepening homelessness crisis in Ireland. When Jarlath spoke to Father Peter McVerry and Glen Hansard during the Apollo House occupation last year, it was believed to be the worst imaginable homelessness situation the country had ever faced and that things could only get better. Instead of improving, today's figures show more people than ever before are now homeless in Ireland.

Father Peter McVerry discusses the lengths that the public need to go to in order to force politicians to make change (5:00), the public's general misguided perceptions of the average homeless person in Ireland (11:00) and the measures that he wants to see taken on a constitutional level to tackle homelessness (17:00).

Glen Hansard opens up about being afraid of a world without compassion (57:00), the incredible work of the Irish Housing Network (37:00), his own connection with homelessness (48:00) and his disappointment with the government and their role in the homelessness crisis (54:00).

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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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).

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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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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