An Irishman Abroad
Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival): Episode 324

Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival): Episode 324

November 30, 2019

This week, we are delighted to bring you one of the most hilarious and insightful episodes of the series to date. Ireland and Munster Rugby legends Donncha O'Callaghan and Peter Stringer joined Jarlath on stage for a special interview in front of a sold out Sugar Club at the Dublin Podcast Festival.

Donncha and Peter open up about the post-tournament analysis that was devastatingly brutal (28:00) while also giving a fascinating discussion on the evolution of rugby training (23:00), the truth behind 'Pants-Gate' (47:00) and why Paul Kimmage isn't wrong about his thoughts on doping in rugby (53:00).

From Donncha's side-splitting story about how he almost instinctively tackled a runner while out walking with his family (8:00) to the level of scrutiny that modern players are under (44:00) and who was responsible for the two lads being left circling a Cork roundabout (12:00) and much more, this is a rip-roaring and unforgettable conversation with two Irish rugby legends.

To hear the lads' honest thoughts on ROG's potential as future Ireland head coach, how they treated their bodies as their 'business' and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Andrew Trimble: Episode 323

Andrew Trimble: Episode 323

November 23, 2019

This week, Ulster and Ireland rugby legend, Andrew Trimble, joined Jarlath for a rare and fascinating conversation about his life and career.

Andrew opens up about being able to speak freely in interviews since his retirement (4:00), how it feels to move past your physical peak as a professional athlete (31:00) and how bored he became with the median focus upon his religious beliefs (45:00).

From Joe Schmidt's team-building exercises he couldn’t stand (22:00) to avoiding the pitfalls of sectarianism (40:00), Declan Kidney (27:00) and much more, this is as frank and insightful a conversation you will find with one of the true gentlemen of Irish sport.

To hear about Andrew's life post-rugby developing a ground-breaking app for sports teams, proving doubters wrong and a fascinating conversation about player mentality, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad

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Marion McKeone: Episode 322

Marion McKeone: Episode 322

November 16, 2019

Marion McKeone doesn’t like talking about herself yet she has already lived one of the most unusual and varied lives imaginable. This week she sat with Jarlath and brought him through the unusual path she took to the USA. A DCU graduate before DCU was even DCU, she went on to study law and qualify as a barrister. She describes a scene in Dublin during the early 80’s that few have focused upon and explains why the misogyny of the time failed to reach her. 

Jarlath discovers Marion's tear-away teen years where she went AWOL from a job as the least qualified tennis instructor at an American tennis camp after a prank involving the Soviet flag went wrong. Marion mourns the loss of that carefree America and compares it to today’s regime. We hear how she believes there is every chance Trump will be re-elected and why. Marion talks for the first time about her difficulty in separating her emotions during the #MeToo movement (Patreon Full Length Version Only) and why she still sees hope in the ability of America to re-imagine itself time and time again.

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Dr. David Robert Grimes: Episode 321

Dr. David Robert Grimes: Episode 321

November 9, 2019
Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher, award-winning science writer and author of The Irrational Ape - a new book which questions modern thinking and flawed logic.

 
This week, David joined Jarlath for a fascinating chat about the importance of being aware of our own irrationality (5:00), the damage of living in a world where disinformation rules (30:00) as well as a gripping discussion on debunking conspiracy theories (46:00).
 
From why there is no shame in changing your mind (19:00) and his powerful thoughts on why he is optimistic about the future (Patreon Full Length Version Only) to religion (54:00) and the shocking hate mail that he has received for simply starting the facts (13:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly riveting conversation with one of Ireland's finest critical thinkers. 
 
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Stephen Bradley: Episode 320

Stephen Bradley: Episode 320

November 2, 2019
Stephen Bradley's life in TV and Film production is a fascinating story in itself. Best known for the Christina Noble biopic Noble, he has worked in the industry since his teens. His battle with cancer is a truly incredible story of luck, love and perseverance in the face of the worst possible diagnosis. Today he speaks to Jarlath about that journey, his life and his new book that captures both in beautiful, riveting detail. 
 
Highlights of the episode include: Stephen describes watching Daniel Day Lewis' Oscar-winning performance on the set of My Left Foot (14:00), the true depth of a good producer's work (1:08:00), the heartbreaking tale of how  his film Wayfaring Strangers collapsed at the very last minute with Cillian Murphy ready to go (21:00), the challenge of returning to a creative space after illness (1:00:00), the projects that he didn't return to after cancer because his associations with them were too dark (1:13:00) and much more. 

To hear Stephen's thoughts on the art of directing stand up specials, why he doesn't believe you can teach 'it' and much more become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.

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Sinead Diver: Episode 319

Sinead Diver: Episode 319

October 26, 2019
What have you ruled out as a possibility for your life? What have you decided is out of your reach. After listening to this episode you might have to think again. When Sinead Diver took on running as a hobbie she already had her life mapped out. She had built her career and her family in Australia. She did not realise that in the years to come, she would be competing at World Championships and potentially the Olympics in Tokyo.

 
This week, Sinead sat down with Jarlath to walk him through that journey. Sinead explains why she is sick of being judged for her age (11:00), how she hopes dope testing is catching up with the cheaters (1:19:00) and, for the first time publicly, Sinead opens up to Jarlath about the 20 years of anxiety that she suffered as a result of the emotional abuse of a school teacher who tried to mentally break her (40:00).
 
From explaining her internal dialogues while running (32:00), how it felt to achieve a World Championship standard time in her first marathon (27:00), the impact that Sonia O'Sullivan has had on her career (1:06:00) and much more, this is a fascinating conversation with a true Irish sporting legend in the making.
 
To hear Sinead's thoughts on diet, persitence, sponsorship and much more become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.
 
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Jamie Heaslip (Returns): Episode 318

Jamie Heaslip (Returns): Episode 318

October 19, 2019
This week, Jamie Heaslip makes a welcome return to Irishman Abroad after 4 years to discuss the abrupt end of his career and lots more.
 
Jamie speaks openly about his handling of online trolls (5:00), the mistake made by Eddie O'Sullivan that got under his skin (25:00), cliques within the Leinster Rugby team (52:00) and how he held out hope that his thoughts about the IRFU would be proved wrong (33:00).
 
From his thoughts on the treatment of Devon Toner (49:00), the importance of challenging yourself (58:00), why he left the Leinster players' WhatsApp group (50:00) and much, much more, this is a one of those rare intimate and truly funny conversations with a legend of Irish rugby.
 
To hear Jamie's discussion on fatherhood, retired life and more become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.
 
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Tanya O’Callaghan: Episode 317

Tanya O’Callaghan: Episode 317

October 12, 2019

Tanya O'Callaghan assumed her life was going down a path towards working with animals until she discovered the bass at 17 years old. Her inspiring level of determination and devotion to music changed her life and it is the main reason she is so respected in the industry today.

Originally from Mullingar, she now works out of Los Angeles. Her gruelling schedule of touring and recording with some of the world's top acts is head spinning in its intensity. This week she joined Jarlath to reflect on her journey. Tanya explains the personality type that it takes to make it as a professional musician, the incredible work she put in to making it in America and her thoughts on toxic masculinity in the music business.

To hear Tanya's discussion on living in modern America, why she believes Hozier is Ireland's Jeff Buckley, how she handles homesickness and her work as an activist, become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Richard Moore: Episode 316

Richard Moore: Episode 316

October 5, 2019

In 1972, at just 10 years old, Richard Moore was shot and blinded by a rubber bullet fired by a British Soldier whilst on his way home from school in Derry. This week, Richard spoke to Jarlath about his incredible life of struggle and forgiveness, and why the Dalai Lama calls him his 'hero.'

Richard speaks with a beautiful honesty about his journey of reconciliation, acceptance and how blindness allowed him to view people without prejudice. Richard also tells the harrowing story of how the Northern Irish State hid evidence in his case and the shocking letter that he received from the soldier who blinded him. 

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To access the full back catalogue of 216 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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Dec Ryan: Episode 315

Dec Ryan: Episode 315

September 28, 2019
As one of the founders of Ryanair and multiple airlines across the globe, Declan Ryan is one of the most influential people in the aviation industry. Not one for the limelight, Declan gave Jarlath a rare interview this week to discuss his life, career and why Irish people tend to dominate the business of flying. 
 
Declan explains why he never wanted Ryanair to be called 'Ryanair' (5:00), the dirty tricks of Aer Lingus who ran out of money trying to 'kill' them (36:00) while also telling some toe-curling stories about the challenges of recruitment (Patreon Full Length Version Only).
 
From why he thinks it was a huge mistake to not sell Ryanair to Aer Lingus (46:00), to why the Irish soar to new heights in aviation (25:00), his hilarious recollection of the dreaded weekly meetings with Michael O'Leary and his father (17:00) and much more, this is a one off conversation with a true great of Irish business.
 
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