An Irishman Abroad
Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”When It All Falls Down How Do We Pick Ourselves Up”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”When It All Falls Down How Do We Pick Ourselves Up”

January 25, 2022
It’s a fact of life. Things don’t always go well. Sonia O’Sullivan, the greatest Irish athlete of all time, explains to Jarlath the head space we need to respond to the adversity we face when running and life gets really hard. The crisis might even happen while you’re running a race or out on a long run. Can we quiet that little voice that tells us we can’t and turn the hardest times into the foundations for something better? Sonia travels to the east coast for the Melrose Games and feels the memories of her time at Villanova come flooding back. She answers listener questions, takes a trip around the parishes to see what the listeners have been running, offers a travel tip of the week and helps Jarlath get over the idea that everyone is looking at you while you’re running. There’s news on the Irishman Running Abroad singlet and a brand new series launching this week. Get a double size episode each week and illustrated episode notes with more advice from Sonia over on Patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Alan Corcoran: Embracing Freedom

Alan Corcoran: Embracing Freedom

January 22, 2022
On a weekend when Ireland tasted freedom for the first time in a long time, today’s guest seems particularly appropriate. Alan Corcoran knows a thing or two about embracing the opportunities that life presents you with even when it seems like there is only darkness ahead. While studying abroad Alan received devastating news from home. It’s a moment we all dread as emigrants. Ordered to stay and finish his exams rather than return to support his family, Alan hatched a plan. 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days. For an experienced runner it would seem daft to take on such a challenge. For someone like Alan, with no marathon experience whatsoever, it seemed like self-destruction. And yet he did it and raised thousands for his chosen charity. He didn’t stop there. Here for the first time he talks to Jarlath about his journey, the book he has written and self-published about the experience and film he made about the next challenge - swimming the length of Ireland. If you’re at all nervous about getting out there and engaging with your new freedom. Listen to this chat. 
 
To support his kickstarter to fund the final phase of the film’s creation visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1616467730/unsinkable-a-500-kilometre-irish-sea-swim-for-charity.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

President Biden’s Year 1 Report Card - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

President Biden’s Year 1 Report Card - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

January 21, 2022
Marion hauls Joe in for his end of year assessment. Will he get to go on the school tour or will his failure in the areas of messaging and immigration be too much? All jokes aside, we cast a critical eye over the last 12 months of Biden/Harris, their biggest achievements and inability to get their party in line. Why do Americans believe their economic inflation has nothing to do with the rest of the world? And will 700 pages of Trump White House records that have just been released to the committee investigating January 6th move the needle at all? Marion McKeone explains it all and gives us her honest assessment of the new kid in the Oval Office.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, the Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Running Fast & Running Safely”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Running Fast & Running Safely”

January 18, 2022
It’s almost a week since we learned of the brutal killing of the Irish school teacher and musician Ashling Murphy. Sonia and Jarlath talk about the violence and how the proximity of this awful incident hit home. With the Cobh 10 Mile Road Race in April, we hear Sonia’s plan to commemorate Ashling’s memory forever in the race. Hersport.ie have also announced a run in March and a full campaign to highlight our country’s problem with gender based violence. We go around the parishes to see how our members dedicated their runs to Ashling Murphy. And we hear of one Irishman Running Abroad Club member who has traveled to Kenya this week for some high altitude training with the best of the best. The #breaking20 challenge moves into its third week and Sonia encourages Jar and everyone to get out there and meet up as restrictions look set to be eased across the world. In the extended cut our supporters on Patreon can enjoy and extra 30 minutes of advice from Sonia on drills and speed sessions and Jar reveals more about his upcoming parenting podcast with his wife Tina.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Dr. Alan Desmond Can Change Your Life In 28 Days

Dr. Alan Desmond Can Change Your Life In 28 Days

January 15, 2022
For years Dr Alan Desmond has been telling people, ‘We can transform our health and revolutionise our quality of life by simply eating more plants.’ It was only while working on the frontline of the pandemic that he found the time, while isolating from his family to pen the book that would make him a best selling author and allow him to completely articulate his plant based design for changing our lives.
 
As rates of chronic disease continue to rise, ‘What should we eat?’ has become one of the most important questions of the 21st century. Dr Alan Desmond has made it his business to cut through the diet confusion to explain how we can all unlock the power of a healthy gut and optimise our overall well-being by simply putting more plants on our plate. Here for the first time on Irishman Abroad, Jarlath gets the chance to quiz the good doctor on whether all the hype around chomping more veg is really true. Having picked up the book Jarlath has taken the dive into Alan’s 80 completely plant-based recipes and the essential step-by-step guide to discovering the true power of a plant-based diet for himself. Like almost everyone he still has reservations but in this fun and wide ranging chat, Dr Alan explains it all including the data for runners and athletes. The impact of meat production on the environment and future pandemics. There’s even more over on Patreon.

 
By day Dr Alan Desmond treats patients with a broad range of recent-onset and long-standing problems affecting their stomach and bowel. He has particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), heartburn, reflux oesophagitis, Barrett’s oesophagus and patients with irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders of the gastro-intestinal tract.
 
Alan graduated from the School of Medicine of University College Cork in Ireland in 2001. He went on to complete his specialist training in Ireland and at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  He relocated to Devon in June of 2012. He regularly speaks at conferences and events across the globe.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

The Juror Who Could Gift Ghislaine A Retrial (Prince Andrew, Biden’s Track Record & More) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

The Juror Who Could Gift Ghislaine A Retrial (Prince Andrew, Biden’s Track Record & More) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

January 14, 2022
How can one juror hand Ghislaine Maxwell a second chance when he doesn’t read the questionnaire he filled out before the trial? That’s the claim of Scotty David, the man who sat for weeks hear the case against the disgraced British heiress and failed to disclose his own history as a sexual assault victim. Marion McKeone explains what the Maxwell defence team could do next and how desperate the prosecution are getting. Meanwhile, Prince Andrew has run out of straws to clutch at. Time is running out and the family are turning their back on him. Developments in the case get the McKeone treatment before she moves on to President Biden’s feisty speech in Atlanta. Mitch McConnell slammed it faster than you can say “can I have my voting rights please”. Hear what Marion predicts will happen next in this revealing chapter in the Biden Presidency.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, the Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Sonia’s Fundamentals Of Speed”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Sonia’s Fundamentals Of Speed”

January 11, 2022
Sonia is back in California with Union Athletic Club for some sunny weather and speed training. Jar spent last week soul searching and wondering whether a sub-20 minute 5K is within him. It’s been a tough week in January for a lot of people so what better way to focus your mind and energy than a bit of advice and craic from the greatest of all time. In this episode our hosts look at a few different fundamental ideas of speed training and answer some questions on the subject from you the listeners. There’s heaps more detail and fun in the extended cut on Patreon including Sonia's Tip of the Week, the downloadable episode notes and Jar's episode notes synopsis video.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 600 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad 
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
The Fra Fee Episode

The Fra Fee Episode

January 8, 2022
How do you go from whispering lines to an actor on stage at an amateur dramatics group in Dungannon to starring in a Marvel series? This week, Tyrone actor Fra Fee joined Jarlath to tell the incredible story of how he did just that.
 
Fra opens up to Jarlath about the anonymity that he found when he moved to Manchester, coming out, how he became almost obsessive with bettering himself and the life-changing decision that he made when he became disillusioned with the musical theatre life in London.
 
In the full length version that is exclusive to Patrons of the show over on patreon.com/irishmanabroad Fra speaks about the fascinating experiences of moving to plays and screen acting, the fear he initially felt on film sets, the bizarre Marvel casting process and his journey in the Hawkeye series on Disney Plus.
 
Patrons also get to hear every episode in full and gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

The Rise & Fall Of Elizabeth Holmes (One Year On, Does January 6th Even Matter?) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

The Rise & Fall Of Elizabeth Holmes (One Year On, Does January 6th Even Matter?) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Mini Pod)

January 7, 2022
One year ago a riot took place on Capitol Hill. The facts of who incited the violence have been up for debate ever since. Hundreds of those involved have been arrested thanks to teams of internet sleuths known as “sedition hunters” who sent thousands of leads to the FBI and used social media to track those individuals caught on camera. But does any of this even impact on the support for Donald Trump? Marion McKeone re-examines what happened that day and how the subsequent investigations have played out. She also leads us through the story of Elizabeth Holmes. Holmes was found guilty of fraud this week in a case that brings to an end one of the most bizarre stories in the history of Silicon Valley. We also get Marion’s predictions for 2022 on everything from the midterms to Paul Rudd’s enduring charm.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, the Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Sonia’s Guide To Setting The Right Running Goal”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Sonia’s Guide To Setting The Right Running Goal”

January 4, 2022
Do you find running a grind? Are you just floating along not really doing much? Tipping along is all well and good for some of the year but to really extract that joy and sense of achievement from running the right goal might be all you need. But how do you find the right one? Let Sonia explain via Jarlath’s goal to run a sub-20 minute 5K. Yes, you’ve heard of Kipchoge’s breaking two project well welcome to Jar’s breaking 20 project. It’s like Kipchoge’s enterprise with pints, complaining and dumb questions from Jar. You can come on the journey too. Join us on Strava and become a member of Sonia’s running club. There’s news on the annual meet-up run in the Phoenix Park and lots more.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
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