An Irishman Abroad
Irishman In America - Who Is Cassidy Hutchinson & The Supreme Court Rampage (Part 1)

Irishman In America - Who Is Cassidy Hutchinson & The Supreme Court Rampage (Part 1)

July 1, 2022

Last week seems like an eternity ago when the Supreme Court is doing everything it can to turn back the hands of time. This week award winning US correspondent Marion McKeone explains the sense of bewilderment across much of America as 6 conservative judges make their mark, one brave Republican stands up to the bullies, Ghislaine Maxwell goes down with two fingers in the air and the prospect of violence in the streets seems very real. I wonder about the absence of  "checks and balances" as the rest of the government seems out of ideas and options to reign in a court that just yesterday sets its sights on the environmental protection agency and now looks set to challenge the freedom of the press. While the January 6th committee produced its most shocking testimony to date, Marion explains who exactly Cassidy Hutchinson is and just why her stand involves so much sacrifice. In the second part of this conversation on Patreon.com/irishmanabroad we hear how Liz Chaney has suggested that Trump's team have tried to intimidate witnesses cooperating with the committee. Could this be the straw that breaks the orange camel's legal back? Finally Marion gives us a look inside two courtrooms. One featured Ghislaine Maxwell's grotesque attempt to reclaim the #MeToo movement for herself as she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The other featured the disgraced pop star R Kelly who was found guilty on a further 9 counts of sexual offences and human trafficking. We definitely need something good this weekend to take our minds away from all of this for at least one hour. Marion recommends a movie from 1962 that still holds up today and I go for the superb Nate Bargatze. Have a great weekend and don't forget to get in touch with the show if you'd like to put a question to me, Sonia or Marion.
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Irishman Running Abroad - Week 2 - How To Adjust Your Training - Part 1

Irishman Running Abroad - Week 2 - How To Adjust Your Training - Part 1

June 29, 2022

After week one on the road to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon Sonia asks us to review and adjust based on what we have learned. We dial in our team captains and a few squad members to get their takes on how the plan felt. Then coach Trevor Cummins jumps on the Irishman Abroad LiveLive (00447543122330) to advise us on what to do with the cross-training days within the plan. Sitting on the deck of her team house in Oregon, Sonia breaks down how to assess if your paces are accurate and why erring on the side of caution will always benefit you in a training block such as this. Scheduling the runs was a concern for both of our captains Neil and Aisling last week but in the end it was Sonia who struggled to fit in her Sunday long-run while coaching at the US National Track Championships. We get a little update on how Union Athletic Club faired over the weekend.

Over the last few weeks Sonia has drilled home the importance of the easy run and the need for a stark differential between these runs and our hard session efforts. I put a few questions to her form the listeners in relation to this including whether our heart rate is the number one guide for keeping the easiest runs where they should be. Finally, our supports get to enjoy the final kick montage and extensive episode notes containing Sonia's week 2 plan. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in relation to the training or other running matters.

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Dr. Gary O’Toole - Justice In The Water - Part 1

Dr. Gary O’Toole - Justice In The Water - Part 1

June 26, 2022

Irish swimming legend and campaigner for justice, Dr. Gary O'Toole sits down with to talk on the podcast this week. Gary explains his complicated relationship with the sport of swimming and how it has changed over the years. We look into George Gibney's efforts to preempt Gary's attempt to gather a case against him and the grotesque way in which Irish swimming turned a blind eye when presented with the cold hard facts of the abuse inflicted upon young swimmers in their ranks. Special thanks to Mark Horgan for making this interview possible. We of course get the opportunity in the exclusive members content to discuss the lasting impact of "Where Is George Gibney" and Gary's views on the conspiracy theories surrounding the bizarre verdict that allowed Gibney to skip the country.

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Irishman In America - Supreme Court Ruling Gives Citizens Green Light To Carry Guns

Irishman In America - Supreme Court Ruling Gives Citizens Green Light To Carry Guns

June 24, 2022

Joe Biden says yesterday's ruling ‘should trouble us all’ as the conservative Supreme Court majority struck down laws requiring ‘proper cause’ to carry guns in public. Marion unpicks what just happened and explains why these rogue judges are intent on bringing America back to the 50s. It's a bombshell piece of news that makes it hard to talk about anything else on the podcast this week but so much is happening. We take a look at the key take aways from the January 6th hearing, the imminent sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell, Bill Cosby latest guilty verdict and why his legal team are taking it as a win. Marion even makes time to talk about Amber Heard's "dig up" method of getting out of an 8 million dollar hole and why Elon Musk is so starved for attention. Hear the entire episode - a further 30 minutes each week via Irishman Abroad Premium.

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Irishman Running Abroad - Sonia’s Half Marathon Challenge Begins (Week 1)

Irishman Running Abroad - Sonia’s Half Marathon Challenge Begins (Week 1)

June 22, 2022

Sonia sets out the plan for week one of her ten-week-half-marathon training block. (Full plans available to download and print in the episode notes) Why is calculating paces at the centre of this week and why do so many people struggle to accept the pace they should be running at? We get a detailed look at the theory behind the training Sonia has designed and a walk through of how to get the most out of each session, long run and rest day. With listeners taking part in the training across the world we meet the two team captains once again. Neil and Aisling dial into the live line to reveal their biggest fears heading into the ten-week-challenge. How can we hope to fit all this training into already busy lives? Let Sonia explain. Finally the Irish sports icon speaks candidly about adjusting to US humour while working at Nike’s Union Athletic Club. There’s  also a final kick montage designed to take you home and put the wind in your sales no matter how tired you might be.

 

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The Return Of Padraig Harrington - Why Is Golf An Easy Target?

The Return Of Padraig Harrington - Why Is Golf An Easy Target?

June 19, 2022
Padraig Harrington comes back to Jarlath and the Irishman Abroad podcast after 6 tumultuous years to talk about alternative sports psychology, getting your mojo back, coaching your kids, farmers with messages for other golfers and of course the LIV Golf tour.
 
In the extended bumper cut of this episode (available via patreon.com/irishmanabroad ) we get to hear the raw unfiltered opinion of one of Ireland's greatest sportsman at a time when golf's future hangs in the balance. How has the controversial Saudi backed tour strained relationships among the players? Why is the sport of golf the biggest sporting whipping boy? Is it possible that this won't be the only breakaway tour that springs up?
Jar asks Padraig if coaching our own children is a good idea in any sport and why "getting good" at whatever you're doing is not the key. Why do "funky swingers" prosper on the tour? Padraig has a few theories to say the least. After recently turning 50 we look back at the changes that have come over him in recent years and whether the burnout he experienced was at all avoidable.
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January 6th Hearings Week 1 - Irishman In America with Marion McKeone

January 6th Hearings Week 1 - Irishman In America with Marion McKeone

June 17, 2022

Can a direct link be established between Donald Trump and the storming of the Capitol? The next two weeks of evidence might be the closest Democrats will ever get. Just one week ago we asked if there was any point to the public hearings by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. After just one sitting we got a definitive, "Yes!" Marion McKeone is on the ground and watching every single minute so you don't have to. She gives us her "take aways" from week one, the moments that matter and what to expect from here. The nonsense of Mike Pence being elevated to a hero gets laughed out of the podcast studio and the lost takes of the "we love you" message Donald sent to the rioters may never see the light of day.

In the full-size Patreon exclusive extended cut (available at Patreon.com/irishmanabroad), Marion delves deeper into some of the "revelations" that aren't really revelations and then turns her sights to the 2024 election. Questions over whether Joe Biden will be too old to handle the job abound this week and the biggest interest rate hike in decades sent the markets into turmoil. As usual Marion explains what it all means and recommends what's good to watch this weekend.

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Irishman Running Abroad -  Avoiding Half Marathon Training Pitfalls (With Special Guest Dominic Munnelly)

Irishman Running Abroad - Avoiding Half Marathon Training Pitfalls (With Special Guest Dominic Munnelly)

June 15, 2022

There are no half measures when it comes to training for a half marathon but your enthusiasm to give it your best might be the thing that prevents you from seeing it through. Sonia explains the biggest potential trip wires that lie ahead if you're trying to train for a half or full marathon. Sports scientist and athletics coach Dominic Munnelly jumps on the Live Line to talk about the mistakes he sees many of his clients make and how best to avoid the road blocks that a lot of people seem to hit. The 80/20 theory (the splitting of training between low intensity and high intensity) goes way way back in the history of coaching Olympians but it takes an eternity for most people to catch on to its benefits (this includes me!). Dominic explains the the three S's and why a mobility test is a great idea for everyone heading into a big training block.

We go round the parishes to see how your running is going and to check in with some of the Half Marathon Challenge squad. Captain Neil Fusco drops us a voice note and expresses his fear of injury heading into the ten-week plan. How can a runner cope with that stress and anxiety of potential injury? I definitely need answer to this. Dominic tells us how to go on your honeymoon without your wife and Sonia explains why using an umbrella when it's lashing rain in Oregon is viewed as a sign of weakness!
 
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Tony Cantwell - The D.I.Y. King Of Irish Comedy

Tony Cantwell - The D.I.Y. King Of Irish Comedy

June 12, 2022

This week Jarlath sat down with one of the fastest rising stars of Irish comedy, Tony Cantwell. Given Tony's meteoric rise to Vicar Street filling, social media comedy star, you might be surprised by what went before. We get to hear about the life he had before one video about a private rugby school changed his career and life trajectory forever. It's not the normal route to cult comedy hero status but the entire comedy world has been flipped on its head in recent years. Nobody is better positioned to explain exactly what has happened and what is involved in churning out great online comedy content than this man. Each and every month his "Tony Horror" Instagram account, podcast and YouTube channel rake in millions of downloads. The work involved and the stress that comes with it are like nothing a club comic can ever understand. It's no wonder so many are being left behind.

In the Patreon XL edition of this conversation with Tony Cantwell you get some never before heard stories from his first attempts at live standup on the London open mic circuit, the background to the video that blew up his name and much more. Tony and Jar will perform together for the first time next month in Dublin at the Paddy Power Comedy Festival. You should come along.
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Irishman In America - Capitol Riots Public Hearings Begin…But Why?

Irishman In America - Capitol Riots Public Hearings Begin…But Why?

June 10, 2022

No matter how much the tv networks hype these public hearings by the January 6th committee Marion McKeone tells us why a lot of the general public just don’t seem to care. With gas prices soaring to record highs worldwide who can blame them. What is the point of these public events? Is it to set the record straight or deal with a clear and present danger to democracy? As yet another “inside the White House” book threatens to reveal more about Jarred Kushner's swift exit, Marion asks why this book is said to be different from the others. Is it the authors Susan Glasser and Peter Baker? The one book everyone seems to want to read is Jarred's memoir “Breaking History”. Marion delves into the LA Mayoral race, the Saudi LIV golf controversy and what you should watch on Netflix this weekend.
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