An Irishman Abroad
Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”Your Questions For Sonia Answered”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”Your Questions For Sonia Answered”

October 19, 2021
This week we open the mailbag. It’s been bulging for months with a backlog of your questions for Sonia on training, nutrition, injuries and more. Not only does Jarlath get the chance to ask all your questions for the GOAT but he also gets to dip into the raft of questions he has never had the chance to ask. In classic no-nonsense Sonia style, we get the whole truth on each subject and an account of the worst questions she’s ever been asked. There’s even time in the second half for Jarlath to ask if he is difficult to coach. The answer might surprise you. There’s a review of our club event from last weekend and the announcement of an in person event this Sunday in Dublin.
 
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
 
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.
 
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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Brian O‘Donovan: Four Years In The Cauldron

Brian O‘Donovan: Four Years In The Cauldron

October 16, 2021
When Brian O’Donovan was offered the plum role of RTÉ News' Washington Correspondent he knew he was taking his family on an adventure. After 2 years of fake news, scandals and turmoil, he had no clue he had only seen the beginnings of the craziness that would follow. With the clarity that Brian’s on site reports are known for, he speaks about what it was like reporting from the front lines of a White House implosion. Brian speaks about adapting to family life in America, why the US media is missing Donald Trump and the challenges of being on duty 24/7 while reporting on the biggest news stories in the world.
 
Later on Jarlath gets an insight into his early media days in Cork's Red FM, the 10 years he spent at TV3, his experiences of living in America when the Black Lives Matter movement began and much more. Very few have been entrusted with the responsibility of reporting directly from such troubling times. This conversation with Brian O’Donovan gives a rare insight into the impact this kind of work has on a person and their family. 
 
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.

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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Joe Rogan vs Dr. Gupta (The Rise And Rise Of US Vaccine Scepticism) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

Joe Rogan vs Dr. Gupta (The Rise And Rise Of US Vaccine Scepticism) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

October 15, 2021
Does the media have a role to play in the rise of vaccine scepticism in America? Marion McKeone examines the impact of Joe Rogan and other alternative news sources in a week when his interview with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta drew massive attention. Who is Joe Rogan and why do so many people look up to him? Marion looks at his origins and the choir he appears to preach to. What does the attempt by Texas to prevent vaccine mandates mean and will it produce any change in national policy? Will NBA superstars and other athletes who refuse the vaccine be viewed as martyrs for their cause or spoiled brats unwilling to do everything necessary to win. As usual Marion explains it all. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Gait Analysis Episode” At Profeet London

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Gait Analysis Episode” At Profeet London

October 12, 2021
The experts at Profeet in London welcome Jar (the rookie) and Sonia (the Olympic legend) to their 3D imaging lab and state of the art facility to examine, compare and contrast their running mechanics. In this bumper episode the listener gets to come inside Profeet's incredible Fulham Road facility for Jar and Sonia's first ever road trip adventure episode.  Tom Scales from Profeet talks us through the data and personally sculpts custom insoles for Jar and Sonia based on the information gathered.
 
In the extended edition the craic is mighty as the results roll in and a few unexpected insights emerge. Hear the reactions as their results are read out, learn why Sonia has a better pain threshold than Jarlath and get a deeper than expected account from Jarlath as he is roasted by Sonia for his shorts selection. There’s also the email of the week and Sonia’s now legendary tip of the week.
 
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 
 
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.
 
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.
Catherine Corless And The Long Road To Justice For The Victims Of The Tuam Mother And Baby Home

Catherine Corless And The Long Road To Justice For The Victims Of The Tuam Mother And Baby Home

October 9, 2021

Few can have failed to see the Tuam Mother And Baby home scandal as it unfolded across the world’s media. It remains one of the most shocking cases in the history of the state. Today Jarlath meets the fearless woman who uncovered this secret and continues to fight to this day for justice for all the victims of the home. Catherine Corless is not a journalist or a trained investigator. As she explains here for the first time, she is a woman who grew up in a very unusual and at times difficult home. A woman who took a night course in local history. A woman who discovered an awful truth that many to this day are unwilling to accept. 

Catherine brings us from that night course classroom to the day the story hit the papers and the truly shocking meeting she had with the religious order responsible for the Tuam home. This is the story of a person who refused to bow down to bullies. Her book, Belonging is out now and all royalties will go to the Tír Na Nóg Orphanage.

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.

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.

Can Mark Zuckerberg Change? (Texas Buys Time & William Shatner Is Going To Space Jim, But Not As We Know It) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

Can Mark Zuckerberg Change? (Texas Buys Time & William Shatner Is Going To Space Jim, But Not As We Know It) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

October 8, 2021

Marion sifts through the ashes of another ridiculous week in American politics and current affairs. She starts with her bizarre visit to the NRA’s AGM in Texas. The focus then turns to Facebook’s hearings where whistleblower Frances Haugen landed a deep blow to the social media giant. Jarlath asks Marion if the slippery Mark Zuckerberg can talk his way out of this one. We take a look back at his previous performances in front of old men with no tech knowledge. In a wide ranging discussion Marion leads us through the latest in the Texas abortion law challenges, William Shatner’s trip to space, Britney’s new lease on life and the most shocking killing of a pharmacist distributing vaccines. Like a knife through butter Marion cuts to the heart of this week’s stories and more. 

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.

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.

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: ”The Sneakers Episode” With Special Guest Marcus O‘Sullivan

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Sneakers Episode” With Special Guest Marcus O‘Sullivan

October 5, 2021
Trainers, kicks, runners or whatever you like to call them are the subject of today’s conversation with two Irish sporting icons. The big business of athletic shoes has boomed in the last 30 years beyond all recognition. Today’s runner is expected and recommended to have not one but several pairs to wear on rotation throughout their training week. Jarlath asks Sonia if this is really necessary. Or are shoe companies deliberately making their running shoes less like all round trainers and more like specialised tools? Does the weekend Park Runner need a Swiss Army knife shoe rather than a shoe designed for Kipchogie to run a sub 2 hour marathon? Sonia weighs in with the shoes she loves from today’s selection and the ones she loved back in Cóbh as a teen preparing to take on the world. We get her review of the London marathon and then Marcus O’Sullivan drops in for a quick shoes chat from Villanova University. His tale of taking his spikes to a cobbler with an unusual request and Sonia’s luminous shell suit story are worth the price of subscription alone. There’s also Sonia’s tip of the week and lots more in the exclusive members episode notes on Patreon. Each week Jarlath provides a detailed breakdown of all the advice in the episode with further reading, extra tips from Sonia and links to all the items referenced in the show. 
 
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 
 
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.
 
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.
Marcus O’Sullivan And The Unlikely Path To Athletic Greatness

Marcus O’Sullivan And The Unlikely Path To Athletic Greatness

October 2, 2021

What is the X factor? When everyone competing in an activity has talent, what is the extra bit that takes one person above and beyond? Irish athletics legend Marcus O'Sullivan might be one of the best qualified people in the world to unravel this. For almost a quarter of a century he has been the head track and field coach at Villanova University and in charge of spotting talented kids who might just have that extra something. He sits down with Jarlath to discuss his own incredible journey from making sails in Kinsale to electrifying the crowds at Madison Square Garden with his infamous final kick. 

Marcus discusses the importance of getting comfortable with failure, the philosophy of cheating, technological advances in athletics, the impact Donie Walsh's mentorship had on him, the Irish running boom and of course, his most astonishing achievement - 101 sub 4 minute mile races. This is a one of a kind in-depth conversation with one of the true unsung heroes and early influencers of Irish sport.

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.

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.

R Kelly‘s Road To Conviction (Biden‘s Struggle & A New Kind Of Grisham Novel) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

R Kelly‘s Road To Conviction (Biden‘s Struggle & A New Kind Of Grisham Novel) - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

October 1, 2021

This week, Marion trawls through a bizarre week in America. R Kelly was finally convicted and Jarlath wants to know why it took this long. Marion explains how the legal establishment has facilitated hush money and NDAs. Will the conviction force the hand of legislators to prevent situations like Kelly’s from occurring again? It looks unlikely if Britney Spears’ toxic conservatorship is anything to go by. This week she aimed to lift the thumb of oppression she has lived under for years. Sarah Grisham’s hilariously titled tell all book is in the crosshairs as Marion pokes fun at some of the revelations contained within it. The Biden vaccination mandate demanding certain government workers take up their doses or lose their jobs appears to have backfired. With police threatening to retire, Jarlath and Marion compare this situation to the NBA’s standoff with some of its biggest stars. Finally there is news on a student political campaign that Jarlath helped to manage.

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.

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: ”Can We Resolve Emotions Through Running” With Special Guest Trevor Cummins

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”Can We Resolve Emotions Through Running” With Special Guest Trevor Cummins

September 28, 2021
The connection of running to emotion is so direct that it deserves its own episode. Today the greatest Irish track and field athlete of all time examines the mastery of emotional running as a method of self-soothing. Jarlath takes a different approach and examines how running can often bring up dormant emotions resulting in floods of tears while logging miles. He looks at different opinions on why this happens while Trevor Cummins calls the LiveLine to talk about his Berlin marathon experience and how it relates to the topic. Finally we get Sonia's tip of the week and Jarlath has a life hack to make any shoe into a super shoe. Is it nonsense or has uncovered something huge? You'll have to listen to find out. 
 
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 
 
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.
 
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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