Hector O’hEochagain (Returns): Episode 273

8Dec

Hector Ó'hEochagáin is one of Ireland's most intrepid broadcasters and, this week, he makes his return to Irishman Abroad to catch up with Jarlath and chat about his stunning new documentary series “O Siberia Go Saigon”.

Hector tells the incredible tales of preparing for the -26 degree conditions in Siberia (3:00), dealing with the intense levels of bureaucratic scrutiny in China (19:00) and why he rates TG4 output over RTÉ (57:00).

Hector articulates the importance of conversation breaking down cultural walls (22:00) and why peeing in his own back garden is essential (59:00). We also hear of the shocking treatment of women in Nepal (15:00) having his mind blown by the horse racing industry in Mongolia (39:00) and much, much more. This conversation is an instant classic for the series to date and there’s even more of it available in the extended version available now on our Patreon feed. 

For an extended version of this episode, bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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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Andy Lee (Returns) Plus Bonus John C. Reilly: Episode 272

1Dec

This week, former middleweight champion of the world, Andy Lee, makes his return to Irishman Abroad for a cracking conversation about the incredible rollercoaster that has been his career since his last appearance on the show 5 years ago.
 
With incredible honesty, Andy speaks about the importance of asking himself the tough questions throughout his life (3:00), knowing that his relationship with his wife was strong enough to survive his difficult career path (23:00) and why he believes there has to be work done on both sides in order for there to be an improved perception of travellers in Ireland (28:00).
 
From what pay deal he would accept to fight John Duddy (55:00), his thoughts on the modern phenomenon of 'celebrity boxing' (58:00) and much more, this is a fascinating insight into the life and career of one of Ireland's true sporting icons.
 
The episode also includes a sneak preview of a conversation Jarlath recorded with John C Reilly in the American Ambassador’s Residence. 

For an extended version of this episode, bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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Cecelia Ahern (returns): Episode 271

24Nov

With an astounding 25 million books sold, there is no sign of Cecelia Ahern slowing down. This week Cecelia made her return to An Irishman Abroad during what is a very exciting moment in her career.

Cecelia speaks frankly about the shocking meeting that inspired 'Roar', her new collection of short stories (8:00), the incredible TV deal that is in the works with the backing of Nicole Kidman (32:00) and why she feels people are too busy talking rather than listening in today's world (53:00).

From how the critics have shifted from defining her as 'chic-lit' to 'feminist author' (Patreon extended version only) to how she feels re-energised by her new collection (49:00), the process of finding one's own creative voice (20:00), Donald Trump (16:00), rocking the boat (40:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's true literary legends.

The book by Susan Cain discussed by Cecelia and Jarlath in the later stages of this episode was 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.'

For an extended version of this episode, bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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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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“The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid” (Movie Special featuring Fearghal Ward and Luke McManus): Episode 270

17Nov

How do you bargain with a man who doesn't have a price? Thomas Reid's life was turned upside down for years as a result of the the IDA’s aggressive and ultimately illegal attempts to buy his farm. This is a David vs Goliath tale the likes of which has never been captured on film before. 

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Fearghal Ward and Luke McManus joined Jarlath this week for a fascinating conversation about their documentary 'The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid' which explores one man's struggle against industry giants and his incredible victory against the system.

For extended cuts, bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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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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John Duddy and Tim Wheeler (Live from NYC): Episode 269

10Nov

This week Jarlath is joined live in front of a packed Stella and Fly venue in the heart of New York City by boxer-turned-actor John Duddy and Ash frontman and award-winning songwriter Tim Wheeler for an hour of chat.

Tim explains how it feels to have thousands of audience members in the palm of your hand (22:00), how he once lost a tooth on stage (15:00) and how little he trusts himself due to his addictive personality (11:00).

John tells the story of his fortuitous move into acting (50:00), the fight that he was worried most about winning (41:00) and New York’s appeal to immigrants (17:00).

From the seldom-spoken about video involving Tim, a dominatrix and some talcum powder (8:00) to the industry norm of giving cocaine to journalists (36:00), why John was never afraid to enter the ring (40:00) and Ash’s strange Co. Louth online troller (49:00), this is one of the true highlights of Irishman Abroad’s live episodes in the series to date.

For an extended cuts, bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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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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Samantha Barry: Episode 268

3Nov

This week Jarlath stopped by 1 World Trade Centre to meet Glamour Magazine's Editor in Chief, Samantha Barry.

Samantha relays the story of her journey from RTE to Newstalk to the BBC to CNN before taking up the most coveted position at Glamour (8:00). She explains why you need to be delusional to make it in New York City (6:00), how she grew CNN's social media strategy (12:00) and the importance of not being overly sensitive to constructive criticism (27:00).

The conversation covers everything from why being 'overly PC' right now is okay (50:00) to the benefits of dealing with cranky RTÉ sub-editors (25:00), studying with the Second Captains guys in DCU (20:00), the Irish female journalists who strongly influenced her in her career (15:00) and much more. This is a truly insightful and rare conversation with one of the most talked about Irish women in world media.

For an extended cut of this episode, for bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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Football Special: Episode 267

28Oct

A collection of highlights from every football related episode of the series. Featuring previously unheard material and standout tales from the truly epic collection of Ireland footballing greats, this episode is bound to draw you, take you back, make you laugh and shake your head with disbelief for the beautiful game. 

 

Roy Keane: (1:00)

-Mick McCarthy, Kevin Kilbane, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Coleman, Jack Conroy

 

Retirement: (24:00)

-Richie Sadlier, James McClean, Paul McGrath, Ronnie Whelan

 

Jack Charlton Era: (35:00)

-Eamon Dunphy, Jason McAteer, Tony Cascarino, Packie Bonner, Niall Quinn

 

Early Career Stories: (53:00)

-Shay Given, Paul McGrath, Packie Bonner, Keith Gillespie, Darren O’Dea

 

Funniest Stories: (1:23:00)

-Mark Lawrenson, Mick McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Tony Cascarino, Jason McAteer, Niall Quinn

 

 For an extended cut of this bumper episode, for bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

For tickets and more information for our live show with Tim Wheeler and John Duddy at the Stella & Fly in New York on Halloween night, visit https://www.stellaandfly.com/

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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Nial Conlan: Episode 266

22Oct

Níal Conlan is the bassist for Delorentos and is one of the nicest guys you'll meet in the music industry and a long-time friend of Jarlath.

In this incredible conversation, Níal explains how Delorentos were almost forced to sign a record contract in shady circumstances (21:00), the massive error that cost the band (27:00) and how sharing his time between London and Dublin has resulted in him feeling as though he doesn't have a place to call home (38:00).

From the incredible stories of running pop-up record shops out of a camper van to release Little Sparks (34:00) and how they binned all but one song off their latest album that they recorded in Spain (57:00) to the constant hustle as an independent band (59:00) and how he can't afford to move home to Ireland (Patreon extended cut only), this is a truly insightful chat with a true ambassador for Irish independent art.

For an extended cut of this interview, for bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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Tom Markham (Kaiser Documentary Special): Episode 265

12Oct

This week Tom Markham joins Jarlath to tell the incredible story behind the greatest con artist in football history. How did Carlos Kaiser manage to have a 26 year professional football career without ever kicking a ball? The documentary Tom helped to create entitled simply, Kaiser, separates the fact from fiction and the man from the legend.

Tom also explains how he stumbled upon the story and despite having no movie making experience, decided he was the man to bring the tale to the big screen.  

For an extended cut of this interview, for bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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Rosie - Movie Special (with Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford): Episode 264

5Oct

Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford play Rosie and JP in Roddy Doyle's first film in almost 20 years. They sat down with Jarlath for a truly gripping conversation about their work on this moving and powerful film which comes at a crucial juncture in Ireland’s housing crisis. The actors speak about how this project forced them to come to terms with the terrifying realities that inspired this script.

If you are in need of assistance or are looking to help out, please find further information in the links below:

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For bonus material and to access the entire Irishman Abroad archive and for bonus material, the new Irishman Abroad badge, and much more, sign up to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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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