An Irishman Abroad
Coronapod 4 (Dr. Ciara Kelly on Surviving Ignorance & Coronavirus)

Coronapod 4 (Dr. Ciara Kelly on Surviving Ignorance & Coronavirus)

March 26, 2020

In this fourth instalment of our mid-week coronavirus specials, we are re-joined by Dr. Ciara Kelly from her home as she recovers from contracting the virus. Addressing the ignorance of those involved in coughing in the face of Ireland minister for health, Ciara doesn’t hold back. 

Having offered clear advice to the nation on Newstalk and our first Coronapod, she talks about the fear and disbelief that set in when she first realised she had allowed herself to become infected. Ciara now returns to the show from the other side as she hits the recovery phase. With the refreshing honesty that Ciara is known for, she gives her account of her illness and the need to be rational during these difficult times. She speaks to Jarlath about his own specific situation and others with family members who are immunocompromised.
 
From her blunt opinions of how the UK have mishandled their tackling of the pandemic in 'an absolutely shameful way' to the possible impacts of herd immunity, the stamina required for self-isolation and how she sees the road ahead, this is a truly valuable conversation with one of Ireland's most-loved broadcasters who has a unique perspective on the coronavirus both as a patient and medical professional. 

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Eoin Colfer: Episode 343

Eoin Colfer: Episode 343

March 21, 2020

This week, writer Eoin Colfer joined Jarlath for a rare and in-depth conversation about his life and work.

Going full Leprechaun to get Artemis Fowl onto the desk of an agent in London (37:00), how writers like him are comfortable in isolation (4:00) and the time he tried to write a storyboard while Bono sang at him (52:00) - this episode covers a lot of ground.

From why he had a genuine fear of being executed during his time in Saudi Arabia (29:00) to the shocking turn of events which saved the day at one of his book signings (1:02:00) and how he joined an internet group set up to stop him from writing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (56:00) and much more, this conversation with a true gent and legend of Irish literature might be just what you need this week. 

To hear Eoin's terrifying parachute jump story, the hilarious tale of the time he fell out the back of a van as a child, his thoughts on the challenge of writing for adults versus children, the mysterious theft of his very own Don Johnson jacket from the set of Miami Vice and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. 

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Coronapod 3 (Sonia O’Sullivan on postponing the Olympics & Australia’s Response To Coronavirus)

Coronapod 3 (Sonia O’Sullivan on postponing the Olympics & Australia’s Response To Coronavirus)

March 18, 2020
For the third instalment of our mid-week coronavirus special episode, we are joined from Australia by the Irish sporting legend Sonia O'Sullivan.
 
Sonia has already made the headlines this week with her calls for the Olympics to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
Sonia explains the current state-of-play for those living in Australia, her sympathy for athletes who will have careers affected by the virus and why we all really need to truly appreciate what we have right now.

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Mary Robinson: Episode 341

Mary Robinson: Episode 341

March 14, 2020

Since the inception of An Irishman Abroad, Mary Robinson has been one of the most requested guests for the series. This week, the former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights joined Jarlath for a truly memorable conversation about her life and career.

With a beautiful honesty, Mary opens up about how nothing seemed out of the realms of possibility for her while growing up (9:00), how she battled shyness by taking up debating (16:00) and why she believes the coronavirus will help us (58:00).

Mary also speaks addresses the scepticism and vital finer details of global warming (59:00), her regret at not finishing out her term as President (1:02:00) and the impact that witnessing the realities of severe inhumanity in Sierra Leone and Somalia had on her (1:08:00).

From how close she came to a nervous breakdown during her time as U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (1:06:00) to how she was banned by the Historical Society of Trinity College (34:00), the wild parties with her four brothers in the house in which Oscar Wilde was born (32:00) and much more, this is a one of a kind conversation with one of Ireland's most inspirational women.

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Coronapod 2 (Dr. David Robert Grimes on Separating Fact From Fiction)

Coronapod 2 (Dr. David Robert Grimes on Separating Fact From Fiction)

March 12, 2020
This week, we are bringing you another special mid-week episode offering you clarity on the coronavirus. The questions you have wanted answered are put to award-winning science writer, cancer researcher, physicist and writer, Dr. David Robert Grimes.
 
In a conversation aimed at separating the fact from the fiction with regards to all things Covid-19, David discusses fake news, conspiracy theories and why we shouldn't compare ourselves to Italy's handling of the virus outbreak.
 
From a clear outline of what advice we should/ should not trust to why fear isn't helpful and what aspects of stocking-up is not necessary and much more, this is a very comprehensive and important conversation with one of Ireland's leading commentators on both medicine and flawed logic.
 

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Michael Lillis: Episode 339

Michael Lillis: Episode 339

March 7, 2020

This week, Michael Lillis joined Jarlath to discuss his very unusual journey from diplomat to aviation giant. Together they examine how he left the comfort of the life of a UN Ambassador in Geneva for the business of leasing planes.

Michael explains the very Irish reason at the heart of Tony Ryan's scepticism over his ability to work for him (44:00), what he believes can be the secret of winning any negotiation (49:00). We also get his thoughts on the future of the EU post-Brexit (1:01:00) and hear the incredible story how his meeting with Éamon de Valera led to him being "sent down" to work with Charlie Haughey (17:00).

Hear why Michael believes Margaret Thatcher betrayed the Unionists "in the most outrageous way" in the Anglo-Irish Agreement (39:00), the grey-areas of giving '"facilitating payments" in the aviation business (49:00), how free public travel for pensioners in Ireland was his idea (21:00) and much more. This is a truly rare and fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's true legends of business.

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Coronapod 1 (Dr. Ciara Kelly Answers Your Questions)

Coronapod 1 (Dr. Ciara Kelly Answers Your Questions)

March 4, 2020
A very special mid-week bonus episode to get clarity on the coronavirus. Jarlath puts the questions everyone wants answered to a medical expert Irish people have come to know and trust. 
 
Dr. Ciara Kelly gives us a much-needed calm and comprehensive breakdown of the coronavirus - what it actually is, whether it’s being dealt with, whether we need to be concerned, what the actual symptoms are and the strategies that are in place to stop it spreading. Ciara also explains the reasoning behind such a mass reaction to the virus while also explaining how decisions will be made to possibly cancel events such as the Olympics and the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
 
Jarlath finds out about the frantic efforts that are being made to create a vaccination, whether wearing face masks is a good idea, which hand sanitiser is best and a little known key to washing one's hands. Truly a jam-packed conversation that we all need to hear.
 
Tune into or download the podcasts of Dr. Ciara on Newstalk’s lunchtime live show to hear her every day for more of her zero nonsense approach to the world and current affairs.
 
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Pat Smullen: Episode 337

Pat Smullen: Episode 337

February 29, 2020

This week, retired jockey and all-round legend Pat Smullen joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about his life and career.

Pat bravely speaks about his shock pancreatic cancer diagnosis which forced him to retire (37:00), the questions over animal rights in horse racing (25:00) and how he is embarrassed about how he behaved as a father and husband due to his obsession with horse racing (8:00/52:00).

From the lengths that he went to in order to keep his weight down as a jockey (46:00) to his believe that cancer sits and waits to feed on negativity (1:02:00) and the generosity that he has witnessed in the horse racing industry in recent years (4:00) and much more, this is a refreshing and enlightening conversation with one of Ireland’s legends of horse racing.

To hear Pat's 'serious' tip for Cheltenham, how AP McCoy lost a stone to take part in Pat's charity race, the shocking moment he had during a race in Dubai, his promise to himself to retire once fear set in and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.    

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Niamh Algar: Episode 336

Niamh Algar: Episode 336

February 22, 2020

This week, star of the forthcoming movie Calm with Horses, Niamh Algar, joined Jarlath to discuss her incredible journey from architectural design to the big screen.

Niamh explains how a fascination with story-telling opened her up to the world of film from an early age (11:00), how telling a white lie to RTÉ gave her a big break with the broadcaster (17:00) and why she is not scared of the modern challenges which face the film industry (41:00).

From her incredible stories of working alongside Guy Ritchie (37:00) and Stephen Graham (32:00), while also revealing her anxiety over getting the call to say that she'd been offered a part in a new Ridley Scott series (56:00) and what life is like working in a post-Weinstein film industry (1:00:00) and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with one of Ireland's fastest rising acting talents.

To hear Niamh's thoughts on the phenomenon of 'it', drama school's teaching formulae, toxic sets, her career ambitions and Jarlath's famous Lightning Round and more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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Jason McAteer (Returns): Episode 335

Jason McAteer (Returns): Episode 335

February 15, 2020

Jason McAteer made his Irishman Abroad debut in December 2014 (Episode 64) and this week he makes his much-anticipated return to the show. The Ireland and Liverpool legend speaks with a refreshing honesty about his battle with his mental health and the journey that he has been on since he first spoke to Jarlath. 

There’s a fascinating discussion on the different manager techniques in order to deal with the various personality traits of the players (14:00) and the one rule that players agree over-stepped the mark when it comes to ‘brutal’ dressing room banter where there is ‘no room for the weak’ (5:00). Jason also speaks openly about the breaking point for his own mental health (26:00) and the importance of really listening to someone who is opening up to you about their struggles (38:00).

From what he believes is so special about the current Liverpool team (47:00) to a fascinating discussion on the challenges that face parents of millennials (45:00) and much more, this is a refreshing and honest conversation with a true gentleman of Irish sport.

To hear Jason’s thoughts on the challenges facing the fallout of the FAI saga, the task facing Niall Quinn, how we can get more Irish players into the Premier League, why he doesn't regret getting Botox and his Liverpool regret, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of almost 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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