An Irishman Abroad
An Irishman In America (What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean & Kanye West: Candidacy Or Stunt? - With Marion McKeone): Episode 369 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean & Kanye West: Candidacy Or Stunt? - With Marion McKeone): Episode 369 (Trailer)

July 10, 2020

In this third instalment of our new An Irishman In America series Marion McKeone returns to talk about the latest developments in the US. 

This week, Marion and Jarlath speak about Trump's mammoth Supreme Court Rulings, what he may be trying to keep from the public in his fight against Mary Trump's book and what Biden has to do to win the election.

Marion also gives her thoughts on Kanye West throwing his hat into the ring and whether the claims that he is trying to take the 'black vote' away from Biden are true. Finally, Marion explains why she feels there is change coming in relation to the handling of the police force across the United States while no real attention has been given to the humanitarian crisis that is seen at its borders.

To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

If you’re enjoying this series, you might like to hear more from Marion so why not go back and listen to Episode 322 where Marion discusses her incredible life and career.

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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Samantha Power: Episode 368

Samantha Power: Episode 368

July 4, 2020

This week, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, professor of Law at Harvard University and former UN Ambassador & Foreign Policy Advisor to Barack Obama joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about her journey from Dublin to the White House.

Samantha explains how she discovered the tough world of political activism (9:00), the segregation that she witnessed when she moved to Atlanta (19:00) and the sobering experience of her time in Yugoslavia (25:00).

From her thoughts on the future of Donald Trump (48:00) to the difficulty for his advisors to speak up to him (51:00) and revealing her lowest ebb working alongside Obama (56:00), her interesting use of bribery (1:14:00), the UN and the very pivotal role of Ireland on its Security Council (1:03:00) plus much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with an Irishwoman who has worked at the top level of global politics.

To hear all of our episodes in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 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.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman In America (Behind Trump’s Refusal To Wear A Mask & Voter Suppression Explained - With Marion McKeone): Episode 367 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (Behind Trump’s Refusal To Wear A Mask & Voter Suppression Explained - With Marion McKeone): Episode 367 (Trailer)

July 3, 2020

In this second instalment of our new An Irishman In America series Marion McKeone returns to talk about the latest developments in the US.

This week we saw Donald Trump declare that Black Lives Matter is a symbol of hate and consistently refuse to wear a mask. Further questions of voter suppression were also raised and saw Joe Biden streak ahead in the polls. There was even a suggestion that he may drop out of the race on this basis.

To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

If you’re enjoying this series, you might like to hear more from Marion so why not go back and listen to Episode 322 where Marion discusses her incredible life and career.

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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Loah: Episode 366

Loah: Episode 366

June 27, 2020

This week, singer Sallay Matu Garnett ("Loah") joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about her life from Maynooth to Sierra Leone, the West End, New York and back to Ireland once more.

Sallay speaks about her upbringing in Ireland before moving to her father's homeland of Sierra Leone in West Africa where she spent a number of years with her family. Having spent time in both Ireland and West Africa, Sallay gives a refreshing discussion on racism and Ireland's history with it.

Sallay also discusses her incredible journey through The Artist's Way in New York that unlocked a lot for her artistically while also giving her thoughts on the danger of words and judgement on incomplete art.

From a powerful discussion on how she came to truly understand the shame and guilt experienced by victims of sexual violence to the origins of Loah, how having a hyper-sensitive personality affects her life and her battle with deciding on a career in science or in music, this is a truly enlightening discussion with one of Ireland's brightest musical talents.

To hear how Sallay suffered with imposter syndrome playing Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in the West End, the press about her which she didn't appreciate, her challenges having co-written on one of the most recognisable songs in modern pop history, how she has been meditating from a very young age 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.  

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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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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An Irishman in America (Re-Electing Trump with Marion McKeone): Episode 365

An Irishman in America (Re-Electing Trump with Marion McKeone): Episode 365

June 26, 2020

Marion McKeone, Ireland’s foremost reporter on the United States, joins Jarlath for a new weekly mini-pod series in the lead up to the most important Presidential Election in living memory. Each week Jarlath and Marion will examine the most recent development in the race for the White House. The first episode looks at the current shift in momentum away from Trump, his rambling Tulsa address and the impact of the murder of George Floyd.

McKeone is US correspondent for The Sunday Business Post and Today FM and was formerly US editor for The Sunday Tribune. She has also written for The Guardian, New York Times, and The Irish Times, and is a regular contributor to RTÉ current affairs programmes. She has covered all the major political events in the US from 9/11 and through the presidencies of Bush, Obama, and Trump.

To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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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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Des Bishop: Episode 364

Des Bishop: Episode 364

June 20, 2020

Des Bishop returns to Irishman Abroad this week as he joins Jarlath from his New York beach house where he is spending lockdown.

Des speaks about the notion of considering Trump to be an accelerant to unrest due to his disruptive, divisive and narcissistic behaviour (7:00) and the impact of viewing the coverage of police brutality in America while living in Ireland (17:00).

Des explains why he may have been violent if he was living in Northern Ireland during another time (30:00) as well as his thoughts on returning to comedy (40:00) and how he is finding it difficult to find the motivation to write at the minute (42:00).

To hear how Des is currently spending lockdown fostering all-manner of dogs from a local shelter, including one shocking story you don't want to miss, 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. 

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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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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Fionn O’Shea: Episode 363

Fionn O’Shea: Episode 363

June 13, 2020

This week, star of Normal People, Dating Amber and Handsome Devil, Fionn O'Shea, joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about his whirlwind career to date. While Fionn is currently known globally for playing one of the most reviled characters in recent memory, in this chat we learn that he is one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

Fionn opens up about how his privacy may be diminishing due to the success of Normal People (50:00), how the worst audition of his life saw him cast in an Oscar-nominated short film (30:00) and what it was like starring opposite Tom Holland in the new Russo Brothers film Cherry (36:00).

From the challenge of portraying true identity struggles in Dating Amber (10:00) to his aspirations to work with Bo Burnham (52:00) and much more, this conversation gives a rare and unique insight into the life and method of one of entertainment’s fastest rising talents.

To hear Fionn's thoughts on honouring platonic love with his best friend Lola in Dating Amber, his gratefulness for Gonzaga College and a hilarious story involving Fionn, a calculator and an exam hall 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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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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Episode 362: The World Vision Episode (with Roz Purcell, Liam Cunningham and Maurice Sadlier)

Episode 362: The World Vision Episode (with Roz Purcell, Liam Cunningham and Maurice Sadlier)

June 6, 2020

In this very special episode of an Irishman Abroad, we bring you the story of World Vision and their campaign to end violence against children across the world.

Jarlath is joined by World Vision Ireland's Programmes Director Maurice Sadlier and two of its Ambassadors food-writer and former model Roz Purcell and one of the stars of Game Of Thrones, actor Liam Cunningham. 

Maurice explains the essence of the work that World Vision does globally (5:00). Liam explains how his time living in Zimbabwe expanded his mind and informed the great work he would later do supporting the charity (25:00). Roz speaks about her experiences spent working with World Vision in Mexico and Syria. We hear of the terrifying ambush she survived and the stark realities of child abuse that gave her a lifesaving new perspective on her own battle with an eating disorder (55:00).

To learn more visit www.worldvision.ie

To hear the full, extended cut, of this interview with no ads, 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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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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Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361

Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361

May 30, 2020

Susan Moran is the greatest Irish female basketball player of all time. As the only Irish woman to have ever played in the WNBA, Susan's journey from Tullamore to Philadelphia is an inspiring tale. This conversation was recorded for our Inside Basketball series but it was so good that we decided to give you a little taster of it for our Irishman Abroad listeners.

Susan tells Jarlath how she realised basketball was a particular skill of her's (10:00) and how she was scouted by Reggie Grennan which saw her getting a life-changing scholarship to St. Joseph's in Philadelphia (25:00).

In the longer-form version of this conversation (which is available tomorrow on the Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball feed - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/an-irishman-abroad-inside-basketball/id1512016776) Susan also tells the incredible story of not getting drafted, the brutal training camp in New York which followed and why the WNBA is the best in the game.

But to hear the full, extended cut, of this interview with no ads, in which Susan discusses the art of recruiting players, her thoughts on NCAA players not being paid, The Last Dance and Ireland's relationship with basketball, 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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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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Colin Broderick: Episode 360

Colin Broderick: Episode 360

May 23, 2020

The incredible life story of writer/director Colin Broderick is one that truly must be heard. This week, you get to do just that.

In this refreshingly open and honest conversation, Colin speaks to Jarlath about the post-traumatic stress that he discovered he was suffering from having grown up during the Troubles, resulting in him being emotionally disconnected having witnessed the massacre of people he knew. Colin details his journey in America where he has survived alcoholism, homelessness and prison before telling us the story of how he discovered writing.

From the mental breakdown that he suffered writing That's That, to facing his demons head on in Emerald City, the importance of correctly nurturing our youth and much more, this inspirational story of a man who has survived a life of hardship with a true sense of dignity is a much needed listen.
 
To hear Colin's beautiful words on his approach to writing, his thoughts on Trump being re-elected as well as how he is taking care of his own family in lockdown in New York, 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 over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.
 
You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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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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