An Irishman Abroad
Tanya O’Callaghan: Episode 317

Tanya O’Callaghan: Episode 317

October 12, 2019

Tanya O'Callaghan assumed her life was going down a path towards working with animals until she discovered the bass at 17 years old. Her inspiring level of determination and devotion to music changed her life and it is the main reason she is so respected in the industry today.

Originally from Mullingar, she now works out of Los Angeles. Her gruelling schedule of touring and recording with some of the world's top acts is head spinning in its intensity. This week she joined Jarlath to reflect on her journey. Tanya explains the personality type that it takes to make it as a professional musician, the incredible work she put in to making it in America and her thoughts on toxic masculinity in the music business.

To hear Tanya's discussion on living in modern America, why she believes Hozier is Ireland's Jeff Buckley, how she handles homesickness and her work as an activist, become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Richard Moore: Episode 316

Richard Moore: Episode 316

October 5, 2019

In 1972, at just 10 years old, Richard Moore was shot and blinded by a rubber bullet fired by a British Soldier whilst on his way home from school in Derry. This week, Richard spoke to Jarlath about his incredible life of struggle and forgiveness, and why the Dalai Lama calls him his 'hero.'

Richard speaks with a beautiful honesty about his journey of reconciliation, acceptance and how blindness allowed him to view people without prejudice. Richard also tells the harrowing story of how the Northern Irish State hid evidence in his case and the shocking letter that he received from the soldier who blinded him. 

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Dec Ryan: Episode 315

Dec Ryan: Episode 315

September 28, 2019
As one of the founders of Ryanair and multiple airlines across the globe, Declan Ryan is one of the most influential people in the aviation industry. Not one for the limelight, Declan gave Jarlath a rare interview this week to discuss his life, career and why Irish people tend to dominate the business of flying. 
 
Declan explains why he never wanted Ryanair to be called 'Ryanair' (5:00), the dirty tricks of Aer Lingus who ran out of money trying to 'kill' them (36:00) while also telling some toe-curling stories about the challenges of recruitment (Patreon Full Length Version Only).
 
From why he thinks it was a huge mistake to not sell Ryanair to Aer Lingus (46:00), to why the Irish soar to new heights in aviation (25:00), his hilarious recollection of the dreaded weekly meetings with Michael O'Leary and his father (17:00) and much more, this is a one off conversation with a true great of Irish business.
 
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James O’Brien: Episode 314

James O’Brien: Episode 314

September 21, 2019
When James O’Brien released his first book, How To Be Right in November 2018, the publishing industry quickly tipped it to be the ‘dark horse’ of the Christmas book race. Proving them all … right, How To Be Right catapulted into the Sunday Times bestseller list, winning over established fans and critics alike, and earning him a cover of the New York Times – positioning him as an outlier ‘voice of reason’ in the UK political sphere. Over a million people each week tune into James O’Brien’s LBC show to hear him dissect the lightning-rod topics of the day. James’ debates often go viral on social media – one about Amber Rudd has had more than 4 million views on Facebook alone, and his podcast ‘Full Disclosure’ (the first episode featuring Tony Blair on Brexit), immediately went to number 1 on the UK iTunes chart.
 
This week he sat down with Jarlath to discuss the continued success and growing importance of the book and his broadcasting. The son of an Irish immigrant, James weighs in on why Northern Ireland continues to be the sticking point in Brexit negotiations and why the history of the region is rarely taught in schools. Jarlath asks James about the turning points in his career and how he copes with the trolls he creates on air every day.
 
There’s also news of a new live event for Dublin fans of the podcast on November 21st. 

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Moe Dunford: Episode 313

Moe Dunford: Episode 313

September 14, 2019

This week, actor Moe Dunford (Vikings, The Tudors, Michael Inside, St. Patrick's Day, Rosie) returns to Irishman Abroad for his first ever solo appearance.

Moe speaks candidly for the first time about his struggle with alcohol early in life (12:00), how he learned the importance of being himself (5:00) while also reflecting on the aftermath of Rosie and what life was like growing up in Waterford (Patreon Full Length Version Only).

We hear what he is ashamed of as an Irish actor (1:18:00), an incredibly powerful discussion about his belief in the work of Terry McMahon (57:00), the phone call that completely changed his life (42:00) and much more. This is a one of a kind interview with one of Ireland's best acting talents.

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Gareth Farrelly: Episode 312

Gareth Farrelly: Episode 312

September 7, 2019

It’s hard to find a story more powerful than Gareth Farrelly's. Gareth was scouted from Home Farm to play for Aston Villa before his 15th birthday, he left home and began life in pro football like so many before him, homesick and unprepared for what would follow. The bullying he would suffer at the hands of a respected youth coach at the club would push him to the brink of suicide but he didn’t give in. Download this episode and listen to this incredible story and how a bizarre life threatening illness suddenly changed the course of his life. How does a pro football player jack it all in to become a lawyer and why? It’s all in this bumper episode of An Irishman Abroad. 

To hear the full extended cut of this conversation in which Gareth opens up about his thoughts on the FAI, the various characters that he has come across in football and what it was like to be a professional footballer at the start of the Premier League, become a premium listener and all round legend by subscribing to the Irishman Abroad Premium Feed on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Hozier (From The Vault): Episode 311

Hozier (From The Vault): Episode 311

August 31, 2019

This week, we delve all the way back to November 2015 when Andrew Hozier Byrne joined Jarlath for a conversation in London while he was working on, what we now know as, the incredible Wasteland Baby album. Today, we bring you a few of the highlights of that 60 minute conversation in which Andrew tells the fascinating story of writing Take Me To Church, his terrifying performance at Oxegen, selling his music to Dr Dre and 'that' tricky Gay Byrne interview.

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Brian O’Driscoll (From The Vault): Episode 310

Brian O’Driscoll (From The Vault): Episode 310

August 24, 2019
This week, we are reaching back into the Irishman Abroad vault to bring you standout moments from one of the most listened to episodes in the series to date - the Brian O'Driscoll episode. Back in 2016 Jarlath’s conversation with Brian made headlines when he spoke candidly for the first time about the his struggles with confidence, the biggest turning points in his life and what separates the 'good' from the 'great' players. That episode is only available to Premium subscribers but here, to give you a taste of juicy goodness, we’ve gathered some of the episode’s best bits together and included Jarlath’s thoughts on how it all went down and how it changed the series forever. 
To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episodes that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad. Or, you can download our App in the App Store for FREE today. 

It’s all still to play for in the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.

 
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The Riverdance Episode: Episode 309

The Riverdance Episode: Episode 309

August 17, 2019

Jarlath gets a rare glimpse into the real story of Riverdance and into the lives of its lead dancers. Across three separate
interviews with former world Irish dancing champions Amy-Mae Dolan and Bobby Hodges, and one of the show's original producers Julian Erksine, Jarlath delves into what it takes to lead the show that changed Ireland and what it took to create it. 

Hear the first hand accounts of the physical and emotional grind of performing at this level from two of the best dancers in the world today, the truth behind Michael Flatley‘s departure, the celebrities that turned down the chance to invest in the original show, exclusive news on plans to change the show to mark its 25th anniversary and the story of how the show first took America by storm.

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episode that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
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Aisling Bea (From The Vault): Episode 308

Aisling Bea (From The Vault): Episode 308

August 10, 2019

This week, we are reaching back into the Irishman Abroad vault once again to bring you highlights from Aisling Bea's first appearance on the show in September 2015. This interview was recorded at a time when Aisling was on the cusp of some of the most incredible breakthroughs in her career. Since then, Aisling has become a household name in Britain with her role as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and, more recently, she has just released her incredible new Channel 4 show This Way Up.

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episode that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
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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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