An Irishman Abroad
Life Is A Gift, Pass It On: Organ Donation Awareness Special Episode

Life Is A Gift, Pass It On: Organ Donation Awareness Special Episode

March 27, 2021
Our special Organ Donation Awareness Week episode brings together three very different stories from three very different individuals who have had their lives changed by this modern medical miracle. RTE courts reporter and Irish Kidney Association ambassador Vivienne Traynor donated a kidney to her nephew in 2009 but that’s only the beginning of her story. Lucy Davis received a kidney from her mother in 1997 and until now has not spoken about the experience in great depth. She explains to Jarlath why she has taken the decision to speak out and the grotesque press treatment she received following the donation. James Nolan has helped to raise almost 2 million euro for kidney research projects and has represented Ireland at the World Transplant Games. He was one of the first recipients of a kidney from a live donor in the history of the Irish state and has been instrumental in Jarlath’s own transplant journey.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
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 with Marion McKeone (The Iran-Contra-Diction: The Scandal Time Forgot): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (The Iran-Contra-Diction: The Scandal Time Forgot): (Trailer)

March 26, 2021
Before delving into the Iran-Contra Scandal Marion takes a look at an event first news conference for President Biden. His vaccination successes may distract from a few other inevitable failures that lie ahead.
 
The deep dive into a sprawling affair such as Iran-Contra was always going to be complicated but Marion expertly sifts through the details that make this scandal so overwhelming. The characters and the deceit, the hearings that followed and why Reagan was never implicated, Marion leaves no stone unturned. How did a Republican President intent on fighting communism end up funding the drug cartels his wife was desperate to beat? Listen to this episode to find out. There’s also news on this Sunday’s organ donation awareness episode.
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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 Sonia Mentality: Head Stuff Essential To Running Better”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “The Sonia Mentality: Head Stuff Essential To Running Better”

March 23, 2021
You’ve probably heard of Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality” of work ethic and perfectionism. This week Irish athletics legend who is also know by just one name, takes us inside the “Sonia Mentality” for running. Whether you’re struggling to get out the door or break 20 minutes for 5K, Sonia O’Sullivan’s tips on the right headspace or mental approach to running and life will help you. With an honesty you rarely hear, Sonia explains her own mental struggles during and after her career. She gives Jarlath a few tips to help him reset after last week’s ferocious training load and together they assess “Shoe Dog” our book of the month. There’s also a breakdown of last Wednesday’s event and the winner of our “Biggest Eejit” fancy dress competition.”
 
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.  
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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 jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Patrick Kielty: The Road From There To Here

Patrick Kielty: The Road From There To Here

March 20, 2021
Patrick Kielty sits down with Jarlath to talk about the long and winding road from rural Northern Ireland to London and L.A. and back again. Recorded the day after Piers Morgan stepped down from his television duties, Jarlath starts by asking Paddy about the first time he realised he was tabloid fodder and the poet of modern media. With standup firmly on his mind, Jarlath digs into how laughter solved some of the pain from the trauma he suffered in his teens. We hear how the Empire Comedy Club came to be and why it took off the way it did. In 2018 Patrick produced a stunning piece of documentary for the BBC about the death of his father and the peace deal that followed. Together they look at some of the finer points of the situation Northern Ireland finds itself in now and whether there might be a way out. 
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
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 with Marion McKeone (The Palm Beach Effect: Why Florida Turns A Blind Eye?): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (The Palm Beach Effect: Why Florida Turns A Blind Eye?): (Trailer)

March 19, 2021
In our new “American Scandals” series Marion McKeown takes us into perhaps the most peculiar corner of the east coast; Palm Beach. A tiny strip of land that is home to some of the country’s most obscenely wealthy individuals and grotesque scandals. Marion traces the seedy past of Palm Beach from the original deceit upon which it is built, to the most recent Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking ring. Jarlath asks why the authorities enabled his behaviour even after a guilty plea. In this deep dive into the underbelly of wealth and influence we get a rare insight into why this specific area seemed to attract and facilitate the likes of Madoff, Maxwell and Trump. Finally Marion turns her focus to the victims of the most recent Atlanta shootings and whether President Biden has any chance of changing the gun laws during his time in office. 
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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: “Reclaim These Streets: Women Feeling Safe Running Alone”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “Reclaim These Streets: Women Feeling Safe Running Alone”

March 15, 2021
Sonia and Jarlath discuss a subject that is long overdue on this podcast and in society in general. Jarlath asks Sonia about fear that comes with running for women and what men can do to help make the running experience less threatening. The Irish Olympic legend opens up about her own fears and the intimidation that even world class athletes feel on their runs. Together they try to find at least one charge we can all make today to immediately change the current situation. There’s also a review this weekends event for Jigsaw.ie and look forward to our St Patrick’s Day 5K.
 
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.  
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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 jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Colin O’Donoghue: You’re Only Done When You Quit

Colin O’Donoghue: You’re Only Done When You Quit

March 13, 2021
Colin O’Donoghue had his light bulb moment in Drogheda when he got roped into performing youth theatre. Today he confides in Jarlath that the craving for more work, more projects, more challenges has never changed since. The star of such global hits as Once Upon A Time, The Rite and The Right Stuff, Colin speaks for the first time about how close he came to quitting the business completely. Jarlath gets into what kept him going through these difficult times and the projects that would soon follow including one with the legend Dolly Parton. Together Colin and Jarlath examine his most challenging ties to date for Disney. There’s even the startling account of the time Colin witnessed an exorcism and the brilliant moment he realised that Sir Anthony Hopkins was actually really sound. Jar also makes a big announcement about how standup special Notions Eleven. 
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
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.
An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (One Year On: What America Got Wrong & Is There A Way Back): (Trailer)

An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (One Year On: What America Got Wrong & Is There A Way Back): (Trailer)

March 12, 2021
A year on from the start of the pandemic Marion looks back at what went wrong at the outset and why the refusal to listen to scientific evidence and take steps should produce an institutional investigation. What has changed since COVID-19 took over America and was it the only reason Donald Trump failed to win a second term. There’s a big announcement for the coming weeks of the podcast and Jarlath announces the biggest Irishman Abroad show to date. 
 
If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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: “Eat This Not That” (With Special Guest Aisling Demaison)

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “Eat This Not That” (With Special Guest Aisling Demaison)

March 8, 2021
Jarlath puts your questions on nutrition to the Irish athletics legend Sonia O’Sullivan. From the basics of what our daily plate should look like to the more insider knowledge of gels this episode covers everything. With our Mothers Day and St Patrick’s Day events on the horizon Sonia gives us a few pre and post race tips and her recipe of the week. Finally we hear Aisling Demaison of the Running Home project about an idea that came to her while out for Sunday run that is now taking over her life. runninghome.ie is raising vital funds for the Father Peter McVerry Trust by encouraging Irish people abroad to team up and cover the miles back to their hometown. Just like the Irishman Running Abroad Challenge they have two events coming up on the 14th and 17th with My Ireland Boxes prizes on offer for the winners.
 
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.  
 
To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
 
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 jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Laura Whitmore: How Wilson Phillips Changed Everything

Laura Whitmore: How Wilson Phillips Changed Everything

March 6, 2021
This week, Laura Whitmore joined Jarlath to discuss her new book No One Can Change Your Life Except For You. More than a memoir, it’s a book filled with exceptional advice on how to live your best life and take charge of your own story.
 
Laura speaks about the pitfalls of modern life, the phenomenon of expectations and her delicate treatment of writing about past relationships. From her jaw-dropping Meg Mathews story to the damage of comparing yourself to others, the challenge she faces with privacy, her excitement about becoming a mother and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with one of Ireland's most successful women in the media.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
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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