An Irishman Abroad
Colm Meaney (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 356

Colm Meaney (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 356

July 31, 2020

Colm Meaney is a national treasure. This week Jarlath sits down with him for a one of a kind conversation about his early life, work and struggles. For the first time, we hear his experience of being Irish in the UK during the Troubles (31:00), getting his big break in the 1980s in America (38:00) and why juggling Star Trek with features such as The Van, The Snapper and The Commitments worked for him (51:00).

 

From joining Sinn Féin as an 'anti-establishment' 13 year old (12:00), to and how Margaret Thatcher once 'fucked the whole thing up' with regards to funding and the arts (30:00), the Hollywood culture of telling people what they want to hear (50:00), the series of incredibly unfortunate events that killed the prospects of one of his proudest acting projects (56:00) and much more, this is a fascinating and rare conversation with a true Irish acting legend.

 

To hear about the chaotic nature of filming Alpha Papa alongside Steve Coogan, Colm's thoughts on how the film/TV industry is changing, the art of finding the essence of a character, Con Air and more become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. 

 

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Paul Mescal (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 352

Paul Mescal (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 352

July 31, 2020

This week, star of BBC Three's much anticipated drama series Normal People, Paul Mescal joined Jarlath for a truly remarkable chat about his life and journey to this very exciting point in his career.

 

Paul gives a fascinating account of this addictive and petrifying experience of discovering the school stage at the tender age of 16 (13:00), how he quit football for acting (23:00) and the power and importance of working alongside an intimacy coordinator on the set of Normal People (52:00).

Paul opens up like never before with his thoughts on toxic masculinity (30:00), his number one pet hate of group behaviour (48:00), connective tissue of sporting performance and acting (20:00) and much more.

 

To hear Paul's thoughts on losing his private life, the isolation of first going to college, the most bizarre 3 hours of drama school, the time he seriously considered quitting acting completely and how he's keeping busy in lockdown, 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.

 

To hear Paul's thoughts on losing his private life, the isolation of first going to college, crazy times at drama school, how close he once came to quitting acting and how he's keeping busy in lockdown, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

 

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Barry Keoghan (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 350

Barry Keoghan (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 350

July 31, 2020

Barry Keoghan returns to the podcast to discuss a movie he made in Ireland that never got its full theatrical release. Calm With Horse is a beautiful piece of story telling from first-time director Nick Rowland that transports us to a west of Ireland town run by a family known as the Divers. Barry’s character, Dympna, controls Arm a former boxer roped in to enforcing the dominance of the gang in the local area. A crisis of conscience and his young son force him into a situation from which there appears to be no escape. Jarlath and Barry dig into what makes a low budget classic like this so special and why now, more than ever, the film needs the support of viewers in lockdown when it releases on demand on April 27th.

 

There’s a lot to cover as Barry opens up about the non-disclosure agreement he signed to play one of the lead characters in Marvel’s next big franchise The Eternals. We hear about the fasting Barry forced himself to do in order to be in shape for the role within three weeks of being cast, his tactics for coping with lockdown, his plans to direct, the project he has been building around the story of Billy The Kid and more. There’s also news on an up-coming episode of Coronapod and Jarlath’s own weird experience when he applied the law of attraction to driving around Ireland last August.

 

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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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Mary Robinson (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 341

Mary Robinson (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 341

July 31, 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.

 

To hear Mary's powerful discussion on what life is like experiencing both serious abuse and public adulation, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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Enda Kenny (From The Patreon Archive) - Live from The Savoy Hotel in London: Episode 332

Enda Kenny (From The Patreon Archive) - Live from The Savoy Hotel in London: Episode 332

July 31, 2020

Jarlath sat down with former Taoiseach Enda Kenny for a one of a kind conversation in front of a UCD Alumni event at London's Savoy Hotel.

With his retirement just around the corner, Enda speaks freely about his time at the helm. Jarlath asks what a person needs to succeed in a game as difficult as politics (8:00). Sitting a stone’s throw from the British Houses of Parliament they discuss why Britain is not the Empire that it once was (33:00) and his admiration for the way in which the Queen approached her visit to Ireland (40:00).

From the hilarious story about Donald Trump and Enda's wife (23:00) to the importance of 'letting the young people fly' (14:00), his heart-warming perspective on education (43:00), how stress was never an issue for him (12:00) and much more, this is a truly memorable chat with one of Ireland's most talked about and groundbreaking political figures.

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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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Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (From The Patreon Archive) - Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival: Episode 324

Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (From The Patreon Archive) - Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival: Episode 324

July 31, 2020

This week, we are delighted to bring you one of the most hilarious and insightful episodes of the series to date. Ireland and Munster Rugby legends Donncha O'Callaghan and Peter Stringer joined Jarlath on stage for a special interview in front of a sold out Sugar Club at the Dublin Podcast Festival.

Donncha and Peter open up about the post-tournament analysis that was devastatingly brutal (28:00) while also giving a fascinating discussion on the evolution of rugby training (23:00), the truth behind 'Pants-Gate' (47:00) and why Paul Kimmage isn't wrong about his thoughts on doping in rugby (53:00).

From Donncha's side-splitting story about how he almost instinctively tackled a runner while out walking with his family (8:00) to the level of scrutiny that modern players are under (44:00) and who was responsible for the two lads being left circling a Cork roundabout (12:00) and much more, this is a rip-roaring and unforgettable conversation with two Irish rugby legends.

To hear the lads' honest thoughts on ROG's potential as future Ireland head coach, how they treated their bodies as their 'business' and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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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Imelda May (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 296

Imelda May (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 296

July 31, 2020

Imelda May is, without a doubt, one of the most requested guests in the series to date. This week, Jarlath and Imelda finally had the chance to sit down and chat face to face.

 

In fascinating detail, Imelda discusses the addictive nature of losing oneself on stage (9:00), her time working every job that she could find when she first moved over to London (14:00) and her clever marketing plan to grow her name while touring with Jools Holland (Patreon Full Length Version only).

 

From her incredible story about Bono's endless support for her (37:00) to her frank discussion on why artists should 'keep away from talent shows' (42:00), how you have to be totally committed to make it as an artist (30:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly heartfelt conversation with one of Ireland's true musical greats.

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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John C. Reilly (From The Patreon Archive) - Live: Episode 274

John C. Reilly (From The Patreon Archive) - Live: Episode 274

July 31, 2020

This week, one of Hollywood's biggest names, John C. Reilly, joined Jarlath in front of a live audience at the Irish Ambassador's Residence in the Phoenix Park. The conversations flows from his incredible life and career to his new movie Ralph Breaks the Internet. Jarlath is also joined by Disney creators Phil Johnston, Rich Moore and Clarke Spencer to discuss this sprawling project.

 

John explains what he is willing to do in order to obtain Irish Citizenship (56:00), his humble beginnings listening to traditional Irish music in Boston (7:00) and dealing with criticism (21:00).
 
From the incredible challenge of creating a visual representation of the internet alongside Disney (15:00) to finding the balance between comedy and genuine emotion in creative work (48:00), how Hollywood has changed over the years (47:00), why he doesn't look for affirmation from anonymous people (23:00) and much, much more, this episode is a true highlight of the series to date.
 
To access this episode in full (including Jarlath's interview with Sarah Silverman) and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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Cecelia Ahern (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 271

Cecelia Ahern (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 271

July 31, 2020

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.'

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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Gary Lightbody (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 245

Gary Lightbody (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 245

July 31, 2020

Gary Lightbody has seen all of his dreams come true as the frontman of Snow Patrol and yet, the last 7 year's have been the most difficult of his life. In this incredibly raw and powerful interview, Gary opens up about facing his demons on the new Snow Patrol album (37:00), the incredible toll that constant touring takes (13:00) and the risky surgery that he turned down which could have cost him his career (28:00).

 

From the hilarious story of his discovery of acupuncture (32:00) to sleeping on fans' couches (9:00) and co-writing with Taylor SwiftEd Sheeran and One Direction (19:00), this interview is a true highlight of the series to date.

 

To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

 

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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