An Irishman Abroad
Siobhán McSweeney: Episode 376

Siobhán McSweeney: Episode 376

August 1, 2020

Irishman Abroad is moving. This episode marks the beginning of a new chapter for Irishman Abroad podcast. Jarlath explains how you can join up and help write it and a special offer he is running for anyone who wants to join Irishman Abroad Premium in the next two weeks.

 

Today’s conversation with Siobhán McSweeney doesn’t just cover her starring role in Derry Girls, together she and Jarlath talk about her curious path from UCC science student to drama school in London and onwards. Siobhán opens up about something a lot of Irish people struggle with, parental expectation and how she managed to over come it. In the full version over on Patreon, Siobhán speaks in detail about her writing, Derry Girls, season 3, the possibility of a Sister Michael spin-off series, on set challenges and much more.

 

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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

 

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An Irishman In America (John Lewis vs Trump And The One Way Joe Biden Can Win with Marion McKeone): Episode 375 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (John Lewis vs Trump And The One Way Joe Biden Can Win with Marion McKeone): Episode 375 (Trailer)

July 31, 2020

Irishman Abroad’s US correspondent Marion McKeone returns to breakdown a week of hope, loss and distraction tactics in America. Following the funeral of American civil rights activist John Lewis Marion explains his influence on American life and the stark contrast he represents  Jarlath asks about another one Donald Trump’s 'distraction' tweets and Marion explains what truth he wants us to avoid.

 

In light of the forthcoming predicted economic chaos, Marion outlines how the people of America seem uninformed on the plans of their President.

 

From the insane waiting time for COVID-19 test results to what Joe Biden could do to beat Trump in the election, America's financial gamble around a coronavirus vaccine and more, this is yet another fascinating update on American politics from the best in the business, Marion McKeone.  

 

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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.

 

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An Irishman In America (Donald & Ghislaine: What We Know For Sure with Marion McKeone): Episode 373 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (Donald & Ghislaine: What We Know For Sure with Marion McKeone): Episode 373 (Trailer)

July 31, 2020

Marion McKeone takes us inside the sordid world of Jeffrey Epstein and asks the question, “what do we know for sure about Donald Trump's history and relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell”. How much does she know? How much did the President know about the sex trafficking ring she presided over. 

 

In the mailbag section, Jarlath asks Marion to break down in simple terms the electoral college system, the importance of the swing states and the likelihood of Michelle Obama throwing her hat into the ring.  And finally her sobering thoughts on Kanye's rally - this is an update from America that you simply don't want to miss.

 

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.

 

To access our In America series in full each week and to hear all of our episodes in full, 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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An Irishman In America (Deepening Corona Shambles, Fauci Files & The Twitter Hack Implications - With Marion McKeone): Episode 371 (Trailer)

An Irishman In America (Deepening Corona Shambles, Fauci Files & The Twitter Hack Implications - With Marion McKeone): Episode 371 (Trailer)

July 31, 2020

Irishman Abroad’s US Correspondent Marion McKeone checks in with Jarlath after a week of hacking and spiralling pandemic numbers. Could we reach a tipping point?

 

Marion details the terrifying realities of the accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West and Elon Musk being hacked. Marion also discusses the "belligerent swagger" that is evident in the southern states regarding the wearing of face masks and how Trump's lack of empathy with struggle is seriously affecting the American economy during the pandemic.

 

Jarlath quizzes Marion on why she sees a brutal dog fight of an election ahead, the growing danger that any election result will be contested, the fallout of the release of Mary Trump's book and the possibility of the beloved Doctor Fauci being fired.

 

To access our In America series in full each week and to hear all of our episodes in full, 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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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 31, 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 access our In America series in full each week and to hear all of our episodes in full, 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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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 31, 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.

 

To access our In America series in full each week and to hear all of our episodes in full, 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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An Irishman in America (Re-Electing Trump with Marion McKeone): Episode 365

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

July 31, 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 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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Liam Cunningham & Roz Purcell - The World Vision Episode: Episode 362

Liam Cunningham & Roz Purcell - The World Vision Episode: Episode 362

July 31, 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

 

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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. 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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