An Irishman Abroad
Barry Keoghan: Episode 350

Barry Keoghan: Episode 350

April 18, 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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Coronapod 6 (Dr. Joseph Regan on Finding Hope in Vaccine Development)

Coronapod 6 (Dr. Joseph Regan on Finding Hope in Vaccine Development)

April 16, 2020

This week, Jarlath is proud to be joined the Berlin-based biologist currently working in cancer research Dr. Joseph Regan.

With Jarlath, like all of us, beginning to fret about the unknown timeline ahead, Joseph gives him a very calm and rational explanation of the current status of a COVID19 vaccine and what we can learn from Germany‘s success in tackling the outbreak.

Jarlath pushes Joe for reasons to feel optimistic and what results is a fascinating discussion on the new speed of vaccine developments to the actual meaning of herd immunity. We hear what preventative measures should have been put in place to avoid the pandemic, how Joseph’s work in cancer research has been affected by the outbreak and much more. If you’re looking for an episode to calm you with a person with a wealth of scientific knowledge speaking nothing but sense to an anxious comedian who also happens to be their cousin, you’ve found it.

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Dr Easkey Britton: Episode 348

Dr Easkey Britton: Episode 348

April 11, 2020

At a time when we are all feeling isolated and separated from the outdoors, there has never been a better time for a conversation with Dr Easkey Britton. A five-time Irish National Surfing Champion, academic, gender equality and environmental activist, Easkey’s path from Donegal to Iran and back is one you will get lost in. 

The primal connection between humans and the sea is the subject of much of her work. Here she explains some of the metaphysical theories that often defy science and how Ireland has entered a new phase in its relationship with the water.

It all begins with the now legendary tale of her grandmother bringing surfing to Ireland in the 1960s from LA (13:00). Jarlath finds out about the mental preparation that is required to take on 80 foot waves (26:00) and how she went to Iran for fun and ended up introducing surfing to the women there for the first time (54:00).

Other highlights included a discussion of the surrender involved in wiping out safely (40:00), why she believes there needs to be more conversation about the risks of surfing (47:00) and gender stereotypes in the sport (50:00), even Point Break gets a mention! 

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David Gillick: Episode 347

David Gillick: Episode 347

April 4, 2020
This week, Jarlath is joined by former Track and Field European Champion, Olympian, Author and Masterchef, David Gillick.
 
In this exceptionally enjoyable conversation, David opens up to Jarlath about his battle adapting to life after sport when his career was suddenly pulled from under him through injury.
 
With an honesty he has become renowned for, David speaks about his struggles with rage (14:00) before telling us about his fight against comfort eating in great detail (31:00).
 
Recorded just days before the announcement of the Olympics being postponed, David gives a concise breakdown of the true impact that this will have on the athletes affected  (54:00) while also speaking about the blurred lines between money and success  (54:00).
 
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Checkout the music of the fantastic Belfast-based band Dark Tropics. Their track 'Badlands' features at the end of this episode. Visit https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Q6MmuHDeKmELYF8HV7VzI?si=SZqbEIcYTgGnDMu4Mq7zvQ&nd=1 for more.
 
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Coronapod 5 (Jennifer O’Connell on Family Matters, Sleep & Home Schooling)

Coronapod 5 (Jennifer O’Connell on Family Matters, Sleep & Home Schooling)

April 1, 2020

In this fifth instalment of our mid-week coronavirus specials, we are joined by Irish Times columnist Jennifer O'Connell.

Jennifer speaks about the unsettling side to the new Ireland that we have been seeing in recent weeks and, in light of the financial strain that everyone is experiencing, Jennifer also gives some great advice on controlling the controllable.

There's also a fascinating discussion on something a lot of us are struggling with. Jennifer has been involved in researching why a good nights sleep is just as important as washing your hands right now during the pandemic. Her refreshingly positive thoughts on surrendering to the simplicity of our lives at the minute and the insight she gives into how her young family are overcoming the challenges of home-schooling make this a must listen. 

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Enda McNulty (returns): Episode 345

Enda McNulty (returns): Episode 345

March 28, 2020

If you’re having difficulty working from home, finding direction, not panicking, staying calm, making a plan or adjusting to the new reality we are facing as a result of COVID-19 then this might be the hour of conversation you need. 

Enda McNulty has built his business and reputation as a mental fitness and high performance consultant by helping the likes of Kellogg's, Microsoft, Facebook and the IRFU navigate difficult times. Most of us have never faced a challenge like the one that world faces now but Enda’s unique approach and straight forward guidance will help you get your head straight, plan your day, make your long term plan, cope with loss and allow for further change. 

Patreon subscribers can hear a further 30 minutes where Enda opens up about his departure from the Irish rugby set up. We also hear him identify one significant problem with Irish rugby that might raise eyebrows. Signing up for the extra content is easy and helps to keep the Irishman Abroad going now that we are an independent podcast. Visit www.patreon.com/Irishmanabroad to also access our entire archive of almost 250 episodes that are not available on iTunes.

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For more from Enda McNulty why not check out his award-winning consultancy mcnultyperformance.com and see how he and his team of experts can help you and your business today.

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Coronapod 4 (Dr. Ciara Kelly on Surviving Ignorance & Coronavirus)

Coronapod 4 (Dr. Ciara Kelly on Surviving Ignorance & Coronavirus)

March 26, 2020

In this fourth instalment of our mid-week coronavirus specials, we are re-joined by Dr. Ciara Kelly from her home as she recovers from contracting the virus. Addressing the ignorance of those involved in coughing in the face of Ireland minister for health, Ciara doesn’t hold back. 

Having offered clear advice to the nation on Newstalk and our first Coronapod, she talks about the fear and disbelief that set in when she first realised she had allowed herself to become infected. Ciara now returns to the show from the other side as she hits the recovery phase. With the refreshing honesty that Ciara is known for, she gives her account of her illness and the need to be rational during these difficult times. She speaks to Jarlath about his own specific situation and others with family members who are immunocompromised.
 
From her blunt opinions of how the UK have mishandled their tackling of the pandemic in 'an absolutely shameful way' to the possible impacts of herd immunity, the stamina required for self-isolation and how she sees the road ahead, this is a truly valuable conversation with one of Ireland's most-loved broadcasters who has a unique perspective on the coronavirus both as a patient and medical professional. 

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Eoin Colfer: Episode 343

Eoin Colfer: Episode 343

March 21, 2020

This week, writer Eoin Colfer joined Jarlath for a rare and in-depth conversation about his life and work.

Going full Leprechaun to get Artemis Fowl onto the desk of an agent in London (37:00), how writers like him are comfortable in isolation (4:00) and the time he tried to write a storyboard while Bono sang at him (52:00) - this episode covers a lot of ground.

From why he had a genuine fear of being executed during his time in Saudi Arabia (29:00) to the shocking turn of events which saved the day at one of his book signings (1:02:00) and how he joined an internet group set up to stop him from writing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (56:00) and much more, this conversation with a true gent and legend of Irish literature might be just what you need this week. 

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Coronapod 3 (Sonia O’Sullivan on postponing the Olympics & Australia’s Response To Coronavirus)

Coronapod 3 (Sonia O’Sullivan on postponing the Olympics & Australia’s Response To Coronavirus)

March 18, 2020
For the third instalment of our mid-week coronavirus special episode, we are joined from Australia by the Irish sporting legend Sonia O'Sullivan.
 
Sonia has already made the headlines this week with her calls for the Olympics to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
Sonia explains the current state-of-play for those living in Australia, her sympathy for athletes who will have careers affected by the virus and why we all really need to truly appreciate what we have right now.

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Mary Robinson: Episode 341

Mary Robinson: Episode 341

March 14, 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.

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