An Irishman Abroad

Ardal O’Hanlon: Episode 358

May 16, 2020

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Ardal O'Hanlon made his first appearance on Irishman Abroad over 6 years ago (Episode 19). This week, the beloved actor and comedian makes his much-anticipated return to the show.

Ardal speaks about how he was lucky to just finish his tour before lockdown (47:00), why he was elated when a broken laptop caused him to lose 10 years of hard work (41:00) and why he feels his happiness would suffer if he were to become active on social media (28:00).

From his reasons for resisting the trappings of fame (25:00) to why he didn't enjoy the surveillance culture of Shanghai (49:00) the absolutely ridiculous story involving Ardal, Moby, My Lovely Horse, a helicopter and 80,000 people (55:00) this is a thoroughly much-needed lighthearted and insightful chat with a true gentleman of Ireland comedy.

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