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Colin Broderick: Episode 360

May 23, 2020

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The incredible life story of writer/director Colin Broderick is one that truly must be heard. This week, you get to do just that.

In this refreshingly open and honest conversation, Colin speaks to Jarlath about the post-traumatic stress that he discovered he was suffering from having grown up during the Troubles, resulting in him being emotionally disconnected having witnessed the massacre of people he knew. Colin details his journey in America where he has survived alcoholism, homelessness and prison before telling us the story of how he discovered writing.

From the mental breakdown that he suffered writing That's That, to facing his demons head on in Emerald City, the importance of correctly nurturing our youth and much more, this inspirational story of a man who has survived a life of hardship with a true sense of dignity is a much needed listen.
 
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