This week, acclaimed sports writer and journalist Dave Hannigan joins Jarlath from his home in New York to discuss life in Trump’s America (48:00) and being a Conor McGregor cynic (22:00). Dave discusses how the differences of opinions between the McGregor fans and critics could be explained by a generational gap (18:00) and his strong views on McGregor’s representation of Ireland to the world (23:00).
From the origins of the famous Cork pride (7:00) to why his time spent interviewing soccer players depressed him (57:00), his thoughts on the choreographed nature of the UFC (26:00) and much, much more, this episode is a fascinating listen for all sports fans.
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