An Irishman Abroad

Des Bishop: Episode 364

June 20, 2020

Des Bishop returns to Irishman Abroad this week as he joins Jarlath from his New York beach house where he is spending lockdown.

Des speaks about the notion of considering Trump to be an accelerant to unrest due to his disruptive, divisive and narcissistic behaviour (7:00) and the impact of viewing the coverage of police brutality in America while living in Ireland (17:00).

Des explains why he may have been violent if he was living in Northern Ireland during another time (30:00) as well as his thoughts on returning to comedy (40:00) and how he is finding it difficult to find the motivation to write at the minute (42:00).

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