An Irishman Abroad

Hector O’hEochagain (Returns): Episode 273

December 8, 2018

Hector Ó'hEochagáin is one of Ireland's most intrepid broadcasters and, this week, he makes his return to Irishman Abroad to catch up with Jarlath and chat about his stunning new documentary series “O Siberia Go Saigon”.

Hector tells the incredible tales of preparing for the -26 degree conditions in Siberia (3:00), dealing with the intense levels of bureaucratic scrutiny in China (19:00) and why he rates TG4 output over RTÉ (57:00).

Hector articulates the importance of conversation breaking down cultural walls (22:00) and why peeing in his own back garden is essential (59:00). We also hear of the shocking treatment of women in Nepal (15:00) having his mind blown by the horse racing industry in Mongolia (39:00) and much, much more. This conversation is an instant classic for the series to date and there’s even more of it available in the extended version available now on our Patreon feed. 

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