An Irishman Abroad

John Duddy and Tim Wheeler (Live from NYC): Episode 269

November 10, 2018

This week Jarlath is joined live in front of a packed Stella and Fly venue in the heart of New York City by boxer-turned-actor John Duddy and Ash frontman and award-winning songwriter Tim Wheeler for an hour of chat.

Tim explains how it feels to have thousands of audience members in the palm of your hand (22:00), how he once lost a tooth on stage (15:00) and how little he trusts himself due to his addictive personality (11:00).

John tells the story of his fortuitous move into acting (50:00), the fight that he was worried most about winning (41:00) and New York’s appeal to immigrants (17:00).

From the seldom-spoken about video involving Tim, a dominatrix and some talcum powder (8:00) to the industry norm of giving cocaine to journalists (36:00), why John was never afraid to enter the ring (40:00) and Ash’s strange Co. Louth online troller (49:00), this is one of the true highlights of Irishman Abroad’s live episodes in the series to date.

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