An Irishman Abroad

Ken Early: Episode 172

December 31, 2016

Ken Early is one of Ireland’s most respected sports journalists and broadcasters. As one of the Second Captains team, Ken has also become a name that is synonymous with superb podcasting. This week he sat down with Jarlath for an honest conversation about his life and career. Ken discusses the dynamic of the Second Captains lineup (6:00), being very well paid to create a new language (21:00) and being jeered while reporting on the UFC in Las Vegas (32:00).

For a man who has built such a name for himself in his profession, listeners will be surprised to hear Ken's description of his career highlights (26:00). Ken also speaks frankly about why he thinks that the ‘dream’ that Conor McGregor is living is boring (42:00), the perils of mansplaining (17:00), the art of hiding in a swimming pool (10:00) and what he knows John Giles really thinks of him (1:08:00).

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