An Irishman Abroad

Marion McKeone: Episode 322

November 16, 2019

Marion McKeone doesn’t like talking about herself yet she has already lived one of the most unusual and varied lives imaginable. This week she sat with Jarlath and brought him through the unusual path she took to the USA. A DCU graduate before DCU was even DCU, she went on to study law and qualify as a barrister. She describes a scene in Dublin during the early 80’s that few have focused upon and explains why the misogyny of the time failed to reach her. 

Jarlath discovers Marion's tear-away teen years where she went AWOL from a job as the least qualified tennis instructor at an American tennis camp after a prank involving the Soviet flag went wrong. Marion mourns the loss of that carefree America and compares it to today’s regime. We hear how she believes there is every chance Trump will be re-elected and why. Marion talks for the first time about her difficulty in separating her emotions during the #MeToo movement (Patreon Full Length Version Only) and why she still sees hope in the ability of America to re-imagine itself time and time again.

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