An Irishman Abroad

Richie Sadlier: Episode 238

April 7, 2018

Richie Sadlier is a journalist, qualified therapist, former international footballer and the man currently at the forefront of a vital discussion in Ireland right now. He joined Jarlath for a conversation about his life, Repeal the 8th and his groundbreaking work with teenage boys.

Richie speaks about the need to teach the fluid nature of consent from a young age, the shocking impact that pornography is having on attitudes towards sex and why he believes that the 8th amendment did not fulfil what it set out to do (4:00).

This episode has it all, from the link between group sex and sports teams (14:00) to to what it feels like to be on the receiving end of Roy Keane’s wrath (1:01:00). Richie also opens up about the harrowing episode where he contemplated suicide soon after his football career came to a devastating end (28:00) and much more. This is a vital conversation during a pivotal time in Irish life. If you like it, share it. 

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