An Irishman Abroad

Tara Flynn: Episode 203

August 5, 2017

This week, writer, comedian, actress and activist Tara Flynn joined Jarlath to discuss her journey in finding the courage to speak out in recent years (3:00), what it’s like living with systemic sexism in comedy (17:00) and her desire to create a conversation about the need for broad access to abortion (36:00). In this fascinating chat, Tara explains her own journey to have an abortion in the Netherlands (26:00) and the concept of consenting to sex and not pregnancy (40:00). With refreshing honesty, Tara also explains how we are all learning when it comes to avoiding racial slurs and discrimination (50:00).   

From growing up in a run-down and unassuming Kinsale in the 1970s (7:00), to how she found herself when she found performance (11:00) and tackling the issue of “women aren’t funny” (20:00), and much more, this episode is a truly enjoyable conversation with one of Ireland’s most prominent voices.

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