An Irishman Abroad
Get Down To Get Up Episode - Irishman Running Abroad - Sonia O’Sullivan

Get Down To Get Up Episode - Irishman Running Abroad - Sonia O’Sullivan

June 8, 2022
The strange power of doing less is the focus of this conversation with the great Sonia O'Sullivan. A "down week" isn't just essential to big race preparation, it's the central pillar of any training plan. Sonia reveals her team captains for the "Irishman Running Abroad Half Marathon Challenge" and we hear the names of some of the individuals who have been called up to the squad. Together they will train under the watchful Strava eye of the former world champ in the hope of running their best in Larne on August 28th at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.
 
In the exclusive Patreon extended cut (available now via www.returnofthecraic.compatreon.com/irishmanabroad ) Sonia gives us her "Ranaldo Strides" workout, explains the benefits of being late for your Park Run and takes to her home county to shoutout some incredible performances in the rain at the Cork City Marathon. Don't forget the new fully "clickable" episode notes are attached to the episode on Patreon. They feature the bananas gym circuit courtesy to the Nike Union Athletic Club, a look at the phenomenon of aqua treadmills and celebs you didn't realise were runners.
 
If you missed out on selection for the Half Marathon Challenge Squad don't worry. Members on Patreon can quietly train along from next week as Sonia provides a training plan in the notes suitable for each training capacity and fitness level.
 
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Entrepreneur Alexandra Ryan - Going Your Own Way

Entrepreneur Alexandra Ryan - Going Your Own Way

June 4, 2022

Alexandra Ryan’s life as an entrepreneur, writer and journalist was flipped on its head when a caller from out of the blue threatened to release footage of her involved in intimate acts online. Despite the fact that this footage was obtained without her consent, the lack of any legal framework or laws to deal with such things meant she could do nothing but carry this dread for almost 5 years. Ever since she has made it her business to change the law, obtain her legal qualifications and be a voice for those in a similar situations. This week I had a chance to sit and talk to her about the journey towards justice and the role bullying has played in her life to this day. We discuss the unseen graft needed to forge her company and website goss.ie, why some people, no matter what she does, will never come on board and why she is totally fine with that.

 

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The Aftermath: Depp Vs Heard, Uvalde & Biden’s Ukrainian U-Turn - Irishman In America

The Aftermath: Depp Vs Heard, Uvalde & Biden’s Ukrainian U-Turn - Irishman In America

June 3, 2022

US correspondent Marion McKeone picks the through the difficult truths facing America and the world following Johnny Depp's victory over Amber Heard, the blame game of the Uvalde shootings, Sheryl Sandberg's resignation from Facebook and President Biden's latest change in policy for arming Ukraine. Together with host Jarlath Regan, Marion unpicks what the Depp verdict means for the Me Too movement.

 

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Irishman Running Abroad - The Grand Canyon Episode

Irishman Running Abroad - The Grand Canyon Episode

June 1, 2022
The Irishman Running Abroad Half Marathon Challenge is your chance to be coached directly by the great Sonia O'Sullivan. Today on the show we reveal how it's all going to work and how two lucky listeners will win the prize of becoming the legend's apprentice. Even if you don't win, we want as many people as possible to come with us on this journey to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon on August 28th. Sonia had her own journey this week as she took on a run / hike like no other: The Grand Canyon. In the extended cut of our conversation, Sonia explains how this run came about. How difficult it was to summon the will power to do it, the hoops she had to jump through to get there and the ultimate benefits of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to do something like this.
We go around the parishes on Strava to see what you have been running around the world. One listener in Edinburgh had a breakthrough by simply increasing his cadence, he ran a sub 3 hour marathon last weekend. We get him on the live line to explain. But what is cadence? Does Sonia ever even think about it? Apparently not but the benefits of focusing on achieving a 180 steps per minute cadence rate are immense.
There's Sonia's German inspired tip of the week and even more detail in the fully clickable episode notes (Patreon exclusive)
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Monthly Books Show With Aaron Rogan & John Connell

Monthly Books Show With Aaron Rogan & John Connell

May 28, 2022

John Connell and Aaron Rogan join me this week to talk about their new books, The Stream Of Everything & Punters: How Paddy Power Bet Billions And Changed Gambling Forever. These two are masters of their crafts. It just so happens those crafts occupy very different places on the literary spectrum. I stumbled across Aaron's book when preparing for the Paddy Power interview that we released last weekend. It's a one of a kind look into the origin of the betting giant and the man who walked away from unimaginable wealth because his conscience wouldn't let him stay. John Connell's book, tells the story of his journey as he attempts to canoe down his local river during lockdown and let all of his regrets float out to sea. Both books suck you in from the first page. Both books couldn't be more different. Both books are my recommendations for this month. In the extended cut I get to ask them both about the work that went into creating these books, the reaction they have received and we even get an exclusive extract reading from John. 

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Mass Shootings - No End In Sight - Irishman In America

Mass Shootings - No End In Sight - Irishman In America

May 27, 2022

Marion McKeone (Sunday Business Post US Correspondent & regular contributor to NPR, BBC, RTE & Today FM) reflects on another grim week in America and asks whether all the outcry, political statements, thoughts and prayers will bring about any change in gun laws across America. Jarlath asks about the bizarre suggestion that arming teachers is the answer to this problem and whether this idea is now gaining ground. Later in the show Marion looks at a story coming out of San Francisco this week. While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the announcement by the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco that she can no longer receive communion because of her stance on abortion access, could the Vatican get involved? We look at the midterm election in Georgia. Has the "king making" power of Donald Trump finally cracked? As Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, defeated former senator David Perdue, who had been endorsed by the Donald. Hear the whole conversation by supporting us on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad & get access to tonnes of bonus content, weekly episodes, mini series and interviews from the Irishman Abroad.

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2022 Athletics Season Preview Irishman Running Abroad

2022 Athletics Season Preview Irishman Running Abroad

May 25, 2022

Sonia O'Sullivan selects her Irish athletes to watch this summer. She also casts a critical eye over the structures and methods of funding these talented young sports people back home. The current crop of 19 year old phenoms is rich and full of great characters competing across multiple events. Sonia gives us an insight into the FOMO that the World Championships in Oregon might throw up for a few Irish stars hoping to conquer Europe in August. Jarlath asks Sonia about his next running challenge and a new plan forms for a listener meet up run during the summer that you won't want to miss. From Rhasidat Adeleke to Louise Shanahan, Tom Barr to Eric Favors, Sonia has a lot of talented Irish athletes to get through in this jam packed episode.

To access the second half of this episode, hear all of Sonia's picks for the season and get the chance to be coached directly by the Olympic legend herself head to www,patreon.com/irishmanabroad - Supporters on Patreon get detailed episode notes and "the final kick" - Irishman Abroad's game changing montage at the end of the episode to help you kick for home. You can also listen back to hundreds of previous episodes unavailable anywhere else.

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Paddy Power - The Big Gamble

Paddy Power - The Big Gamble

May 21, 2022

There’s “Paddy Power”, the Irish bookmakers known for revolutionising the gambling business and their outlandish marketing campaigns; and then there’s Paddy Power the man. In recent years he has come to embody the brand and take centre stage in their advertising but who is Paddy Power? How does he feel about the journey of this humble family business to the global force that is today. In this candid interview with comedian Jarlath Regan he gives us a rare and personal insight into his journey with his father, the business and the dark shadow of addiction that comes with it. There’s a further 40 minutes to this conversation that examines Paddy’s views on regulation, advertising standards, regrets and whether all things were better ten years ago. To access the full interview visit Patreon.com/irishmanabroad - for a small monthly fee you can support the creation of the podcast and gain access to every Irishman Abroad podcast created since 2013 including AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Richard Hughes, Keith Gillespie, Sonia O'Sullivan and Oisin McConville.

 

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Irishman In America - Window Into The Past With Marion McKeone

Irishman In America - Window Into The Past With Marion McKeone

May 20, 2022

After an unbroken run of episodes spanning nearly 2 years Marion McKeone was unavailable to record An Irishman In America this week due to personal reasons. So we went into the archives and found Jarlath's original interview with her from on An Irishman Abroad (Originally released November 2019). In a rare and personal conversation, Marion opens up about her early life, Dublin in the 1980s, her urge to leave the country and one particularly hilarious tale of going AWOL from a summer job as the world's least qualified tennis instructor following a prank involving the Soviet flag. It's fascinating to look back and hear Marion mourn the loss of carefree America after 9/11 and how at the time of recording she believed there was every chance Donald Trump would be re-elected. It's also a time capsule from the final months before the pandemic and a rare insight into this brilliant Irish journalist, broadcaster and writer. Normal service will of course resume next week but for now, sit back and enjoy this gem from the vault.

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Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan - Running, Nutrition & Motivation.

Irishman Running Abroad With Sonia O’Sullivan - Running, Nutrition & Motivation.

May 18, 2022

Sonia O'Sullivan answers all manner of questions on the pressing issues of nutrition, motivation and the wearing of denim jean shorts while running. Jarlath delves deep into the mailbag to present Sonia with the best emails and letters received from the Irish runners around the world trying their best to eat right and stay on track with their running goals. Whether you struggle to know what to eat before or after a race, need an answer to chafing or want to know how best to resume training after having a baby; you will find the answers to nearly all your questions in this week's fun chat with the greatest of all time. There's also a review of the Diamond league event n Doha, news on Irish success at the PAC 12 NCAA event in Oregon and a tip of the week on running etitquette that you might not expect. There's two halves to this chat and trust me, the juicy good stuff is always in the second half over on Patreon.com/irishmanabroad. 

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Joining our running club is easy on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad. Hear about up-coming events, post your runs and maybe get a shoutout from Sonia.

The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330.

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