Kevin Gildea: Episode 208

9Sep

This week Irish comedy legend, Kevin Gildea, joins Jarlath to discuss the life and career behind one of the most influential voices in alternative Irish comedy. Kevin and Jarlath discuss the nature of the modern audience’s relationship with offence (7:00), how he balances his work as a professional critic with his career as a stand up comedian and writer (50:00) and the time he spent as DCU Student’s Union president who slept a lot (33:00).

From the hilarious stories from his days as a schoolboy (15:00) to explaining the founding of the Comedy Cellar alongside Barry Murphy and Ardal O’Hanlon (34:00) and the Edinburgh show in which he performed from a bed (45:00), this is a fascinating and hilarious conversation with a true hero of Irish comedy.

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Donal Skehan (returns): Episode 207

2Sep

Having first appeared on the podcast over three years ago, celebrity cook, author and TV presenter, Donal Skehan, returns to the show this week from his home in LA where he now presents on the Food Network. Donal tells us the incredible journey that he has been on in recent years, which amounted to him working so hard that he was hospitalised with exhaustion (5:00). Donal opens up about battling loneliness (35:00), how he and his wife carefully control what of their private life is let into the public domain (39:00) and how he dealt with rejection when trying to break onto American screens (24:00).

From his pastry fail live on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen (18:00), to scolding himself in front of a live audience (22:00), how he cannot make macarons (54:00), learning to spot the Hollywood bullshit (29:00) and much more, this is a great conversation with one of Ireland’s most well known personalities who is currently on the cusp of making it big in America.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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Adam Fergus: Episode 206

26Aug

This week, star of Supernatural, Inside I'm Dancing and Being Erica, Adam Fergus, joined Jarlath to discuss his journey from Laytown to Hollywood. Adam tells the hilarious stories of how his acting career all began in his parent's garage by putting on shows for the neighbours (5:00), how he blagged his way through economics in UCD (19:00) and how his mother packed his bags for Canada when Being Erica came calling (45:00).

Adam discusses the nature of 'pilot season' in Hollywood and how the skill of auditioning well is more valuable than acting well (52:00). From being dubbed the 'bad apple' in Dundalk Grammar School (7:00) to revealing what he wished he had learned five years ago (1:01:00) and much more, this episode is a fascinating and very enjoyable conversation with one of Ireland's fastest rising stars in Hollywood.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

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Dr. Ciara Kelly: Episode 205

19Aug

Dr. Ciara Kelly is best known for her role as a medical consultant on the hit TV show Operation Transformation and on her own radio show Alive and Kicking. As a passionate activist for women’s rights, Ciara explains that how we treat women in Ireland falls short of what it should be and how a distrust of women is at the heart of the cause for the Repeal the 8th campaign (24:00). Ciara also discusses the polarising character of the man who gave her the break she needed early in her media career, George Hook. She describes the time she reduced him to tears live on air (19:00).

From the producers’ handling of the thousands of people who are turned away from Operation Transformation each year (39:00) to drinking being the achilles heel in Irish society (46:00), how we got sex education wrong in Ireland (6:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most outspoken medical professionals.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

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Joe Wilkinson and Kevin McGahern (live from the Vodafone Comedy Festival): Episode 204

12Aug

Comedians/actors/writers/chancers Joe Wilkinson and Kevin McGahern join Jarlath for a fun chat in front of a live audience at the 2017 Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Dublin. Kevin and Joe discuss the jobs that they gave up to pursue careers in comedy and the hard and rewarding work that subsequently followed. While Joe explains the generosity of Channel 4 in his outrageous appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (39:00), Kevin explains the difficulties he encountered during his time presenting RTÉ’s Republic of Telly (43:00).

Joe and Jarlath get nostalgic over how they first met on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (14:00), Kevin speaks about his upcoming feature film No Party for Billy Burns (52:00) and both explain their fascination with playing weirdos (25:00)! This is a hilarious conversation between three comics who know the true meaning of struggle. 

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

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Tara Flynn: Episode 203

5Aug

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.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Danny O’Reilly (part 2) Live from the Galway International Arts Festival: Episode 202

29Jul

This week The Coronas frontman, Danny O’Reilly, joined Jarlath on stage at the Galway Arts Festival to discuss how things have changed for him since Danny’s first appearance on the podcast three years ago. Danny spoke openly about walking away from Island Records to start their own label (4:00) and how he now keeps his private life away from the media spotlight having learned from past experiences (45:00). While discussing the bond between The Coronas, Danny explains why he does not think the band will ever break up and why going solo is not on his radar (24:00).

From taking notes while watching Coldplay in Croke Park (23:00), to his mother paying him to learn the guitar (36:00) and tricking his audiences (19:00), this episode is a hilarious and fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s finest musical talents.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Dave Hannigan: Episode 201

22Jul

This week, acclaimed sports writer and journalist Dave Hannigan joins Jarlath from his home in New York to discuss life in Trump’s America (48:00) and being a Conor McGregor cynic (22:00). Dave discusses how the differences of opinions between the McGregor fans and critics could be explained by a generational gap (18:00) and his strong views on McGregor’s representation of Ireland to the world (23:00).

From the origins of the famous Cork pride (7:00) to why his time spent interviewing soccer players depressed him (57:00), his thoughts on the choreographed nature of the UFC (26:00) and much, much more, this episode is a fascinating listen for all sports fans.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Sir Bob Geldof: Episode 200

13Jul

Sir Bob Geldof might be the most influential Irish emigrant of all time. In this momentous episode, Bob speaks openly to Jarlath about handling world leaders alongside Bono (54:00), the massive anxiety that comes with topping the charts (35:00) and how he got married to let some light into his family after the death of his daughter (1:05:00).

Bob explains how his passion to affect change came at a young age during his self-described ‘crap existence’ (5:00) and his initial reaction to the 'No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish' signs in London upon leaving the cultural claustrophobia of Ireland (19:00). From describing Margaret Thatcher as Johnny Rotten in drag (46:00) to the reaction to Band Aid that hurt him (52:00), why politics hasn’t caught up with the 21st century (49:00) and much, much more, this 200th episode is a true highlight of the series to date.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Annalise Murphy: Episode 199

8Jul

Last year, Annalise Murphy won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics and her journey to get there was far from plain sailing. In this conversation, Annalise speaks about how she very nearly packed it all in just months before she won silver (11:00), dealing with sexism in sport (44:00) and her difficulties with being on a diet for the last eight years (12:00).

Annalise explains the importance in letting kids come to a sport, rather than forcing it on them (9:00) and the incredible sacrifices that she has made for her love of sailing (36:00). From the surprising career path she wishes to take upon her retirement from the sport (42:00), to being conscious of her role as an ambassador for Irish female athletes (34:00) and the pressure of protecting her public image (52:00), this episode offers a rare glimpse into the mindset of one of Ireland's hardest working athletes.

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

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The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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