An Irishman Abroad
Steve Garrigan: The Internal Battle

Steve Garrigan: The Internal Battle

November 13, 2021
This week, Jarlath is joined by Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan for a one of a kind conversation about his life and career. Steve speaks frankly about the painful shyness that dominated his early years and how his parents tried to help him. Later Jarlath asks about the devastating effects of tasting fame in your Leaving Cert year and how he wrote Kodaline's hit single High Hopes at a time when he felt like he had hit rock bottom.
 
From the hilarious accounts of his earliest roles as a Pokemon and making an absolute fool of himself in front of Tony Hawk (without whom Kodaline would not exist) as well as his sobering account of the terrifying panic attack he experienced at the age of 20 and much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's top musical talents.
 
Steve's book High Hopes is available in all good bookstores and the list of cognitive distortions that is referenced in the interview can be found here https://positivepsychology.com/cognitive-distortions/
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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There‘s Something About A.O.C.: Why Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Enrage The GOP? - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

There‘s Something About A.O.C.: Why Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Enrage The GOP? - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

November 12, 2021
This week the New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit the headlines again when The White House condemned the Republican congressman Paul Gosar for tweeting a video which depicted him striking and appearing to kill her. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said “threats of violence against members of Congress and the president of the United States must not be tolerated” and called on the House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, to join in condemning the video and call on law enforcement to investigate”. AOC is adamant that this kind of thing is nothing new and nothing will happen as a result. She says she’s used to this. 
 
Jarlath is joined as always by our US correspondent Marion McKeone to talk about what happened. Is the treatment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez barely even news? Marion tries to explain what it is about her that gets this furious response from Republicans. When did all this begin? And are the bookies right when they say that she is destined for the White House.
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, 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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Women In Sport Episode”

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Women In Sport Episode”

November 9, 2021
This week Jarlath talks to Sonia about all the challenges facing women in sport and how we can keep young girls involved. Together they reflect on how few and far between the options once were for young girls interested in pursuing sport in a serious way in Ireland as recently as the early 90s. Has enough changed? Sonia gives her opinion what needs to happen for change to take place for this generation. We also get an update on her elite training group at Nike HQ in Oregon. This week German athletics hero Konstanze Klosterhalfen invited Sonia to a yoga class on a rest day. We get her take on an activity she has resisted for some time.
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Damien Dempsey (Returns)

Damien Dempsey (Returns)

November 6, 2021
This week Damien Dempsey makes a much-anticipated return to the podcast for the first time since 2015. In this very emotionally raw conversation, Damien speaks about the meditative state he experiences while singing, his private battle with a shyness, his experiences of depression and the making of his powerful new documentary Love Yourself Today.
 
Damien reflects on waiting on creativity to arrive and the devastating thought process that he had prior to opening for Christy Moore.
 
Damien discusses how he handles the impact he has on the lives of his audience to opening up to his mother, the savage beating which very nearly brought a premature end to his career and much, much more.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad  

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

One Year Since Biden‘s Election: Where is America? - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

One Year Since Biden‘s Election: Where is America? - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

November 5, 2021
It’s a year since Joe Biden won the White House and yet this week Democrats lost resoundingly in two states he won by a landslide. Marion McKeone joins Jarlath to try to shed some light on why this week’s events could be critical in deciding how the next three years play out. Later in the episode Marion explains why the battle ground has moved to the school curriculums. In the meantime the Supreme Court looks set to allow New Yorkers to carry firearms in public. Marion picks apart the legal arguments involved. There’s even time for a catch up with what those crazy cats at QANON are up to this week. 
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, 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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”What Would Kipchoge Do?” With Special Guest Cathal Dennehy

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”What Would Kipchoge Do?” With Special Guest Cathal Dennehy

November 2, 2021
What can we learn from the greatest marathoner of all time? Cathal Dennehy travelled to Kaptagat and lived there for 3 days absorbing everything. He chats to Sonia and Jar about exactly what mere mortals can apply to their training. It’s eye-opening stuff to say the least. Sonia also gives us an update on her travels and explains the benefits of incorporating one track session into your training each week. There’s also a hilarious account of a nightmare run Jarlath had on Halloween morning and Sonia’s now legendary tip of the week. To read about Cathal’s trip to Kenya click here. Cathal is an award winning Irish sports journalist and former junior Irish cross country champion. He now writes for publications such as the Independent, the Times and the Guardian. You can find him on Twitter at @Cathal_Dennehy.
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html 
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
The Athletics Legends Episode

The Athletics Legends Episode

October 30, 2021

With over 8 years and 500+ episodes in our ever-growing archive, this week we are delighted to bring you The Athletics Legends Episode which brings you a collection of classic moments in one jam-packed episode from over the years with Irish athletic and Olympic legends including Sonia O'Sullivan, Ronnie Delany, Sinead Diver, Derval O'Rourke and much more.

Topics in this exciting bumper episode include the psychology of sport, mental toughness, inner monologue, dealing with injuries, criticism and much more.

For over a year now our listeners have been aware of Jarlath's endeavours to run 2,000km in one year for youth mental health charity Jigsaw.ie. It has formed an integral part of our weekly Irishman Running Abroad series with Sonia O'Sullivan which has seen Jarlath take a look at the world of athletics with completely fresh eyes (and tired legs).

Visit https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11392108_jarlath-regan--irishman-running-abroad-.html for more information.

To access all of these interviews in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Who Really Caused The Death Of Halyna Hutchins - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

Who Really Caused The Death Of Halyna Hutchins - Irishman In America With Marion McKeone (Trailer)

October 29, 2021
Marion McKeone has spent the past week investigating the death of Halyna Hutchins. The cinematographer tragically died when a live round was discharged during the filming of a western starring Alec Baldwin. In this week’s Irishman In America Marion examines the facts of the incident, what is known/unknown at this time and the role that budget cuts might have played in this tragedy that has rocked the world of cinema. In the extended Patreon version of this episode Marion goes deeper into similar incidents that have occurred on movie sets in the recent past. She has spent time working in film production and gives a first hand account of the macho behaviour that often pervades. We get a deeper insight into how the ammunition and guns were stored on this set and a new detail which she has uncovered. It would seem that some of the film prop guns were used by crew to fire live rounds during breaks in filming. Finally Jarlath asks Marion about Alec Baldwin and the bizarre revelling of Trump Jnr in this horrendous incident.
 
If you would like a story discussed, get in touch, 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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Marathon Episode” With Special Guest Paul Tonkinson

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”The Marathon Episode” With Special Guest Paul Tonkinson

October 26, 2021
Whether you’re deep in training or just toying with the idea of running a marathon, today’s episode of An Irishman Running Abroad contains gems of information, tips and anecdotes from two of the most knowledgeable people you could find. One is of course our resident coach and all time athletics legend, the icon, the goat and the former World Champion Sonia O’Sullivan and the other is the brilliant standup comedian and author of “26.2 Miles To Happiness” Paul Tonkinson. Both perspectives are invaluable help in figuring out how you want to approach your race if at all. Sonia answers our listeners questions and gives us an update from the road while Paul delves into the new runner mentality and how he ran a sub 3. Jarlath and Paul know each other from the U.K. comedy circuit but that was before Jar took the plunge. Now Paul offers him the advice he and you will need on using the race to guide you, make better decisions, channel pain and emerge a better human on the other side. It’s a big change from our normal episodes and even includes and inspiring extract from Paul’s best selling book. As always our Patrons get illustrated episode notes with extra tips exclusively from Sonia herself.
 
Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland. Why not join Jarlath in raising money for Jigsaw by signing up to the Irishman Abroad challenge over at https://www.idonate.ie/event/2576_.html 
 
To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
 
Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
 
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. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
 
Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.
 
For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Oliver Callan: Behind The Masks

Oliver Callan: Behind The Masks

October 23, 2021
Rocky is a very boring movie if he never gets knocked down. You may not know it but our guest this week hit the canvas harder than most. Comedian, writer and broadcaster Oliver Callan joins Jarlath for rare conversation about his early life, new series and that fall from grace. Oliver opens up to Jarlath about finding his niche in a busy impressionist market, how his talent protected him from being bullied at school and he tells the shocking story of escaping from an abusive relationship involving coercive control. Listeners will also be surprised to hear about that part of his career he wishes he could delete.
 
There’s time to fondly remember Dermot Morgan, a look at why he resisted the urge to travel and Paul Galvin's efforts to stop him performing. We get his thoughts on censorship, his "slight obsession" with Marion Finucane and much more. This is one of those chats where you will want to hear every single minute. So why not pop over to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad to hear this (and every) episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 500 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month.

Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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