An Irishman Abroad
Paul McVeigh: Episode 284

Paul McVeigh: Episode 284

February 23, 2019

How do you go from being a Premier League footballer who is afraid of public speaking to then go and quit the game to face your fear? This week former Spurs, Norwich and Northern Ireland player Paul McVeigh tells Jarlath the truly incredible story of how he did just that.

Paul explains how he discovered the world of self-help when he wasn't making an impact in games (14:00), what it felt like to reach the weekly wage that he used to dream about (21:00) and the time Gareth Southgate once 'kicked the shit out of him' (3:00).

From the challenges facing gay footballers today (32:00) to the stress of modern-living (47:00), the ignorance of today's young footballers (1:01:00) and his fantastic tips for how to overcome negative self-talk (Patreon Extended Cut Only) and much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of the best motivational speakers on the world stage.

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Nick Frost: Episode 283

Nick Frost: Episode 283

February 16, 2019
Nick Frost is one of the most well-respected comedy writers and actors in the world today. This week he joined Jarlath to discuss his life and career on the eve of the release of his new film Fighting with My Family.
 
With exceptional honesty, Nick explains how he feels as though he has never done enough despite his success (18:00), the life he once made for himself in the mountains of Israel after he had to remove himself a very difficult situation in London (37:00) and the battle he finds between balancing admin and creativity (47:00).
 
From the BAFTA Award that he assumed he would be accepting but did not end up winning (17:00) to how someone once dropped a fridge on his head (31:00), the 'terrible' novel that he wrote to impress a girl (Patreon Extended Cut Only) and much, much more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with a true legend of comedy.
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The Organ Donation Episode: Episode 282

The Organ Donation Episode: Episode 282

February 9, 2019
It’s two years since Jarlath donated a kidney to his brother Adrian. In this follow-on episode to its sister episode from two years ago, Jarlath opens up the discussion to the wider area of organ donation and speaks to both medical professionals and those who have been affected by organ donation. Jarlath is also joined by Health Minister Simon Harris to discuss his hopes for the introduction of an opt-out system in Ireland.
 
From an incredible account of the world’s first heart transplant, to the beautifully powerful stories of those who have had their lives saved by the sheer generosity of their donors, a touching phone call between Jarlath and his brother Adrian and much, much more, this is a truly crucial and inspirational listen.
 
Music track is 'Swimmer' by Delorentos available to buy here: https://itunes.apple.com/bn/album/little-sparks/495640573
 
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Michael Conlan (Returns): Episode 281

Michael Conlan (Returns): Episode 281

February 2, 2019
As he prepares for one of the biggest fights of his life, Michael Conlan took time out to return to Irishman Abroad for a fascinating chat about his professional career to date. 
 
With his trademark refreshing honesty, Michael explains why pointing out the corruption within amateur boxing at the Olympics was the best thing that ever happened to him (16:00), the horrific/hilarious ordeal that he endured when he withdrew all of his money from his US bank account (28:00) and his determination to put on a show for his fans at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day (66:00).
 
From his thoughts on what separates those who succeed and those who don’t (Patreon Extended Cut Only) to the thoughts he doesn’t allow enter his head (59:00), a jaw-dropping story of cutting weight as an amateur (10:00), why he feels Floyd Mayweather might have ruined boxing (1:01:00) and much more, this is a scintillating conversation with a true gent of professional sports.
 
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Richard Dunwoody: Episode 280

Richard Dunwoody: Episode 280

January 26, 2019

Three-time Champion Jockey Richard Dunwoody is someone who many will be familiar with through horse racing but many will be unfamiliar with his incredible journey after his retirement.

This week, Richard tells Jarlath how he was forced to retire from racing due to his physical condition at a time when he was not mentally ready (8:00), having to be a 'bit of a bastard' in order to succeed (18:00), how he unintentionally ended up on Strictly Come Dancing (32:00) and the fascinating story behind his trek to the South Pole, which he considers to be a career highlight (24:00).
 
From explaining his working process in his new career as a photographer (37:00) to never feeling happiness as a winner (14:00), his thoughts on preventing concussion after he miraculously escaped any adverse effects having had over 700 falls as a jockey (43:00) and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with an Irish sporting legend.
 
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Ronan Raftery: Episode 279

Ronan Raftery: Episode 279

January 19, 2019

With roles on screen in Fantastic Beasts, Mortal Engines and Moone Boy, and on stage in the National’s production of The Silver Tassie, Ronan Raftery is a star on the rise.  This week he joins Jarlath for a conversation about the sad, funny and terrifying moments from his life story so far.

With hilarious detail, Ronan explains his dislike for the drama school (24:00), how he once starved himself for 36 hours in preparation for just one scene (Patreon extended cut only) and what it’s like working a 12 hour day with Peter Jackson to film just 4 seconds of magic (57:00).

From competing to be the worst alter boy in school (13:00) to the ridiculously challenging role of his character in The Rook (53:00), being 33 in an industry that is obsessed with youth (67:00), a hilarious story involving Ronan Keating and some tea bags (1:11:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable chat with a true gent of the entertainment industry.

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John Connors: Episode 278

John Connors: Episode 278

January 12, 2019
This week the award-winning actor John Connors joined Jarlath for a fascinating discussion about his life and career. With brutal honesty, John opens up about how 2018 was a year which saw him 'riddled with depression' (25:00) having also lost the two biggest acting roles of his life for expressing his own personal views (3:00).
 
John explains why he tried to make things weird between himself and Tom Vaughan Lawlor on the set of Love/Hate (55:00), how he battles with a lack of control over his impulses (1:04:00) and the big mistake of Peter Casey's that the media never picked up on (46:00).
 
From the incredibly sad reason why his whole life goal has been to live past the age of 30 (28:00) to how the best moment of his life was breaking the jaw of a childhood bully (37:00), why he is considering leaving Ireland (1:11:00) and the absurd level of discrimination he once received from neighbours (1:00:00) and much more, this is a truly powerful conversation with one of Ireland's rising creative talents.
 
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Dermot Whelan: Episode 277

Dermot Whelan: Episode 277

January 5, 2019
Dermot Whelan is one of Ireland's most loved radio personalities and, when you listen to this conversation, it's easy to see why. Dermot explains how he had to hide his inner culchie when the Dermot and Dave show started on Dublin's 98FM before moving to the national airwaves (4:00) and how his negative self-talk led to his fascination with meditation (35:00). Dermot, in what is a first for the series, also gives Jarlath a lesson in meditation live on the show (47:00)!
 
From what he believes to be the key behind the sustained strong relationship between himself and Dave Moore (1:06:00) to how terrifying it can be when things go wrong live on air (1:00:00), how he could have become an archaeologist (19:00) and much more, this is a truly enlightening conversation with one of Ireland's soundest broadcasting and comedic talents.
 
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Karl Henry: Episode 276

Karl Henry: Episode 276

December 29, 2018

This week, Ireland's leading health and fitness expert, Karl Henry, joined Jarlath for a much-needed conversation for this time of year about taking care of one's mental and physical health.

With great honesty, Karl gives his thoughts on the phenomenon of 'quick fix' regimes (4:00), why emotional wellbeing is vital (59:00), the nature of obsession in the health and fitness industry (19:00) and the impact of living in an obesogenic society (54:00).

From why Karl still believes that Jarlath's interview with him almost 10 years ago was one of the scariest he's ever done (53:00) to why mowing the lawn is his favourite thing in the world to do (43:00) and how he now avoids fatigue which nearly destroyed him (25:00), and much more, this is a fascinating and important conversation with a man at the top of his game.

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Helen Cullen: Episode 275

Helen Cullen: Episode 275

December 22, 2018

This week author Helen Cullen joined Jarlath for a fascinating and inspirational conversation about her journey from 2FM to becoming one of Ireland’s most talked about new authors. With refreshing honesty, Helen explains her thoughts on why it’s vital to take leaps of faith in life (55:00), why she lives with a constant cycle of fear (1:30:00) and the life-changing five season deal she has signed with the creators of Downton Abbey (1:35:00).

The episode ranges from discussing the precious nature of a new idea (1:19:00) to the incredible process that Helen endured to land her dream agent (1:07:00), why so much is riding on the success of her third book (1:41:00), being reduced to tears in The Guardian’s board room (48:00) and much, much more. This is a truly insightful conversation with one of Ireland’s most exciting literary talents. For more of this conversation and bonus content including a rare conversation with Sarah Silverman why not subscribe to Irishman Abroad Premium. 

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The song used in the opening and closing of this episode is Maze by Emmet O'Malley. For more information visit https://www.emmetomalley.com/ 

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