Niall Breslin (returns): Episode 233

2Mar

This week, Bressie makes his hat-trick appearance on Irishman Abroad and it’s truly amazing how much has changed for Niall since then. In this incredibly honest conversation, Niall opens up about how he sometimes feels that he cannot offer people enough (14:00) and how the Irish government is only ‘box-ticking’ at the moment with services aimed at improving the emotional well-being of young people (16:00).


From revealing why The Blizzards took a break (46:00) to his views on how the support system was not in place for the winners of The Voice (54:00) and how he was thrown out of a death metal band for being “absolutely shit at shredding” (44:00), this is a fantastic conversation with one of Ireland’s most outspoken and honest mental health activists.

To hear about Bressie’s experience witnessing the rise of Ed Sheeran and for lots more bonus material, become a Patron of Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad to hear the full extended cut of this episode.

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6 Nations Special live from Currency Fair HQ: Episode 232

23Feb

This week, Jarlath was joined by Leinster and Ireland legend Bernard Jackman alongside former Munster and Leicester star Johne Murphy in front of a packed house at Currency Fair’s offices in Dublin for a chat about all things Six Nations. The lads spoke about the possibility of bad blood between Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland (8:00), why ruthlessness is needed to be at the top of your game (15:00) and the poor French attitude to rugby that raises it’s head in certain areas (36:00).

From Johne speaking frankly about why he believes Munster handled the doping situation really badly (45:00) to Andrew Porter being an athletic ‘freak’ (42:00) and the hilarious story of how a total lack of independence can befall a young professional rugby player (29:00) this is a fantastic spirited chat with two top rugby men.

Become a Patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad to hear the full extended cut of this episode.

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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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Caroline Foran: Episode 231

17Feb

Caroline Foran is the journalist and author behind the number one best-selling book ‘Owning It: Your Bullshit-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety.’ With refreshing honesty, Caroline cuts through the rubbish that surrounds conversations about mental health and speaks frankly about getting ‘woke’ to anxiety, (9:00), how it becomes embedded in childhood (15:00) and the terrifying moment when her anxiety became so severe that she thought she was suffering from ovarian cancer (28:00).

From the empowering nature of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (49:00) to why she sees social media as comparing your ‘behind-the-scenes’ with someone else’s highlights reel (30:00) and much more, this is an incredible conversation with someone who is currently at the forefront of raising open and honest mental health awareness in Ireland.

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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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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Luke Fitzgerald: Episode 230

10Feb

With jaw-dropping honesty, this week, former Leinster and Ireland legend Luke Fitzgerald speaks about his incredible journey from being the golden boy of Blackrock College to striving to become the best rugby player in the world. With incredible detail, Luke gives an account of how it all blew up between himself and Paul Kimmage who had ‘shafted him’ (4:00), explains how Joe Schmidt ‘could decimate you with a single line’ and the time he felt like head-butting the man himself (53:00).

Having spent half of his career sidelined due to injury, Luke is in a perfect position to speak about resilience and he does just that (35:00). From his thoughts on the current Irish team’s chances (51:00), to his honest appraisal of Nigel Owens (1:06:00) and why he believes Johnny Sexton is Leinster’s best player of all time (1:08:00), this is a fascinating conversation with one of the most honest voices in Irish rugby.

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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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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A.P. McCoy (Returns): Episode 229

3Feb

Sir A.P. McCoy makes a return appearance on An Irishman Abroad after almost 4 years to discuss the drastic changes in his life since he last sat down with Jarlath. The undisputed king of national hunt racing opens up about learning to cope with retirement (4:00), why some of the best times in his life were when he was earning ninety quid a week (13:00) and how he discovered that the battle with himself was what drove him to such extraordinary heights (19:00). Jarlath speaks to Tony about seeing himself in his kids and if they might follow in his footsteps. 

From his view of "the incredible mind" of JP McManus (16:00) to the secret to finding true happiness (31:00), why he doesn't think he'll ever move home to Ireland (37:00) and his honest response to the moment he was told that a knighthood was on the cards (38:00), this is a fascinating conversation with a true sporting icon. 

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

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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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Caitriona Perry: Episode 228

27Jan

This week, award-winning new RTÉ Six One News anchor and former Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry speaks about her inspirational story of hard graft which resulted in her literally landing her lifelong dream job in RTÉ (20:00). Caitriona explains her connection to Trump’s former Communications Director Sean Spicer and what she thinks he regrets about his actions in his former position (57:00), while also teasing the changes that are ahead for the Six One News later in the year (01:06:00).

We hear Caitriona’s thoughts on the moral collapse of Trump’s Republican party and the price she thinks they will pay for it (44:00), her struggles with reporting objectively while wanting to cry (01:04:00) and how she went from a top level journalist in Ireland to being at the bottom of the pecking order in America (27:00).

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

Don't forget to check out the Irishman Abroad Patreon page (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad) and become a Patron to get access to exclusive new content from show, the new Irishman Abroad badge and much more.

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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Eoin Reddan: Episode 227

20Jan

Having retired from provincial and international rugby in recent years, Eoin Reddan’s reflections on his career and his thoughts on the current state of rugby offers us a fascinating insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes at the highest levels in sport.

Eoin speaks about the ruthlessness of rugby (11:00), feeling bad for Simon Zebo (18:00) and gives his thoughts on what the consequences should be for those found doping within the game (23:00). With incredible honesty, Eoin reveals the, often hidden, challenges that journalists give players while also explaining why the ability to manage one’s own thoughts is key to being an elite sportsperson (45:00).

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

Don't forget to check out the Irishman Abroad Patreon page (www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad) and become a Patron to get access to exclusive new content from show, the new Irishman Abroad badge and much more.

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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Caroline Morahan: Episode 226

13Jan

 

In this rare and candid interview with actor and TV presenter Caroline Morahan, the lid is lifted on the “you should be grateful” attitude in RTÉ which once saw Caroline being told, during a meeting with the broadcaster, that she should be thinking about having children (21:00). Having spent a time on Fair City as a teenager, Caroline also opens up about her most crushing moment while on the show (9:00) and why Off the Rails was a transformative programme for Irish women (16:00).

From leaving Ireland behind for the career potential in a lonely LA (41:00) to a heartfelt moment of bonding with Jarlath over losing a family member (1:02:00), this interview gives a fascinating insight into Caroline’s journey from Drogheda to 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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Mick McCarthy: Episode 225

6Jan

This week, former Irish international player and manager, Mick Mc Carthy, welcomed Jarlath into his home to discuss the fascinating story of his life and career. Mick explains why the most ridiculous decision of his life was to take the Ireland job (45:00), why he doesn’t want to talk about Saipan (1:04:00), spotting fear in young modern players (7:00) and the injury that cost him and his family a life in France (11:00).

From his thoughts on footballer’s wives (15:00) to why he would have Kevin Kilbane as a son (1:01:00), what he learned from Richie Sadlier (53:00), his hilarious trick to fool paparazzi outside his home (18:00) and much more, this is a joyful conversation with a true member of Irish football’s Hall of Fame.

Be sure to listen to the middle section of the show for some exciting news about the future of An Irishman Abroad podcasts.

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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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Brian Kennedy: Episode 224

30Dec

The story of Brian Kennedy’s journey from the Falls Road in Belfast to becoming one of Ireland’s most successful musical talents is one that must be heard. Brian speaks openly to Jarlath about his difficulties growing up gay during the height of The Troubles including a British soldier shoving a gun into his genitals (6:00) and having a debilitating medical condition that only made him more vulnerable at school (18:00).

In fascinating detail, Brian explains how Simon Fuller became the guarantor on his first mortgage (31:00) before he was sacked for prioritising the Spice Girls over Brian (45:00), how a fear of aids in a 1980s London resulted in him being celibate for four years (37:00) and how he could have sang on Jeff Buckley’s legendary Grace album (51:00).

From having tea with Kate Bush (58:00) to why he is considering herbal treatments to tackle his recent cancer diagnosis (1:12:00), and much more, this is a truly fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most respected 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).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

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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