An Irishman Abroad
Louise O’Neill (Returns): Episode 330

Louise O’Neill (Returns): Episode 330

January 11, 2020

It's almost 4 years ago since Louise O'Neill first appeared on the podcast. This week, Louise returned to speak to Jarlath about her rollercoaster journey over the last few years at the forefront of feminism in Ireland since the release of her critically acclaimed book Asking For It.

Louise opens up about her journey and the toll being an activist has taken on her personal and professional life, including her decision to step away from social media. Louise also discusses the importance of speaking about consent from a young age, her creative process and the stage adaptation of Asking For It.

To hear about Louise's exciting big screen plans, her book and podcast recommendations, as well as her incredibly productive tips for writers and more, become an Irishman Abroad Patron for just the price of a pint every month on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.

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Alan Joyce: Episode 329

Alan Joyce: Episode 329

January 4, 2020
Alan Joyce tells Jarlath the story of his journey from being raised in Tallaght to running the biggest brand in Australia.
 
As CEO of Qantas airlines, Alan Joyce turned around the airline from losing $20m per week to profits of over a billion per year. Alan explains how he wrestled with the tough decision make 5,000 redundancies (45:00) as well as revealing the incredible stroke of luck in the midst of it all which resulted in cancer diagnosis (57:00).
 
From the time he was attacked by dogs while live on T.V. (1:04:00) to why Irish people are better-suited to Australia (29:00) and what life was like to be openly gay in an Ireland when homosexuality was illegal (22:00) and much more, this is a truly fascinating conversation with one of the world’s most respected CEOs.
 
To hear about Alan's management style, his thoughts on morality in business, our lightning round of listener questions and more, become an Irishman Abroad Patron for just the price of a pint every month on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.
 

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The 2019 Irishman Abroad Awards Episode

The 2019 Irishman Abroad Awards Episode

December 28, 2019

Another year has passed and our guests of 2019 certainly did not disappoint.

Our team has trawled through thousands of clips from the archive over the last year to bring you the annual Irishman Abroad Awards made up of some of the most jaw-dropping, side-splitting and heart-breaking stories from the year gone by.

Featuring categories with awards for the 'Holy Shit' Moment, Advice and Best Colin Farrell Story of the Year as well as prizes for the Most Chequered Past, the 'Oh Christ, I'm glad that didn't happen to me' story and much more, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

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Sinead Burke: Episode 327

Sinead Burke: Episode 327

December 21, 2019

This week, Sinead Burke sat down with Jarlath in the London Irish Centre in Camden for conversation like no other conversation featured in this series. Together they sift through the biggest moments in her incredible rise to prominence over the last three years. She tells Jar about the remarkable circumstances that lead to her Ted Talk and how her life changed almost immediately afterwards. She opens up about her stage fright and anxiety just prior to the filming and the four questions she now asks her self before taking on any sort of work. 

Jarlath is keen to know how Sinead finds working with the fashion industry at a time when publicity seems to trump actual change. He asks Sinead what are the things that she beats herself up about the most and gets a really unusual answer he wasn’t expecting. What’s it like to deal with Oprah? What exactly is the limit and danger of self-kindness? What can we do to help make the changes Sinead is chasing? It’s all here in a remarkably expansive interview with one of the most influential and stylish Irish women of the last 50 years.

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Lisa McGee: Episode 326

Lisa McGee: Episode 326

December 15, 2019

This week, the mastermind writer behind the Channel 4 smash hit Derry Girls, Lisa McGee joined Jarlath for an incredible conversation about her life and journey which led to the creation of one of the comedy series of a generation.

Lisa speaks about the influence of Friends on her work (57:00), why she was more afraid of the nuns than the soldiers growing up in Derry (47:00) and the fascinating process of finding the dream team of actors for the Derry Girls characters (53:00).

From the chalkboard scene that went viral (1:00:00) to the challenge of cutting good jokes (43:00), the impact of owning her own experiences when it comes to her writing (18:00) and much more, this is a very powerful conversation with one of Irelands true writing talents.

To hear Lisa's thoughts on the phenomenon of the 'big bowl', her admiration for Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea as well as her valuable advice to young writers who are struggling to get heard, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Paddy Holohan: Episode 325

Paddy Holohan: Episode 325

December 7, 2019

How do you go from being an MMA fighter at the top of your game in the UFC to becoming an elected representative of the South Dublin County Council? This week, Paddy Holohan tells the incredible story of how he did just that.

 
Paddy speaks about how it felt to be in the thick of it when Irish MMA reached the world stage (48:00), while also speaking in frank terms about the somewhat shocking aspects of Irish politics that are often not spoken about (17:00) and his admiration for his mother (38:00).
 
From Conor McGregor's words of wisdom to him about fame (49:00) to dealing with ignorant members of the public (57:00), John Kavanagh getting star-struck (46:00) and much, much more, this is an open and honest conversation about modern Irish life with a man who is not afraid to use fighting words.
 
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Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival): Episode 324

Donncha O’Callaghan and Peter Stringer (Live from the Dublin Podcast Festival): Episode 324

November 30, 2019

This week, we are delighted to bring you one of the most hilarious and insightful episodes of the series to date. Ireland and Munster Rugby legends Donncha O'Callaghan and Peter Stringer joined Jarlath on stage for a special interview in front of a sold out Sugar Club at the Dublin Podcast Festival.

Donncha and Peter open up about the post-tournament analysis that was devastatingly brutal (28:00) while also giving a fascinating discussion on the evolution of rugby training (23:00), the truth behind 'Pants-Gate' (47:00) and why Paul Kimmage isn't wrong about his thoughts on doping in rugby (53:00).

From Donncha's side-splitting story about how he almost instinctively tackled a runner while out walking with his family (8:00) to the level of scrutiny that modern players are under (44:00) and who was responsible for the two lads being left circling a Cork roundabout (12:00) and much more, this is a rip-roaring and unforgettable conversation with two Irish rugby legends.

To hear the lads' honest thoughts on ROG's potential as future Ireland head coach, how they treated their bodies as their 'business' and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Andrew Trimble: Episode 323

Andrew Trimble: Episode 323

November 23, 2019

This week, Ulster and Ireland rugby legend, Andrew Trimble, joined Jarlath for a rare and fascinating conversation about his life and career.

Andrew opens up about being able to speak freely in interviews since his retirement (4:00), how it feels to move past your physical peak as a professional athlete (31:00) and how bored he became with the median focus upon his religious beliefs (45:00).

From Joe Schmidt's team-building exercises he couldn’t stand (22:00) to avoiding the pitfalls of sectarianism (40:00), Declan Kidney (27:00) and much more, this is as frank and insightful a conversation you will find with one of the true gentlemen of Irish sport.

To hear about Andrew's life post-rugby developing a ground-breaking app for sports teams, proving doubters wrong and a fascinating conversation about player mentality, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad on patreon.com/irishmanabroad

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Marion McKeone: Episode 322

Marion McKeone: Episode 322

November 16, 2019

Marion McKeone doesn’t like talking about herself yet she has already lived one of the most unusual and varied lives imaginable. This week she sat with Jarlath and brought him through the unusual path she took to the USA. A DCU graduate before DCU was even DCU, she went on to study law and qualify as a barrister. She describes a scene in Dublin during the early 80’s that few have focused upon and explains why the misogyny of the time failed to reach her. 

Jarlath discovers Marion's tear-away teen years where she went AWOL from a job as the least qualified tennis instructor at an American tennis camp after a prank involving the Soviet flag went wrong. Marion mourns the loss of that carefree America and compares it to today’s regime. We hear how she believes there is every chance Trump will be re-elected and why. Marion talks for the first time about her difficulty in separating her emotions during the #MeToo movement (Patreon Full Length Version Only) and why she still sees hope in the ability of America to re-imagine itself time and time again.

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Dr. David Robert Grimes: Episode 321

Dr. David Robert Grimes: Episode 321

November 9, 2019
Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher, award-winning science writer and author of The Irrational Ape - a new book which questions modern thinking and flawed logic.

 
This week, David joined Jarlath for a fascinating chat about the importance of being aware of our own irrationality (5:00), the damage of living in a world where disinformation rules (30:00) as well as a gripping discussion on debunking conspiracy theories (46:00).
 
From why there is no shame in changing your mind (19:00) and his powerful thoughts on why he is optimistic about the future (Patreon Full Length Version Only) to religion (54:00) and the shocking hate mail that he has received for simply starting the facts (13:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly riveting conversation with one of Ireland's finest critical thinkers. 
 
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