16 episodes

My Roots Are Showing is the new podcast from Irish arts journalist and broadcaster Nadine O'Regan, in which well known people in the world of culture and beyond reveal their stories and inspirations. Recent guests include the actor Domhnall Gleeson, director Lenny Abrahamson, Shirley Manson from the band Garbage and broadcaster and author Graham Norton.

My Roots Are Showing with Nadine O'Regan Nadine O'Regan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

My Roots Are Showing is the new podcast from Irish arts journalist and broadcaster Nadine O'Regan, in which well known people in the world of culture and beyond reveal their stories and inspirations. Recent guests include the actor Domhnall Gleeson, director Lenny Abrahamson, Shirley Manson from the band Garbage and broadcaster and author Graham Norton.

    Andrea Corr joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Andrea Corr joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Andrea Corr, lead singers of The Corrs, joins Nadine O'Regan to discuss her multi-faceted career. As frontwoman of The Corrs, the Dundalk-raised Irish singer has, along with her three siblings, sold over 40 million albums. She has also carved out a successful acting career on the stage and published a recent memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage, which is out in paperback in July. In this wide-ranging interview, Andrea talks candidly about her background, taking in not just her globe-trotting career, but also her life as a daughter, sister, wife and mother.

    • 55 min
    Ed O'Brien of Radiohead joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Ed O'Brien of Radiohead joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Ed O'Brien of Radiohead joins Nadine O'Regan to talk about his first solo album Earth, as well as his decades in Radiohead, his route to creativity, the support of his friends such as producer Flood and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, and how time spent in Brazil shaped him in the making of his first solo album. He also speaks about how Radiohead approach making albums, as well as their dislike of repeating themselves on tour.

    • 34 min
    Nancy Harris joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Nancy Harris joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Irish playwright Nancy Harris joins Nadine O'Regan to talk about her life and work, including her plays The Beacon and Our New Girl, and her background, growing up as the child of two well-known journalists, Anne and Eoghan Harris, and her early move to Birmingham and then London to pursue her career. Motherhood, parenting and feminism are also discussed in the podcast -- as well as the question of whether being an artist can be incompatible with being a mother.

    • 39 min
    Richie Sadlier joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Richie Sadlier joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Former professional footballer turned sports pundit, Richie Sadlier joins Nadine O'Regan to talk about his new memoir Recovering and his life growing up in Dublin, joining Millwall, and having to deal with a turbulent aftermath when his career was cut short by injury in his 20s. Now a psychotherapist, Sadlier has fought off his own demons -- he has struggled with depression and addiction over the years, and has faced down other tough realities from his past. He talks about his experiences as well as reflecting on his recent successes -- his memoir Recovering, written with Dion Fanning, took the top sports book award at the Irish Book Awards in late 2019.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Samantha Power joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Samantha Power joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Irish-American diplomat Samantha Power joins Nadine O'Regan to talk about her celebrated career and her new memoir The Education of an Idealist, which tracks back over her time serving as US ambassador to the UN, as well as her childhood years in Dublin, her move to the States at the age of nine, her work on behalf of former US President Barack Obama, her thoughts on motherhood and feminism, her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, and her life in a Donald Trump-led United States.

    • 39 min
    Una Mullally joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Una Mullally joins Nadine O'Regan for My Roots Are Showing

    Irish journalist, author, activist and podcaster Una Mullally joins Nadine O'Regan to talk about her career in journalism, as well as her origins in Dublin, her early days, her decision to leave the Catholic Church, falling in love, and how she coped when faced with a cancer diagnosis days after her 32nd birthday. They also talk about the joy and the difficulty of creating podcasts (Una's new podcast, which she co-hosts with Andrea Horan, is called United Ireland and is available on all platforms), as well as Una's appointment in 2019 as a European Young Leader.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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