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I’m Jarlath Regan comedian, writer and the Irishman behind the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network and I’m also absolutely obsessed with basketball.

Irishman Inside Basketball is a new series coming to this feed starting on May 18th that looks at some of the most interesting characters, stories and facets of the game and of course their connection back to Ireland. Guests will include the only Irishman ever to play in the NBA Pat Burke, former Kerry Gaelic football and basketball legend Kieran Donaghy, sports psychologist to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan - George Mumford and author of the definitive Kobe and MJ biographies Roland Lazenby.

To hear gain early access to episodes and to hear all my interviews including 250 unavailable anywhere else head over to patreon.com/irishmanabroad now and for the price of a pint of Guinness you can join our team.

Click the subscribe button here and now to get episode one automatically to your phone when it arrives on May 18th.

An Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball An Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

I’m Jarlath Regan comedian, writer and the Irishman behind the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network and I’m also absolutely obsessed with basketball.

Irishman Inside Basketball is a new series coming to this feed starting on May 18th that looks at some of the most interesting characters, stories and facets of the game and of course their connection back to Ireland. Guests will include the only Irishman ever to play in the NBA Pat Burke, former Kerry Gaelic football and basketball legend Kieran Donaghy, sports psychologist to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan - George Mumford and author of the definitive Kobe and MJ biographies Roland Lazenby.

To hear gain early access to episodes and to hear all my interviews including 250 unavailable anywhere else head over to patreon.com/irishmanabroad now and for the price of a pint of Guinness you can join our team.

Click the subscribe button here and now to get episode one automatically to your phone when it arrives on May 18th.

    “How The Dream Team Changed The World with Jack McCallum” - Season 2 Episode 2

    “How The Dream Team Changed The World with Jack McCallum” - Season 2 Episode 2

    Today we bring you a very special episode with the legendary writer and journalist Jack McCallum. Joining the staff of Sports Illustrated in 1981, Jack has witnessed the political and social changes in America through the prism of basketball for decades and was honoured by the Basketball Hall Of Fame for his work in 2005. McCallum is perhaps best known for his coverage of the first team of professionals ever to take part in the Olympic basketball tournament in 1992. He is credited with coining the name “The Dream Team”. In this one of a kind episode he speaks to Jarlath about his career in the game and how the union of superstars Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird changed basketball and the wider world forever. Jack McCallum’s book The Dream Team is available in all good independent books stores and his podcast “The Dream Team Tapes” is an absolute must for anyone who wants to know even 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.

    • 11 min
    White Men Can't Jump - Ron Shelton: Season 2 Episode 1 (From The Patreon Archive)

    White Men Can't Jump - Ron Shelton: Season 2 Episode 1 (From The Patreon Archive)

    Today, we are proud to bring you a little taster of Season 2 of An Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball with the director of the greatest basketball movie ever made. Today Jarlath is joined by Oscar nominated writer/director Ron Shelton, the creative genius and white man behind White Men Can't Jump.

    In never before heard detail, Ron tells the story behind the making of the film, finding the title before the script and the challenge of finding the cast and getting it made.

    From the hilarious stories of working closely with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson to being at the inception of the 'yo momma' jokes. Jarlath gets to hear everything including the suggestion Donald Trump forced upon him, filming the infamous hook shot scene, Jeopardy, Gloria, Sizzler, auditions, bets on set, wardrobe decisions, rebuilding Venice Beach, Nation Of Islam protection, NBA talent on set, the Netflix series, the remake and the studio exec Ron took on in front of the entire crew.

    Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, this is a conversation with one of the most influential characters in global basketball culture you will love. And it’s exclusive to Patrons months before it will be released to anyone else.

    To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.

    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.

    • 30 min
    The Story Behind The Jordan Rules - Sam Smith: Episode 7

    The Story Behind The Jordan Rules - Sam Smith: Episode 7

    In the final episode of this first series of Inside Basketball, we bring you Sam Smith - the man behind the most controversial basketball book of all time The Jordan Rules.

    In this rare long-form conversation with the author, Sam speaks about his long term friendship with Phil Jackson and how he was so deeply embedded in the legendary Chicago Bulls team that players spoke to him on the record.

    Sam explains what it was like to be on the road with the Bulls and how Jordan was so competitive that he had to have the last word in their conversations. Sam opens up about the truly shocking circumstances which followed for him after the release of The Jordan Rules and the one line that MJ can't escape.

    To hear the full extended cut of this interview where Sam details how he got Derrick Rose to open up more than anyone has ever done about his life in their book I'll Show You, the truth behind how Michael Jordan was not poisoned by a pizza, his starting 5, memorabilia and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

    Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.  

    You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

    https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812

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    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Making Hoop Dreams Come True - Paul Cummins: Episode 6

    Making Hoop Dreams Come True - Paul Cummins: Episode 6

    This week, Irish International player Paul Cummins joins Jarlath to discuss his journey through college and pro basketball and how he enables today's Irish ballers to travel the same path. 

    Paul tells his incredible story of leaving Ireland to play at Ravenscroft High School in North Carolina before playing at a powerhouse prep school alongside future NBA players in South Kent and then D 1 Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

    Paul talks about the challenge of loneliness when first leaving his family for America, how it felt to play alongside Dorell Wright and the bad decision he made around an injury which ultimately cost him dearly.

    To hear the full extended cut of this interview where Paul speaks about playing opposite Stephen Curry, the success stories of his Sports Dream Academy, how he changed his game from a driving game to a shooting game and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

    For more information on Paul and his Sports Dream Academy, visit the links below:

    http://sda.ie/ 

    https://twitter.com/sda_info

    You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

    https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Double Life Of Kieran Donaghy: Episode 5

    The Double Life Of Kieran Donaghy: Episode 5

    In this latest instalment of Inside Basketball, Jarlath is joined by Tralee Warriors legend Kieran Donaghy. Kieran is also the proud holder of four All Ireland medals, eight Senior Championship medals and three National League titles with the Kerry Senior Football Team and, as a result, he is in the perfect position to provide a fascinating insight into Irish amateur sport.

    Kieran details how he fell in love with basketball and how he juggled playing both basketball and gaelic football at a high level. In a fascinating discussion, Kieran also offers his thoughts on the resurgence of basketball in Ireland and how it can be made to appeal to families across the country.

    From his ridiculous story of playing in a court Miami with the Kerry Senior Football team to what he loves about the unquantifiable nature of basketball, why athletes who play multiple sports make less mistakes and much more, this conversation offers a rare insight into the world of Irish basketball.

    To hear extended cuts of our interviews, with no ads, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

    You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

    https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kobe Bryant’s “Secret Weapon” - George Mumford: Episode 4

    Kobe Bryant’s “Secret Weapon” - George Mumford: Episode 4

    As the mindfulness coach to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, George Mumford has undoubtedly been one of the most influential brains within the NBA of all time. In this rare and fascinating discussion, George opens up about his life, career and working alongside some of the greatest sporting talents of all time.

    George explains how Kobe and Shaq used to call him their 'secret weapon', how the devastation that he suffered when his own career was cut short by injury helped him work alongside the Chicago Bulls and the challenges he faced working with the attention span of the professional player.

    From how he rebuilt MJ's leadership skills to his seemingly strange (yet powerful) advice to Kobe and the role mindfulness can play in grief and much more, this is a truly gripping conversation with one of the most sought after mindfulness coaches in the game.

    To hear extended cuts of our interviews, with no ads, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes.

    You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

    https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ntibin ,

Susan Moran legend

When I was 14 in 2nd year, from presentation Waterford we won the south east c league beating everyone by nearly 20 points. We headed to killarney for the finals and I came up against Susan Moran and she and the team trashed us off the court. I was like what the hell is happening. We were not a bad team - about 2/3 on southeast team but this Tullamore team were unreal. Great to see how far she got.

dontspamjim ,

Excellent.

I listen to a lot of hoop podcasts. This is really quite good.

OFitzBBall ,

Best BBall podcast.

Brilliant podcast. Fantastic start with Pat Burke. Lazenby episode is even better. I’ve listened to it twice and plan another. There’s so much in it. Can’t wait for the next one. Brilliant.

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