101 episodes

An Irishman Abroad features rare long-form interviews with extraordinary characters such as Sir Bob Geldof, Sharon Horgan, Hozier, Brian O'Driscoll, Chris O'Dowd, Boy George, Dara O’Briain, Gabriel Byrne, Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Moran. In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known writer, actor, performer, athlete or public figure to discuss their life and shared experiences of Ireland and abroad. An Irishman Abroad is a former winner of the iTunes Store's Best New Audio Podcast Award and has been a fixture in iTunes' Best of the year list since its creation in 2013. An Irishman Abroad has been recommended by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Irish Times and The London Metro.

(To access the full archive including almost 300 episodes and the true crime bonus series Irishman Behind Bars, visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.)

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An Irishman Abroad features rare long-form interviews with extraordinary characters such as Sir Bob Geldof, Sharon Horgan, Hozier, Brian O'Driscoll, Chris O'Dowd, Boy George, Dara O’Briain, Gabriel Byrne, Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Moran. In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known writer, actor, performer, athlete or public figure to discuss their life and shared experiences of Ireland and abroad. An Irishman Abroad is a former winner of the iTunes Store's Best New Audio Podcast Award and has been a fixture in iTunes' Best of the year list since its creation in 2013. An Irishman Abroad has been recommended by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Irish Times and The London Metro.

(To access the full archive including almost 300 episodes and the true crime bonus series Irishman Behind Bars, visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad today.)

    Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361

    Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361

    Susan Moran is the greatest Irish female basketball player of all time. As the only Irish woman to have ever played in the WNBA, Susan's journey from Tullamore to Philadelphia is an inspiring tale. This conversation was recorded for our Inside Basketball series but it was so good that we decided to give you a little taster of it for our Irishman Abroad listeners.
    Susan tells Jarlath how she realised basketball was a particular skill of her's (10:00) and how she was scouted by Reggie Grennan which saw her getting a life-changing scholarship to St. Joseph's in Philadelphia (25:00).
    In the longer-form version of this conversation (which is available tomorrow on the Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball feed - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/an-irishman-abroad-inside-basketball/id1512016776) Susan also tells the incredible story of not getting drafted, the brutal training camp in New York which followed and why the WNBA is the best in the game.
    But to hear the full, extended cut, of this interview with no ads, in which Susan discusses the art of recruiting players, her thoughts on NCAA players not being paid, The Last Dance and Ireland's relationship with basketball, 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.
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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.  

    • 44 min
    Colin Broderick: Episode 360

    Colin Broderick: Episode 360

    The incredible life story of writer/director Colin Broderick is one that truly must be heard. This week, you get to do just that.
    In this refreshingly open and honest conversation, Colin speaks to Jarlath about the post-traumatic stress that he discovered he was suffering from having grown up during the Troubles, resulting in him being emotionally disconnected having witnessed the massacre of people he knew. Colin details his journey in America where he has survived alcoholism, homelessness and prison before telling us the story of how he discovered writing.
    From the mental breakdown that he suffered writing That's That, to facing his demons head on in Emerald City, the importance of correctly nurturing our youth and much more, this inspirational story of a man who has survived a life of hardship with a true sense of dignity is a much needed listen.
     
    To hear Colin's beautiful words on his approach to writing, his thoughts on Trump being re-elected as well as how he is taking care of his own family in lockdown in New York, 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.

    • 53 min
    Coronapod 11 (Dr. David Dowling on Vaccine Hope & Reality)

    Coronapod 11 (Dr. David Dowling on Vaccine Hope & Reality)

    Bray-born Dr David Dowling is an immunologist and vaccinologist working at Harvard Medical School. This week he joined Jarlath for a fascinating discussion on all things vaccine-related.
    David calmly and clearly discusses the realities of finding a vaccine, the various strategies that may be taken along the way and the promising data that is being seen.
    In these incredibly uncertain times, David's reassuring and informed discussions on how the most vulnerable are considered during the vaccine creation process and his words on the potential of COVID-19 to survive on outdoor surfaces in the sunlight certainly give us reasons to be hopeful.
    To hear each episode in its full length every week, 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.

    • 49 min
    Ardal O'Hanlon: Episode 358

    Ardal O'Hanlon: Episode 358

    Ardal O'Hanlon made his first appearance on Irishman Abroad over 6 years ago (Episode 19). This week, the beloved actor and comedian makes his much-anticipated return to the show.
    Ardal speaks about how he was lucky to just finish his tour before lockdown (47:00), why he was elated when a broken laptop caused him to lose 10 years of hard work (41:00) and why he feels his happiness would suffer if he were to become active on social media (28:00).
    From his reasons for resisting the trappings of fame (25:00) to why he didn't enjoy the surveillance culture of Shanghai (49:00) the absolutely ridiculous story involving Ardal, Moby, My Lovely Horse, a helicopter and 80,000 people (55:00) this is a thoroughly much-needed lighthearted and insightful chat with a true gentleman of Ireland comedy.
    To hear each episode in its full length every week, 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 5 min
    Coronapod 10 (Iseult Ward on Solving Ireland's Food Waste Problem)

    Coronapod 10 (Iseult Ward on Solving Ireland's Food Waste Problem)

    What happens when a large quantity of food is made, packaged and ready to sell only for a typo to be spotted on the label? What happens when a thousand litres of orange juice doesn’t have enough bits in it or too many bits in it, and it’s too late to fix it? A lot of the time it gets written off, turfed out, put in the bin or destroyed. The cost of food wastage and its subsequent destruction is massive in terms of the environment. But the a pandemic the opportunity loss of having all this surplus - perfectly edible food - going to waste when so many people are going hungry is even greater. Well that’s where today’s guest Iseult Ward and her co-founder Aoibheann Mangan stepped in and stepped up to create FoodCloud. A game changing local solution to the global problem of food waste by redistributing the equivalent of 160,000 meals per week.
    This week on the emergency Coronapod series Jarlath sits down with Iseult to first understand how FoodCloud connects producers with charities, and then to find out how they are stepping up their game during the pandemic to provide even more to those who need it most.
    To hear each episode in its full length every week, 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_IEOur 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.

    • 43 min
    Colm Meaney: Episode 356

    Colm Meaney: Episode 356

    Colm Meaney is a national treasure. This week Jarlath sits down with him for a one of a kind conversation about his early life, work and struggles. For the first time, we hear his experience of being Irish in the UK during the Troubles (31:00), getting his big break in the 1980s in America (38:00) and why juggling Star Trek with features such as The Van, The Snapper and The Commitments worked for him (51:00).
    From joining Sinn Féin as an 'anti-establishment' 13 year old (12:00), to and how Margaret Thatcher once 'f****d the whole thing up' with regards to funding and the arts (30:00), the Hollywood culture of telling people what they want to hear (50:00), the series of incredibly unfortunate events that killed the prospects of one of his proudest acting projects (56:00) and much more, this is a fascinating and rare conversation with a true Irish acting legend.
    To hear about the chaotic nature of filming Alpha Papa alongside Steve Coogan, Colm's thoughts on how the film/TV industry is changing, the art of finding the essence of a character, Con Air and more become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will automatically gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on our public feed.
    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 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

djdytgvvgg ,

Tedious intro - need to focus on the Irishman abroad bit

Great quality but tedious intro.. want to listen to the conversation with the guest... keep up good work

Kaytrn ,

Great Guests but.....

Standard of guest is remarkable but I personally found Jarlaths monologues of self promotion a little jading. Pity as a solid 3 stars with plenty potential.

AidanB25 ,

Very Good

Great guests and good questions. A gentleman who brings the good out in others.

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