108 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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    • 4.8 • 205 Ratings

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.)

    Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan: “The Barefoot Running Debate"

    Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan: “The Barefoot Running Debate"

    Can all repetitive strain injuries be traced back to modern running shoes? Jarlath asks Sonia about this and other claims of the barefoot running movement. It makes sense on paper. We have conditioned our feet to expect a type of cushioning that encourages heal striking rather than the flat strike that lets the miracle of engineering that is human foot so its job. Sonia looks back at her days running barefoot at competitive events, the Kenyan model, Zola Budd, ice baths and the danger of transitioning to shoeless running or minimal shoes. There’s look at Jarlath stalled progress after he suffered a hip injury this week. How will this impact his plan to run 2000K for Jigsaw.ie? And we hear one of the funniest emails the show has ever received. Sonia also tells us about the return of Park Runs to Australia and her 19 minute 5K effort for her beloved Snowy the dog.
     
    Be kind to yourself and others this January. Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland.  
     
    To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
     
    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 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.

    • 56 min
    Eddie Jordan: A Life Less Ordinary

    Eddie Jordan: A Life Less Ordinary

    This week businessman, broadcast and motorsports legend Eddie Jordan joined Jarlath for a one of a kind conversation about his life, career and charity The Amber Foundation. 
    Eddie discusses the art of motivation, the key to spotting talent like Ayrton Senna and how he takes care of his mind and body these days. Eddie speaks about his dismay over this week’s report on mother and baby homes and his unpopular view that he was 'deserving' of the corporal punishment that he received while in a Christian Brothers school.
    From being a 'real nasty bastard' in sealing negotiations to detailing the important work of his charity Amber, his role as a sort of spy in the Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes deal, who he believes to be the best driver of his era and much more, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
    Click here for more information on The Amber Foundation: http://www.amberweb.org/
    To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 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.

    • 30 min
    An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (Oops I've Been Impeached Again): (Trailer)

    An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (Oops I've Been Impeached Again): (Trailer)

    Being impeached once is unfortunate. Being impeached twice? Well, that’s something else entirely. Jarlath and Marion discuss the real motives behind this move. Is it a complete waste of time or an attempt to deny this President access to the door through which he will attempt to slink out. Jarlath puts your questions to Marion including; how real is the threat of violence on January 20th? What happens next to the GOP? When will Melania file for divorce and a whole lot more. This is a jam packed episode on week no other in the history of America.
     
    If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
     
    Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
     
    To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
     
    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.

    • 5 min
    Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan: “What To Do When Running Stops Being Any Craic"

    Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O'Sullivan: “What To Do When Running Stops Being Any Craic"

    Whether you’re worrying about starting out or over stressed about your big running goal, there comes a point where running can feel like an unpaid part-time job. It can stress you out, occupy all your headspace, leave you grouchy with loved ones and unable to enjoy the process on any level. Sonia sits Jarlath down to remind him and you of a few methods she uses when she feels this way. Getting to a place where our exercise is a release rather than a chore is sometimes tricky. As always Sonia cuts through the nonsense like a knife through butter. While Jarlath feels the relief of knowing he’s not the only one who has become overwhelmed by a big training task. Following last week’s food episode Jarlath attempted to make Sonia’s powerballs. Somehow, he nearly burns his house down. There’s news on an upcoming guest and some sad personal news about one of Sonia’s most faithful running companions. RIP Snowy. Don’t forget to get in touch with the show via irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com we want to hear from you.   
     
    Be kind to yourself and others this January. Join our running event on strava.com/clubs/irishmanrunningabroad and help raise vitally needed funds for our chosen charity partner jigsaw.ie and all the work they do to support young people in Ireland.  
     
    To gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
     
    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 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
    Democracy For Sale (Dark Money & Dirty Politics) With Peter Geoghegan

    Democracy For Sale (Dark Money & Dirty Politics) With Peter Geoghegan

    Was the riot on Capitol Hill the articulation of a larger loss of faith in a political system driven by dark money? Peter Geoghegan is the author and journalist behind a book that everyone needs to read: Democracy For Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics. This week he joined Jarlath to talk about his book which looks at the current crisis-point and how a lack of accountability and untraceable funding have impacted upon it. 
     
    Peter details the phenomenon of 'dark money,' why Mark Zuckerberg did nothing about online misinformation for so long and his concern about the sudden regulation of the President.
     
    The second half of the interview is essential listening (available on Patreon) It delves deeper into Ireland’s relationship with secrets, money and power, and Peter’s own difficult past. There’s also a discussion of how blind the Republic of Ireland can be to the political complexities of the North and the hilarious high-risk move which secured him an interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. This is a truly fascinating conversation about the darkness within global political systems on a week that has seen the world shaken by the bizarre actions of its most powerful political figure.
     
    To hear each episode in full every single week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 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.

    • 30 min
    An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (And So It Has Come To This): (Trailer)

    An Irishman In America with Marion McKeone (And So It Has Come To This): (Trailer)

    The morning after the night before and Marion McKeone sheds some light on how it all came to pass, why security at the Capitol is not completely to blame and whether there are grounds to remove 45 from office. Jarlath quizzes Marion a week where the POTUS entered a full on tailspin as the reality he chose to deny came along and slapped him in the face. Listeners pose some of the questions and Marion tries to remain positive while accepting that a self-pardon is possible and a run in 2024 looks increasingly likely. There’s a lot to get through so this episode in it’s extended cut on Patreon is an absolute must for anyone concerned about the world.
     
    If you have a question for Marion please send it through to irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com and Jarlath will do his best to include it in the next episode.
     
    Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
     
    To hear this episode in full each week and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 400 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.
     
    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.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

MissCrow ,

good stuff

I enjoy the majority of guests and talks! I’m not Irish but I dig them.

dlsbch ,

DNA says 1% Irish

I’m clearly not very Irish.......but I enjoy this podcast very much. The interviews are thoughtful and inspiring. A great escape for a long commute in Chicago.

Niamhieky ,

Tom Dunne Magic

I just started listening to this today and Tom Dunne was fantastic. I miss Irish Radio so much, it’s so good to listen to a really good interview. I can’t wait to hear more.

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