Irish Stew, the podcast for the Global Irish Nation featuring interviews with fascinating influencers proud of their Irish Edge. If you're Irish born or hyphenated Irish, this is the podcast that brings all the Irish together Listen Notes
S2E2: Ted Smyth: Diplomat, Corporate Executive, Influencer
Viewing life as “something of a random walk,” Ted Smyth went from rural to urban, to international, from leadership roles in diplomacy to C-suite roles in Fortune 500 companies, to a rich post-corporate career in Irish American community leadership. On this episode of Irish Stew, Ted describes his journey from a protestant farming community in Co. Westmeath, to “finding his place” in Trinity College Dublin, an intellectual “petri dish” that fostered his growing social justice focus. That led him to Ireland’s diplomatic corps and his work on conflict resolution in Northern Ireland and Irish America engagement in the peace process. Settling stateside, he forged an enviable business career instilled with his social responsibility ethos and is now in his “Act III,” he serves the Global Irish Nation through his writing, speaking, and volunteer service, including his roles as president of the advisory boards of both Glucksman Ireland House and UCD Clinton Institute.
S2E1: Shaunagh Connaire: Frontline Journalist and Podcaster
Shaunagh Connaire is an award winning journalist who has reported from some of the most challenging and troubled spots on the globe. In her most recent venture, a podcast called Media Tribe, she has shifted her focus towards highlighting the work of critically acclaimed journalists and media executives, providing a forum to tell the story behind the story Shaunagh will be Irish Stew's guest on the first episode of season 2. For more on Irish Stew, please visit: https://www.irishstewpodcast.com
S1E9: Ruth Cannon - Irish Barrister & Four Courts History Blogger
Ruth Cannon BL is a Dublin based barrister specializing in property and probate law. Ruth acts as a guide in giving an introduction to both the the esoterica and arcane that constitutes the Irish Legal profession and it's history on this episode. Together with cohosts John Lee and Martin Nutty, Ruth details the state of the Irish Law and why this third decade of the 21st century is an exciting time for the profession especially as the impact of Brexit is felt. We also discuss some of the extensive content Ruth has been published on her blog: Stories of the Four Courts which features tales of pioneering barristers, duels to the death and even a ghost story
S1E8: Alison McKenna - Actor, Producer, Culture Maker
Alison McKenna shares tales from acting on stages of the Abbey, Gate, and Royal Shakespeare Company, traces her journey as a producer for the theatre and cultural programming such as New York’s centerpiece 1916 Centenary commemoration, and demonstrates why she’s an in-demand voiceover artist in the burgeoning field of audiobooks. Along the way she tells us why tap dancing’s loss was acting’s gain, how fitting into a particular costume was the opportunity she needed to win her first role at the Gate, the cheeky comment that helped her land a part at London’s National Theatre, how Hozier ended up performing at one of her events, and why Ireland needs to embrace its “culture makers,” now, more than ever. Learn more about Alison McKenna at http://alison-mckenna.com Thanks for listening and we welcome your comments and reviews at: https://www.irishstewpodcast.com
S1E7: Damian Shiels - Historian & Battlefield Archaeologist
For 10 years, Damian Shiels has mined the American Civil War pension files to tell the staggering story of Irish participation in that conflict. This archive is the richest source of early 19th century Irish social history. John Lee and Martin Nutty talk with Damian about his herculean work, his love of history and how that fits with his career in archaeology. For more on Damian's work visit his amazing blog at: https://irishamericancivilwar.com Don't forget to subscribe to Irish Stew Podcast on your favorite podcast platform and you can visit www.IrishStewPodcast.com to get the latest on our work and provide feedback on our efforts.
S1E6: Ciarán Cannon - Former Irish Minister for the Diaspora
Ciarán Cannon is the elected TD (Irish Member of Parliament aka Dáil Éireann) for the Galway East constituency. Ciarán served as Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development from 2017 - 2020. John Lee and Martin Nutty talk with...
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Compelling conversation for the Global Irish Nation...
...but then again I’m biased too, as co-host of Irish Stew.
An Engaging Podcast for the Global Irish Community
I’m bias because I’m the cohost 😜
Loving the Stew!
I'm very impressed with the first few podcasts. Jeffery Hazlett is a charismatic person with an engaging energy. John and Lee ask pointed questions that make that interviews effortless. Bridget Bray was equally engaging and shared a wealth of information about genealogy, listen to her. Bill Schultz offers valuable tips about podcasting.