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
S2E5: Jack Byrne - Mystery Writer
Jack Byrne grew up in Liverpool, the son of post WWII Irish emigrants. In his first novel, Under the Bridge, Jack takes the Liverpool of his parent's era to craft an engrossing mystery featuring the post war Irish and their struggles as they try to make...
S2E4: Turlough McConnell - Champion of Irish Culture in America
A brick came through the window and an idyllic life in the Co. Donegal resort town of Buncrana was shattered as The Troubles spilled over from Derry with the realization that “This can end.”Working to ensure that it doesn’t end for Irish art, culture,...
S2E3: Liza Donnelly: Visual Journalist, New Yorker Cartoonist, Speaker, Feminist
From when her mother gave her a book of James Thurber’s cartoons, Liza Donnelly has expressed her wit and rising political consciousness through pencils, pens, watercolors, and now through her live drawing on an iPad at the Oscars, the Democratic...
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
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An Irish podcast for its time, and place.
After hundreds of years of outward migration, especially since the mid 19th century, the global Irish have never been as connected across generations and locations as they are today, thanks to the Information Age. It is no surprise therefore, that a podcast is looking to capture this magic, and no surprise either that it comes out of New York, the power capital of the Irish abroad. But the great thing is that the hosts, John Lee and Martin Nutty, are doing a masterful job of it. If you are not Irish, then the extent and reach and depth of talent of a small nation on the edge of Western Europe that’s on exhibit here in this podcast will surprise you. And even if you count yourself as Irish, you might even be surprised too-but you’ll certainly feel proud. That’s my review, hope it helps you decide where to spend your listening time :)
Thank you to the creators and guests, what an amazing contribution to a great culture.
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Accomplished guests plus thoughtful hosts who’ve prepped in advance, don’t intrude on their guests and close with fine summaries.