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Jarlath Regan presents An Irishman Abroad, a selection of diverse weekly podcasts featuring the greatest Irish people of all time talking about their lives, politics, health, wellness and everything in between. Along with regular contributors Sonia O’Sullivan (Irishman Running Abroad), Marion McKeone (Irishman In America) and Tom Dunne (Selection Box), these podcasts are renowned for the depth and quality of its long form interviews. Previous guests include Brian O'Driscoll, Sir Bob Geldof, ...
 
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🤑 CHIP IN TO OUR PATREON https://www.patreon.com/ARationalFear 📨 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST: http://www.arationalfear.com/ 🎟️ GET A TICKET TO OUR MELBOURNE SHOWS — AUGUST 14th 👕 BUY OUR MERCH HERE G'day Fearmongers — Here is the live recording of this month's two regional shows in climate vulnerable cities — Newcastle and Bega! This is an edited s…
 
This week, the most capped Leinster Rugby player of all time Devin Toner, joined Jarlath for a rare and in-depth conversation about his life and career.Devin opens up about the Joe Schmidt era, how he manages the uncertainty of pro sports and his plans to avoid becoming a “rugby Dad”. There are some big laughs in this chat too with Jar quizzing Dev…
 
This week, the most capped Leinster Rugby player of all time Devin Toner, joined Jarlath for a rare and in-depth conversation about his life and career. Devin opens up about the Joe Schmidt era, how he manages the uncertainty of pro sports and his plans to avoid becoming a “rugby Dad”. There are some big laughs in this chat too with Jar quizzing De…
 
Why is the biggest financial scandal in the history of America still something that most people can’t explain? It should have changed financial regulation forever and brought big changes in corporate law. Incredibly one of the main culprits walked away scot free and another is back in business. Trust Marion McKeone to break down exactly what happen…
 
Why is the biggest financial scandal in the history of America still something that most people can’t explain? It should have changed financial regulation forever and brought big changes in corporate law. Incredibly one of the main culprits walked away scot free and another is back in business. Trust Marion McKeone to break down exactly what happen…
 
This week: Scott Morrison observes the G7 in Cornwall, keeps loving coal and can’t get a solo meeting with Biden. Then he signs a biscuit-based free trade agreement agreement with Boris Johnson in London. Also Dylan shares covid jab stories with renowned Aussie TV comedy writer Dave Bloustien. Follow Dave Bloustien on twitter at https://twitter.com…
 
When Dawn Behan decided to set up her own bookstore in a small rural town in Ireland there were plenty of people eager to tell her it would not work. Five years on the shop has been named independent book shop of the year, hosted author events with the likes of Graham Norton and become an essential pillar of the community. Today in the fourth insta…
 
If Sonia was a member of the A-Team she would have pointed out to Hannibal that it’s not really a plan until you write it down. This week Jarlath gets more guidance from the Irish sporting icon on how to properly plan a week of running. Regardless of where you are with your progress, Sonia’s insight into what should form the basis of your run plan …
 
If Sonia was a member of the A-Team she would have pointed out to Hannibal that it’s not really a plan until you write it down. This week Jarlath gets more guidance from the Irish sporting icon on how to properly plan a week of running. Regardless of where you are with your progress, Sonia’s insight into what should form the basis of your run plan …
 
Irish Olympian Thomas Barr joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about his life and career while in the thick of his preparation for Tokyo. Thomas is one of Ireland's biggest medal hopes for the upcoming games. He speaks for the first time about his discomfort when put in front of the media, the days in which his commitment to his sport is …
 
Irish Olympian Thomas Barr joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about his life and career while in the thick of his preparation for Tokyo. Thomas is one of Ireland's biggest medal hopes for the upcoming games. He speaks for the first time about his discomfort when put in front of the media, the days in which his commitment to his sport is …
 
It’s time for our monthly Trump update with Marion McKeone. We took a break from our weekly American scandals podcast to examine why legal proceedings against the orange man are moving so slowly. Marion reveals a stunning new turn of events in one particular sexual assault defamation case involving E. Jean Carroll. Jarlath puts your questions to Ma…
 
In today’s episode of our mini-series on Irish independent bookshops Jarlath visits Kenny's Bookshop in Galway. He speaks to Tomás Kenny about the university romance that gave rise to this family business, the gamble of starting a bookstore in 1940s Ireland and the remarkable stories that are tied up in the history of this Irish literary institutio…
 
In today’s episode of our mini-series on Irish independent bookshops Jarlath visits Kenny's Bookshop in Galway. He speaks to Tomás Kenny about the university romance that gave rise to this family business, the gamble of starting a bookstore in 1940s Ireland and the remarkable stories that are tied up in the history of this Irish literary institutio…
 
The number one cause of re-injury is doing too much too soon when trying to return to activity. Why do we find it so hard to resist the urge to go for it too soon. Sonia takes Jarlath into how to avoid this common pitfall that she herself has fallen for on many occasions. There’s your questions on carb loading, dealing with heat and fitness answere…
 
The number one cause of re-injury is doing too much too soon when trying to return to activity. Why do we find it so hard to resist the urge to go for it too soon? Sonia takes Jarlath into how to avoid this common pitfall that she herself has fallen for on many occasions. There’s your questions on carb loading, dealing with heat and fitness answere…
 
This week the one and only Blindboy Boatclub makes his much-anticipated return to An Irishman Abroad.Limerick’s most loved artist and hip-hop icon explains how his life was changed by taking his courage in his hands on a new platform, his attraction to dog videos as pure entertainment on Tik Tok and the Irish housing crisis. For the very first time…
 
This week the one and only Blindboy Boatclub makes his much-anticipated return to An Irishman Abroad. Limerick’s most loved artist and hip-hop icon explains how his life was changed by taking his courage in his hands on a new platform, his attraction to dog videos as pure entertainment on Tik Tok and the Irish housing crisis. For the very first tim…
 
The Tulsa Massacre of 1921 remains one of the most shocking incidents of race violence in American history. This week as President Biden became the first head of state to call for the country to face up and accept this, Marion takes us inside what exactly happened to trigger hundreds of murders in an 18 hour period of chaos. Why have no reparations…
 
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When he started renting books to his sisters as a child Kevin Gildea had no idea he was planting seeds for what would become a lifelong journey towards owning his book shop. In episode two of this very special Irishman Abroad mini-series focusing on independent bookstores around Ireland, Jarlath meets Kevin to talk about his very long and winding r…
 
When he started renting books to his sisters as a child Kevin Gildea had no idea he was planting seeds for what would become a lifelong journey towards owning his book shop. In episode two of this very special Irishman Abroad mini-series focusing on independent bookstores around Ireland, Jarlath meets Kevin to talk about his very long and winding r…
 
This week we have an update on Australia’s evolving and increasingly strained relationship with China and we chat to Michael Smith, one of the last remaining Aussie journos in China who fled last year amid a tense diplomatic standoff. He tells us all his time covering President Xi, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Uighurs in Xinjiang, and his new book, “The …
 
Hips, just like the resemblance between Joey Tribbianni and an Irish Uncle, have been overlooked for far too long. This week Sonia explains why developing even a little more power in your hips can make a world of difference to your running, posture and prospects of getting injured. Jarlath went down the rabbit hole of Matt LeBlanc memes while simul…
 
Hips, just like the resemblance between Joey Tribbianni and an Irish Uncle, have been overlooked for far too long. This week Sonia explains why developing even a little more power in your hips can make a world of difference to your running, posture and prospects of getting injured. Jarlath went down the rabbit hole of Matt LeBlanc memes while simul…
 
The challenge of emerging from lockdown is the topic for discussion today when Jarlath sits down with one of our most popular guests of all time Enda McNulty. Last time they spoke in March of 2020, the pandemic was just unfolding. With the world flying blind as to how long the lockdowns would last and what impact COVID19 might have, Enda provided a…
 
The challenge of emerging from lockdown is the topic for discussion today when Jarlath sits down with one of our most popular guests of all time Enda McNulty. Last time they spoke in March of 2020, the pandemic was just unfolding. With the world flying blind as to how long the lockdowns would last and what impact COVID19 might have, Enda provided a…
 
This week we delve into the dark and disturbing world of the Sackler family and their grotesque role in the American opioid crisis. It goes without saying the opioid crisis has both ruined and ended the lives of millions of Americans. This week we learn how one family profited from not just feeding but creating the fire.Marion gives a sobering acco…
 
This week: Melbourne goes into lockdown number four! Scott Morrison tells everyone to get vaccinated despite not having vaccinated our aged care residents NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay resigns after an expectedly bad Upper Hunter by-election result Watch this episode on our Youtube here: Part 1 Melbourne Lockdown: https://youtu.be/CjN8LRobbWI Part 2 …
 
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Jarlath meets Joanne Hunter the manager of a brilliant independent book shop in Louisburgh in county Mayo to talk about the challenges facing these kinds of book shops during the pandemic. We hear the very unusual story of how an Irish Times article brought her to apply for the job and how Books At One has come from a cornerstone of the community. …
 
Understanding the relationship and difference between these two things could change your running forever, help you avoid injury long term and make you a better person. Well the third one isn’t a guarantee but Sonia takes Jar by the hand and walks him through the essentials of teaching your body to do more and why it has such a huge impact on even e…
 
Understanding the relationship and difference between these two things could change your running forever, help you avoid injury long term and make you a better person. Well the third one isn’t a guarantee but Sonia takes Jar by the hand and walks him through the essentials of teaching your body to do more and why it has such a huge impact on even e…
 
Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss sat down with Jarlath this week to talk about Ireland six years on form that momentus day when the nation said yes to marriage equality. In this wide ranging discussion Jarlath asks Rory about the rise of a certain kind of insensitivity in the country and whether it is linked to a minority who feel wronged by the change…
 
This week a man by the name of Joel Greenberg struck a plea deal with Federal Investigators that could have big ramifications for the “Congressional Kardashian” Matt Gaetz. This week Marion leads us down the murky path into exactly who Greenberg is and why some people feel that this could be just the first in a very sleazy house of cards involving …
 
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Tom Dunne stops by for a chat about Bob Dylan turning 80 and his own brush with death. He opens up to Jarlath for the first time about the rare heart condition that put him into coma for several days. An appreciation for life runs through his music recommendations for this week including the new Nick Cave book, albums by Paul Weller and St. Vincent…
 
Tom Dunne stops by for a chat about Bob Dylan turning 80 and his own brush with death. He opens up to Jarlath for the first time about the rare heart condition that put him into coma for several days. An appreciation for life runs through his music recommendations for this week including the new Nick Cave book, albums by Paul Weller and St. Vincent…
 
This week I briefly cover Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech before taking a deeper diver into Australia’s weird vaccine hesitancy and why we should be worried about all the lockdowns now happening on our doorstep in Southeast Asia. Then I chat to accomplished Singaporean comedian Rishi Budhrani about the latest covid measures there and his new…
 
Why do we have it in our heads that there is a right way and a wrong way to run? Why are we obsessed with speed rather than enjoyment? Has Strava and the smart watches conditioned us all to want the wrong things from lacing up our shoes and enjoying this simple thing? Sonia breaks down a few of the most common mistakes she sees in amateurs and pros…
 
Why do we have it in our heads that there is a right way and a wrong way to run? Why are we obsessed with speed rather than enjoyment? Has Strava and the smart watches conditioned us all to want the wrong things from lacing up our shoes and enjoying this simple thing? Sonia breaks down a few of the most common mistakes she sees in amateurs and pros…
 
After 17 years at the BBC Annie MacManus walks away to start a new chapter. For two decades she has devoted her life to music and shining a light on the creativity of others. Her on air and on stage shows have become the stuff of legend, helped a generation form their musical tastes and thousands of artists find their audience. With the release of …
 
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