Episodes
Published 05/27/22
Marion McKeone (Sunday Business Post US Correspondent & regular contributor to NPR, BBC, RTE & Today FM) reflects on another grim week in America and asks whether all the outcry, political statements, thoughts and prayers will bring about any change in gun laws across America.
Published 05/27/22
Sonia O’Sullivan selects her Irish athletes to watch this summer. She also casts a critical eye over the structures and methods of funding these talented young sports people back home. From Rhasidat Adeleke to Louise Shanahan, Tom Barr to Eric Favors, Sonia has a lot of talented Irish athletes to get through in this jam packed episode.
Published 05/25/22
Rare personal interview with the man behind and in front the gambling giant known as Paddy Power.
Published 05/21/22
US Correspondent Marion McKeone gives a rare personal interview to Jarlath in this episode from the Irishman Abroad archives. Marion will be back next week with more insight, examination and reaction to the latest news from America.
Published 05/20/22
The legendary Irish athlete Sonia O’Sullivan takes questions from regular listeners to the podcast about nutrition, motivation and all manner or running related things. Co-host Jarlath Regan gets an even more hilarious insights as he continues his journey into the unknown world of running.
Published 05/18/22
Julie Garland is an Irish entrepreneur unlike any other and the woman leading Ireland’s charge in the new age of aviation. Not only is she the founder and CEO of Avtrain (Europe's leading drone Pilot and Operator training and certification body) but she travelled the world working in every aspect of the flying industry. From engineer to pilot, compliance and management, Julie's life took a twist one day when a nephew put a drone controller in her hands at Christmas. The rest as they say...
Published 05/14/22
A new poll reveals that voting Americans are losing confidence in institutions such as the Supreme Court, Democrats have their attempt to enshrine abortion rights in federal law blocked and John Eastman’s emails paint a colourful picture of his attempt to undermine the 2020 election result. It’s a packed slate of news from the States in this week’s Irishman in America and Marion pulls no punches. The Starbucks Union situation and a shocking new report about the systematic killing of Native...
Published 05/13/22
Even if you’re an avid runner, the fear of injury can be huge. Today Sonia examines a few of the core ideas behind staying healthy and injury avoidance. It’s a subject close to Jar’s heart as he spent almost a decade with a severe injury. Overcoming the fear is tough but Sonia is here to help. From training load to variation, shoes to the actual meaning of “listening to your body” this is a must listen for all runners of all levels.   To grab an Irishman Running Abroad Singlet for the runner...
Published 05/11/22
Tony Cascarino is back to finish what Jarlath began in 2013. A conversation reflecting on life, football post Covid, the loss and impact of Jack Charlton, his tumultuous relationship with Roy Keane and lots more. Cas devoted his life to football and Ireland but things took a turn after he wrote an autobiography with friend of the show Paul Kimmage. Together Jarlath and Tony finally set the record straight.   To hear every episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over...
Published 05/07/22
A leak is a very rare thing when it comes to the Supreme Court but it has been a week of rare things in America. One time Trump critic, JD Vance stormed to victory in Ohio with the help of Peter Thiel’s chequebook and an admission that he says stupid things in public. While the whole country remained glued to a celebrity car crash trial like no other, Democrats are counting on their base getting so angry about the possible overturning of abortion laws that they will get to the polls in...
Published 05/06/22
Whether it’s Katie Taylor grabbing her title from the jaws of defeat or a club runner like Ellis Cross beating Mo Farah in the Vitality 10000, examples of mental toughness were all around us this past weekend. But what exactly is this quality? Is it a skill? Can it be coached or built? Who better to ask than the woman who made the whole country feel like “it ain’t over til it’s over” every time she took off from the starter’s pistol. Sonia takes me on a deep dive into her thoughts on the...
Published 05/03/22
Nicola Tallant is the award winning Irish crime journalist, writer and podcast behind books such as Clash Of The Clans, Flesh & Blood and The Witness which told the tragic  story Joey “The Lips” O’Callaghan. She has made it her life’s work to report on Ireland’s most violent criminals, drug gangs and the wider issues of criminality. When you read her work and listen to her podcasts it’s not hard to see why she is the three time (and current) holder of the Irish Crime Journalist of the...
Published 04/30/22
From the Ukraine to Virginia, the battle over which version of the truth is more correct has raged this week while Elon Musk learns why even he doesn’t want absolute free speech. I interrupt Marion’s well earned holiday in Ireland to get her take on what just happened with Twitter, that interview with Piers Morgan, the US policy change in Ukraine, history making droughts in California and the Johnny Depp she used to know. There is a lot packed into this one. If you have a question you’d like...
Published 04/29/22
Nobody knows 10,000 metres quite like the record holder and legend Sonia O’Sullivan. She talks to me today about why this distance can be so tricky to run fast and so much fun to train for. With only a week to go until the Vitality 10,000 in London, a race Sonia has run in the past, we dial in coach Trevor Cummins in Cobh. He explains why we all need to find out where we are with 10K before heading out and trying to run it as fast as possible. Sonia reveals a cheeky little equation you can...
Published 04/26/22
Whether he was representing Robert DeNiro or the estate of Andy Warhol, working homicide in New York City or defending his friends, Eddie Hayes won respect wherever he went. In this deep dive conversation he talks to me about the route he took from being a street fighting kid struggling to survive his abusive father to fighting the biggest cases for the biggest clients imaginable. He reveals why the art business was far dirtier than the mafia, explains why he feels no remorse for “hurting...
Published 04/23/22
I sat down with Marion McKeone for our usual Friday catch up on all things America and one story jumped to the top of our list. The crash of Netflix’s stock this weekend has been epic. Some are saying that the worst is yet to come as subscribers leave the platform behind. Marion explains what is behind the shift and tells me if there is any saving the giant or will Apple, HBO, Prime & Hulu swallow it whole. Ron DeSantis is looking more and more like the Republican candidate for 2024 no...
Published 04/22/22
Running is an imperfect science, we should know this but how do we spot mistakes we might not know we are making? Sonia O’Sullivan takes Jarlath through a few of the errors she sees runners of all levels make with their training. There’s advice on everything from recovery, pacing, mindset, motivation, planning and life packed into this huge episode. You really need to hear the whole thing. Recorded while the 2022 Boston Marathon unfolded from Sonia’s training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona, Jar...
Published 04/19/22
This week, one of Ireland's finest and most loved comics, Neil Delamare, joins Jarlath for a rare and insightful conversation about his life and career.   Neil delves into his comedic roots and where he first discovered his passion for comedy as well as speaking openly about his work ethic and the challenges of working within the modern cancel culture.   From his reflections on his experiences of RTÉ's much loved series The Panel which came to an abrupt end to his insights into how he makes...
Published 04/16/22
Is Elon Musk showing off or does he genuinely intend to buy Twitter? Marion McKeone (Sunday Business Post US Correspondent) explains who the man behind Tesla really is and why this might just be a stunt. Later in the episode Jarlath asks Marion about President Biden’s difficult week and another choice of words that left a lot of world leaders cold. The Orange Lad needs new material because the crowds are staying away and shouting “we’ve heard it”. Is there a new hot political standup waiting...
Published 04/15/22
As Sonia traverses Ireland to taste the food of Nevin Maguire and do a surprise drop in at an Enniskillen Park Run, Jar tries to get well as Covid continues to linger in his system. Today they consider some of the burning food questions our listeners most frequently send in. From hurting on the pre-run poop to what to eat before specific sessions, this chat covers it all and then a little bit more over on Patreon for those sound enough to support the show. Irishman Abroad is crowdfunded. Why...
Published 04/12/22
If we were never taught about sex, sexuality and relationships in the modern world how can we hope to talk to our young people about it? Richie Sadlier’s new book “Let’s Talk” is aimed at helping both parents and youngsters alike in navigating the new terrain of sexting, gender identity, breakups and porn. He sat down with Jarlath to discuss the challenges of writing the book, establishing the right tone, offering his own experiences without making it about him and how he found the courage to...
Published 04/11/22
Due to Continuing covid symptoms Irishman Abroad podcasts are running a little behind schedule. But this episode is definitely worth the wait. Sarah Palin is running for Congress but are the people of Alaska interested in the Masked Singer contestant? Donald Trump seems to think so. He backed the so-called hockey Mom/MAGA innovator to win. What are the chances that Donald will flip his opinion on Putin as his war crimes continue to disgust Americans? His sense of what is the most popular...
Published 04/08/22
Sonia returns to where it all began for her hometown race and Jarlath documents the whole Cobh 10 experience. If you couldn’t be there this year to run roads, this episode is the next best thing. Perfectly capturing the sights and sounds of pre-race jitters, mid-race emotion and post race euphoria, this is a one of a kind episode featuring listeners, Olympic legends, locals and hills - lots of hills! Don’t miss out on the extended cut as Sonia takes time to draw breath and advises Jar on how...
Published 04/05/22
This week we bring you a very special episode focussing on the work and passion of the Aisling Project which started 28 years ago in London aimed at helping vulnerable Irish people reconnect with Ireland.    In this episode we are joined by the Aisling Project's creator Alex McDonnell who tells some of the most incredible stories about the Irish abroad that he has witnessed first hand over the years and the work of the Aisling Project. Jarlath is also joined by Ardal O'Hanlon, one of the...
Published 04/02/22