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In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known Irish writer, actor, performer, sports person or public figure to discuss their life and shared experience of moving abroad.

In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known Irish writer, actor, performer, sports person or public figure to discuss their life and shared experience of moving abroad.
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In each episode, comedian Jarlath Regan is joined by a well known Irish writer, actor, performer, sports person or public figure to discuss their life and shared experience of moving abroad.

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English


Episodes

Miguel Delaney: Episode 248

6/15/2018
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Miguel Delaney is the Independent’s Chief Football Correspondent and this week he joined Jarlath just before jetting off to Russia for 5 weeks at the World Cup. Miguel speaks about the business of football (12:00), being an outcast in school just because of his name (17:00) and why he believes that football is not free from doping (35:00). From discussing the lowest moment of his career (52:00) to his advice to young writers (1:10:00), how Ken Early is fooling nobody (1:05:00), his online...

Duration:01:17:45

Mario Rosenstock: Episode 247

6/8/2018
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Mario Rosenstock is, without a doubt, one of Ireland’s most prolific comedic talents. This week, the true master of impressions, joined Jarlath for a fascinating conversation about the invaluable mentoring that he received from Ian Dempsey (55:00), his formula for creating comedy characters (Patreon extended cut only) and the fear and anxiety that saw him come close to a breakdown due to the demands of the early stages of Gift Grub (59:00). From the hilarious story of getting his big...

Duration:01:19:30

Eamonn Coghlan: Episode 246

6/1/2018
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This week, Irish sporting icon, Eamonn Coghlan, joined Jarlath for a mammoth chat about his life and career at the top of Irish sport. Eamon opens up about his crippling homesickness at Villanova University (22:00), how he harnessed emotion and put it into his running technique (34:00) and how he coped with losing the 3 most important men in his life prior to winning a World Championship (54:00). As things have changed significantly in the place of athletics in sporting life, Eamon...

Duration:01:39:03

Gary Lightbody: Episode 245

5/25/2018
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Gary Lightbody has seen all of his dreams come true as the frontman of Snow Patrol and yet, the last 7 year’s have been the most difficult of his life. In this incredibly raw and powerful interview, Gary opens up about facing his demons on the new Snow Patrol album (37:00), the incredible toll that constant touring takes (13:00) and the risky surgery that he turned down which could have cost him his career (28:00). From the hilarious story of his discovery of acupuncture (32:00) to...

Duration:00:56:57

The Repeal episode (Bumper Edition): Episode 244

5/25/2018
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With just 7 days to go until the Irish public goes to the polls, the Irishman Abroad has put together this bumper Repeal The 8th episode comprised of some of the most outspoken voices on the frontline of the Yes campaign. Writer and Activist Una Mullally speaks to Jarlath about the influence that Irish people abroad can have on the outcome of this Referendum (3:00). Amnesty International’s Colm O’Gorman offers us a clear break-down of the outcome of the proposed legislation for abortion,...

Duration:02:10:51

The Repeal episode (Bumper Edition): Episode 244

5/18/2018
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With just 7 days to go until the Irish public goes to the polls, the Irishman Abroad has put together this bumper Repeal The 8th episode comprised of some of the most outspoken voices on the frontline of the Yes campaign. Writer and Activist Una Mullally speaks to Jarlath about the influence that Irish people abroad can have on the outcome of this Referendum (3:00). Amnesty International’s Colm O’Gorman offers us a clear break-down of the outcome of the proposed legislation for abortion,...

Duration:02:10:50

Stefanie Preissner: Episode 243

5/11/2018
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This week Stefanie Preissner joined Jarlath for her most open and honest interview to date. With sobering honesty, Stefanie opens up about her struggles with moderation (7:00), being excluded from her own group of friends (16:00) and how she handled the success of her series ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’ (20:00). Her thoughts on learning to say ‘no’ to conformity (46:00), living with social anxiety (48:00) and the Cork versus Dublin debate (42:00) are ones that must be heard. This is a truly...

Duration:01:07:55

Donncha O’Callaghan: Episode 242

5/4/2018
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This week, Ireland and Munster legend, Donncha O’Callaghan, sat down with Jarlath for a conversation which is a highlight in the series to date. Donncha explains why he is glad to hide behind his persona of ‘the joker’ in front of journalists (19:00), the issue he had with Obama’s visit to Ireland (26:00) and being jealous of teammates who can escape from their heads in their personal life (29:00). From how he struggled to motivate himself following on from his move to the Worcester...

Duration:01:12:22

Barry Keoghan: Episode 241

4/28/2018
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Barry Keoghan is, without a doubt, on track to becoming one of the biggest Irish movie stars of all time. This week he joined Jarlath to discuss having no back up plan (8:00), why he appeared on The Late Late show with hesitancy (12:00) and how he completely blew his first big pay cheque (27:00). Barry also explains how Conor McGregor is a huge influence to him (37:00), why he lives in Kerry (41:00) and how he very nearly missed out on becoming a Dior Brand Ambassador (46:00). From using...

Duration:00:56:18

David Freyle and Sam Keeley (The Cured): Episode 240

4/20/2018
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Writer/director David Freyne and actor Sam Keeley join Jarlath to discuss their stories and their new movie “The Cured”. In the first half of this bumper episode, David explains the pressure of proving his worth in his first feature film (21:00), the genius of Tom Vaughan Lawlor’s performance (14:00) and his hope that ‘The Cured’ finds the right audience (31:00). Sam joins Jarlath in the second half to discuss how he prepared for the incredibly challenging role of Senan (53:00), living...

Duration:01:28:36

Laura Whitmore and Roisin Conaty (live at Soho Theatre): Episode 239

4/13/2018
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In what was one of the most enjoyable live episodes of the series to date, Laura Whitmore and Roisin Conaty joined Jarlath live in front of a sold out Soho Theatre to discuss sexism, consent and their hopes for gender equality in the future. With refreshing honesty, Laura and Roisin speak about the routine abuse of women (11:00), how men are judged differently to women for the exact same behaviours (23:00) and hilariously beating online trolls at their own game (39:00). From Laura’s...

Duration:01:02:23

Richie Sadlier: Episode 238

4/7/2018
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Richie Sadlier is a journalist, qualified therapist, former international footballer and the man currently at the forefront of a vital discussion in Ireland right now. He joined Jarlath for a conversation about his life, Repeal the 8th and his groundbreaking work with teenage boys. Richie speaks about the need to teach the fluid nature of consent from a young age, the shocking impact that pornography is having on attitudes towards sex and why he believes that the 8th amendment did not...

Duration:01:28:51

Andrew Scott: Episode 237

3/30/2018
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This week, Olivier Award-Winning actor Andrew Scott welcomed Jarlath into his home in Central London to discuss his incredible journey from studying at Gonzaga College (10:00) to starring roles in Sherlock and alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre. In wonderfully honest terms, Andrew reveals to Jarlath that he is in a ‘weird’ time in his career where he is not sure where to go (24:00), how he once dropped a manager in the US for limiting his artistic scope (26:00) and the truth behind his...

Duration:01:11:28

Steve Wall: Episode 236

3/23/2018
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Through his work with The Stunning and The Walls, Steve Wall has become one of Ireland’s most beloved singer/songwriters. For most that would be enough. For Steve it was just the beginning. Nobody can tell his story better than Steve himself. Steve explains the ‘different breed’ of Christian Brother education that he had when he moved to the west (12:00), the ridiculous career guidance that he received there (17:00) and how the resulting feeling of being left behind while doing the wrong...

Duration:01:09:14

Simon Delaney: Episode 235

3/16/2018
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This week, Simon Delaney joined Jarlath for an open and hilarious chat about his incredible journey from being a van driver to a Hollywood actor. In this fascinating conversation, Simon tells us the story of the one phone call from Judd Apatow which changed his career (5:00) while also explaining the pressure cooker on the set of Steve Coogan’s brilliant Alpha Papa (39:00). Despite his success since starting his on-screen acting career on RTÉ’s Bachelor’s Walk, Simon explains how he still...

Duration:01:11:19

Daniella Moyles: Episode 234

3/9/2018
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Daniella Moyles speaks about her amazing journey from model to DJ to travelogue writer. It’s a journey that began a realisation that she was suffering from extreme anxiety (4:00). With sobering honesty, Daniella speaks about how she frequently suffered panic attacks while presenting one of Dublin’s most popular breakfast radio shows (23:00). From the realisation about social media that changed her perspective on life (41:00) to the horrific insight she was given working in the world’s...

Duration:01:10:11

Niall Breslin (returns): Episode 233

3/2/2018
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This week, Bressie makes his hat-trick appearance on Irishman Abroad and it’s truly amazing how much has changed for Niall since then. In this incredibly honest conversation, Niall opens up about how he sometimes feels that he cannot offer people enough (14:00) and how the Irish government is only ‘box-ticking’ at the moment with services aimed at improving the emotional well-being of young people (16:00). From revealing why The Blizzards took a break (46:00) to his views on how the...

Duration:01:12:12

6 Nations Special live from Currency Fair HQ: Episode 232

2/23/2018
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This week, Jarlath was joined by Leinster and Ireland legend Bernard Jackman alongside former Munster and Leicester star Johne Murphy in front of a packed house at Currency Fair’s offices in Dublin for a chat about all things Six Nations. The lads spoke about the possibility of bad blood between Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland (8:00), why ruthlessness is needed to be at the top of your game (15:00) and the poor French attitude to rugby that raises it’s head in certain areas (36:00). From...

Duration:00:55:37

Caroline Foran: Episode 231

2/17/2018
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Caroline Foran is the journalist and author behind the number one best-selling book ‘Owning It: Your Bullshit-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety.’ With refreshing honesty, Caroline cuts through the rubbish that surrounds conversations about mental health and speaks frankly about getting ‘woke’ to anxiety, (9:00), how it becomes embedded in childhood (15:00) and the terrifying moment when her anxiety became so severe that she thought she was suffering from ovarian cancer (28:00). From the...

Duration:01:08:03

Luke Fitzgerald: Episode 230

2/10/2018
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With jaw-dropping honesty, this week, former Leinster and Ireland legend Luke Fitzgerald speaks about his incredible journey from being the golden boy of Blackrock College to striving to become the best rugby player in the world. With incredible detail, Luke gives an account of how it all blew up between himself and Paul Kimmage who had ‘shafted him’ (4:00), explains how Joe Schmidt ‘could decimate you with a single line’ and the time he felt like head-butting the man himself...

Duration:01:25:01