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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.




Nial Conlan: Episode 266

Níal Conlan is the bassist for Delorentos and is one of the nicest guys you'll meet in the music industry and a long-time friend of Jarlath. In this incredible conversation, Níal explains how Delorentos were almost forced to sign a record contract in shady circumstances (21:00), the massive error that cost the band (27:00) and how sharing his time between London and Dublin has resulted in him feeling as though he doesn't have a place to call home (38:00). From the incredible stories of...


Tom Markham (Kaiser Documentary Special): Episode 265

This week Tom Markham joins Jarlath to tell the incredible story behind the greatest con artist in football history. How did Carlos Kaiser manage to have a 26 year professional football career without ever kicking a ball? The documentary Tom helped to create entitled simply, Kaiser, separates the fact from fiction and the man from the legend. Tom also explains how he stumbled upon the story and despite having no movie making experience, decided he was the man to bring the tale to the big...


Rosie - Movie Special (with Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford): Episode 264

Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford play Rosie and JP in Roddy Doyle's first film in almost 20 years. They sat down with Jarlath for a truly gripping conversation about their work on this moving and powerful film which comes at a crucial juncture in Ireland’s housing crisis. The actors speak about how this project forced them to come to terms with the terrifying realities that inspired this script. If you are in need of assistance or are looking to help out, please find further information in the...


Paul Dunne: Episode 263

This week Paul Dunne sat down with Jarlath where it all began for him in Greystones Golf Club to speak about his fascinating journey as he prepares to defend his British Masters title in the coming weeks. Paul explains the challenging nature of golf, which is a 'game of feels' (15:00), his realisation that reputation is nothing and performance is everything (29:00) and how a slow leaderboard update seriously let him down in 2017 (34:00). From discussing his struggle to control his anger...


Gordon Rochford: Episode 262

With his award winning podcast Those Conspiracy Guys, Gordon Rochford may be no stranger to many of our listeners but this week, for the first time, Gordon tells the incredible story of how he went from going off the rails to being on the verge of selling a massive documentary series to Netflix. Gordon speaks frankly about the truth behind the shocking world of YouTube censorship (24:00), the frightening places that his 'recreational alcoholism' took him (44:00) before speaking for the...


Jack Conroy: Episode 261

Jack Conroy is the goalkeeper for the Irish International Amputee Football team. At the start of the month he joined Jarlath to tell his own story and talk about the lengths to which he and his teammates have gone to raise enough funds to compete in major tournaments. Jack recalls the surprise encounter at a bus stop that changed his entire life (21:00), how Roy Keane advised him to not do what he did at the World Cup (38:00) while also detailing the mindset needed to play in goal...


Russell Howard (live at Electric Picnic): Episode 260

This week comedian and friend of the show Russell Howard joined Jarlath for a chat live at Electric Picnic in front of a packed Podcast Stage Tent. In this hilarious conversation, Russell speaks about how working alongside Frankie Boyle changed his career (48:00), why he feels sorry for reality TV stars (21:00) and the truth behind why he decided to talk about self-harm on stage (24:00). From being bruised by a flying dildo (39:00) to his thoughts on the supposedly sensitive modern...


Grainne Parker and Dominic Munnelly: Episode 259

Jarlath meets nutritionist Grainne Parker and her husband the game changing trainer and coach Dominic Munnelly to discuss his own personal struggle to get healthy. Grainne and Dominic have changed the conversation about fitness and well-being in Ireland and try to do the same for Jarlath. They open up about how tragedy brought them together and fatigue with the industry drove them to create their new book ‘Move, Train Nourish.’ The book has become a best-seller and helped thousands of...


Terry McMahon: Episode 258

This week, one of Ireland's most outspoken voices, Terry McMahon, speaks about his life and work as an award-winning writer/director/actor and activist. With incredible honesty, Terry opens up about his failed suicide attempts and his experience of being homeless (4:00), being on the receiving end on an RTÉ executive's abuse of power (22:00) and why he never understood the success of Fair City, despite it giving him life-changing earnings (15:00). From why he believe's his film Charlie...


Rory Scovel and Seann Walsh (Live): Episode 257

This week Jarlath is joined live on stage at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin by his friends and comedians Rory Scovel and Seann Walsh for what is maybe the funniest live episode in the series to date. Rory explains how, while filming the blockbuster movie ‘I Feel Pretty’, Amy Schumer told him she would fire him if his performance was not up to scratch (5:00) and why he genuinely believes that he can be the US President some day (38:00). Seann tells the oddly hilarious story of the...


Bronagh Waugh: Episode 256

This week, actor and activist Bronagh Waugh joined Jarlath for a discussion about her struggle, success, belief and perseverance. Bronagh describes the xenophobic nature to her earlier experiences in Britain (23:00), how racism towards her made her more patriotic (28:00) and her personal connection to fighting for the introduction of abortion rights and marriage equality into Northern Ireland (29:00). Jarlath challenges Bronagh on the belief that the BBC are protecting vested interests...


Tom Dunne (returns): Episode 255

Tom Dunne is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved voices in Irish broadcasting. Having made his first appearance on Irishman Abroad almost 5 years ago, Tom sat down with Jarlath this week to have the much-anticipated follow-up conversation to their ridiculously entertaining first meeting. Tom opens up about his most humiliating experiences with Something Happens (3:00), his differences with Dave Fanning (43:00) and his struggle to retain the optimism for which he is so well known...


Ibrahim Halawa: Episode 254

Ibrahim Halawa went into an Egyptian prison as a child and, 4 years later, he was released as an innocent man who would never get back those formative years of his life. Upon his much-anticipated release, instead of enjoying his freedom, Ibrahim battled with racism and scepticism from the Irish public. This week, Ibrahim gives the most open and honest interview of his life. In incredible detail, Ibrahim explains how he wasn’t mentally stable during the first few interviews that he did...


Holly McGlynn: Episode 253

This week, fashion photographer Holly McGlynn, spoke to Jarlath about her incredible journey of hard graft and commitment that has seen her win international recognition and work with some of the biggest brands in the world. Holly discusses her views on the overwhelming nature of modern life (11:00), the abuse by certain photographers and the place of the #MeToo movement in the fashion industry (50:00) before opening up to Jarlath about her battle with antenatal depression (1:02:00). From...


Men Behaving Better: Episode 1

This week, Irishman Abroad Podcasts is proud to deliver to you the inaugural episode of our new podcast series Men Behaving Better. It's a new collection of conversations that nobody else is having. This is a podcast for men who want to change and for women who believe that change is possible. In front of a packed Soho Theatre in London, Jarlath was joined by comedian’s Pierre Novelli and Fern Brady, and the celebrated human rights lawyer Simone George for the first pathfinding episode of...


Graham Linehan on his cancer journey and Father Ted - The Musical: Episode 251

This week, writer and all-round legend Graham Linehan makes his 4th appearance on the podcast to give us an exclusive update on his recent cancer battle (3:00) and his struggle with anxiety in recent years (11:00). Graham also breaks his silence over Father Ted: The Musical (52:00) and clarifies the controversy that blew up after he tweeted his thoughts on transgender politics and feminism (30:00). This incredibly powerful and inspirational conversation is a must-listen. For more...


Episode 250: Bumper Comedy Episode

To celebrate the monumental milestone of 250 episodes, An Irishman Abroad presents some of the funniest stories ever told on the podcast. These are eyewateringly hilarious tales from more than a dozen of our guests since the series began way back in 2013. Jarlath also reflects on some of the moments that went into getting the series to this point and reveals more news on the new series coming soon from Irishman Abroad Podcasts. For an extended version of this episode and to access the...


Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson live: Episode 249

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson, the writer and stars of Dublin Oldschool, joined Jarlath live at the Vodafone Comedy Stage at Body and Soul for a rip-roaring chat about one of the most anticipated Irish movies of the year. From the hilarious stories of writing, casting and filming Dublin Oldschool on the streets of the Irish capital, to setting the right tone for this powerful piece, this conversation is a thoroughly enjoyable chat about what is tipped to be one of the biggest films of...


Miguel Delaney: Episode 248

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...


Mario Rosenstock: Episode 247

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 break...