Irish Stew Podcast

Irish Stew Podcast

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

Recent Episodes

Irish Based Author History Journalism

S4E6: Flor MacCarthy - A Broadcaster in Pursuit of Unexpected History

Aug. 8, 2022

Flor MacCarthy was born in West Cork and shares memories of one of Ireland's most idyllic regions. Her childhood was one rich in the indulgence of curiosity, filled with books, history, and fueled by a Russophile father. A T…

Actor Women

S4E5: Aedín Moloney – Saying “Yes!” to a Life on Stage

July 25, 2022

Growing up in a Dublin home with no TV, Aedín turned to books, reading them aloud, drawing out the characters, and letting the words wash over her, which is how at age ten she managed to read James Joyce’s intimidating novel…

Irish Based Irish Language Healthcare

S4E4: Elaine Ní Bhraonáin PhD - Irish Language, Irish In NYC & A Mother With A Story To Tell

July 11, 2022

Our conversation with the warm and welcoming Elaine Ní Bhraonáin takes us from her childhood in South County, Dublin, to New York’s lively Irish scene, to bucolic Ballymoney on the north Wexford coast where she and her husba…

America Based Author Music Men

S4E3: Larry Kirwan – Rocking Renaissance Man from Black 47 to Broadway

June 27, 2022

We’re not sure what’s more impressive—that Larry Kirwan originated and co-wrote the Broadway hit Paradise Square, or that his early band with Pierce Turner was banned from the notorious New York punk rock club CBGB for being…

Guest: Larry Kirwan
Continental Europe Based Author Men

S4E2: John McCourt - Tracking James Joyce in Trieste

June 13, 2022

Our Bloomsday episode with the engaging James Joyce scholar John McCourt takes us to Italy for the first time, specifically its outpost across the Adriatic Sea, Trieste. “There, I can safely say I discovered James Joyce,” Mc…

Guest: John McCourt
Irish Based Author Business Journalism

S4E1: Mark Little - From RTÉ to Journalism’s Digital Frontier

May 30, 2022

Our new season of Irish Stew opens with trailblazing journalist Mark Little, a former RTÉ newscaster working to make sense of social media. Coming from a family where there was a daily scrum over who got the newspaper first,…

Guest: Mark Little

Recent Blog Posts

OTD: WIlliam Parsons (17 Jun, 1800 - 31 Oct, 1867)

William Parsons, astronomer and 3rd Earl of Rosse was born in York, England on the 17th of June 1800. Parsons is best remembered for his construction of …

OTD: Ray McAnally (Mar 30, 1926 - Jun 15, 1989)

Actor, Ray McAnally was born in Buncrana, Donegal on the 30th of Mar, 1926. He was the winner of 4 BAFTA awards for his work in both film and television.…

OTD: Rory Gallagher (2 Mar, 1948 - 14 Jun, 1995)

Rory Gallagher, a rock guitarist, was born in Ballyshannon, Donegal on the 2nd of March, 1948. He is frequently cited as the greatest rock guitarist you'…