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Natalie Nugent O'Shea with (top to bottom) Emer Rocke, Ted Smyth and Ciaran Canon During the first 2 seasons of Irish Stew, we've talked with a number of current and former members of the Irish diplomatic community (DFA)  who make reference to…

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Liza Donnelly has drawn cartoons for the New Yorker for over 40 year years. She is a legend in the business working for a legendary publication. Naturally when cohost John Lee mentioned that he had met Liza at an Irish Business Organization speaking…

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Ted Smyth carved out two successful careers in the Irish diplomatic core and corporate America. My cohost John Lee had gotten to know Ted at Irish Business Organization events and cajoled Ted into coming onto the podcast  I was delighted…

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We kicked off Season 2 on February 1 with award winning journalist Shaunagh Connaire. I'd crossed paths briefly with Shaunagh a few years before and decided to reach out with an interview request using the Irish / fellow podcaster pretext - sketchy …

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I got to know Ruth Cannon, BL via Twitter. In addition to her wonderful Irish legal history blog, Stories of the Four Courts, Ruth has an interest in old prints and maps of Dublin. It is an interest I share and prompted an extended exchange on Twitt…

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My cohost John Lee, got to know Alison McKenna some years back when she was living in NYC. Alison lives in London now where she continues to ply her trade in the performing arts, but back in April 2016 she stood at the center of  the Centenary …

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For regular listeners to the podcast, you probably know I'm a history nerd. I make no apologies for that and I frequently remark that the past is much closer and has a deeper influence on us than is readily recognized. If we are to predict what is t…

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Ciarán Cannon kindly agreed to come on the podcast during it's early days and was, and is, the first elected official to appear on Irish Stew. We particularly wanted to talk to the TD from Galway East as he had served as Minister of State for…

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I first met Geoff Cobb at a Society of Old Brooklynites event. Geoff had invited me to a talk he was giving on Walt Whitman and his time spent as editor of the Brooklyn Daily Times from 1857 - 1859. Geoff described how one of America's great poets, …

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South Dakotan Jeffrey Hayzlett is many things, a serial entrepreneur, an author, a keynote speaker and happens to have Donald Trump's personal number on speed dial. My cohost John Lee had gotten to know Jeffrey during a pre Irish Stew tilt at the po…

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