America Based Episodes

Sept. 19, 2022

S4E7: Brian McDonald - An Irish-American Story of 9/11 & the FDNY

It wasn’t planned this way, but we recorded our episode with writer Brian McDonald on Sept. 11, a date that looms large in his ne…

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June 27, 2022

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

We’re not sure what’s more impressive—that Larry Kirwan originated and co-wrote the Broadway hit Paradise Square, or that his ear…

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March 20, 2022

S3E17: Check In: Liza Donnelly - Bonus Episode

Liza Donnelly: New Yorker Cartoonist & “Very Funny Ladies” Irish Stew’s favorite cartoonist is back to tell you about her just-pu…

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March 17, 2022

S3E16: Check In: Ted Smyth - Bonus Episode

We last spoke with Ted Smyth back at the start of 2021. A lot has happened in the world of politics in the intervening period. Te…

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March 14, 2022

S3E14: Dan Mulhall - Ambassador for Ireland & James Joyce

Season III of Irish Stew concludes with our conversation with a very Global Irish citizen, Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to t…

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Feb. 28, 2022

S3E13: Cady Coleman: Irish American Astronaut & Musician

In this episode, we reach for the stars with Irish American astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman, a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions a…

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Feb. 14, 2022

S3E12: Gregory Harrington – Musical Explorer, Violin Virtuoso

From Carnegie Hall to Lambeau Field, Gregory Harrington elevates the Global Irish Nation Conversation through his music. Born in …

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Jan. 17, 2022

S3E10: Kristen Shaughnessy: Journalist, Storyteller, Anti-Ageism Advo…

Despite growing up with no TV in a rural upstate hamlet, Kristen Shaughnessy would go on to become a fixture in New York TV news …

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Nov. 22, 2021

S3E6: Colin Broderick - Searing Storyteller of the Irish

Colin Broderick likes to tell stories, needs to tell them, be they dark, dank, and dangerous, be they bright, affirming, and know…

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Oct. 25, 2021

S3E4: Paul Finnegan - Community Leader for the Irish in NY

For Paul Finnegan it all goes back to his hometown of Galway City, “a small city but I refuse to call it a town” he says and a “c…

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Oct. 11, 2021

S3E3: Jim Walsh & Damian Shiels - Unearthing Diaspora History

How much of our history would remain buried if not for a few intrepid explorers of the past? In this episode we explore little kn…

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Sept. 27, 2021

S3E2: Natalie Nugent O'Shea - Passionate Purveyor of Irish Arts in Am…

Natalie Nugent O’Shea takes us from St. Paul, Minnesota, around the world with Riverdance, to Dublin to start a family, and then …

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Sept. 13, 2021

S3E1: Vinny Warren - WASSUP with this Irish ad legend?

WASSUP? Season III of Irish Stew is WASSUP! We launch with an episode on the Irish ad man responsible for the memorable Budweiser…

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Aug. 2, 2021

S2E14: Emer Rocke - Irish Diplomat & Irish Soft Power

Emer Rocke gives an insider’s perspective on the lives of those most global of Irish citizens, the people of Ireland’s diplomatic…

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June 21, 2021

S2E11: Fiona McEntee - American Immigration Attorney

A legal advocate for immigration in America, Irish-born, Chicago-based Fiona McEntee is a recognizable media-friendly face and vo…

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