America Based Episodes

Jan. 23, 2023

S4E17: Michael Mellamphy – Irish Storyteller on Stage, Screen & Video…

Growing up with one foot in Dublin and the other in Cork, Michael “Mick” Mellamphy now has a foot in Ireland and one in New York, where he’s in starring in Ronán Noone’s The Smuggler at the Irish Repertory Theatre, …

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Jan. 2, 2023

S4E16: Ted Smyth - Check In On The Political World

Veteran diplomat and C Suite executive, Ted Smyth, joins Martin Nutty, on The Stew for the third time. With the conclusion of the final election of the US Midterm election season, it seemed like a good time to take the …

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Dec. 19, 2022

S4E15: Peter Quinn - Da Bard of Da Bronx

Speechwriter, novelist, essayist, and now memoirist Peter Quinn returns to Irish Stew to share tales from his home borough of New York City and beyond, captured in his new book, Cross Bronx: A Writing Life. Join us as Peter s...

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Nov. 28, 2022

S4E13: Check In - Gregory Harrington - Bonus Episode

Gregory Harrington has stayed busy since our initial episode back in February 2022. Since that conversation, the accomplished violinist released a recording titled Gregory Harrington: Live From The Irish Repertory Join Mart...

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Oct. 1, 2022

S4E8: Margaret Molloy: Marketer, Mentor, Connector & #BrandIreland Ad…

From a dairy farm in County Offaly to the C-Suite in a global branding agency, her university days in Ulster during The Troubles, her internship with Enterprise Ireland that brought her to New York, her work bringing foreign ...

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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 new book Five Flights Up, which traces the Irish American story of four generations of the …

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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 early band with Pierce Turner was banned from the notorious New York punk rock club CBGB for being ...

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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-published book, V ery Funny Ladies: an in-depth celebration of women cartoonists who have graced t...

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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. Ted’s experience on both sides of the Atlantic in the worlds of diplomacy and corporate …

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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 the United States and your guide to one of the classics of Irish literature through his recently ...

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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 and 159 days in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). Cady says she’s one-quarter Irish...

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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 Dublin, based in New York City, he is redefining the classical violin virtuoso for the 21st cent...

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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 as reporter and anchor with the 24-hour news station New York 1. Kristen was on …

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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 knowing. It’s all there in his new film A Bend in the River , his highly personal tale of …

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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 “crucible of many great things,” notwithstanding its reputation for being “where ambition …

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