Irish Based Episodes

Dec. 5, 2022

S4E14: Rosa Nutty: Authentic Lyricism in Song

In a way we’ve been teasing this episode since our first, as we’ve treated you to a wee taste of Rosa Nutty’s music at the opening of every Irish Stew episode. Now we go beyond the snippet and follow Rosa …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoi: Making Noise With "The Quiet Gi…

In times past, the Irish language (Gaelic) was thought by some to be a mark of backwardness. In this episode, husband and wife team, Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoi reveal how Ireland's native tongue provided entrée to t...

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Oct. 31, 2022

S4E10: Neil Jackman - Making Ireland's Ancient Past Present

Our 50th episode comes to you on the most ancient of Irish holidays - Halloween or Oíche Shamhna ( eee-ha how-na ) in Irish/Gaelic. It is the night that celebrates the transition from the old to the new Celtic year. …

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Oct. 17, 2022

S4E9: Deirdre Ryan - Olympian raising the bar for Irish food

Our 49th episode features one of our most global of guests–Deirdre Ryan, a world class athlete who competed for Ireland on the global stage and who is now raising the bar for Irish food. Born in County Dublin, Deirdre studied...

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Aug. 8, 2022

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

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 Tr...

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July 11, 2022

S4E4: Elaine Ní Bhraonáin PhD - Irish Language, Irish In NYC & A Moth…

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 husban...

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May 30, 2022

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

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, ...

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Jan. 31, 2022

S3E11: John Greene & Maurice Casey - Telling the EPIC Story of Irish …

In this episode we explore the “roots” and “routes” of the Irish diaspora for a very “Global Irish Nation Conversation” with CEO Patrick Greene and Historian-in-Residence Maurice J. Casey Ph.D. of Dublin’s EPIC: The Irish Emi...

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Jan. 3, 2022

S3E9: Jennifer Petoff - A Traveling American Techie in Dublin

Born in the Irish America hotbed of Buffalo, New York, Jennifer Petoff lives in Dublin now. Following a career that has taken unexpected twists. A holder of a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, we talk about women...

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Dec. 20, 2021

S3E8: MacDara Ó Conaola – Aran Islander Keeping Irish language & Mu…

On this serving of Irish Stew, we travel from Manhattan (pop. 1.6 M) to Inisheer (pop. 250) to explore the sights, sounds, haunting landscape, natural history, and vibrant culture of the Aran Islands with our affable tour gui...

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Dec. 6, 2021

S3E7: Val Cummins PhD - Tapping the energy of Coastal Ireland

Through her work on the award-winning The Coastal Atlas of Ireland and on harvesting the power of ocean winds, our guest Val Cummins is a compelling advocate for embracing the potential off Ireland’s shores. Just named the be...

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Nov. 8, 2021

S3E5: Clare McGee - Business Whisperer & Derry Girl

Clare McGee wears multiple hats, most notably as a principal of Innovate-NI , a management consulting company established 2016 in Derry, Northern Ireland. Along with cofounder Dr. Barney Toal , the company focuses on small bu...

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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 known Irish diaspora stories buried in cemeteries over 1,300 miles apart in Colorado and Georgia. ...

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July 5, 2021

Cauvery Madhavan - Novelist connecting Ireland & India

Cauvery Madhavan adds Indian spices to this serving of Irish Stew as we trace her journey from Chennai, India to Sligo, Ireland, to County Kildare, and travel back with her to India to explore Irish stories there through her ...

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May 24, 2021

S2E9: Fin Dwyer - Host of the Irish History Podcast

Fin's Links Irish History Podcast Twitter Instagram Episode Details Fin Dwyer has always been interested in history. He grew up in Castlecomer, Kilkenny surrounded by the vestiges of the past and so when he went to college, ...

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