Women 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. 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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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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July 25, 2022

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

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 …

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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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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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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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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. 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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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 back home to St. Paul where she’d co-found a home for Irish arts and culture in the Midwest, …

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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 corps. The Deputy Ambassador of Ireland to the United States at time of the interview, now Dire...

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July 19, 2021

S2E13: Janet Behan - Actor, Playwright…and Brendan’s Niece

Janet Behan carries on the family tradition of creativity in both her acting and writing. The London-born daughter of Dublin-born playwright Brian Behan & Celia Behan, great niece of the songwriter Peadar Kearney (author of A...

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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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