Season 4

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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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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June 13, 2022

S4E2: John McCourt - Tracking James Joyce in Trieste

Our Bloomsday episode with the engaging James Joyce scholar John McCourt takes us to Italy for the first time, specifically its outpost across the Adriatic Sea, Trieste. “There, I can safely say I discovered James Joyce,” McC...

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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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