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February 15, 2021 58 min

Viewing life as “something of a random walk,” Ted Smyth went from rural to urban, to international, from leadership roles in diplomacy to C-suite roles in Fortune 500 companies, to a rich post-corporate career in Irish American community leadership.

On this episode of Irish Stew, Ted describes his journey from a protestant farming community in Co. Westmeath, to “finding his place” in Trinity College Dublin, an intellectual “petri di...

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Shaunagh Connaire is an award winning journalist who has reported from some of the most challenging and troubled spots on the globe. In her most recent venture, a podcast called Media Tribe, she has shifted her focus towards highlighting the work of critically acclaimed journalists and media executives, providing a forum to tell the story behind the story

Shaunagh will be Irish Stew's guest on the first episode of season 2. For ...

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Ruth Cannon BL is a Dublin based barrister specializing in property and probate law. Ruth acts as a guide in giving  an introduction to both the the esoterica and arcane that constitutes the Irish Legal profession and it's history on this episode.

Together with cohosts John Lee and Martin Nutty, Ruth details the state of the Irish Law and why this third decade of the 21st century is an exciting time for the profession especiall...

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Alison McKenna shares tales from acting on the stages of the Abbey, Gate, and Royal Shakespeare Company, traces her journey as a producer for the theatre and cultural programming such as New York’s centerpiece 1916 Centenary commemoration, and demonstrates why she’s an in-demand voiceover artist in the burgeoning field of audiobooks.

Along the way she tells us why tap dancing’s loss was acting’s gain, how fitting into a particular ...

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For 10 years, Damian Shiels has mined the American Civil War pension files to tell the staggering story of Irish participation in that conflict. This archive is the richest source of early 19th century Irish social history. John Lee and Martin Nutty talk with Damian about his herculean work, his love of history and how that fits with his career in archaeology.  For more on Damian's work visit his amazing blog at: https://irisha...

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Ciarán Cannon is the elected TD (Irish Member of Parliament aka  Dáil Éireann) for the Galway East constituency. Ciarán served as Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development from 2017 - 2020. John Lee and Martin Nutty talk with Ciarán about the importance of the Diaspora to Ireland, the Irish word: Meitheal, the difficult decisions that elected officials are sometimes called upon to make and Ciarán's abidin...

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November 23, 2020 58 min

Geoff Cobb is a New York City school teacher, a blogger, a columnist and a historian with a focus on the lesser recorded histories of the personalities and neighborhoods that constitute the seething ferment that is New York City. Our conversation  focuses on Geoff's upcoming book detailing the lives of Irish New Yorkers who left a mark on the city and the state.

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Aisling MacRunnels came to America on an athletic scholarship in the 1980s. Hear Aisling's story detailing the windy route taken to the upper tiers of the Silicon Valley hierarchy. Learn how Aisling leveraged her Irish EQ to achieve success in America's tech land.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett is a former Fortune 100 C-Suite executive turned C-Suite Network CEO, keynote speaker, media entrepreneur, and TV & podcast host. We talk about what drives him in business, his ringside seat for the demise of Kodak, what he really thinks of Donald Trump after working with him on The Apprentice, his reasons for living in South Dakota, and why his first visit to Ireland meant so much to him.

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Bill Schultz,  Executive VP/Content Development at Cadence13, has had a career spanning more than 30 years in the radio and podcast world. Our conversation delves into the fast changing podcasting industry and how the most creative people in the audio arts are gravitating towards this space

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October 24, 2020 57 min

Canadian by birth, New Yorker by choice, Bridget Bray recounts her genealogical journey from avocation to profession as she blows the dust off the topic with her insights on internet and DNA research, how she followed leads and knocked on doors in Ireland, why dog licenses are one of her workarounds for information gaps, and her tips on how to break through the frustrating genealogical “brick walls.

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October 19, 2020 4 min

Preview of Irish Stew the podcast for the Global Irish Nation featuring interviews with fascinating influencers proud of their Irish Edge. If you're Irish born or hyphenated Irish, this is the podcast that brings all the Irish together

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