Marion McKeone pays tribute to her dear friend and Irish music icon Shane MacGowan who sadly passed away this week. Marion explains the origin of their friendship and what Shane meant to the Irish abroad. We hear her fondest memories and few things only those closest to him could ever know. In the second half of the episode on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad Marion examines the latest developments in Israel and Gazza, the Desantis dumpster fire and what we can learn from lawlessness in US cities after the Dublin riots.
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In the face of being ordered to pay almost a half a billion dollars by the courts he seems unperturbed. Why? Does Marion know something we don’t know about how he plans to pay this money back? Biden’s bombs are dropping on Gaza yet he continues to act as if he is powerless in the conflict. Why?
23 February Finished
Marion is back in Washington examining a very strange week in US sports and politics. From Taylor to Nikki, Donald to Tucker, it’s all here.
9 February Finished
Is it all over? Nikki Hayley doesn’t think so. Is Fani Willis’s RICO case all over? She doesn’t seem to think so. Only one person can make sense of the campaign trail and all the news from America this week. It’s the Sunday Business Post Washington correspondent Marion McKeone.
26 January Finished
With Israel facing charges of genocide, Trump trying to navigate a path through his legal challenges to the White House and Biden coming out all guns blazing in Iowa, there is a lot to talk about this week with Marion McKeone.
12 January Finished
Marion McKeone returns to give her analysis of the most pressing questions facing the USA in the coming year. Aside from who will be your President, the land of the free is staring down the barrel of some very serious choices surrounding its future as a global power. Jarlath poses the questions around faith in democracy, Biden, Israel, Ukraine and lots more in this powder keg of an episode. You can find the extended version covering the Nikki Hayley VP conundrum, Putin’s future in Russia, the most anticipated movies of 2024 and more, over on www.Patreon.Com/irishmanabroad.
29 December 2023 Finished
Marion McKeone surveys the wreckage of one of the strangest years in US politics and selects her biggest winners and losers of the year. To hear part 2 and her full list of selections including best political book, movie and predictions for the year to come, head to www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad Irishman In America is an Irishman Abroad Podcast created, mixed, mastered, edited and researched by Jarlath Regan. Original logo by Fintan Wall @wallhello. Original episode artwork by Jarlath Regan. Contact the show? firstname.lastname@example.org
15 December 2023 Finished