Ewan MacKenna is a writer and author. He won the Irish sports-writer of the year.
Winner of Irish sports writer of the year, Ewan MacKenna, joined Jarlath this week to chat about his polarising views on Conor McGregor, Irish rugby, Dublin football and his own peculiar journey around the world.   Ewan opens up about the frustrations of being a journalist (24:00), the strange reason why the work 'dried up' after he was named sports journalist of the year (30:00) and tells a few of his jaw-dropping stories from his time in Brazil (35:00). Jarlath quizzes Ewan about his book on the Conor McGregor phenomenon (48:00) and its connection to the rise of 'strong man' politics (56:00). We hear why Lance Armstrong plagued him with phone calls (1:05:00) and Jarlath challenges Ewan on why he takes pleasure in the losses of the Irish Rugby team (1:10:00) and there’s more.  This is a truly eye-opening chat with one of Ireland's most respected and outspoken journalistic talents.    To hear Ewan's dissatisfaction with where Manchester City gets its money, the circumstances which led to John Kavanagh posting his phone number online, his thoughts on the future of the GAA and FAI as well as much more, become an Irishman Abroad Patron for just the price of a pint every month on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad for the full length version of this interview.   You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.   https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en_IE An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
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