Paul Howard is a journalist, author, and comedy writer, known for his new book Braywatch.
This week Jarlath is joined by legendary writer Paul Howard. Having made his first appearance on the podcast over 5 years ago, Paul rejoins us to talk about his new book 'Braywatch' and to have a rare in-depth discussion about his time spent as a sports writer. Paul speaks Frankly about his relationship with Ross (5:00), the fit of optimism which resulted in him destroying 4,000 copies of his first self-published book (12:00) and the letter he received from Bray Chamber of Commerce which influenced him to write 'Braywatch' (17:00). Paul also tells us how Donald Trump once caused him to scrap a book! (29:00). In a fascinating discussion about his time spent as a sports writer, Paul explains how he could wallpaper his office wall with solicitor's letters received from Pat Hickey (1:01:00), why he resents his tax money going to the FAI (1:04:00), the incredible story about Sonia O'Sullivan's honesty (43:00), why he thinks Mick McCarthy tried to drive Roy Keane out (34:00) and much more. This is just a taster. To hear this episode in full and to gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 350 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes for just the price of a pint every month visit Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.   Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on 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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Jan 6th, 1971
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30 minutes
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